Monday, 21 May 2012
If 'AMW' is any indicator of Lupe's other new stuff, I can confidently say that Lupe is back *sigh of relief*. 'AMW' is the first full release from Food and Liquor 2, after releasing snippets earlier today, and samples Pete Rock & CL Smooth's classic 'They Reminisce Over You'. Although we may enjoy it, Pete Rock had some choice words about his unhappiness of Lupe using the sample, tweeting:
"No disrespect to lupe fiasco and i like him alot but TROY should be left alone. Feel so violated,the beat is next to my heart and was made outta anguish and pain. When it's like that it should not be touched by no one! It's so hard for folks to make original music, I possess that, but these dudes are scared of that and this is supposed to be HIP HOP? Man I'm a lupe fan and everything but TROY was my homie man. I think about him and Hev every fucking day!!!! Smh This business can be so lame, sometimes I make beats blindfolded with one hand tied behind my back and still these cats can't be original to. So untalented and unoriginal. Makes me feel like I'm truly the best that ever did it, I'm not flattered @ all. Dat shit is wack, and the producer should be ashamed of his fuckin self. Smh I think lupe is a great artist, I'm that angry with him but it's a major label idea. I can feel it."Damn, when paying homage goes wrong...listen to AMW below.
"FOE Boyz is an urban music group consisting of three unique artists: T-dot, Shise, and Ron G, that creatively merge the hip hop styles of the Big Apple the Dirty South. FOE BOYZ met in New York in early 2005 while listening to the music that was being created by Productions. Shise and Ron G were influenced by the movement and instantly chose the path of their future. Shise and Ron G became the first official group under F.O.E. Productions, which later became F.O.E. Entertainment. Feeling the need for a third artist to fill in the missing piece of the puzzle, T-dot (Ron G’s former high school classmate) came into the picture. Once Ron G discovered that T-dot was pursing his music career he introduced him to Shise and Kiza (one of the founders of F.O.E. Entertainment). They listened to T-dot’s three-song demo and the rest was history."
Listen to them here. And remember, you can always send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, we love new talent, but please don't spam
Rihanna joined close friends, Jay-Z and Kanye West[The Throne], onstage last night on the London leg of their Watch The Throne tour, performing their hit 'All of the Lights'. The pop star, excitedly, tweeted:
"#RihannaNAVi made historih tonight as the first person to Watch The Throne AND join it!!! No one is allowed on that stage! Thank u guys"
As most major awards shows do, the BBMA brought out some big names and performances. From Usher to Katy Perry to a Whitney Houston tribute, there was a little something for everybody. Check out the videos below and after the jump.
Whitney Houston Tribute
Justin Bieber really has grown up and his newest album 'Believe' is definitely going to change some people's perceptions about him. The album boasts features by Ludacris, Drake, Big Sean and the life sized Barbie, Nicki Minaj. Believe is out on June 19th, check out the full listing below.
Believe (Deluxe Edition)
1. 'All Around the World (feat. Ludacris)'
3. 'As Long As You Love Me (feat. Big Sean)'
4. 'Take You'
5. 'Right Here (feat. Drake)
6. 'Catching Feelings'
8. 'Die in Your Arms'
9. 'Thought of You'
10. 'Beauty and a Beat (feat. Nicki Minaj)'
11. 'One Love'
12. 'Be Alright'
14. 'Out of Tow Girl'
15. 'She Don't Like the Lights'
Who's that hipster sitting on that oak tree with the obligatory hipster Instagram filter? ahhh it's Asher Roth...just kidding. It's always refreshing to hear new music from Mr. Roth and he gives us 'Outside', an incredibly mellow, smoking or ride your bike to tune, much different from 'Party Girl'. If you like this you can pick up his second album Is This Too Orange? later on this year.
Sunday, 20 May 2012
Saturday, 19 May 2012
As fans (including us) eagerly await the release of '3:16 AM' (which, according to Jhene, is being held hostage by Def Jam) she gifts us with '2 Seconds' instead. The track is produced by Kevin Roosevelt and is unfortunately unfinished, although it's still beautiful. Listen below.
Friday, 18 May 2012
"When she enters the room, it changes, and that presence, you can't duplicate that, you know, especially at such a young age. It was just infectious to me, like, man, she loves this, she's driven in that way."
On her stage presence:
"The first time that I truly say her on stage was at the Cartier event in NYC, to have that sort of stage presence and sort of energy...the music cut off and she still was like, "More!", like she still wanted to go. She jumped off the stage at one point and started dancing with the crowd, it was a great moment."
On her look:
"Being from London and all, she has that bit of Brit-rock, you know, punk rock feeling to her, which I love."BONUS: Watch Rita perform an acoustic (A.64) version of 'R.I.P.' on SBTV after the jump.
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Dammmmnnn. Future enlists Diddy and Luda for the remix of his hit song 'Same Damn Time'. Yay or Nay?
"You say you got that 550? You talkin bout that Benz nxgga? I say I got the 550, I'm talkin bout them Ms nxgga."
Sunday, 6 May 2012
Friday, 4 May 2012
"I'm just telling you the basics of growing up with your friends and becoming the one that made it."
Meek Mill and Drake takes us to church with the second leak (via Mill himself) of today from Dreamchasers 2 and from our perspective, it's shaping up to be a dope mixtape. DC2 drops on May 7th, can we get an amen?
As the date for Dreamchasers 2 draws near (May 7th), 'Burn' is just one of two songs that Meek planned to release today to quench our thirst. 'Burn' is the perfect mix of ignorant, WOOP. Listen below.
Tank has been winning for a while now, at least in my books. I just got around to listening to his Now or Never album (my bad) and it sealed the deal of me being a fan...Anyway, Tank teams up with Busta for 'Nowhere', which comes from his new album This Is How I Feel, out Tuesday. Listen below.
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Jay Z was the surprise guest at Youtube's upfront event, which took place yesterday. Hov, sporting a black blazer, gold chains and repping Brooklyn with a Nets cap, that showed off the new logo, took to the stage and performed 'Empire State of Mind'. Check out the vids below and after the jump.
"There's a party on your face and I'm 'bout to dance on it"
Iggy Azalea shows us her tough side on Steve Aoki and Angger Dimas' new track 'Beat Down'. I doubt that this is a message for Azealia Banks, since Iggy said that she's done with that, but you never know. Listen below.
Pretty Motherfxckers in Paris is the theme of Rocky's new visual for 'Goldie', obviously. The video is directed by Rocky himself, as we learnt in the behind the scenes video and it's really dope, as always. Watch how the PMF drives around the streets of Paris in a vintage car, dressed up in Alexander Wang, fly...
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
I found out about Tinashe a little over a month ago, thanks to Twitter. Long story short, she followed the old blog account, didn't know who it was (sorry) so I went on Youtube (yea...yea) to find out exactly who this girl was, searched and the first video that popped up was 'Chainless', I loved it so much that I downloaded her mixtape 'In Case We Die' and I've been hooked ever since. Anyway, back to the real reason for this post, the video for 'This Feeling' just came out, watch this and 'Chainless' below.
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Like we told you before in this post , GOOD music remixed the 16-year old Chief Keef's 'I Don't Like'. The remix has features from Kanye West, Pusha T, Jadakiss and Big Sean and was supposed to be released a long (to me) time ago. Listen to it below, was it worth the wait?
"Swizzy don’t play fair. These other rappers gon ave [sic] to step they game up when this drop."
Couldn't have said it better. The trailer for 'Street Knock' is just plain CRAZY! Can't wait for the full video to premiere. In case you're wondering, the premiere date is May 8th on 106 & Park.
2 Chainz really blew up from working with Nicki Minaj and having a hit single (Spend It)...TRUUUU. His newest collaboration is with YM's hitmaker, Drake for 'No Lie', which is the first single from the new album. All I can say is that I need the dirty version of this WOOOP! Based on a T.R.U Story drops August 14.
I love when females get in the rap game, scratch that, I love when GOOD, TALENTED females get in the rap game. Lola Monroe definitely doesn't hold any punches, she gets dirty, and I like that. Listen below.
The song has been out for a while, so I guess Trey decided to finally release a video for it. In the teaser, Trey has a little fun playing around with his love interest, Kelly Rowland. You can catch the full vid when it premieres on 106 & Park on Friday, May 4th.