Monday, September 30, 2013

Statik Selektah ft. Wais P The Pimp | Gz, Pimps, Hustlers | (Video)

Directed by Smokestack

#ILLANET Vic Mensa | Dat N*gga x Yop Yop (Live)

Vic Mensa performing at the #INNANETAPE listening party (#ILLANET) presented by adidas, Illroots and SaveMoney at The Bakery in Chicago on 9/28/13.

Skylar Grey ft. Big Sean, Travis Barker | Back From The Dead

Music video by Skylar Grey performing Back From The Dead. (C) 2013 KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records

Curren$y: Jetflix

A documentary following Curren$y as he tours, records, performs, and smokes.

The Hot97 Box | The Kid Daytona | Freestyle w/ DJ Enuff

Last week we saw Troy Ave control "The Hot97 Box" (create clickable link to that post). Now Queens own The Kid Daytona steps inside the box to deliver his "Hillary" track and freestyle. With his album set to drop October 29th, his first single "Damier Suitcase" featuring Raekwon is set to drop very soon. Check out The Kid Daytona inside "The Hot97 Box" below and make sure to leave us your comments.

Pusha T | King Push | Official Music Video | MNIMN Out 10.8.13

Pre-order 'My Name Is My Name' now on iTunes ( for the special limited time pricing of $7.99 and get "Nosetalgia" featuring Kendrick Lamar as an instant download.

'My Name Is My Name' features production by Kanye West, Pharrell, & Swizz Beats. Available everywhere October 8th, 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Tae Mula x Lil Velt x Yayo | Can't Be Us | Music Video Shot by @MR2CANONS

Tae Mula x Lil Velt x Yayo | Can't Be Us | Music Video Shot by @MR2CANONS

Angel Davanport ft. Solarfive | Cemeteries (Prod. by OnGawd)

Angel Davanport ft. Solarfive | Cemeteries (Prod. by OnGawd)

Friday, September 27, 2013

Slave To The Wave (Short Film) | Starring Nemo Achida

This video came from the season we call Summer...
So many losses, but that much inspiration.
This video aims to prove 1 thing: I'll always create. - Achida

Midnight Magic extended releases on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and all other online retailers 10/1/13 (Tuesday)

Directed By Nemo Achida
Co-Directed By Brian Campbell & Jewan Clay

REST IN PEACE Stunna Mike, Daniel Kerwin, Pudd, & everyone else we've loss .

#BEYOND Two Souls | Special Edition Trailer

See the items included in the Beyond: Two Souls Special Edition, including a first look at the included DLC scene. Pre-Ordering at GameStop will get you a bonus upgrade to the Special Edition *Only while supplies last!

In Stores 10.08.13
Pre-Order At GameStop For Exclusive Content

About the game:
From the visionary mind of David Cage, director of the award-winning Heavy Rain™, comes the most powerfully emotional experience on PlayStation® 3. A singularly unique psychological action thriller delivered by A-list Hollywood performances, BEYOND: Two Souls™ takes you on a thrilling journey across the globe as you play out the remarkable life of Jodie Holmes.

Born with a connection to a mysterious entity with incredible powers, Jodie was different. In an adventure spanning 15 years of her life, your actions will determine Jodie's fate as she faces extraordinary challenges, danger, and heartwrenching loss on a journey to discover the truth of who she is. Beyond promises an emotionally-charged journey unlike any video game before.

• Dive into a gripping and unpredictable psychological action thriller starring Academy Award-nominees Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe.
• Explore stunning and varied settings across the world in an epic journey through 15 years of a character's life.
• Control Jodie and an invisible entity through spectacular action sequences and puzzles with unique controls.
• Experience cutting-edge technology from Quantic Dream in one of the best-looking games ever seen on the PlayStation®3.

©2013 Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. Beyond: Two Souls is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC. Developed by Quantic Dream.

#TGIF Trials & Tribulations Tour: Dubai Vlog

Ace Hood's first time in Dubai & after being there for 3 days, it's definitely not going to be his last. Check for yourself as Ivan Berrios shows you what was happening from his point of view.

Trials & Tribulations In Stores Today.
Shot By @IvanBerrios1021

Big Sean | 10 2 10 | Music Video (Explicit)

Music video by Big Sean performing 10 2 10. (C) 2013 Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./The Island Def Jam Music Group

Maryann | Let You Hurt Me (Prod by N8 the Gr8)

Maryann releases here latest Song "Let You Hurt Me" from her upcoming album "Futuristic Always". This Indie Electro-Soul track still sticks with her futuristic theme while giving you a different take to her vocal style. This will most likely be the last visual she drops from this record, slated to be released the first week of November. Her next single ft. Devin the Dude will be released in October. Check out this new song and be sure to get the album when it drops.

Dir by N8 the Gr8 & Van Dope (
Edited by Maryann
Produced by N8 the Gr8
Written by Maryann & N8 the Gr8

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#TGIF Gyptian | Sex, Love & Reggae | Official Mixtape

Sex, Love & Reggae HITS STORES October 29th, 2013! Check out this FREE download now of the full length Sex, Love & Reggae mixtape!

Mixtape includes exclusive remixes of Gyptian's past hits and teasers from the upcoming album!

Qualifier Weekend Information October 4th and 5th CHICAGO |

Qualifier Weekend Information October 4th and 5th CHICAGO |

Nemo Achida | Cult Check | Midnight Magic LP

Keep up with Nemo Achida at the following sites:

Backstage w/ Wale, J. Cole & 2 Chainz

Get a behind the scenes look at tour life with J.Cole, Wale and 2 Chainz, on the "What Dreams May Come" tour.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Nemo Achida ft. Bumpy HufSox | She Forgot the Rello | Midnight Magic LP

Keep up with Nemo Achida at the following sites:

A$AP Rocky | Fashion Killa (Explicit Version)



Music video by A$AP Rocky performing Fashion Killa. (C) 2013 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Munchies: Xemei

Xemei started out seven years ago as an unlicensed bar and restaurant and has grown into one of Barcelona's most talked about spots. After falling for the city's nightlife, twin brothers Stephano and Max Colombo brought the taste of their hometown of Venice, Italy across the Mediterranean, taking advantage of Barcelona's lack of laid-back, high-end eateries. While their reputation has spread far enough to include Patti Smith and Sean Penn among clientele, Xemei is still, for the most part, free of tourists, a rare thing in Barcelona. Their polenta-stuffed baby squid, fresh burratta, and ever-expanding organic wine list makes it our favorite place in Barcelona to get drunk and forget about how underpaid we are.

Derrick Rose "All in for Chicago" ft. Big Sean | adidas #DRose4 Launch

Derrick Rose is back home to launch the new adidas #DRose4 in front of thousands of Chicago youth at the United Center. Rose played basketball with some lucky few on the court, as the crowd was also treated to a special guest performance from Big Sean.


Highlights above include:
- Derrick Rose introduction
- Derrick Rose talks to the media about the changes in his game, how he feels mentally and physically going into the new season, and keeping kids on the right track.
- An all-star slam dunk contest judged by D. Rose & Big Sean
- Benny The Bull trampoline dunks over the Luvabulls
- Big Sean talks about being at the event and supporting D. Rose
- Big Sean performs "Beware"


Produced by: Gowhere Hip Hop Video Production House
Filmed by: Maks G & Teddy Waffles ( )
Edited by: Maks G (
Music by: (
Interview by: GWHH (, BET, Chicago Tribune, WGN, & CBS
Special Thanks: adidas Basketball (


JENI | SBTRKT ft. Drake & Little Dragon | Wildfire

Made a looping cover to this glorious song. Enjoy.

Apologies for 9 seconds of silence in the beginning.

Find me here

Love you all. Thanks for stopping by.


Drake ft. Majid Jordan | Hold On, We're Going Home | Official Music Video

Music video by Drake ft. Majid Jordan performing Hold On, We're Going Home . © 2013 Cash Money

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Kami de Chukwu | Droptop Vision.

Droptop Vision

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Produced by IKAZ and THEMpeople.
Mixed by LBoogie of THEMpeople.

Nas Reveals Conversation w/ 2pac Right Before His Death (2006)

Back in 2006, Nas sat down with Julio G of 93.5 KDAY in Los Angeles to speak about rappers taking shots at him over the years, including 50 Cent, Jay Z, and more. He also speaks about squashing his beef with Jay Z after "Ether," and shares a story about running into Tupac at the MTV Awards before he died.

Stanley Johnson | DOMINATED All Summer | Official Mixtape

Making A Case For #1 In Nation!

No other player has shown as much improvement from one mixtape to the next as Stanley Johnson. The 6'6" wing keeps improving his game at a rapid rate while steadily climbing the ranking lists. In most recent rankings Stanley is listed as the #3 player overall in the class of 2014 and don't be surprised if he ends up in the top 2 the next time the list is updated.

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WIN A TWO DAY VIP PASS! feat. Bboy Archi Jake Mate Crew Mexico | #WindyCityWednesdays

WIN A TWO DAY VIP PASS! feat. Bboy Archi Jake Mate Crew Mexico | #WindyCityWednesdays

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Pinqy Ring ft. DJ NonStop | Her Story | Video

Pinqy Ring, the Puerto Rican woman rapper from Chicago, releases her first music video upon her return to rap from teaching. After being laid off from her GED instructor position because the non profit organization closed, she realized it was time to put a concerted effort towards her dreams because that is what she taught her students to do.

Directed by Matthew VanGronigen.
Produced by Slot-A
Featuring WGCI DJ and DMX turntable-ist DJ NonStop.

The self-titled video aims to shine a light on Pinqy's impending rise to the top. A DJ Premier-esque track, NonStop scratches vocals from a Nas and Az song, as well as a Cam'ron song, and even includes a little Phife Dawg to embody and highlight both Non and Pinqy Ring's love for Hip Hop. By showing moving visuals of the hard work she puts into rap and the things she values most - Chicago, community, Puerto Rican nationalism, self-pride and her friends, Pinqy Ring shines... so act like y'all know!

Drake ft. Jhené Aiko | From Time (Lyrics)

CHIBI Be Afraid of Dragon House, Atlanta, GA | YAK FILMS x RIOT! MUSIC

Music info: Music "Be Afraid (original Mix)" by Riot!

© YAK FILMS 2013

Skylar Grey | Get Lucky (Daft Punk cover)

Skylar Grey covers the biggest hit of the summer, Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky', for VEVO's new original series, #NissanTracks. It all begins at a game show where Skylar wins a Versa Note and it soon turns out to be the luckiest day of her life! #yourdoortomore

Red Bull Flugtag 2013 (Prague)

It was the Red Bull Flugtag 2013 (Prague), I catch some interesting footage, so check it out!!

Human Safari: Observing the Jarawa

Tourists on India's Andaman Islands are taken by the busload to watch the Jarawa tribe go about their daily lives. The Jarawa are treated like animals in a safari park, with large signs urging visitors not to feed them or give them clothing. Earlier this year, a crew from VICE Germany went to the Andaman Islands and brought back footage for this fascinating, if a bit depressing, documentary.

Human Safari was produced with assistance from the non-profit Survival International. Learn more about supporting the campaign for the Jarawa here:

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Foreign Exchange | Call It Home | Visuals

Directed by Kenneth Price. "Call It Home" is the first single taken from The Foreign Exchange's upcoming fourth album, Love In Flying Colors. The full single bundle is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon now and includes the single mix and the instrumental version of "Call It Home" as well as non-album B-Side "Pity". Love In Flying Colors drops 9/24/13 on +FE Music

Jesse Rose | Producer/DJ | On The Road | Budweiser Made In America

JAY Z's Life+Times catches up with a very sweaty Jesse Rose during the Budweiser Made in America Festival this summer. Jesse speaks on his early reggaeton influences; working with Major Lazer, Chiddy Bang, and Hot Chip; and the evolution of electronic dance music.

Talib Kweli | TURNT UP | Official Music Video

Turnt Up is The Latest Single From Talib Kweli's Prisoner Of Conscious , Video Shot in Tokyo Japan 2013. Song Produced By Trend. Video Directed By Talib Kweli and Kenzi Sonoda. Shout Out to Yasuaki Ichimura And DJ Sarasa!

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Slum Village | Braveheart | Official Music Video

Music video by Slum Village performing Braveheart. 2013 Synchronization

Album Available Now!
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Abrina ft. Baby Bash | Fallback | Official Music Video

I'm not gonna say anything, hate it or love it...

Music video by Abrina performing Fallback (ft. Baby Bash). 2013 Dazzle Records

Single Available Now!
Amazon Music:
Google Play:

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Drake | Furthest Thing/Wu-Tang Forever (D-Pryde Remix)


Freeverses, I came from these. I haven't been home in so long; I've been touring and working very hard and it's always good to have a break. I wanted to go back to my roots with this one. Brampton forever; thanks for everybody who made an appearence. No I am not going back to doing a billion freestyles over other people's beats, but it's always good to touch back onto my roots once in a while right?

Drake is about to take over with his album, so in celebration of one of my biggest influences dropping his third album, I wanted to remix my 2 favorite songs on "Nothing Was The Same", enjoy.

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Histibe | So Far | Exclusive Music Video Premiere

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Rhymesayers x Atmosphere Lyric Series Shirt Launch: Saturday 9/28

More info:

SATURDAY 9/28 @ Fifth Element (2411 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN) and online at, join us for the launch of the first ever Rhymesayers Lyric Series Shirt launch. We're releasing three different Atmosphere designs of lyrics from Godlovesugly on 3 shirts (limited to 500 each) and letter press prints (limited to 100 each). See you there/online!

Video by: @nickygwiggs & @itsjayke

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Curren$y | AD4 | Official Video

Shot & Edited by CJ Wallis, @fortyfps

#AD4 is the first visual shot off of the @CurrenSy_Spitta & @Young_Roddy album #Bales which can be downloaded thru @BitTorrent here:

CocoRosie | Child Bride (Official Video)

New video for "Child Bride", from 'Tales of a GrassWidow'

Order the album on iTunes here:
or on Amazon:
OR directly buy here: EU -
USA and Rest of the World -

Video Credits:
Director, Producer & Editor: Emma Freeman

Producers: Leanne Tonkes, David Leadbetter
Cinematographer: John Brawley
Production Design: Tim Burgin
Stylist: John Ibrahim
Costume Design: Emman Debattista
Make Up & Hair Stylist: Claire Leighton
Camera Assistant: Grant Sweetnam
Data Wrangler: Ben McCullough
Gaffer: Adam Hunt
Grip: Mark Hanneysee
Art Department Assistant: Alisa Luxford
Director's Assistant: Jackie Fazekas
Production Assistant: Oliver Tummel

Casting: Mullinars Casting Consultants, Mackintosh Casting

Equipment: Inspiration Rentals (

Post-Production: Blue Post (
General Manager: Rachel Knowles
Colourist: Annelie Chapple
On-line Editor: Jo Spillane
Digital Operations: Troy Fleming
Visual Effects: Scott Zero (

Child Bride: Imogen Verrocchi
Husband: Jasper Bagg
Mother: Alice Chaston
Father: George Zach
Ceremony: Russell Petherbridge, Joan Mackenzie, Warren Holster, James Sandri.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Trentino | Jesse Pinkman (BITCH!)

Trentino | Jesse Pinkman (BITCH!)

Warning: This video has been identified to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.

Hot 97's Ebro On Managing Mr. Cee | The Truth w/ Elliott Wilson

Elliott meets up with Hot 97's Ebro to get the truth about the recent controversy surrounding Mr. Cee and how the station plans to deal with the publics perception. Ebro and Elliot touch on homophobia within the rap and hip hop culture and bring up the debate about public vs. private and what should stay within those lines.

Hangover Cures: Kimchi Seafood Soup

For the second episode of our pretty much brand new food show, Matty Matheson's Hangover Cures, we took Matty out to Montreal to party with the rarely drunk, and incredibly talented, Antonio Park of Park Restaurant. Antonio is a Korean-Argentinian super genius who makes some of the best sushi we've ever had. Tasty sashimi and nigiri aside, however, Matty filled him full of so much alcohol he could barely stand up in the shower the next morning. Anyway, here's how it went when we woke up Matty and Antonio early the next day, and got them to make a spicy seafood kimchi soup.

Outbreak Final 2013 | 10 Year Anniversary Promo | STRIFE.TV

This will be the last OUTBREAK by the BBOYSPOT. Come join us as we rock out with Biggest&Baddest

Edit: kbe
Hostess: Aurora Leonard

Fore more info on Outbreak:

For more info on Aurora Leonard:

Dates: October 11th-13th, 2013
The Bboy Spot
7033 Stapoint Court
Suite C
Winter Park FL 32792

Day One: $15.00
Day Two: $20.00
Day Three: $20.00
FREE ADMISSION for KIDS 10 and under all weekend.
(3day passes available at for only $40.00 comes w FREE event poster.
No 3day passes will be sold at the door.)

2 vs 2 Bboy/Bgirl battles
1 vs 1 Footwork battles
1 vs 1 Bgirl battles
Cypher King Award

Note: No pre registration required.
Outbreak has always been about those who come and not those who say they are coming.

El Nino // Floorlords Crew - Boston, MA
Focus // FloMo Crew - Helsinki, Finland
Lego // Flipside Kings - Miami, FLA

Lean Rock // Horsepower Crew - Boston, MA
Ervin Arana // Ugly People - Los Angeles, CA
Basic // Little Green Apples - Jacksonville, FLA
Sureshot // Tablehogs Crew - Orlando, FLA
Magic // Catalyst - Miami, FL

Live performances by:
FUSIK // Fort Lauderdale, FLA
Florida's Funk Band! From the cultural melting pot of South Florida comes FUSIK: a funk band that embraces, explores and imparts multiple elements of music into their sound.

Representing the sounds of Miami's vibrant culture in every way, Spam Allstars flawlessly blend hip hop, latin, funk, and electronic to bring you a funky style that''s all their own.

Vendors from across the states will be selling products
you cant find at the mall. All community based brands
100% own and operated by those in our community.
Interested in vending: contact

Florida best Graff writers display their skills in a mega
long graffiti wall.

Thursday October 10th
Outbreak official Pre-Party
Time - Location TBA

Day One // Friday October 11th, 2013
Bring your bathing suit, we're kicking off the festivities with an exclusive opening party at the Avanti Resort! Join us for live music, good people, and good times Florida style!
Avanti Resort
8738 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
TIME: 12:00PM-3:00 PM
Followed by---
The Bboy Spot
7033 Stapoint Court
Suite C
Winter Park FL 32792
TIME: 6:00pm - 12:00am
Opening Ceremonies
DJ Magic and DJ Sureshot on the wheels of steel.
Special OUTBREAK kick off performance by FUSIK
PART ONE of 2vs 2 battles , Bgirl battles and Footwork battles showcase rounds

Day Two // Saturday October 12th, 2013
The Bboy Spot
7033 Stapoint Court - Suite C
Winter Park FL 32792
TIME: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
FREE BBQ Cook out.
Hours before Day two, we will have exlcusive KNOWtheLEDGE workshops with El Nino, Focus, and Lego.

DJ Ervin and DJ Basic on the wheels of steel.
PART TWO of 2vs 2 battles , Bgirl battles and Footwork battles showcase rounds

2vs 2 Bboy/Bgirl Top 16 battles | Bgirl Top 8 battles | Footwork Top 8 battles

Day Three // Sunday October 13th, 2013
The Bboy Spot
7033 Stapoint Court - Suite C
Winter Park FL 32792
TIME: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
DJ Lean Rock on the Wheels of Steel.
Special LIVE performances by FUSIK
Award Ceremony
ALL Final Battles.

For sponsorship or vending inquiries contact Gina at

Contact Gina at to reserve your spots. 1st come 1st serve reserve basis.


For all event details including hotel accommodation, transportation, and schedule, visit:

The Weeknd | Pretty (Explicit) | Official Music Video

The Weeknd -- Pretty (Explicit) from the album "Kiss Land" is available to download here
Director: Sam Pilling

Music video by The Weeknd performing Pretty (Explicit) . ©: The Weeknd XO, Inc., under exclusive license to Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Meek Mill and the Spirit of Competition | The Truth w/ Elliott Wilson

In this episode of The Truth, Elliott meets up with Meek Mill at Philippe's to talk about "Self Made 3" and "Dreamchasers 3" and touch on his Kendrick Lamar response as well as other feuds in rap and hip hop. Meek also brings up where he sees himself in the future of the rap and hip hop game and what keeps him motivated.

J. Cole ft. TLC | Crooked Smile | Official Music Video

J.Cole's new album Born Sinner ft. "Crooked Smile" available now:

CHI - IRAQ | Chuck Diesal | #Term #Topic

These are the Views of ChuckDiesal. The Topic is The Term "Chi-Iraq"
These are just my views!!

Da Joint w/ Bboy Jurskee | Turn It Loose Crew | #WindyCityWednesdays

Filmed & Edited by
Bboy Jurskee Turn It Loose Crew Holland

A$AP Ferg & Jay West | Decoded

A$AP Ferg & Jay West sit down with JAY Z's Life + Times to talk about their collaboration on "Trap Lord" and how A$AP's music is visually represented by Jay West's artwork. The two touch on what motivates them and inspires their work.

Ciara | Overdose | Audio

Ciara "Overdose" (audio)
Buy the "Ciara" album here :

(c) 2013 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Coast 2 Coast LIVE ft. King Los | ATL Edition 9/16

Artists sign up to perform at the next mixer: Coast 2 Coast LIVE Atlanta Edition featuring guest judges:

Business Boi - Producer for Trae Da Truth, Young Money, YG, Yung Joc, Lil Scrappy & Hit Boy

Luney Tunez - Multi-Platinum Producer for Rihanna, Future, Yung Joc, Rocko & more

DJ Winn - Team Watch me Work / Cool Running DJs

Featured performance by King Los

For more information on Coast 2 Coast LIVE Events visit

Skylar Grey | Back From The Dead (Behind The Scenes)

Music video by Skylar Grey performing Back From The Dead. (C) 2013 KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records

24 epic #Dance #Fails you can't help but #WATCH!

Dance is beautiful to watch... most of the time. Check out these epic dance fails to see what we're talking about! Which one's your favorite?? Let us know in the comments!

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Loaded Lux | Krazy Arthur (Author) | Music Video

Loaded Lux | Krazy Arthur (Author) | Music Video

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

BRR (Beats Rhymes & Relief) | Shine (Entry 2) | Chicago

"Shine" was the second entry in Beats Rhymes & Relief produced for their "Making Beats Count" contest.
Get the Scoop @
or visit us @ for more info.

Big Shout Out to our family in Chicago who came together to support the movement!!!
The IL State definitely brought their A-Game!!!

Produced by - Barry Quigley & Justin Alexander of JCA Beats Productions
Written by - Picasso Cerrado, Angrous, G/no, Sarcastik, Clifton, Scrappy.

Mural designed & painted by - Isaac and Jerod Davies (3 of 1 Arts) & Joe Skilz (Skilz Custom Art)

Directed by - Rameen Aminzadeh & Teddy Cool
Produced by - Omar Al- Chaar & Hazami Barmada

Special Thanks to our sponsors - PCDJ
Titanic Furniture, Hyde Park Hair Salon, JCA Beats, J. Zamudio Films, Media 13, Jugrnaut, The Chicago Police Department, Faud's Creative Hair Design.

An Extra special Thank You the good people at New Beginnings Christian Ministries for allowing us to paint there wall as well as all the support from Teamwork Englewood!!!

D-Pryde | Faded | Official Music Video

Music video by D-Pryde performing Faded. (C) 2013 Mars Music Group LLC. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC.

The Showcase | Fresh

The Showcase is back with a new episode featuring upcoming Rap artist Fresh. Most recently featured on Mally Mall's hit new single "Drop Bands On It" featuring Wiz Khalifa and Tyga, Fresh speaks on his humble beginnings in the music industry with Skee.TV. Fresh also details his story and talks being influenced by Tupac Shakur, pursuing Hip Hop after High School and eventually catching a break after meeting The Game through a mutual friend. However, Fresh explains after the former G-Unit rapper landed his deal with Aftermath, he eventually found himself back on the streets and regrouping for a new creative direction.

Speaking candidly with cameras, Fresh also enlightens fans on what he's been busy working on over the last year as he's been in and out the studio with the likes of Kid Red, The Game and Wiz Khalifa. The rapper also touches on how his collaboration with Mally Mall came about, his growth as an artist and explains Wiz Khalifa has too many artists signed to Taylor Gang for him to ever consider jumping on the label.

Meet DANA | Don't Sleep #ShonRoka #Approved

Love, Dana Now Available For Download At
Get to know DANA and her music.

Monday, September 16, 2013

DJ Skizz | Let em' Know (ft. Rah Digga, Shabaam Sahdeeq & Tragedy Khadafi)

From DJ Skizz's debut album, 'B.Q.E. (Brooklyn-Queens Experience)

Rockie Fresh ft. Rick Ross & Lunice | Panera Bread | Official Video

Pre-Order Self Made 3:

Directed by DreFims (@DreFilms)
Animation by Bono Nikolic (@BonoNikolic)

Havoc ft. Twista | Eyes Open | Official Music Video

With his new solo album "13" now in stores everywhere, Havoc of Mobb Deep debuts the new music video "Eyes Open" featuring Twista. "13" also features appearances Royce Da 5'9", Raekwon, Styles P, and Lloyd Banks, plus production from Statik Selektah and Havoc himself.


Frank Medrano | Superhuman Bodyweight Workout Domination

Frank Medrano is a CALISTHENICS BODYWEIGHT expert who MOTIVATES and trains to build and gain muscle , lose fat and challenge your body to obtain strength through simple and more advanced body weight exercises. His goal is to motivate and inspire you through fun , functional workouts.

Frank Medrano Trains at the world famous METROFLEX in Long Beach , Ca
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CHI-ILL | ZOMBIE STYLE | Prod. Dame Grease [Commentary]


Danny Brown | Devotion | A Tree Documentary

In July of 2012, Tree watched Danny Brown perform at Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival. Soon after, Tree predicted that he too would grace the Pitchfork stage and be counted amongst a group of talented musicians pushing Chicago music forward in 2013. Tree accomplished those goals through the release of his honest, genuine, and urgently grimy Sunday School projects, the most recent volume - When Church Lets Out - was released in May of 2013. The releases earned him critical acclaim, and a coveted performance slot at Pitchfork Fest 2013.

This short documentary profiles the emcee and producer through archive footage from a year ago, and a candid weekend with Tree as he prepared for his big set.

Directed by Andrew Zeiter

Boyfriends for Hire in Japan

In Japan, it's not uncommon for successful women to pay attractive young men huge sums of money for a few cocktails and an hour of platonic companionship. VICE in conjunction with Schweppes sends correspondent Joel Cornell to Shibuya to explore this strange world and to find out if he can cut it as a professional boyfriend for hire.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

#Tonight Pinqy Ring | Her Story | Live Performance & Music Video Shoot ft. DJ NONSTOP

Tonight, September 15th, 2013 at Martini Club 3124 N. Central Ave.

Pinqy Ring | Her Story | Live Performance & Music Video Shoot ft. DJ NONSTOP
Music by: DJ DAH V
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Grayskul | Face & The Fang | Official Music Video

Label: Fake Four Inc.
Directed by Onry Ozzborn, Jeff Bautista and Eric Miller
Produced by Onry Ozzborn and Jeff Bautista

Filmed and Edited by Eric Miller

Grayskul | Come On | Zenith (Coming Sept. 2013)

Zenith by Grayskul will be released on Fake Four September 2013!

Video by Trinity Webber
& Song Produced by 6 Fingers
Raps by Onry Ozzborn & J.F.K.

InPrint | Dragon House, Atlanta, GA | YAK FILMS x THRIFTWORKS

BluPrint & InPut from Dragon House, Atlanta

"Tight Garbage" by Thriftworks

Mary Jade | In The Mix (Official Music Video) | Dir by FreshFlix.TV

Mary Jade - In The Mix (Official Music Video) Dir by FreshFlix.TV

Check out our latest music video production, starring Mary Jade "In The Mix" produced by Hir-O. Let us know what you think.


Lady Sol's | Reggae Soul Movement

Lady Sol is the Creative Director and Manager of the world reknown FootworKINGz, but in 2013 she is bringing you the hot "Reggae Soul Movement" out of Chicago. Lady Sol has worked with legends Patra, Ini Kamozi, Bounty Killer, and Baby Cham. Reggae Soul presents Saturday Reggae/Dancehall Classes at the American Rhythm Center 2:30-4pm in Chicago.

Song: "Watch Out for This" Major Lazer

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Shon Roka | Nas (40 Year Old Virgo)| Quick Mix Preview

Nothing much, just a quick mix, to celebrate NAS 40th. Here is a preview of the first half, other half, I'll post when I get back from CA.

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#HappyBirthday @Nas #Legend #HipHop

Nas Celebrates His 40th Birthday In NYC (Presented By Hennessy)

Airflares at The Meeting Of Styles 2013 Chicago |

Just a quick teaser of some footage we took at yesterdays Meeting Of Styles Chicago 9-13-2031

Saturday Spit | N.E.S

N.E.S meets up with The Lyrical Lab and drops an exclusive Saturday Spit Freestyle

Friday, September 13, 2013

Jeff Staple x Karmaloop: Behind the 13th Anniversary Varsity Jacket & Giveaway

Jeff Staple walks through the design of the Karmaloop 13th Anniversary varsity jacket, available now! Buy it before it's gone. There's ONLY 130 MADE. Hand numbered by Staple himself.

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#TGIF Drake | Wu-Tang Forever | New Music

#TGIF Drake | Wu-Tang Forever | New Music

Scram Jones | Friday The 13th (Prod. & Cuts by Scram Jones)

Another release from Scram Jones' upcoming EP, 'Dead Giveaway'.

Art Talk | Mike Brown

Mike Brown is a tattoo artist who, if you know your history, always comes up when people talk about those who pioneered tattooing in the late 1970s. He worked at China Sea (formerly owned by Sailor Jerry), ground zero for traditional American tattoos, and at the birthplace for black grey penitentiary-style tattoos, Good Time Charlie's Tattoo Land. His life has had some ups and downs over the years, and they've made him a little hard to track down if you're looking to get a Mike Brown tattoo. But we had the chance to visit Honolulu in January and made sure to stop by the shop Mike works at to ask him about the old days. He still tattoos five days a week, and we'd wager that most people who see him have no idea about his pedigree. His portfolio alone is a history lesson in tattooing, with everything from the most beautiful Chola's, Pin Ups, mean ass biker skulls, and touristy sea turtle tats. Mike Brown still does it all, and does so with the most humble manner.

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Meek Mill ft. Nicki Minaj, French Montana & Fabolous | I B ON DAT | BTS

VIDEO BLOG #22 - "I B On Dat" Behind The Scenes
Footage shot in Brooklyn, NY
Video Produced by Grizz Lee (@GRIZZLEEMUSIC)
In Association with GRIZZ LEE ARTS & Pink Friday Films>

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Weeknd ft. Drake | Live For (Explicit) | Official Music Video

Music video by The Weeknd performing Live For (Explicit). ©: The Weeknd XO, Inc., under exclusive license to Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Sebastian Mikael ft. Wale | Last Night | Official Music Video

Music video by Sebastian Mikael performing Last Night. (C) 2013 Slip N Slide Records

#TBT Bahamadia | True Honey Buns | Video

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King Louie | Chicago Gangs & Lil Mouse

Chicago rapper King Louie shares his thoughts on gangs and violence, explaining the progression that he's seen in the city over the years. Louie also discusses the controversy surrounding the teenage rapper Lil Mouse, and what part of his act he believes is just for entertainment.

Mac Miller | Arsenio Hall Performance

Mac Miller's Performance on Arsenio Hall
September 10, 2013

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Evidence | Closed Sessions Live

Evidence of Dilated Peoples/Step Brothers was in Chicago a couple weeks ago to headline our latest installment of Closed Sessions Live. Check out this live video featuring "LetYourSelfGo" & "I Don't Need Love".

Shot & Chopped by @fragdfilms & @andrewzeiter

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DANA | Yesterday

Music Video By DANA Performing YESTERDAY

Love, Dana 7 Track Extended Play Record Coming September 17th 2013 @

DANA Releases Her Highly Anticipated Pop Jazz Single "Yesterday" on VEVO and iTunes Today Go Listen Download and leave a review

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Eminem - Berzerk (Official) (Explicit)

Eminem - Berzerk (Official) (Explicit)

A Look Behind Hermes & Miami's Design District | The Blueprint

Hermes recently presented their Spring 2013 menswear collection in a massive interactive art installation in Miami entitled "A Man's World," featuring living, breathing exhibits, as well as aerialists, among other elements. In this episode of "The Blueprint," JAY Z's Life + Times takes an exclusive look behind the scenes of the ambitious undertaking, from the perspectives of the key collaborators behind the project -- Hermes designer Veronique Nichanian and installation artist Leandro Erlich -- in addition to examining Miami's burgeoning Design District and Hermes contributions to the art scene there through the eyes of Dacra CEO Craig Robins.

Raekwon ft. Mic Geronimo & The Kid Daytona | T.U.R.K.E.Y. (Prod. by RoadsArt)

Raekwon lets loose a loosie featuring Mic Geronimo and The Kid Daytona. Production by RoadsArt.

YP | Ali | Music Video (Directed by @WhoisHiDef)

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Nipsey Hussle | King Nipsey | Mixtape

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Matlock ft. Moodswangz | Hang 'em Up High

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Brute Heart | Station to Station | Live

Live performance of the band Brute Heart shot in Minneapolis

KarmaloopTV | The Village Voice: Fat Tony Interview

Abdullah The Kid (KarmaloopTV) caught up w/ rapper Fat Tony and they talk about how New Yorkers pronounce Houston wrong, about how much he hates Rick Perry and drawing nude models.

Hilarious interview with one of the smartest rappers you'll meet only on KarmaloopTV.

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Dynasty ft. Skyzoo | Star And The Sky (Prod. by Jinx)

From Dynasty's upcoming debut album, 'A Star In Life's Clothing', set to be released on October 18th.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Lil Bub & Friendz (Full Length)

VICE's Lil Bub & Friendz is the award-winning, heartwarming story of the Internet's favorite cat and her sensational rise to international fame, starring Lil Bub, Grumpy Cat, Nyan Cat, Keyboard Cat, Scumbag Steve, and the Internet.

Underpinned by a classic "boy and his dog" story (only this time it's a cat), Lil Bub & Friendz chronicles Lil Bub's journey to stardom, the world of "cat people" through the first-ever Internet Cat Video Film Festival, and the virality of YouTube videos and memes fueling the world's obsession with cats.

Lil Bub & Friendz premiered worldwide at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, winning Best Feature Film in the Tribeca Online Festival.

Lil Bub & Friendz is directed and produced by Andy Capper and Juliette Eisner.

Curren$y | Rock The Bells 2013 | Trust Fall 3

Trust Fall 3 | Curren$y | Rock The Bells 2013

Shot & Edited by CJ Wallis, @fortyfps

#TrustFall3 is the final installment in the @fortyfps Rock The Bells trilogy showing the return of @CurrenSy_Spitta where 2 years ago, he broke his ankle jumping off stage to greet his fans weeks before a 60 day North American tour.

This clip features new music from the album #Bales featuring @CurrenSy_Spitta & @Young_Roddy which can be downloaded here:

Monday, September 9, 2013

Monster Kids | Monster Product | Brand Ambassadors

Monster Kids AKA Chi-Town Finest Breakers Monster Products brand ambassadors for more info on how to purchase these amazing Monster Product Headphones go here­er/kids.asp
Video Filmed & Edited by Box 24 Studios

Breakin' family all brothers & sisters

Worlds yougest dj Monster dj @dj_Efresh Instagram
Bboy Ozzy @OzzyArmy

@FinestBreakers INSTAGRAM

Bboys Bgirls Youngest professional breakdance crew from Chicago
Currently lives in LA Los Angeles

Sell Brickz | BHZLife

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Just Blaze Explains | Jay Electronica | Album Delay

Famed producer Just Blaze shares his thoughts on Jay Electronica's highly anticipated follow-up to "Exhibit C," and reveals if an album is on the way. He also speaks about his communication with Jay, and what it would take for him to release an album.

RJD2 ft. J-Live | Her Majesty's Socialist Request (Candy Panther Remix)

Candy Panther Remix of RJD2's 'Her Majesty's Socialist Request' featuring J-Live.

RJD2's upcoming LP 'More Is Than Isn't' drops October 8th.

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NEON "Ghetto Style" All Styles Recap | Las Vegas | YAK FILMS

Music "Carolina Shag (YAK edit)" by AblazeDaArchitek & Stuff

DJ Dister ft. Lil Dap | Blessed

From DJ Dister's debut album, 'Roll Wit Dis'.

Invitacion a Eliminatoria El Pastel Zimapan Hidalgo Mexico 2013

Eliminatoria Oficial 2013 en la ciudad de Zimapan Hidalgo Para EL PASTEL 6 EDICION 2014 Celebrado en la Ciudad de CELAYA Gto Mexico.

De esta elimanatoria la pareja ganadora de la modalidad 2vs2 obtendra su pase para el top 16 de EL PASTEL 6 2014 al igual que el crew ganador para no tener que hacer filtro el dia de el evento.

'Eat!' by Janicza Bravo | VICE Shorts

After getting locked out of her apartment, a young woman finds herself in the company of a strange and lonely neighbor.

Eat! is a short film directed by Janicza Bravo and starring Brett Gelman and Katherine Waterston.

A$AP Ferg | Hood Pope | Decoded

A$AP Ferg spent some time with JAY Z's Life + Times and explained the inspiration behind the single "Hood Pope", off his debut album "Trap Lord".

Friday, September 6, 2013

#TGIF Shawtie Bandz | On That Pole | Shot by @DGainzBeats

Produced by @TheRealTDot

Meagan Good | Talks BET Dress Drama & 50 Cent

Actress Meagan Good opens up about the controversy surrounding the dress she wore to the 2013 BET Awards, which many people compared to J.Lo's now-infamous Versace dress. She also opens up about working with 50 Cent on "21 Questions," and explains how it shaped her career.

Brother Ali | Left In The Deck | 10 Tracks

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Side A
Dial Tone
Grandma And Them
Digital Age
Never Stoppin'
Not A Day Goes By

Side B
Well Okay
Phantom Of The Opera
Rapper Thing
Devil's Arms

As we embark on the War And Peace Tour with my brother, Immortal Technique, I'm excited to release a new musical project. "Left In The Deck" is a collection of 10 raw, grimy recordings made in basements and hotel rooms around the world. This demo-tape style release was produced entirely by Jake One. It hasn't been polished up for the market or cleaned for the radio. These songs were left in their original demo form and are intended only for my family of direct supporters. The beats are grimy and I feel like this is some of the best rhyming I've ever captured on tape. I want to release this directly to you.

You can stream here, and for all those kind enough to buy any Brother Ali shirt on the War And Peace Tour this fall, you'll also receive a digital download card of the album with your purchase. If the tour isn't coming to your city or you don't want to wait, don't worry, you can get the music immediately when you pre-order the "Cassette" shirt from Fifth Element.

Peace, Love and Power!
See you soon, and thank you for your support.

- Brother Ali

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DJ Khaled ft. Nicki Minaj & Future | I Wanna Be With You (Explicit)

Music video by DJ Khaled performing I Wanna Be With You (Explicit). ©: Cash Money Records Inc., under exclusive license to Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

The Showcase | Abrina

Skee.TV presents the Showcase with Abrina.

Born and raised in San Diego, California, this R&B recording artist is ascending on the POP scene, giving the music industry a fresh new sound she likes to describe as "Hip-POP". With the release of her first Mix tape in late 2011, concurrent with a number of tours, opening up for major artists, such as Jeremih, Taio Cruz, and Bow-Wow, Abrina is undoubtedly finding her way.

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Brother Ali | Grandma And Them | Prod. by Jake One

Pre-Order "Cassette" shirt for immediate download of the project:

From Brother Ali's latest project, 'Left In The Deck'.

"As we embark on the War And Peace Tour with my brother, Immortal Technique, I'm excited to release a new musical project. 'Left In The Deck' is a collection of 10 raw, grimy recordings made in basements and hotel rooms around the world. This demo-tape style release was produced entirely by Jake One. It hasn't been polished up for the market or cleaned for the radio. These songs were left in their original demo form and are intended only for my family of direct supporters. The beats are grimy and I feel like this is some of the best rhyming I've ever captured on tape. I want to release this directly to you.

You can stream here, and for all those kind enough to buy any Brother Ali shirt on the War And Peace Tour this fall, you'll also receive a digital download card of the album with your purchase. If the tour isn't coming to your city or you don't want to wait, don't worry, you can get the music immediately when you pre-order the "Cassette" shirt from Fifth Element.

Peace, Love and Power!
See you soon, and thank you for your support.

- Brother Ali"

Young Roddy | "I Kno What Im Doin" (Official Video)

Shot & Edited by CJ Wallis, @fortyfps

#IKnoWhatImDoin is the first visual released off of the #RedEyeMixtape which can be exclusively downloaded through BitTorrent as a part of a #JetLife bundle with other exclusive content:

@Young_Roddy's latest mixtape #GoodSense2 which can be downloaded for free here:

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Elite 16 Exhibition 2006 | Who Came 2 Serve? |

Find out more about the next Who Came 2 Serve coming October 4th! The Elite 16 is an original battle concept created by Miguel TeCK Arteaga for Who Came 2 Serve?

The Plot

8 Dancers are selected from outside the Midwest and 8 are selected from the Midwest. The 16 are randomly paired together, the pair left standing must battle each other head to head leaving one man standing.

Featured Dancers...

Nasty Ray
Lil' Ivan

Kings Without Crowns "Summer Pig Roast" | STRIFE.

Kings Without Crowns (KWOC) hosting their annual summer pig roast. 2013. Chicago - USA.


Filmed & Edited by Daniel. STRIFE.
Music: The Greenhornes - It Returns

hosted by Adverse. KWOC - Knuckleheads-Cali - Crooks
Berto. Crooks - Smokers Only

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Big Sean | New Clothing Line | Fresh & Affordable

Big Sean recently sat down with Power 106's DJ Vick One, where he spoke about his new clothing line, "Aura Gold," that he said would be a fresh and affordable line. He also speaks about other projects he's working on, and what he's doing out in Los Angeles.

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Rowe Shot Me Presents | The Reset (A FreshFlixTV Short)

A short visual about Rowe and his restart on his current lifestyle.

Direction: Rowe Shot Me
Director of Photography: Nutty

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Tiara Thomas | On Writing Wale's "Bad" | In Her Dorm

Recording artist Tiara Thomas explains how she first met Wale while on Spring Break in Atlanta, and reveals how their working relationship started while she was still in college. She also goes into detail about writing "Bad" in her college dorm room, Wale reaching out soon after to put the song on his mixtape, "Folarin," and signing a deal with Rico Love.

Scram Jones | Pay Me No Mind (Prod. & Cuts by Scram Jones)

New release from Scram Jones' upcoming EP, 'Dead Giveaway'.

Watch Dogs | City of Chicago | 14 Minute Gameplay Demo

Check out 14 minutes of Watch_Dogs open world gameplay. Get a sneak peak of seamless multiplayer in action, as Aiden becomes the target and takes revenge on an infiltrating hacker.

May contain content inappropriate for children, visit for rating information

©2013 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Watch Dogs, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries.

11 RIDICULOUS! DANCES! From Your Favorite '90s Sitcoms

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EPMD | Strictly Business (25th Anniversary Edition) | Out Now!

From 1988 Album: "Strictly Business"

EPMD is an American hip hop group from Brentwood, New York. The group's name is a concatenation of the members' name "E" and "PMD" or an acronym for "Erick and Parrish Making Dollars" (later "Erick and Parrish Millennium Ducats"), referencing its members, emcees Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith ("PMD"). The group has been active for more than 20 years (1986present), and is one of the most prominent acts in East coast hip hop. Diamond J, DJ K La Boss, and DJ Scratch were DJs for the group.

The word "business" is used in every title of the group's albums. Every album also has a track titled "Jane".

EPMD's first album, Strictly Business, appeared in 1988, which featured the underground hit "Strictly Business," based on a sample of Eric Clapton's version of Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff." Many critics cite this first album as the group's most influential.[citation needed] The group's brand of funk-fueled sample-heavy hip-hop proved to be a major force in the genre. Unlike old school hip hop, which was originally based on disco hits but eventually became more electronic, EPMD based its music mainly on lifting funk and rock breaks for samples and helped to popularize their usage, along with Marley Marl and Public Enemy. "You're a Customer" combined snippets of Steve Miller's "Fly Like an Eagle," Kool & the Gang's "Jungle Boogie," and the bass line from ZZ Tops "Cheap Sunglasses." "Jane," about a romantic rendezvous turned bad, would be revisited on no less than five sequels; a first for hip-hop, and, perhaps, rock and roll as well. "You Gots to Chill" used 1980s funk band Zapp's "More Bounce to the Ounce," which has become one of the most enduring sample sources for hip-hop. "I'm Housin'" was covered some 12 years later by Rage Against the Machine. Managed early on by Russell Simmons' RUSH Management, the group toured with such hip-hop luminaries as Run-DMC, Public Enemy, and DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince.
Promotional EPMD t-shirt for their 1990 Business As Usual album

EPMD signed with Fresh/Sleeping Bag Records, which eventually released its debut album, Strictly Business, by electro funk pioneer Kurtis Mantronik. Propelled by several strong singles ("You Gots to Chill" and the albums title track), the album was eventually certified gold, selling over 500,000 copies[citation needed], as did 1989's follow-up, Unfinished Business. Financial frustrations followed when Sleeping Bag went under in 1992. The two EPMD albums and Nice & Smooths debut album were acquired by Priority/EMI Records before the label was sold to Warlock Records. The duos Sleeping Bag contract was acquired by Def Jam. EPMD returned in 1990 with Business As Usual and Business Never Personal two years later. By 1992, the group presided over an extended family dubbed the Hit Squad, which included Redman, K-Solo, Das EFX, Hurricane G, and Knucklehedz. In 1992, EPMD had a hit with its song "Crossover," which lamented rappers making blatant concessions to pop sensibilities in order to get mainstream attention from music audiences.[1] Ironically, the song became a crossover hit itself peaking at #42 on the Billboard Hot 100 and in doing so becoming their biggest hit to date. The duo split in January 1993, under controversial circumstances. According to interviews in The Source and Rap Pages, in late 1991, Smith's house was burglarized by armed intruders. According to Smith, in the ensuing police investigation, one of the apprehended culprits supposedly gave up Sermon's name as having allegedly paid them to do it. Sermon was arrested and briefly detained for questioning, but no charges were filed. Still, it led to lingering tensions, and by the time of the break-up, Sermon alleged financial impropriety on Smith's part. The duo found itself as solo artists by default: Sermon debuted in 1993 with No Pressure, followed by Double or Nothing (1995), Def Squad Presents Erick Onasis (2000), Music (2001), and React (2002). Smith made his statements on 1994's Shade Business, followed by Business is Business in 1996.

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Castro | Bar None | Shot by @MR2CANONS

Castro | Bar None | Shot by @MR2CANONS