Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Marcus LoVett | Most Exciting Player In High School

Here is Marcus LoVett Jr's official junior season mixtape. The 6' point guard lead San Gabriel Academy to a CIF Championship while putting on an incredible show game in and game out.

Music by: WoodysProduce

Justo | No Questions

Justo and Elbe Kim paired up for Fly Seoul mixtape and their sound together just works. The tape has the classic boom-bap sound of the earlier era of hip hop. Justo, hailing from Brooklyn, dropped some pretty dope bars on this tape. Kim delivered the instrumentals and DJ Risky Business brought it all full circle.


“When I say nothing, I say everything,” howls Jack White on “Lazaretto”, staking the declaration between verses he spits out a little like Dylan in “Subterranean Homesick Blues”. The idea is enforced when, after swelling with distortion and flying phalanges, the song launches into a psych bzzzz and detours yet again for a fiddle-sweeped closing leg, reminding us that White produced Loretta Lynn not long ago. Just don’t expect either version (this or the world-record-breaking RSD single) to wow the average kindergartner more than, say, the world’s largest sundae. Lazaretto, White’s second solo album, is out June 10th. –Michael Madden

The title track from Jack White's new album LAZARETTO out June 9/10.

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Kelela x Tink | Want It | Behind The Scenes

Ever since she released her progressive and promising debut mixtape CUT 4 ME in 2013, R&B singer/songwriter Kelela continues to impress with new material like the bass-heavy “The High” and the Bok Bok-assisted “Melba’s Call”.

Her latest, “Want It”, is a collaboration with rising Chicago singer/rapper Tink and features production courtesy of DJ Dahi.

The song, which was commissioned by Yours Truly for its Songs From Scratch series, is sensual and understated.

DJ Dahi’s click-clack percussion and ambient synths provide an inviting canvas for Kelela’s soulful hooks and Tink’s laid back verses. Listen in below.

"Want It"
Produced by DJ Dahi
Additional production by J.lbs & Patrick Wimberly
Mixed by Patrick Wimberly
Mastered by Chris Gehringer

Watch a behind the scenes look at the making of the song.

Dios Mio | Stories

​Dios Mio up their game on new single “Stories”, released on 30 June with a launch party to follow at London’s Old Blue Last on 4 July.

After the band introduced themselves with a couple of raw but highly promising demos last year, the London quartet are back with their full debut release this summer.

In a marked progression, Dios Mio benefit from warm, rounded production on “Stories”, which sees that their brand of grunge-tinged pop is effortlessly accentuated.

What’s more, built on a rigid rhythm section in which the drums and distorted bass allow for a brash intro, the melodic swells of guitar combined with Helena Coan’s delicate vocal means that “Stories” is perhaps a more diverse song than it might initially appear.

King Sesame | Love U | Music Video

King Sesame | Love U

Music Video by King Sesame performing Love U. © 2014 Roar Music Group


Flamingods | Hyperborea

Flamingods started life in a defined place - someone's bedroom, in fact.

Hinging on Kamal Rasool, the experimental five piece were suddenly thrust into a strange, stressful situation. Rasool was asked to leave the UK following a change to Visa rules, meaning that the songwriter was left in a curious, strenuous form of limbo.

Drifting into his imagination, Flamingods began inhabiting the dream-world of Hyperborea. Using instruments collected from around the world, the group used these strange sounds to craft something entirely new.

New album 'Hyperborea' is due to be released on July 21st and it is, simply, incomparable to almost anything you've heard. Gilded baroque pop melodies mixed to Eastern drones and all manner of bizarre noises, the title track is now available to stream online.

Obeying no rules but its own, you can listen to 'Hyperborea' below.

Flamingods are set to release new album 'Hyperborea' on July 21st.

Scarface | No Problem | Official Music Video

Scarface | No Problem | Official Music Video

Director: Mr. Boomtown
Producer: Jaime Clark
Production Company: Boomtown Productions

Buy "No Problem" on iTunes!

Music video by Scarface performing No Problem. (C) 2014 Let's Talk, LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

Aye Be You | Alone

Aye Be You | Alone

Produced by @Custom60625 & @SeriousBeats

Shot By @seancostin for Camera In My Hand

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If I could just say one word to describe this shoe, it would have to be ‘clean’, cos that’s what this is. Real talk. Some may say otherwise, but let’s disregard the nay sayers this time around, they’re probably not fans of the Air Force 1 to begin with. Ingrates!

Nike have got things right with this one, because the combination of purple, crimson and teal above a white leather backdrop and a print on the mid-panel is a great way of doing just enough to put together a decent looking shoe without going overboard.

Now let’s not get things twisted, this ain’t the Jesus of footwear, but you can’t deny that if put together with the right get-up, ladies and maybe some men, will come flocking to your feet to get a geeze at your steeze. So if you feel like you need this one in your arsenal, then head to Oneness for your fix.

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Reebok Pump Battleground Retro

Reebok was the first one to the whole streetball sneaker category back in the 1990s, with their entry to the category being marked by pairs like the Reebok Pump Battleground shown here.

Over two decades later the sneakers are poised for a return, one that will be set off by these two pairs that are on display here in their native environment of the concrete court.

Take a look at these two examples of pure Pump ferocity after the break and watch for these basketball silos to return to stores/courts/your feet on May 9th, 2014.

Reebok Battleground
Release Date: 05/09/14
Price: $125

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

SD ft. Domino & Murda Mill | Empty Out The Clip | Official Video Shot By @AZaeProduction

SD ft. Domino & Murda Mill | Empty Out The Clip | Official Video Shot By @AZaeProduction

Tech N9ne | Over It ft. Ryan Bradley | Official Music Video

Tech N9ne | Over It ft. Ryan Bradley | Official Music Video

Cap 1 | Rotation | Official Music Video

Cap 1 | Rotation | Official Music Video

Ester Dean | Get My Dough | Official

Ester Dean | Get My Dough | Official

Stan Lee | The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Legendary icon Stan Lee discusses his involvement in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and how he was cast as an extra character in the game that interacts with Peter Parker himself. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is out today on PS3 and PS4.

Watch_Dogs: Season Pass Trailer

The Watch_Dogs Season Pass gives players access to a unique single-player campaign featuring T-Bone, the brilliant but eccentric hacker, a new Digital Trip game mode, Conspiracy!, an exclusive Untouchables Pack, plus new missions, weapons, outfits and more. At $19.99, the Season Pass offers savings of more than 25% versus buying each piece separately.

Rated Mature: Blood, intense violence, nudity, strong language, strong sexual content, use of drugs and alcohol.

©2014 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.

Ludacris | Party Girls (Explicit) ft. Wiz Khalifa, Jeremih, Cashmere Cat

Ludacris | Party Girls (Explicit) ft. Wiz Khalifa, Jeremih, Cashmere Cat

Hade | R A S H A D

Hade pays tribute to the man. Interviews courtesy of hhv.demag / Philipp Kunze and RBMA / Madrid 2011 (where Hade had the honour to meet Rashad in person). Teklife Forever.

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Brewski | Chauffeur | Official Video Shot By @AZaeProduction

Brewski | Chauffeur | Official Video Shot By @AZaeProduction

Prod. Superstaar Beats
Download "Chauffeur" On Itunes

KID SMOKE | In My Jean | Shot by @flyty773

KID SMOKE | In My Jean | Shot by @flyty773

Introducing the 2014 Elektro Freshmen Class!

Featuring DVBBS, Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, LOUDPVCK, Cash Cash, Lousiahhh!!!, David Heartbreak, Alex Young, Oliver, Project 46, Henry Fong, What So Not, Tchami, and Yellow Claw!

Stay tuned for Exclusive Mixes, Interviews and more coming soon!


50 Cent | Everytime I Come Around (Explicit) ft. Kidd Kidd | Official Music Video

50 Cent | Everytime I Come Around (Explicit) ft. Kidd Kidd | Official Music Video

Unbreakable 2014 Recap 1on1 and Crew Battles | Antwerp, Belgium | YAK FILMS

Unbreakable 2014 Recap 1on1 and Crew Battles | Antwerp, Belgium | YAK FILMS

Music: Classic DJ by Whales Weep Beat
Thanks to the organization Unbreakable for having us...

Invited Breakboys:
JDI Niek
Bruce Almighty
Vicious Victor
No Name
Shorty Force



The Roots ft. Raheem DeVaughn | Tomorrow

The Roots‘ are preparing to release their 11th studio album, …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, in just a couple of weeks—May 13 via Def Jam.

We’ve already heard the excellent “When the People Cheer,” now there’s another preview in “Tomorrow,” a soulful track led by guest singer Raheem DeVaughn. Stream it below.

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Atmosphere’s new album Southsiders | Stream

Minneapolis hip-hop duo Atmosphere will release its eighth studio album, Southsiders, on May 6th via Rhymesayers Entertainment. In anticipation, it’s streaming in full at Pandora.

Recorded in south Minneapolis and Oakland, the follow-up to 2011′s The Family Sign serves as a “shout-out to their native neighborhood”, according to a press release. It adds, “With Southsiders, the group’s unique sound featuring vibrant, live instrumentation and Slug’s often-weighty subject matter, continue to push the boundaries of what indie rap can mean.”

According to rapper Slug, the 15-track effort is a “natural progression” of The Family Sign, adding, “I’m starting to think, ‘What is post family man? What am I supposed to rap about now?’ I’m sticking to my roots, rapping about what I’m doing, what I think about. This record is much like the other ones: a very detailed look at my life. “

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Southsiders Tracklist:
01. Camera Thief
02. Arthur’s Song
03. The World Might Not Live Through the Night
04. Star Shaped Heart
05. I Love You Like a Brother
06. Southsiders
07. Bitter
08. Mrs. Interpret
09. Fortunate
10. Kanye West
11. We Ain’t Gonna Die Today
12. My Lady Got Two Men
13. Flicker
14. January on Lake Street
15. Let Me Know That You Know What You Want Now


Banks announces debut album, Goddess, streams title track

Building on the momentum and success of her 2013 London EP, Los Angles songstress Banks is currently putting the final touches on her debut album Goddess for Harvest Records, due out on September 9th. Today she premiered its title track and lead single on BBC Radio 1xtra.

No stranger to shadowy netherworlds populated by sticky beats and even sultrier vocals — see the sweaty, Shlohmo-produced “Brain” — Banks weaves together yet another tantalizer for the late-night crowd with the help of London producer and SBTRKT affiliate Lil Silva. While it’s shrouded in dark atmospherics, the inspiration behind the song tells a more empowering story, one that according to Banks, permeates throughout most of her forthcoming LP.

“It’s so important for women to embrace themselves and feel like goddesses,” she said at a UK concert last month, right before debuting “Goddess” live. “The song’s called ‘Goddess’ because every woman is a f*cking goddess.” Amen to that. Listen in below (via NPR).

And catch Banks live on tour this spring:

Banks 2014 Tour Dates:
05/24 – Vancouver, BC @ TBA
05/25 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
05/26 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
05/28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
06/04 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
06/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts at the Wolf Building
06/08 – New York, NY @ Governor’s Ball Music Festival
06/10 – Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton
06/12 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
07/18 – Dublin, IE @ Longitude Festival

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Soul Diaries | Ch 14

The Soul Diaries : Chapter 14.

You know what to do - sit back, relax and let the chill vibes take over.

Track list Below

Tourist ft. Will Heard - I Can't Keep Up (Dub mix)

Mitch Murder - Mirage (@sevnthwonder rmx)

Alicia Keys - Feeling You, Feeling Me (@gdna-music rmx)

Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Sleepin Giant rmx)

@Goldbloc – Runaway

Logic ft. Jhene Aiko – Break It Down (Louis Futon rmx)

Natsu – Harikiri

Usher + DJ Clue = My Way (Duncan Gerow rmx)

Coming To (AbJo's Break you off refix) vip mix

@ChillChap & @sirabstraxxx – Bck & 4th

Aye, Yu – Open Mind

Lenny Kravitz - I Belong To You (Nick Wisdom edit)

Nice Guy x Vinny – Savannah

Jay Prince ft. Emmavie – Summer Breeze

Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Make You Feel

Mila J – Smoke, Drink, Break-up

Freshtone – Hazel Zebra

Kianu - Silky(prod. Waz)

Nick Hindu – We're all mad here (sunshine rmx)

Young G – Anti-Lilly (Phoniks rmx)

@Awon @Phoniks @Dephlow – Real Hip Hop

@Vainsmith – California Parkway prod. Omito

Prie – Time (prod. Chemist)

Sango x GoldLink – Wassup

Chuck Inglish – Money Clip

Letters to the sun – mile high club

Sunni colon – Temple (starRo rmx)

Sza ft. Kendrick Lamar – Babylon

Scenic Route – J Louis

Ayatollah – I Just Love Music (ft. Anthony Hamilton)

The physics – on deck

Moods – Hold Tight

D'Angelo – Spanish Joint (Kero One rmx)

Led Zeppelin- Ramble on (Souleance edit)

Red Bull Curb Kings Contest Video

Red Bull Curb Kings Contest Video

Over the weekend Red Bull put on its first Curb Kings contest at Belmont Park down in San Diego. Tyson Bowerbank taking first, Micky Papa with second, and Anthony Schultz with third.

MC Tereski | The Blunt | Official Video #Chicago

MC Tereski | The Blunt | Official Video #Chicago

Directed By AlphaRcher

instrumental by Joey Chavez

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Hot Sauce is STILL The Best Streetball Player in the World

The official EiteMixtape of streetball legend, Hot Sauce! He currently plays for the Court Kingz & he'll be touring all over the country this year. Follow @courtkingz on twitter for tour dates & more videos!

B-Real: A Look Inside Urban Movements

This festival hosted by the Dance Center at Columbia College Chicago was a constellation of workshops, classes, performances and conversations orbiting around The Dance Center's 2013--14 40th season presentations of Compagnie Käfig, a hip-hop ensemble from France with a cast of Brazilian dancers, and Philadelphia breaker Raphael Xavier in February 2014. This convergence of local, national and international hip hop and house dance music workshops, performances and conversations drew audiences together from February 17-March 1.

One of Chicago's Hottest Producer | D Major

Hip-Hop Producer Major F1rst, also known as Dmajor.

Makes a beat in under an hr. @ 5th Star Studios in Down Town Chicago. Book an appointment today for affordable package rates which include: Beat Production, Recording, Mixing, & Mastering.

Visual | You | Official Music Video

Steam the song here :

Here is the music video for VISUAL's "You" produced by Loose Cannon.

This is the lead single to their upcoming ep "Supreme Science" set to drop this Summer.

Supreme Science will be available this summer on all major digital retailers via Community Service Records

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Mike Spex | Deep From The Underground (SoloRemixVersion) w/ Kevin Miller

AWalkInTHePark of 7Oddities & MikeSPex present.

New Single from Mike Spex new Solo album "Songs Of Liberation" Lp. A song bout being an independent artist in the underground.

Filmed by Mike Spex Himself with childhood friend Howard Watkins the 3rd , AwesomeAc,Queen Zenobia. MasterEdit by AwalkinthePark ,thnx fam you blessd this one lovely this is monumental to me!!!

Peace and Thank you to everyone who is in the footage!!Peace Love and Respect

London: A Tribute to DJ Rashad

A friend and hero of ours at Boiler Room passed away on Sunday; Rashad Harden was 34. Four collaborators and close friends come together for a 3hr session to pay tribute: Oneman, Hyperdub boss Kode 9, Addison Groove and Ikonika.

TWS C.U.T. presented by Etnies | Portland Wrap Up

TWS C.U.T. Presented by etnies Portland Wrap Up

The fourth stop of the 2014 Come Up Tour presented by etnies went down this past weekend in Portland, Oregon at Windell's in conjunction with Cal's Pharmacy. Ben Campbell was the big winner!

Epic | GADDAFI | Directed by Floating Photograph

Epic | GADDAFI | Directed by Floating Photograph from the The OPRAH Mixtape

Fresh Off The Boat With Eddie Huang: Season Two Leftovers

That's a WRAP for Season 2 of Fresh Off The Boat. This year, we saw some really great moments traveling from Mongolia to Russia to Chengdu to NYC. So much so that we couldn't possibly fit it all into our previous episodes. But worry not, because we're coming at you with a blooper reel containing some of the most outrageous leftovers from the Human Panda and the FOB crew. Watch your boy, Eddie Huang, in the moments where the cameras shouldn't have been rolling. Can't wait to see you next season!

XL | Strength | Official Music Video #ONLYTHAILL

"Get A Bar Monday's" #GABM from #ONLYTHAILL

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#DJ Shon Roka | Marilyn Monroe (Pharrell ReWork Break Edit)

Sitting at home getting new music as usual and decided to turn that new Pharrell | Mailyn Monroe track into a break. #BHZLife

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Kevin & Beberly Eilat | Salsa Congress 2014

Kevin & Beberly Eilat Salsa Congress 2014

Sometimes our role models can be so much younger than us.

MaMSoN | Housing

Track: Freaks & 012 - Conscious Of My Conscience (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Dancers: Sabrina & Jolaine (HaVoC)
Video: Graig La Branche
Place: Salle communale Lucien Zmuda (Collegien, France)

CA x Soul | Poppin John | Kannon & Slim Fly | Soul Vision

A dope session down in Venice Beach, California with Founder Soul (ILL Minded Stylez/Soulbotics Krew/GCOS/Sour Patch Crew) | Poppin John (Soulbotics Krew/LXD) | Kannon (Furious Styles/Newbreedz/Serious Fam) | Slim Fly (Elektrolytes Crew/Future Styles)


Directed & Edited: Jade Zuberi
Music: Lazor Sword - Shot In The Night

#New KRS ONE | True School | Prod by DJ Jean Maron

First single from the up coming album titled TRUE SCHOOL (in store April,29th 2014) Digital pre-sales available here:

Physical pre-sales (CD,12" picture disc) at www.DJJEANMARON.COM

Send your purchase proof to to win TRUE SCHOOL FULL PACKAGE (2 x 12" Picture Disc + Tee shirt + Double Album CD format)

Lyrics: KRS ONE
Beat: DJ Jean Maron
Mix & Mastering:Jazz E Cut for biz street
Video: Bartłomiej Otłowski
Labels:Soulspazm records/ Bring back my yesterday

DJ Rashad Has Died

Chicago footwork legend DJ Rashad has reportedly died. While details are scarce, it is believed that the cause of death is a drug overdose. Detroit's DJ Godfather tweeted about the news, suggesting that he had heard back from a few of Rashad's close friends. Godfather was scheduled to DJ tonight alongside Rashad and DJ Spinn at the Inhale Art Expo in Detroit.

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Rashad, born Rashad Harden, has been a staple in the footwork scene for many years now. His last album, Double Cup, was released in October 2013. Earlier this month, he released a new EP called We On 1. Constantly on the road, he opened up for Chance The Rapper during the Social Experiment Tour this fall.

DJ Rashad | I Don't Give A F*ck

Shaadow Sefiroth | It was written | Nas X Shashu

Some get down goodness from Shaadow Sefiroth!

Excel vs Zeku | Rock the Box | BBoy Finals | StrifeTv

1st Annual Breakin' Festival "ROCK the BOX"

Rock the Box Breakin' Festival" was created to showcase the hip hop arts and pay homage to the artistic and technical aspects of Breakin', while creating a platform for businesses to connect with our community.

The Festival will feature other businesses, workshops and activities for all ages, bringing in families, participants and supporters from the DC metro area, along with some of the best dancers and crews from across the country.

These dancers will compete in a 1 vs. 1 tournament for an estimated $5,000 in cash and prizes. We at The Lab DC are excited to present "Rock the Box Breakin' Festival," an event full with activities, entertainment, food, and vendors.

Winner : Zeku (Miami, FL)


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Seventh Woods x Tevin Mack vs. Kwe Parker x Ty Graves

Highlights from the Karolina Diamonds vs. Carolina Wolves game Saturday night at the 2014 Pittsburgh Jam Fest. The Karolina Diamonds won 65-64. Tevin Mack led all scores with 38 points. Seventh Woods added 13 for the Wolves.

Tech N9ne Collabos | Strangeulation | Collectors Coin

Tech N9ne Collabos - Strangeulation Deluxe Edition will come packaged with the official Strangeulation Limited Edition Collectors Coin. Forged from brass and plated in .999 silver, this coin will never be struck again and can ONLY be found with pre-orders of the Deluxe Edition and in limited quantities in Best Buy stores on 5-6-2014.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Twista | It's Yours ft. Tia London

1st Single from the new album 'The Dark Horse' its yours feat. Tia London, Releasing July 2014. Produced by The Legendary Traxster

Verbal Kent | Body The Beat (Prod. Khrysis) | Official Video

Verbal Kent | Body The Beat (Prod. Khrysis) | Official Video

Apollo Brown | Thirty Eight | Trailer

Apollo Brown - Thirty Eight (5/6)

Digital CD w/ Bonus 5" 180g Vinyl w/ Bonus 7"

Top 8 Exhibition | Urban Street Jam All Styles | #SXSTV

Top 8 Exhibition | Urban Street Jam All Styles | #SXSTV

Noelle Marie and Tinman
Precise and Barry Groove
Smurf and Lily Freeze
Darren and Francilock
Phil The Robot and Ewok Lock

Smoking Weed w/ the President of Uruguay: Full Length

At the end of 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to fully legalize marijuana. VICE correspondent Krishna Andavolu headed over to Uruguay to check out how the country is adjusting to a legally regulated marijuana market.

Along the way, he meets up with Uruguay's president, José Mujica, to burn one down and talk about the president's goal of a chicken in every pot, a car in every garage, and six cannabis plants per household.

Lawless | Full Video | TWS

Brought to you by ripper/filmmaker Chris Gregson, check out over 20 minutes of concrete crushing from Chris, Cody Lockwood, Mason Merlino, and too many homies to mention.

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Cypher Effect: MIC CHECK | J SIRUS

The Cypher Effect: MIC CHECK | J SIRUS

TCE friend J Sirus came down to LA and stopped by for our Mic Check sessions, to perform an unreleased song produced by DJ Hoppa (Funk Volume / Broken Complex).

The Cypher Effect | MIC CHECK | REVERIE

The Cypher Effect: MIC CHECK | REVERIE

TCE Alumni Reverie stopped by for of our Mic Check sessions, to perform an unreleased song off her upcoming project, produced by Veneno Eztayla from Colombia.

Vel The Wonder | Garage Practice: Questionable

Sesh, son.
DJ Lala in the back.

Shout out to Distorted Truth in Orange,Ca.

THE REALNESS: Refollow a THOT Friday | LOTI

Rosenberg kick the realness on his new Friday wave. catch the Realness on Hot 97 weekdays at 7:20am & 8:20am

Mad Max | Magnum Opus Trailer

Shout out to West Coast Customs on the additional features for the car.

Mibbs | Rollin | Jeftuz Remix

Dutch producer and DJ Jeftuz hits us with a remix of, Pac Div representative, Mibbs’s “Rollin. Enjoy!

Kero One x D'Angelo | Spanish Joint | Remix

Thanks to Kero One, the already beautiful “Spanish Joint” gets pimped and polished into this upbeat and sunshine-y new remix.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Asher Roth | Tangerine Girl | Official Music Video

Asher Roth | Tangerine Girl | Official Music Video

Asher Roth | Fast Life

Pre Order RetroHash Now!

Fast Life is the second single off of RetroHash out Now!

Directed by Smash Lefunk

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Budweiser Rise As One: "The People's Game"

China has never had much luck promoting football. You don't often see it played on the streets, in backyards, or schoolyards. Yet there are growing grassroots football sub-cultures developing in unexpected places. We travel with one of Beijing's most prestigious independent teams to a Naxi village in the rural southwest to see what happens when old and new China mix on the pitch.

Yancey Boys | Lovin U | ft. Eric Roberson

Delicious Vinyl brings you Sunset Blvd, the new album from Yancey Boys, the group piloted by John "Illa J" Yancey and Frank Nitt. The dynamic new collection is built around previously unheard tracks created by Illa J's brother: the late, great J Dilla (James Yancey). With Frank Nitt's standing as J Dilla Music Catalog Curator and the official approval of Yancey Media Group, all productions on Sunset Blvd originate from The Lost Scrolls — the stunning cache of beats Dilla left behind.

Edited by: Taylor Gianotas
Footage by: Andrew Quesada, Rohan Ali, DJ Danetic

Think Like A Man Too | Promo

Think Like A Man Too hits theaters June 20th, take an all access trip with me as I go from filming my latest movie in New Orleans to doing promo in Chicago and Atlanta

Pinned x Stitched | Reign Apiim

Pinned x Stitched, an online web series set on highlighting the Generation Y of fashion, beauty, and art, sat down for a one-on-one chat with jewelry designer, Shay.

Her colorful aesthetic and positive spirit has graced numerous fashion site but in this video , Pinned x Stitched offers a side of Shay that most have not seen before.

Watch as Meron Bekele sits down with the woman behind the Reign Apiim brand, discussing everything from self-identity and power, to what inspires her creatively.

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Tink | Time | Official Video

Peep Tink's New Video!

B-Boy C-Lil | "But I have powermoves"

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Directed by Antoine 'Tony' Schirer
Produced by Tomizuka Ditthavong
Script by JustDave & Syl20

Boots ft. Beyoncé | Dreams

Surprise! Boots vastly contributed to Beyoncé's latest studio album. To be exact, the singer-songwriter co-wrote and produced the tracks "Haunted", "Flawless", "Blue", "Drunk in Love", "Partition", "Jealous" and "Superpower" for our girl Bey. That's right, only seven out of the 14-song tracklist. Not too shabby, huh?

The mysterious Boots took the entire Internet by surprise today (April 22) when he uploaded to SoundCloud a brand new song entitled 'Dreams' featuring none other than Queen Beyoncé herself! And this is what I call returning the favor....! I guess Beyoncé had no trouble lending her vocals when Boots asked her for a collab. She owes him so much!

The almost 5-minute-long 'Dreams' is both a melodic and sultry R&B tune.

FYI: Boots is signed to Roc Nation. Jay-Z + Beyoncé + Boots = more magic is possible.

Video Check Out | Leo Heinert

Leo backs up his Check Out in our May 2014 issue with this NYC tough video part.

Mac Miller | Happy

Treejay and DJ Clockwork continue their 4/20 tradition by releasing a new mixtape titled ‘Home N Stoned’. The project contains 3 new records from Mac Miller. The first one is ‘Happy’ produced by Treejay.

Logic | Best Of Hard Knock TV Exclusive in-depth interview with Logic. In part 2 Logic talks to Nick Huff Barili about why there isn't a release date for his debut album yet and what makes his debut album different than his previous mixtapes. Logic also explains how he has taken a page of J Cole's strategy of laying low in between projects and why he doesn't spend much time on twitter in order to avoid haters and people who idolize him, preferring to be somewhere in the middle. Before part 2 of the interview ends, Logic tells us how his album will further delve into the stories of his adolescence, giving more insight into his relationship with dad and family among other things. Logic also talks about upcoming collaborations including tracks with Big Sean and Audio Push.

We are just getting started with our conversation with Logic. Stay tuned Friday for part 3 of our conversation with Logic.

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Interstate Mook | Change

Interstate Mook (Queens, NY) – “Change” prod by. Frosty Fin

Interstate Mook is an up and coming American Hip Hop Artist Out Of Queens, NY. linking up with veteran producer FrostyFin residing in Finland.

Ski Beatz | Rhythm Roulette

On this episode of Rhythm Roulette we have the legendary Ski Beatz. From legendary tracks like Jay-Z's "Dead President" to modern day classics like Curren$y's Pilot Talk, Ski has been laying legendary production down for more than 20 plus years.

Cutting Room x Vegas: Five, Spair, Michael Mayeda, Earwaxxx, Presto One, Turbulence, Kiddo, Scene

Las Vegas represents for the 13th episode of DJcityTV's Cutting Room series! Their 5 minute scratch session was filmed at DJ Presto One's Octagon and features the following DJs:

- DJ Five
- DJ Spair
- Michael Mayeda
- DJ Earwaxxx
- DJ Presto One
- DJ Turbulence
- DJ Kiddo
- DJ Scene

Jelacee | Demado

Jelacee is a 19 year old Producer/DJ from London. Specialising in House, Dubstep and all things Bass, Jelacee is also part of the DJ collective 'Audio Hooligans'.

Questlove Pens Essay On | How Hip-Hop Failed Black America

QuestLove is a man of many talents. As The Roots' drummer and a professor at New York University, he is also recognized as a scholar on all-music-everything.

Now, the Philly native has scribed a series of six essays that focus on "hip-hop's recent past, thinking about its distant past, and wondering about the possibility of a future" on Vulture.

In this week's essay, Quest conquers the topic, "When the People Cheer: How Hip-Hop Failed Black America", contemplating through ink how Black music's mainstream reach feels like a strange victory.

"Once hip-hop culture is ubiquitous, it is also invisible," he writes. "Once it’s everywhere, it is nowhere. What once offered resistance to mainstream culture (it was part of the larger tapestry, spooky-action style, but it pulled at the fabric) is now an integral part of the sullen dominant."

Read his piece here.

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When the People Cheer: How Hip-Hop Failed Black America
By Questlove

This is the first in a weekly series of six essays looking at hip-hop's recent past, thinking about its distant past, and wondering about the possibility of a future.

There are three famous quotes that haunt me and guide me though my days. The first is from John Bradford, the 16th-century English reformer. In prison for inciting a mob, Bradford saw a parade of prisoners on their way to being executed and said, “There but for the grace of God go I.” (Actually, he said “There but for the grace of God goes John Bradford,” but the switch to the pronoun makes it work for the rest of us.) The second comes from Albert Einstein, who disparagingly referred to quantum entanglement as “spooky action at a distance.” And for the third, I go to Ice Cube, the chief lyricist of N.W.A., who delivered this manifesto in “Gangsta Gangsta” back in 1988: “Life ain’t nothing but bitches and money.

Those three ideas may seem distant from one another, but if you set them up and draw lines between them, that’s triangulation. Bradford’s idea, of course, is about providence, about luck and gratitude: You only have your life because you don’t have someone else’s. At the simplest level, I think about that often. I could be where others are, and by extension, they could be where I am. You don’t want to be insensible to that. You don’t want to be an ingrate. (By the by, Bradford’s quote has come to be used to celebrate good fortune — when people say it, they’re comforting themselves with the fact that things could be worse — but in fact, his own good fortune lasted only a few years before he was burned at the stake.)

Einstein was talking about physics, of course, but to me, he’s talking about something closer to home — the way that other people affect you, the way that your life is entangled in theirs whether or not there’s a clear line of connection. Just because something is happening to a street kid in Seattle or a small-time outlaw in Pittsburgh doesn’t mean that it’s not also happening, in some sense, to you. Human civilization is founded on a social contract, but all too often that gets reduced to a kind of charity: Help those who are less fortunate, think of those who are different. But there’s a subtler form of contract, which is the connection between us all.

And then there’s Ice Cube, who seems to be talking about life’s basic appetites — what’s under the lid of the id — but is in fact proposing a world where that social contract is destroyed, where everyone aspires to improve themselves and only themselves, thoughts of others be damned. What kind of world does that create?

Those three ideas, Bradford’s and Einstein’s and Cube’s, define the three sides of a triangle, and I’m standing in it with pieces of each man: Bradford’s rueful contemplation, Einstein’s hair, Ice Cube’s desires. Can the three roads meet without being trivial? This essay, and the ones that follow it, will attempt to find out. I’m going to do things a little differently, with some madness in my method. I may not refer back to these three thinkers and these three thoughts, but they’re always there, hovering, as I think through what a generation of hip-hop has wrought. And I’m not going to handle the argument in a straight line. But don’t wonder too much when it wanders. I’ll get back on track.

* I want to start with a statement: Hip-hop has taken over black music. At some level, this is a complex argument, with many outer rings, but it has a simple, indisputable core. Look at the music charts, or think of as many pop artists as you can, and see how many of the black ones aren’t part of hip-hop. There aren’t many hip-hop performers at the top of the charts lately: You have perennial winners like Jay Z, Kanye West, and Drake, along with newcomers like Kendrick Lamar, and that’s about it. Among women, it’s a little bit more complicated, but only a little bit. The two biggest stars, Beyoncé and Rihanna, are considered pop (or is that pop-soul), but what does that mean anymore? In their case, it means that they’re offering a variation on hip-hop that’s reinforced by their associations with the genre’s biggest stars: Beyoncé with Jay Z, of course, and Rihanna with everyone from Drake to A$AP Rocky to Eminem.

It wasn’t always that way. Back in the late '80s, when I graduated high school, you could count the number of black musical artists that weren’t in hip-hop on two hands — maybe. You had folksingers like Tracy Chapman, rock bands like Living Colour, pop acts like Lionel Richie, many kinds of soul singers — and that doesn’t even contend with megastars like Michael Jackson and Prince, who thwarted any easy categorization. Hip-hop was plenty present — in 1989 alone, you had De La Soul and the Geto Boys and EPMD and Boogie Down Productions and Ice-T and Queen Latifah — but it was just a piece of the pie. In the time since, hip-hop has made like the Exxon Valdez (another 1989 release): It spilled and spread.

So what if hip-hop, which was once a form of upstart black-folk music, came to dominate the modern world? Isn’t that a good thing? It seems strange for an artist working in the genre to be complaining, and maybe I’m not exactly complaining. Maybe I’m taking a measure of my good fortune. Maybe. Or maybe it’s a little more complicated than that. Maybe domination isn’t quite a victory. Maybe everpresence isn’t quite a virtue.

Twenty years ago, when my father first heard about my hip-hop career, he was skeptical. He didn't know where it was all headed. In his mind, a drummer had a real job, like working as music director for Anita Baker. But if I’m going to marvel at the way that hip-hop overcame his skepticism and became synonymous with our broader black American culture, I’m going to have to be clear with myself that marvel is probably the wrong word. Black culture, which has a long tradition of struggling against (and at the same time, working in close collaboration with) the dominant white culture, has rounded the corner of the 21st century with what looks in one sense like an unequivocal victory. Young America now embraces hip-hop as the signal pop-music genre of its time. So why does that victory feel strange: not exactly hollow, but a little haunted?

I have wondered about this for years, and worried about it for just as many years. It’s kept me up at night or kept me distracted during the day. And after looking far and wide, I keep coming back to the same answer, which is this: The reason is simple. The reason is plain. Once hip-hop culture is ubiquitous, it is also invisible. Once it’s everywhere, it is nowhere. What once offered resistance to mainstream culture (it was part of the larger tapestry, spooky-action style, but it pulled at the fabric) is now an integral part of the sullen dominant. Not to mention the obvious backlash conspiracy paranoia: Once all of black music is associated with hip-hop, then Those Who Wish to Squelch need only squelch one genre to effectively silence an entire cultural movement.

And that’s what it’s become: an entire cultural movement, packed into one hyphenated adjective. These days, nearly anything fashioned or put forth by black people gets referred to as “hip-hop,” even when the description is a poor or pointless fit. “Hip-hop fashion” makes a little sense, but even that is confusing: Does it refer to fashions popularized by hip-hop musicians, like my Lego heart pin, or to fashions that participate in the same vague cool that defines hip-hop music? Others make a whole lot of nonsense: “Hip-hop food”? “Hip-hop politics”? “Hip-hop intellectual”? And there’s even “hip-hop architecture.” What the hell is that? A house you build with a Hammer?

This doesn’t happen with other genres. There’s no folk-music food or New Wave fashion, once you get past food for thought and skinny ties. There’s no junkanoo architecture. The closest thing to a musical style that does double-duty as an overarching aesthetic is punk, and that doesn’t have the same strict racial coding. On the one hand, you can point to this as proof of hip-hop’s success. The concept travels. But where has it traveled? The danger is that it has drifted into oblivion. The music originally evolved to paint portraits of real people and handle real problems at close range — social contract, anyone? — but these days, hip-hop mainly rearranges symbolic freight on the black starliner. Containers on the container ship are taken from here to there — and never mind the fact that they may be empty containers. Keep on pushin’ and all that, but what are you pushing against? As it has become the field rather than the object, hip-hop has lost some of its pertinent sting. And then there’s the question of where hip-hop has arrived commercially, or how fast it’s departing. The music industry in general is sliding, and hip-hop is sliding maybe faster than that. The largest earners earn large, but not at the rate they once did. And everyone beneath that upper level is fading fast.

The other day, we ran into an old man who is also an old fan. He loves the Roots and what we do. Someone mentioned the changing nature of the pop-culture game, and it made him nostalgic for the soul music of his youth. “It’ll be back,” he said. “Things go in cycles.” But do they? If you really track the ways that music has changed over the past 200 years, the only thing that goes in cycles is old men talking about how things go in cycles. History is more interested in getting its nut off. There are patterns, of course, boom and bust and ways in which certain resources are exhausted. There are foundational truths that are stitched into the human DNA. But the art forms used to express those truths change without recurring. They go away and don’t come back. When hip-hop doesn’t occupy an interesting place on the pop-culture terrain, when it is much of the terrain and loses interest even in itself, then what?

Back to John Bradford for a moment: I’m lucky to be here. That goes without saying, but I’ll say it. Still, as the Roots round into our third decade, we shoulder a strange burden, which is that people expect us to be both meaningful and popular. We expect that. But those things don’t necessarily work together, especially in the hip-hop world of today. The winners, the top dogs, make art mostly about their own victories and the victory of their genre, but that triumphalist pose leaves little room for anything else. Meaninglessness takes hold because meaninglessness is addictive. People who want to challenge this theory point to Kendrick Lamar, and the way that his music, at least so far, has some sense of the social contract, some sense of character. But is he just the exception that proves the rule? Time will tell. Time is always telling. Time never stops telling.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gabriel Iglesias | Calls Out Nickelodeon's Ethnic Casting

Gabriel Iglesias was brought in to do a cartoon voice for Nickelodeon, and you won't believe the things they asked him to do. Fluffy is hilarious, but he's also exposing some important truths in this set.

Watch Dogs | 9 minutes Multiplayer Gameplay Demo

Three different multiplayer modes are on display.

Rapsody | Thank You Very Much

From the album, "She Got Game (Deluxe Edition)". Available Now!
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Produced by Khrysis

Official Music Video by Rapsody performing Thank You Very Much. 2014 Jamla Records / Culture Over Everything

Bizzy Crook brings out Juelz Santana & Mackwilds | Irving Plaza

Bizzy Crook brings out Juelz Santana & Mackwilds @ Irving Plaza

Pusha T Says He's Not Listening to Rap: He's Listening to Jhene Aiko

Pusha T Says He's Not Listening to Rap: He's Listening to Jhene Aiko

Lawless | Trailer | TWS

Coming to this Friday April 25, Lawless, a full-length video from Chris Gregson featuring Mason Merlino, Cody Lockwood, Chris himself, and many more. Check the heavy trailer:

Nino vs. Nacho Libre | All-Styles Semi's | Battle at The Waffle III | #SXSTV

Nino v Nacho Libre | All-Styles Semi's | Battle at The Waffle III | #SXSTV

Nacho Libre

Michael Easterling wishes to thanks,

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STEP x STEP DANCE: Uniting Dancers Around The World

The Cinematographer Project: Mike Manzoori

For the first time online, here is Mike Manzoori's section from our 2012 opus The Cinematographer Project. Limited edition Cinematographer Ts and DVDs now in our updated store!:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Shiftee | Shift Happens EATS #2 | Food Hedz (Frisco, CO)

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20Grand Pikaso | 4 Devils | Music Video

CICO Records Presents 20Grand Pikaso New Video '4Devils' directed by 5 Building Films. Stay Woke for the Album NO NAPOLEON...

50 Cent | Chase The Paper (Explicit) ft. Prodigy, Kidd Kidd, Styles P

50 Cent | Chase The Paper (Explicit) ft. Prodigy, Kidd Kidd, Styles P

Monday, April 21, 2014


Soem additional shots by TALENTEDASKB
Original by @BEATSBYA

Black Betty | Radius | Come Join The Band at Brooklyn

Dig on a new collaboration between Radius & Black Betty aka Bettina Briana Fireall.

Listen & Enjoy!

Ab - Soul | Tree Of Life

With a new mixtape and album on the horizon, Ab-Soul is back in the lab churning out new tracks. Peep his newest track “Tree Of Life” produced by Curtiss King.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Do or Die | LOUD PACK | Official Video Dir @STUNNA_REESE

Do or Die | LOUD PACK | Official Video Dir @STUNNA_REESE

Pharrell & Jay-Z | Coachella 2014 Weekend 2

Pharrell brought out Jay-Z to perform a few of their biggest collaborations during Pharrell's Coachella 2014 Weekend 2 performance.

#420 Gzus Piece | Roll That Thang Up

@gzuspiece for Treated Crew
Fuck Y'all, the EP Available on itunes now.

Dir. by Danielle Alston of @Verluxe
Edited by Sofia Kerpan of @verluxe

#420 Top Ten Pro Wrestlers | TFTW

Whatcha gonna do when Steve and Larson's top ten pro wrestlers of all time run wild on you BROTHER?

Rion vs Maynard | Red Bull BC One Seattle Cypher | Finals | Strife.TV

Rion (Knuckleheads Cali - Los Angeles, CA)
Maynard (Full Force - Las Vegas, NV)

Finals Winner: Rion

Red Bull BC One comes to Seattle in 2014, seeking out the best B-Boys from the Pacific Northwest and beyond to represent the US at the Red Bull BC One World Final.

Roxrite (Renegades / Red Bull BC One Allstars)
Free (Circle of Fire / Soulshifters)
Jeromeskee (Massive Monkees / Rock Steady)

Lean Rock (Floorlords / Boogie Brats)

Crazy Legs (Rock Steady)

In association with:
Massive Monkees 15 Year Anniversary Party on April 19th

Massive Monkees

Extraordinary Futures

UW Hip Hop Student Association


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VON POE VII | The Legacy of VII | Official Audio

Free Download:

"The revelation of thought will take men out of servitude and into freedom." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


30 tracks of very thought provoking poetry, and broken limitations to the art of its culture. ONLY GODZ RELATE marks the next chapter to the introduction of Goth Hop / Sludge Hop, a combination of morbid poetry mixed with a desire and strive for a higher level of consciousness and overstanding.


Fire In The Booth | D Block Europe

D Block Europe, the UK protégés of NYC's The Lox, bring the Fire In The Booth for Charlie Sloth.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

2014 Jordan Brand | Classic Recap

Highlights from the 2014 JBC National Game in Brooklyn, NY.

Featuring Emmanuel Mudiay, Jahlil Okafor, Theo Pinson, Kelly Oubre, Stanley Johnson, D'Angelo Russell, Devin Booker, James Blackmon, Karl Towns Jr, Justin Jackson, LJ Peak, Trey Lyles & more!

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Gunland | Trailer #Chicago #TGIF #StopTheViolence

The gun violence that plagues Black America has been brought front and center. It is very clear to many that the broader society does not care about young black boys and girls dying in a barrage of gun violence. It is a fact that has been present in the black community for a long time; black life is not as valuable as it should be. Gunland goes behind the epidemic of gun violence in Chicago beyond the headlines.

The Cypher Effect | Okwerdz x Traphik x Dizaster x Gavlyn x Mistah FAB

The Cypher Effect | Okwerdz x Traphik x Dizaster x Gavlyn x Mistah FAB

Directed / Edited By JDS FILMS
Camera 1: @JDSFilms
Camera 2: @AgentSpits
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Audio Mixed By: @AshtrayOfLA

Instrumental Produced By @ChaseMooreMusic
/br> Shot at Dillinger Studios in North Hollywood, CA


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Blood Money ft. Ballout | Boss Shit | Official Music Video | Shot By @AZaeProduction

Blood Money ft. Ballout | Boss Shit | Official Music Video | Shot By @AZaeProduction

Nike WMNS | Lunar Force 1 | Elephant Fade

Elephant print Nike Lunar Force 1 lowtops have been hitting Asian retailers in early March. This is the first pair to arrive at US stores, and is coincidentally the first we’d seen dropping overseas.

This white and black Lunar Force 1 with the Elephant fade heel is revealed as a WMNS release!!!!

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Nike WMNS Lunar Force 1
Color: White/Black
Style Code: 644919-100

Anti-Lilly | 14 Till

Houston emcee Anti-Lilly links up with producer Phoniks for a funky, retro-inspired new release, “’14 Til.”

’14 Til” was originally included on Anti-Lilly’s Stories From The Brass Section LP.

Chuck D talks Writing Process, Bomb Squad, Artists Leaving Major

Nyemiah Supreme | Southside In Timberlands

Nyemiah Supreme returns with a new freestyle over the instrumental to Kanye West's song "Say You Will." The Queens, New York emcee calls this one "Southside in Timberlands."

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Nitty Scott, MC ft. Eliki | Feng Shui

Nitty Scott, MC gets her “Feng Shui” on with some help from Eliki.

Listen below to the Ski Beatz produced record for her upcoming The Art Of Chill dropping on May 23rd!

Santana Ft. Miguel | Indy

The reunited band Santana, lead by Carlos Santana, team up with Miguel for their new single ‘Indy’.

This will appear on their upcoming album ‘Corazon’, which will be released on May 6th. It is available for pre-order on iTunes.

16orBetter Cypher EP3 | Blind Fury, Suspect, Phenom, Marq Mily

EP 2 features Blind Fury, Suspect, Phenom, Marq Milly & more!

Follow @16orBetter @jackthriller @thisis50

SD Says "Life of a Savage" Is Based on Chicago Life

SD of GBE spoke about the third installment of his Life of a Savage mixtape series in this clip from his exclusive interview with VladTV. He explained that the mixtape is based off of the rough lifestyle that he is accustomed to in Chicago. When asked about his views on what a savage really is, SD stated that a savage in his eyes is an animal, or a man who doesn't care about anything and is willing to do anything.

He went on to detail some of the songs he has on the mixtape with Young Chop, and how he's never really put any thought into signing to a particular label outside of GBE.

Freddie Gibbs | THE TRUTH w/ Elliott Wilson

Freddie Gibbs | THE TRUTH w/ Elliott Wilson

Who's at Soundset 2014?

Who's at Soundset 2014?

Tickets available:
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Gates open at 11:00AM

Performances by:
Wiz Khalifa
Nas (20th Anniversary of Illmatic)
2 Chainz
Cypress Hill
Earlwolf (Tyler the Creator & Earl Sweatshirt)
Pusha T
Chance The Rapper
DJ Qbert
The Grouch & Eligh
Flatbush Zombies
Lizzo with Lazerbeak
Rapsody & 9th Wonder
deM atlaS
Snow Tha Product
Roc Marciano
Toki Wright & Big Cats
Will C
Allan Kingdom
Breakbeat Lou
Nacho Picasso
Freddy Fresh
Los Nativos
K.Raydio & Psymun
Mac Irv
DJ Fundo
DJ Lean Rock
DJ D.Mil

Hosted By:
Sway Calloway, Brother Ali & J Pratt



Jazzy Jeff | Boiler Room | Live Stream

The man himself will be dropping by to play some records and have a chat.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

JoJizzle x Tay600 | Ima Brag | Shot By: @chosen1films

JoJizzle x Tay600 | Ima Brag | Shot By: @chosen1films

Future | I Won (Explicit) | ft. Kanye West | Official Music Video

Future | I Won (Explicit) | ft. Kanye West | Official Music Video

B.White | Open Road | Prod. Swoots

B.White | Open Road | Prod. Swoots

Marie Claire Magazine | "XOmc"

"Kate Mara, Lupita Nyong'o, Elizabeth Olsen, Emilia Clarke, and Elle Fanning have never been caught on camera like this before. Watch our short film and you'll know exactly why they're the stars every girl wants to be and every guy wants to date. Pass it on."
-Marie Claire: May '14


Directed by: Grizz Lee (@grizzleemusic)
Director of Photography: Carlos Mason (@carlosmason)
Gaffers: Ryan Broomberg & Jesse Aragon

Music by: Mansionair (

Future ft. Andre 3000 | Benz Friendz

"Benz Friends (Watchutola)" is the collaboration with Andre 3000 off his sophomore album Honest, and features a mash-up of different generations from Atlanta's Dungeon Family unit.

Even if you're not a fan of Future, the cut is worth checking out for 3 Stacks' verse alone. After all these years, Andre is still one of the most nimble and talented of his craft, and even Future tries to emulate his acrobatic flow.

Listen below as Andre 3000 and Future wax poetic about the trappings of materialism and the things they don't care for much. And, after a few listens, there's a good chance the hooks in this song will be stuck in your head.


The way skate legend Lance Mountain used to mismatch his Jordans comes into play with the new Nike SB x Air Jordan I collaboration.

Coming in both black and white colorways, the sneakers feature an upper with accents in varsity red on one shoe and royal blue on the other. When properly worn in from skating, the black paint treatment fades away to reveal more red and blue shining through on the shoes' upper.

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You can learn more about this collab with Lance Mountain in the video below, and look out for these kicks to release on June 7th.

#StepBack Ynot (RSC) | Interview & Workshop | Dennis Infante's AllStyles Jam | #SXSTV

Our Step x Step Bay Area journalist, Suiber Jin, caught up with Rock Steady Crew member, Ynot, at his workshop in San Francisco. Ynot was in town for Dennis Infante's Mighty All Styles Jam.

Ynot is one of the freshest cats in the game with years of experience not just as a bboy but respecting the other styles of street dance and elements of Hip Hop Culture. You will also see footage of Ynot's workshop where he goes through foundations of rocking and top rocks.

Filmed and Edited by Suiber Jin, Step x Step Bay Area

Cipha Sounds x Drewski "Banned From Radio" ft. Maino,Bodega Bamz, Chinx, Troy Ave, Mack Wilds, CBD

Sampling the classic "Banned From TV," Hot 97 radio personality Cipha Sounds and Drewski recruit New York's own Maino, Bodega BAMZ, Chinx Drugz, Troy Ave, Mack Wilds, and Boston's City Boy Dee on their version labeled "Banned From Radio" #TheMVMT

Blitz the Ambassador Ft. Nneka | Love on the Run

For the last single from his upcoming album Afropolitan Dreams (Available April 28th), Blitz the Ambassador teams up with fellow African globetrotting chanteuse, Nneka for "Love on the Run", a hypnotic duet over big horns and lush guitars.


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Duke freshman Jabari Parker sat down with Sports Illustrated’s Jeff Benedict to discuss why he’s decided to forego his three years of college eligibility to enter the 2014 NBA Draft. It was not a decision that came easily to the 6-8 standout from Chicago.

Parker and Benedict chat about his decision, and Jabari added a long explanation for Sports Illustrated along with the video of their conversation.

As Jabari wrote, it was not an easy decision, but it came down to two things which ultimately led him to the decision:

I haven’t consulted many people during this process. I talked to my parents, though. They simply said it was my decision and they would stand behind me either way. They just want me to be happy.

Ultimately, I boiled my decision down to two simple questions:

Which environment — college or the NBA — offers me the best opportunity to grow as a basketball player?

Which environment — college or the NBA — offers me the best opportunity to grow and develop off the court?

The answer to both questions is undeniably the NBA.

Parker was listed as going No. 3 in Jonathan Givony’s latest mock draft for Chad Ford has him ranked as the No. 2 prospect for ESPN (Insider only).

During his lone season at Duke, Parker shot better than 47 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from beyond the three-point arc while averaging 19.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 steals in 30.7 minutes of action.

Mr​.​Brown's Revenge | Encyclopedia Brown | Mixtape

Mr. Brown's Revenge, the long awaited sequel to 2004's mixtape Brown Sound Vol. 1 featuring Longshot, Psalm One, and DJ Rice the Sound Transmitter and a virtual who's who of producers

released 15 April 2014
Recorded by Encyclopedia Brown at The Lab
Mixed by Mulatto Patriot

Reva DeVito | Friday Night | Prod. By KAYTRANADA

"Friday Night" from Reva DeVito's debut EP, coming this summer on HW&W.

Mr. Muddle | General's Quarters

Mr. Muddle an indie Hip Hop producers brings u beat tape titled “Generals’s Quarters“. Peep It, Good Beats deserve all the shine they can get.

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Danny Brown | 25 Bucks ft. Purity Ring

Detroit rap iconoclast Danny Brown continues to spin gold from his acclaimed LP Old, this time in the form of a single (and appropriately moody music video) for album standout "25 Bucks." The hypnotic Purity Ring instrumental provides a perfect backdrop for Danny’s heart-rending rhymes and Megan James’ ghostly chorus vocals, and the single comes backed by two bonus remixes of Old banger "Dip" by UK bass master Preditah and SMOG producer/DJ Noah D, making it a must-have for any Bruiser.

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Inside Cover #54 | Cam'ron (Part 1)

This is the part where cymbals crash as a voice in the distance chants Killa Cam. Killa! You know who it is, the voice of Harlem, the realest since Kumbaya -- Cam'ron Giles.

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We sat down with the Dipset vet for the cover story of Mass Appeal Issue 54. Watch as Cam'ron and Dame Dash play a game of ping pong during our cover shoot for Issue 54, and afterwards head here ( to read the interview.

Alex Wiley | Vibration

Vibration" is the second single from Alex Wiley's forthcoming sophomore project, Village Party.

"Vibration" is available now for free download. Enjoy it. Play it loud. And share it with your friends. Village Party drops this spring.

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Wick-it the Instigator | Live Vinyl Mix (One Take. No Laptop. No Serato. No Bullshit)

This is a one take, all vinyl hip hop mix. This is not a studio creation, this is me, two turntables, and a crate of records. My roots are in spinning hip hop on vinyl, scratching, battling, etc.... Very excited to share this everyone. - Wick-it the Instigator

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Novah x Smylez | We Win | Official Music Video

Novah x Smylez | We Win | Official Music Video

Shot by @MR2CANONS


Richard Harris also known as “Kemikel Ali” has been rappin since age 14.. Born and raised in southwest Philadelphia his inspiration of hip hop came from his upbringing in the harsh urban environment..

He grew up under the influence of family members The Hip City Swingers, a rap group out of the early 90’s from Philadelphia, Pa

They had a hit record called “I’m the Man” and are currently residing in Philadelphia. Kemikel Ali is just finishing off recording the singles from his self-produced debut album entitled (Slanguage) ”When We Were Friends, On Deck, W.G.I.L. (What Good Is Love), Foe etc to be released on indie label 58 Street Records in the spring of 2014.

Working along side Gruff ceo of 58 Street Records and former (producer/engineer) of Hip City Swingers 2014 looks promising for Kemikel Ali.

Asher Roth ft. Major Myjah | Last Of The Flohicans

Asher Roth ft. Major Myjah | Last Of The Flohicans
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Break in the City 2014 1/2 Final:
Immigrantz vs La Smala

Winner: La Smala

- Lamine (Vagabond)
- Filco (LCB)
- Didier (All School)

- DJ Cléon
- DJ Ben aka Billy Brown

- Ted aka El Pistolero (Animaniaxxx)
- Phil' Good

DOLLAZ Bonebreaks and Tutting in London | YAK FILMS

Music "Overground" "Zilla March" "Finger Food" by B'zwax

Drew Dollaz Dancer contact:

© YAK FILMS 2013-2014

#SNOWTWERKING: Jillionaire & Salvatore Ganacci (ft. Sanjin) | "Fresh" | BEHIND THE SCENES

Major Lazer member Jillionaire's track "Fresh" is quickly becoming an anthem with support from Skrillex and Dillon Francis. But the most determined support is likely from the dancers who twerked (and BACKFLIPPED) in the SNOW for the video. Check out the behind the scenes here with KarmaloopTV director Shomi Patwary for the most turnt-in-a-blizzard video of the year.

Shop the looks from the video here:

¡MAYDAY! | Marathon Man | Official Music Video

¡MAYDAY! | Marathon Man | Official Music Video

Director/Cinematography/Animation- Alain Navas
Editor/Colorist/VFX/Camera- Jean Pierre Navas
Additional Camera work by Michael Garcia

THE REALNESS: We Celebrate 20 Years of NAS

THE REALNESS: We Celebrate 20 Years of NAS