Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Camo is one of the few prints that works for every season, and Nike is using a special rendition of the design to construct a clean pair of Roshe Runs. These incorporate a tiger camo print over ripstop nylon, giving the look a thicker feel than the original fabric you may be used to. Pick these up from CNCPTS right now if you're looking to cop a pair.

Shaadow Sefiroth | NOIR x WHITE | Sango BB don't Cry

Chilled out freestyle on a mellow track by Sango one of the best remixes I've heard of cry me a river so far therefore this had to be recorded .
shout out to jay for the filming

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Joey Bada$$ | Christ Conscious | Prod. by Basquiat

Joey Bada$$ - "Christ Conscious" (Prod. by Basquiat)

Joey Bada$$ releases his second single "Christ Conscious" off his debut album "B4DA$$" which will be in stores soon.

Buy "Christ Conscious" on iTunes: smarturl.it/christconscious

Watch the official music video on MTV: on.mtv.com/1nCGhpi



B4DA$$ Tour Dates
10/1: Barrymore - Madison, WI: bit.ly/1oNmrRz
10/2: Metro - Chicago, IL: bit.ly/1BPZDuJ
10/3: Mill City - Minneapolis, MN: bit.ly/Vki7T3
10/4: Granada - Lawrence, KS: bit.ly/1t0qr7o
10/5: Slowdown - Omaha, NE: bit.ly/1AjKqk6
10/7: Gothic - Englewood, CO: bit.ly/1pcn9MK
10/8: Complex - Salt Lake City, UT: bit.ly/1qBRNMy
10/10: Showbox - Seattle, WA: bit.ly/1oNuPWl

For all of the B4DA$$ tour dates, visit theproera.com/tour/

Monday, September 29, 2014

Nader Red | Chi-town Living | Official Music Video

Nader Red | Chi town Living | Official Music Video

Jamal Crawford | BEST Handles In The WORLD! OFFICIAL Mixtape Vol 2!

Jamal Crawford Has The BEST Handles In The WORLD! OFFICIAL Mixtape Vol 2!

We got the pleasure of cover the Seattle Pro Am for the second straight year and we proudly present Jamal Crawford's mixtape volume 2. He's just ridiculous!

Jhene Aiko Talks Not Selling Sex, Childish Gambino, Drake, Pretty Bird, Nas + More

Exclusive in-depth interview with Jhene Aiko. In part 3 Jhene talks to Nick Huff Barili about why she chose to only have one rap feature in her album as opposed to her ep which featured many rappers. Jhene details that the only rap feature on Souled Out was Common on the albums final track Pretty Bird. After talking about how she made Pretty Bird, Jhene goes on to share her thoughts of Childish Gambino's recent statement that Rap is done. "I just fell like the lines are being blurred. There is no such thing as a rapper any more.

Every rapper sings now. Every singer raps now. They play the guitar. I think everyone is just experimenting and sort of drawing from all the things that we are exposed to which is everything." While stating that she doesn't find herself in competition with any other artists in particular, Jhene states that she is inspired by male rappers like Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Jay Z more so than R&B artist. "I consider myself a lyricist and so I am definitely inspired by a lot rappers because all they have is their words....

The lyrics are the most important thing to me." When asked about the current state of R&B Jhene states "Specially with female artists it's all about selling sex and selling your body. The emphasis is not on the music or what you are saying." The interview ends with Jhene sharing her experience of touring with Nas and Drake.

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The Black Keys | Live In Chicago | Turn Blue Tour 2014

The Black Keys | Live In Chicago

"Leavin' Trunk"


"Gotta Get Away"

"Gold On The Ceiling"

Cassidy: 50 Cent "Should Put Up Money On Me vs. Eminem"

Cassidy: 50 Cent Should Put Up Money on Me vs. Eminem

Cassidy shared his thoughts on Keith Murray vs. Fredro Starr and the lyrical talent of Eminem in this clip from his exclusive interview with VladTV.

Cassidy likes the fact that Keith and Fredro have the courage to step into the ring, however, he doesn't like the fact that they are going to be battling over beats. He thinks that battles should be conducted without any musical help, and referenced his past battle with Freeway and how he defeated him while Freeway was asking to put a beat on. Cassidy then addressed the idea of Eminem stepping back into the ring and whether or not he views him as one of the best lyricists in the world.

Cassidy has never seen Eminem battle outside of the movie "8 Mile," and doesn't necessarily think that he is as "unbeatable" as many people believe he is. He would be willing to battle Eminem and have 50 Cent put up money on the battle - money that Cassidy is confident he could take.

Joell Ortiz: Bobby Shmurda | Showing The Real NYC

Joell Ortiz chopped it up with VladTV correspondent Jenny Boom Boom and shared his love for Bobby Shmurda, mainly because he feels Shmurda's video, "Hot N****" showed the real daily life of a kid from Flatbush.

When Jenny compares Ortiz's group Slaughterhouse to Yonkers spitters The Lox, Ortiz can see the similarities, and says he loves running into to those guys because they are genuinely great people that he can talk to about real life situations.

Ortiz is then asked who his favorite female rapper was coming up, and he responds with Lauryn Hill, saying she was rhyming just as well as her male counterparts in an era where everyone had skills.


Coast 2 Coast LIVE | Chicago Edition Recap 9/22

Coast 2 Coast LIVE | Chicago Edition Recap 9/22

Artists sign up to perform at the next mixer: http://www.coast2coastlive.com

Featuring Special Guest Judges:




Shok-Raw v 4Real | All Styles Final | Sun City Floor Masters | #SXSTV

Shok-Raw v 4Real | All Styles Final | Sun City Floor Masters | #SXSTV


STEP x STEP: Uniting Dancers Around The World
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Jam-Rock & Joey Kaotyk vs Morris & Kareem | Illest 2v2 BBOY Finals | UDEF&Silverback | Strife.TV

Jam-Rock & Joey Kaotyk vs Morris & Kareem | Illest 2v2 BBOY Finals | UDEF&Silverback | Strife.TV

Gorilla Warfare/Beatz N Pieces(Jam-Rock & Kayotik)
Fallen Kings (Morris & Kareem)

Winner: Fallen Kings

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Knuckleheadz Cali vs Fallen Kingz | Illest 2v2 Semi-Finals | UDEF&Silverback | Strife.TV

Knuckleheadz Cali vs Fallen Kingz | Illest 2v2 Semi-Finals | UDEF&Silverback | Strife.TV

Winner: Fallen Kingz

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Apollo The Great | Wish I Could Sing | Official Music Video

Music Video for Wish I Could Sing performed by Apollo The Great.

Copyright (C) 2014 AubGreen Collective.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Dej Loaf | Try Me & We Good | Videos

Listen to Dej Loaf "Try Me" on soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/moaninmonkeys


The Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max looks good in basically any color imaginable, and “Cool Grey” is definitely not a bad choice to rock with. With the exception of a speckled white Free/Max Air sole unit, the entire sneaker is dressed in the grey hue and constructed from a suede and mesh combination. Get these now for $110 over at Premier.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Atmosphere | My Lady Got Two Men | Official Music Video

Atmosphere | My Lady Got Two Men | Official Music Video

iTunes: http://bit.ly/South_iTunes
CD/Vinyl: http://bit.ly/Southsiders
Amazon: http://bit.ly/Southsiders_amz

Subscribe for more: http://bit.ly/RhymesayersYT

Shot by Adam J Dunn
Directed by Adam J Dunn and Anthony Davis
Styled by Jen Yumang and Mandy Johnson

Catch Atmosphere on the North of Hell Tour:
10.02.14 - Glasgow, Scotland - 02 ABC 2
10.03.14 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy
10.05.14 - London, UK - Koko
10.06.14 - Birmingham, UK - The Library and The Institute
10.07.14 - Bristol, UK - Trinity Centre
10.08.14 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
10.10.14 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
10.11.14 - Zurich, Switzerland - Rote Fabrik
10.12.14 - Paris, France - La Machine du Moulin Rouge
10.14.14 - Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefahrlich
10.15.14 - Brussels, Belgium - VK
10.16.14 - Cologne, Germany - Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld
10.17.14 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club
10.20.14 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Hornstulls Strand
10.21.14 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervik
10.22.14 - Malmo, Sweden - KB
10.23.14 - Oslo, Norway - Vulkan
10.24.14 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset
11.02.14 - Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose Tap House
11.04.12 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
11.05.14 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
11.06.14 - Little Rock, AR - Juanita's Cantina
11.07.14 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
11.10.14 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
11.11.14 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's
11.12.14 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
11.14.14 - Richmond, VA - The National
11.15.14 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
11.16.14 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
11.17.14 - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
11.18.14 - Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
11.20.14 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue Theater
11.21.14 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
11.22.14 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
11.23.14 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue

Hit-Boy | Where I'm From, Presented By vitaminwater®

JAY Z's Life+Times and vitaminwater® present a new documentary series called "Where I'm From." The series premiere follows producer extraordinaire Hit-Boy, detailing his journey from starting out by making beats on FruityLoops to hustling past his opposition to become the inspiring super producer he is today.

Chicago Creative: JC Rivera

We teamed up with Ploom for a unique event and content series profiling & celebrating Chicago-based artists. The "Chicago Creative Series" features pop-up art installations and behind the scenes photos & documentaries showcasing immensely talented artists in the Windy City.

Here, participating artist JC Rivera is profiled in this short video by Andrew Zeiter. Shot at JC's studio, take a look at his art, his process and daily efforts to do something different.

Look for more videos & photos from the series coming soon. #ArtMusicPax


Ryan Leslie | New New | Official Video

From the MZRT album exclusively available here: http://goo.gl/WS419t

Executive Producer: Ryan Leslie
Directed & Edited by: Ryan Leslie
Cinematographer/DoP: Adam Ardekani
Steadicam Op: Dalton Price
Producer - Geneva: Rafik Djerbi
Producer - Cannes: Alice Bertrand
DMM Application Voice: Maria Papathanasiou

Ready To Die 20 Year Anniversary | Brooklyn

ThatsEnuff.com own Jameer took a trip around Brooklyn on the 20th anniversary of Biggie "Ready To Die" album. He spoke with a couple of locals on the historic album and how it influenced their upbringing. Check out the video and make sure to share some of your moments.

Jonwayne | Rhythm Roulette

For this installment of Rhythm Roulette, we linked up with the man who tears down shows in Teva sandals, Stones Throw Records Producer/rapper Jonwayne. We took Jonwayne to Poobah Records in Pasadena, CA to pick out three records while blindfolded. The fun begins once we start to witness what he came up with. Out of the three records, he ended up going drawing joints from The Ritchie Family's Give Me A Break, as well as The Stylistics' Sun & Soul record he considered using to be "cheating," because it's a given that there is good shit on there. Nonetheless, your boy crafted two joints back-to-back for your listening pleasure.

B.J The Chicago Kid | Real Late w/ Peter Rosenberg

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Please help our good friend Mc JUICE. He is in a situation many of you are not aware of. Check out our Indiegogo campaign below. Please help us reach our goal by funding and sharing!

Donate now and help the legendary rapper avoid ten years in prison for a crime he did not commit.


Kendrick Lamar | i | Audio

Kendrick Lamar | i | Audio
Available now http://smarturl.it/iKL

God | Follow Your Dreams | Official Music Video

God | Follow Your Dreams


NBA 2K15 | MyCAREER Mentors Trailer

NBA 2K15 | MyCAREER Mentors Trailer

MC Juice #HelloHipHop 3 Year Anniversary Tonight! #Chicago #HipHop

Visit us @ www.Facebook.com/HelloHipHop

We want to see all of our people come out and celebrate 3 years of supporting local and touring artist. All past artist, regulars and friends come out!

At Subt Lounge
2011 W. North ave.

Performances by:

MC Juice
Goni Perfect
Magix King

Only $5

Music by DJ's Shon Roka, DJ Illanoiz & Bvax

Our mission is to re-introduce you to a sense of culture in the Hip Hop scene in Chicago by bringing you events that feature polished veterans, up & coming talent & everyone in between.
We are dedicated to connecting a diverse crowd of people, so we can all build ...
Oh yeah and we wanna party!

If you would like to perform or DJ at a future event we would prefer that you come out to one of our events and experience what we do but you can also send an email with a press kit or links to music video to HelloHipHop@ymail.com

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Greighwolfe | I Still | Okay Acoustic

Newcomer Greighwolfe gave us a beautiful and uh, sultry stripped down version of his song "I Still" with Basil Wajdowicz on piano. Full story: http://bit.ly/stillgr3igh

Producer: Allison Swank
Director: Sean Phazes
Videographers: Sean Phazes + Eddie Grams
Sound Engineer: Robert Lux
Editor: Sean Phazes
Location: Engine Room Audio (http://engineroomaudio.com/)


Tricky ft. Tirzah | Sun Down

Sun Down' feat. Tirzah is taken from the new Tricky album 'Adrian Thaws' - Out Now!

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TrickyATI • Amazon: http://geni.us/TrickyAdrianThaws

With his latest album Adrian Thaws, out now on his own False Idols imprint, Tricky unveils the striking music video for the single 'Sun Down', which features guest vocals from Tirzah. Actor Norman Reedus of the hit television show 'The Walking Dead' co-stars with Tricky, along with actress Mizuo Peck (Night At The Museum, A Case of You).

The music video, which Tricky directed himself, was shot in Brooklyn and features Reedus and Tricky playing fictionalized versions of themselves dealing with the ugly fallout of a domestic dispute.

The introduction to the video is soundtracked by the Young Fathers remix of Tricky's "Nicotine Love."

Video credits:

Director: Tricky / Adrian Thaws
Co-Starring: Norman Reedus, Mizuo Peck
Camera: Jay Sprogell, Lee Jaffe, Patrick Carroll, Jordan Levine
Production: Risa Knight, Lee Jaffe, Stephen Bolles
Production Assistant: Marrissa Williamson
Editing: Patrick Carroll, Mike Macalincag
Post Production: Jordan Levine, 11th Dimension Media

Club scene interiors shot at Cameo Gallery, Brooklyn:


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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lecrae | All I Need Is You | @Lecrae @ReachRecords

Lecrae's seventh studio album "Anomaly" is now available for pre-order! Featuring Andy Mineo, Kari Jobe, for King and Country and Crystal Nicole. The album drops 9.9.14.

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Brother Ali | Home Away From Home Tour | Hits The Northwest!

Buy Tickets NOW!: http://bit.ly/HAFHdates
Subscribe for more: http://bit.ly/RhymesayersYT
Listen/Download "Home Away From Home": http://bit.ly/HFAHaudio

"The first week on The Home Away From Home Tour was incredible. So many great shows, so much love. This week we hit the North West. Here's why Seattle is one of my homes away from home. We're headed to a city near you so get you tix now and we'll SEE YOU SOON.

" -Ali

Song Produced by: Brother Ali
Directed by: 1Light Films

Home Away From Home Tour
Feat. Brother Ali
w/ Bambu & DJ LAST WORD
Hosted by: MaLLY

Full list of remaining dates:
September 23 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile
September 24 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
September 25 - Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub
September 26 - Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo
September 27 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne
September 28 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
September 30 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst
October 1 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
October 2 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
October 3 - Las Vegas, NV - Beauty Bar
October 4 - Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones
October 5 - San Diego, CA - Porter's Pub
October 8 - Tucson, AZ - Congress
October 9 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red
October 10 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
October 11 - El Paso, TX - Sector 7
October 14 - Austin, TX - Stubb's BBQ
October 15 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
October 16 - Dallas, TX - HOB Small Room
October 17 - New Orleans, LA - HOB Parish
October 18 - Birmingham, AL - Workplay
October 20 - Orlando, FL - The Social
October 22 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
October 23 - Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5
October 24 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
October 25 - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry
October 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
October 29 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
October 30 - Providence, RI - Met Cafe
October 31 - Boston, MA - Middle East
November 1 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
November 4 - Montreal, QC - Phi Centre
November 5 - Toronto, ON - Tattoo
November 6 - London, ON - London Music Hall
November 7 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt
November 8 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
November 10 - Columbus, OH - Skully's
November 11 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
November 13 - Madison, WI - High Noon
November 14 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's

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T.I. ft. Skylar Grey | New National Anthem

T.I. ft. Skylar Grey | New National Anthem

Music Video by T.I. ft. Skylar Grey performing New National Anthem. (C) 2014 Grand Hustle, LLC under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

Fluffy x PsalmOne x Angel Davanport | Its 1973 | Directed by @mudwingmedia

Futuristic | No Way | Video

FREE DOWNLOAD (extended version) - https://soundcloud.com/onlyfuturistic...


Directed by: @JakobOwens

DP: Tom Taugher

Produced by @ThisIsTwigg

Delirious | Vinyl Destination | DJ Jazzy Jeff

With only a few days left on their European tour, the lack of sleep begin to take effect on the crew. The antics carry them along until a slight fright in the sky on their way to Moscow. Catch the drama as they wrap up the tour and head home but only for a few weeks.

DJ Skee Reviews FIFA '15

DJ SKEE reviews FIFA '15 and shares the game improvements, new features and more.

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20Grand Pikaso | Smoke and Mirrors

The Story is deep the message is clear and the artist is 20Grand Pikaso. The Brooklyn Emcee drops his new Visual Smoke and Mirrors produced by Banga and Throow and directed by Joe Cap. Stay tuned for NO NAPOLEON this year its worth the wait...



Freestyle Session: Las Vegas Recap | udeftour.org | Stance | Silverback Bboy Events 2014

Freestyle Session: Las Vegas Recap | udeftour.org | Stance | Silverback Bboy Events 2014

Sponsored by udeftour.org and Silverback Bboy Events

Filmed and Edited by Anderson Ko

Monday, September 22, 2014

Kanye West Aahh! Fest FULL SET in Chicago

Kanye West Aahh! Fest FULL SET in Chicago

(Scroll below for songs/timestamps)

Common put together the first annual Aahh! Fest in Chicago promoting peace, love, and prosperity with a lineup of some of the city's finest artists. Kanye was the special surprise guest artist, and here's his full live set filmed on the iPhone 6+ 1080p HD!

Kanye also brought out Common to conclude the fest with a special performance of "Get Em High".

0:00 "All Falls Down"
0:52 "Can't Tell Me Nothing"
2:10 "Power"
3:49 "I Don't Like"
5:40 "Mercy"
7:33 "New Slaves"
10:27 "All of the Lights"
11:40 "Good Life"
13:32 "Gold Digger"
13:59 "Homecoming"
15:25 "Blood on the Leaves"
16:42 "N****s In Paris"
18:00 "Get 'Em High" with Common

Nemo Achida | Come Alive | Official Music Video

Nemo Achida | Come Alive | Official Music Video

Directed by Nemo Achida & Levon Trip
Edited by Levon Trip
Music produced by Pinky Liberachi
Song written by Nemo Achida

The Foreign Exchange | Dreams Are Made For Two ft. Carlitta Durand

The Foreign Exchange ft. Carlitta Durand

Directed by Kenneth Price
Love in Flying Colors
+ FE Music

Buy Love In Flying Colors on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lov...

AAHH! Fest | Common x Kanye West x Twista x Lupe Fiasco x Dave Chappelle | Live Video (Pursuit of Dopeness)

AAHH! Fest

Dave Chappelle

Lupe Fiasco | "I Don't Like

Lupe Fiasco | "Next To It"

Lupe Fiasco | "Kick, Push"

Common ft. Vince Staples & Jay Electronica | "Kingdom (Remix)"

Common | "Freestyle"

Kanye West | "Power" & "I Don't Like"

Kanye West | "Jesus Walks" & "Touch The Sky"

Twista | "Overnight Celebrity"

YAK to the BAY All Styles Dance Battle 2014 | ART + SOUL Oakland

YAK to the BAY All Styles Dance Battle 2014 | ART + SOUL Oakland

Music: "TUT" by SoundSnobz

More about the ART + SOUL Festival, happening every year in Downtown Oakland, California:

Dance battle hosted, deejayed and filmed by YAK

© YAK FILMS 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Brickheadz Crew At Your Next Event! #BHZLife

For Bookings: thebrickheadz@gmail.com or Contact: Shon Roka

BEST Basketball Vines Compilation Vol. 11

BEST Basketball Vines Compilation Vol. 11

Submit vines to @EliteMixtapesNC for a chance to be featured in the next video!

Pinned x Stitched: AFROPUNK'14 FASHION

At this year’s AFROPUNK music festival at Commodore Barry Park, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, artists like D’Angelo and SZA took the stage. And as in previous years, festival goers did not disappoint with their unique and colorful style. Here are a few looks like that caught our Fashion Forward Duo Meron B & B-Hawk of "Pinned x Stitched" eyes.

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Return of the BBoy | Interview with Poe One

Before his workshop at the HipHopHuis in Rotterdam, Poe One had a little talk with the guys from Return Of The Bboy. Check what the man had to say and try to understand what it means to represent for this culture.

Bgirl Terra (7 yrs old) at Battle of the Year: Europe / Freestyle Session Europe 2014


bgirl Terra (7 yrs old) at Battle of the Year: Europe

7 year old bgirl Terra at Freestyle Session Europe 2014


Video games were designed to be experienced with a crowd. Sure, depending on the title and its genre, there is much fun to be had from a single-player, narrative-driven campaign, but most of us find more amusement when socializing and teaming with others for some multiplayer mayhem. Whether its Call of Duty, Gears of War or World of Warcraft, everyone has a favorite cooperative game they’re constantly dragging friends online to play. While expanding their horizons, they’re noticing the wider selection of IPs out on the market delivering the same addictive and entertaining gameplay. Do you seek a new multiplayer fix? Here are 15 online co-op games you need to be playing with your friends.


Do you really want to put a friend’s loyalty to the test? Place them on the battlefield of this open-world, tactical shooter and see if they’re capable of lying down cover fire. Arma III is arguably the most extensive and realistic war simulator out, presenting an in-game editor and custom mission creator that allows up to 16 players to partake in it. Go mod crazy and invite friends to join your infantry to take out enemy threats.


Everyone’s favorite addiction became even more serious once Rockstar introduced the online component of its open-world action shooter dubbed GTA Online. Upon creating a character, you’re thrown into a random server with 16 other maniacal gamers, who most likely share the same affinity for causing havoc on the streets of Los Santos. Recruit robbers on the go and loot stores, or take on rival gangs by forming your own. The developer has plans to release a new Heists mode sometime in the coming weeks, but at this point, it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see it bundled with the upcoming PS4, PC and Xbox One versions slated this fall.


One of the few PC titles to support six-play online co-op, the dark fantasy RPG joins gamers together through party invites. From there the gang can seek out adventures and enter combat zones. Having the option to join a party at any given moment is a sweet deal. Although the game’s biggest selling point is in its six optional classes — Duelist, Marauder, Ranger, Shadow, Templar and Witch — where anyone can go buck wild customizing their characters.


If you ask a real gamer what they’re playing at the moment, and nine times out of 10, the response will be Destiny. Not the full-length version, but the actual beta. It’s crazy. With access to a co-op Strike mission that welcomes fireteams of up to three players and a Crucible competitive multiplayer component, the alpha offers enough content to keep you hooked for hours on end. There’s a reason why the forums are calling Bungie’s shooter frontrunner for Game of the Year.


Working with others is a challenge, but in the case of this stealth action title, it can be fun and rewarding. Be paired with three other robbers online, each boasting a special trait, and plot Ocean’s 11 to pull off a successful heist. Players can choose from a list of eight different classes, including a locksmith, pickpocket, mole, hacker and more. Sneak past alarms and armed guards with a little teamwork, stealing everything in sight. Show that there is an honor amongst thieves after all.


For the one percent of gamers out there who haven’t succumbed to the hype of Activision’s shooter, it’s okay to give in at this point. We say that because you can only take so much Battlefield 4 multiplayer before the feeling of loneliness strikes. Ghosts has a variety of co-op modes to engage in from 6-player teams fighting against bots on multiplayer maps to 4-player squadrons creating defenses against an alien invasion. The fast-paced action forces players to collaborate as a unit, something most BF4 conformists might need some adjusting to.


A modern throwback that borrows cues from past classics like Contra and Metal Slug, this side-scrolling shooter invites players to engage in some chaotic run-and-gun action. The gun-crafting system is insane to say the least with a variety of different weapons made available through the use of acquired resources dropped by enemies. Assault rifles, machine guns and pistols can basically be matched with barrels, magazines, and scopes to assemble even heavier firepower. Link up with four players to run through over 100 levels and eliminate baddies along the way.


It’s time you come to terms with reality. Dark Souls II is impossible to beat solo. However, with a group, you stand a fighting chance. Gluttons for punishment can team up together and experience the same spirit-crushing torment through 4-player co-op, calling on each other through the use of white summon stones and receiving souls as a reward for assisting in boss battles. Just know there is a limit on summons, which is reflected by the amount of enemies defeated. Play it smart and save the backup for serious encounters. Oh wait, that’s every time.


The PS4 exclusive might be limited on multiplayer modes, but the content found in its latest Intercept expansion makes up for any co-op shortcomings. Sony fanboys can join a team of four to set out and intercept intel transmitted by the Helghast military. Each player has the luxury of choosing from four new character classes — Medic, Marksman, Tactician and Assault — while tasked with separate duties to help complete the mission. It’s all about scoring kills and teamwork.


The card-based strategy game is awesome as a standalone title, but it works better as a competitive multiplayer game. Whether it’s through the story campaign or unique game modes, Ironclad Tactics lets you engage in seamless co-op play without any restrictions. Options to build collaborative decks or go at it with separate ones are at your disposal. The more players involved, the more addictive it gets.

11. PORTAL 2

Some co-op titles just have infinite replay value. Portal 2 just happens to be one of them. Valve’s first-person puzzler requires two minds to get past a series of mental-grieving challenges, placing responsibility on each player to move through their respective portals. Drop your guard and it’s only a matter of moves before one or the other is trapped in an endless wormhole. The campaign is short, but ridiculously enjoyable.


The first official expansion for Diablo III addresses the numerous issues present in the standalone title by adding new content and improved gameplay features. Blizzard opens up the virtual domain to join one of six different classes and tackle Act V of the Diablo III story. In co-op mode, you can earn bonus XP while balancing the difficulty level depending on the number of players present onscreen. Adventure mode manages to extend the multiplayer experience, letting everyone split up to complete bounties solo, earning credit and rewards for the entire team in the process.


How to Survive is a different style of zombie game, one that plays more like a crossbreed of Dead Island and Diablo. Join other survivors in the online multiplayer story and challenge modes to fight off the undead in hopes of surviving another day. The character skill trees are similar, but each one carries a unique trait that others in your party can’t use, forcing players to implement group strategies when swarmed around infected bodies. While lacking the wide array of gameplay found in most other survival-horror titles, How to Survive has enough substance to satisfy crowds until The Walking Dead comes back on the air this October.

14. PAYDAY 2

Heist fanatics looking to recreate infamous burglary scenes from pop culture classics like Heat or Point Break can live vicariously through the co-op FPS. Payday 2 succeeds at putting together well-planned bank robberies, letting teammates assign roles, scope out targeted joints, and strategize raids. The game stresses organization and preparation, as the slightest slipup will leave your entire team sitting in the back of a SWAT van. Don’t let it be you who takes the fall.


Don’t sleep on turn-based strategy games. With the right group of people, games like Age of Wonders III prove to be more entertaining than expected. The PC title throws a number of playable options at you like 8-player battles that divvy players up between humans and the AI to standalone scenarios with everyone on the same team. Execute attacks simultaneously via “adjacent hex rule” and fight against the same enemies on the tactical map.