Last night Kanye West decided to randomly have a listening session to his much anticipated and more than likely album of the year "Yeezus". Take a look below as Kanye sums up the craziness behind the making of the album and shouts out some [forgets the others] of the people he has standing beside him at the Milk Studios in New York City:
Although Schoolboy Q hasn't given out a release date for his upcoming album "Oxymoron" he has been giving out some sneak peaks or leaks of what we should expect. Even though some may became upset with Schoolboy Q's marketing scheme you truly can't be to mad at a oxymoron promoting a project called 'Oxymoron'. I believe he is doing all this on purpose just to give the album title more credit, if you will. But regardless how you look at promotional diagram the material being put out is more enough for the people to stop complaining and just wait for it to drop. Like Schoolboy Q's new sci-fi slash faded off of some sort of drug featuring label mate Kendrick Lamar. This is something the people can and should bump for the rest of the month, while eating collard greens, or at least until the date comes out.
I'm guessing now that the Fast & Furious has had their run throughout Hollywood and the theaters it is only right that the next big high speeding car franchise to step up next. And that big name franchise just so happens to have the perfect name for the topic too, Need For Speed. If you consider yourself a car lover and haven't played any of the needs for speed then something has to be wrong with you. But these of you that did and can't wait to see how they convert this game over to the the big screen welcome to my world. Check out the clip below of the making and mindset of the movie to be.
It is crazy how things tend to work out some times. Just the other day I was going through my PlayStation 3 games and I came across one of my all time favorites Final Fantasy XIII, and with me being the gamer I am I started up a new game and fell in love with it all over again. I say that because less than a week later I came across this epic new trailer for the first Final Fantasy of the next generation consoles, Final Fantasy XV. Now after checking out the trailer i don't want to start rumors or jump to conclusions but one thing I can say is that the graphics during game play are unbelievable. Another tease that can't be overlooked is the new fast paced fighting system that seems as if it'll have you focused on the TV for several hours throughout the day. All-in-all I can't wait for the release of Final Fantasy XV set for some time in 2014.
While performing at the 2013 Governor's Ball in New York City Kanye West shut the city down with performances of unheard material from off his upcoming album 'Yeezus'. Now there really can't be to much said about the tracks and album because there isn't to much information out there about it just yet. Even though it is set to drop in just a week from today Kanye is still keeping everything under wraps about the entire project expect that there is no cover/booklet or image on the CD when you get the it in stores. Plus the fact that there isn't even a single out for it just yet either [It's starting to feel like the 'Watch The Throne' release count down all over again if you ask me]. But peep the videos below of these unheard Yeezus tracks and peep the rant Kanye had to have just because he is who he is.
For the first time since becoming a father Wiz Khalifa sits down with CNN's George Stroumboulopulos [I doubt that you read that correctly] to talk about how hard it is to continue his daily smoking routine while taking care of his new born . Although most would have quit completely or just cut back for their family but Wiz says he still smokes the same amount day in and day out. the only difference that he does point out is how instead of waking up and going straight to smoking room [wake & bake] he has to first check on Bash and take care of what has to be done first. Then once the time comes where someone else steps up to be caretaker Wiz sneaks off to do his favorite past time.
Although the entire commercial is not in English this ad still shouldn't be over looked. While their rival Pepsi has been handing out partnerships all over the place it seems Coca-Cola has been in the lab trying to create the next big thing. And I think that they might be on to something. In fact I already know those die hard Coca-Cola fans will love how they went back to their old school design for the shape of the bottle. The new twist is the the material that is now being used to create the bottle, frozen water. Or in more universal terms, ice. Not only will your drink never get cold but this new bottle has to win all the eco-friendly awards because it truly does help the environment as much as the consumer. The only downfall about this product is that those causal sippers may not enjoy it as much as others because their bottle and drink will evaporate from right out of their hands. Which is maybe why Coca-Cola is only trying this product out in Columbia as of now.
I remember logging into Twitter and swear it seemed like every other tweet was pictures of Drake cropped into some/any sort of image with his DaDa outfit, Cash Money back in the day chains and Timberland boots on. There was even a twitter account created that'll only tweet different Drake cropped images, and I'm not going to lie I wasn't hip of when or where it all came from. Well, that is until now. It seems like Drake has given the visual for DJ Khaled's first single from off of "Suffering From Success" the ultimate hype with little to no effect. Check out the video for 'No New Friends' where Lil Wayne, Drake, Rick Ross and DJ Khaled expect us to believe that they have been down with each other since back in 1996. You can believe that if you want to:
After selling over 150k copies of his first album "Blue Slide Park" independently Mac Miller is back at it again, but with plans to do things even bigger/better this time around. With his second album right around the corner "Watching Movies With The Sound Off" Mac Miller decides to boast his independent promotional hype by dropping a preview of it in form of the tracks from the actual project. With that being said take a listen below to a track called 'Gees' featuring the next member of TDE's camp to blow, Schoolboy Q. Produced by Chuck Inglish, the beat itself should be enough to get you jumping but the cherry on top has to be the lyrics by the two emcees basically letting us know why they are 'Gees'. "Suck my d*ck before I slap you with it":
In the third installment of Wale's behind the scene slash his inspiration for his upcoming MMG sophomore album "The Gifted" Wale focuses on those who he grew up on and those who have help to shape him into the artist he is today. And it's not just Hip-Hop artist Wale puts his focus on, from Fela Kuti to Kanye West, there is a wide range of talent that became his inspiration just like many others before and after him. Two things that I did want to point out in this episode is the two powerful messages that were said by Pharrell Williams and Bob Marley. Pharrell wanted to set the record straight and for it to be clear that even though he has been in the game for over 10 years he still is a student to it all. Mind you he is a better student than who he was when he first came into the game but because of how unique, simple and complex music in general can be it is damn near impossible for someone to truly master it . Another powerful message is when a reporter asked Bob Marley "Are you a rich man?" and replied by saying, "I don't have that type of richness...my richness is life, forever", and I'ma just end it with that. The Gifted in stores June 25th:
Mr.Bentley sets fire to the booth once again over Rick Ross's single '3 Kings' from off of his album "God Forgives, I Don't". Although this isn't any thing to get to hyped over like J.L. Bentley said, "Just a little light heart'd freestyle fun in the studio. Not featured on the upcoming project." So in other words, like DMV's own Wale would say, this just some 'slight work'. But please don't get things confused nor twisted, the work behind the freestyle was slight but the talent behind the work is nothing to get overlooked. And with Bentley being the only one on the track, catching a case for murder, it's only right that he'd title it "One King". Because their truly can be only one true King and that lifestyle isn't fit for every body; no King has it easy. But take a listen below to J.L. Bentley painting a vivid and colorful picture of not what it takes to be King, but the highlight of being one. And the next time you catch yourself day dreaming during the next marathon of 'House' just remember that it all was just a 'lyrical exercise':
Schoolboy Q has been on the come up for the past few years but, like his label mate Kendrick Lamar, now his time has come to drop his debut album and get his shine on. Q released his first major piece of work last year (2012), Habits & Contradictions, in January and it is something that still can get some spins even today. So with that being said you already know Schoolboy Q's "Oxymoron" will have some hip-hop classics on it. Although there isn't a exact release date just yet for "Oxymoron" the well known TDE is doing an extremely dope job of marketing the LP all while still promoting their other artist too. Like how they premiered Q's rumored titled track "Death To Molly" at the end of the extended version of Kendrick Lamar's "B**** Don't Kill My Vibe" video. Even though some would say that "Death To Molly" is referring to the theme of the funeral throughout Kendrick's video, but for all we know it could be for both. Another epic marketing scheme by the good people over at TDE is instead of giving a certain website the exclusiveness of leaking your new song why not give it to a worldwide daily worshiped organization like the NBA/TNT. Which is what they did to get Q's latest single "Hell Of A Night" out to the people. Peep it below:
In a weird sort of way Meek Mills reminds me of 50 Cent, simply because the title to the first major moves. Well now that I think about it the comparison I was trying to get at is for two different projects, but any way. 50 Cent named his first album "Get Rich or Die Trying" which I thought was extremely funny because with that one project 50 got rich and didn't have to die to do it. Then there is Meek Mill and his whole new movement 'Dreamchasers'. Now Meek didn't point where the title sort of does a play on itself as fast as 50 Cent but I believe he has gotten to that point . I'm sure if you would have asked Meek about his dreams a few years ago he would have basically described the life he is living now. From being self made with MMG to his own label, I'm pretty sure Meek Mill has chased his dreams and then some. Yet like how 50 got rich to quick [yes, I know that is just about impossible] what dreams are Meek still chasing? Or maybe I'm just an outsider trying to look in and like Meek Mill put it in his new single from the upcoming "Dreamchasers 3" mixtape there is different levels to it. If so, I guess thus far we have only seen level one from Meek:
Throughout the web I've seen several sites claiming that Wale's new single "Love Hate Thing" is a Marvin Gaye sampled track, when really it is not. Wale has already came out and said that the whole creation slash inspiration behind the single was in fact from Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues" [or known to some as 'Make Me Wanna Holla'], and just off your first listen you can clearly hear Wale shout out Marvin Gaye right off the top.
But for those of you who were already hip to "Inner City Blues", or those of you who have just gotten enlightened, Wale's remix [if you will] is actually very genius. When Marvin Gaye was putting together his masterpiece, like Wale, the love within the borders of his city was focal point of the entire message. The onlt difference between the two is where Marvin Gaye spoke of love as how the government treated the black community back in the day, and struggle living in that system day to day throughout the city. Where as Wale spoke of love as the connection between two people and flip the meaning to being about looking for that special someone. Peep below how MMG's Wale shows off just how gifted he truly is:
Rick Ross always shown that he is about that Thug Life but his really is the first time he has shown off his skills at being a father. In this video Rick Ross brings his son along to sit court side and watch the Miami Heat make history on the Chicago Bulls during their Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals playoff Game 2 showdown. I did actually learn something new from this video, I never knew that people who get those court side tickets also get a 5 star meal during halftime. Which really isn't that hard to believe since those tickets do cost an arm and a leg. But the highlight of this entire video, to me, is how Ross Jr is rocking Lebron from head to toe but never gets to talk to him after the game. Although D.Wade does bless him with a signed pair of his game kicks, so he could not be that mad. Not to mention Ross Jr should be proud and thankful towards his dad for bringing him to the game and for being a genius. With all this bad news dealing with Rick Ross this is the ultimate pay-back by showing he is good guy and doesn't really go around putting molly in girls drinks . In other words, with this video Rozay is just showing how he truly is a Mastermind:
With me being a huge Breakfast Club fan it is only right that I support their first interview with Fabolous. Now if you really think about it Fabolous is one of those rappers that can really take some time off, a few years ago, and then just pop back up with a banging EP/LP or song. When I really think about all the rappers it is just Fabolous and Young Jeezy that can pull that type of style off. Like I remember back in the day when Fabolous use to be extra fresh with the latest sports attire doing a feature for Bow Wow. But now he still rocking the latest fashion styles dropping good music and out here working, while Bow Wow is the host of 106 & Park . Fabolous truly is a OG in the game. And throughout the interview the Breakfast Club touches all these topics and then some. Then they also touch on his personal life with his new son, and how his ex's were apart of the whole reality TV Movement. But after taking it all in one thing is I never knew that Fab was given his name on accident, it all came from a verse he spit way back then Just peep it all below:
I remember back when I first seen the Clipse "Grinding" video, before Pharrall was Pharrall and Pusha T was Pusha T. No offense to Malice. Right at that moment I instantly become a fan, plus the fact that they both were coming out the DMV [Va to be exact] helped to concert me too. But when you fast forward back to the present I sort of have that same feeling I had watching the "Grinding" video towards the release of Pusha T's first solo album "My Name Is My Name", and so for nothing has let me down. Not to mention in the age we live in we can really see the creation process behind music way easier than we could back then. Like this video of Pusha T hearing "Numbers On The Boards" for the first time and already knows it is a hit:
Now I don't remember the exact the date from the top of my head but I remember Kanye did drop this track the night after the morning Jay-Z shut everything down with Open Letter. And I already know Pusha T was loving the release set-up even though Hov is the ultimate act to follow. But that black shirts and drugs video Pusha T was talking about; peep it right here:
The Dream is back at it once again. For the fourth time to be exact. Which would completely explain the reason behind Dream naming this upcoming album "IV Play". Honestly I feel like the only reason why he didn't name his IV, the Roman numbers by themselves, is because Beyonce had already beat him to punch. Any who, the topic at hand is Dream's new single featuring Jay-Z titles "High Art". Even though personally this does not really sound like Dream type of record it does have that The Dream sort of feel to me, if that makes sense. Maybe is because usually when ever I hear a Dream record it is mostly about/for the ladies, but this one comes across as if it was made for his male fans out there. What artist do you know that would get a Jay-Z feature to get the ladies attention [Not saying Hov doesn't get the ladies attention too]. I'll wait. But with all that being said, don't get me wrong it is no doubt another radio killer. For all of the players out there who are about that Jet Life while making moves or in the club with the red eyes you might just be asking the DJ to give this one more spin:
Directed by Tha Razor. Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y release the first visual from off of their joint LP project "Live in Concert", and of course it would be track number four called "Toast". Which is the perfect song not only to be the first single but the perfect song to start things off when live in concert. The song, like the title points out, is sort of like Wiz and Curren$y taking turns making their own personal toast about how great their lives are and just why you should be hating. The only thing that is off about everything is they are not raising glasses for the toast, more like sparking and putting smoke in the air in as a substitute to the wine. And you would think with this being the video for a sort of stunting sort of song it would be a stunting sort of video, wrong. The smoking duo go with a in-studio set-up with weed as their co-star, just so we all can focus on the lyrics and see what their toasting. Plus to give a behind the scenes footage of the making of the whole joint album [get it 'joint' album]. Check out the video below and if you don't already have the album go and download a copy: