New Music: Pusha T “Ooh” Feat. Hodgy Beats, Liva...
Clipse’s clothing line, Play Cloths, has released their own holiday mixtape in support of the new 2011 collection. One of the new songs off the tape features the Re-Up Gang members and Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator. Download: Play Clothes Holiday 2011 -brooks
New Music: Amy Winehouse - The Girl From Ipanema
More New Music from the Late great Amy Winehouse. Lioness: Hidden Treasures (due out next tuesday, December 6th) Posted By AC
David Guetta Performs "Without You" Featuring...
If you missed the performance, check it out here.. Posted By AC
New Video:Ryan Leslie - "Beautiful Lie"
R Les puts down some flows on “Beautiful Lie”. Check out the new visuals Posted By AC
Sunny Choi x Walking Towards You [Cancer Charity...
Sunny Choi is back at it again with a new video for the Canadian Cancer Society. SUPPORT THE AMAZING COMPILATION ALBUM An AMAZING 111 artists are part of a compilation e-album containing 121 songs — a record-breaking number for a single release. This AMAZING compilation is now selling for just $10. Proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society (60%) for research and prostate cancer...
Krystle Cruz ft. Phil Aguinaldo x Billie Holiday x...
I love it when artists I follow do anything that isn’t mainstream. Not only does it show me that they have their own thoughts, but their choice of song always gives a more personal look on their style. -SHIFT
New Music: The Roots "One Time" f. Phonte & Dice...
This is the latest single from the legendary group The Roots. Their new record undun drops December 6th. As a bonus, take a listen to The Roots 13th studio album in full. They partnered with NPR to make it happen. Enjoy. The Roots - Undun (Stream) -brooks
New Music: 50 Cent "Stop Crying"
Here’s the first single off 50’s latest project, The Big 10. -brooks
Aimée Proal x Lighters / Super Bass Mashup
Holy crap, this girl can sing her ass off! I can’t hear any heavy autotune on her voice, if any at all when she goes after those high notes, can you? -SHIFT
Kanye West & Jay-Z Perform at the Victoria's...
Kanye West and Jay-Z performed “Ni**as in Paris” on the runway at Victoria’s Secret’s Fashion show tonight. Check out the video here: Kanye West also performed “Stronger” in a tribute to his late mother, Donda West: -Swagneto
Interview:WALE STOPS ‘TRAFFIC’ WITH J. COLE,...
Wale has been on a high since his sophomore album Ambitiondebuted at the top of the charts earlier this month. In the second part of our interview, the Maybach Music signee spoke about his tight bond with J. Cole, advice from the Bawse, and what’s next for him. “That’s my brother,” Wale told Rap-Up TV of the Roc Nationrapper. “We talked the day his album leaked, we talked the day...
New Video: ASAP Rocky - Demons
ASAP Rocky releases a new video for the track ‘Demons’. Shot by Donjai Posted By AC
Mixtape: B.o.B "E.P.I.C. (Every Play Is Crucial)"
Bobby Ray’s been spitting that hot fire as of late. His latest mixtape features everybody from Big K.R.I.T. to Eminem to the artist formerly known as Mos Def. See the tracklist and download link after the jump. -brooks 1. Epic f. Playboy Tre Meek Mill (prod. Lil C) 2. Wrong f. Spodee (prod. Ryan Tedder) 3. Guest List f. Rosco Dash (prod. B.o.B & Kutta) 4. What Are We Doing...
New Video: Cee-Lo Green “Anyway”
A few weeks ago Cee-Lo put out the lyric video for his new single “Anyway.” Now, he’s releasing the official video for the single, which appears on The Lady Killer (The Platinum Edition) , which is in stores now. -brooks
Mixtape: Lupe Fiasco "Friend Of The People"
Over the weekend, Lupe Fiasco dropped a new mixtape called Friend of The People. It was initially set to drop around Christmas of 2009 but was set aside. Additionally, Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap album is said to be dropping soon. Download: Lupe Fiasco – Friend of The People (Mixtape) -brooks
New Video:Birdman ft Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne --...
Cash Money/Young Money millionaires Birdman, Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Wayne finally premiere the video for Birdman’s first single, “Y.U Mad,” from his upcoming album, Bigga Than Life. The music video, which features Nicki dressed as a female Lil’ Wayne, was directed by Gil Green Posted By AC
Video:"No Apologies" Rekstizzy | Decipher |...
Rekstizzy (Queens NY) Decipher (Philly) Dumbfoundead (LA) collab’d on this track “No apologies”. Posted By AC
Trey Songz Readies "Inevitable" EP Full Stream
After giving his fans two free mixtapes, “#Lemmeholdatbeat2″ and “Anticipation II,” Trey Songz returns with his EP ‘Inevitable,’ available on iTunes tomorrow, November 29. The 5-track offering starts with the uplifting song “Top of the World” and features the Fabolous-assisted single “What I Be On.” Trey will return in 2012 with his fifth studio album Chapter 5. Stream the EP in its entirety...
New Music:Amy Winehouse - Halftime
Here’s the third of four previously unreleased cuts dotting the tracklist of Amy Winehouse’s posthumous holiday season release Lioness: Hidden Treasures, following her Nas collabo “Like Smoke” and the Ruby & The Romantics cover “Our Day Will Come.” Below, hear “Halftime”: Posted By AC
New Music: The Ruff Ryders – “World’s Greatest”
New music from the upcoming Ruff Ryders compilation album Past, Present, Futurefeaturing DMX, Jadakiss, Styles P, Sheek Louch, Swizz Beatz, Drag-On andMurda Mook. Posted By AC
Trey Songz Gives Back With 'Trey's Angels' Benefit...
Trigga used his star power to help those in need this past weekend. Last Friday, Trey Songz performed a benefit concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The evening’s event was live streamed to fans for a $5 donation, with proceeds going towards his Angels with Hearts Foundation. Rise and Grind was in there full effect.. Shout out to Jojo Brim and KWL. Trey Songz on...
Interview: Mary J. Blige on Chelsea Lately
I’m really finding Mary J Blige to not only be an iconic figure in the RNB world, but really an inspiration for humanity. Her journey as a person in the public eye is really one that people can relate to. From her struggles to her relationships and how she turned her life around. Success is not for everyone. There are a few people who can really sustain the responsibility of their own...
New Music: Swizz Beatz “Off The Cuff”
Check out Swizzy’s latest track titled ” Off The Cuff”..tough record Posted by AC
New Video:Beyoncé - Dance For You
Channeling her inner Jessica Rabbit, Beyonce gets super sexy and sultry for her latest video which can be found on her upcoming DVD release, Live At Roseland: The Elements of 4, due out tomorrow, November 29! Posted By AC
Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter IV' Goes Double Platinum
Lil Wayne is still doing numbers. The Young Money general’s latest album, Tha Carter IV, has been certified double platinum by the RIAA, with almost 1,700,000 copies moved to date. Posted By AC
Video:Sean Paul - She Doesn't Mind
After a long hiatus Sean Paul comes out of hiding and drops a new visual for “She Doesn’t Mind” Posted By AC
Video: The Weeknd – The Knowing
The Weeknd - The Knowing (Official Video) from xoxxxoooxo on Vimeo. The Weeknd chose a record from his 1st mixtape, House of Balloons, which came out in March to serve as his first official music video. Directed by French filmmaker Mikael Colombu Posted By AC
Traphik x Freaks and Geeks x Weekly 16's
Traphik is at it again dropping bars for his weekly 16. This is motivating me to maybe try to do the same thing every week, get your bars up! -SHIFT
Video: B.o.B Feat.The Roots “Strange Clouds” Live...
211112313135 by YardieGoals Check out B.O.B on Jimmy Fallon Last night. He gets some assistance from the Roots for his live performance of “Strange Clouds” Posted By AC
Video: Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa ft. Bruno Mars –...
Watch the official video for Wiz Khalifa & Snoop Dogg’s ‘Young Wild & Free’ off Mac + Devin Go To High School, in stores December 13th. Posted By AC
Results are in Drake sells 630,571 Copies Of His...
After an early leak but much hype and anticipation Drake managed to sell over 600K copies of his sophomore album “Take Care” according to Billboard. Only Lil Wayne (964,000) and Lady Gaga (1.1 million) have sold more this year. Did you buy it? What’s your favorite song?? Posted By AC
Video: True 2 Life Music "Daily Math [Dir. by...
This is a video from trio True 2 Life Music for their single “Daily Math.” True 2 Life’s music is all self produced and they describe their sound as hip hop influenced by everything from Soul, R&B, Funk, Punk, Rock and Reggae. The visual was directed by Long Island director Michael Lambert, Jr. of “Thank You For Watching.” It was chosen to be featured on a...
Video: Wale "Tats On My Arm f. Rick Ross"
Here’s the video for Wale’s “Tats on My Arm.” The song isn’t on Ambition, but it will be featured on the second volume of Self-Made, the collaboration studio album from Maybach Music Group. -brooks
New Music: Kendrick Lamar Feat. Busta Rhymes...
Kendrick Lamar drops off the official remix to his “Rigamortis” single off the critically acclaimed, Section.80 album. Busta Rhymes co-stars with his patent lyrical fast-flow over one of this year’s standout songs. Download: Kenrick Lamar - Rigamortis (Remix) -brooks
Childish Gambino - Camp Album Review
“Camp” is a sonic barrage that is both gripping and intruiging. Childish Gambino’s first studio album release is a matured echo of his previous offerings, and a refreshing one at that. The production provided by NBC Community’s composer Ludwig Göransson is very melodic and hard-hitting as well. Although he goes by Donald Glover in real life, Gambino is his rapper...
New Music: T.I.- Pyro
For the first time since his most recent prison release, T.I. finally sounds absolutely comfortable and effortless on new track “Pyro.” The song is a club track with a ridiculously catchy beat from Two Band Geeks, and T.I. talks about fucking a lot and namechecks a few reasonably priced sedans. Recession rap! Listen below. Posted By AC
Lil Wayne and Birdman Have High Hopes For Drake’s...
The talk about Drake’s sophomore album selling 700k or more seems like a very confident but feasible task. YMCMB’s bosses seem to have to have faith in Drizzy making history. However, Weezy seems to not really care if he sells a lot or little, only because he’s “rich as sh*t.” “We just want to get a perfect point across, a swell opinion across,” he said. “We want our opinion to be different...
New Video: Robin Thicke - Love After War
The Hype Williams directed Music Video for Robin Thicke’s Love After War track is here.The power couple flaunt their sexiness in the latest visuals. Look for the new Album to drop on December 6th. Posted By AC
AM Kidd x Today x New Music!
AM Kidd dropped an inspirational video today called “Today” which is off his latest album called “Eleven.” Excuse me, but I gotta get up and go right now! Cop his album here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/eleven/id480034615 -SHIFT
New Music: Emanny "Young and Ready"
Emanny is a singer, songwriter, and producer. Dude performed with the World Renowned Boys Choir of Harlem as a youth and has since performed and recorded with the likes of Patti Labelle, Gerald Levert, Billy Killman, James Taylor, Carl Thomas, Ginuwine, Joe Budden, Jadakiss, Styles P to name a few. He recently released his debut mixtape entitled “Road To The Highlife” and is currently...
New Music: Yelawolf "I See You"
Yelawolf’s Radioactive is available on iTunes now. When you’re ready to make that purchase, this is one of the two bonus tracks you’ll receive. Enjoy. -brooks
New Music: Common "Celebrate"
Here’s the latest track from Common’s The Dreamer, The Believer which is dropping on December 20th. You can pre-order your copy here. -brooks
American Music Awards Results
In case you missed the results of last nights AMA’s here is the break down. 2011 American Music Awards Winners POP or ROCK MUSIC Favorite Male Artist – Bruno Mars Favorite Female Artist – Adele Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Maroon 5 Favorite Album – Adele – 21 COUNTRY MUSIC Favorite Male Artist – Blake Shelton Favorite Female Artist – Taylor Swift Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Lady...
Beyoncé - Live At Roseland (till 5PM EST today)
For All the Beyonce fans. You can now watch Beyonce’s Live performance at Roseland which is slated to come out on DVD on 11/29. For FREE! but only up until 5PM EST today. Watch and enjoy Posted By AC
VIDEO: NICKI MINAJ – TURN ME ON AND SUPER BASS...
211112195947 by YardieGoals Nicki opened up at the AMA’s last night. With an energetic performance, the rapper performed Turn Me On and Super Bass Posted By AC
Ryan Leslie x Beautiful Lie x In Studio
I’ve been a Ryan Leslie fan for quite some time and have been watching him evolve as a person and as an artist. He dropped another dope studio video of “Beautiful Lie” and how it all comes together. He really inspires me to become a more well rounded artist and the way his videos are put together always gets me amped up. LES IS MORE! -SHIFT
Video: Amy Winehouse “Our Day Will Come”
Here’s Amy Winehouse’s first video in support of her forthcoming posthumous release Lioness: Hidden Treasures. This video features clips from past performances, videos and more. The album, which drops on Dec. 6, contains 12 reworked and unreleased tracks from the late singer. -brooks
New Music: Nas "My Will (Honeymoon Is Over)"
Nas has dropped “My Will,” a track off The Alchemist’s The Cutting Room Floor 2 project. Esco is pretty streaky as an artist in my opinion, but this is one of many Nas joints that highlight dude’s lyrical talent and wit. -brooks
Video: Rittz "Wishin’"
Rittz is a rapper from Gwinnett, Georgia. In this video he gives listeners a little insight into his career aspirations and his frustrations with the rap game. -brooks
David Guetta x Usher x Without You x Erika David
I’ve been feeling the entire David Guetta album as a whole so of course I had to give this Erika David cover a listen. Party on! -SHIFT