New Music: B.o.B Feat. André 3000 “Play The Guitar”
This is B.o.B’s second single off his forthcoming sophomore album, Strange Clouds. The track features fellow ATL representer André 3000 and samples Drake’s “Fancy.” You can expect Bobby Ray’s new album in March 2012.
Watch Beyonce’s full Michael Jackson tribute from the Michael Forever concert, which took place in Cardiff, Wales. The show took place this past October but high quality footage failed to surface, until now. (via SingersRoom)
Flawless Official Music Video - Tommy C ft. Lil Crazed
Singer Tommy C x rapper Lil Crazed team up for the track “Flawless” off Tommy C’s upcoming C mixtape. The love song talks about the flawlessness of the person you care about the most. You don’t want to change anything about them and you be saying “I love you just the way you are. Looks like the C mixtape is shaping up to tackle the ups and downs of relationships. We’ree looking forward to the release in January 2012.
Mixtape: Fabolous ‘There Is No Competition III: Death Comes In 3’s’
Fabolous released the third and final installment of his There Is No Competition trilogy called Death Comes In 3’s. The mixtape boasts 15 tracks with features from Trey Songz, Jadakiss, Styles P, Lloyd Banks, Meek Mill, Red Café, Paul Cain and is hosted by DJ Drama. Get the download link and tracklist after the jump.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard the rougher side of Luda. Here, he turns the tough guy talk up a bit for his single “Say It To My Face” with the help of Philly representer Meek Mill. See the video above. The single is off Luda’s 1.21 Gigawatts mixtape.
KANYE WEST DEBUTS NEW MATERIAL DURING FIRST-EVER DJ SET
Less than one week after wrapping the Watch the Throne tour, Kanye West is back to work. The music mastermind debuted newmaterial during his Christmas party in London last night.
‘Ye worked the turntables while hosting the holiday bash atnightclub Le Baron London. According to attendees, he played beats from his next solo album and tracks from the upcomingG.O.O.D. Music compilation, due in the spring.
British singer Mr Hudson was by his side as he gave clubgoers a first listen to his highly-anticipated material.
eMusic presents: araabMUZIK defying the laws of Nature
Yep… araabMUZIK continues to show his strength on the MPC.
araabMUZIK is the master of the drum machine. His dexterous digits work at lightning speed to slice up and reshape songs into sounds never heard before, transcending genres and boggling the mind.
To highlight his singular talent, eMusic researchers wired AraabMUZIK’s drum machine to strobe lights to capture his breathtaking speed and precision in this debut of his new exclusive bonus track, “DoomsDay.” Plus, it just looks cool.
Mixtape: Download And Listen to The Weeknd – Echoes Of Silence Mixtape
Right in time for the holidays, The Weeknd releases Echoes Of Silence which is the third installment of his mixtape trilogy. Abel first peaked our interest with his first release of House Of Balloons followed by Thursdayand now ends our year off with the final offering. Tracklist after the jump!
The much-anticipated visuals coinciding with Drake’s Take Care featured single “The Motto” have finally arrived, as the tribute to Northern California was appropriately shot in the beautiful Bay Area. Of Course the Young Money emcee brought along his mentor Lil Wayne as well as fellow Young Money rapper Tyga to round out the collaborative piece. Drake’s sophomore album Take Care recently went platinum and is in stores now.
The Sideline Story went primetime when J. Cole stopped by the David Letterman show last night to perform a live rendition (auto-tune and all) of his next single “Work Out.” The Grammy-nominated rapper repped NY with a letterman jacket and Timbs, reminding fans it’s still a Cole world. Letterman even copped a Christmas gift for Cole, whose debut album recently went gold.
Mac Miller looks to be the shining light for indie music. Featured in Forbes’ 2012 ’30 Under 30 List,’ the 19-year-old MC revealed severak secrets in his interview for his unexpected rapid rise. But if you thought Miller has made it in this industry, he certainly doesn’t think so.
“I still don’t think I necessarily made it. I think I’ve done something awesome,” Miller said when talking about his success on YouTube, Twitter and record sales. “I think making history is super cool.”
Though Miller is humble, he is the first artist to have an independent album reach the top of the charts since 1995. Blue Slide Park, released on Rostrum Records, sold 144,000 copies in its opening week. The success earned him a spot on Forbes’ first-ever ‘30 Under 30’ List. The Mac Miller difference, his reasons for a most-talked about debut, is the control over releasing content on the Internet.
The kid Asher Roth dropped his new mixtape today, with features from the likes of Pac Div, Casey Veggies and Chip Tha Ripper to name a few. He’s also got Chuck Inglish of The Cool Kids going in on a few of the beats as well as Blended Babies.
1. Pabst and Jazz (feat. Hassani Kwess; Kenny Keys) [Prod. Blended Babies] 2. Choices (feat. Action Bronson) [Prod. Blended Babies] 3. In The Kitchen [Prod. Chuck Inglish] 4. Useless (feat. Pac Div) [Prod. Blended Babies] 5. More Cowbell [Prod. Blended Babies] 6. Bastermating (feat. A$AP Twelvy, Chip Tha Ripper, YP) [Prod. Blended Babies and Chuck Inglish] 7. Common Knowledge [Prod. Blended Babies] 8. Golden Midas (feat. Boldy James, Nico Segal; Greg Landfair Jr. of KTD;) [Prod. Blended Babies] 9. Insurance (feat. ZZ Ward, Rockie Fresh, Blu;) [Prod. Blended Babies] 10. Hard Times (feat. Kids These Days, Casie Veggies;) [Prod. Blended Babies] 11. Ampersand [Prod. Blended Babies] 12. Get By (feat. Nico Segal of Kids These Days;) [Prod. Blended Babies] 13. Not Meant 2 Be (feat. Nathan Santos;) [Prod. Blended Babies] 14. Running Away (feat. Nathan Santos;) [Prod. Blended Babies] 15. Charlie Chaplin (feat. Phil Ade’, GLC, Thurz; ) [Prod. Blended Babies] 16. Dope Shit [Prod. 1500 or Nothin]
Decipher recently sat down with Jackfroot and did an interview that sheds a lot of insight on his upbringing, style and beliefs. The up and coming MC represents Philly and is not hesitant to share his thoughts on a variety of topics.
"I’m an individual and I have my own story to tell. Nobody out there, Asian or not, has been in my shoes. They might have experienced very similar things but I believe I was blessed with a beautiful mind to interpret it in my own way. That’s one of the reasons I named myself Decipher. I can look at life and decode it when it seems different and look at it at an angle that most won’t."
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Check out the Behind the Scenes footage of Kanye and Crew.. The dopest line from the video that stood out to me was ” It’s crazy and it’s delusional before it comes into fruition, You always gotta see the end goal and everything else is just filling in the blanks” Spoken like a true visionary..
Video Documentary:Young Jeezy - A Hustlerz Ambition
Young Jeezy debuted his long-awaited A Hustlerz Ambition documentary via MTV2 on Sunday evening. Thanks to VEVO, fans can now view the full 44-minute film, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson in it’s entirety. The Snowman gives us an in-depth look at his life coming up as a child to being one to a hip-hop heavyweight. Purchase the DVD with the deluxe version of Jeezy’s fourth studio album, TM103: Hustlerz Ambition, on Tuesday.
Common lets the good times roll in the feel-good video for “Celebrate,” the No I.D.-produced single from his new album The Dreamer/The Believer. The Phil the God-directed clip features celebratory moments including a soldier’s return home from war and the Grammy-winning MC toasting 2012 with his friends including Tyga and Ludacris at a New Year’s party.
“It’s a song about just having a good time, enjoying life,” explained Common. “When No I.D. made that beat, I was like, ‘Yeah, we about to snap on this. I’m about to get it, kick it, and have fun.’ I wrote it around New Years, so I was in that celebratory mode.”