Jeremy Ellis x Maschine Mikro Performance
Jeremy Ellis giving another dope performance on the MASCHINE MIKRO. I am no where near being this fluent on the pads as he is, but it is inspiring to me watching artists take controllerism to new levels. I want to get fluent at the live aspect of performing with this thing! Ladies, I heard his fingers are single. -SHIFT
Video: Freeway & Mac Miller Live in Philly
Mac Miller brings Freeway on stage with him in Philly. -brooks
New Music: Wale Feat. Rick Ross “Tats On My Arm”
Here’s another single from Wale to hold his fans over until Ambition comes out on November 1. Ambition artwork after the jump. -brooks Ambition Artwork:
New Music: Tyrese feat. Brandy "Rest of Our Lives"
This is Tyrese’s new single featuring Brandy, “Rest of Our Lives,” which will be on his upcoming album Open Invitation due out on November 1st. -brooks
New Music: T.I. “Flexin” Featuring Big K.R.I.T.
This TIP’s new single “Flexin”featuring Mississippi native Big K.R.I.T. on the production. -brooks
Kollaboration NY 2011 - Featuring Dumbfoundead
The Riseandgrnd team was at the Kollaboration NY show last night at Irving Plaza. The place was packed out and the competition was on! Kollaboration was sponsored by Jinro and Hite, and special guest Dumbfoundead hosted the show and tore up the stage. For more information about any of these artists, simply click on their names. Be sure to check them out, and read more about what happened at...
Musiq x Just Friends (Sunny) x Throwback
I missed my time to put up a “Throwback Thursday” post yesterday so I will give you all this classic gem from Musiq. I’m actually very disappointed that this video doesn’t even have half a million views. Where is the love for original and soulful music? Maybe I’m just a sucker for tracks with as good of a vibe as this one. If you haven’t listened to Musiq...
Video: Rare Footage of Kanye West In The Studio...
Check out this recently released video: CHANNELZEROTV.COM presents unreleased behind-the-scenes footage of Kanye West in an impromtu studio rhyme performance of verses later crafted into “Last Call” off the Grammy-winning album, “The College Dropout”. Shot on location inside R. Kelly’s Chocolate Factory recording studio in Chicago’s former Cabrini-Green...
New Music: Young Jeezy Feat. T.I.- F.A.M.E
The Title F.A.M.E. stands for Fake Ass MuthaFkas Envy. As you can already guess the track is aimed at the haters. One of the very first records to hit the scene with a TI verse out of prison. Posted By AC
New Music: Curren$y “Light Snacks”
Curren$y released this last night to help hold people over for his seventh studio album, Muscle Car Chronicles, which is coming soon. -brooks
Video: Big Sean Getting Ready for His I Am Finally...
Big Sean prepares to kick off his first headlining tour on Oct 2nd.Check the video and watch behind the scenes footage along with the dates and locations of his tour. Posted By AC
Video: T-Pain, Feat Lily Allen & Wiz Khalifa - 5...
We previously posted the behind the scenes footage. Here is the official Video. Although he recently proclaimed the end of autotune, T-Pain sticks to the vocoder for his latest single “5 O’Clock.” The tune finds the Florida-native teaming up with Wiz Khalifa and British songstress Lily Allen whose song “Who’d Have Known” has been sampled. The accompanying video was filmed in Amsterdam...
New Music: Maroon 5 Feat Mac Miller & Christina...
Mac Miller and Christina Aguilera Drop their verses on this maroon 5 banger that has been taking over the radio waves as of late. Posted By AC
Lil’ Wayne's Upcoming Oct/Nov VIBE Cover
Lil’ Wayne is slated to cover VIBE’s upcoming October/November 2011 issue. In the cover story, Weezy speaks about his reaction to the London Riots, looking at Drake as competition, and his recent jabs at Jay-Z. See an excerpt from the feature after the jump. -brooks “There’s no competition [with any artists]. Music isn’t about competition no more. All the gangster rappers are...
Video: Maribelle Anes, J.Reyez & Traphik - I Wanna...
Independent YouTube sensations come together in creating this dope original track titled “I wanna Be a Star” released in late 2010. Directed by: J.Reyez Beat Produced by: Mikkizr Posted By AC
"Cole World: The Sideline Story" R&G Review
This is Rise&Grind’s personal review of J. Cole’s “Cole World: The Sideline Story” written by Jeremy “Remix” Siegel aka Swagneto. It would be an understatement to say that it is a difficult thing to release a debut album shortly after two of the most anticipated albums of the year. Yes, there was much hype surrounding “Cole World: The Sideline Story”, a...
Video: Maino - Glad To Be Alive
Look out for the new mixtape “I Am Who I Am” with DJ Green Lantern & DJ Infamous. Day After Tomorrow album coming in November Posted By AC
Event: Kollaboration New York 6 Tonight @ Irving...
Each year Kollaboration showcases the hottest Asian American talent available in the Tri-State Area. Their 2011 line-up of competitors include: -Christina Love Lee -Triangle Offense -Rooftop Pursuit -Wanted Ashiqz -Mitchell Grey -Elijah Park -VirTru Plus special guest performers, including Dumbfoundead For everyone in the New York Area, Come out tonight for Kolaboration 6 New York ...
Video: Kid Cudi on Conan O'Brien
211928234613 by YardieGoals Kudi shows up on Conan swagged out in his Nike Air Mags and gives Conan a leather Jacket he designed with clothing company Surface to Air. Check out the Interview. Posted By AC
New Music: Wale f. Miguel "Lotus Flower Bomb"
Here’s another single from Wale that will be included on his sophomore album, Ambition, which is slated to be released on Nov. 1st. -brooks
Mixtape: Singersroom Presents – 30 Under 30 (The...
If you like R&B and you’re under 30, chances are you’ll enjoy this mixtape. The lifestyle magazine, Singersroom, put together a compilation bringing together an eclectic blend of songs from an all-star line-up of male R&B artists under the age of thirty. Tracklist and download link after the jump. -brooks 1. Singersroom – Miguel – Quickie 2. Singersroom – Rocki Evans –...
Mayer Hawthorne "How Do You Do (Artwork x...
Mayer Hawthorne is an American rapper/producer/DJ turned singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. Hawthorne started singing as a side project for pleasure, but was persuaded to make an album. The result? 2009’s A Strange Arrangement. Now, Hawthorne returns with his latest effort, How Do You Do, which is slated for an October 11th release. Tracklist, after the jump. -brooks ...
New Music: Tyga Feat Drake - Still Got It
The newest single from Tyga’s Careless World LP dropping November 19th. Posted By AC
T.I. Drops First Verse Since Release
T.I. goes in on this Remix of “Magic” by Future. His verse is the first we’ve heard since his recent release from a half-way house after leaving prison. What do you guys think, the King still got it? -Swagneto
JRA: Drake, Frank Ocean, & Chris Brown Medley Live
My man JRA has been killin’ it for awhile now with his acoustic medleys, and I just thought I’d share a live performance with you this morning. He always keeps up with new music, so be sure to check back on his youtube page for covers and originals! Click Here -Peace and Love, Swagneto
Amazon's New $199 Touchpad - Kindle Fire Tablet
Seems like there’s a fast growing market for touchpads nowadays, with people lining up outside for HP Touchpads as well as the omnipresent Ipads. Introducing Amazon’s new Kindle Fire Tablet, starting at an astonishing $199 will definitely be making moves off shelves this holiday season. Their new line of Black and White Kindle e-Readers will now be going for a cool $79, another...
Eric B. and Rakim Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall...
Eric B. and Rakim need no introduction. They are legends in the game, and Rakim definitely makes a lot of top 5 MC lists. They are now nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which…sounds a bit weird. It is definitely however, a good nod to receive, and shows that they stand the test of time. Their “Paid in Full” album is a classic, and they definitely deserve the...
Video: Big Sean Weighs in on Cole World
Big Sean speaks his piece on what he thought about J Cole’s Album that was released yesterday. The rapper takes note that Both himself and J cole are signed to hip hop legends and discusses the pros and cons of being cosigned. Posted By AC
Video: Interview with Far East Movement
Shout out to ChannelAPA.com for this interview “Over the weekend, channelAPA.com had a chance to connect with Far East Movement at the 2011 International Secret Agents (ISA) Concert in the San Francisco Bay Area. We chopped it up about being signed to Cherrytree Records and what it meant to them. With their success, they still think about the music and Asian American community. To...
New Music: Bow Wow - I'm Better Than You Mixtape
Bow Wow releases his new Mix Tape ” I’m Better Than You” to hold his fans over before his YMCMB debut album set to drop in December of this Year. Take a listen below. Posted By AC Download Mixtape | Free Mixtapes Powered by DatPiff.com
Music: Justin Beiber - How to Love ( Lil Wayne...
Justin Beiber puts his spin on Lil Wayne’s “How to love” record. He even drops a a few rap bars on the track. Should he stick to singing? Posted By AC
Video: tabi Bonney "Parachute"
tabi Bonney is an artist from the Washington, DC Metro area known for his creative approach to his music. Here are the visuals for a record off tabi’s new album, The Summer Years, available now. Buy it here. -brooks
Video: Curren$y “Ways To Kill Em”
Here are the visuals for the closing track from Curren$y’s “Ways To Kill Em.” The track is from Spitta’s latest free mixtape, Verde Terrace. Download it here. -brooks
The Weeknd x Florence + the Machine "Shake It Out...
Florence and the Machine is the recording name of English musician Florence Welch and a collaboration of other artists who provide backing music for her voice. Their sound has been described as a combination of various genres, including rock and soul. Here is the second single “Shake It Off (remix)” produced by The Weeknd. -brooks
Video: Denzil Porter - Kanye West
I’m feeling this record just not the title of the song. Ye is a Legend.. However Denzil Porter puts together some story telling techniques matched with some meaningful lyrics. The track is off his upcoming project titled Home Made Music. Post By AC
Video: J Cole Performs in Union Square
Before J. Cole’s debut album Cole World arrived in stores today, an injured Cole returned to his old stomping grounds of Union Square in New York City to perform his new single “Can’t Get Enough” for VEVO’s Go Show. Sitting on a stair rail with just a mic, the Roc Nation MC entertained the crowd as they gathered around him and breakdancers showed off their moves. “I’m most excited for people...
New Music: Trey Songz- Whoever Else
On November 1st Trey Songz is releasing 2 mixtapes. Anticipation 2 and #Lemmeholdatbeat2. Triggas been going hard in the studio. Check out his latest “Whoever Else” Posted By AC
J. Cole Interview: Video
With the release of his new album today, y’all should check out this interview with J. Cole. He talks about stacking rent back in the day, and believing in his dreams. Be on the lookout for his new album “Cole World: The Sideline Story” which is in stores now! -Swagneto
I.aM.mE x The House of Brain bang
Check out this short choreo piece from I.aM.mE Crew who were on America’s Best Dance Crew season 6! -SHIFT
Independent: Pmac- One
Pmac is an Independent Artist who is making his fame via Youtube. Check out his single “One” Off his album “First Impression” Pmac - “One” - First Impression Music Produced by Rollie Beats Directed by Ray Pajar Shot, Edited & VFX by James Chen Posted By AC
Dumbfounded x DFD x Town (Acoustic)
DFD’s album is dropping 11-1-11. Here’s an acoustic take of a track on the album called “Town.” -SHIFT
Interview: Kevin Hart on Conan O'Brien
211926234124 by YardieGoals Comedian Kevin Hart has been making his presence known as of this past year. He is probably in my oppinion one the funniest comedians that have stepped in the game. Can he take the Comedy to the level Dave Chapelle or Eddie Murphy did? We shall see. In the mean time Check out Kevin Hart on Conan’s Show. Shout out to Yardi Aka Mr. World Premiere for the Video. ...
New Music: Bruno Mars - It Will Rain
Bruno Mars’ “It Will Rain” is the lead single featured on the original soundtrack to Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part I out November 8. Written by Bruno himself—co-written and produced by The Smeezingtons—Mars tells the tale of a heart-shattering breakup. Bruno describes the Twilight film series as “a dark love story” which Mars then equated with a song that tells...
Video: Kelly Rowland & Big Sean Live on Jimmy...
Dope Performance on Jimmy Kimmel Last Night. Kelly and Sean perform “Lay It On Me” off her third solo album ” Here I am” Posted By AC
Joseph Vincent x Drake - Trust Issues Cover
Joseph Vincent drops his acoustic take of Drake’s “Trust Issues.” No autotune, just a guitar and pure talent! -SHIFT
New Music: Pusha T "Don’t F*** With Me"
Pusha T spits over Drake’s “Dreams Money Can Buy.” Have a listen. LISTEN: Pusha T - Dreams Money Can Buy -brooks
New Music: Musiq Soulchild "Run & Hide"
Here’s something new from Musiq Soulchild. Currently, there’s no information on whether this will be featured on an upcoming album. LISTEN: Musiq Soulchild – Run & Hide (prod. Dre & Vidal) | Mediafire -brooks
Who is Cris Cab?
Cris Cab is a 18 year old Singer and Song writer from Miami. Last year December 2010, Grammy Award winning artist Pharrell Williams introduced local Miami musician Cris Cab poolside outside the Fontainebleau’s nightclub, Arkadia. Cab has been writing music for the past three years and is currently recording his first album. His recent performances include multiple venues in and around the Miami...
Event: Drake to appear on SNL October 15th
On October 15, Drake will make his “Saturday Night Live” debut in an episode hosted by Anna Faris. NBC made the announcement Monday (September 26), also revealing that Ben Stiller and musical guest Foster the People are booked for the October 8 show. Drake’s appearance will come just before the release of his sophomore effort, Take Care, which hits stores October 24 (also...
Video: Glenn Lewis "Good One"
It’s been about a decade since we had a new album from Canada native, Glenn Lewis. Lewis is finally prepping for his return with his lead single “Good One.” Have a listen. -brooks