We hit you with a DMX old school throwback the other day. Here is some new ish from DMX. Dame Grease releases the first video from Dark Man X since being released from jail. Watch the clip for “Last Hope,” which also features Toronto R&B singer/songwriter Audreena Mill.
Jay-Z Plans 8 Concerts in 2012 For New Brooklyn Nets Arena
As you know, Mr. Jay-Z himself is a part-owner of the soon to be renamed Brooklyn Nets. The new Barclays Center, scheduled to open on September 28th, 2012, will be the new home of the Nets. Jay-Z will headline eight concerts for the opening of the Arena.
Be on the lookout for those tickets, cause you know it’s going to be a dope concert. -Swagneto
Rise & Grind people! Check out this fresh freestyle from some youtube stars. We’ve posted about them individually before, but these guys are known to get together from time to time and just kick it. Who do you think killed it?
XV is a singer and songwriter from Wichita, Kansas. His name, XV, refers to the age (15) at which he began to create music. Here’s his video for one of the standout tracks off his Zero Heroes project. “When We’re Done” was inspired by the loved ones he lost while recording Zero Heroes.
Drake has released the cover artwork for his sophomore record, “Take Care.”
Feels like it’s been so long. Is life moving so fast in this generation that when we desire something it begins to move in slow motion? Are we just used to getting what we want right away? Or do we require one another to feel right about all that is going on around us? Maybe our anticipation is justified by the fact that we genuinely cannot wait to share a moment again? Either way, your life and mine are scheduled to meet on October 24…I wouldn’t miss it for the world.
Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Black Eyed Peas and Bruno Mars headlined the iHeartRadio Music Festival that was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas last night. Ms. Keys took the opportunity to debut a new song called “A Place Of My Own” for the live audience. Have a listen.
Came across this cover on youtube and had to post this. Might be the best cover for this song that I’ve heard. I’m feeling the change in the instrumentals and how Airto switched up the singing style into an RnB Tune.
Bringing it back to 1998 when this record came out off DMX’s “Its Dark & Hell is Hot” Album. I remember i was in High school rocking this track in my pop’s Minivan on the Tape Deck cause the CD player was busted. Still checking for DMX to drop some new music now that hes out.
News: Jay Z to Headline First concert at Brooklyn's Barclay's Center
Add another historical concert to long résumé of Jay-Z. Next September, the co-owner of the New Jersey Nets will headline the first concert at the Barclays Center located in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York. When the current NBA Lockout is over the venue, which is expected to open September 28, 2012, will serve as the home of the Brooklyn Nets. An official press conference will commence Monday, September 26 at 10am with Jay-Z and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz among the attendees at the Atlantic Terminal overlooking the under-construction Barclays Center.
TIP will officially wrap up his sentence and be released from the halfway house next Thursday. And he is already recording and was recently spotted in the lab with Pharrell. In other related news, a new track from T.I., produced by Big K.R.I.T. drops Monday.
Upon first listen, you’ll realize that it’s not a new artist at all, but simply Tyler, the Creator’s alter ego. “Come Threw Looking Clean” is billed as the first single from his upcoming album Expensive Pasta.
How to Make it In America Music Video: Luis Guzman
In anticipation for Season 2 of HBO’s How to Make it in America, Luis Guzman has created a renegade rendition of Duck Sauce’s Hit Song “Barbara Streisand”. Using his own name as the hook, we catch a glimpse of life in the Lower East Side, along with cameos from Kid Cudi (also a character on the show), Pusha T, Pharrell, and Rahzel. Be on the look out for Season 2 coming October 2nd.
I think its hilarious, if you are familiar with the original video. -Swagneto
Cell Phone Service Coming To New York City Subways
Those in New York City may or may not be happy to hear that cell phone service is coming to some NYC subway stations. CBS Reports that a person close to the matter said six stations will go live with the service on Tuesday. The person speaking Friday on condition of anonymity said that AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile USA subscribers will be able to use their phones at six stations in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Sprint and Verizon phones won’t work there for now. The New York stations where the service will be available are on 14th Street from 6th Avenue to 8th Avenue, and on 23rd Street and 8th Avenue.
Back in April, Odd Future started an independent label under RED Distribution/Sony (rumored to be worth $2.5 million). Fast forward a few months later- they’ve announced that they’re welcoming a new rapper named “Young Ni**a” to the imprint.
Couldn’t make this up if we tried.
O.F. promised to debut Young Ni**a’s first single on their website later on this evening. Stay tuned to R&G.
Video: T-Pain feat. Lily Allen & Wiz Khalifa- 5 O'Clock
Check the behind the scenes for T-Pain’s latest visual off the forthcoming “rEVOLVEr” album for the new single “5 O’clock” featuring Wiz Khalifa & Lily Allen. The video for the T-Pain produced track gets brought to life by director Erik White.
It’s the kid AraabMUZIK again, this time with an interview about his roots in the producing game. He’s so nasty at bangin out beats on the MPC that he’s now considered a performing artist because he can make the beats live. Look out for him on a slew of upcoming projects with Eminem, 50 Cent, Camron, and others.
Video: D Pryde feat Erika David - Fly Away (Cover)
D Pryde and Erika David Collaborated on Diddy Dirty Money’s “Coming Home” instrumental. with original Lyrics and Hook they turned this cover into a Youtube hit. Be sure to check out each artist’s original track posted up here previously by clicking the their respective tags.
Spotify opens up to all in the US with free, unlimited music streaming for six months
Spotify is ready to introduce the masses to their service by allowing unlimited streaming to new users for six months on the free plan, instead of the usual ten hours. Click here to grab your own account (Facebook account required) and give it a shot.
Terrace Martin is a Hip-hop producer and rapper from Los Angeles, CA who has produced beats for artists including Snoop Dogg, Shawnna, Warren G, Talib Kweli, Glasses Malone, Kurupt, Lalah Hathaway, Murs, Nipsey Hussle and collaborated with other producers such as DJ Quik, Battlecat, Hi-Tek and Pete Rock.
This is the first official leak off Locke High 2 w/ DJ Drama and Devi Dev, dropping October 25th. It features Kendrick Lamar, TY$, Wiz Khalifa among others.
Jasmine Marie Villegas also known as Jasmine V is an American teen R&B, pop and soul. She has Filipino and Mexican heritage. After many years of pursuing a career in music she was recently signed to Sony Music. In September 2010 she joined the second leg of Justin Beibers My World Tour as an opening act
Google Wallet is an Android app that apparently makes your phone your wallet. It stores virtual versions of your existing plastic cards on your phone. According to the website, the app will eventually hold many if not all of the cards you keep in your leather wallet today and more without the bulk. This includes your loyalty cards, gift cards, receipts, boarding passes, tickets- even your keys will be seamlessly synced to your Google Wallet.
Really, this is all an excuse to post the clip above for my Seinfeld fans out there.
Lil Wayne Added To Guiness Book Of World Records Twice This Year
Lil Wayne is having a pretty good year.
He was “entered the Guinness Book of World Records twice this year. He was first inducted by having the most “likes” on Facebook and now he has the most songs to enter the US Hot 100 Charts by any hip-hop artist, a total of 82 songs. Jay-Z is trailing behind with 66 songs.”
Currently, his album Tha Carter IV is #1 On The Billboard 200 for the second week in a row.
The RZA kickin’ it with Reebok and droppin some science as usual. He breaks it down on classic albums that he’s been a part of, and describes himself as the director of “audio movies”, casting certain rappers to play different roles. He discusses the 36 chambers, Ghost and Rae albums, and even giving some props to Mobb Deep.
Erika David x Hook Medley x Give Me Everything x My Stereo Heart x Lighters
Erika David put out this acapella video of her singing a few hooks from popular songs on the radio right now. She jumped on the piano on the last song. I hope she continues to refine her skills playing piano and singing her heart out at the same time!
I have been a HUGE Voli fan since I heard his music and I’m glad he’s finally putting out music videos. I truly think he is part of the future of hip hop and there is just something musically unique (at least to me) about the way his tracks are put together. Another one man band, he produces his own beats and lyrically he is on point as well.
Link to download his mixtape for free after the jump!