Video: Nas – The Don
Getting ready to release his 10th studio album, Nas’ ‘Life is Good’ will be his final album release under Def Jam dropping July 17. Nas aka The Don, shows us the good life and the street life in his new Aristotle-directed clip Posted By AC
New Video: Rihanna “Where Have You Been
I have to say Rihanna killed this video. There may be alot of chatter going on about her personal life but she came through for her Dave Myers-directed visuals, “Where Have You Been.” RihRiha goes tribal as she rises from the water straight into an outdoor dance scene. Her looks range from wild fro to jungle prince with straight black hair. She looks pretty stunning in all her scenes. Watch the...
Throwback Thursdays - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh...
I’ve always been a fan of the Prince and it just so happened I was bumpin his throwback records today. People often forgot about how classic Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith were back in they day. After all they did win the first ever Rap Grammy. So here’s a track off of the Hip Hop Duo’s last studio album, Code Red. “Scream” comes with a sick ass bass line, which was...
NEW MUSIC: B.O.B F/ NICKI MINAJ – ‘OUT OF MY MIND’
B.o.B and Nicki Minaj trade bars so insane they need a straitjacket on “Out of My Mind,” one of the many star-studded cuts off the Atlanta rapper’s sophomore album Strange Clouds, due May 1. “You know I graduated summa cum laude/ That’s why they thinkin’ I’m Illuminati,” raps Nicki on her show-stopping verse, while Bobby Ray makes heads spin with his spastic rhymes. Call up their crazy...
New Music: Usher- Scream
No doubt Usher’s ‘Climax’ was amazing and still is, but this single he’s ready to hit the dance floor. Scream will be featured off his forthcoming album, Looking For Myself. Ursher is determined to stay relevant. Posted By AC
David Banner - Castle in Brooklyn (ft Maino)
His fourth single off of his upcoming, free album, Sex, Drugs, and Video Games, is an ode to maybe one of the most proudest NYC boroughs. Banner gets an assist from Brooklyn native, Maino. Evo
Ma$e Gives His First Radio Interview in Years,...
Hip-hop, listen up! Ma$e is back once again for another attempt at a rap comeback. After pictures of the rapper-turned-pastor in the studio with French Montana and the Maybach Music camp caused a big stir online, the Harlem native popped onWale’s “Slight Work (Remix).” Immediately after, the rumors of Ma$e signing to MMG brought the “retired” rapper’s name...
Warren G - Party We Will Throw Now (ft Game, Nate...
Diggin this new joint from Warren G featuring The Game and the late Nate Dogg. Evo
News: Kanye West To Debut Film at Cannes Film...
With the Cannes Film Festival set to open next month, Kanye West is readying his debut film for an unveiling at the prestigious cinema event in France. While the 30-minute film unveil sounds good in theory, sources close to West point out that he has yet to shoot a single frame for the film — a project that he is producing, writing, directing and scoring. Rumored to star fellow emcee Kid Cudi,...
New Music: Jadakiss ft. Fabolous & Lloyd Banks –...
Fresh out of the lab. This one is sounding gutter. Straight for NYC. Jadakiss’ The Cosignment mixtape is dropping this Friday. Radio rip for now. Posted By AC
Nas Plans To Drop “Life Is Good” July 17th
Shaheem Reid let it be known that Nas’ next solo album, “Life Is Good,” will be dropping July 17th. Expect the video for, “The Don,” to drop in a few days. Are you anticipating this release? Posted By AC
New Video: Joanlee - "Already Know"
Off that Under the Radar Album, Joanlee releases his latest visuals to “Already Know”.. Sexting swag Posted By AC
New Music:JADAKISS – “PAPER TAGS” (FEAT. WALE &...
Jadakiss hooks up with Wale & French Montana for ‘Paper Tags’. This will appear on his upcoming mixtape “Consignment” hosted by DJ Drama. Posted By AC
Vado - What That Mouth Do
Check out the new Vado joint, “What that Mouth Do.” Evo
New Music: Far East Movement f/ Tyga – ‘Dirty...
Far East Movement cranks up the “Dirty Bass” on the title track off their upcoming album, due May 22. “My girl’s from Assadena, she ain’t that ghetto/ … But when it comes to bass, my girl got a banging trunk,” the electro-hop group sings before Tyga unleashes a booming verse. Listen to a 1:50 snippet below. Posted By AC
Video: Frank Ocean - Forrest Gump Live At...
Popout Thoughts on, “Forrest Gump”? Posted By AC
New Music: TRAVIS PORTER FEAT. JEREMIH – RIDE LIKE...
After releasing their first single ‘My Team Winning’ , Travis Porter are back with their second single. This time it features Jeremih. Don’t forget, their album From Day 1 is coming soon. Posted By AC
Gary Clark Jr - Bright Lights (ft Nas)
Too nasty! The sound of live instruments are always a big welcome for me and putting Nas on the vocals don’t hurt none either! Evo
Cam'ron - Higher Baby (ft Vado, Rod Rhaspy)
Cam’ron has been releasing a song a day and its Day 3. Today, in honor of 4/20, he drops a track called “Higher Baby” featuring Vado and Rod Raspy. Evo
R&G's Jams of the Moment
The Rise and Grnd Team decided to share with yall our jams we are currently bumping on repeat.. Summer times around the corner, and we’ll be bumping these hits in the ride. AC’s Jam of the moment Brooks Jam of the Moment Shift’s Jam of the moment Evo’s Jam of the moment Posted By AC
New Video: Bow Wow - Drank In My Cup
Video for Bow Wow’s, “Drank In My Cup,” remix. Posted By AC
Video: How Tupac Hologram Was Made
A technical breakdown of how Tupac’s image was able to perform at Coachella. Posted By AC
New Video: R Kelly- Share My Love
Kellz just knows how to make music that makes me want to shimmy and dance. Share My Love sounds like something I’d hear on an old episode of Soul Train. This serves as the first offering from R. Kelly’s upcoming album Write Me Back . Enjoy! Posted By AC
New Music: Riz f/ Drake "Waiting Up"
Better known for his hit with Red Café (“R.A.C.K.S.”), Riz gets a major look from Drake and Noah “40″ Shebib.“Waiting Up” sounds very much like a Drake record—moody and atmospheric—with him kicking off the track, but Riz manages to step in and pull it off. This track will appear on his upcoming free album Deaf Ears Blind Eyes. Posted By AC Listen: Riz f/ Drake “Waiting Up”
Throwback Thursdays - Tupac Shakur
All this Tupac Coachella business has got me bumpin all types of westcoast ish. So here’s a track that’s considered to be one of Pac’s best work. We all remember the gangster parties and the beefing but all that aside, Pac was still just a regular dude dedicated to putting out music, sharing stories & depicting pictures of where he’s come from. Evo
New Music: Ransom ft. Jay Rock & Kendrick Lamar –...
Ran liberates a previously unreleased joint with old friends Jay Rock and K.Dot. Download: Link Posted By AC
Video: Nas The Don Trailer
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DPGC - Bouncin' (ft Dom Kennedy)
The DPGCs (Snoop, Daz, & Kurupt) hook up with Dom Kennedy for their new track, “Bouncin” Evo
Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller Announce Joint Tour
Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller are getting high in a city near you. The rappers have teamed up for the “Under the Influence of Music” tour, beginning this summer. The North American trek kicks off July 26 in Cincinnati, traveling to Chicago, Toronto, New York, and Pittsburgh, with special guests Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, and Chevy Woods. “I’m really excited for this tour, for the fans and as...
New Music : Kevin McCall Feat Big Sean - Naked
Here’s the first single from Kevin’s debut project featuring Big Sean. Posted By AC
New Video: Fabolous- Got That Work
Popout Directed by Aristotle. Posted By AC
'Behind the Music: Nas' Sneak Peek
VH1’s Behind the Music is back with arguably one of the best lyricists of all time, Nas. Airing this Wednesday, April 18th, at 9 PM EST get a glimpse of Nasir Jones’ truly unfiltered story as told by him and those closest to him. You think you know, but you have no idea. Peep the sneak peek below. Posted By AC
Chris Brown and Big Sean Perform ‘Till I Die’ at...
Chris Brown turned it up Down Under during his invigorating set at Supafest in Sydney over the weekend. A shirtless Breezy brought out co-performer Big Sean to perform their hit “My Last” and new single “Till I Die” for the first time. “This the last performance of the night. Let’s party like we ain’t got shit to do tomorrow,” said a sweaty Breezy. Sean added, “Sydney, you gotta make some...
Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg - Coachella 2012 (ft 2pac)
The closing of the 2012 Coachella Festival was night to be talked of for sometime to come. West Coast legends, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, lit up the place in a fashion that reminded me of the Up in Smoke Tour. As iconic images of the two artists cover the screens they jumped right into “The Next Episode.” Then Dre and Snoop went even further back, performing classics from their solo...
New Music: Nelly Furtado - Big Hoops
Whoa, Nelly! Nelly Furtado is back and better than ever on “Big Hoops (Bigger the Better),” the first single off her fourth English album The Spirit Indestructible, due June 19. The Canadian singer shakes it fast and takes it slow on the bombastic Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins production, delivering her signature rap-sung style. “I bet you never heard something like that,” sings Nelly, who has...
Tupac Hologram at Coachella
All I have to say is you need to watch this video and see how crazy this 3D hologram of Tupac is…gave me the chills. Pac is alive! Watch him perform “Hail Mary” and “2 of Amerika’z Most Wanted”! -Swagneto
Throwback:Ma$e - Lookin' At Me
Throwback.. courtesy of Mr. West on his tribute verse off Theraflu Posted By AC
New Video: J.REYEZ - There For You ft. Lydia Paek
J Reyez gets some help from Lydia Paek on his latest visual for “There For You” off the Broken Heart Mixtape Posted By AC
Jennifer Hudson Takes the Stage With Ne-Yo on...
Jennifer Hudson had a special moment last night, as the singer returned to ‘American Idol’ to perform on the same show where her career took off. Taking to the stage, the songstress sung her “Think Like A Man” track. Joined by fellow R&B singer Ne-Yo, the two put on an amazing duet for the crowd. Despite Rick Ross not joining them, they certainly rocked the crowd. Check...
New Video: Jeremih - Late Nights
Jeremih drops a new video for, “Late Nights,” off of his upcoming, “Late Nights,” mixtape. Posted By AC
David Banner - Californication (ft Snoop Dogg,...
David Banner drops another track off his upcoming, free album,Sex, Drugs, & Video Games, that features a list full of artists (Snoop Dogg, Game, Nipsey Hussle, Kree, and Ras Kass) I had the nasty face once that beat dropped! And if there are any krumpers out there that need a new song then here’s one for ya! The beat knocks and I love how all the featured artists are like characters...
New Video: J. Cole - Sideline Story
J Cole releases his latest visuals for “Sideline Story” Posted By AC
Behind The Music With Akon
Akon was the latest artist to be profiled on VH1’s “Behind the Music.” The superstar singer and music mogul, born Aliaune Thiam, shared his inspiring journey from a village in Senegal to conquering the world charts. He opened up about his highs and lows, including the time he was caught humping an underage girl onstage, working with the late Michael Jackson, and helping launch Lady Gaga’s...
Excel Cruz x Thank You Krystle
I’ve actually followed Excel Cruz since way back in my high school days. Recently found him again online and he recently dropped this new track called “Thank You Krystle” dedicated to his inspiration for getting into the game. Check it out! Available for a free download too. -SHIFT
Chris Brown featuring Big Sean & Wiz Khalifa –...
After smacking us with a smooth R&B number at the end of March releasing “Sweet Love,” Chris Breezy goes a bit more hip-hop presenting his latest single from his fifth studio album, Fortune, titled “Till I Die” featuring young heavyweights, Big Sean and Wiz Khalifa. No doubt that Chris Brown has certainly stepped up his lyrical abilities since exploding on the scene in the mid 2000′s, but...
Numbers Are In: Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Sells 253K...
Nicki Minaj’s sophomore album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,” debuts at number one with 253,000 records sold in the first week of sales. Nicki Minaj’s first album sold 375,000 records in the first week. Clearly her brand is way more popular now then it was in 2010. What do you think is the reason for the decline? Posted By AC
Q-TIP SIGNS TO KANYE WEST’S G.O.O.D. MUSIC, NEW...
In a press release issued by Def Jam CEO Barry Wiess this morning, longtime rumors of Q-Tip signing to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label have been confirmed. Q-Tip has signed with G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam and we’ll be seeing a new Q-Tip album tentatively titled The Last Zulu in 2013. “I’m excited to be a part of the great iconic Def Jam label,” said Q-Tip. “I’m humbled to be a part of such a...
Lil B – The Basedprint 2 | Mixtape
To celebrate his upcoming guest-lecture at New York University, which sold out in about 10 minutes, Berkeley’s Lil B has dropped a new 20-track mixtape. Clearly inspired by Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 2, judging from the artwork and title, Lil B’s The Basedprint 2 is now available to download below, while his NYU lecture is slated for tomorrow Wednesday, April 11. Download Mixtape Posted By AC
New Video: J.REYEZ - What I Do
Off that Broken Heart Mixtape, J. Reyez releases the visuals for What I Do. Posted By AC
Video:2 Chainz Brings Out Kanye West on '106 &...
Following the release of G.O.O.D. Music’s first single, which featured an incredible verse from 2 Chainz, the ATL Rapper stopped by BET’s 106 & Park. To the crowd’s surprise, Kanye West also made a surprise appearance to support Posted By AC