On August 13, 2014, Chief Keef took over The Attic in Hollywood, California to celebrate his 19th birthday. The event was hosted by Taz Arnold of TI$A and featured music by DJ Carisma. As Adrienne Samuels Gibbs of The Chicago Sun-Times reported, the event did not quite go off without a hitch as there were several altercations between Keef, his crew, and reported gang members. Nevertheless, the rowdy crowd overcame this and enjoyed the night. Click through this slideshow to see photos from that night’s events. All photos by Kyle Stuart.
On June 26, 2014, the fourth annual Electric Forest Festival kicked off in Rothbury, Michigan. The Festival hosted a wide array of talented performers ranging from MCs, to electronic DJs, to jam bands, in a glowing environment. iHipHop was on-hand and captured some memorable moments from this year’s Festival including Lauryn Hill’s performance with The String Cheese Incident, as well as performances from ScHoolboy Q, Aloe Blacc, Stephen Marley, Classixx, Cherub, K Theory, MK, and more. Click through this slideshow to see photos from Electric Forest. All photos by Kyle Stuart.
This video is not quite safe for work, but it’s really more suggestive than anything. “Freak” comes from the forthcoming Diplo compilation, brilliantly titled Random White Dude Be Everywhere. Read More
Cam’ron’s back to kill the game, and an undercover cop, in the new video “Funeral.” The track comes from Cam’s new EP, 1st of the Month, Vol. 1 which drops on Tuesday.
Shots were fired outside a Nas, ScHoolboy Q, and Flying Lotus concert at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheater last night. The shooting, which injured three people, forced the venue to be shut down as law enforcement searched for a black male with a rifle. No arrests have been made, although ScHoolboy was detained by Jefferson County Police. Read More
Check out this cinematic new music video, directed by Hype Williams, for the latest single from Common’s forthcoming 10th studio album, Nobody Smiling. This visual plays like a short film and I really enjoy the fact that we never see Common or Vince make an appearance throughout. Nobody Smiling hits stores on July 22nd via Def Jam and No I.D.’s imprint, Atrium Records.
On Wednesday June 18, 2014, Chicago’s SD took the stage at the Marlin Room in New York City’s Webster Hall. SD, who is currently working on his debut album, “Truly Blessed,” made quite the impact during his NYC concert. The show also featured performances from Smoke DZA & RFC, Fame School, Sky Lex, Spazztazzz, Youngin, Jimmy Shine, and Jay Critch. The event was hosted by LowKey and Juju, with music by DJ GETLIVE! and Chiinky. Click through this slideshow to see exclusive photos from the event. All photos by Lucas Farrar / Far Fetched Future. Copyright 2014 Triumph Media Holdings, Inc. Purchase SD’s new single “Loyalty” on iTunes.
Following an epic episode of The Combat Jack Show where he responded to Funk Flex’s accusations of being irrelevant and a lousy businessman, Damon Dash has wasted no time in continuing his onslaught against Hot 97′s most prominent DJ and his boss, Ebro Darden. In an interview with Hip Hop Motivation, Dame took aim at Hot 97′s programming director by detailing a recent encounter with him.
It is hard to believe that it’s been 8 years since the release of Dilated People’s last album, 20/20. The group will make its return this summer with the much-anticipated album Directors of Photography on Rhymesayers Entertainment. Today the group unveiled the first music video from the album, “Good As Gone,” which is produced by DJ Premier. Hit the jump to check out the album’s cover art which was also revealed today. Read More
The Jamla camp is lacing us with a dope new collab, which serves as a leak from GQ’s forthcoming project, Rated Oakland. On “Count’em Up,” GQ links up with Nipsey and Big Pooh over a 9th Wonder production. Hit the jump to take a listen.