On Thursday October 23, 2014 the 7th Annual CMJ Takeover took place at Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom. iHipHop.com was on-hand as a sponsor of the night’s event, which featured performances by Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era, Smoke DZA (along with members of R.F.C.), Cozz, SD, Raz Fresco, DP and more. Click through this slideshow to see photos of the nights events. All photos by Lauren Gesswein. Copyright 2014 Triumph Media Holdings, Inc.
Supergroup R.F.C. (Smoke DZA, Al-Doe, Bluntsmoker, NymLo, and producer 183rd) are prepping the release of their debut full length album, The Outsiders, which follows their terrific, heavily slept on 2013 mixtape, Ralphie’s Forgotten Children. The album is set to drop November 18th and we here at iHipHop are hitting you with that exclusive joint from the project entitled “They Got Money” featuring Damon Dash. Peep the ill cut from Smoke DZA and Al-Doe after the jump.
After dropping 3 videos, iHipHop Distribution and the A3C Hip-Hop Festival are ready to reveal the track list for A3C Volume 4. The story broke today on HipHopDX, and the album features appearances from the likes of Sir Michael Rocks, Chris Webby, Mick Jenkins, The Underachievers, EarthGang, Robb Bank$, and more. Read More
“You Want It” is the first single and video from the forthcoming A3C Volume 4 compilation, dropping October 7th. Hit the jump to catch the visual and check out the album cover, which was also revealed today. Read More
On August 13, 2014, Chief Keef took over The Attic in Hollywood, California to celebrate his 19th birthday. The event was hosted by Taz Arnold of TI$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.