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The only way to describe Kanye West’s taste in music and fashion is ‘decadent.’  Yeezy has gone above-and-beyond to premiere “New Slaves,” the first leak from his forthcoming album, by preparing a set of visuals to accompany the song as it’s projected on 66 buildings across the globe this weekend. Read More

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The Downtown Music festival continued in New York CIty on May 11, 2013. iHipHop was on-hand at Tammany Hall where Ratking, Mr. MFN eXqire, and Black Dave performed. Click through the slideshow to see pictures of all the happenings at the Lower East Side, Manhattan venue. All photos by Lucas Farrar / Far Fetched Future.

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The Downtown Music festival returned to New York CIty on May 10, 2013 to highlight a selection of buzzworthy artists from across the country. The evening started out at Element where Earl Sweatshirt, Ryan Hemsworth, and Antwon performed. The festivities continued at Capitale where Black Hippy was in attendance and ScHoolboy Q played an extended set. The evening ended with a late night performance from the emerging New York artist Kilo Kish at Tammany Hall. Pictures from NIght 2 coming soon. All photos by Lucas Farrar / Far Fetched Future.

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On Friday May 3, 2013, the City of Gods held a mansion party, dubbed ‘Bible Study,’ in the Bronx. The party kicked off in the afternoon with Hood Chef manning the grill as he served up barbecue to those in attendance. The evening concluded with performances from Black Dave and B.I.C., with Bodega BAMZ (of Tan Boys) also making an appearance. All photos by Lucas Farrar / Far Fetched Future.

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Over the weekend, one of Juelz Santana’s goons, Hynief, was photographed attacking JoJo Simmons.  The situation was a result of JoJo’s diss record “Holy Water” which is aimed at Juelz Santana, as a response to Juelz’ name dropping JoJo on the track “Soft” from his latest mixtape, God Will’n. Read More

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Meek Mill headlined New York City’s Roseland Ballroom on April 7, 2013 where he also showcased artists on his newly established label, Dreamchasers Records. While Meek took the crown for best performance of the night, Louie V Gutta, Lee Mazin, Lil Snupe, Jordan, Square Off, Pain N Da Ass, and Trips N Slim also won over the crowd. Also in attendance were Diddy, Cassie, and Cory Gunz. All photos by Bernard Smalls.

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iHipHop.com kicked off the weekend in Manhattan at the Whitney Museum of Art where the ten-piece psychedelic soul group, King Holiday, was on hand for a live performance / exhibit entitled ‘Bloo Voyage,’ as part of the SmokeForBlues festival. iHipHop then made its way to Brooklyn for Covert TV’s rooftop launch party where Hood Chef cooked up some excellent BBQ for those in attendence. All photos by Lucas Farrar / Far Fetched Future.

Looking at my inbox, I saw a message with “Wais P” and “NSFW” in the subject and had to take a look.  The hook on this song turns one man’s adversity into another man’s slang.  By the way, this is the safe-for-work version for all you cats on the West Coast or those of us on the East still grinding in the office.  Check out the NSFW version here. Read More

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Once a year, Austin, TX transforms into the music capital of the world during the annual SXSW Music Festival. This year was no exception, as fans in attendance were able to experience countless live performances from sunrise to sunset each day, with numerous showcases and lively parties throughout the city. Amidst all of the amazing showcases, ridiculous parties and crowded streets, iHipHop was on-hand to capture all of the weeks’ events. For your viewing pleasure we have compiled a recap of SXSW 2013 from behind our lens. All photos by Lucas Alvarado / Far Fetched Future.

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On March 6, 2013 Bodega BAMZ (TANBOYS) and A$AP Twelvy, performed at Santos Party House. The event, which was presented by Noisey, featured guest appearances from Flatbush Zombies, N.O.R.E., Willie HEX, A$AP Nast, A$AP Illz, and more. Also on hand were Black Dave and Kyle Rapps. Click through this slideshow to see photos from that night’s event. All photos by Andrew Wheeler.

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File this in the “Why Wasn’t I There?” section.  Two of comedy’s biggest names shared the stage early Tuesday morning in an impromptu performance at New York City’s Comedy Cellar.  Throughout the week the two have performed separately at the Cellar, trying out new material; Rock because he’s preparing for an new standup special, and Chappelle because…well, who knows, just be thankful he’s still doing standup.  After performing solo for about 45 minutes, Dave Chappelle was joined by Chris Rock who took the stage to tell the audience, “Aw, you lucky motherf*ckers.” Read More

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