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.
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
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.
Earl’s proving the haters wrong with his grimy new single, “WHOA.” The video is true to Odd Future’s form as it features Earl making his way through a trailer park, leading him to an abandoned pool while some random chick in a ballerina outfit dances aside him…
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.
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
Those in the know realize that Law & Order: SVU is the most superior brand of crime drama on television today. I mean they have Ice T playing a wise cracking cop — this Ice T — and all of the stories are ‘ripped from the headlines.’ Well, SVU made a bold move last night by airing an episode based on Chris Brown’s assault on Rihanna. Read More
Asher Roth is one hungry MC. Don’t believe me? Then check out this video, directed by Rik Cordero. Asher shows off his lyrical prowess and his appetite in this one, sampling some NYC’s finest fast foods (most notably Shake Shack). His outfit looks eerily similar to the one in this video though.
J. Cole stopped by Harvard University today to drop some knowledge on a lecture hall full of Ivy Leaguers. In somewhat of an open forum lecture, entitled “The Next Move: A Conversation with J. Cole,” the Roc Nation artist discussed his influences, his family’s support of his rap career, and how he rocked his first show at the age of 14. This piece definitely gives us some insight on J. Cole, but it can really compare to the brilliance of Lil B’s NYU lecture. Hit the jump for the full video.
Pitbull isn’t particularly known for being lyrically complex, but he has recently been the center of attention for throwing jabs at Lindsay Lohan on his hit “Give Me Everything.” Now Pitbull, who is a proud Miami resident, is taking aim at Lil Wayne for dissing the Miami Heat with his new track, “Welcome 2 Dade County” on which he goes in over Baauer’s “Harlem Shake.” Read More
Lil Wayne isn’t the only rapper that’s being thrust into the spotlight for causing a commotion at an NBA game. During a Wizards-Raptors game on Tuesday, commentator Matt Devlin said sarcastically, “Wale is inspiring” after the cameras cuaght the MMG rapper sitting court side. Devlin then added, “I‘m sure someone on Twitter could tell me if they’ve exactly ever heard of Wale. He’s not Drake, that’s for sure.” Moments later, Wale tweeted, “@MattDevlinRaps watch ur mouth” and was seen approaching the announcer’s table. Read More