Is Callius Moon a disturbed individual with a comedic side or does he just have a penchant for hip-hop that defies logic? In one of the most bizarre courtroom defenses ever caught on camera, Moon, a Detroit resident accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend, took the stand to show off his impressive off-the-dome vernacular. Surprised by what he heard, District Judge John Chmura told Moon “that’s good” and actually admitted to being impressed before asking Moon if he will require a court-appointed attorney. Family members of Moon, who also faces charges ranging from destruction of police property to disturbing the peace, claim that he suffers from mental illness. HIt the jump for the outrageous video of what happened in court last week. Read More
KRNDN, formerly Krondon, of Strong Arm Steady lets lose his first solo studio album, Everything’s Nothing, for Free99. Despite being the same person, KRNDN’s spelling change has also brought forth a change in sound. The mood of this Free LP varies greatly from what we’ve come to except from KNRND; there’s an absence of the West Coast boom-bap sound that SAS has become known for, as the instrumentals tend to be a little more futuristic on this release. Everything’s Nothing features production from the likes Cardo, DJ Khalil, 321 and DJ Dahi. Hit the jump for the track list, previews and the download link. Read More
Following the release of Jet World Order 2, Curren$y wasted no time gathering the crew together for the mixtape, New Jet City. New Jet City finds Curren$y in the driver’s seat as he navigates a plethora of smooth instrumentals with guests such as Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Jadakiss, Styles P, French Montana, Trinidad James, Young Roddy, Trademark Da Skydiver, Juvenile and more. Hit the jump to check out the track list and preview a few cuts from the ‘tape.
On January 31, 2013, Atlanta sensation Trinidad James headlined Hot 97’s Who’s Next Live at New York’s SOB’s. The show was hosted by Peter Rosenberg and Shani Kulture and also included performances from Vinny Cha$e, Danse, and SNL (Shaq N Livin). All photos by Bernard Smalls.
G.O.O.D. Music’s CyHi The Prynce returns with the new mixtape, Ivy League: Kick Back. The ‘tape features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, B.o.B, Big K.R.I.T., Travis Porter, Yelawolf, Trae Tha Truth, Childish Gambino, and more. Read More
In anticipation of their upcoming collabo project CZARFACE, Wu-Tang’s Inspectah Deck and 7L & Esoteric drop a set of sick visuals for the track “Air ‘Em Out.” This video is honestly more than I expected from the two and definitely earns its points with The Rebel INS portraying a mafia don of sorts. The CZARFACE project drops February 19th.
Slum Village is back with their first project since last year’s Dirty Slums. For those following the group from it’s inception, the only original member left in SV is T3. Slum Village now consists of T3, J Dilla’s brother, Illa J, and Young RJ. Dirty Slums 2 is hosted by Mick Boogie and features guest appearances from Rapper Big Pooh, Guilty Simpson, Joe Scudda, Fat Ray, and Clear Soul Forces. Read More
The time is finally right for Pusha T to drop his much anticipated mixtape, Wrath Of Caine. The ‘tape features Pusha spitting prolific fishscale infused rhymes over production by the likes of Kanye West, The Neptunes, Jake One, Harry Fraud and more. Caine also features guest appearances by Rick Ross, French Montana, Wale, Troy Ave and more. Read More
Andy Samberg made his return to Saturday Night Live this past weekend to perform in one of his signature digital shorts alongside The Lonely Island, guest host Adam Levine and musical guest Kendrick Lamar. This is actually the first single from The Lonely Island’s forthcoming album and is currently available for download on iTunes. By the way, awesome cameo from Danny McBride in this one.
In recent months it’s seemed that 50 Cent has been subliminally dissing his own crew, G-Unit. Back in July he told XXL regarding Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo, “they need to get themselves together,” before making an appearance on Big Boy’s Neighborhood to elaborate, “I’ve enabled them to a point where they feel like they don’t have to do anything.”
Rockie Fresh has had quite the eventful week. As a precursor to the release of his highly-anticiapted mixtape, “Electric HIghway,” Rockie held an exclusive audio-visual event entitled “Electric Highway 3D Visual Listening Experience” at SoHo’s Landmark Sunshine Cinemas. The Visual Experience was hosted by Shaheem Reid and was attended by Diggy Simmons, Vashtie, Chuck Creekmur ,r.O.b and took place on Thursday January 18th. Rockie then headlined New York’s SOBs on January 23rd to celebrate the release of “Electric Highway.” Sir Michael Rocks, Lunice and Sasha Go Hard also performed at that night’s event. If you haven’t already, you can download “Electric Highway” in our mixtape section on the homepage. All photos by Bernard Smalls.
Today, Murs and Guerilla Union announced the full lineup for the Paid Dues 2013 Festival, which will take place on Saturday March 30th at the Nos Events Center in San Bernardino, California. This year’s festival will be headlined by Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul & Jay Rock) and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Hit the jump for the full lineup.
Despite pushing his forthcoming album back to the Spring, 50 isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. He just released a new video for Street King Immortal’s single “Major Distribution” featuring Snoop Dogg and Young Jeezy. Read More