In a time of growing popularity of trap music we got two great examples of trap tales that greatly differ from each other. Freddie Gibbs and A$AP Ferg each dropped their debut studio albums earlier this summer just a month apart. (more…)
About a year after his death Nate Dogg will join Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg onstage for their headlining set at Coachella on Sunday. A hologram of Nate Dogg performing will reportedly be projected onto the stage. Nate Dogg, as a hologram, will perform several songs alongside Dr. Dre, Snoop, Kurupt, Warren G and Daz Dillinger. Eminem and Wiz Khalifa are also rumored guests for the performance. Mariah Carey previously used the technology for her European concerts to be able to appear to perform in 5 different places at once. Using the technology for performances from beyond the grave maybe taking it a little too far.
When I heard that Lil B was going to be speaking at NYU I didn’t know what he would speak about and apparently neither did he. Lil B gave a nearly hour-and-a-half long unscripted lecture at New York University touching on subjects such as love, life, respect, positivity, politics, taxes and understanding humans by studying ant colonies. A sold out crowd of 500 fans attended and chanted out Lil B lyrics and catch phrases throughout the night. Lil B’s The Basedprint IImixtape was released Monday afternoon and was required listening for attendees of the lecture. The first track on the tape is titled “NYU” in honor of the event. Some memorable quotes from the night include “I’m out here trying to get my Mitt Romney on” and “Until further notice, I’m paying taxes and I’m loving it.” He explained that being Based means that “you have somebody that you can trust and you don’t have to know them because you know we all have a common courtesy. It’s about having empathy now… Really caring and paying attention to someone else’s feelings.” The Based God offered students advice such as “Experience your life and read the books and read everybody’s theories and experience your own” and to always wear seat belts and wash your hands. He touched on what is next in his career saying he has a song coming with “one of the largest artists on Earth.” He discussed his talent with watercolors and mentioned that he has some rare paintings available for sale, and announced that he will be releasing a rock album titled “California Boi.” Lil B claims he has already “made rap history” so now he is “actually releasing my rock album. This is gonna be some garage punk. This one’s for the rebels. Look out for the Lil B rock record, California Boi.” There was really no theme or point to the lecture, like most things Lil B does, but all in attendance seem to have really enjoyed it. View a clip from the lecture below: Lil B “The Based God” NYU Lecture
Three years after posting a snippet on YouTube, the full CDQ version of the Just Blaze produced “Dear Moleskine” is out. Yesterday, Jay Electronica released artwork for his long awaited album, Act II: The Patents of Nobility (The Turn). There is still no word on a release date. Jay Electronica “Dear Moleskine” - Stream
With anticipation high for the upcoming G.O.O.D. Friday release of Kanye’s new single, many were surprised last night when Funkmaster Flex debuted Kanye and DJ Khaled’s “Theraflu.” On the Hit-Boy produced track Kanye addresses Wiz, Amber, Kim Kardashian, and Kris Humphries with lines like “And I’ll admit, I fell in love with Kim ‘Round the same time she had fell in love wit’ him Well, that’s cool, baby girl, do ya thing Lucky I ain’t have Jay drop ‘im from the team.” Kanye West – “Theraflu” ft. DJ Khaled & DJ Pharris – Stream
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