CJ Fly and Ab-Soul rip it over the 9th Wonder “Ether” remix beat. It’s a good preview of CJ Fly’s The Way Eye See It. Soul-o tries subversion by flipping a classic Hov verse to close with a touch of irony. Fire.
Top Dawg Entertainment’s president Terrence Henderson (aka “Punch”) sits with homegrown radio to talk about newfound success and how they got there. Be inspired, y’all.
Top Dawg Entertainment artist Isaiah Rashad stuns with this boldly spare video for “I Shot You Down.” His lyrics suggest inventive and gritty hood romanticism, and shrewd self-awareness. Nothing less from hip-hop’s creative top dogs of late.
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.
Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, and Travis Scott go in over a Jahlil Beats instrumental for the first XXL Freshmen cypher.
Ab Soul takes the mic for today’s XXL Freshmen Freestyle.