Esco hit the stage at Coachella last night where he performed Illmatic in its entirety, while getting some help from a few old friends.
The Roc Nation boys link up for their first collaboration in nearly in three years, which includes Hov responding to some shots from Aubrey’s now infamous “off-the-record” interview with Rolling Stone. Read More
Rick Ross is feeling so good these days he decides to go shirtless in the official visual for “The Devil Is A Lie,” in which Hov is conspicuously absent. Don’t worry the camera doesn’t pan below the neck. Mastermind in stores now.
Jay and Ye are back it, again. At least on the business side of things.
Kanye’s DONDA Music has announced that the agency will be teaming up with Hov’s Roc Nation.
The partnership will focus on international tours, releases and expanding DONDA’s brand globally.
Peep the full release after the jump. Read More
Call it the female version of what The Black Album was originally intended to be.
Seemingly out of nowhere, Beyoncé releases a brand new, self-titled 14-track LP, complete with features from Drake, Jay Z, and Frank Ocean and music videos for each song.
No promotion, no singles, just music.
Tracklisting after the jump.
Music and fashion walk hand in hand in pop culture, so it’s no surprise that fashion has influenced some of our favorite hip hop tracks. From sportswear lines like adidas to high-end couture like Versace, rappers are naming the brands they love, and sometimes even getting endorsement deals along the way. Here are 15 hip hop videos that celebrate love of fashion.
As the legend goes, on December 4, 1969, Gloria Carter and Adnes Reeves (who made love under the sycamore tree) brought Shawn Corey Carter into the world. Their lives and the lives of millions around the world would never be the same from that point forward. Read More
Full Lyrics Here, courtesy RapGenius.
praise White Jesus! finally! i’m elated to see that marshall mathers is using affirmative action in the way it was intended: to give white men the voice they had long been denied in American History. it espouses a sense of ultimate relief that things are right with the world, flowers can bloom again, and hip-hop does make sense.
This is good. and not just unnecessarily busy with clicks and beeps and lasers. Timbaland’s rapping is less muscular than Timbaland though.
In this Daily Show segment, titled “Jay Z Penney”, Jon Stewart and Larry Wilmore address the racial profiling incident that stirred publicity hounds. Check out our Jay Z Barneys Freestyle post for more mockery of this loaded issue.