Legendary comedian Chris Rock is certainly no stranger to hip-hop. The South Carolina born, Brooklyn raised comedian has published a list on his website documenting his 25 favorite rap albums, cowrote and starred in the 1993 film CB4 which parodies gangsta rap, appeared on rap songs by Ludacris, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, and Ice Cube, and in the past has even criticized contemporary rap. But perhaps Chris Rock’s hip-hop pinnacle was reached in 2010 when he appeared on Kanye West’s now magnum opus album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Rock was asked by ‘Ye to appear on the song “Blame Game,” in which Rock provided an extended monologue. So maybe Rock is a little bit biased when he recently called Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy as the “greatest hip-hop album of all-time” in a HOT 97 interview. Check out the full interview after the jump to see what else Chris Rock had to say.
Last year footage surfaced of Freddie Gibbs and Mike Dean working “in the lab” and ever since then very little additional information has been given regarding that session. Now Gangsta Gibbs has shared a new track entitled “Sellin’ Dope” which gives artist credit to Mike Dean. Our guess is Mike Dean, who is a hip-hop producer and certainly no rapper (best known for working with Kanye West), produced the cut. The track is absolutely menacing, both in production and in overall concept/theme as Dean’s ominous ghastly beat perfectly suits Gibbs’ aggressive flow and hyper-realistic subject matter (yes, sellin’ dope). The track will appear on the Grand Theft Auto V next-gen iteration. Listen after the jump!
Pusha season approaching! After dropping his stellar debut full length My Name Is My Name, Virginia’s number one dope boy spitter Pusha Ton begins rolling out his King Push campaign. And today we are grateful to receive “Lunch Money”, a bombastic and downright straight outta left-field (even more so than last year’s insane “Numbers on the Board”? Maybe) cut produced by the always unpredictable Kanye West. While Pusha does his thing, spitting hot fire it’s truly Yeezus’ production that stands out as the reason you’ll be listening to this one. ‘Ye’s beat here is equipped with unorthodox, disorienting sounds, but all those outrageous nuances are built around a very funky pulse. Listen after the jump.
Kim Kardashian isn’t playing around, boys. With the internet endlessly thirstin’ over Mrs. West’s velumpious derrière, the celebutante decided to bare it all (yes, all) for Paper magazine’s latest cover shoot. That’s the edited version of the cover above just in case your mother is in the room and after the jump ya’ll can peep every photo from the shoot 100% unedited. That means these photos are absolutely NSFW (not safe for work, newbie) unless you’ve got a kickass boss who doesn’t care about seeing a bare bottom and a nip… or two. After the jump!
The working relationship between 18-year-old New Zealand superstar Lorde and Yeezus himself, Kanye West has been well-documented. Back in September Lorde did an impromptu cover of ‘Ye’s “Flashing Lights” and now Yeezy is repaying Lorde with a rework of her track “Flicker” for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 official soundtrack. Listen after the jump.
Big Sean plays the role of a star football player in the video for his smash hit “IDFWU” featuring E-40. In the video, Sean leads his team to victory and the sideline coach Kanye West couldn’t be happier for his GOOD Music star. Watch after the jump.
Theophilus London’s new studio album Vibes! which is executively produced by Kanye West is due out November 4th. In addition West also appears on one of the album’s tracks, “Can’t Stop”. Now London is offering fans to stream the entire album via his Soundcloud page. Stream Theophilus London’s new album Vibes! after the jump!
When Kanye speaks, the world listens. And back in July when Kanye West graced the cover of GQ he was interviewed and offered some insight into his world. And just in case you wanted some more words of wisdom from the Chicago rapper we got you covered with this behind the scenes footage of that said GQ photoshoot/interview. In this behind the scenes footage ‘Ye speaks on his goals with this particular photoshoot and how far he will go to pursuit perfection. Watch after the jump.
Tyga’s long gestating “40 Mill” track is finally here and much to our surprise it’s actually quite dope! The track, produced by Kanye West, Mike Dean, and Jess Jackson, is set to be the lead single for T-Raww’s forthcoming The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty album. However no release date for the album is in place yet as Tyga has been having some discrepancies with his label YMCMB, so much so that Nicki Minaj has even unfollowed Tyga on Twitter after he let loose on the label via a 140 character rant. Peep the cut after the jump.
The standout track from Big Sean’s recent four song drop gets a pretty stylized visual in the form of a lyrical video. The lyrics to the DJ Mustard, DJ Dahi & Kanye West produced “I Don’t Fu*k With You” is presented right in front of your computer screen for an easy singalong. In case that’s what you wanted. Check it out after the jump.
Last night (Sept. 21st) Common held his inaugural AAHH! Fest in his hometown Chicago, which featured performances by De La Soul, Lupe Fiasco, and Jennifer Hudson. During Common’s set, however, he brought out a “very special guest”. Kanye West eventually surprised the crowd, performing The College Dropout cut “Get Em High” with Common as well as songs like “Jesus Walks”, “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”, “Power”, “All of the Lights”, and more. Videos after the jump!