At last weeks GOOD Music show in NYC which featured everyone from Yeezy to Mickey Factz to Kid Cudi, Wale and even Termanology, reporter Emilio spoke with a few stars outside the venue. Click here to see his interview with Kid Cudi and an obviously high Wale. Pretty funny stuff.
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It’s been a few years since John Legend lended his vocal wizardry and melodic abilities to our ears and iPod’s, and by the time October 28th rolls around – we’ll be blessed again. After dropping his single, “Green Light” featuring Andre 3000, Legend is planning an Oct. 28th release for his new album, Evolver. Expect appearances from labelmate Estelle and former mentor/partner Kanye West, among possible other guests. Check back with iHipHop for updates and new singles from Legend.
Just days after his unlikely arrest in LAX, Kanye West and road manager Don Crowley have been released on $20,000 bond. Their arrest came from an altercation with a photographer, upon which both Kanye and Don broke the photgrapher’s camera – and TMZ.com caught all of the action on video. Though we’re not really used to seeing this side of Kanye – I think everyone can agree it’s some BS that he was actually arrested. According to Ye’s Blog, he’s “cool with the papparazzi, but this guy was not cool.” Rehardless, look for new music from Kanye’s new album – 808′s and Heartbreak.
Kanye’s performance at the VMA’s has sparked some speculation as to if he is really working on an album, how the fu*k he has time to do so, and what it would be called. In news a few weeks back, Kanye was slated to produce the entire Blueprint 3, and word is he’s still doing that. At the same time, he’s working on new music for his own fourth album. The first single, “Love Lockdown,” was put up on the site earlier today, and sounds like very different territory for Kanye. The album is rumored to feature a bit more of the vocoder and a lot of love-themed tracks. Supposedly Kanye’s done four tracks so far, and he’s working on completing the rest. The name of the album is rumored to be titled 808′s & Heartbreak. Maybe Ye’s still a bit sour after his breakup from his fiance a few months back. Either way, one thing’s for sure – Kanye’s innovative musical ear and knack for catchy lyrics will definitely make his fourth album a hit. And if anyone doubts that Ye puts in work, he just stuck a proverbial foot up your mouth. Look for the album to hit stores on December 16th on Def Jam/GOOD.
Not really feeling the facial hair on Kanye at all. Maybe he is hoping that some sponsor will see him as a worthwhile figure to endorse their shaving products or razors or something. This was him back stage at the VMA Awards last night in Los Angeles where all sorts of odd things took place, Brit getting 3 VMAs, T Pain making his entrance on the back of an elephant, Fatman Scoop turning up in his draws, the list goes on and on.
If you didn’t catch the MTV VMA’s last night – there were a few highlights you should catch on the rerun. Wayne performed with T-Pain, Travis Barker & DJ AM were the house band, Britney Spears won three awards, and Kanye absolutely shut the house down with his new single, “Love Lockdown.” Supposedly the new track is off his new album, set to drop by December. He had an enormous stage backdrop and had what seemed like a 30-piece drumline – clearly inspired by China’s Opening Ceremony for the Olympics. Download “Love Lockdown” below and let us know what you think of Kanye’s new direction. Kanye West – “Love Lockdown (Live)”
Format Magazine has made a replica of what they think Kanye’s personal diary would look like. Below are a few pages from the collection – and they just might have it right. I have to admit – they rip Kanye a little bit, and I’m a huge fan, but this is still really fun. On another note, Ye will perform the closing of the VMA’s next week.
Warner music pulled down Estelle and Kanye West’s American Boy down off ITunes this week, hoping that fans would go out and buy the English singers entire album as opposed to the track that sat on the top of various charts this Summer. Since doing this the album Shine has dropped even lower and the single has gone from 11 on the Billboard chart to 37. Was this a wise move by the label? Is some money better than no money?
In a post from a few weeks ago, I mentioned Common was filming a video for one of his two new singles, and it turns out it was for “Announcement.” Check out the video below and enjoy the ridiculously heavy green-screenery. I’m still pretty iffy about the whole Common/Pharrell summer-y album, but we’ll see soon enough. Both singles are pretty average so far. Let us know what you think. Common feat. Pharrell – Announcement Video
Clothing like Mishka has been making waves in NYC and about for a few years now. Originally started by three kids of Russian descent in New York, the line is now offered around the country in boutiques and has an extensive selection on KarmaLoop, WorkMens, and their own site. The focus is primarily custom tee’s and custom hats. Check out some photos below of some of my favorite stuff offered on their site, and check it out for yourself at MishkaNYC.com.
Looks like the leak of Swagga Like Us has maddened one of the four artists present. With a one year sentence on the horizon you can kind of understand why Tip is a lil heated about the track featuring himself, Weezy, Kanye and Jigga. The track which has had mixed reviews from fans and the industry was not supposed to be available until late next month according to TI who had this to say on the subject ‘Wait till the cake comes out the kitchen before you eat it. That’s like a kid who sees his toys before Christmas; it takes away from me and from the fans as well.’ Ahh well as we all know the leak is more guaranteed that a hit is these days.
Last year, Kanye’s Can’t Tell Me Nothing Mixtape featured some of his own material and some quality songs from cohorts like Common, Kweli and 88-Keys. One track was entitled “Stay Up,” and featured a verse from Yeezy and a poem from Malik Yusef. Now, as I said in a recent post, 88 is prepping his debut album, and what seems to be the first single has been dropped – “Stay Up.” Download the full version below and tell us what you think about the collaboration. Download: 88 Keys feat. Kanye West – “Stay Up (Viagra)” To Preview Track Click Here
Crooner T-Pain has been making a run this year that’s been very reminiscent of last year’s – he’s been on several hit singles and is starting to make his own waves with his single. Now, his album Thr33 Ringz is just a few weeks away, and Pain wants his fans excited, so he dropped a mixtape today called Pree Ringz with DJ Lil Boy. Check out the mixtape, which features Young Cash, Gorilla Zoe, and a whole lot of DJ Khaled production. Tracklist and Download link below. 01. Intro (Feat. DJ Khaled) 02. What U Need 03. Cocky (Feat. DJ Khaled) 04. Somebody Tell Em 05. I Know (Feat. Young Cash) 06. Like I Outta 07. Don’t Stop The Party (Feat. Young Cash) 08. Freakin’ (Feat. Tay Dizm & Gorilla Zoe) 09. This Dat Shit 10. Got To Go 11. Reborn 12. Ain’t No Love (Feat. Young Cash) 13. Up & Down 14. I’m Madd (Feat. Tay Dizm) 15. Superman (Feat. DJ Khaled) 16. Dig That 17. Young Cash – I’m A Freak (Feat. T-Pain) 18. Nappy Boy Or Die (Feat. Young Cash) 19. Let’s Go 20. We Got Love 21. Tha Truth (Outro) Download: T-Pain – Pree Ringz
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