The rapper formerly known as Common Sense is no longer common. He’s on his dime album, recruits young upstarts like Vince Staples to keep him “real,” and gets burn on the late night circuit like he’s a Roots member. Check the video of his performance last night after the jump.
The INNANETAPE by SAVEMONEY rapper Vic Mensa has made his year more intriguing by the week. From appearance at MTV’s Rapfix to impressive Five Fingers Of Death freestyles, the young genius is creating an indelible mark. Check the recap of his tour stops.
Chance debuts a new song at his homecoming show on the Social Experiment Tour. The fans at the Riviera Theatre got a preview. That’s what they get for being dedicated.
Wake up. (Drank.) Pass out. (Drank.) Head shot. (Drank.) Faded. (Drank.) Faded. (Drank.) …then he does “Poetic Justice” without that other guy.
It’s clear he’s the voice of someone’s generation. Childish Gambino’s stage presence here rouses the crowd, more than a lot of emcees can say.
In the category of Awwww Reasons Why J. Cole Is Adorable and nothing more, this little girl livens up his performance by zoning out dancing. If only this kind of magic could happen every time he picked up a mic.
There’s always some form of pajama garment included in a Rick Ross live show. Not mad at all. Live comfortably Rozay.
The Hood Pope assumes his reign.
That’s that Don’t Touch Anything In The Sto’. This album sounds way better live.
Lupe soooo meta. He raps about the rap game, with all these symbols that name other artists. It’s really neat. “Drizzy’s Law” live in Atlanta at the kick-off of his Tetsuo & Youth Preview Tour. Hat tip to XXL.
Is there anything that the cast alumni from “The Wire” can’t do? First, they appear in the indie comedy smash Newlyweeds (check your local theaters for info). Then, cast stand-out Tristan Wilds a.k.a. Mack Wilds has a hit with “Own It” trotting all over the charts. Here, he performs an album cut “U Can Cry To Me,” which features Staten Island cohort Raekwon. Is The Chef on everything right now or what? He’s on his ’05 Ghostface sh*t.
The New Camp Clik is back in effect for freestyle demonstrations. CJ Fly, Dessy Hinds, Nyck Caution, T’Nah Apex, A La $ole, Dyemond Lewis, Swank Master Raw, Dirty Sanchez, Jab and Joey Bada$$ stepped out of a time machine to give an honorary session to the Old Heads they clearly respect.