On Monday December 8, 2014 Detroit’s newcomer Dej Loaf, best known for her smash hit “Try Me” hit the stage at SOB’s in nYC with Boldy James, Kiyanne, and Spank Jus Bizness. iHipHop was on hand to document the event. Click through this slideshow to see photos of the night’s event. All photos by Lauren Gesswein.
Nicki Minaj was the musical guest on the 40th season of Saturday Night Live last night alongside host James Franco. She performed two cuts off of her forthcoming highly-anticipated The Pinkprint album, which is due out December 15th on YMCMB. Peep Nicki’s performances of “Bed of Lies” and “Only” (no Drake or Lil Wayne, though) on Saturday Night Live after the jump.
For the sixth episode of Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary season Top Dawg Entertainment’s star pupil Kendrick Lamar hit the stage as the musical guest alongside guest host Woody Harrelson. Kendrick performed two songs, one being his radio hit, The Isley Brothers sampled “i” and Jay Rock’s “Pay for It”. For “i” Kendrick took the stage with unkempt hair and blacked-out contacts (see: above photo), making reference to Method Man whose debut record Tical was released 20 years ago that day. Check out Kendrick’s hyped, energetic SNL performances after the jump.
It didn’t take long until Kendrick Lamar started performing his new song “i” live. A week removed from dropping “i”, the first new solo Kendrick track since good kid m.A.A.d city, the Compton rapper performed it live at the educational event We Day Toronto, which took place at the Air Canada Centre. Watch the video 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!
What a way to start a Monday. Chance and Cole World team up for this tribute to …creative loving females. This is more in Cole’s lane in terms of juvenile approaches to dating and girls with low self-esteem. In any case, the performance bumps and Chance revives the stage line by line, as J. Cole waits for some momentum to infect him. Watch after the jump.
He dedicated this to the “glue that holds the sports world together” before telling Skylar Diggins that he’d be one for her. Ladies and gentleman, Drake’s “Side Pieces.” Click through the jump for video.
Jay Electronica has been hinting at a big announcement during his performance at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. He’s added all of his music to a long-abandoned SoundCloud page. He’s been on Twitter again, ranting, after a lengthy absence. AND HE BROUGHT OUT JAY Z FOR HIS PERFORMANCE! Might this be the release that defines his elusive career? Watch after the jump.
The Childish One got to the top spot on iTunes with his album Because The Internet. Surfing this buzz, here he is on Kimmel.
Maybe two of the best groups performing live together? Yes.
The young gods of Flatbush vicinity take to Boiler Room for this incredible live set. Respect and big up alla di yute dem.
I don’t know if you heard King Los before his “Control” freestlye. Congratulations if you did, because I hadn’t. Anyway, I caught up. This kid is one of the best doing it, hands down. He needs no introductions but here is a complete list (compiled by Reddit users) of every King Los freestyle murder.
My nickname for this is also “Worst Song On The Album” but maybe it has a second life with this video. His pops is in it, after all.