With Smoke DZA and Pete Rock’s full-length collabo, Don’t Smoke Rock, dropping tomorrow, the New York duo has released a new visual via Complex. The site also premiered an exclusive stream of the album.
It’s official; the sixth annual A3C Hip-Hop Festival compilation, A3C Volume 6, hits stores worldwide a week from today. With just 7 days to go, A3C and iHipHop Distribution have just released the third single by Mcevoy & SD, and also revealed the track list, plus announced a Statik Selektah remix album! Read More
Dressed in all red, from head to toe, West Coast emcee 2Eleven revisits his mixtape, The Robb Report, in the stark new visual for ”Solid”. The video, directed by Skey of Dark Cinema, is out now, and can be viewed on YouTube after the jump. Additionally, if you’re rocking with 2Eleven’s sound, be sure to get his project The Robb Report out now on iTunes.
Last year, veteran emcee Royce da 5’9” — holding down Detroit since ’99 — teamed up with venerable hip-hop producer DJ Premier to form PRhyme, and they’ve been on a tear since. That same year, they dropped their self-titled debut album, which housed single ”Courtesy” as well tracks ”U Looz”, ”PRhyme”, and ”You Should Know”. Looking to make the most out of the fourth quarter, the duo returns with a deluxe edition of their self-titled debut. And after highlighting the seven minute extended version of ”Mode” earlier in the week, Royce and Premo are sharing the full-length version of their ”Courtesy” video as well. In the video, the PRhyme brothers find themselves in dire circumstances: they’re stranded on the side of the road with a broken down car — nowhere to go. Naturally, their minds begin to wander: they imagining themselves living ”the good life” (driving an operational car, chilling on a boat, surrounded by beautiful women). However, one thing is for certain, and that’s Royce and Premo cannot forget about where they come from: nothing. Check out PRhyme’s visuals for ”Courtesy” — off of their self-titled debut album from last year — after the jump. Additionally, be on the lookout for the extended version of the album, due out sooner than later.
Philly-by-way-of-Columbus producer RJD2 has teamed up with Philly-by-way-of-ATL spitter STS for the aptly-titled album STS x RJD2 [click here to read review]. In this new video for the album’s opener RJ mans the keys alongside a full band as STS lays his lyrical law in front of a live audience.
Is this the making of ’90s GAP revival? Rihanna is joined by Kanye West and Paul McCartney for the “FourFiveSeconds” visuals. In it, Rihanna is sandwiched between two men, one who is an ex-Beatle, while the other is Yeezus. There’s not much to say here, other than it’s a dilberately cheesy song with an equally cheesy video. Yep, straight cheese here, bruh bruh. Peep the visuals for “FourFiveSeconds” after the jump.
The hyperkinetic and frantic collaboration between Young Thug, A$AP Ferg and Freddie Gibbs “Old English” receives a fittingly odd and offbeat animated visual treatment a la that of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Check out the colorful video for “Old English” after the jump.
O.T. Genasis, the man best known for his surprise smash hit “CoCo” released “Jackin’ For Beats 2015″ a track where he goes off over a few rap classics a week back. But now Genasis returns with a revamped version of his popular viral “CoCo” video. This time Genasis is surrounded by luxury; cars, clothes, and hoes. Peep the new, updated version of “CoCo” after the jump.
Queens’ Julian Stephen is back with “Simple Minds,” his follow-up video to “Sophisticated Thoughts” which he dropped back in November. “Simple Minds” follows in the same blueprint as “Sophisticated Thoughts” as Julian delivers lively bars showcasing his youthful exuberance. The visuals presented in “Simple Minds” find Julian in the same headspace as in “Sophisticated Thoughts” as well as he busks around NYC, simply enjoying life, and being carefree. If the instrumental to “Simple Minds” sounds familiar that’s because it’s Nas’ “Nas Is Like” from 1998. Peep the visuals to Julian Stephen’s “Simple Minds” freestyle after the jump.