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.
Following the untimely death of his cousin and tour manager, Junior B, Joey Bada$$ has went ahead and cancelled the remaining dates of his European tour. Joey Bada$$ has also shared the tracklist for his forthcoming LP, the highly-anticipated B4.DA.$$, which comes out January 20, 2015 via Cinematic Music Group / Pro Era. And today Joey is sharing “No. 99” produced by Statik Selektah. Check out “No. 99” after the jump.
Wu-Tang Clan get all political and topical with their music video for “A Better Tomorrow” the title track from their new album, which you can stream in full right here. For “A Better Tomorrow,” the Clan utilizes scenes of protesters in Ferguson and New York reacting to the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner, respectively. In addition the visuals include President Barack Obama’s reaction to the events. It closes with a list of people who were reportedly killed by police. Peep the visuals for Wu-Tang Clan’s “A Better Tomorrow” after the jump.
Noisey continues unveiling new bricks for their forthcoming The Rap Monument project. We’ve already been blessed with dope ish from the likes of Pusha T, Danny Brown, Nipsey Hussle, Problem, Raekwon, Vado, and Go Dreamer. But with this latest installment we head to NYC to hear from Flatbush ZOMBiES & Meyhem Lauren. Peep their bricks for Noisey’s epic The Rap Monument after the jump.
On Monday December 1, 2014 Power 105.1 Sweden’s premiere hip-hop export Yung Lean hit the stage at NYC’s Webster Hall with Sad Boys, Gravity Boys, and Goth Money Records. 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.
Following the release of his self-titled debut album, Your Old Droog comes back spitting (nutty bars) for his video for “Nutty Bars.” It’s grimy and real, just like your favorite old New York rap. Peep the video for Droog’s “Nutty Bars” after the jump.
Last month Trademark Da Skydiver returned to the fold and dropped “Keep It 100”, the first single off of his forthcoming studio album Return of the Super Villain all the while embarking on the nationwide Smokers Club Tour with Method Man, Redman, B-Real, and Mick Jenkins. Now, the tour is winding down and Trademark is sharing the visuals for his “Keep It 100” single. Directed by Rand Rosenberg Trademark drives around New York City with a seductive passenger. Watch the visuals after the jump and pre-order Trademark’s Return of the Super Villain via iTunes here.
Your Old Droog is real and so is his self-titled debut album. The Droogster (once mistaken for Nas) has made his debut album available for stream via NPR’s website. The project consists of the self-titled EP that he released earlier in the year and eight new tracks including “Free Turkey,” and more. Listen after the jump.
On Thursday October 30, 2014 the 2014 Power 105.1 Powerhouse took place at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center, the home of the Brooklyn Nets. iHipHop.com was on-hand to document the event, which featured performances by Jeezy (with special guest Jay Z), J. Cole, French Montana, Migos, Childish Gambino, and more. Click through this slideshow to see photos of the nights events. All photos by Lauren Gesswein.
You may recall Beast Coast all-stars Flatbush ZOMBiES and The Underachievers teaming up last month for the track “Butterfly Effect” and now the two Brooklyn groups have made their joint effort Clockwork Indigo EP available for stream via their Soundcloud. Listen to the full EP after the jump.
Azealia Banks is a pure talent, there’s no question about that. Sadly, however, she appears more invested engaging in Twitter beefs than putting out quality music. We all know she’s capable of it, as we’ve seen her do it before. And with the release of her new song “Chasing Time” one might assert that she’s attempting somewhat of a “comeback” following her public fallout. We just hope she’s committed to this. After the jump.
Current Charlotte Hornets guard Lance Stephenson unsuspectedly dropped a freestyle to Bobby Shmurda’s chart-topping “Hot N***a” single back in August and now he has released the official music video to accompany it. In the video Stephenson rides around his Brooklyn neighborhood of Coney Island, plays basketball, and just goes ham in the streets. No word as to what the Hornets think of all this, but doesn’t look as though Stephenson gives a care. Check out the video after the jump.