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.
Pusha T’s on a role, seemingly unveiling new goodies from his freshly-released King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude album everyday. Alongside The-Dream, who also appears on the song, Push — who recently kicked a nice freestyle on Sway — performs inside of a church. Check it out after the jump.
With King Push — Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude out now, Pusha T stopped by Sway in the Morning to break down its lyrical content. Additionally, Pusha T stepped up to the plate and kicked a mean freestyle. Check out the full interview and freestyle after the jump.
Killer Mike, who introduced presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at an Atlanta rally in November, has posted a full conversation with the Democratic nominee on his YouTube page. The conversation has been broken up into six videos, which can be viewed below, via Mike’s YouTube and Facebook pages.
The conversation, which took place Mike’s barber shop in Atlanta during Sanders’ November trip there, is about a variety of subjects, such as: what socialism means to the black community (Bernie: “To be truly free, you need economic rights”), the meaning of social justice, why Sanders got into politics, why people vote against their best interests, why Sanders is—according to Mike—the only politician who wants a smarter electorate, the importance of forming political coalitions (which Sanders responded to by fist bumping Mike), Donald Trump’s fascist tendencies, the astonishing percentage of black men in jail, the hypocrisy of marijuana laws, and the importance of voting in the upcoming presidential election. Bernie also joked about growing up “400 years ago.”
Watch the full conversation between Killer Mike and Bernie Sanders after the jump.
Chance the Rapper was the musical guest on last night’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” with actor Chris Hemsworth as the host. Chance the Rapper performed two songs, including a new track entitled “Somewhere in Paradise” featuring fellow Chicagoan Jeremih. You can watch the full performance after the jump.
Atlanta’s resident superproducer Southside aka Young Sizzle is entering a career in rap and he’s recently shared his first song, the dab heavy number “SandMan.” The track’s been produced by Metro Boomin, who Southside has collaborated with many times in 2015 — including on Future’s excellent DS2 album. Check out Sizzle’s “SandMan” after the jump and be on the lookout for Free Agent 3 dropping Dec. 11th.
Although Jadakiss hasn’t really been making waves when it comes to the album format, he’s still a legend in the game — there’s no question about that. His last album was 2009’s The Last Kiss, which featured some stellar cuts — including single “By My Side” — but since then Jada’s mostly been hard at work with his fellow LOX brothers. However, all of that changed recently when the Yonkers emcee dropped his latest album, Top 5 Dead or Alive. And he’s now sharing the visuals to one of the album’s many highlights, the Ne-Yo and Nipsey Hussle assisted “Ain’t Nothin’ New,” produced by Beat Butcha, Buda & Grandz. Enjoy the music video to Jadakiss’ “Ain’t Nothin’ New” after the jump.
Rick Ross’ eight studio album Black Market is set to drop tomorrow (Dec. 4th) and he recently shared “Color Money,” which has been perceived to be a Drake diss. Today, during an interview on Power 105.1 FM’s “The Breakfast Club,” Rozay talked about the track. When asked, “Are you taking shots at Drake on ‘Color Money’?” Ross was quick to respond: “I just released ‘Color Money’ and that record is what it is. It’s a lot of people that’s gonna interpret it a lot of different ways.” He also talked about Lil Wayne’s beef with Birdman, and shared his thoughts about ghostwriting. Check out the full, half hour long interview with Rick Ross after the jump.
Last month El-P and Killer Mike shared a new Run the Jewels track, “Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite),” which is part of Adult Swim’s singles program. The track was the duo’s first new musical offering since their cat-sampling remix album Meow the Jewels, and appears on the album for the documentary Rubble Kings, out January 15 via Mass Appeal. Furthermore, Rubble Kings: The Album features contributions from Bun B, Ghostface Killah, Mr Muthafukin eXquire, and more. Check out Run the Jewels’ contribution to the soundtrack after the jump.
A few months back BJ the Chicago Kid linked up with Brooklyn’s venerable young emcee Joey Bada$$ and comedian Hannibal Buress — who takes issue with pickle juice — for the Heavy D interpolated track “Nothin’ But Love”. Now the two rappers are lacing the track with a smooth visual treatment sans Buress. The video for “Nothin’ But Love,” which finds the two rappers rapping on Bada$$’ home turf, is set to appear on BJ’s forthcoming In My Mind album. Check it out after the jump.
Queen Erykah Badu, who recently released her excellent But U Caint Use My Phone mixtape, hosted the Soul Train Music Awards on BET and Centric last night in Las Vegas. Thankfully Badu isn’t one to mince her words as she threw some serious shade at Iggy Azalea, which that drew a booming reaction from the audience. During the monologue, Badu — pretending to speak on a phone — turned away André 3000 and Young Thug from the ceremony, saying she’s “banning all rap this year.” However, when Azalea calls Badu, she makes an exception: “No no no, you can come, ’cause what you’re doing is definitely not rap.” Oh shi– Watch it all unfold below.
Redman — whose new album MudFace is out now — and the legendary Lord Finesse stopped by Shade 45 to chill with Tony Touch on Toca Tuesdays, during which the two emcees kicked a pair of freestyles. Check out the freestyle session after the jump.
In case you haven’t been paying attention to the 2016 Presidential race, please allow rapper Killer Mike to fill you in. Tonight, Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was introduced by Killer Mike — mind you, while wearing a Run the Jewels sweatshirt — at a rally in Atlanta. During his speech, Killer Mike mentioned Dr. Martin Luther King, and said he doesn’t want to relive the Reagan era while also referencing his awesome R.A.P. Music song “Untitled.” “In my heart of hearts, I truly believe that Senator Bernie Sanders is the right man to lead this country,” he said. In addition, he told the crowd to “stay confronting bullshit wherever you turn.” Educate yourselves and watch the powerful Killer Mike speech in its entirety after the jump.
Last night at the American Music Awards, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis debuted a new song called “Kevin” featuring singer-songwriter Leon Bridges. The track depicts a young man — the titular Kevin — who passes away from a drug overdose at the age of twenty-one. Watch the full live performance of “Kevin” featuring Leon Bridges after the jump.
Rising Chicago emcee ProCause’s flair for soulful lyrics landed him on iHipHop’s A3C Volume 5 earlier this year — which you may stream in its entirety here — and today he’s returning with the visuals to his deep cut “Same Thing.” Directed by ProbCause & Elijah Alvarado, the colorful video perfectly compliments his exciting, vivid lyricism. You’ll fine yourself getting lost in the soulful vibes of the Drew Mantia-produced track, but the thought-provoking lyrics (“Just know I understand what you going through/ You don’t have to lie to me, it’s written all over you”) are enough to snap you back into reality. Check out ProbCause’s vibrant visuals to “Same Thing” after the jump.