The only way to describe Kanye West’s taste in music and fashion is ‘decadent.’ Yeezy has gone above-and-beyond to premiere “New Slaves,” the first leak from his forthcoming album, by preparing a set of visuals to accompany the song as it’s projected on 66 buildings across the globe this weekend. (more…)
Those in the know realize that Law & Order: SVU is the most superior brand of crime drama on television today. I mean they have Ice T playing a wise cracking cop — this Ice T — and all of the stories are ‘ripped from the headlines.’ Well, SVU made a bold move last night by airing an episode based on Chris Brown’s assault on Rihanna. (more…)
Asher Roth is one hungry MC. Don’t believe me? Then check out this video, directed by Rik Cordero. Asher shows off his lyrical prowess and his appetite in this one, sampling some NYC’s finest fast foods (most notably Shake Shack). His outfit looks eerily similar to the one in this video though.
J. Cole stopped by Harvard University today to drop some knowledge on a lecture hall full of Ivy Leaguers. In somewhat of an open forum lecture, entitled “The Next Move: A Conversation with J. Cole,” the Roc Nation artist discussed his influences, his family’s support of his rap career, and how he rocked his first show at the age of 14. This piece definitely gives us some insight on J. Cole, but it can really compare to the brilliance of Lil B’s NYU lecture. Hit the jump for the full video.
Lil Wayne isn’t the only rapper that’s being thrust into the spotlight for causing a commotion at an NBA game. During a Wizards-Raptors game on Tuesday, commentator Matt Devlin said sarcastically, “Wale is inspiring” after the cameras cuaght the MMG rapper sitting court side. Devlin then added, “I‘m sure someone on Twitter could tell me if they’ve exactly ever heard of Wale. He’s not Drake, that’s for sure.” Moments later, Wale tweeted, “@MattDevlinRaps watch ur mouth” and was seen approaching the announcer’s table. (more…)
In the latest installment of Life And Times’ “Decoded,” 9th Wonder breaks down the making of his and Jay-Z’s classic track “Threat” from The Black Album. 9th reveals how Jay actually found the sample and also remakes the beat for the camera.
Last week, Lil Wayne was allegedly ejected from a Miami Heat game while cheering for the Laker’s Kobe Byrant. The claim was made via Weezy’s Twitter account although a representative for the Heat denied these accusations, claiming that Wayne made the decision to leave the game on his own. Now, Wayne is making headlines for badmouthing the team during an All-Star Weekend event, even going as far as making personal attacks against Chris Bosh and other team members. (more…)
Is Callius Moon a disturbed individual with a comedic side or does he just have a penchant for hip-hop that defies logic? In one of the most bizarre courtroom defenses ever caught on camera, Moon, a Detroit resident accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend, took the stand to show off his impressive off-the-dome vernacular. Surprised by what he heard, District Judge John Chmura told Moon “that’s good” and actually admitted to being impressed before asking Moon if he will require a court-appointed attorney. Family members of Moon, who also faces charges ranging from destruction of police property to disturbing the peace, claim that he suffers from mental illness. HIt the jump for the outrageous video of what happened in court last week. (more…)
In anticipation of their upcoming collabo project CZARFACE, Wu-Tang’s Inspectah Deck and 7L & Esoteric drop a set of sick visuals for the track “Air ‘Em Out.” This video is honestly more than I expected from the two and definitely earns its points with The Rebel INS portraying a mafia don of sorts. The CZARFACE project drops February 19th.
Andy Samberg made his return to Saturday Night Live this past weekend to perform in one of his signature digital shorts alongside The Lonely Island, guest host Adam Levine and musical guest Kendrick Lamar. This is actually the first single from The Lonely Island’s forthcoming album and is currently available for download on iTunes. By the way, awesome cameo from Danny McBride in this one.
On the heels of the release of his latest mixtape, Slime Flu 3, Vado has begun making the rounds to several press outlets. Yesterday morning he stopped by Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club and dropped an interesting tidbit about a potential supergroup. (more…)
Remember the game “PaRappa The Rapper” for Playstation? Well apparently so does 50 Cent, who lent his voice to the latest episode of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken. This actually might be the hottest collabo 50′s done in a minute.