A lot of rare Kanye West stuff is being unearthed as of late. First we have a Kendrick Lamar remix of “All Day” and now we’re being treated to a sneak peek of ‘Ye’s verse on Vic Mensa’s “U Mad” track. This track has been circulating for the last month or so, mostly byway of Vic Mensa’s live performances. But now we have Kanye’s full verse! You can check it out after the jump. As the kids say: it’s hard.
Kendrick Lamar is debuting his music video for “King Kunta” off of his excellent To Pimp a Butterfly album. This is the second video for a To Pimp a Butterfly cut, the first being “i.” Check out the visuals for Kendrick Lamar’s “King Kunta” which was shot in and around Lamar’s hometown Compton.
During his day in New York, Kendrick Lamar hit the press circuit. One of his stops was to The Breakfast Club to talk about his sophomore album To Pimp a Butterfly (read our review here,) his relationship status with Whitney Alford, his thoughts on having a classic album, respecting fans, rapper Killer Mike, Tupac, future collaborations with J. Cole & Dre. Check out the full interview with The Breakfast Club after the jump.
With Lil Wayne, presumably Drake and Nicki Minaj and Rich Homie Quan now out it looks as if Birdman’s fullest attention is on New Atlanta’s superstar Young Thug. Thugger will be releasing Carter 6 later this year and with “Halftime,” “Beat It” and “Just Might Be” out the album is shaping out to be pretty dope thus far. And here Thugger is sharing “Check” another track that is said to appear on the forthcoming debut album. In the video Thugger and crew are just kicking back and having a good time on the Rich Gang tour bus. Check it after the jump!
Migos’ forthcoming album YRN: Tha Album will be out June 16th. The trio of Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff sat down with HipHopDX to discuss the aforementioned album. During the interview the trio predicted that their album will go diamond. Yep, diamond. Check out the full interview via HipHopDX after the jump.
Young Scooter’s “Lil Mexico” buddy Future has been killin’ it lately via his mixtape run (Monster, Beast Mode and 56 Nights) so it’s only natural Young Scooter would use this as some sort of inspiration. And, actually, he has. His latest mixtape Jug Season is a terrific addition to the Atlanta hip-hop cannon. Here, with the track title, Scooter channels some inner pain. Check it out after the jump.
Calling Fire Marshall Future. During Future’s new visuals for his Monster cut “F**k Up Some Commas” there are multiple fires started but Future is virtually unfazed by this. Fitting given his recent mixtape run (the aforementioned Monster, Beast Mode and the most recent 56 Nights with DJ Esco) is nothing but straight up heat. In the visuals here Future is almost literally “torching” everything in sight. This sentiment may also allude to his unstoppable nature as of late, as everything he touches turns into flames. Anyway, enough with the pyromaniac nonsense. Peep Future’s latest video for “F**k Up Some Commas” after the jump.
Looks as if “King Kunta” is the forthcoming single from Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly. Lamar recently shot the visuals for “King Kunta.” As Complex reports, the shoot took place at the Compton Swap Meet, filmed by Director X. Watch some behind-the-scenes footage below.
Ludacris’ Ludaversal is set to drop March 31st and with Luda already giving us a taste of “Call Ya Bluff,” “Beast Mode,” the K.R.I.T. featured “Come and See Me,” and most recently “Charge It to the Rap Game” we’re getting a good idea of where the album will go. Luda is now sharing the visuals from his first single “Call Ya Bluff’ which ya’ll can peep after the jump.
In this exclusive interview, Rob Markman (MTV, Sway In The Morning) sits down with heralded New York hip-hop duo Cannibal Ox to discuss the difference between the group’s 2001 seminal debut album The Cold Vein and their latest release Blade of the Ronin (which is currently available for purchase via iTunes here.) Vast Aire and Vordul Mega open up about linking with producer BILL COSMIQ for Blade of the Ronin and also their creative relationship with one another. Check out the exclusive interview after the jump.
Chance the Rapper has remained awfully quiet since he broke through with his excellent Acid Rap tape. His Surf project with Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment is forthcoming but for solo Chance there hasn’t been much. He’s kept busy with various other endeavors including acting. In Collin Tilley’s short film called Mr. Happy, Chance the Rapper stars as Victor, a depressed guy who discovers a website—MrHappy.com—where he can hire a hitman to kill him. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Earl Sweatshirt’s sophomore album I Don’t Like Sh*t, I Don’t Go Outside is set to drop March 23rd. It contains ten brand new tracks and clocks in at around the 30 minute mark. It’s Earl’s first full length project since his 2013 debut album Doris. And Earl is sharing the first track from the album via some oddball visuals. Peep the video for “Grief” after the jump.
In a recent interview with French media outlet Clique TV, Kanye West discussed many of his usual talking points; race, class, fashion, corporations, Drake, the state of pop and rap music, the quality of North West’s toys, etc. As usual, it’s worth a listen. It’s over a half hour, so go make yourself a sandwich and sit back comfortably. Check out the full interview after the jump.