you wanna see a dead body? it turns out, they can’t kill kenny. even after calling out the ten-years-his-senior rapper, King Push, on “Control,” kendrick lamar and your favorite drug dealer’s favorite rapper still managed to produce one of hip-hop’s most powerful collabs in a Toronto minute. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Video’
Kazzie impresses with this simple but sober video about trauma. The Newark rapper might have hip-hop’s heart with more songs like this one.
Starlito and Don Trip impress with a narrative video about brotherly love gone sour. It’s a solid (if well-worn) trope about running an empire when (gasp) a lady comes between. Intriguing flows support the sometimes-filmic visuals from upcoming album Step Brothers 2.
Champagne Papi performs at ALIFE and brings out Travis $cott and The Chef, Raekwon. Hat tip to NahRight for the post.
It’s happening. Pusha T is releasing the videos from the My Name Is My Name project, and as he said in his own “Twitter rant” he doesn’t care about the numbers. He’s right not to, because Clipse/Pusha fans have long supported them without needing the validation of it being the most popular idea: the poetic hustler-turned-repentant-artist.
Big Sean met up with the last MVP not named LeBron James for an adidas-sponsored event to perform his song “Beware.” Derrick Rose explained how good he felt to be returning for another NBA season, and Big Sean added how great it was to be paired with legends. Buuuut, that’s pretty much the story of Big Sean’s career, like a rap Scottie Pippen minus the Hall Of Fame part. Hat tip to GWHH.
He’s still a master of cadence, even if his lyric range is basically the same. The kid has endless flows. The a cappella style accentuates it.
So much here. So much. Jay Electronica meeting the Pro Era crew in Croatia at a video shoot to tell Joey Bada$$ that his name rings bells in London. Then, if that wasn’t forceful enough, he advises him to ignore anyone ‘taking shots’ to bring him down. The rap world is aware, and they’re proud. Also, really fine women in Croatia.
The second single from A3C Volume 3 comes from Los Angeles artist, Azizi Gibson. ”Band of the Hawk” is a spaced out video fitting of the track from the buzzing Brainfeeder artist. (more…)
The Cult of Earl is in full force, with kids wearing lippy masks in tribute to the young rhyming phenom. Something about this corny video almost diminishes the album it’s meant to advertise but not much could do that, ultimately. The reaction to Frank Ocean here, though, shows just how much icon-making is happening in the mills of Odd Futurism.
I think I like Future better when he slows things down. This is off-brand screaming and almost rapping. The good news is that the video has a few key cinematic turns, and keeps you watching along while he chirps. Capers and girl gangs and everything.
Freddie Gibbs is the new Tupac of the stage. He keeps it all the way real, only performs shirtless and basically dares anyone to challenge his sincerity 100 per cent of the time. If that ain’t Pac-esque, y’all listened to too much Ja Rule in the early 2000s. This song goes wild.
Sometimes wish there were separate Rap Awards for things like this…radio freestyling. Slaughterhouse does it probably better than anyone else who’s ever done it as a group. Maybe Wu Tang is in the picture if you edit them down to their giants. These guys are a class unto themselves though. They don’t need to make songs.
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