Le Grand Journal du 23/09/13 – La Suite avec Kanye West A nationally renowned French talk show? Yea, why not. Kanye is making his Euro tour count with unique stops at places like this one. First sit through an interview with a Buddhist French author on the path to enlightenment. Then, listen to Kanye rap about Black Skinheads (starts at ~13:15 mark), strange fruit and other very American things. (I wonder what the Dalai Lama would think about “Bound 2″?)
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.
Danny Brown unveils the official tracklisting and features for his Old album, which is set for an October 8 release. (more…)
One week in advance, iTunes hooks users up with a free stream of JT’s new album. (more…)
“I know how to make ‘perfect’.” Mr. West is in the building. And he’s doing interviews. Zane Lowe sits down with Kanye for an exclusive talk with the now-public artists. After years of avoiding interviews, it seems Yeezy’s found his stride with careful press appointments like this one. It must be the Dad thing.
Detroit rapper/producer Black Milk debuts a gritty track entitled “Dismal” from his upcoming No Poison No Paradise album, which drops October 15. (more…)
It’s about time French gave us the video for his “Trap House” posse cut with Ross and Birdman, off Excuse My French. Better late than never I suppose. Directed by Elf Rivera.
Joey Crack won’t let incarceration stop his promo game, dropping the visual for the StreetRunner-produced “MGM” off his Darkside 3 tape. Directed by Elf Rivera.
Gibbs & Madlib drop another smooth offering from their Deeper EP. (more…)
In a time of growing popularity of trap music we got two great examples of trap tales that greatly differ from each other. Freddie Gibbs and A$AP Ferg each dropped their debut studio albums earlier this summer just a month apart. (more…)
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.
The Kids Are All Right. Odd Future is spreading their special brand of love and merchandise all over the globe. The Wolf Gang is full of characters, like a rap Sesame Street, and their loyalists can’t get enough of the beaming, oddball personalities that come with the package. Be sure to check for them in a town near you. Guaranteed positive feedback.
iHipHop Blog Team