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.
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.
Audio Dope…this is Spitta Andretti over a Harry Fraud production reminding us that Jet Life is the best life. Such a vivid depiction over a simple soundscape makes it the most alluring lifestyle music in rap. Lay back with a cold one…or a lit one, and enjoy.
Top Dawg Entertainment artist Isaiah Rashad stuns with this boldly spare video for “I Shot You Down.” His lyrics suggest inventive and gritty hood romanticism, and shrewd self-awareness. Nothing less from hip-hop’s creative top dogs of late.
King Kendrick graces a sold-out show in UK with his presence. This live version of “Cartoons and Cereal” has terrific crowd response for a non-album cut. No Gunplay on this version but the MC of the Year holds it down just fine without the assist.
Yeezy’s soulful live performances are giving his Yeezus project — that of the uneven critical reception — some new life. His time with Charlie Wilson fine-tuning each song for presentation hasn’t hurt either. Check the video of him on Jools Holland performing the two singles from the album.
Real killas schmooze with art dealers, fam. Talkin’ Killa Cam. The Harlemites give Miss Info a walking tour of Poppington Gallery in New York. This kind of culture watching is enough to make a hater so maaaaaad.
iHipHop Blog Team