Video: DJ Holiday Interviews ILoveMakonnen

After Drake remixed his summer heater to great success this week, Mak Man became much more popular for his catchy song “Club Going Up On A Tuesday.” He showed everyone his grind is real and now DJs in Atlanta are picking up on the buzz of his pimped out song. Makonnen also explains the notorious doll head that appears in all of his videos. Watch the interview after the jump.
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About this time last summer, Gucci was preparing yet another mixtape and the controversial statements about Nicki, Waka and Jeezy that would propel him to infamy. As unstable as his emotional state has been, he’s been part of the biggest music in the twelve months since, launching Young Thug and featuring his style on every important tape. Check his latest bipolar effort after the jump.
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On August 13, 2014, Chief Keef took over The Attic in Hollywood, California to celebrate his 19th birthday. The event was hosted by Taz Arnold of TI$A and featured music by DJ Carisma. As Adrienne Samuels Gibbs of The Chicago Sun-Times reported, the event did not quite go off without a hitch as there were several altercations between Keef, his crew, and reported gang members. Nevertheless, the rowdy crowd overcame this and enjoyed the night. Click through this slideshow to see photos from that night’s events. All photos by Kyle Stuart.

Here’s Drake going for the Best Curator Award again. He has the real skill of adapting others’ styles and does no different with Ontario singer PARTYNEXTDOOR, lacing him with the co-sign to preview this club-friendly electric syrup sound. It’s all the rage in this slowed-down bouncy era. The OVO influence is strong in this one. Check the video after the jump.
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Thoughtful, sad rap music to get you through your work day, that fight with your folks, a relative’s hospital visit. Australian group Hilltop Hoods enlists Brother Ali and English singer Maverick Sabre to beef up this lonely, gloomy joint. From their upcoming album Walking Under Stars. Check it after the jump.
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Video: Yo Gotti – “Errrbody”

 |  August 13, 2014

Yo Gotti asks an important question: if everybody’s doing it, what makes it special? This is probably his most meta track, calling into question most of hip hop’s modern existence by comparing it to itself. Strangely, he uses suburban white kids copying urban style to make the point. Ominous much? Check the video after the jump.
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