He doesn’t need the cheers from the crowd, though his rhymes really warrant them. This plays like a fan tribute video from Mr. Ortiz. Feel thankful he is here for his own reasons.
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the curious case of shawn carter took an unexpected turn last week. jay z, probably the best rapper to ever touch a microphone, had a senior moment during a concert at manchester. this is a telling sign of a rapper not long for this stage. (more…)
Pusha and Chris Brown managed to install a stripper pole at the beach for this video. My Name Is My Name drops tomorrow.
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…)
Fresh off the plane, Joey and crew rhyme fresh off the top. H/T to NahRight.
Every few years, there is a shift within a genre that meets the public’s ire or adoration (usually in equal parts). Drake represents a shift in hip-hop towards a spacious sound-scape and nakedly expressive emoting. (more…)
the unofficial tag-team is one of hip-hop’s quiet victories over other forms of music. while rock and jazz and r&b is often replete with dual acts like the singer and the drummer, or the keyboard player and the bassist, hip-hop tends to thrive on the power of the individual voice. (more…)
Cam addresses Jay’s claim that he made millions through Jigga Power. Generally seems as if he’s back to his sh*t-talking antics and enjoying being a rapper (even pushing 40!) This new tape, Ghetto Heaven Vol. 1 might be more than just computers ‘putin. Might be.
Listen to Danny Brown’s Old album stream. For some reason, I think it’s about to be cool to be old. Stream after the jump. (more…)
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.
iHipHop Blog Team