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.
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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.
Aubrey can’t get out of our heads this week. He’s on every show talking about the album and his new lease on life. Sounding like a motivational speaker out here. Ellen grilled him on his dating life, popping up pictures of various rumored flings and Drake swatted them like David Ortiz. Of Rihanna? Watch.
Abel keeps the promo going for his Kiss Land album, releasing the video for “Pretty.”
It’s safe to say the Ja Rule wants to put that last ten years or so behind him. Since releasing his single “Fresh Out Da Pen,” Rule has been doing the media blitz, getting back on the horse, so to speak. Good for him. Now the job of introducing an entire generation to his music and winning back some of the old fans.
Rocky and Riff Raff sit down for the second part of their “Back & Forth” interview for Noisey, featuring an appearance from A$AP Yams and A$AP Ferg. Much hilarity ensues including Riff Raff claiming to be a virgin.
Keef drops off the visual for “Love No Thotties,” which is slated to appear on his upcoming Almighty Sosa project. That is, if it ever comes out. Shot by Zae.
I think I just want to watch Nitty Scott in a lot of videos. I don’t care if she never rhymes again once in her life. She was great on the hook though. Shouts to the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Nati crew Tanya Morgan. They drop Rubber Souls, produced entirely by 6th Sense, like now.
iHipHop Blog Team