A$AP Rocky gives us the official visual for “Riot Rave,” the first release from his upcoming instrumental project, Beauty And The Beast: Slowed Down Sessions Chapter 1.
Music and fashion walk hand in hand in pop culture, so it’s no surprise that fashion has influenced some of our favorite hip hop tracks. From sportswear lines like adidas to high-end couture like Versace, rappers are naming the brands they love, and sometimes even getting endorsement deals along the way. Here are 15 hip hop videos that celebrate love of fashion.
Rocky and the crew throw on their Jason masks and hit the streets in the visual for “Angels” off Long.Live.A$AP. Directed by Luke Monaghan and Lord Flacko himself.
In 1938, Alex Steinweiss, an art director for Columbia Records invented the concept of album cover art, making way for epic images that continuously influence pop culture. It’s different now that most listeners stream and download music, which has ignited a market for unique album artwork to differentiate one project from the next. Also, design software is much more accessible and apps like instagram are extremely popular. That accessibility has given artists a bevy of new media to expand greatly the idea of album covers. Artists can create several album covers with a mouse click, and with a simple QR code make them interactive, or create a vine video that gives the viewer a short film in lieu of a traditional static album cover.
So it’s no shock that this year is has delivered dope album covers.
Here is my list of 2013’s Five Best Hip Hop Album Covers, based on: visual aesthetic, concept in relation to album name and theme, and creative execution.
In the latest episode of Noisey’s entertaining Back & Forth series, Pretty Flacko and Snoop D-O-double-G roll up a blunt and chop it up on a number of topics including groupies, dealing with early success, Drake, 2Pac, and more. Hit the jump for part two. Read More
Ferg and Rocky take the stage on Arsenio to perform “Shabba.” Trap Lord in stores now.
But he managed to say it in a good way. Nice ASAP breaking down his point of view. This ‘Control’ verse controversy is far from over. Head down bottom to him, ASAP Mob, and Funk Flex chopping it up. Read More
Ferg releases the visual for his ode to Shabba Ranks. Trap Lord, August 20.
Ferg and the crew hit the NYC streets for the official video for the “Work (Remix).” Trap Lord, Memorial Day Weekend.