Behind These Scars drops on Friday.
Over the weekend, Big Sean performed a live show called "Finding Paradise" in front of a hometown crowd at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. During his set, Sean brought out a slew of guests, including Lil Wayne -- who performed "A Milli" and "Rich as Fuck" -- and fellow Motor City residents Eminem, Dej Loaf, Danny Brown, Royce da 5'9" and Trick Trick. The aforementioned guests performed a rendition of last year's "Detroit vs. Everybody", which appeared on Eminem's Shady XV compilation. Check out the full live performance after the jump.
Kendrick Lamar, who closed out Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, is fittingly one of Stephen Colbert's first ever musical guests as he takes the seat on his new talk show, Colbert. Here Lamar performs a medley of a few choice cuts from his excellent To Pimp a Butterfly album, which dropped earlier this year. (For many, this is still the best rap album of 2015.) He does "Wesley's Theory", "Momma", "King Kunta" and "u". Check out the full performance from Kendrick Lamar and his backing band after the jump.
At last night's annual OVO Fest, Drake opened his set with "Charged Up" and "Back to Back Freestyle", his one-two punch of diss tracks aimed at Meek Mill. Drake took the opportunity to further troll Meek by projecting a "Participation Award" for his diss track "Wanna Know". He also apparently wore a "Free Meek Mill" shirt during rehearsal. In addition Drake premiered a new Meek diss track entitled "3 Peat". Listen after the jump.
Chance the Rapper and his group The Social Experiment recently stopped by "Windy City Live" to play "Sunday Candy" from their new record, as well as "Paranoia" from Chance's Acid Rap. Additionally Chance spoke on a potential collaboration with Kanye West, who recently shouted him out at a show. "Me and Kanye and a lot of Chicago artists are working on a collaborative effort that will be released tentatively," Chance said. Check out video after the jump.
Last night, Kanye West was the headliner of Hot 107.9's 20th Birthday Bash in Atlanta, GA. The set included a couple surprises, including an appearance from 2 Chainz during "Mercy" and a freestyle that referenced the recent murders in Charleston, South Carolina. While he was in Atlanta, West also hung out with OutKast at the Waffle House. He also reportedly spent some time in the studio with 2 Chainz. Check out the freestyle after the jump.
Amid all the chaos happening outside, Kendrick Lamar managed to perform at Hot 97's Summer Jam concert in New Jersey yesterday. During his set he did To Pimp a Butterfly cuts "The Blacker the Berry", "King Kunta", and "Hood Politics" for the first tim livee. You can watch a video of the performance after the jump, via Hot 97. Schoolboy Q also came out to do "Collard Greens" and "Studio."
Last night was a monumental moment for hip-hop as Drake headlined the final night of Coachella's opening weekend. During his performance he busted out a few songs from his surprise new album If You're Reading This It's Too Late. The biggest (and most bizarre) moment of his set came midway through, when Madonna made a surprise appearance. After a brief performance of "Human Nature" and "Hung Up" she circled around Drizzy, leaned down, and initiated a long, kiss. After a few seconds, she uttered her latest catchphrase "B**ch, I'm Madonna" – and sauntered offstage. Watch the entire performance after the jump. It's a doozy.
Rihanna made an appearance at the iHeartRadio Awards, performing her new cut "B***h Better Have My Money" (which she recently dropped and you may listen to right here) for the L.A. crowd in front of a parked helicopter. Watch her first live performance of the song after the jump.
SXSW is currently underway and many of the world's hottest musical acts have touched down on the city of Austin to deliver some performances. Yesterday, at Pitchfork's SXSW parties at House of Vans, Migos delivered a set featuring songs from the upcoming YRN Tha Album, as well as last year's No Label 2. You can watch the New Atlanta trio perform "One Time" and "Handsome and Wealthy" after the jump.