Young Money President Mack Maine delivers his new video for 5am In The Morning featuring the Cash Money President Birdman, off his Freestyle 102 mixtape.]]>
Tim Westwood liberates an amazing 13min freestyle by Kanye West from 2005. He can be seen freestyling over numerous self-produced tracks. This is such a rare site, especially now a days with a handful of rappers who actually still freestyle.
Sidebar: If you haven’t seen Kanye’s new album cover for Yeezus which drops June 18 you can check it below.
Jhene told you not to trust these hoes. It’s been quite some time since we have heard from material from Ms. Aiko, produced by No I.D “Comfort Inn Ending” possibly appearing on her album Souled Out?]]>
I’m at Wrongbar about to see JMSN play his first show in Canada, and, despite the overwhelming smell of Williamsburg Hipsters and the judgemental stares Toronto’s socialites are throwing across the room, I can’t help but be excited. I’ve never seen Jesus play music live. I’ve never seen JMSN play live, either.
There’s something emotionally compelling about him – his quiet modesty in person, his intensity on stage, his production. If I were man enough to admit to having a man crush, JMSN would probably it. Fan girls begin to rush the front of the crowd as an unkempt, illuminated JMSN takes the stage. He’s wearing his uniform white t-shirt, cut low enough to show his cross tattoo in the centre of his chest. His band, looking more like a hardcore outfit than a hippie R&B group smile widely as the first notes of the show ring out.
The rest of the night, in all honesty, is a blur. A blur of of 200 some odd kids packed into Wrongbar watching the next big thing pour his heart out on stage. It’s rare that I feel compelled to put someone on a musical pedestal (both because I’m pretentious as fuck and because few people realistically deserve it). JMSN is one of those few people. His pain is yours, is the audiences – every word he sings hits you where it hurts, where you’re raw. It takes true talent to bring people together in a communal setting to face the failures and successes of your past, together, in one moment.
†Priscilla† did that when it was released – it was, at it’s barest, an honest, sobering perspective on the trials and tribulations of love and loss. Live, JMSN’s true success lies in the fact in which he’s capable of bringing people from all walks of life together to share in their suffering. When art has substance, the people who share and celebrate that art generally have substance as well. Walking away from my first JMSN experience, I can say confidently that the future of R&B is incredibly safe in his hands.
Nicki Minaj goes hard as a feature on Ciara’s new single “I’m Out”. Why can’t Nicki do that with her own music? Rihanna is going to have something to say about Ciara using her trademark line “Cake”.]]>
Apparently Quadron and Kendrick Lamar worked together on “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe”. Quadron is a male and female group featuring Robin Hannibal and Coco O who have a forthcoming album coming out called Avalanche on June 4th.
Here is one of there originals “Hey Love”
The-Dream Stream, is full of great features including Beyonce, Jay Z, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Fabolous and more. Expected release date was originally set for May 28th, but The-Dream decided to give us an early listen. Pre-Order today on iTunes.]]>
Ro Ransom is gearing up for the release of his new project appropriately titled Ro Ransom Is The Future. Get a glimpse into the future with ‘Forgiveness.’]]>
Originally set to be in store on June 25th, J. Cole pushes up the release date to June 18th. The same day as Yeezus….Jermaine isn’t worried though, that’s exactly why he moved up the release date. Check out the cover art for the deluxe edition.
“Instantly the lightbulb [turned on]… it got real. I made one phone call to somebody that would know, just to make sure first. As soon as I got it confirmed, I was like, ‘Yo…’ The idea hit me instantly: ‘You got to go to that date’. I’m not going to sit [here]… I worked too hard to come a week later after Kanye West drops an amazing album. It’d be like, ‘Oh and J.Cole dropped too, a week later.’ Nah. I’m going to go see him on that date. He’s the greatest. So it’s like, I’m a competitor by nature so it was instant, it wasn’t even a thought.”
“It’s a definite statement about how I feel about my album, which is confident. At the same time, let’s not forget this is Kanye West. He bets 100, 1,000, whatever the perfect is. His track record is flawless. I’m only expecting an incredible album from him. But I know what I have.” – Billboard
Original Cover Art
Hit-Boy’s a fucking “Fan”. Known for his unreal production, Hit-Boy show us his rmx featuring 2 Chainz which has an original version from his album HITstory. Happy Birthday Hit-Boy.]]>