E-40 (@E40) and Lil Jon (@LilJon) connect comes through with another Bay influenced jam for his forthcoming project, The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil which will be released in Parts 3, 4 and 5. Watch the visual below.
The Game (@thegame) and DJ Skee sit down for a quick convo about how Game made his way into hip hop for Boost Mobiles’ “Be Heard” sessions. Game credits coming into the rap game the same time as Lebron James made his NBA debut and following that takeover mentality that the greats have. Game also…
N.O.R.E.’s (@noreaga) solo debut N.O.R.E.. was released 15 years ago on July 14th. How time flies. Anyway, we have a little treat here for you via the good folks over at 57thAve. I shall let them explain..
Here is a treat for you. This July 14th will mark 15 years since the release of Noreaga aka N.O.R.E. aka P.A.P.I’s solo debut album N.O.R.E.. After releasing the critically acclaim album The War Report with rhyme partner Capone, Noreaga released his first solo album, N.O.R.E., to great reviews and commercial success selling over 163,000 in its first week of release. The album featured the crossover hit “Superthug”, introducing the world to the “Neptunes sound”, it’s lead single “N.O.R.E.” and the B-Side posse cut “Banned From T.V.”, featuring some of 1998′s most promising MC’s including Nature, Big Punisher, Cam’Ron and Jadakiss & Styles of The Lox. Travel back in time with N.O.R.E. and others on the set of the Little X directed video for “Banned From T.V.”, getting an exclusive look at some behind the scenes footage during an era in Hip Hop when video blogs was unheard of. Initially, this footage was intended for N.O.R.E.’s “Thugged Out Gangsta Party” documentary, but 15 years later and no signs of the project yet, we are sharing it with N.O.R.E.’s fans, and the rest of the world for that matter. Enjoy the clip below and remember, N.O.R.E.’s new album, Student Of The Game is in stores and on iTunes today.
Slum Village (@slumvillage) are gearing up for the release of their Evolution LP which drops on June 25th. The crew take time out from their busy schedule to drop the first episode of their “Put It On The Line” vlog in which they answer fans questions. 5 more episodes to follow. Pre-order the LP over here.
Future (@1future) drops a new vlog series entitled “Future Hendrix” with this episode named Make it Reign. The video shows Futures’ return to the ATL and is joined by Mike WiLL and Young Jeezy among others. Check the vlog out below.
J. Cole (@JColeNC) shared very detailed and dark moments in his rise to the top on the sophomore album, Born Sinner (which is in stores now). One of the stand out tracks that got everyone talking was “Let Nas Down”, a song which J. Cole describes how he felt hearing one of his idols was…
Ransom (@201Ransom) drops the video for “Legend In The Making” which has Ransom spittin’ over Jay-Z’s “December 4th” beat. His new mixtape entitled “Pain & Glory 3” is coming soon. Check the video out below.
Juicy J (@therealjuicyj)) and Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) performed their single “The Plan” live at the House Of Blues on Sunset Strip while on the “Under The Influence Of Music” Tour. The track is off Wiz’s “O.N.I.F.C.” album, that is available now. Check the performance out below.
Prodigy (@PRODIGYMOBBDEEP) & Alchemist (@Alchemist) release the video to “Dough Pidin” which is off their collaboration project “Albert Einstein”, which is out now. Check the video out below.