Friday, May 29, 2015

***THIS ART IS FREE*** #CelebNews Chance the Rapper, Donnie TrumpetDropNew Social Experiment Album Surf For Free On iTunes!

"Work with friends" Chicago rapper preached in recent interview as he explained why he is pushing back solo fame to make jazzy hiphop records with friends. Chance believes his art should be afford to the world for free and drops yet another project for fans to enjoy at no expense to their wallets. 

HotNewHipHop reports: Cop Chance The Rapper & Social Experiment's new project "SURF" for free on iTunes. The surprise trend continues tonight as Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment just
dropped off their brand new album SURF with Chance The Rapper. After hinting that it would be dropping last week, fans have been on edge waiting for the anticipated album, but wait no more. Available right now for FREE on iTunes, SURF contains 16 records from the Chicago emcee & band and features guest appearances from Big Sean, Jeremih, J.Cole, Francis & The Lights, Quavo, King Louie, Raury, and many more. 

Show your support and cop the album right here. 

1. "Miracle" 
2. "Slip Slide" 
3. "Warm Enough” 
4. "Nothing Came to Me" 
5. "Wanna Be Cool" 
6. "Windows"
7. "Caretaker" 
8. "Just Wait" 
9. "Familiar" 
10. "SmthnthtIwnt" 
11. "Go" 
12. "Questions" 
13. "Something Came to Me” 
14. "Rememory" 
15. "Sunday Candy" 
16. "Pass the Vibes"

Surf by Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment

#OfficialNewVideo Yelawolf - "Johnny Cash"

#NewListen Bobby V Ft. Snootie Wild - "Versace Sheets"

#OfficialNewVideo JMoeFrmDaBam ft. KD Young Cocky - "James" | Shot By @AZaeProduction

#NewListen Miss Nana - "Trap Queen" (remix)

Thursday, May 28, 2015

***ACTING DEBUT*** #CelebNews Azealia Banks To Star In RZA-Directed Musical, 'It Doesn’t Have To Rhyme' Featuring Common, Jill Scott And More!

Something new is in the works in the hiphop world. Via HipHopWired: Azealia Banks will make her silver screen debut in the musical drama, It Doesn’t Have to Rhyme, directed by RZA. The Lionsgate/Codeblack production is based on an aspiring rapper who finds her passion for slam poetry. Common, Jill Scott, Lorraine Tousant, co-star in the film, previously titled Coco. Banks will play Coco, the lead character.

Reports Billboard:

Described as being similar in tone to 8 Mile, the drama tells of a female rapper who enrolls in college and enters a poetry course. The class, however, doesn’t improve her lyrical skills like she hopes but rather unleashes a passion for slam poetry.
Scott is playing a professor who believes that rapping and slam poetry cannot co-exist while Toussaint is playing Banks’ mother. Common will play a mentor figure.
Banks put out several songs that made her a rising star in the rap world before last year releasing her debut album, Broke with Expensive Taste.

Musicals are making a serious come back. Shooting for It Doesn’t Have to Rhyme begins in New York this week. 

***STRAIGHT HEAT*** #OfficialNewVideo The Weeknd - "The Hills"

***STREET BANGER*** #NewListen Jeezy - "I Might" Ft. Rich Homie Quan

#OfficialNewVideo Ray Rizzle - "Sometimes" ft. ST 2 Lettaz

#NewListen Lil Durk & Lil Reese - "Myself"

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

***HE SAYS IT WAS JUST A RING*** #CelebNews Meek Mill Admits He’s Not Really Engaged To Nicki Minaj YET!

Hip-Hop’s latest and greatest power couple in Nicki Minaj and Meek Meek made their biggest headline in April when they intentionally fueled speculation that they were tying the knot after such a short period of dating. 

Despite the huge ring (perfect for the “Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?” video, we say) the rumors have turned out to being nothing more than people perceiving too much from social
media than waiting for an actual confirmation. The Maybach Music Group representative recently did some confirming of his own with The FADER for his cover shoot for their June/July 2015 issue and admitting that the engagement didn’t actually exist. 

“It’s definitely real,” Meek said of his romance with The Pinkprint, which seemingly came out of nowhere. “But it ain’t really time to get married yet. We’re still learning each other, feeling each other out.” 

But take it from a O.G. with lots of experience in the situation, Meek may not be as unattached as he thinks. He recalls how he ran out into T.I. in Los Angeles and he relayed some game only built for monogamous players. 

When T.I. congratulated the Philly rhymer for the pending nuptials to which he got a sharp “I ain’t engaged” response. Tip’s rebuttal was nothing short of legendary. 

“You never asked her, ‘Will you be my girlfriend?’ But she is your girlfriend,” he said. “You may not have asked her, ‘Will you marry me?’ But you are engaged.” Meek shrugged it off, saying, “I’ve said my part,” to which T.I. replied, “As long as you know what’s going on,” backing up with his hands up. 

#OfficialNewVideo Waka Flocka Flame ft. DJ Whoo Kid - "Turn Up Godz"

#NewListen A$AP Rocky Ft. SchoolBoy Q - "Electric Body"

#OfficialNewVideo Kentrell - "Elevator" | Dir. @DGainzBeats

#NewListen Troy Ave Ft. 50 Cent - "Bang Bang" [Prod. By Yankee & Troy Ave]

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

***DOPE VISUAL COMING*** #CelebNews Kendrick Lamar Shoots Fun Video For "Aright" With Fans! [PHOTOS]

The video that many fans have been waiting on from generational icon Kendrick Lamar is finally coming. Via HipHopWired: One of the best songs on Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp A Butterfly is easily “Alright.” It’s this standout tune that K. Dot shot a video for in Oakland. 

Reports East Bay Express

Kendrick Lamar visited Treasure Island today. Colin Tilley, who boasts directing credits on a roll call of celebrity rappers and pop stars, presided over a shoot for Lamar’s “Alright,” a choice track from To Pimp a Butterfly.
Shortly after one o’clock, a flatbed truck outfitted with scaffolding and a suspension system appeared in a lot. Lamar was then hung several feet off of the ground while the truck cruised the lot’s perimeter with the eastern portion of the Bay Bridge in the background.

A video posted by The Original Father Big Tymin⏰ (@nefthepharaoh) on

A photo posted by The Original Father Big Tymin⏰ (@nefthepharaoh) on

#OfficialNewVideo Juicy J - "Already" feat. Rae Sremmurd (WSHH Premiere)

#NewListen Young Thug - "That's All" [Prod. By Goose]

#OfficialNewVideo Adot New Sh** - " 9 To 5" | Dir. by @MR2CANONS

#NewListen Young Mogul CHI - "Any" [Prod. By KingzOf]

Friday, May 22, 2015

***REUNITED*** #CelebNews Keyshia Cole And Husband Daniel Gibson Finally Working Out Marriage Problems!

Its always so sweet when couples decided to work out minor issues. Bossip gets the scoop: Looks like they just couldn’t “Let It Go” … Keyshia Cole was photographed traveling with her hubby Boobie recently, leading many folks to believe they’re working out their issues! 

Via RWS reports

Back in March R&B singer Keyshia Cole and her estranged husband, former NBA player Daniel Gibson decided to stop fighting in public after their very messy break up
Not only are they not fighting in public anymore they are quietly seeing each other again on the low…
Celebrity XO caught Keyshia and Dan moving through the airport together in Atlanta.

It’s a good thing she didn’t file them papers! We genuinely hope they’re happy and able to work things out. Gotta love strong black matrimony-dom.

#OfficialNewVideo Meek Mill - "Monster"

#NewListen Bella Bahhs - "O.G." [A Jason Davis production]

***SHE'S BACK WITH HEAT*** #OfficialNewVideo K. Michelle - "Hard To Do"

#NewListen Vince Mici - "Flip Phone" [Prod. by Vince Mici]

Thursday, May 21, 2015

***THE PEOPLE ARE READY AND ITS COMING*** #CelebNews There’s Another Tupac Movie In The Works And It Will Be Legit!!!

It's been a long time coming but finally sources say a Tupac Biopic film is now in the works. It's also being stated that the film will involve the legend's closest friends. HipHopWired reports: While the much-talked about, always-delayed Tupac movie has yet to gain traction after more than a decade, one of the late music legend’s former producer is creeping his way into the picture with a film of his own. 

Deadline has learned that Gobi Rahimi launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to revamp his his own long-delayed film, 7Dayz. 

Back in the 1996, Rahimi had been Tupac Shakur’s go-to man; directing numerous videos for Death Row Records and following the rapper around everywhere with the cameras
rolling. As the title suggests, the biopic’s plot centers around the last week of Pac’s life, which he infamously spent fighting for in the hospital. 

“It’s not a movie about Tupac,” he tells Deadline. “It’s a movie that will have Tupac in it. It’s about how he changed my life.” Tupac, he said, “will play himself. I have archival footage that I shot of him that’s never been seen before that will be written into the film.” 

As for the notion that two Tupac movies could co-exist, Rahimi explains his film will not be a common cut-and-dry flick or even documentary for that matter. 

“[The film] is not going to make any accusations or point any fingers” at those responsible for Tupac’s still-unsolved murder, he reveals. “A few weeks before Pac was shot, I wrote the letter that Tupac signed, firing Suge Knight and his lawyer David Kenner. After that, the tension between Tupac and his label soared to new heights.” 

***STRAIGHT HEAT*** #OfficialNewVideo Snoop Dogg - "California Roll" ft. Stevie Wonder & Pharrell Williams

***BANGER*** #NewListen 50 Cent - "Get Low" ft. Jeremih, 2 Chainz & T.I.

#OfficialNewVideo Elijah Blake Ft. Dej Loaf - "I Just Wanna"

#NewListen Boogey Robinson - "New Mortal" (Explicit)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

***THE WAIT IS OVER! THE CYPHER CIRCLE IS HERE!*** #TheCypherCircle Uniting & Enlightening Our People Through A Circle Of Rhymes!

THE WAIT IS OVER #TheCypherCircle SERIES IS HERE! #TheCypherCircle Uniting & Enlightening our People Through a Circle of Rhymes!

IGrind4Real.Com (@iGrind4Real) presents #TheCypherCircle series! 4 Young MCs came together to spit their thoughts about what's going on around them! (LIKE SHARE COMMENT TAG A FRIEND) This positive message needs to spread! 

This is about #Baltimore #StLouis #Chicago #Ferguson #America #TheRich #ThePoor #TheYoung #TheOld #TheGood #TheBad #TheStruggle #TheRise #TheGrind #Growing #Learning #Love #Unity #Positivity #Support #Blacklivesmatter #AllLivesMatter #iGrind #iGrind4Real

***CHECK OUT #TheCypherCircle BELOW***


In order of appearance:

B Rael Ali (@13Creativei) CHI

Jonquil 'MzJq' Curry (@MZJQ) CHI

Kris 'Profound K' Wells (@Profound.K) STL

Nicolette Shegog (@LookItsNik) CHI

Looking for more dope MCs for the next one... #StayTuned

***UNEXPECTED COLLAB*** #CelebNews Kendrick Lamar Drops A Pair Of HOT Verses In Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” [Video]

Looks like rapper and generational icon Kendrick Lamar is out here making smart moves. Spreading his message across the the ears of many is made even more possible with his recent collaboration. Kendrick does unexpected collab with pop star Taylor Swift. 

HipHopWired reports: Taylor Swift gives us reason to sit through her “Bad Blood” video thanks to it featuring a couple
of verses from rap wunderkind Kendrick Lamar. K. Dot plays a character called Welvin Da Great in the big budget visual that also features cameos from Lena Dunham, Selena Gomez, Cindy Crawford and more. Expect sales of To Pimp A Butterfly to get a slight uptick, or at least some more streams. Watch the “Bad Blood” clip below. 

Taylor Swift - Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar

#OfficialNewVideo Meek Mill - "Energy" (Music Video)

#NewListen Trey Songz Ft. JR - "Nasty"

#OfficialNewVideo Yalee ft. Fetty Wap - "Pretty Girl Dance Pt 2"

#NewListen Bamboss X Rome Roma - "A Madness Freestyle" [Prod. By Bamboss]

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

#TheCypherCircle Uniting & Enlightening our People Through a Circle of Rhymes

*PRESS PLAY* iGrind4Real.Com presents #TheCypherCircle series! 4 Young MCs came together to spit their thoughts about what's going on around them! (LIKE SHARE COMMENT TAG A FRIEND) This positive message needs to spread! This is about #Baltimore #StLouis #Chicago #Ferguson #America #TheRich #ThePoor #TheYoung #TheOld #TheGood #TheBad #TheStruggle #TheRise #TheGrind #Growing #Learning #Love #Unity #Positivity #Support In order of appearance:B Rael AliJonquil MzJq CurryDubb ProfoundNicolette Shegog#iGrind #iGrind4Real THANK YOU ALL FOR TAKING THE TIME TO WATCH! IF YOU ENJOYED THE MESSAGE PLEASE SHARE OR TAG SOMEONE YOU WANT TO SEE!
Posted by Jonquil MzJq Curry on Monday, May 4, 2015

*PRESS PLAY* iGrind4Real.Com presents #TheCypherCircle series! 4 Young MCs came together to spit their thoughts about what's going on around them! (LIKE SHARE COMMENT TAG A FRIEND) This positive message needs to spread! This is about #Baltimore #StLouis #Chicago #Ferguson #America #TheRich #ThePoor #TheYoung #TheOld #TheGood #TheBad #TheStruggle #TheRise #TheGrind #Growing #Learning #Love #Unity #Positivity #Support In order of appearance:B Rael AliJonquil MzJq CurryDubb ProfoundNicolette Shegog#iGrind #iGrind4Real THANK YOU ALL FOR TAKING THE TIME TO WATCH! IF YOU ENJOYED THE MESSAGE PLEASE SHARE OR TAG SOMEONE YOU WANT TO SEE!
Posted by Jonquil MzJq Curry on Monday, May 4, 2015 

***TURNING DOWN THE FOOLERY*** #CelebNews Intervention: “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” Producers Ban Cast Fights!

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Cast Forced To Stop Fighting!
Bossip gets the scoop: Joseline may be stingy with that kootie kat, but she’s generous with those fists — and Vh1 higher ups have had enough. After avertisers have pulled out of the program right and left over the “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” cast’s near-constant rumbles and smackdowns, show producers have stepped in to make sure that Joseline, Stevie, and the rest of the crew keep their paws to themselves…on-screen at least. 
Via TMZ:
“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” has more punches than Mayweather-Pacquiao, but the show’s producers are dead serious about putting an end to all the fighting … even if it pisses off fans. Collective WTF, right?
Production sources tell us the ATL ladies and gents were forced to sign docs agreeing to put their manicured claws (and fists) away … after major advertisers started complaining. Show execs flew to Atlanta 2 weeks ago to lay down the law.
We’re told all cast members who brawl during taping will be cut from the episode without pay and suspended. They could also face possible termination.
It’s a risky move, since ‘LHHA’ has become VH1’s most popular show, by far — and let’s face it, fights are part of its winning formula.
But the threat of hardcore punishment seems to be working. We hear the cast has resorted to screaming matches because nobody wants to lose their money — the definition of a true thug.
This is certainly a start to turning down the ratchetness... 

#OfficialNewVideo Dj Khaled Feat. Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Big Sean - How Many Times

***DOPE TOUCHING TRIBUTE*** #NewListen Meek Mill Ft. Travis $cott & Strap - "Miss My Dawgs"

#OfficialNewVideo Safaree - "Shabba Ranks"

#NewListen Mic Taylor - "Chi State Of Mind" ft. True Story & SevenSixSupah

Monday, May 18, 2015

***HOW A POWER COUPLE SPENDS MONEY*** #CelebNews Jay Z, Beyoncé Spend Thousands Bailing Out Baltimore And Ferguson Protesters!

Some power couple just don't spend money on lavish things. Some, like Jay & Bey, spend it on a good cause. The NY Daily News reports: Jay Z and BeyoncĂ© bankrolled protesters in Baltimore and Ferguson with tens of thousands of dollars in bail money, a writer and social activist close to him claimed. 

“I can say I’ve personally helped facilitate donations they’ve given to protesters directly and that they never ask for anything in return, especially publ
icity,” author dream hampton told the Daily News in an email. 

The writer, who collaborated on Jay Z’s book “Decoded,” first revealed the power couple’s behind-the-scenes support in a series of tweets on Sunday morning. 

“When we needed money for bail for Baltimore protesters, I asked hit Jay up, as I had for Ferguson, wired tens of thousands in mins.” hampton wrote. She quickly deleted the tweets, but they were captured in screen 


Jay Z and BeyoncĂ© do “more stuff, too much to list actually, that they always insist folk keep quiet,” she wrote. Even though she pulled down the posts, hampton stands by her words. “It’s true,” she told the News. “I erased because I didn’t want on Twitter.” Thousands of people across the country protested the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen shot dead in August 2014 by a white police officer in the small Missouri town of Ferguson.

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beylite) on
Demonstrators swarmed the streets again when 25-year-old Freddie Gray of Baltimore died of a severed spinal cord suffered in police custody. Hip hop’s royal couple were sometimes criticized for not speaking out about the cases, but
they’ve been quietly active, hampton said. Jay Z and BeyoncĂ© met with Gray’s family during a recent trip to Baltimore, and Queen Bey has also met Brown’s mother, pictures show. The cultural icons were in Baltimore in early May for the “Rally 4 Peace,” where Prince performed his protest song, “Baltimore.”

Jay Z supported the rally by matching donations made through its site to the “Baltimore Justice Fund. “We invite all to experience the music and contribute in their own way to promote peace, tolerance and understanding," the Brooklyn-born rapper said in statement at the time. "Our prayers go out to Freddie Gray's family and every family affected by brutality and senseless violence." A rep for Jay Z couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

***THE NEW WAKA AIN'T FOR THE FOOLERY*** #CelebNews Waka Flocka Flame Forced 2 Fighters To Hug It Out At His Show [CAUGHT ON FILM]

Rapper Waka Flocka is turning out to be a pretty stand up guy nowadays. He has turned his wild ways around and has been all about bettering both himself and fans around him. HipHopWired reports: To say Waka Flocka Flame’s music brings the animal out in listeners would be a severe understatement. So the news of a couple of dudes getting in a brawl as the rowdy rapper rapped on isn’t much of a news story. The fact that the Brick Squad general would risk is neck to ensure the peace is, however. 

During a leg in for the Turn Up Godz Tour, DJ Whoo Kid captured footage of Waka going hard in the paint to diffuse a situation in front of a shocked and enthusiastic audience. 

As two men began to square up, Waka yelled at his bodyguard to grab both of them and make them do the unthinkable. 

Hug and make up. 

“Stop ’em Chello! Them two–make ’em hug!,” he commanded to his bodyguard “Make ‘em hug. Y’all two motherf****rs hug! Hug n***a, hug! Hug him, n***a! Hug him right now. That’s what the f*ck I’m talkin’ about,” he cried after getting the results that he wanted to see. 

“Now let’s party,” he concluded as Whoo Kid shamelessly dropped a Michael Buffer “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble” soundbite. 

The Atlanta rapper has repeatedly stated that his time on the road with Steve Aoki opened his eyes to kids who just want to have a good time opposed to being on edge the entire night. Watch Waka Flocka pay peacemaker in the video below. The remaining tour dates can be seen HERE. 


Waka Flocka BREAKS UP FIGHT At His Show In Arizona On Turn Up Godz Tour

#OfficialNewVideo Future - "56 Nights"

***BANGER*** #NewListen Omarion feat. Dej Loaf, Trey Songz, Ty Dolla $ign & Rick Ross - “Post To Be (Remix)”

#OfficialNewVideo Jimbo Duhh Kidd - "Shooters" | Shot By @DineroFilms

#NewListen Rich The Kid - "No Time" [Prod. By Sonny Digital]

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

***LEADER OF THE NEW SCHOOL*** #CelebNews Kendrick Lamar GetsGenerational Icon Award From California State Senate [Photos]

Kendrick Lamar is certainly blazin' a trail and leaving a mark in the music industry as well as the minds of this generation. No one can argue that his music is leaving a positive mark on the youth and he's now being honored for that. Via HipHopWired: Kendrick Lamar is an undisputed leader of the new generation and the California State Senate made sure to recognize the Compton native for the positivity his music exudes to the youthful listeners.

He received the 35th Generational Icon Award yesterday, May 11, for his willingness to give back to his community even when superstardom made it easy to do the opposite. 

“Being from the city of Compton and knowing the parks that I played at and neighborhoods, I always thought how great the
opportunity would be to give back to my community off of what I do in music,” K. Dot said, addressing the Senate floor and media. “So in order for me to do that from a city to a state point and have these young kids looking at me as some type of inspiration is really an honor and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for honoring today. 

The award was presented by state Senator Isadore Hall III, who hails from Compton himself. Later one, the two met with Governor of California Jerry Brown. 

The prominent MC’s second studio album, To Pimp a Butterfly, was championed for its detailing of the sociological strife and mental anguish that plagues many African-American communities today. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Charts and has since been certified gold. 



#OfficialNewVideo T.I. Ft. Chris Brown - "Private Show"

#NewListen French Montana Ft. N.O.R.E. & Chinx - "Off The Rip"

#OfficialNewVideo Tech N9ne - "On The Bible" feat. T.I. & Zuse

#NewListen Snootie Wild Ft. DJ Drama & Yo Gotti - 12

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

***FROM DROPOUT TO DOCTOR*** #CelebNews Kanye West Receives Honorary Doctorate From AIC [Full Acceptance Speech]

Now instead of Mr. West... it's Dr. West is in the building! The Huffington Post reports: Kanye West might be a college dropout, but now he has an advanced degree. 

The rapper received an honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Monday for his "transformative, genre-defying work." In his acceptance speech, he described what the honor means to him. 

"This honor is gonna make your lives easier," he said. "Two reasons: You don't have to defend me as much and I'm going to make all of our lives easier. And it's these Floyd Mayweather belts that are needed to prove what I've been saying my entire life. Whether it's the cosign of Paul McCartney grabbing me and saying, 'It's okay he doesn't bite white people.' Or The New York Times cover. Or the Time 'Most Influential' cover. And now, a doctorate at the Art Institute of Chicago." 

"When I was giving a lecture at Oxford," he continued, "I brought up this school because when I went on that mission to create in other spaces -- apparel, film, performance -- it would have been easier if I could have said I had a degree at the Art Institute of Chicago."

Lisa Wainwright, dean of faculty and vice president of academic administration at SAIC, told the Los Angeles Times that it had decided to give West the honorary degree after he publicly mentioned the school. “I read it and thought, ‘Wow, this is a fantastic moment.’ Here is this major figure in the cultural landscape promoting art school, this guy from Chicago saying art school is cool. So we thought, ‘This man deserves an honorary doctorate from us!’ He should have gone here." 

Kim Kardashian, who is currently in Brazil on business, commemorated her husband's milestone with an Instagram post.


Kanye West Receives Honorary Doctorate Speech 2015

#OfficialNewVideo Wiz Khalifa - "No Permission"

***STREET BANGER*** DJ Khaled Ft. Chris Brown x Lil Wayne x Big Sean - "How many times"