Thursday, March 31, 2016

#CelebNews Faith Evans Nearing Completion Of Notorious B.I.G. Duet LP [LISTEN]

Faith Evans says she’s nearing the completion of a duet record with her deceased ex-husband, Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace. The R&B singer and songwriter sat down with Dame Dash for his radio program where she discussed the big news.

Evans called  The Dame Dash Radio Show and opened up the interview discussing the duet project, with the working title The King & I. The project, which has the endorsement of Bigge’s mother, has been in the works for some time according to Evans.

“I had no idea how I was gonna even go about it but it’s been coming along pretty awesome,” shared Evans. “I definitely feel like if he was alive, I know ultimately we would have done something like this.”

Evans adds, “But the way this stuff is coming together and the way I’m using his vocals, it’s giving this stuff new life. I think people are really gonna enjoy it.”

The vocalist was asked by Dash about performing the new tracks, which Evans responded that there are tentative plans to use a hologram in performances and may also employ the visual tactic for the first video. Evans continued by saying that the plans for the record and its visual performance is all contingent on costs and budget.

In the same interview, Dash also interviewed State Property’s Oschino.

Check out Faith Evans on The Dame Dash Radio Show in the clip below.

#OfficialNewVideo Chief Keef - "Faneto"

***ON THE RISE*** #OfficialNewVideo Rapper 2 20 (@220IrishBoss) Talks Truth About Substance Abuse In "Jugga".

 Up & coming Irish rapper 2 20 is back with a new music video. Inspired by the likes of Yelawolf, Mac Miller, Biggie Smalls and Kid Cudi 2 20 hopes to spit truth in his rhymes. In his latest video called Jugga 2 20 talks about alcohol abuse and how alcohol should be used in moderation. This song is off a up and coming mixtape entitled "Painted Pictures". Check out "Jugga" below.

#NewListen Fetty Wap - 'Zoovie Zoo"


#OfficialNewVideo Scarface - "F*ck You Too" Feat. Z-Ro

#NewListen K Camp - "Slum Life" (Remix)

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

***SHE'S BAAACCCCKKKKK*** #CelebNews Lil’ Kim Drops Lil Kim Season Mixtape! [LISTEN]

Lil Kim will always be a legend in female rap. It's no wonder why rap lovers get excited when she drops heat.

HipHopWired reports: Lil’ Kim drops a new mixtape called Lil Kim Season, that you can stream and download for free.99. The project features 10 tracks with appearances from Maino, Puff Daddy and Kevin Gates. Listen to and/or download Lil Kim Season below.
1. Fontainebleau 2. Cut It Feat. TLz 3. Blow A Check Ft. Puffy & Zoey Dollars 4. Summer Sixteen (BeeMix) 5. Diego 6. Work Feat. (BeeMix) 7. MINE Feat. Kevin Gates 8. Did It For Brooklyn Ft. Maino 9. PANDA Ft. TLz, Maino & Young Dash 10. I’m Dat Bitch


Lil Kim - Lil Kim Season (Full mixtape)

#OfficialNewVideo Rich Homie Quan - "The Most" (Starring Ke Ke Palmer)

***ON THE RISE*** #OfficialNewListen Producer Law Beatz (@LawBeatz773_) Drops a Dope Tape Entitled "Quiet Storm" (Full Tape)

Chicago professional producer and engineer Law Beatz is back at with more heat for the streets. Law Beatz who's responsible for laying beats for respected artist such as King Louie, Chin Chilla Meek, Mikey Dollaz, Phor, Katie Got Bandz and more just released his latest project titled "Quiet Storm". This project is 100% produced by him and features many buzzing artist. Check it out below!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

#OfficialNewVideo Soulja Boy - Benihana

#NewListen CeeLo Green - "Sunday Shoes"

#NewListen Big K.R.I.T. - "So Bad"

#CelebNews Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin & Mike Brown’s Parents May Star In New Beyoncé Video!!

HipHopWired delivers us the scoop: After the visual for “Formation” and Super Bowl 50 performance lauded praise and controversy for its nods to Black Lives Matter, Beyoncé is again ready to get people talking. Reportedly, Bey has rallied Trayon Martin, Mike Brown, and Tamir Rice to appear in her upcoming music video. 

Details are of course scarce but a tweet from The Bey Hive further solidified the rumor. Bey’s new video is likely to continue the socially conscious theme threaded through “Formation,” as Brown, Rice and Martin, are among the most notably tragic examples that helped propel the Black Lives Matter movement into a global fight against racism, and police brutality. 

Rice, 12, had a toy gun in November 2014, when he was killed by a Cleveland cop within seconds of officers arriving to the park where he was playing. In Brown’s case, he was unarmed and gunned down by a cop in Ferguson in August 2014. The cop, officer Darren Wilson, claimed Brown was rushing towards him before he opened fire. 

As for 17-year-old Martin, the teen was killed in February 2012 by George Zimmerman, a trigger-happy-neighborhood-watch member, who also claimed the victim was the aggressor. 

Zimmerman was tried and acquitted of Martin’s murder, while the cops who killed Brown and Rice were never charged.

***STRAIGHT HEAT*** #OfficialNewVideo K. Michelle - "Not A Little Bit"

***ON THE RISE*** #OfficialNewVideo The Kocky Boyz (@Geo2kocky & @MachoManSAV) Shine Hard In "Money In The Room" [Dir. by @WhoisHiDef]

The KOCKY BOYZ are Chicago born & Atlanta living. Geo2Kocky & Savio Dinero come from 2 different 'hoods in the Chi (Chatham & the Wild Hundreds). The two relocated down south and linked up to form a duo. After Geo came home from doing a 2-year bid, the two surely started making a name for themselves in the Atlanta west-end area. This is their newest visual "Money In The Room", directed by Chicago's own HI-DEF, and it surely gives you a sneak peak into their "Kocky" lifestyle. Check it out below! 

#NewListen Audio Push Ft. Kap G - "Vamonos" [Prod By Izze The Producer]

#OfficialNewVideo A$AP Ferg Ft. SchoolBoy Q - "Let It Bang"

#NewListen Dej Loaf - "Off The Top" [Produced By Buddha Bless]

Monday, March 28, 2016

***NEW ALBUM ALERT*** #CelebNews Big Sean and Jhené Aiko Announce TWENTY88 Project

Big Sean and Jhené Aiko are dropping a collaborative project called TWENTY88. Whatever it exactly is (an album, an EP?), it drops on April 1. 

The duo dropped teaser clips on their respective social media sites and on @twenty88. Color us intrigued. Peep below.

#OfficialNewVideo Fat Joe & Remy Ma Ft. French Montana - "All The Way Up"

***ON THE RISE*** #OfficialNewVideo B-$Treet (@BstreetMMB) Spits Bars In "Candid"

Rising star B-$treet is gaining much attention from his grind. MMB artist B-$treet released the first visual off his new project "Less Is More" hosted by one of the best DJs in Atlanta DJ Buu. The video was directed videographer Brent Mendoza. Check out his video "Candid" now below!

#NewListen Wiz Khalifa - "Electric Relaxation" (Phife Dawg Tribute)

#OfficialNewVideo Future Ft. The Weeknd - "Low Life"

#NewListen Big Sean - "Get My Sh!t Together"

Friday, March 25, 2016

#CelebNews J. Cole Named Headliner For Lollapalooza 2016!

J.Cole has enjoyed a good run in 2016 thus far with his Dreamville camp making moves, but his star is continuing to rise as well. The Fayetteville, N.C. rapper was named as one of the headliner’s for this year’s Lollapalooza festival in Chicago.
As reported by the Chicago Tribune, J.Cole joins fellow headliners Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and LCD System on the main stages. The festival, which begins on July 28, will be held in the Windy City’s Grant Park.
From the Tribune:
Also, among the 170 bands and artists scheduled to play on eight stages as Lollapalooza marks its 25th anniversary with the first four-day festival in its history are Lana Del Rey, Future, Ellie Goulding, Major Lazer and Disclosure.
Jane’s Addiction, the band led by Lollapalooza co-founder Perry Farrell and the festival’s first headliner in 1991, will share a bill with four-time Lolla performers the Chili Peppers on July 30. It shapes up as the weekend’s one overtly nostalgic look back at the festival’s origins. But newer acts dominate the lineup announced Wednesday, with hip-hop and electronic music playing a larger role alongside rock, which was the festival’s primary emphasis in the ’90s.
According to the paper, all one-day and four-day general passes have been sold out and capacity daily for the events is expected to be 100,000.
Check out the full Lollapalooza lineup below.

#OfficialNewVideo BJ The Chicago Kid - "The New Cupid" ft. Kendrick Lamar

***ON THE RISE*** Tim Streetzz (@Tim_Streetzz) Keeps It Real In "Put'n On"

Chicago emcee Tim Streetzz is continuing his musical grind by pushing out more heat. Always spitting raw truth on the mic Tim Streetzz talks about his persistence to never be broke and accomplish his dreams in new track "Put'n On". Check out the latest video from Tim Streetzz "Put'n On" Prod. By Peoria Star video shot by: Karl Ray below!

#NewListen T-Pain - "Hundred Mo Dolla$"

#OfficialNewVideo D.R.A.M. - "Signals" (Throw It Around)

#NewListen Trina - "Overnight" (Listen/Download)

Thursday, March 24, 2016

***EDUCATION MATTERS*** #CelebNews Pharrell Hosts Private Masterclass For NYU Students [VIDEO]

Pharrell has added college teacher to his ever-expanding resume. The i am OTHER founder hosted a private masterclass for undergrad students at the Clive Davis Institute at NYU’s Tisch School, earlier this month.

Skateboard P, who was named 50th anniversary artist-in-residence at the Tisch School. During the one-hour session he listened to students’ music, and offered constructive criticism. He also spoke on the creative process.

“The idea behind the masterclass was to have Pharrell work directly with our students, and to give them ideas about how to shape the music they’re making,” said NYU Tisch faculty member Jason King who co-led the session with Bob Power. “It’s our mission to train students as creative entrepreneurs, and few artists have married the art and business of recorded music as successfully as Pharrell.”

The Grammy-winner’s dedication to music education goes beyond a rare music session with students. Pharell and his wife Helen, have funded a scholarship program offering high school students an opportunity to attend the Clive Davis Institute through a summer program this July.

Watch video of Pharrell’s NYU masterclass below.

***ON THE RISE*** #OfficicalNewVideo Adot New Sh*t (@adotnewshit) Shows Reality Of His City In "4 Eva"

Chicago rapper Adot is back with a new single and video that's exposes the reality of his city's streets. The tough flow rapper Adot drops "4 Eva" which is produced by Stevie NickXX. The video is  Directed by Ogun Pleas. With this video Adot hopes to give the world content and lyrics that needs to be heard. Check out his latest video "4 Eva" below!

#NewListen Freeway - "Hot As Ice"

#OfficialNewVideo Jhene Aiko - "B's + H's"

#NewListen Trinidad James Ft. Mystikal & Lil Dicky - "Just A Lil Thick" [Prod. By DJ Mustard]

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

***RIP TO HIP HOP'S PHIFE*** #CelebNews A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg Dead At 45

We learned from reports: Hip-Hop has lost yet another legendary figure in rapper and A Tribe Called Quest member Malik “Phife Dawg” TaylorThe news was confirmed early Wednesday morning after a tweet from DJ Chuck Chillout was published mourning the artist. 

As reported by United Kingdom publication, The Telegraph, the news was confirmed by producer Statik Selektah shortly after Chuck Chillout’s stunning announcement of Phife Dawg’s passing. No official statement from the group has been made as of yet, but an outpouring of support for Phife and the Taylor family has been ongoing since the wee hours of the morning. 

“Phife-HipHop & Rap word Warrior, simple as that.Breathed it & lined rhyme into Sport.A true fire Social Narrator my bro #RIBeats ATCQforever,” tweeted Chuck D of Public Enemy fame. 

Phife publicly battled health issues such as diabetes and kidney failure and received a kidney donation from his wife. He was currently working on a new LP, Muttymorphosis and released the Give Thanks EP in February. 

None of the members of A Tribe Called Quest have taken to social media to speak on the matter. Phife Dawg was 45. 

#OfficialNewVideo Tyga - "$ervin Dat Raww"

#OfficialNewVideo Machine Gun Kelly - "Spotlight" ft. Lzzy Hale

***ON THE RISE*** #NewListen Jehuniko (@Jehuniko1) Talks Real Life In "28 Years Old"

West Coast emcee Jehunkio is back with more smooth tunes. Coming fresh off a tour in Europe & Central America Jehunik contiues to bring with new realesed single "28 Years Old". This feel good anthem was produced by Anura Neysaidurai who has worked with Parliament, dead prez & more. This song offers more of Jehuniko's relatable lyrics delivered with smooth, melodic vocals. Check out "28Years Old" below!

#NewListen Troy Ave - "GOOD GIRL GONE BAD" (Explicit)

#OfficialNewVideo Royce 5'9" - "Which Is Cool" |Directed By Rik Cordero [Produced by Nottz]

#NewListen Ty Dolla $ign - "Long Time" ft. Quavo [Prod. by Metro Boomin]

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

#CelebNews Adidas and Snoop Dogg Drop Limited Edition “Money” Cleats [PHOTOS]

What, you thought Snoop Dogg‘s empire was limited to music, web shows and smoking accessories? Today, adidas and Snoop Dogg announced the limited edition the 2016 Snoop Dogg adizero 5-Star 5.0 “Money” cleats.  

“Football is one of my main passions and that includes everything from coaching kids to helping design the best gear out there,” said Snoop via a press release. “adidas Football and I are all about fusing sports and culture and this new cleat showcases how we are true visionaries and pioneers in blending style with performance in Football.” 

The cleats are designed to pay homage to Snoop’s “I’ve got my mind on my money and my money on mind” line from “Gin & Juice” off his debut album, Doggystyle. 

Says adidas:
To kick things off, the overall money theme and “Gotta Hustle” lace jewelry were inspired from a track on one of Snoop’s early mix tapes that adidas designers were listening to while sketching the initial concept for the cleat. With the money notion in place, Snoop wanted to take the design to the next level by adding his famous “mind on my money and my money on mind” lyrics, along with a $10,000 money band. The money band was developed to replace the tape that some players like to use to spat their cleats, while also adding another unique design element to the overall theme.

To complete the “money” theme, adidas designers incorporated a $100 bill inspired 3D laser security strip into adidas’ three stripes graphic on the shoebox. Additionally, the nod to Snoop’s famous lyrics continues with an accessories package that includes the adizero 5-Star 5.0 gloves, featuring an oversized photo-realistic graphic of Ben Franklin, along with a Chromaflage money arm sleeve and socks, complete with $10,000 money band.

The Snoop Dogg adizero 5-Star 5.0 “Money” cleat is available right now at

#OfficialNewVideo G Herbo aka Lil Herb - "Yea I Know"

***ON THE RISE*** #NewListen Wild Card (@realwildcard_) Tells His Story In "Patience Is A Virtue"

Coming straight outta North Carolina a rapper by the name of Wild Card drops new project thats has hiphop lovers talking.  His long awaited project ‘Patience is a Virtue’ dropped Friday March 18, 2016. In the midst of the current trap era, Wild Card combines his story telling with mellow laid-back production for a refreshing sound. At the rate Wild Card is grinding he will be at the top in no time. Check out his project below! 

#NewListen J.U.S.T.I.C.E. LEAGUE " Money Dance II" Feat. Rick Ross, Mack Wilds, & Camp Lo

#OfficialNewVideo Tink - "Circle The Block" | Dir. @DGainz

#NewListen PartyNextDoor ft. Drake – “Come and See Me”

Monday, March 21, 2016

***MORE POWER MOVES*** #CelebNews 50 Cent To Host & Executive Produce Variety Show For A&E!

With a bankruptcy filing on the books, 50 Cent has to keep bringing in those checks. The Queens native’s newest gig is a variety show, which he will host and executive produce. 

The show is described as an evolution of the In Living Color format that will “redefine the traditional variety show,” promises A&E head of programming Elaine Frontain Bryant. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter: 

The rapper, actor, producer and entrepreneur is teaming with A&E Network to develop 50 Cent Presents, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Developed by, starring and executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, the project is described as a potential showcase series that takes In Living Color a step further, combining sketches, stand-up, reality experiments, music, magic, dance and celebrity guest appearances. Jackson will serve as host of what’s considered an innovative take on the variety format. “I grew up watching variety shows and am excited to put my own spin on the format,” said Jackson. “I hope everyone is ready to bring their talent forward; I want to show the world the best of the best. 

The show is tentatively titled 50 Cent Presents and adds another notch to Fif’s growing T.V. credits behind his successful Starz series, Power. 

#OfficialNewVideo B.o.B - "Excuse Me"

***ON THE RISE*** #OfficialNewVideo Mizzle Money (@Mizzlemoney256) Drops New Heat "Thankful"!

The GRIND is real with Alabama emcee Mizzle Money. Huntsville,AL artist Mizzle Money is fresh off of his trip to SXSW by dropping his new video "Thankful". Directed by GeekdTV, Mizzle shows his appreciation for his grind and talents as he paves his way to the the top. Mizzle Money next mixtape Fuk Dey Mean is coming soon. Check out his latest video below!

***HOT EP*** #NewListen Kash Masarri (@Kash_GMB) - "Rose From The Ashes" (EP) (NO DJ)

#OfficialNewVideo Ryan Leslie - "The Wonderful Ones" (Official Music Video)

#NewListen Boosie Badazz - "Thug Talk" (Album Stream)

Friday, March 18, 2016

#CelebNews Sway Calloway Joins VH1 As On-Air Personality & Executive Producer!

Sway Calloway has seemingly done it all, and now the media superstar will lend his considerable talents to VH1 as an on-air personality and executive producer. Calloway will serve as a host for events, help produce special events, and also develop programming for the network.
The partnership was announced today, and the press release noted Calloway’s staggering achievements. As the host of the daily Sirius XM/Shade 45 radio Sway In The Morning, Calloway already snagged an impressive array of interviews not just from the world of music, but politics and pop culture as well.
With hs new role, Calloway will help expand one of VH1’s lasting hallmarks in the Behind The Music franchise and much more.
From the press release:
Sway’s first partnership with VH1 will be on the new series “Behind The…,” an expansion of the renowned VH1 “Behind The Music” franchise that will explore all facets of pop culture and its intersection with current cultural and political issues. Calloway will host and serve as executive producer of the “Behind The…” series.
“Sway is a true icon who is a triple threat as a personality, producer and actor,” said Chris McCarthy, General Manager, VH1. “We’re proud to welcome Sway to the VH1 family and can’t wait to share his incredible talents and insights with our viewers.”
“I’m looking forward to hosting and creating groundbreaking, meaningful and fun programming for VH1,” said new VH1 talent Sway Calloway. “As an Executive Producer, I am excited about discovering and telling new stories.”

Along with the aforementioned accolades, Calloway first found fame alongside his partner King Tech with the Bay Area radio program, The Wake Up Show, which gave some of Hip-Hop’s greatest icons their first big breaks.
It isn’t just music with Calloway, as he’s also been involved in on the ground reporting of major events, such as Hurricane Katrina and more.
Congratulations to Sway Calloway and VH1!

#OfficialNewVideo Lil Reese - "All That Haten'

***ON THE RISE*** #NewListen Fairplay (@Fairplay_2333) Goes Hard On "Here" Prod By @LawBeatz773_

Chicago' up coming rapper Fair Play is certainly on the rise with his consistent cleaver singles. Teaming up with producer Law Beatz, the two sampled the popular song "Here" by Alessia Cara, Fair Play takes you on a journey through this thoughts. With his masterful storytelling, he paints you a clear picture of what it's like to be Fair play. The song has gotten great responses so far. It was even tweeted out by Austin Nichols of "Walking Dead" as hot hip hop. Check out Fair Play's latest single below!


#OfficialNewVideo Rae Sremmurd - "By Chance"

#NewListen DJ Luke Nasty - "Might Be (Remix)" feat. 2 Chainz & Maino

Thursday, March 17, 2016

***SAVING THE YOUTH*** #CelebNews Big Sean Speaks About How And Why He Invests In The Youth! [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama saved Detroit’s auto industry with the much praised bailout of 2009. But Big Sean knows that there’s still work to be done to ensure the future of the D.

With the hopes of providing a brighter future for the next generation of Detroit youths, Big Sean kicked off the
Sean Anderson Foundation with the primary purpose of helping underprivileged school-aged youngsters and their families.
The foundation will be responsible for providing funds not only to families finding themselves in the struggle, but also to other charitable programs that are committed to combating homelessness, providing healthcare assistance, and offering arts, cultural and recreational programs.

Reports CNN:
One way Anderson is doing it is by cultivating young talent. In a partnership with Adidas, he installed a state-of-the-art recording studio at his alma mater, Cass Technical High School in Detroit.
“What’s funny is I used to get in trouble for selling my CDs in the hallway. And you can just imagine what it feels like to be back, opening up a recording studio,” said Anderson.
Inside the studio students learn how to operate in various roles involved in music production.
“You’ve got this young generation of millennials and, you know, in traditional education they weren’t really being addressed,” said Bryant McGhee, Cass band director. “This studio kind of really bridges that gap and it just brings whole other elements to education.”
Anderson is also preparing young people for the business aspects of the industry with a program called Mogul Prep, conceptualized with his mother, Myra Anderson. The program gives high school students an opportunity to engage with active, influential members of the music industry. Last year 10 Detroit-area high schools participated.
Anyone familiar with Big Sean’s music wouldn’t be quick to refer to him as a conscious rapper, but the Detroit native is proving to be a rapper with a conscious.
If the Hip-Hop game had more rappers working with their communities like Big Sean then you could bet your bottom dollar that future generations will learn how to right the wrongs of today.