Childish Gambino drops the visuals to his first song off of Because The Internet titled “3005.” His upbeat song about sticking by someone’s side till 3005 features an everlasting friendship between him and his stuffed Teddy Bear. The two ride the ferris wheel together and as the song progresses, the wear and tear on his Teddy Bear friend does as well symbolizing how they’ve stuck by each others side through the ups and downs. Peep the visuals to Childish Gambino’s track “3005″ below!
Spotlighting his “Proud to Pay” campaign and its hefty price tag, Jay-Z‘s Life+Times presents “Nipsey Hussle Crenshaw – The Truth With Elliott Wilson.” RapRadar‘s Elliott Wilson sits with Nipsey to discuss the idea behind the campaign and its impact.
Nipsey Hussle changed the game this year when he decided to sell 1,000 copies of his ‘Crenshaw’ mixtape for $100 each, the same day he released it online on DatPiff for free. The shocking part to everyone, including him, was that he sold out that night. Jay-Z alone bought 100 units. The project is monumental in music, especially for hip-hop, because it exhibits his definition of the Jay-Z-coined term “#NewRules.” The fact that so many people supported music and Nipsey so heavily speaks volumes about the project and the direction of music.
The insight given in this interview is pretty powerful. It’s amazing to see artists thinking outside of the box and succeeding. Do you support creative artists coming up with innovative ways to distribute music?
Kanye is one of the biggest names in the game and J. Cole is up there with him. Both artist released their albums, Yeezus and Born Sinner on the same day this summer with both going head to head for the top spot. Cole speaks on his thoughts of Kanye and the recent talk about him, “I respect him for pushing that button and making you react a certain way,” says Cole. When asked about how Kanye pushes boundaries Cole said, “I think there’s no rules. You can say what you want. You know what I mean? Like you can say what you want whether you want to press people’s buttons or whether that’s how you really feel. That’s your poetic license. Is to test people’s boundaries.” Cole admires Kanye for his hard work and the limits he test. Check out what else Cole had to say about Kanye below!
Bobby Valentino is bringing back his smooth R&B sounds! His latest track “Who Am I To Change” has a feel good sound to it that just puts you in a good mood. “Who Am I To Change” he repeats in the chorus and continues with “I’m living my dreams/ I’ma keep doing my thang/ and It’s plain to see/ ain’t nobody changing me.” This song is off of his upcoming EP Peach Moon that will be out December 10. Peep his new track “Who Am I To Change” below!
Directed by Lauryn Hill herself and Jon Casey, she gives her fans a lyric video to accompany her track, “Cosumerism.” This is Ms. Lauryn’s post-prison track that had everyone talking, and after watching these visuals she gives them one more reason to talk. Just imagine all the negatives things that happen in our world, that’s what you’ll get on this clip.
Using “Made You Look” as the soundtrack, Nas reveals behind-the-scenes footage of the making of his new Las Vegas, NV sneaker store “12A.M. Run.” The quick clip documents the store’s future location.
“My shoe store at The Linq in Vegas is coming soon!! Follow @12amrun! #12amrun,” he wrote in the video’s caption.
Having already released a lyric video for “Move,” Mr. Hudson releases the official video for the single. He combines dance and basketball as he exclaims, “don’t stop until we MOVE.” Pretty cool black and white visuals. What do you think?
R. Kelly hit the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” stage to perform a couple of tracks off his new album, Black Panties. First, he played a girl like a violin (literally) during his performance of “Genius,” and then he brought 2 Chainz out to assist with “My Story.” He closed out the performance with “You Deserve Better.” What do you think of the performance?
The March 1994 Tupac Interview by Benjamin Svetkey gets released in an animated version by Blank on Blank. The interview contains the actual recording of Tupac talking about his past, career, relationships and thug life. He talks about his respect for government, and frustration towards Dan Quayle (the ’94 Vice President of the U.S.). The Tupac-machine that the media and journalists had created is another topic discussed. The cartoon images provide literal associations to Tupac’s word. Pretty cool concept. Watch the animated interview below!
Justin Bieber adds another track to his #MusicMondays and this one will feature Chance The Rapper. The song is going to be a good one according to Justin and Chance! They tweeted about the hot new single with Chance saying “It’s so damn good!” The new song will be available on iTunes this Sunday! Will you be copping it? Check out what they had to say about the new track below!
Following the release of a few dark trailers, Lana Del Rey finally releases her highly anticipated short film “Tropico.” The Anthony Mandler-directed film is an “epic tale based on the biblical story of sin and redemption” starring Shaun Ross, who plays Adam & Lana Del Rey, who portrays Eve. With a few Born to Die: Paradise Edition songs being included in the clip, Lana’s sultry voice proves to be perfect for this heavy story.
The film will only be available (officially) for 24 hours, so catch it while you can.
In a heated interview with Kanye West, ‘Ye told Sway, “YOU AIN’T GOT THE ANSWERERS!” That line went viral immediately, that on a trip to Oakland, Sway found himself constantly receiving that comment and used it to his advantage. Introducing Sway’s new t-shirt line, “I Got The Answers.”
During an episode of RapFix, not only did he show off his first TV that ‘Ye bought him, but he also debuted his new hustle. Go ‘head, Sway!