And another one! Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar hook up again this time for Beats By Dre‘s new commercials for their “Pill” and new “Pill XL.” While Kendrick’s handling his bars at the booth, Dre covers the boards. Neither are content wight the first take on their new track but after Kendrick gets a call from Dre after playing it at a barbershop, the two agree the joint’s missing drums. Very dope!
Featuring The Strokes‘ Julian Casablancas, Daft Punk releases their video for, “Instant Crush.” The six-minute video has Casablanca hitting his falsetto in a dark studio, while playing a puppet. Daft Punk rarely disappoints with their sci-fi-inspired visuals.
Part 1 of the short-film, My Blood on the Canvas is out and Thurzday stars on the new film. Shot in Los Angeles, director Pablo Baldera captures moments at Fatburger and at our hip-hop station, Power 106. Our very own Mando Fresko is featured on the clip and interviews Thurz at the radio station on the clip.
Problem performs “Like Whaaat,” brings out Tyga & Game to perform “Switch Lanes” & “Dope (187),” The Game & Bad Lucc to perform “Bang Bang,” T.I. to perform “What You Know” & “Top Back,” a lucky lady from the audience onstage then surprises her by bringing out Tank for an intimate performance of “Lay Your Head Back,” Too Short to perform “Burn Rubber” during The Separation Tour at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
The mama monster, Lady Gaga and R. Kelly teamed up for their sexy track “Do What You Want” off of ARTPOP. The two are now teaming up again for the visuals to their sultry song and we can only imagine it’ll be just as sexy! Lady Gaga and R. Kelly don’t mind getting down and dirty as they displayed in their SNL skit. Check out a sneak peek pic of the two on set below, and let’s just say she’s straddling him!
In place of 2 Chainz, Too $hort and Nipsey Hussle have decided to remix R. Kelly‘s “My Story.” The West Coast remix features the two artists boasting about their current status as top rappers, and the struggle they overcame to get here. They share their story while repping for LA. And of course you know Too $hort had to throw in the, “It wouldn’t be me if I didn’t say bitch!”
The original version of “My Story” with 2 Chainz will appear on R. Kelly’s album Black Panties , which comes out on Dec. 10th.
In honor of the tragic loss of one of the most extraordinary persons of all time, R. Kelly pays tribute on ‘Arsenio.’ Nelson Mandela (whose last name, when rearranged, also spells “Lead Man”) was an exemplary human being. His acts of selflessness in his activism made him a hero and inspiration.
“Several years ago , R. Kelly composed a special song for Nelson and performed it in Nelson Mandela’s living room. Tonight, in honor of Nelson, R. Kelly will perform before us. This is “Soldier’s Heart,” Arsenio Hall announced before R. Kelly began to sing the emotional and powerful track.
The sudden passing of Paul Walker still has many in shock. He touched the lives of so many people and will never be forgotten, leaving many people paying tribute to him. Mrs. Carter, Beyonce, decided to pay tribute to Paul Walker by dedicating a performance to him. During her “The Mrs.Carter Tour World Tour,” she took a moment to dedicate two songs to Paul. She said, “I dedicate these songs to Paul Walker,” starting off with “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston and finishing off with her own “Halo.” Check out the touching performance below via Hollywood Life and what her fans had to say about it below!
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!