Tag Archives: Kanye West

New Music: Big Sean – “4th Quarter,” “I Don’t F**K With You,” Jit/Juke,” “Paradise”

Friday, September 12th, 2014

After signing to Roc Nation yesterday, Big Sean promised he’d drop a track – well he keeps his word alright and ups us 4! (more…)

Nominees For The 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards!

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

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The BET awards are approaching us on October 14th at the Atlanta Civic Center in the ATL, premiering at 8 PM – and the offical list of nominees have been revealed!

Snoop Dogg will be returning as the host for another year, while Drake leads the pack of nominees with eight nominations (which we don’t find too surprising)… Jay Z, Pharrell and Future follow close behind him.

Best Hip Hop Video
Drake – “Worst Behavior”
Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino – “Move That Doh”
Iggy Azalea f/ Charli XCX – “Fancy”
J. Cole f/ TLC – “Crooked Smile”
Nicki Minaj – “Pills N Potions”
Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz”

Best Collabo, Duo or Group
Eminem f/ Rihanna – “The Monster”
Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino – “Move That Doh”
JAY Z f/ Justin Timberlake – “Holy Grail”
ScHoolboy Q f/ BJ The Chicago Kid – “Studio”
YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – “My Hitta”

Best Live Performer
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar

Lyricist of the Year
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Chris Robinson
Director X
Dre Films
Hype Williams

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Khaled
DJ Mustard
DJ Scream

Producer of the Year
DJ Mustard
Drumma Boy
Mike WiLL Made It

MVP of the Year
DJ Mustard
Nicki Minaj

Track of the Year
“Cut Her Off” (Remix) – Produced by Will-A-Fool (K Camp f/ Lil Boosie, YG & Too $hort)
“Move That Doh” – Produced by Mike WiLL Made It (Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino)
“My Hitta” – Produced by DJ Mustard (YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan)
“Studio” – Produced by Swiff D (ScHoolboy Q f/ BJ The Chicago Kid)
“Worst Behavior” – Produced by DJ Dahi (Drake)

Album of the Year
Drake – “Nothing Was The Same”
Eminem – “The Marshall Mathers LP 2″
Future – “Honest”
Rick Ross – “Mastermind”
ScHoolboy Q – “Oxymoron”
Yo Gotti – “I Am”

Who Blew Up Award
Iggy Azalea
Rich Homie Quan
ScHoolboy Q
Young Thug

Hustler of the Year
Dr. Dre
Rick Ross

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)
A$AP Rocky
Kanye West
Nicki Minaj
Young Thug

Best Hip Hop Online Site

Best Club Banger
Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino – “Move That Doh” (Produced by Mike WiLL Made It)
K Camp f/ Lil Boosie, YG & Too $hort – “Cut Her Off” (Remix) (Produced by Will-A-Fool)
Migos – “Fight Night” (Produced by Stack Boy Twaun)
Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz” (Produced by Detail)
YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – “My Hitta” (Produced by DJ Mustard)
Young Thug – “Stoner” (Produced by Dun Deal)

Best Mixtape
Action Bronson – “Blue Chips 2″
Fabolous – “The Soul Tape 3″
Migos – “No Label 2″
Rich Homie Quan – “I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In”
Wiz Khalifa – “28 Grams”

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
B.o.B – “Paranoid” (Ty Dolla $ign f/ B.o.B)
B.o.B – “Up Down” (Do This All Day) (T-Pain f/ B.o.B)
Drake – “Who Do You Love” (YG f/ Drake)
Kendrick Lamar – “Control” (Big Sean f/ Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica)
Pharrell – “Move That Doh” (Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino)

Impact Track
Common f/ Vince Staples – “Kingdom”
Lecrae – “Nuthin”
Lupe Fiasco – “Mission”
The Roots f/ Patty Cash – “Never”
Talib Kweli f/ Abby Dobson – “State of Grace”

People’s Champ Award
Drake – “Worst Behavior”
Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino – “Move That Doh”
Iggy Azalea f/ Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz”
YG f/ Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill & Rich Homie Quan – “My Hitta” (Remix)

Video: French Montana Talks “Mac & Cheese,” Khloé Kardashian & Kanye West

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

French Montana is gearing up for the release of his sophomore album Mac & Cheese, which is set to drop later this year. The Coke Boy recently sat down with Rap-Up TV to talk about his new music and new love. (more…)

GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2014

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Last night, Britain’s most brilliant (and best-dressed) are descending on the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden for the annual GQ Men Of The Year Awards in association with Hugo Boss. (more…)

Video: Hit-Boy On His Collective HS87, Producing For Beyoncé and Seeing Blue Ivy Vibe To His Beat

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

When Beyoncé’s playing your beats for a national audience, know you’ve made it! At least that’s how SoCal producer Hit-Boy feels when watching Queen B perform five records he helped produced at her iconic 2014 Video Music Awards performance.


Video: Mike Posner Says Kanye West Motivated Him To Do Better

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Mike Posner sat down with Timeflies to discuss how he took a moment of constructive criticism from rapper Kanye West and used it to motivate himself to improve.


New Music: Kanye West – “All Day (Rough Version)”

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

As mentioned in his GQ cover interview, Kanye West is expected to have a new single out soon called, “All Day.” Today, we get a rough version of it. In that interview, Yeezy mentioned he regarded verses from the track as stand-ins for Jay Z lyrics. You totally get that on this track. (more…)

New Music: M.I.A. – “Gold”

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

M.I.A. teams up with The Partysquad for their new track, “Gold.” The track is has a crazy feel to it with loud horns and bars like, “show me your gold, do what you’re told.” The track is off The Partysquad Summer mixtape which will apse feature Iggy Azalea, Kanye West, and another M.I.A. track. (more…)

Photos: Kanye West’s “GQ” Cover Shoot

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of all the buzz anticipating Kanye West‘s cover on GQ – today the cover story is out! A sharp-looking Yeezy, rocks a gold chain with a beige coat and black leather pants for the cover, warming us up for what he has in store for the rest of his shoot. One of our favorite lines from the interview has to be his reference to a Will Ferrell movie, “Like they said in Step Brothers: Never lose your dinosaur.” (more…)

New Music: Elle Varner Ft. A$AP Ferg – “Don’t Wanna Dance”

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

R&B singer Elle Varner teams up with trap lord A$AP Ferg for a nice mid-tempo track, “Don’t Wanna Dance.” The track starts off with a sample to Kanye West‘s “We Don’t Care” and quickly switches to a more R&B tune. The track didn’t make her debut album cut (we can’t figure out why), but it’s still worth a listen. Her album Perfectly Imperfect is out now! (more…)

New Music: Migos Ft. Tyga – “Fight Night (Remix)”

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

T-Raww jumps on Migos‘ “Fight Night” and gets real witty on his verse. Tyga couldn’t have picked a better time to drop this club-friendly record than during this holiday weekend. Look out for his upcoming project The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty, executive produced by Kanye West. (more…)

New Music: Mac Miller Ft. ScHoolboy Q – “Melt” x “The Star Room”

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Last week marked the one-year anniversary for one of the hottest album release dates with Kanye West‘s Yeezus, J. Cole‘s Born Sinner, Statik Selektah‘s Extended Play, and Mac Miller‘s Watching Movies with the Sound Off. Today, Mac celebrates by giving fans the original version to “The Star Room.” Not only that but he releases what appears to be a hidden gem from the WMWTS recording sessions. Featuring ScHoolboy Q both guys go in trading verses over the Pete Rock-produced joint. (more…)