Swizz Beatz Speaks On Megaupload Involvement...
In part 1 of our interview with Producer/Entrepreneur Swizz Beatz, we talk about his various business. The most interesting of which is Megaupload. While he doesn’t speak on his full business relationship with the company, you get an idea of why he teamed up with the company. We also briefly discuss why he think the site was shut down. – Al Lindstrom
Meek Mill – Face Down f. Trey Songz, Wale & DJ Sam...
Meek Mill shoots the Dreamchasers 2 track alongside Trey Songz, Wale, and DJ Sam Sneaker.
Jhené Aiko – For My Brother
Jhené Aiko pens a tribute to her brother who recently lost a battle with cancer last week released on her Tumblr just moments ago. DOWNLOAD: Jhené Aiko – For My Brother
Skeme & Verbs Speak On Fans, Tacos & More (Video)
Last week during the 3rd installment of MURS Through the Mic series at LACMA in Los Angeles, MMXLII caught up with Skeme and Verbs. The two Los Angeles emcees talked to us about their best (and craziest fans) as well as the best place to find tacos in a city that has them everywhere. Skeme as a bonus tells us which women are the sexiest since he is a self appointed pimp.
keb0 – Live On Cloud 9 (FreEP)
keb0 links up with producer Tokyo Cigar (I still bump his take on Slug and Murs’ Felt 3) for a quickstrike EP. Tracklist/download link after the jump. Live On Cloud 9 represents life’s universal formula pertaining to when you’re up on cloud 9 things tend to never be as good as they seem, and when you’re down you think you’re never going to get up again, but… you do and life keeps going. Let’s...
Nike Nando – Advances
A little explicitness that will not be featured on Nando’s upcoming album. Produced by Matt McGhee.
Al-One (of Sandpeople) – Welcome To My City f....
My main man DJ Flip Flop provides the backdrop to the latest single from Al-One the Remedy’s Work LP which is available now.
Young Lace – Above Average (Mixtape)
Lace links up with DJ Mustard for his latest offering. Tracklist, stream and download available after the jump. DOWNLOAD: Young Lace – Above Average (Mixtape)
Fabolous – Dope Bitch (rmx)
Loso adds two verses to The-Dream and Pusha T’s latest collaboration.
Anthony Valadez – Asleep f. Anna Wise (of...
Directed by The Ports. Off Anthony Valadez‘ new album Just Visiting; which can be streamed after the jump and purchased here.
L.E.P. Bogus Boys – Benjamin Franklin
#GoonMusic The Chicagorillas’ Don’t Feed Da Killaz Vol. 4 will drop soon. Props to FSD. DOWNLOAD: L.E.P. Bogus Boys – Benjamin Franklin | Alt
SonReal – Good News (Mixtape)
Vancouver’s SonReal brings you his long awaited and most anticipated offering, Good News. Being over a year since his highly respected Where’s Waldo? and only a few months since his mixtape Words I Said, SonReal’s Good News is the result of collaborations with producers such as Arthur McArthur, Chin Injetti, Rich Kidd and many more. The album features guest verses from Emilio Rojas, Rich Kidd,...
Los – HardKnockTV Freestyle (Video)
While at HardKnockTV’s 7 Year Anniversary party, Bad Boy’s King Los ended his set with some off the top bars.
Slaughterhouse – Weight Scale (Nasty Freestyle)
The Shady supergroup are gearing up to drop a Gangsta Grillz tape with DJ Drama before welcome to: OUR HOUSE sees the light of day next month. Let’s all just say that this tape will probably be one of the better mixtapes to drop in 2012 already, judging solely off this track alone. DOWNLOAD: Slaughterhouse – Weight Scale | Alt
Will Brennan – RNR (Video)
Second single off Brennan’s upcoming Prodigal Son EP; hosted by DJ Burn One.
Estelle – Wonderful Life (Video)
Directed by Iren Sheffield Estelle is known to have a banger or two in her already dope catalog, and this All Of Me – out now – is one such groove.
Clyde Carson – Kill It
Off his upcoming project, STSA (Something To Speak About), dropping next month. Produced by Shonuff.
Bishop Lamont – Don’t Stop f. Mopreme Shakur
Pac’s stepbrother joins Bishop Lamont on the first leak from his upcoming project The Layover. DOWNLOAD: Bishop Lamont – Don’t Stop f. Mopreme Shakur (prod. Nick Speed)
Bishop Lamont – Don’t Stop f. Mopreme Shakur
Pac’s stepbrother joins Bishop Lamont on the first leak from his upcoming project The Layover. DOWNLOAD: Bishop Lamont – Don’t Stop f. Mopreme Shakur
Nakim – Life & Times Of A Real Ni**a f. Asaad
YNWA+$ (Young N*ggas With Attitude & Money), the next project from Nakim, is set to drop next month.
Casual & J Rawls – Reign f. Pep Love (Video)
Directed by Casual for Wetfoot Filmworks. With Allana Morgan providing the hook, Casual and J Rawl release the latest video off their upcoming album Respect Game Or Expect Flames dropping August 28th. Pre-orders available now.
Meek Mill – Maybach Curtains
Wasn’t this supposed to feature Nas on it? Obviously, this – which is supposed to land on some mixtape called Sour Power 2 – isn’t the final version. DOWNLOAD: Meek Mill – Maybach Curtains [Tags] | Alt
Busta Rhymes – King Tut f. Reek Da Villian & J Doe...
Directed by Daniel Czernilofsky I keep forgetting Busta is on Young Money. I wish I could perma-forget it, however…
Mic Terror – On My Di*k
The Treated Crew member drops a track for dolo this time around. Props to FSD. DOWNLOAD: Mic Terror – On My Dick | Alt
STS – Waiting for the GOLDRush (Video)
The sequel to Sugar Tongue Slim’s 2011 release, GOLDRush II, drops July 31st.
D-WHY – One Day After 2 Chainz
D-WHY’s Don’t Flatter Yourself drops August 15th, exactly (you got it) one day after 2 Chainz’ Def Jam debut. DOWNLOAD: D-WHY – One Day After 2 Chainz | Alt
SL Jones & DJ Burn One – Training Day (Video)
Directed by Red Audio SL Jones and DJ Burn One’s Paraphernalia mixtape is out now.
Sonnie Carson – Cannon Intro (Video)
directed by Court Dunn The good folks at NahRight and director Court Dunn present their latest One Shot. Sonnie’s Flight #2012 is out now.
Jay-Z: Duracell Powermat Commercial (Video)
Hov makes a comical cameo in the brand new Duracell Powermat ad spot.
Ludacris – Jingalin’ (Official BTS Video)
Here’s official behind-the-scenes footage of the music video to Ludacris’ lead single off his upcoming Ludaversal album.
ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Danny Brown & French Montana...
“Hands On The Wheel” ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Danny Brown, and French Montana played the 2012 Appelsap Fresh Music Festival over the weekend in Amsterdam. Above, Q performs his lead single, “Hands On The Wheels.” After the jump, Ab-Soul joins the show “Terrorist Threats,” Danny Brown does “Radio Song” and French Montana drops “Pop That.” Catch ScHoolboy Q and Danny Brown on the LongLiveA$AP tour...
Trey Songz – Chapter V (Artwork x Tracklist)
On August 21st, Trey Songz will be releasing his fifth solo album via Atlantic Records (pre-orders available now). Hit the jump to get an idea of what we’re in store for. UPDATE: Back to the top with the official tracklist. Features include Meek Mill, Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, T.I. and Diddy. 01 Chapter V 02 Dive In 03 Panty Wetter 04 Heart Attack 05 Playin’ Hard 06 2...
Russ – 5280 (Album)
As promised, the DIEMON producer-on-the-mic comes through with his latest solo offering. DOWNLOAD: Russ – 5280 (Album)
Daniel Joseph – Water
Daniel Joseph dropped out of the sky a few years ago (“Pack Lite” still bangs), but now he’s decided to drop back in with this new single off his upcoming FAY project.
B.o.B – Smart Girl (Dumb Booty) (rmx)
Bobby Ray adds some flavor with a remix to Tex James’ Smart Girl (Dumb Booty). DOWNLOAD: Tex James – Smart Girl (Dumb Booty) (rmx) f. Stuey Rock & B.o.B
Rapsody – Non-Fiction f. Raheem DeVaughn & Ab-Soul...
The Idea Of Beautiful, Rap’s debut long-player, is dropping August 28th, and if it contains more cuts like this than it will definitely be worth your dollars.
Raekwon – Keep It Politics (prod. DJ Babu)
The third segment from the pending compilation Closed Sessions Vol. 2 (created by the Chicago-based hip-hop label of the same name with the help of MTV 2 Sucka Free) features the legendary Raekwon, who spit one of his more impressive verses in recent memorry when he visited the Windy City last fall. Head down bottom for the studio sessions of the song.
Mikkey Halsted – Weak Mutha Fu*kaz (prod. Don...
“Jealousy’s a motherfucker, you weak jealous motherfuckers! If you a jealous motherfucker, you just a weak motherfucker!” One of Puff’s best shit-talking moments ever. That vitriol is now the backdrop for Mikkey’s new single off his upcoming Castro, executively produced by both Don Cannon and No I.D. DOWNLOAD: Mikkey Halsted – Weak Mutha Fu*kaz (prod. Don Cannon) | Alt
The xx Perform “Angels” Live On Conan (Video)
Just a week and some change after they release the audio of the first single from their upcoming Coexist album, The xx head to Conan O’Brien’s late night gab fest to perform the track for the first time. Dope. Ness. September 11th is the due date…
Ryshon Jones – EvilEmo B*tch (Video)
Directed by MixedByJairo. The video connects to a previous video I released before as well as a video that isn’t released yet. In the video a girl is having a nightmare of being rejected from Heaven and I appear to her in her dreams. She struggles to understand what’s real and what’s not real, and when she wakes up it’s unclear if she’s alive or not. #2DopePremiere. LifeInReverse available...
Ask A Vixen w/ Rosa Acosta (Video)
Yeah, I know you’re supposed to actually listen to her speak… but I still think you’ll have more fun muting and enjoying. Happy Wednesday morning, courtesy of HHW. Or, if pressing the mute button is too much work for you, just head here for pictures.
Nas Debuts #1 on Billboard
For the sixth time in his legendary career, Nas has taken the #1 spot on the Billboard charts. According to Nielsen Soundscan, Life Is Good pushed 149k in it’s first week on the shelves. Congrats Nas.
Pusha T Previews New Track, “40 Acres” (Video)
Ziplock P was the latest subject of today’s Hip Hop Music Preview series on MTV, where he spoke on the progress of his own solo project on Def Jam before previewing a song off of it. Yeah… we still need that Clipse album and Re-Up Gang mixtape, though.
Nas Performs On Jimmy Kimmel Live (Video)
“Nasty” Last night Nas hit Jimmy Kimmel’s stage to both promote Life Is Good and to celebrate it landing at the top spot on Billboard’s Top 200. Up top is “Nasty,” down bottom “The Don.” “The Don”
Dee-1- Shut Up And Grind (S.U.A.G.) (Video)
Directed by BMike First came the audio, now here is the accompanying set of visuals for this smooth cut off Dee’s upcoming The Focus Tape – hosted by DJ Drama and Mannie Fresh – dropping this September.
Keyshia Cole – Enough of No Love f. Lil Wayne...
The R&B songstress drops a trailer to her upcoming Benny Boom-directed clip featuring Tune.
Action Bronson – Midget Cough
Off Mick Boogie and HypeTrak’s Represent The Stripes mixtape featuring new music from Rapper Big Pooh, King L, Troy Ave, Boldy James, Thurz, Chip Tha Ripper, Slum Village, and more.
Fred The Godson – How You Don’t Know Me f. Maino...
Directed by Taya Simmons. Off Fred The Godson’s City of God mixtape.
Freeway’s Beard Grooming Tips (Video)
Mass Appeal sits down with the bearded wonder at his favorite barbershop in Philly to give us some of his top-secret grooming tips. RELATED: The Jacka – So Many Animals f. Freeway & Fed-X
Welcome To The Smokers Club: Chicago (Video)
Shot by Unkleluc x MARCmywords The Smokers Club: One Hazy Summer Tour has been going on for a while now, and if you haven’t been yet here’s a short recap of their Chi-Town stop. DZA, don’t forget to stay away from those bowel-killing fast foods ha.