Brooklyn's own Talib Kweli sits down with Tavis Smiley on his PBS television show to discuss his latest LP "Prisoner of Conscious," his artistic approach (and how it has changed), and more. In the above clip, Talib relates his firm stance on artistic integrity; holding that succumbing to every whim of his fans would actually betray them... in that doing so would mean he was not being a true artist. View the entire interview after the jump.
De La Soul with The Roots backing. Think this performance on 'Late Night' with Jimmy Fallon was major? Think... $#%! you KNOW it was dope! Watch and pat yourself on the back for being right. Video of De La doing "Jenifa Taught Me" above, then "A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays" after the jump.
Atlanta emcee Jarren Benton let loose the second single - "Cadillacs & Chevys" (produced by Roc N Mayne, scratches by DJ Hoppa) - off his album, "My Grandmas Basement" (due out June 11, 2013). Here is the wild video for the single, directed and edited by Artemus Jenkins. The album is available for pre-order at the link below.
After donating $70 Million to USC's graduating class of 2013 the good Doctor and Jimmy Iovine shows up at the commencement ceremony to motivate the students.
Whenever you're a 'Boss of All Bosses' like Master P the word retirement does not exist. P is back with "Woke Up A Millionaire" single and the word is an album is on the way.
T.I. & Lil Wayne join forces again. Now that T.I. is a free agent expect to hear more music and see more visual from the Bankhead artist.
Joe crack reinvents himself with his latest offering. In the Elf Rivera directed video, Joey Crack, Wiz and Teyana Taylor are 'Ballin' and they ain't dribbling.
The CEO's of Cash Money and MMG team up this Summer's strip club anthem. Word in the blogosphere is the duo will release a joint LP titled, The H: The Lost Album on May 23. Stay Tune....
Kanye West takes street marketing to a whole new level. The Chi-Town rapper debut his lates video, "Slave". The video is being projected on 66 buildings from the Tate Museum in London, to Mel's Diner...
New video from Toronto artist Tona directed by Andrew "ShotbyDrew" Stephenson. For "Weed & Alcohol" (produced by Rich Kidd), the single off Tona's FREE "Reform School" mixtape (link to it in an earlier post below). Intro piece produced by Lyve. Rich Kidd is producing an entire LP for Tona - "Silverspring Crescent" (due out June 15, 2013).
If you anticipate a cold summer you better prepare for the "Execution In Autumn" with Wu-Tang member Inspectah Deck, Rae, RZA and U-God.
If you decide to cop French Montana's 'Excuse My French' you might want to consider purchasing the Deluxe Edition, which includes the song '40' featuring Fabolous and Trey Songz.
Ludacris declares he don't give a f*ck in his weekly installment. Famed producer Bangladesh backs the loud mouth rapper on this weeks #IDGAF Mixtape.
I've been bangin' this song from Fat Joe on my radio show for weeks now. Now the Bronx born-Miami resident officially releases this brand new glossy video with Wiz Khalifa & Teyana Taylor on the assist. Looks like the first single & video for Fat Joe's upcoming project "Darkside 3" is a great start. Banging song, nice flossy video, nice cars, private planes, big cribs, & big booty gulls......... Ballin'
Dope! Footage from the Do Not Disturb event at the W Hotel, New York City USA. Video courtesy Boiler Room TV. Watch and listen to the mixing by legendary DJ Pete Rock! Get the audio download for FREE below.