Film short for the art exhibit "Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop." Features excerpts from an interview with Yasiin Bey. Music by Oddisee. Artwork from the exhibit includes Jamel Shabazz, Ernie Paniccioli, B+, Cognito, Katina Parker, Coleman, Nema Etebar and more.
Off that "Boom Bap & Blues 2" (Still Blue) project comes "The Background." Dope. And got a video for the single - featuring some mighty fine sangin' and lyricism by Jared over a Stat Diddy beat. Not to mention some fine eye candy!
Incredible ESPN docu-series 30 For 30 did an expo on former NFL phenom Randy Moss. Watch, and realize that Randy played in stadiums that could hold the population of his hometown nearly a hundred times over!
An exploration of Randy Moss's incredible journey from isolated Rand, West Virginia, to NFL stardom.
Oh. And Rand University? Check out where it is. Man!
Very cool: Madonna knew who Big Daddy Kane was back in the day; and was trying to school her fans on how great he was. Now, before you say Ms. "Like A Virgin" was on BDK's jock... take a look-see at the pics from Madonna's "Sex" book. She kinda let the K-A-N-E on her ... um ... 'jock' (wowww)!
Big Daddy Kane shares the story about how he met Madonna, and later posed for a racy spread with her and Naomi Campbell in the pop star's "Sex" book.
Check out the fresh new visual by super dope lyrical Brand Nubian emcee Sadat X. He's "On Fire" with this heater. Vocal features. Extra lyricals by Cormega. Lanelle Tyler filling in the crevices with touches of soul. This is off Sadat X's forthcoming album "Never Left" (due out January 20, 2015).
Alright, the last viral hoverboard video was a hoax, and Tony Hawk was in on it. But this ish right here... apparently the real deal. Arx Pax has invented the world's first hoverboard (called the "Hendo"). Four hover engines on the bottom of the Hendo Hoverboard help produce a magnetic field over a conductive surface like aluminum or copper, causing the futuristic machine to hover an inch above ground. Top speed: 15 mph (according to TMZ).
Whew, ! Well, A$AP Yams said it. And Lord Jamar pretty much seconded it. He kinda made some points. Ask yourself... Did 2014 mark the release of any instant classics in Hip-Hop? Name 'em. Now, how many trash LPs can you name? Wow. You might not want to speak on it (too painful for Hip-Hop heads); but Lord Jamar (of Brand Nubian fame) will. Don't worry. Watch.
But there is hope for the future... I'm trying to do my part...
Ask any Hip-Hop savvy Brooklynite and they'll tell you that the East Coast is still birthing great emcees. Although the focus of contemporary rap may have deviated from the borough that 'keeps on taking it,' that doesn't mean that its artists have gone against the reputation built by the greats that have paved the way. While it may be premature to include Divine as one of Brooklyn's finest, make no mistake, the man is poised to make a name for himself. From trading bars with Tragedy Khadafi, touring with and opening up for Rakim, to making Internet headlines for being co-signed by billion dollar tech venture capitalist firm Andreessen Horowitz, Divine's proved that he has the drive to succeed in the rap game by any means necessary. Now what better way to get in tune with Divine, than through his latest video for "Let's Get It On," as featured on his inaugural LP, Ghetto Rhymin', which dropped last week. With heavy bars and crisp production, the visuals help to capture the rapper's goal of doing whatever it takes to get ahead. No colors, no flashy scenes, and no special effects are present in this one for good reason: Divine wants you to put your entire focus on the story being told. Peep the video and head over to iTunes or Fat Beats to support.
Ha! B.O.B. and Trey Songz on some ol' Biggie creep your girl from behind ish. Click the video, and don't have your girl around if you want to keep her. 'Cause she might be yours at the start of the vid, but "Not For Long." Single off B.O.B.'s forthcoming album.
(Check out the behind the scenes look after the jump.)
he next posthumous Notorious B.I.G. album will come from a special place. While speaking with HipHollywood, Faith Evans revealed that she's working on a duet project with her late husband titled The King and I.
Life after the Libyan revolution has devolved into lawlessness and Islamic State-linked extremism.?..not a progressive or safe place to be. So, who went going right into the thick of post-Qaddafi Libya to bring us in-depth reporting and insight? Progressive, hard-hitting VICE NEWS.
Three years after the Libyan revolution and the subsequent downfall of its dictator Muammar Qaddafi, the country has descended further into chaos and insecurity. Rebel militias, radical Islamists, and former Qaddafi commander Khalifa Haftar are among the different groups vying for power and oil wealth, creating a vacuum in which violence and militancy reign supreme.
VICE News filmmaker Medyan Dairieh was there - in Libya in 2011 - to witness the revolution. Now, he goes back; to embed himself with the 17th February battalion, a rebel group fighting against Haftar's forces and for Libya's Future as a nation.