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).
Chen Lo is 'a modern day griot' with a very interesting story to tell. Watch.
'Hip-Hop artist Chen Lo talks about his recently recorded remix of Jay Z's "Open Letter" and the reason behind it. Chen Lo explains his understanding of the 'Open Letter' song and how it relates to his international experience with Hillary Clinton, the State Department, CBS, Aljazeera English and the U.S. Government's use of Hip-Hop as a chess piece in its game of foreign affairs. Chen Lo also gives a viewpoint that only a select few Hip-Hop artists can address.'
- Footprints Web Series
Chen Lo's album "Footprints" is due out September 10, 2013. But check out the audio for his "Open Letter" remix now.
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.
Icon/artist/actor/activist Harry Belafonte did the movie "Beat Street" (that's right). A supporter of the Hip-Hop Culture from way back then! So, listen to the OG speak on PE and more in this vid. Respect!
'In this clip, Harry Belafonte, who helped induct Public Enemy into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, shares his views on rock and rap, the growth of Hip-Hop, favorite rock artists and connecting with younger generations.'
- Backstage at the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions
Belafonte's mission of changing the universe should be OUR mission, too!
Damn that album cover art is... a work of art! "Talk A Good Game" (LP) is due out June 4, 2013. But Kelly Rowland is dropping another eye-opening new single right now. This is Kelly stepping further out of the Destiny's Child shadow. Airing out some "Dirty Laundry." The song was written by R&B singer & songwriter The-Dream but the message in the music conveys Kelly Rowland's true feelings about Beyonce & also how she dealt with an abusive relationship. Could have done without all the curses in the song but the music & honesty is appreciated. Wow. You thought you knew, but... just listen.
We need to sit back and take Snoop in from time to time... World traveler, known around the world, knows a LOT of people for a LONG time (like Tyrese since before the Coca-Cola commercial). Sway gets into it with Snoop on real gangsta cred, on 'Pac, on B.I.G. and more. Heather B chiming in. Good talk!
Atlanta's R&B artist Bobby V takes it 'Back To Love' with this impressive new single off of his upcoming "Peach Moon" EP due in the coming months. This is the type of R&B that's missing these days so it's actually refreshing hearing artists not overly compromise what real R&B should be & feel like. In fact that's what's been missing from most of the R&B songs released these days - The "LOVE" element. Let's get 'Back To Love' indeed....
Brand new video from 'SP The Ghost' himself for "Red Eye" featuring his D-Block brother Jadakiss. Of course this banger appears on Styles P's latest album "Float" entirely produced by Scram Jones that's out now! Check out this ill video shot by Hickory Lawson for Cut And Dry Productions. DEEEEEE-BLOCKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!