Just Blaze has done a lot for Hip-Hop music, but expansion is the name of the game in this industry. The producer branched out to a different, yet familiar, genre of entertainment by crafting music for the highly-anticipated TMNT: Out Of The Shadows video game. Blaze spoke on his work in a video posted on Xbox's YouTube page. From a fan perspective working on the project was memorable. "It's ironic to come full-circle and now be working on a project that embodies a major part of my childhood and my childhood memories," he said. "It's dope, every couple of years, to do a project that reminds you of what it was like to be eleven years old without a care in the world."
(AllHipHop News) Lil Wayne may be a self-proclaimed Martian he is not from Mars. However, during a recent interview with XXL Magazine, the Louisiana-native revealed his knowledge of the current state of Hip Hop is no better than if he was from Mars.
Wayne admits that while he still listens to new school artists such as A$AP Ferg and Odd Future, he is not too hip to the latest movements in Hip Hop:
Rap mogul Jay Z has to settle for having the second most popular album in the country this week as his Magna Carta Holy Grail fell behind Latin singer Selena Gomez's debut.
According to reports, Jigga's 77,000 third-week sales were not enough to dominate its competition.
This week, Selena Gomez collects her first No. 1 title on the Billboard 200 with the arrival of "Stars Dance." The Hollywood Records release sold 97,000 copies in its first week -- a career-high frame for the singer. Gomez bumps Jay Z's "Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail" down to No. 2 with 77,000 (down 40%). It had ruled the list for two weeks. (Billboard)
Can late night television welcome back one of the past stars? This fall, Arsenio Hall will soon find out if his upcoming revival of The Arsenio Hall Show will receive a warm welcome after last being on the air as a host in 1994.
Speaking Tuesday afternoon (July 29) at The Television Critics Association “Summer Press Tour” event, the 57-year-old Cleveland native announced that his show will return to nationwide television September 9. Working with CBS Television Distribution, the show will air on Tribune and major market syndicated CBS stations. Although it has been 19 year since Hall has manned a talk show desk, he appears to be ready to embrace the changes of the 21st Century regarding late night television.
Just one new cut in the last month and change? Curren$y is having a relatively slow summer but nevertheless closes out July by dropping a joint (no pun) called "Ox."
Spitta does his due diligence, kicking laid back, stream of consciousness rhymes about "Ted Dibiase with my pothead posse" over a subtle, drum laced track courtesy of Cardo. You should know by now, the typical Jet Life delivery.
The Weeknd debuts another emotive tune called "Love In The Sky" from his forthcoming album Kiss Land for your listening pleasure.
Like always, the XO crooner gives listeners a vivid story in audible form. A host of ambient chords, spine tingling guitars and complimentary percussion inspire brutally honest lyrics from the Toronto native.
Often reclusive, The Weeknd recently let his guard down during his first interview ever with Complex. He revealed pretty much everything that was previously left to question, including whether or not his mystique is intentional, his musical inspirations, relationship with Drake, and more.
As Fabolous puts the finishing touches on Loso's Way II: Rise to Power, he releases a visual for "Guess Whos Bizzack," featuring Broadway, from The Soul Tape 2 to whet fans' appetites.
Following a brief montage in honor of Trayvon Martin, we see the Brooklyn native having a spat in the car with a woman that favors his current girlfriend Emily Bustamante. She claims that Fab has changed, but the MC counters by saying that it's her that switched up the flow on him.
During his sitdown with RevoltTV, Mike WiLL speaks on his time working with Jay-Z on Magna Carta Holy Grail. Sharing details of the experience, the “effortless” workflow and his gives his opinion on if there should be a full-version. My vote? Hell yes… and where is that music with Andre 3000 stashed at?
For the first time since 2011, Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks find their way onto the same song. And I might just have to agree with Chuck’s claim that it’s the “hardest song [they've] ever done.” The Cool Kids back? Maybe not officially, but it sure does feel good to see the two working together again. A perfect setup for Chuck’s Convertibles and Rocks’ Banco projects, both due out this Fall.
G.O.O.D. Music/Hustle Gang’s Travi$ Scott enlists those pesky Migos for the remix to his Wale-assisted original. Been Trill mixtape, coming soon.
With Terrace’s new album finally dropping (August 13th), you can get a full taste of what to expect with the production credits – featuring the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Wiz Khalifa, Musiq Soulchild, James Fauntleroy, Robert Glasper and many, many more – to the producers (Terrace, 9th Wonder, Focus, etc.) and everything in between. Check it all out down bottom.
Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul is not worried about Juicy J's busy schedule and said there are still plans to reunite with key group members including Gangsta Boo and Crunchy Black in the near future.
Although mum on details, Paul did promise fans could expect new music from Three 6 Mafia in the form of a project.
"For the reunion, it's going to be Lord Infamous, Gangsta Boo and Crunchy Black. That's the main group. We have just been recording records so I just got to see what direction I'm going to take it but it'll definitely be something that will come out within the year." (VIBE)
eyana Taylor has once again collaborated with Adidas after the success of her first shoe “Harlem GLC.”
As the name of the shoe title would infer the shoe is completely black. It features a leather upper, and a snake scale texture, with a rubber caging, “crown” ankle detailing.
The shoe is supposedly suppose to drop on "Black Friday"(November 29th). I was really interested in the first colorway of the shoe and will definitely be keeping my eyes out on where I can pick these up. Will you guys cop or not?
Drake's upcoming, fourth annual OVO Fest in Toronto just caught a big change of plans. The first day of the festival, Saturday, August 4, has been cancelled because of scheduled headliner Frank Ocean's injured vocal cord. Billboard reports that James Blake, who was the first show's headliner with Ocean, will be added to the second day (Aug. 5), which is headlined by Drake and Wale. Ocean first learned of his condition after a show in Melbourne on July 26. A visit to the doctor revealed that he had a partially torn vocal cord and he was ordered to rest his voice. In turn, the rest of his Australian tour was cancelled.
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