Category Archives: HipHop

Talib Kweli: Traveling Light Feat. anderson.paak Official Video

Talib Kweli’s video for “Traveling Light” has appearances from anderson.paak, Q-Tip, Jarobi, Spike Lee, Slick Rick, Yasiin Bey, Hi-Tek and a Dave Chappelle ending. Kaytranada, who is everywhere, produced “Traveling Light” and is among good company on Radio Silence. BJ The Chicago Kid and Wacka Flocka are just two of the artists who worked with Kweli on his second album this year.

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GoldLink Makes Late Night Television Debut On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

GoldLink made his late night television debut on The Tonight Show with a performance of “Crew” with Brent Faiyaz and Shy Glizzy. The DMV rapper’s first album At What Cost came out earlier this year and “Crew” has given him a Billboard presence. Follow is a short film of his time in Los Angeles for the At What Cost tour.

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Kendrick Lamar & DJ Khaled Honored At Inaugural Variety Hitmakers Brunch

On Saturday, November 18th Variety held its inaugural Hitmakers Brunch to celebrate those profiled in the Hitmakers issues on newsstands and Variety.com starting November 21st. Kendrick Lamar (Artist Hitmaker Of The Year) and DJ Khaled (Media POWERPLAYLIST Award) are two of the artists profiled.

iHearmedia and Mediabase, Circoc French Vanilla, Shuttershock and BuzzAngle Music sponsored the event. DJ Stretch Armstrong provided music for the crowd that included Diplo and Machine Gun Kelly among the music industry attendees. Variety’s Senior Music Editor Jem Aswad presented Kendrick Lamar with the Hitmaker Of The Year Award. Lamar accepted the award and said,

“I’ve been doing this for a long time, since I was 13, 14 years old. To hone in the title of a hitmaker means a lot because we put a lot of time and a lot of effort [in the studio]. “I thank each and every one of you for allowing me to evolve and let me make these weird a— songs that y’all like. These songs represent me and who I am. I want to continue to push that envelope and hopefully, I continue to have y’all ears to do so.”

Kendrick Lamar and DJ Khaled At Variety’s Inaugural Hitmaker’s Brunch

DJ Stretch Armstrong Arrives At Variety’s Inaugural Hitmaker’s Brunch

Diplo At Variety’s First Hitmaker’s Brunch

 

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Talib Kweli: Radio Silence Album Stream

Talib Kweli released The Seven collaboration album with Styles P earlier this year and now his eighth album Radio Silence is here. He has connected with Jay Electronica, Kayatranada, anderson.paak and more on the 11-song project. The title is an obvious jab at his lack of presence on commercial radio which has not been an obstacle for his career.

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Statik Selektah Releases Video For No.8

Statik Selektah is getting ready for the release of his eighth studio album simply titled 8.  The video for the first single “No. 8” is here and the song features Westside Gunn, Termanology and Conway. Selektah had a dangerous time filming the video in Buffalo, New York because they were so close to a shooting that is you can see at the beginning of the video.

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