Category Archives: HipHop

Tricky Presents New Single Does It With CASISDEAD From The Obia EP

Tricky and UK Grime rapper CASISDEAD are a team on the reworking of the Skilled Mechanics’ “Does It.” The dark single is from Tricky’s Obia EP which pairs him with established and new artists that he chooses with the purpose of widening their visibility. “Does It” will be released September 28th on Tricky’s False Idols label.

MC Melodee & Cookin Soul-Passport Pimpin Official Video

MC Melodee and Cookin Soul have fun in Tokyo while on tour and use the scenario to make the video for “Passport Pimpin.” The Dutch rapper released her Passport Pimpin album over the summer and the production duo, based in Spain, exclusively produced the project.

Atlanta Renewed For Second Season


Donald Glover’s FX television series Atlanta has been renewed for a second season after three heavily watched and critically acclaimed episodes. Last’s week’s episode had 1.3 million viewers following up the highest premiere numbers for a primetime comedy in the past three years. Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry and Lakeith Stanfield are cousins and a friend navigating Henry’s adventures as an up and coming rapper. Migos appeared on last week’s show and there was music from Shabazz Palaces. Atlanta airs on the Tuesday nights at 10PM ET.

Philly’s Wetbrain Release Filter Face Single Today

Philadelphia funk/rock band Wetbrain is independently releasing their “Filter Face” single today. The four-man group came together in 2014 lead by vocalist Matthew del Rio’s hip-hop roots that eventually yielded to a sound dominated by rock and funk. They count Kendrick Lamar, Pink Floyd and N.E.R.D. among their influences. “Filter Face” places them at the crossroads of Funkadelic and hip-hop. The pace of their rock riffs with del Rio’s rapping and singing is in line with the Red Hot Chili Peppers but Philadelphia’s gray concrete takes over instead of California sunshine. Stream “Filter Face” above and buy it at CD Baby.

Danny Brown-Really Doe Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt

As Danny Brown prepares for the release of Atrocity Exhibition on September 30th he has taken the time to debut his next single “Really Doe” on Hot 97 today. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul and Earl Sweatshirt have verses on the Black Milk production. Danny Brown is touring North America right now.


Atrocity Exhibition Tracklisting:

01. Downward Spiral
02. Tell Me What I Don’t Know
03. Rolling Stone (featuring Petite Noir)
04. Really Doe (featuring Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt)
05. Lost
06. Ain’t It Funny
07. Goldust
08. White Lines
09. Pneumonia
10. Dance In The Water
11. From The Ground (featuring Kelela)
12. When It Rain
13. Today
14. Get Hi (featuring B-Real)
15. Hell For It

Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le Teaser

This is the first teaser of Michel’le’s Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le story coming out on Lifetime. In this clip, Michel’le meets Dr. Dre for the first time and auditions for him. Surviving Compton will air on October 15th at 8PM ET on Lifetime.

Mick Jenkins’ Hot 97 Interview

Mick Jenkins is interviewed by Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning crew and he talks about his neo-soul influences, Mumble Rap, what Chance The Rapper means to Chicago and his video for “Drowning.” The Healing Component will come out September 23rd.

Media Questions Of The Week

How did Lil’ Wayne never experience racism in his entire life?


Will Nelly’s fans be able to fulfill their mission of streaming his music enough times for their #SaveNelly campaign to help him pay his tax bills?


Who will be cast to play Nola Darling in Netflix’s reboot of She’s Gotta Have It?


Download Mark de Clive-Lowe’s bluenoteremixed vol. 1


Mark de Clive-Lowe has remixed a collection of Blue Note classics for the #bluenoteremixed vol.1 mixtape. Bobbi Humphrey, Herbie Hancock and a host of samples made famous by A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planet and more are in the mix. Illa J, Bambu, Nia Andrews, Pino Palladino and Nomad Pendergrass have cameos on the tape. Download #bluenoteremixed vol.1 at Mark de Clive-Lowe’s site.

Kenneth Whalum & Big K.R.I.T. Collaborate On Might Not Be Ok

Kenneth Whalum and Big K.R.I.T. are collaborators on the “It Might Not Be Ok.” Together they address police brutality and Big K.R.I.T. pretends to be an angry officer on one of the many stops that have ended in death for several unarmed Black men and women.

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