Category Archives: HipHop

Gangsta Boo-Smoked Out Loc’d Out

Gangsta Boo has been busy touring with Run The Jewels and last year she released her Candy, Diamonds & Pills mixtape. “Smoked Out Loc’d Out” is a new single from her about her love of cannabis produced by Stunt N Dozier.

Michelle Obama Carpool With James Corden And Missy Elliott

First Lady Michelle Obama joins James Corden and Missy Elliott in carpool karaoke. The trio sings music from Stevie Wonder, Beyonce and Elliott’s “Get Ur Freak On” and “This Is For My Girls” which was written for the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund.

Schoolboy Q-JoHn Muir

The street dreams of Schoolboy Q’s “JoHn Muir” are realized in a video shot at night detailing quick crime spree. Schoolboy Q just announced his Blank Face World Tour with Joey Bada$$.

Sa-Roc-Queen Ting Official Video

Sa-Roc recently signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment and they have started a new series called Wisdom Wednesdays to debut new music from their newest female MC. “Queen Ting” starts the sequence and Sa-Roc is only filmed from the neck down in the video with a boombox, incense, Florida water and a candle for Oshun. The idea is to connect the words of a woman MC and not her physical looks.

Duckwrth-Get Uugly

Duckwrth’s hybrid hip-hop and R&B sound goes straight into funk on his new single, “Get Uugly.” The San Francisco artist was last heard from on the 2015 NOWHERE album with The Kickdrums. He gives a street performance of “Get Uugly” in the Mancy Gant-directed clip. His I’m Uugly EP will be released August 23rd and right now he’s touring with anderson.paak. There is an extended version of “Get Uugly” with vocals from Georgia Anne Muldrow:

Jidenna’s Interview At The Roots Picnic 2016

Jidenna talks to Okayafrica at The Roots Picnic about learning excellence from his father, Prince and being an artist.

De La Soul-Royalty Capes

“Royalty Capes” is another song from De La Soul’s upcoming The Anonymous Nobody album coming out August 26th.

Afropunk Announces London Lineup


Afropunk has confirmed Grace Jones as the headliner for the upcoming September 24th event in London. Joining Jones will be Sza, Laura Mvula, Kwabs, The Noisettes, Loyle Carner, Goldlink, Joe Kay, The Whooligan, Hannah Faith, Eden Hagos, MNEK, Lady Leshurr, Skinny Girl Diet, Jorja Smith, Big Joanie, Nova Twins, The Connectors and Mikel Ameen. The first Afropunk London is also a homecoming for co-founder Matthew Morgan who is a native of Hackney. In addition to the music, Alexandra Palace will host a space with food vendors, artists, designers and exhibitions. Tickets are on sale here. Find out more about Afropunk London here.

Imperial & K.I.N.E.T.I.K.-Travel The Map Feat. Oddisee Soulseize Remix

UK hip-hop duo Imperial and K.I.N.E.T.I.K. get their “Travel The Map” single featuring Oddisee remixed by Swedish producer Soulseize. The remix sounds like bits of a Spaghetti Western infused with soul. The duo released their Adventures In Technicolour this past spring.

Nia Long Cast As Roxanne Shante’s Mother In Biopic

Nia Long has been cast as Roxanne Shante in the upcoming biopic about the Queens rapper. Shante became famous in the ’80’s as a member of the revered Juice Crew and recording “Roxanne’s Revenge.” The song inspired the most response records of any rap song and the aftermath became known as the Roxanne Wars. Shante was inspired by U.T.F.O.’s “Roxanne, Roxanne” and their cancellation at a Marley Marl event. Forest Whitaker is co-producing the movie that is filming right now. Roxanne, Roxanne will come out in 2017.

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