Category Archives: HipHop

Madlib Makes A Beat

Madlib gets in front of the camera and de-mystifies his creative process by making a beat for Vice. There is a part 2 of this video coming soon.

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Damani Nkosi-Free Dumb (Chains Off)

Damani Nkosi’s video for “Free Dumb (Chains Off)” was shot in Germany and symbolizes the types of changes in outlook he experienced after travelling around the world. This song is another glimpse of the upcoming Thoughtful King.

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Snoop & Daz-Uncle Junebug (We Miss You)

Snoop and Daz pay tribute to their late Uncle Junebug with “Uncle Junebug (We Miss You)” and a video with clips of their lives together off and on the road.

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Chimurenga Renaissance-The Bad Is So Good (Official Video)

Chimurenga Renaissance is Tendai Maraire’s solo venture outside of Shabazz Palaces. “The Bad Is So Good” tells the story of a struggling father trying to survive and avoiding the law to do it. riZe vadZimu riZe is Maraire’s debut album for the project and the follow-up to the 2012 Chimurenga Renaissance: Pungwe mixtape.

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James Gardin-Moleskines & Pocketsquares EP Stream

The Moleskines & Pocketsquares EP is the first official release from James Gardin, the artist formerly known as P.H.I.L.T.H.Y. The 5-song EP is the follow-up to the Lansing, Michigan’s 2012 A Little Light For You EP.

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Nas & Q-Tip-One Love On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Nas and Q-Tip celebrate Illmatic’s 20th anniversary with a performance of their “One Love” collaboration on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.

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Da Mafia 6ix-Beacon N Blender

Da Mafia 6ix bring the cocaine nightmare started under the Reagan Administration into 2014 with “Beacon N Blender.” And there is a shrine to Lord Infamous in the video that could be an outtake from New Jack City.

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Yasiin Gaye-Ms.Fat Booty

The video for Yasiin Gaye’s “Ms. Fat Booty” is a mix of images from Marvin Gaye’s early Motown days and his Sexual Healing days combined with footage from Mos Def’s “Ms. Fat Booty” video. Mos Def’s “Ms. Fat Booty” rap is essentially layered on top of Gaye’s “Ain’t That Peculiar.”

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MoRuf-Tangerine/Her (Official Video)

MoRuf has a bowl of oranges and two pretty women to keep him against an orange backdrop and plenty of sentiment about the girl named “Tangerine.” This is the first video from Shades Of Moo.

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Bill Maher & Nas Talk About Illmatic’s 20th Anniversary

Nas and Bill Maher talk about why Illmatic has lasted and was a new milestone for hip-hop when it came out 20 years ago.

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