Category Archives: HipHop

Run The Jewels-Love Again Feat. Gangsta Boo Official Video

Run The Jewels and Gangsta Boo have a video for “Love Again” that uses flowers, bees, flies and a Ladybug to provide the imagery for the single. The suggestive visuals of the flowers pollinating ends with a Venus Flytrap smoking a joint. You can see their set this weekend at Coachella via Youtube’s 360 Live Streaming.

Media Questions Of The Week

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Who will have the most talked about show at Coachella this year?

When will Beyonce release her album?

Who wrote Buzzfeed’s 27 Questions Black People Have For Black People?

 

 

 

J.Dilla-The Diary Album Stream

J.Dilla’s The Diary came out today and you can hear the whole album on DJ Tony Touch’s Toca Tuesday’s Sirius XM radio show.

ADaD-Holdin’ On Feat. Black Thought, Yaw & Khari Lemuel

“Holdin’ On” is a collective effort with ADaD, Black Thought, Chicago soul artists Yaw & Khari Lemuel and Chicago producer Tensei. The survival anthem is the first song in rapper ADaD’s #drifted campaign and he says more music is coming before the end of the year.

OSHUN-Protect Your Self Feat. Proda Official Video

Oshun bandmates Niambi Sala and Thandiwe have a video for “Protect Your Self” from their debut album, ASASE YAA, released last year to celebrate Earth Day. They are joined in the video by rapper Proda, who has a guest appearance on the song, and together they fight negativity with guns that shoot light.

Ms. Lauryn Hill & Tidal X Present Diaspora Calling! Music Event Tonight

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Ms. Lauryn Hill and Tidal X are presenting their Diaspora Calling! event tonight at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. The event begins tonight and ends on Friday the 15th and it is an exhibition of various forms of visual art from artists around the African diaspora. The lobby of the theatre will be transformed into an art gallery with a concentration of works from Haitian artists.

Hill states: “Diaspora Calling! is a collection of works intended to celebrate the rich tapestry of artists from the African Diaspora while also illumining persistent and irrepressible themes… Even if we work independently, we are a resounding collective voice, both reconciling and embracing our relationship to history, our origins, our future and to ourselves.”

At tonight’s opening, there will be music from DJ Spinna, DJ Juls and more. The gallery will be open to the public April 14th and April 15th 12-4PM. Ms. Hill curated the gallery with the help of MoCADA, Nader Haitian Art, and The Haiti Cultural Exchange. 

Hill is turning her sold-out concert Friday night into the first inaugural Diaspora Calling! Music Festival. Ms. Hill will headline the show, which will also feature performances from Machel Montano (Trinidad), Stephen ‘Ragga’ Marley (Jamaica), Stonebwoy (Ghana), Mr. Eazi (Nigeria), EL (Ghana), Wondaboy (Nigeria), JoJo Abot (Ghana), and Paul Bearbrun (Haiti). 

Friday’s Diaspora Calling! Music Festival will be live streamed pre-paywall for fans and TIDAL subscribers alike on tidal.com

For set times and more information, go to  MsLaurynHill.com.

 

 

J.Dilla-The Sickness Feat. Nas Produced By Madlib

Nas debuted J.Dilla’s “The Sickness” on the Mass Appeal stage at SXSW this year and now the audio version is available for streaming. Madlib produced the song from Dilla’s resurfaced Diary album which has his rare vocals. The Diary comes out Friday.

Bishop Nehru-It’s Whateva Official Video

Bishop Nehru releases another video from his forthcoming Magic 19 mixtape and this one is a night time scene for “It’s Whateva.” Nehru has already addressed all the fans who have noticed his take on the trap style of rap when he says, “I’ve been learning to have fun with my music again & it’s been exciting to not only create what I feel is typically me, but what makes me happy and hyped when I hear it. I feel like experimenting with different styles is helping me grow into the artist I always wanted to be!” Magic 19 comes June 3rd and you can get it from his official site.

Will.i.am-Smile Mona Lisa Feat.Nicole Scherzinger Official Video


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Will.i.am may have released his fourth solo album, #willpower in 2013 but he just made a video for his Nicole Scherzinger collaboration, “Mona Lisa.”  In the second video, he talks about being inspired by the Mona Lisa painting, the concept of the visual and he and his Black Eyed Pea band members filmed it at the Louvre early one morning after giving a concert.

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

U.K rapper K.I.N.E.T.I.K. and producing partner Imperial collaborate with DMV favorite Oddisee on the buoyant single “Travel The Map.”  The song will be on their debut album Adventures In Technicolor coming out April 15th.

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