Category Archives: HipHop

Michael Kiwanuka Talks About Collaborating With Nas For The Get Down

Michael Kiwanuka talks to Australian hip-hop artist TUKA about working with Nas on the Baz Luhrmann Netflix series The Get Down. Kiwanuka and Nas recorded “Rule The World (I Came From The City)” and “Black Man In A White Man’s World” from Kiwanuka’s album are on the soundtrack. The British singer scored his first number one album when  Love & Hate went to the top of  the U.K. charts.

Sa-Roc-Lord Of The Forest

Sa-Roc’s “Lord Of The Forest” video finds her back outdoors and with her boombox. Her Wisdom Wednesdays keep going each week with a new song and video. “Lord Of The Forest” can be downloaded from her Soundcloud page. There is no word yet on an album but her weekly output is building anticipation for one.

Brookzill! Ladybug Mecca Mixtape 2


Brookzill! presents Mixtape 2 mixed by Ladybug Mecca and it’s a blend of Brazilian music and hip-hop much like their Throwback To The Future album coming out October 7th.

Mick Jenkins Shares Spread Love From His Forthcoming Healing Component Album

Mick Jenkins shares “Spread Love” from his debut album,  The Healing Component. The album will be released September 23rd on his Free Nation label. He will go on a tour of North America next month with St. Louis rapper Smino.  Tickets for the tour are available today for $3 with RSVP at

Mick Jenkins Quest For Love Tour Dates:

9/29 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA

10/1 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR

10/04 – Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA

10/06 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO

10/08 – Empire Control Room – Austin, TX

10/11 – Aisle 5 – Atlanta, GA

10/12 – Exit / In – Nashville, TN

10/14 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

10/15 – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA

10/18 – Adelaide Hall – Toronto, ON CANADA

10/20 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL

10/21 – Amsterdam Bar & Hall – Minneapolis, MN

A Tribe Called Red-R.E.D.

Canadian DJ Collective A Tribe Called Red has a video for their single “R.E.D.” which has guest appearances from Yasiin Bey, Narcy and Black Bear. Narcy directs and appears in the video with Bey as they walk through various terrains in South Africa. A Tribe Called Red’s We Are Halluci Nation comes out September 16th.

Danny Brown’s Atrocity Exhibition Comes Out September 30th


Danny Brown announced today that his third album Atrocity Exhibition will be released September 30th. He has revealed that he spent $70,000 on clearing samples for the album that has features from Kendrick Lamar, B-Real, Kelela  and more. Black Milk and the Alchemist are among the producers of the 15-song album. Brown’s Atrocity Exhibition tour kicks off in Philadelphia September 14th.

Atrocity Exhibition Tracklisting:
1. Downward Spiral
2. Tell Me What I Don’t Know
3. Rolling Stone (featuring Petite Noir)
4. Really Doe (featuring Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt)
5. Lost
6. Ain’t It Funny
7. Goldust
8. White Lines
9. 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

Locksmith-Black Hole Official Video

Locksmith shares the video for “Black Hole” from his forthcoming Olive Branch album. Kato produced the song and Brian Storm directed the video that finds Locksmith walking through graffiti-filled tunnels.

Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals NPR Tiny Desk Concert

anderson.paak and his band The Free Nationals perform a four-song concert for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk series. Watch them go through “Come Down,” “Heart Don’t Stand A Chance,” “Put Me Thru” and “Suede.”

Watch: Trailer For Donald Glover’s Atlanta

This is the full trailer for Donald Glover’s Atlanta TV show which premieres on the FX channel September 6th. The show is about two cousins trying to become successful on Atlanta’s rap scene.

Michael Kiwanuka-Rule The World (I Came From The City) Feat. Nas


Michael Kiwanuka and Nas’s “Rule The World” is from the Netflix series The Get Down. Kiwanuka’s “Black Man In A White World” is also in the series which takes places to the early days of hip-hop in the Bronx. The Get Down premieres tomorrow (August 12th) on Netflix.

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