J. Cole is fresh off the release of his sophmore album, Born Sinner, and kicked things off with The Breakfast Club. Charlamagne kicks it off by bringing up old laundry with Diggy Simmons, he re-tells the infamous story how his song “Let Nas Down” came about, they discuss “new legends” of the game and how it’s time for the younger emcees to step up and start earning their plays, what conversations with Jay-Z are like, love from from his hometown Fayetteville, graduating from St. John’s University and what a couple more A’s on his transcript would’ve gotten him, and more.
- Kanye West – Yeezus [Album Stream]
- “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” Debut Film Trailer
- “Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp” Official Film Trailer
- Nelly – Get Like Me (feat. Nicki Minaj)
- ScHoolboy Q Reviews Mac Miller’s “Watching Movies With The Sound Off” Album
If you’re not from California, you might not know much about what happens when Snoop Dogg‘s “Ain’t No Fun” comes on in the club. Maybe you’ve never seen an entire room of people —shortys included— singing every single word of the single, while drunk to the point of stumbling. But the anthem still reigns supreme on the West Coast.
For those familiar with the Snoop classic, the rough cassette demo version of the track has surfaced for our ears. There are some noticeable differences between this and the mastered album version, those of which include a solo Nate Dogg hook with no harmonies, slightly altered lyrics on Warren G‘s verse and no final hook following it.
In other words, this was the version the streets got first. Raw and uncut.
OS REWIND: Snoop Dogg – Let The Bass Go
OS REWIND: NBC Anchor Brian Williams Raps “Nuthin But A G Thang”
The Legend of Ron Burgundy continues after a 9-year layoff for Anchorman 2. Along with Brian, Brick, and Champ, Ron Burgurdy picks up right where he left off in the original film ss they decide to leave the 70s and jump right into the 80s. Kristen Wiig joins the team as “Tamland’s wife” with the group planning to tell San Diego to go “Fuck Themselves” and head to NYC.
Ron only wants to do what he was put on this earth to do and that’s have “salon quality hair”, and read the news! Nothing much is revealed about the storyline in the trailer, but we see new cast member Meagan Good featured in the first trailer teased to have a romantic relationship with Ron. Drake and Kanye West who have been revealed to partake in the movie weren’t seen in this trailer, which we’ll have to wait until the near future for more classic Anchorman laughter.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues hits theaters worldwide on December 20th, as you can hit the jump to watch the official first film trailer.
How much do you really know about the world of pimpin? If you don’t, you can start by exploring the life of legendary Chicago pimp Iceberg Slim.
You’ve probably heard some of your favorite rappers name-drop him across years of raps, but this Ice-T produced film will tell the story of how Slim went from pimp to author, publishing seven books and becoming a cultural icon. Commentary will come from Snoop Dogg, Henry Rollins, Chris Rock and Archbishop Don “Magic” Juan.
The Jorge Hinojosa-directed film is set to hit theaters July 19.
We really only got one track to digest the thought of a Mibbs (of Pac Div) and Scoop DeVille collaborative EP. Just days after the release of their video, the duo strikes with the short and sweet, 5-track effort titled Free Bass. Judging on Scoop’s previous work, you know this one is bound to knock in the whip. And lucky for you, it does.
You can now stream the full EP after the jump and download the project if you’re fucking with it. Mibbs has multiple EP’s on deck with different producers too, so this won’t be the last you hear from him in the upcoming months.
Is Nelly back? He just might be as tonight he releases his new single “Get Like Me” featuring Nicki Minaj and produced by Pharrell. It has been quite awhile since we have heard anything from Nelly, but he might just have one right here with this. Nicki of course did her thing and Skateboard P laced a crazy beat.
Check out the track after the jump.
OS REWIND: Nelly – Hey Porsche [Music Video]
T.I.P.’s been in heavy promotion for his Hustle Gang brand as of late, but the Westside ATL trapper via Bankhead takes us on a trip through time back to his most recent album “Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head” for some fresh visuals. As a bonus track from the deluxe album, The Kang enlisted Trae Tha Truth for “Check This, Dig That.”
In the visuals, T.I.P. spreads the A over to the H with the two hitting them purple streets to rep for the Hustle Gang. Watch the visuals above and stay tuned for new albums from both rappers this year with T.I.’s “Trouble Man II: He Who Wears the Crown” and Trae’s seventh studio album “Banned.”
Directed by PhillyFlyBoy
How could this great day in hip-hop get any better? Well how about some new music from Eminem. It comes by the way of Tony Touch and his new project Piecemaker 3: Return Of The 50 MC’s. It has been quite a while since we have heard some solo music from Shady, so this comes as a breath of fresh air. Also word is that Em is about to gear up to drop a new album very soon, but we will just have to wait and see.
The NBA season is nearing its conclusion, as the Spurs have pushed the Heat to brink of elimination with a potential series clincher win tonight.
Stealing game 1 in Miami earlier in the series, the Spurs gained home-court advantage and won two games in San Antonio to take a comfortable 3-2 series lead to South Beach, with two chances left for taking the series.
With all of the elite names in the finals, you would think the NBA Finals MVP would be LeBron, Parker or Duncan; but role-player Danny Green has been the story of June basketball breaking Ray Allen’s NBA Finals record for most three-pointers ever made, shooting 47% from the field averaging 18 points game in the series.
Check after the jump for rest of the game 6 preview!
*UPDATE* Check After The Jump For Highlights!
Heat Defeat Spurs 103-101 | Series Tied 3-3
Game 7 | San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat at 9pm ET on ABC
Recently, tastemaker/producer Pharrell Williams celebrated a decade of business wit his very successful high-end streetwear label Billionaire Boys Club. Hypebeast got a chance to sit down with Skateboard P at the New York City BBC flagship location; discussing the 10 year anniversary of the brand, what they stand for, and what’s in store for the near future. Pharrell also gives a little insight on military inspired sub-line BBC Black, where he plans to bring in more mature looks with the help of designer Mark-McNairy.
In the video below, check out Skateboard P talk about the first decade of BBC, and the new things they have in store.
In the past, Howard Stern and Nick Cannon had a rift that lingered until Howard joined “America’s Got Talent” last year with Nick already being a show presenter. The two have since reconciled and have developed a b’romance together on set every week.
Last winter, Cannon stopped by the Howard Stern show and admitted some personal sex-life details that he and Mariah Carey became target of the tabloids due to normal “guy talk” on the show. Two went on to discuss their past sexual experience (orally) before their wives, with their past girlfriends having a bad smelling lower region and explained how they broke it down to them of having the scent.
Nick also opened up about producing for Nickelodeon at the tender age of 17 which he cited Amanda Bynes as a sister. Cannon has tried to reach out to Bynes recently but hasn’t had success due to a new management team. Listen to the interview in its entirety above and check after the jump for a special video excerpt from the show.
After building on his consistent run of releases with the admittedly stunning “Disappear,” Mikky Ekko returns in style for his next official single. Those who are familiar with the singer will be aware of the sound that Mikky strives for in his content, and he links with Benny Blanco and John Hill for an anthem titled “Kids.” We can’t wait for his album to finally arrive, but for now you’ll be able to purchase the single on August 13th, with the option to see him on tour with Jessie Ware throughout the year.
ScHoolboy Q is a fool and it couldn’t be any more apparent than in this Mass Appeal clip of him and Mac Miller. While at the park, Q was asked his thoughts on Mac’s Watching Movies With The Sound Off album and his response was hilarious.
He even released the unexpected at the end of the video. Watch it after the jump.
J. Cole was just a rapper trying to find his spot in the game, a year in which a handful of breakout artists arrived on the scene, when The Sideline Story dropped. While under the watchful eye of Jay-Z at Roc Nation, one could assume the pressure was on the Fayetteville emcee.
Fast forward a little under two years and Cole is ready for his return, but this time he’s doing things a little different. Originally scheduled to be released on June 25th, Jermaine pushed the Born Sinner release date up to compete with none other than Kanye West’s album, Yeezus, on June 18th. A bold move from an artist with a fraction of a career his peer has had, but a respectable move at that. With “Power Trip” still tearing up the radio and Billboard charts, and “Crooked Smile” featuring the legendary TLC to soon be on the same path, Born Sinner provided just what the fans wanted.
A balance between radio hits, introspective records (“Runaway”, “Rich Niggaz”), and lyrical showcases (“Villuminati”, “Chaining Day”) is exactly what Born Sinner was anticipated to be. With discussions of who will sell more between himself and Kanye, J. Cole’s promotion for the album almost took care of itself outside of his most notable $1 shows as apart of his “Dollar & A Dream” Tour. Time will tell what Born Sinner ends up being but one thing is for certain. J. Cole is making it known why he is not one to be slept on. Now that the day has arrived, we want to know your favorite track is.
Check out our team’s picks after the jump.
Today is a monumental day in hip-hop, and the majority of that has to do with a new effort from the one and only Kanye West. Yeezus is Kanye’s sixth solo album and follow up to 2010′s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy . Kanye’s entire promo run for this album was different than anything we had ever really seen before, because it was full of mystery and unorthodox methods of releasing material (see: no artwork, screen projections, etc.). Some doubted whether an album was even being released.
Though the album surprisingly leaked on Friday, it should be no surprise that Kanye is still projected to do big sales numbers in the first week. The album instantly sparked critical response from media outlets & debates throughout Twitter. Now that it’s in stores, we ask you the people – “What’s your favorite track from Yeezus? Check out the OnSMASH staff picks after the jump. and then leave your pick in the comment section.