Click image to watch 3RDEYEGIRL “Fixurlifeup” music video
Stacked up against the rest of his catalog, Prince’s appearance on 3RDEYEGIRL might not live up to expectations but it still has elements from his classic albums. At this point in the game, there’s no hating on Prince either way. “Fixurlifeup” is an aggressive tune which throws plenty of darts at America, boy bands and everyone in the path and not in a disgruntled way, but it takes more of a “we want better for you” approach.
Plus, it’s catchy. Who wouldn’t want to yell YOU NEED TO FIXURLIFEUP! to someone if they really needed to?
Directed by Sanaa Hamri.
OS REWIND: Prince – Screwdriver [Music Video]
OS REWIND: Prince – Rock and Roll Love Affair [Music Video]
There’s simply no denying that the act of sampling has been an essential part of hip-hop as the years have passed. From the likes of MF Doom to the more industry-known Kanye West, many careers wouldn’t have been the same without our favorite artists heading into random record collections and finding those wonderful melodies to loop and re-arrange.
However, recent times have seen Brooklyn’s talented Menahan Street Band behind some of the biggest, and not so known singles in the industry. The group may only have two full-length releases since they started out in 2007, but the six-piece collective made up of guitars, bass, drums, organ, trumpet and saxophone have been sampled in a surprising amount of projects.
More recently, the band has been traveling across the world with Florida’s incredibly soulful Charles Bradley, after the singer and group worked together on Bradley’s sophomore album, Victim Of Love, earlier this year. As well as this, the New York band has also been part of an original recording with a young hip-hop artist that you will certainly be familiar with.
Follow us through several tracks that your favorite artist has sampled.
Click image to watch DJ Drama “Real Niggas In The Building” music video.
Just a day after announcing the second installment of his Quailty Street Music series, DJ Drama releases the official music video to his latest QSM single “Real Niggas In The Building” featuring a few of the youngest cats out here getting it with Travis Porter and Kirko Bangz. Taking place in the strip club Drama, TP, and Kirko want all the bad bitches to hit up the VIP to join them as they turn up in the visuals for this DJ Mustard produced club smash.
Directed by Sharod Marcus Simpson.
OS REWIND: DJ Drama – So Many Girls (feat. Wale, Tyga, & Roscoe Dash)
OS REWIND: Travis Porter – Back At It
OS REWIND: Kirko Bangz – XXL Freshmen Freestyle
Click image to watch Lorine Chia “Fly High’” music video
After the success of her self-titled project at the end of last year, Lorine Chia has been getting into the motion of continuous releases in 2013. Just last month the acclaimed singer/songwriter released a new track titled “Fly High,” which is now accompanied by a fitting visual. The footage shows Lorine riding around her home city of Cleveland, showing us the complete happiness that the song puts across. Expect her Lorine Redux project to be released this coming summer.
Directed by Young Wonder.
OS REWIND: Lorine Chia – So Shy [Music Video]
OS REWIND: Lorine Chia – Good Enough
Click the image to watch a vintage Kanye West freestyle from 2005
Tim Westwood has been unearthing some fire footage of some of hip-hop’s biggest artist’s recently, and he keeps it going tonight with video of Kanye West in his studio from 2005. In this very rare video, ‘Ye is rapping over some classic instrumentals that include Game’s classic “Dreams” and Jay-Z’s “Encore” from The Black Album. Vintage Yeezy at his finest.
Check out the footage after the jump.
OS REWIND: Kanye West – Yeezus (Artwork)
OS REWIND: Kanye West Performs “Black Skin Head” & “New Slaves” On “SNL”
After her lecture at Red Bull Music Academy in New York, OKPTV caught up with Erykah Badu for a short conversation about her role on They Die By Dawn movie, when we can expect a new album and how she linked with Janelle Monáe on “Q.U.E.E.N.” and what it was working with Thundercat. The most interesting part is her hilarious commentary about her infamous “Window Seat” video from the Red Bull lecture.
Let Erykah hypnotize you like she did these rappers, in the interview below.
Game: Grand Theft Auto V | Pre-Order
Release: September 17, 2013
Platforms: PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Developer: Rockstar North
Rockstar Games finally announced their Grand Theft Auto V “Special Edition & Collector’s Edition,” on their newswire page. Pre-Orders start today, as those who participate in the “early bird” special will have access to pilot the Atomic Blimp in-game vehicle.
The Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition and Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition are the perfect way for fans to celebrate the return of GTA, with special digital content and exclusive Grand Theft Auto V physical items. Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition will retail for $149.99, while the Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition will retail for $79.99. All versions are now available for pre-order until September 17, 2013 while supplies last.
You can check below to enlarge to see what’s included for both editions, then hit the jump for more detail in text.
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To commemorate next week’s Snoop Lion One Life To Live week-long takeover (specifically on on May 28th, 30th, June 4th and June 6th), the legendary soap opera series has released their new theme song featuring soul singer IZA and Uncle Snoop.
As a standalone track, IZA and Snoop really channeled that ’90s feel-good sound. We feel a little awkward about this being the One Life To Live theme song, though.
OS REWIND: Snoop Lion – Reincarnated [Album Stream]
OS REWIND: Snoop Lion Performs “No Guns Allowed” On David Letterman
Click image to watch Sisa documentary
With Greece on the brink of economic collapse, many of its populous is turning to new ways of escape, mainly a new drug called Sisa. With the unemployment rate at 27% and rising, many people in Athens have become addicts through more inexpensive methods, like Sisa. Sisa is a cheap version of crystal meth, cut with ingredients that include battery acid (WTF?) and engine oil. The cost to get high? A whopping 1 euro.
Only one day after the Black Hippy crew dropped their bars over the Rocko single, Trinidad Jame$ comes through with his own remix. We’re going to take a shot in the dark and say this won’t be the last of the “U.O.E.N.O.” remixes, but this one’s for ATL.
Somebody combine this with the 2 Chainz version for the “Atlanta Remix.”
OS REWIND: Trinidad Jame$ “Over / Under” Interview
OS REWIND: Trinidad Jame$ – Females Welcomed (feat. Reija Lee) [Music Video]
It probably came as a surprise to most, but Kendrick Lamar’s message in his “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” video was not subtle at all (see: “Death To Molly”). In his sit down with Sway for MTV, Kendrick explains that this is one of the terms that needs to be put to rest because it’s corny and waters down to culture. He goes on to mention that some rappers out there might rap about molly, but don’t really live that lifestyle.
Some trends he approved of that rap spawned? Jerseys and button ups.
If you peeped that Black Hippy “U.O.E.N.O.” remix yesterday, ScHoolboy Q had a little something to say about molly in his verse too.
OS REWIND: Who Is Kendrick Lamar?
OS REWIND: J. Cole “Born Sinner” [Episode #2] (Kendrick Lamar)
OS REWIND: Kendrick Lamar – Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix) (feat. Jay-Z)
Label: R4 So Valid, LLC
Fat Joe’s been in the headlines all week, but not for music sadly as the BX native is currently facing up to a year in tax evasion. He pleaded guilty in December to charges stemming from over $700,000 worth of income for 2007 and 2008 and could face up two years in prison. While we all await the outcome for that verdict, Joe’s not letting any outside drama be the focus of his life, as he releases his a track with Future.
For “Long Time” he starts Memorial Day Weekend a bit early to clear his head with some new material that the ladies should have in rotation enjoying starting, now. Stay tuned for Joe’s next project, “The Darkside Vol. 3” coming at a later date.
OS REWIND: Fat Joe – Ballin (feat. Wiz Khalifa & Teyana Taylor) [Music Video]
OS REWIND: Fat Joe – Ceilings To The Sky [Music Video]
OS REWIND: Fat Joe – Angels Say 2 [Music Video]
Click image to listen to Daft Punk “Horizon”
We haven’t really sat down with the Daft Punk album like we should have but after giving the Japanese-only release “Horizon,” we might have to tonight. The way it starts, , very spacy and slow, gives you that Pink Floyd I Wish You Were Here album feel. By the time the drums hit, the tune gets a bit muffled and more vintage. It really sounds like an outro or the end of a movie that you float away to on a cloud.
Do remember, Random Access Memories is out worldwide now.
OS REWIND: Daft Punk – Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell & Nile Rodgers)
OS REWIND: Daft Punk – Random Access Memories [Album Stream]
Click image to watch Ludacris’ interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
Ludacris has been a very busy man of late as he is about to drop his new mixtape #IDGAF tomorrow and has also been in the full swing of promotion for the upcoming Fast & Furious 6 film. Luda recently dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk about the film and even touches on his upcoming studio album Ludaversal.
Check out the entire interview after the jump.
OS REWIND: Ludacris - #IDGAF (Artwork x Tracklist)
OS REWIND: Raised In The South (feat. Young Jeezy)
For all East Coast heads, The Roots picnic should be an automatic festival to go to every Summer. The lineup for this year’s 6th annual event in Philadephia looks as good as any other year they’ve thrown the party and to get people who are going prepared, they have linked with Cosmo Baker for the official mixtape.
Weaving in and out of the mix with cuts from Gang Starr to How To Dress Well, Solange, AraabMUZIK, The Roots, Sonnymoon, Duck Sauce, Trinidad Jame$ and everything in between. Pick up your tickets for the June 1st date here.
OS REWIND: The Roots Announce 6th Annual “Roots Picnic”