Click Image To Watch Pharrell’s Sits Down With Hypebeast
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.
OS REWIND: BBC Celebrates A Decade w/ Pharrell Williams
OS REWIND: Billionaire Boys Club 10th Anniversary Dinner (Photo’s)
Click image to watch an excerpt from Nick Cannon ‘s interview with Howard Stern.
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.
OS REWIND: Mike Tyson Interview With Howard Stern
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OS REWIND: 50 Cent Visits The Howard Stern 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.
OS REWIND: Mikky Ekko – Disappear
OS REWIND: Mikky Ekko – Pull Me Down [Music Video]
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.
OS REWIND: ScHoolboy Q – Collard Greens (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
OS REWIND: Ariana Grande & Mac Miller Perform “The Way” On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
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.
OS REWIND: Kanye West – Yeezus [Album Stream]
OS REWIND: Kanye West’s “American Psycho” Inspired Film
Young Scooter is unfortunately still behind bars, but his team keeps feeding the streets with his latest single “Hood Memories” featuring Webbie. This is some of the better stuff we have heard from young Migo boss Scooter, as he and Webbie tell the story of growing up in the hood and what they learned.
OS REWIND: Young Scooter – Street Lottery [Mixtape]
OS REWIND: Young Scooter – Colombia (Remix) (feat. Birdman, Rick Ross & Gucci Mane)
Tony Toca took it to Queens and through the slums of Shaolin with his previous two releases, but on “VIP” he takes all the way out to the West Coast. Joining him for the ride are Xzibit and Kurupt, plus Bay Area legend Too $hort. The funky groove is a good mix of that East Coast and California love you don’t hear too often. OG’s unite!
Tony Touch’s The Piecemaker 3: Return of 50 MCs is due out July 9.
OS REWIND: Tony Touch – It’s A Queens Thing (feat. Action Bronson & Kool G Rap)
OS REWIND: Tony Touch – Unorthodox (feat. Raekwon, JD Era, Ghostface Killah & The RZA)
Japanese magazine, Ollie enlist former BAPE owner/creative director NIGO and Odd Future frontman Tyler, the Creator to cover their upcoming July issue. The two linked up for a very dope photo spread showing a variety of different looks, and rocking some of NIGO’s favorite pieces from his personal jewelry collection. Like Pharrell, who has done numerous iconic photo spreads and Magazine covers NIGO, Tyler gets a chance to follow in the footsteps of his idol.
Check out some images from Tyler & NIGO’s Ollie Magazine’s July Issue photo spread below.
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OS REWIND: Tyler, the Creator’s “Just The Tip” Interview With Power 106
OS REWIND: NIGO Steps Down From BAPE Creative Director Position
Drake covers GQ’s Style issue and opens up about life, the past and Nothing Was The Same
While in promo route on his “Dollar & A Dream Tour,” J. Cole took time from his hectic week of the album release to kick a few bars for Funkmaster Flex at Hot 97. Cole starting things off heading down to Shaolin and spitted a few lyrics “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta Fuck Wit” before he took it up to North Queens in Lefrak for “Blood Money”; and finished up with things going ham to drop an “Ill Bomb” in the perfect setting.
RELATED: J. Cole “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta Fuck Wit” Freestyle
RELATED: J. Cole “Blood Money” Freestyle
RELATED: J. Cole “Ill Bomb” Freestyle
After watching the three freestyles above, let us know in the comments which one of these classic beats from the legends did J. Cole rip the hardest. Be sure to pick-up his sophomore album “Born Sinner” available in stores and iTunes right now!
OS REWIND: J. Cole – Born Sinner [Album Stream]
OS REWIND: J. Cole “Dollar & A Dream Tour” Vlog (Atlanta & Baltimore)
RELATED: What’s Your Favorite Track From Kanye West’s “Yeezus” Album?
The day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived, with a number of our favorite artists (see: J. Cole’s Born Sinner & Mac Miller’s Watching Movies With The Sound Off) releasing albums for the masses to soak up. Kanye West has decided to make his Yeezus album available to stream in its entirety, giving fans a chance to hear the 10 tracks before they choose to add it to their collection. The direction of the album is once again against all odds, with the final product turning out to be a rather incredible body of work. Don’t forget that you can purchase West’s sixth solo album on iTunes now.
Stream after the jump.
OS REWIND: Kanye West’s “American Psycho” Inspired Film
OS REWIND: Kanye West Performs “New Slaves” in Switzerland
Click image to watch Prodigy & Alchemist “Dough Pildin” music video
With their new album just seeing the light of day, Prodigy and Alchemist return to provide a visual for track number 10 on the project. The video for “Dough Pildin” shows Prodigy riding round the city with the top down, letting people know that the cash keeps rolling in. If you haven’t already, be sure to purchase the pair’s Albert Einstein full-length on iTunes.
Directed by DBC.
OS REWIND: Prodigy & Alchemist – Albert Einstein [Album Stream]
OS REWIND: Prodigy & Alchemist – R.I.P. (feat. Havoc & Raekwon)
Following Wale’s “Folarin” mixtape released on Christmas Eve, the promotion for his third studio album instantly began after receiving an positive reaction from listeners for his then soon to be hit-single “Bad.” Now with his new album “The Gifted” set to release next Tuesday, June 25th everywhere, we get a sneak peak at the entire album.
With guest appearances from Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Lyfe Jennings, Nicki Minaj, Juicy J, Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Rick Ross, and even Jerry Seinfeld; Wale readies his most complete album yet in his career showing his growth as an artist. You can check after the jump to stream the entire project that’s available for pre-order on iTunes now.
OS REWIND: Wale Buys Out Flight Club NYC’s Jordan III Stock
OS REWIND: Behind The Scenes: Wale “LoveHate Thing” (feat. Sam Dew)
OS REWIND: Wale Launches Official Headwear Line, WRKNG Title
Juicy J’s Trippy album is sounding like it’s coming along quite nicely and this one does a great job at solidifying that idea. Grabbing Wale and Trey Songz to assist on a beat that has plenty of bounce to it just what “the trippy kit” asks for. While we still wait for a release date for Trippy, “Bounce It” will hold you over from the second you hit play.
OS REWIND: Juicy J “Trippy Tour” (Part 7)
OS REWIND: Juicy J – Ain’t No Coming Down