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When Biggie, Jigga and Makaveli all form one collective; we get the Wavy formula of Max Biggavelli. Some would think that’s one of most blasphemous and cockiest things to say for an unsigned artist or a cat fresh into the game, but Max B was putting out mixtapes and compilations better than most rappers albums and discographies. From obtaining co-signs from the Streets, 50 Cent and even most recently last year with Jay-Z on “3 Kings.” Max B was every street cat’s favorite rapper and had an even bigger fan base with the ladies.
In his 2008-2009 run, Max B was essentially the King of NY from the underground scene and could’ve been in the mainstream if certain events didn’t take place legally or contractually. His music still lives in some of your and our favorite rappers melodies and music styles today. From the wave and his originality making himself standout from different artist, we witnessed some history with the Sliver Surfer.
Max B turns 35 years of age today and is still behind the G-wall, continuing to fight for his life after receiving a maximum sentence of 75 years (with parole set for 2042). While he’s trying to regain his freedom through the appeal systems, we’re taking a moment to spread positivity with a dedication playlist. Max put a lot of smiles on people’s faces in their worst of times, so it’s only right we return the favor.
In 2007, we were one of the first blogs on the Wave including our throwback interview we shot at the old Dipset Compound on Lenox. We forgot the exact project building because we’re not Uptown cats, but shout outs to Duke Da God making that interview happen which you can peep with the playlist.
You can hit the jump to listen to some classics from the Boss Don, Max Biggaveli.
Click image to watch HS87 “Nothin’” music video.
HS87 is back with some brand new material tonight and their video for “Nothin’” featuring Hit-Boy, B Mac The Queen & Audio Push. This song is extremely dope and has an awesome visual to go behind it. Hit and the crew have plenty more in store where this came from as well, as it is sure to be another great year for them.
OS REWIND: HS87 – All I Ever Dreamed Of [Album]
OS REWIND: Hit-Boy & HS87 “All I Ever Dreamed Of” In-Store Recap
OS REWIND: Behind The Boards With Hit-Boy
We first heard this new Beyonce track during her recent Pepsi commercial and now we get the full version. This song will undoubtedly send the Bey Hive into a frenzy and we really can’t blame them as this song is very catchy. This is just the kind of up-tempo track that Bey wants on the radio heading into the summer.
OS REWIND: Beyonce – Bow Down/I Been On
OS REWIND: Beyonce x Pepsi
Click image to watch T.I. “Wit Me” music video.
As promised, T.I. releases his new video teaming up with his America’s Most Wanted tour mate Lil Wayne for “Wit Me” his latest single which dropped earlier today. In the new video the TIP and Tune hit the streets of Miami in their fast cars with the law on their tail as they make their big escape, but not without causing chaos throughout the city first. The new single is something to hold us over til the two kick off their music festival later this Summer on July 9th with special guests 2 Chainz and French Montana.
Directed by PhillyFlyBoy.
OS REWIND: Hustle Gang – G.D.O.D. [Mixtape]
OS REWIND: T.I. – Memories Back Then (feat. Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B & Kris Stephens) [Music Video]
Wale decides to treat his fans today with the official artwork to his upcoming album The Gifted, which will hit stores on June 25. Wale has a lot of strong momentum leading up to this album, as his single “Bad” has been tearing up the charts and radio since it dropped. Expect him to keep the heat coming with these releases in the coming week as well.
This cover, though.
UPDATE: The iTunes pre-order link is here and the tracklist has been revealed minus the features. Check it out after the jump
OS REWIND: Wale – Bad (feat. Tiara Thomas) [Music Video]
OS REWIND: Wale – The Gifted Series [Episode 2]
Robb Banks takes no time off delivering his latest releases “Trust Me” last Sunday, to bring even more heat with “All The Way Live.” Here, Banks gets production assisted by Spaceghostpurrp and Nuri to give us a taste of what to expect on his new project “Tha City” coming at a later date. Also look out for his “Year Of The Savage” project to follow as well.
OS REWIND: Robb Bank$ – Trust Me
OS REWIND: Robb Bank$ – Practice (feat. Sir Michael Rocks)
OS REWIND: Reese – Molly (Remix) (feat. Casey Veggies & Robb Bank$)
Roc Nation DJ and producer, Reflex gets Childish Gambino for his latest release “Body So Tight.” With Gambino delivering some hard rhymes, the only thing left to do is wait for that heavy 808 to drop. You can look out for this track on Reflex’s EP due out later this year and check after the jump to download the track.
OS REWIND: Childish Gambino and Chief Keef Interview Each Other
OS REWIND: Childish Gambino – Fire Fly [Music Video]
Following the release of their new project last month, The Neighbourhood return in order to keep their fans poised with a form of new material. Their brand new track is fittingly titled “West Coast,” with the California collective continuing to develop their renowned style of sound into a rather luxurious chorus. It’s a rarity that disappointment is the outcome from the alternative group, and they sure prove us right in as many ways as possible. Make sure you purchase their recent debut album I Love You on iTunes.
OS REWIND: The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather [Music Video]
OS REWIND: The Neighbourhood – A Little Death [Music Video]
Less than a month after the 2013 Coachella Music Arts and Festival event, we get news official news today of the announcement for next year’s show. Week one is scheduled for April 11th-13th with the second to follow on April 18-20th. Advanced tickets go on sale May 24th which you can take advantage of their payment plans now starting at $45 a month to avoid paying $400 in January.
This year we witnessed Phoenix and R. Kelly perform a mash up of 1901 with Ignition, James Blake bringing out The RZA for a special performance of “Take A Fall For Me”; and last but not least, the popular Fall Out Boy and 2Chainz collaboration.
The biggest disappointment this year was Pharrell Williams performing his verses from Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” in NYC and not at the event, which rumors have already began to circulate whether they will partake in Coachella 2014. While that remains to be seen, you can visit Coachella.com this Friday at 10am for the ticket sale.
OS REWIND: James Blake – Take A Fall For Me (feat. RZA) (Live at Coachella)
OS REWIND: Earl Sweatshirt’s 2013 Full Coachella Set
OS REWIND: Fall Out Boy – My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) (2 Chainz Remix) (Live at Coachella)
San Francisco-based brand, Black Scale links up with New York City’s SSUR The Cut for a special purple rendition of their popular COMME des FUCKDOWN line, deeming it the “Everything Is Purple” collection. The Collection features hoodies, t-shirts, and headwear, all featuring purple COMME des FUCKDOWN branding.
The Black Scale x COMME des FUCKDOWN “Everything Is Purple” Collection is available now at all Black Scale flagship locations, and also online.
OS REWIND: Black Scale Spring/Summer 2013 Collection
OS REWIND: Black Scale x SSUR (2013 Spring/Summer Collection)
Click image to watch episode of DJ Tony Touch’s “Return Of The 50 MC’s”.
DJ Tony Touch is gearing up for his latest project “PieceMaker 3: 50 MC’s Reunion,” giving us some free hip-hop history lessons beforehand. Tony’s collected over 20 years of content never before seen, which he starts in 1993 to work his way up to July 9th when the album releases. In episode one, we travel down memory lane to 1994 at the legendary Gavin Convention in San Francisco as Busta Rhymes and Ol’ Dirty Bastard partake in a Cypher at the event. Ironically, we just paid homage to these two emcees last week with a flashback for “Woo-Hah! (The Worldwide Remix)”, which this serves as another special treat to those that enjoyed the music video.
Watch the video above and stay tuned for more rare footage from Tony Touch.
OS Flashback: Busta Rhymes – Woo-Hah! (The Worldwide Remix) (feat. Ol’ Dirty Bastard)
Aside from the release of Chance The Rapper’s recent Acid Rap mixtape, many other members of the Save Money collective have been gearing up for their own new projects as the year has quickly progressed. After releasing the video for “I Meant It” last month, Brian Fresco finds the perfect time to let go of his brand new full-length titled Mafioso, which includes guest features from the likes of Chance, Nico Segal, Kami de Chukwu, Tokyo Shawn, Joey Purp, Vic Mensa, Njomza and many more.
Stream and download after the jump.
OS REWIND: Brian Fresco, Joey Purp, Sterling Hayes & Kami de Chukwu – Red Kool-Aid
OS REWIND: Brian Fresco – I Meant It [Music Video]
Click image to watch Aaron Eckhart talk about working with Heath Ledger
A topic that was rarely discussed after the release of The Dark Knight was what the cast had to say about working with Heath Ledger. Aaron Eckhart got that chance recently when he sat down with Larry King for an interview. Eckhart specifically went into detail about how the two got ready for their only scene together in the film, and how Heath’s preparation was unlike anything he had ever seen.
Check out the full interview after the jump.
OS REWIND: 2013 Summer Movie Preview
California-based streetwear pioneers, Stussy teams up with iconic cartoon franchise, Charlie Brown And The Peanuts Gang. Stussy pays homage to the classic cartoon series, giving us a variety of T-shirts, headwear, and accessories featuring some of the shows main characters, including everyones favorite animated dog, snoopy.
The Stussy x The Peanuts Gang (Spring/Summer Capsule Collection) will be released May 24th at all Stussy flagship locations, and also online. Check detailed images below.
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OS REWIND: Stussy Deluxe x Converse (CX-PRO OX)
OS REWIND: Stussy Deluxe 2013 (Spring/Summer Collection)
Radio City Music Hall Will Start Seeing The Draft In May, Starting Next Year; League Year Also Being Pushed Up 2015
The wait for the NFL Draft might be a little longer, as the NFL and the NFLPA are finishing a new 3-year deal to move the event to May starting 2014. Radio City Music Hall will now be used for the Spring Spectacular during the final weekend of April starting next year as well, which gave both sides more incentive to make the deal happen sooner.
One of the only positives from this new announcement will be the start of the league year and NFL Free Agency moving ahead of the Indianapolis scouting combine beginning in February 2015. The NFLPA wanted chance for free agents to find jobs easier with the long gap in between the league year and the draft in May. The 2014 Draft will take place May 15-17 with the following years to follow being the first week in May for 2015 and 2016.
Our take. In May, all major Networks (ABC, NBC, CBS etc.) get a boost in ratings due to sweeps week for the Nielsen ratings. This move was strictly done for the NFL marketing initiative to shorten waiting time for the June mini-camps and mandatory rookie camp, building hype for their prime-time Draft special. This is a win-win for both sides with the NFL getting their TV share revenue and the NFLPA looking out for their own veterans.
OS REWIND: ESPN Films: 30 for 30 “Elway to Marino”
OS REWIND: Madden 25 Special Edition Includes ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’