It may seem a long time since Roc Marciano last dropped off some material, but his latest album Reloaded has been in rotation during that period. The New York heavyweight returns to release a new single titled “Ruff Town” with fellow native Cormega, with the outcome resulting in the form of an expected gritty fashion. With Marciano once again taking the production into his own hands, we’re given something that is complete with ideas of his very own and as instrumental as it could possibly be.
- Sisa: Cocaine of the Poor [Documentary]
- Kendrick Lamar’s “Death To Molly” Message Explained
- Vintage Kanye West Freestyle From 2005
- Daft Punk – Horizon
- Black Hippy – U.O.E.N.O. (Remix)
Ray J rejoined The Breakfast Club for the first time since being their first ever guest on the show to talk about what life has been like since then. Ray J talked about the season premiere of Bad Girls Club, his dating life, the rant he will always be remembered for on The Breakfast Club, who “I Hit It First” is really about, and plenty more. Check it out in full after the jump.
Jennifer Aniston as a stripper? Welcome to We’re the Millers, a comedy starring Jason Sudeikis, which has a peculiar plot. Sudeikis plays a small time drug dealer that strikes a lucrative deal, but he’s got to smuggle a “smidgen” of marijuana across Mexico borders.
To do so, he’s hired Aniston (a cheap stripper), a nerd kid from his building and a rebel teenage girl from around the way to turn into an average family that no one will suspect trafficking drugs into the U.S. From the looks of it, We’re The Millers is going to be a comedy to check when it hits theaters nationwide on August 9.
Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.
Phil Jackson, who’s been on a promo run for his new book “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success” (or 11 champ;ipnsikp[ ringhs), he made his way to ESPN for a brief sit-down interview with Jeremy Schaap. The topic of discussion the last few weeks (or 17 years) has been “Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant.”
In the interview, Phil discusses the coaching comparisons he had with the two saying he coached Jordan at the age of 27, as the two developed a brotherhood with Michael’s game already in-tact. With Kobe Bryant, he said he treated him like a son, coaching him at the age of 21. During 2003 when Kobe was affected by the rape scandal, Phil’s daughter had a sexual encounter that affected their relationship. Jackson touched on having biggest player-coach relationship ever with Kobe when he came back in 2006.
He closes out with discussing his relationship with Shaquille O’Neal being a motivation in his MVP season; as well as not receiving another shot with the Lakers, Mike D’Antoni and more. Watch the interview after the jump.
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? There’s plenty of folks that deserve it.
Directed by Sanaa Hamri.
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.
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
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.
To promote his latest film, Fast & The Furious 6, Ludacris stopped by Chelsea Lately to talk cars and charities. Chelsea actually asked him about his 1993 Acura Legend and why he still drives it, and what his connection to Jane Fonda is.
Check out their funny conversation below.
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 $79.99. All versions are now available for pre-order until September 17, 2013 while supplies last.
You can check below to enlarge to see what’s included for both editions, then hit the jump for more detail in text.
To commemorate next week’s Snoop Lion One Life To Live week-long takeover (specifically on on May 28th, 30th, June 4th and June 6th), the legendary soap opera series has released their new theme song featuring soul singer IZA and Uncle Snoop.
As a standalone track, IZA and Snoop really channeled that ’90s feel-good sound. We feel a little awkward about this being the One Life To Live theme song, though.
OS REWIND: Snoop Lion – Reincarnated [Album Stream]
OS REWIND: Snoop Lion Performs “No Guns Allowed” On David Letterman
With Greece on the brink of economic collapse, many of its populous is turning to new ways of escape, mainly a new drug called Sisa. With the unemployment rate at 27% and rising, many people in Athens have become addicts through more inexpensive methods, like Sisa. Sisa is a cheap version of crystal meth, cut with ingredients that include battery acid (WTF?) and engine oil. The cost to get high? A whopping 1 euro.
Only one day after the Black Hippy crew dropped their bars over the Rocko single, Trinidad Jame$ 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]