Click image to watch Xbox “A New Generation Revealed” Event Live!
Microsoft is finally ready to unveil the new Xbox to the public at their new event right now dubbed “A New Generation Revealed.” We’re expected to see everything about the console, from its pricing to specs and even next gen games from the likes of Fifa 14, EA Sports UFC 2014, and NBA Live 14. In comparison to last generation being first out the gate beating Sony and Nintendo with the Xbox 360, Microsoft has positioned themselves last to show of the latest inventions for the industry to change the future how we play games, forever.
Check after the jump to livestream the event right now!
OS REWIND: 10 Things We Want To See From The Next Xbox
OS REWIND: PlayStation 4 “See the Future”
Are you ready for the sequel to Despicable Me? You’ll be pleased to know that Pharrell is an important part of the original soundtrack for the film, continuing his important presence from the first. P and Heitor Pereira provided one of the most exciting bodies of music we’ve heard in years when it was released in 2010, but now we’re given the first single from the second film titled “Happy.” Make sure you look out for the soundtrack’s release on June 18th, followed by Despicable Me 2 hitting theatres on July 3rd.
OS REWIND: Artist Talk: Pharrell vs. Usher Raymond
OS REWIND: Daft Punk – Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell & Nile Rodgers)
Label: NPG Records
Following his Billboard Music Icon Award, Prince hit the stage and performed a new record with his band 3RDEYEGIL on Sunday night. For those looking to hear the record again, the legendary Prince has now made it available for purchase on iTunes. This is certainly that grown folks music, but still contains a hard enough guitar riff to make some noise in the alternative world. Plus, he has a message: FIXURLIFEUP!
“Don’t worry about what the crowd does, just worry about being good at what you love.“
OS REWIND: Prince – Rock and Roll Love Affair [Music Video]
OS REWIND: Prince Performs “Screwdriver” & “Bambi” On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Click image to watch Is Tropical “In Mongolia..” video
One of the perks of being an artist is traveling the world, right? In this short documentary with Is Tropical, cameras follow the band on their trip to Mongolia as they become one of the first western bands to ever perform in the country. In part one of their adventure, they meet orphans with talents and decide to help their orphanage through charity and then they get the privilege of hearing the Mongolian remix of their newest single.
If you haven’t watched the ridiculous video for “Dancing Anymore,” you need to watch that shit IMMEDIATELY and have a good laugh.
OS REWIND: Is Tropical – The Greeks [Music Video]
2 Years after the Notorious B.I.G.’s unfortunate passing, Puff Daddy put together the “Born Again” album which we saw Biggie’s unreleased verses thankfully surface. We felt the posthumous album was very underrated as Puffy managed to put together a proper project representing the Bad Boy and Biggie historical movement.
In March, we put together a feature for “Our Favorite Notorious B.I.G. Features,” which we traveled down memory lane to reminisce. We’ve had nearly every B.I.G. video as a throwback over the year, but one we found from the archives was the Puffy and Queen Bee featured “Notorious B.I.G.” From fellow BedStuy native Tracy Morgan fooling during the entire video, Kim still looking sexy and Puffy still on his shiny suit shit; we got a pretty decent tribute video for Biggie.
Today would’ve been the 41st birthday for the late Christopher Wallace.
Peep video with cameos from Jadakiss, Missy Elliot and Nas which you can watch above.
OS Flashback: Kanye West – All Falls Down (feat. Syleena Johnson)
OS Flashback: Busta Rhymes – Woo-Hah! (The Worldwide Remix) (feat. Ol’ Dirty Bastard)
Click image to listen to Robin Thicke’s ’4 The Rest Of My Life’
Robin Thicke is back on the scene in 2013 and he’s ready to remind you what he does best. With the continued success of “Blurred Lines” at the top of the charts with a little help from Pharrell and T.I., Mr. Thicke rolls out the next single which slows things down a bit. From his soon to come album Blurred Lines, listen to the ballad after the jump.
Ladies, we warned you ahead of time.
OS REWIND: Robin Thicke Interview With The Breakfast Club
OS REWIND: Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell) (Live On The Voice)
Click image to watch Pharrell interview Usher Raymond as apart of the Artist Talk series
Continuing with the Artist Talk series, Pharrell sits down with Usher Raymond in the latest episode. Starting from the beginning, the two talk about Usher’s start in church and moving onto talent shows, how moving to Atlanta and doing Star Search led to meeting L.A. Reid and being signed on the spot, working with Diddy and his “flavor camp” in NY, keeping R&B music alive, how he has been serving as a mentor to Justin Bieber, and Pharrell introduces his artist Leah LaBell and the three discuss what artists and producers must do to connect and make great records.
OS REWIND: Artist Talk: Pharrell vs. Henry Rollins
OS REWIND: Daft Punk – Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell & Nile Rodgers)
Producer: Statik Selektah
Album: Doe Or Die II
Label: Quiet Money
The return of AZ has been something that we’ve been looking forward to for quite some time. After giving us several teasers over the past few months, the Brooklyn rapper keeps our hopes alive with the very first single “We Movin” from his new album, showing many signs of success over exceptional production from Statik Selektah. We’re definitely feeling the direction that AZ is looking for on his latest work, with his upcoming Doe Or Die II album due out later this year.
OS REWIND: AZ – Thank You [Music Video]
OS REWIND: Raekwon – 86′ (Remix) (feat. AZ & Altrina Renee)
Click image to stream The-Dream “IV Play” album.
One of the year’s most anticipated releases is finally upon us. With less than a week to go before the official release date, The-Dream decides to make his brand new album IV Play available to stream in its entirety. The project boasts collaborations with huge names such as Jay-Z, Big Sean, Pusha T, Beyoncé, 2 Chainz, Kelly Rowland, Fabolous and Gary Clark Jr. You can pre-order the album on iTunes ahead of its release on May 28th.
Stream the full album after the jump.
OS REWIND: The-Dream – Where Have You Been (feat. Kelly Rowland)
OS REWIND: The-Dream – High Art (feat. Jay-Z)
Click image to watch Hit-Boy “Fan” music video
After releasing the single as part of HS87′s All I’ve Ever Dreamed Of album back in March, Hit-Boy returns to release the official video for “Fan.” The 2 Chainz-featured single appears to be the track that is being put forward to the masses ahead of the original, with the pair showing us the life of being live on set with all the luxuries that come with it. And of course, it wouldn’t be the same without a fine woman at arm’s reach. We wouldn’t be surprised if this had a placement on a forthcoming Hit-Boy studio album.
OS REWIND: HS87 – Nothin’ (feat. Hit-Boy, B Mac The Queen & Audio Push) [Music Video]
OS REWIND: Hit-Boy & HS87 “All I Ever Dreamed Of” In-Store Recap
Photo Credit: Alexander Richter
If Biggie, Jigga and Makaveli all formed one collective; we would 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 discographies. Obtaining co-signs from the kid 50 Cent and 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 in the underground scene and could’ve been mainstream if certain events didn’t take place legally or contractually. His music still lives in some of our favorite rappers melodies and music stylings of today. From the wave and his originality making himself standout from different artist, we witnessed 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 through a 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 and in our throwback interview, we shot Max 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 for making that happen.
You can hit the jump to listen to some classics from the Boss Don, Max Biggaveli.
When Nayborhood Nipsey Hu$$le returned with “Smoking With My Stylist,” we were skeptical the Crenshaw emcee was just releasing some material just to have it out. Earlier today he announced on twitter, if he got another 2,000 followers we would see another leak, as he’s unleashed another track. Here, we get the 9th Wonder-produced cut entitled “Face The World” with Nip getting on his RNS one time to spit some meaning lyrics. This track serves as the next leak from his upcoming mixtape “TM3: Victory Lap,” which you can lookout for his debut “¡Hussle” coming soon.
All Money In, No Money Out.
OS REWIND: Nipsey Hussle – Smoking With My Stylist
OS REWIND: A Salute To Nipsey Hu$$le’s R&B Remixes
OS REWIND: Rockie Fresh – Life Long (feat. Rick Ross & Nipsey Hussle) [Music Video]
It’s been nearly two months since we’ve seen solo material from the Banco Populair himself, Sir Michael Rocks. While his upcoming “Banco” has been one of our most personal most anticipated projects for the year so far, he releases a properly-titled track “In a Minute” as an appetizer while you wait.
With Ab-Soul & Dash adding in some bars with Michael Rocks, Larry Fisherman lays out a hard beat for the three to shine on. Stay tuned for that “Banco” EP coming in the near future and check after the jump for a download of the track.
OS REWIND: Sir Michael Rocks – Lookin For Da Cuff
OS REWIND: Sir Michael Rocks – Money Came
OS REWIND: Ab-Soul – The End Is Near (feat. Mac Miller)
Click image to watch The-Dream “Where Have You Been” Live On Jay Leno.
Yesterday, The-Dream released his latest single “Where Have You Been” featuring his Kelly Rowland, as a sample for the fans with the two set to embark on a 10-city promo tour starting this Friday. Coincidentally, the two were scheduled to perform the single on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” which was another treat with the track still being fresh in everyone’s minds. The-Dream’s forthcoming project “IV Play” hits stores and iTunes next Tuesday on May 28st, as you can check after the jump to watch their live performance.
OS REWIND: Kelly Rowland – Dirty Laundry
OS REWIND: The-Dream – IV Play (Artwork x Tracklist)
OS REWIND: The-Dream – IV Play [Music Video]
A few months ago, Lupe Fiasco announced at the GRAMMY Awards he would be releasing his fifth studio album “Tetsuo & Youth” this year. While details other than the announcement haven’t surfaced at the moment, the ChiRaq legend releases some new material to layout some bars that hopefully don’t fly over your head, or you’ll be essentially part of the “Animal Farm.” After you listen, hit the jump to download the track.
OS REWIND: Lupe Fiasco – Jonylah Forever
OS REWIND: Lupe Fiasco – Light Blue
OS REWIND: Written In The Stars: Examining Where Lupe Fiasco’s Erratic Behavior May Stem From