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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
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)