Daily Archives: June 20, 2012
With the seasons changing, and summer finally here, Asher Roth explains to us his morning view on some smooth David Appleton production. This track definately says summer, with a chill, laid back feel to it. No word on if this track will end up on his upcoming Is This Too Orange? album though. But until then, lets’s get the drinks and BBQ’s going!
Why throw a party in the club when you can throw one in your crib? Diddy recently threw one big epic Ciroc house party that included everything, from girls, celebs, Ciroc, more girls, and some good food provided by personal chefs. Ice T, Kevin McCall, Gary Gray, X, Benny Boom and a few more were in attendance, while the cups of Ciroc kept flowing all night, rocking out during Game 7 of the Celtics/Heat series and the Pacquio/Bradley boxing match. All hosted by Diddy, standing on couches, with a mic in his hand. Check out all the madness above.
I just want to know where the hell was my invite..
The Alchemist links up with Action Bronson for this record off his Russian Roulette album. Even though the track’s a little over a minute long, the homie Action Bronson goes off. This Russian Roulette album is PACKED with heat (and features), so make sure you pick it up July 17th via Decon.
After looking at that Life Is Good cover, did you ever wonder what Nas was thinking when he chose to use that as the artwork? He told MTV he needed a place for Kelis’ dress, and he didn’t plan on doing that for the cover —but it just happened.
OS REWIND: Nas’ “Life Is Good” Listening Event
This dude went absolute ham on that bike. Jumping from pedals to pegs and landing on one foot, then pedaling with one foot and holding enough balance to land another trick.
This drops tomorrow. Is everyone ready?
UPDATE: The artwork is actually for the Vinyl which will be available shortly after the digital release in limited amounts courtesy of Delicious Vinyl. I added the digital cover right next to it so you can see what we will be getting tomorrow. This will be DOM’s seventh independent album with features from Too $hort, Freddie Gibbs, Rick Ross and Niko G4. The Yellow Album drops on the official start of Summer so enjoy!
Producer: Al Shux, Plan B
Album: ill Manors
Label: Atlantic Records
Plan B had one of the illest videos we’ve seen this year with “ill Manors.” Now his reach is stretching all the way to Shaolin as he gets Raekwon on the remix to his single “Lost My Way.” When that break beat kicks in, it sounds perfect for The Chef’s flow.
You can stream the track above. His ill Manors album drops July 23.
Nemo Achida is back with another self-produced record from his upcoming project, this one is titled “Soundtrack” and is the second release from Conversations With Myself album due out July 13th.
OS REWIND: Nemo Achida – That’s Just The Culture
I-20 is prepping the release of his new project The Intermission before he gives us the third installment of his Celebrity Rehab series later this Summer. For the projects first release he teams up with DJ Pain 1 for “Cold World”, where I Dub tells a story of a robbery plot in this cold and cruel world.
OS REWIND: I-20 – Death Wish
Word, Chris Breezy?
“You know how they said hip-hop is dead, certain shit is dead? It’s really dead, you know, because nobody believes in the brand anymore. So it has to be, if we don’t do it, who gon’ do it? I’m like, fuck it, I’ll do it myself.”
The reason he said that, though, is because he’s comparing it to the golden days of big video budgets. He’s pretty much saying the labels are so broke that it’s in the artists hands to make shit happen —even if it’s killing their creativity and range of what they could do with lesser money.
Aside from that, he talks to FUSE about the producers he worked with on Fortune, and why he decided to put out a Rarities and B-Sides EP on iTunes.
OS REWIND: Chris Brown – Calypso
OS REWIND: Chris Brown – Don’t Wake Me Up [Music Video]
OS REWIND: Chris Brown – Oh Yeah (feat. Snoop Dogg & 2 Chainz)
T. Shirt has released his newest effort Rich Hours, but there’s a twist to it. Instead of releasing the project for free, he’s charging folks $3 for his work. He had a few words about the title of the album and why decided to sell it:
I named the album RICH HOURS because more and more I consider my time here well spent. I heard Cam once talk about his money year, the year everything changes I assume. I haven’t had one yet but there are these days I feel rich. Rich with passion, rich in blessings, in friends, in talent, in love, in motherfucking gall. Just rich.
It’s my first time selling a body of music. RICH HOURS is $3. What you might spend on a good egg & cheese, or a colorful rap album. I picked this price because it’s a little more than a couple bucks and still under let’s say $4. You can buy it from Paypal with any of your bank cards or whatever. I would’ve put it on iTunes like a real rapper but they wanted me to sell it for more money (like $8) or put less tracks. I decided to settle for neither. I hope you respect my decision and you’re still happy to support. If not, all good (eh not really), but I hope to catch you on the next one.
You can stream the entire album after the jump.
For those thinking, “Who is NABIL?” might get a surprise when you find out what videos he’s directed. They might actually be some of your favorites. The Australian photographer with roots in Chicago has gone on to do some great things in his career, most notably helped Kanye West with some of his projects, including his Glow In The Dark book.
With photography being the focus of his early career, he has now branched out to videos and film —-even shooting a documentary titled Bouncing Cats, which focuses on teaching the b-boy culture and dance techniques through a workshop, to Ugandan disenfranchised youth. The documentary went on to win various awards.
Today, we visit our favorite videos from NABIL and pay homage to his creativity by counting down some of the best directed music videos of his career.
Producer: R. Kelly
Album: Write Me Back
Label: RCA Records
After hitting us with some smooth music from Write Me Back, Robert Kelly is on the heels of dropping the album (due out this Tuesday). He’s back to his scheming ways with “Green Light,” asking a PYT to give him the green light to be her boyfriend’s substitute.
It might actually be the 2012 “Down Low” —except, less classic.
OS REWIND: R. Kelly – Feelin’ Single
Media and journalists got the opportunity recently, to hear Nas’ album Life Is Good before anybody else and here is the footage from the event. The recap just shows what went down and ends with Nas giving a speech and explaining why ‘life is good.’
OS REWIND: Nas – Daughters [Music Video]
OS REWIND: Nas’ “Life Is Good” Album Is Being Compared To The Fugees and Amy Winehouse