Daily Archives: December 5, 2012
It’s GRAMMY season and the nominees have just been announced. Leading the pack are the likes of Jay-Z, Kanye West, fun., Frank Ocean and Dan Auerbach. In the mix, we see 2 Chainz got the nod for Best Rap Album, and tough competition for Best Rap Performance. Check some of the nominations below and after the jump.
Music’s Biggest Night, the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, coming live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, air on CBS on February 10 at 8 p.m. EST.
Record Of The Year:
“Lonely Boy” — The Black Keys
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Kelly Clarkson
“We Are Young” — Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
“Somebody That I Used To Know” — Gotye featuring Kimbra
“Thinkin Bout You” — Frank Ocean
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” — Taylor Swift
Album Of The Year:
El Camino — The Black Keys
Some Nights — Fun.
Babel — Mumford & Sons
Channel Orange — Frank Ocean
Blunderbuss — Jack White
Best Rap Album:
Take Care – Drake
Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 – Lupe Fiasco
Life Is Good – Nas
Undun – The Roots
God Forgives, I Don’t – Rick Ross
Based On A T.R.U. Story – 2 Chainz
While the streets wait for a definitive release date on his upcoming album Eyes Wide Shut, we get new music from our La Familia Kent Money with “Wondering Why.” Listen as the Surf Club represent gets up with Dave Money over some production by Tha Bizness as the three make that feel good music. We’re really looking forward to this project as Kent is putting the finish touches on his highly anticipated sophomore album “Eyes Wide Shut,” as this third single from the project will be moving directly to our playlist.
To kick off his “Time Pieces” web-series, video director Jason Goldwatch links up with producer Pharrell and supermodel/actress Karolina Kurkova, to capture the couple’s classic 2006 VOGUE Magazine photo shoot in Brazil. The two take a couple very classy intimate shots, while they have some fun and enjoy their overseas vacation.
After the announcement of his My Name Is My Name album and Wrath Of Caine mixtape last week, G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T gives us the chance to listen to a brand new offering titled “Blocka”, which features Popcaan and fellow labelmate Travi$ Scott. The location of the track is still unknown, but we can look forward to hearing the mixtape before the year ends. Also, keep an eye out for the video for the single dropping soon. YEUGHK!
Produced by Young Chop.
Here’s the official Holiday 2012 lookbook video mixtape from Los Angeles based brand Popular Demand. In this video we’re shown Problem, Clyde Carson, Skeme, Roach Gigz, and Sage the Gemini showing off the new line with cameos from Ty Dolla $ign, Freddie Gibbs and DJ Amen to name a few. The clip showcases some of the hottest new faces in L.A. with some of the freshest gear to look out for this Holiday season such as hoodies, crewnecks and t-shirts.
Their Holiday 2012 collection is now available at populardemandshop.com as you can also find the clothing in various retailers nationwide and internationally.
Take a look at Super Producer Pharrell Williams multi-million dollar Miami penthouse. Skateboard P originally purchased the crib for $12.5M in 2007, but due to the many expansions and add-on’s throughout the years, the asking price for the crib is now $16.8M. Pharrell’s palace comes equipped with five bedrooms, six bathrooms, an indoor and outdoor kitchen, a rooftop terrace, a private swimming pool, and much more.
Take a detailed look at the inside of Skateboard P’s decked out multi-million dollar bachelor pad below and after the jump.
Chrisette Michelle brings out a rather glamorous side for the artwork to her forthcoming mixtape, Audrey Hepburn: An Audiovisual Presentation. The cover takes us back in time to the 1950′s with a classic black and white image, inspired by the late British actress in the title. If her recent singles “Charades” with 2 Chainz and “Rich Hipster” with Wale are something to go by, we should be in for a treat when the project is released on Friday.
OS REWIND: Chrisette Michele – Can The Cool Be Loved? (feat. Dunson) [Music Video]
OS REWIND: Chrisette Michele – Your Fair Lady (feat. Guitar Slayer) [Music Video]
Label: Syco / Epic Records
Almost a year since winning X-Factor, Melanie Amaro is prepared to take the world by storm with her Truly… debut album. We’ve heard her on a fair share of records thus far, and “Long Distance” proves to be another solid Dance-Pop smash, as she looks to assert herself and make a stamp with her own music. With an all star cast of producers on Truly…, it’s only a matter of time until Melanie is a household name.
Keep an eye out for her debut album to drop at the top of 2013.
Fashion designer Mark Mcnairy takes a break from his Billionaire Boys Club Bee line ventures with producer Pharrell and many brand collaborations and gets back to his own personal creations. Mcnairy gives us the Mix-suede Chukkas, a very fashionable low-cut rounded-toe boot with custom waxed-cotton lacing. The boots also feature embroidered “Fuck Off” script branded on the sole, along with a royal blue pull-tab on the heel.
The Mark Mcnairy Mix-Suede ChukkaBoots are available for purchase now over at the SOTO Berlin online shop. Check out detailed images below.
On the next segment of Wiz Khalifa’s O.N.I.F.C. Track by Track, Wiz talks about his Courtney Noelle-featured “Got Everything” record. He says Court is actually signed to Taylor Gang and the track had been a long time in the making.
The timing was right and they both cooked up “Got Everything,” which Wiz says will be a big record and one they want to take far. Maybe it turns out to be the next single.
O.N.I.F.C. Track by Track: “Let It Go” (feat. Akon)
O.N.I.F.C. Track by Track: “Rise Above” (ft. Pharrell, Tuki Carter & Amber Rose)
O.N.I.F.C. Track by Track: “Medicated” (feat. Juicy J & Chevy Woods)
O.N.I.F.C. Track by Track: “It’s Nothin” (feat. 2 Chainz)
O.N.I.F.C. Track by Track: “Up In It”
O.N.I.F.C. Track by Track: “Remember You” (feat. The Weeknd)
Ca$hville Tennessee’s own, Dee Goodz delivers the first offering from his upcoming collaboration project with Producers/songwriters The KickDrums, the Higher EP Presented by Rocksmith Clothing. The two give us the title track “Higher”,with Dee spitting some verses over the KickDrums live-instrumental rock-influenced production. Be on the lookout for the full EP within the next couple of weeks.
OS REWIND: Dee Goodz – Fam, Friends, And $$
While everybody was out at the BET Awards, Violence & Drugs Only was having an show of his own on that stove as we get some new music from that uptown represent with “The Awards.” Enjoy this new release with araabMUZIK on the beat to get the streets hype for his upcoming “Slime Flu 3” mixtape hitting streets this Tuesday.
One of our favorite producers of the moment, Mike WiLL Made It, speaks to MTV and reveals he gave Rihanna a few joints from the stash but the Pop star ended up picking “Pour It Up” for her Unapologetic album. Mike WiLL was suprised upon hearing this, considering it was the record that he thought was way different than what he was used to hearing from her. We already knew RiRi was a bad ass gangsta chick, though.
Stay tuned for his new mixtape Est. in 1989 2.5 to drop December 24th.
The Atlanta MC decides to let go of an energetic track called “White Girl”, a God’s Paparazzi produced track which didn’t quite make it onto his recent Break Hundreds & Hearts EP. With his last project released back in August, the strong demand for new music has influenced Donnis to work harder than ever, rewarding fans with the release of an untitled new project coming soon.
Be sure to purchase Donnis’ latest project, available on iTunes.
Exile has decided to bless fans with some new (unreleased) music, put together into a Cassette mixtape. The compilation is made up of a lot of demo versions of previous efforts with Blu, Aloe Blacc and his own rap album Dive into what didn’t make the cut with never before heard tracks from Exile, and download the mixtape below.