Monthly Archives: February 2013
Kid Cudi mentioned on Twitter earlier this week that he would be releasing a new track this week, and he keeps his promise as he drops “Immortal.” This is some vintage Cudi that fully hypes us up for his upcoming album Indicud, which will be out on April 23. This marks another strong track from Cudi, as his previous two releases from the album have been very strong. Check out the track above.
Perhaps the hardest working man in the industry is Curren$y. He continues to drop free music for his fans, as tonight he delivers his new track “Kingpin,” which is a freestyle over Young Scooter’s “Colombia.” This beat fits in perfectly with Spitta, as he floats in and out with his smooth flow. Peep the track above.
Two years ago, Gucci Mane released the first installment in his “Free Bricks” series with fellow Georgia rapper Future helping launch his career from the streets to becoming a household name. If you all loved Free Bricks, Gucci returns with “Free Bricks 2” feature the next up and coming rapper to take over the game with Young Scooter. From the official video of “Columbia,” new Remix released with La’Flare, Rick Ross & Birdman as well as their collaborative official video for “Free Bricks,” both Gucci and Scooter have been on a tear the entire year in a sense of Gucci having a reassurance in his career and Scooter becoming one of the most talked about “new” rappers in the game. For their project we get features from Wale, Waka Flocka, Young Dolph, Big Bank Black as you can check after the jump to view the complete 16-track tracklistings along with a download link ready.
For the next episode in the Jason’s Goldwatch’s popular “Time Pieces” short film series, he travels to West L.A. for a special Venice Beach, California visit to connect with rapper / producer Evidence. In the clip above, Goldwatch spends the day with the Dilated Peoples emcee as they smoke some of the finest Cali home grown and captures some amazing images across the town all on his Super 8 mm film.
OS REWIND: Jason Goldwatch Presents: Time Pieces (Too $hort)
OS REWIND: Jason Goldwatch Presents: Time Pieces (Jay Electronica)
OS REWIND: Jason Goldwatch Presents: Time Pieces (feat. Pharrell & Karolina Kurkova)
When a relevant producer puts together their very own track featuring a number of our favorite artists, there’s rarely a disappointing outcome. In this case, 183rd Music grabs an all-star line-up of Smoke DZA, NYMLo, Al-Doe, Chase N. Cashe and DJ Will Gates for a bonus offering from his latest project. Appropriately titled Game Room, the musician includes samples from classic video game themes to set the overall tone of the 10-track mixtape.
Check out the tracklist and download the entire project after the jump.
The always lovely Barbados songstress Rihanna graces the April cover ELLE magazine with not only one, but two incredible covers that you can check out in high-res below. Above we’re shown an behind-scenes-look from the shoot shot in Paris by Mariano Vivanco as she shows off pieces from her Spring/Summer 2013 collection for River Island. The magazines will be available in newsstands everywhere this Wednesday, March 6th.
OS REWIND: Rihanna – Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko) [Music Video]
OS REWIND: Rihanna & Terry Richardson’s Rolling Stone Magazine Cover Shoot
OS REWIND: Rihanna – Jump (Club Cheval Rap Remix) (feat. Theophilus London)
There’s already been plenty of talk around his upcoming full length album 006, but Asaad returns with another project to hold us over in the meantime, as he claims to make a fairly bold statement with the title. New Black History Month II is an 11-track mixtape from the rising Philly native, containing features from GrandeMarshall, Wyo and Izzle, along with production from Nascent, Ben Pramuk, Problem and many more.
Stream and download the project after the jump.
It’s that time of the year again as MTV is getting ready to release their hottest MCs in the game list. To build up the anticipation they polled some of hip-hop’s heavyweights for their thoughts on who is the hottest. One of the best parts of the clip was Future’s pick, which was of couse Future. Peep the entire video above.
OS REWIND: Future & French Montana – Down & Out
OS REWIND: Hit-Boy – TU (feat. Audio Push, Problem & Juicy J)
OS REWIND: Kobe Bryant – #CountOnKobe
Solange Knowles has quietly been stepping out of her older sister Queen B’s shadow during this Winter with the recent release of her “True EP” which has received positive reviews even being called a 80s-era Madonna’ish sounding project. Of the 7 songs featured on her True EP, Solange took stage to the Late Show w/ David Letterman to perform “Don’t Let Me Down.” Those who have never heard the song before can enjoy the aggressive hip-hop influenced sounds provided as Solange delivers some playful melodic vocals to coincide for the live audience.
OS REWIND: Solange & The xx Perform “Make It Hot” Live In London
OS REWIND: Solange & Dev Hynes – Bad Girls (Black Cab Sessions)
OS REWIND: Solange – Losing You
It’s a nightmare on O-Block (Bang Bang) as Fredo Santana morphs into “Fredo Kruger” to provide that scary site we’re used to seeing when we get some new 3Hunna music for our real comrades out there doing or when you’re in the wrong with them G.B.E. / O.T.F. boys. Luckily since you’re fans, you’ll never get caught in that crossfire as we’ll only get the scary site musically from Fredo as he prepares up a nice treat for the streets with this one. Features come from Future, Young Scooter, SD, Chief Keef, Lil Durk, Juelz Santana, Trouble, Alley Boy, Ballout, Soulja Boy, Tadoe, Gino Marley, Gino Marley and Blood Money; with the production side of things handled by Mike WiLL Made It, Young Chop (On Da Beat), Tarentino, Marvin Cruz, 12 Hunna, Dezzy, C Sick. You can check after the jump to view the complete 16-track tracklistings along with a download link ready.
OS REWIND: Fredo Santana – Got Myself (feat. King L) [Music Video]
OS REWIND: Lil Reese – Don’t Like (Chopped Not Slopped By DJ Slim K) [Mixtape]
Looks like the “Harlem Shake” is coming to a city near you, as today Baauer and Danny Brown announced the “Worst Of Both Worlds” tour. The nine-city tour will range from cities in the Southern and Western portions of the US. This will be quite the duo to see live so it is sure to be a must go. Peep the full list of dates after the jump.
I-20 is back with his latest prescription to the Internets with “The Amphetamine Manifesto: Part One” and he brought DJ Far along for the narrative. With a feature from Black Rob and DJ Pain1 handling the majority of the production alongside Trakksounds, Dirty Dunnz, and Miles Sloan, this is part one.
Download The Amphetamine Manifesto: Part One and check out the tracklist after the jump.
Lifestyle/skateboarding footwear brand, Vans pays some respect to the craftsmen with their new workwear collection,putting together a variety of hands-on work type pieces with a fashionable twist. The collection includes two detailed lightweight Langard Jacket, featuring utility pockets and corduroy detailing. The pack also includes two Van Chukka boots, which complement the Langard Jacket, presented in a dirt brown colorway or charcoal.
The Vans Workwear Pack is available now at select Vans retailers and also over at their online store now. Check out more images below.
Gillie Da Kid is back after some time off and he’s claiming the throne of Philly while he’s at it. With features from Meek Mill, Yo Gotti, Mistah F.A.B. and more, and production handled by Coney Gurl, Rugged Mess, The Office Team, and a select few more, Gillie’s making a strong claim.
Check out the tracklist and download “King Of Philly 2″ after the jump.
Baltimore Murdaland’s collective, The Marino Gang have low key been developing a buzz to build off of which recent tracks we’ve been bumping from the entire crew including one of our personal favorites of the month with “Young God.” The A$AP Affiliated crew has been on a hard grind this year thus far with plans of releasing Young Diego’s “American Superstar” along with Young Shaka’s “Murdaville.” Here we get a sample of what to expect in the near future with “One Way Street” produced by Milo.
Free Young Shaka!