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Two weeks ago we paid homage to Tupac with “I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto,” coincidentally not realizing his born day was only a few days later. After his passing, we got a “Greatest Hits” album which was his first and only to go certified diamond. Speaking of gem’s, one track from the album that never got enough appreciation in our opinion (peep the YouTube count) was the Johnny J-produced track “Unconditional Love.”
As one of his first posthumous singles (more on the way), we instantly fell in love with his dedication to friend M.C. Hammer. Enjoy the track today on this Father’s Day 2013 dedicating your day to him, or your mom’s for stepping up to fill the void.
Also, special thanks to all the fans that still visit this site while we’re still not “free” at the moment, that’s always unconditional love. Thank You!
Happy Birthday Tupac Shakur.
OS Flashback: 2pac – I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto
While the release date for his sophomore opus has been known for nearly two months, 2 Chainz has finally revealed on twitter the official album title we can look forward to this September 10th. Check after the jump for complete details on the announcement.
Earlier this week, NBA TV premiered “The Doctor” featuring Julius “Dr. J” Erving. The nearly 90-minute documentary follows Erving’s childhood life growing up in Roosevelt, L.I. with narrator Chuck D of Public Enemy to becoming one of the most iconic sports figures of all-time. He brought us some of the biggest jaw-dropping highlights influencing your favorites in the NBA from Michael Jordan to Vince Carter, and LeBron James.
Those who witnessed his greatness up close and personal include Pat Riley, Bob Costas, and Doug Collins to name a few all speaking on their experiences watching him in the league. While there was always excitement on the court, Julius dealt with overwhelming off the court passings with his father when he was only 9 years old, to his brother dying at 19; and more recently his own son losing his life after a tragic car incident, also at 19.
“If you ever hear Michael Jordan talk, he always says he looked up to and aspired to be like Dr. J. So if there was no Dr. J, then Mike would have never had someone to look up to, and if there was no Mike, then there’s no guys like myself who looked up to Mike.”
(c) LeBron James
Watch the full documentary after the jump chronicling the life and career of “The Doctor”.
Straight from them gritty sCreets of Kansas City, Riley continues wave from his most recent releases last week “Ocean Water.” The track received positive response and even climbed its way into our top 5 post last week. This week we get some more heat literally, with “Heat Check.” Listen to the track above and stay tuned for more from Riley.
Here’s the debut mixtape from Flatbush, Brookyn’s own Royal entitled “The Royal Music EP.” The project ha features from St. Courts, Cqaffeine, Philly, K-Ray with production from Royal himself with help from AD, Serious Beats, Christian Rich, Maker, Rhapsodists, and D’Artizt. Check after the jump to get on game with some of fresh up and comers in the game on this 8-track EP available for download as well.
NY duo, Ordinary Cool returns to deliver music with an ode to model Daisy Espana known as Stacey Hash. The beat hits hard and clean flipping Raekwon’s “Incarcerated Scarfaces,” using smooth chords in order to soften it up for the ladies. Listen to the track above along with the rewinds below, and check after the jump to download the track.
Back in 2011 when the Odd Future collective was just starting to hit the mainstream, Frank Ocean was leading the way with his debut mixtape “nostalgia, ULTRA” to release right before Ace’s “Goblin.” Following the release of Frank’s mixtape, Def Jam had originally planned to re-release the project on iTunes as an EP but cancelled those plans moving towards his debut album “Channel Orange” released last year.
The mixtape was originally released in low quality at 192kps but a loyalist of the Golf Wang decided to share the original version found on Frank’s tumblr page in 2011 in CDQ. After the jump, you can get reacquainted with the project listening to singles “Novacane” and “Swim Good” along with a download link provided.
Even Jimmy Fallon admits he’s heard this song a little more than he ever expected to, but Ariana Grande’s summer-hit “That Way” has impacted the mainstream pop audience beyond what she ever dreamt of (the single is certified platinum).
With her debut studio album “Daydreamin” set to release later this summer in August, Ariana continues her promo run, linking with Mac Miller on stage for a live performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon with help from The Roots.
Before Canelo Alvarez & Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s big showdown in September, one of the biggest fights we’re looking forward to that has potential to also be fight of the year is Paulie Malignaggi and Adrien Broner.
With Broner’s always flamboyant fast-talking and Malignaggi’s relentless to backdown from a fight, this has been one of the more “personal” fights in quite some time with even ex-girlfriends and past domestic relationships all exposed in the process. Their fight goes down next Saturday on June 22nd, as Adrien will be challenging Paulie for his WBA Welterweight title.
In the first clip from Showtime, we see Broner’s “It’s Time To Perform” clip, which he says he’s what boxing’s missing to put on a show for the fans every time he steps into the ring. His confidence and style mirrors Mayweather, as Broner sees himself making the hall-of-fame when his career is over citing next week when he steps up 147, he’ll showcase to the world his skills in the larger weight class.
Watch “It’s Time to Perform” after the jump.
OS REWIND: HBO Boxing Presents: The Greatest Hits Of Adrien Broner
OS REWIND: Scouting Report: Athletes On The Rise
OS REWIND: Adrien Broner & Meek Mill “Dreamchasers Cypher”
With his sophomore album “Watching Movies With The Sound Off” set to release on June 18th, Mac Miller stopped by the world’s most dangerous morning show, The Breakfast Club. In the interview, Mac discusses the big day which he will also be releasing his album on the same day as J. Cole and Kanye West.
He went on to discuss his album including getting a rare feature from Jay Electronica on the album for “Suplexes Inside of Complexes and Duplexes,” his decision on staying independent and more. Watch the entire interview after the jump and be sure to pre-order Mac’s new album available in stores everywhere and iTunes this Tuesday.
With the success of his number 1 hit-single, Robin Thicke keeping the pattern to achieve the same fate with his upcoming self-titled sixth studio album “Blurred Lines.” Contrary to what most might believe with the song primarily being based around drugs, alcohol and women; Thicke has said the album is experiences from his own maturation process living in the lines between a “black or white world (straight path).” Outside of the album’s single with T.I. & Pharrell, the only other guest appearance on the album is Kendrick Lamar; which you can look for in stores worldwide and iTunes on July 30th. Check after the jump to view the official album’s tracklistings.
Usher stopped by the Conan O’Brien Show and the two discussed his ability to make music for “Sexy Time” and party records. Enjoying what he does musically, Usher admits to have helping guys get through “harder times” when engaging a women, as the interview progressively got awkwardly funny.
Conan brought up the idea of ladies always throwing panties and bra’s (generic) on stage; but Usher revealed one event where a young lady got completely naked in front of Usher in the street showing all of her dedication. Check after the jump to watch the interview.
Just nearly one month ago, The Weeknd released the official first single from his upcoming album with “Kiss Land / John Carpenter.” Although we do miss his original of ILLANGELO and Doc McKinney, Abel’s still crafting together quality music releases. Last night during invasion of the Virgin Mobile Mod Club in his hometown of Toronto, he premiered new music with a live performance of “You Belong To The World.”
Achieving platinum status just weeks ago for his three-CD set “Trilogy,” The Weeknd is already transitioning fans with new music from his upcoming debut full-length album “Kiss Land” releasing later this year. Check after the jump to watch the performance live.
OS REWIND: The Weeknd – Kiss Land / John Carpenter
OS REWIND: The Weeknd – Twenty Eight *NSFW* [Music Video]
OS REWIND: The Weeknd – Kiss Land / John Carpenter (Chopped Not Slopped By OG Ron C)
Before URL’s N.O.M.E. (Night Of Main Events 3) kicks off next Sunday on June 23rd, we get a special treat of some the latest dosage of verbal warfare from two rising stars from Proving Grounds to step in the main stage. Wisconsin’s Tone Montana brings his aggressive bars to the bright lights against B-More’s Danja Zone who will be looking to outflow his opponent throwing them hay-makers of punchlines.
The stage is already set for two hungry emcees that should definitely bring a respectable battle featuring them grown man bars scene only in the URL ring. Tickets for N.O.M.E. 3 are almost out before the event goes down, as you can click HERE to still purchase. Follow the innovators, not the imitators! Smiddddddddddddack!
OS REWIND: URLTV: HitMan Holla vs. Pharra Funeral (The Vault)
OS REWIND: URLTV Presents: B-Magic vs. Tay Roc
OS REWIND: URLTV Presents: N.O.M.E. 3 [Documentary]
On the verge of stardom, Los Angeles’ own Problem has been sought out my most labels as the biggest new unsigned artist in rap. Highlighted by his first cross-over single “Like Whaaat,” that even made its way into the hands of Diddy, Chachi’s been touring the country to cement his name as the hottest new cat out. Backed by the entire Diamond Lane Music Group and co-signs from your favorite rappers and producers spanning from all over, it’s time for Problem to officially take over this game starting today.
The mixtape’s features come the likes of Wiz Khalifa, T.I., Snoop Dogg, The Game, Bad Lucc, Wale, Chris Brown, IAMSU!, Tyga, Kent, and G Malone. With production seen from Problem himself, he gets assistance from Terrace Martin, Jahlil Beats, Warren G, League Of Starz, The Invasion, Beatboy Soundz, and Yung J.R. Check after the jump to view the 21-track tracklistings along with download links ready; and get ready to ride out with Compton one time!
OS REWIND: Problem – Twerk (feat. Bad Lucc) *NSFW* [Music Video]
OS REWIND: Diddy’s Jet Dance, Brought To You by Problem’s “Like Whaaat” [Video]