The visuals are still pouring in week after week. But that just means everyone is trying to throw their hat in the ring and give the people what they want. This week, we saw a good amount of R&B and alternative make their way into the Top 10 countdown, but don’t worry because we still kept it live with that fire for the streets.
Spitta outshined everyone, dropping 3 videos this week, but Wiz Khalifa was not far behind, making cameos in two and giving us one off Live In Concert. Even Kreayshawn snuck into the mix, linking up with The HBK Gang to direct a video.
Unfortunately, John Legend’s “Who Do We Think We Are” had to be omitted because YouTube removed it for violating terms of service. We still see you, J!
Check out our Top 10 Videos of the Week below.
OS REWIND: Top 10 Videos Of The Week (May 05, 2013)
It’s not often we see raw emotion from behind closed doors from artists, but in the rare instances we do, it’s golden. This case is no different.
In this clip, Pusha T reacts to hearing his latest single, “Numbers On The Boards” for the first time, as he has a talk with Kanye about when they should release the track. Now we understand why they dropped it 15 min after announcing it.
VA emcee, Pusha-Ton was the next artist stop by “The Butcher’s Block” and chop it up with Frank The Butcher in episode 16. In this clip, he discusses his interest in fashion stemming from the Clipse “Grindin” days leading to his own brand Play Cloths and boutique cream. He also goes on to discuss feeling on Ricky Rozay’s lyric controversy on Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.” and how he feels rap is taken too seriously still.
You can check after the jump to watch full interview clip.
OS REWIND: Pusha T – Numbers On The Boards [Music Video]
OS REWIND: Pusha T Announces “My Name Is My Name” Release Date
OS REWIND: Pusha T – Blocka (feat. Travi$ Scott) (Live at Coachella)
one half of the clipse, Pusha T has been a big hip hop fashion influence for over the past 10 years, helping Japanese streetwear pioneers BAPE gain buzz and breakthrough to America’s urban audience in the early years, and also working on his own clothing venture with his brother, upscale streetwear brand Play Cloths.
Pusha decided to take us behind the scenes as he kicks it with the fans at California boutique Fresh Out The Box, and gives us the complete origin of how and why he started up his brand. King Push gives credit to super producer/taste-maker Pharrell Williams and Bathing Ape founder NIGO for helping him see the vision of trying his hand in the fashion world, seeing fans all across the globe emulate dressing like the clipse.
Check out Pusha T give us the complete run down on Play Cloths below.
OS REWIND: Pusha T Announces “My Name Is My Name” Release Date
OS REWIND: Pusha T – Numbers On The Boards
The long awaited debut from Pusha-Ton, “My Name Is My Name” finally got its release date earlier today, as the VA emcee has made the official Twitter announcement.
Leading up to the project, we’ve gotten his “Wrath Of Caine” mixtape along with the recent released Don Cannon-produced track “Numbers On The Boards.” Both served as samples of what to expect for another cruel summer, when the album releases.
FUSE’s Esteban Serrano caught up with Pusha T at their VEVO-sponsored Coachella event recently, to discuss upcoming debut studio album “My Name Is My Name.” With the release of his Kanye West produced “Numbers On The Boards,” Esteban asked if the track a representation of what to expect on the album.
Pusha cited the album as a fusion of four of his favorite albums, including “Life after Death,” “Harlem World” and “The Purple Tape;” naming those two the most dynamic diversities missing from rap. ‘Ton went on to discuss features and production from the album, which he listed out Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, The-Dream, Nottz, Don Cannon, Swizz Beatz and G.O.O.D. Music’s latest signee, Hudson Mohawke.
Pusha T heated up the ‘net yesterday, when he dropped his brand new track “Numbers On The Boards” out of nowhere. Today Pusha stopped by MTV with Fabolous to promote their upcoming tour and to talk about how the release happened. He revealed that he didn’t know it was going to drop, but Kanye West called him 15 minutes before and told him he was going ahead with the drop, even without Def Jam’s permission.
Wow are we glad this all happened because he track has been in our rotation non-stop since it dropped! Remember, this is all leading up to the release of Pusha’s debut solo album My Name Is My Name, which is slated to drop later this year.
The weekend is here, bitches! And you know what means? We’re going to be knee deep in some alcohol, awaiting good times (and hungover mornings). While we get ready for the Saturday and Sunday ratchetness, the soundtrack to our weekend will be crucial. This week was especially crazy, because we got big songs from Rap’s elite.
It never hurts to get a new song for Jay-Z, either. So that will continue in our rotation for days/weeks to come, as we set off today’s Weekend Playlist with that. We didn’t add too much R&B (and definitely no alternative) in this edition, so expect more rap than usual. Compton, Detroit, Brooklyn, North Carolina, and Los Angeles all represented.
Check out what our OnSMASH staff will be bumping this weekend, after the jump.
On the back of releasing his Wrath Of Caine mixtape back in January, Pusha T decides to let loose of a brand new track after the release of several videos this year already. Acting as a follow-up to Jay-Z’s “Open Letter” (according to Kanye West) this morning, we get the opportunity to listen to a hard-hitting track titled “Numbers On The Boards.” There’s no word yet on whether the single will appear on his forthcoming solo album My Name Is My Name just yet, but anything fresh from the G.O.O.D. Music camp is certainly something to kick up a fuss.
R&B songstress, Cassie hasn’t project since her debut self-titled album in 2006, but she returns today with her first ever mixtape entitled “#RockaByeBaby.” Themed from one of the greatest urban movies of all time, “New Jack City”; Cassie (much like Keisha) has her lips on the NINA ready to unload a full clip of musical fire onto her fans when you were least expecting it. Apparently her services were needed in the game which we’ve seen releases of “Paradise” and “Numb” as appetizers for the project leading into her sophomore album set to release later this year.
The mixtapes features consist of Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, Rick Ross, Too $hort, Fabolous, Meek Mill, Jeremih, French Montana, Ester Dean; with A-list production help from Mike WiLL Made It, Rob Holladay, Da Internz an Young Chop to name a few. Check after the jump to view the 13-track tracklistings along with download links ready.
We’re all the way up inside April 2013 already, and the weeks seem to be going by faster. Once again, rap invaded our Top 10 this week, with a bit of R&B flavor in the mix from the likes of Chris Brown and The-Dream. Interestingly enough, Snoop made his way into our countdown twice, by way of both current names.
Follow us as we give you our Top 10 visuals of the past seven days.
OS REWIND: Top 10 Videos Of The Week (March 31, 2013)
One of the featured cuts from Pusha T’s Wrath of Caine is next up to get the Decoded treatment as Life + Times links up with Pusha to break down “Doesn’t Matter“. As he tries to slow it down for you My Name Is My Name is being prepped for release this summer, stay tuned for the debut.
Pusha-Ton recently stopped by Hot 107.9 Philly to chop it up with Q Deezy about his debut studio album “My Name Is My Name.” The two started things off with discussing the album’s release date, which Push confirmed it’s still slated to release this summer. He’s currently waiting on ‘Ye to finish verses for its first official single “I Am,” so expect that to surface in the coming weeks.
He went on to name the producers on the album (Hit-Boy, Pharrell, The-Dream, Just Blaze and No I.D., to name a few) with guest appearances including Rozay, Future and two more artists he’s currently waiting for verses alongside Kanye West.
Q Deezy went on to ask Pusha T if he feels underrated and hasn’t gotten his due. Push opened up saying he feels him and his brother Malice still have the fans support after all of these years, which is the only thing that’s matters to them in comparison to any accolade.
The two closed out with MTV’s hottest MC list, and how Kanye named Wayne the hottest rapper something Pusha T wasn’t too fond of. Pusha briefly touched on list and felt every rapper should have at least have one quotable line and an album out; and understood why he didn’t make the final cut.
Check after the jump to watch the video interview that includes Pusha T speaking on the album and names out his current Top MC’s, including one interesting foe he still gave recognition to.
Looks like two of Def Jam’s biggest acts will be hitting the road very soon. Today it was announced that Fabolous and Pusha T will embark on “The Life Is So Exciting” tour. The tour will span over the entire months of April and May and end on June 1. This is good timing for both artists as they are both prepping the release of albums this year.
Check out the full list of dates after the jump.
Grammy Award-winner Bangladesh has been one of the most consistent producers in the urban world for the better part of the last decade giving us some of your favorite hit-records from the likes of Rihanna, Tunechi, Usher and more. Those of you who’ve been waiting on the long-awaited album “Flowers & Candy” from the Ca$h Money’s in-house producer, now have hope as we get his new project with the “Ponzi Scheme.” The entire project produced by Bangladesh which has his most recent hits from last year including some original music has features from Brandy, Rihanna, ASAP Rocky, 2 Chainz, Baby, Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Pusha T, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz, Trinidad James, Cyhi The Prynce, Alley Boy, Tom Foolery, Fast Life, Kevin Cossom and CJ. You can check after the jump to view the 30-track tracklistings.