Wiz Khalifa is out with the music video to his new single ‘Work Hard Play Hard’, off the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania rapper’s second studio album ‘O.N.I.F.C.’, out August 28th on Atlantic Records. The Bill Paladino directed video was filmed at multiple locations in Pittsburgh. Watch it via YouTube below.
Kanye West is out with the music video to his new single ‘Lost In The World’, featuring Bon Iver. The track is off the Chicago rapper’s fifth studio album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’, out now on Roc-A-Fella Records. Watch the Ruth Hogben directed video via Vevo below.
Nicki Minaj is out with the music video to her new single ‘Fly’, featuring Rihanna, off the American rapper’s debut album ‘Pink Friday’, out now on Young Money / Cash Money / Universal Motown. “The ‘Fly’ video is a freakin’ movie! Movie! Movie! Cinematic popcorn,” Minaj told Radio 1’s Tim Westwood. Watch the Sanaa Hamri directed video via Vevo below.
Jake Miller is out with a video for his remix of B.o.B’s ‘Beast Mode’. The track originally appeared on B.o.B’s ‘No Genre’ mixtape, and was produced by Infinity. The remix finds the 19-year-old showing off his skills on the mic over the hard-hitting beat. Download it for free at Hulkshare.
Get an inside look at Talib Kweli on his way to a sold-out performance in Paris with Yasiin Bey. Talib discussed his love for the French style of food and production and lets viewers in on how he prepares differently for a show each night.
“When I was young, I travelled a lot all over the States,” Talib explained. “Part of the reason why I’m still able to do hip hop music is because it was nothing for me to get on a Greyhound bus or get on a bus and just go anywhere in the States, but it took hip hop to bring me overseas.”
Watch the Amine Bouziane and Sylvain French directed video below the cut. (more…)
After six long years, Mickey Avalon released his sophomore album, ‘Loaded’, via Suburban Noize Records on April 24th. ‘Loaded’ is available at physical retailers and also available digitally on iTunes, where fans will receive an exclusive bonus track ‘When Avalon Comes’.
Mickey continues to celebrate the release of ‘Loaded’ with the release of his new live video for the song ‘Drugs’. The video features live footage from Mickey Avalon’s CD release show at the legendary Key Club in Hollywood, California. Watch the video via YouTube below.
Mickey Avalon ‘Loaded’ Tour Dates:
Jun 2 – San Diego, CA at Stingaree
Jun 3 – Corona, CA at Marquee 15
Jun 7 – San Francisco, CA at Slim’s
Jun 8 – Reno, NV at Cargo In CommRow
Jun 9 – Sacramento, CA at Ace of Spades
Jun 10 – Bend, OR at Domino Room
Jun 12 – Portland, OR at Dante’s
Jun 13 – Portland, OR at Dante’s
Jun 14 – Seattle, WA at Showbox at the Market
Jun 15 – Boise, ID at Knitting Factory
Jun 17 – Aspen, CO at Belly Up
Jun 20 – Denver, CO at Bluebird Theater
Jun 22 – Witchita, KS at The Scenery
Jun 23 – Kansas City, MO at Hotel Nightclub
Jun 24 – St. Louis, MO at Firebird
Jun 26 – St Paul, MN at Station 4
Jun 28 – Chicago, IL at The Bottom Lounge
Jun 29 – Pontiac, MI at Crofoot Ballroom
Jun 30 – Cleveland Heights, OH at Grog Shop
Jul 1 – Pittsburgh, PA at Altar Bar
David Dallas has released the track ‘Pay Off’, produced by 41, from the New Zealand rapper’s upcoming album ‘Falling Into Place.’
“There’s always a point where you have to decide whether to actually put your all into any given undertaking,” Dallas says. “From that point, any number of things can determine whether it ultimately succeeds or fails. To take a ‘leap of faith’ has always seemed more an idealistic statement than a truthful one to me. The word faith implies a higher degree of certainty or confidence than most of us have when attempting to do anything special. In reality, it’s more of a leap of hope – done on a feeling, a hunch, that if what you do is good enough, one day it’ll all pay off.”
A download and stream ‘Pay Off’ at SoundCloud has since been removed, but check out the track’s music video via YouTube below.
Tech N9ne protégé and longtime collaborator, Stevie Stone, is preparing for the release of his Strange Music debut album, ‘Rollin’ Stone’. Due in stores June 12th, the collection features the singles ‘808 Bendin’, ‘Get Buck’ and ‘Oneness’. Guests on the album include Tech N9ne, Yelawolf, Krizz Kaliko, Hopsin and reggae star Peter “Peetah” Morgan of Morgan Heritage.
Tech N9ne actually attended Stevie Stone’s first live performance. “I knew he was dope back then,” Tech says. Tech and Stone met after that show several years ago and started developing a relationship. Tech and Stone’s bond led to Stone signing with Strange Music in 2011. “I’m home,” Stone says. “It’s something I’ve been wanting for a long time.”
As he prepares for the release of ‘Rollin’ Stone’, Stevie Stone is currently on tour with Tech N9ne, MGK and Krizz Kaliko as part of the groundbreaking “Hostile Takeover 2012” Tour, which includes 90 shows in 99 days, making it the longest consecutive tour in rap history.
Stream and download the track ‘808 Bendin’, featuring Tech N9nej, at audiomack.com.
STORi, one of the latest artists to be added to the Motown/Universal roster, is out with her new single ‘STORi Time’. Reflecting on her past, present and future, STORi goes into story mode and gives the listener a insight into her world. The music video for ‘STORi Time’ was shot directly with a iPhone 4S. Watch it via YouTube below.
Krizz Kaliko has released his ‘Kickin & Screamin’ fourth studio album ‘Kickin’ and Screamin’ on May 15th via Strange Music. “It’s a very diverse album, to me the best album I’ve ever done,” Krizz said in a YouTube video announcing the release. “I’m very proud of it. As always, I try to run the gamut on all the different genres of music, except I have to exclude a few of them because I don’t think you’d be ready for country Krizz Kaliko.”
‘Kickin & Screamin’ Track Listing:
1.”Intro (Skit)” (featuring Scenario)
2.”Dancin with Myself”
4.”Kill Shit” (featuring Tech N9ne & Twista)
5.”Mayday” (featuring Chamillionaire & Rittz)
6.”Dumb for You” (featuring T-Pain)
7.”Spaz” (featuring Tech N9ne)
8.”Dixie Cup” (featuring Big Scoob & Twiztid)
9.”Abu Dhabi” (featuring 816 Boyz)
11.”Can’t Be the Only One” (featuring Tech N9ne)
12.”Created a Monster”
13.”Hello Walls” (featuring Tech N9ne)
14.”Wannabe” (featuring Twiztid)
16.”Dream of a King” (featuring ¡Mayday! & Prozak)
17.”Stay Alive” (featuring Big Scoob)