Monday, September 17, 2012

Big K.R.I.T. Performs "Live From The Underground" & "4EvaNADay" Live In Charlotte [VIDEO]

Big K.R.I.T. brought Live To The Underground to the Queen City over the weekend, and there to capture all of the action were the good folks of Watch below as Krizzle hypes up the crowd with a performance of "Live From The Underground" and "4EvaNADay," and hit the jump to check out a recap of the Charlotte show, which featured Big Sant, Tito Lopez, Lotta, LE$, DJ Wally Sparks, and more.

Filmed and Edited by Amil

Drake ft. Colin Munroe & Dawn Richard - Where Were You

If this song sounds familiar to you, take a listen to the closing track on Colin Munroe's mixtape Unsung Hero and you'll realize why. Recorded in 2010 as a potential track for Drake's debut album Thank Me Later, the previously unreleased collaboration surfaced over the weekend, which also features a verse from the beautiful Dawn Richard. I think this should've made the cut. Do you?

Drake ft. Colin Munroe & Dawn Richard - Where Were You

Hit the jump to learn the true story behind the record as told by Colin Munroe's team.

Frank Ocean - Pyramids [Music Video]

We've been waiting on this video since the track premiered in June, and Frank Ocean finally delivers the visual counterpart to "Pyramids." Check out the NSFW bandztastic video below, which features a pretty dope guitar solo from John Mayer.

Channel Orange is in stores now, and if you don't have that I want you to do yourself a favor and click here.

Directed by Nabil

Previously: Frank Ocean Performs "Thinkin Bout You" At The VMAs [VIDEO]

J. Cole - I'm A Fool

J. Cole gave us a first listen of "I'm A Fool" at Rock The Bells, and he utilized a creative release strategy by allowing a fan to premiere the track on Twitter. Cole's been on a tear lately, murdering guest features for Big Sean, Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled, and I'm so glad to have some new solo J. Cole to ride to.

Stream the Cee-Lo and Melanie Fiona sampled "I'm A Fool" below, and hit the comments with your thoughts! I'm back Gangstas!!!

J. Cole - "I'm A Fool" Lyrics


Previously: Rita Ora ft. J. Cole - Love & War

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Frank Ocean Performs "Thinkin Bout You" At The VMAs [VIDEO]

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage
Frank Ocean's performance of "Thinkin Bout You" was the highlight of the VMAs for me, and in case you missed it, peep the emotional rendition of the Channel Orange hit below.

Previously: Frank Ocean Performs "Bad Religion" Live At Lollapalooza 2012 [VIDEO]

BJ The Chicago Kid - Somebody That I Used To Know (Gotye Cover)

I spent the majority of this week blasting Pineapple Now-Laters down I-85, so when I heard about something new from BJ The Chicago Kid I had to listen.  Check out below as BJ, the latest addition to Motown Records, covers Gotye's infectious hit "Somebody That I Used To Know."

Alt. Download


Previously: Thurz ft. BJ The Chicago Kid - Another Number

Rihanna Performs "Cockiness" With A$AP Rocky At The VMAs [VIDEO]

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky caused a stir Thursday night when Rocky got a little too touchy feeling during their performance of "Cockiness." Catch the action below if you missed it!

Previously: Rihanna ft. A$AP Rocky - Cockiness (I Love It) (Remix)

Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream: The Air Preview [Free EP Stream]

Miguel has been the EP king this year, releasing three volumes of Art Dealer Chic and the Water Preview of his forthcoming album Kaleidoscope Dream. Now Miguel takes on role of Avatar: The Last Airbender with Kaleidoscope Dream: The Air Preview. Stream the three tracks below, and look for the full album to hit stores on October 2nd.


Previously: Fat Joe ft. Kanye West, Miguel & Roscoe Dash - Pride And Joy [Music Video]

Friday, September 7, 2012

Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj & Gabby Douglas Perform "Girl On Fire" At The VMAs [VIDEO]

Alicia Keys recently released three versions of her new single "Girl On Fire" in preparation for her forthcoming album of the same title. The most notable remix is the "Inferno" version, which features a pair of verses from Nicki Minaj. Last night at the VMAs, Alicia Keys brought the single to her peers as 2012 Olympics gold medalist Gabby Douglas and Nicki Minaj joined her on stage.

[Gossip On This]


Thursday, September 6, 2012

G.O.O.D. Music (Big Sean x Kanye West x Jay-Z) - Clique

"Mercy" and the "I Don't Like" remix have been out for a while, so this new G.O.O.D. Music was long overdue and highly anticipated. Funk Flex comes through with the premiere of the Hit-Boy produced Cruel Summer single, which features Big Sean, Jay-Z and Kanye West. Worth the wait?

G.O.O.D. Music (Big Sean x Kanye West x Jay-Z) - Clique (Tags)

Colin Munroe - Unsung Hero [New Mixtape]

All of the singles from Colin Munroe's Unsung Hero mixtape have done amazing on the site, and for great reason. The guy is great. Who thought I'd be over here listening to goth beats blended with pop and hip hop? With Pusha T, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, RZA and more all involved on Unsung Hero, do yourself a favor and hit play on Colin Munroe's latest effort.

Download: Colin Munroe - Unsung Hero

Previously: Colin Munroe ft. K.Flay - Your Eyes

Juicy J - Can't Stop Us [Music Video]

Juicy J may have everyone shaking to "Bandz A Make Her Dance," but he proves that he can makes something more positive as he incites inspiration on "Can't Stop Us." Check out the visuals to the Biggie sampled track below, directed by Morning Side Films.


Previously: Mike WiLL Made It ft.T.I., Juicy J & Trae Tha Truth - Fightin Words

Rickie Jacobs - God Is Good

As a Cancer I may not have a great history with Virgos, but I'm willing to make an exception with Rickie Jacobs. In preparation for the Sept. 18 release of his new EP Virgo Season, Rickie delivers "God Is Good," another track that gets the GUE d(^_^)b stamp of approval.

Download: Rickie Jacobs - God Is Good

"If you treat her like a bitch, she'll turn around and give you rabies. If you treat her like a queen, she'll turn around and give you babies."

Previously: Rickie Jacobs - GROW

Yuna - Live Your Life (MeLo-X Motherland God Remix)

Yuna's self-titled U.S. debut is one of my best purchases of the year. I love EVERY track on the album, especially the Pharrell produced "Live Your Life." The homie MeLo-X puts his Schwaza on Yuna's hit single for a "Motherland God" remix that should find its way into your iTunes.


Big Sean - Detroit [New Mixtape]

Big Sean stopped the Internet last night when he dropped his new mixtape Detroit, and it was for good reason. With features from J. Cole, Common, Juicy J, French Montana, Chris Brown, Royce Da 5'9'', Jhene Aiko, and more, Big Sean may have overshadowed Weezy with the hottest mixtape of the week. Stream and download the project below, and let me know what you think about this G.O.O.D. Music soldier reppin' his city.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Rihanna ft. A$AP Rocky - Cockiness (I Love It) (Remix)

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky first met at Coachella and rumors surfaced that the two were dating. That may or may not have been true, but what is true is that they hit the studio to remix one of Talk That Talk's most addicting records. Listen below as Rocky sets off "Cockiness" with a new verse, and hit the comments with your thoughts on the remix."



Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Lil Scrappy - Paws

Well, it was only a matter of time I suppose. Lil Scrappy and his "I wanna put them paws on 'em" line was one of the highlights of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, and he's finally capitalized and made a song on 'em. How many Scooby Snacks would you pay for this record?

Lil' Scrappy - Paws


Previously: Lil Scrappy Talks "Love & Hip Hop" With The Breakfast Club [VIDEO]

Twista - Reloaded [New Mixtape]

Twista throws his hat in the ring to add to the long list of mixtapes that will hit the net this week
with the Don Cannon hosted Reloaded. Stream/download the project below, which features Juicy J, Ab-Soul, Future, Shawnna, Do Or Die, and more.

Jay Electronica Performs At The Made In America Festival [VIDEO]

Jay Electronica is certainly the most illusive member of the Roc Nation family, but he came out to the Made In America Festival and shut s*it down. Watch below as he performs "Exhibit A" and "Exhibit C" and cross your fingers that Act II: Patents of Nobiliity is really hitting stores this year.


Previously: Jay Electronica – Dear Moleskine (prod. Just Blaze)

Thurz - 517 W Queen Tape [New Mixtape]

Thurz has a new mixtape out. Need I say more?

If I must, I'll just add this. DOWNLOAD 517 W Queen Tape AND go back and cop LA Riot if you haven't exposed yourself to one of the best projects to hit the net last year.

Download: Thurz - 517 W Queen Tape


Previously: Thurz ft. BJ The Chicago Kid - Another Number

Monday, September 3, 2012

Lil Wayne - Dedication 4 [New Mixtape]

After A LOT of pushbacks, Lil Wayne finally delivers the 4th installment to his Gangsta Grillz mixtape series Dedication. With a gang of features including J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Young Jeezy, and Birdman, this is sure to be the most talked about tape of the day.


Previously: Trey Songz ft. Young Jeezy & Lil Wayne - Hail Mary [Music Video] (Co-Starring Kevin Hart, Stevie J & Joseline)

Drake At The Made In America Festival [VIDEO]

Drake made a lot of waves over the weekend when he brought out 2 Chainz, French Montana, and more at Jay-Z and Budweiser's Made In America Festival. Watch below as he starts off with a short speech which may be aimed at Jas Prince, the Houston mogul who is currently suing Drake's management, and hit the jump to watch him perform "No Lie," "Pop That," and "Marvin's Room."

Slaughterhouse ft. Swizz Beatz - Throw It Away [Music Video]

Slaughterhouse gets literal in the music video to their latest single "Throw It Away" as they and Swizz Beatz come up with a plan to become guaponaires. Keep watching for the surprise at the end!

Slaughterhouse's sophomore album welcome to: OUR HOUSE is in stores now!


Jay-Z - Made In America Festival (Full Set) [VIDEO]

This weekend was all about Jay-Z and Budweiser's 1st annual Made In America Festival, and who else closed out the 2 day festival than Hov himself? Courtesy of Yardie, check out Jay-Z's full set below, which included a message from President Obama, a surprise performance from State Property, Memphis Bleek and more! Bet you'll be in Philly next year. I'm definitely gonna try.

Previously: Rick Ross ft. Dr. Dre & Jay-Z - 3 Kings [Music Video]
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