Tuesday, April 23, 2013
It looks like the momentum is finally back in Ciara's favor as she shut TVs and the net down yesterday with the 106 & Park premiere of her new single "Body Party." In the Mr. X shot video, Ci takes us to a classic house party filled with cameos from some of the A's hottest (Ludacris, Trinidad Jame$, Mike WiLL, and Jazze Pha just to name a few) as she and her real-life beau see into the future of their relationship.
Of course the dance scenes are amazing, and the chemistry between Ciara and Future is clearly not being faked in this video. Watch the visuals to "Body Party" below, and hit the jump to catch Ciara's awkward moment on 106 & Park as her ex Bow Wow interviewed her while Future looked on from the crowd.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Not too long after releasing the remix of "How Many Drinks," Miguel and Kendrick Lamar team up to present the visuals to the Kaleidoscope Dream cut. Watch the Clark Jackson directed video below, and hit the jump to catch Miguel's recent interview with the Breakfast Club.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
KiD CuDi caused a lot of commotion when he announced his amicable departure from G.O.O.D. Music, but the focus now rests on his album Indicud which is set to hit stores on April 23. One of the most anticipated tracks on the project was the Kendrick Lamar featured "Solo Dolo Pt. 2," which we are now privileged to hear since the album leaked to the masses. Don't worry though. Cudi's not mad about it...
I aint trippin bout my album leakin.Im the best.Love it.April 23
— Scott Mescudi (@ducidni) April 8, 2013
Kid Cudi ft. Kendrick Lamar - Solo Dolo Pt. 2 Lyrics
Hit the jump to watch a clip of Cudi's interview with the LA Leakers as he speaks on what it was like working with Kendrick Lamar.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Taking a page from his hero Michael Jackson's book, Chris Brown debuts his new single "Fine China" with a short film kit with a starcrossed lovers backdrop and martial arts inspired dance scenes. His forthcoming album X is set to hit stores this summer, and the singer hopes to have released 10 visuals for the project come its release.
Chris Brown recently had some words for Drake, on the remix to "R.I.P.," but hit the jump to see his recent interview with Angie Martinez to see if he and Rihanna actually discuss the beef for which she seems to be the underlying trigger.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Over the weekend fans were in a panic as news that Lil Wayne suffered multiple seizures broke on TMZ. After multiple false reports and rumors that Wayne was in critical condition and barely hanging on at some point, Weezy's adopted father Birdman called in to Hot 97 to tell Angie Martinez what's really going on.
Listen to the interview below, as Baby claims that Lil Wayne is doing great and also claims that the drugs Weezy doesn't shy away from rapping about or displaying had no impact on his seizure.
Birdman-Angie Martinez Interview:
I'm glad to hear that Wayne seems to be doing alright, and I'm interested to see how this tragedy will unfold as he prepares to release his album I Am Not A Human Being 2.
Previously: Birdman ft. Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne - Born Stunna (Remix)
Thursday, March 7, 2013
After conquering Smirnoff's Master Of The Mix Atlanta, touring internationally and making her name as one of the most respected DJ's in the South, Hoodrich Entertainment and Hot 107.9's DJ Princess Cut plans to conquer the net one visual at a time with her new interview series In The Sweetbox.
In episode 1 of her debut season, she sits down with Atlanta emcee and producer Big Zak, best known throughout the city for his recent mixtape Talk That Shit and for his intro on DJ Greg Street's 6 O'Clock radio show.
Watch below as the lovely Sweetbox Jones talks with Zak about his accomplishments thus far, his growing MCM movement, and his strategy for making sure everyone who plays part in creating a song gets their proper share.
Be on the look out for Episode 2 of In The Sweetbox as Princess Cut chops it up with a few fellow DJ's. Subscribe to her channel to stay in the loop!
Monday, February 18, 2013
Not only did Beyoncé take over Super Bowl Sunday; she took over primetime Saturday as she prefaced the premiere of her HBO documentary Life Is But A Dream with an intimate interview with Oprah on the OWN Network.
In case you missed it, watch below as Bey opens up about her pregnancy, her relationship with her father, her drive to keep performing, and her beautiful new family.
Previously: [Video] Beyoncé's Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show
Friday, January 18, 2013
In a new mini series from APluzFilms, producer, emcee and instrumentalist Terrace Martin dissects his experience creating "Real" from good kid, m.A.A.d city. The song is definitely a favorite of mine, thanks to its lighthearted sound paired with a strong message.
A musical genius in his own right, Terrace gives a lot of credit to the mind of Kendrick Lamar who was not only responsible for his verses but for a lot of the melodies included in the production. Watch Part 1 of the interview below, and look for the next installment to hit the net next week.
In the meantime, Terrace's 3ChordFold is still in the works... get ready!
Previously: Terrace Martin ft. Dom Kennedy & Punch - How I Live
Thursday, January 10, 2013
There's no doubt that Nas is one of the best to ever do it. According to CNN, he is THE best lyricist of all time.
Nas stopped by Hot 97 on Angie Martinez's birthday to discuss his reaction to the title, along with the 4 Grammy nods he received for Life Is Good. Watch the interview below where he also discusses his repaired friendship with ex-wife Kelis as well as where he finds himself musically.
For the G's who want to dig a little deeper into Nas' career and life as one of the great storytellers of this generation, hit the jump to watch his full interview with Anthony DeCurtis at the 92Y Cultural Institution & Community Center.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The good folks over at Rap-Up TV caught up with Jhené Aiko to document a quick run through of the Sailing Soul her story from the beginning of her career to now. Watch below as she describes the emotional moment of letting her brother Miyagi hear "For My Brother" on the day he died, her plans for her Def Jam debut Souled Out, her love for Kid Cudi, and more.
Previously: Jhené Aiko - 3:16AM [Music Video]
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Trey Songz is on a huge promo tour in support of his new album Chapter V, so of course he had to sit down with The Breakfast Club sooner or later. Never any to hold back questions, the conversation took a turn from his music, to his reaction of Ne-Yo's criticism, to his love life. Sit back and enjoy the many TMI moments of this one.
Previously: Trey Songz ft. Young Jeezy & Lil Wayne - Hail Mary [Music Video] (Co-Starring Kevin Hart, Stevie J & Joseline)
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Classic. Nardwuar strikes again as he interviewed 2 Chainz when Tity Boi traveled to Vancouver. Check out the hilarious video below, and be sure to pick up Based On A T.R.U. Story which hit stores today!
Friday, August 3, 2012
Rick Ross stopped by Power 105's The Breakfast Club to promote his #1 album God Forgives, I Don't where Charlamagne, Angela and DJ Envy got him to dish on everything the listeners wanted to hear. Watch below as he reveals how his "Hold Me Back" video video was unbanned from BET, explains how the Andre 3000 collaboration came to be, along with Dr. Dre's "3 Kings" feature. Also get the scoop on a possible Trina signing to MMG and his latest tour bus fiasco.
Previously: Rick Ross - 911 [Music Video]
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Lupe Fiasco Breaks Down On MTV RapFix After Watching Old Footage Of His Chicago Neighborhood [VIDEO]
The murder rate in Chicago is out of control, and while thousands have been affected, seeing how the senseless crimes have affected Lupe Fiasco makes the impact even more real. Yesterday, during his stop through MTV's Rap Fix Live, Sway played 2006 footage of My Block: Chicago, which showcased Lupe giving the reporter a tour of the hood where he was raised. After the clip ended, Lupe couldn't contain his emotion and disappointment knowing that six years later, things had not gotten any better.
Come on world.
Previously: Lupe Fiasco Freestyles On Funkmaster Flex; Talks Blogging, Pete Rock Situation
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Lupe Fiasco stopped by Hot 97 last night where he gave a freestyle completely off the top overThe Artifacts' "Wrong Side Of The Tracks," and spoke with Funk Flex about the Pete Rock controversy that resulted from "Around My Way."
Nardwuar caught up with El-P after his and Killer Mike's show in British Columbia, and once again surprised everyone with his knowledge. Check out the iAmOther interview below, which features puppets, tons of records and glocks. o_O
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Rap-Up TV caught up with Pharrell and his artist Leah Labelle on the red carpet of the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards and got him to spill the beans about who he's been working with in the studio. Sadly, he's sworn to secrecy about his work with Jay-Z, but hopefully we'll know something soon.
Previously: Mika ft. Pharrell - Celebrate
Monday, July 2, 2012
Last night, we got a chance to hear Kanye's verse from Cruel Summer's next single "New God Flow," but we have yet to hear the track. Pusha T stopped to chat with VIBE on the BET Awards red carpet where he explained the concept behind the song and talked about creating a record with Chris Brown.
Previously: G.O.O.D Music Opens Up The 2012 BET Awards [VIDEO]
Sunday, July 1, 2012
ScHoolboy Q swung by Hot 97 last week to kick it with Angie Martinez and talked to the DJ about Summer Jam, his trademark bucket hat, and the lifestyle of a "gangster hippie."
Previously: ScHoolboy Q & Chief Keef Freestyle On Sway In The Morning [VIDEO]
Tonight, G.O.O.D. Music will take the stage at the BET Awards and MTV tried as hard as they could to get Big Sean to spill the details. No luck, but it seems like it'll be an white affair. Will you tune in tonight at 8/7 CT? Let me know!
Previously: Big Sean ft. Mac Miller - Hundred Dollar Bill Skyscraper