VIDEO: Chance the Rapper – Everybody’s Something

Responsible for one of the best releases of the year, Acid Rap (available here), Chance the Rapper has a bright future in Hip-Hop. The Chicago MC releases a video to the track Everybody’s Something, which samples Slum Village classic Climax and features some trippy visual effects. Watch below and be sure to download the mixtape if you haven’t already.


NEW TRACK: The Weeknd – Love In The Sky

As promised, Abel delivers the latest track, Love In The Sky from his upcoming album, due September 10th.  It looks like The Weeknd’s debut studio album Kiss Land is shaping up quite nicely. Stream the song below and leave a comment, what do you think about the album so far?

VIDEO: Justin Timberlake – Take Back The Night

JT is the man. After dominating the first half of the year with number 1 album 20/20 Experience, he hasn’t wasted any time in dropping more gold with the music video for his new track Take Back The Night, the lead single for the follow up album 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2. Loving this vibe, sounding like a modern day Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough. Check it.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Joey Bada$$ – Summer Knights [mixtape]

A few weeks back Flatbush teen Joey Bada$$ released his second mixtape Summer Knights, and this tape further proves the young MC’s potential and raw talent. Quoted as wanting to “bring the golden-age back to Hip-Hop”, he isn’t doing too bad a job with his excellent beat selection and wit beyond his years. Check out this freebie with production from DOOM and DJ Premier as well as plenty of in house Pro Era beats, available for free download from DatPiff.

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NEWS: André 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in new biopic

So that’s what he’s been doing. Hip-hop legend André 3000 has become known for being pretty sparse on the music front having only released a handful of guest verses over the last couple years but now we get a look at what 3 Stacks has been working on.

3 Stacks is an example of how to pull off rapper-turned-actor well and so his leading role as Jimi Hendrix in upcoming biopic All Is By My Side has potential for greatness. No release date or trailer just yet but the film is set to debut at the Toronto International Film Festival later this year. Stay locked.

ALBUM REVIEW: Born Sinner vs. Yeezus

There’s nothing better for a hip-hop fan than a jam packed album release day and June 18th was just that. Mac Miller, Statik Selektah and Quasimoto all released albums but the most anticipated were J. Cole’s Born Sinner and Kanye West’s controversially titled Yeezus. Initially set to be released on June 25th, J. Cole bravely pushed the Born Sinner release forward and set it against West’s new LP in a head-to-head similar to the 50 Cent-Kanye sales battle of 2007, without the ‘beef’, remember that?

What we ended up with was two completely different albums; with J. Cole’s a more standard modern-day hip-hop album, not straying too much from the norm, while Kanye West’s effort did the complete opposite, in typical Yeezy style.

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VIDEO: Joey Bada$$ – 95 Til’ Infinity

If you’re not familiar with Joey Bada$$, you need to be as this rookie is making some of the industry veterans look inferior. Only 18 years old, the Brooklyn-hailing rapper has been taking the game by storm, alongside his Pro Era crew with a series of top notch releases including his debut tape 1999. Now with a new mixtape out, Summer Knights, the show continues as he drops the music video for the first single ’95 Til’ Infinity’. Check out the video below.