NEW TRACK: Rick Ross – Bound 2 (Freestyle)

Happy New Year, we’re back with our first post of 2014!

MMG mogul Rick Ross starts off the new year with a freestyle over standout Yeezus track Bound 2, listen below. Mastermind coming soon.

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2014 Grammy Nominations

It’s that time of year again as the list of nominees for next year’s Grammy Awards is out. King Kendrick Lamar leads the way with seven nominations including Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance and more. Meanwhile, Grammy winner Miguel is looking for another win, this time Best R&B Performance for How Many Drinks with Kendrick Lamar. Drake, Jay-Z, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar are all going head to head for the Best Rap Album gong.

Hit the jump to see the full list, including Eclectic Relaxation’s picks. The Grammy Awards ceremony will be held next month, January 26th.

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VIDEO: Kanye West on the Breakfast Club [Interview]

While in NYC on tour, Kanye West joins DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God at the Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 to talk Yeezy – including the Bound 2 video, slavery, fashion, his latest album Yeezus and more. Shout out to Charlamagne who kicks things off by calling him ‘Kanye Kardashian’, before calling Yeezus ‘wack’ to West’s face and grilling him throughout. Watch part 1 of the entertaining interview below, parts 2 and 3 on the jump.

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VIDEO: James Franco & Seth Rogen – Bound 3 (Kanye West parody)

After all the talk about Kanye West’s latest music video for Yeezus track Bound 2, which featured his future wife Kim Kardashian, Pineapple Express funny men James Franco and Seth Rogen have released a hilarious parody video. Dubbed Bound 3, the video sees the duo recreate all the moments from the original video, make sure you watch it.

MUSIC VIDEO: Kanye West – Bound 2

Kanye West releases the music video to Yeezus standout track Bound 2, featuring his wife-to-be Kim Kardashian (topless). Charlie Wilson doesn’t make an appearance, and the green screen visuals don’t really do the track justice, but check it out below and see what you think.

VIDEO: Kanye West talks to Radio 1’s Zane Lowe [FULL interview]

Kanye West sat down with Zane Lowe at BBC Radio 1 for a special 4 part interview to talk about all things Yeezy. After releasing a segment a day, we finally have the interview in it’s entirety. Here’s part 1, continue reading for parts 2-4.

“Rap is the new rock n roll. We the real rockstars, and I’m the biggest of all of ’em”

 

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VIDEO: Kanye West – Bound 2 (Live on Jimmy Fallon)

Kanye West brings soulman Charlie Wilson and joins the legendary Roots to give a live performance of standout Yeezus track Bound 2 on the Jimmy Fallon show. He even takes the opportunity to take a jab at Ray J after his recent I Hit It First single.

Brandy little sister lame and he know it now”

Jerome’s in the house, watch ya mouth. Check the video (Uncle Charlie kills it).

RIP MJ: Michael Jackson Samples In Hip-Hop

Yesterday the late, great King of Pop Michael Jackson would have turned 55. His legacy and influence on the music industry is undeniable and Jackson is one of the most sampled artists in hip-hop. Here’s a look at just a few tracks that have sampled the music of Michael and The Jackson 5.

Kanye West – Good Life

Quite a well known example, this track from Kanye’s Graduation won the Grammy for Best Rap Song back in 2008. It samples the outro to the upbeat P.Y.T from Michael Jackson’s Thriller and featured T-Pain before he became a ghost in the music industry.

Keep reading for more MJ samples.

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