Hip Hop Music | Listen To and Download Hip Hop Tracks – The Source http://thesource.com Sat, 24 Feb 2018 20:23:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.3 Swagger Rite Gets Melodic on “Robert Borden” http://thesource.com/2018/02/24/swaggerite-gets-melodic-robert-borden/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/24/swaggerite-gets-melodic-robert-borden/#respond Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:09:59 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=431680 From drill-infused club bangers like “In love with the K” to making trappy melodic numbers like “Robert Borden”, Canadian artist Swagger Rite got you covered. With simple but memorable hooks and mosh-pit anthem nature of the records make him one of the artists to look out for in 2018. His latest single is named after […]

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From drill-infused club bangers like “In love with the K” to making trappy melodic numbers like “Robert Borden”, Canadian artist Swagger Rite got you covered. With simple but memorable hooks and mosh-pit anthem nature of the records make him one of the artists to look out for in 2018.

His latest single is named after Canada’s eighth Prime Minister had has his face printed on the Canadian $100 bill. Swagger Rite pays homage and boasts about staying on his grind and getting his bread and low-key gave a history lesson reminding the masses who Robert Borden was. The lyrics speak for themselves and the video features Swagger Rite living his best life in the upscale Toronto streets of the Yorkville area.

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Mozzy and Jay Rock Link Up for New Track, ‘Nobody Knows’ http://thesource.com/2018/02/24/mozzy-and-jay-rock-link-up-for-new-track-nobody-knows/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/24/mozzy-and-jay-rock-link-up-for-new-track-nobody-knows/#respond Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:27:52 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=431687 Mozzy is keeping the fire coming after he dropped a new track on Thursday, The track titled, “Nobody Knows” features Top Dawg Entertainment rapper Jay Rock and R&B singer DCMBR. In the two and a half minute track Mozzy and Jay Rock go back to back with sixteen bars before DCMBR closes out the track […]

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Mozzy is keeping the fire coming after he dropped a new track on Thursday, The track titled, “Nobody Knows” features Top Dawg Entertainment rapper Jay Rock and R&B singer DCMBR.

In the two and a half minute track Mozzy and Jay Rock go back to back with sixteen bars before DCMBR closes out the track with the chorus. “Nobody Knows” is expected to be featured on Mozzy’s upcoming 6-track EP titled Spiritual Conversations which is expected to drop on March 2nd.

“I had to grind, had a lot of money on my mind, started off with a jar full of dimes,” Mozzy spits to open his verse.

Very rarely changing up the message, Mozzy sticks to what he knows in this track and grabbing another West Coast rapper of similar stature and style in Jay Rock adds the authentic feel to the track.

Following the release of his EP, the “Tomorrow Ain’t Promised” rapper will be prepping his next full length LP, Gangland Landlord which at the time does not have a release date. Both projects will be released through Empire, the label he is signed to.

The Sacramento, California born gangsta rapper dropped his 1 Up Top Ahk album back in mid-August which featured the song “Sleep Walkin.” This track was featured on Marvel’s Box Office smash hit film Black Panther, a huge win for the West Coast spitta in terms of his music being heard by hundreds of thousands of people who saw the movie in the week that its been released.

Mozzy made some recent life changes that could have some influence on his upcoming project. The rapper told Complex that he had to kick his lean drinking habit because not only was it giving him health issues, but he felt that he was hindered creatively as well.

Though it was a difficult process, he finally kicked the habit — and if the popular drug was actually holding back Mozzy’s creative ability which was already at a high level, then fans should expect some real fire in the near future.

 

 

 

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U-God Grabs Wu Brothers Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, and Scotty Wotty For “Epicenter” http://thesource.com/2018/02/23/u-god-grabs-wu-brothers-inspectah-deck-raekwon-scotty-wotty-epicenter/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/23/u-god-grabs-wu-brothers-inspectah-deck-raekwon-scotty-wotty-epicenter/#respond Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:38:02 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=431627 Let’s put into perspective that this year marks 25 years since the Wu-Tang Clan‘s universal music debut Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and it is apparent each member of the iconic clan has something in motion to show and prove the grandeur of their destined longevity. U-God has taken hold of his fellow Wublood kin’s Inspectah […]

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Let’s put into perspective that this year marks 25 years since the Wu-Tang Clan‘s universal music debut Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and it is apparent each member of the iconic clan has something in motion to show and prove the grandeur of their destined longevity. U-God has taken hold of his fellow Wublood kin’s Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, and Scotty Wotty for “Epicenter” a single coming off his forthcoming album, Venom.

Produced by DJ Lantern, the track owns a harmonious banged out drum lines mixed with mesmerizing sequencing. Remaining on their signature supreme hardcore stance, the Wu brothers take charge of their lyrical clout. “Epicenter” premiered on HotNewHipHop on Tuesday (Feb. 20), and the Wu legend revealed the purpose of the track which is centered around Wu-Tang’s supremacy in hip-hop culture. “Wu-Tang is forever and will always represent the epicenter of hip-hop, me and my brothers throwing darts back to back that’s that Park Hill $h*t, watch out we causing Tsunamis of swagger up in this motherfucka.”

Venom will be Golden Arms’ fifth studio album and is set to drop on March 30. 2018 appears to be a productive year for the Staten Island emcee as he will soon return back to the solo tour circuit from a five-year pause along with the pending release of his highly anticipated autobiography RAW: My Journey Into Wu-Tang, which is set for release March 6 with pre-orders currently in motion.

Listen to U-God’s single “Epicenter” featuring Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, and Scotty Wotty, below. After that, go ahead and pre-order Venom, here.

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The English Edge: BRIT Awards Showcase Hot Hip-Hop Artists from Across the Pond http://thesource.com/2018/02/23/the-english-edge-brit-awards-showcase-hot-hip-hop-artists-from-across-the-pond/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/23/the-english-edge-brit-awards-showcase-hot-hip-hop-artists-from-across-the-pond/#respond Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:49:19 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=431623 Words by Zoe Zorka Brits. Their just like us. (Except for the tea obsession, driving on the wrong side of the road, and the whole metric system thing.) Yet last night, the BRIT Awards, the equivalent of the Grammys, honored major label artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Alicia Keys, and more. But more importantly, […]

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Words by Zoe Zorka


Brits. Their just like us. (Except for the tea obsession, driving on the wrong side of the road, and the whole metric system thing.) Yet last night, the BRIT Awards, the equivalent of the Grammys, honored major label artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Alicia Keys, and more.

But more importantly, the awards served as an introduction of some of the hottest new Hip-Hop artists from across the pond, giving us at least five hot new artists to add to our playlists:

Stormzy

Winning Best British Album of the Year for Gang Signs and Prayer, the rapper, who got his start in London’s underground music scene with his combination of complex freestyles over classic grime beats, the album was one of the few in history to ever receive a perfect score from Britain’s NME magazine, is said to deliver “a knockout debut that’s brash and pensive in equal measure.” Proving that he’s more than a rapper, the artist demonstrates his gospel-worthy vocal talents on the album, most notably on “Blinded by Your Grace,” also dabbling with some EDM influences throughout the album.

Dua Lipa

Getting her start covering artists on YouTube, the singer/model made her way onto British pop and dance charts in 2016, making her the UK’s most streamed woman of 2017 on Spotify, and winning British Breakthrough Act of 2018 at the awards for her pop-esque dance beats.

Rag n Bone Man

The heavyset crooner’s appearance, whose appearance might be more reminiscent of a Son’s of Anarchy extra, shows that talent can be deceiving. Rag’n’Bone Man, is an English singer and songwriter, known for his deep, bass-baritone voice and range of musical capabilities. In 2017, he was named British Breakthrough Artist. His single “Broken People” also appeared on the Bright soundtrack, earning him a win in the BRIT Awards British Single category. While also contending with Stormzy in the highly competitive British Album category, he is a proving that he has the star power to become a household name worldwide. 

Sampha

Another strong contender in the Breakthrough Artist category, the singer/songwriter/producer has collaborated with top international talent such as Drake, Kanye West, Solange, Jessie Ware, and more. With a style that oscillates from symphony-level piano player to EDM DJ to lyrical rapper, Sampha is without a doubt a major name to watch for in 2018.

Loyle Carner

The Brits’ answer to Drake, Carner’s melodies, which have been described as “confessional hip-hop,” earned him a nod with a Breakthrough Artist nomination.

Paloma Faith

The fiery artist, known for her known for retro, soul-inspired eccentric style, received a nomination for British Female Artist, filling in the gap left by Amy Winehouse’s untimely death in 2007. 

So make some room in your music collection for some of these artists as well as some of the other talent honored at last night’s awards. Kendrick, Solange, Calvin Harris, and your other faves won’t mind sharing the attention- after all, they’re collaborating with them.

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Eric Bellinger Drops Video For G.O.A.T. 2.0 Featuring Wale & Teyana Taylor http://thesource.com/2018/02/23/song-writer-eric-bellinger-drops-new-music-video-for-g-o-a-t-2-0-featuring-wale-and-teyana-taylor/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/23/song-writer-eric-bellinger-drops-new-music-video-for-g-o-a-t-2-0-featuring-wale-and-teyana-taylor/#respond Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:01:23 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=431538 “She the plug, she finesse, she the one they call the GOAT. She don’t stress, she don’t trip and she f*ck with all my bros.” Songwriter and Producer, Eric Bellinger is back on the scenes and this time he’s in the forefront. Eric released his music video for his song “GOAT 2.0.” The video stars […]

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“She the plug, she finesse, she the one they call the GOAT. She don’t stress, she don’t trip and she f*ck with all my bros.”

Songwriter and Producer, Eric Bellinger is back on the scenes and this time he’s in the forefront. Eric released his music video for his song “GOAT 2.0.”

The video stars Wale, and Teyana Taylor as the leading lady (GOAT). Wale and Bellinger plays two policemen while Taylor plays the beautiful and seductive bank robber. Charmed by her moves, Eric finds himself thrown off entirely. In the song; Bellinger and Wale lyrically name all of the reasons why ladies are the G.O.A.T.

G.O.A.T. 2.0 is actually a remix of G.O.A.T. from Eric’s 2016 project Eric B for President: Term 1. Bellinger is actually in the process of producing is new album Easy Call, which is set to release in 2018. According to a press release, Easy Call will show Eric’s growth as an artist. Check below to see the full video.

 

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Nipsey Hussle Releases Short Film For ‘Hussle & Motivate’ Off Newly Released Victory Lap Album http://thesource.com/2018/02/23/nipsey-hussle-releases-short-film-hussle-motivate-off-newly-released-victory-lap-album/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/23/nipsey-hussle-releases-short-film-hussle-motivate-off-newly-released-victory-lap-album/#respond Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:34:55 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=431530 After a show-stopping series of events throughout All Star weekend in honor of the release of his debut album, Victory Lap, Nipsey Hussle isn’t quite done yet. Yesterday [February 21], Nipsey released a 7-min short film for a fan favorite song on the album, Hussle & Motivate. The Hussle & Motivate short film stars Nipsey’s […]

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After a show-stopping series of events throughout All Star weekend in honor of the release of his debut album, Victory Lap, Nipsey Hussle isn’t quite done yet. Yesterday [February 21], Nipsey released a 7-min short film for a fan favorite song on the album, Hussle & Motivate.

The Hussle & Motivate short film stars Nipsey’s long time girlfriend, Lauren London, depicting the couple as the modern day Bonnie & Clyde as they flee from the police after Nipsey holds a Brinks truck hostage and embezzles bags of money on a mission to secure the requested amount of funds to bail a friend out of jail.

The police follow Nipsey & Lauren all the way to his stomping grounds in which the tables turn and the entire neighborhood hold the policemen captive in their own police cars. The short film ends with the mission accomplished and Nipsey’s friend eventually being released from jail.

You can watch ‘Hussle & Motivate’ below. Download Nipsey Hussle’s debut album Victory Lap here.

 

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Check Out Ruff Ryders’ Quadir Lateef’s New EP ‘The Killmonger Theory’ http://thesource.com/2018/02/22/check-ruff-ryders-quadir-lateefs-new-ep-killmonger-theory/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/22/check-ruff-ryders-quadir-lateefs-new-ep-killmonger-theory/#respond Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:39:46 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=431527 Inspired by Black Panther star “Killmonger” rapper Quadir Lateef embodies the revolutionary position and presents it in a Hip Hop Jewel titled “The Killmonger Theory” 6 tracks of rugged boom bap produced by veteran producer Brian Blaze this is a must LISTEN!

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Inspired by Black Panther star “Killmonger” rapper Quadir Lateef embodies the revolutionary position and presents it in a Hip Hop Jewel titled “The Killmonger Theory” 6 tracks of rugged boom bap produced by veteran producer Brian Blaze this is a must LISTEN!

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Maino & Uncle Murda Join Skyla Mac On His New Single “Bad Dreams” http://thesource.com/2018/02/22/maino-uncle-murda-join-skyla-mac-new-single-bad-dreams/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/22/maino-uncle-murda-join-skyla-mac-new-single-bad-dreams/#respond Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:22:13 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=431525 As he gears up to release his forthcoming project at the start of the summer, newcomer Skyla Mac is pulling out all the stops. Hailing from Newark, NJ by way of North Carolina, Skyla is looking to make a splash in 2018 and he does so in grand fashion for his first outing of the […]

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As he gears up to release his forthcoming project at the start of the summer, newcomer Skyla Mac is pulling out all the stops. Hailing from Newark, NJ by way of North Carolina, Skyla is looking to make a splash in 2018 and he does so in grand fashion for his first outing of the the new year with the release of “Bad Dreams.” Produced by ChopHouze Spoon, the boisterous single features Uncle Murda, Maino and Atlanta based artist Reck442. Between the gritty verses and melodic hook, the quartet put all of their talents on full display on the new cut.

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Las Vegas’ DJ Ease Wins International ‘Turntablist of the Year Award’ http://thesource.com/2018/02/22/las-vegas-dj-ease-wins-international-turntablist-of-the-year-award/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/22/las-vegas-dj-ease-wins-international-turntablist-of-the-year-award/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:27:44 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=431378 DJ Ease of Las Vegas was recently crowned the International Turntablist Of The Year for 2018 by Global Spin Awards earlier this week in LA, as premiered on REVOLT TV and hosted by Snoop Dogg at the lavish award ceremony. DJ Ease has been perfecting his craft for many years as both a DJ and […]

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DJ Ease of Las Vegas was recently crowned the International Turntablist Of The Year for 2018 by Global Spin Awards earlier this week in LA, as premiered on REVOLT TV and hosted by Snoop Dogg at the lavish award ceremony.

DJ Ease has been perfecting his craft for many years as both a DJ and a producer, and has taken out many DJ titles across America including in Miami, Las Vegas and New York. He took out the award over the other top five finalists which included Jimmi Riggz (Canada), reigning two-time Australian DMC Champion and 2017 World DMC finalist DJ Osyris (Australia), reigning 2017 DMC World Champion DJ Rena at only 13 years of age (Japan) and fellow American DJ Perly (2017 USA DMC Champion).

Other winners at the Global Spin Awards for 2018 including DJ Khaled as both DJ Of The Year and Hip Hop DJ Of The Year, DJ Camilo as National Club DJ Of The Year, DJ Carisma as Female DJ Of The Year, Diplo as International DJ Of The Year and DJ Drama/Don Cannon – Generation Now as DJ Record Label Of The Year amongst others. The star-studded event featured performances from the likes of Nipsey Hussle, Ludacris, Jermaine Dupri, Fabolous, Jadakiss, A Boogie, Diddy and represented a significant evening in recognising the importance of the DJ to hip-hop and beyond still today.

He is a four-time DMC Regional Champ, and recently won the 2017 Red Bull 3Style USA final among a stack of other domestic titles. The highly versatile DJ has also opened for the like of Nas, N.E.R.D, Young M.A, Grandmaster Flash, Beastie Boys, Big Sean, B.O.B among many others and has played many of the biggest nightclubs across Europe, Asia and America.

 

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Watch: Migos ‘Culture’ Documentary http://thesource.com/2018/02/21/watch-migos-culture-documentary/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/21/watch-migos-culture-documentary/#respond Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:34:40 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=431295 A lot can change in a year. The Migos are a testament to that, elevating to superstar status with the release of their Culture album in January of 2017. The album spurred the No. 1 single, “Bad & Boujee” and street hits “Deadz” and “T-Shirt.” With the release of Culture II at the end of January becoming another […]

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A lot can change in a year. The Migos are a testament to that, elevating to superstar status with the release of their Culture album in January of 2017. The album spurred the No. 1 single, “Bad & Boujee” and street hits “Deadz” and “T-Shirt.” With the release of Culture II at the end of January becoming another hit, the trio has released their Culture documentary. The documentary, which was released last week, shows the group before the Culture release and doing interviews. To check it out, watch below.

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Blocboy JB Becomes The First Artist Since Harry Styles To Have Their Hot 100 Debut In The Top 10 http://thesource.com/2018/02/21/blocboy-jb-becomes-first-artist-since-harry-styles-hot-100-debut-top-10/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/21/blocboy-jb-becomes-first-artist-since-harry-styles-hot-100-debut-top-10/#respond Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:09:02 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=431244 Blocboy JB linked up with Drake on the track “Look Alive” and the response from music consumers have been positive. So positive, that the track debuted in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 for this week. Blocboy JB became the first artist since Harry Styles accomplished the feat last year, to have his Hot […]

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Blocboy JB linked up with Drake on the track “Look Alive” and the response from music consumers have been positive. So positive, that the track debuted in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 for this week. Blocboy JB became the first artist since Harry Styles accomplished the feat last year, to have his Hot 100 debut to be in the top ten.

Drake’s feature on the track follows a long list of artists who he has helped propel to the mainstream. JB joins The Weeknd, Migos, A$AP Rocky and others who have utilized a Drake feature or co-sign. “Look Alive” has pushed Blocboy JB to the forefront of rap while Drake’s feature continues his strong start of 2018. On this same chart for this week, Drake’s own “God’s Plan” is enjoying its fourth consecutive week as the No. 1 song in the country.

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Diggin In The Crates O.C. Releases “A New Dawn” Album http://thesource.com/2018/02/21/o-c-releases-a-new-dawn-album/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/21/o-c-releases-a-new-dawn-album/#respond Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:34:02 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=431213 Legendary D.I.T.C. (Diggin In The Crates) member and Brooklyn heavyweight O.C. comes into 2018 with a fresh solo album entitled A New Dawn. The album plays part as the second phase in a mini-album series, with Same Sun, Same Moon being the first project. The album was released under record label D.I.T.C. Studios last Friday […]

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Legendary D.I.T.C. (Diggin In The Crates) member and Brooklyn heavyweight O.C. comes into 2018 with a fresh solo album entitled A New Dawn. The album plays part as the second phase in a mini-album series, with Same Sun, Same Moon being the first project. The album was released under record label D.I.T.C. Studios last Friday February 16th, 2018.

The album is a straight-up solo with no features, while having names such as Showbiz (fellow D.I.T.C. member), Motif Alumni, Gwop Sullivan and Dark Keys blessing the production side of things. O.C. is known for his heavy, razor-sharp lyricism, particularly over smooth, 90s East Coast boom bap beats. For this he is hailed as one of the greats to come out of the 90s East Coast era, working alongside names such as Big L, DJ Premier, Jeru The Damaja and many more. Die-hard fans should know what to expect from this album, and it definitely serves as no disappointment.

A New Dawn is the second album released by O.C. in the last six months, with the first being a conjoint project alongside Connecticut rapper Apathy (of Demigodz & AOTP) entitled Perestroika. One thing is for certain, the 46-year-old rapper is showing no signs of hanging up the boots to his already lasting legacy.

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Lil Wayne, Metro Boomin, Wale, and More Join Forces for Australian Festival Tour http://thesource.com/2018/02/20/lil-wayne-metro-boomin-tyga-dj-mustard-wale-ace-hood-and-madeintyo-all-join-forces-for-massive-australian-festival-tour/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/20/lil-wayne-metro-boomin-tyga-dj-mustard-wale-ace-hood-and-madeintyo-all-join-forces-for-massive-australian-festival-tour/#respond Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:13:07 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=431035 One of the biggest hip-hop festivals to reach the Southern Hemisphere in recent years kicks off early next month, taking in Melbourne and Sydney on the East coast of Australia. The All-Star line up featuring Lil Wayne, producers Metro Boomin and DJ Mustard, DJ Khaled’s We The Best Music Group signee Ace Hood, Tyga, Wale […]

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One of the biggest hip-hop festivals to reach the Southern Hemisphere in recent years kicks off early next month, taking in Melbourne and Sydney on the East coast of Australia. The All-Star line up featuring Lil Wayne, producers Metro Boomin and DJ Mustard, DJ Khaled’s We The Best Music Group signee Ace Hood, Tyga, Wale and MadeinTYO (Billboard and Spotify’s Breakout Artist of 2016) will make up the brand new Jumanji Festival 2018 line-up so far.

This star-studded festival set local fans into a frenzy when the initial announcement of Lil Wayne, Metro Boomin, DJ Mustard and Ace Hood was dropped in the first week of January. After first release tickets were sold out for both of the festival shows, the second announcement of Tyga, Wale and MadeinTYO being added to the bill sent Australian fans into overdrive and both shows are now expected to sell out their massive capacities.

Representing their first Australian shows for some of the artists on the bill, the massive outdoor shows may be the renewed catalyst for future massive international hip-hop tours hitting the wider Asia-Pacific region in years to come.

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5 Times Rihanna Made a Bold Statement in Her Music Videos http://thesource.com/2018/02/20/5-times-rihanna-made-a-bold-statement-in-her-music-videos/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/20/5-times-rihanna-made-a-bold-statement-in-her-music-videos/#respond Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:51:56 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=431037 Happy birthday to our favorite Bajan bad gal, Rihanna! The 30-year-old icon has already achieved so much in her lifetime, and she’s just getting started. Rihanna has continued to push the envelope, and has transcended limits in multiple avenues; music, fashion, philanthropy, makeup, the list goes on.  Aside from her stunning beauty, bold, fashion-forward red […]

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Happy birthday to our favorite Bajan bad gal, Rihanna!

The 30-year-old icon has already achieved so much in her lifetime, and she’s just getting started. Rihanna has continued to push the envelope, and has transcended limits in multiple avenues; music, fashion, philanthropy, makeup, the list goes on.  Aside from her stunning beauty, bold, fashion-forward red carpet looks, and number one hits, Rihanna has also let her creativity shine through her music videos.

The artist has taken countless daring chances with her visuals like “Bitch Better Have My Money,” a cinematic tale alluded to tell the story about her former crooked accountant who left her “effectively bankrupt” in 2009, and “Work,” her summer ’16 hit with Drake, a two-in-one music video. Down below are five times Rihanna made a bold statement in her music videos, leaving  fans speechless and in awe. What is your favorite Rihanna music video?

 

“Bitch Better Have My Money” 

“Work” ft. Drake

“We Found Love” ft. Calvin Harris

“Man Down”

“Needed Me” 

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Shifty Eyes Drops His “Beast” Video In Anticipation Of The Release Of His Upcoming EP http://thesource.com/2018/02/20/shifty-eyes-drops-beast-video-anticipation-release-upcoming-ep/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/20/shifty-eyes-drops-beast-video-anticipation-release-upcoming-ep/#respond Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:50:44 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=431181 Check out the new visual from Los Angeles artist Shifty Eyes, which has already garnered 500K views on YouTube and 3 million plays on Soundcloud in preparation for the release of his aptly titled EP ‘Beast’courtesy of Concore Entertainment. Check out the visuals below.

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Check out the new visual from Los Angeles artist Shifty Eyes, which has already garnered 500K views on YouTube and 3 million plays on Soundcloud in preparation for the release of his aptly titled EP ‘Beast’courtesy of Concore Entertainment. Check out the visuals below.

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Singer Tony Williams Didn’t Know He Was On Jay-Z’s “A Star Is Born” Until Two Weeks Later http://thesource.com/2018/02/19/singer-tony-williams-didnt-know-jay-zs-star-born-two-weeks-later/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/19/singer-tony-williams-didnt-know-jay-zs-star-born-two-weeks-later/#respond Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:33:40 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=430989 Tony Williams, who is also Kanye West’s cousin, has been featured prominently on West’s albums. But he made his mark on Jay-Z’s 2009 album Blueprint 3. There, he was featured alongside J. Cole on a track titled “A Star Is Born.” The song featured production by No I.D., Ke’noe & Kanye West and was also seen as J. […]

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Tony Williams, who is also Kanye West’s cousin, has been featured prominently on West’s albums. But he made his mark on Jay-Z’s 2009 album Blueprint 3. There, he was featured alongside J. Cole on a track titled “A Star Is Born.” The song featured production by No I.D., Ke’noe & Kanye West and was also seen as J. Cole’s coming out party. But while Williams did work on the track, he didn’t know it was his vocals that were featured until two weeks later. Williams spoke with Genius.com to verify some lyrics to the track and in the process, described how he found out it was his voice that was featured on the song.

“Kid Cudi initially did that hook and I just did harmonies and a supporting vocal for the melody. When Blueprint 3 came out, I looked at the track list and saw ‘A Star is Born featuring J. Cole.’ But I had no idea who J. Cole was, and when I listened to the song I heard a hook that I’d never heard before, because the last time I heard it, Cudi was singing the lead vocals and my voice was only supporting him. For two weeks, I listened to the record and thought, “Wow, this J. Cole is really killing this hook.” But it’s actually me!”

After realizing it was his voice on the vocals, Williams did some thinking and realized what happened. Of course, the J. Cole he thought was singing really the rapper featured.

What ended up happening was that they took Cudi totally out of the mix and pushed my vocals up to make it the lead. So it’s my voice on the record, but for two weeks I was listening to myself and thinking it was some dude named J. Cole.

You can see the lyrics to the track and William’s commentary about it, here.

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Former Dope House Artist Cassette Coast Takes Listeners to ‘The Upside Down’ http://thesource.com/2018/02/19/former-dope-house-artist-cassette-coast-takes-listeners-to-the-upside-down/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/19/former-dope-house-artist-cassette-coast-takes-listeners-to-the-upside-down/#respond Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:26:58 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=430960 Hailing from the Epsom Downs neighborhood of Houston, Ruben Reyes aka Cassette Coast broke onto the scene as one half of Twin Beredaz with his then partner in crime Quota Key. The duo gained the attention of South Park Mexican’s legendary Dope House Records in-print who released the Twin Beredaz self-titled debut album in 2002. […]

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Hailing from the Epsom Downs neighborhood of Houston, Ruben Reyes aka Cassette Coast broke onto the scene as one half of Twin Beredaz with his then partner in crime Quota Key.

The duo gained the attention of South Park Mexican’s legendary Dope House Records in-print who released the Twin Beredaz self-titled debut album in 2002. The album was considered as a cult classic release with both Coast and Quota interlacing rhymes with effortless ease. Cassette Coast’s harmonious singing on hooks and both rappers’ complex lyricism and deep subject matter made them a force to be reckoned with.

Twin Beredaz’s sophomore release Coast & Quota was promoted yet never saw the light of day outside of a handful of tracks that were uploaded to MySpace, with listeners being forced to make do with the high caliber features they blessed South Park Mexican’s releases with. The hordes of fans the duo had amassed were disappointed when the pair announced that they were parting ways with only one official release under their belts. In the aftermath of Twin Beredaz, Coast teamed up with Eddie Deville, Lucky Luciano and Stunta to form New Age Wealth & Fame (NAWF) as well as releasing Thinking Out Loud hosted by DJ Vlad, Thoughts On The Wall and The Other Side of My Heart.

In 2018 Cassette Coast has returned with his latest offering Lively-Hood featuring the singles My World and The Upside Down inspired by Netflix’s critically acclaimed Stranger Things. This latest release from the Houstonian is a welcome gift for fans that were once spoilt for choice in the early to mid-2000’s when Texas’ Latino hip-hop scene was at its peak.

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London Grime Pioneer Stormin Dies From Skin Cancer At 24 http://thesource.com/2018/02/19/london-grime-pioneer-stormin-dies-skin-cancer-24/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/19/london-grime-pioneer-stormin-dies-skin-cancer-24/#respond Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:40:56 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=430911 MC Stormin has died after being diagnosed with a form of skin cancer two years ago, according to reports on social media. Tributes are flooding in for the east London grime pioneer from the likes of Skepta, Toddla T, Frisco, DJ Target, Jaykae, and the BBC Radio 1Xtra account. The news was reported by DJ […]

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MC Stormin has died after being diagnosed with a form of skin cancer two years ago, according to reports on social media.

Tributes are flooding in for the east London grime pioneer from the likes of Skepta, Toddla T, Frisco, DJ Target, Jaykae, and the BBC Radio 1Xtra account.

The news was reported by DJ Phantasy, who posted on Instagram:

Stormin, who was a member of one of the grime scene’s founding collectives, N.A.S.T.Y Crew, revealed he was battling a form of skin cancer in an open letter to his fans, which was published in July 2016.

“I can admit that I have done some bad things in my time but I’ve also done major good so I ask myself why I have been given this card in life,” he said. “Is it a test? No it’s a fight I will win so when I’m gone just know it’s for a short time and I’ll #BRB.”

He later announced in November that he was “cancer free” but from comments and tributes left by friends, fans and supporters, it appears that it may have returned.

In an interview with isSmokeMag he told of how using cannabis medicinally had helped him to deal with cancer.

“It helped me when I couldn’t eat or sleep and to free my mind and me at one with myself.”

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Black Milk Hits Australia And New Zealand Ahead Of New ‘Fever’ Album http://thesource.com/2018/02/19/black-milk-hits-australia-and-new-zealand-ahead-of-new-fever-album/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/19/black-milk-hits-australia-and-new-zealand-ahead-of-new-fever-album/#respond Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:14:21 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=430917 Detroit-born Black Milk is in Australia and New Zealand for the next week to play a string of shows ahead of the release of his new album Fever this Friday 23 February on Nas’ Mass Appeal Records. This will be the prolific emcee / producer’s sixth solo studio album since 2004, which has also seen him […]

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Detroit-born Black Milk is in Australia and New Zealand for the next week to play a string of shows ahead of the release of his new album Fever this Friday 23 February on NasMass Appeal Records. This will be the prolific emcee / producer’s sixth solo studio album since 2004, which has also seen him release an additional three solo EPs and a further nine collaborative albums with the likes of Danny Brown, the late Sean Price, Guilty Simpson of Stones Throw Records, former Slum Village member Elzhi, Bishop Lamont, Fat Ray + more.

Black Milk will be supported nationally throughout Australia by a string of quality locals including KG, Coin Banks, Plutonic Lab, Amin Payne, Charlie Bucket, Mike Who and two festival appearances in New Zealand. This will be the fourth time that his wide appeal has resulted in him touring down under, including most recently successful late-2016 and 2010 Australasian tours.

Raised on the sounds of De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest, Black Milk has developed from being one of hip-hop’s rising young guns to now a highly respected veteran with nearing two decades in the music industry. He worked on his first production credit for Slum Village in his teens and would go on to work extensively with the group as a producer. His unique talent now extends to producing a lot of his own music that he raps over and his popularity as an artist on and off the mic has consistently remained hugely sought after.

The consistently hard working and touring Black Milk has worked with a wide variety of artists, demonstrating the vast array of industry respect he has achieved from his peers. These include the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, Pete Rock, Bun B of UGK, Black Thought of The Roots, Marv Won, Royce da 5’9”, Pharoahe Monch, DJ Premier, Roc Marciano, GZA, Torae, Skyzoo, KRS-One, Busta Rhymes and Your Old Droog. Keep an ear out for the former Fat Beats’ signee’s new 12-track, 40-minute long Fever album dropping this Friday.

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Drake Gives Away $1M In His New “God’s Plan” Video http://thesource.com/2018/02/18/drake-gives-away-1m-new-gods-plan-video/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/18/drake-gives-away-1m-new-gods-plan-video/#respond Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:07:23 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=430883 Now, this is an original idea for a video. Drake decided to play an angel in his new video, rolling up on unsuspecting Floridians who all were recipients of the Canadian rap stars cash giveaway. The rapper shared the music video for his chart-topping single “God’s Plan” on Friday. “The budget for this video was […]

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Now, this is an original idea for a video.

Drake decided to play an angel in his new video, rolling up on unsuspecting Floridians who all were recipients of the Canadian rap stars cash giveaway.

The rapper shared the music video for his chart-topping single “God’s Plan” on Friday.

“The budget for this video was $996,631.90,”
text states at the beginning of the video. “We gave it all away. Don’t tell the label.”

Some of his good deeds earned the press before the video’s release; Drake gave $25,000 to Miami Senior High School, and it was reported that he camped out at a local supermarket and paid for $50,000 in groceries.

Since sharing the video, Drake has taken to Instagram issuing a challenge for us all to spread the love.

“Today I am going to challenge everyone to just go out and do something for someone, anything, the smallest thing just to bring another human being some joy.”

He had called the video “the most important thing I have ever done in my career” ahead of its release.

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