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Video: Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney – FourFiveSeconds [BTS]

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Go behind the scenes of the video for Rihanna & Kanye West’s dual single featuring Paul McCartney, “FourFiveSeconds.” You can look for this song to be ubiquitous once they perform it at the Grammys this week and/or the video drops. Whatever happens first.

Get a sneak peek up top.

Video: J. Ivy – I NEED To Write

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Directed by Cam Be

From J’s recently released book, Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain, which dropped last week. We highly suggest you go support the book right here, and check out J’s site, where you can also submit a letter of your own. J. Ivy needs to write, and you probably do to. Enjoy his latest visual up top.

Video: Payroll Giovanni – Stack Season Intro

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Directed by Jerry PHD

Stack Season is upon us. Finally. I’ve only had a chance to run through the project a couple of times, and it’s sounding really crazy thus far. However, in typical DBC fashion, the intro is one of the most memorable moments, and ‘Roll rarely disappoints. On this one, he snaps per usual, so listen to him kick off the project with this inspired intro clip above. Tis the Season.

Go grab that album today, it’s on Spotify and iTunes now.

Mano – #CYB

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Produced by Mano (duh)

A quick preview of Mano’s new solo single “#CYB” or “Count Your Blessings,” which shall appear on his debut solo album, #HackTheGiBson, which should hit later this year. Here Mano gives everyone some good advice, meaning you shouldn’t worry about what you don’t have, but instead be thankful with what you do.#MESSAGE!

Enter the preview below.

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New Project: Vic Spencer – The Cost Of Victory

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments


The time is now and the place is here. The Cost Of Victory is upon us. Vic Spencer’s long-awaited and often touted album is here. Vic is one of the most unique minds and voices in the local scene, and it’s now time for the rest of the world to take note.

His patented slick shit-talking is all over the project, not to mention his off-kilter rap style and lyrical wizardry. The beats compliment Sir Spencer’s style perfectly. It is 15 tracks deep, and DC, Doc Da Mindbenda, Fortified Sounds, Illeet show up to produce. On the features tip, Sean Price, Primeridian and Black Spade jump down.

The Cost of Victory? Priceless. So get it while the getting is good. It’s now available below.

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Klouds f/ The Boy Illinois – That Real

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments


Produced by C-Sick

Klouds kicks off this Friday with some of That Real. And to expound on the realness, he’s included The Boy Illi and C-Sick. It can’t get more realer than that, can it? Check it out under.

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Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment Cover The Fader

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments


First the GQ spread drops, now Chance and the Social Experiment grace the cover of The Fader’s February/March issue. I gotta say, today was a good day. Bravo, fellas. Bravo.

Words by Noz:

It’s an old story by now. Rapper makes raps, raps blow up, fame follows, famous followers follow that fame, followers follow those famous followers and more of the fame follows, etc. What makes Chance interesting—or at least what makes him especially interesting—are the moves he has chosen to make in the months since those dominos began to fall, and the moves he has chosen not to make. He’s remained oddly noncommittal about his future after Acid Rap. No announcing a million-dollar, major-label deal. No self-righteous, keep-it-indie counter-announcement about rejecting those deals either. And, much to the devastation of his still-budding fan base, not even the slightest hint of a new solo full-length.

When Billboard ran an article with the headline “Exclusive: Chance The Rapper Reveals New Album, Surf” in October 2014, it seemed like his fans’ thirst was soon to be quenched. And it will be. Except Surf is not a Chance The Rapper album. It’s not even a rap album, really. It’s the sprawling debut by Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment—The Social Experiment being the four-member songwriting and production unit that began as Chance’s backup band on his 2013 tour of the same name. Donnie Trumpet, a 21-year-old born Nico Segal, is the member of this collective who—you guessed it—plays the trumpet. Chance is another member, but, notably, he’s just another member. He’s buried himself in a group setting, deferring a shot at becoming a more-than-reasonably-famous rapper in favor of an uncentered, cross-genre collaboration with his friends.

Update: Check out an inside look at the cover shoot below, via Fader.
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Check Out Chance The Rapper’s GQ Magazine Spread

| January 29, 2015 | 1 Comment


Chance The Winner

Chance has graced the cover of many a magazine, but today his vibrant feature in Gentleman’s Quarterly finally dropped online. The piece focuses on Chance’s rise to stardom, The Social Experiment and plenty more.

But the biggest EYEBALL EMOJI moment was the revealing first paragraph, which disclosed Chance’s debut LP is to feature Frank Ocean, J. Cole and Andre 3000. Well, damn!

His subsequent guest appearances—nasally breathless, startlingly precocious—gained the attention of artists like Frank Ocean, J. Cole, and André 3000, all of whom will appear on his yet to be named debut LP.

Shoot over to their site to read the entire piece. Looks like 2015 is going to be another banner year for Chano. Check out pictures from the spread below.

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Video: Vic Spencer – Relapse

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Directed by Aaron Perkins Jr.

You know how yesterday I told you that Vic Spencer was done releasing stuff until his album drops tomorrow (1/29). Well, I lied to you. Sorry about that. Hopefully you can forgive me, as Vic has had yet another rap “Relapse,” with his latest video you see above.

The Cost of Victory drops tomorrow afternoon, but until then, go back down that dark alley with his gritty new video you see above. You can also check out the official, painted artwork for the album below. Realism at its finest!

Check back tomorrow for V-I-C’s latest.

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Video: Ric Wilson – Lone Pools

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Directed by Byrd Films. Produced by Nate Fox.

Do you hear Ric? You will with his latest release, “Lone Pools.” Take a dip into the lonely mind of Mr. Wilson, where he talks music, love and various other life battles. Float on above.