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Hurt Everybody – 2K47

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments


Produced by Mulatto Beats and Supa Bwe.

Hurt Everybody’s back and they’re taking everyone to 2047 with “2K47,” the title track and first single from their forthcoming project. 2K47 doesn’t have a concrete release date just yet, but you can expect it to impact sometime this spring. Listen to “2K47″ below.

Sidenote: Blade Runner’s one of my favorite films. Nice art, guys. Ha!

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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.

I.B.C.L.A.S.S.I.C. f/ Murph Watkins, Jmella & Maven – Moves To Make

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments


Producer I.B.C.L.A.S.S.I.C. plans to release his When All Else Fails project later this year and today, he offers up the first taste of what’s to come with “Moves To Make.”

The track, which features Murph Watkins, Jmella and Maven, tells the story of what life was like for I.B. on New Year’s Eve in 2012. Don’t expect any spoilers from me though — you’re going to have to press play and find out the 411 yourself.

Listen to “Moves To Make” below and look for I.B.’s When All Else Fails project to impact sometime this summer.

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Video: Lil Herb Talks Leaving The Streets For A Rap Career

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

On a recent trip to NYC, G Herbo sat down with Hip Hop Wired for a brief interview where he talked about a slew of topics, namely leaving the streets behind to pursue a career in music. How as Herb able to do it? Well, watch and learn above.


New Project: FSD & DJ Honorz – Songs Of The Month: December Edition

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments


Better late than never

The Songs Of The Month mixtapes serve as a monthly round-up of everything that has landed on our weekly ‘FSD Songs Of The Week’ lists and will be mixed, sequenced and hosted by none other than DJ Honorz.

Whether you’ve been looking for a mixtape including that dope loosie your favorite artist dropped or you’re looking to get caught up on what you’ve missed this past month, these tapes are for you. December’s installment, which we’re a bit tardy on, includes music from Lil Herb, King Louie, Spenzo, Chance The Rapper, Saba and many more.

Stream and download the December edition of the Songs Of The Month mixtape below. If you missed the November edition, grab it here.

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Watch Kanye West’s “Only One” Video Starring North West

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments


Directed by Spike Jonze

Kanye took to the Ellen show to world premiere his new video for “Only One,” which stars his daughter North West, and features Paul McCartney (with assistance from Ty Dolla $ign.)

Kanye talks to Ellen about his new album, which is currently still untitled, and how Kim and North have made him a happier person. He later talks about his respective deals with Nike and adidas, and a slew of other topics.

Update: Check out the full video for “Only One” and clips from Kanye’s appearance on Ellen below.

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Video: Damon Dash On Giving Kanye West The BET Honors Award

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Unless you’ve been living under a pile of pebbles, it’s likely you saw the headlines about Dame Dash giving Kanye West a BET Honors Award this past weekend. The headlines were compounded by selfies of a toothless Dame with his armed wrapped around Yeezus.

So what really went down? What are his thoughts on hooking back up with Ye? And what up with that missing tooth? Well, a composed Damon explains above.