Saba was a recent guest on Mark Bazer’s always-entertaining monthly live talk show, The Interview Show. Sab sat down with Bazer to discuss his most recent project, ComfortZone, talk about the future, his background and much more. He also blessed the sold out crowd with an inspired live performance. If you missed it, or just feel like catching it again you can now watch it above.
Rapper, artist, philanthropist — now filmmaker — are all titles Lupe Fiasco can place on his ever-decorated resume. Today, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Lupe, alongside professional hooper Amar’e Stoudemire, are releasing a new documentary titled Little Ballers, centering on a group of 11-year-old basketball players in New York City’s Amateur Athletic Union, an inner-city springboard for potential NBA talent.
The doc will air on Nicktoons on Nov. 26 at 9 pm.
The 81-minute doc, which also explores basketball among today’s black youth, is directed by Crystal McCrary and executive produced by Lupe Fiasco and New York Knicks player Amar’e Stoudemire. It features interviews with NBA and WNBA stars including Carmelo Anthony, Steve Nash, Russell Westbrook, Joakim Noah, Walt Frazier, Tyson Chandler, J.R. Smith and Chamique Holdsclaw, as well as HBO Sports svp Kery Davis, Black Enterprise president and CEO Butch Graves, Relativity Sports vp Travis King, and journalists Pablo S. Torre, William C. Rhoden and Roland Martin, among others.
Hit the jump to watch a short preview of the film.
Directed by Zae.
“You can be anything you want to be, just don’t be a wanna be” — wise words from Gino Marley, who drops off his new video for the Young Chop-produced “Wanna Be”. This joint can be found on Gino’s last project, Greater Than Great.
Press play on the clip above and be sure to give Greater Than Great a listen or two if you haven’t yet.
Produced by Young Chop
About a year ago, Shye was on quite the roll on the music tip. He was dropping some serious heat (“Jealousy”), but then we got radio silence. What happened? We’re not sure. But after a lengthy hiatus, Shye returns with three (yep, three) brand new joints for your listening pleasure. And today he kicks off his campaign with “Money Call,” produced by Young Chop. So yeah, when that money is calling, you better click over. And it’s on line one with this one.
Also below the jump we have two other new joints from Shye, “The Real” and “Keep It Playa.” Welcome back, sir.
Produced by Reno
Finally back after a far-too-long-gone hiatus is Brain Hu$$la, the Goon Squad repper who blazed mixtapes alongside Bump J for much of the early and mid 2000s. We’ve been waiting on his proper project for quite some time, and thankfully it’s going to be a reality very soon. How soon? Real soon, as in this week soon. Friday, 10/10 is the impact date and the project is known as Brain Laden: The Sandstorm, and features all new music with Lil Herb, YP, Lil Reese, Marvo, Cheeko Dollaz, Ty Money and Youngin Lansky.
Today Brain lets loose the first leak from The Sandstorm, and he keeps it all the way “100” with it (to say the least.) We’re very excited for the album, as you should be as well. Check out his return below.
Produced by FLEXXBABII BEATZ
Bop season is in full swing. What, you ain’t know? Tonight, Westside bosses DJ Nate and Lil Trav take the FeFe from 0-100 with the upbeat “She A Loaner.” Nate and Trav? Now that’s a bop match made in heaven. Check out their new collab below.
Directed by Money Strong TV
Hopefully by now you’ve heard of EMP DASME. And adding to that, we hope you’ve checked out his latest mixtape, The Consortium Mindstate. If you’ve yet to do so, you can change all that right here, right now. Well, tonight we bring you “Heard of Me,” the latest from the aforementioned mixtape. Duke Da Beast features, and we must admit that this beat is a monster. A beast if you will. You’d be amiss not to press play — don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Produced by Young Chop
More leaks! No need to call a plumber, as all of these leaks are Cozart-sanctioned. Here he reunites with long-time producer Young Chop for the slapping “Earned It.” This appears to be a leak from Keef’s new project, Gloyalty, which is set to drop after Back From The Dead 2. This is Keef’s sixth leak of the past few days.
Keef is just tossing out every and anything at this point. If you’re keeping score at home right now, this is his fifth release in like 72 hours. I guess he’s not holding back any of Back From The Dead 2. “Wayne” is yet another self-produced joint from his forthcoming opus. The onslaught continues, check out his Weezy dedication below.
Just when you thought Dej Loaf’s “Try Me” couldn’t get much hotter, Durk pours some lighter fluid on it with his very own remix. After my first listen of the OG version of “Try Me,” it struck me as something Durk would’ve made, so it’s only right that he puts his fingerprints on it. Try it, you’ll like it.