Courtesy of Derrick Salter.
Trinidad Jame$ hit Lumen last night for the Seagrams 2014 Calendar Girls event, presented by Complex Magazine and Seagrams Gin, and it definitely wasn’t an event to miss. Trinidad hit the stage for a packed crowd, which you can see you in the footage above.
Couldn’t make it? No worries. Check out a clip of Trinidad performing “All Gold Everything” up top.
Directed by Ted Cadillac. Produced by Ricky P.
Waukegan representative J.R. Donato and his Taylor Gang familia enjoy a little fun in the sun in the official clip for his current single, “Puttin’ On”. If you missed the mp3, grab it right here.
Look for J.R.’s Taylor Gang debut to impact soon. Until then, check out his brand new visual above.
Produced by QB & Nascent.
Mayhem Music’s Chris Crack comes through another loosie and this time around, he’s joined by Mick Luter and Tree. This record won’t be included on Crack’s forthcoming Trill Withers project, but I’m definitely looking forward to hearing it.
Damn, this is dope. Check out what Crack, Luter and Tree cooked up below.
Hov isn’t the only one who just launched a new collection with Barneys — Just Don just rolled out their latest set of snapbacks via Barneys New York. The collection features five new snapbacks, including the new Mixed Exotics Brooklyn cap.
The hats are exclusively available at Barneys, so check out pics of the new hats below and be sure to visit Barneys’ webstore to cop ‘em.
Add-2 connects with North Carolina producer Khrysis for his first project since inking with 9th Wonder’s Jamla Records. The project features nine new records from Add and Khrysis and includes guest appearances from Rapsody and GQ.
Do yourself a favor and stream/download after the jump, via 2DopeBoyz.
I’ll start by saying that this only stands a rumor at the moment, but KicksOffCourt is reporting that Kanye has inked a clothing deal with adidas/Y-3, and he’s calling the line YEEZI. I was at Kanye’s Yeezus show last night in Brooklyn and can confirm that during his rant he claimed he’d just signed a deal to put out his own clothing line — something that’d been 10 years in the making.
“You see me in interviews how I want to do clothes… I want to let you know I signed my deal a week and a half ago”
Also during Ye’s set, he talked about the brands he’d worked with in the past, and how they’d treated him with disrespect. In my opinion, any brand that aligns themselves with Ye are going to win. He shifts fashion culture every time he cosigns something (see: Visvim), so that’d be a huge W for adidas. We’ll keep you updated as more details emerge.
Words by Charne Graham (@88nae88)
In just a little over a year, ZMoney has taken the Chicago rap world by storm. This past summer, the 20-year-old artist released two mixtapes, Rich B4 Rap and Heroin Musik on the same day — a bold maneuver for any artist — let alone one introducing his debut project[s] to the world.
But what Z achieved was fairly monumental, and with no major push or promo, he ended up providing a summer soundtrack for the streets. The tapes thrust Z’s career in motion, and have fast-tracked him to catching the attention of major publications and record labels. We got the opportunity to chat with ZMoney about his rap career (he’s only been rapping for a little over a year), his business endeavors and his three upcoming mixtapes which will also drop on the same day. Can lightening strike three times?
Directed by Da Visionaryz
Throughout the life of FSD, Que Billah has constantly given us some of the best and most thought-provoking music videos — with no major backing. There’s always a lot of creative effort and intelligent planning involved and with his latest, “The KKK,” the same stands true.
In this powerful visual, Que explores the parallels between the Ku Klux Klan and kids killing kids throughout the nation. The video, brought to us by Da Visionaryz, takes you on a journey through a world where gun violence is desensitized to the point that it might as well just be a game. Watch and share.
Directed by Aaron Perkins Jr. Produced by Slot-A.
Life is an everyday struggle, and that’s a fact Neak faces in his latest, “Everyday Livin.” It’s not all glamor and glitz, fun and games. Neak’s Paura/Amore project is due out in the very near future.
Produced by Kenny Keys
Long is back with another dedication to a fallen basketball legend — and this time it’s Chicago’s own Benji Wilson. Longshot’s “Len Bias” joint from a few years back was a sure shot, so it’s only right he revisits the theme as part of his Broken Hoop Dreams series. Longshot will also be playing this Saturday, 11/23, at The Abbey Pub. Swish.
Longshot and SureShot Productions release the first single of Shot’s upcoming new album ‘Nothing’s Gold’. The new single, ‘Had He Lived’(Benji Wilson) is produced by one of the illest beatsmiths to do it Kenny Keys. Following the success of ‘Len Bias’ Longshot has decided to start a song series dedicated to ballers who never got to fully realize their NBA dreams. ‘Had He Lived’, the second installment in the Broken Hoop Dreams series, is an ode to Chicago hoops legend Benji Wilson and gives a glimpse into how his legacy still impacts sports fans around the world today. Always remembered, this one’s for Benji…enjoy.Longshot’s 7th studio album ‘Nothing’s Gold’ due out 2/1/2014