The Weeknd – Belong To The World (Video)

The Weeknd releases a new video titled “Belong To The World” from his upcoming Kiss Land. The track samples Portishead’s “Machine Gun” which apparently is unsanctioned and Portishead’s own Geoff Barrow went on to Twitter to express his frustrations:

“When someone asks to sample you and you refuse they should have the respect as a fellow artist to not use it.”

Source: MTV

Watch Chronixx Perform “Surviving / Behind Curtain” (Acoustic Session)

Chronixx releases a new Acoustic video where he performs “Surviving/Behind Curtain” with Infinite on the guitar under an almond tree in the Vineyard Town section of Kingston.  Look out for his upcoming EP, Dread & Terrible, and his Start a Fire Tour dates below:

The START A FIRE TOUR continues :

07.12 – Rock & Reggae Festival, Cayman Islands
07.27 – Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica, WI
08.02 – Reggae On The River, California, USA
08.04 – Reggae Jam, Germany
08.06 – Stuttgart, Germany @ Universum
08.07 – Berlin, Germany @ Yaam
08.09 – Munchen, Germany @ Backstage
08.10 – Reggae Sundance, Holland
08.17 – Trinidad, WI
08.24 – Tobago, WI

Source: Boomshots

Surface to Air: Friday I’m in Love XXXV by Dancing Doors

A New Friday I’m in love is here from the Dancing Doors and Surface to Air. Check it out below or here.

Our pals Dancing Doors are back. Having just released their first EP called “Bring Me The Head Of Pedro Winter” few weeks ago (you can grab it for free here), guys have just sent us a sweet Friday I’m In Love playlist. With Tom Waits, Tom Petty, Paul Simon or Death From Above 1979 to name a few, it’s the perfect selection to enjoy during this sunny weekend.

1. Foreigner – I wanna know what love is
2. Tom Waits – Christmas Card from a Hooker
3. Donovan – Hurdy Gurdy Man
4. Paul Simon – 50 ways to leave your lover
5. Eagles of Death Metal – Want You So Hard
6. Tommy James and The Shondells – Crimson and Clover
7. John Cale – All I want is you
8. Slim Harpo – Strange Love
9. The Doors – Queen Of the Highway
10. Roy Orbison – You got it
11. Chris Issak – Dancin’
12. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – American Girl
13. Sam Cooke – You send me
14. Elvis Presley – I’m left, You’re Right, She’s Gone
15. Death from above 1979 – Little Girl

Liberty Fabrics x Vans

Since 1875 London’s Liberty Fabrics has produced the finest print fabrics the world over. This season, Vans and Liberty have teamed up for a special collection featuring the Authentic and Era silhouettes using Liberty’s famous fabrics. These sneakers are now available at DQM.


Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival begins Today featuring Pusha T, EPMD, Redman and more…

The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival kicks off  today (7/11). Check out the entire schedule below:

TIckets for  events are on sale now.

July 11th – Show & Prove Finals at Littlefield (8pm-12am)
The 5th Annual Show & Prove Super Bowl headlined by the legendary DAS EFX. NYC longest running MC competition featuring Billy Conahan, Famous, Undeniable, and Kon Boogie performing for a chance to open up at the Final Day of BHF’13.

July 12th- Bodega Education Initiative
2013 Bodega Education Initiative (BEI) will be a 2013 Bodega Education Initiative (BEI) will be a mentoring session with our 2013 Show & Prove semifinalists. The goal is professional development. Invited artists will have one on one time with Festival staff as well as veterans from various aspects of the music business.

Saturday July 13th – Family Day (12- 3 PM)
Family Day is a time for parents, babies, teens and grandma to have some ‘momma’ approved fun while we teach the youth about what Hip-Hop is all about. Enjoy family-friendly music, dance, demos, workshops with The Brooklyn Nets, Luna Park, The Brooklyn Crescents, Urban Art Beat and more.

Children 12 and under are FREE and there’s a Coney Island Ticket Package which includes BHF’13 GA ticket and a Luna Park wristband (value $40) for only $35!

Final Day Performances (3pm-8pm)
This year our Final Day performances feature Pusha T, EPMD, Redman, a MCA Tribute by DJ Enuff, Dizzy Wright, Soul Understated, F.Stokes, Danse of BKLYN STICKUP, Justo, DyMe-A-DuZin, Dillon Cooper, and more!

BHF’13 Salute The DJ/Afterparty at SRB (9pm-2am)
Put the kids to bed and head to SRB to get busy. The Salute The DJ Festival After Party will be headlined by DJ Scratch and Mick Boogie and will feature a lineup of world renowned DJ’s as well as special guests including Big Kap, Jeru The Damaga, and DJ Jahmed.



See the Benny Gold 2013 Summer “Guerrero” Editorial by Danny Steezy featuring the Jaro Sisters

The lovely Jaro sisters are back this time showing up in Benny Gold’s Summer 2013 “Guerrero” collection. Take a look below as  Dawn and Justene Jaro are shot by photographer Danny Steezy while  rocking pieces like the “Yacht Club” nylon snapback, “Proportions” crew neck, “Making Waves” pocket tee, and much more. Head over to Benny Gold’s web shop to see the entire collection.


Raheem DeVaughn releases “Ridiculous” and LP Snippets

Raheem DeVaughn releases a brand new single “Ridiculous” which will be featured on his upcoming album A Place Called Loveland. The new album is a follow up to his 2009 album Love & War MasterPeace.  The track “Ridiculous” is written by Ne-Yo who has worked on a couple of tracks for Raheem DeVaughn.  The release of the track also features a few snippets from the upcoming album.



See the Trailer for Spike Lee’s next movie OLD BOY

Watch the trailer for Spike Lee’s OLDBOY movie starring Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley.

An advertising executive is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment

Spike Lee directs the story of a man, “an Old Boy” looking for who imprisoned him for twenty years..
OLDBOY Restricted Red Band Trailer (Spike Lee’s remake – 2013)

Facts vs. Fiction: Jay-z calling rappers on their Net worth is Fact

It’s well known in Hip-Hop that not every verse from your favorite rapper flaunting their wealth is entirely fact. Braggadocio has always been a part of the genre. However, it looks like the tide may start to start beginning with the number one wealth ‘flaunter’ himself, Jay-z. On Jay-z’s new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay-z calls out rappers who use metaphors about what their net worth is with no proof of it. On the track “Verse,” Jay chastises hip-hop artists and their stories of extraordinary wealth:

“The truth in my verses, versus, your metaphors about what your net worth is.”

Your average rap fan may fall for these stories, but common sense tells us that some of these hip-hop personalities are not making as much as they claim to be.

The crew over at Bloomberg Businesswee were by Jay-z verse and did a little research on the actual net worth of hip hop personalities versus their alleged wealth. Bloomberg used a combination of specific lyrics from a dozen rappers and compared it with Forbes wealth reports to come up with a chart now available over at Bloomberg Businessweek.  I guess Jay-z was right when he proclaimed #FactsOnly


Justin Timberlake shares a Teaser for 20/20 Experience Sequel

Here we see a teaser video from Justin Timberlake for an upcoming single form his much heralded album, The 20/20 Experience. At the end of the video there is a snippet of the track “Take Back The Night” which may be a track featured on the previously rumored sequel to The 20/20 Experience. Not much details but a lot of speculation across the board.

Now check out the NSFW video for Justin’s “Tunnel Vision.”