Jay-z announced today in Philadelphia a music festival encompassing multiple artists, multiple days, and multiple genres. The rapper turned businessman also spoke to CNN and gave his opinion on President Barack Obama’s recent personal endorsement of gay marriage.
“I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple…I think it’s the right thing to do, so whether it costs him votes or not – again, it’s not about votes. It’s about people. It’s the right thing to do as a human being.”
Say what you want, but things have indeed changed for hip-hop heavyweight DMX. But for his latest release titled “Sh*t Don’t Change,” X is assisted by two of the game’s greats, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. The triple-threat track will be featured on his EP , which is slated to become available tomorrow. So while Earl’s comeback is undoubtedly under the microscope, does having Snoop and Dre along for the ride help? Hit the comment section with your thoughts. Also, check the coinciding tracklist for the work below.
1. The Weigh In Intro
2. Were I Wanna Be Feat. Big Stan (Produced By Niam Son)
3. Shit Dont Change Feat. Snoop Dogg (Produced By Dr Dre)
4. Last Hope Skit
5. Last Hope Feat. Andreena Mills (Produced By Rich Kid)
6. Lil Wayne Interlude
7. Were My Dogs At (Produced By Wayno)
8. Tyrese Speaks
9. That’s My Baby Feat. Tyrese
10. Right Or Wrong (Produced By Dame Grease)
11. DJ Envy Interlude
As most X fans know, Earl will be dropping off a freEP entitled The Weigh In at Midnight. Here goes the first leak, which finds X rocking over Snoop’s Dr. Dre-produced Boss’ Life. Disappointed, considering I saw “produced by Dr. Dre” on the tracklist (which is included after the jump) and thought we’d get something new.
The Roots Drummer, Philadelphia Legend and Musical genius is featured on Morgan Spurlock’s “A Day In the life” series speaking on a few subjects. Questlove speaks on various subjects including his hair, Tina Fey and his health. Watch the video above and make sure you get your tickets for The Roots picnic and the Mural Arts Ball featuring The Roots.
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Join musician and producer ?uestlove as he faces some new opportunities and challenges.
The Roots‘ ?uestlove is such a warm omnipresence– both online and off– that you almost feel like you know him personally. But Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock takes us another step closer in the latest episode of his Hulu series “A Day in the Life”, which chronicles an entire day (in the life) of notable people.
Arguably one of the most unfitting titles in recent hip-hop history, comes a much needed collaboration between Childish Gambino and ScHoolboy Q. Titled “Unnecessary,” the piece will be featured on Gambino’s upcoming, yet unnamed, new mixtape. Listen to the lyrical frenzy down below, courtesy ofFunkmaster Flex.
With a yet-to-be-titled mixtape on the way, Mr. Glover gives Funk Flex the green light to premiere a new joint. CDQ needed ASAP.
Pigeons and Planes
We saw Childish Gambino link up with rap newcomers Kendrick Lamar and Danny Brown at Coachella, and here he is on a new cut with Schoolboy Q. The other day Donald said that Danny Brown was the best MC in the game, and in this song the combination of a dark beat and high energy flow that falls somewhere between playful and threatening has him sounding almost like a slightly less exaggerated Danny. Gambino also produced this one himself. Check out “Unnecessary” below.
New visuals from the soulful multi-instrumentalist known none other as Mayer Hawthorne. It’s for his single that dropped last fall from his very well-received How Do You Do album. He’s currently on tour around the US and hitting up almost every major city. If you’re around, see how you catch him live by visiting his website for dates. Enjoy!
Rick Ross has the streets on lock and now he takes it to the sheets on “Touch’N You,” the first single off his upcoming fifth album God Forgives, I Don’t. Rozay caters to the ladies on the seductive record, produced by Rico Love, which features a smooth and silky hook from Usher.
“It’s a real lyrical album. It’s a real street album,” said Rozay of the follow-up to 2010’s Teflon Don. “But I wanted to most definitely let all the sexy ladies know that I got something for ya’ll. I’ma take care of ya’ll. That’s what theUsher record is.”
Before GFID drops on July 31, the Bawse will release the Self Made, Vol. 2 compilation on June 26.
Rick Ross’ much-anticipated album God Forgives I Don’t is due out on July 31 as the Boss drops off the project’s initial track “Touch’N You.” The single notes sultry assistance from crooner Usher, of course adding for a more soulful offering. Rozay can still hold his own on a slow jam, which he’s proven in the past. So check out the collaborative cut below, and let us know what you think. Stay tuned for more from God Forgives I Don’t.
It’s been a minute, my fellow Uristocrats but I’m officially a Temple Alum as of May 10th. I’m so happy to be back writing. For my first post back my girl Gernique from HipHopConnection.com, has the tracklisting for Big K.R.I.T.’s debut album Live from the Underground. The 3rd Coast Representa is set to release the self produced LP on June 5th. I highly suggest you purchase this one, folks.
Until then check out his latest video ” I Got This”
J. Cole went on the Bootleg Kev show to speak on a few topics including his next solo album, his omission from MTVs “Hottest MCs in the Game List” as well as an upcoming album with Kendrick Lamar:
“I just started working with Kendrick the other day. We got it in, finally, again. It’s gonna be an album, man. We actually worked, bouncing ideas, which was great. The vibe was so good that it was like, man, that’s absolutely gonna happen. We got maybe four or five songs together.”
While out in Vegas for the Club Paradise tour with Drake last night, J. Cole sits down with Bootleg Kev to talk about being snubbed from MTV’s Hottest MCs list, why he hasn’t been releasing much material since his album dropped, his Twitter hiatus, confirms his joint album with Kendrick Lamar and more.
Big K.R.I.T made an appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to perform his hit “I Got This” with The Roots. The track will be featured on his debut album Live From the Underground, scheduled for a June 5 release.
Only thing missing here is the candy paints. Backed by The Roots, K.R.I.T. made his late night television debut yesterday on Jimmy Fallon’s show with his new single. June 5, we Live From The Underground.
Last night, Big K.R.I.T. amazed the audience as he strikes a stellar performance of his new single “I Got This” featuring the musical talents of the Legendary Roots Crew on The Jimmy Fallon show. Live From The Underground drops June 5th! Shouts to Rap Up.