The Kanye West European takeover continues. After a blazing performance at the BRIT Awards, a visit to Zane Lowe and some new tattoos, Mr. West appeared on Norwegian-Swedish talk show Skavlan.

Standing on an illuminating white stage, Kanye grabbed the auto-tune to perform his latest single “Only One.” Watch below.

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People, take in all the Cam’ron moments you can because after next summer he’s retiring from the rap game. However, we pray to based god that won’t stop him from actin’ a fool on social media. In a candid video captured by Revolt TV after Dipset’s recent BB Kings show, Killa invaded a local Five Guys burger spot to serve one of his favorite childhood DJs, Red Alert.

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Logic and Big K.R.I.T. both put out solid albums in what was an otherwise quiet year in 2014 with Under Pressure and Cadillactica, respectively. Today the Maryland and Mississippi natives join forces on this new song called “Top Ten,” which manages to capture the best elements of their respective sounds — Logic’s quick-tongued introspection and K.R.I.T.’s trunk-rattling intensity — into one powerful combination.

“If I wait on the label to support my vision I might go blind,” Krizzle spits, proving that the independent spirit is still alive — even for a couple of MCs on Def Jam.

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Riding high off the success — and more importantly, impact — of his powerful “Glory” collaboration with John Legend, Common visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night (with his brand new Oscar award in hand, no less). The Chicago rapper shared a couple of great stories, like getting a signed pair of sneakers from Michael Jordan when he was a ball boy for the Bulls back in the day and his conversation with Jay Z following his Oscar win.

[Jay Z] was really proud. He said something to me that really touched me. He felt that I represented all of us — people from hip-hop, as black men, as people of love, children of love. He felt that John and I were representing that with this Academy Award.

Turning the attention to more pressing issues, Kimmel also asked Common about him leaving Oprah hanging at the Oscars last weekend. “What had happened was…”

Watch the interview below…


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Action Bronson already has a fair share of outrageous videos under his belt. Now that he’s got access to a green screen, things only get crazier in the video for his latest single, “Actin Crazy,” produced by Noah “40” Shebib. Godzilla should be ashamed of that low-post defense, though.

Bam Bam’s debut album Mr. Wonderful drops March 24. Pre-order here.

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When you think of hip-hop royalty from Long Island names like Eric B. & Rakim and EPMD automatically come to mind. In the skateboard world, there’s also a few legends from Strong Island — namely Gino Iannucci. With impeccable style and a trick selection that blew the heads away in the early ’90s, the kid cemented his position the skate community.

To commemorate Gino’s 20+ year long career and his love affair with hip-hop, Mighty Healthy has teamed up Gino for a limited edition capsule collection.

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Brooklyn can be a brutally cold place this time of year, but it’s got nothing on Wati Heru’s new joint, “BKWYA.” Channeling the spirit of Gangsta Grillz-era Pharrell over a spine-chilling beat that sounds like a Hell Hath No Fury leftover, the East Flatbush MC cooks up a cooled-out BK anthem that’s less 1995 and more 2015.

Watch the video for “BKWYA” below and stay tuned for Wati Heru’s new project Dystopia FM, dropping March 13.

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RESPECT magazine shines the spotlight on two of rap’s biggest hustlers, Nipsey Hussle and Yo Gotti, with their latest issue. Talking shop with Editor-In-Chief Datwon Thomas, Nipsey and Gotti delve into the art of hustling and how to stay paid in a constantly changing music industry. The issue hits newsstands on March 10.

New Album: Nipsey Hussle Mailbox Money
New Mixtape: Yo Gotti & DJ Drama Concealed


Apparently, Kanye West was pretty close to joining Birdman and Gucci Mane in the face tat gang last night. Thankfully, though, Kim was there to talk him down from the ledge. Instead, he had his mothers’ birthdate and North’s birthdate in Roman numerals inked on his wrists. But what if Yeezy really did get a face tattoo. What do you think he would get?

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Equal parts afrocentric and eccentric, EarthGang occupy their own lane entirely in Atlanta right now. Just take the title of the duo’s latest mixtape Torba, which is the number seven in Oromo, the language spoken by one of Ethiopia’s oldest (and “baddest”) ethnic groups. The seven also refers to the number of tracks on the project with each song named after a day in the week — which is the minimum time required to fully digest Johnny Venus and Doctur Dot’s abstract rhymes.

Torba is the follow-up to EarthGang’s 2013 mixtape Shallow Graves For Toys, and features contributions from Mac Miller, OG Maco, Childish Major and more.

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