April 2011

Wow, this is fantastic looking! According to OkayPlayer’s Dantana (via Complex), this footage of Jay Electronica, shot by Jason Goldwatch in Nepal, has been lying dormant for almost two years…whatever the reason for the delay, I’m glad they finally got the greenlight.
While Jay E’s first “Dimethyltryptamine” video is a collage of references through his own eyes–JFK, mushroom clouds, pigs etc.—this version looks at Jay instead, experiencing laser-vision through the streets of Kathmandu.
Even though this song is over 4 years old, it still sounds completely current. This year Jay has been traveling the world, recording. Not sure if he’s living in London now, but I can’t wait to hear what he’s cooking up.

Here’s OkayPlayer‘s details on the video:
beat by J Dilla
Filmed in Kathmandu in fall 2009 by Decon.
Directed by Jason Goldwatch
Director of Photography Rob Gilbert
Produced by Isaiah Seret
Style by Joseph I
Roll Audio by Dantana
Executive Produced by Peter Bittenbender

Watch Jay Electronica’s original 2007 “Dimethyltryptamine” video,
after the jump


It’s been a while since Kanye West & Jay-Z delivered “H.A.M.”, the Lex Luger-produced offering that was slated to be the single for their collaborative Watch The Throne LP. Recently, ‘Ye joined Hov and Beyoncé in Paris possibly finishing up their highly anticipated joint album. Yesterday afternoon word got out that the duo are set to release their first official single titled “Lift Off” which will feature Beyoncé & Bruno Mars. No word on exactly when the record will drop or where but Jeff Bhasker hit Twitter early this morning confirming he co-produced the track with Kanye.

Props to Complex

Previously: Kanye’s Engineer Mike Dean Gives Details On Watch The Throne (Video)

A lot of live performance footage, the cooking dance, and a lot of white girls. That’s what you’ll see in Lil’ B’s latest visual for his track dedicated to Justin Bieber.

Props to Complex

Previously: Lil’ B & Just Blaze Confirm Upcoming Collaboration; B Talks I’m Gay Album Title

Watch Lil’ B performing the same song at the MTV O Music Awards this past Thursday night, after the jump…….



Maino’s #RespectTheJux release this week is an ode to Christopher Wallace as Meek Mill did for Tupac Shakur previously.

New Music: Maino “Biggie Is Back”

Props to Eskay/NahRight & Executive Nick

Previously: Maino feat. Gunplay & Waka Flocka Flame – “Rollin’ (Remix)” | Maino – “Ghetto (Remix)”

VH1’s Rock Doc division is bringing a new television documentary starring 50 Cent titled The Origins Of Me. In the series, 50 Cent goes on a journey in search of his family’s past traced back to Edgefield, South Carolina. With the help of local genealogists and census data, 50 ends up finding his great-great-great grandmother Jane Jenkins who was a slave during the 1800’s. He also discovers that his past ancestors fought the “REDSHIRTS,” who were the precursors to the Ku Klux Klan.

The documentary makes it’s television debut on Monday, May 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on VH1

Spotted at Jayson Rodriquez via Lacezilla

Previously: 50 Cent – “Keep It Coming” (prod. by Timbaland) (Unreleased)

During a recent visit to L.A.’s Power 106, Nicki Minaj and Luscious Liz of Big Boy’s Neighborhood have a ‘girl talk’ moment. Nicki reveals her choice of sleepwear and why she doesn’t like sleeping naked. After she lists what makes a good boyfriend and things that men do to turn her on and off. Co-sign with MissPassion that I wish this was longer, got me all worked up on a Friday night.

Props to MissP/YK2

Previously: Britney Spears feat. Nicki Minaj & Ke$sha – “Till The World Ends (The Femme Fatale Remix)” (Mastered)

Swizz Beatz ready for the release of his upcoming album Haute Living, but until then he gives us a preview of the 1st single’s video “Everyday (Coolin’)” featuring Eve. The video, which is directed by TAJ will drop Monday, May 3rd on BET’s 106 & Park.

Related: 5 Reasons You Should Be Excited For Swizz Beatz’ Haute Living Album (Rap-Up)
Previously: Swizz Beatz – “Live From Paris (MGMT Freestyle)”

Catch the trailer for Kendrick Lamar’s “HiiiPoWeR”, after the jump….


Last night, the first episode of Cory Gunz’ new MTV reality show Son Of A Gun hit late night television. In the debut episode Cory officially joins with Young Money and has management struggles with Nick Cannon and his longtime lawyer Ed Woods. In that same episode Cory was working on a track titled “Know My Name” which VIBE Magazine had the go ahead to premiere.

New Music: Cory Gunz – “Know My Name”

Props to MTV & VIBE

Outside of the U.S. readers can watch the premiere episode here.

Previously: Jay Sean feat. Tyga, Busta Rhymes & Cory Gunz – “YMCMB Heroes”

After the jump catch deleted scenes from Son Of A Gun…..


It’s kind of crazy how Amber Rose is more relevant in hip-hop than a lot of these rappers you see posted on the blogs. I guess posts like this are part of the reason. But , oh well!We like to look and you probably do too (And so does Wiz!).

The Tayor Gang capo’s boo found her way onto King’s next cover. Check out this brief teaser of what’s to come from the men’s mag.

Also, MTV reported that VH1 has no knowledge of an Amber Rose reality show titled “Behind Her Shades” coming out on there network. Meanwhile, she told me it’s a done deal. I can’t call it.

after the jump, check out footage from Amber’s recent trip to Barbados (I was there)….


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The Royal Wedding is over! I can’t front, Kate Middleton looked beautiful in her white lace dress, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. I remember seeing Princess Diana‘s huge poufy shoulder wedding dress and thinking it was amazing as a child, but over the years, it certainly didn’t stand up as a classic. I think the new Duchess of Cambridge‘s will age better. But after the fever-pitch fandom of this mornings Royal Wedding coverage….here’s a more humorous take on Kate and Wills mania from Jagged Edge and Hot97’s Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg Morning Show ; )

A clip from the wedding that…despite what Jagged and Tyler the Creator said…many Americans still gave a s–t about, lol..
after the jump

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