June 2011

The latest leak off Kendrick Lamar’s Section.80, which is slated to drop on July 2nd. Here you get both the audio and video for “Tammy’s Song (Her Evils)”, kind of weird that Drake premiered the video.

New Music: Kendrick Lamar – “Tammy’s Song (Her Evils)”

Props to HHNM

Catch the artwork and full tracklisting for Section.80 after the jump…..


To celebrate the newly released 10th anniversary edition of her groundbreaking songs in A minor debut album. Alicia Keys is performed a live intimate concert tonight at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. The event, Piano & I: A One Night Only Event With Alicia Keys stars the multi-talented superstar by herself with a piano as she takes us through her debut album while also performing some classic hits and unreleased cuts.

Watch what you missed with the full show availble from VEVO and AOL above.

Previously: Alicia Keys x Bruno Mars x Rick Ross Medley (Live At 2011 BET Awards) (Video)

With Beyoncé’s 4 album official in-stores now, MTV takes a look back at the pop superstar’s year leading up to this point in Year of 4. The special television documentary which aired earlier tonight gave fans a candid behind the scenes look in studio, on set of “Run The World (Girls)”, rehearsals, photo shoots and more as B’ prepared for the release of her fourth solo album.

Props to MTV

After the jump, Beyoncé surprises kids from the Boys and Girls Club in East Harlem, NY during her album release event…..



Many fans we’re preparing for a possible release on July 4th of Kanye West & Jay-z’s collaborative album Watch The Throne, despite confirmation from either artist. Speculation was moving around that the LP would release digitally with no promotion on iTunes much like Radiohead recently did with their King of Limbs album. But according to sources close to Jay-Z’s camp the highly anticipated project from the rap superstars will indeed not release on Independance Day.

via VH1

Previously: Kanye West Debuts His “Monster” Video With Rick Ross, Jay-Z & Nicki Minaj (Video)

So these two dudes are the reason BET wouldn’t let me do the red carpet this year ?!? Hahaa, I’m just playing. The amigos Eric and Jeff from ItsTheReal hit up the BET Awards for another segment of the The Check-In. This time they got to throw some hilarious questions at Rozay, Sean Garret, Big Sean and more.

Things we learned:

-Rick Ross’ favorite bird  is the woodpecker.

-Sean Garret’s Rick Ross’ grunt sucks.

-Lil Twist’s mohawk starts as a Gumby every morning

-AJ has no idea what to do on Friday nights.

-DJ Drama likes racks.

-Big Sean uses the word “boy” a lot in his raps

-Eric would never smash Toccarra, ever.

related links after the jump…


Young Jeezy continues the viral videos with another in-bus performance of a track from The Real Is Back mixtape. The streets are asking for that new album.

After the jump, new videos from Young Chris and Rick Ross in the studio with DJ Toomp.


New Music: AZ feat. Cormega “Murda On The Daily”

Talk about mood music and I don’t mean Joe Budden, here. I was lost in a zone for a good 1/2 hour after hearing this earlier this morning. It really made me reflect on the rap music I listen to now as opposed to what I bumped at age 15. AZ and Mega were definitely two artists who helped me fall in love with hip-hop. I felt the same way when I heard Raekwon’s “Flawless Crowns” [Listen] about a year ago. I mean these type of records just take you back. If you can’t remember buying 36 Chambers for the first time, I’m sorry you probably have no idea what I’m talking about. But stay tuned, I assure you we have some new Drake or something coming shortly.

Off Boomshell Presents: The Premix, cop that on iTunes.

(Props to 2Dopeboyz)

Legend: We’re all about positivity and being an example to kids, so watching a remix of “Teach Me How To Dougie” being used as a way to teach kids how to study, is always commended (shout out to Yoshi for killing the 3rd verse!).

At the end of the day, maybe one of these kids ends up being the next owner of a large corporation, the next president, or 2nd grade teacher. You never know. Just think, this is how Big Sean got his start too. He do it!

watch it after the jump…


The UK’s Tinie Tempah finds his groove with Pittsburgh’s Wiz Khalifa in the latest set of visuals from the US release of Dis-covery.

Tinie performance at Glastonbury and related links after the jump…


The Urban Daily posted a statement from Pete Rock’s family lawyer, regarding the police brutality incident that took place at Pete and Smif-N-Wessun’s album release party for their first collaborative album, Monumental. Pete’s wife gathered this morning with supporters outside of the courthouse in Downtown Manhattan to rally against the NYPD.

Smif-N-Wessun also were asked about the incident on Shade45, but couldn’t really give up any details because of legal matters.

Smif-N-Wessun Address the Tammany Hall incident on The All Out Show (via RR)

Statement from lawyer Kenneth Montgomery:

On Tuesday, June 28th, Pete Rock, Tek & Steele (of Smif N Wessun) were celebrating the release of their collaborative album, ‘Monumental.’ It was a peaceful gathering inside of a sold-out Tammany Hall (lower-east side Manhattan, NY) to see the group perform new music from the project. Earlier in the evening some guest wanted to enter the event but were turned away by the management and bouncers employed by the club. A minor argument ensued but eventually was diffused by the bouncers. Thirty minutes after that minor skirmish (no 61 or incident was ever filed by the club or bouncers) some 15-20 uniformed Police Officers from the 7th precinct arrived at the venue. When the officers arrived some of them entered the venue where they witnessed a peaceful environment, they quickly exited the venue and joined their fellow officers in the exit area of the venue.

continued after the jump…


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