June 2011


J. Cole doesn’t normally release many of these “behind the scenes” Youtube clips, but this one is a rare treat. In the opening Cole channels his inner Asian boy and busts out a few notes on the violin. Who knew?

our homeboy Lowkey and friends share a public discussion on: Whats Going On With J.Cole’s Career?

and footage of Cole performing “Work Out”

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I heard whispers about this but had no idea of the magnitude of the f*ckery put on by the NYPD last night in the LES section of Manhattan. Hip-hop vets Smif-N-Wessun and Pete Rock were celebrating the release of their new project, Monumental Experience when the scene turned ugly. Things were reportedly going great until a fight broke out just outside the club, causing the NYPD to converge on the scene like there was a terrorist attack going down. Instead of just attending to the conflict at hand, the boys in blue decided to shut down the whole party inside for no reason. The lights were abruptly cut and attendees were forced to immediately exit the building. Disappointed rap fans then were met with unruly cops as they simply were trying to make sense of why their peaceful party was cut short. Here is one fans’ footage of the melee. If anyone was there, we encourage you to leave your thoughts and we’ll add to this post.

After rumors of Pete Rock’s wife being beaten by the police, the legendary producer cleared things up on his Twitter. It looks like she fell over some trash cans while trying to stop a friend from being attacked by the popo. However, Boot Camp affiliate Louieville Sluggah was reportedly sent to the hospital after being attacked by a number of officers.

More on this story as it breaks.

Check out Pete Rock’s Twitter recap of the chaos as it was happening here.

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Well, here’s the track many were waiting for off Lloyd’s forthcoming King of Hearts album. The R&B crooner gets both Andre 3000 and Lil’ Wayne over the Polow Da Don-produced “Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)”. The album officially drops on July 5th, pre-order here via iTunes.

New Music: Lloyd Feat. Andre 3000 (Narrated By Lil’ Wayne) – “Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)” (prod. by Polow Da Don)….Preview and buy song here

Related: Lloyd Performs “Cupid” On Lopez Tonight Live (Video)

This past Friday, Fool’s Gold Records opened their latest endeavor; transforming their office located in Brooklyn to a retail storefront 536 Metropolitan. Not only will you be able to purchase official merchandise from the indy-label but quirky limited edition gear and gadgets that can also be purchased via their new online store. The guys at Karmaloop were on hand for the store opening, so catch the footage above and if you happen to be visiting New York make sure to stop in and check it out.

Fool’s Gold
536 Metropolitan Ave (between Union & Lorimer)
Brooklyn NY, 11211
L train to Lorimer

Catch photos from our guy Crook Robbins at the grand opening after the jump…..

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Beyoncé appeared last night on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight for a 1-on-1 interview with Piers Morgan while out in London. The one hour sitdown includes discussion about her Glastonbury performance, taking the year off, performing for President Obama, her relationship with The First Lady Michelle Obama, having children with the future with husband Jay-Z and more.

Beyonce’s 4 is in-stores now!

Props to Yardie/MWP

Catch footage from Beyonce’s album release show in London, an appearance on Le Grand Journal & X Factor, and finally a preview of her “Beyoncé: Year of 4,” television special after the jump……
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A day after we get the song, here’s footage on-set of’s “It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over” from DJ Khaled, Mary J. Blige, Fabolous & Jadakiss. The Dayo-directed clip was filmed yesterday in Los Angeles. We The Best Forever drops July 19th, pre-order here.

Props to Derick G.

Catch some photos after the jump…..

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Weezy recently gave a shot at skateboarding… I guess he wanted to live up to his dress code. Over at pro skater Rob Dydrek’s Fantasy Factory (which was made famous by his MTV show), Lil Wayne was flicked up messing around in the indoor skatepark, wearing his skinny jeans of course. But in a bit of more interesting news, Weezy also spoke to XXL/MTV and confirmed that his Sorry for the Wait mixtape is a work in process. And it looks like that Lil B song will make the cut.

Lil Wayne: “The mixtape is called Sorry for the Wait, and it’s because [manager Cortez Bryant] pushed the album back so, sorry for the wait,” Weezy told Shaheem Reid in outtakes from an interview for XXL‘s July/August issue.

“Yeah, it’s gonna be just like No Ceilings, taking the f— over a n—a’s beat. You know what it is, killin’ n—as sh–,” he said. “Make a n—a pissed, mad as a mother—-er he ain’t call me to get on that mother—-er originally. Like, ‘F—, if I’d have took this n—a call this n—a’s song wouldn’t be hotter than mine!” –via MTV News

more photos from Wayne’s visit to the Fantasy Factory  and an audio clip from the interview after the jump…

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Listen: Jay-Z 15-year-old Freestyle (via RR)

Growing up I always dreamed of hearing Hov rap over a Rza beat. And little to my knowledge, Jay did this over 15-years ago for a local radio station in Philly. Over the “Criminology” beat and  a brief blend of a few other Wu classics. Colby Colb dropped this in celebration of Reasonable Doubt‘s 15 year anniversary. The rhymes start at the 2:46 min mark.

In the news:

Is Jay recruiting Adele for a collabo?
Boris Becker Shouts Out Jay-Z During Wimbledon Match

After the jump, former Rocafella Records employee Lenny S. reminisces about Streets is Watching.
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As if the original song wasn’t enough, YC grabbed everybody in the world to hop on the 10 minute mega-remix for his single. Today, the video for the remix has been released, featuring Nelly, B.o.B., Trae The Truth, Yo Gotti, Cyhi Da Prynce, Dose & Ace Hood. This is the song that never ends.

Previously: YC feat. Future – “Racks” (Video)

Drake ~ Marvins Room (Official Video) from OctobersVeryOwn on Vimeo.

Well, that took away from Chris Brown’s shine didn’t it? Drake drops the official video to his storytelling ode to an ex-girlfriend in “Marvin’s Room”. The visual was shot just last weekend in his home city of Toronto.

Directed by Hyghly of XO

via OVO

Previously:
DJ Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil’ Wayne “I’m On One” (Video)
Drake – “Marvin’s Room”

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