January 2012


It’s the holiday season in the Harris household. In their new episode, “Tip Clause” and family get taught a valuable lesson in charity while performing a Christmas play for the less fortunate.

Thanks to Yardie/MWP

Previously: T.I. & Tiny: ‘The Family Hustle’ (Episode 7)

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An hour early, but the new single from KiD CuDi and Dot Da Genius’ collaborative WZRD album is here. We caught a snippet and live debut of this recently but here’s the full version of “Teleport 2 Me, Jamie” for your enjoyment. The duo’s LP arrives on February 28th.

New Music: WZRD Feat. Desire – “Teleport 2 Me, Jamie”

BONUS: WZRD – “Brake” (Official Version)

Purchase ‘Teleport 2 Me, Jamie” and the official version of “Brake” on iTunes.

Thanks to DatNewCudi

Previously: Kid Cudi Responds To ‘Stage Rage’ In Australia

While out in Haiti, Fat Joe and the Terror Squad document their trip with the video for “Ride For My Haiti” off Joe Crack’s The Darkside Vol. 2 mixtape.

Directed by Eif Rivera and Cool & Dre

via Big Homie/RR

Previously:
Fat Joe – “So Fly” (Video)
Fat Joe Feat. Chris Brown – “Another Round” (Video)

Meek Mill stopped by The Angie Martinez Show on Hot 97 earlier this afternoon. Following their interview, MMG’s Philly representer dropped a few bars for Angie over Rick Ross’ “Stay Schemin”.

via Angie’s newly re-launched website

Listen to Angie’s interview with Meek Mill after the jump….

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(photoshop via EgoTrip’s video montage)

Let us quickly recap the season of Common vs. Drake Beef thus far:

Common dates Serena Williams. Drake dates Serena Williams. Common is down with Kanye. Drake is down with Young Money. Common spits subliminals at Drake on “Sweet.” Drake makes subliminal outburst onstage in Cali. Common admits to Drake subliminal disses on the song “Sweet”. Drake spits subliminal lyrics in “Stay Scheming.” Common disses Drake by name on “Stay Scheming” remake. Common tells interviewers the beef is just normal “hip hop competitiveness” and that he’s done….

But does Drake see this as just rap battling? Will there be a rebuttal? Nahright’s Nation (a liner-noted friend of Drake’s) got an exclusive comment from Drake on the set of “The Zone” video:

Nation: So people want to know: will you respond to Common?
Drake: No. Because despite how it’s been worded by him that situation is not a “hip hop moment” or a “battle for the sake of musical integrity”…it’s a ploy for attention around the release of an album. More than anything it was just disappointing cause what kid isn’t a fan of what Common has done for our genre. A guy who made such an incredible career for himself based off expressing genuine feelings about life and love is now targeting me for sharing my story.

Oh. Dang.

After the jump, Drake explains why he took a shot at Kobe’s wealthy ex-wife on “Stay Scheming”….
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Busta Rhymes and Chris Brown take us for some type of ride in the Hype Williams-directed video for “Why Stop Now.” The official lead single from Bussa Bus, leading up to his Cash Money Records debut album coming later this year. Doubt you can stop this pair, watch the clip up top.

Previously:
Busta Rhymes Feat. Chris Brown “Why Stop Now” (Behind The Scenes) (Video)
Busta Rhymes Signs With Cash Money, Drops New Single With Chris Brown
Busta Rhymes and Birdman Confirm Their Cash Money Deal (Video)

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By the end of this week, M.I.A. will have been on American Idol (premiering Madonna’s “Give Me All Your Lovin'” video with her and Nicki Minaj), and at the halftime show of the Superbowl. How in the world can you possibly even pretend to be some kind of edgy anti-establishment fight-the-power “bad girl” at this point? But M.I.A. is still hanging onto her hipster metrocard, despite her billion-dollar baby, and upcoming hank-williams-jr astroturf status.

And just in time to confuse the Middle Americans who will be tuning in to watch “Madonner” between bites of cheesy bread on Sunday…M.I.A. drops “Bad Girls,” (via Pitchfork) the lead single for her upcoming 4th album. The song is produced by Danja (Timbaland’s “co”-producer) and sounds pretty much like you’d expect. It’s not horrible. It’s just disappointing.

“Bad Girls” sounds like Gwen Stefani adopting another new ethnicity, or Eve giving it another go with whoever Dr. Dre has locked in his basement, or Kreyshawn doing an Old Navy ad. Zzzz. But with all of the new things that M.I.A. has seen/been bought/been fed in the last few years of her interesting journey…I’d think she’d be able to pull up some of that rich girl rage and act out. (Like with that nutty “Born Free” video) We’ll see what happens with Friday’s “Bad Girl” video debut, also by “Born Free” director Romain Gavras. Will there be black humor and apocalyptic violence? Or just multi-culti kitsch and bad Islamic calligraphy fonts. Oh, wait…that’s already on the single art.

Listen to M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls”….after the jump
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If last week wasn’t busy enough, Pharrell recently got in studio with this years headliners at Coachella, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.

via BBC

Catch two more shots after the jump…..

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Rick Ross celebrated his birthday all weekend with parties in NYC, Atlanta, and Miami. Last night, The Bawse ended his busy weekend at South Beach’s Club Amnesia. The star-studded event included appearances from Diddy, The LOX, The-Dream, French Montana, and more noteably, Dr. Dre. We caught the pair in studio recently, hopefully something in the works for God Forgives, I Don’t. Can we squeeze in an Eminem feature in there too?

via MTV RapFix

More photos after the jump….

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I’m determined to get into HBO’s new horseracing drama Luck if it’s the last thing my brain can hold….because with dual creators like Michael Mann (Heat) and David Milch (Deadwood), I know there must be jewels being dropped….but after the confusing pilot episode, all I really keep thinking is….when is Game of Thrones coming back?

April 1, 2012 actually. And having read George R.R. Martin’s Clash of Kings, the sequel to Game of Thrones which is what this upcoming season is based on…I already know this is going to get intense.

But regardless of what lies ahead…how much do you want that little s–t King Joffrey Lannister to die? Even this child actor should get a Golden Globe for most annoying face. It’s amazing how this kid encompasses all of the “craven” bitchassness of the book’s character.

Sorry for the visceral reaction. It’s Monday and I’m pre-coffee. But guys, there will be lots of offal-eating Queen Daenerys for you being a bad-ass. And for me….more sad snowy Wall watching.

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