July 2014


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Drake and October’s Very Own unveil their 2014 OVO Fest collection, days ahead of the two-day festival this weekend. Modeled by OVO Sound singer-producer PARTYNEXTDOOR, the special edition line includes t-shirts, zip-up and pullover hoodies, shorts, and a snapback, all branded with logos synonymous with the label-clothing line.

Locals and visitors can purchase the collection at the OVO pop-up shop in Toronto, which opens from August 1-9. It will also be available at The Molson Ampitheatre in Toronto during OVO Fest 2014 on August 3-4. This year’s event is headlined by Drake and OutKast, with special guests making appearances. Check out photos of the full collection below.

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(Fat Joe with Jennifer Lopez and his wife Lorena at J.Lo’s 45th birthday party last week in the Hamptons)

Tonight, Funk Flex opened up the show with a series of Bronx classics, Fat Joe with Big Pun, Fat Joe with Remy Ma, and more…giving listeners a history lesson and instant mood-enhancement at once. Then he premiered in a brand new song from Fat Joe that fit in just fine with the classic. The song, “Stressin’,” may features some sparse vocals from Jennifer Lopez but it’s definitely not the usual J.Lo pop song…sounding grittier and harder and, frankly, more Bronx, than what you may have expected recently from the pair.

Flex played it at least 6 times in a row…and we weren’t mad at all.
Listen to Fat Joe and Jennifer Lopez “Stressin'”…
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Lil Wayne XXL

With his blockbuster Drake Vs. Lil Wayne tour kicking off in just over a week, and not to mention his massively awaited Tha Carter V LP on the horizon, Lil Wayne graces the cover of XXL‘s August/September issue. In Jeff Weiss‘ cover story, the seasoned YMCMB soldier opens up about his forthcoming album, signing Drake and Nicki Minaj, and the lack of authenticity in hip-hop today. Yep, Weezy’s got a few things to get off his chest.

On authenticity in hip-hop:

I know I’m authentic because I’m 35 million years in the game. I don’t know where the authenticity is in the game anymore. Today everyone sounds alike, they looking alike, they acting alike, they dressing alike. I came out when everybody was super different. You had an ODB. You had a Busta Rhymes and then you had a 2Pac. You had a Biggie. And everybody was different. Biggie was talking about Mob and Mafia shit. 2Pac was wylin’, talking about West Coast this and that. You had niggas like Meth and Red talking about how high they got and making people laugh. And then now, you got them, them. You got the categories and then everyone falls under it.

Check out more quotes from Wayne, plus pictures from his cover shoot below…

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Kendrick Lamar is bringing his critically-acclaimed good kid, m.A.A.d city LP to film. The Compton rapper and award-winning director Kahlil Joseph will debut m.A.A.d, a 14-minute short-film based on Lamar’s platinum-selling 2012 album, at the first-annual Sundance NEXT Fest. The mini-film festival, which showcases fresh new upcoming directors and rising artists, will take place in Los Angeles next month.

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m.A.A.d stars a fresh-faced cast plucked from L.A. corners, and is described as “a kaleidoscope of storylines and ideas that defy typical categorization to explore new languages and new forms.” Kendrick and Joseph will be on site for a panel discussion, followed by a screening of Sundance winner Imperial Dreams and a performance from Tinashe.”

Tickets can be purchased here, while you can check out the event flyer below.

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Brooklyn’s most rugged duo, M.O.P., are currently putting the finishing touches on an EP entitled Street Certified for release later this year. Thanks to Statik Selektah, we have a new leak from the project. On “187,” Womack and Danze rip through a piano heavy track, upholding their Brownsville roots.

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Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot N***a” has not only swept the masses — URL and IRL — but it’s catching the attention of the celebrity world, too. Chris Brown was the latest star to be spotted hitting the BK kid’s Shmoney Dance during his vacation in St. Tropez, even replacing the line “Free Greezy, though” to “Free Breezy, hoe.” I mean, what better excuse to do the dance when you’re partying on a yacht just weeks after being released from jail?

Watch Breezy hit the Shmoney Dance below…

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He teased em, and teased em some more, but now the Just Blaze x Packer Shoes x Saucony Snow Beach-inspired sneaker is finally here in all its glory. The NJ based sneaker retailer did not drop the release date but gave fans a teaser video that shows the upcoming Saucony Grid 9000 colorway in full.

Previously, Just previewed the sneakers on his social media accounts, but gave away little details.

Check out the teaser below…

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Flying out to Toronto to shoot the video with hometown producer Footage of Footage Worldwide, Waka Flocka laces his “0 to 100″ freestyle with original visuals. Flockaveli refers to the director as the “Canadian Spike Lee.”

What attracted you to Drake’s “0 to 100/ The Catch Up”?
Waka: As soon as I heard the beat, I was like, “Oooohh, this is old school; it’s like Wu-Tang shit.

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Nope, we didn’t see this one coming either. In one of the most unlikely yet pleasantly surprising collaborations of the year, Fredo Santana and Childish Gambino join forces on this rattling new record, “Riot,” produced by Young Chop. While Fredo issues Auto-Tuned threats in that sinister tone of his, Gambino takes a bite out of Santana’s flow to back up his comments from a few days ago: “Sliding in your top five / Let ’em hate on that line.”

The track is taken from Fredo’s new mixtape, Walking Legend, which also features Lil Durk, Chief Keef and Lil Reese.

Listen to “Riot” and download Fredo’s Walking Legend mixtape below…

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Miss Info: As we tweeted this morning, the “Welcome Home Remy” reports are a bit premature.
Remy Ma was expected to walk out of the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility today at 8am. She’s spent past 6 years in prison after being convicted of shooting a former friend in 2008. Her husband Papoose, managers, family members, friends, fans and camera crews stood outside for hours waiting for the 34-year old Reminisce Smith, with an assortment of fancy cars to take her home. But according to sources on the scene, around noon, prison officials came out and spoke to Papoose personally, and soon after, he and his crew left. In a strong show of restraint, Papoose was reportedly calm despite the news.

While it’s unclear why her release has hit a roadblock (parole officials would only confirm to Revolt that she’s still in custody), we were told that Remy Ma spent what was supposed to be the last week of her incarceration in solitary confinement. Her team did not believe it would delay her release…and she has club bookings and events waiting for her availability. While it’s unknown if officials were put off by the crowds outside, or if there was just a paperwork snafu…It’s clear from the photos (below) that Remy’s colleagues, friends, fans, and family are anxious to see her home.

Update: Remy was released at 3PM on Friday (Aug 1). Only her husband, Papoose, went to pick her up to avoid any other further complications. After the disheartening snafus yesterday, her whole team actually waited nearby just in case prison officials cleared up their issues with her alleged “phone violation”. When they finally got the good news today that she could leave, her husband Papoose went to pick her up without the crowds, cars, or camera crews to make sure officials had no excuse to complain…

Remy’s first verse over Khaled’s “They Don’t Love You No More.”

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