Performances


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The Game has been busy, narrating the A&E Network docu-series Streets of Compton and executive producing its soundtrack. In addition to that, the veteran MC just dropped a new single “All Eyez” featuring Jeremih.

Stopping by Power 106 L.A.’s morning show, The Game decided to get busy on the mic, dropping a freestyle over Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s smash single “All The Way Up.”

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HOT 97’s own Funkmaster Flex recently kicked off a new freestyle series, with Pro Era’s Nyck Caution serving as the first guest. After YG took over the airwaves last week, the light shined back on Brooklyn as Joey Bada$$ stepped up to the plate this week.

Watch Joey get busy below.

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis turned the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon inside out on Wednesday. The Seattle duo decided to throw on the suit and tie, starting off their performance of “Dance Off” in an office setting, grabbing some friends before moving through the lobby of Rockefeller Center before blasting through The Tonight Show studio stage.

From there, it turned into quite a dance party as the audience clapped along and cheered Macklemore’s every move. The appearance was in support of the pair’s No. 1 album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made. Watch the performance, plus Macklemore & Ryan Lewis going head-to-head against Elle Fanning and Steve Higgins in a game of Catchphrase below.

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A$AP Ferg took over NBC studios on Wednesday night, appearing as musical guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers. The Harlem rapper had viewers on their feet, getting the crowd hype with a performance of “New Level.” The Future-featured single appears on Ferg’s latest album, Always Strive And Prosper.

Watch below as A$AP Ferg wraps up his “Level Up Tour” with Tory Lanez this week in New York City and Boston.

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YG’s currently on a promo run, spreading the word of his newly released sophomore LP Still Brazy. The Compton rapper recently stopped by Sway In The Morning, and was up for the “5 Fingers of Death” challenge. Watch as YG 4Hunnid freestyle over various instrumentals on-air.

The album, Still Brazy can be streamed here and purchased here. Catch YG on “The Endless Summer Tour” with G-Eazy, Logic, and Yo Gotti, kicking off June 28 in Dallas, TX.

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denzel-curry

With this year’s class now revealed, XXL will slowly roll out various freestyles and profiles on the final ten artists that appear on their annual Freshman cover.

After Kodak Black, we stay in Florida as upcoming rapper Denzel Curry drops some bars while repping the Miami Hurricanes.

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The 2016 Red Bull Culture Clash took place at the O2 Arena in London, England, on Friday night (Jun. 17). Taylor Gang, Eskimo Dance, Mixpak and UKG Allstars faced off in a sound clash in front of a packed crowd of over 30,000 people. The Mixpak collective was lead by Popcaan, who clinched the team’s victory by letting off an exclusive dub. Shouting out “Controlla” collaborator Drake, Popcaan went on to play a new version of Drake’s smash-hit “One Dance,” featuring new lyrics specifically done for the Dancehall artist.

Watch the moment and crowd reaction below.

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YG’s sophomore album Still Brazy officially hit stores at midnight and is currently available for stream early on Apple Music. The Compton rapper recently made a visit to HOT 97, stopping by Funkmaster Flex for his new freestyle series. Listen as YG 4Hunnid spits some bars over his Still Brazy single “FDT.”

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wale-fallon

Wale made an announcement on Wednesday afternoon (Jun. 15), revealing a new mixtape titled Summer On Sunset will drop this Friday. Hours later, the MMG rapper headed to NBC studios, appearing as musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Back by The Roots, Wale performed his new single “My P.Y.T.” for the first-time live. Judging by the crowd reaction, the D.C. veteran has another summer anthem on his hands.

Out now on iTunes, “My P.Y.T.” will appear on Wale’s fifth solo LP S.H.I.N.E. (Still Here Ignoring Negative Energy) due later this year.

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Just two days after leaving an Omaha hospital for treatment following two seizure attacks, Lil’ Wayne made a surprise appearance at the E3 Expo 2016 convention in Los Angeles on Wednesday (Jun. 15). Sporting his recently new dyed dread locks and a grey OVO sweatsuit, Weezy appeared to be back at full strength performing at the Samsung booth to promote his new skateboarding game Sqvad Up reports TMZ.

The Young Money rapper ran through a medley of hits including “Go DJ,” “Truffle Butter,” and “A Milli,” taking time later on to try on Samsung’s VR rollercoaster. The appearance comes after Lil’ Wayne’s private jet was forced to make an emergency landing after he suffered two seizures on Monday (Jun. 13), totaling his fourth seizure in four years. A representative would later release a statement that Wayne was in stable condition, as the 33-year-old thanked fans on Twitter for their support on Tuesday.

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