Performances


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New York City can be a notoriously unforgiving place for rap rookies, but Detroit’s Dej Loaf came out on top with a memorable show at Santos Party House last night. “Try Me” was always going to be the biggest moment of the night, and it was made even more special when New York kingpins Jadakiss, Styles P and the recently-feed Remy Ma joined the soft-spoken starlet on stage to assist with her breakout hit. Shouts to ILuvLola for organizing the night!

It was a busy Tuesday for young Dej as she also dropped her new mixtape Sell Sole, which features appearances from Young Thug, Birdman, Ty Dolla $ign and Remy Ma (on the official “Try Me” remix).

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OVO Sound recording artist PARTYNEXTDOOR kicked off his first-ever tour, “PND LIVE,” on Sunday night in Montreal, Canada. Along with performing cuts off his PARTYNEXTDOOR and PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO projects, the 21-year old singer-producer surprised the packed crowd at the intimate Le Belmont, closing the show with Drake to “Recognize.”

The 14-date North American tour continues through October, ending November 22 in Los Angeles. Watch some fan-captured videos below.

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Many have made their way to Washington D.C. this weekend for Howard Homecoming 2014. Among the many music events taking place, MeccaFest took over Southeast Washington on Friday night with a bill that included Elle Varner, Future, Rae Sremmurd, Snootie Wild, and more. Repping his hometown, Wale joined Jeremih’s set to perform their The Album About Nothing-single “That Body.”

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The 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards made their network television debut on Monday night. Taped back in September, the ninth annual show was hosted by Snoop Dogg at Atlanta’s Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. A night that celebrates hip-hop culture by paying respect to the past while shining the light on current and future stars, opened with a performance by rap sensation Rae Sremmurd, who performed their summer anthem “No Flex Zone.”

Other performers included Common with Vince Staples and Jay Electronica, Rich Gang featuring Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan and Birdman, Migos, DJ Mustard with Lil’ Boosie, Ty Dolla $ign and YG, Brandy taking viewers down memory lane with MC Lyte, Yo-Yo and Queen Latifah, Snoop Dogg, T.I., and closing the night Bobby Shmurda.

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The 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards made their television network debut on Tuesday night. Hosted by Snoop Dogg, one of the highlights of the ninth show as with every year were the rap cyphers. The six cyphers this year featured the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, David Banner, Troy Ave, Ty Dolla $ign, G-Eazy, Kevin Gates, Lil’ Mama, Loaded Lux, Remy Ma and Papoose, Logic, and Murda Mook, who stole the show including a lyrical shot at Drake.

“King of battle rap, comfortable in first place/ Here, finish line is all mine, heard Drake?/ How you flashbackin’ to actin’, it’s real here/ Cripple your career, put it back in a wheelchair/ Get killed here/ Ain’t no chill here/ My demeanor/ Don’t play the field here/ De-gras-si, it ain’t greener.”

Watch all the cyphers from the 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards below, and click here for the two digital cyphers featuring SMACK, Emilio Rojas, Goodz, Dreezy, T-Rex, & more.

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Big Sean continued his recent promo run with a stop at Philadelphia’s Power 99. Catching up with Cosmic Kev, Big Sean Don could not leave with spitting a few rhymes over a few popular beats. Watch as the G.O.O.D. Music rapper shows he’s in top lyrical form over OG Maco’s “U Guessed It,” Meek Mill’s “Dreams & Nightmares Intro,” Quilly’s “Real One,” and fellow Detroit-native Dej Loaf’s “Try Me.”

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T.I. brought the sounds of Atlanta to Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night. Dressed in all-black and backed by a live band, the Hustle Gang CEO hit the AT&T Outdoor Stage to perform “No Mediocre” and “About the Money.” The two songs serve as singles off TIP’s Paperwork: The Motion Picture album, due October 21.

Featuring appearances from Usher, Chris Brown, Pharrell Williams, Rick Ross, Jeezy, The-Dream, and more, fans can click here to stream the full album in its entirety a week early, and click here to pre-order on iTunes.

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Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel brought the Shmoney Dance to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Friday night. Just hours after hundreds of people gathered outside NBC Studios at Rockefeller Center for a Flash Shmob, Shmurda made his late-night television network debut, performing his popular single “Hot Ni**a” with help from The Roots. Moments before hitting the stage, the GS9 rapper released his new single “Bobby Bi**h” which can be streamed here.

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Creative director-designer Ronnie Fieg re-opened the flagship location of popular boutique KITH NYC on Thursday night. Also serving as a celebration to a new chapter of the company, the brand spanking new store was created in collaboration with a design team from Snarkitecture. The end result? A total reflection of the Fieg, whose popularity has risen in recent years for his collaborations with brands such as Asics, New Balance and Timberland to name a few, along with the launch of KITH’s in-house labels (KITH Classic and KITH Academy) that’s nothing short of high quality.

Our own Miss Info and Mikey Fresh both stopped by to show support, along with celebrities such as Busta Rhymes, Victor Cruz of the New York Giants, DJ Clark Kent, Va$htie, singer Justine Skye, Nigel Sylvester, and G.O.O.D. Music’s Travi$ Scott, who served as the night’s entertainment, turning the posh storefront into his own ragefest. The event also marked the launch of varipus special products and collections, highlighted by an adidas Originals EQT Support 9 collaboration.

Head over to High Snobiety for more details on the opening and an extensive photo gallery of the new look inside.

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Tinashe’s debut album Aquarius hit stores on Tuesday, and the R&B singer celebrated with an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night. Serving as musical guest, the multi-talented L.A. artist showed off her sharp dance choreography and beautiful voice, performing her hit-song “2 On” with special guest ScHoolboy Q.

Available now on iTunes, Aquarius features appearances from A$AP Rocky, Future, ScHoolboy Q, and Dev Hynes.

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