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After taking us deep into the 36 Chambers with Ghostface Killah and Danny Brown on “Six Degrees,” Toronto jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD hop across the border as they link up with Detroit’s own Black Milk for “Now Or Never.” Deviating from what you’d normally expect from both names, the track finds Milk flexing his double-time flow over dark, industrial production, otherwise known as “midnight on the corner rap.” This is the second single off Converse’s upcoming compilation, CONS EP Vol. 2.

Listen to “Now or Never” below…



Fueling the wrassle rap trend in hip-hop, Surf School’s John Sparkz, and Ryan Fionda are back with the 2nd single off their collaborative EP Forever Madness: The Randy Savage EP. As another big wrestlin’ fan, Smoke DZA joins producer Audible Doctor on the Ric Flair themed song.

Listen to the new track below…



Here’s a bit of great news for Louis C.K. fans worldwide. It looks like FX has officially picked up his television show Louie for a fifth season. According to Hollywood Reporter, FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf announced a seven-episode fifth season of Louie earlier today. Set to air next Spring, Landgraf applauded the Emmy nominated show and assured viwerers there would be no delays in season 5 (Louie Season 4 Finale Recap: Love Overflow).

“Louie’s fourth season was once again groundbreaking,” said Landgraf. “Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking – always thought-provoking. The show went to narrative and cinematic places no comedy has gone before, and we look forward to seeing what Louis comes up with next.”

Watch highlights from season 4 below…



I’m literally just sitting at my computer, laughing out loud at this song’s hook. The Migos really refuse to be forgotten about and left in the wind. The streets want their simple raps and the ATL trio deliver on a weekly basis. “England” also features affiliated rapper Foolie.

Listen to the track below…



Following in the vain of Snoop Dogg’s GGN Show, Houston O.G. Devin The Dude debuts the first episode of his online talk show. The Devin The Dude Show kicks off with special guest Bun B, and the Southern MCs speak about the origins origins of UGK, Drake’s love for Houston and more. Plus a fierce game of “What’s in the Box.”

Watch the video below…



Even with controversy swarming around Lifetime’s forthcoming Aaliyh biopic, the station has released the first images of actress Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston. Interestingly enough, Whitney’s Waiting to Exhale co-star Angela Basset will be directing the made-for-tv movie, which has a earl 2015 release date. The starring role of the late Ms. Houston has been given to former America’s Next Top Model contestant Yaya DaCosta. Production on the biopic has just begun.

via EW

Check out the full size photo below…


Here’s another reason why we love Erykah Badu. Over the weekend, she crashed a news report being shot by PIX 11 in New York as reporter Mario Diaz was reporting on Shia LaBeouf. While in Brooklyn to perform for the Do the Right Thing anniversary, She tried to plop a kiss on his cheek before getting brushed off. The best part was Badu’s hand motion… no it was the fact that Diaz’s wife witnessed the whole thing. Well, you get the picture.

Read their Twitter exchange below below…


Chalk on a win up on the scoreboard for the entire Strange Music family. Last night, Tech N9ne made his first appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as the musical guest. He rocked his current single “Fragile” first, then dedicated “He’s a Mental Giant” to his late mother. The rapper just lost his moms to Lupus 2 weeks ago. RIP.

watch the video below…


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Something’s clearly put a battery in The Game’s back, and we have a feeling G-Unit’s reunion might have something to do with it. With his new independent album, Blood Money La Familia, set to face off against 50 Cent’s Street King Immortal on September 16, Jayceon Taylor goes on a Compton Chainsaw Massacre against the competition in the video to his vicious new track, “Bigger Than Me,” in which he rips up a copy of XXL‘s Freshmen cover and holds up a polaroid of Frank Ocean.

In other Game news, look out for The Documentary 2 arriving early next year.

Watch “Bigger Than Me” below…



I must have completely missed the news about this movie because this is honestly the first time that I’ve heard about The Interview. In the upcoming movie James Franco and Seth Rogen star in a comedy which finds them in the middle of a CIA mission to assassinate North Korea’s ruthless leader, Kim Jong Un. Set to be released in October, the duo plays characters Dave Skylark (Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogen) who run a celebrity tabloid TV show that books Kim as a guest and the CIA intercepts the interview to assassinate the dictator. Now, we’re big fans of both guys, but the violent actions and the living conditions under North Koreans living under Kim Jong Un’s rule are unforgivable, so we’re a little torn here… what do you guys think?

Watch the trailer below…


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