2013 Ye Interview

Hypebeast has uncovered Kanye West’s uncut 2013 ‘Vinyl Weighs A Ton’ interview and uploaded it to their YouTube channel for all to enjoy. Bits and pieces of the clip have been floating for the last few years, but this is the first time the G.O.O.D. Music founder’s full contribution to the Stones Throw Records documentary has been released.

During the 20 minute on camera conversation, Ye discusses everything from his relationship with the late J. Dilla to how fashion relates to music.



M.I.A. releases the full version of “Boom ADD” — which is the full version of her “Boom” skit on MATANGI. On the record, we hear the singer address the controversy she found her self in after the 2012 Super Bowl.

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Joints like this make me really fiend for a new Ab-Soul project. Despite what critics said I still have These Days… in rotation over here. But on this studio leftover, produced by King Rich, Soulo goes in over a haunting production.

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DJ Absolut strikes with another big studio leftover from a New York legend. This week, the Queens native reaches deep into his files and unearths one from Nasir Jones. I can honestly say, I’ve never heard this exact version of “Last Real N*gga Aive.”

Originally, the final version was featured on Nas’ 2002 album God’s Son. This one finds the QB god really keeping it real about the his dealings in rap and his views on hip-hop.

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Previously, we only heard a snippet of this unreleased T-Boz, Lil Wayne collabo, and it was probably for the better. Sampling the same Billy Idol ’80s hit from which it borrows its name, the Rock-ish sounding song was likely left in the vaults for its lack of musical harmony. According to LilWayneHQ, it was recored back in 2009.

Listen to “Rebel Yell” below…



The latest scene from the upcoming Lose Yourself documentary by Beats, Eminem breaks down the original demo version. An unreleased version stashed in the vaults for years, the Detroit MC mentions he has no memory of recording the powerful single. The untouched recording will soon come to light as it will appear on the second disc of Eminem and Shady Records’ Shady XV compilation LP due November 24.

Listen to Eminem’s comments and check out a one-minute preview below.

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The European leg of Drake’s “Would You Like a Tour?” is winding down with four shows remaining. For the second of two nights at Birmingham NIA Arena in England, Drake debuted an unreleased song many are calling “Call on Me.” The timid ballad, backed by piano keys, features the Canadian star putting the rapping to the side, serenading women with his singing.

The tour moves to Liverpool on Saturday night, finishing with three shows at London’s O2 Arena next week. UPDATE: Drake performed the unreleased song in Liverpool last night, revealing the song’s title is “Days in the East,” produced by PARTYNEXTDOOR. Check out fan captured footage/audio from that show below.

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Alicia Keys is also in the giving mood on this Valentine’s Day. A little while ago, Swizzy’s number 1 woman unearthed a unreleased song from her secret stash of music. It’s definitely funky number with an alternative vibe. Someone like Solange should actually ask Alicia if they could purchase it. Enjoy this while you reminisce about your first love.

Listen to “Zebras and Airplanes” below…



Dom Kennedy is definitely known for that Summer time, ride with the windows down music. Althought “For the Homies” dates back to March of 2010, we’re sure OpM fans will enjoy this one for the vaults. The SMKA-produced track was supposed to land on a Closed Sessions mixtape, but for unknown reasons, it didn’t make the cut.

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frank ocean

Having amassed both critical and commercial success — most recently earning the singer a Grammy and a BRIT award — to call Frank Ocean’s channel ORANGE a masterpiece is basically a factual statement. As if the original 17 tracks weren’t enough for you, an unreleased cut reportedly from the album sessions has surfaced online today. Entitled “Eyes Like Sky,” this is a charming, acoustic number on which Frank beautifully explores his faith and spirituality.

In other good news, Ocean recently told BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe that he is “10, 11 songs” into his next album, which he describes as “another cohesive thing, bordering on a concept record again.” We can’t wait.

Listen to Frank Ocean’s “Eyes Like Sky” after the jump…


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