August 2011

Nothing fancy, just street gritty. That’s what you’ll see as Jay Rock and K-Dot hold it down for TDE in their latest video for “Code Red.” Both have new albums out which you can purchase below.

Jay Rock’s Follow Me Home
Kendrick Lamar’s Section.80

Previously: Kendrick Lamar Feat. Jay Rock – “My People” | Kendrick Lamar Celebrates With Snoop Dogg, Game, Kurupt, Black Star & Big Sean In L.A. (Video)

Mobb Deep’s Prodigy sat down with FUSE to breakdown the inspiration behind the duo’s classic sophomore album, The Infamous. This Sunday you can catch both Prodigy and Havoc at Rock The Bells in NYC where the tandem will perform this very album in it’s entirety.

Mobb Deep’s Prodigy speaks from the studio about the origins of Havoc’s haunting, wobbly hooks, sampling jazz records inherited from the legendary Budd Johnson, and finessing the MC skills that made The Infamous a classic.

Previously: Mobb Deep At Rock The Bells L.A. (Video)

Beyoncé may have to stop touring soon with her recent pregnancy news, but this should cheer up her fans… here’s the second look at the new mother’s recent show at NYC’s Roseland Ballroom. In related news, the announcement that shocked the entertainment industry set a new VMA and Twitter record. The moment made history causing 8,868 Tweets per second.

Previously: J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Kelly Rowland and More Comment on Beyoncé’s Pregnancy | Beyoncé Rubs Her Baby Belly at VMAs While Proud Papa Jay-Z Cheers (Video) | Beyoncé Confirms “I’m Pregnant!” at the MTV Video Music Awards | Beyoncé’s Steamy And Sensual “1+1″ (New Video) | An Inside Look at Beyoncé’s Intimate Roseland Ballroom Concerts (Pt.1)

LA Reid, D'Banj, and Kanye

Fresh off performing on the VMAs (and his adorable display of camaraderie with Jay-Z), Kanye surprised fans in London as he joined recent G.O.O.D Music signee D’Banj on stage at Hammersmith Apollo. Our friend Tim Westwood was on hand keeping us informed via Twitter, as Kanye arrived to watch his Nigerian pal’s show and even more surprisingly he jumped on stage to perform “All of the Lights.”

(Yeezy even appears to be wearing the same outfit he wore to the awards show…)

After the jump…
Get acquainted with G.O.O.D Music’s newest signee…



T.I.’s coming home this week. Following an 11-month sentence for a parole violation after an L.A. drug arrest, T.I. will be released to a Halfway House on Wednesday from the Forrest City Correctional Facility in Georgia. The release comes a month early as the King of The South was originally to be freed on Septemeber 29th. One of the first thing’s on TIP’s agenda? According to DJ Drama, he’s planning to publish a book. Until then, fans will hopefully get some new music in the near future.

Props to MTV

UPDATE: T.I.’s Lawyer, Jonathan Leonard tells XXL that he won’t be released until September 29th.

The Bureau of Prisons they won’t give you the information [of his release] until the very last minute. The Bureau of Prisons makes all the decisions once [someone goes] into the federal system then the federal prisons is the governing body as to when he’s released, the judge has no control over it. And you don’t have any real contact with them, they don’t communicate with you and they don’t tell you when exactly he’s gonna be released. They don’t even cooperate with me and tell me much of anything. He’s doing great. He’s certainly looking forward to getting this behind him.”

Previously: T.I. Writes His Final Prison Letter: “I’m Going All The Way Back to…I’M SERIOUS, TRAP MUZIK”

We’ve seen photos, now here’s video on set of Nas’ shoot for “Nasty.” Escobar took it back to his hometown of Queens, NY for the first release off his album, Life Is Good. Expect the Jason Goldwatch-directed visual to be released soon.

Previously: Dr. Dre, Nas, Game, & Wiz Khalifa Pay Tribute To Snoop Dogg In Hollywood (Video) | Behind The Scenes: Nas Films “Nasty” In Queensbridge (Photos)

Pusha T and R&B singer/songwriter Kevin Cossom smooth it out for the ladies on “Feeling Myself.” The single will be included on Pusha’s Fear of God 2: Let Us Pray EP coming September 27th.

Directed by TAJ

Premiered by Hot 97

After the jump Pusha talks the upcoming Play Cloths x Good Wood NYC collab project at Magic in Las Vegas….


The hard working blogstress Necole Bitchie went right to work after Beyonce broke her big news at the MTV VMAs. On the red carpet for Weezy’s Tha Carter IV album release party, she asked celebrities from Nicki Minaj (she joked about wanting to be the god mother), J. Cole, Jessie J., Christina Milian and more what they thought about Bey and Hov’s first child.

J. Cole: “I was like “Beyonce pregnant?!” Then they showed a photo of her on the carpet with her hands on her stomach showing her baby bump. It was just instant smiles but I was just telling somebody it feel like the whole world was having a baby right now. That’s how ‘ill’ it was.

Not only are they huge celebrities I feel like they did it right. They carried themselves in the public light right, they represent black people correctly. So it’s like the only thing we’ve seen like that is Will & Jada but they’re a little more relevant to us, like immediately more relevant to our generation at least my generation so that’s why it feels so important.”

Kelly Rowland’s comments on Bey’s baby bump after the jump…


New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg responds to a question about the fake twitter account El Bloombito…which is dedicated to his hilariously awful Spanish accent.

Gotta love the fact that Mayor Bloomberg had a sense of humor about the funniest thing to come out of New York’s overblown but understandable Hurricane Irene Hysteria. Even though I was stuck out in Los Angeles (and still am), I was in spiritual solidarity with all my friends and family back home who were preparing lists on which frail friends would be the first to be eaten in the post-Irene Zombie Apocalypse.
And I was also, crying peeing laughing at the spoof twitter account El Bloombito, dedicated to all of Mayor Bloomberg’s insanely uncomfortable messages to all of New York’s Spanish-speaking citizens! He’s not even trying to pronounce anything in a slight Spanish accent. It’s so awesome! (Thanks to my girl DeirdreMaloney for sending both ElBloombito and this vid!)

Read some of El Bloombito’s classic not-so-Espanol tweets…after the jump

I know these lyrics aren’t new but it still gives me chills to see X spitting raps like a maniac. Despite getting arrested again after he was just released, X is plotting another comeback. (via XXL)

Bonus: DMX Breaks Down his Issues With Jay-Z, Love for Nicki Minaj and Relationship w/ Ja-Rule

Listen to the first time X spit these bars after the jump…


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