September 2011

Just spotted this unreleased footage of Kanye spitting back in 2002. HHNM took notice that’s its actually part of his verse from the unreleased track “WoW.” But I also noticed he goes into his verse from “Changing Lanes,” produced by Chops. I don’t think this cut made it on an official release either. (via Channel Zero TV)

Kanye West in an impromtu studio rhyme performance of verses later crafted into “Last Call” off the Grammy-winning album, “The College Dropout”. Shot on location inside R. Kelly’s Chocolate Factory recording studio in Chicago’s former Cabrini-Green neighborhood, we offer a glimpse of Kanye in early 2002 as he prepares for his Roc-a-Fella records debut. Shot and chopped by: Danny Joe Sorge

Listen to Kanye’s “Wow” record after the jump…


(Photo: Crook Robbins)

New Music: Curren$y “Light Snacks”

Hot Spitta released some new music for those early morning smokers. Even if you don’t puff cheeba , enjoy these these good vibrations from your royal highness. (Mr. X is stoned)

Previously: New Video: Curren$y “Way To Kill Em”


While many of us were waiting on a Rick Ross’ new single, Funkmaster Flex gives fans something to hold us over with off Wale’s Ambition due November 1.

New Music: Wale Feat. Rick Ross “Tats On My Arm” (prod. by Southside) (No Tags)

Props to In Flex We Trust

UPDATE: No Tags added via OnSMASH

Catch the latest Wale Ambition vlogs after he jump……


T-Pain and Wiz Khalifa walk in the wee hours of the morning through Amsterdam’s famous Red Light District in “5 O’Clock.” The collabo which samples Lily Allen’s “Who’d Have Known,” is the first offering off Teddy Pain’s upcoming rEVOLVEr album.

Directed by Erik White

Props to OnSMASH

absolutely totally love this song.
Adele shot this video with Jake Nava in Paris….a city that embodies romance but, at dusk, is also the perfect setting for heartbreak.

Sidebar: Adele says she’s back to being “friends” with the guy who put her through all that ouch. Hmm. Is befriending your stormy ex a sign of progress or regress? Maybe it depends on the length of elapsed time?

2011 MTV VMA Performances From Chris Brown, Adele, Lady Gaga & Lil’ Wayne (Videos)
Rihanna and Adele perform at 2011 Brit Awards


We’ve heard this story before with “Shake Life,” which was prime to set off Young Jeezy’s oft-delayed Thug Motivation 103: Hustlaz Ambition album. The latest release date of September 20 came and went. With no confirmed release date yet (unconfirmed reports are of a December drop) Young Jeezy premieres his new single with his fellow ATLien on the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League-produced “F.A.M.E. (Fake Ass Mutha*****s Envy ).”

New Music: Young Jeezy Feat. T.I. – “F.A.M.E.” (prod. by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)

via RR

Previously: Young Jeezy Feat. Freddie Gibbs – “Rough” (Video)


DJ Enuff blasts off another heater off N.O.’s upcoming S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G. album due later this year. Pusha T and Meek Mill joins Noreaga on the Hazardis Soundz-produced “Scared Money.”

New Music: N.O.R.E. Feat. Pusha T & Meek Mill – “Scared Money” (prod. by Hazardis Soundz)

via RR

Pusha Takes It Down South on “Body Work” (Feat. Juicy J, Meek Mill, and French Montana)
N.O.R.E. Feat. Lil’ Wayne & Pharrell – “Finito” (Video)

J.Cole and our friend and Complex staffer Damien Scott hit the half court for a friendly game of basketball, a fun break from all the Cole World release-week coverage. According to Complex, Cole and Scott go back to their days as college roommates at St. Johns University in Queens…where J.Cole was good enough to qualify as a walk-on for their Division 1 men’s basketball team!
Mr. Nice Watch is apparently no match for D.Scott’s lethal combination of…gingham and Sperry Topsiders! LOL!!!

What would Mars Blackmon say?

Maino’s latest clip takes us around the Big Apple in “Glad To Be Alive,” off The Art Of War mixtape. The Day After Tomorrow album due November 1, but before then expect the I Am Who I Am mixtape with DJ Green Lantern & DJ Infamous next month.

Previously: Maino – “Rollin/Choppa Choppa” (Video)

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For it’s upcoming October/November 2011 issue, Lil’ Wayne dons the cover of VIBE. In the cover story, Weezy speaks about his reaction to the London Riots, looking at Drake as competition, and his recent jabs at Jay-Z. Here’s an excerpt on that Jay-Z verse:

“There’s no competition [with any artists]. Music isn’t about competition no more. All the gangster rappers are happy, all the skateboard rappers are happy, all the white rappers are happy… Everybody just happy to do music these days. There are no problems. That shit died a long time ago with them old-ass rappers. We are just making music, making money and having fun feeding our families. Competition is for the old guys.”

VIBE: You say competition is for the “old guys,” but it sounds like you’re going at Jay-Z with that line, “I got your baby money/Kidnap your bitch, get that how-much-you-love-your-lady money.” Are we looking at it the wrong way?

LIL WAYNE: I know for a fact, music is about perception. You can’t do anything but perceive what you hear. If I know that for a fact, I can never be upset about someone’s reaction to it. I’m not gonna say I don’t know what will happen before I say it [on record]. I do know what will happen. I am aware of it. It is what it is.

Wayne’s thoughts on Drake being “competition” and the London riots after the jump…


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