Video: Jason James & Rodney Hazard - This Is My Rifle
Directed and edited by Benjamin Arce, This Is My Rifle is a video that explores a possible future where average citizens become vigilantes and serve justice to the corrupt members of society. Shot in one day during a 16 hour period, This Is My Rifle is the first official video from Jason James & Rodney Hazard's sophomore album, Pyramids In Stereo.
Fresh off anouncing a Mobb Deep tour, Havoc is back with his new single "Gone". Produced by Havoc himself, "Gone" will be included on the emcee/producer's upcoming sophomore album 13. 13 hits stores everywhere on May 7th, 2013.
They say it’s different across the bridge, and there is something definitely different about GQ. In the words of 9th Wonder, simply put, “he’s a star”. GQ, who Grammy Award winning producer, 9th Wonder, coins his “secret weapon” is not only a former NCAA basketball champion, but in fact Oakland’s next Hip Hop hero.
GQ signed with 9th Wonder in 2009, one of the last artists to join the budding Jamla roster, which has grown to be one of the most buzzed about indie labels today. Of the multi-talented emcee, 9th Wonder says, “he isn’t a basketball player that can rhyme; he is a rapper that can ball.” His style is passionate, controlled, lyrical and he is a master of telling the gritty, dark tales of the place we know as “OakTown”.
MTV NEWS’ VENERABLE “HOTTEST MCs IN THE GAME VIII” SPECIAL TO DEBUT THURSDAY, MARCH 7 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/7:00 P.M. PT ON MTV JAMS
New York, NY (March 6, 2013) – MTV Jams, the only channel dedicated exclusively to hip hop music and culture, today announced it will begin airing the popular webseries, RapFix Live, beginning today, March 6, at 4pm ET with a special “Hottest MCs” episode that will reveal the third and fourth MCs leading up to the next night’s reveal of the top two spots. Additionally, for the first time, MTV Jams is set to invade SXSW and the mtvU Woodies Awards and Festival with its inaugural MTV Jams stage.
“With the launch of RapFix Live and the inaugural MTV Jams stage, we’re looking to provide hip hop fans even more access to the music, lifestyle, fashion and culture that define this genre,” said Amy Doyle, executive vice president of MTV music and talent programming strategy.
Beginning today, MTV Jams will premiere new episodes of RapFix Live, an interactive weekly series that features interviews with hop’s hottest rappers, in tandem with the livestream on MTV.com. Today’s premiere will feature a special “Hottest MCs” themed episode in which host Sway Calloway will be joined by the always opinionated MTV Hip-Hop Brain Trust as the group convenes once again to debate, dissect, and ultimately declare the #3 and #4 MC in the game right now. The #1 and #2 spots will be revealed during “Hottest MCs in The Game VIII” special on MTV Jams premiering Thursday, March 7 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT.
Audio: Eve "Make It Out This Town" f/ Gabe Saporta
Courtesy Kelly K.
Grammy Award-winning artist EVE released her new single, "Make It Out This Town" featuring Cobra Starship frontman Gabe Saporta TODAY on iTunes. The song, which first premiered last month as part of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ National Mentoring Month conference in Washington, D.C., is an inspiring and uplifting, ‘overcoming the odds’ anthem. Eve was recently named a National Celebrity Ambassador for the charity.
Video: DJ Paul KOM "In My Zone" from A Person of Interest
Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.
DJ Paul goes H.A.M. in his new video "In My Zone" from A Person of Interest, in stores now! Be sure to check out DJ Paul's newly launched official website DJPaulKOM.tv for comedy, cooking and music exclusives from the KOM!
With influences ranging from The Fugees to Nirvana, Ricky Rude is quickly making headway as the troubadour of South Jersey, blending his eclectic tastes into a style all his own. Developing his lyricism though lengthy freestyle sessions and local battles, Ricky quickly gained a buzz in his home state, leading him to work alongside notable producers such Cardiak and Cool & Dre. As a songwriter, Ricky doesn’t hold any punches, crafting songs of ambition and perseverance from an honest perspective, often leaving listeners with a transparent view of the rebel MC’s psyche.