Russian born/bred L.A. resident Ivan Ives presents the self-directed music video for "Higher", the Aaron Marsh-produced new single from his new album Stranger. Ivan Ives originally stepped into the hip hop world in 2007. Rolling Stone named him among the next 40 artists to watch; SPIN called him one of 8 top unsigned artists; and XXL said "don't let his indie rocker persona fool you - this guy can spit."
Audio: Chris Webby - X-Man (Freeverse Series Ep. 2)
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Chris Webby launches his new series, Freeverse, where Webby spits over mainstream beats. In the second installment Webby spits over the B.O.B. beat "Headband". Hear Episode #2 of Chris Webby's Freeverse Series Here.
Video: Dizzy Wright - "Tellem My Name" (Presented By Rocksmith)
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Funk Volume rapper Dizzy Wright shows no signs of slowing down since the release of his latest mixtape The Golden Age, and has dropped a new visual presented by Rocksmith and directed by longtime collaborator Armen Soudjian. Opting to keep it simple, Dizzy appears in various scenic street locales, allowing the music and his engaging performance style to speak for themselves.
‘84 is a conceptually driven mixtape that chronicles Bizzy’s journey from music industry rookie, to realizing his dream of becoming the “Michael Jordan” of rap; “84 is the year MJ was drafted into the NBA. The beginning of his journey to becoming the greatest basketball player that ever lived” says Bizzy. “I'm telling my story, as a rookie that is aspiring to become the greatest. 2013 is my year, this is my ’84!”
Mistah F.A.B. Talks Hella Ratchet with DJ YRS Jerzy
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Oakland is held down by a lot of veterans and Mistah F.A.B. is right up there with all the legends. Mistah F.A.B. has had all types of success over the course of his career, which dates back to 2003. Ten years is a long time to sustain such a presence in a business like this and Mistah F.A.B. is still going strong.
Last month, Mistah F.A.B. released his most-recent mixtape, Hella Ratchet, which saw him deliver more party music. Coming from the birthplace of hyphy, Mistah F.A.B. felt he owed his fans that project. He included new energy on the tape, collaborating with both Ty Dolla $ign and Iamsu! along with many more.
Mistah F.A.B. spoke to Hip Hop Vibe about his Hella Ratchet mixtape. In his conversation about the tape, Mistah F.A.B. talked about his work with Ty Dolla $ign. Mistah F.A.B. also talked about the Oakland hip hop scene and the new talent mixing with the older talent, pushing it forward, and his position in the game."
Sometimes life feels like you're just living one battle to the next. So what happens when you just don't have any fight left in you? Guilty Intentions is the story of a man who reaches his tipping point and must decide if the battle is still worth fighting. Inspired by original music created by Quanstar and filmed entirely on Android phones.
T-Clean is originally from Rwanda but based in Norway at the moment. His experience of imigrating from a country at war at the age of sixteen characterizes his music through a dark but optimistic sound. "Another Day Another Dollar" is a new day - with new opportunities.