Video: Beenie Man - "Music Is a Lifestyle For Us Jamaicans"
http://VladTV.com - The Grammy winning reggae artist discusses working with Nicki Minaj on the record "Gunshot". He also delves into the significance of music in his life, explaining that it's not just a job, but a "lifestyle".
MTV2’S “SUCKER FREE COUNTDOWN” HITS THE MIDWEST FOR A SPECIAL EPISODE FEATURING CHICAGO RAPPERS AIRING ON JULY 15, 2012 @ 11AM ET/ 10AM CT ON MTV2
From MTV Staff.
Special Episode to Feature Chicago Artists NO ID, Chief Keef, King L, Young Chop, Lil Reese, John Monopoly, Katie Got Bandz, Sasha Go Hard and more!
New York, NY – MTV2’s premiere destination for all things hip-hop, “Sucker Free” is taking viewers to the ground level of the emerging rap scene taking over America’s third largest city, Chicago, on Saturday, July 15 at 11am ET / 10am CT. During this episode, “Sucker Free” will offer the first look at new up-and-coming ‘Chi-town’ artists such as Chief Keef, No I.D., King L, Sasha Go Hard, John Monopoly, Lil Reese, Young Chop, Katie Got Bandz, and many more artists on the rise.
“Sucker Free” talks to these Chicago artists about the effect that the energy in Chicago has on their sound and hear their individual stories of trying to gain notoriety on a national stage.
Additionally, this Sunday’s edition of “Sucker Free” will feature four videos from the following artists: LEP Bogus Boys, Chella H. & Sasha Go Hard, GBE and Rockie Fresh along with the hottest hip hop and R&B videos of the week.
Head over to MTV2.com for an exclusive look at music magic in the making. “Sucker Free Coutdown” has teamed up with the Chicago based blog, Ruby Hornet to, give a behind-the-scenes look at the areas hottest rappers during their creative process. Each week Ruby Hornet’s Closed Session Series will take fans inside the studio to give a look at the creative process by the artist. The premiere episode features the Chicago group LEP Bogus Boys (available HERE).
Can’t get enough of “Sucker Free?” Full episodes and more information will be available online at suckerfree.mtv.com. Join the movement by tweeting #suckerfreechicago.
MP3: Mic Handz (feat. Rockness Monstah) - "All I Know"
Upcoming Flatbush, Brooklyn spitter Mic Handz joins forces with fellow Kings County veteran Rockness Monstah for the Alterbeats produced "All I Know." Fresh off the heels of releasing The French Revolution producer compilation, Alterbeats pulls fellow crew member DJ Modesty of The Real Hip Hop Show into the fold to lend his scratch talents for this transatlantic banger.
Here is Part 2 of Zed Zilla's Road to Riches documentary, which finds the Memphis rapper getting mobbed by fans in his hometown! We also follow Zilla to NYC, where he meets up with various industry VIPs and has a run-in with Michael Jackson... wow! Zilla also finds out it's not always easy buying beer in the Big Apple...
B.o.B to Perform at MySpace Secret Show on July 22nd
Courtesy Greg Miller.
Myspace is happy to announce a FREE Secret Show starring GRAMMY-nominated artist and producer B.o.B. at Highline Ballroom in New York City on Sunday, July 22. Free tickets will be given away at the Highline Ballroom during regular box office hours starting July 13 at 11AM on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. The B.o.B show is one of Myspace's two free Secret Shows in July, brought to you by the makers of Trojan® Charged™ condoms.
B.o.B. Artist, singer-songwriter and record producer B.o.B. got his first taste of fame when he utilized Myspace to release mixtapes and a Top 5 Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Single "Haterz Everywhere." He became a household name when his debut album B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray entered the Billboard Top 200 at the #1 spot. The album's first three singles ("Nothin' on You," "Airplanes," and "Magic") amazingly all reached the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 song chart. The 2x platinum selling lead single "Nothin on You" featuring Bruno Mars hit #1 in multiple countries including the US and UK. B.o.B. trumped "Nuthin On You" sales success with the 4x platinum selling follow-up single "Airplanes" featuring Hayley Williams. The album and singles achieved 2011 Grammy nominations as well as nods from both the MTV and BET Awards. The Atlanta bred B.o.B. followed up the massive success of his debut with his second album "Strange Clouds" which entered the Billboard Top 200 album chart at #5. The album's first single "Strange Clouds" featuring Lil Wayne struck Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has sold over 1.3 million digital copies worldwide.
Phil Ade Drops "Pop That" (Royal Fam Remix) featuring Dee Boy
Phil Ade explains the title of his new project R.O.S.E: "With this project i want to give listeners an in-depth look at how some of the negative influences in society, mainly in media, has affected not just me, but my generation as a whole. Every person is a R.O.S.E. that realizes these evils and either responds positively or negatively, but in just about all cases a little bit of both."