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Video: Shanell Explains the Meaning Behind "Nobody's B*tch"

Video: Shanell Explains the Meaning Behind "Nobody's B*tch" - The YMCMB singer reveals the meaning behind her new mixtape, "Nobody's B*tch," which she says is full of club jams and party songs. Shanell also shares what kind of party she prefers, reveals if she's a "freak" and what her actual definition of a "freak" is.

Diamond: I'm So Thankful to Have a Huge Following Overseas

Diamond: I'm So Thankful to Have a Huge Following Overseas - The Atlanta femcee speaks about how touring in Europe is different from touring in the US because of the die hard fans, who Diamond says knows the lyrics better than her American fans. Diamond also explains how the internet has helped with discovering that she had a huge following in Europe.

Video: @MaydayMusic - "Behind the Making of Darker Shades"

Video: Mayday - "Behind the Making of Darker Shades"

Courtesy MaydayOnline.

The ¡MAYDAY! crew gives you a peak behind the making of their "Darker Shades" video at their new studio in Miami, plus catch the guys at work during a studio session with the Superthug homie N.O.R.E.

Video: @Matinee6G - "False Empires" (@StreetStatus)

Video Submission: Matinee G. - "False Empires"

Courtesy Major Music.

@StreetStatus presents @Matinee6G with his break through official debut music video, "False Empires." From his upcoming project "Number System", this newest release provides a blend of talented lyricism and a premier visualization provided by Vietnam Empires Cinematics. Watch as Matinee G. makes his most recent statement.

Video/MP3: Kool Keith - "Who's The Man" + "Spectrum"

Video/MP3: Kool Keith - "Who's The Man" + "Spectrum"

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Nearly two months ago, hip-hop's favorite quirky uncle, Kool Keith, hinted that he would be stepping away from the rap arena, that he was hanging up the MC gloves, or as he so poignantly put it, going home to the bat cave to take his cape off. This announcement accompanied the release of Love & Danger, the 13th album of Keith's illustrious career, which, just announced by Keith's label Junkadelic Music, will receive a vinyl release this fall.

Nevertheless, Kool Keith has remained active since the release of Love & Danger, performing to adoring crowds in New York City, Dallas, and Austin, while taking his show overseas for separate tours through Europe and Australia, and most recently returning back stateside for a performance at the Gathering of the Juggalos festival in Indiana. Keith also recently released his Total Orgasm mixtape, a collection of unreleased exclusives and recent loosies, and today, Keith is back to release his video for the latest single from Love & Danger, "Who's The Man." The video, directed by Pirate Dub & Kalenge FX, shows a time-lapsed street art piece by Hek & Junky of the TJS Crew, as the two work to recreate the wonderfully quirky cover art for Love & Danger, which features Kool Keith donned out in a shark-fin cape.

In remaining active, Keith also recently hit the studio to work on a new song, and popular sports and culture website tagged along, with writer Amos Barshad documenting the process and sitting down for an in-person interview with Kool Keith along the way. Keith talks about his proposed retirement in the feature, along with so much more, and Grantland also premiered the song that Keith recorded during that session, the DJ Junkaz Lou-produced "Spectrum."

Watch the video for "Who's The Man" here: .

Stream "Spectrum" here: .

Or buy the single here: .

Video: Awkward Black Girl - Season 2, Episode 3

Video: Awkward Black Girl - Season 2, Episode 3

Courtesy 42west.

 Season 2, Episode 3 of Awkward Black Girl has just premiered on Pharrell Williams’ i am OTHER (See Below).  Just when things were looking up, J's mother's unsolicited judgment leaves J questioning the direction in which her life is heading. You can get caught up with ABG season 2 at i am OTHER now.

Download: Gotham Green & Quickie Mart f. Freddie Gibbs

Download: Gotham Green & Quickie Mart f. Freddie Gibbs & T. Mills, "All I Know"

Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.

 NY rapper Gotham Green and New Orleans producer Quickie Mart present "All I Know" featuring CTE signee Freddie Gibbs and Columbia Records singer T. Mills. "All I Know" is from the forthcoming fourth installment of their Haze Diaries series, following the video for "Hard Way", "New York Times" featuring Grafh and "Everything" featuring El Prez. HDV4 is also set to feature Def Jam rapper Wax, singer/songwriter/musician Jes Hudak, L.A.'s BLX Crew and more. Previous Haze Diaries volumes have featured Gibbs (watch the "Tell Me Something" video), Planet Asia (watch the "Game Change" video), Medusa, IamOmni and more. Quickie Mart produces every track on HDV4. Quickie recently released the Space Monkey Radio dubstep remix EP as well as the second volume of Balkan/bounce fusion project Gypsyphonic Disko.

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Video: Touchphonics, "A Million Pieces" f. Alex Lee of Le Vice

Video: Touchphonics, "A Million Pieces" f. Alex Lee of Le Vice

Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.

 San Francisco-based producer/turntablist Touchphonics presents the Carmen Osterlye-directed music video for "A Million Pieces" featuring vocals from Alex Lee, lead singer of SF-based Le Vice. "Pieces" is the lead single from Destroy All Lines, the debut full-length from Touchphonics, also the head of independent label Elevated Press. "Everyone has felt extreme heartache at one point or another, and 'Pieces' is a song to capture that emotion," Touchphonics explains. "The video captures the cycles of death and re-growth that happens when going through everyday life and especially through heartbreak, which in the end is what the song is all about.” Destroy All Lines drops September 25.

El Gant + Tek (of Smif-n-Wessun) - "Hammer Dance" (Freestyle)

El Gant + Tek (of Smif-n-Wessun) - "Hammer Dance" (Freestyle)

Courtesy DM360.

MTV's four time Direct Effect Battle Champ El Gant, and Smokey Lah, a/k/a Tek (of Smif-n-Wessun) gear up for the release of their collaborative, fittingly titled LP Gibson Glover, which is set to drop later this year. After dropping their previously leaked "Say Hello To The Bad Guy," the Empire City veterans edge one step closer to their debut, with a freestyle over Slaughterhouse's "Hammer Dance" instrumental, produced by AraabMUZIK.

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MP3: DJ Khaled f/ Nas, Scarface, DJ Premier - "Hip Hop"

MP3: DJ Khaled f/ Nas, Scarface, DJ Premier - "Hip Hop"

Courtesy M3W.

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