Arguably the most revered lyricist to ever come out of Philadelphia, Freeway uses his "life-or-death urgency"-tinged voice to show what life is like in the streets and alleys of America's fifth biggest city. Serving as his first official full-length album since teaming up with Jake One for the critically acclaimed 2010 project, The Stimulus Package, Diamond In The Ruff has been years in the making and is Freeway's most illustrious album yet. On the track "Early," Freeway reunited with Just Blaze, marking it their first collaboration since Just helmed the bulk of his 2003 debut Philadelphia Freeway. Freeway recently linked up with Shade 45's Sway in the Morning to debut the track after performing his verse from the track 'What We Do." He also appeared alongside Neef Buck to run through the album's second single "Numbers." The two longtime collaborators trade verses breaking down mathematical calculations over Sunny Dukes' knocking baseline.
With less than two weeks until the November 27th release of Pac Div’s new album, GMB, the LA trio is excited to unveil their latest single “The Return.” Following their Kendrick Lamar and Blu-assisted track “Cross Trainers” last week, the guys are continuing their hometown collaboration trend with this song featuring Los Angeles rapper Ty$. The FADER has also taken a liking to Mibbs, Like, and BeYoung’s “The Return,” and premiered the track online today.
Free EP: Chordz Cordero x Dub MD - 'Catalyst: [E]volution'
'Catalyst: [E]volution' EP is a project of growth, love and change. All the elements that Queens, NY soul vocalist Chordz Cordero has learned, to become the artist and person he his today. The Dub MD presented EP, is produced entirely by D.C. based producer JUDAH, and features C-Rayz Walz, D-Black and Elete Wright (of St. Joe Louis). Sit back, relax, and enjoy the soulful grooves. The EP is FREE so share it, throw it on your iPod or burn it to CD-R, its yours! http://www.audiomack.com/album/dub-md/chordz-cordero-catalyst-evolution-ep .
The Skribz Riley produced track sends a clear message that - Rascals are not ones to ever sleep on! With a hook that won’t leave your head, bars you can only repeat out of your mothers ear-shot and a beat that is certain to give you neck cramps for days; FireBlaze is another hot banger to burn off the Launch EP! (Like what we did there?!)
Kero One & Tuomo - Love and Happiness (Live) Al Green Cover
About the video: When Tuomo, the renowned modern soul singer from Helsinki, Finland, came to California last week, Kero One knew they had to take advantage of the rare opportunity to get together and jam out in the studio. Thus was born this improptu jam session, reworking "Love and Happiness" originally by the great Al Green. Check out the video below and be sure to leave your comments!
Following the release of the soulful single "Bump My Head," Oakland native Baby Jaymes is excited to release his new EP, What Ever Happened To Baby Jaymes. The five-track project carries a sound that jumps from vintage to boundary pushing, showing off a range and diversity that the rising singer-songwriter is fast becoming known for.
MTV and Lil Wayne Partner for Global Premiere of Lil Wayne’s New Music Video “No Worries” on Wednesday, November 21
Courtesy MTV Press.
Lil Wayne to Introduce Music Video on MTV US at 7:53 p.m. ET and Stay On for 30-Minute
Interview on MTV.com during MTV First: Lil Wayne
Wednesday, November 21 at 7:53 p.m. ET
NEW YORK, NY (November 20, 2012) – MTV and hip hop superstar Lil Wayne have partnered for the global premiere of his new music video “No Worries” featuring Detail, the first single from his upcoming album I Am Not A Human Being, Part 2, across its various TV and digital screens. The global partnership positions “No Worries” to reach more than 600 million households around the world via MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels and over 300 digital media properties in 150+ territories. In the US, the video will debut on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 7:53 p.m. ET on MTV during the MTV News special “MTV First: Lil Wayne.” Fans around the world will be able to watch the video and interview at http://lilwayne.mtv.tv .
When asked about his first global video premiere, Lil Wayne remarked, "I am happy once again to partner with MTV to bring a slice of my music to their worldwide audience. I look forward to sitting down with Sway on Wednesday evening and hearing what the fans think of my latest video, ‘No Worries’."
“MTV First: Lil Wayne” will kick-off with the Grammy® award winning artist introducing the music video on-air before sitting for an exclusive 30-minute interview with MTV News’ Sway Calloway. Fans worldwide can begin submitting questions immediately via Twitter using the @MTVNews handle and hash-tags #AskWayne and #MTVFirst.
The video will premiere across MTV’s digital screens at 8:00 p.m. ET premiere, including MTV Hits, MTV Jams and mtvU, and go into regular rotation on MTV2 and AMTV overnight. Lil Wayne first previewed “No Worries” during his performance at the “2012 MTV Video Music Awards” with 2 Chainz.
Lil Wayne is President of Cash Money Records and CEO of Young Money Entertainment, home to a bevy of artists including platinum acts Nicki Minaj and Drake. In September 2012, he eclipsed Elvis’ record for the number of chart appearances on the Billboard Top 100 chart with his 109th entry. Beyond music, Weezy launched his Trukfit clothing line in 2012, appeared on ESPN as a guest analyst for “First Take” and “The X Games,” and served as a special guest interviewer for “ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown.” In addition, he has partnered with Mountain Dew for the “DeWeezy Project,” which recently opened a skate park for kids in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana.
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to www.mtvpress.com .