14KT is blessed and he knows it. In the video for his track “Blessed”, the Ypsilanti producer takes the viewer on a tour of his life, highlighting key aspects that make it worth living. KT takes us into his home life to see his family, he shows us his studio and we tag along as he goes digging at Encore Recordings in neighboring Ann Arbor. The magic is in the details: being in the kitchen with moms, the genuine daps exchanged with the crew in the studio and geeking out with Buff1 over a Mongo Santamaria vinyl at the record shop.
If you're not familiar with Pittsburgh, California, rapper A-Wax, it's no fault of his own. The Bay Area spitter has moved over 200,000 units independently, and following a tenure as part of Akon's Konvict Muzik label, he is once again bringing his music to the masses on an independent level with a new album, Everybody Loves Me: Chapter 1, schduled for release on July 17th, via Illburn Records. The album includes features from French Montana, Styles P., Mistah FAB, and more, and today, A-Wax is unveiling the video for Debut single, "Rapper Blood."
To celebrate "Father's Day", Illus releases his brand new video "Daddy Duty".
Family First has solidified Illus reputation as an innovator who goes against the grain and isn't afraid to be himself and represent for grownup Hip-Hop heads and fans who appreciate honest, passionate, lyrics over hardcore beats and production. "Daddy Duty" is a playful, fun, track that celebrates fatherhood and the sacrifices parents make for the love of their children. Illus teams with up and coming producer/emcee Headsnack and the two compliment each other perfectly, reminding us it's ok to smile and appreciate the joys of life, love and family. Keeping it real doesn't always involve guns, drugs, violence and sex, and no one proves that better than Illus.
"I have been working on my next project entitled #VAlien which is dropping on my bday July 10th. It's gonna be mainly original tracks with the exception of a few jdilla and other cuts and I have put my time and life into it so I am really excited about it..this is the fast uptempo single #STR8NGE which represents what this project is about (being comfortable with who you are and not worrying about what standards people say you should live by)..thank you as always!!" - Phil the Thrill
"From DC to the world, welcome to '40 Dayz & 40 Nights'" is the official slogan and motto from up-n-coming and much talented rapper G'Town Wayne's brand new mixtape. Born and raised in the inner city areas of Washington, DC and Maryland, Randy 'G'Town Wayne' Everett is no stranger to his share of trials and tribulations. Wayne has made a name for himself within the artistic urban and Hip-Hop communities, gaining street credibility by performing locally and returning the love to a city and community that has instilled in him the strength to overcome adversity.
Now 21 years old and displaying a maturity beyond his years, it is clear to see that this young man has truly triumphed and is finally beginning to live his dreams. Despite and in lieu of the many odds that could have possibly forced him to become a statistic, including, being abandoned as an infant by his birth parents, Wayne's poetic rap lyrics give insight to the very soul and core of his motivation and unrelenting desire to achieve an ultimate level of success.
Wayne hopes to deliver a message that gives the entire world insight into the inner workings of the urban DC community and hopefully inspire people from all walks of life to understand and truly believe that success can be achieved no matter what obstacles may arise.
HxH, the duo of Rodney Hazard and Kareem Hawkins, have come together to bring you their latest track entitled, "Moonwalk." "Moonwalk" features Kareem on the production and Rodney on vocals. Rodney uses a double entendre to express his reverence towards the two infamous MJ's - Michael Jordan and Michael Jackson. Spitting lines like, "smoove dude feel like Mike on my feet," Hazard conveys hows he felt when Michael Jackson did the moonwalk and Michael Jordan rocked the cradle. Those two notable moments in pop culture sparked something in Hazard when writing the rhymes to this song.
Willy J Peso - Roll Ft Scolla & Devin Miles (Prod. No Speakerz)
Detroit Musician, WIlly J Peso has linked up with his RLES brethren Scolla and Devin Miles to put together the smooth anthem, "Roll" (Produced By No Speakerz) which serves as the last release in promotion of his forthcoming mixtape project, "Destination Cloud 9". The project drops this sunday the 17th and features the likes of Travis Porter, SayItAintTone (Finally Famous), Ariez Onasis, Shorty Da Prince (Of BET's 106 & Park) among others.
Video: Nas Wanted to Lynch Jay-Z at Summer Jam 2002
http://VladTV.com - Nas and Jay-Z were in the middle of their highly publicized rap beef in the early 2000s when Nas wanted to take it to the next level at Summer Jam in 2002 by creating a dummy-doll to resemble Jay, and have it lynched on stage during his performance.
Hot 97 refused to allow the action and Nas refused to perform.