VIDEO: Skepta “Ghost Ride” (Feat. ASAP Rocky & ASAP Nast)

UK rapper Skepta supports his recently released EP Vicious with a video for “Ghost Ride” featuring ASAP Rocky and ASAP Nast.

Directed by AWGE.

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VIDEO: J Dilla’s Pioneering Production Style On The MPC Is Explored In New Mini Documentary

J Dilla is undoubtedly one of the most important producers in hip-hop history, so much so that his legacy lives on in the National Museum of African American History and Culture where his Akai MPC 3000 is on display. Now, Vox has released a mini documentary that unpacks Dilla’s production style and how he redefined producing while exploring the capabilities of his MPC.

As a part of Vox’s Earworm music documentary series, the 10-minute video on Dilla first begins with how the producer lauded the MPC’s quantization features, which allowed users to format sounds into perfectly uniform beat patterns and loops.

“The MPC was a different beast because it really put you in the driver’s seat in terms of the sonic texture that you want it to have,” Brian “Raydar” Ellis, and MC, producer, and professor at Berklee College of Music, says in the video. “I think Dilla was just super funky. A lot of that had to do with him being willing to not care if the record speeds up or slows down as long as it feels good. Forget quantize man, it does what I say it does.”

From there the video highlights how Dilla manipulated samples that served as the foundation for a number of songs he produced, ranging from Gap Mangione‘s “Diana in the Autumn Wind” for Slum Village‘s “Fall In Love” to Giorgio Moroder’s “E=MC²” for Dilla’s own rendition of the track.

“He used his MPC like Jimi Hendrix played guitar or John Coltrane played the saxophone. It was an extension of himself,” Vox’s Estelle Caswell says. “That’s probably why out of all the MPCs used by countless hip hop producers and beat makers over the years, J Dilla’s is in a museum.”

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VIDEO: Migos “Motorsport” (Feat. Nicki Minaj & Cardi B)

Apple Music has released the official music video for Migos‘ single “Motorsport“ featuring Nicki Minaj and Cardi B. The record is the first single off their upcoming album Culture II, which is dropping sometime next year.

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VIDEO: Post Malone “Rockstar” (Feat. 21 Savage)

After previewing his “Rockstar” music video with 21 Savage earlier today, Post Malone drops the official video. The single will appear on his sophomore album Beerbongs & Bentleys, dropping on December 1st.

Directed by Emil Nava.

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VIDEO: Rich The Kid “New Freezer” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Interscope Records label mates Rich The Kid and Kendrick Lamar connect in the official music video for “New Freezer.” The The song is the lead single from Rich The Kid’s forthcoming album and features production from Ben Jayne. The futuristic music video, much like the most of Kendrick Lamar’s recent clips, is directed by Dave Free of the little homies and Jack Begert.

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Fake Drug Ad Hints Eminem’s New Album Might Be Called ‘Revival’

Is this the title of Eminem’s new album?

It’s been well known that Eminem is getting ready to drop his new album. There haven’t been many new details (other than that the album is rumored to be dropping on November 17th.)

That changed. Eminem’s longtime manager Paul Rosenberg posted a picture on Instagram plugging Yelawolf’s upcoming album, Trial by Fire.

The picture seems like a regular one of a man holding a CD. However, more perceptive fans noticed something interesting in the back. There is a large billboard featuring an ad of a medication called Revival. Fans noticed that the E is backwards in the style of Eminem.

As soon as the photo was posted, the chatter started: is Revival the title of Eminem’s upcoming eighth studio album?

 Reddit did some digging and they unearthed a couple of things. They found a website, which looks like a typical medication website. On the site, there’s a commercial for the medicine and a phone number. When you call the number you hear a message saying “Thank you for your interest in Revival, the No. 1 slightly invasive treatment for Atrox Rithimus. You only get one shot to beat AR.” In the background, the Em and Dr. Dre song “I Need a Doctor” can be heard in the background.



Reddit also found out the add was put out by Interscope records.

So yeah…it seems like the roll out for Em’s new album has begun.


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VIDEO: Talib Kweli Reveals How He and Yasiin Bey First Met on ‘Desus & Mero’

The BK MC recalls Black Star origins, how Dave Chappelle’s historic SNL moment came together, and the astounding foresight of Kanye West.

With a new album on the way, Talib Kweli is officially on his Radio Silence press run, and it’s already far from silent.

First stop: getting spicy with the illustrious  Desus & Mero. Diehard New York hip-hop fans that they are, the VICELAND duo pried at Kweli’s golden era recollections, opening up about Black Star origins, how he and aspiring-actor-at-the-time, Yasiin Bey, first met in Washington Square …Read More »

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