The young and talented singer/rapper Vice Mensa has really solidified his place as a forerunner in the Chicago rap scene alongside his longtime friend Chance The Rapper. Yesterday Roc Nation made the announcement they’ve signed Vic as their latest addition to Jay Z’s prestigious record label joining the likes of Rihanna, DJ Mustard, J Cole, Calvin Harris, Jay Electronica, and more talented artists.
He’s really coming off a hot streak following his massive collaborations with Kanye on “U Mad” and “Wolves” along with his infectious works with Kaytranada on “Wimme Nah" and "Drive Me Crazy." Now Vic celebrates signing with HOV by spitting a new freestyle over Future’s “Fuck Up Some Commas” beat. He really showcases his lyrical prowess here as he goes in hard on the beat flawlessly delivering rhymes off the top of his head. Vic shows us how a proper freestyle should be done as he takes a ride with the beat and really gets in the groove in an impressive display showing us his versatility. Enjoy!
The multitalented Chance The Rapper has recently been exploring his interest in film and has even started acting in short films. Now we get a “short film” music video for “Sunday Candy,” which will appear on Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s forthcoming album Surf. Filmed in the setting of what seems like a 1950’s musical set, The Social Experiment brings us the very entertaining visual interpretation of this excellent song in the form of a short musical as Chance shows off his dance moves. Chance tweeted "I'm revisiting my interest in film" so could expect to see more theatrical performances from him down the road.
Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment – Sunday Candy "Short Film"
German deep house producer and DJ Robin Schulz is quickly creeping to the top thanks to his remixes of “Prayer In C” and Mr. Probz' “Waves,” both becoming global hits and even releasing their original “Sun Goes Down.”
Well today we have his next hit, another amazing original. “Highlights” captures what’s becoming the signature Robin Schulz sound. Full of live instruments, deep and tropical house vibes, and the perfect vocals from singer Ilsley, it’s just waiting to be the pool party anthem this summer. He’s shared the song with an official music video full of water parks and more. Listen and watch below and pick up your copy today. Enjoy!
Robin Schulz – Headlights [feat. Ilsey] [Official Video] | iTunes
To promote the release of his critically acclaimed new album To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar took to the streets of LA for an incredible late night surprise performance. Kendrick pulled an epic and unprecedented move by performing on the bed of a moving semi truck for his fans in LA as he leads a parade of people running behind.
The fans were chosen by Reebok and were led to believe they were testing out the new shoes, but then were surprised to see Kdot pull out of nowhere on the truck and proceeded to perform an entire concert, while moving. Now we have the HD quality visuals of this insane 50 minute performance where Kendrick was even joined by Thundercat. Sit back and watch this very unique experience.
Back in 2013, Skrillex turned heads as he embarked on a train powered festival which featured Diplo, Grimes, Pretty Lights, Koan Sound, Blood Diamonds and more. This could have very well been the start of Skrill and Diplo's Jack U supergroup. The moving festival tour was inspired by Edward Sharpe and Mumford & Son's earlier train tour.
Well Skrillex has just shared some exciting news that the Full Flex Express train tour will return in 2015 and will be bigger than ever. Although we don't have the full lineup of artists playing yet, we do have the full list of dates for the tour, so you can start planning ahead. If it's anything like the first year, you can expect a massive, extra diverse lineup.
July 8th – Ottawa, ON
July 9th – Quebec City, QC
July 10th – Montreal, QC
July 11th – Toronto, ON
July 14th – Winnipeg, MB
July 15th – Saskatoon, SK
July 17th – Calgary, AB
July 19th – Pemberton, BC
Kygo continues his transformation from being the most highly buzzed about internet remix artist to being a fully accredited global star as he rolls out his first original songs. Following up his debut single "Firestone" he treats us to his latest, "Stole The Show" featuring the talented singer Parson James. We hear Kygo's signature bright melodies shine through and some smooth organic elements that leave room for Parson's vocals to carry out the track. The video follows a dancing astronaut, Kygo himself dancing in ski gear in a house party, and an interesting twist. This might be an even bigger track then his first, it will be cool to see how big it goes! Enjoy!
Kygo – Stole The Show feat. Parson James (Official Music Video)
Major Lazer & DJ Snake have released visuals for their infectiously catchy new single "Lean On" featuring MØ. Diplo and Major Lazer have been teasing with pics of them in India on their socials over the past few weeks and now we know what they have been cooking up. The video is set in India with Major Lazer, DJ Snake, and MØ all surprising us with some incredible dance moves that are pretty priceless to watch. Watch the video below and pre-order the upcoming album below.
Also, Major Lazer has just released a date for the album to drop for June 1st and will include features from Ellie Goulding, Travi$ Scott, DJ Snake, Ariana Grande so keep watch for the upcoming singles. Ejoy
Here is what Diplo had to say about making the video.
"India is special and its beauty absolutely humbled me. When we toured there as Major Lazer, it was mind blowing to see our fan-base and we wanted to incorporate the attitude and positive vibes into our video and just do something that embodies the essence of Major Lazer. Major Lazer has always been a culture mashup and to us, India feels like some kind of special creature with one foot in history and one firmly in the future. The experience is something we’ll never forget. “
Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (feat. MØ) (Official Music Video) | iTunes
Rae Sremmurd, Nicki Minaj & Young Thug Bring Twerking To A Roller Skate Rink In “Throw Sum Mo” Music VideoPosted in Bangin, Video by nick | Tags: Hip-Hop, Music Video, Nicki Minaj, Rae Sremmurd, young Thug
Rae Sremmurd continue to plant themselves as the youngest, hottest duo in commercial hip-hop and today they continue their hot streak with the release of a music video for their collaboration “Throw Sum Mo” featuring Nicki Minaj and Young Thug.
They bring the song to life with an all out rager in the middle of a an old-school looking rolling skating rink. Both Sremmurd boys are showering bills all throughout while Nicki and an endless cast of girls are twerking at every square inch, complete with stripper poles and all. It is just as outrageous and over the top as you’d expect from this never boring duo. Young Thug ends the video bringing in his completely incoherent verse that only he could get away with. Watch below and enjoy!
Rae Sremmurd – Throw Sum Mo (Official) ft. Nicki Minaj, Young Thug
Say hello to iSHi, a brand new producer in the game that we have very little information on. But this brand new producer just released his debut single which has a feature from Pusha T providing insanely fresh verses. The production is a bass fueled trap beat that sets the tone for the entire track and provides the perfect soundtrack for Pusha to drop some relentless verses throughout. The fact that iSHi has Pusha T featured on his debut single has us thinking this is some other major producer’s side project, or someone that has to be connected enough to pull that off. Either way, we are sold and expect big things to follow with iSHI. We are also treated to the tease of what looks like his new music video right at the end here. Listen below and watch the video. Enjoy!
iSHi – Push It (Ft. Pusha T)
In a matter of a year, ZHU quickly went from being someone who sent us an Outkast bootleg mashup to our submission to receiving a Grammy nomination. Today he brings another single from his Nightday EP to life with a music video for "The One." For this music video version of the song there is a saxaphone-fueled intro and outro to make things even more interesting. The video is film noire with graphic novel texture and highlights a woman holding a man captive in her house.
At the end of the video we see a glimpse of Zhu himself, keeping the mysterious vibe high.
Right at the end we also get a shot of his newly announced European tour dates starting in May.
May 22: Ibiza
May 25: Amsterdam
May 27: London
May 29: Paris
June 1: Brussels
Zhu – The One | iTunes
Kanye West created quite the buzz with the debut of his impressive single “All Day” with his recent shocking performance at the Brit Awards. Well now instead of having to watch fan made phone videos, we get to enjoy the official full quality broadcasted video of the performance for the first time, and it only continues to solidify how great of a live performer he is. Surrounded by a large posse of men dressed in all black, Kanye raps while flame throwers are shot into the air in an epic demonstration of his song that will be appearing on his still very mysterious upcoming studio album.
The crew Kanye invited onstage included some of the forerunners in UK’s “grime” rap scene such as Skepta, who Kanye thanked with a shoutout.
Watch the performance below:
Kygo continues to cement his rise to the top by releasing an official music video for his debut original single "Firestone" featuring singer Conrad. The video's story line is a guy chasing a girl, but done in a very unique fashion. He runs through buildings, and ends up at a house party that Kygo is playing and what looks like a cameo from Dillon Francis. As he storms through the doors in what seems like an alternate reality, ultimately ending with his prize. It's a cool video that brings an amazing single to life. Watch below and you can pick up your own copy through iTunes today. Enjoy!
Big Sean, Drake and Kanye West all link up for the video for “Blessings” which is taken from Sean’s recent studio album Dark Sky Paradise. We get a very minimalistic video done in all black and white with all three rappers delivering their verses with not an ounce of fucking around, fitting with the serious tone of the track. Watch the powerful video below. Enjoy!
Chicago hosts the Louder Than A Bomb youth poetry festival and during it's 15th anniversary Chi town's very own Chance the Rapper drops us off a light hearted treat. He changes things up and beatboxes and instead leaves rapping duties to Alec Baldwin. He manages to read off lines from Carl Sandburg’s poem “Chicago.” Watch the unexpected clip above. Enjoy!
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