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Navarro – Maybe (Produced By ThemPeople)

1 Sep

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Chicago’s own Scheme releases this spoken word piece under the new name, Navarro. “Maybe” is a piece that Navarro wrote a few weeks ago and got picked up by major Latino websites and blogs. With the major feedback, Navarro decided to link up with ThemPeople to produce the backdrop to the spoken word which gives it a nice little twirl of emotions that the listener goes through. The art for this track is actually a painting by local Chicago artist, Chantala Kommanivianh. Take a listen to “Maybe” below.  [...]

Hurt Everybody – “Just A Spirit With An Appetite (Afterlife)”

31 Aug

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Check out Hurt Everybody’s latest song, “Just a Soul with an Appetite (Afterlife).” The track is an ambitious one with a bit of a psychedelic twist.

While the collective was at their video shoot for “Treat Me Caucasian” along with Mick Jenkins, the Lyrical Lemonade folks stopped by to capture some more scenes at their studio (The Jungle AE). H.E. made the song while LL was present to capture it all. You can hear the new track and see that video after the jump.

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Trailer – ‘Rosewater’ (Jon Stewart’s Directorial Debut Film)

31 Aug

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John Stewart has long been one of the major political satirists on the small screen but last summer he stepped away from The Daily Show to direct his first film. The film is titled Rosewater and it tells the true story of a journalist, Maziar Bahari (played by Gael Garcia Bernal), who ends up getting arrested while covering the 2009 Iranian presidential elections and is mistreated while being brutally interrogated by a man who smelled like rose water.

The images in this trailer are drenched in drama with images of how tough the situation was for Bahari while he was under custody.

Rosewater will premiere at the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival, and it hits theaters November 7th.

Led Zeppelin – ‘IV (Deluxe Edition)’ Teaser: “Black Dog” (Unreleased Version)

31 Aug

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Earlier this year we learned that arguably the best Hard Rock album ever, Led Zeppelin IV, will be re-released in a “deluxe edition” box set this coming October 28, 2o14. To build the anticipation for its release the band has uploaded a preview of an example of some of the rarities that will appear on the “Super Deluxe Edition” and in this case it’s an unreleased version of “Black Dog.” The track is largely the same but towards the end of the clip you hear the difference in the vocal delivery and the harmonies.

Hear a teaser of the previously-unreleased version of “Black Dog” below. Pre-order Led Zeppelin IV (Deluxe Edition). [...]

Rae Sremmurd feat. Nicki Minaj & Pusha T – “No Flex Zone (Remix)”

31 Aug

No Flex Zone RemixRae Sremmurd have just dropped the official remix to “No Flex Zone” just in time for everyones Labor Day festivities. Listen to the remix featuring Nicki Minaj and King Push after the jump.  [...]

Video: Kendrick Lamar & Schoolboy Q Live Made In America Fest in LA

31 Aug

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Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q hit the Made In America festivities over in LA last night while Cole and Kanye rocked Philly. That stage looks pretty awesome. Definitely going to try to make my way out there for next years festival. Watch K. Dot and Q perform “Collard Greens” up above. You can solo performances by the Black Hippy members below. [...]

Video: Kanye West Live at Made In America Festival 2014 in Philadelphia (Full Set)

31 Aug

Philly Made In America 2014 Lineup

Budweiser’s Made In America festival has quickly become one of the most highly-anticipated music events of the year thanks to its collection of some of the biggest acts in music today. Curated by Jay Z, arguably the biggest “get” this year was Kanye West, who performed at the Philadelphia edition of the fest with a 21 song set.

The biggest difference in this show was its exclusion of the long rants and controversy that surrounded his Yeezus tour, opting more for full focus on the performance and spreading good vibes.

Peep the second half of the performance and the full show’s setlist after the jump. Kanye will take the stage again this evening to headline the Los Angeles leg of Made in America. You can stream it live online here; showtime’s at 9:45pm PT. [...]

Video: J. Cole Live at Made In America Fest in Philadelphia (Full Set)

31 Aug

J. Cole Made in AmericaJ. Cole performed at the Made In America Fest last night in Philly and opened his set with a Mike Brown tribute. He proceeded to rock for nearly an hour performing his hits off of albums and mixtapes. Check out his dope performance by clicking HERE.

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Video: Danny Brown – Fire In The Booth (Freestyle)

31 Aug

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Danny Brown made his Fire In The Booth freestyle over at BBC Radio and he absolutely killed it. Watch Danny spit over 4 different beats, including a crazy verse over “0 to 100,” up above.

Video: Kid Cudi Live at North Coast Music Fest 2014

31 Aug

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Kid Cudi made his first appearance in Chicago tonight since his last headlining tour last year in September at the UIC Pavilion. We weren’t able to make it out to the show, but we hear it lived up to the Cudder standards we have been accustomed to. After a great performance, Cudi fainted and hit the ground after signing a vinyl for a fan in the front row. We are very happy to report that Cudi is doing well. You can check out some footage of Cudi performing for the NCMF crowd after the jump. [...]

Trailer: Red Bull Music Academy Presents: Diggin’ In The Carts

29 Aug

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Being huge gamers back in the day, we’re totally excited about this 6-part series the Red Bull Music Academy is dropping next week called Diggin’ In The Carts. The series features Just Blaze, Havoc, Flying Lotus, J-Rocc, Dizzee Rascal, Fatima Al Qadiri, Ikonika, Joker, Kode9, and Fatima; who all tell their story of how video games have heavily influenced their music. Check out the trailer above.

Trailer: Nas – Time is Illmatic

29 Aug

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Tribeca Films released the official trailer to Nas’ Time is Illmatic. The film takes us through a journey through the creative process of making the legendary debut album, Illmatic. The movie is set to hit theaters on October 8th and hit iTunes on October 3rd. You better believe that we’ll be in line to watch the movie.

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