Where the hell is Petey Pablo? Anyways, “Freek-A-Leek” has and always will be that jam you can throw on at the party to get people movin! I seriously don’t think I’ll ever get tired of this song. Shouts to homie with the spinners on his wheelchair though!
Dee Goodz takes us back to last summer’s College Kids & Dropouts Vol. 2. for his latest visual on the Fly Union produced cut, “Cool Up.” While her main man is off at work, the Tennessee emcee swings by his lady’s place to light up and breathe the breeze. Don’t hate the playa!
Atlanta’s own KeithCharles Spacebar decided to put his spin on the INDICUD favorite a few weeks ago and though I’m just giving it a play now, it’s better late than never, right? Right! No matter how late I am, if I come across something dope, I’m going to share it. And this sh*t right here…. audio crack.
KeithCharles Spacebar is curently working on his self-produced EP Howto[COUNT], set to release sometime in June.
Well damn! Tim Westwood has pulled out quite the gem from his archives! Here we have unreleased footage of Kanye over in London on Tim Westwood’s radio show where he dropped some classic bars over his own production like Game’s “Dreams”, Jay-Z’s ‘Encore’, and Common’s ‘Corners’ – stemming just over 13 minutes. It’s crazy to see this footage arise from 8 years ago and hear what he rapped about then versus what he does now….
Do remember, Kanye’s 6th solo album Yeezus arrives June 18th!
Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O” has got everybody in the game feelin some type of way. From 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Usher, and Black Hippy whom in fact straight destroyed their remix, it feels like almost everyone is hoppin’ on this Childish Major produced cut. And now, brave new pioneer Trinidad Jame$ is the latest to rework the monster hit. So the real question becomes: Who ripped it the best?
Finally, some humble clarity has come out of the fog that is sweeping over not only Hip Hop culture but our entire youth culture in general. For those who have noticed, the “molly” trend has seemingly snuck its way out of its historic ties with the EDM scene and begun to become increasingly popular with the Hip Hop crowd. Being a college student it’s been easy to see the connection between prominent artists mentioning it, and its exponential growth in use among kids using it just to casually enjoy a night out. Yet there’s been almost no kickback against this highly addictive amphetamine to counteract its popularity.
For those who saw the “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” video, you may have noticed the “Death to Molly” message at the end. Sway caught up with Kendrick for a closer look at just what his stance is on the “trend”. He speaks directly to the false sense of acceptance artists have fostered for a drug that really and truly was once hardly ever referenced or endorsed in Hip Hop. In fact, the “corny” use of the word that went from simply lyrics to actual song titles just screams overkill. Yet with the synthesis of electronic music and Hip Hop in recent years, our originality seems to have suffered yet again, and Kendrick makes it clear that as a culture we really need to “move on”. Take the jump to see Kendrick’s thoughts on Kanye’s “New Slaves” promotional campaign as well.
In Late March 2013, Joey Bada$$ & the Pro Era alongside The Flatbush Zombies & The Underachievers embarked on The Beast Coastal Tour, spanning across the U.S. & Canada. During the final week, FADER TV got on the bus to document the last days of the tour and the crew’s return home to NYC which culminated in two sold-out shows.
The way Joey and the Pro Era guys command the stage, seamlessly passing the mic and ad-libbing for each other, you almost forget they’re mostly teenagers. When we met, though, they were playing Marco Polo at the hotel pool. Everyone was sick with something; they had bronchitis or strep or whatever disease you catch when you eat pizza every day and live on an RV with 10 other people. Despite their depressed immune systems, the crew was enamored with life on tour, balancing homesickness—missing their grandmas, bicycles and beds—with their youthful restlessness and thirst for exploration.
Watch the 16-minute documentary above!
Sidenote, Joey took to Twitter yesterday to announce his next project: Summer Knights EP, due out June 12!
Having just given us a new track a few days ago, Ro Ransom returns to the e-streets today with a new video for yet another new cut! Titled “No Fucks Given,” it’s clear that Ro doesn’t give one at all if you listen to what he’s saying. Directed by Maxx White & Dais Ransom, watch the visual above while his new project, Ro Ransom Is The Future, is coming soon.