Sunday night belonged to Hollywood once more as the 86th Academy Awards played host to not only some of the best in film from 2013 but some of the best music from such films. From a superproducer with an album on the way to “the biggest rock band in the world”, there was plenty of […]
Want to make a statement you wouldn’t be totally wrong in saying? Say Donald Glover makes better girl songs than Drake does. Admit it, Gambino does have a pretty good inkling when it comes to the fairer sex, even the misogynist parts when discussing Asian girls sometimes. His cover of early ’90s hit “I’d Die […]
The winner for Record Of The Year decided to throw Stevie Wonder into the mix at the 2014 GRAMMYs. Daft Punk along with Pharrell & Nile Rodgers dug into “Get Lucky” with a little bit of Wonder’s “Another Star” worked in for good measure. Watch the performance above.
And here’s your performance of the night. Las Vegas’ own Imagine Dragons & Compton’s crowned king Kendrick Lamar combined forces on the Grammy stage for a mashup of the Dragon’s “Radioactive” and Lamar’s “m.A.A.d city” cut from good kid, m.A.A.d city. You can stream the single and check out the cover art below.
So you can probably guess that Beyoncé (and her wardrobe malfunction) opened the 2014 Grammy Awards with husband Jay Z for “Drunk In Love”. Watch it now or watch it again if you’ve already caught it live.
Having sold his latest mixtape at the pricetag of $100, Nipsey Hussle has proven his guerilla marketing tactics have created a loyal fan base much outside of his backyard of Crenshaw. The West Coast emcee, took a page right out of Jay-Z’s #NewRules book to promote the “Proud2Pay” initiative that gave fans the option to […]
Of all the press and first steps Bun B has taken in the name of hip-hop, this is arguably the coolest. Sama’an Ashrawi was on hand to document Bun’s performance with the Houston Symphony for the Concert Against Hate. The event, emceed by Alfre Woodard saw Bun perform with the Symphony conducted by Robert Franz […]
Earlier this year, Rob Gullatte chose to hold a mini-freestyle session near the end of his headlining show at Warehouse Live. The smart response to having a large gathering of rap cats was to somehow get them on stage, have Donnie Houston drop a simple break beat and watch those who get paid to drop […]
Tonight was the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Or in other words, a ton of cyphers, some non-descript performances and little to no actual awards being presented. Thus, we’re cutting to the meat and potatoes of the show, the cyphers. And by cyphers we definitely mean the ones that feature a ton of top notch rapping […]
If you perused rap Twitter in the wee hours of the morning then you knew something out of the BET Hip-Hop Awards regarding Kendrick Lamar & Drake had leaked out. After getting responses to his “Control” verse in various interviews, Kendrick took it back on wax during the TDE Cypher segment and made one of […]