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New Mixtape: Fabolous - 'Friday Night Freestyles'

Posted On: May 23, 2015

After torching the streets with several heat off his Friday Night Freestyle Series, Fabolous dropped the official mixtape for it.

The tape is a 15 track project featuring the Young OG's lyrical exercises that he has been plugging ears with for the past couple of months and his right hand man in the studio, DJ Clue. Several new freestyle with Jadakiss, Joe Budden, Paul Cain and a rare feature with Stack Bundles.

Stream and download the mixtape below.

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New Music Video: Sage The Gemini feat. Nick Jonas - 'Good Thing'

Posted On: May 22, 2015

Sage The Gemini released the video for his summer banger, 'Good Thing' featuring Nick Jonas.

The video was directed by Hannah Lux Davis and exhibits visuals and scenery from the Caribbean, featuring different exotic flavors of its women.

Check it out below.

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Biggie Smalls Legacy Thrives On His Birthday

Posted On: May 22, 2015

Even in death, Biggie Smalls still lives and his legacy continues to thrive.

The Brooklyn Hip Hop artist's birthday was celebrated worldwide yesterday (May 21) and he was remembered for his contributions to Hip Hop, its culture and music in general. Biggie was a rare lyricist who knew how to compile his words on wax and tell a story like it came out of a book. He was a genius when it came to storytelling. The Notorious B.I.G. was great with his wordplays, from metaphors to using similes, and even character based analogies on wax. Because of this, Christopher Wallace's musical literature are utilized in certain teachings and subject courses pertaining to creative writing, and English literature. Several of Biggie's lyrics have become notable quotes that are often used and shared by everyone.

Biggie Smalls left a great legacy which made an impact and a positive influence on all art forms from: music, literature, painting, designing clothes and creating brands, poetry, digital art/photography and more. Biggie was before his time relating to Hip Hop fashion, when he first stepped on the scene, the fashion in Hip Hop was rugged, many were styled in Carhartts; even the women in Hip Hop at the time had a rough look, rocking baggy jeans and etc. Biggie with Lil Kim introduced sex appeal for women in Hip Hop, they broke all tabous when it came to women in Hip Hop being sexy and the expression of sex from a woman.

Biggie also popularized the silk shirts, he made it cool to wear slacks and suits in Hip Hop. Even though Run DMC forged the big gold chains in Hip Hop, Biggie brought in a more subtle type of gold chains and links, with pieces encrusted in diamonds. Fast forward to 2015, the fashion in Hip Hop has evolved and a blast from the past, would make Biggie before his time. But it is because of Wallace's contributions in the fashion and lifestyle of Hip Hop and its culture, that caused it to be innovated and its evolution.

Biggie Smalls had a great soul. He was prolific, philosophical, insightful, wise and prophetic when it came to his music. Christopher Wallace (with the word "Christ" in his name) like Michael Jackson immortalized himself through his music. When you look at his album titles, like "Ready To Die," and "Life After Death," it sort of makes one wonder if Biggie knew he was going to depart and even in departure, if he knew he would live forever and be granted eternal life.

Things that make you go hmmm.

Legends don't die, they live forever. When you look up at the sky at night, you can still see Biggie Smalls shinning amongst other stars like himself.

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Remix: T.I. - 'Classic Man'

Posted On: May 22, 2015

T.I. adds a few bars on the club banger 'Classic Man' and remixes the song.

The ATL O.G. keeps the zeal of the song, with its dance fervor and upbeat instrumentals.The track is originally from Wondland Records’ Jidenna and featured on DJ MLK’s mixtape "GoodNight Don’t Exist in ATL 7."

Blaze it below.

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New Heat: Jadakiss feat. Rick Ross - 'Eastern Conference Final'

Posted On: May 22, 2015

Jadakiss continues his Kiss’ Friday Morning Freestyle Series and recruits the boss himself, Rick Ross for a new track titled 'Eastern Conference Final.'

The track samples Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls opening/introduction theme. In the song, Jada pays homage to the slain Hip Hop artist Chinx, "May the young king Chinx rest heavenly" and authenticates basketball players going hard in the game.

Plug your ears to it below.

Notable Wordplays: "They all wanna shine/ but they don't ever get the jewels."

 

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New Music Video: Nicki Minaj - 'The Night Is Still Young'

Posted On: May 22, 2015

The Queen of Hip Hop, Nicki Minaj premiered the visuals for her song "The Night Is Still Young."

Nicki continues to feel herself in her new video, surrounded by dancers in custom creative costumes and theatric special effects. Nicki is gearing up to go on her summer "Pinkprint" tour: featuring her beau Meek Mill, DeJ Loaf, Tinashe and more.

Until then, click on the link below to view Nicki's new video exclusively on Tidal.

Nicki Minaj -The Night Is Still Young

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New Music Video: Meek Mill - 'Monster'

Posted On: May 20, 2015

Meek Mill stays on his grind as part of his comeback season and releases a video for his banger, 'Monster.'

The video was directed by Spike Jordan and depicted visuals of Meek and his boys going back in time during the 80's celebrating his coming home party. In the video, Meek, his boys and others are rocking rope chains, Kangol hats, velour and vintage sweatsuits, door knocker earrings, bamboo earrings, leather bomber coats and more; displaying the era of culture of Hip Hop fashion. Meek get his skates on and stunts throughout the whole video.

Meek is currently working on his upcoming anticipated album, "Dreams Worth More Than Money" which will be out soon. Until then, check out his new video below.

Meek Mill x Monster from Spike Jordan on Vimeo.

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Lawmakers Urges Congress To Put Harriet Tubman On $20 Bill

Posted On: May 20, 2015

After winning the lottery from an online campaign called "Women on 20's," lawmakers are urging and pushing for Congress to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

Democratic Representative Luis Gutierrez from Illinois, put forth a motion today for Congress to vote on putting Harriet Tubman on the $20, to go into effect immediately if the votes go through. Gutierrez introduced the "Put A Woman On The Twenty Act of 2015" in April, with a purpose of:

"To require the Secretary of the Treasury to convene a panel to solicit recommendations for and select a portrait of a woman to be used in a redesign of the $20 Federal Reserve note."

Rep. Luis Gutierrez utilized Harriet Tubman as a prime example to initiate his act into effect, expressing that Tubman was an American hero.

"She used the tools of democracy to improve America. She fought for the little guy against the strong guy. And she was willing to put herself at great risk to ensure the justice for others. And she was a woman and she was Black,” he stated in pushing Congress to vote on the bill.

Check out the footage below of Gutierrez making his plea on the house floor in Congress. 

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New Album Stream: Jamie Foxx - 'Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses'

Posted On: May 20, 2015

Jamie Foxx returns to the music game with a new album called "Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses," making it his fifth album since his last LP in 2010.

The album is a heavy hitter with 18 tracks and features Chris Brown, Wale, Pharrell Williams, Fabolous and Kid Ink. Jamie's new LP can be purchased on iTunes and it can also be streamed below.

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New Music Video: Snoop Dogg feat. Stevie Wonder and Pharrell Williams - 'California Roll'

Posted On: May 20, 2015

After teasing fans yesterday with a taste on the tip of their tongue, Snoop Dogg debuts the music video for his soulful joint, 'California Roll."

The track features the legend himself Stevie Wonder and Pharrell Williams. The video stars Nia Long in a mini movie that was directed by Warren Fu of a futuristic ironic blast of the past, visually illustrating vintage flying cars and more. The song is off Snoop's latest album "Bush."

Check out the video below.

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New Music Video: Beyonce and Nicki Minaj - 'Feeling Myself'

Posted On: May 19, 2015

Beyonce and Nicki Minaj link up and released the anticipated visuals for their collaborated track, 'Feeling Myself.'

The video was released exclusively on Tidal and boyee was Vevo throwing some shade.

Politics as usual.. But hey, the more shade they throw, the brighter the shine.

To view the video, click on the link below.

Beyonce and Nicki Minaj - 'Feeling Mysel'

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