PITCHFORK: “Young Thug’s JEFFERY highlight “Wyclef Jean” has a new official music video, and it features only fleeting glimpses of Thug himself. The clip is full of text from the directors, Pomp&Clout, who outline all the ways the video’s creation allegedly went awry. Aside from one shot where Thug enjoys some Cheetos, the rapper never quite makes it to the video’s set. “On my way home, I wondered if Young Thug would’ve liked the shoot we put together for him,” reads the video’s text. Watch the video, with its tiny cars and child police officers.”
North Carolina native and lyricist CHRIS RICH is building a notable career as an intense rapper working with a multitude of producers with beats that find new and interesting ways to wreak havoc. Hailing from Washington D.C., CHRIS RICH is one of rap’s most impressive poets who has entered the mainstream with such releases as, “Lord Knows”, and “Determination”. He understands the art form conceptually like no other, and his continued output demonstrates an addiction to rap.
“Theres no room for demons when you’re self possessed” – @carrieffisher RIP Princess… CARRIE FISHER. I remember watching her as PRINCESS LEIA in the STAR WARS films and telling myself that Fisher was a symbol of strength and girl power. This woman spoke openly about mental illness and helped so many people. Carrie Fisher wasn’t just Princess Leia, she was a phenomenal human being.
I’m posting this short video of J COLE on the Angie Martinez Power 105.1 fm radio show because what’s he’s saying truly resonates with me and has shifted my way of thinking. In our quest to achieve and to reach are greatest heights, gratitude is the best attitude. Shout out to J COLE for being one of my favorite leaders of the new school.
Congratulations to TUPAC SHAKUR for being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. According to Rolling Stone magazine, artists are eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single. 2017 is the first year legends, Pearl Jam and Tupac Shakur were eligible. They are also the first artists to join the institution who started their careers in the Nineties.
Buzzfeed is my new favorite website as New Reporter, Kassy Cho, just posted a hell of a story titled, “A Student Has Created A Gripping And NSFW Photo Series With Trump’s Quotes About Women”. Take a look…
WARNING: This post contains graphic content.
I’ve collected a few videos from Twitter for this blog post. E! News reports that Kanye met with Trump “to discuss a potential role for the rapper,” according to an unnamed source. They reportedly discussed West “becoming an ‘ambassador of sorts.’” E! News reports the source as saying “Trump is interested in getting West involved in an ‘entrepreneurial leadership role.’” E!’s source contradicts TMZ, saying that it was Trump’s camp who requested the meeting, not Kanye’s.
Good Music. Good People. Good Times. That’s the experience you have in store this weekend in South Florida! Dec 9th and 10th, PEPSI presents the MIAMI FUNK FEST, featuring iconic live performances from Rappers, MYSTIKAL & Trick Daddy, as well as legendary R&B groups such as Jodeci, TLC, Bell Biv Devoe, SWV, Dru Hill, Guy ft. Teddy Riley, H-town. The biggest concert of the century is hosted by Uncle Luke and will be held at the cozy and tropical Miramar Park.
We are especially looking forward to the return of the animated lyrical wordsmith, MYSTIKAL, who will be highlighting this event with his intense musicality. “I come to do my job for the audience, and my job is to make the audience forget about any bills they owe, or anybody who owes them money and just enjoy themselves and have fun,” Mystikal says.
Factmag: J. Cole will release his surprise-announced album 4 Your Eyez Only next week, but in a preview featured in the album’s new documentary Eyez, he appears to diss Kanye West and Drake on a track titled ‘False Prophets’, MissInfo points out.
“Ego in charge of every move, he’s a star / And we can’t look away due to the days when he caught our hearts,” he raps in one line. “He’s falling apart but we deny it / Justifying the half-assed shit he drop, we always buy it.”
(kodak artwork above by vinaocasarim) Kodak Black free on $100,000 bail pic.twitter.com/Fji191lR4T — DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) December 1, 2016 To be featured on LisaFordBlog.com, published by a Wutang Record company A&R, email firstname.lastname@example.org
NBC6: Across South Florida, the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is being met with a sense of celebration from memebrs of the exile community.
Castro, who spent nearly five decades ruling the country after launching a military takeover in 1959, died Friday night at the age of 90. His death was announced on Cuban television by his brother, Raul – who took over as leader of the nation when Fidel Castro stepped down in 2006.
Hundreds of Cuban Americans crowded to the roads in Hialeah and Little Havana to celebrate the demise of the father of communist Cuba.
One of the sickest songs out right now is “Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots off of the “Suicide Squad” movie soundtrack. The track is haunting, the lyrics are provocative, and it’s definitely an instant cult classic. So it would take a lyricist a lot of gull and courage to remix a song with nearly half a billion Youtube hits, but this didn’t stop Miami native, STICHES, from pulling off the task.
Watch the official music video for ‘The Streets (Heathens Remix)’ by Stitches, produced by @jimmyduvalmusic and co-produced by @bizzythowed. Stitches throws a killer twist plot twist the original.
Last night, Gucci Mane and Future dropped a new mixtape “Free Bricks: Zone 6 Edition”, the sequel to their 2011 mixtape.
PITCHFORK: A Tribe Called Quest have shared the lyric video for “We The People…,” the second track on their brand new and final record We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service. It features the group’s iconic imagery, with the figure from The Low End Theory coming to life and walking around. Watch it below via Complex.
Tribe’s new record–their first since 1998’s The Love Movement–features a bevy of high-profile guests, including Kanye West, André 3000, Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, Elton John, Anderson .Paak, Busta Rhymes, and Consequences. In addition, all four original Tribe members, including the late Phife Dawg, are on the album.
Childish Gambino’s ‘Me and Your Mama’ appears on new album ‘Awaken, My Love!’ due next month.
Rolling Stone writes, “The six-minute, three-part song begins quietly and builds to a soulful, grooving affair with a female gospel-tipped chorus, before it ratchets up into a stomping blues-funk second passage where Gambino’s passionate vocals kick in. “Do what you want/ I’m telling you/ Let me into your heart/ Can’t stand it, backhanded/ They want to see us falling apart/ You know that I love you/ So let me into your heart,” he sings, eschewing rap in favor of a raw, intense approach.
Following the cacophonous midpoint, the song culminates with winding instrumentals, ushering in a cathartic ending to the sprawling composition.”