AZ – Red Magic #MusicMonday (New Music!)

“We’ve been way overdue for some new music from longtime rapper AZ, as today he shares his newest single “Red Magic.” The new offering serves as the latest release from his long-awaited 9th studio album , which is still awaiting a concrete release date. S.O.S.A. recently revealed on the heels of approaching the original projects 20-year anniversary that Do or Die II would in fact be his final project. We’ll still see the Almighty Zig-Zag on features down the line, but fans should be cherishing his final lap in the solo game.” – FreeOnSmash


ROBIN THICKE – “Forever Love” Animated Music Video & BET Performance

Paula Patton,,,PLEASE take this man back! LOL! ROBIN THICKE is doing every thing imaginable to win back the heart of his wife. Following his performance at the 2014 BET Awards, Robin Thicke has released his new single “Forever Love” from the forthcoming album, PAULA. He produced his 7th studio album, featuring love ballads dedicated to his wife of 9 years. The LP is available to pre-order ahead of its release via Star Trak tomorrow.


Coldplay – Magic (AlunaGeorge Remix) #MusicMonday

“As one of the biggest songs from Coldplay‘s new album, we’re not surprised to see a bunch of high profile remixes surfacing. However, AlunaGeorge have now come into the spotlight for their own take on the song, while adding in a signature sound we’ve become associated with from their debut album, Body Music. The release coincides with the duo supporting Coldplay at the Royal Albert Hall in London on July 1st/2nd.” – OnSmash


BUSTA RHYMES ft. EMINEM – “Calm Down” (New Music) #MusicMonday

“Busta Rhymes and Eminem are no strangers to one another, having previously teamed up for 2006’s “I’ll Hurt You”. But if the comic book-referencing cover art is any indication, their latest collaboration, entitled “Calm Down”, is a mighty clash of rap’s swiftest lyrical titans.

Of course, no battle can truly begin without the right music; producer Scoop DeVille borrows the horns from House of Pain’s classic “Jump Around”. From there, two of the most furious spitters in all of rap-dom engage in six minutes of intense battle: Eminem is toxic and acerbic, making references to Abe Lincoln and his brain as a fried egg, while Busta is his usually dense, manic self, somehow managing to include “Fahrvergnügen” into his fervent wordplay.

Seriously, if you get a chance, read through the pair’s myriad lyrical bombs. That is, if you manged to scoop your brains off the floor first.” – Consequence of Sound


SOULS OF MISCHIEF ft. SNOOP DOGG – “There Is Only Now” (New Music!!)

Back in 1993, the classic hip hop group, SOULS OF MISCHIEF, released one of my favorite hip hop songs of all time… “93′ TIL INFINITY” (the track Rick Ross used for his new release, ‘Thug Cry’). Their new hit, “There Is Only Now”, is real and good hip hop and we need more of this! All the old school vets should return just like SOULS OF MISCHIEF to take back the hip hop game and bring it back to its roots! “There Is Only Now” is also the title of their upcoming album. THEY’RE BACK!


Far East Movement – “The Illest” (Music Video) LISA FORD’s IPOD Pick

“The Illest” by the FAR EAST MOVEMENT reminds me of that Katy Perry & Juicy J “Dark Horse” song with the deep bass, hip hop-infused rock combination. This song only has 4 million Youtube views versus their other projects that reached 30, 40, 50 million views and beyond. I guess a lot of people aren’t feeling it, crediting the bass line as the only thing good about it.

FAR EAST MOVEMENT, the hip hop quartet reppin’ in Los Angeles, grew insanely popular after their song “Round Round” was featured in the “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” movie, and its subsequent soundtrack, video game and DVD. Kev Nish, Prohgress, J-Splif, and DJ Virman, dropped singles like their mega hit, ‘Like a G6’ and catapulted into worldwide fame. “The Illest”, the lead single from their upcoming 5th studio album, “KTown Riot”, is one of the songs I work out and jog to early in the morning. It gets me going, and gimmick or not, these dudes made a hell of a name for themselves.