SNOOP DOGG and producer Rick Rock released the visuals for Snoop's new single, "Moment I Feared”, which is featured on Snoop's fifteenth studio album, "Neva Left” (released May 19th). “The Dah Dah-directed clip plays out like an extended episode of Snoop's GGN Hood News web series and features a fake young rapper named Fonz D-lo, who seems to be a parody of Young Thug.”
Spin: "After releasing the video for Boomiverse’s lead single “Mic Jack” last month, Big Boi returns with a new flick for the album’s second single, “Kill Jill.” Killer Mike shows up in a red room and amongst smoke clouds, while Jeezy does his hook from a darkly lit room. Big Boi, the star of this Japan-influenced setup, cooly performs with a lion nearby. Watch it below. Boomiverse was released June 16."
The culture of Hip Hop continues to transform the modern world including our present-day language and the way that we speak day to day. Case in point...EMINEM'S song and term "Stan" has been added to the Oxford Dictionary. "Stan", the hit record from Em's "Marshall Mathers" LP released in 2000 is about "a crazed fan who became so irate that Eminem didn't return his letters that he killed his pregnant girlfriend, drove off a bridge, and drowned. The term "Stan" has since been used in much less-than-gory contexts to describe one's liking and admiration for pretty much anything."
Today, FUTURE released the visuals for his latest hit, "Mask Off" featuring Amber Rose as the leading lady. TheFader writes, "After teasing the video earlier this week, Future has dropped the official "Mask Off" visual. In the big budget video, which you can see above, Future drives past as an armed robbery spills out onto the street. The dark and murky scene is filled with flaming trash cans, a snake, multiple flute players, and Amber Rose in the passenger seat. Later on we see the armed robbers clashing violently with police. The Colin Tilley-directed video comes after "Mask Off" went platinum and became Future's highest charting single to date."
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."
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.”
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.
You won't be able to look away from this crazy ass but insanely creative video. Complex Mag writes, "THE WEEKND has finally released the visuals for “False Alarm.” The gritty video is more like a a full on mini-movie, with Abel carrying out an insane bank robbery. It wasn’t too long ago that The Weeknd surprised fans with news of his third studio album, Starboy. The build-up has been pretty mysterious."
HOOD DIEZEL’s 5th musical mixtape, “I Am The No”, is dense with the notion that he’s in a league of his own with well-documented lyrics about the reality of growing up in Pompano while maneuvering a way to blast off in the industry. Diezel is a rap-avenger delivering dope gritty music with no gimmicks and while this record is sure to please longtime fans, it also works as a compelling case that Diezel and producer, Cash Marley, is South Florida’s new dynamic duo as Marley produced the majority of the tape allowing Diezel to capitalize off the natural progression of his solid rap career.
Fader: Atlanta rap duo Rae Sremmurd have released the video for their Gucci Mane featuring "Black Beatles." The song comes from the group's superb sophomore record SremmLife 2. The dudes don electric guitars and seriously rock out on stage performing the track, with Gucci coming out clad in red leather to spit his verse. The video weaves in and out of the live performance showing the guys backstage and running away from screaming fans, a la those other Bealtes. They even do an Abbey Road-esque crossing of the street.