For their newest video for their female empowerment track Brand Name, Zaena x Jason Maek remake the classic comedy Napoleon Dynamite, namely the famous Vote for Pedro dance scene.
Bang Bang, the funky, Hip Hop fusion, 90’s throwback first single off The Oddysy’s debut album You Must Be Just Don’t Know Who I Is, features a verse from the one-and-only Chuck D of Public Enemy and, true-to-form, it has a powerful message.
ethemadassassin and Luse Kanz return with their high powered release, 420 Cannabis Cup, off their joint EP, Motivations. Shot on Venice Beach, the stony visuals (provided by Akthentik Works) and the dreamy sounds (provided by The WDSMN) elevate the viewer to a higher stream of consciousness in celebration of 420 culture.
Kodak Black is staring down the possibility of missing more shows on his tour, because Canadian authorities could bar him from entering the country for a couple of scheduled gigs North of the border.
Kodak’s got concerts on deck Monday in Montreal and Tuesday in Toronto, but those shows are now in limbo because of his drug and gun bust at the Canada-U.S. border.
According to TMZ, the CBSA wouldn’t comment on whether or not Kodak would be admitted into Canada for his gigs, as everyone’s eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis.
However, anyone with a serious criminal history or anyone facing serious felony charges will likely have a difficult time entering Canada, makint it unlikely Kodak will be allowed into the country for those shows.
Kodak has some options if he’s denied entry, such as requesting a Temporary Resident Permit … but it’s very unlikely Kodak would apply for the permit, because he doesn’t meet all its criteria.
As was reported … Kodak was arrested on on weapons and drug charges at the U.S. border in New York after cutting through Canada on his way from Detroit to Boston. Cops say they found weed on Kodak and a gun in the car he was driving.
It was back in July when G-Eazy was denied entry into the country after his cocaine arrest during a trip to Sweden … Chris Brown faced the same fate in 2015 because of his criminal past.
Kodak already missed shows in Boston and Connecticut because of the bust, and now it’s looking increasingly likely he will miss at least 2 more.
Nipsey Hussle’s murderer made a mad dash to a car with a driver who was waiting to speed away from the murder scene — and it’s all captured on video.
According to the alleged footage — shot from a surveillance camera in the area. You see the shooter race down an alley to the waiting car. The killer stops at the car for a second, then gets inside the passenger seat and the driver floors it. It’s apparent from the video … the driver was waiting to bolt from the scene.
As we reported, the driver of the car was interviewed by LAPD detectives 2 days after the murder, but was allowed to leave without being arrested. As was reported, law enforcement sources told TMZ, “Sometimes you have to give a little to get a lot.” The clear intimation … the driver was giving cops info.
It’s now been several weeks and the driver still has not been arrested, although, our law enforcement sources tell us the LAPD and the L.A. County D.A. are “actively investigating.”
One law enforcement source tells us, one of the hangups is whether the driver had knowledge the killer — whom police believe is Eric Holder — had a gun and was intent on murdering Nipsey. The driver insisted she did not know his intent or that he was armed.
After releasing his great 2016 project, The Tarmac, Danny Matos was at a crossroads. The gifted New Yorker had already written much of what is now featured on his stellar new album, Caged Are The Songs That Set Me Free, but he wasn’t sure what to do with them.
But it was through listening to those songs and embracing their beauty and pain that he was able to share them with the world—or, in his words, set them free. He also had the help of Rusty Mack, a multi-instrumentalist and fellow New Yorker who produced the entire album.
Stream it here
To mark the 9 year anniversary of his passing, Avrex features the Gangstarr Foundation original members Guru and Big Shug on a classic redux.
The VA [via MA] artist also enlists contributions from his cousin Krumbsnatcha for this tribute to the late great Keith Elam. This video shows unreleased family photos never seen before by the public until now. Avrex lays the entire tracklist from the immortal Gangstarr album Moment of Truth in his verse, making this is a clever, witty way to pay homage to the legendary group Gangstarr.
NOTE: All proceeds from this song will go to Guru’s son, K.C. Elam.
Already solidified as a viral smash, The Boyboy West Coast officially releases verse by verse his debut single U Was At The Club (Bottoms Up).
Stream it here
Portland spitter Serge Severe, returns with new music inspired by real life experiences of what it takes to grind your way to the top. Way Up features the soulful vocals of Reyna Mallare, and reflects on the ups and downs of pursuing your dreams and becoming the best version of yourself. The track is produced by Haze Felix. Be on the lookout for a new Serge Severe album this year.
Today, singers, songwriters and producers Jeremy Zucker and Chelsea Cutler team up to release their new single/video, you were good to me.