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[25 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

Praised as the “unsigned Kanye West,” rapper/producer Archie Green has over ten years of songwriting under his belt. Green has been rapping since he was just a thirteen-year-old kid in a middle-class Cleveland suburb, drawing inspiration from his idols Lupe Fiasco and Jay Z. Formerly known as SoulKlap, Green has released three critically acclaimed solo projects and a number of collaborative projects, working with renowned mixtape DJs Mick Boogie and Terry Urban and being featured on Talib Kweli‘s Year of the Blacksmith Community Mixtape. He recently released the visual for the first single from his upcoming mixtape, The Greatest Pretender.
“40 Acres,” Green’s first-ever music video, …

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[21 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

Today, Sacramento rapper/producer Tynethys and Complex debut the visual for his spacey, dreamy track “Loading” from his most recent album, Lost Angeles. The video is a reflection of his past and a precursor of things to come, while getting fans excited for Thyluxe, the rappers’ second solo album. Shot and edited by Edgar Olazaba of Redwall Studio, the video uses a simple concept with fuzzy, skipping visual effects that emphasize the track’s swirling synth-heavy production. “Loading” shows off Tynethys’ vocal skills using subtle auto-tune over his voice as he sings …

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[29 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

This summer, Funk Volume co-founder and de facto leader Hopsin released his “Ill Mind Of Hopsin 6” video, using the occasion to also announce the forthcoming release of his new album, Knock Madness. The album, which will be released November 26th, has had Hop’s diehard fans in a frenzy since – “Ill Mind Of Hopsin 6” has garnered over 4.5 million YouTube views since release – and today, Hopsin has returned with a new video, for aptly titled second single “Hop Is Back.”

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[15 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Today, esteemed producer and rapper Black Milk releases No Poison No Paradise, his fifth full-length solo album on Fat Beats Records x his own Computer Ugly label. It’s been a full three years since his previous album, Album Of The Year,  and NPNP has already been welcomed with rave reviews from critics, with HipHopDX deeming it “one of the best albums of the year.” With the exception of “Sonny Jr. (Dreams),” which he co-produced with Grammy Award winners Dwele and Robert Glasper and “Deion’s House,” which was produced by Detroit-based band Will Session, the album was produced entirely by Black Milk.
Black’s visceral storytelling skills …

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[11 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

In his ode to “Hipster Girls,” from his KILT 2 mixtape, Iamsu! addresses the girls that have the confidence and creativity to do their thang and look good doing it. “Everybody love a girl with a few goals.”
Filmed partially on Haight Street in San Francisco and in Berkeley, the video director Aris Jerome takes viewers on a journey through the sun-drenched California streets showing everyday people. Backed with the chillest, grooviest, most Earl Klugh-iest beats from Trackademics, the song represents Su and HBK Gang’s aura to a T; they are understated and effortlessly chill. Says Trackademicks, “Su and HBK are some of the coolest …

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[9 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

This spring, Black Milk dropped the tracks “Sunday’s Best” and “Monday’s Worst” as a double single well-received by critics and the blogosphere. Now, the Detroit rapper and producer can add the title “director” to his list of skills for the video “Sunday’s Best / Monday’s Worst” alongside co-director, Gerard Victor. The video shows a boy struggling with his identity and facing the temptation of the streets, despite his upbringing. This video marks the first one where Black himself isn’t shown; he chose to use family members to represent his character.
Filmed …

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[7 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Funk Volume rapper Dizzy Wright continues his prolific string of video releases from his latest mixtape The Golden Age, this time teaming up with hip-hop legend Wyclef in the visual for the track “We Turned Out Alright,” directed by John Colombo. The song, which Dizzy described with two simple words, “the truth,” explores the loss of friends and comrades in the struggle. Amidst the current hip-hop scene which tends to focus on money, sex and drugs, Dizzy has earned a reputation as a more socially conscious lyricist, and this song …

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[7 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Xist Music and Jahaziel have released the lead music video and single from Jahaziel’s forthcoming album due out November 19th. “They Don’t Know” features a guest appearance from Maxi Priest.
Jahaziel and his family do community outreach with The Eden Network in North London. “This song is a social commentary describing the darker side of the community I live in. A side that many within it want to escape, and one that many outside of it would rather ignore.”

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[5 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Seattle rapper Nissim, formerly known as D.Black, has released a series of powerful and unprecedented tracks from his recently dropped self-titled album, and now presents a stunning and epic visual to accompany the song “Revered.” Infusing his music with lyrical content and ideology inspired by his conversion to Orthodox Judaism has made Nissim a truly unique artist within the hip-hop genre, and has garnered him media attention from both the international hip-hop and Jewish communities.
The new video, directed by Sawyer Purman and Ben Anderson of Altrac Productions, finds Nissim wandering through deserts and mountains, his own journey mirrored by a group …

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[5 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on Rob Fresh- Brooklyn Fre$h (Directed by Rob Fresh & J. Desouza) | ]

Rob Fresh makes his directorial debut with “Brooklyn Fre$h”, an inside look into the BK lifestyle. Based on a true story, Fresh gives us the Brooklyn he knows lyrically and visually. Press play, and welcome to BROOKLYN!

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[4 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

‘Show Me You Love Me’ the latest single from entertainer 5ive Star is currently making its way onto airwaves in key markets around the US. Produced by NYCE the single peaked at number three on the Billboard R&B chart last month and has since re-entered the chart. With airplay guaranteed in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and additional markets in California on the horizon, the lead off single from the debut album from 5ive Star is a strong introduction from the Chicago adoptee.
Accompanied by a video that has almost secured …

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[3 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Afrikaans rapper HemelBesem has released the music video for his 2013 album’s title track “YMCMBesem”.
The music video for “YMCMBesem” is the third music video after previously having released music videos for “Kêrels By Candlelight” and “Hoe Salla”. The new video was shot in the city of Utrecht in The Netherlands and was directed by Arno De Haas and his Careface Productions team. It features cameo appearances by a few of The Netherlands top hiphop artists, as well as South Africa’s own EJ Von Lyrik, previously of Godessa. “YMCMBesem” is a …

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[29 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Fresh from being recently nominated for ‘Best African Act’ at this year’s MOBO Awards as well as his smash hit single “The Thing” being released in the UK via Ministry of Sound, Ghanaian Pop star ATUMPAN aka Talking Drum is proud to release his brand new single “Clap Clap”, produced by Mix-Master Garzy (Sarkodie, R2Bees, 4×4) and the glorious new music video to go with it.
Directed by George Guise for Visionnaire Pictures, whose directorial credits include Azealia Banks, Tiwa Savage and Mark Morrison among others, the colourful and effervescent visuals …

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[24 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Born and raised in the notorious Fillmore district of San Francisco, legendary rapper Andre Nickatina aka Dre Dog has long been considered a rap luminary since the release of his critically acclaimed debut album, The New Jim Jones in 1993. Despite releasing almost 20 albums and touring public venues and colleges nonstop, Nickatina, the man, still remains somewhat of a mysterious figure due to the very few number of interviews he’s given throughout his career. Regardless, his classic showmanship and distinct voice and rhythm has earned him a fiercely loyal fan base across North America and he gains new …

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[24 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Today, super producer Mike WiLL Made It is releasing the video for “23,” the lead single from his upcoming debut album, Est. In 1989 Pt. 3. The song, available for purchase now, pairs Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, and Juicy J, and the video, directed by Hannah Lux Davis, keeps the vibe energetic and fun, with Mike WiLL and co. taking over and turning up a local high school, complete with a pep rely and all.