What do you get when you put Snoop Doggy Dogg, Dave Chappelle & Spike Lee in a blender…? You unknowingly get 4-IZE new video “What I Smell Like”. The self proclaimed professional ignorant, intelligent idiot has returned. In his directorial debut, 4-IZE teams up w/ Brandon Womack to record the 1st “One Man Cypher” where 4-IZE rolls a blunt, smokes a blunt & passes a blunt to… Himself! From the Love & Hip Hop Atlanta type hot girls, to the Flava Flav choreographed dance moves, this intentionally...read more
Busta’s uneventful YMCMB tenure has finally come to an end
In 2011, Busta Rhymes announced he was signing a deal to become a member of Cash Money Records, the widely popular and successful hip-hop label headed by Birdman. Busta was coming off his sensational performance on Chris Brown‘s Top 10 single, “Look At Me Now”, and was prepping to release his new album, E.L.E. 2.
However, despite the hype surrounding the signing and the music Busta was working on, he was never able to quite kick it into gear as a member of the label. He released an album (Year Of The Dragon) via Google Play in 2012, and at the end of 2013 dropped a magnificent collaboration with Q-Tip, Lil’ Wayne & Kanye West, “Thank You”, that appeared to generate the buzz Busta needed to begin a potential album push for 2014, but that eventually fizzed out.
Today, the legendary New York emcee announced his departure from the label, citing the need to focus on his own vision and rollout for the LP.
If I feel like if, in the slightest way we ain’t facilitating everything necessary for the vision to be seen and executed in the way I’m envisioning this s–t for the last five years, let me live and die in my own own inequity, homie. After I see this through, if there’s other opportunities for us to explore as businessmen together, let’s continue to do it.
E.L.E. 2 doesn’t have a release date quite yet, but Busta’s most recent single, “Calm Down”, which features Eminem, is currently gaining traction.
Lauryn don’t play that, apparently
Last week, the lovely and talented Lauryn Hill played a show in Chicago at The House Of Blues, and fans were reportedly upset that she showed up about an hour late to the show. One fan in particular took exception to Lauryn’s reported tardiness, and took it upon himself to flip Ms. Hill the bird as she took the stage. The events that followed weren’t beneficial to said fan, who was personally removed from the venue after Lauryn directed security to remove the man “with the screwface on” for doing something she didn’t like. Shortly after, she delivered a mini-rant directly inspired by what had just transpired.
I don’t play that. I don’t need to win you over and you don’t need to win me over. You can go and take all your money back. I do this because I love it, not because I owe you anything. I do this because I love it and you can get on your blogs, Tweet, whatever you want to. I don’t give a rat’s ass.
Do not worry! These five boys have made it up to you. The members of One Direction and Arts Alliance announced their second film “Where We Are – The Concert Film”. The film will give the fans the virtual experience of being at the show with live footage from their sold out date at Milan’s San Siro Stadium .
The boys of One Direction Louis, Niall, Liam, Zayn and Harry have been together in the band for 4 years. All auditioning for the X-Factor as solo’s, they were put into a group by legend Simon Cowell. They won third place on the show and ever since have became a phenomenon. With three very successful albums and three sold out summer tours what more can these boys achieve? A stadium tour would be the answer to that question.
The “Where We Are” global tour has hit almost every continent with 69 dates. They have fans screaming “I love you” in almost every language. The stadium tour on average seats fifty thousand screaming, devoted fans a night. The movie perfectly captures every aspect of the concert. From the adrenalin rushed fans to the boys singing your favorite songs. You will feel like you are on stage with Harry.
The movie includes an exclusive fifteen minute interview with behind the scenes footage. Who knows, you might catch glimpse of your favorite member shirtless! There is only one problem, the film is only in theaters for one weekend! October 11 and 12, 2014. There will be more than ten thousand screenings across the globe. This global cinema event is not to be missed.
Advanced tickets will go on sale July 28, 2014 ten weeks before the movie is out. How perfect! For more information check out the film website www.1Dconcertfilm.com.read more
Academy Award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney returns with Finding Fela, an insightful and provocative look into the life of Nigerian musician/activist Fela Kuti (1938 – 1997), his music, and his social and political importance.
In the below exclusive clip, Questlove reflects on Kuti’s fearlessness. He said, “To get thrown in jail every time a single comes out, I have sixteen records and can’t imagine that I might have to go to jail for every time my album comes out.”
The documentary is in depth look at the man who created Afrobeat and will hit theaters this summer on August 1, 2014.read more
This thing is nowhere close to over, unfortunately
Donald Sterling turned the basketball world on its head in April without lifting a finger, or shooting a free throw. The absurd racist rant his girlfriend, V. Stiviano recorded and leaked to TMZ started what’s has become a 4-month marathon of interviews, negotiations, absurd claims, arguments,and, on The La Clippers side of things, hurt, confusion and anger surrounding the bigoted comments of their shamed owner.
In April, The Clippers were outside favorites to potentially represent the Western Conference in the NBA Finals, and following a bittersweet elimination from playoff contention–The Clips’ loss to the Thunder in 6 games at least meant they no longer had to suit up for Sterling–the side show that is an everlasting game of musical chairs between Donald Sterling, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, interim Clippers CEO Dick Parsons, Head Coach Doc Rivers, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and the media has taken center stage.
Sterling today filed a new injunction claiming his wife Shelly had no right to sell the team because he was the sole owner, Ballmer isn’t the current owner of the team, and despite of several vain efforts to remove Donald Sterling from power, he is still ultimately the team’s owner.
Doc Rivers on the other hand has maintained that should Sterling remain the coach, he’s leaving. No matter how close the Clippers are to being a contender–which they are if they stay healthy and play defense– Rivers has placed a paramount on his integrity above all. In court on tuesday Parsons testified that on multiple occasions he has spoke with Rivers in which he expressed this sentiment.
Khari is sleeping, wake him up on twitter – @kingkhvriread more
Lana Del Rey‘s Ultraviolence era got off to a slow start — at least, visually — with her atmospheric but generally underwhelming “West Coast” clip. She turned things around with the wonderfully seedy saga that accompanied “Shades Of Cool” and the 28-year-old looks set to deliver yet again with her Nabil-directed “Ultraviolence” video. The Complex cover … More »
Questlove has defended Iggy Azalea in a new interview with Time magazine, calling “Fancy” a game-changer for hip hop. He also labelled it the song of the summer. The Roots drummer, who is producing a new live music TV show called SoundClash for VH1, was asked about the avalanche of criticism leveled against the Australian rap … More »
Becky G captured lightning in a bottle with Dr. Luke-produced melodic rap/power-pop banger “Shower”. The infectious sing-a-long anthem is storming up the Billboard Hot 100 and on the cusp of cracking the iTunes top 10. It’s the commercial breakthrough we’ve been waiting for since the 17-year-old first started making waves in 2012 with a bunch … More »
Ca$h Out has released the official remix to “She Twerkin.” On the rump-shaking anthem, the Atlanta rapper is joined by Juicy J, Lil Boosie, 2014 XXL Freshman Ty Dolla $ign and Kid Ink for a major posse cut. Premiered by MMG’s DJ Scream, the high-energy track is perfect your summer turn ups. Listen above.read more
In an abrupt interview with Hot 107.5 Detroit, T.I. shot down all rumors circulating around him acting as a ghostwriter for his “Fancy” artist Iggy Azalea. The first lady of Grand Hustle Records has been under the microscope lately after Nicki Minaj allegedly fired shots at her for not writing her own rhymes at the 2014 BET Awards. While denying the allegations, T.I. does admit the two collaborate and exchange ideas when it comes to certain aspects of songwriting.
“I ain’t no ghostwriter. Iggy got her own ideas and thoughts that she presents to the world her own way. I couldn’t write a lot of the sh*t she say, you know? I couldn’t put her thoughts into words as articulate as she does. She just has a different way of presenting herself and her art.”
The family oriented rapper explained artists work together all the time and make up hooks when working together. He also laughed at the thought of people considering him to be her mentor but ultimately accepted the title.
“Don’t get me wrong, everyone in the studio helps with hooks and certain things like that but that goes for me and any of the other top 5 [rappers]. If Iggy can have a mentor, I guess, yeah, I’d be the closest thing to it [laughs].”read more