[Hot New Music!] Jidenna feat Kendrick Lamar – “Classic Man” Remix

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Earlier in the year Brooklyn resident Jidenna bestowed upon us a real clean and casual banger titled “Classic Man”.  The smooth track has now transformed into a summer banger with the help of Compton’s own Kendrick Lamar.  Signed to Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Records label, Jidenna is most definitely an artist to watch. His debut album will be an EP entitled, Eephus, showcasing collaborations with Roman GianArthur, St. Beauty, Deep Cotton, and Janelle Monáe herself.

Check out the newly remixed “Classic Man” by Jidenna featuring Kendrick Lamar below.

   

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[Hip Hop News Now] Yasiin Bey (FKA Mos Def) To Perform At “Summer Recess” Concert In Philadelphia Hosted By Freeway

 

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Little Giant Creative presents the first-ever Summer Recess concert featuring international MC and actor Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), and hosted by Freeway, famed recording artist and Philadelphia native. The mid-summer concert will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Union Transfer at 8 pm.

Performing for an anticipated crowd of over 1,000 fans, Bey is making a rare appearance on the East Coast – and in the US – for this special night, at one of the Philadelphia’s newest and most popular venues. The intimate setting is ideal for the performers, who are known for their electric shows that prompt audiences to immerse themselves in the music.

“Summer Recess was conceived as a platform to not only satiate Philadelphia’s love for genuine hip hop music and exceptional lyricism, but to present the city as a mecca for independently produced and curated concerts that celebrate the best of undiscovered and extraordinary talent,” said Meegan Denenberg, partner at Little Giant Creative. “Sponsored by Heineken Green Room, we are continuing to create legendary musical experiences by bringing Yasiin Bey and Freeway together for this show.”

Both students of early Hip Hop music and role models for a new generation of rhyme slayers, Bey and Free have distinct styles that at times appear disparate. The Summer Recess concert will bridge the gap between their perceived differences, bringing together an eclectic audience of rap aficionados and Hip Hop lovers of all ages and backgrounds.

For Freeway, the show is about more than just rhyming on a stage.

“Philly is home, so coming back to host Summer Recess is an honor,” said the rapper. “With Yasiin Bey headlining, we’re giving Philadelphia – especially the younger generation – a taste of pure Hip Hop.”

Tickets go on sale today, June 22, 2015 at 12 pm here: The first 200 tickets purchased online will cost $25; the remaining advanced tickets will cost $30 ($35 if purchased the day of).  The concert is 21+. Visit Summer-Recess.com for more information.

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[Hot New Video!] Big Sean feat. Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change The World”

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In light of the recent tragedies that have sent our country in a full sprint backwards, Big Sean blesses us with a visual to his standout track “One Man Can Change The World”. This single is different than most for Sean as it is not the typical radio tune, but instead it is a song that tugs at the heart.  

Fellow Chi-town native Kanye West and singer/songwriter John Legend join Big Sean for his heartfelt single which is a tribute to his grandmother who was called to heaven last December.  Watch the Andrew Hines directed video below and listen to Big Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise here.

  

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[Hip Hop News Now] Lil Wayne Claims To Have Signed Deal With Jay Z

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As we continue to patiently wait for Weezy’s album to release we have seen a lot unfold between Wayne and Birdman.  Oh and we can’t forget the supporting actors like Young Thug during this Hip Hop drama.  Since the debacle of Cash Money, there has been lawsuits, copycat albums, and even a shot up tour bus.  When will it all stop?  When will we finally get to hear Wayne’s new album that has since been retitled, Freezy Weezy???

Well, last night Lil Wayne took the stage at the Bay Area’s KMEL Summer Jam and announced, “I just signed a deal with my motherf**king idol, Jay Z”.  The audience went crazy, but it left me and other Hip Hop heads with even more questions.  Like, could he be referring to Jay Z‘s streaming service TIDAL, or did he actually sign with Roc Nation?  All of these are valid questions, especially with Wayne still being singed to Cash Money.  I guess only time will tell.

Check out the snippet of Lil Wayne making his announcement below.

   

UPDATE: Lil Wayne wasn’t referring to his signing on the dotted line with Jay Z regarding a record deal, but rather a deal with TIDAL that he signed earlier this month, making him the newest co-owner of the recently relaunched streaming service. 

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[Hot New Video!] Vic Mensa feat. Kanye West – “U Mad”

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Yesterday Chicago native Vic Mensa dropped the visual to his latest single “U Mad” featuring fellow Chi-town native Kanye West. The Roc Nation artist has been hard at work with Kanye as they have been  touring together for most of the year.  Things are starting to move fast for Vic as he works to create his own lane with his debut album, Traffic, which should be released by the end of the year.  For now, check out Vic’s first video since signing to the Roc and let us know what you think.

U mad or nah? Feel free to comment below.

  

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[Hip Hop News Now] The Game Unveils “The Making of The Documentary 2, Part II” Trailer

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Earlier this year, The Game announced that The Documentary 2 will be released June 30, 2015.  Recently The Game unveiled a trailer for “The Making of The Documentary 2, Part II.” The trailer takes a look at the culture that appears to be in a current State of Emergency. In a time of social unrest, Reel Culture Media takes a stand in solidarity with the revolutionaries, activists, and protesters of today. The social justice system has failed our generation time and time again, and police brutality has reached a fever pitch. When your neighborhood becomes a warzone, and it is your friends and family being gunned down by the police, who’s side will you take? In this short trailer for “The Making of The Documentary 2, Part II” we explore both sides of the conflict; will you have peace, or will you rise against oppression with force? The choice is yours.

  

Yesterday The Game was arrested as he turned himself in to the Los Angeles Police Department for allegedly throwing a punch at an off-duty officer during at a pickup basketball game in March. The incident was caught on video and posted online. The Game posted $50,000 bail about an hour later.  

Be on the lookout for The Documentary 2 6/30/15.

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[Hip Hop News Now] Ed Sheeran Performs “Trap Queen” with The Roots

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Who is Ed Sheeran?  Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician who is killing the game right now.  In 2012 Sheeran took his talents to the Us with a guest appearance on Taylor Swift’s fourth studio album, Red, and wrote songs for One Direction.  Currently Sheeran is broadening his horizons and blending genres like whoa.  This week audiences had the chance to get acquainted with Ed as he shared a story of collaborating with Rick Ross and an even better Jay Z and Beyonce story. Sheeran has also been very busy this week covering some of your favorite songs.

Here we have yet another just recently released performance of Sheeran taking on Fetty Wap’s hit single “Trap Queen.”  The acoustic cover is Hip Hop unplugged and perhaps at its best. Backed by The Roots, Sheeran makes this look easy and with something as simple as this, Hip Hop takes another step forward.  Check out Sheeran and The Roots takle Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” below and let us know what You think.

  

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[Hot New Music!] Meek Mill – “Check”

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Meek Mill is back at it with yet another banger.  The MMG emcee looks like he is attempting to make good for making Hip Hop miss him during his time in incarceration. His latest effort, “Check,” is a Metro Boomin and Southside-produced record that puts him one step closer to this year’s throne. However only time will tell if Meek can make this his summer and take that seat.

Listen to Meek Mill’s new heater, “Check,” below and be sure to let us know what you think.  Share your comments below or check us out on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Will Meek regain his stride in the race to the top?

  
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[Hot New Music!] Fabolous – “Friday Night Freestyles”

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It’s Friday and we have the perfect mixtape to get your weekend started. Brooklyn’s punchline king, Fabolous, has put together an official mixtape that features all of his most recent blazing Friday Night Freestyles. There’s really nothing much for us to say here other than press that play button and let’s get it poppin. #TGIF

  

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[Hot New Music!] Future feat. Rick Ross and Big Sean – “Commas” Remix

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So far this year we have heard a lot of good music by some of our favorite artists. Included in the best of 2015 is Future’s “Commas,” which is most definitely one of this year’s standout tracks. “Commas” originally appeared on Future’s 2014 mixtape, Monster, and has continued to make waves ever since.  Now for your listening pleasures Future has decided to remix the official single.  

Future enlists the help of MMG’s Rick Ross and Roc Nation’s Big Sean for the remix. Both emcees blessed the Southside’s instrumental and have officially just added some commas somewhere.  The remix doesn’t give us any new verses from Future, but how can you go wrong with adding Big Sean and Rick Ross to your already certified banger?  Check out the “Commas” remix below and let us know what you think.

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