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Beenie Man – “I Know”

Painting myself as a reggae/dance hall aficionado would be a bold-faced lie. In fact, the fondest memories I have of the genre are house parties in undergrad. And half of those times I was upstairs in the smoke room. Nevertheless, I’m well aware know who Beenie Man is, which is why I didn’t mind giving his new tune, “I Know,” a listen.

Fresh Out The Box: 9 Ground-Breaking Rap Performances From Nickelodeon’s All That

I wasn’t older than four or five when I saw my first episode of All That. At the time, I really didn’t care much for the musical acts. I really just tolerated them. But every once in a while, you get caught in a Wikipedia wormhole, and you start to realize things about childhood. Like, holy sht, Nickelodeon preconditioned me to love Hip-Hop.

Jay Z And Beyonce Are Reportedly Going On Tour Pretty Soon… Together

Hope you didn’t spend your tax refund check yet because word ’round the web is Jay Z and Beyonce are going on tour together. According to Page Six, the Carters are taking their “Drunk In Love” act on the road (or hangar) this summer for a 20-stadium US tour that’ll reportedly begin late June, with a possible July 4th performance in New York.

Thelonious Martin – “Move That Dope” (Remix)

It’s not the anyone thinks there’s a true need for a remix to Future’s “Move That Dope.” To quote King Thelonious, “Threw my spin on that motherfcker” to extend the song’s shelf life that much further. May your Wednesdays be wavy.

Trinidad Jame$ Ft. Scotty ATL, Goldyard & 2$ Fabo – “Btch Plea$e”

All ATL everything as T. Jame$ and fellow Dirty Birds Scotty ATL, Goldyard and Fabo deliver on “Bitch Please,” asking all fakes and flaugin’ ass cats to stop it. Posted mostly to hear Fabo spazz but Scotty may be the one who saunters in and steals the show at the intro. Spotted: Complex

Bas – Two Weeks Notice

Before his debut EP Last Winter drops on April 29, Dreamville’s Bas serves up fans a series of freestyles to hold them over. The six-song drop includes three originals plus a couple of remixes. Download and stream options are both below.

Logic – “While You Wait”

Transparency is the key to a rapper who wants long-term success. When an artist plays the role of someone they’re not, personal song concepts break the mold and are out of the question. Yet, individuality is what connects with listeners and separates the leaders from the pack. That’s where Logic and the title track to his While You Wait EP come into play.

Negash Ali Ft. Temu – “The African Dream” Video

In the biographical track “The African Dream,” Negash Ali returns with another eye-catching visual stunner. I could write up a couple sentences explaining his background, but really, it’s far more interesting to let him him tell it himself in the video. Show More Summary

4.16 The Cooler

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Here’s The Final (And Best) ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Trailer

Words By DrHipHop85 This is it. The “final trailer” from the latest installation in the highly successful and popular X-Men film franchise. The first trailer gave us a taste of the stakes, atmosphere and mood of the film, dark and broody. The second trailer was all about the explosions, mutant powers, and action. I mean we got to see Iceman ICED UP!

Iman Shumpert Went All And-1 On Paul Pierce, The Nets

There is no player in the NBA that I loathe more than Paul Pierce, it’s hard to explain and inherently Lebron related, but I just can’t stand the guy. With that said, I’d like to send a special shoutout to Iman Shumpert for what he did...Show More Summary

These Kids Don’t Know What A Walkman Is.

There’s nostalgia, and then there’s sht that makes you feel like a really old fart and ruins your day. Well this video is a little bit of both. The folks at TheFineBros YouTube channel decided to hand a bunch of kids Walkmans, one of the prized possessions of my childhood, and film their reactions for the lulz.

Danny Brown Unearths “Streets Of Detroit” & Talks Growing Up In Interview With Noisey

Anyone who’s been listening to Danny Brown since he had braids knows his music has evolved quite a bit, over time. Yet, despite going from an underground MC spitting street-conscious tales of his Detroit hometown to an international superstar making illicit club rockers, Danny is looking to take both his life and career to the next level.

Coming Attractions: Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 ‘Lance Mountain’

Words By Retro Boogie Customizing one’s own kicks has been around about as long as sneakers themselves. The first game changer was the Nike Vandal ‘Geoff McFetridge’ with tear away panels, allowing the wearer to customize the pinstriped kicks however they wanted. Then after last year’s Margiela x Converse collaboration, it was time to up the ante.

Back Like The First Time: The Highs & Lows Of Lil Boosie’s First Post-Prison Show

Lil Boosie made my week. On what would normally be an average Fright night in Nashville, the recently released rapper was set to make an appearance at the Municipal Auditorium, making it his first performance since being set free from Angola State Prison little over a month ago. Nashville ended up first after earlier planned dates reportedly were nixed by the parole board.

Wu-Tang Clan, Chance The Rapper Headline Summer Set 2014 Lineup

Words By Jake Krez Well, if South by Southwest wasn’t the official starting bell for festival season then Coachella certainly set things off last weekend as seemingly everyone and their mother descended upon Indo, California for the annual star hangout. Show More Summary

2 Chainz Announces Freebase EP

2 Chainz just announced his latest project, Freebase, a five-song EP dropping May 5th. “It has been a minute since the release of my album B.O.A.T.S II: Me Time and I wanted to give something special to my fans while I record my follow up album,” 2 Chainz said of the new project in a statement.

August Alsina Appeared On ’106 & Park’ Today And Became A #RNS Legend

R&B beef is still a thing because young August Alsina and Trey Songz are no longer cool, despite Trey previously appearing on the remix of the Nawlins singer’s “I Luv This Shit.” According to August, when it was time to do a show together,...Show More Summary

Funny Or Die Weighs In On Creationists Vs. ‘Cosmos’ Debate

Fox’s epic science docudrama Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is still getting more people tuning in during their Sunday evening broadcast. And Creationists are still throwing jabs at its success, while some local TV stations are even getting...Show More Summary

And Now, Let’s Take A Trip Inside Nas’ Childhood Apartment In Queensbridge

Similar to how he broke down the significance of Illmatic for Revolt, Jungle offers some unique, brotherly perspective on the life of a young Nas. This time, he takes VIBE’s Mikkey Fresh and all of us on a ride-along through Queensbridge. As central a character as there is within Nas lore, the housing project saw some pretty famous moments, which Jungle isn’t shy to point out.

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