Mickey Factz – “Union Square” | Music Video

Mickey Factz stars as Mickey MauSe in the "1st scene" of his much vaunted, upcoming eponymous album. A conceptual record, Micky MauSe doubles as the soundtrack to Factz's soon to be released short film-cum-documentary of the same name. Read more

Jay Electronica completes Act II: Patents Of Nobility | Music News

Jay Electronica's aloofness adds to his appeal, shrouding him an air of mystery and an aura of mystique. Perennially laying in the cut, the Magnolia MC inhabits a sacred chamber in the hearts and minds of Hip Hop heads the world over; being heralded as the (next) great hope. Smart enough to employ the rules of supply and demand to his marketing plan and music output, Jay Elect teases and titillates fans with his reclusive approach to rap releases.

Case in point - the oft discussed, eagerly awaited pie in the sky known as his debut album Act II: Patents Of Nobility.

After five years of (im)patiently waiting, Jay Elect fans appear to be on the verge of being vindicated for their forbearance and diligence, with the Roc Nation rapper announcing the completion of the project.

He took to Twitter to say, "Dear Believers and Patient Supporters. Thank you for your patience and support. The Album will be turned in Tomorrow evening. The wait ends."

We wait...

Dizzee Rascal to collaborate with Calvin Harris and Eric Morillo on new LP | Music News

Dizzee Rascal has announced that his forthcoming album will feature a wide array of guests. Following up last year's popular crowd pleaser, Tongue n’ Cheek, Dizzee's fifth studio album will include production from Calvin Harris, and Erick Morillo, as well as his collaboration with DJ Muggs of the timeless Cypress Hill, on the new single "Snap Ya Neck Back" alongside Babu.Read more

Tech N9ne unveils Klusterfuk EP artwork + tracklist

Hot on the heels of a highly successful twelve months which included the release of the very well received albums, All 6s and 7s and Welcome to Strangeland, Aaron Dontez Yates, better known as Tech N9ne, will be releasing the highly anticipated EP, Klusterfuk, early next week on March 13.

Initially scheduled for a 2011 release,  Klusterfuk will feature production from the likes of Plex Luthor, Gianni Ca$h and Wrekonize, as well as collaborations with long-time co-ds, Aqualeo and Krizz Kaliko.Read more

Waka Flocka Flame stars in new PETA Ad [Video]

When a certain rapper with the world's most onomatopoeic name - Waka Flocka Flame - rapped "I'ma rob, I'ma rob, I'ma steal, I'ma steal, I'ma kill, I'ma kill, for my motherf**king dawgs" on the aptly titled "For My Dawgs", very few would have guessed that the Georgia rapper literally meant his dogs, being passionately opposed to animal cruelty. Read more

Big K.R.I.T. - "Boobie Miles" | Music Video

Big K.R.I.T. has had a very solid run. Producing what just might have been 2011's finest mixtape with Return of 4eva, the Def Jam signee has carefully developed an increasingly impressive reputation as one of the best artists out, period.

Whether as an emcee, displaying the skills and penmanship of a spoken word performer, or as a producer some have dubbed the Kanye of the south, K.R.I.T. manages to consistently create excellent music to the delight of appreciative fans, exploring opposing poles of rap; be it with bass heavy bangers or introspective dirges, heartily cultivated to inspire and uplift.

"Boobie Miles" is an example of the latter, replete with an uplifting chorus, imploring listeners to recognise that "the only difference between a winner and a loser is a winner plays until he wins".

Va$htie's impressive black and white visuals capture the essence of the song, cutting to the heart of the track, cleverly contrasting the highs and low of life with succinct vignettes of blood, sweat and tears.


4eva N a Day is out now. Download it here

Two men arrested for hacking into Sony database and stealing Michael Jackson catalogue | Music News

While Hip Hop fans are well versed in the art of digging in the crates, or at least, vaguely familiar with the legendary Diggin' in the Crates Crew, most heads will be shocked to hear that two men, aged 25 and 26, have been arrested for digging up Michael Jackson's grave, raiding the late King of Pop's catalogue. (Cue puns/jokes about RZA's Gravediggaz).
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Joell Ortiz – “The Motto” Freestyle | New Music

The yaowa is strong in this one: Joell Ortiz, the funniest quarter of the Slaughterhouse, returns with some ferocious bars and witty banter to rip T-Minus' beat to shreds. Listen below as the Shady Brooklynite takes it all the way to the Bay with an impressive Mac Dre flow, impeccably slotting in typical Ortiz fare over Drake's smash, "The Motto". Read more

Frank Ocean & Rita Ora to support Coldplay on European tour | Music News

Coldplay’s upcoming  European Tour is set to be given a healthy dose of Rhythm and Blues with the addition of Odd Future’s resident crooner, Frank Ocean, and London’s very own, Rita Ora, to the line up.

Taking off on the 18th of May in Portugal’s second largest city, Porto, the tour is a 22-date affair, featuring gigs in Germany, Denmark, and the UK, as well as sure to be packed out shows in France’s capital of romance, Paris, and Switzerland.
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The Quaranteam - "Thoughts On My Mind" | Music Video

East London’s The Quaranteam have added more gloss to a gilded reputation for classic Hip Hop with the release of their debut offering, the eponymous EP: #TheQuaranteamEP. Loudmouth Melvin, K-Nite, Skillit, Mentalist and Pyro Barz stage a cease and desist of sorts, bucking the tireless but tiresome trend of increasingly electronic themed rap, opting for the tried and tested staples of rugged beats and raw rhymes.Read more

Wiz Khalifa – DayToday: New York | Vlog Series

The latest episode of Wiz Khalifa’s popular “DayToday” series zeroes in on Taylor Gang’s finest as they slalom through the Big Apple alias New York City, intoxicated by the bright lights, the big city and Bombay Sapphire Gin.Read more