Monday, July 30, 2012

New Music: @YoungChris - "K.I.N.G."

So, that's what the throne looks like...

Young C is back like a spine with the latest release. "K.I.N.G." produced by Navegante. The record is dope. Time for some moves to be made though. Turn them lights on!


#HelloBrooklyn Michael Jordan Announces NBA 2k13 To Be Executive Produced By Jay-Z

Over here at 2K Sports, we have a BIG announcement coming up this week. So big that Michael Jordan wanted to help us make it. What could it be? SHARE this image and spread the word to all NBA 2K fans!
- Team 2K (just over 3 hours ago)

Then there was this...

Executive produced by Jay-Z, huh? And then you get Michael Jordan to make the annoucement? What you're budget like 2k??? It's only right since there will be a newer team in the lineup...hailing from Brooklyn.

Hits shelves, October 2nd.


New Music: Hit-Boy "Old School Caddy" (Feat. Kid CuDi) [Audio]

Everybody's new favorite producer-turned-MC, Hit-Boy rolls on this new track featuring Kid CuDi himself. They both roll on this old school caddy, new school beat.


@DjCosmicKev Interviews @Nas [Video]

Nas chops it up with Dj Cosmic Kev about his Life Is Good single, "Daughters" They discuss how the new digital age has changed parenting and affected the new childhood practices.


Asher Roth | Backstage at "A Night of Real Hip-Hop" [BTS Video]

Asher Roth
Live Show Footage & Exclusive Backstage Interview at "A Night of Real Hip-Hop"
Presented by Peter Rosenberg
Best Buy Theater New York, NY
7.26.12 Shot & Edited by J.D. Aronson
A By Any Means production.



No More Hard Copies: Spin Cancels Print Issues

You read that right.

SPIN Magazine, the bimonthly music magazine was more recently acquired by Buzzmedia, the online music network and the good folks at SPIN magazine have announced that the publication will be canceling its November/December issue entirely.

Because there's no way to stream a song from paper, print might be dying in music journalism more rapidly than in any other niche media. Services that allow embedded media streams, like Soundcloud, YouTube, and Bandcamp, have done as much to kill the music magazine as any tablet computer or mobile operating system. The Spin brand still means plenty to any music fan who remembers picking up mags from their local Borders back in the day, but it seems unlikely that a bimonthly print subscription will mean much to music fans who have access to a wealth of quality, constantly-updated music journalism across the web every day.

Of course, no print edition means a diminished need for editors and designers, so Spin has also announced a heap of layoffs to accompany their shift into the digital sphere. Buzzmedia's cutting the publication down and tuning it up, hoping to secure a firmer hold on the online public. The question remains how they'll differentiate their new acquisition from fellow properties like Stereogum that serve the same interest group. How do you take an established publication and reinvent it in a way that preserves its historical brand while still appealing to blog readers? Buzzmedia's got some interesting problems ahead of them.

SPIN, it's been real.



Newer Video: Ludacris - "Jingalin"

Project X / Hangover much????

Luda breaks the gang off with some visual behind the lead single, "Jingalin" of off his upcoming Ludaversal project.

Directed by Aristotle


Newer Video: Rick Ross - "Hold Me Back"

Rick Ross won't let nan ni**a hold him back... God Forgives, I Don't, hit shelves tomorrow.

Directed by TAJ

The director for Rick Ross' "Hold Me Back" video says that BET has banned the clip. BET has reportedly banned the upcoming video for Rick Ross' "Hold Me Back."

According to the video's director TAJ, the network has refused to air the video, though there was no reason given for the ban. TAJ took to Twitter to explain his dissatisfaction with BET's decision, but has since deleted the tweets.

"So BET rejected Ross’ 'Hold Me Back' video. It’s incredibly sad, because the video is incredibly special & real," he wrote. "You’re killing US BET. Smh. Everybody ask BET why it’s ok for them to play 'Boyz N the Hood', 'Menace to Society', and 'South Central', but not Ross’ video. What does BET stand for? You should have two answers for that question."

He later addressed BET's President Stephen Hill with a tweet, asking him to support the honesty in the video.


Newer Video: Big K.R.I.T. (@BIGKRIT) - "What You Mean" (Feat. Ludacris)

K.R.I.T. with Decatur Dan and some help from Ludacris, provides some visual for my favorite track off of K.R.I.T.'s debut, Live From The Underground ...out now.

Directed by Decatur Dan