Tuesday, April 30, 2013

President Obama's 2013 Correspondent Dinner [Video]

I hope those hands are still up... Did Mr. President tell you to put them down? I didn't think so.


The Truth With Elliott Wilson - Rap Fans Love Anticipation [Video]

YN is correct... with all of these teasers, trailers, "Whoever and Whoever in the studio" instagram pictures. When is enough, enough?

Rap fans love anticipation. Yeah, the state of hip-hop has been a little stale lately but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to look forward to. Some recent developments have got me excited. Let’s talk about Wale, Busta Rhymes & Big Sean.

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JP's Camera Roll: DEF

Some Catch Up Truth With Elliott Wilson [Video]

Let's start with some "The Truth with Elliott Wilson" segments. We're usually REALLY consistent with these... accept our apology for the abrupt lapse.

The Truth With Elliott Wilson - 3 Rap Songs You Should Own

We tell you about the best songs and, unfortunately, we tell you about the worst songs. But what about the quality hip-hop that slips through the cracks? Today on The Truth, Elliott shares his top 3 rap songs that you should own. Think he skipped over any gems?

Side note: That "Upper Echelon" joint is such a banger. Travi$ Scott has earned my attention with that one...

The Truth With Elliott Wilson
[Live Video Stream #6 4.24.2013]

Did YN get the haircut of the year?

The Truth With Elliott Wilson - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, J. Cole and Miguel, Fabolous and Chris Brown 

Even in 2013, a really good visual is required if you want to take your music to a higher level. YN gives us his picks for the best videos he’s seen this year from the likes of Macklemore, J.Cole and Miguel, and Fabolous & Chris Brown.

Let us know what you think...

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Day In The Life: Paul George [Video]

Courtesy of Jay-Z's Life + Times, we get to follow NBA All-Star (and as of press time "rumored" the NBA's 2012-2013 Most Improved Player), Paul George around during the 2013 All-Star weekend in Houston, Texas.

He introduces us to his closest friends and family and discusses his upbringing.

Press Play.


Monday, April 22, 2013

The NBA's Top 10 Dunks of the 2012-2013 Season [Video]

Although the 2012-2013 Regular season is a wrap, how could we forget the dunks we were so privileged to rewind?!

From Jamal Crawford's alley oop to Blake Griffin, to UNC's own Harrison Barnes, to Kobe Bryant to DeAndre Jordan's execution of Detroit Pistons' young guard . SmH. So, very bad.

Press Play and let us know which one was the craziest.


Friday, April 19, 2013

J. Cole Tailors "Power Trip" [BTS Video]

In preparing for the June 25th, Born Sinner release, J. Cole recalls and actually reproduces his lead singe, "Power Trip" featuring Miguel.

Press play and let it rock to the finish line, as you're in for an inside listen to a beat Cole made for Jay-Z.

"Tellem Brooklyn's on the way!"


The Round Up With Shaheem Reid: N.O.R.E. [Video]

Queens in the building, heavy. The Queens legend, N.O.R.E. talks his upbringing and "Thug Dictionary." Along with filling in some blanks, he speaks some "Spanish." Who knew? Press play.

N.O.R.E pays a visit to The Round Up studio to talk about making legendary hits with Pharrell, how hip-hop saved his life, and his album that just dropped, Student of the Game.

Previous Episode(s):

The Round Up #1: Busta Rhymes | The Round Up #2: Terrence Howard | The Round Up #3: Jadakiss | The Round Up #4: Wale | The Round Up #5: Future


The Truth With Elliott Wilson - Drake's "No New Friends" & "Girls Love Beyonce" [Video]

If I had to choose between the two, I'm going with the ode to King Bey... I think the best thing about "No New Friends" is Drizzy's verse. Outside of that, it pales in comparison, to its comparable 2011 summertime smash, "I'm On One"

Drake promised and he delivered…not one but two new songs. But do they measure up with his two previous 2013 releases, “Started From The Bottom” and “5 AM In Toronto”? Let’s talk about “No New Friends” & “Girls Love Beyonce.”

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Jay-Z Covers TIME Magazine

To be named to the list of Top 100 Influential Persons in the world? I feel like "amazing," would be a vicious understatement. Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter has done it again. New York City's 108th Mayor, Michael Bloomberg had some dope things to say about HOV...

Jay-Z embodies so much of what makes New York New York. A kid from a tough neighborhood who grows up in public housing, overcomes lots of bad influences on the street, never lets go of his dream, makes it to the top — and then keeps going, pursuing new outlets for his creativity and ambition...

For Mayor Bloomberg's write up in its entirety, HERE.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Newer Music: Dj Khaled - "No New Friends" (feat. Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne)

Drake is on fire about now. Although this one belongs to Khaled, Drake manages to dominate the track among the likes of Rick Ross and YMCMB Capo, Lil Wayne.

No new friends.

Suffering From Success. Coming sooner.

Produced by Noah "4" Shebib and Boi-1Da


Black City TV [Season 2, Ep. 3]

Check out this week's episode of Black City TV with special R&B singer, Emanny. He dishes on his upcoming projects, relationships and the truth about how the song I Messed Up came about, plus much more. Plus Black City's Top 5 Video Countdown!

Previously: Season 1 Finale | Myke Kewl Interview | Episode 1 | Episode 2


The Truth With Elliott Wilson - Jay-Z's "Open Letter" [Video]

Was only a matter of time before Mr. Elliott Wilson and Life+Times' The Truth segment got a hold of Jay's latest release, "Open Letter." Hovito provides a lot of us to decipher here.

A trip to Cuba, a new record deal, becoming a sports agent. Yup, this Jay Z guy stays making headline news. So why shouldn't the man himself address all matters. Let's decode this "Open Letter."

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New Music: Drake - "Girls Love Beyonce" (feat. James Fauntleroy)

As promised, Drake delivers new music this week. This one, "Girls Love Beyonce" is produced by Drizzy's go-to Noah "40" Shebib and features James Fauntleroy. Let's just say, Drake never lied.


Friday, April 12, 2013

The Truth With Elliott Wilson - "Accidental Racist" [Video]

This is bad. Real bad.

On this episode of The Truth, Elliot Wilson Wilson breaks down the awkwardness that is “Accidental Racist”, a new song by famous country singer Brad Paisely featuring a verse from hip-hop legend LL Cool J. Is it a song about being proud where one comes from? Or did this song just completely miss the mark? Find out Elliott’s verdict.

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The Truth With Elliott Wilson [Live Video Stream #5 4.10.2013]

...The Truth live Google+ Hangout...

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Introducing... "Straight Talk With @QuitaDe"

As of Spring 2013, SCREAMATME.com is introducing a new segment to its site entitled "Straight Talk With QuitaDe" designed to highlight today's most forward-thinking, power movers in varying industries, all from different walks of life.

You have been warned.


The Combat Jack Show: Damon Dash [Audio]

Combat Jack x Dallas Penn x Damon Dash
Podcast Interview


#RaineMagazinePost: Give Me A Beat: The Pink Pill + Pink Pill Commercial

What do you get when you combine hip-hop’s most colorful female emcee and Beats by Dr. Dre?

Nicki x Beats

Pop culture phenom, Nicki Minaj has collaborated with Beats Electronics to deliver a custom Bluetooth speaker. “The Pink Pill” marks yet another celebrity released back by Beats Electronics, as they have collaborated with varying A-Listers including LeBron James, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga, among many others. The team at Beats by Dre does a solid job with consumer interaction, in addition to enhancing their already strong digital marketing presence, partnering with the character that is Nicki Minaj is pretty much a sure thing.

To read the rest of Give Me A Beat visit RaineMagazine.com!



Have You Seen: Fabolous - "Ready" (feat. Chris Brown) [Video]

Loso’s Way 2: Rise To Power | Coming Soon?

Fabolous x Chris Brown performing "Ready"
(c) 2013 Def Jam Recordings

Directed by Taj


New Music: Jay-Z - "Open Letter" (Feat. Swizz Beatz)

Why wait until tomorrow, if you could learn today? Jay-Z dropped a new one on us this morning. "Open Letter" features Swizz Beatz doing his best Kevin Hart impersonation on the hook, produced by Timbaland. Sounds like the makings of a good one.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

2013 Budweiser Made In America Lineup

Labor Day Weekend: August 31-September 1
Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA

  • Beyonce
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • DeadMaus
  • Phoenix
  • Calvin Harris
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Miguel
  • Public Enemy
  • Solange
  • 2 Chainz
  • The Gaslight Anthem
  • A$AP Rocky
  • Walk The Moon
  • Nero
  • Feed Me
  • Porter Robinson
  • Wolfgang Gartner
  • Fitz & The Tantrums
  • Emeli Sande
  • Haim
  • Schoolboy Q + Jay Rock + Ab-Soul + Kendrick Lamar
  • GTA
  • Robert Delong
  • Red Light
  • Rudimental
  • 3LAU
  • AlunaGeorge
  • Jesse Rose
  • TJR

Special Thanks to Budweiser, Jay-Z and The City of Philadelphia


J. Cole - "Power Trip" (Feat. Miguel) [Video]

Just in case you've been asleep in the bread aisle, J. Cole’s sophomore album, Born Sinner, can be found on shelves on June 25th.

J. Cole x Miguel Perform "Power Trip"

Directed by Nabil and Mike Piscitelli
Creative Director: J. Cole


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Truth With Elliott Wilson - Rick Ross "UOENO" Lyrics Controversy [Video]

When you're as big as Rick Ross, no pun, you have to be mindful of the words that come out of your mouth. Children are listening along with your adult fans, haters and sponsors. I think this got out of control, I have my views on hip-hop and its freedom of speech, but I'll save those for another post. In the meantime, take us away YN...

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The Truth With Elliott Wilson - Chris Brown, Tyga, and Kid Cudi [Video]

Life and Times gets Elliott Wilson to weigh-in on Chris Brown's most recent press run, Tyga's latest release and Kid Cudi's news regarding G.O.O.D. Music...

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The Round Up With Shaheem Reid: Future [Video]

Another installment of Life + Times' The Round Up segment with Shaheem Reid. This one features The NEW Mr. Auto Tune, Future. If this kid isn't on your record, or its remix, it's not getting played. Period.

Previous Episode(s):

The Round Up #1: Busta Rhymes | The Round Up #2: Terrence Howard | The Round Up #3: Jadakiss | The Round Up #4: Wale


Have You Seen: Chris Brown - "Fine China" [Video]

Music video by Chris Brown performing Fine China.
(C) 2013 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Directed by Sylvain White x Chris Brown


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Beyonce "Live For Now" Pepsi Commercial [Video]

Beyonce and Pepsi's first mutual appearance since the killer Superbowl performance. Take a trip down memory lane with King Bey as we all revisit some of the iconic looks of her past.

I like it, what do you think?

Commercial: Pepsi x Beyonce Knowles
"Live For Now"

RapRadar.com is right though, it does remind me of this...

Commercial: Rhapsody x Jay-Z


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Truth With Elliott Wilson - Beyonce's "I Been On" Remix, Jeezy's "RIP" Remix, Tyler, the Creator drops "IFHY" Video [Video]

H-Town showing King Bey some love, Jeezy puts together a dope remix, and Tyler drawin as usual. Hey, you wanted the Truth, right?

In today's episode of The Truth, Elliott recaps the hip hop highlights of the week: Beyonce and Jeezy's new remixes as well as Tyler, the Creator's new video for "IFHY" off of his new album.

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Drake - "5AM In Toronto" [Video]

Directed by Ram Accoumah and Andrew Hamilton

Also See: Drake - "Started From The Bottom" [Video]


Monday, April 1, 2013

The Truth With Elliott Wilson - A$AP Rocky's "Wild For the Night", N.O.R.E., and ScHoolboy Q [Video]

Trying to catch up on these Truth segments...new joint coming tomorrow!

Elliott talks about A$AP Rocky's new visual "Wild For The Night," N.O.R.E. comeback, and ScHoolboy Q's new single.

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The Round Up with Shaheem Reid: Wale [Video]

Shaheem Reid took a minute to sit down with MMG x Rocnation's own, Wale. They discuss his upcoming album, The Gifted, slated for a June 25th release, his top 5 foams, his collegiate past, relationship with professional athletes. It's dope. Press play.

Shaheem Reid drops into NYC's Quad Studio to talk with Wale in the lab about his new album "The Gifted", his favorite Nike Foamposite's and truly starting from the bottom back in DC.

Previous Episode(s):

The Round Up #1: Busta Rhymes | The Round Up #2: Terrence Howard | The Round Up #3: Jadakiss


The Round Up with Shaheem Reid: Jadakiss [Video]

Jadakiss sits down with Life + Times' Shaheem Reid. They round up with Jadakiss' Top 5. Dead or alive, let's go!

Jadakiss gets quizzed on his top 5 favorite Jordans, hip-hop beats and television shows in honor of his new album "Top 5 Dead or Alive".
Previous Episode(s):

The Round Up #1: Busta Rhymes | The Round Up #2: Terrence Howard