Posts tagged with "music"

Video: Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff perform “Summertime”

This is something we haven’t seen in a long time: Will Smith performing one of his record classics in front of a crowd.  While attending a pool party in Vegas this past week where Jeff was DJ’ing, Will got a crazy ovation when he hit the stage.  After a little talking and commenting on the weather (which probably was just a cover to buy time so Jeff could find “Summertime” to play), Will took off his shirt and went in.

Gotta shed a tear for the nostalgia.  Summer is almost over, guys.  Better enjoy it while you still can.

Video: The Mannings become rappers for DirecTV ad

Caucasians doing rap isn’t new but it shouldn’t be confused with “the art of Caucasians pretending to be rappers,” which is experiencing something of a resurgence lately with promos from several companies.  With NFL preseason going on and the regular season weeks away, DirecTV enlists the aid of both Peyton Manning and Eli Manning for a music video-slash-promo-slash-guaranteed viral hit.

Expect to hear a lot about this over the course of the week.

Video: Nicki Minaj “Anaconda” BTS Vlog

Nicki’s had unexpected (well, maybe a little expected) buzz popping for her “Anaconda” single ever since that now-legendary cover art was revealed (and became a artsy meme along the way).  With the single now out, eyes are anticipating the video.  Her latest vlog provides a look into it, as well a snippet she posted on Instagram.

You can purchase “Anaconda” on:

Meanwhile, her new album The Pink Print doesn’t have a release date but it’s coming soon.

Video: Full Court Press Vol. 1 Teaser

The presumably incredibly terrible rap album featuring NBA players has disappeared and reappeared off radars consistently since 2012, but it looks like it FINALLY might be coming out this time.  Maybe.  They even have a new slogan for the project: “Hip-Hop Music That Scores.”  Really?

Compared to the original trailer, some of the NBA players involved back then are still in.  But there’s still no release date.

If it’s taking this long for Vol 1 to drop, just imagine what Vol 2 will be like.  Maybe they can get LeBron and KD for that one considering the freestyles they’ve released in recent years.

Video: Troy Ave “Good Time”

Troy continues riding a crazy wave and doing his best to help lead the new gen of NY rappers.  The new single/video is a good look for these last weeks of summer.  

Directed by Llama and Rob Dade.

Video: “SVDDXNLY” (A$AP Rocky Documentary) Trailer

Noisey presents to trailer to a full-length documentary starring A$AP Rocky’s ascension in music.  The film will feature home videos and new footage from Rocky’s past, including interviews with friends and family.  Definitely will be a must-see for A$AP fans worldwide.  Cameos include Drake, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg and other artists that Rocky has worked or toured with in the past few years during his rise.

No exact drop date is known, but the full-length documentary will be available on Noisey’s Youtube channel within the coming weeks.

Video: Trey Songz “Change Your Mind”

Director Amil Barnes provides the perfect picture of all the summer rooftop parties that will be going down as the season rolls along.  Trey’s new album Trigga is set to drop on July 1st, and if you pre-order it on iTunes you’ll instantly get this song as a bonus along with 4 others).

Video: Common “Kingdom” (feat. Vince Staples)

Very few rappers can say they’re about 20 years deep in the game, but Common happens to be one of those artists.  His tenth album, Nobody Smiling, is due out on July 22nd.  Kanye West and No I.D. have been linked to the project for awhile now, and it’ll feature a slew of upcoming artists from the Chi.

The single is available now on iTunes and Google Play.

Mixtape: Gangsta Grillz Presents XXL Freshmen 2014 Special Edition

XXL has taken their annual Freshmen list to new heights with mixtapes and tours.  Considering recent covers have featured then-rising stars Meek Mill, Kendrick Lamar and Iggy Azalea, folks have definitely been using the yearly issue as a resource to find out who’s on the rise.

The mixtape for the 2014 class features some already notable names, but many are new to me.  This should be a good opportunity to see who’s on the rise in 2014/2015 and beyond.  

Stream/download below.

Via:  XXL

Video: PSY “Hangover” (feat. Snoop Dogg)

Has it really been nearly two years since “Gangnam Style” took over the world?  Time definitely flies.

Time will also tell if this new single from PSY will be another summer hit, but one thing is certain: Snoop is about to cash out from those Youtube views.

The song is available now on iTunes and Google Play.