File this in the “most random interview ever” category. Stephen Colbert took over public access television in Monroe, Michigan as the temporary host for “Only In Monroe.” As random as that sounds, his guest was even more eyebrow raising: Eminem. Fast forward to the 22-minute mark for a classic Colbert interview with Slim Shady.
With Bilal’s In Another Life album out now, the soul singer releases the video for the Kendrick Lamar assisted song that captures how greed destroys relationships.
Alan The Chemist tags in Action Bronson for this joint off of his forthcoming album titled Retarded Alligator Beats, dropping on July 10.
“Put Love & Hip Hop on mute please,” Action Bronson says at the beginning of his collaboration with Ab Soul and Elle Varner on Statik Selektah’s “All You Need.” You know what? He’s right. The buttery smooth jam is what love and hip hop is all about.
Nas shared his story with The FADER x Sprite. “Growing up in Queensbridge, hip-hop was the most amazing thing I’d ever heard,” says Nas in the Obey Your Thirst documentary, made by The FADER and Sprite. “There was nothing more important to me than having a voice. I wanted to make a big impact on this art form. I wanted to open up a doorway for another generation.”
Considering that these are words coming from one of the most revered rappers of all time, behind one of the most beloved albums of all time in 1994’s Illmatic, it’s safe to say that Nas has succeeded in making his dreams a reality. But how did he make it all happen? In the video, Nas gives up-and-comers some advice, insisting on following your vision regardless of what other people say: “Why do something that’s not you? Trust in yourself and always push the envelope.”
Kendrick Lamar’s video for “Alright” is nearly 7 minutes of visually stunning art that tackles all of the themes stuffed within his stellar To Pimp A Butterfly album. To say much more would ruin it. Just watch.
Finale preps us for his album Odds & Ends with the first single that finds Oddisee behind the boards and Homeboy Sandman along with Miz Korona assisting on the mic.
Sheek Louch recruits Joell Ortiz, Trae The Truth and Billy Danze for the first official single from Silverback Gorilla 2.
Y’all must have really made Joell Ortiz upset because there is nothing but venomous bars coming from his mouth. His collaborative album with !llmind titled Human drops July 17.
Jumpoff Joey takes a break from his podcast to drop this no nonsense joint simply to remind us that No Love Lost will eventually come out.