Earlier today, family and friends said their final goodbyes to Whitney Houston during her private funeral, which was live streamed for fans at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, NJ. Above, Alicia Keys sung “Send Me An Angel” while Stevie Wonder and R. Kelly pay their tributes after the jump. rap-up
Last night, Joe Budden stopped by the East Village Studios to speak on YN’s Keep It Thoro show. It was a long candid chat. Pull up a chair and check out the highlights below. Break 1: Longevity, past rap beefs, and freestyle resurgence. Break 2: Eddie Murphy death rumor, Mood Muzik shows, and affinity for long verses. Break 3: Solo career status, insight into Slaughterhouse album and pool parties. Peep playlist and whole show here.
Freddie Gibbs sat with DJ A-OH on WGCI in Chicago. He spoke on his origins, music, and marijuana
Twista continues jacking beats, and this time gives us a quick freestyle over Das EFX
A$AP Rocky and his Mob stopped by Philly’s Power 99 recently and took the next 10 minutes to display some of their raps during Cosmic Kev’s The Come Up Show. Damn, these beats takes us back. UPDATE: Footage finally arrives.
While we wait for Waka’s new album, DJ Spinz gives us a new track featuring Rocko. This one can be found on his new mixtape, Heart Of The City 10 which you can download here.
Givenchy creative director, Riccardo Tisci shares his March Vogue
Stalley’s mind is made up.
As we patiently wait for The G.O.O.D. Music Album to finally arrive, here are some photos from their recent studio session in Los Angeles courtesy of Steven Taylor. More photos after the cut. Hypebeast