Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star. And this past weekend in California they reunited at Rock The Bells to recite their 1998 debut. Here’s brief footage of their set courtesy of MissDimplez.
Nick Ashford, one half of the legendary songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, succumbed to throat cancer yesterday in New York Hospital. He was 69. Along with wife Valerie Simpson, the tandem penned several classics including “Solid” , “You’re All I Need (To Get By)”, and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. In connection to hip-hop, their music has been sampled and covered by several artists including MC Lyte, 50 Cent and most famously, Method Man. Nick is survived by his wife […]
Now that the two have reconciled, there’s music to be made. While previewing his sophomore album, Wale closed out the listening session with his Cudder collaboration, “Focused”. “We’re 23 years old at this time, we’re trying to figure it all out,” Wale told MTV News. “We went from not having sh– to having money at our disposal, so it kind of f—ed up our friendship. He doesn’t smoke as much anymore, but his name is Scott.” “Focused” features Wale rapping, […]
Earlier today, Jayceon took a stop by The LA Leakers and threw a few bars over The Throne’s “Niggas In Paris”. The R.E.D. Album in stores tomorrow.
[vodpod id=Video.15308206&w=540&h=350&fv=] This year’s MTV Video Music Awards will be airing this Sunday with Weezy as one of the performers. Before it goes down, here is an extended promo, where he raps his verse from “John” acapella. Previously: #1
Beantown’s Clinton Sparks goes across the country and rounds up three of the Bay Area’s finest for his star-studded track. Take a listen, yadadamean. nbd Sidebar: Too $hort “Where You At” l Mistah F.A.B. “Didn’t I Tell You” Video
While DJ Premier and Nas were in San Bernardino, California last weekend for Rock The Bells, they phoned into Live From HeadQuaterz on Hip-Hop Nation. Nas spoke on his debut and says the sequel to Belly 2 lies on DMX. Don’t count on it.