It’s just another typical day in Compton until all hell breaks loose in the video for YG’s “Bicken Back Being Bool”. The “Bompton” rapper talks about a day in the life living in his hood in this top quality music video directed by Alex Nazari. Enjoy!
Jessy Lopes, a 26-year-old Rhode Island rapper popularly known as J2 NYCE who is currently battling cancer, broke down in desperation during one of his chemotherapy sessions and posted it on Facebook. He has since been flooded with positivity and support from fans and well-wishers. Stay strong! F*ck cancer!
A few years after “Ill Mind of Hopsin 5″ offended everyone and their mother, the seventh chapter in the series doubles up on the lyrical ammo, taking aim at religious institutions and those who follow them blindly. Produced, written and performed by Hopsin himself, “Ill Mind of Hopsin 7″ is a strong reminder of how thought-provoking an emcee he actually is. This one is sure to be a conversation starter. Share your thoughts on Hop, religion, and whatever else you feel might be relevant in the comments section.
G-Eazy unleashed his new single, “I Mean It” earlier in the month, and today he shares the official video for the project. The clip marks a decidedly comedic turn for Eazy, straying slightly from the rapper’s usual stoic and well-groomed badass image, and putting him in an anchorman roll reminiscent of Eminem’s “My Name Is..” video. The clip finds viewers slowly becoming entranced with the rapper’s foul-mouthed words, as he interviews himself, and brags about his conquests (primarily ‘your girl’). Check it out!
Having already given his unique spin to the likes of Pharrell Williams’ Happy and Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines in recent days, he’s now set his sights on chart-topping teen Lorde. The result is this ode to the joys of tin foil – which sounds suspiciously like Royals – and which sees Weird Al waxing lyrical about its usefulness as a food storage item, before reminding us of its protective properties against alien abduction. Check it out!
One of the most recognisable theme song on TV gets remixed by MetroGnome, and it’s pretty epic! I’m already getting anxious for the next season to start!
“My music isn’t like the usual Aussie hip-hop you hear. When I was growing up I thought rap was all barbecues, going to the RSL, maybe some politics and I couldn’t really relate to any of it.” Kerser says. “I’ve had people comment to me ‘you think you are living in the Bronx’ when everything I am rapping about is real. My struggles, mates going in jail – it’s all real there’s no fictional characters there.” Besides, for an artist who grew up in challenging family circumstances around Campbelltown in south-western Sydney, surrounded by neighbourhood violence, alcohol and drug abuse, stealing money “so we could get the cool clothes so we didn’t get picked on”, criticisms that his music upsets people isn’t so daunting. “I’m prepared for criticism, I just wish people would open their minds a bit and realise that is going on out there,” he says. “They need to take a trip out west and maybe visit some of the housing commissions ‘cos I’m not exaggerating.” Follow Kerser on Instagram and Facebook.
We’ve all been to our fair share of sh*t clubs. Club promotional videos are a chance to make these dives look relatively palatable but more often than not, they somehow contrive to make the clubs look even worse: as if they’d given up trying to polish the turd, and instead decided to shovel even more shit on it to hide the smell. When a small nightclub in Preston, likely unknown to anyone who lived outside the PR postcode, released a promotional video for its new night Bounce by the Ounce, they probably didn’t think it would become an internet sensation. But the delightfully addictive video, which features Rumes’s sweaty regulars raving and jiggling away, has now received more than 1,400,000 views!
Comedian Ben Bizuneh saw that The Weeknd was having a concert near his home in Los Angeles so he assembled a team and attempted to trick The Weeknd’s fans into mobbing him. He got a wig, some friends to be his entourage and a couple of young ladies to act as screaming, adoring fans. When Bizuneh and his crew arrived at the concert, they had no problem getting past security. A whole bunch of fans mistook Bizuneh for The Weeknd and went crazy when they saw him. When he attempted to make his way on stage, it all went wrong!
People weren’t all that happy that Metallica were invited to perform at this year’s Glastonbury Fest in the U.K. There were the protests concerning James Hetfield narrating a documentary about bear hunting. There even was a well-publicized Facebook campaign that called for a boycott of the show. Metallica had the last laugh at the massive music festival, kicking off their action-packed set with the clever ‘Glastallica’ video. Shout out to Jay Gibb for the submission.