AUDIO: Papoose – Obituary 2013

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Papoose continues his forward momentum into the New Year and dedicates a new track titled, “Obituary 2013,” in memory of a number of individuals that passed away in 2013.  The New York rapper pays his respects over a soulful sample driven instrumental courtesy of GUN Productions.  Check out Pap effortlessly lace the track with some emotional bars and reminds listeners of everybody we’ve lost.

VIDEO: Diddy At The 2013 Country Music Awards

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Sean Combs made an appearance last night at the 2013 Country Music Awards as special guest presenter alongside Kelly Pickler.  Never one to let an opportunity for a shameless plug go to waste, Diddy decided to express his love for all music genres and explained that was the reasoning for the birth of his new music network Revolt TV.  Take a look at how the awkward exchange of dialogue went down live on television.

VIDEO: 2 Chainz – Powerhouse 2013 Recap

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2 Chainz was one of the many dope acts that New York fans were treated to at radio station 105.1’s Powerhouse 2013 event.  Go behind the scenes with the G.O.O.D. Music rapper as cameras follow along before and after his energy packed performance.  Check out 2 Chainz get the Barclays Center extra live with his slew of smash hits.

VIDEO: YG Talks Signing w/ CTE, Young Jeezy, Freddie Gibbs + More

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Jack Thriller and ThisIs50 liberate additional coverage from the green carpet at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards.  This time fans get to see an exclusive interview between thriller and CTE’s YG.  Take a look as the California native gives insight behind how his music caught Young Jeezy’s attention which led the rapper to contact Def Jam about taking YG under his wing.  YG also makes it very clear he doesn’t consider himself a replacement for Freddie Gibbs and explains that he never even knew there was bad blood between Jeezy and Gibbs.  Before heading inside, YG shares his thoughts on touring with Yo Gotti for the “I Am Tour” and their recent collaboration “Act Right.”  My Krazy Life is set to release early 2014.

VIDEO: Howard University Homecoming Yard Fest Recap w/ ThisIs50

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ThisIs50 was on hand for Howard University’s recent homecoming festivities which included Yard Fest 2013 and today delivered their official recap of the event.  Check out how it all went down as students were treated to performances from the likes of 2 Chainz, Young Dro, Big Sean and many more.  The visual also includes some individual commentary about the special concert from Kidd KIdd, Big Sean, Po Johnson, 2 Chainz, Young Dro, Kevin McCall, and Marlon Wayans.

VIDEO: Hopsin Talks “Hop Is Back,” No Longer Knowing Who He Is + More

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Funk Volume artist, Hopsin, links up with Hard Knock TV for an intimate interview.  Hopsin addresses his recent “Hop Is Back” song and music video which found the artist venting a lot of steam and explained that he decided to go hard on the track because of the doubt he was getting from fans thinking he went soft.  The rapper also clarifies that he began the track in the early part of 2013 and eventually went back to include his verse that includes his diss towards Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West months later.  As the lengthy conversation continued, Hopsin decided to open up and admitted to viewers that he honestly doesn’t know who he is anymore.  Also, Hopsin touches on struggling with fame, personal issues and the existence of God.

VIDEO: Migos – Jumpin’ Out Da Gym Feat. Riff Raff & Trinidad James

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Migos releases a new music video for their new collaboration with Riff Raff and Trinidad James called “Jumpin’ Out Da Gym.”  If one thing’s for sure, all these guys do a fine job of not outshining each other as they have some fun and add their own special flavor to the mix over a bouncy instrumental.  Backed by World Star Hip Hop, the visual finds each artist lacing the track with braggadocios rhymes related to sports.  “Jumpin’ Out Da Gym” is set to be featured on the group’s upcoming Young Rich Niggas 2 project.