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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Revolt TV was on hand for Powerhouse 2013 in Philadelphia and caught up with Compton bred artist Kendrick Lamar for a few words. Watch as the TDE front man discusses with the camera his thoughts on transitioning from just being a fan of music to full on living it the lifestyle of a busy Hip Hop artist. As Lamar opens up about now being submerged in his busy lifestyle, he also shares what it’s like to hit the road with an artist like Kanye West and what he’s taken away from the experience up to this point.
Meek Mill definitely was feelin’ himself in his hometown of Philadelphia as the rapper boasted as the headliner for Powerhouse 2013. The sold out 99FM sponsored event was filled with screaming fans who came out to support the Philly native. The MMG rapper didn’t let crowd-goers down as he brought out a number of special guests such as French Montana, Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross. Take a look at this clip courtesy of HipHopSince1987 that features Meek taking a moment out during his live set to address his rumored beef with Kendrick Lamar over his verse on Big Sean’s “Control.”
Revolt TV was also in the building to capture a special behind the scenes look as the rapper prepared to take the stage and greeted his special guests.
HotNewHipHop catches up with Pro Era front man Joey Bada$$ while currently out on the road for the 2013 Smoker’s Club Tour. Take a look as the young wordsmith goes through a short Q&A session and addresses upcoming collaborations with Ab-Soul, his carefree attitude which is at the root of his love and hate relationship for Twitter and clairifies that he only enjoyed TDE’s cypher during the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards. Before heading out, Bada$$ also gets into details behind his upcoming album which he explains is still in its early stages.