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.
Here’s a standout track called “Cash In A Rubberband” off DJ Bay Bay’s new Bay Bay Day 2013 mixtape featuring the likes of Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Project Pat. Produced by Jahlil Beats, the uptempo club hit sports some braggadocios rhymes from each artist as their stacks and love of money serves as the topic of discussion. This one is definitely all about bank rolls, turnin’ up and living lavish.
See how it all went down during the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards as TDE kicked off their highly anticipated cypher for the viewers at home. With each member delivering their respective bars on cue, no other artist proved to be quite as lyrically impressive as current West Coast Rap king Kendrick Lamar. The Compton native demonstrated his level of skill for the cameras as he did the honors of closing out the TDE cypher and effortlessly destroyed Mobb Deep’s classic “Shook ones II” instrumental.
ScHoolboy Q recently paid a visit to Shade 45 for a lighthearted interview with Sway Calloway to discuss TDE and the recent 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards. Calloway opens things up by inquiring about TDE’s latest signing with Tennessee bred rapper Isaiah Rashad while Q gives details on meeting the young artist on the set of A$AP Ferg’s video for “Work (Remix.” As the conversation continued, fans tuning in were treated to a special moment when Q decides to phone Kendrick Lamar so that Sway can have the opportunity to ask the Compton rapper to clarify if his BET cypher verse was aimed at Drake. ScHoolboy also shares his thoughts on his BET cypher verse being voted as the worst showcased from the TDE camp and much more.
Karen Civil hits the green carpet at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards held in Atlanta and discusses with a number of artists what it means to them for MC Lyte to be honored as this years “I Am Hip Hop Award” recipient. Take a look as the camera nabs some on-the-spot commentary from Lola Monroe, 2 Chainz and Asia Sparks.