HotNewHipHop tags along for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ new tour which also features the talents of Big K.R.I.T. and Talib Kweli. Go behind the scenes with K.R.I.T. and company as they make their way in part one from Portland, Ore. all the way to Salt Lake City, Utah. In between, the tour makes several stops in Missoula, Mont. and Boise, Idaho. Take a look as the southern lyricist shares his excitement on the 4Eva N A Tour, takes care of business with his team and decides to pour up a whole bottle of Kettle One vodka which ultimately leaves the rapper praying to the porcelain god following his live performance.
R.A. The Rugged Man sits down for an open and honest interview with DJ Vlad and the hot topic of discussion is Hip Hop and homosexuality. In fact, Rugged Man shares his belief that artists like Macklemore and Frank Ocean are strategically pushing a gay agenda to fans in order to promote their music and subsequently further their careers by pigging backing on the issue. However, the rapper does clarify he believes the controversial topic of homosexuality is big right now in the world as politicians are using the same tactic in order to pull in votes based on the popularity of the movement. R.A. goes on to admit that he’s not the biggest fan of Macklemore and co-signs Lord Jamar’s recent comments about gay’s having no place in Hip Hop, says there’s a plot to feminize Hip Hop by the powers that be and much more.
Angel Haze is back with another track for your listening pleasure and this time the female emcee borrows Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love” instrumental to bare her soul over. Listen as Haze shares her personal story about coming out the closet to her mother and her reluctance to accept her gay lifestyle. Angel also takes the opportunity to downplay religious arguments targeted towards gays and encourages listeners to question the status quo.
Noisey catches up with Angel Haze out in London for a candid interview to get the female artist’s opinion on a number of topics. Haze says she likes Miley Cyrus and doesn’t see what the big deal is if she enjoys dancing and shaking her derriere. Next, Angel gives her take on Kendrick Lamar’s controversial “Control” verse and speaks on enjoying the responses because it’s a part of Hip Hop. Before calling it a wrap, Angel Haze also touches on Macklemore’s call to sexuality and equality with “Same Love,” Yeezus and Magna Carta Holy Grail, her public perception and much more.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis liberate their latest music video for “White Walls” featuring TDE artist ScHoolboy Q and Hollis. As always, the duo drops an impressive lighthearted music video with plenty of comical visuals including Q sharing a blunt with an elderly lady and hitting the pool with a giant kids float.
Method Man recently during a 4/20 show in Denver took the opportunity to address the crowd and clarify that “he started that shit” when it came to crowd walking. Now I don’t completely agree with that statement because there have been plenty of acts in different genres that have come years before Method Man. However, when it comes to Hip Hop I can’t remember the last time I saw someone do crazy antics like that in the crowd but Method Man and Redman has done his share of questionable things. Still, I do agree that Method Man was doing crowd walking far before Macklemore probably even picked up a microphone. Check out this clip where Method Man explained while on stage and proceeded to do his business.
We thought you guys might get a kick out of this. Method Man lets Macklemore know what’s up when it comes to crowd walking. This took place at the 420 Method Man / Redman concert sponsored by WeedMaps, The Clinic, and Homegrown Outfitters at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, Colorado 4/20/13.