In episode 2 we break down Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ LP, Weezy’s new music video and contract situation with Cash Money, Marissa Mendez’s comments on ‘I’ll Name This Podcast Later,’ the resurgence of Charles Hamitlon & ASAP Yams’ cause of death.
TDE’s Isaiah Rashad links up with Mass Appeal while out in New York in early February and sits down for an in-depth interview. Check out the rising lyricist discuss what the process was like for him to sign to TDE and how he’s currently balancing life away from his son. The rapper also gets into what he dislikes most about some interviews and much more for Mass Appeal’s “Video Print” series.
ScHoolboy Q’s new LP, Oxymoron, is only a few days away from finally hitting shelves after suffering a few push backs in 2013. In celebration of the rising West Coast artist’s major label debut, take a look at some exclusive footage courtesy of Collective State TV of the rapper’s recent performance of his new single, “Man Of The Year,” on the season finale of AXS TV’s SKEE Live. Filmed and edited by @ItsLuRocK for ItsTheDaily.com and Collective State TV.
ScHoolboy Q catches up with Wu-Tang’s Raekwon for a dope new track titled, “Blind Threats,” which is set to be featured on the rapper’s highly anticipated LP, Oxymoron. Take a listen as the two come together and deliver a hypnotic experience with raw rhymes over a sample based instrumental courtesy of Lord Quest. Oxymoron will be available to purchase on February 25.
TDE’s A-Maxk & Odd Future’s, Hodgy Beats, were in attendance for Action Bronson’s recent stop in Santa Ana, Calif. at The Observatory for his Blue Chips 2 Tour. Anxious fans got a surprise when the hardcore punk , Trash Talk, did the honors of opening up the show for Bronsolino. Check out A-Maxk and Hodgy Beats go-for-broke, throw down a few stage dives and get in on the moshing action.
Schoolboy Q is back with another bangin’ single titled, “Break The Bank,” which will be featued on the Los Angeles native’s highly anticipated LP, Oxymoron. The Alchemist does the honor’s for the song’s production and delivers a raw and bouncy instrumental. Q does what he does best and goes to work by lacing the track with his signature aggressive flow and street inspired rhymes. It’s all about the “come up” on this one as the TDE rapper takes a moment to reflect on his early struggles which eventually helped him to achieve success in the music industry.
Check out the official artwork for, Oxymoron, which actually features two different versions. The standard edition will feature Q’s daughter while the deluxe sports the rapper in a white Kangol hat and ski mask.
TDE’s ScHoolboy Q is back with the visuals to his latest single, “Man Of The Year.” The music video for the hard-hitting party anthem finds the rapper posted on the beach with a handful of beauties as he performs to the camera with the ocean at his back. It’s all about the good time and living life to the fullest for the Los Angeles native in this one. “Man Of The Year” will be featured on Qunicy’s upcoming debut LP, Oxymoron, which is scheduled to released on February 25.
Before Isaiah Rashad releases his highly anticipated debut EP on TDE, the Chattanooga bred emcee hooks listeners up with a new mellow banger titled, “RIP Kevin Miller.” Driven by a catchy sample and piano loop courtesy of producer Black metaphor, Rashad takes the opportunity to pay homage to Master P’s younger brother, Kevin Miller, who was shot and killed in 1995. Take a listen as Isaiah drops some emotional and introspective bars. Cilvia is set to release some time this year.
Kendrick Lamar steps into the spotlight as a nominee for the GRAMMY’s Best New Artist. Take a look as the Compton native sits down and shares a few words for the camera on the struggle to make it to the top of the rap food chain. Lamar shares what his busy lifestyle is like and what it takes as an artist to remain creative and deliver quality material despite the lack of hours in a day.