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2012 TIG Records Brought You Trinidad James. 2013 TIG Records Brought You Rich Homie Quan. 2014 TIG Records Presents YFN Lucci.
YFN Lucci is one of the fastest rising Atlanta rappers of the moment, successfully inking a deal with go-to label Think It’s A Game Records of whom has developed two of the more talked about artists of the last couple years. The aforementioned Lucci has now collaborated with label-mate Rich Homie Quan on the track below entitled “Exactly How It Was”.
Listen and download YFN Lucci’s newest mixtape Wish Me Well here as well.
- Scott Randell (@iamscottrandell)
Shmurda and company, arrested at Quad Studios
According to a Karen Civil report, Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel, and members of their GS9 crew were arrested in New York City last night, at Quad Studios, along with Epic Records EVP of Urban A&R, Sha Money XL, who inked Shmurda and company to the label. In addition to the arrests, authorities also recovered several weapons from the studio. Shmurda will face charges, according to a Wondering Sound report, and while details are scarce on what the specific indictments are, the director of public information from the office of NYC’s special narcotics prosecutor had this to say to WS about the arrests, that are reportedly in connection with “violent incidents” including “narcotics trafficking”.
These arrests were the result of a long-term investigation. My office has a sealed indictment against a number of individuals.
Shmurda will be indicted tomorrow, December 18, in Manhattan Supreme Court. Until then, Shmurda and those arrested are being held without bail due to their prior charges.
Welcome to Scamerica..
Various cases of violence against minorities in America have been circulating the news lately. The unfortunate deaths of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and many others have led to riots and protests everywhere. OG Maco channels the energy from the recent protests and built up frustration to deliver his short but informative, Breathe EP. This three-track EP sends a powerful message and features production from LC on the Traxx, Chuck Inglish, and Proto Cal. Throughout the EP, Maco addresses injustices, social discourses of America, and personal life experiences. Listen up.
Follow Erica on Twitter- @Eri_Rho
Kanye digs in his bag, inks the 20-year old singer to GOOD
Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music imprint is filled with artists that were relative nobodies before they signed–Big Sean and CyHi The Prynce are among them–and seasoned veterans that looked to Kanye to help them enter the second stage–or third, in Q-Tip‘s case–like Pusha T and Common. In this case, Kanye dug into his sack of personal collaborators, and will now help a young 20-year old Phoenix singer rise to prominence. A Def Jam tweet from earlier today referred to Hill as “Kanye West’s newest G.O.O.D. Music addition,” and it is in fact official, Kacy Hill, who was one of the dancers Kanye West featured on his Yeezus tour, has signed to G.O.O.D. Music.
— Def Jam Recordings (@DefJamRecords) December 16, 2014
You can watch the music video for her debut record, “Experience,” below, and get ready for new music from the young starlet.
reminiscing on the hours i spent on stage in a mesh suit that flattered the female body like sausage casing pic.twitter.com/04Uon5VYUI
— Kacy Hill (@kacyhill) September 30, 2014
NFL fans have zero chill
Monday Night’s game which pitted the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears saw two teams who had been reeling with bad losses, face off in what was a must win for visiting New Orleans. The game was a laugher at best as the Saints cruised to a 31-15 victory and are now atop the NFC South, even though they are sub .500 with a 6-8 record.
Saints fan Richard Kohnke didn’t get to enjoy the win after being arrested for shoving Chicago Bears owner George McCaskey. Kohnke, who is a 58-year-old lawyer, was approached by McCaskey and accused of sitting in his seat. After a brief argument, the owner turned to turned to get stadium security, when he was pushed by Kohnke.
As McCaskey walked away, Richard Kohnke, 58, went after him and pushed McCaskey in the back, according to both police and the team. A Bears fan then tackled Kohnke, who pushed McCaskey to the ground, according to the team.
How someone was able to snag the seat of the owner of the team and stadium was quite peculiar.
Tough blow for the Bucks!
With the second pick by the Milwaukee Bucks, Jabari Parker was destined to spark change in an organization that hasn’t seen the second round of the playoffs since the early 2000′s. However, due to his recent injury the rookie may have to wait till his second season to fulfill those duties. After colliding knees with Suns swingman P.J. Tucker, the rookie forward is expected to miss the rest of his rookie season with an ACL tear in his left knee.
Since being drafted, the forward has averaged an impressive 12.3 points and 5.5 rebounds a game through 25 contests. Not to mention, Jabari was named the Eastern Conference rookie of the month for both October and Novemeber.
Prayers up and speedy recovery for the young phenom Jabari Parker. Talk sports and Jabari Parker/Carmelo comparisons on twitter with Drew @Drewtheabstract.
Westbrook and Rudy, ironically, bring the Thunder
Russell Westbrook has played at a ferocious pace since coming back from injury, and last night was pretty much a microcosm of the havoc he’s been wreaking on the teams he’s faced over the past few weeks, including the times he’s shared the floor with the reigning NBA MVP, Kevin Durant. Rudy Gay, on the other hand, has been quite disappointing during his tenure with the Kings, but something upset him last night–probably the horrible defense his teammates played all night–and he took it out on Serge Ibaka. Ironically enough, Ibaka had a whopping seven blocks last night, but this was the one that got away.
Later on in the game, Russell Westbrook tried to one-up Gay, and after successfully losing the Kings’ Ben McLemore, headed towards the rim at full speed for this tomahawk two-handed jam.
— NBA (@NBA) December 17, 2014
Pretty intense. Westbrook and company had the last laugh, as they held off a couple late Kings surges for the 104-92 victory.
Vans and Publish Brand ready the Vans OTW x Publish Brand Breton Boot SE for release on Thursday, December 18, on Publish Brand’s online shop. Unveiled earlier this season, the highly anticipated Breton Boot SE will be available for purchase through www.publishbrand.com starting tomorrow at 10am PST/1pm EST.
With nearly five decades in existence, deep roots in music, a DIY attitude and California lifestyle, Vans has left their footprint in global street culture and fashion. With the same passion and forward-thinking mentality, Publish Brand has created a platform for the new generation. A complementing vision and mutual admiration allowed for a natural collaboration between brands. The result: the Vans OTW x Publish Brand Breton Boot SE.
The Vans OTW x Publish Brand Breton Boot SE pulls styling cues from sportswear and menswear to present a premium execution of Vans’ deluxe silhouette. Outfitted in water-resistant ballistic nylon and built atop a Vibram® Cristy outsole, the collaborative boot seamlessly instills athletic and outdoor influences into its aesthetic. Hued in black from the bottom-up, the minimalist colorblocking bares a sharp contrast at the ankle as the embossed leather heel paneling and midsole clip are highlighted in stark white. Above the heel panel, reflective 3M™ ankle strips are secured to ensure added visibility at night while neoprene collar construction and a full-length UltraCush™ HD footbed deliver a comfortable, all-day wear.
The Vans OTW x Publish Brand Breton Boot SE retails for $160 USD and comes with two sets of laces and a custom shoe bag.
-Jamaal Fisher (@jamaalfisher)
“J.PERIOD is a true master of his craft. He goes more in depth than any other DJ.” – Black Thought (The Roots)
Veteran DJ, J. Period –from Brooklyn– is celebrating 10 years of DJ and production work for a who’s who of A-List hip hop and R&B stars that include: Nas, Big Daddy Kane, Lauryn Hill, The Roots, Rakim, Kanye West, Q-Tip, Mary J. Blige, De La Soul, Jazzy Jeff, Common, and Busta Rhymes.
To honor this professional milestone, J.PERIOD & Jigsaw Agents are pleased to announce the J.PERIOD 10TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION, a Limited Edition Box Set showcasing a decade of groundbreaking remix work and award-winning musical documentaries.
Available now exclusively at JPERIOD.com and GoodWoodNYC.com (and limited to 100 pieces worldwide), this exclusive
collector’s set contains a custom J.PERIOD x Scratch-Tracks USB Mixtape, a laser-engraved J.PERIOD x GoodWoodNYC Dub Box Mobile Speaker, limited edition Mixtapes Are Not A Crime® wood pendant, commemorative 10th Anniversary J.PERIOD x Manifest Worldwide T-Shirt, and a hardbound 10th Anniversary booklet featuring graphic art from Fuse Green and an essay on the history of mixtapes by NY Times best-selling author, Adam Mansbach.
The J.PERIOD 10TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION also boasts two exciting, NEW exclusives: the highly-anticipated sequel to J.PERIOD & Q-Tip’s The [ABSTRACT] Best and the latest edition of J.PERIOD & Black Thought’s unparalleled Live Mixtape series.
Since his acclaimed debut with The Best of Nas (Hosted by Nas), J.PERIOD’s signature style of musical storytelling has set a new bar for mixtape producers around the globe and earned singular praise from press (Rolling Stone, New York Times, Billboard, The New Yorker and more) and A-List artists alike. With a resume of accolades that includes “Mixtape DJ Rookie Of The Year” (Elemental 2005), 2X “Mixtape DJ Of The Year” (The Source 2005 & Power Summit, 2006),
“Mixtape Of The Year” for The Best of the Roots (MTV 2006), and “Street Album Of The Year” for March 9 & The Madness (MTV 2008, BRM 2009), J.PERIOD has established himself as one of the world’s premiere DJs, and one of its most celebrated mixtape producers.
Questlove of the Legendary Roots Crew calls J.PERIOD “the most creative mixtape producer of all-time.”
-Jamaal Fisher (@jamaalfisher)
Kendrick Lamar helps Stephen Colbert call it a career on cable
This week, Stephen Colbert is saying goodbye to his parody show on Comedy Central, The Colbert Report, as he prepare to take over David Letterman‘s duties on The Late Show. To help him do that, Kendrick Lamar joined Colbert on last night’s show to perform a brand new song, presumably off his upcoming, yet-to-be-titled sophomore album, called “Untitled.”
While no audio has surfaced yet, last night, Lamar performed the record backed by an impressive band, including Thundercat and Bilal. The song is similar in sonic value to Kendrick’s first single, “i,” but features a much grittier, aggressive and more conceptually complex K. Dot. He begins the song telling a story about a conversation he had with a girl, then divulged advice he received from a Black man, and Indian, and a White person. The White person’s advice clearly set Kendrick off, and he goes off into Super-Saiyan Kendrick mode, viciously delivering the verse’s bars, hitting each clap of the live instrumental in pinpoint accuracy. “Black people we don’t die, we multiply,” appears to be the song’s hook, and evidenced by the headlines that have dominated news outlets for the past 4 months, Kendrick chose the perfect time to debut this bit of new music.
Watch his performance above, and check out the short pre-performance interview he had with Colbert below.
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