Here’s the video for Frank Ocean’s Lost song, off his debut album Channel Orange.
Here’s the video for Yo Gotti and Jada, off Gotti’s CM7: The World Is Yours mixtape.
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After getting dropped by Reebok over his lyrics on Rocko’s song U.O.E.N.O. and being the target of numerous protests, Rick Ross issued a statement today to aplogize:
“Before I am an artist, I am a father, a son, and a brother to some of the most cherished women in the world. So for me to suggest in any way that harm and violation be brought to a woman is one of my biggest mistakes and regrets. As an artist, one of the most liberating things is being able to paint pictures with my words. But with that comes a great responsibility. And most recently, my choice of words was not only offensive, it does not reflect my true heart. And for this, I apologize. To every woman that has felt the sting of abuse, I apologize. I recognize that as an artist I have a voice and with that, the power of influence. To the young men who listen to my music, please know that using a substance to rob a woman of her right to make a choice is not only a crime, it’s wrong and I do not encourage it. To my fans, I also apologize if I have disappointed you. I can only hope that this sparks a healthy dialogue and that I can contribute to it.”
Rick Ross also posted the following on his Twitter account;
I want to thank Reebok Classics for their hard work and dedication over this past year.Good partners,good shoe.continued success.
J. Cole’s album Born Sinner drops June 25th and in this interview with MTV, he talked about getting rid of the basketball theme and the new direction he wanted to give.
“It’s not necessarily a church theme and it’s not really about church,” he explained. “I like my album themes to be metaphors because it gives me the freedom to speak about something else that’s going on in my life, so the Born Sinner thing is not about church, it’s not even about religion. It’s using that as canvas to get other messages across and that’s what the album will be.”
Twitter is about to make its move to music with Twitter Music. Yesterday the company announced that it had acquired music discovery service We Are Hunted, a service that creates trending charts for music being played online, and allows users to listen to their favorite songs as well as discover new artists. The app launch is imminent as various execs and celebs have posted several playable songs using services such as Soundcloud and Rdio. The website is now live but not 100% functional. Stay tuned for more info.
Hard Knock TV caught up with Immortal Technique at Paid Dues. Technique talks about his early Hip Hop memories, prison, Obama and more.