Bookending their critically acclaimed album, Savage Mode 2, GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum rapper 21 Savage and mega-producer Metro Boomin release the video for ‘Brand New Draco,’ today. The LEFF-directed video, which previously teamed with 21 and Metro for ‘Runnin’’, follows the duo on the road to financial freedom and features a slew of celebrity cameos including DJ Khaled, Shaquille O’Neal, Big Bank, Usher, and Bow Wow among others.
This music video is a cinematic masterpiece telling the story of two successful stockbrokers (Savage and Boomin) evading the FBI.
The clip is very short, but shows Tim, whose real name is Timothy Leeks, holding a shovel and smoking while surrounded by his crew. Rondo doesn’t appear in the snippet and ends as Tim begins his verse.
Tim was released on $100K bond after the death of King Von and Quando responded to his release in an interview with Angela Yee, saying, “I’m with my day one, my main man. I could do this. One thing about it, he gon protect me with anything, which anybody should do.”
Lil Baby and Lil Durk have unleashed their long awaited project The Voice Of The Heroes via Quality Control Music / Wolfpack Global Music / Motown Records / Alamo Records. The Voice Of The Heroes is one of the year’s most highly anticipated albums, with the Atlanta and Chicago rap giants teaming up for a supercharged project that features the likes of Travis Scott, Meek Mill, Young Thug, and Rod Wave. The album release is accompanied by a cinematic new Daps directed video for “How It Feels” that follows Baby and Durk on a jewelry heist, symbolizing their newfound ‘Robin Hood’ roles of taking from the rich and returning to the less fortunate. The video will go live later today.
NBA superstar James Harden is credited as an executive producer of The Voice Of The Heroes, as he was played a role in the inception of the project and Lil Baby spent considerable time in Harden’s studio to record. Harden and Baby’s friendship was largely made known by the now-infamous video of Harden’s generous “honey bun” gift at Lil Baby’s birthday celebration in December. Harden also previewed snippets of the album on Instagram earlier this week, giving fans another taste of what the album had in store.
Lil Baby recently added to his trophy case last week at the 2021 iHeartRadio awards, bringing home the award for Hip Hop Album Of The Year. His recent track “We Win” with Kirk Franklin from the Space Jam: A New Legacy Official Soundtrack has garnered widespread acclaim, amassing over 4 million streams and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart. This marks the 8th Hot Gospel Songs No. 1 of Kirk Franklin’s career and the 1st for Lil Baby.
J.Cole’s new album Off-Season broke the internet this weekend bringing back everything we love about hip hop. From his spat with Diddy to his relationship with the music industry, the North Carolina MC left it all on the table. Known for his straight-forward and thought provoking bars, fans were surprised when he seemingly addressed cheating rumors on his new song ‘Hunger On Hillside’.
Produced by Toronto hitman Boi-1da, Cole starts the song off as usual with a message. ‘God has a plan for you…And all you’ve got to do is believe, believe, believe!’Skating over the melodic beat while rapping about not giving up and remaining true to himself throughout his journey, Cole did what had to be done.
Shit gon’ get hard, keep your head strong If I quit now, then I’m dead wrong Fightin’ off this hunger for hours Big stepper, n****, don’t get stepped on The money might fade, but respect don’t Still gon’ be me when success gone
Not one to leave a stone unturned Cole even shares his vulnerable moments as one of the top-rated MC’s.
Waitin’ my turn like grains of sand inside a hourglass Mainly concerned back in the day with how long I would last
J. Cole married his longtime girlfriend Melissa Heholt in 2015 after they both attended St. John’s University. The couple kept their personal life very private only recently revealing they had a second child. Infidelity rumors circled the rapper a couple years ago but he seems to mention it in the closing verse.
I’m feeling myself, I’m building my wealth up ’til it’s towerin’ I put my tongue all in my b**ch, she get to hollerin’ I ain’t doin’ no dirt no more, I stopped creepin’ six years ago Fun f**kin’ them hoes until you realize that you is the hoe
Perfectly placed as if the credits were rolling at the end of the movie, the song samples Little Junior Parker’s ‘I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone’. The married rapper/producer once touched the topic of ‘cheating’ on his 5th album KOD. It featured the song Kevin’s Heart and cleverly relates his use of Xanax and blunts to the temptation of cheating on his girl.
Slip me a xanny at once I got the earth in a blunt I get the skirt when I want
Overall the song ‘Hunger On Hillside’ is definitely a highlight during Off-Season. From the production to Cole’s vulnerability the track proves J.Cole is in a race with himself. Always giving us what we didn’t even know we needed, Cole is back with another one.
Can’t be afraid of sunlight Spotlights when it glows All the pain you hold Makes you worth your weight in gold Can’t be afraid of sunlight Spotlights when it glows All the pain you hold Makes you worth your weight in gold God has a plan for you And all you’ve got to do is believe, believe, be—
Madonna and Snoop Dogg? Smoking out in a music video??
Snoop recently debuted his “Gang Signs” video with Mozzy from his 18th album From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites and in the song the Doggfather name drops the “Material Girl”, who pops in front of the camera when Snoop raps, “passing joints to Madonna..”
Madonna even plugged her appearance in the Gang Signs video on Twitter, tweeting, “Was so much fun to show up in @SnoopDogg video for his new song Gang Signs!”
In the same song, Snoop even suggests that he’s smoked with a POTUS, spitting, “Still sippin’ gin and juice while I’m smoking marijuana / I bet you never blew with Obama..”
Maybe Obama will be making his appearance in Snoop’s next video.
Mere months after releasing an undisputed AOTY contender for 2020 with Burden Of Proof and making his theatrical acting debut with Conflicted, Benny The Butcher is now undeniably a star. Upon its release, Burden Of Proof was an immediate smash, a fan and critic favorite, and his most commercially successful project to date; #1 at iTunes, #4 at Apple Music and Spotify, and highlighted by Rolling Stone on its Breakthrough top 25 Chart.
Today, Benny & Harry are back with the visual for “Overall,” featuring Chinx (RIP!), which you can view below.
Ty Dolla $ignshares a new music video for “By Yourself” ft. Jhené Aiko, Bryson Tiller & Mustard. Directed by Alex Bittan and Ty Dolla $ign himself, the visual stars Tiffany Haddish as an undervalued partner in a one-sided relationship where her significant other only cares about himself. Upon coming to terms with the situation, her character first breaks free mentally, symbolized by her boyfriend’s blurred-out face.
Then finally, she leaves him altogether as she dances in celebration in front of lowriders in true West Coast fashion. “By Yourself” has over 150M+ streams to date from Ty Dolla $ign’s critically acclaimed, third studio album, featuring Ty Dolla $ign out now via Atlantic Records.
Today, Busta Rhymes, iconic hip hop duo M.O.P., and Staten Island newcomer, known for his viral hip-hop anthem “Whoopty”, CJ drop the video for the remixof “Czar,”off Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God (The Deluxe Edition)via The Conglomerate Entertainment, Inc./EMPIRE.
The visual is a montage of the New York-based acts reinforcing their position in hip-hop royalty with signature quick, aggressive, and pristine delivery. Produced by Rockwilder and directed by Benny Boom, the visual is clean and classic with a monochromatic aesthetic that puts the dynamic chemistry of Rhymes, M.O.P., and CJ on display front and center. The black and white clips shift between the MCs explosively bantering as if they’re in a cypher, and closes with Busta claiming his throne, alongside M.O.P. and CJ, dubbing themselves as the “czars” of their generations.
Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God (The Deluxe Edition)is available on Rhymes’ WEBSTORE, with digital retailers, and on all digital streaming partners. Marking Rhymes’first solo album in 11 years and 7th Top 10 record on Billboard’s 200 lists, Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God initially released on October 30th. E.L.E. 2merchandise is available as well as CD, Vinyl, Cassette, and Digital Download. He also launched a virtual museum experience alongside the new record for fans, both lifelong and new, to connect with Rhymes’ legacy and hip-hop influence. To preserve and pay homage to his accomplishments and hip-hop influence, Rhymes welcomes fans to the Busta Rhymes Bunker & Conglomerate Headquarters virtual museum filled with point and go navigation, interactive elements, hidden easter eggs/promo codes, 3D virtual objects, questionnaires, a merch store, and 8-12 rooms filled with iconic visuals.