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Flying Lotus & Denzel Curry Make A Video As Bold And Symbolic As Their Collabo

Flying Lotus is widely known for his insane visuals and his genre-bending creativity. But with “Black Balloons Reprise,” his newest video, which features Denzel Curry, Brainfeeder’s brainchild admitted to doing something he’s not really known to do: giving up control. “Honestly, [‘Black Balloons Reprise’] is the first video I kinda let go of control on,” he shared with HipHopDX‘s Kyle Eustice. “Every other video I’ve done I had been super involved with, so it was kinda fun to see what someone would do without my influence.” Denzel Curry Covers Rage Against The Machine & Slays The Evil Empire Directed by Jack Begert (“Hair Down,” “Numb Numb Juice”), “Black Balloons Reprise” is abstract in execution and vivid in form. The visually captivating black-and-white effort channels elements of Stephen King’s It with a freshly-shorn Denzel popping up in various locations throughout Los Angeles, California. Shapes shift, balloons explode to black dust, and Denzel morphs between good and evil, all in real-time. Inspired by the South Florida wunderkind’s standout cut “BLACK BALLOONS” from his ’18 TA13OO album, Denzel re-hashes the pain that comes with living in a challenging time for America and the rigors of this harsh life. Anderson .Paak Helps Flying Lotus’ Sound Soar On A Soulful Collab (Audio) In the closing sequence, Flying Lotus lifts up his sweatshirt to reveal a Mac Miller t-shirt. The two artists were really close, having worked together on 2013’s “S.D.S.” Mac’s passing from an overdose five years later—compelled FlyLo to reincarnate himself in a way that impacted his sixth album, Flamagra, directly. “Mac Miller’s passing was a little bit different,” FlyLo said in a recent interview with NPR Music‘s Rodney Carmichael. “When he passed, Thundercat was supposed to go on tour with him. [Thundercat] and I planned on not working for a while because he was going to be gone, so we were going to try and blitz and get a couple of things done. But then Mac passed, and he couldn’t do this tour anymore, and I was thinking about when Mac was alive. What Mac would want — instead of us being all emotional about it, sad and just sitting here being pissed — he would want us to just go. So that’s what happened.” Denzel Curry’s Performance Demonstrates Why He’s A Real Master Of Ceremony (Video) Utilizing a flip from Madlib’s incredible Quasimoto’s instrumental, “Come On Feet,” “Black Balloons Reprise” completes the final chapter of the trilogy, which also includes Curry’s own “BLACK BALLOONS” and “THE BLACKEST BALLOON” cuts. Flamagra also features Anderson .Paak, George Clinton, Tierra Whack, and Solange, among others.

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KRS-One Shows Why He’s A Miracle On A Song From His New Mixtape

KRS-One is recording a new project, Street Light. “This is the light for the street, and this light of the street,” he explains of the title. “[The other meaning of the title is] the actual street light was the original source of Hip-Hop’s power.” Pioneers, including the Cold Crush Brothers, have documented using New York City’s public utilities to power turntables, mixers, and speakers in the 1970s block parties and park jams. In a way that was not possible in the 1980s and 1990s, Kris Parker is documenting the creation of his forthcoming mixtape in real-time. Following two recent videos that show The Teacha bringing his books of rhymes into the recording booth, KRS creates a song. KRS-One Speaks About The Power Of Hip-Hop To Change The World (Video) Joined by a female vocalist, the R&B-tinged track features a chorus, “I am a miracle.” One of Hip-Hop’s most influential MCs sprinkles in his lyrical seasoning from an adjacent room. “I woke up realizing I am a miracle / Starting with the umbilical cord, I am a miracle / Forget whatever I can afford, I am a miracle / Walking with the strength of a lord, spittin’ lyrical,” he charges. “How am I even spitting at all? That’s a miracle / ‘Thirty years, KRS-One, how are we still hearing you?’” The Boogie Down Productions co-founder asserts that he represents the pinnacle of culture, riding the beat. The MC/producer flashes a smile while laying his vocals, which keep the same cadence. “Standing on principle / While others steady dissin’ you / But still showin’ love livin’ above, that’s a miracle / They tried to put the fear in you / Act like they wasn’t hearin’ you / But that was minimal / You remain the miracle / No hate or bitterness, ’cause both are reciprocal / Not to become hateful toward hate? That’s a miracle / The rent due / And the landlord? He ain’t hearin’ you / But the check with no money on it just cleared for you,” spits the Criminal Minded author (along with late partner DJ Scott La Rock). KRS-One Is Working On New Music & He’s In The Studio With Dr. Dre In the second half of the video, KRS-One thanks Dr. Dre (who he took a studio photo with in 2018), while detailing the upcoming work. “We recorded it all these studios and got all these different sounds. But I needed to come to a studio like this so that everything can now sound the same. Everything can now have the same power, inflection, this kinda thing—tone, and all that.” Video shows the often under-acknowledged producer tweaking knobs at the boards. In the last two minutes of the video, KRS teases another excerpt from these recordings. The creator says that Street Light will be available at tour stops at the KRS-One site. Wonder What A 1977 New York City Park Jam Sounded Like? Press Play… (Mix) Videos featuring KRS-One are available at AFH TV. We are currently offering free 7-day trials.

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KKKid Rock: Kid Rock Explains Goofy Oprah Winfrey Rant, Gets Yanked By The Mullet On Twitter

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Nobody that frequents these parts should ever care about what Kid Rock has to say, and we’re just documenting this fool’s weekend actions for information’s sake. The 48-year-old music artist was at his bar in Nashville, Tenn. and unloaded a drunken rant towards Oprah Winfrey and has since explained the reasoning, but Twitter is baking him nonetheless.

On Friday at the Honky Tonk Bar, the former rapper turned Republican rocker unloaded a hateful rant against Winfrey, Joy Behar, and Kathie Lee Gifford, and was self-aware enough to know how nuts he might sound but was still defiant.

“Oprah Winfrey is like, ‘Hey, I just want women to believe in this sh*t,’” Kid Roc said in a video of the rant. “F*ck her, she can s*ck d*ck sideways. If you say that, you’re like, ‘Hey, pretty sure Kid Rock’s a racist.’ I’m like, ‘OK, fine. F**k off sideways.’”

The next day, Rock tweeted, “My people tried to get me to do The Oprah Winfrey show years ago and her people wanted me to write down 5 reasons why I loved her and her show… I said f*ck that and her. End of story.”

Welp, there’s your explanation.

Since then, Kid Rock has been getting baked on Twitter and we’re certain he doesn’t care. Check out the slander below. Also, the video in question can be viewed below as well, courtesy of TMZ.

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Royce Tells Joe Budden He Has A New Album & It Will Bring Budden Out Of Retirement

Just over two weeks ago (November 14), Royce 5’9 released his second single of 2019. Now a music video, “Black Savage” features Sy Ari Da Kid, White Gold, CyHi The Prynce and T.I. The song re-contextualized the disparaging term by instead, wearing it as a proud title. The song now plays during NFL games as part of JAY-Z and Roc Nation’s partnership with the league. “Black Savage” also marks Royce’s most noteworthy production to date in a year where he’s expanded his repertoire. During the show’s 300th episode (“The London”) of The Joe Budden Podcast With Rory & Mal, Budden called up his former Slaughterhouse band-mate. Near the 70:00 mark, Joe tells his crew, “Let me tell you something: on that Royce – ‘Black Savages’ record, in my head, the third verse is me.” Then, Budden decides to call Nickel Nine. Moments into the friendly call, Joe says, “In my head, I move T.I., and I’m the third verse.” Royce laughed. As Joe’s co-hosts tease Budden that he’s out of shape from the microphone, Royce says he’s willing to work with his longtime collaborator. However, while joking around, Royce confirmed a followup to 2018’s The Book Of Ryan, named one of Ambrosia For Heads top albums of that year. Royce 5’9, T.I. & CyHi Use Bold Bars To Redefine The Meaning Of Savage (Video) “I’m telling you, my album gonna bring you out of retirement,” says Royce. At 75:00, Parks asks Royce if he produced the entire LP. In April, fellow Slaughterhouse alum Kxng Crooked confirmed that 5’9 was producing his group and moving behind the boards. “I produced the whole thing. The only reason I think it’s gonna make you want to rap, Joe, is because I could tell you’re just looking for a reason to want to rap. You’re literally baiting people into conversations to bait you into rap.” Last fall, Budden had a standoff with “Black Savages” guest CyHi. “I’m bored,” Joe admits with laughter, bringing up the CyHi situation. Royce says, “CyHi—that’s god-level” of his guest and the Budden challenger. At the top of 2019, Royce also released a la carte single “Field Negro.” Kxng Crooked Explains Why Slaughterhouse Needs To Release One Last Album #BonusBeat: Listen to the full episode (#300) of The Joe Budden Podcast:

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Fabolous Uses The Bulls Theme Music To Show He’s The Jordan Of Rap (Video)

Fabolous is well known for his various mixtapes series, including There Is No Competition, The S.O.U.L. Tape, and Summertime Shootouts. On Friday (November 29), he released the third and final volume of Summertime Shootouts, subtitled Coldest Summer Ever. Interestingly, even though these drops are named for the hot season, they always seem to drop in the Fall. As ‘Loso recently told Drink Champs during a rare interview (embedded below), the tapes are about recreating those unmistakable NYC warm weather vibes, regardless of when they reach fans. The first video single from this project, “Ooh Yeah,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, dropped in the Summer of 2018. To celebrate the long-awaited full release, he now gives fans a video for “B.O.M.B.S.” to accompany the collection of tracks. He hasn’t dropped a full-length project since his collaborative album with Jadakiss in 2017, Friday On Elm Street, so he uses this single as an opportunity to reassert his lyrical dominance. Lil’ Kim & Fabolous Are The Brooklyn Bonnie & Clyde (Video) Over a Streetrunner beat that samples the Chicago Bulls’ theme song, Loso goes off. His first two dozen bars are a prime example of Freddy at his best, “Back on my bullsh*t / Back to back on my bullsh*t / Matter fact that was bullsh*t / I’m goin’ back to back to back on my bullsh*t / Do it one time they gon’ think it’s luck / Gotta hit ’em with the repeat / Do it two times they gon’ still doubt / Ay, now I got a three-peat / Gotta flood the streets ’til they knee deep / Gotta stay woke can’t be sleep / All this fly sh*t don’t be cheap / All these bad b*tches that we keep ’round / Pockets gotta be deep now / Never lose again, live in me deep down / Gotta keep winnin’ it’s a clean sweep now / Tell her back it up, you hit three beeps now / Big truck, lil’ b*tch / Call me Greek Freak, big bucks, lil’ b*tch / Paid in Full, lil’ Ace, lil’ Mitch / You a RICO, lil’ case, you’re a snitch.” This is trademark F-A-B wordplay. In the visual, the Street Family CEO wears a Bulls three-peat leather jacket, which reinforces his various basketball lines and references to his Lamborghini truck (which notably has a bull emblem). “I’m that bull in the hood / New Lamb’ truck, got the bull in the hood / Black and red lookin’ like the Bulls at the hood / 23’s on it, got the Bulls sitting good / This Game 6, this can’t miss / Shootin’ my shot, wrist hang, swish / Ice my sh*t like I just sprain this / Milli plain jane and that b*tch stainless / Look, money talk, shawty speakin’ this language / Buy her a car, she gon’ switch lanes quick / I got shut-up-money, I don’t explain sh*t / Do you wanna boss up, or just change shifts? / Pretty little jawn and she gets things lit / Baby got a crew on some Rich Gang sh*t / PNB and Meek muzzlin’ the same b*tch / If you look in her eyes, man that sh*t’s dangerous / On God, on the gang, on bros / No bullsh*t, you the one D. Rose / Pass me to Pippen…the long nose / Then it’s game over, the horn blows / This the last shot / You try’na be on the team or be the mascot? / Wanna be The First Lady or the last thot? / I’m payin’ Dwayne Wade but I flash knots / Whoa, I thought you could’ve been Jordan / Found out that you wasn’t even Ben Gordon / Next one get flewed out, I’m keepin’ them boardin’ / Like Toni Kukoc, I’m foreign, imported.” Royce 5’9, Jadakiss, Fabolous & Pusha-T’s Sizzling Bars Send Summer Off In Style (Video) Summertime Shootout 3: The Coldest Summer Ever also features Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, and Gucci Mane, among others. #BonusBeat: Fabolous’ recent appearance on Drink Champs. He discusses a onetime royalty dispute with Kid Cudi over 2010 hit “You Be Killin’ ‘Em,” his thoughts on fellow Brooklyn native Tekashi 6ix9ine, and how he admired Big Daddy Kane:

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GoldLink Hits Back At Critics Of His Backhanded Mac Miller IG Post

GoldLink live in Copenhagen, Denmark

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GoldLink found himself on the wrong side of social media chatter after posting a bizarre and lengthy post in tribute to Mac Miller that read to some like a backhanded compliment. While onstage in Europe, the Washington, D.C. Area performer addressed the issue in an attempt to set the narrative.

During a break in his set, GoldLink, no doubt aware of the words from Miller’s past collaborators such as Thundercat and Anderson .Paak, wasted little time in speaking to the simmering situation.

“Let me tell y’all something. Mac Miller is one of my best friends in the whole f*cking world,” GoldLink opened with. “Without Mac Miller, there would be no GoldLink.”

He goes on to praise Pusha-T, fellow D.C. native Wale, and Miller for giving him an opportunity to shine as an artist. There was also a point where GoldLink brazenly stated to a group of unnamed persons that he’s not worried about them because he doesn’t know them, although he used far more colorful language.

Check out the video courtesy of the Rap Favorites below.

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Kanye West “Closed On Sunday,” Fabolous “B.O.M.B.S.” & More | Daily Visuals 11.29.19

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Black Friday 2019 might as well be called “Yeezy Day” as sneakerheads were delighted with the highly anticipated restock of the Yeezy 350 Boost V2’s. And now, fans of the polarizing rapper are treated to some new visuals for a cut off his Jesus Is King album.

In the video for “Closed On Sunday,” Kanye brings his wife and kids along for a trek through his Wyoming land before Kris Jenner and the rest of his congregation show up throw up praise hands around Yeezus. The more time that passes the more we feel like this is going to end like Waco, Texas in ‘93. Just sayin.’

Back in Brooklyn, Fabolous gets back on his grind and for his clip to “B.O.M.B.S.” balls under the spotlight like an NBA player who’s spared the shame of playing for the Knicks (what happened to us, b?!).

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Fred The Godson, Reason featuring Ab-Soul, and more.

KANYE WEST – “CLOSED ON SUNDAY”

FABOLOUS – “B.O.M.B.S.”

FRED THE GODSON – “RETALIATION”

REASON FT. AB-SOUL – “FLICK IT UP”

KING VON FT. YNW MELLY – “ROLLING”

COBBY SUPREME – “THINC ABOUT YOU”

STARFOXLAFLARE – “HOW I’M LIVING”

VALEE – “JAY LENO”

ELCAMINO – “EAT”

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In Her Feelings: Amazon Will Be Making Its Alexa Voice Assistant More “Emotional”

Amazon Introducing Tools To Allow Alexa To Respond With Emotion

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Alexa, the voice assistant that lives inside your Amazon smart speaker you just purchased on Black Friday, will be getting a tad bit more “emotional.”

On Wednesday (Nov.27), the company announced it would be introducing new tools that would allow developers to add new skills that will enable Alexa to display emotions like excitement or disappointment. Amazon’s popular voice assistant will be able to respond in high, medium, or low degrees of the two emotions.

Now, as to why Amazon has decided to introduce this skill to Alexa, the company claims that “customer feedback indicates that overall satisfaction with the voice experience increased by 30% when Alexa responded by emotions.” The tech giant says the emotion skill could be used for games, for example, when Alexa has to respond to a correct or incorrect answer.

Speaking with CNBC, an Amazon spokesperson added:

“We’re continuing to introduce Alexa capabilities that will help create a more natural and intuitive experience for our customers. For example, customers will begin to notice an improvement when asking for sports updates depending on their sports team affinity, results of a recent game, and additional contextual signals. Alexa will deliver the update in an enthusiastic, upbeat voice if their team has won the recent game or just clinched a position in the play-offs.”

Quite impressive and interesting at the same time. You can hear Alexa in her feelings in the two videos below. Let us know how you feel about Amazon introducing emotions to the voice assistant.

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Klay Thompson Finally Gives Warriors Fans Something To Smile About

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It’s been a lackluster season for the Golden State Warriors as they opened up their new Chase Center facility in San Francisco, going from NBA contenders to a 4-15 team that seems lottery-bound in the NBA draft. Enter Klay Thompson to inject some good feelings into the mix for last year’s Western Conference champions.

Of course, the Warriors’ down season is due to the fact that Kevin Durant broke boogie to Brooklyn, Thompson is out for the year with an ACL injury, and two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry sidelined with a wrist injury of his own.

Still, there were some reasons to smile at the Chase Center recently as Thompson put on the NBA analyst hat for a minute during the Warriors and Chicago Bulls game, showing that he might have a bright future ahead of him after he hangs up his jersey for good in a decade and change.

From commenting on the game to interviewing a current teammate, Klay knows how to have fun when he’s on the microphone talking to viewers at home. Check out some of his clips below and enjoy the show.

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Kevin Hart Steals The Show At The ‘Jumanji’ Family Thanksgiving [Video]

Jumanji The Next Level

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The holidays are in full swing and Jumanji: The Next Level is poised to be the film of the season. All of the cast got together to celebrate over dinner and they did not disappoint.


As spotted on Comic Book, the four stars of the sequel broke bread together for Thanksgiving. As expected the meet up was lighthearted in nature with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jack Black and Karen Gillan celebrating the project’s release. Unfortunately, Kevin Hart didn’t get the group text but decided to crash the gathering. What ensues is best described as awkward hilarity.

In the almost three-minute clip, the Philadelphia comedian isn’t falling for the old “it must have been stuck in my outbox” jig and puts his peers on notice. Upon further inspection, the dinner was very thoughtfully planned to exclude him on purpose and even have Nick Jonas in the house via a cardboard cutout. This infuriates Kev and sends him into a mini rage as he destroys some of the food and takes a shot of the Jonas replica.

You can see the “A Very Jumanji Thanksgiving” video below.

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