Hip-hop heavyweights Thundamentals – Tuka, Jeswon and DJ Morgs – bring you their fifth album, ‘I Love Songs’, their most progressive full-length yet.
Fans of the group will be familiar with their frequent political commentary, but in the midst of an increasingly turbulent society, Thundamentals have decided to focus their album on what’s been lost amongst the chaos: Love. As a result, ‘I Love Songs’ is an intensely personal listen, focusing on love in its varying forms, and showing Thundamentals’ undeniable writing ability in a more intimate light.
With the subject matter at hand, it’s no surprise that this is Thundamentals’ most effortless album, and their quickest to complete. ‘I Love Songs’ explores the isolation and broken romances that happen behind the scenes, away from the sold-out crowds and star-studded festivals. It’s an album of stark contrast, and brutally honest introspection that yearns for something more.
THEY ARE BACK IN LOS ANGELES! New Fat Beats Record Store will be holding a grand opening in Downtown Los Angeles and are celebrating by throwing a party featuring a few of the many artists that have contributed to thier success. Going down Saturday, 9/22 you can catch DJ sets from Carlos Niño, DJ Rhettmatic, Dibia$e, House Shoes, Ras_G, DJ Jab, Exile, Daedelus, DJ Babu with some surprise special guests. The world famous Hit+Run crew will be live screen-printing at the shop, first 100 customers to stop in get a free shirt!
Address is 916 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90015, and for more info, visit FatBeats.com
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne didn’t drop a highly-anticipated Tha Carter V album at midnight last night but he’s not the one to blame. New reports claim Weezy F. Baby never intended or confirmed a September 21 drop date.
The hype started after Floyd Mayweather posted the album cover on Instagram earlier this month and captioned it “[Goat emoji] #21.” That led everyone to believe the album was dropping at midnight on September 21. But when midnight came and went … fans were left scratching their heads, especially after Floyd deleted the post. James Harden followed suit with “#13” and also deleted it. Point is … Wayne said zilch about Sept. 21. The wait continues … (TMZ)
Machine Gun Kelly’s been enjoying a healthy dose of publicity thanks to his out of the blue battle with some rapper from Detroit you might’ve heard of called Eminem (we playing) and with his latest EP Binge dropping today, it really couldn’t have come at a better time.
Continuing to strike while the iron’s hot, MGK comes through with a black-and-white visual for “LATELY” in which the rapper from The Land goes through the motions and indulges in cancer sticks and liquid courage like it’s candy.
Speaking of indulging, Jay Critch and his crew roll through the night puffing on spliffs and popping bottles in his clip to “Ego.”
Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Chris Ries, OMB Peezy, and more.
Source: Kanye West is all smiles while leaving Matsuhisa Sushi restaurant in Beverly Hills Featuring: Kanye West Where: Beverly Hills, California, United States When: 21 Sep 2017 Credit: WENN.com
Kanye West is stepping up his product launches. He has purchased several print advertisements with some of the most high-profile daily periodicals in America.
‘Ye’s recent return to Instagram has been filled with rants, product teasers, album confirmations and more. Yesterday (September 21) the Chicago native posted several newspaper wraps that ran today throughout the country. Included in the roll out were The New York Post, The Detroit News, The Houston Chronicle, The Miami Herald, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
According to High Snobiety the creative used, which is “We Love” printed in several different languages, points to the release of YEEZY Boost 350 V2 “Triple White.” The sneaker is seemingly the most anticipated shoe drop from the Louis Vuitton Don’s apparel brand and will be the first YEEZY shoe that will not be limited in production.
Since the original launch of the YEEZY 750 in 2015 the signature shoe has become one of the most sought after kicks due its’ game changing design and availability. Although instantly selling out of inventory would add even more hype to the shoe it was not to Kanye’s liking. Since then West has said his goal was to produce enough pairs to satisfy consumer demand; thus becoming the iPhone of footwear. At the time of this article there are still select sizes available of the YEEZY Boost 350 V2 “Triple White” at adidas.
Naturally the newspaper covers have become somewhat of a collector’s items with fans posting their copies on social media.
2018 will mark one of Kanye’s most productive years as a musician and businessman. In July he oversaw releases from Pusha T, Nas, Kid Cudi and Teyana Taylor. Additionally he just unveiled his first basketball sneaker which is rumored to debut this upcoming NBA season. Let’s hope he does some real homework on Gandhi’s racist ways as he works on his next album Yandhi though.
Machine Gun Kelly has packed his spitfire personality and rapid rhymes into his latest EP BINGE, now available on all digital platforms. The project comes during a high-profile time for the rapper who just made headlines with controversial diss track, “Rap Devil,” which debuted this week at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 while also peaking at #1 on iTunes. Machine Gun Kelly emerged as a force to be reckoned with, unleashing his fury on the four-verse track. MGK also treats fans to an intensely personal video for the EP track, “Lately”. The expectedly dark video emphasizes the rapper’s present state of mind as he lyrically weaves in details of his life.
The eight-track project also features the single, “LOCO,” produced by BazeXX and SlimXX. Released last month, the song was accompanied by a haunting visual which featured a cameo by actor, Pete Davidson. Over the summer, MGK hosted his annual EST Festival in Butler, Ohio before joining Fall Out Boy on The M A N I A Tour. In addition to music, the Cleveland artist recently appeared as Tommy Lee in the upcoming Motley Crue biopic, The Dirt, and is set to star in Sandra Bullock’s new film, Bird Box. BINGE marks MGK’s first major effort since 2017’s bloom.
Thirty years ago on the 12th of this month, legendary Brooklyn rapper MC Lyte dropped her debut album Lyte As A Rock, which became the prototype for female emcees that could rock the mic better than some of the guys.
She’s the first female MC to be nominated for a Grammy Award as well as the first female MC to rock at the White House. Tonight (September 21), the Brooklyn, New Yorker will honor her debut with a special 30th-anniversary concert at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center. Performing in the Eisenhower Theater, the event promises a full album performance with backing by a live band. Lyte will rock selections from her handfuls of other releases.
This Hip Hop show will be the latest of its kind in the Kennedy Center since Q-Tip took over the John F. Kennedy Center as the Performing Arts artistic director in early 2016.