Problem unveils the visual translation for his The Separation cut "Understand Me." In the black-and-white visual, the Compton native is living it up West Coast style, enjoying the Californian sun and throwing an outdoor part. Hit the play-button above.
French filmmaker Mikael Colombu has taken an artistic approach to Drake's Take Care cut "We'll Be Fine." A preview of the clip has been released earlier this year, but its final form has now been unveiled for your viewing pleasure. As you can see above, the video relies heavily on CGI and some rarely bizarre sci-fi elements. Definitely a visually alternative approach to Drizzy's music that you don't want to miss. Enjoy!
As a part of his ongoing “Beat Konducta” series, Madlib has just dropped off the latest compilation, Rock Konducta Vol. 1. The work was inspired by the underground rock scenes during the '60s, '70s, and '80s, as the project was recently let loose in vinyl format. Digital availability won't begin until spring of next year, but we do have the second delivery from the installment below. "Hold the Organ" does indeed feature heavy rock vibes, especially as the piece closes out. To check it, press play underneath.
Moments after the release of his video with Chance The Rapper, Childish Gambino follows up with yet another visual - this one for "3005" that saw an alternate version several weeks ago with adult video-vixen Abella Anderson. Press play above to watch, and be sure to get your hands on his new album Because The Internet that drops next Tuesday.
While his older brother prepares for a new song with Justin Beiber, 17-year-old rapper Taylor Bennett reveals a new track of his own. Entitled "Heartbreaker," the song serves as the first single from Bennett's next project, Mainstream Music. As those familiar with the Chicago rapper's debut mixtape, The Taylor Bennett Show, can attest, "Heartbreaker" is unlike anything he's released to date. Enjoy the heartfelt offering below, and hear more from Taylor by visiting his official website.
Kanye West has opened up on his just-announced new album. During a talk with architect Jacques Herzog at the Moore Building in Miami's Design District on Wednesday night, Kanye shared some interesting details, implying that the minimalist approach he applied to Yeezus will also play an important role in his upcoming offering:
"I think my next album is going to be eight songs," West said. "It's just reducing down the amount of information that you need. People say a design is the point where you can't take anything else away. [Yeezus] was very, very designed. I took a departure from radio and popular music in order to get this seat here. If I hadn't made Yeezus, I wouldn't be sitting here with this cool font at Basel right here."
As we have also learned from his multiple conversations with the media recently, Kanye West has positioned himself as a director of art and design. Hence, he also explained his background in art and spoke about why he eventually chose music:
"My original creative background was fine art. By the time I was 14, I was in national competitions for art, and I actually went to school for art. Sometimes I actually forget that. Except for when I tour and I look back at the stage and say, 'Wait a second, I forgot this was the whole trick I pulled on everyone to make them think I was a rapper, a musician or celebrity when the entire time it's all been a giant art project.
I thought my opinion wasn't strong enough with what I was painting. When I would see my own work, I never thought I would visually be able to become one of the masters — I thought I had a stronger opinion when I worked on music. I got a stronger response."
The latest to be awarded that signature West Coast sound from Roc Nation signee DJ Mustard is none other than female Australian rhymer, Iggy Azalea. While the details on her anticipated debut album are still up in the air, Iggy looks to appease her fans for a bit, going in on Mustard's laid back instrumental. You can stream "Leave It" below. Also be sure to keep it locked for details on Azalea's forthcoming LP.
After previously dropping off the Chicago remix, today R. Kelly awards the West Coast some love, delivering the L.A. rework of his single, "My Story." Veteran rapper Too $hort dishes on his career accolades, as young gun Nipsey Hussle then comes in to close out the new version. The original will be featured on Kells' upcoming album, Black Panties, which drops on December 10.