VIEW TOP 10 VIDEOS OF THE WEEK

Meyhem Lauren & Buckwild – Silk Shirts & Yellow Gold

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A short while has passed since we last heard new music from Meyhem Lauren, but it’s all been for good reason. The New York rapper has teamed up with Buckwild for a new album later this year, with the latest track from the project arriving today by way of the distinctively titled, “Silk Shirts & Yellow Gold.” The native duo will be releasing their Silk Pyramids LP via Thrice Great Records, and will be unveiled on May 27th.

OS REWIND: AG Da Coroner – What We Have (feat. Meyhem Lauren)
OS REWIND: Meyhem Lauren – Drug Lords (feat. AG Da Coroner & Action Bronson)

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DJ Drama, Don Cannon & Trendsetter Sense – The Boondocks Season 4 [Mixtape]

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Adult Swim’s popular The Boondocks will be making a return on April 21st with the fourth series. To coincide with the show, DJ Drama, Don Cannon and Trendsetter Sense have pieced together a packed mixtape, bringing along known and rising names such as Killer Mike, Alchemist, Troy Ave, Two-9, Chuck Inglish, Wara From The NBHD, Chevy Woods, Skeme, Michael Christmas, Jon Connor, CharlieRED, Lil Herb, Childish Major, Tuki Carter, Problem and many others within the 21 tracks.

Stream and download after the jump.

OS REWIND: Killer Mike – The Boonies
OS REWIND: “Boondocks” Season 4 Official Trailer

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Styles P – So Deep

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Click image to watch Styles P “So Deep” music video.

Nearing the final moments before his much-anticipated Phantom and the Ghost album releases, Holiday Styles shares his next visual “So Deep.” Not too far removed from The Lox’s Wire-themed music visual earlier this week for “Talk About It,” Pinero floats again (hence the opening scene) in signature fashion to take to the streets for his next music video. After you peep below to watch the video, look for the album to touchdown on iTunes this April 29th!

OS REWIND: Styles P – Never Safe [Music Video]
OS REWIND: The Lox – Talk About It [Music Video]
OS REWIND: The LOX – New York City [Music Video]

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Steve Aoki – Rage The Night Away (feat. Waka Flocka Flame)

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Whether you’re the biggest fan of Steve Aoki or not, there’s no denying the amount of huge records the producer/DJ has had down the years. As the road towards his forthcoming album begins, we’re given a surprising collaboration alongside Waka Flocka Flame on “Rage The Night Away,” which sounds fitting for a large festival crowd. Look out for his new album Neon Future to finally be available later this year.

OS REWIND: Afrojack & Steve Aoki – No Beef (feat. Miss Palmer)
OS REWIND: Steve Aoki Joins Snoop Dogg On “GGN”

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Behind “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ Score With Pharrell & Hans Zimmer

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Riverting? That’s an understatement!

With just over two weeks until the release of the long-awaited The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Pharrell and Hans Zimmer have decided to speak on handling score for the movie. The two explained how their motivation was like no other thanks to what’s in the film itself, focusing on the sense of freedom within the character of Spider-Man, assembling a variety composers solely because of their strengths in collaborating, taking part in a true learning experience and much more.

OS REWIND: Pharrell – Here
OS REWIND: Alicia Keys – It’s On Again (feat. Kendrick Lamar) [Music Video]

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Suge Knight Talks Compton Rapper Criticism, Praises YG

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“It’s not good for me to have knowledge and not pass it down to Kendrick Lamar and The Game.” (c) Suge Knight

Recently being linked the careers of Waka Flocka Flame and Compton Menace, former CEO of Death Row Records and legendary hip-hop mogul Suge Knight sat down with BET Networks to clear up some confusion. Two decades ago with help from Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and the late 2pac Shakur among others, Suge pioneered mainstream crossover street music.

In a recent appearance on The Arsenio Hall late night show, Suge made some eye raising comments that were taken wrong initially pertaining to how he felt the way Kendrick Lamar and The Game were being treated at their majors. He went to compare the emcees deals to previous times in rap, where rappers could make their money from touring citing Prince’s survival from shows around the world. The conversation would continue to his praising of fellow Compton native YG, saying he’s in a class among himself with fellow newcomers in LA.

Continue after the jump for more on the interview with Suge praising the new breed of Los Angeles rappers, which he and Death Row Records set the blueprint for.

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J Dilla – Give Em What They Want

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Artists have been celebrating the incredible musical influence of J Dilla more than ever in recent times, and rightfully so. This week we’re provided with the latest single from his lost album The Diary in the form of “Give Em What They Want.” Five new tracks, created by by Dilla and Supa Dave West in 2002, will be released as a 12-inch clear vinyl on May 6th via Pay Jay Productions. Pre-order the collection here.

OS REWIND: The Day J Dilla Created
OS REWIND: J Dilla – Trucks

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Pigalle x Nike Collaboration Preview

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Sports apparel/footwear giants, Nike will collaborating with well-known French brand Pigalle for the Summer. We’re not quite sure what the two brands will be customizing as of yet but due to Nike’s past history we’re thinking we’ll see a AF1 or Air Max get a crazy makeover.

Pigalle and Nike will be unveiling their collaboration project within the next couple weeks, stay tuned.

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OS REWIND: Nike Flyknit Racer Summer 2014 Collection
OS REWIND: Nike Basketball 2014 Elite Series “Gold” Collection

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FORBES: Wealthiest Hip-Hop Earners 2014

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“The only one that’s topping Forbes, I’m getting lonely” (c) Sean Combs

Sean “Diddy” Combs, or now Puff Daddy has seemingly been topping the Forbes wealthiest hip-hop earners list for quite some time, which doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon. With the launch of his 24-hour music network REVOLT TV and success from Cîroc, Diddy has increased his net worth by over $120 million setting himself apart from the rest of the pack.

He went to tell Forbes in a recent interview his focus is making REVOLT number one on TV, and he is indeed heading in the right direction with a positive response to the brand thus far. In comparison to last year, the same five names return in the likes of Dr. Dre, JAY Z, Birdman and 50 Cent. A few of the moguls played musical chairs this year all seeing an increase, but much like Puffy, Dr. Dre saw a revenue increase largely due to his Beats by Dre company dominating the headset market over the last 12-years.

View the full list breakdown after the jump and video featuring Forbes senior editor Zack O’Malley Greenburg discussing the race to $1 billion.

OS REWIND: FORBES: Wealthiest Hip-Hop Earners 2013
OS REWIND: FORBES: Wealthiest Hip-Hop Earners 2012

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Drake Discusses Toronto Raptors Playoffs Potential With Grantland

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Aubrey Graham takes pride in his Toronto Raptors.

Following his visit to ESPN’s NBA Countdown last week, Drake made his way to Grantland for a sit-down with Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose. The conversation for the Toronto Raptor Global Ambassador would center on his team making the playoffs for the first time in 5 years and their most wins in franchise history at 48 to win the Atlantic Division title. Headed by a backcourt of DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and Terrence Ross; Drizzy has high aspirations for the team this year to potentially make it out the first round. Bill would jokingly bring up one of the most famous in Toronto sports where Kobe Bryant would score 81 points on his co-host Jalen Rose.

Drake went to compare the city’s fan base to college sports being very passionate about their teams performing at elite status. Continue the jump for more on the story in the sit-down.

OS REWIND: Drake Talks Hosting ESPY Awards
OS REWIND: Drake – Days In The East
OS REWIND: Drake To Host 2014 ESPY Awards

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JAY Z’s Made in America Festival 2014 Coming To Los Angeles

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Ivy League Hov taking Made in America to the West Side.

UPDATE: Early bird Philadelphia & Los Angeles tickets on sale now! Preview after the jump.

JAY Z’s set to take a trip downtown for his annual Labor Day weekend music festival late this year. The two-day event is still being advertised for its original Philadelphia-basing, in which tickets went on sale earlier this week; but the show will be officially taking over Grand Park this August 30th and 31st. The 12 acres park has only been opened two years, as the heart of downtown LA will be seeing its biggest event yet. JAY and Los Angeles mayor, Eric Garcetti are set to make a formal announcement later today for 2014 Made in America.

Last year, the festival included top acts I the likes of his wife Beyoncé and legendary rock band, Nine Inch Nails. A press event will be airing today at noon ET hopefully revealing acts and another imminent documentary to air.

OS REWIND: JAY Z & Jay Electronica – We Made It Freestyle
OS REWIND: Beyoncé & JAY Z Cover Billboard Magazine
OS REWIND: Timbaland – Bounce (feat. JAY Z) (Preview)

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Chet Faker – 1998

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Producer: Chet Faker
Album: Built On Glass
Label: Downtown Records
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/built-on-glass/id807649636

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Yesterday saw the release of Chet Faker‘s much-anticipated debut album Built On Glass, after it was made available to stream last week. The Australian musician has revealed “1998″ as the second official single from the project, and a chance for new listeners to accustom to his sonically pleasing energy. If you haven’t already, make sure you purchase the the full-length on iTunes now via Downtown Records.

OS REWIND: Chet Faker – Built On Glass [Album Stream]
OS REWIND: Chet Faker – Talk Is Cheap [Music Video]

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Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Pack by Lance Mountain

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Click Image To Watch Lance Mountain Speak on the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Pack

Jordan Brand and Nike SB are not done recreating the iconic Air Jordan 1 silhouette, now the two brands team up with pro skate Lance Mountain for the very unique mismatched pack; which takes the shoe somewhere it’s never been. Lance presents the “Paint shoes not walls” theme, delivering both a black version of the AJ1 and a white version with red/blue accents.  As you skate in each pair, the paint on the upper eventually wears off to reveal the colorways of the OG bred 1 and Royal 1.

The Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Lance Mountain Pack will be available in very limited quantities over at the Nike online June 7th. Check out detailed images below and watch Lance give some insight on the pack after the jump.

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OS REWIND: Nigel Sylvester x Nike SB Dunk High “S.O.M.P.”
OS REWIND: Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 In Stores March 15th

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50 Cent Stops By The Hot 97 Morning Show

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Soak up some game from 50 Cent discussing some real shit.

Entrepreneur and legendary Queens rapper, 50 Cent finally made his way to the Hot 97 Morning Show. Obviously there to promote his forthcoming Animal Ambition album as well as the upcoming Starz TV series, Power, Fiddy was questioned the state of NY hip-hop. Following his run 10 years ago with Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and The Massacre (both of which went Diamond worldwide), 50 explained his entrance into the game being blackballed and other artists not working with him initially forcing him to distance himself from the rest of the game.

That would segue into another elephant in the room regarding his current stance with Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks revealing he wanted the pair to use his momentum to build their own careers. Although he didn’t have anything bad to say about the two personally, he opened up about his childhood friend Yayo still appearing in music videos that were recently shot after Tony’s social media comments about the state of G-Unit. 50 would go onto also discuss Summer Jam and why its significant for him to still be part of the biggest hip-hop event of the year; especially this year with Nas touching the same stage.

Continue after the jump, to soak up more game from Fif discussing the infamous plane ride with him and Ja Rule, comparing his beef with Rick Ross to Nas and JAY Z, and a few uncomfortable discussions with street life that Hot 97 wasn’t ready for.

OS REWIND: 50 Cent – Hustler [Music Video]
OS REWIND: 50 Cent – Big Rich Town (feat. Joe) [Music Video]
OS REWIND: 50 Cent – Smoke (feat. Trey Songz) [Music Video]

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Nas Interview With Huff Post Live

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Nasty Nas discusses impact of Illmatic for hip-hop and the current state of rap.

Celebrating the week of Illmatic XX, Nas stopped by Huffpost Live to look back at his debut opus approaching its Friday anniversary. The Legendary artist, opened up about his mindset heading into the project thinking it would be a big album for the year and 5 years down the line, but never pictured the project to stand the test of time 2 decades later now. While reflecting on his career and the current state of hip-hop, Sincere went on to touch on how his on-wax beef with JAY Z changed the landscape for hip-hop becoming all battle. Continue below to watch the rest of the interview and be sure to look for the premiere of his upcoming documentary “Time Is Illmatic” running at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival now until April 27th in NYC.

OS REWIND: Nas’ 2014 Full Coachella Set
OS REWIND: Reminiscing on “Illmatic,” 20 Years Later
OS REWIND: Nas’ Brother Jungle Visits Childhood Home In Queensbridge

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