It’s Easter Sunday, so you know we had to make this week’s installment a special one. Considering the other significance of today’s date (4/20), we could’ve made it extra special with a top 20, but unfortunately not that many dope videos were released so we had to settle with 15 instead. Which of course isn’t a bad thing, because within these top 15 we were more than satisfied with the videos we got. We hope you enjoy them as well, because we did.
Before, during or after you spark up today for 4/20 and get your grub on make sure to check out our top 15! videos of the week below.
OS REWIND: Top 10 Videos Of The Week (April 13, 2014)
One of the most anticipated albums this year for any new artist has been Young Thug’s debut street album Metro Thuggin, with producer Metro Boomin. While he’s been dealing with a few contract issues as to where his music will be releasing, rising ATL rapper links up with 1017 general Gucci Mane for their collaborative joint Young Thugga Mane La Flare. With features only helmed form PeeWee Longway and Takeoff, the 13-track offering hosted by DJ Holiday provides enough ratchetness you can enjoy for the 4/20 edition of Easter Sunday. Check below to stream, and then download the entire mixtape.
OS REWIND: Gucci Mane & Young Thug – Bricks Like A Project
OS REWIND: Gucci Mane – Shine (feat. Young Thug & Waka Flocka)
OS REWIND: Gucci Mane – Texas Margarita (feat. Young Dolph & Dr. Phil)
Having revealed plenty of music over the past few weeks, N.O.R.E. has returned on schedule with the release of his new album, Noreaster. The 10-track project contains guest features from the likes of Styles P, Raekwon, Troy Ave and many others, and will serve as the perfect treat for those who smoke on this 4/20 occasion. Make sure you purchase the project on iTunes now via Militainment Business.
Stream after the jump.
OS REWIND: N.O.R.E. – Cheatin’ (feat. Good Belt Gang)
OS REWIND: N.O.R.E. – Cowboys And Indians
Last night, Migos and Rich The Kid were supposed to drop the third installment of their popular Streets On Lock mixtape series. As a prequel to the joint, we get an appetizer from the Migos in the form of their Zaytoven-produced track “Fucked Up The Kitchen. With PeeWeeLongWay serving as the special guest on the record, you can also hit the jump to stream another track from the mixape, this time with Rich the Kid on “Why You Mad.” Stay tuned for Streets On Lock 3 to surface.
OS REWIND: Migos & Rich The Kid – Island
OS REWIND: Migos – First 48 [Music Video]
OS REWIND: Migos & Young Thug – Freestyle (prod. Honorable C.N.O.T.E)
With the NBA Playoffs officially beginning and the spring edition TV series well underway, theaters are (hopefully) looking to not disappoint heading into the summer. Marvel Comics super-hero film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the animated adventure-comedy Rio 2 are dominating the box office income this month, but there’s a few films on deck this weekend and next before The Amazing Spider-Man 2 releases. This week, we have a nice balance of comedies, adventure-explorations and one big sci-fi action that’s looking to hit big. Continue after the jump for new releases in theaters this weekend and what we’ll be potentially seeing.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Keke Palmer around these parts. Today the songstress returns with a new single “Ride This Beat,” featuring Bobby Ray. Keke just wants to dance with this one and the bouncy beat gives her that freaky feeling to ride to. B.o.B comes through with a decent verse for the track and it sounds like this might be the new party anthem for the summer. Ride with them one time and get ready for Keke Palmer’s debut album on Bangladesh Records coming out later this year.
Produced by Bangladesh.
OS REWIND: B.o.B – High As Hell (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
OS REWIND: B.o.B – Get It
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Good news Prince fans! A new album is on the way this year from the R&B legend now that he just inked a new deal with WBR. Wasting no time to give fans some new music, he releases “The Breakdown,” a ballad unlike what we’ve been used to hearing. Long time fans might be rocking with this one more, since it’s reminiscent to old material.
OS REWIND: Prince – Da Bourgeoisie
OS REWIND: Prince – FALLINLOVE2NITE (feat. Zooey Deschanel)
OS REWIND: Prince – Breakfast Can Wait [Music Video]
The NBA Playoffs are officially underway and we couldn’t be happier. As the first day of action unfolds and you get ready to watch playoff basketball for the rest of the weekend, we decided it would be a good idea to include you in some of our thoughts. During the NBA Playoffs really more than any sport we see unexpected players take the forefront of the stage and showcase some skills that most of the country didn’t know they had. These unexpected playmakers etch their way into the history books and journey down the road to a household name.
To get into the playoff spirit we decided to pick out a player from each team in this years field that might be under the radar, but won’t be after the playoffs. So as you get fully consumed by playoff basketball over the next few weeks, use this as your guide.
OS REWIND: NBA Playoffs First Round Preview
OS REWIND: Adam Silver Making Raising NBA Age Limit Top Priority
Do you know who Sevn Thomas is? If not, we’re about to put you on game. He’s an up and coming producer from Toronto who has cooked up tracks for the likes of Kelly Rowland, Skeme and Mobb Deep. He just released an instrumental effort titled Hidden Hand EP that might just surprise you. By the intro you’ll know he has some slaps in the mix. Enough that our A&R brains go crazy trying to think of what artists would fit best on each production. T Dot is really breeding producers up North.
You can purchase the project at your own price over at Bandcamp now if you want to support, or stream it and grab that free download after the jump.
Now that Adam Silver is in charge of the NBA, it appears one of his first orders of business will be raising the age limit to enter the league from college. The current rule forces college players to attend school for one year before jumping to the NBA. This year alone we see the impact of that, as high caliber players such as Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and more are bolting for the league. Silver wants to change that by upping the age limit to 20 years old and forcing players to attend at least two years of school. This is a rule that college basketball teams would be very fond of, as they wouldn’t have to rebuild almost every year with new freshmen.
The only downside to this will be players that are physically able to play in the NBA at 18 and 19, but won’t be able to enter the league. It has been a controversial issue for years, and this will only make it more debated.
Are you in favor of the NBA raising the age limit? Who should decide this? Let us know after the jump.
OS REWIND: NBA Playoffs First Round Preview
During the course of the last week, Raekwon went on strike from the Wu-Tang Clan, Hov’ announced that he’ll be taking his Made In America festival to Los Angeles, while information surfaced of a possible stadium tour for JAY Z and his wife, 2 Chainz announced that a new EP will arrive in May, and Pharrell cried with Oprah.
New songs arrived courtesy of Pharrell, Lana Del Rey, Chet Faker, Young Thug, Ab-Soul, Logic, T.I., and several others with new projects coming from Ibn Inglor, Jon Connor, DJ Drama & Don Cannon, all while official album streams came in from Future, August Alsina, Kelis, and Pharoahe Monch.
Keep up with everything over the past seven days with The Week OnSMASH.
OS REWIND: The Week OnSMASH [4.12.14]
Bulls vs. Wizards | Rockets vs. Trail Blazers Are First Round Must Watch Series
The road to the June is officially underway. While there’s many favorable teams that hold the higher seeding expected to win, we could get potential interesting stories from the Washington Wizards led by John Wall and more importantly a potential nasty fall out with Mark Jackson and Golden State Warriors. For the first time ever, the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers nor Boston Celtics will be in the post-season; which for some is a breath of fresh air for the fans, but definitely not something new NBA commissioner Adam Silver would like to see.
The Miami Heat are on another journey for a third consecutive NBA title, but they face stiff competition from the Indiana Pacers with an imminent game 7 meeting at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and the San Antonio Spurs still looking to avenge their game 6 meltdown from last year. The NBA hunger games begin today, and will be domination most of our attention (in addition to WATCH_DOGS) for the next two months. Let the games begin.
OS REWIND: 10 Things Phil Jackson Can Do To Resurrect The Knicks
OS REWIND: ESPN The Magazine: 25 Highest-Paid Athletes 2014
OS REWIND: Kobe Bryant Documentary Coming To Showtime
Our goal last week was to start heating things up as we encroach on the summer. This week, while the mercury continues to rise, we’re back with a playlist filled with enough gas for you to burn up the entire weekend.
With the smoker’s holiday just one day away, we’ve started off this Weekend Playlist with dank-filled raps from the likes of ScHoolboy Q, Wiz Khalifa, Danny Brown, Chance The Rapper, Young Thug, and Wale — you know, the stoners of all stoners. We change the pace with tracks from Kevin McCall and Jennifer Hudson, as we find Chet Faker making another appearance. Dom Kennedy also makes his way into the mix with P. Reign, and Vindata, who shows up twice. Not to mention, the waviest in the land, Max B, also gets wrapped up in our latest musical concoction.
Check out our A Day Before 4/20 playlist after the jump!
OS REWIND: The Weekend Playlist (April 12, 2014)
A little late than usual but them Flatbush ZOMBiES come through with this week’s ‘Day Of The Dead’ contribution, “My Team Supreme 2.0,” updating one of our favorite tracks from the Better Off DEAD project with newly added verses from Bodega Bamz and Juice. Look out for that new project ItsAllAMatterOfPerspective on the way soon.
Produced by Erick Arc Elliott.
OS REWIND: Flatbush ZOMBiES – Get Yours (feat. Diamante)
OS REWIND: Flatbush ZOMBiES – Red Light, Green Light (feat. Espa)
OS REWIND: Bodega Bamz – Don Francisco (Remix) (feat. French Montana) [Music Video]
Click image to watch Young Money “Senile” music video.
Earlier this week the Young Money army debuted their new music video for “Senile” on BET’s 106 & Park and tonight they finally got around to dropping it off for the interwebs to see. The latest music video from the groups new album, finds Tyga, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne in their own unusual and mind-fucked worlds. Tyga shows us he can dance a bit as dances alongside the Jabbawockeez and chills with a couple of hippies for a smoke break. Nicki Minaj invades a playground for some fun and is accompanied by her cholo homies, where she also appears to fit the part and Wayne has an eventful but rather bizarre dinner with his Swiss family and even poses for a family portrait with his new kin.
Young Money’s Rise of an Empire is available now!
Directed by Colin Tilley.
OS REWIND: Behind The Scenes: Young Money “Senile”
OS REWIND: Young Money – Rise Of An Empire (Artwork x Tracklist)