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URLTV Presents: Real Deal vs. Rosenberg Raw

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Click image to watch URLTV “Real Deal vs. Rosenberg Raw” battle video.

Last month in Pittsburgh, URLTV held an event which featured the highly-anticipated battle between emcees local native Real Deal and Rosenberg Raw. After weeks of premature footage surfacing on the web(s), SMACK decided to release the battle in the midst of his current Ultimate Freestyle Friday season 2 series with BET. In related news, N.O.M.E. IV will be going down this June 7th in NYC, which event details and card lineup should be revealed in the coming weeks. After the jump, you can view the latest dosage of verbal combat.

Follow the innovators, not the imitators; Smiddddddddddddack!

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OS REWIND: URLTV Presents: Snow vs. HA Double (Ultimate Freestyle Friday)

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Ellie Goulding Interview On Chelsea Lately

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Click image to watch Ellie Goulding on Chelsea Lately.

RELATED: What You May Have Missed At Weekend One of Coachella 2014

Following her return to Coachella at Indio over the weekend, English singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding returned to E!’s Chelsea Lately. In the sit-down with Chelsea Handler, Ellie opened up on her experience at the festival saying she caught a weird sick bug before the event. Things would continue to talk about talk about her experiences in London, England where it’s freezing cold and muddy in comparison to the warmer desert environment for Coachella she prefers. After performing at Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding reception, she also touched on handling her rising fame; including Beyoncé walking up to her and revealing how much she listens to her music. Check after the jump for the interview.

OS REWIND: Ellie Goulding’s 2014 Full Coachella Set
OS REWIND: Ellie Goulding – All I Want [Music Video]
OS REWIND: Ellie Goulding – Beating Heart [Music Video]

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Pusha T Talks Working On “King Push” With The Neptunes

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King PUSH talks upcoming album with The Neptunes, remains quiet on YE’s next album.

Complex recently caught up with Pusha T to discuss his highly-anticipated album King Push. If you remember last year, Push linked up with The Neptunes for 20-consecutive days at a discrete location to record for the new album. He went to reveal this was the first time in the studio with both Pharrell and Chad in the studio together, revealing he’s intrigued to see what happens in the outcome of and proclamation of his current movement. So far, collaborative producers are along with P and Hugo are Kanye West, The Dream, Needlz, and Nottz; but went to reveal he hasn’t done an artist collaboration yet. Continue below to watch the conversation.

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OS REWIND: Pusha T – Suicide (feat. Ab Liva) [Music Video]
OS REWIND: Pusha T – Hold On (feat. Rick Ross) [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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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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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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2 Chainz Reveals New “FreeBase” EP Coming May

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While the world awaits B.O.A.T.S. III, Tity provides some appetizing FreeBase!

We’re not sure who was in the know or not, but some of us here behind-the-scenes were expecting 2 Chainz’ forthcoming FreeBase EP to release last week before Coachella. The ATL rapper took to Instagram Saturday evening to reveal the project would be seeing an official May 5th release date. Aside from slowly creeping back into the limelight once again, he’s been providing singles with “A-Rod,” “Mainstream Ratchet” and being featured on the popular ScHoolboy Q single “What They Want.” While his campaign for B.O.A.T.S III is underway, he’ll be giving fans a proper introduction to his next summer-take over in a few weeks when FreeBase drops. Continue after the jump to watch the official EP trailer and look for more tracks to impact your ears in anticipating for the May project.

OS REWIND: 2 Chainz – A-Rod (feat. French Montana) [Music Video]
OS REWIND: 2 Chainz – Mainstream Ratchet [Music Video]
OS REWIND: TeeFlii – 24 Hours (feat. 2 Chainz)

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August Alsina Interview With The Breakfast Club

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Click image to watch August Alsina’s interview with The Breakfast Club video.

RELATED: August Alsina – Get Ya Money (feat. Fabolous) [Music Video]

N.O.L.A. singer-songwriter, August Alsina made his return to “The World’s Most Dangerous Morning Show”, The Breakfast Club. Today marks the official release date of his debut studio album Testimony, which is currently in stores everywhere and iTunes now. Coincidentally, the interview starts with Envy brining up a recent Instagram photo he shared with Angela Yee, which segued into discussing whether he dived into the box or not. Comedian Donnell Rawlings would make a random call into the show for a brief second singing tracks from the song.

The conversation would then span into discussing a crazy experience with a fan and recent fallout with fellow urban/R&B singer Trey Songz. The conversation gets deeper before its conclusion with touching on his brother’s passing 3 years ago due to the streets as well as the large epidemic of inner-city youth not making it past the age of 25. Continue after the jump for more from the interview including revealing details for an official upcoming Testimony Tour. Be sure to purchase the album in stores everywhere and iTunes now.

OS REWIND: August Alsina – Testimony [Album Stream] [Music Video]
OS REWIND: August Alsina – Make It Home (feat. Jeezy) [Music Video]
OS REWIND: August Alsina – Don’t Forget About Me [Music Video]

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Conan O’Brien’s “American Hustle” MTV Movie Awards Hair Prep

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I’LL BE OUT IN A MINUTE, DON’T COME IN. IT’S GOING TO BE FINE!!!!

One of the most popular movies last year was the crime comedy-drama film, American Hustle. Starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Amy Adams, one of the biggest eye grabbers throughout its 2 hour duration was Bale’s long process of putting together his hair with various sprays, creams and other measures to make himself presentable. Somehow after being on air for 20 years, Conan’s never endured a problem with his hair period.

Over the weekend, the comedian was the host for MTV’s 2014 Movie Awards ceremony in his neck of the woods at the Nokia Theatre in LA Live. Before taking stage, he invited the world into little secret of how he prepares every night with an unnoticeable comb-over, glue, duct tape, and an orange sponge among various techniques to achieve his MTV Hustle-like appearance for the night. Check below to watch the hilarity.

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What You May Have Missed At Weekend One of Coachella 2014

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The first weekend of 2014’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is finally over. The 3-day event really felt longer due to so much happening in a short time, but soon would become a blur. Luckily for those of you who were out of commission enjoying your weekend, we’ve put together a nice round-up of the most important things and performances over the last 72-hours, including the long-awaited OutKast reunion, music premieres and special guest appearances from literally the biggest names in music at the moment. Some of this stuff came out of left field, but it set the bar for Coachella heading out the first weekend. We’re sure fans in attendance were very pleased.

The Empire Polo Club in Indio, California will be seeing a 4-day rest period before folks pack Inland Empire once more this Friday for another 3-day weekend fans will never forget. Continue below to see what you missed in the week one festivities.

OS REWIND: 2014 Coachella Live Stream
OS REWIND: Coachella Festival 2014 Airing Live on AXS TV
OS REWIND: The Official Coachella 2014 Lineup

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Ed Sheeran Takes Over The “Saturday Night Live” Stage

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Click image to watch Ed Sheeran’s “Saturday Night Live” performances.

English singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran finally gave us the official release date for his long-awaited sophomore album X. Featuring the Pharrell Williams-produced lead single “Sing,” which also just released last week, fans of the 23-year-old musician can look forward to his album this June 23rd via Asylum and Atlantic. Although Pharrell wasn’t on hand last night fresh from his 30 Rock takeover last weekend, Ed made a splash into living rooms across the states performing “Sing,” as well as his Benny Blanco and Rick Rubin produced track “Don’t.” Continue after the jump below to watch both performances and do remember you can pre-order X now on iTunes.

OS REWIND: Ed Sheeran – X (Artwork x Tracklist)
OS REWIND: Ed Sheeran – Sing (feat. Pharrell)
OS REWIND: Lupe Fiasco – Old School Love (feat. Ed Sheeran) [Music Video]

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“A Most Wanted Man” Film Trailer

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Click image to watch “A Most Wanted Man” trailer

One of the biggest films talked about at last January’s Sundance Film Festival, was John le Carré thriller novel, A Most Wanted Man. With lovely actresses Rachel McAdams and Robin Wright headlining the film, co-star late Philip Seymour Hoffman tragically passed last February before the movies campaign officially began. Along with the God’s Pocket and the long-awaited Hunger Games: Mockingjay series impacting later this year and 2015, Hoffman’s immediately legacy will still live on starting with the new film we’re previewed with here. A Most Wanted Man centers on Mohammed Atta and his many terrorist, who’s helped plan 9/11, with both American and German intelligence on the hunt to make the world a safe place in only 72 hours.

The Andrea Calderwood-directed film will be hitting theaters worldwide this July 25th.

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URLTV Presents: Ah Di Boom vs. Danny Myers (Ultimate Freestyle Friday)

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Click image to watch URLTV “Ah Di Boom vs. Danny Myers” Ultimate Freestyle Friday battle video.

Smack White and Bow Wow’s “Ultimate Freestyle Friday” continues this week with another dosage of verbal combat. Last week, we witnessed one of the better battles of the year with Prez Mafia and Ty Law in the ring. While our OG’s The Lox felt Prez Mafia won, the streets were still convinced Ty Law got the dub. Speaking of which, South Central’s own Danny Myers steps in the battle arena this week against New Jeruz emcee Ah Di Boom. This week’s judges are the Queensbridge legend’s Mobb Deep, which the winner will win the big $10,000 purse.

Follow the innovators, not the imitators; Smiddddddddddddack!

OS REWIND: URLTV Presents: Prez Mafia vs. Ty Law (Ultimate Freestyle Friday)
OS REWIND: URLTV Presents: Snow vs. HA Double (Ultimate Freestyle Friday)
OS REWIND: URLTV Presents: Cortez vs. John John Da Don

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Tahiry Interview With The Breakfast Club

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“What reason is there to wear a condom with Tahiry.” (c) Charlamagne Tha God

Entrepreneur and socialite Tahiry Jose, returned to “The World’s Most Dangerous Morning Show”, The Breakfast Club. The appearance was mainly to promote her new 2014 “Intimacy” calendar that’s currently available to purchase online now for $20.00. She also touched on her Uptown nightclub, which she even has her own liquor license in the city. With today being “Freaky Freaky Friday,” the four centered on adult-themed videos Tahiry watches and her current relationship status. Check after the jump to watch more with Tahiry discussing current status with Joe Budden and possibilities of a spin-off reality show to Love & Hip Hop.

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OS REWIND: Mobb Deep Interview With The Breakfast Club
OS REWIND: 50 Cent Interview With The Breakfast Club

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