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Twenty years ago today, Snoop Dogg dropped his classic album, Doggystyle. To celebrate, Snoop has created an enticing mixtape of the samples used on Doggystyle with exclusive commentary and behind the scenes stories. This is your chance to hear first-hand, the creative process behind making this historic album that forever changed hip hop.
Big Sean dropped off a new remix for the third track off his latest album, Hall of Fame. The track “10 2 10″ has been repackaged with Rick Ross and Travi$ Scott and is now hotter than ever. Sean kicks off the track, showcasing his ability to switch up the flow and Rozay wastes no time calling out XXL.
The wild ride continues for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. In the provocative new music video for “Bound 2″, a topless Kim straddles her fiance while he drives a motorcycle through the desert. Is this ART or another one of Kanye’s ”genius” ideas? Whatever the case, everyone’s talking about how good Kim looks post baby!
Introducing, The Third Eye Initiative - a brand new project from Cali native Jetpack Jones. The 18 track tape was produced entirely by Brock Berrgian. Release after release, Jetpack Jones continues to push the envelope of creativity, soaring to new levels. Quality features from Mann, Reem Riches and more. (Artwork by Eustace Mamba)
Download: Jetpack Jones – The Third Eye Initiative
Chris Brown delivers a new 6-track project title, X Files. Special guests include Busta Rhymes, Ludacris and Kid Ink. This tape should hold fans over until Breezy drops his long-delayed sixth studio album, X sometime in 2014. DOWNLOAD
While overseas promoting his chart topping new album, Eminem kicked it with BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe for an extensive sit down interview. In the first of his four-part interview, Em shares his approach to creating The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
Love him or hate him, respect is due to Kendrick Lamar who has been named GQ’s “Man of the Year.” To celebrate, Kendrick suits up and delivers a few bars. You can read GQ’s feature article on Kendrick here.
The fresh prince of Hustle Gang, B.o.B, is gearing up for his next release. Bobby’s third studio album, Underground Luxury will be released on December 17th with a number of quality features including T.I., 2 Chainz, Future, Chris Brown and more. Check out the full album tracklist below.
1. All I Want
2. One Day
3. Paper Route
4. Ready (feat. Future)
5. Throwback (feat. Chris Brown)
6. Back Me Up
8. Wide Open
10. HeadBand (feat. 2 Chainz)
11. John Doe (feat. Priscilla Renae)
12. Cranberry Moon Walk (feat. Mike Fresh)
13. Nobody Told Me
15. We Still In This Bitch (feat. T.I. & Juicy J)
In his latest vlog, Big Sean gives an inspirational lesson on taking risks. Sean encourages generation to take risks and to not afraid of failure. Challenge yourself, everyday!
After producing club banger after club banger, DJ Mustard has made a name for himself and now the hottest producer in the game has a new place to call home! In the latest episode of Life+Times, the 23 year old super producer / DJ from LA discusses his new deal with Roc Nation.