NBA 2K16 Soundtrack curators

DJ Premier, DJ Khaled, and DJ Mustard will bring together 50 tracks (+ 6 originals) to the largest 2K soundtrack yet. I love hearing all the new stops the NBA 2K franchise pulls out for their annual release and between these three and Spike Lee, they continue to keep things fresh. Definitely lookin’ forward to Premier’s picks the most, but that’s just me.

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Kanye calls out Nike

Last night at Big Sean’s Grammy Weekend set at the HoB Sunset, the stars were out and it was Kanye who took over the headlines. He called out Nike real quick up above saying, “Y’all should thank Nike because they made me make these songs right here,” West says before performing ‘New Slaves'”.

ICYMI: The first look at the adidas Yeezy Boost

Also partaking as part of Big Sean’s set was Travi$ Scott, Justin Bieber, Ty Dolla $ign, Chris Brown, Tyga, YG and DJ Mustard for “IDFWU”. And as you can tell in the photo below too, J. Lo, J. Cole, and the Jenners were at the show too.

Finally, be sure to also peep an entertaining video of Kanye letting an aspiring rapper spit some bars to him last night. Love that guy’s thankful reaction at the very end, haha.

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J. Cole, Chris Brown, J. Lo, Justin Bieber, Big Sean, kanye West, the Jenner sisters, Tyga, Travi$ Scott, and a couple randoms
J. Cole, Chris Brown, J. Lo, Justin Bieber, Big Sean, kanye West, the Jenner sisters, Tyga, Travi$ Scott, and a couple randoms
Ye, Ibn, Sean, & Don C
Ye, Ibn, Sean, & Don C
Kanye, Jay, Sean, Steve Stoute, Nas, & Patriots owner Robert Kraft
Kanye, Jay, Sean, Steve Stoute, Nas, & Patriots owner Robert Kraft

YG “2015 Flow” (prod. DJ Mustard)

YG & DJ Mustard were upset about the Best Rap Album nominee snub and put out a new release to keep it movin’. Here’s “2015 Flow”.

Who is YG unseating though from these nominees? Whether it’s name, quality, or buzz, I feel like the artists that did get the nod deserve it over YG from a national perspective. I’m also sharing the award show perspective that Iggy Azalea’s album is hip hop and not pop, so there is a case there. I digress…

2014 AMAs Performances

The AMAs are ongoing at posting time and I’ll update as the night proceeds and the videos are uploaded to the interwebs.

The highlight for me so far was Lil Wayne debuting a new song from Tha Carter V alongside his new muse Christina Milian. It’s called “Start A Fire” and sounds like it could have some mainstream legs to it. Full song and explicit version TBD (Wayne’s entire second line was bleeped out for an awkwardly long amount of time… and it was probably fantastic.)

After Tunechi and Christina pranced off the stage, Nicki Minaj and Skylar Grey performed another rendition of “Bed of Lies” in all-white attire. It was a little strange to see some cuts of people dancing with it, but I appreciate that Nicki keeps pushing one of her deeper songs that doesn’t rely on sex appeal. Skylar’s voice was piercing throughout as she continues to slay those hooks. Always great to see the next A-list single she’s involved in.

UPDATE: The studio version of “Start A Fire” can be heard here.

More 2014 AMAs Performances by Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith & A$AP Rocky, Ariana Grande & The Weeknd, and Fergie with YG & DJ Mustard.

Added Mary J. Blige “Therapy”, Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande performing “Bang Bang”, and Iggy Azalea & J. Lo with “Booty” to close it out. Yup, this song closed it out. #JusSayin

Also debuted tonight: more of the “Guts Over Fear” video that drops in full tomorrow (or maybe with tonight’s midnight release of Shady XV) and Waka Flocka stars in a humorous commercial for Pine Bros. cough drops. I would rather watch this 5x than Fergie’s performance once.