Chinese food, shots, and good smoke come together for a dope video from Chicago MC Jed Sed. Directed by Josh Martin, the choppy video compliments the beat’s snare to perfection, bringing an almost psychedelic feel to the joint. “Irish Exit” is off Jed’s latest project Trivial Pursuit, which pairs well with a pack of white grapes and an old school Cadi (in case you were wondering).
Not too long ago, Nicki Minaj released her artwork for here upcoming “Anaconda” track. Although there are a good amount of people that are curious to find out how this track will sound, there are twice as many people that are speaking of the artwork, more than the track itself.
Multiple people we stopped and asked about their feelings toward her artwork and her music. You will not believe the answers that were given. Of course the guys gave some eye-popping answers and the ladies gave some funny answers themselves. Take a look at this comedic clip of people being ask about Nicki Minaj’s new “Anaconda” artwork. You might just laugh as hard as I did. This might just make you askyourself, are you just a fan of the picture, or are you one that will listen to the Nicki Minaj “Anaconda” track? Let us know how you feel.
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Volume One of DJ Averi Minor’s EDM/HipHop/Trap mix which aired on Radio KIF 97.8FM in Brussels, Belgium. Enjoy!!!
Drake – Worst Behavior (Thugli remix)
Drake – The Language (SubtomiK Trap Remix)
A$AP Ferg ft. A$AP Rocky – Shabba (Cookin Soul Remix)
GB The FlyBoi – Nothing Like You
Young Dro – FDB (Harmani Remix)
Rocko ft Future & Rick Ross – U.O.E.N.O (RapStarBeatz Trap Remix)
Future – Shit (Salva Remix
Jay-Z ft Rick Ross – F*ckwithmeyouknowigotit (Play-N-Skillz Trap Remix)
Ty Dolla $ign – Paranoid (DJ Tim Remix)
Ace Hood ft Future – Bugatti (Crizzly Remix)
Lil Wayne – No Worries (DJ Dish Trap Remix)
Wiz Khalifa – We Dem Boyz (Clips X Ahoy Trap Remix)
Wiz Khalifa ft The Weeknd – Remember You (ZXX Remode)
Nicki Minaj – Lookin Ass (SCRVP Remix)
Nicki Minaj – Lookin Ass (NiggaKonrad OldMoney Trap Remix)
Migos – Versace (Play-n-Skillz Trap Remix)
Kendrick Lamar – Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Madeaux Remix)
GB The Flyboi – In This House
Rihanna – Cockiness (Dan Farber remix)
Dave Pracyse ft Kajun – Tunnel Vision
Nicki Minaj ft. Soulja Boy – Yasss Bish (Kybba Trap Remix)
YC – Racks (DJ Mike D Remix)
Juicy J – Bandz A Make Her Dance (E-91 Remix)
Travi$ Scott – Upper Echelon ft. 2 Chainz (Subtronikz Bootleg)
Wiz Khalifa – Work Hard, Play Hard (JSTJR Trap Remix)
Future – Same Damn Time (DJ Nugget Trap Remix)
Rich Homie Quan – Type Of Way (Scott Summers Remix)
2 Chainz ft Cap 1 – Where U Been (Scott Summers Trap Remix)
Yo Gotti – King Shit (Play-N-Skillz/Scott Summers Remix)
Wale Ft. Nicki Minaj & Juicy J – Clapper (Dotcom Trap Remix)
17-year-old Las Vegas native emcee, KIDD, has released his second full length album titled Hipsavvy: The Introduction. The genre of this album? Raw and translucence hip hop. Raw. Put that in bold! That’s the kind of word you want to use when creating a hip hop album and it clearly shows in this one. Hipsavvy: The Introduction features 12 tracks that include features from Derek Luh, John Givez, Kiya Lacey and many more. There are SO many features and producers on this album. Could you imagine how sweet studio time was? Take a listen, download and share. Bump it in the car and cruise through this summer weather.
I was posted in Cali for the last few weeks and had the chance to link up with Jarren Benton. For those of you who don’t know him, he was recently part of XXL’s 2014 Freshmen Class alongside Chicago notables like Vic Mensa, Lil Bibby, and Chance The Rapper. Beyond the cover, Jarren Benton has been making a name for himself since 2011. His track “Skitzo” hit 1.3 million views on YouTube and earned him the respect and attention from notable rappers like 2 Chainz, Dizzy Wright, and Jon Connor. At 32 years old, Jarren Benton is doing it bigger and better with each stride. Already making himself a lending contender in the game, he continues to bring us innovative material and show us exactly why we need to know his name.
First and foremost, congrats on being part of the cover of XXL 2014’s Freshmen Class. How does it feel to be nominated?
Thank you, I appreciate it. It was dope. I honestly didn’t expect to get it or even be nominated. I just remembering going hard and telling everyone to go and vote for me if they like my stuff. And when I got it I was like “Oh shit!” People came through and got me to where I am now.
(Laughs) Damn you seem pretty shocked.
Yeah I mean I wasn’t that shocked but still a great moment for me to soak in. It was dope just meeting everyone that was part of the cover and seeing how everyone is trying to make larger moves in getting our name and music out there. Definitely very memorable.
Of course and that nomination was definitely deserved. Congrats again! But I know besides the XXL cover you’ve been pretty busy on tour with Tech N9ne. How has that been?
It’s been great. Really cool to be around people who work hard and just having a good time doing what they love. We’ve been hopping around a lot but regardless we always try to give our fans a great show. Tech N9ne is great, I’ve been learning alot and just having a great time touring and doing my thing. Not going to lie, it has been a little bit tiring but it’s whatever, I’m still enjoying myself.
Besides the tour with Tech n9ne I know you and Hopsin have been collaborating. How was working with him? Can we expect more collaborations in the future?
Hopsin?! Oh he’s the homie. Honestly he’s a weird dude and I mean that in a good way. We are both weird dudes who do weird shit when it comes to making our music. Like when we made the track “Who’s There?” we were in our own space, alone, just doing us and only came out to discuss the track or whatever once we had things settled on our own. But I do hope we link up soon, we’re both busy with our own stuff so future projects will definitely be in the works.
So you guys basically only met when it came down to finalizing the last pieces?
Yeah basically. But that’s just how we do things. We’re weird. I’m a weird dude.
Define weird though.
I’m really particular about how and where I make my music. I got a ritual down and once I start something I need to just do it on my own and just kind of be in my own head sometimes. That’s just me.
I know your album “My Grandma’s Basement” is out. What was the inspiration behind that album and title? Was this the same process as all your other tracks?
Literally what the title is (laughs). My ass was LITERALLY in my grandma’s basement. But this album was mainly inspired about the dark period in my life when I was living in my grandma’s basement. It was a rough time and I wanted to dedicate an album where I can look back on those times and just give my fans a more intimate look at my work.
I can definitely see how that album reflects some of your tougher times. But on the lighter note…that basement though…I mean was it decked out and shit?
(Laughs) I mean it was aight. But I mean come on now, it was my grandma’s basement. Things were grim but still, there were some decent times here and there.
What makes this album so different from everything else you’ve done?
This album has less “fun” elements. When I wrote tracks like “Skitzo”, I was already going through shit but I just wanted to make something fun because I had other things going on. I was more in the mindset that I wanted to produce and have fun and just drop whatever negative was surrounding me.
Yeah and I feel like that’s where solid music comes from. It just comes when you just produce what you like rather than following the masses. Do you think this progressive way of thinking has changed or grown in the music industry?
I feel like it has definitely grown. Music definitely has gotten more diverse and we see more and more artists being more progressive. We got dudes coming up from Europe, Canada, and etc. just giving us good shit to listen to and I’m happy to see that music especially hip hop is becoming more cutting edge. To be honest it’s about time! It just goes to show that music is evolving and it’s evolving with the times. Granted we still hear the same old tracks being overplayed on the radio but when you really sit down and listen to some of the stuff being played, things are starting to sound more different. It’s coming up slowly but still a good sign that things are moving beyond us.