The A$AP Mob confirmed on Twitter that they will release a new album called Lords Never Worry on August 28. A$AP Rocky also mentioned that he will release a new video this Monday. The A$AP Mob recently release a single called “Bath Salt.”
Kendrick Lamar is featured on the latest installation of VEVO Lift. He discusses his upbringing in Compton and his days attending Centennial High School.
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib released the music video for his track “Shame” which features fellow Midwest rapper BJ the Chicago Kid. The track is off of their EP Shame. The video is directed by Jonah Schwartz.
Regarded as one of the most acclaimed albums of 2011, Kanye West’s and Jay-Z’s album Watch The Throne celebrates its 1 year anniversary today. The documentary on the creation of the album was quickly taken down after its release. It has resurfaced. Director Robert Lopuski said that “in the world of hip-hop, anybody who does something different is a genius, anybody who does something successful is making history; you know it all becomes these exaggerated, bombastic endeavors. And so, for me, I was not interested in that; I was more interested in the smaller moments. The quiet power of talent.” Watch the video above and listen to the album today.
J. Cole played his set on the final day of Lollapalooza in Chicago. Watch a clip of his performance including “The Cure” via Billboard.
Childish Gambino capped off Sunday at Lollapalooza in Chicago. Out of many hits, he performed “Outside” from his album Camp. Watch the performance above.
Kendrick Lamar released the official video for his track “Swimming Pools (Drank)” track, which will appear on his upcoming album good kid, m.A.A.d city, due out October 2nd.
Lupe Fiasco stopped by Toca Tuesdays on Shade 45 and represented Chicago well with his freestyle.
The official lineup for Jay-Z’s co-sponsored music festival Made in America has been announced. The festival will take place on September 1st and 2nd at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. Some noteworthy acts that will perform are Drake, D’Angelo, Maybach Music Group, Run DMC, and Jay-Z himself.
Nicki Minaj released the official music video for her song “Pound the Alarm” which appears on Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. The video is directed by Benny Boom.