New Music: Bankroll Fresh & Oy Boyz Link Up With DJ Scream For The Record “Put It In Your Face”

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Hip Hop Photographer Cam Kirk Announces Release Of First Photo Book Ft. Migos,Wiz Khalifa And More

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Cam Kirk an ATL based photographer has been on the scene for quite sometime now delivering dope images of some of your favorite artist including  T.I., Bun B, Gucci Mane Young Jeezy, Young Thug,Wiz Khalifa, Migos​, Rich Homie Quan, Lil Boosie, Birdman, Metro Boomin, Travis Scott & More. Complex named him one of the 15 photographers every rap fan should know. He has also been doing his thing on the video scene as he did the Migos “Freak No More” video & more. and Oh yeah that dope photo floating around of Gucci Mane boxing is his work also.

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Cam has just announced his very first debut photo book will be here on Jan 12th online entitled Yesterday’s Tomorrow: The Diary of Photographer, Cam Kirk.  Kirk says that the body of work as the title says is a diary of his life in 2014. The photo book also includes photos no one has seen with rare video footage. He will alsol give us a sneak peek of rare video footage of  Young Thug, Migos and Rich Homie Quan working together in the studio on a  track called “Welcome to New Atlanta.” Check out some of the dope shots below and to check out more of his work you can visit Cam Kirk’s website here.

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“This year I have experienced so much and have accomplished more than I could have ever imagined. I wanted to release this book to share with the world, my supporters, and other photographers my year through my very own perspective and words. Through this book I want to walk you all through some of the key moments of my year and give you all a little bit of back story as to how a lot of moments came together. Hopefully after reading the book you will get a better insight as to who I am as well as to how life is as a photographer on the rise in a very competitive music industry.” – Cam Kirk

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MC Jin Drops New Single ‘Complicated’ ft. Hollis

After going undefeated for 7 weeks on BET’s 106 & Park Freestyle Fridays competition in 2002 , MC Jin was offered a record deal with Ruff Ryders, which helped launch his hip-hop career. Based in New York, Jin dropped his second single “complicated” off his upcoming album XIV:LIX set to drop October 21, which is the 10-year anniversary of his debut album “The Rest is History.”

Jin discusses the inspiration behind the album and how it tackles fifteen fleeting minutes of  fame. Looking back at all that has transpired since he signed on with Ruff Ryders, Jin essentially wanted this album to address how he’s spent his time and what he would leave his fan with if his time was up. “Complicated” tells the story of how MC jin’s mentor helped put him on to the rap game and how their relationship became complicated as Jin’s life seemed to changed in a matter of fifteen minutes.

If you haven’t already heard the track, check it out.

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Cormega Talks About Long Awaited Album Release With Uncle Ralph

Video Music Box Show In Review (Oct. 6 – Oct. 12)

WHAT’S HOT AT THE BOX

This week Cormega breaks down his new album “Mega Philosophy” with Video Music Box at ClassicMaterialNYC in Brooklyn and VMB’s Kev Lawrence has his annual Bac2School Jam in The Bronx plus new videos from A$ap Rocky and Ryan Leslie.  @videomusicbox

 

VMB’s Kev Lawrence “Back2School Jam”:
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ABOUT VIDEO MUSIC BOX

Ralph McDaniels always wanted to showcase the hip-hop that was not being featured in the mainstream.  After about a year of hosting Studio 31 Dance Party, McDaniels got the opportunity to produce a show the way he originally wanted to do it and he appropriately named it – Video Music Box (VMB).  It was not long before VMB’s 6-day, 60-minute public access viewership began to grow far beyond what any of the cable networks had expected.  By 1995, Billboard magazine had recognized and awarded VMB as the “Best Local R&B/Rap Regional Show”.  In addition, VMB was also notably voted as the Top 10 Greatest Hip Hop TV Moments by VH1 in 2003.  By 2005, over 192,000 households per week were regularly viewing VMB.  In 1985, McDaniels became the first to broadcast a hip-hop tour, “Fresh Fest”, on VMB which featured many of today’s hip-hop icons such as RUN DMC, LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, Will Smith, and many others.  It was also through the broadcast of VMB that McDaniels was able to successfully register over 10,000 voters earning McDaniels tremendous respect and accolades throughout NYC.  Now in 2010 Ralph is about to expand and launch Video Music Box Global and present his show to the international Hip-Hop audience who has nothing but love for the Hip-Hop culture.  For more info on 30 years of VMB and upcoming events you can contact us or you can watch the show on WNYC Ch. 25; Cablevision Ch. 22; Comcast Ch. 14/18 on Wednesday nights at 11:30PM, Fridays at 2:30AM, and Saturday at Midnight.

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Andre 3000 Talks Playing Jimi Hendrix, Upcoming Album & His Advice For Raury

Andre 3000 is a hot topic right now, garnering praise from his recent performance in Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side and talks of a new album, 3000 has no intention of slowing down. Currently on tour with Big Boi, 3 stacks took time to discuss his post-tour studio plans, the key to Hendrix’s success and buzz surrounding newcomer Raury. Continue reading Andre 3000 Talks Playing Jimi Hendrix, Upcoming Album & His Advice For Raury

Listen To A$ton Matthews’ “Lit″

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Earlier this year in March, Rapper A$ton Matthews dropped a mixtape named A$ton 3:16.As he works towards pushing his mixtape, he released a track that lasts about three minutes. Produced by Alviar, “Lit” has a California street rap to it but also a New York edge. In the song he continuously mentions “Everything Lit”, when the term lit is used, it holds different definitions in different areas. Hmm, wonder what it means to the artist, or at least what he was referring to and does it share the same meaning within the west and east coast music culture?

 

 

– Asada Nicome ( @SadaBlu )

 

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Overcome Your Allergies On SHIRT’s “Queens Cat” Video

I’m a fan of dogs, for obvious reasons (dogs>cats). But Queens native, SHIRT, almost has my infallible logic beat. In his new video, the rapper formerly known as T-SHIRT spits some of his finest “I’m better than you” rhymes over the off beat, bare production from Zygote and Jazz T while carrying what looks like a Queens cat. But as you watch, you find out that the video isn’t about SHIRT. It’s about this mysterious cat that has better weekdays than your weekends. Of course the video turns into another cute, viral cat video with the music muted but with SHIRT’s clever lines, it’s a day in the life of the coolest cat on the block.

We had the jump off and now we have the take off.

“Queens Cat” comes off of SHIRT’s RAP album.

Bryan Hahn (@notupstate)

Instagram Artist, Tisha Cherry, Creates Awesome Rap References Out Of Food

Though food, instagram, rap, funny, tisha cherry, #ArtintheEatsher full time job is being a nurse, you wouldn’t guess it by checking out her Instagram account. Tisha Cherry commissioned her own personal project, dubbed #ArtintheEats, in which she creates masterpiece portraits and images of your favorite rappers – solely out of food.

Cherry’s  work became so popular and renowned that her talents were requested for the 20th anniversary of Nasir Jones’Illmatic album. Using ice cream, chocolate, and a cherry, Tisha did just that, creating Chillmatic.

Wu-Tang pizza, Drake sushi and R. Kelly French Fries are just a few of the items on Tisha’s menu. Check out some more of her work, below and be sure to follow her on Instagram for more!

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Paid Dues Cancelled For 2014

MursSome unfortunate news for rap fans all around and possibly a sign of bad things to come in the near future: Paid Dues 2014 was cancelled. Founder and rapper, Murs, took to his facebook page to announce the news and to give some more information to dedicated followers. One of the biggest rapcentric festivals in California, it has hosted some big names in the past, last year Black Hippy headlined.

After cancelling the Northeastern leg of their ever popular Rock the Bells travelling festival, it seems that Guerrilla Union has been having some financial challenges. This has led to the cancellation of this years Paid Dues,  of which they were a major partner. Murs promises to try his hardest to bring the concert back in 2015, but in the meantime you can check out his statement below.

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Jimi (@Nativejimi)