Dave East ‘Stretched Out’ [Video]

“A3C Volume 4″ music video. Stretched. 

Jay Pharoah Ft. Richard Pryor – The Resurrection: Intro (Video)

SNL’s Jay Pharoah’s converted his office at 30 Rock into a full functioning studio. And the end product created was The Resurrection EP, which featured 8 records.

“The Resurrection: Intro” featured Jay impersonating his idol Richard Pryor. Pryor was his idol simply because of his raw style, and he showed relatability to his audience. And this is why he ranks Richard at number 1, and Bill Cosby at number 2 on his list.

Boogz Boogetz – Overdose

Following up the release of his Fat Trel assisted visual for “Live”, Boogz Boogetz returns with the video for the second leak off his forthcoming C.O.O.L. 2 project dropping October 14th.

The History of Pen and Pixel Graphics

Of course I am posting this. Why? Because Pen and Pixel Graphics made history. If you have any knowledge of your southern hip hop, then you will feel me when I tell you: Pen and Pixel Graphics changed the game. I promise you: they made the hip hop album cover something of an artwork of oddity, excess, foolishness, and success.

Pen & Pixel churned out thousands of covers in the 90s and early 00s for dirty South artists such as Master P, Ghetto Boys & Lil Wayne, defining the visual style of southern hip hop with its over the top, diamond encrusted covers. They were the ones to invent the term “bling bling“. Noisey follows Shawn Brauch, the founder & head designer, from their rise to success, trailblazing digital desktop publication before anyone, and it’s fall from dirty south fame.

Presented by Adobe.Don’t understand? Then watch the video.

    Big K.R.I.T. Ft Rico Love ‘Pay Attention’ [Video]

    K.R.I.T’s new project drops November 11th.

    Yung Joc Breaks Down “Features” Single [Video]

    Yung Joc & T-Pain got a new joint, he sits with Mikey T to discuss it.

    Machine Gun Kelly ‘Raise The Flag’ [Video]

    “Black Flag” visual.

    DJ Quik – Pet Cemetary (video)

    “Man, Quik what they talkin’ about?”

    “Man, they talkin’ about R&B music and Gangsta Rap is dead.”

    “What?!? Damn…..”

    “We need to bury both of them motherfuckers in the Pet Cemetary.”

    “Take em to Compton and Watts, then!”

    And that is the beginning dialogue of this DJ Quik video. DJ Quick has been at it since…I don’t know, 1990 or so. So, he is beyond a veteran. He should be somewhere retired sipping lemonade making production for movies and commercials. Still, he is putting in work. You know, on some Quincy Jones type shit. And his music is still dope as fuck.

    Don’t let the title fool you, though. This song is far from morbid. In fact, it is actually quite funky like Southern weed smoke on a warm and sunny Compton day with a plate of soul food. If you get my visual, then you get the feeling that this song exudes.

      Nappy Roots – Call The Cops (Uncensored)

      I am happy to see Nappy Roots are still at it. I don’t ever want them to stop making music. Personally, I feel some of its members should have never left. But that is me with my musical dreams for the world. Anyways, press play and enjoy. More info:

      Nappy Roots returns w/ their latest video “Call the Cops” of their new project “The 40 Akerz Project”, which was produced entirely by SMKA . The video is an ode to the movie Super Troopers as the Nappy boys and producer 808 wreak havoc as you local boys in blue. You can catch Nappy Roots and our own 808 Blake rocking at the A3C Hip Hop Festival on the BET Matters Stage Saturday, October 11th.

        Berner & B-Real ‘Shatter’ [Video]

        Off that “Prohibition” album.