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Random Hip Hop Facts Part 47

470. The art on Chance the Rapper‘s Coloring Book is a photo of him looking down at his daughter.  He wanted the cover to depict “the future being bigger than himself.” (via)

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469. Growing up, Anderson Paak used to recite Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg lyrics for show & tell & would often get in trouble for beatboxing in class. (via)

468. R.Kelly planned to collaborate with Tupac on an album before doing Best of Both Worlds  with Jay Z(via)

467. J. Cole snuck into LA Reid‘s son’s My Super Sweet Sixteen party hoping to get exposure as an artist & made an appearance in the episode. (via)

466. Pusha T held the the first-ever live music event at Calipatria State Prison. (via)

465. YG didn’t rap on “Thank God” due to being arrested on the prior song “1 AM.”  The 1st verse by Big TC (Ty Dolla $ign’s brother) was recorded in actual prison. (via)

464. Pharrell‘s “Can I Have It Like That” was originally for Puff Daddy & “there was a couple of guys kinda fightin’ over it,” according to P. (via)

463. Rick Rubin has known Dr. Dre since he met N.W.A. while they were recording Straight Outta Compton, and Eminem‘s “Rap God” marked the first time they worked together.  (via)

462.  While she was in prison, Oprah sent Lil’ Kim three of her  favorite books “for inspiration and motivation.” (via)

461. Some of Frank Ocean‘s favorite movies include A Clockwork Orange, Taxi DriverDjango, Alien, Spartacus, Psycho, ATL & Eraser Head(via)

Video: Puff Daddy, Lil’ Kim, Styles P & King Los – “Auction”

Puff Daddy dropped his latest video for “Auction” off of his MMM album, which dropped last year as a free mixtape on his birthday.  Directed by legendary video director, Hype Williams, the black and white visual provides the perfect, minimalist backdrop for seasoned collaborators Lil’ Kim and Styles P along with newcomer King Los.  Watch below.

Pusha T – Darkest Before Dawn

Pusha T’s solo career is taken to new heights with yet another impressive body of work.  After dropping the lyrically impressive My Name Is My Name, Pusha T returns with his solid sophomore album, Darkest Before Dawn.  Pusha brings the bars again and the eclectic production is provided by Kanye West, Puff Daddy, Timbaland, Q-Tip and Hudson Mohawke.  Stream below via Spotify.

Favorite Albums of 2015 List

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2015 was such a great year for music that I ended up writing about way too many albums that resonated with me. Here is my list of personal favorites in no particular order.

Lupe FiascoTetsuo & Youth 

His best work in years, Lupe‘s masterpiece divided into four seasons includes clever punchlines and discusses social issues accompanied by a medley of instruments including violins and atypical banjos.

Erykah Badu But You Caint Use My Phone

Dedicated to society’s fixation with cell phones, Ms. Badu analyzes their affect on relationships over futuristic Funk on a project sparked by Drake‘s “Hotline Bling.”

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

Already earning countless accolades including 11 Grammy nominations, Kendrick documents his battles with inner demons while exposing racial inequality and promoting Black pride on a unique fusion of Jazz and Funk.

LogicThe Incredible True Story

A space travel concept album that takes place in the future makes an intriguing listen filled with rapid-fire flows and stellar production influenced by Yeezy, Outkast and golden era Hip Hop.

The Internet Ego Death

The mature and developed effort by the former Odd Future act wows longtime and new fans with Grammy-nominated sensual and airy R&B melodies.

Phony Ppl – Yesterday’s Tomorrow

The nine member band exhibit alluring and state-of-the-art instrumentation that dazzles on this mellow Jazz, Hip Hop and R&B laced work.

Tyler, The Creator –  Cherry Bomb

Tyler showcases a vast range of beautiful production (based on his favorite musical genres) that includes strings, electric guitars and xylophones as he encourages listeners to soar to new heights.

Freddie Gibbs – Shadow of a Doubt

Gangsta Gibbs displays bold versatility on a hard as steel album that touches on old drug habits and features unexpected guests like Gucci Mane.

Kali Uchis – Por Vida EP

Kali‘s candy coated voice perfectly complements this well-executed smooth and nostalgic R&B album that sounds like it escaped from the 60s.

Travis $cott – Rodeo

A dark and melodic ode to indulging in libations and the Hollywood lifestyle, Rodeo channels elements of his mentor’s most influential album – 808s and Heartbreak.

Dr. Dre – Compton

Dr. Dre‘s return to Hip Hop brings Compton to life with a rich and pictorial West Coast soundtrack assisted by both legends and newcomers.

Mick JenkinsWave[s]

Mick Jenkins urges present day society to seek more truth and provides listeners with awe-inspiring bars and overall good vibes.

A$AP Rocky – A.L.L.A.

A kaleidoscopic and experimental approach to his sophomore effort finds Flacko not only rapping over organs and guitars, but harmonizing on tracks from time to time.

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Puffy and his formerly absent Family make sure the hustler’s spirit lives on thanks to his latest gem dedicated to Money Making Mitch from Paid in Full.

Pusha T – Darkest Before Dawn

Dense lyricism and an unconventional assortment of first-class beats compose an album so resplendent it is sure to pique fans’ interest in 2016‘s King Push.

Tame Impala – Currents

Tame Impala‘s third studio album filled with colorful psychedelia will have you floating on feel-good notes perfect for mood lifting or scenic drives.

Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Bush

Snoop and Pharrell team up to create 1970s inspired grooves that pay homage to some of California’s finest assets: women, weed, and weather.

Miguel – Wildheart

Miguel‘s sexy collection of love songs is fiery and well-produced, yet also manages to simultaneously emit honesty and rawness.

 

Album Stream: Puff Daddy – MMM

In honor of his 46th birthday, Puff Daddy dropped a free album called MMM.  Heavily inspired by Paid In Full, the album goes back to Diddy‘s roots and includes OGs Jadakiss, Lil’ Kim, Styles P and current favorites Big SeanFuture, Travis $cott, King Los and Pusha T.  The “sonic motion picture” is high quality and is being heralded as one of Puff’s best in years.  Listen below.

Puff Daddy & The Family – “Workin'”

Puff Daddy‘s “Finna Get Loose” helped spark dance crazes all over the Internet, and now he’s back with another solid track.  “Workin‘” serves as theme music for all of the hustlers out there.  The song, which was premiered during the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards, can be heard below.

Video: Puff Daddy feat. Pharrell – “Finna Get Loose” (CDQ) & BET Awards Performance

Last night, Puff Daddy debuted his new track with Pharrell Williams during a historic Bad Boy performance with Ma$e, Lil’ Kim and Faith Evans at the BET Awards.  CDQ of the catchy comeback song produced by P is now available.  Listen to “Finna Get Loose” courtesy of AudioMack.

Update: The video to the track directed by Hype Williams that has now sparked viral dance moves is now available below.

Stream the performance here.

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David Sabastian feat. ANTI Society – “Duh”

Wild 90’s videos motifs and neon color palettes permeate LA rapper David Sabastian‘s new video “Duh,” which also features his own collective of artists, producers and designers known as ANTI Society. You’ll see traces of  Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Puff Daddy, Ma$e and Busta Rhymes visuals and even a cameo from supporter DJ Mustard.

Album Stream: King Los – God, Money, War

After teaming up with R. Kelly for “Glory to the Lord,”Baltimore MC King Los drops his solid, new project called God, Money, War.  The album features Ty Dolla $ign and Isaiah Rashad with production from Da Internz and mentor Diddy.  His official LP is expected to drop late 2015 or early 2016.

Hip Hop News 5/13

Diddy changed his name back to  Puff Daddy and announced his new MMM album. (Read More)

Waka Flocka Flame stopped a fight at his show and made fans hug. (Read More)

Contrary to previous reports, Kanye West will NOT star in Spike Lee‘s new film. (Read More)

Cam’ron stated he may be doing an album on a color he’s creating. (Read More)

Lil Kim‘s ex-boyfriend was sentenced to life in prison for ordering six murders. (Read More)

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Christina Milian got a tattoo dedicated to Lil Wayne. (Read More)