Nipsey Hussle – Rap Niggas (Video)

Nipsey Hussle - Rap Niggas (Video)

(FreshAsFrankie) Nipsey Hussle’s debut studio LP has been done since April and has seen numerous delays due to label disputes, which have since been sorted out with Nip’s All Money In label partnering with Atlantic Records. With progress being made, the Crenshaw rapper has finally put a release date on Victory Lap. In the meantime, the 32-year-old delivered a gritty “Rap N—as” visual to hold fans over until Feb. 16, which is just in time for NBA All-Star weekend.

The Sergio-directed video takes Nipsey around various city landscapes claiming he’s not like the rest of these emcees until the ending lavishly fades away with his crew on a luxurious boat. Before coming to a close the blacked out screen reads in a script, “In Loving Memory of Stephen ‘Fatts’ Donelson,” who passed away in September at the age of 30. Lauren London makes a cameo in the video, but XXL reported last week that the couple had broken up.

Hussle took to Instagram with a heartfelt thank you letter penned to his day one supporters saying, “You’ve come a long way with us on this journey. Through our ups and downs, you’ve stayed dedicated to us, our brand, and our vision. I want to say thank you. Without your belief, we would not have gone this far.”

(L-R) Sam Asghedom (All Money In Founder/ Partner), Steven “Steve-O” Carless (Marathon Agency), Julie Greenwald (Atlantic Records Chairman/COO),  Mike Kyser (Atlantic Records President of Black Music), Nipsey Hussle, Craig Kallman (Atlantic Records Chairman/CEO), Adam Andebrhan (All Money In Founder/ Partner), Dallas Martin (Atlantic Records SVP of A&R)

Nipsey Hussle’s All Money In Label Teams With Atlantic Records for His ‘Victory Lap’ Debut: Exclusive

Victory Lap will again be sold for $100 through his JAY-Z-supported Proud 2 Pay program, in addition to iTunes and other major streaming services on Feb.16. Check out the “Rap N—as” visual, as well as the project’s artwork below.

Pre-order Victory Lap on iTunes.

 

Download + Stream RAP NIGGAS: http://i.ihussle.co/getRapNiggas
Pre-order VICTORY LAP out 2/16: http://i.ihussle.co/preorder

 

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Video Commissioner: Joseph Boyd

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6IX9INE Brings Together Bloods and Crips for “Kooda” Video Shoot

6IX9INE Brings Together Bloods and Crips for "Kooda" Video Shoot
(FreshAsFrankie) A number of notable acts have bubbled out of Brooklyn over the past several years, including Joey Badass, Troy Ave, Desiigner and Young MA to name a few, who’ve exhibited an array of styles representative of the borough’s musical diversity. Many fans will say that the streets haven’t truly gotten behind a movement from the birthplace of Biggie Smalls since Bobby Shmurda and his GS9 crew were bringing the gritty sounds and raw visuals reflective of their free and rebellious youth. That is until now.

Over the past several weeks the hardcore intensity of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s vocals, coupled with the infectious hook off of his single “Gummo” has begun to recapture that 2013-2014 energy. And radio is taking notice.

Tekashi recently set up a live stream for his fans, during which he notified followers that Hot 97 was about to play the song for the first time. As Funk Flex ran the record back repeatedly it appeared that he was floating between two worlds, with his feet firmly planted on the block and his mind in the clouds as the possibilities came to surface in the surreal moment. Then came Flex’s bombs, and the legendary DJ name-dropping the hot young rapper while shouting one time for Brooklyn.

“To be honest with you, I don’t even know how to feel. Like, n****s playing me on the radio. Like… I know some n****s be paying for that s**t, some n****s be just paying the DJ and s**t but I never thought I was gonna have a hot record to actually spin on the radio,” said 6ix9ine. “You know what I’m saying? That s**t just bugged out to me because I don’t make radio music. I don’t make club music, so that s**t real crazy.”

The visual for “Gummo” certifies the song with the kind of life that’s going to continue to generate from the Blood rapper’s Scum Gang clique when they officially roll out the video for Tekashi’s next single, “Kooda.” Snippets from the “Kooda” video have been floating around the net and show Bloods and Crips flooding the Utica Avenue and Fulton Street stop along the A/C subway line, together.

The degree to which they are evidently united in the visual serves as a glaring sign of the potential Tekashi bears to call rap music’s attention back to the city at a street level. At one point during the video’s teaser, an affiliate of the rapper’s entourage lifts up his shirt to reveal a graphic of Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel. All of the dots seem to be connecting for a similar kind of Brooklyn resurgence.

Source: boxden.com

Dave East Breaks Down The Lyrics For “Perfect”

Dave East Breaks Down The Lyrics For "Perfect"

(FreshAsFrankie) Harlem fast-rising rapper Dave East stopped by lyric-expert site Genius offices in Brooklyn to break down the lyrics for “Perfect” featuring Chris Brown.

East spoke on writing the song for a female audience, shopping for expensive clothes, getting curved by women, staying loyal to one person, riding trains in New York, and more.

Check out the video below.