Tag Archives: Vince Staples

Snoh Aalegra “Bad Things” (Live, Stripped)

All-new today from the Swedish singer is this artsy, well-executed stripped down live version of “Bad Things” — Snoh‘s well-received collab with Chicago’s own Common. Her voice and delivery really shined on this one with a new, complimentary live sound behind her compared to that of the studio version I’m too familiar with.

Not only that, but I also stumbled upon Hypetrak‘s new follow-around sit-down with Snoh Aalegra as they were on set for the “Emotional” video and the viewing party with cameos by No I.D. and Baron Davis to name a couple. More importantly, this may be the first interview you’ve seen with Snoh and I resonate with her vibe even more after being a fan of the music first.

Finally, joining that video below is the new visuals for Vince Staples “Senorita” which features Snoh and Future as well. These went deep, so be sure to stay tuned into the twist ending at the very end.


Stream: Earl Sweatshirt ‘I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside’

Another hip hop album out today is Earl Sweatshirt’s artfully titled, I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside. I honestly love that title for summarizing the collective mood of Chicago in the winter. In fact, as I type this, the ground outside is covered with snow. *checks date* What!?!

Anyway, Earl announced his new album during SXSW so he only used this week to promote that it’s out. The stealth album turns out to contain 10 tracks with a few features most notably being ole tourmate and overall running buddy Vince Staples. Listen below:

ASAP Rocky to make acting debut

ASAP Rocky, the actor?

He’s set to make his debut in a new film titled Dope, starring Forrest Whitaker and Zoe Kravitz (who just finished shooting something with Kid Cudi) with IMDB even listing Tyga, Casey Veggies, and Vince Staples in the credits as well.

The premise surrounds a nerdy high school kid trying to stay out of trouble in Inglewood, California and the first trailer for it is below. We get a small glimpse at ASAP’s character in advance of Sundance, when Dope will be seen for the first time.

2014 BET Hip Hop Awards Cyphers + Performances

Apologies in advance for the obnoxious BET autoplays. They’re going to kill the various YouTube versions soon so bear with it as the post gets updated.

I’ll spare the long intro, scroll below for all the performances and cyphers, highlighted by Common, Jay Electronica, and Vince Staples bringing out Mike Brown’s parents in a stirring moment (pictured above).

What artist OR what overall cypher was your favorite? Drop a comment here.

Common, Jay Electronica, & Vince Staples “Kingdom (Remix)” with Mike Brown’s Parents

Cypher: Vic Mensa, Snow Tha Product, King Los, Treach & David Banner

Cypher: Tuki Carter, Berner, Chevy Woods, Ty Dolla $ign, Juicy J & Wiz Khalifa

Cypher: Arsonal, Couture, Calicoe & Murda Mook (Battle Rappers)

Cypher: O.T. Genasis, Kevin Gates, G-Eazy & Loaded Lux

Cypher: Jarren Benton, Corey Charron, Remy Ma & Papoose

Cypher: Troy Ave, Dee-1, Logic, Lil Mama & Detroit Che (Spring 16 Winner)

Brandy, MC Lyte, Yo-Yo & Queen Latifah “I Wanna Be Down”

Bobby Shmurda (with GS9 & Lil Terio) “Hot N****”

T.I. & Young Thug “About The Money”

Rae Sremmurd “No Flex Zone”

Migos “Handsome And Wealthy” x “Fight Night”

Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan & Birdman “Lifestyle”

DJ Mustard, Lil Boosie, Ty Dolla $ign & TeeFLii