Take two for <em>A Sucker For Pumps</em> original.
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Take two for <em>A Sucker For Pumps</em> original.
Looking back in the archives from before West became a cultural icon.
<em>"Takes a long time, happens so fast, To realize that your future is somebody else's past."</em>
Wale's "Golden Salvation (Jesus Piece)" from The Gifted gets a smart visual, under the direction of Coodie & Chike.
Wale is one of the most interesting success stories in contemporary Hip-Hop, a thesis on re-branding and market synergy waiting to happen.
In a little over two minutes, Tree gives a look into Chicago culture rarely seen since Common Sense made his name in the early '90s.
Laid back NY upstart Joey Bada$$ gets animated in the video for <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2013/01/joey-badass-unorthodox">“Unorthodox.”</a> The grey, cold, streets of NY are saturated with color in the vibrant clip, directed by Coodie and Chike.
Having moved past the <a href="http://realtalkny.uproxx.com/2013/01/topic/topic/music/lil-b-im-the-bada-joey-bada-diss/">fun & games with Lil B</a>, Joey BadA$$ teams with fellow Cinematic Music Group members Rugby Thompson and Big Krizzle to deliver something with much more replay value.
Yesterday marked <a href="http://upnorthtrips.com/post/34163619751/10-years-ago-today-10-23-02-kanye-west-was">the 10 year anniversary</a> of the near fatal car crash that changed the course of Kanye's life and, subsequently, music as a whole.
By now, the entire world recognizes the importance and all-around sheer awesomeness that is ESPN's critically acclaimed 30 For 30 series.
Jay-Z’s exclamations of “He’s only 16.
Sweeter than a whole pantry of blackberry jam, Erykah Badu just keeps humming to our heart's content.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/video-erykah-badu-fall-in-love-in-studio-performance"> My mind's playing tricks on me or something. Look back at my last few posts and a great majority of them have been of the non-Hip-Hop variety, give or take a few. And you know what? We're just going to keep the party going. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/erykah-badu">Erykah Badu's</a> New Amerykah Part Two still commands spins around my iPod these days mainly because it acts as a superb audio and mental masseuse.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/the-20-best-mixtapes-of-2010"> You can take a Bogus Boy out of their element, but you can't knock them off their pivot or throw them out of their zone. After disposing of the conniving harlot named <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/lep-bogus-boys-ginger-video">Ginger</a>, the Low End Professionals decide to stick around and enjoy the Havana nights on behalf of the city of Miami.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/download-dj-drama-and-l-e-p-bogus-boys-dont-feed-da-killaz-vol-3"> <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/l-e-p-bogus-boys">Count & Moonie</a> link with Chuck & Mikey to shoot the clip for "Countin' My Money," a J.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/download-currensy-michael-knight"> Even KITT has to chuckle at the opening line to "Michael Knight," as <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/currensy">Spitta</a> coldly belittles his competion with wise cracks that would disrupt a classroom to no end.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/l-e-p-bogus-boys-feat-kobe-shotty-video"> "A thug changes...and love changes...and best friends become strangers..." ~Nas There's no honor amongst thieves in this dirty game. After pulling off <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/l-e-p-bogus-boys-going-in-for-the-kill-video">a near fatal Chicago Job</a>, who woulda thunk that a LEP Brother would turn Cain on his brother.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/the-battle-for-la-roux-supremacy"> When you're a Low End Professional, it's either all or nothing. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/l-e-p-bogus-boys">The Bogus Boys</a> from Chicago never shy from doing a little dirt if it'll earn them a clean slate in the end.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/big-boi-burn-one-freddie-gibbs-and-currensy-reflect-on-their-favorite-marijuana-memories"> Gotty™ has been constantly telling us that the return of gritty, street music hitting the mainstream is upon us. The fact that a video like this for Freddie Gibbs' "<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/03/freddie-gibbs-the-ghetto">The Ghetto</a>" is getting this much buzz and placement on MTV is a sign that his prediction is coming to fruition.
<a href="http://www.erykahbadu.com/"> As if the song itself wasn't already strong enough. On one level, it's simply soulful. Going one a notch higher, the tune can be taken as a mantra to evoke during those stressful times. It's androgynous with lines like "So, in my mind I'm tusslin’, Back and forth ‘tween here and hustlin’" that both Venus & Mars, outlaw and law-abiding citizen can relate to. But the visual created for it is a litany of adjectives. Entertaining. Sexual. Inviting. Visceral. And by its end, overwhelmingly powerful and thought-provoking, enough to cause a rewind. I would embed it, but we all owe Erykah a click-through and a trip to <a href="http://www.erykahbadu.com/">her site</a> because she's been generous & engaging, experimenting with the internuts in a variety of ways for the release of NE2.