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Beyoncé & Jay Z Share Candid Snaps from Coachella

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 22, 2014
Beyonce recently took to her Tumblr page to share some snaps from Coachella. Aside from making surprise performances at Jay Z’s show, and vice versa, the two also assisted Pharrell on stage, and watched Skrillex’s set alongside Solange an...

‘Urban Archaeology: Twenty-One Years of Mo’Wax’ Highlights Britain’s Seminal Record Label

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 21, 2014
The man behind one of the most influential record labels in contemporary music, James Lavelle has released a book in celebration of his Mo’Wax imprint. Titled Urban Archaeology: Twenty-One Years of Mo’Wax, the special hardback tome coinci...

Nas Teams Up with Google and Microsoft for Tech-Based Scholarships

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 21, 2014
General Assembly, a private technical school in New York has created a new fund designed to increase minority participation in the tech world, and it’s receiving help from none other than Nas. The hip-hop artist has enlisted the help of Hirepur...

Jamie xx – Girl

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 19, 2014
Last month, London-based crooner and producer James Blake took his BBC Radio 1 residency as a chance to unveil a track entitled “Bloke” by an unknown artist named “Simon Tallywhacker.” Now confirmed and titled “Girl̶...

Future featuring Kanye West “I Won” Music Video

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 18, 2014
With his new Honest LP slated to release this coming Tuesday, April 22, Atlanta-bred rapper Future lets loose of his visual interpretation to the Kanye West-aided “I Won” single. Directed by Hype Williams, the two artists take to the beach to recite...

HYPETRAK PREMIERE: Far East Movement – The Illest

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 18, 2014
Our musically-savvy team at HYPETRAK has premiered the visuals to Los Angeles pop-rap outfit Far East Movement’s “The Illest.” While the first video debuted last summer, the sequel shown here continues the group’s humorous sta...

Future featuring Andre 3000 – Benz Friendz (Whatchutola)

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 17, 2014
After dropping the Kanye West-assisted “I Won” just last week, Atlanta rapper Future now brings forth yet another track from his upcoming LP. Debuted last weekend at Coachella, “Benz Friendz (Whatchutola)” unites Future with A...

Major Lazer featuring Pharrell “Aerosol Can” Music Video Starring Mike Giant

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 17, 2014
It seems like you can always count on Major Lazer project to come up with some fitting music videos, which are equal parts watchable and entertainingly obscure. To create the video for their latest track with Pharrell – “Aerosol” – Major...

Nas Speaks On the 20th Anniversary of ‘Illmatic,’ Its Namesake Documentary and Sneakers

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 17, 2014
Nas recently took stage at Coachella 2014 in homage of his timeless debut LP, Illmatic. Celebrating the album’s 20th anniversary, the performance was joined by former rival Jay Z alongside Diddy who contributed to iconic cuts like “Dead P...

Forbes Releases Annual List of Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 17, 2014
Forbes has revealed this year’s list of the world’s wealthiest hip-hop artists. Featured in its May 5 issue, the top-five list includes Diddy at an estimated $700 million, Dr. Dre at $550 million, Jay Z at $520 million, Birdman at $160 mi...

J Dilla – Give Em What They Want

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 17, 2014
Following up his Diamonds & Ice EP, today J Dilla’s family-run Pay Jay label releases the first cut to the late great rapper’s latest record Give Em What They Want. The five-track effort includes Dilla’s 2002 collaboration with...

Pharrell – Here

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 16, 2014
Coinciding with the international release of the film is the debut of Pharrell’s vocal contribution to the official soundtrack for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Entitled “Here,” the track follows the release of the music video for Alici...

Beyoncé and Jay Z May Tour Together This Summer

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 16, 2014
While hip-hop’s power couple continue to make surprise appearance at each others shows, news has surfaced that Beyonce and Jay Z may be touring together starting as early as June. Following Hov’s ‘Magna Carta… Holy Grail’...

HYPETRAK BoomBox 023: Jhene Aiko, Logic, Phantogram & More

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 15, 2014
Last week, our sister site HYPETRAK offered a look at their latest music-only development: a 10-track playlist dubbed The HYPETRAK BoomBox. Now offering up session number 023, the latest playlist clocks in just under one hour and includes the likes o...

Watch Pharrell’s Emotional Interview with Oprah

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 15, 2014
After a whirlwind start to 2014, and the success of his global hit “Happy,” Pharrell took a break to catch up with Oprah Winfrey and discuss his latest list of accomplishments. The 40-minute interview touches on sensitive topics such as h...