Converse CONS Talks Making Music and Smashing Stereotypes with Dillon Cooper

MusicComments ⋅ Sep 12, 2014
Born and bred in Brooklyn, rapper Dillon Cooper has already claimed a number of achievements at a relatively young age. From studies at the renowned Berklee College of Music to recording alongside Swizz Beatz and Maino, Cooper represents a refreshing...

Watch the Trailer for A$AP Rocky’s Documentary SVDDENLY

MusicComments ⋅ Jul 23, 2014
Following the release of the music video for the collaborative track with Juicy J “Scholarship,” and in the midst of touring during the height of summer, A$AP Rocky has released a trailer for his forthcoming documentary SVDDENLY. Set to r...

NOWNESS Presents A$AP Ferg: Wrinkled $ilks

MusicComments ⋅ Jun 22, 2014
NOWNESS recently caught up with A$AP Ferg at this year’s Coachella festival. In this short clip titled “Wrinkled Silks,” the Harlem rapper speaks on his pseudonyms and how they give him different personas to express himself as an ar...

J Dilla – Filth

MusicComments ⋅ Jun 21, 2014
“Filth” is a first listen to J Dilla’s upcoming 40-track box release, titled The King of Beats (Ma Dukes Yancey Collector’s Edition Box Set) due out this summer. The track comes as an apt introduction for the project as it off...

50 Cent featuring ScHoolboy Q – Flip On You

MusicComments ⋅ May 30, 2014
ScHoolboy Q has long shown admiration for 50 Cent, whose influence can be heard in much of Oxymoron. Now the two have collaborated on “Flip On You,” a bouncy number which is featured as a bonus track on 50′s upcoming album Animal Am...

The Largest Vocabulary in Hip-Hop: Who Does It Belong To?

StyleComments ⋅ May 6, 2014
Designer, coder, and data scientist Matt Daniels recently took it upon himself to find out once and for all who had the largest vocabulary in hip-hop. To conduct the experiment, he analyzed the first 35,000 words of an artist’s work which inclu...

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...

A$AP Rocky Debuts New Song & Fires Shots at Been Trill During A$AP Ferg’s Coachella 2014 Set

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 14, 2014
A$AP Ferg debuted a headline show at this year’s Coachella Music & Arts Festival, taking the stage with the whole A$AP Mob to perform a slew of singles and tracks from their latest latest EP, L.O.R.D. The Harlem rapper performed singles lik...

Nas Brings Out Jay Z & Diddy During His Coachella Set

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 14, 2014
Nas recently celebrated his debut album Illmatic just a few days shy of its 20th anniversary at Coachella. Serving up a 43-minute set recalling the vibe of the ’90s that was backed by DJ Green Lantern, Nas was accompanied first by Jay Z on R...

Watch OutKast’s Reunion Set at Coachella

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 13, 2014
The moment many of us had been waiting for finally became a reality last night as the legendary duo of OutKast performed in front of thousands at the Coachella music festival in California. With a uniquely designed set that featured a table reminisce...

Drake – Days In The East

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 3, 2014
Following the drop of his song “Draft Day,” Drake has just released another track entitled “Days In The East.” The track, which was co-produced by PARTYNEXTDOOR and Noah “40″ Shebib slows things down with a more somber mood th...

‘Catch the Throne’ Hits 1.4 Million Downloads in Two Days

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 27, 2014
Not far back, we introduced the new Game of Thrones mixtape Catch the Throne, which recaps the first three seasons of the hit TV series. Conceived to both catch up fans of the series while easing new viewers into the Game of Thrones universe, the...

Estelle – Make Her Say (Beat It Up)

MusicComments ⋅ Feb 19, 2014
British songstress Estelle is building steam for her upcoming Love & Happiness Vol. 3 How Stella Got Her Groove Back project with the release of brand new track: “Make Her Say (Beat It Up).” Revealed earlier today via her SoundCloud,...

ScHoolboy Q featuring Raekwon – Blind Threats

MusicComments ⋅ Feb 19, 2014
With the release of his Oxymoron project just days away, ScHoolboy Q is sharing a peek at the upcoming release with a brand new drop: “Blind Threats.” With feature vocals from Raekwon, the Lord Quest-produced track is said to draw inspira...

“Words by Rakim” by Matt Bieler

VideosComments ⋅ Feb 13, 2014
Paying tribute to the God MC, filmmaker Matt Bieler presents “Words by Rakim.” Described as a “reintroduction and aural celebration of hip-hop’s most influential MC,” the short film is broken up into two parts – Side A and Side B. As both...