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NOWNESS: An Inside Look at Snoop Lion’s ‘Reincarnated’

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 15, 2013
Tonight marks the debut of Snoop Lion’s Reincarnated at select theaters in the United States. Coinciding with the occasion and ahead of next month’s Reincarnated album release, NOWNESS provides an inside look at the brand new film. Direct...

Public Enemy 25th Anniversary 9-Disc Vinyl Box Set

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 12, 2013
This April Island/Def Jam is due to release a 25th anniversary box set featuring all six of Public Enemy’s celebrated works for the label. Set to feature 1987′s Yo! Bum Rush the Show, 1988′s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us...

HYPETRAK TV: 50 Cent – Cut From A Different Cloth (Part 2)

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 8, 2013
Having recently made national headlines for awkwardly kissing a Daytona 500 reporter on a pit lane, polymath rapper 50 Cent remains focused on driving the success of his many entrepreneurial ventures. The Queens, New York native has been seen tireles...

Watch Daft Punk’s New Teaser from Saturday Night Live

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 3, 2013
During the latest Saturday Night Live, French duo Daft Punk aired a mysterious 16-second commercial. Consisting of just the Daft Punk logo and the image from the act’s announcement of its signing with Columbia Records and backed by a clip of wh...

Sky Ferreira Talks Fame and Her Lack of Internet Use with Crane.tv

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 1, 2013
While Sky Ferreira is just 20 years old, her attitude is that of someone with a lifetime of experiences both good and bad. Perhaps this stems from what she describes as a “traumatizing” record label encounter at just 16, expressing her di...

HYPETRAK TV: 50 Cent – Cut From A Different Cloth (Part 1)

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 1, 2013
50 Cent’s career, that began with his wildly successful debut album Get Rich Or Die Trying, has seen the artist transition from rap icon to actor, investor, and in recent years entrepreneur. While you may no longer hear his tracks every time yo...

Joey Bada$$ the New Creative Director of Ecko Clothing

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 1, 2013
The title of Creative Director is certainly one of the most highly regarded positions in the creative world. It doesn’t necessarily mean the individual is hands-on in the design process but rather he or she simply determines what designs to cre...

From the Strip Club to the Charts: Hip-Hop in Atlanta

MusicComments ⋅ Feb 28, 2013
Following from a swathe of informative mini docs under the New American Noise series, Nokia Music, in partnership with the Sundance Channel again offers up another unique episode titled “Atlanta Dream$,” shedding light on the integral rel...

Tyler, the Creator featuring Jasper Dolphin & Taco – TreeHome & Domo 23 (Live on Fallon)

MusicComments ⋅ Feb 27, 2013
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon served as Tyler, the Creator’s television debut back in 2011. Returning to where he first made a huge impact on both hip-hop and popular culture – and backed by the legendary Roots – Tyler ran through a...

Kanye West Compares Himself to Picasso, Steve Jobs & Announces “New Sh*t” In Latest Rant

MusicComments ⋅ Feb 26, 2013
In what’s seemingly becoming a commonplace occurrence, Kanye West has gone on another “rant” of sorts. Following up on the heels of his distaste for Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie,” this time West ha...

Kavinsky – Zombie Marriage

MusicComments ⋅ Feb 26, 2013
This week marks the arrival of Outrun – the long-awaited debut album from Vincent Belorgey – publicly known as French electronica artist Kavinsky. Recently, he sat down with HYPETRAK to discuss an array of topics – ranging from his...

Daft Punk Confirm Signing with Columbia

MusicComments ⋅ Feb 26, 2013
While it has been highly discussed as of late, Daft Punk today has officially confirmed its ties to Columbia Records via an understated update to its website visuals. The group today replaced their logo with an updated image that highlighted the icon...

HYPETRAK Exclusive Mix: James Lavelle Presents ‘Living in my Headphones Part 1′ – A Night’s Interlude

MusicComments ⋅ Feb 26, 2013
From the illustrious mind of James Lavelle, the mastermind behind the lush, entrancing soundscapes of UNKLE, comes the latest addition to a celebrated body of work. Less formal than an album, though more so than a playlist, the inaugural Living in my...

Kanye West Takes Shots at the Grammys and “Suit & Tie”

MusicComments ⋅ Feb 25, 2013
While it was the Oscars that took center stage last night, Kanye West had a bone to pick with another prominent awards show. While performing “Clique” at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, the never bashful West went on a freestyle rant against...

Mass Appeal presents VideoPrint: BADBADNOTGOOD

MusicComments ⋅ Feb 24, 2013
As the Canadian trio BADBADNOTGOOD aims to release its third studio album BBNG3 during the course of 2013, the media-defined “hip-hop jazz band” links with perennial publication Mass Appeal to advance its introspective web series VideoPri...