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HYPETRAK TV: Pro Era x Stussy New York Event Recap

MusicComments ⋅ Jan 8, 2013
Referred by some as the Native Tongues for the new generation, New York boom bap collective Pro Era certainly had an eventful 2012 marked by stellar releases from frontman Joey Bada$$ (1999) as well as a monumental group effort dubbed PEEP: The aPROc...

Rick Rubin Talks Music and Spirituality

MusicComments ⋅ Jan 5, 2013
The latest edition of NOWNESS details how Rick Rubin, famed producer et al., experiences his own personal spirituality. Rubin, who has been subtly (that is, outside of the media lens) spiritual for some time now, discusses how it relates to music, ar...

Nosaj Thing – Saturn’s Return

MusicComments ⋅ Jan 4, 2013
Underground producer Nosaj Thing dabbles in various genres, having worked with everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Toro Y Moi over the span of his decade-long music career. The Los Angeles-based artist is working on a new album, Home, which is a follow-u...

Kanye West ‘Clique’ Freestyle Rant in Atlantic City

MusicComments ⋅ Dec 31, 2012
The buzz surrounding the announcement that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are expecting a child together has seemed to overshadow that West put on a dazzling show in Atlantic City yesterday evening as well. In particular, he delivered a 10-minute spok...

Kanye West Shares His Thoughts On the Press & Fashion

MusicComments ⋅ Dec 31, 2012
Not the one to censor his thoughts in the public sphere, Kanye West recently went on another tangent midway through his performance – which saw seven alternating visual screens play backdrop to a set of outlandish outfits - at Revel Ovation Hal...

A$AP Rocky Speaks to Miss Info About His 2012

MusicComments ⋅ Dec 31, 2012
As the impending new year dawns on us, A$AP Rocky chats with Miss Info of Hot 97 about the miraculous year he’s had. With his forthcoming album Long.Live.A$AP due to drop early next year, the Harlem native reflects on the growth of A$AP Mob, ne...

Kanye West Performs at Revel Ovation Hall in Atlantic City

MusicComments ⋅ Dec 29, 2012
Taking the stage last night in Atlantic City, Kanye West kicked off a trio of year-end shows at the newly opened Revel Ovation Hall. Following the elaborate stage setups seen at Coachella in 2011 and throughout West’s Watch the Throne tour alon...

Rick Owens Presents Remixes on Vinyl for 2013 Spring/Summer

MusicComments ⋅ Dec 28, 2012
Limited to just 1,000 sets worldwide, Rick Owens releases this special 8-track vinyl. Coinciding with his Spring/Summer 2013 menswear collection, Owens’ wife Michèle Lamy and Matthew Stone recorded “How Do You Feel” - a track that w...

HYPETRAK TV: Azealia Banks – Look of the Future

MusicComments ⋅ Dec 26, 2012
Azealia Banks is blowing up the scene right now with her string of successful track releases and accompanying visually-exciting videos. The Harlem rapper has also been consorting with some prominent fashion designers, and has become a style icon in t...

A New Way to Create Records Out of Your MP3s

MusicComments ⋅ Dec 22, 2012
Although using a new technology to create an obsolete technology that plays another new technology might seem counter-intuitive to some, it certainly isn’t the case with Instructables’ assistant tech editor Amanda Ghassaei who has created the w...

HYPETRAK Link with Waka Flocka Flame in “Ultimate Good Time”

MusicComments ⋅ Dec 21, 2012
HYPETRAK recently had the opportunity to sit down and discuss what a whirlwind year 2012 has been for Waka Flocka in a segment titled “Ultimate Good Time.” Touching on the release of his sophomore album Triple F Life: Fans, Friends &...

Snoop Lion Preaches Spiritual Growth

MusicComments ⋅ Dec 20, 2012
No matter if it’s Snoop Dogg or Snoop Lion, Calvin Broadus has proven to be one of the very few recording artists that has understood how to artistically grow and transcend music as a timeless character that enhances the spiritual aspect of his...

Frank the Butcher Speaks with The Wu-Tang Clan’s Executive Producer and Co-Founder Power

MusicComments ⋅ Dec 19, 2012
Sitting down with Wu-Tang Clan co-founder and excutive producer Power, the latest edition of The Butcher’s Block features Frank the Butcher and the storied producer conversing about the legacy of the pioneering hip-hop group. Coming up on the 2...

Frank Ocean Says ‘Channel Orange’ May Be His Last Album

MusicComments ⋅ Dec 17, 2012
Like anything a musician says, you have to take it with a grain of salt. While Frank Ocean has crafted an album in Channel Orange that has landed on most publications’ “best of 2012″ lists, as well as garnered the crooner six Grammy...

A$AP Rocky – Long.Live.A$AP (Production Credits)

MusicComments ⋅ Dec 13, 2012
In just about a month’s time, A$AP Rocky’s debut album Long.Live.A$AP will hit record store shelves globally. Looking to build off the hype of his acclaimed single “Fuckin’ Problems,” the young Harlemite offers a look at...