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Big Sean – Imagination

MusicComments ⋅ Nov 2, 2012
As we anxiously await the release of Big Sean’s sophomore album Hall of Fame, the Detroit rapper launches a new web series revealing his uphill journey to stardom. The first installment titled “Imagination” focuses on the creative v...

Meek Mill “Dreams & Nightmares” Documentary

MusicComments ⋅ Oct 31, 2012
Yesterday marked the official release of Meek Mill’s album Dreams & Nightmares by way of Maybach Music Group/Warner Bros. Records. Coinciding with the already-buzzed-about day comes a nearly 30-minute documentary exploring Meek’s bac...

Ai Weiwei Parodies ‘Gangnam Style’

MusicComments ⋅ Oct 25, 2012
It’s safe to say that “Gangnam Style” has been parodied in every possible way. But interestingly enough, it seems Ai Weiwei’s rendition marks the first time someone has taken to the viral landscape who is widely-recognized as...

BECOMING: Nas

MusicComments ⋅ Oct 23, 2012
Having previously featured the likes of Johnny Knoxville, Arian Foster, Wale, Chris Evans, Jake Johnson and Charlotte Ronson, the latest episode of BECOMING highlights Queens native and hip-hop icon Nas. An interview series created by the producers...

HYPETRAK TV: Action Bronson at Mishka LA Grand Reopening (Part Two)

MusicComments ⋅ Oct 23, 2012
Shot during Action Bronson’s in-store performance at Mishka’s relaunch in Los Angeles, HYPETRAK TV caught up with director of promotion for the brand, Michael Cohn. Universally recognized as a brand that allows artists in the past like St...

Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city (Review)

MusicComments ⋅ Oct 23, 2012
As a genre, hip-hop has often been confronted with stereotypes of materialistic tendencies and lack of substance. Whether you agree or disagree with this notion, you cannot deny that Kendrick Lamar has provided the rap game with a breath of fresh air...

Yasiin Bey Speaks Candidly in “A Modern Marvel in Marvelous Times”

MusicComments ⋅ Oct 23, 2012
“A Modern Marvel in Marvelous Times” from filmmaker Cam Be is a visual dissection of Yasiin Bey during his visit and subsequent performance at The Shrine in Chicago. Speaking on an array of topics – including his move to New Orleans...

Kanye West Makes His Return to The Cleveland Show

MusicComments ⋅ Oct 20, 2012
Kanye West’s importance in pop culture has enabled him to influence all facets of media including the fictional world. Few will forget West’s first appropriation in the cartoon world courtesy of South Park, but he then went on to appear o...

Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’ Album Cover Explained by Peter Saville

MusicComments ⋅ Oct 17, 2012
Former Factory Records graphic designer Peter Saville explains the origins behind the cover of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures album as part of the build-up for New York’s Visualized Conference. A visual representation of the frequency o...

RZA Explains The Origin Of The Wu-Tang To Funkmaster Flex

MusicComments ⋅ Oct 17, 2012
As RZA’s media onslaught continues in support of his first full-length film The Man with the Iron Fists, he recently sat down with Funkmaster Flex to discuss what first brought him to the forefront of the cultural zeitgeist: Wu-Tang Clan. The f...

Stones Throw ‘Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton’ Documentary Trailer

MusicComments ⋅ Oct 17, 2012
Legendary hip-hop record label Stones Throw, renowned for its range of artists from Mayer Hawthorne to MF Doom, presents a trailer to its Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton documentary. This feature-length film weaves together rare concert footage, never-before-...

HYPETRAK: Sky Ferreira – Unified Versatility

MusicComments ⋅ Oct 16, 2012
After first convincing Swedish producers Bloodshy & Avant to work with her when she was only 14 years old, singer/songwriter/model/actress Sky Ferreira made her recording debut with last year’s As If! before following it up with her first...

Action Bronson & The Alchemist ‘Back and Forth’ Interview

MusicComments ⋅ Oct 16, 2012
Having previously linked ICP with Danny Brown and Chief Keef with Childish Gambino, YouTube channel Noisey brings together rapper Action Bronson and producer The Alchemist for a hilariously introspective interview. The two students of hip-hop discuss...

The Butcher’s Block: Episode 7 – A$AP Rocky

MusicComments ⋅ Oct 16, 2012
As part of Frank the Butcher’s ongoing The Butcher’s Block web series, he links up with Harlem emcee A$AP Rocky to touch on an array of topics as he continues on his LongLiveA$AP tour throughout the country. Detailing the 24-year-old̵...

Frank Ocean Pens New Letter via His Tumblr

MusicComments ⋅ Oct 16, 2012
“No better than the next man, just doing a different thing with my time.” The opening sentence of Frank Ocean’s latest Tumblr letter is perhaps a direct and concise summary of the artist who has rapidly monopolized a place upon the...