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Odd Future’s First OFWGKTA Carnival

Can you think of a better way to close out summer with your closest friends than by hosting your very own carnival? Now that would reach a new level of epicdom. Although many of us don’t have the funds to rent a bouncy bounce let alone a Ferris...

KiD CuDi featuring King Chip – Just What I Am (Artwork)

A day after April 20 last year, genre-splicing artist Kid Cudi announced he would quit smoking marijuana, citing the neglecting of his daughter, business, and the more important things in life. With the release of “Just What I Am” last mo...

James Franco Reveals New Band Called “Daddy”

Having tackled everything from acting, producing and screenwriting to teaching, writing and more, the multitalented James Franco has teamed up with musician Tim O’Keefe to release an EP of original music under the moniker of “Daddy.” Insp...

Kanye West Explains ‘Cruel Summer’

As of late, many opinions have been formed surrounding the release of G.O.O.D. Music’s anticipated Cruel Summer album. There have been a number of positive reviews mixed in with ‘it could have been better,’ but what about an assessm...

G.O.O.D. Music – Funkmaster Flex Freestyle

Corresponding with the release of G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer album release, the rap collective stop by the Hot 97 studio to pay Flex a visit. Although Kanye West is absent, Big Sean, CyHi Da Prynce and Common hold it down by spitting over se...

Raekwon’s First-Ever “Purple Tape” Re-Released Via Get On Down Records

If hopping on eBay and paying through the nose for Raekwon’s debut album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… in the extremely rare original purple cassette tape isn’t your idea of a good time, Get On Down Records has you covered. The label wil...

Frank Ocean featuring John Mayer – Saturday Night Live Performance

Frank Ocean made his debut on Saturday Night Live, accompanied by famed guitarist John Mayer. Mayer, who appeared on Ocean’s most recent album, channel ORANGE, joined a group of other backing members to perform renditions of “PyramidsR...

Kanye West & His Mom Donda West Rapping Back in 2003

Despite being uploaded several months ago, a video resurfaces showing Kanye West and his mother Donda, as the pair take turns rhyming circa 2003. This rare footage shows the mother and son together sharing a moment with Donda and Kanye pairing up on...

Frank The Butcher ‘The Butcher’s Block’ Episode 5: DJ Clark Kent and Hawaii Mike

Frank The Butcher is back with another episode of The Butcher’s Block, this time connecting with DJ Clark Kent and Hawaii Mike. Over the course of the interview, we get Hawaii Mike’s opinions on about the “currency of information...

G.O.O.D. Music “Cruel Summer” Commercial

As the anticipation continues to build for the G.O.O.D. Music full-length, Cruel Summer, Kanye West and co. debut a concise 30-second commercial teaser video for the album. Featuring the album’s artwork, the short video previews a three dimensi...

Lupe Fiasco Talks “B*tch Bad”

Lupe Fiasco’s “B*tch Bad” track has garnered a great deal of discussion since its release — and that was exactly the intended purpose. Shedding light on the “b-word” and the relationship it shares with the female g...

HYPETRAK TV: One-on-One with Action Bronson Part 1

Gourmet chef-turned-emcee Action Bronson has cultivated a vast following over the past year with his Ghostface-like flow and releases like 2011′s Dr. Lecter and the Statik Selektah-produced Well-Done, culminating in a new record deal with VICE/...

Stussy x Blu & Exile Event Recap

After dropping their latest collaborative album, Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them late last year, rapper Blu and hip-hop producer Exile recently teamed up with Fat Beats Records to release physical copies of their sophomore full-length...

Jay-Z Dissected: The House That Hova Built

Self-professed greatest rapper alive Jay-Z has had a busy year thus far, having witnessed the birth of his first child, co-headlining a sellout tour with Kanye, and building up hype for the New Jersey Nets as they made the move to Brooklyn. In betwee...

Apple to Create a Rival to Pandora

Apple has dominated the headlines lately with their court victory over Samsung and news of the impending iPhone 5, but this latest piece of news comes as a bit of a surprise – the world’s largest tech company has announced it is in talks...