Jay-Z’s “Life and Times” spent several days with four of the most talked about rappers in the Hip-Hop world at the moment. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and ScHoolboy Q (TDE crew) were captured on video ahead of their Budweiser Made in America Festival appearance, and the sixteen-minute feature hosts interviews with the rappers and shows live performances too. You can watch the Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and ScHoolboy Q – On The Road video on the YouTube player below.
Sixteen year old artist Impact has joined with Big Frizzle and Leoni for the latest single “Unity”. HHKMag has supported Impact since his debut freestyle and follow-up track “Equality” and we’re ready to push the upcoming album which will be ready later in the year. Look out for plenty of promotional material from Impact as we approach the album release, however you can watch Impact ft Big Frizzle and Leoni – Unity on the YouTube player below.
As HHK previously reported, ethemadassassin is getting ready to drop his upcoming album “Soul on Fire” on 17th September 2013. I’m delighted to premier a single from the album titled 80′s and 90′s which is the second leak from the project. The single has been produced by UK’s “Sci Fi Stu” and ethemadassassin speaks about what many will consider the golden era. ethemadassassin has also answered some questions as part of an exclusive interview which speaks about the upcoming album, his personal favourite tracks, and his upbringing and roots. You can listen to ethemadassassin – 80′s and 90′s and read the exclusive interview below.
HHK: Firstly can the HHKMag readers have an introduction please?
E: Peace, my name is ethemadassassin, pronounced “e the madassassin,” all lower cases, no spaces, fix your faces…I’m one half of the duo Veteran Assassins, one-fourth of the crew known as Circle Of Steel, one-seventh of the clique known as The Ninth Floor, and one-sixth of the collective known as Team Bastard, and I’m 100 percent me…
HHK: We understand you started performing during what’s commonly known as the Golden Era of hip hop. How did you start out in terms of getting shows & being involved in the rap battle scene, and how did you put together your first recordings in these days?
Related | Blizzard – Fire in the Booth
Manchester-based Blizzard has tonight released a new track through his sound cloud page titled “Testing the Water”. Blizzard has teamed up with Klimeks who’s produced the track, which is set to be credited with over 1000 plays in the first 24 hours of release. Blizzard fans who haven’t heard his latest E.P “Sooner Than Never” are encouraged to download from iTunes, and keep their eyes open for more Blizzard music in the forthcoming months. You can listen to Blizzard – Testing the Water on the sound cloud player below.
Merch | http://www.boisht.bigcartel.com/
Previous | Lunar C – Going Dumb
This is the brand new video from West Yorkshire based Lunar C for the single “Free Weed for Single Mothers” produced by Raf Riley. Lunar C recently announced the “Good Times and Dead Brain Cells” E.P will be available on 16th September 2013, and Free Weed for Single Mothers is the first leak from the project. Video credits go to Major Kuts, who also filmed the likes of Reality Check and Going Dumb. Look out for more promotional material ahead of the E.P release, including an exclusive interview with HHKMag in the very near future. You can watch Lunar C – Free Weed for Single Mothers on the YouTube player below.
LINK | eskar.bandcamp.com
Previous | Eskar – Music (Prod DJ Illas)
Accompanied by a fantastic video, West Yorkshire based Hip-Hop artist Eskar shares the visuals for his latest single “Harping On”. Eskar has called upon the production brilliance of DJ Illas, while Arthur Haswell has been credited for the video work. Eskar explains that a mastered version of the single will be shortly available on “The Jibber Jabber E.P” (that may I add, will be available for free download) later in the year. In the meantime make sure you check out Eskar’s previous work on the bandcamp link above, and you can also watch Eskar – Harping On, on the YouTube player below.
Related | Slaughterhouse UK Tour
After his Slaughterhouse team mate dropped “Outta Control”, Joe Budden has released his Kendrick Lamar Response. I’ve searched for a CDQ version instead of the poor quality uploads which have been circulating for the past 12 hours. Joe Budden says “yes men supported it and any blogger reported it” along with a number of quotables from the five-minute response, which appears to rank highly among the rest of the responses we’ve heard so far. Make sure you check out Joe Budden and the rest of Slaughterhouse in London and Manchester on the 18th and 20th August, however you can watch Joe Budden – Control (Kendrick Lamar Response) on the YouTube player below.
Truth is often said to be stranger than fiction and that sure rings true in Pain and Gain. Based upon the true story of bodybuilder Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) and his partners in both the gym and crime Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and Paul Doyle (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) Daniel Lugo is a personal trainer. There is only one problem. He believes he does not have the lifestyle to go with his ripped body, the lifestyle years of hard work deserves. Lugo then plans to kidnap a local businessman and extort him with the help of Doyle and Doorbal. Whilst Doorbal is easily persuaded, Paul Doyle, the ex-criminal turned Christian with the belief that he was sent to earth to protect God’s creatures is a little harder to convince. Once all persuasions are completed, the gang set about their kidnap and after a few farcical attempts, they succeed. Their fool proof plan slowly starts falling into place and they soon begin to reap the rewards of their efforts. Soon though, the money begins to dwindle and as greed begins to get the better of the trio, things begin to turn a little awry.
This is possibly the response I’ve been waiting for, Brooklyn-based Papoose has decided to release his response to the Kendrick Lamar verse and decided to address a bunch of other rappers in the process. Drake, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar are referred to as females, and I think has the most direct response to Kendrick Lamar personally. This is the fifth response I’ve posted to Kendrick Lamar and the question remains – how many more will surface? You can listen to Papoose – Control (Kendrick Lamar Response) on the YouTube player below.
The first official trailer from the upcoming GTA 5 game has been released, focused on the online gameplay experience. In Grand Theft Auto Online, you’ll be able to work alone or with friends to complete jobs, and band together to complete activities such as robbing stores. Players will also be able to buy a garage, customise vehicles and race (land, air and sea). Access to Grand Theft Auto Online is free with every retail copy of Grand Theft Auto 5 and launches on 1st October 2013. You can watch Grand Theft Auto Online – Official Gameplay Video on the YouTube player below.