Cali is active right now with this one. Westside MCs YG, Blanco, and DB Tha General team up to give us the 13 track project produced exclusively by Cookin’ Soul and hosted by DJ Drama. The cover art alone screams Westcoast, paying homage to the many Snoop Dogg album covers before it. Stream/download the project below courtesy of Datpiff.com, and let us know what you think of California Livin.
Cali is active once again. Today, we have Real Deal P aka Polyester the Saint hitting us with some smooth visuals alongside Krondon for the track ‘Rewards’. The video has a real cool player feel to it with some dope lighting effects and, of course cars. The track is off his newly released mixtape Can’t Be Faded. Peep the video above and stream the tape after the jump.
K.Dot drops off some more visuals from his album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly‘ for his ‘For Free?’ interlude. Directed by Joe Weil & The Little Homies.
Kendrick Lamar blesses the streets with some dope black and white visuals for his hit song ‘Alright‘. The video features his fellow Black Hippy mates, K.Dot and director Colin Tilley really go outside of the box with this one.
The MTV VMA’s took place last night in Inglewood, California and it was an eventful night to say the least. The women of the industry took over as their were performances by Fifth Harmony, Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift and Beyonce, who accepted the Michael Jackson Vangaurd Award. A few male performances took place as well including Usher, Sam Smith and Maroon 5. Check out the celebs who turn heads on the red carpet below. (more…)
Hit-Boy’s self produced collab track with Nipsey Hussle “Alert” finally has visuals, directed by Nem Prez. Featured on HS97 upcoming album called, We The Plug.
San Diego native, Cali Cam, makes his debut on sB! with this new remix from his “Aurora” track off his Green Apples & Oranges album. The track was produced by Elaquent & Esta and mixed by Truelove. Check out his video for one of our favorites by Cali Cam, “I Don’t Take Shit Light”, after the break. Make sure to follow him on twitter and instagram @CaliCam. Check out his website realfuego.com
Off his upcoming Beach House EP, Ty Dolla $ign releases a new track that features the one of most infamous phrases of 2013…”Or Nah”. He adds Wiz Khalifa on the track and DJ Mustard to produce it. Listen below and cop the EP when it drops January 21st.
Iamsu! releases an official video for the Trackademicks produced track, “Hipster Girls”, directed by Aris Jerome. Make sure you download his album KILT II if you haven’t already.
From Hit-Boy’s label (Hits Since 87), LA’s Audio Push releases a new video for their track, “Shine”. The Friday Movie theme for the video is on point and almost too real, taking you back to the ’95 film with Craig and Smokey. The video was directed by Nem Perez and their project Come As You Are drops September 9th, make sure yall cop it.
Many brands are presenting their collection lookbooks in video format and California brand, Black Scale, is no different. Incorporating a burned American flag in almost every shot, the video also showcases the different bags, hoodies/pullovers, graphic tees and bottoms and much more. The four minute video lookbook is definitely unique from the rest as it includes a narrative to match the collection rather than an instrumental background song.
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THOROCRAFT is a show brand based out of California and was established in 2009. Their new 2014 S/S collection has bold prints and patterns that combines different textures to create a great modern look. Visit their website here to purchase items. (more…)
While on his King Remembered In Time tour, Big K.R.I.T. sat down with StrongArm (90.5FM KSJS) for an exclusive interview after his performance at DNA Lounge in San Francisco. Among topics discussed were the new project, K.R.I.T. (King Remembered In Time) and tour, linking with Spike Lee for a short film for the “Praying Man” track which features B.B. King off his debut studio album, Live From The Underground. He also spoke on the track “Banana Clip Theory” about gun violence, and on working with 9th Wonder & BJ The Chicago Kid on the track “Life is a Gamble”, both tracks are on his new mixtape.
Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Ryan Coogler’s FRUITVALE STATION follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother (Octavia Spencer), whose birthday falls on New Year’s Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz), who he hasn’t been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to Tatiana (Ariana Neal), their beautiful four year-old daughter. Crossing paths with friends, family, and strangers, Oscar starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn, however, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year’s Day. Oscar’s life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area – and the entire nation – to its very core. Watch the trailer after the break…