New beat “187” – Tyga Featuring Rick Ross


Hotel California…no, not that one, this one is by Tyga and is expected to come out next year in March and will be the Young Money rapper’s third studio album. What we have here is the first single off the album and it is called 187. The title of the track and his latest mixtape are both the same, but we can put that down to coincidence.

Tyga has enlisted the help of Rick Ross for this track and you can check out the video of the young cub and the senior pro trading verses. Do you discern any similarities with “Deep Cover”, the Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog classic?

Video: Soul Train Awards 2012

Sunday night saw the airing of the Soul Train Awards for 2012; these were recorded on November 8 -10. The awards function was filmed at Planet Hollywood Live in Las Vegas and hosted by Cedric the Entertainer.

Artists that performed on the show included  Ne-Yo, Elle Warner, Keyshia Cole, New Edition, Miguel, John Legend, TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank), Stevie Wonder, 2 Chainz and others. The show paid a touching tribute to the late Don Cornelius, who founded Soul Train and felicitated the group New Edition, the latter honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Nicki Minaj on GMA – Goes Soft on Mariah

Check out this video of Nicki Minaj as she appeared on Good Morning America on ABC. Has she mellowed since her very public fracas with Mariah Carey or was it that she didn’t want any attention taken away from the promotion of her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up.

Barbie touched upon a lot of things, such as the influence of Mariah Carey’s music on her when she was growing up [was she calling Mariah old over here?], her twin wins at the AMA 2012, her album of course, and her video for “Freedom”.

Take a look at the video and decide, will be interesting to see if Mariah Carey responds to this, if at all.

Post Directorial Debut Success, RZA Credits Time Spent With Wu-Tang Clan

RZA is riding a high after the critical and commercial success of “The Man With The Iron Fists”. He seems set for a long inning behind the camera. The Abbot, in his moment of glory, did not forget to remember his days as the head of the Wu-Tang Clan that trained him to direct people with different temperaments and sensibilities.

“[Wu-Tang] was actually the best training I could ever have,” he said. “I wasn’t conscious that all my trials and tribulations, good times and bad times with Wu-Tang would help me become this kind of psychiatrist of thinking towards other artists and talents. But also one of the biggest things that helped me is that I’m an artist. I understand the grind, the gripes. I understand right now we’re getting out early in the rain to sit here and talk to you about a film instead of on the bus, curled up warm. I understand how it feels, so I appreciate what an artist does.

As a director, I’m going to have compassion. There was a situation where we just had a problem, some of the producers were like, ‘push through it, push through it, push through it.’ I was like, ‘No, no, no, no, no. You’re not going to push through it. You’re not going til he’s ready.’”


Curren$y Outs Video of “Chandelier”

After treating and teasing fans with a behind the scenes look at the making of the video for “Chandelier”, Curren$y outed the official video of the track via MTV2. The song is a part of the album “The Stoned Immaculate” that is available now.

The Hot Spitta is in good form taking the viewer through his experience of a rocky relationship and forcing the audience to contemplate whether it is worth trying to re-convince a girl that has moved on to another man or should a brother move on to other pastures?

This is a slickly directed video by Brian Petchers who’s obviously in fine form here.


Video:Azealia Banks “Fierce”

Azealia Banks has partnered with U.K fashion house ASOS for this video of the track “Fierce” which is from her album “Fantasia”; the lyrics-writing songstress is dressed to kill in the video as she spits verses; striking a balance between smart words and looking good in a slick video.

The New York singer fashionsita evokes a longing for pretty dusky mermaids in this short n’ sweet clip; the maritime feel, of course a link to the album.

Like she says in the video, her only bad habit is an addiction to win and with this track for her collaboration with the clothes sellers from across the pond, she has a winner on her hand.


Sneak Peek at Rihanna’s Diamonds

“Diamonds”, the track from Rihanna’s upcoming album Unapologetic is doing quite well. The album drops on the 19th of November. The official video premieres tonight at 6:55 pm EST. Get a taste of what’s to come by checking out this super sneak peek video we managed to get our hands on… okay it’s a Youtube video but you’re seeing it HERE! :0)

The on-set pics show the lady in a sexy outfit that reveals little but does enough to titillate. And a decidedly different hairstyle that could have very easily veered on to the side of the weird. But Rihanna looks cool in it.


Video: Money By 50 Cent Off 5 (Murder By Numbers)

Fif presents a video of the track Money from his album 5 (Murder by Numbers) that was released earlier this year.

It’s a snazzily shot video of 50 cent relaxing on his bed smoking a joint and counting money; showing no interest at all in the bevy of scantily-clad beauties around him. In short, the kind of video that defines your run-of-the-mill hip hop video with the babes gyrating and the dude spitting lyrics lookin’ mean.

You’ve seen one, you’ve seen all. But as you know often there’s comfort in revisiting the known and you can enjoy the same.

Video: Obama’s Complete Victory Speech

Many of you loyal readers of Hip Hop Press called it right and many must have definitely voted too! Here is your moment to savor along with the President. Check out Obama giving his victory speech. The guy’s gracious in victory and remembers to thank all, including the Mitt Romney and his family.

Apparently, Obama had two speeches ready…one winner’s and one loser’s while Mitt had only one prepared…the victor’s. I don’t know how true that is. Whatever the case may be, but the man is all set to take decisions that will influence the fate of not just America’s 300 million but that of other nations as well.

Video – Blown Away by Saigon

Rapper Saigon, born Brian Daniel Carenard, has released the video for “Blown Away,” a powerful video from his forthcoming album, The Greatest Story Told 2: Bread And Circuses.

The track is nod to those who took a stand on issues and paid the ultimate price; he names Martin Luther King Jr., Marvin Gaye, Clarence 13X, John F. Kennedy, Tupac Shakur and Bob Marley. Now, you may or you may not agree with the names that he has chosen to string together.

But do give the video a look see; not wrong to say that the bored students out there could represent a lot from the younger generation with oversimplified views on everything.

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