Nipsey Hussle wanted to make a point by pressing only 1,000 hard copies of his new album, “Crenshaw,” selling those for $100 and giving the digital version away for free. He said he wanted to stick it to music labels for turning artists into conformists — and apparently, Jay-Z agrees with his message. Jay dropped $10,000 to pick up 100 copies of Nipsey’s album,posting a photo on his site of the impressive stack of CDs and blessing it with the “#Newrules” hashtag.
Smart Nipsey. Very smart.
‘Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe’ has provided Kendrick Lamar with a lot of success in the past year. That track and his critically acclaimed 2012 album “good kid, m.A.A.d city” ensured the 25 year old’s number one spot on MTV’s HottestMC’s list.
Maybe that’s why Jay-Z has decided to jump on the track. Rap’s hottest new star meets rap’s resident legend has hit written all over it. Unfortunately we’ve only been given a preview of the track so we’ll have to wait for the whole thing.
Hov’s engineer Young Guru dropped the fresh new remix at the SXSW festival yesterday (Wednesday) to a very excited crowd. As soon as the full length clip, minus Guru’s random chatter, appears we’ll let you know
Pop the hood to listen:
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These Compton-bred rappers sure are getting into the holiday spirit and are hitting home runs when it comes to giving back to their fans. First, Kendrick Lamar threw an impromptu free concert on top of a double decker bus outside of Staples Center the evening before releasing his debut album Good kid m.A.A.d city, and on Thursday the cleverness continued when rapper The Game sent his Instagram followers on a scavenger hunt throughout Los Angeles to yank the first copies of his fifth studio album Jesus Piece, which will be released December 11th. Continue reading
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