T.R.U. Love With 2 Chainz, New Game, Fresh Trinidad James + MORE! [HIP-HOP HEADLINES]
As expected, our favorite artists are dropping more and more records and videos in time for the holidays. To our Jewish readers (and/or hardcore Jay-Z fans), Happy Hanukkah!
Here are a few of the hip-hop gems from this week.
NEW MUSIC: The Game -- "Jesus Piece". The Game has built really great momentum behind his new album Jesus Piece. To keep it going, he recently released his title track, which features Kanye West and Common. And because WBLK is always in a giving mood, along with "Jesus Piece" (which can be heard below), we'll bless you with "Murder", featuring Scarface and Kendrick Lamar, as well.
INTERVIEW: Sway & Murda Mook. Those who have followed freestyle rap battles need no introduction to Murda Mook. He's a legend in the SMACK DVD/URL series, and with the lens coming back onto the underground scene, I'm sure this won't be the last we see of him. Check out the video above, where Mook talks about the peak of the SMACK era and how it compares to today's freestyle battles, as well as wanting to battle his favorite rapper, Eminem.
NEW MUSIC: Trinidad James -- "That Turn Up" (Produced by Mike WiLL Made It). Both Trinidad James and Mike WiLL Made It have created a buzz for themselves. Mike WiLL has produced 2 Chainz's "No Lie," Future's "Turn On The Lights" and Juicy J's "Bands A Make Her Dance", and Trinidad James' popularity catapulted after "All Gold Everything" hit the web. The two have teamed up for Mike WiLL's upcoming mixtape, EstIn1989 2.5,which can be heard below. Do you think they'll both live up past the hype?
RAP CAMEO: Kanye West Surprises Pharrell Williams at Places I've Seen Q&A. Last weekend at Art Basel Miami, rapper/producer/designer Pharrell Williams held a Q&A discussion about his latest book, Places I've Seen. After answering multiple questions from the audience, Pharrell was directed to one last audience member -- his longtime friend and colleague, Kanye West. Check out how Pharrell answers Kanye's question about his taste in art and his creative influences.
Champs Sports Presents: T.R.U. Love With 2 Chainz. 2 Chainz's latest installment for Champs Sports helps the rapper get in touch with his suave side. Judging by his instant quotables about his way with women, this video shouldn't be anything short of pure genius. Enjoy!