Season 2, Episode 3 of Awkward Black Girl has just premiered on Pharrell Williams’ i am OTHER (See Below). Just when things were looking up, J's mother's unsolicited judgment leaves J questioning the direction in which her life is heading. You can get caught up with ABG season 2 at i am OTHER now.
Download: Gotham Green & Quickie Mart f. Freddie Gibbs & T. Mills, "All I Know"
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NY rapper Gotham Green and New Orleans producer Quickie Mart present "All I Know" featuring CTE signee Freddie Gibbs and Columbia Records singer T. Mills. "All I Know" is from the forthcoming fourth installment of their Haze Diaries series, following the video for "Hard Way", "New York Times" featuring Grafh and "Everything" featuring El Prez. HDV4 is also set to feature Def Jam rapper Wax, singer/songwriter/musician Jes Hudak, L.A.'s BLX Crew and more. Previous Haze Diaries volumes have featured Gibbs (watch the "Tell Me Something" video), Planet Asia (watch the "Game Change" video), Medusa, IamOmni and more. Quickie Mart produces every track on HDV4. Quickie recently released the Space Monkey Radio dubstep remix EP as well as the second volume of Balkan/bounce fusion project Gypsyphonic Disko.
Video: Touchphonics, "A Million Pieces" f. Alex Lee of Le Vice
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San Francisco-based producer/turntablist Touchphonics presents the Carmen Osterlye-directed music video for "A Million Pieces" featuring vocals from Alex Lee, lead singer of SF-based Le Vice. "Pieces" is the lead single from Destroy All Lines, the debut full-length from Touchphonics, also the head of independent label Elevated Press. "Everyone has felt extreme heartache at one point or another, and 'Pieces' is a song to capture that emotion," Touchphonics explains. "The video captures the cycles of death and re-growth that happens when going through everyday life and especially through heartbreak, which in the end is what the song is all about.” Destroy All Lines drops September 25.
El Gant + Tek (of Smif-n-Wessun) - "Hammer Dance" (Freestyle)
MTV's four time Direct Effect Battle Champ El Gant, and Smokey Lah, a/k/a Tek (of Smif-n-Wessun) gear up for the release of their collaborative, fittingly titled LP Gibson Glover, which is set to drop later this year. After dropping their previously leaked "Say Hello To The Bad Guy," the Empire City veterans edge one step closer to their debut, with a freestyle over Slaughterhouse's "Hammer Dance" instrumental, produced by AraabMUZIK.
Austin, Texas, live music scene staples Crew54 (Killeen) make a triumphant return with their new EP "BRB…" produced entirely by Austin's S. Killz. The duo of Eric "M.O.S." Morgan and Jonathan "G-Christ" Gilchrist made this new record to mark G-Christ's return from military service in Afghanistan.
"BRB…" boasts a more Southern musical style then Crew54's typical aggressive soul and boom bap tracks. Featuring guess appearances by Bavu Blakes, Sonia Moore, and Carter Arrington, "BRB..." is a another addition to the catalog that will take listeners on a new path is the journey of Crew54.
One of Texas brightest and hardest working acts, Crew54 is determined to make their way into the game. Combining raw reality lyrics with soul driven banging beats, G-christ and M.O.S. deliver a high energy product that bumps in your system and will blow you away live in person. ***
The Grand Hustle rapstress reveals what sets her apart from other female rappers in terms of lyrical content and her opposing views on the world. Iggy also explains the different lanes she's taken in terms of her albums and reveals how she's still experimenting with her music.
Video: Intro Trailer to Lil Wayne's #DEWeezy Webisodes
Mtn. Dew and GLU Agency present the introductory trailer for DEWeezy, a 10-part web series about Lil Wayne, his passionate evolution as a skateboarder and his love of the skateboarding lifestyle. In the quick video, Lil Wayne introduces us to the DEWeezy team consisting of Pro Skateboard legend Paul (P-Rod) Rodriguez and talented young skaters, Theotis Beasley, Keelan Dadd and Boo Johnson.