Grandstand: Legendary music video director Hype Williams sat down with hip hop journalist Jeff "Chairman" Mao at AMC Empire 25 as part of Red Bull Music Festival New York. The Queens native discussed his impressive career and Billboard was there to collect some of the highlights.
Audio: FreshfromDE & Michael Christmas - "Indigo Children"
Dub: For those of you who are spiritually inclined, you might be aware that there's a small % of the worlds population born with a latent set of abilities and indefinable presence [aura] that surrounds them everywhere they go, an intangible distinct from the average person.
Video: Gabutto Burger! Anime Inspired Japanese Fast Food
Some people call it the Japanese Burger Anime Cafe, some people just call it Gabutto Burger, but I call it AMAZING! I discovered this restaurant in a suburb of Chicago while there to cover fights and had an amazing shrimp burger while enjoying the ambiance, anime and decor you see in this clip. Subscribe to mmf187 to be a Mega Maniac.
Audio: Ski Mask the Slump God - "Beware the Book of Eli"
RM: The project commences with the frenetic rhymes and haunting chorus of “Lost Souls” [feat. Rich the Kid]. The darkly confessional “Suicide Season” tempers a grainy cackle and menacing rhymes as “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” [feat. SahBabii] turns up with undeniable energy. It also boasts the recent banger “DoIHaveTheSause? (The Bee’s Knees),” which is quickly nearing 5 million Spotify streams.
DM360: To celebrate the release of the first album in their live recordings series, ILL-US-TRAIT, Seattle duo, Black Stax share a hypnotic and stirring rendition of their crowd favorite, “Unexpected Shots.”
Fresh Kils on Honesty, Controllerism, Old School Rap, Toronto (Part 1)
Subscribe to mmf187 for more videos! Acclaimed Toronto producer Fresh Kils jumps backstage after a set with Mad Dukez for an interview. He talks about making beats from MPC to Nintendo GameBoy, going back to appreciate old school rap from the 1980's, the battle between true artists and rap's "lifestyle musicians," how the hip-hop scene will evolve again when more producers collaborate, and the Toronto hip-hop scene! Be sure to follow him on Twitter @FreshKils and me @MrMegaManFan. Interview recorded on behalf of RapReviews.com!
BGMM: Danny Delavie’s emotional single off his "High Tide" EP, “Break Interlude” expresses Danny’s conflicting combination of self doubt and glimmers of hope, as he battles to balance the struggles of life, and trying to hold his mental stability together.