Archive | September, 2013

New Music (Video): Melo-X – “A Tree Must Be A Tree”

30 Sep

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Shot by Rodney Passé, Melo-X gives us a beautiful visual offering to his airy new song, “A Tree Must Be A Tree”–which also happens to be our first glimpse of his upcoming solo album, GOD: Piéce de Résistance. The dramatic film-like music video happens to be inspired the 1973 movie, Badlands featuring Martin Sheen and a young Sissy Spacek. Melo’s upcoming album will drop on November 5th and if you haven’t listened to it yet, check out his dope newest EP, GOD: HiFi, the third EP in the GOD EP Trill OG (trilogy).

-Christine Ahamefule (@Cleanyournyash)



New Music: MellowHype – “Whut”

30 Sep


While Hodgy, Left Brain, and Domo Genesis’s joint project as the group MellowHigh will be dropping next month on Halloween–Hodgy dropped a rough cut of a new song by the duo known as MellowHype called “Whut” here on his tumblr, showing us that MellowHype is definitely still working. Also, MellowHigh will be going on their first US tour; so look below and check if they’re coming to a city near you.

Last Week In Interviews…

30 Sep

If you didn’t already know it, last week was a fairly interesting one in music–especially with the amount of compelling artist interviews going around. So if you’re interested we have it for you here.  

Well, first of all Kanye’s interview with Zane Lowe has been one of the most widely talked about interviews  of the year; so if you haven’t seen it yet you can watch it: here and here.

Also if you’re interested here is Jimmy Kimmel’s (unfunny) spoof of Kanye’s interview that sparked Kanye’s wrath on twitter.

Depending on your stance, the cultural phenomenon/train-wreck (or maybe both?) that happens to be Miley Cyrus covered Rolling Stone magazine this month. In her interview she chatted it up and answered questions on just about everything, from race to drugs. Read it here.


While you may have thought that the enigma that is DMX, was pretty much done with anything OWN related–after his entertaining but unresolved stint on Iyanla Fix My Life. The dog sat down with none other than Dr. Phil himself.

In one of Ja Rule’s most recent interviews since his release from jail, he alongside Irv Gotti spoke candidly with the always entertaining Breakfast Club. Will Ja have us chanting “Its Murdaaaa” once again in 2014?

After an embarrassingly engrossing (you know you twatched despite of better judgement) twitter showdown, with Teyana Taylor and Rihanna tossing around subliminal and not-so subliminal disses. The Harlem native decided to call into Hot 97 and talk about her side of the story.

In a meeting of the lightskins, Drake sat down with the OG, Elliot Wilson for an interview on YN’s CRWN series. The interview goes in-depth and even features some crowd participation–which is a rarity. That laugh though! (If you’ve listened to an Elliot Wilson interview before you’ll know what I mean)

-Christine Ahamefule (@cleanyournyash)

Music Video: Pusha T – “King Push”

28 Sep

If you’re anything like myself, October 8th cannot come soon enough (My Name Is My Name‘s release date); Pusha T’s newest visual offering only helps to increase this anticipation. The music video for My Name Is My Name‘s intro track, “King Push” is stark, minimal, and captivating–as we watch Push fully basking in his moment. An interesting tidbit is that this track was produced by Kanye West and unexpectedly co produced by actor Joaquin Phoenix.

-Christine Ahamefule (@cleanyournyash)

Music Video: Vic Mensa – “Lovely Day”

28 Sep

Save Money’s Vic Mensa lets loose and teamed up with Ill Roots to create visuals for his easy breezy song, “Lovely Day”. Equipped with an oh so necessary bottle of orange soda, Vic has a pretty dope day. “Lovely Day” has spring/summer 2014 written all over it. Check out the music video below:

-Christine Ahamefule (@Cleanyournyash)


Chance The Rapper’s Social Experiment

28 Sep

Recently, rap’s newest golden boy Chance The Rapper announced online that he will soon be going on a nationwide tour called The Social Experiment Tour. Tour dates will begin on October 25th and end on December 7th (sadly he won’t be coming to the Bay Area), check out the show dates below:

Oct. 25: Champaign, IL – Alpha Epsilon Pi Chapter House
Oct. 26: Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
Oct. 27: Washington, DC – TBA
Oct. 29: New York, NY – SOB’s
Oct. 30: New York, NY – SOB’s
Nov. 1: Philadelphia, PA – TBA
Nov. 2: Middlebury, VT – TBA
Nov. 3: Montreal, QC – Club Soda
Nov. 4: Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
Nov. 6: Syracuse, NY – TBA
Nov. 7: Buffalo, NY – TBA
Nov. 8: Oxford, OH – Brick Street Bar
Nov. 9: Chicago, IL – TBA
Nov. 10: Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
Nov. 12: Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre & Cafe
Nov. 14: Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
Nov. 15: San Diego, CA – TBA
Nov. 16: Los Angeles, CA – TBA
Nov. 17: Los Angeles, CA – TBA
Nov. 19: Tempe, AZ – Club Red
Nov. 20: Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Nov. 22: Dallas, TX – Trees
Nov. 23: Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Nov. 25: Atlanta, GA – The Loft at Center Stage
Nov. 26: Nashville, TN – TBA
Nov. 29: Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Nov. 30: TBA
Dec. 3: Oberlin, OH -TBA
Dec. 4: Indianapolis, IN – TBA
Dec. 5: Columbia, MO – TBA
Dec. 7: Miami, FL – TBA

New Music: King Chip – “Some Hoes”

27 Sep


After the recent release of his newest mixtape, 44108, King Chip hits us with another new song entitled, “Some Hoes”. Big Duke along with King Chip produced the stuttering track. Listen to this in the mean time while Chip works on his upcoming EP, Clevelafornia.

Rock The Bells Cancelled

26 Sep


In a shocking turn of events, the iconic Rock The Bells concert series has decided to cancel their remaining shows in Washington, DC and New York City due to low ticket sales. The idea that concert had initially been cancelled was brought up as a rumor, only to later be verified by the owner of Guerilla Union. This situation is particularly sad when remembering that this is Rock The Bells’ ten-year anniversary.

-Christine Ahamefule (@Cleanyournyash)

Below is Chang Weisberg’s press release in entirety:

Chang Weisberg, founder and owner of Guerilla Union states: “First and foremost, it is with great sadness and disappointment that we must cancel the Washington, DC and New York City Rock the Bells dates due to lack of ticket sales. I, along with our staff, the artists, and all of the sponsors, media partners, local promoters, and radio stations involved are thankful for our supporters and the fans that planned on attending. It’s extremely unfortunate that we can’t complete the last half of the 10th Anniversary Rock the Bells tour. We did everything in our power to save the show. Unfortunately, the financial loss would have been devastating. This festival has been ten years in the making.  I am truly sorry we could not produce the show for all the fans who did buy their ticket in support of.”

Full refunds will be honored at the location where fans purchased their tickets.

Kanye West Interview (Continued)

26 Sep

As promised earlier, here is the remaining part 3 and part 4 of Kanye West’s in-depth four-part interview with Zane Lowe. Sit back and enjoy.

-Christine Ahamefule (@Cleanyournyash)

New Music: Kami De Chukwu – “Droptop Vision”/Joey Purp -“Monologue”

26 Sep

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If you’re not familiar with Chicago’s Save Money crew or only happen to be aware of its current breakout star–Chance The Rapper–fix that, like immediately.  With the collective claiming talented artists such as: Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Vic Spencer, etc. it’s only the right thing to do. With that being said,two of the lesser known Save Money crew members just dropped some new music. The talented, Kami De Chukwu just dropped the slowed down “Droptop Vision” and Joey Purp just let out “Monologue”; both rappers also happen to make up the rap duo, Leather Corduroy. These songs are equally dope and present us with two new talented artists. Don’t sleep, check out the music below.

-Christine Ahamefule (@Cleanyournyash)

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