Trillectro has already passed, but the concept was inspiring: hip-hop+electronica. This weekend Jay-Z will be in Philly at the Made in America Festival, where the lineup is more of the same (see above).
We wanted to expand on the concept with a smooth playlist for Labor Day Weekend. Tracks by Gotye, Frank Ocean, Lady Gaga, Lana del Rey, Nas, Amy Winehouse, A$AP Rocky, Inky Jack, and more.
Happy Labor Day Weekend, and as always…keep it trill.
This thing is slowly going viral. Macklemore has been bubbling at Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Parties for a while, but recently he made waves with the release of “Thrift Shop,” and the Instagram photo contest that went along with it:
“Smells like R. Kelly’s sheets.”
@LadyGaga and rapper @KendrickLamar have teamed up for a track on his debut album, called PartyNauseous.
“good Kid, m.A.A.d City” drops October 2nd.
With her impressions of Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, and others, @DarmirraBrunson is one of the Internet’s best emerging talents in comedy. She was also the winner of Tyler Perry’s 2012 Talent Search. This “interview” was a collaboration with pop culture website, thatgrapejuice.
Check out more of Darmirra’s videos below and on the YouTube channel, TheDarmirraShow.
Beware of ladies blowing purple kisses in the new @asvpxrocky video.
Beat produced by VERY RVRE.
It always seems like the end of the Olympics comes around too fast. At any rate, the Closing Ceremony has arrived. From MC Bolt’s DJ set last night to the tribute to British Rock today, London will be partying.
I mean, The Who are cool and all but at princeakeem.com we’re taking the opportunity to make our own party, USA style. Behold: the “Closing Ceremony Playlist.”
Featuring classic tracks by James Brown, Michael Jackson, Biggie, 2Pac, and others. Newer jams by Tyga, Frank Ocean, and Rick Ross.
And if you’re looking for a place to stream the closing ceremony online, look no further.
It’s a party, it’s a party, it’s a party ayyyy
@SnoopDogg has (at least, temporarily) changed his name to Snoop Lion for his upcoming reggae album, entitled Reincarnated. Hence the joke:
Dunno about you, but we actually like the name, the music, and the new direction.
Kendrick’s latest video. Top YouTube comments always crack us up.
Like fellow Brooklynites A Tribe Called Quest, @joeyBADASS_ rhymes over jazzy beats yet from a much darker perspective. The “1999” mixtape is classic hip-hop, with production by J. Dilla, MF Doom, and others, and samples of everything from Tupac to LL Cool J’s “Doin it.” Listen closely and you can even hear Pinky and the Brain on “World Domination.”
He might be only 17, but he’s got the wise mind of a 30-year old. New York has the Knicks. Brooklyn has the Nets. Uptown has A$AP Rocky, and now Brooklyn has Joey Badass. Next up? For sure.