Articles by: Erik Hopf

A$AP Rocky – “Multiply” Featuring Juicy J | Video

Harlem stand up! Your boy A$AP Rocky is back with a new track, a new video, and some harsh words for his critics and everyone repping “Been Trill.” “Multiply” is the first single from the A$AP Mob commander-in-chief’s forthcoming album and his first solo effort since the …

LRG Presents: Chronixx – “Capture Land” | Video

Don’t get caught napping on “Capture Land,” the new video release from the up and coming reggae artist Chronixx presented by the folks over at LRG. This is the latest single to drop from the Dread and Terrible EP that hit the internet in early April (at …

Nicki Minaj “Anaconda” Set New 24-Hour Viewership Record on VEVO

19.6 million views. That’s the record breaking 24-hour VEVO view count on Nicki Minaj‘s twerkathon, “Anaconda.” Edging out the former record holder (and fellow Twerker), Miley Cyrus and her ballad “Wrecking Ball,” which received 19.3 million views during its debut, Minaj’s oversexualized video based on a Sir …

Flying Lotus x Adult Swim – “The Origins of Captain Murphy” | Video

Two months from now, your earbuds will likely be pulsating with the syncopated rhythms of You’re Dead! – the forthcoming release from Los Angeles native Flying Lotus that’s slated to feature Kendrick Lamar, Herbie Hancock and Snoop Dogg. Coupled with the drop is an acid trip of …

G-Eazy – “I Mean It” Remix Featuring Remo and Rick Ross

Oakland native Gerald Earl Gillum, better known as G-Eazy, just released These Things Happen, his debut album. To mark the occasion and to celebrate it breaking the Top 10 rank on Billboard’s Hot 200 (and #1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart), he’s given anchor track “I Mean It” …

Farewell To The Soul Man: A Tribute To Bobby Womack by 9th Wonder

Late last week, the music world was dealt a terrible loss with the passing of R&B legend Bobby Womack. In celebration of the man, his music, and his life, producer 9th Wonder (of Little Brother acclaim) compiled Farewell To The Soul Man, an assemblage of every beat …

FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” | Video

The visuals in FKA Twigs‘ (or Formerly Known As Twigs) video for “Two Weeks” are gloriously distracting – so much so, that it’s forgivable to let her sultry vocals slide into the background hidden behind the veneer of an ancient Egyptian temple complete with choreographed movements from …

BBC Radio 1 – “The Story of Q-Tip” Documentary | Streaming Audio

Nearly 25 years have passed since the release of Low End Theory, A Tribe Called Quest‘s second studio release; and while fans eagerly await the extended reissue of an album seminal to the Tribe catalog, Q-Tip has charted his own course that simultaneously embraces and distances himself …

Lana Del Rey – “Shades of Cool” | Video

Songstress Lana Del Rey‘s new single “Shades of Cool” from the recently released Ultraviolence plays like a missing track from Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Shadowy vocals run parallel to an over exposed world of muted colors as Del Rey navigates her licentious West Egg …