Articles by: Erik Hopf

Kanye West’s New Testament | Video

Last week the first images surfaced for Kanye West‘s New Testament as individually numbered postcards prominently portraying a classical David statue by Michelangelo with handwritten notes scrawled across the back. Many assumed the messages (225 in total) were a guerilla marketing tactic for an upcoming Yeezy project, …

Nicki Minaj – “Pills N Potions” | Video

“Pills N Potions” the first single from Nicki Minaj‘s forthcoming The Pink Print dropped yesterday. The ballad-esque love song from the artist better known for her rapid fire flow and witty punchlines (and the now resolved beef with Peter Rosenberg) features an abundance of hand bra, liquid …

A$AP Mob – “L.O.R.D.” Album | Pre-Order Now

On Friday we reported the drop of A$AP Mob‘s third single from the forthcoming L.O.R.D. compilation, “Hella H**s,” featuring A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast, and A$AP Twevly. While the crew has remained tight lipped on the release date, they are taking pre-orders on the Fan Edition …

PSY – “Hangover” featuring Snoop Dogg | Video

Is “Hangover,” the collaborative effort from Korean pop sensation PSY and west coast rap icon Snoop Dogg (we’re done with Snoop Lion?) the surprise team up of the year? Probably not. Is it begrudgingly catchy and entertaining — yes. The song is literally about inebriation — the …

Pharrell – “Frontin'” Featuring Jay Z – Disclosure Remix

  In 2003, Pharrell Williams released his first single as a solo artist on Neptunes Presents The Clones. That track was called “Frontin’”. Eleven years later the Pharrell/Jay-Z collaboration received the remix treatmeant from the English electronic duo Disclosure. Like the Neptunes, Disclosure have a disguinished production …

XXL Freshman 2014 Cypher – Part 3 | Video

Following part 1 and part 2 of the 2014 Freshman cypher series, XXL is keeping things moving releasing the third installment led by DJ Drama on the boards. Over the last two weeks the publication has treated listeners with verses from Vic Mensa, Isaiah Rashad, Chance The …

A$AP Mob – “Hella Hoes” Featuring A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg

  “Hella Hoes” is the new single from the A$AP Mob featuring the usual suspects A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast, and A$AP Twelvy and it’s pretty much everything you’d expect from the New York collective. The track is slated to appear on the forthcoming L.O.R.D. compilation, …

LRG – “Brilliant Youth” EP with Dizzy Wright, Bishop Nehru & 9th Wonder

The Lifted Research Group (LRG) courted two of hip hop’s rising stars, Dizzy Wright and Bishop Nehru, for their Summer 14 lookbook, and when you have that kind of talent in house you don’t let them leave without throwing down a few tracks. With 9th Wonder, of …

XXL Freshman 2014 Cypher – Part 2 | Video

After Part 1 earlier this week featuring Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Isaiah Rashad, Kevin Gates and August Alsina, XXL released part 2 of their cypher series from its 2014 Freshman cover shoot. On deck for the second round are Rich Homie Quan, Ty Dolla $ign and …