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Kendrick Lamar Performs New Song On “The Colbert Report”

The recently Grammy nominated (for his song “i“) Kendrick Lamar dropped by The Colbert Report to perform an unreleased song called “Untitled”. Set to a jazzy beat, it starts out slow, almost like spoken word, then moves into the hard-hitting style he’s known for. K-Dot’s flow is … READ MORE

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Stream Nicki Minaj’s New Album “The Pinkprint”

Nicki Minaj has finally released her highly anticipated (and very often delayed) album The Pinkprint. It’s hard to keep track of what she does lately (because she does so much) but when she makes music, we get to see a side of her that doesn’t come out … READ MORE

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Skrillex – “Dirty Vibe” Featuring Diplo, G-Dragon & CL | Video

Skrillex gets cozy with K-pop royalty in the music video for “Dirty Vibe”. The track, which also features DJ/producer extraordinaire Diplo and his signature bubble beats, has Big Bang’s G-Dragon and CL (from 2NE1) blurring the lines between hip hop and electro house as they rap over … READ MORE

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D’Angelo’s New Album “Black Messiah” Is Available for Streaming

It’s been nearly 15 years since R&B star D’Angelo released his last album, Voodoo. Rumors of its highly anticipated followup started circulating around 2005, and after countless rumors and false starts — including tales of addiction and panic attacks, as well as a notorious mug shot in 2010 … READ MORE

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Freshness Weekend Roundup 12/13 – 12/14

Hi there, Freshness readers. We hope you’re all swell and recovering from a “restful” weekend. We know it’s Monday and we also definitely know you’re probably totally mentally checked out because Christmas is next week so take a little breather and check out our breath-of-fresh-air weekly Weekend … READ MORE

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Sam Smith – “Like I Can” | Video

2014 was the year of Sam Smith. With six Grammy nominations, the British vocalist has made huge waves across the globe with songs like “Latch”, “Stay With Me” and “I’m Not The Only One”, just to name a few. He even remixed one of his tracks with … READ MORE

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Dr. Dre Was the Highest Paid Musician in 2014

There’s a reason Dr. Dre’s long-awaited album — formerly titled Detox — has yet to see the light of day. Actually, there are about 620 million reasons. That’s the reported dollar amount that Dre. amassed in 2014, and it had nothing to do with the release of … READ MORE

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Beyonce – “Yours and Mine” Short Film | Video

A year ago, Beyonce surprised her fans with an unannounced self-titled album, and in honor of the release, the chanteuse has launched short film, “Yours and Mine, ” once again with virtually no fanfare. The eleven-minute black-and-white video, made up of assorted clips from her recent collection of music … READ MORE

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Nicki Minaj – “Only” | Video

Nicki Minaj has just made your Friday by finally releasing the video for “Only”. It’s not quite what we were expecting but Nic has never been one to be predictable so we kind of appreciate the crazy. The visual accompaniment to the third single from her upcoming … READ MORE

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Rare Kanye West Interview From 2002

In honor of Throwback Thursday, we bring you the most excellent of throwbacks in a rare, unaired and unedited interview with Kanye West. In the video, which was recorded way back in 2002 for MTV’s You Heard It First, we see a young and excited West dressed … READ MORE

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J. Cole – “Apparently” | Video

Following the release of his third album 2014 Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole has dropped a music video for “Apparently”. Filmed over a projection screen showing images of his childhood, the North Carolina-born rapper keeps things simple and lets his lyrics speak for themselves. The follow-up to … READ MORE