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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

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Reebok Announces Partnership With Kendrick Lamar

Rapper Kendrick Lamar has officially joined the roster of recording artists signed to Reebok. The Compton, California, native has been sporting Reebok kicks since childhood, and one of his favorite sneaker silhouettes — the Reebok Ventilator — will debut in March 2015 as the first collaborative project, followed by a limited-edition … READ MORE

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Stream J. Cole’s Album “2014 Forest Hills Drive”

Days after showing us his video for “Intro”, J. Cole has finally released 2014 Forest Hills Drive. Inspired by his childhood home in North Carolina, the album has no featured artists, which may come as a surprise to fans of songs like “Crooked Smile” (TLC sings the … READ MORE

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U2 & Todd James Release Animated Music Video

The world of Todd James is abstract and colorful. The New York based contemporary artist gained recognition after he started tagging in the subway and went on to work with artists like the Beastie Boys, Mobb Deep and Eminem. In his latest project, he created an animated … READ MORE

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Freshness Weekend Roundup 12/06 – 12/07

Yo, Freshness readers. We hope you had a nice weekend because this week is gonna be a tough one. Why? It’s just close enough to Christmas that you catch that faint smell of peppermint freedom but still far away enough that you have to endure two and … READ MORE