No, you won’t get 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa speed racing and spinning out but you will get a compilation of action-packed scenes from Fast & Furious 6. If you’re into that kinda thang.
Before the Convertibles album drops, Chuck Inglish continues on with his car theme and will be releasing an EP titled Droptops. A$ton Matthews and Kashflow join Chuck on “Tangerine,” the second single off the free EP that drops May 23rd.
OnSmash interviewed our own L.A. Leakers’ DJ SourMILK and Justin Credible in their studio at the Power 106. The DJ duo (and your favorite music leakers) talked about their music roles, how they started, why they love representing L.A. and discuss a few of the up-and-coming L.A. artists. They also apologizing for tagging their leaks up… not! They explain why it has to be done, though.
Get to know the Leakers a little better in the interview, posted above!
The Weeknd, in true The Weeknd form, quietly and randomly released a new song via YouTube titled “Kiss Land.” The seven-minute title track switches up half way into a faster pace. The second half we believe to be titled “John Carpenter” because he snuck that preview in earlier this week.
Yay or neigh?
There’s a lot of pressure for Abel to top his previous albums. We all know that House of Balloons was pretty much perfect.
So my favorite song from Acid Rap has a video? Again, I wasn’t really following Chance until I heard his latest mixtape, which really impressed me.
“Smoke Again,” featuring TDE’s Ab-Soul, is probably my favorite song on the mixtape (I’m a fan of Chance’s sing-songy voice) and the video is equally awesome. Let me give credit where credit’s due: directed by ILLROOTS, cinematography and edited by Dylan Knight and special effects by Anthony Esquivel. Great job everyone! Love that the smoke looks almost 3D.
Can’t forget the mesmerizing production by Blended Babies. Check out the video above.
Only two weeks away until Alexander Spit releases his instrumental album, Mansions 2: A Collection of Psychedelic Unapologetic Instrumentals, and he sends over another tease (this time in full length). “PCH” is the latest leak off the album, which drops May 28th.
Click play and groove to the beat, below.
Black Cloud Music artist Noa James drops the second music video from his latest EP, The Adventures Of Young Orca. After the jump, check out the single’s artwork which shows a picture of Noa’s 112-year-old great grandmother next to President Obama. Classic picture.
Last night, Kanye took the stage at the Roseland Ballroom for the Adult Swim upfront party in New York. ‘Ye previewed two new songs and then went on a rant about not being a “MuthaF*ckin Celebrity”, and his upcoming SNL performance.
“Look at what hip-hop can do.” – Dr. Dre
Music Moguls Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine shelled out the big bucks, $70 Million to be exact, to USC to create a new undergraduate program named the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. USC’s School of JIAYAATTBI for short.
According to a USC statement, the academy’s curriculum will focus on “arts and entrepreneurship; technology, design and marketability; concept and business platforms; and creating a prototype.” The program’s mission will be to create “a new generation of inspired innovators.”
A total of 25 students will make up the inaugural class, which will launch in the fall of 2014. Doesn’t this make you want to stay in school?
After the press conference where the business partners and all-around-good guys made their official announcement, Rolling Stone asked how involved Dre and Jimmy will be at the academy.
Jimmy Iovine: The thing with Dre and I – this is the good and bad news – we’re control freaks. So we’re gonna annoy them to a point, but we just want to help lend a feel and whatever experience we can lend. We’re in great hands with Erica and the institution. Especially those first 25 kids, we want to really inspire them and make this the best opportunity it can possibly be.
LA Weekly asked Dr. Dre if this program means that Detox will be further delayed.
Dr. Dre: No, I’m more inspired to go back into the studio now. Beats is rolling, this thing is happening, and it’s incredible. Now I’m ready to go back to my first love.
Dr. Dre: I’m going back to the studio. Not for any specific reason, but just to record because I love to record music. I’m going back in and hopefully the next Kendrick Lamar or the next Eminem walks in the door and I can work with that artist. I’m going to record forever.
Wait! But they asked about Detox. :|
Rolling Stone asked when did they realize a school like this was necessary.
Iovine: Let me make one more point: When I was making records, which was even 15 years before Dre was making records, musicians were not technologically inclined. These kids are all tech. The new musician, you have to be fluent in technology. So we see a lot of that with musicians.
LA Weekly asked if Jimmy and Dre went 50/50 on the $70 Million.
Jimmy Iovine: Yeah, we went each went 50/50.
Dr. Dre: Going in 50/50, going out 50/50.
The biggest question should be… will the 25 students receive this limited edition shirt?
Stop showing off Fuzz. We want a shirt too.
New visuals from The-Dream off his upcoming album IV Play, which drops on May 28th.