Kendrick Lamar releases video for These Walls

Kendrick Lamar has launched a video for his 'To Pimp A Butterfly' track 'These Walls' subtitled as a 'black comedy'. The video opens in a prison, progressing to a house party in an eight-minute adventure that expands on the album version, with an added interlude. Lamar's 'To Pimp A Butterfly' was released in March of this year, and has already seen five singles, of which 'These Walls' is the most recent and released in mid-October. Previous single 'Alright' recently found itself at the center of a racial equality march, with J Cole commenting that Lamar may have the power to stop LA Gang culture. Lamar said in reply, "That's a lot of responsibility. I definitely think that God put something in me that I'm not even aware of, I know it's there and I know it has the power to not only c

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Chuck Treece: The RAPstation Interview

Pro-skateboarder and musician Chuck Treece came up in the Philly music scene, drawing influences from both punk music, hip-hop and practically everything in between. He founded '80s skate punk band McRad, was sponsored by several major companies, including Santa Cruz Skateboards, Powell Peralta and Airwalk and spent years touring with bands like Underdog, Bad Brains and Urge Overkill. Throughout his entire life, skateboarding and music have always been his foundation. These days, he's a father and is tasked with molding the young minds of his children, a responsibility he takes extremely seriously. When he's not hanging with his kids, he can most likely be found on his skateboard, behind a drum kit or in a studio. Treece took a moment to discuss the first time he heard hip-hop, playing wit

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Earl Sweatshirt calls Drake a vulture

Earl Sweatshirt has called Drake a "vulture" who profits on the talent of lesser-known artists. The Odd Future rapper's comments were related to a video Drake recently posted of himself dancing to 'SKRT' by underground rapper Kodak Black. Upon seeing the clip, Earl took to Twitter to write: "drake found kodak black? smh welp". When fans then suggested that Drake's championing for new artists could be a good thing, Earl proceeded to say that Drake "can be a bit of a vulture on young rap n-ggas and I don't want lil kodak to be a victim of it". He added that Drake's "overall statement isn't 'check out this new shit I heard'" but instead is "always self serving". Earl continued: "The line between paying homage and wave riding is blurry so is the one between giving criticism and hating

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Nas And Usher support victims of racial injustice and police brutality on new song

Usher and Nas have revealed a new single titled "Chains", a song created to raise awareness for the victims of racial injustice and police brutality. The two have worked with Bibi Bourelly on the track that is accompanied by an interactive experience titled "Don't Look Away". The advanced technology uses a camera with facial recognition to let the viewers look into the eyes of the unarmed victims and control the video stream. The song will stop playing immediately if the viewer turns away. "In writing this song, I was motivated by the events involving prejudicial injustice that are still happening today," Usher said in a statement. "The reality is that racial bigotry diminishes the lives of too many people in our country. We have to come together as a country to solve th

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New album by DJ Khaled to feature Jay Z, Rick Ross, Future & others

DJ Khaled has released the details of his eighth studio album, I Changed A Lot, set to be released on October 23rd. This latest album features a big list of well-known names from across hip-hop and R&B. Future and Chris Brown are the prominently featured on the track list, with the former of the two having assisted on five tracks in total. Other features include Rick Ross, French Montana, Fetty Wap, and Meek Mill. Khaled released two new songs alongside the announcement including the modern ballad; "You Mine" featuring Trey Songz, Jeremih and Future, followed by the catchy "Gold Slugs" featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina and Fetty Wap. During New York City radio DJ Funkmaster Flex's radio show, Khaled also gave a preview of "I Don't Play About My Paper," featuring Rick R

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Skepta pictured working with Pharrell Williams

Skepta has hinted he's been in the studio working on music with Pharrell Williams. The grime MC made an appearance on Williams' OTHERtone Beats 1 radio show alongside Jamie Woon this past weekend. After the radio appearance, Skepta posted a photo of himself and Williams to his Instagram with the caption: "You know who's on production. Wow." Pharrell had recently confirmed that there will be another N.E.R.D. album during a Twitter Q&A session. Williams fielded questions from fans via IHeartRadio's Twitter account on September 22. During the online session, the singer was asked by one fan, "Are you going to make another N.E.R.D. album?", to which Williams replied "OF COURSE!". N.E.R.D. consists of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shae Haley. They released their last album 'Nothing'

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