The TDE camp kick off their nationwide tour today in Shake’s hometown of Las Vegas, and they let their fans know what to expect with this clip. Watch the entire clip for a surprise and check out the dates down bottom.
This weekend Downtown Records is throwing their annual Downtown Festival in New York City. And with scheduled performances from Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul & Jay Rock), Purity Ring, Ryan Hemsworth, Ratking, Kilo Kish and plenty others, the DopeHouse and our friends at Rocksmith are giving y’all a chance to win some tickets. All you’ve gotta do is follow the directions on the flyer above and we’ll pick two winners at random by tomorrow. Good luck.
What do you know, an actual photo on the cover that actually isn’t a photo that was already used somewhere else. Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q grace the cover of the magazine, which hits newsstands on April 30th.
During a conversation with Pitchfork, Danny Brown speaks on his upcoming album Old, his Black Hippy/Beatles comparison and his favorite artists.
You once tweeted that “Black Hippy are the new Beatles and I’m Harry Nilsson.” How would you match up the Beatles to the Black Hippy crew? Kendrick would be Paul McCartney, Schoolboy Q would be John Lennon, Ab-Soul would be George Harrison– and [laughs] Jay Rock would be Ringo. I’m like the unofficial fifth member of Black Hippy.
Hit the jump for some choice quotes about Old and click here for the full interview.
Just moments ago, Murs held a live stream event announcing the official line-up and details for Paid Dues 2013. The eighth annual event is set to go down at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California on March 30 and the Black Hippy crew — Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock are set to headline the big event. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Dom Kennedy, Tech N9ne, and more are also set to play the festival. Hit the jump to see the list of performers with more being announced in the new year.
Cali was active the other day as 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Kendrick Lamar and more took the stage during Power 106′s Cali Christmas show at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. I already posted Kendrick, 2 Chainz and Big Sean’s full sets right here but now we’ve got split up clips so you can pick and choose what you’d like to see performed. So hit the jump as Trinidad James makes a surprise appearance; Kendrick brings out Black Hippy, J. Cole, E-40, Too $hort and Lil Wayne; and more.
In the third and final segment of 2DopeBoyz and TheWellVersed‘s sit down with ScHoolboy Q in Las Vegas, the Black Hippy explains why he does not want to meet or work with Nas (his favorite rapper) and reveals that he’ll be dropping a new project before the year is over (with his debut album following in 2013). And to close our exclusive interview, Q stakes claim as the best rapper in TDE haha..