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Nardwuar Hits Ab-Soul With Several Surprises During Their Talk (Video)

“…if you say something too weird I might punch you.”

Whoa…take it easy Ab-Soul. It’s just Nardwuar, the Hip-Hop Serviette. Just some quirky questioning; and always cool convo (plus gifts).

Nardwuar interviews Ab-Soul at Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Haaa! But see how Nard ‘walked through’ that threat and got on with the interview though? He a G!

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Big K.R.I.T. On A Musical Voyage To ‘Cadillactica’ (Video)

Yeah mane (in the Big K.R.I.T. voice)! K.R.I.T. in Philly to talk about the November dropping of his Cadillac-crashed-on-planet-Earth musical project (called “Cadillactica”). Nice interview. Convo about the concepts, reliance on outside production for the first time in his career; along with K.R.I.T.’s desire to score films, to discover the next David Ruffin… the beard… the sneaker chase… a lot of good going on in the near 11-minute clip above.

Great block to add to the build up for the album release.

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Chainsaw-Wielding Prankster Scares People In Parking Garage (Video)

Talk about a horror movie in real life (and we will, right now)!

Breathe. It’s a prank. Breathe. Nobody. Died.

(Breathe. But don’t try this prank in a stand-your-ground state with no camera crew… your SAG card will double as a toe tag… baaahahaaa!)

Internet pranksters Vitaly Zdorovetskiy and Nick Santonastasso send hapless passersby breaking the f#ck out (like you holler at folks in horror movies to do) when they come across a scene of murderous gore. The worst nightmarish 1-8-7s in progress

Its that time of the year again… I decided to team up with Nick Santonastasso to help me pull this brutal prank…This is definitely one of my favorites.

- Vitaly Zdorovetskiy

Kinda mad that nobody thought about a rescue via vehicular manslaughter (um…meaning… hit that muthaf##ker with the car) though. Ha. And no smartphones? (Not to call for help; to cam and Instagram… c’mon, not one? Hahaa.)

Oh well, Happy Halloween everyone!

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Audi Unveils the World’s Fastest Driverless Car with New ‘Audi RS 7′ (Video)

Hmmm. It’s okay to admit. When you think driverless car, you think top speed… about as fast as say… a golf cart. Tell you what. How about a German-engineered driving machine, with no driver, moving at full speed? How about at RACING speed; like on a racetrack? Yeah, that happened; the Audi RS 7 did a driverless lap at Hockenheim raceway! Watch.

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J. Keys Recap: Performance at the 2014 A3C Festival (Video)

That’s alright right there, J. Keys! Perspectives from the A3C we just put in the books… and from our Beatz & Lyrics Show 15th Anniversary Concert (featuring J. Keys, Elzhi, Skyzoo, J-Live and more) during the Festival.

The 10th annual A3C took place over 5 days, between Wednesday, Oct 8th and Sunday, Oct 12th. A3C venues were centrally located throughout four closely connected, high traffic, cultural hubs in metro Atlanta: Downtown, Old 4th Ward, Little 5 Points and East Atlanta Village.

J. Keys took the stage for an impromptu performance on the A3C Main Stage during the Beatz & Lyrics Show 15th Anniversary show hosted by JayForce Friday, October 10, 2014.

Nice. Very nice. Salute! Y’all click and enjoy.

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R&B: Rochelle Jordan – “Playa 4 Life” feat. Iamsu!

Mmmm… There goes sultry soulstress Rochelle Jordan checking in with some sweet heartbreak on a track. Iamsu! on there with a quick rap. The the vibe is definitely on that ‘how-could-it-happen-to-Rochelle?’

Happens to everyone. Feel that. Play this.


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Live From China: Dog Meat Festival (Documentary)

“It’s meaty… horribly, horribly meaty… mixed with that familiar doggy smell…”

Okay. Westerners may need to settle themselves and their stomachs. And open their minds. Yes. It’s just as you’d suspect: VICE is at a meat market (in the Chinese province of Yulin) where they butcher and sell dogs to lots and lots of people who eat them. You will hear shocking terms used… like tasty… and healthy…

No judgements. Okay, that’s bull… but watch the video expo though. It’s VICE, so you know the reporting will come at the story from a different perspective that might cause you to rethink. Compelling.

(Gotta say… the reporter, Izzy Yeung, is hella cute.)

In 2013, the Yulin festival gathered so much negative press that this year, the local government denied the Summer Solstice dog-eating tradition ever even existed. But that hasn’t stopped locals from celebrating—nor has it stopped die-hard activists from flooding the town in an attempt to rescue the dogs before the slaughter. VICE Reports headed to Yulin this year to get to the bottom of the most controversial festival in China.


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R&B/Soul: Jackson 5 – “I’m A Big Boy”

Talk about a ‘Secret Stash’ … Here’s a R&B/Soul gem of a jam. An 8-year-old Michael Jackson, ‘sanging it’ with The Jackson Five, from 1968. Part of Chicago’s One-derful! Records’ 12-LP set dubbed “The One-derful! Collection” (due out October 28, 2014; but you can pre-order now). Check out The Jackson 5’s “I’m A Big Boy” and follow the links if (read: when) your interest is piqued.


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R&B/Soul: Full Crate x Mar – “Man x Woman” (Mar Edit) [Video]

So smooth and soulful for a Sunday. Yeah, this is how it’s done. Full Crate and Mar got the single & remix EP (linked below) and the official video (above) for their “Man x Woman” (Mar Edit). Acoustic version of the track. Check.


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Boyz II Men – “Underwater” (Video)

Boyz II Men doing some exploratory R&B nowadays with a new sound. Check it out in “Underwater.” Efforts to communicate in several life situations in the video, all but drowned… But ultimately they reach the surface; live and love.

And if you like this one, you’ll likely love Boyz II Men’s forthcoming album “Collide” (due out October 21, 2014).

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Jay Rock – “Parental Advisory” (Produced By SmokeyGotBeatz)

TDE’s Jay Rock rocking that West Coast feeling beat (produced by SmokeyGotBeatz). This ish right here… “Parental Advisory” is dope.


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Big K.R.I.T. – “Pay Attention” feat. Rico Love (Video)

Woooo, haaave mercy! “Cadillactica” is due to drop November 11, 2014… but look at the video and see what the Honeyz in there are dropping. Mm mm mmmm! Plus, you KNOW Big K.R.I.T. is gonna bring it on the “Pay Attention” cut (featuring Rico Love).

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808 (Trailer)

There is a film AND soundtrack that will be dope and will be coming in 2015. ‘The TR-808 is coming…’ (shout to Blastmaster KRS-ONE).

“808” features appearances and commentary from: Arthur Baker, Pharrell, David Guetta, Phil Collins, Lil Jon, Afrika Bambaataa, Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim), Rick Rubin, Diplo, Goldie and more.

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Sports: Tom Wrigglesworth Probably Looks Like Someone You Know… Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers! (Video)

There ought to be some money in this… Just saying. An Aaron Rodgers’ look-alike so good he fools some Green Bay residents? Yep, that’s Tom Wrigglesworth (who?).

‘The Amazing Mr. Wrigglesworth’ was made by NFL Films and follows Tom Wrigglesworth as he visits the lovely people of Green Bay in a quest to meet Aaron Rodgers.

Li’l little for an NFL quarterback, isn’t he? Well, big enough to put one over on a few Cheeseheads. So there you have it. Watch above.

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Heated Debate On White Privilege: Jon Stewart vs. Bill O’Reilly Square Off (Video)

Frienemies Jon Stewart and conservative commentator Bill O’Reilly sit down to have a light convo about White privilege. Yeah… NO! Heck, it took a gargantuan effort from Stewart to even get O’Reilly to admit that White privilege exists… on some level O’Reilly. And even then he stuck to his guns; refusing to acknowledge that White people enjoy any advantages in America because of their race.

“You think I’m sitting here because I’m White? What are you, a moron? I’m sitting here because I’m obnoxious, not because I’m White!”

- Bill O’Reilly

Ummm… heh, heh… That’s just a piece of it. See the full fracas above. Keep in mind that they actually respect each other… sorta.

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DJ Quik Tells ‘Sway In The Morning’ About His Days With Tha Row, About Music Through The Ages And More (Video)

Quik is the name. And if anyone can tell you about the game, esp. Hip-Hop on the West side, it’s DJ Quik. He stopped by to chop it up with Sway In The Morning,’ talk about music back in the day (his and others’), music now (his, collabos), and even turns in a live performance.

(And on some real real… lean in around the 26-minute mark… just saying.)

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Jarren Benton – “Judge Mathis” feat. Pounds

Jarren Benton blessing BET Cyphers AND keeping his #Blacktober weekly promise: The latest offering “Judge Mathis” (featuring Pounds)…. FREE… now!


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Big K.R.I.T Freestyling On Sway In The Morning (Video)

It’s nothing… it’s easy! Sway put on the “Mind’s Playing Tricks On Me” beat and damn if Big K.R.I.T didn’t go in on it. Then hit ‘em with some lyricals a capella from the LP like that was nothing… Effortless, but engaging, you wanna watch this Sway show snippet.

(Some insightful interview footage from K.R.I.T. after the jump, too.)

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Run The Jewels – “Close Your Eyes” (And Count To F#ck) feat. Zack de la Rocha

Front man for the rock act Rage Against The Machine (Zack de la Rocha) joins in on the mayhem that Run The Jewels is running down. Killer Mike and El-P with this ‘instructional’ title off their anticipated album; now finally available for pre-order.

Third single from the upcoming Run The Jewels 2, “Close Your Eyes” (And Count To F#ck) features Zack de la Rocha! Album now available to preorder on iTunes and releases worldwide on 10/27 via Mass Appeal Records.


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Fabolous Joins Stephen A. Smith x Skip Bayless on ESPN’s ‘First Take’ (Video)

Fabolous joins ESPN First Take’s Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless to talk about Def Jam’s 30th Anniversary concert, about if the Dallas Cowboys beating the Seattle Seahawks last week means they are really getting it together, about Fantasy Football and more.

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