Paterson, New Jersey’s own H2-O (aka Lemonte Williams) is back with a brand new project, released today, entitled idothisforthelove (1000 Words). The artist we once favorably compared to Nas worked with a number of high profile producers, including Flawless Tracks (Wale, Dr. Dre) and Stompboxx (Bubba Sparxxx), to create his most fully realized work yet. The album was preceded by the killer singles “Let Me Do That” and “Still Vivid” (both released around early autumn last year), and now we’ve got a preview of the excellent video for “Let Me Do That.” You can also watch the video for the utterly wrenching “Still Vivid,” released in January, after the jump.
Miley Cyrus may be busy distracting the world with the notion that twerking is the next big thing, but in other areas of hip-hop, the true genre trendsetters are continuing to deliver club-ready dance tracks that are heavy on the bass and light on gimmicks.
“Clappers” is the latest single to surface from DC native Wale. The song and video are focused on celebrating the beauty of girls who aren’t afraid to go wild on the dance floor. Nicki Minaj and Taylor Gang member Juicy J add verses to support this theme, and the results are one of the most exciting ‘club tracks’ to hit the urban scene in weeks.
Performance videos tend to vary very little in the grand scheme of things, and unfortunately “Clappers” is no different. While the song is fun and perhaps there is no visual concept that could improve upon the song’s basic subject matter, it is still an idea that’s been done before. Many, many times before.
Wale’s new album, The Gifted, is available now. (more…)
Hitting iTunes in time for the album premiere, The Gifted can now be streamed in full on Apple’s music service. The album is the follow-up to Wale’s highly successful label debut Ambition, and having heard it ourself we can tell you firsthand it’s a great listening experience. Whether you’re a longtime listener or casually clicking through, visit iTunes and stream The Gifted today.
Featuring Rick Ross and Aaron Wess, “The Show” is one of the more relaxed tracks off Folarin. The video, which was directed by DRE films, features a combination of performance footage and scenes from a carnival involving the vocalists and beautiful women. You can view the visuals below.
Wale went public yesterday with the news that he will be releasing anew album entitled The Gifted on June 25. Click here to view a trailer for the album.
Maybach Music Group member Wale is back in the OurStage headlines today following the release of the video for his latest single, “Street Runner.”
Taken from his December 2012 mixtape release, Folarin, “Street Runner” is a Beat Billionaire-produced track that pairs perfectly with the extravagant lifestyle detailed in the music of Maybach Music Group. The visuals feature Wale and a few pretty faces enjoying the night life, which isn’t exactly a new concept, but it’s enjoyable nonetheless. Click “play” below to enjoy the video for “Street Runner.” (more…)
With an album on the way for release later this year, Pusha-T has given us all something to hold us over until then. He has released an 11-track mixtape titled Wrath of Caine, which features contributions and support by Rick Ross, Wale, and French Montana. The mixtape also features production from Young Chop, The Neptunes, and Kanye West. Check out the entire mixtape here!
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