Coming off of the success of his chart topping, Major Key; DJ Khaled, Nas and director Eif Rivera bring us the video for, “Nas Album Done”.
DJ Khaled starts the, “short film” with an appearance from Louie Rankin. Here, Khaled speaks in his best patois while the duo converse about the importance of giving the youth the keys, empowering them and setting them up for a brighter future.
From there Esco and Beat Novacane take a lavish tour of the Caribbean, indulging in everything from beautiful women in Carnival costumes to horseback riding on the beach.
Check out the Hype Williams inspired visual below!
Today’s popular music artists are known for their ability to reach a variety of people. What’s more, these artists take it a step further and cross over into other forms of the arts to really capture the hearts and minds of their fans. For Aaliyah, this was nothing more than following her heart:
“I am truly blessed to wake up every morning to do something that I love; there is nothing better than that.”
For Aaliyah, life was about doing what made her happy, a goal we should all strive to achieve. She made those around her comfortable, easier to work with, thus, was able to make a great many hits, but what is more, she was able to make lasting friendships beyond the music industry.
As you can see, “The Queen of Urban Pop” made a forceful impact on those around her. So today, we are going to celebrate her amazing life by keeping in mind that loving yourself is key and to do what you love is not a job, but an extension of your soul reaching out to others through the work you put in.
Rest In Peace Aaliyah D. Haughton 01/16/1979 – 08/25/2001
Joe Budden has been in the headlines lately for his diss records towards the 6 God. All Drake talk aside, this song which features Fabolous & Tory Lanez is great record. The single was also produced by New England native AraabMUZIK.
The ATLien has been on top of the Hip Hop game with hits like March Madness & Jumpman with Drake. This documentary is a behind the scene look at Future’s life, the Purple Reign tour & how family is the motivation for his crazy work ethic.
Check out ‘The Reign of Future’ Documentary below.
French Montana has been busy lately pushing his ‘Lock Jaw’ single with Kodak Black, but his latest anthem ‘No Shopping’ with Drake is slowly becoming a fan favorite. The Coke Boy general & 6 God show love to Dominican Culture in this one.
After Drake’s record breaking ‘Views’ album, the OVO squad is prepping the release of P3 by PartyNextDoor. The highly anticipated album, from the Toronto native is scheduled to release exclusively through Apple Music on July 29th. Thus far he has released the R&B smash ‘Come & See Me’ featuring Drake & the Dance Hall inspired ‘Not Nice’.
Check out the video to ‘Come & See Me’ Co-Starring Kylie Jenner below.
“I was told there was once a world where slaves communicated with each other via music, and tho I wasn’t present for that, the HipHop I fell in love with always encouraged me to do the same (Thank you Public Enemy),” Budden says. “Let this act as an unfortunate reminder that times change and they don’t. #BlackLivesMatter #YallLivesMatter #OurLivesMatter … I’m afraid to wonder what happens when we as a ppl decide to stop saying it. Some deem us threatening now by sheer design. We are not. We are loving, passionate, cultured and proud, even during unrest. However, with every life viciously and maliciously taken by costumed evil, we grow more and more afraid. What will occur when too many of us are afraid?” – Joe Budden
As it turns out, Meek was expected to be on DJ Drama’s upcoming album Quality Street Music 2, but was pulled due to his legal issues. However, an enterprising type liberated the song, titled “Boyz In The Hood,” also featuring Pusha T and Ty Dolla $ign. That can be heard below.
Complex’s own Joe La Puma has went sneaker shopping with some of the most influential celebrities from DJ Khaled to Kevin Hart. This time around he takes a trip to Stadium Goods with Dipset’s own Cam’ron. Besides being the founder of arguably the most influential Hip Hop group of our generation, Killa Cam has always been a staple in fashion from pink mink coats to his latest collaboration with Reebok.
Check out Cam’ron going sneaker shopping with Complex below.