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Final Fantasy XV - Reclaim Your Throne (Trailer)

Final Fantasy XV – Reclaim Your Throne (Trailer)

With a scheduled release date of September 30 this year, Square Enix has unveiled the official trailer for Final Fantasy XV. No doubt this trailer could grab any gamer’s attention, but below is perhaps an even more engaging preview for the upcoming release: the first of five episodes in an anime series, titled “Brotherhood,” which will serve as a prequel for...
Curren$y & Sledgren - Revolver (Short Film)

Curren$y & Sledgren – Revolver (Short Film)

Back in June of 2015, Spitta announced a collaborative project with Taylor Gang producer Sledgren, and after nine months, “Revolver” has arrived in the form of a short film.  Shot and directed by Jet Life videographer CJ Wallis, the “musical narrative picture” features six original raps written by Curren$y over fresh production from Sledgro. Fellow Jet Life members Corner Boy P, Mr. Marcelo...
The Underachievers - Chasing Faith x Rain Dance x Allusions

The Underachievers – Chasing Faith x Rain Dance x Allusions

  The Underachievers just dropped a new short film featuring three tracks from their upcoming sophomore album, Evermore: The Art of Duality. The film highlights Issa Gold and AK‘s personal and psychedelic journey through the Mojave desert and Vegas strip, referencing the 1998 film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The three tracks, entitled “Chasing Faith,” “Rain Dance” and...
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Sunday Candy (Short Film)

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – Sunday Candy (Short Film)

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment dropped their long-awaited short film for song “Sunday Candy” yesterday, and it made our Sunday that much better. The one-shot short film is co-directed by Austin Vesely, Chance The Rapper, and Ian Eastwood. From the lighting to the insane choreography, this video without a doubt hits you in the feels...
Action Bronson - Fuck, That's Delicious: Roasted in Santa Monica

Action Bronson – Fuck, That’s Delicious: Roasted in Santa Monica

The latest episode of Bronson‘s web series with Munchies is one of the best yet, not only do we get to hear a brand new song with Alchemist, but he also heads to Camp Flog Gnaw, has a pow wow with actor Simon Rex, and gets tacos with legendary rapper B-Real. For anybody who’s a fan of Action...
John Legend - Glory ft. Common

John Legend – Glory ft. Common

Tensions have been high in the United States, and we’ve seen the best and worst of racial relations over the last three months. However, many musicians are taking action in their own way to make a difference. Everyone from J. Cole to Macklemore has been out protesting with the people, and many have made poignant statements concerning...
Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment - SoX Day (Video)

Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment – SoX Day (Video)

You never know what Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment have up their sleeves. After releasing “Sunday Candy” last week, Chance has just released an 11-minute film titled “SoX Day.” Directed by Austin Vesely, “SoX Day” shows viewers what a day in the life of The Social Experiment looks like while on tour. Check out the video...
Tyler, The Creator - Wolf (Documentary)

Tyler, The Creator – Wolf (Documentary)

Tyler, the Creator has blessed us with a gift, one that reminds us why we love hip-hop and the culture that surrounds it. At his Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, he released a documentary detailing the making of Wolf, his most recent album. Tyler has always been known for his work behind the video lens, and in...
J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive (Trailer)

J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive (Trailer)

Last night, out of the blue, J. Cole announced the title and release date for his third LP, 2014 Forest Hills Drive. Along with unveiling the December 9th release date, Cole dropped a seven-minute trailer that features him coming back home to Fayetteville, North Carolina. While at home, he visits some familiar places, including: where spit his first cypher, the roller...
Migos - Bando (Short Film)

Migos – Bando (Short Film)

Atlanta’s Migos is far and away hip-hop’s most popular group at the moment. Recently, Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff teamed up with Complex Media to deliver the first ever trap-musical. Watch the short film above, which features previously released music such as “Contraband,” “Birds,” “Migo Dreams” and “Bando.” Be sure to drop a comment and let...
Wale - The Album About Nothing (Trailer)

Wale – The Album About Nothing (Trailer)

Wale teases his upcoming Album About Nothing with a new trailer. The project will feature Folarin’s friend Jerry Seinfeld, much in the same vein as the DMV artist’s well-received Mixtape About Nothing and More About Nothing. Check out the clip above and expect Album About Nothing to drop in the near future.
Jay Z & Beyoncé - Run (Trailer)

Jay Z & Beyoncé – Run (Trailer)

Jay Z and Beyoncé are constantly in the news, and today is no different. With help from Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, Rashida Jones and more, Hov and Bey have put together a trailer for a movie entitled “Run.” Whether or not a feature-length film ever comes to fruition, this clip is pretty...