Kendrick Lamar to debut short film at Sundance NEXT FEST

Kendrick Lamar will premiere his short film m.A.A.d at Sundance NEXT FEST in Los Angeles.

The 14-minute film, inspired by his 2012 good kid, m.A.A.d city album, centres on life in Lamar’s South Central Los Angeles and features shots of his neighbourhood.

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Beastie Boys’ Mike D Breaks Down Tupac And Biggie Feud [VIDEO]

It’s always nice to read up on rap history, and watch old footage and videos of major events, but when you hear stories from one of the genre’s legends, it’s that much better, because you get a first-hand account of what went down.

That’s what’s so compelling about hearing the Beastie Boys‘ Mike D talk about the beef between late rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. in one of Vanity Fair‘s ‘In Conversation With’ episodes. Based on Mike D’s take, Tupac was more of a trained artist than a thug, and he said Biggie was just an overall amazing figure.

“Pac was an interesting thing, because he came from the Digital Underground camp,” he told the fashion mag. “He was a dancer, and then he kind of guested on some records. He came from a performance arts school. Yeah, he was Thug Life and everything, but he was more of an artistic kid. But basically he was so determined to be authentic, it ultimately killed him, which is kind of a sad and tragic thing.”

In addition, the ‘Paul’s Boutique’ co-creator said he witnessed the shift in hip-hop when it came to guns. He said one minute most rap clubs only had security, and soon after all of them had metal detectors, and guns were as normal to hip-hop as wearing sneakers.

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Hop Farm founder Vince Power banned from staging live music events

Hop Farm festival founder Vince Power has been banned from staging any future live music events.

The High Court in London found the promoter guilty of holding events without a licence.

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Watch Geordie Shore’s Holly Hagan cover Kelis hit ‘Milkshake’

Geordie Shore‘s Holly Hagan has released a music video for her cover of the Kelis hit ‘Milkshake’.

The reality star’s clip for her debut single sees her seated on a throne, while being doted on by a gaggle of male suitors.

Hagan also gets the chance to admire a shirtless model in an up-close-and-personal manner, while neon lights flash and female dancers show off their moves in silhouette.

Kelis took ‘Milkshake’ to the number two spot on the UK singles chart back in 2003, and also earned a Grammy Award nomination.

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Chris Webby Reflects on Childhood in ‘Superhuman’ Video

Chris Webby is a Connecticut-based rhymer who made a name for himself in the indie rap scene with his 2013 debut EP ‘Homegrown.’ Recently, he dropped a new mixtape called ‘The Checkup,’ which includes the autobiographical song, ‘Superhuman.’ Webby just released a video for the reflective track, which Arcade Sushi premiered today (July 30).

In the Hunter Lyon-directed clip, Webby recalls his childhood of reading Superman comics and playing Nintendo video games, which have inspired him to rap. In the next segment, we seen a teenage Webby listening to classic rap albums from Biggie and Tupac Shakur and writing rhymes in his notepad.

“My super powers have evolved better look out / I’m Gambit with a full house / Magneto in a metal room…/ Superman in the air now / I’m Scott Summers in a stare down / Nobody’s stepping to the s— I’m doin’ / I’m here and I’m superhuman,” he raps.

In addition to the video, Webby is working on his next full-length project titled ‘Chemically Imbalanced,’ set for release on eOne Music.

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Two Bands, Two Records, and the Beginning of Alternative Rock

When I first started listening to punk music, let’s say around age 12 or 13, it was one of the most refreshing things I’d ever come across. Green Day, Rancid, and the Offspring were obvious enough starting points, but I really got bit by the punk bug after I started scratching a bit deeper beneath the surface. The idea that there was this community of loud, frenetic bands playing by their own rules and flipping a defiant middle finger to corporate rock was exciting.

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Future Goes On Crazy Joyride In Animated ‘Coupe’ Video

Rapper Future is cruising in his car and looking for a good time in his animated video for ‘Coupe.’

Music blog Noisey premiered the fun clip in which the Freebandz rapper goes on a crazy joy ride in a revved-up four-door. From picking up Jesus to drag-racing against the devil at 140 mph, Future is having one helluva night behind the wheel.

The Atlanta rapper’s night of debauchery ends when he comes home and his mom finds out what he did to her car.

The bass-heavy ‘Coupe’ is part of the Adult Swim’s singles series and will be available for free downloading on Monday (July 28).

Future is still promoting his latest effort, ‘Honest.’ The rapper just released a video for ‘T-Shirt.’ You can watch the clip here.

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