Pusha T dropped his Kanye West-produced single, “Lunch Money,” last month out of the blue.
In the cinematic video above, directed by Emil Nava, a sting operation unveils a ton of unexpected surveillance footage; spliced with VHS-footage, a heap of dancers, and some eerie shots, “Lunch Money” is a movie and with lines like, “This is crime by design, if the crown ain’t mine, tell me who am I behind,” it fits the track’s narrative perfectly. Watch “Lunch Money” above and stay tuned for more new music from Pusha T.
Nefew returns with their second video, “Lionheart,” f/ BJ The Chicago Kid from their recently released Rise Of The Antihero project.
The American-Swiss rap group’s sophomore album, the project features a whopping 21 original jams, with BJ The Chicago Kid, Jared Evan, Jason Caesar, John Turrell, Jonas, Lenny Herald, Omar Lunan, Souleez, Stephan Eicher and STS making guest appearances on the LP, which is produced entirely in-house.
Amidst the Interwebz-breaking D’Angelo‘s first LP in fourteen years, Black Messiah, has caused comes this: a RBMA Radio interview with the elusive Mr. Archer that I had the pleasure of conducting in which he discusses some of his most profound musical influences and favorite recordings. These would include gospel quartet sides by the Pilgrim Jubilees and The Violinaires (and the latter’s featured vocalist Robert Blair – who he describes as the “James Brown of gospel”), how the lineage of funk singing can be divided between the “squallers” that emulated Sly Stone and the divergent vocal mechanics of The Gap Band’s Charlie Wilson (and his stylistic heir, Guy’s Aaron Hall), the relevance of Otis Redding to funk, his appreciation of Marley Marl‘s “The Symphony,” and how he finds Marley’s production pocket reminiscent of Buddy Miles‘ drum pocket with Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys.
The legend himself Big Daddy Kane recently joined the Sway in The Morning studios to speak on his limited edition British Walker shoes, current artists that motivate him, paving the way for fashion in rap music and going bar for bar with Kool G Rap on the phone.
Joell Ortiz is on a roll slaying remixes of Top 40 & Rhythmic records, This time he links with Heatmakerz to remake Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”