Ace Cosgrove – Righteous Views (Official Music Video)

New Video from the Homie Ace Cosgrove, Directed by @CriminalPriest. Ace is a new artist Maryland that i will be working with. Check out his soundcloud for more music. The Re-release of Ego’s Potential & Halo’s coming soon as well as the show with OCD Moosh & Twist at Empire July 15.

Born Sinner Ep. 2: Kendrick Lamar

Part 2 of J. Cole’s Bornsinner.com series; created by Dreamville. The second installment documents the day in the life of Kendrick Lamar as he deals with new found fame.

“THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PRETENDERS AND THE KENDRICK LAMARS.” — COLE

The site will feature unique, personally curated content each week leading up to the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album Born Sinner.

Be sure to check back at http://bornsinner.com for more Born Sinner stories.

Jay-Z Relinquishes His Brooklyn Nets Stake

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Being a member of the Nets organization surpassed some of my greatest ambitions. It was never about an investment; it was about the NETS and Brooklyn. My job as an owner is over but as a fan it has just begun. I’m a Brooklyn Net forever. It’s been an honor to work with Mikhail Prokhorov, Dmitry Razumov, Christophe Charlier, ONEXIM Sports and Entertainment, Brett Yormark and all the wonderful people involved in making the Nets first class. My sincerest thanks goes to Bruce Ratner, who first introduced the idea of moving the Nets to Brooklyn. A thank you and deepest appreciation goes to the fans. You are the lifeblood of any team.

The Nets have made their mark on the NBA and as they enter a new era, Roc Nation does as well; as we embark on Roc Nation Sports. Our newest endeavor is committed to building the brands of professional athletes as we have done for some of today’s top music artists. For Roc Nation Sports to function at its full potential, NBA rules stipulate that I relinquish my ownership in the Brooklyn Nets. It was a tough decision but as I stated earlier, it’s not about ownership. Congratulations to The Nets on a great season and making the playoffs! I will always be a Brooklyn Net.- Jay-Z

Jay-Z Covers TIME Magazine

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Jay-Z covers one of TIME’s seven “100 Most Influential People in the World” issues.

Jay-Z embodies so much of what makes New York New York. A kid from a tough neighborhood who grows up in public housing, overcomes lots of bad influences on the street, never lets go of his dream, makes it to the top — and then keeps going, pursuing new outlets for his creativity and ambition. When no one would sign him to a record contract, he created his own label and built a music empire — before going on to design clothing lines, open sports bars and, most recently, represent professional athletes. He’s an artist-entrepreneur who stands at the center of culture and commerce in 21st century America, and his influence stretches across races, religions and regions. He’s never forgotten his roots — “Empire State of Mind” was a love song to our city — and as a co-owner of the NBA Nets, he helped bring a major league sports team back to Brooklyn, not far from his old neighborhood. In nearly everything he’s tried, he’s found success. (He even put a ring on Beyoncé.) And in doing so, he’s proved that the American Dream is alive and well.

Bloomberg is the 108th mayor of New York City

Read more: http://time100.time.com/2013/04/18/time-100/#ixzz2QqiA2r8D

#HVNTS TV: Lyriciss x Art Under Pressure (Washington, DC)

Lyriciss hits Washington, DC’s premier skateboard shop, Art Under Pressure, to perform in JF Coop’s The Collection showcase, along with JF Coop, Franky Murdock, Darren Hanible, Nate Greyski, Vaughn G. (of M1 Platoon), Dwayne Champagne, and more. He also takes time out to formally introduce Maryland hip-hop artist & HVNTS affiliate, Darren Hanible.

Logic Signs To Def Jam

“I’m excited to take this next step in my career,” said Logic in a press statement. “It’s incredible for Def Jam [Records] and Visionary Music Group to work together and the opportunity to collaborate with a living legend likeNo I.D. is priceless. I’m very humbled to be apart of the most iconic hip hop label of all time.”

“Logic has a great future ahead and we are happy to have him at Def Jam. He has the talent to be a great artist and make a strong presence in our industry ,” said No I.D., EVP A&R, Def Jam Recordings and Executive Producer of Logic’s forthcoming debut album.

Rick Ross Dropped From Reebok

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Rick Ross gets dropped from his endorsement deal with Shoe company Reebok. due to his contorversial lyrics on Rocko’s

“I die over these Reeboks, you ain’t even know it
Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it
I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it”- Rick Ross

“Reebok holds our partners to a high standard, and we expect them to live up to the values of our brand.  Unfortunately, Rick Ross has failed to do so. While we do not believe that Rick Ross condones sexual assault, we are very disappointed he has yet to display an understanding of the seriousness of this issue or an appropriate level of remorse.”-Reebok

Uno Hype Live at Empire “FXCK THE HYPE”

After dropping his new EP FXCK THE HYPE featuring production from Dj Black Diamond. Maryland Standout Uno Hype has been a growing buzz online and becoming one of the DMV’s top up and coming artist using boldly honest lyrics with a smooth flow.All Ages
Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door
Music By Dj Kidd MarvelAlso Featuring
Anti-Alumni
Fierce
Edacity
Cam Wells
DemBoyzTickets online at www.Empire-Nova.Com

Download Fxck The Hype
http://www.djbooth.net/index/mixtapes/entry/uno-hype-fxck-hype/

New Video ‘Train Of Thought’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzizWY-FqmE

New Music: Swayz “RGIII”

IM Definitely not a Skins fan, but The DMV most def deserved to get RG3. Lets see if he can live up to the hype.

New music from the homie Swayz of Jupiter Express. The theme song for Redskins on this historic draft day.

HERE IT IS!!! THE NEW TRACK —RG3!!—- BY SWAYZ PRODUCED BY SLEDGREN MIXED AND MASTERED BY B DOLLA!! WE GOT HIM!! DMV LET’S GO SKINS!!!-Swayz

Coachella 2013 Hologram Lineup

This is what a concert in Heaven looks like...

So if you haven’t seen Tupac’s comeback performance at Cochella a couple days ago (Watch Below) your not Hip. Here’s the lineup to the exclusively hologram concert for Coachella next year. Featuring some of the all time greatest artist and acts who will be brought back to life. This can be one of the all time grossing concerts ever. Hopefully this isn’t too good to be true.

New Music: Mikkey Halsted x Lupe Fiasco x Jim Lavigne – Gone

In light of “37 SHOOTINGS, 46 VICTIMS & 9 MURDERS” during Chicago’s first ‘warm’ weekend, the Trayvon travesty, 6-year old Aliyah Shell, and in honor of my cousins Ismail & Malik that were gunned down last summer…I felt as though this was the time to drop this song. Shouts to Lupe for helping me paint a vivid picture of what goes on everyday in Chicago and every other ghetto in America. Also, shouts to David ‘D.A.’ Doman & Jim LaVigne for providing us the perfect canvas to paint upon.

Special Dedication to Blair Holt and the hundreds of CPS students lost to senseless violence.

WE CAN NO LONGER WAIT FOR OTHERS, SEEMINGLY UNAFFECTED BY OUR ISSUES, TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS FOR US. SPEAK OUT AND SAY SOMETHING, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, DO SOMETHING.