Stormzy continues to expand his reach in America. In addition to a dope set for this year’s Coachella Festival, the South Londoner also recently collaborated with Rock band Linkin Park and G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T for ‘Good Goodbye’.
The track will appear on Linkin Park’s forthcoming album One More Light (released 19th May).
Everyone’s favourite tabloid — TMZ — has revealed details of what might have led to Kanye West’s mental break: first off, they’re claiming that West tried to assault a gym staff member…this is supposedly coming from his doctor (Dr. Michael Farzam), the formerly unknown person who called police. According to them, he was concerned about a patient named “Jim Jones” (somewhat hilarious) and stated that he was “[suffering] from temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration”. He also also handcuffed when put in on a stretcher (and in an ambulance) as is “protocol [for] when cops are told someone is on a 5150 hold”.
While many are offering support to the producer/rapper (more on that in a second), one station has decided to ban Mr. West definitely, thanks to his anti-radio comments in Sacramento (including plenty of “radio, f*** you” quotes peppered throughout). Hot 103.5‘s Justin “JayMarZZ” Marshall played The Life Of Pablo track ‘Fade’ before cutting it off and declaring it off-limits: “Everybody came out to have a great time Saturday night. A lot of fans in the building–a lot of people had spent a lot of hard earned money, bro, a lot of hard earned time–time, time, time. Time is something we can’t get back. Everyone can get a refund back–but you can’t get your time back. You can’t get the emotion back that you were gonna put into that show, to watch someone that you love–the person you buy their music, to perform. This is called “a moment,” folks–these are what make our lives. Moments and memories to share with each other and stuff, and he took that from people Saturday night.” He also made sure to diss the Kardashians as a whole, who he called “the fakest family in the world”. Welp.
Yeezy did get some positive vibes from his peers: namely, Pusha T, Chance The Rapper and past collaborator Twista, who all gave their prayers and support. You can check those out below.
I want to extend a special prayer to my big brother Kanye West… I know there’s a lot of weird folks out there but you already know that I’m a hundred grand. I want to just extend this prayer and this love from all the way in Britain. We might come home early to see this. Happy Thanksgiving.
[From Twista, as seen on FakeShoreDrive:] I woke up this morning and i felt the need to prayer for those who might not have a voice to pray. The music business is a very stressful business to be in, i been doing this for a very long time and believe me when i say it takes a very strong minded person to go thru the daily shit that you have to go thru. “the smile of a clown” a clown gets paid to make other people happy, even if that clown might be going through a mental break down, that clown can’t let the public see him cry or else he might loose the only job that helps him take care of his family.
the music business is all about profit and elevation, the more hotter you are the more money you make, the longer your career lasts. the only catch to that is no one stays hot forever, no one can be new over and over again, so now you have the pressure from your fans, record label, friends,family, bill collectors, and the media to keep making hot music and never get old. take a min and think about that, can you imagine the pressure and responsibility a person gotta have not only to be successful but also to stay successful too?
So today I pray for my man Kanye, and i ask everyone to do the same too, wanting help doesn’t show weakness, it actually shows character and it lets people know you too are you human and you too have feelings too. when the provider needs help, who can the provider turn too? When you have sooo many people that depend on you everyday, who can you turn to just to vent out to or just breath too without feeling weak to?
No one is perfect when it comes down to living life in general, so this morning i pray my homie. I pray that Kanye finds that one thing that money and fame can’t buy. #APeaceofMind Chicago Loves you bro…
Following the very powerful track ‘H.G.T.V.’, Pusha T reveals a new track titled ‘Circles’, which features Ty Dolls $ign and (his G.O.O.D. Music signee) Desiigner. Hopefully, this means that King Push will be making landfall sooner than we think.
We love how social media is starting to become a growing part of an artist’s creativity. Yesterday, Pusha T decided to liberate a new visual for ‘H.G.T.V.’, produced by Mike Will Made-It…the clip — directed by Young Jake — actually premiered via Instagram’s Story feature.
Check it out above; Pusha definitely has a lot to say about some important current topics (even Drake gets a jab in his direction).
Even without most of its featured cast, Major Lazer’s new visual for ‘Night Rider’ still satisfies the viewer with its quasi-cinematic storyline, done with the help of director KILLDEATH alongside appearances from Travi$ Scott (the only one of the song that showed up), Sha Ley, Isabel Deprince, and Kanyanut.
Check out the clip above and — if you haven’t already — pick up Peace Is The Missionhere (linked to the more recent Extended drop). As a bonus, you can check out a lyric video for Major Lazer & MOTi’s ‘Boom’ below, which features Ty Dolla $ign, Wizkid & Kranium.
Pusha T is back. Following the release of last year’s Darkest Before Dawn, the Virginia emcee gives fans a first taste of the highly-awaited King Push project — the DJ Dahi-produced ‘Drug Dealers Anonymous’, which features fellow drug dealer aficionado JAY Z. While the crack and cocaine tales tend to wear on nowadays, it’s hard not to be in awe of the two lyricists in action.
Along with Desiigner, G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T was also in London on tour. During, he found time to sit-down with Charlie Sloth at BBC 1Xtra, where he spoke on Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo (and the ever-changing tracklisting), HOT 97’s forthcoming Summer Jam festival and more.
Today, Baauer reveals a new visual for ‘Kung Fu’, which features drug-dealing experts Future and Pusha T; it’s the latest to come from Baauer’s forthcoming album Aa. The clip is a lyric video, giving the viewer the words in Arabic, Chinese and Russian in front of some colourful, neon-heavy environment (presumably somewhere East?).
In addition, this Saturday will kick off a promotion that will allow fans in New York and London to pick up limited edition Baauer fortune cookies that contain a code to download ‘Kung Fu’ for free. We’ve included the two locations below.
Baauer’s Aa is released 18th March via LuckyMe (pre-order on iTunes).
NEW YORK: Turntable Lab
120 E 7th St
New York, NY 10009
For Baauer’s latest, he recruits Virginia’s Pusha T and Atlanta’s Future for ‘Kung Fu’; the track was premiered early today via Zane Lowe on Beats 1. ‘Kung Fu’ is the third single to be taken from the DJ/producer’s forthcoming album Aa (pre-order on iTunes).