I hit the set of RJ and DJ Mustard‘s video for “Hard Way” with Rae Sremmurd, and it was lit! YG was in the building as well as DJ Carisma and Haha Davis, and we had a real life party while shooting the scenes!
Check out some more pics of yours truly on set below, as well as the official interview and BTS footage I put together for REVOLT!
My spirit animal Cardi B is making her Love & Hip-Hop debut this month (although they kept her out of the premiere last night,) and simultaneously launching her music career as well. After delivering a surprisingly solid verse on Shaggy‘s dancehall record “Boom Boom,” Cardi drops her first solo track “Cheap Ass Weave,” a parody about…well, cheap ass weaves.
Before the album drops on Friday, Pusha T surprised fans with the visual to “Crutches, Crosses, Caskets” off of Darkest Before Dawn yesterday. Keeping with the theme of the title, the dark video sees Push on a carousel with some nuns, dressing like and taking part in activities that one wouldn’t consider too holy.
Check out these visuals below, plus new videos from OVO signee Roy Wood$, as well as Chris Brown.
Ty Dolla $ign released his Beach House mixtape in October of 2012, hosted by DJ Ill Will and DJ Mustard. This would go on to be the first of 2 installments in the Beach House series, followed by his debut EP of the same name in January of 2014, as well as a tour.
The 13-track mixtape featured hits like “My Cabana,” “4 A Young” and “Know Y I Came,” (all 3 of which are in my “Top 25 Most Played” on iTunes) as well as collabs with IAMSU!, Kid Ink, Joe Moses, Dom Kennedy…and even production by PartyNextDoor, way before the OVO co-sign!
Y’all know I love Ty Dolla $ign everything, but this body of work is definitely my favorite from him as a whole…so far. His debut album, Free TC, will be arriving later this year, and I know that’s going to be insane too! Get Beach House below, plus a few music videos from the project as well.
Back in November, I headed out to the Midwest to join Machine Gun Kelly and his EST team for the Cleveland premiere of his first-ever movie role in Beyond The Lights. During my 3-day stay, he also shot the video to his new single “Till I Die,” and I fell in LOVE with this track!
Going back to the places in Cleveland that mean the most to him, the visual to MGK‘s 216 anthem goes from the streets of some of the most notorious areas of the city, to the very first house he and his friends ever lived in together, to the club where he toasted to life and celebrated his movie role with the people he came up with (aaaand me, LOL.)
It’s been over two years since Kells released his debut album Lace Up and gained international exposure thanks to his mega-hits like “Wild Boy” and “Invincible,” and he’s finally gearing up for his sophomore effort, leading off with the Justice League-produced “Till I Die.” It’s MGK SZN, y’all! Get into the Casey McPerry-directed vid below! (And of course – look out for a cameo by me and my cell phone in the BTS at the end because duh.)
New Jersey native Mike Zombie was introduced to the masses in 2013, when Drake released his Grammy-nominated single “Started From The Bottom” with Zombie on the track. After discovering Mike in 2012 through their mutual friend, battle rapper Hollow Da Don, Drake signed him to a production deal on his OVO Sound imprint, and as they say, the rest is history.
Most recently, Mike had the likes of the legendary Jay Z, the newly-released Remy Ma, Meek Mill, Rick Ross and French Montana on one of his beats, courtesy of DJ Khaled‘s “They Don’t Love You No More“…but Mike isn’t only a producer. The talented 22-year-old has been simultaneously crafting his skills as a lyricist for as long as he’s been producing, and has put out numerous projects over the years. Rapping over all of his own beats of course, Mike‘s most recent project was 2013’s The End Of The Beginning, which spawned his current single and video, “616.” Though one would assume the song’s title is in reference to an area code of some sort, it’s actually an ode to a local haunt that Mike and his friends apparently had some epic times at in their late teens.
The video has been spinning on MTV Jams and mtvU for the last month, and is now up to be put in rotation on mtvU with help from fan votes! I hadn’t stumbled on Mike‘s rapping until just recently so I wasn’t going to post the video, but in the spirit of garnering more votes, here it is. Check it out below and MAKE SURE YOU GO HERE TO VOTE! Amazing talent coming out of New Jersey? You know I’m supporting this one!
Off Kool John’s latest release, $hmop City, he links up with his HBK brother P-Lo for the visual to “B*tch I Look Good.” Of course – there’s no shortage of Bernie’ing and dope graphics, as expected from the Heartbreak Gang! Get into the Adrian Per-directed video below!
2011 was a dope year. I worked as Joe Budden‘s assistant for a few months, so we had a lot of random adventures during that time – including the video of me being his hypeman in Miami over the summer for “OLS3″, LOL! There’s also my appearance in his music video for “Unison,” since it was taped at one of our pool parties over the summer. That’s below too.
I met DJ Pauly D randomly in NYC, went to a taping of Saturday Night Live and got to meet my fave Katy Perry, went to the premiere of Flex‘s MTV2 show, Tyrese dropped by Hot 97, hit a show in RI with French Montana and Wiz Khalifa, my homie DJ Ricky Ruckus flew me out to Cleveland to host a party, I helped put together 52 Fest – a festival to support injured Rutgers player Eric LeGrand and a bunch of other awesome stuff…but I’ll do separate posts for deeper dives into those!