Here’s a rundown of some of the biggest hip hop news of the week, including an unreleased Kanye interview from 2013 and Freddie Gibbs announcing his new album
FREDDIE GIBBS ANNOUNCES HIS NEW ALBUM, YOU ONLY LIVE 2WICE
Not only did Gibbs drop the video for his latest single, the introspective “Crushed Glass”, earlier this week, he also announced that You Only Live 2wice drops on March 31 and gave a full track list. No doubt, Freddie’s star continues to rise after a rough 2016, where he beat a rape charge. Peep the new video below.
UNRELEASED KANYE WEST INTERVIEW FROM 2013 HAS SURFACED
Hybebeast uncovered an uncut interview with Yeezus himself from four years ago. In it, he praises J Dilla and goes in on mainstream music awards shows. Kanye’s interviews are the stuff of legend; this one is a little more subdued and laid back, but still worth the time to watch and learn from.
JOEY BADA$$ DROPS A NEW VIDEO FOR “LAND OF THE FREE”
With his new album, All Amerikkkan Bada$$, coming April 17, Joey releases a video for the new single “Land of the Free”. In it, he gives his take on police brutality and the state of the black community. It’s both educational and affecting. Have a look below.
CHANCE THE RAPPER TO DONATE $10K TO NINE MORE CHICAGO SCHOOLS
After donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools earlier this week, Chance and his foundation, SocialWorks, will now donate an additional $10,000 to nine more Chicago area schools. This announcement comes as Chance continues donation efforts after a meeting with Chicago Governor Bruce Rauner turned out to be “frustrating”, according to the emcee.
FLYING LOTUS TALKS TO ANDERSON.PAAK FOR INTERVIEW MAGAZINE
The two Los Angeles musicians talked about everything from having respect for where they were at musically, where inspiration comes from, and having a similar work ethic to athletes. The conversation is available in the March issue of Interview Magazine.
REDMAN INTERVIEWED BY NARDWUAR
Nardwuar interviews are always something to be cherished. It’s funny that the Human Serviette hadn’t interviewed Redman yet, but that’s all taken care of now. Have a look at the brilliantly nutty conversation below.
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