“And next time you mention Pac, Biggie or Jay-Z don’t forget Weezy, Baby!”
The Migos have done it for the culture in their new music video “Walk It Talk It” featuring Drake. The spirited and disco influenced visual comes off of the groups successful Culture II album released earlier this year.
Directed by Daps and Quavo, “Walk It Talk It” pays homage to the iconic dance and music show ‘Soul Train’, with a cameo from Jamie Foxx as host and creator Don Cornelius, known as Ron Delirious in the video. The Funkadelic visual is set straight out of the 70’s, giving us polyester, bell bottoms, afro wigs galore and platform shoes, even Drake joins the fun flaunting an obnoxious Jerry curl wig.
An enjoyable moment was seeing Offset’s dance moves. While going down the infamous soul train line, Offset surprises viewers with a series of body isolations and pop locking.
Be sure to check out Walk It Talk It on YouTube now.
There’s never a dull moment in the music industry, especially Hip-Hop and this week was no different. This is the weekly rap up, the good, the bad, the ugly, and the hell f*cking yea. Take a minute and catch up on this week’s highlights.
Last week began with the untimely passing of former Bad Boy MC Craig Mack at the age of 46 due to heart failure. The New York rapper found fame with the 1994 smash hit “Flava in Ya Ear” thrusting himself, Sean ‘Puff Daddy’ Combs and Bad Boy Records into the limelight. “Flava in Ya Ear” would become Bad Boy’s first major hit. Although, Craig Mack had since traded rapping in for a life of Christ and worship, his imprint and legacy is everlasting.
Glory! Glory! Glory! The Carter’s are going On The Run…AGAIN! Two weeks ago the couple officially announced that they would be going on a U.S and European tour. The announcement had the internet and the entire Bey-Hive in a frenzy. Presale tickets went on sale Wednesday, March 14th for Tidal subscribers and members of the Bey-Hive. If you did not have the liberty of purchasing your tickets during presale all is not lost, you still have a chance on Monday, March 19th when tickets officially go on sale at Live Nation and Ticketmaster, so don’t miss out!
In honor of Women’s International Month Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York, took the time and paid a heartfelt tribute to female hip-hop artists on The House floor. Honoring women such as Eve, Lil Kim, Remy Ma, Nicki Minaj, Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, Salt N Pepa and MC Lyte. Jeffries went on to say “As we celebrate women’s history month here in the United States Congress these dynamic women are worthy to be praised.” Huffington Post
Boy did Snapchat mess up this week. The app posted an extremely insensitive ad with photographs of Rihanna and Chris Brown for a game entitled “Would You Rather” the ad said “Slap Rihanna or Punch Chris Brown”. The tone deaf ad caused Rihanna to clap back and denounce Snapchat for their lack of judgement and making a game out of domestic violence. Rihanna then instructed her Navy to “Throw the whole app-oligy away”. Since Rihanna’s criticism Snapchat is reported to have lost over $800 million in market value capital. Better luck next time Snap.
In any event, last week ended on a good note with Lil Dicky and Chris Brown releasing a hilarious video for their new song “Freaky Friday”. The Inspiration for the video comes from the 2003 film with the same name, starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan. Currently, Freaky Friday has over 11 million views on YouTube and is the #1 song on iTunes. Be sure to get your daily dose of laughter and check it out!
Favorite Releases This Week:
1. Wale- “It’s Complicated-EP”
2. DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″- “PRhyme 2”
3. XXXTENTACION – “?”
Growing up Saturday mornings were always filled with loud, soulful music and cleaning. I guess something’s never change. With this playlist join me as I go down memory lane with some of my favorite records. – Taqi
“To me, Hip-Hop will never be right until Female Rappers have a stronger voice in it.”- Queen Latifah