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TONIGHT: Your Old Droog Performance at SOB’s

Brooklyn Native and Russian blooded, Max aka Your Old Droog, has been perfecting his New York sound for some time now. He’s known on the underground as a major force to be reckoned with and soon, the mainstream will be

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MUSIC: “When Thugs Cry” Vashtie’s 1st Mixtape!

This mix is inspired by Romantic Ruffians and Sensitive Thugs worldwide. Not to be confused with the average Sad Boy who goes around boo hoo’ing over anything, but rather for the Tough Guy who doesn’t often open up – but

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WATCH: Nyck Caution’s New “Basin” Video

Pro Era has been busy as of late and their hustle doesn’t stop! Nyck Caution just released his debut project “Disguise The Limit” which has been getting rave reviews. Fresh off of that release, Nyck delivers a visual for the

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WATCH: Kirk Knight ft. Joey Bada$$ – “5 Minutes” Video

My friends over at Pro Era are continuing their intense wave of content. Kirk Knight and Joey Bada$$ release an awesome new visual for their collaborative track “5 Minutes” that can be found on Kirk’s debut project Light Knight Special. The video

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Throwback: Justin Bieber – “One Time”

In honor of Justin Bieber’s birthday today, I thought it’d be appropriate to throwback to when I directed his video for “One Time” and relive such an amazing experience. Read below for a walk down memory lane…Happy Birthday Justin! *JUSTIN

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LISTEN: Nyck Caution – “Disguise The Limit”

I’m extremely proud of my friends over at Pro Era and all that they have accomplished. Last October Kirk Knight released his debut project and today, it’s Nyck Caution’s turn with his new project “Disguise The Limit”. I know how

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WATCH: Kirk Knight – “One Knight/Scorpio” Music Video

Last October my good friend Kirk Knight released his first project, “Late Knight Special”. A few months ago he released the video for “Knight Time”, a song perfect for getting amped at the gym. On Sunday, Kirk showed us he’s

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WATCH: G Herbo & Joey Bada$$ in Lord Knows

Late last year, my family over at Cinematic Music Group were excited to announce their newest acquisition, G Herbo. Herbo has been taking over as of late and today he continues his run, connecting with Joey Bada$$ on the official

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LISTEN: MobSquad Nard Releases “Everything Clean But Da Ashtray”

After releasing a healthy amount of singles and visuals for “Right Ni”, “Jungle”, and “Did Dat”, Jacksonville, Florida based and fellow Cinematic artist, MobSquad Nard has delivered his first official project! ECBDA (Everything Clean But Da Ashtray) is here and is

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New Cinematic Music You Should Be Listening To

One of the things I love about Cinematic is the diversity of its roster. That diversity was on display last week with a bunch of new music and videos. Check out G Herbo, MobSquad Nard, and Nyck Caution’s new stuff

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WATCH: Pro Era’s Nyck Caution Drops New Music

Pro Era is definitely like my extended family and each and every one of them continue to inspire and motivate in the music game. My good friend Kirk Knight released his debut project “Late Knight Special” last year. Kirk wasn’t

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WATCH: Mozartrick – “All White x Cash Out” Music Video

It’s not everyday that you come across a song you instantly enjoy and it’s even more rare to come across a video that gives you the same feeling. Mozartrick’s new video for “All White” does just that as it mixes a

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WATCH: Raury – “Trap Tears” Music Video

As a director, I really appreciate music videos that are conceptual and outside the box. One of my good friends, Raury, does that with almost all of his videos, and did it again yesterday with the release of his video

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WATCH: Kirk Knight – “Knight Time” (Video)

My good friend Kirk Knight released his amazing project “Late Knight Special” back in October. I was super proud of the project and become even prouder with the increasing success he’s having. This week, he released an awesome music video

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SHOP: 90’s Lyric Inspired Violette Accessories & The Top 5 Throwback Jams That Inspired Them!

Like many of you, I am hugely inspired by the 90’s. Recently, I did a fun little capsule of accessories through my brand Violette and made some 90’s lyric inspired items; including an iPhone 5 & 6 case, sticky notes

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LISTEN: Kirk Knight – “Late Knight Special”

Today’s the day! So proud of my dear friend Kirk Knight on his debut project “Late Knight Special”. Kirk produced all the songs on this and had features including Joey Bada$$, Mick Jenkins, The Mind, and more. Listen to #LKS

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LISTEN: Raury’s New Project “All We Need”

Today one of my amazing friends and talented musicians Raury released his new project “All We Need”. Raury had me DJ his mixtape release party last year and just one year later he’s releasing something brand new. Download it today

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WATCH: Mick Jenkins – “Your Love” Music Video

I’m so excited for artist and fellow label mate Mick Jenkins and his hilarious video for ‘Your Love’, produced by Kaytranada…one of my favorite songs this year!  

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MUSE: Salt-N-Pepa

Hometown: Queens, NY Members: Cheryl “Salt” James, Sandra “Pepa” Denton, Deidra “Spinderella” Roper   Before there was Lil’ Kim, Foxy Brown and Nicki Minaj, there was Salt-N-Pepa. The female trio from New York took the rap game by storm as

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NEWS: 5 THINGS- IF YOU DON’T KNOW, NOW YOU KNOW

1. The 15 Best Sneaker Collabs of 2014 (COMPLEX.COM)   2.  NYC Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum to Open in Harlem and in Midtown. (THEFADER.COM) 3. Rihanna is Confirmed as Puma’s New Creative Director. (THEFADER.COM) 4.  Yung Lenox is

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NEWS: 5 Things – If You Don’t Know, Now You Know

  Moncler 2014 Summer Backpack Collection. (HYPEBEAST)     10 Educators Who Went Above & Beyond For Their Students. (BUZZFEED)   Supreme x Vans 2014 Spring/Summer Collection. (HYPEBEAST)     Akomplice x Originals Kids Capsule Collection. (HIGHSNOBIETY) Tommy Hilfiger Discusses

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