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Watch: Lil Wayne and Mac Miller Release Mountain Dew Ad (Video)

It seems like the hip hop world is infiltrating advertisements everywhere these days.

While Nicki Minaj popped up in Brooklyn for the Jeremy Scott x Adidas shoot and Jay-Z repped for his hood with Rocawear, Lil Wayne and Mac Miller star in the new campaign for lime green soda beverage Mountain Dew.

The two rappers also bring along a roundup of athletes and entertainers including Jason Aldean, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Paul Rodriguez Jr., Theotis Beasley and Danny Davis.

Lil Wayne promotes individualism as he works the crowd during a performance, saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, if you learn anything from me, it’s to find your thing and do you because we all know its not what you do, it’s how you do and this is how we Dew.”

Daps to: Rap Radar

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Watch: Chris Brown “How I Feel” Video”

Chris Brown-How I Feel from Mechanical Dummy on Vimeo.

Chris Brown returns with an aerial view of life in his “How I Feel” video. The new track, off of his upcoming album Fortune due May 8, boasts a two-minute freestyle of Breezy baring his soul.

Daps to: Miss Info

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Listen: DJ Khaled feat. Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne “Take It To The Head”

Talk about an explosive music Monday. Just when you thought it was all about Iggy’s “Murda Bizness” or Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend,” DJ Khaled proved he the best by bringing his winner’s circle to this bound-to-be summer anthem “Take It To The Head.” The Runners-produced joint includes Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne. DJ K, run that back.

Daps to: Miss Info

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Watch: Ryan Leslie “5 Minute Freshen Up” [Video]

Ryan Leslie rocks the all-white linen suit as he cruises in his Lambo around Miami in the fourth installment off his visual album Les Is More. Money talks.

Daps to: Rap Radar

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Watch: Jay-Z & Kanye West “Niggas In Paris” [Video]

The kings of the throne return with a visual for their repetitive record-breaking “Niggas In Paris.” WARNING: MAY INDUCE MOTION SICKNESS.

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WATCH: TED SMOOTH “YOU THROW THE BALL, I CATCH IT”

In honor of tomorrow’s big game, here’s a little catchy anthem that every hardcore fan and bandwagoner can rock to! GO BIG BLUE!

Daps to: Hot 97

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T.I. to Executive Produce Iggy Azalea’s Debut

Iggy Azalea has tapped the King, T.I., to executive produce her debut The New Classic. The Australian-born femcee gave in to the Grand Hustle Records CEO who asked to take on her album.”T.I.’s gonna be helping me with it, kind of A&R-ing, kind of executive producing,” Azalea told MTV News. “He called me up like, ‘Please?’ and I was like, ‘Definitely. You’re Tip; I love you — of course.’ So he’s gonna be helping me out, just reaching out to people and helping me find production and pointing me in the direction of things that I might like.”The blonde rapstress also joked about their legal affairs. “See we’re in touch with each other. I have legal issues; he has legal issues. I get it.”

After a successful mixtape release last fall for her Ignorant Art, Azalea is not rushing the project, letting it come together organically.

“In terms of writing the record, that’s not the part that really worries me; that’s easy,” she said. “It’s finding the production and finding something cohesive that’s right for the direction of the album. It could happen next week or I might go until the end of February and not find it. You just never know when you’re gonna have that magic.”

The “Last Song” rapper is crossing her fingers for a summer release. “If all goes to plan, my album will be out in June and I’ll have it recorded by the end of the month.”

Daps to: MTV
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WATCH: Busta Rhymes feat. Chris Brown “Why Stop Now”

Recent Cash Money signee Busta Rhymes teams up with Chris Brown a second time for their latest collaboration “Why Stop Now.” The brick walls, dark tones and mind-boggling visuals sync with Busta Buss’ racy flow and Breezy’s fluid dance moves. The former Flip Mode squadron pulled out all the stops for this one.

Daps to: Idolator

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WATCH: Rising Icons – Big Sean

Rising Icons put the spotlight on G.O.O.D. Music rap star Big Sean for its third season in partnership with Grey Goose. While recording his second album in Los Angeles, the Detroit native flew to New York last year for an exclusive performance, attended by the likes of Ryan Leslie, NFL player Darrelle Revis and Def Jam executive Steve Bartels.

“I can’t complain, this time last year, I was probably in my mom’s house…wishin, prayin for all this stuff to take off,” the Finally Famous emcee tells Rising Icons.

Watch Sean’s rise to fame in the 3-part series as he performs the hits from his debut below.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Daps to: Island Def Jam Records and XXL

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Watch: Azealia Banks Performs “212” for Karl Lagerfeld, Lagerfeld’s Self-Interview

Harlem femcee Azealia Banks performed her area code anthem “212” at Karl Lagerfeld’s home in Paris during an exclusive dinner launch party for his new line “Karl” with fashion boutique Net-A-Porter. The Chanel creative director presented guests with dessert in the form of iPads with his silhouette imprinted on them. Before the performance, the garment god also gifted Banks with a Lagerfeld-silhouette sweater, mimicking her Mickey Mouse piece from the song’s video.

Watch Banks bring down the Haus of Lagerfield below.

Also check Karl Lagerfeld give himself an interview on Net-A-Porter.

Daps to: Pitchfork and HuffPost

 

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