Ty Dolla $ign & E-40 Perform “Saved” On Conan
Ty Dolla $ign & E-40
On Thursday night, Ty Dolla Sign served as the musical guest on Conan, in which he brought out E-40 to help him perform their DJ Mustard-produced cut “Saved.” Backed by some live instrumentals, watch as the two Cali artists perform one of the standout cuts off Ty Dolla’s debut album Free TC. If you’ve been sleeping, stream the album here.
On The Come Up: Nef The Pharaoh
Nef The Pharaoh
Nef the Pharaoh made it on to our Breakout Artists of 2015 list, so it's only right we shoot an episode of On The Come Up with him. The second episode of the new OTCU season features the Bay Area native who blew up off of a NOLA tribute, "Big Tymin."
Big Sean Names His Top 5 West Coast MC's Of All Time
For whatever reason, Billboard asked Detroit rapper Big Sean to list his top 5 West Coast emcees of all time. Sean is obviously a student of the game, and he's been listening to West Coast rap since an early age. He remembers getting into serious trouble for playing Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle at Thanksgiving dinner when he was 8 years old.
Ty Dolla $ign Interview With Angie Martinez
Ty Dolla $ign
Ty Dolla $ign visited Power 105.1 to have a conversation with Angie Martinez about his forthcoming album, Free TC, due out on November 13th. The highly anticipated debut album was named after Ty's younger brother, TC, who the singer says has been locked up for eight years on a murder he didn't actually commit. Ty says they gave him life in prison, but he's hoping to change that.
Tech N9ne Feat. E-40, Krizz Kaliko "No K" Video
Tech N9ne Feat. E-40 & Krizz Kaliko
Taking pause amidst his push towards his next album Strangeulation Vol. 2, Tech N9ne throws it back with a video for "No K," standout record from 26-track Special Effects. "No K" has shades of a Bay Area banger and Tech N9ne briefly employs a cadence similar to E-40's on "Choices (Yup)," which is apt because the track features E-40 as well as Strange Music affiliate Krizz Kaliko.
E-40 "Choices (Yup)" Video
E-40 21st studio album Sharp On All 4 Corners dropped December 2014 and the most enduring song from the album has almost certainly been "Choices (Yup)," thanks in large part to the Warriors remix he made at the beginning of the playoffs this year.
E-40 Performs At NBA Finals Halftime Show
Last night, the Golden State Warriors hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers for game one of the NBA finals, and pulled off a clutch 108-100 victory in overtime. Perhaps the reason for their second-half domination was due to E-40, a legend in their native Bay Area, performing at halftime.
Vell Feat. Doughboyz Cashout & E-40 "Bitch Nigga" Video
Vell Feat. Doughboyz Cashout & E-40
Vell is one of the rappers that's next up from the Bay Area, with an E-40 co-sign on deck. After we premiered Vell's debut mixtape Stay Down To Come Up, hosted by DJ Mustard, back in October, the rapper returns today with a visual off the project. Vell taps E-40 and Doughboyz Cashout for the "Bitch Nigga" video.
Iamsu! Feat. Too Short & E-40 "T.W.D.Y." Video
Iamsu! Feat. Too Short & E-40
Iamsu! connects with Bay Area OGs Too Short and E-40 to shoot a music video for the Sincerely Yours collaboration "T.W.D.Y." The West Coast affair shouts out the last of the real over that Bay Area sound Iamsu! has become known for. This visual follows up "I Love My Squad" from October, also a Sincerely Yours cut.
Big Sean & E-40 Perform "IDFWU" Live On Jimmy Fallon
Big Sean Feat. E-40
Big Sean was the musical guest on the Jimmy Fallon Show Tuesday night. Taking the stage with special guest E-40, the two performed their smash hit “I Don’t Fuck With You” live on television.
Big Sean Feat. E-40 "IDFWU" Video
Big Sean Feat. E-40
After a few hours of trying to peddle an app as the only way to watch the video for his massive, DJ Mustard and Kanye West-produced "IDFWU," Sean Don has now caved and released the visuals in the old fashioned way: on YouTube. Check it out above.
Big Sean "IDFWU" BTS Video
We've often wondered what positions various rappers would play were they in the football game rather than the rap one, and it looks like Big Sean's upcoming video will answer some of those questions. Today he unveiled a brief behind the scenes look at the "IDFWU" video, which will be set on a football field. With plenty of big cameos, the video seems like it will star Sean as the golden boy quarterback, and feature Kanye West as a head coach, DJ Mustard as a lineman and E-40 as the announcer in the box. Stay tuned for a full version.
E-40 Feat. T-Pain, Kid Ink & B.o.B. "Red Cup" Video
E-40 Feat. T-Pain, Kid Ink & B.o.B
E-40's crew track, "Red Cup" is centered around the concept of an ass "big enough to put a red cup on it", so there was only one direction he could go with the video. As promised, his new visual takes place at a pool party with plenty of well-endowed women around him. Of course, 40 also recruits an all-star cast of emcees to throw down on the club-ready anthem. T-Pain handles hook duties, bringing us back to his late 00s run of hits, while Kid Ink and B.o.B each drop a verse on some snappy west coast production neither is unfamiliar with.
Big Sean Feat. E-40 "I Don't Fuck With You" Lyric Video
Big Sean Feat. E-40
It's been a few weeks now since Big Sean set the internet on fire on a Friday by dropping four tracks simultaneously. Judging by its high position on our Top 100 chart (it's still at #13), "I Don't Fuck With You" was the most popular of those tracks. Today, the Kanye West and DJ Mustard-produced, E-40-assisted track gets a lyric video.
DeJ Loaf Breaks Down Her Co-Signs, Reveals Ty Dolla $ign Collab
Our very own Damon Campbell got the chance to interview rising "Try Me" rapper DeJ Loaf a few days ago, but with the Detroit artist's stock rising with each passing day, we had to have her back for round two. This time, Lil Loaf came up to our NYC office.
Cousin Fik Feat. E-40 "Go Ape" Video
Cousin Fik Feat. E-40
HNHH readers were first introduced to Cousin Fik back in December when the Bay Area emcee appeared as a guest feature in E-40's "Plush" video. Now, 40-water returns the favor.
Beeda Weeda Feat. E-40 "Hustla" Video
Beeda Weeda Feat. E-40
Two Bay Area natives, one a rapper on the rise and one a respected OG, teamed up for "Hustla", and we're happy to premiere the visuals for it today. It serves as the lead single off Beeda Weeda's upcoming album. Beeda Weeda and E-40 kick it in-studio for the official visuals directed by DJ Crook. This visual is the very first one we've received off Beeda Weeda's new album Too Short Presents: Beeda Weeda's Bass Rock Babies, which drops on August 19th and comes with a DVD featuring a short documentary "What Is a Beeda Weeda?" (for all those unfamiliar).
E-40 "I Be On My Shit" Video
In December, E-40 shared the massive Block Brochure 4, 5 & 6, a triple LP that saw him linking up with artists like Juicy J, Ty Dolla $ign, Schoolboy Q, Danny Brown, T.I., Chris Brown, Young Dro, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane and many others. Now, the Bay Area hyphy king has shared the visual for album track "I Be On My Shit."
Ty Dolla $ign's Beach House Tour Vlog (Episode 2)
Ty Dolla $ign
Ty Dolla $ign is currently touring the nation behind his excellent Beach House EP, and now he's given us a window into his tour life with The Beach House Tour Vlog. Watch the second episode above. Soundtracked by Wiz Khalifa's "We Dem Boyz" and Ty's own "Wood & Leather," this episode follows the R&B singer to radio show appearances and performances. He explains the origins of "Or Nah," which was originally intended to be included on Wiz's next album, and has a hook that was written in less than 15 minutes.
Nardwuar Vs. YG
Nardwuar and his trademark mix of his abrasive goofiness and his immensely deep research on his subjects meets the slick cool of YG at this past year's South By Southwest festival. YG reveals some details about his past, or rather, Nardwuar reveals some details about YG's past and YG confirms while sporting the typical post-Nardwuar-bomb expression of awe.