Jordan Sargent

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  • Gunplay in the video for

    Gunplay Brings Intensity to Streets of New York in 'Fuck Shit' Video

    Nothing in Gunplay's world seems to unfold quite as planned, but that sense of unpredictability is part of what makes him magnetic. Today brings a video for his fantastic track "Fuck Shit," which wouldn't be out of the ordinary except that the track is from last March's Bogota Rich, which was at least three mixtapes ago. Nonetheless, the track — in which Gunplay raps forcefully about all of the fuck-shit in his life — deserved a visual, and this one directed by Shutah Films is pretty straightforward. It features particularly pointed shots of garbage on the streets of New York City, which serve to punctuate our host's theme of needing to purge any and all b.s. from his daily grind.The song also features Young Breed, a bit player from our MMG Weekend with Rick Ross and co.. That three-day event was held to celebrate Self Made Vol.

  • The Weeknd in the video for

    See French Montana Bring the Weeknd, Baby Tigers to 'Gifted' Video

    French Montana's latest single "Gifted" may feature the Weeknd, but it's really a Weeknd song with Montana grafted onto it — we don't even hear the song's star rap until 90 seconds in. Thus, it follows that the track's video hews to Abel Tesfaye's aesthetic, with the two singing from inside some makeshift warehouse cabaret that looks frankly unsafe for the various women who dance around the men. Also, the party looks boring except for the part where Frenchie cuddles with his two pet tiger cubs.

  • The cover of Chief Keef's

    Chief Keef's 'Emojis' is the Texting Anthem 2013 Deserved

    If you use an iPhone you are familiar with emoji, the 2.0 version of emoticons. If you follow Chief Keef you are also familiar with emoji, because the 18-year-old Chicago rapper Chief Keef punctuates nearly all of his tweets with them. His most frequent go-tos are the guy blowing smoke out of his nose and, sarcastically, the two crying emoji.It's a delight, then, that a studio version of a Keef song called "Emojis" has popped up on the Internet.

  • MC Ride of Death Grips: he exists!

    Death Grips Pull Out of Fun Fun Fun Fest, Possibly More

    Death Grips may be back to their old tricks. After a Lollapalooza no-show led to a string of summer show cancellations, the Sacramento noise-rappers defied expectations again and actually showed up at Los Angeles' late-August FYF Festival as planned. They quietly canceled another scheduled gig, though, at Corona Capital Fest in Mexico City on October 12. Now Austin, Texas' Fun Fun Fun Fest says Death Grips have removed themselves from that festival's upcoming bill — and also canceled a planned fall tour.In a Facebook post from last last night, Fun Fun Fun Fest wrote, "We were hoping to not be a part of this, but unfortunately Death Grips has canceled their entire Fall tour." Curiously, Death Grips had yet to announce any dates beyond Fun Fun Fun Fest.

  • The cover of Araabmuzik's 'Trap vs. Drill vs. EDM'

    Hear AraabMuzik Mash Up Dance Trends on 'Trap vs. Drill vs. EDM' Compilation

    If there's one producer who stands at the convergence of trap, drill, and EDM it is most certainly AraabMuzik, who today coincidentally (!) released a compilation entitled Trap vs. Drill vs. EDM. The Providence-born, New York-based producer didn't sprout from any one of those particular three scenes, but he is an emblem of coalescence. Though his own intensely intricate MPC workouts almost defy categorization, his career has dovetailed with trap's focus on hi-hat programming, and he was an early endorser of drill star Chief Keef, who he brought onstage at the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival. Last but hardly least, this year he was embraced by EDM's voracious festival audiences via events like Ultra in Miami.Trap vs. Drill vs.

  • Chief Keef in the video for

    Chief Keef Headed to Jail After Failing Drug Test

    Chief Keef will spend the next 20 days in Illinois' Cook County Jail after testing positive for marijuana. According to the Chicago Tribune, the 18-year-old rapper was subject to random drug-testing under the terms of his sentence from an incident over the summer in which he was ticketed for driving 110 mph. Keef — born Keith Cozart — paid $531 to settle the ticket but was also sentenced to 18 months probation.In a post on Instagram from this morning, the rapper seemed accepting of his fate, writing "Getting my Self ready To Get Locked Up ! Love Everybody That Rocks With The Slo & Da Glo!"That Keef smokes weed is of absolutely no surprise — check, say, his recent video for "Love No Thotties," or "Macaroni Time" from earlier this year. Unfortunately, it's no shocker that Keef is once again caught in the crosshairs of the law.

  • Miley Cyrus, French Montana, and, uh, Ne-Yo

    Miley Cyrus' French Montana Remix Is a Fascinating Look at Her Mindset

    One of the early indications that Miley Cyrus' 2013 was probably going to be unlike anything we've ever seen was a grainy video taken on an iPhone and uploaded to YouTube in mid-August. It showed Cyrus in the studio with the New York rapper French Montana singing along to what appeared to be a remix of Montana's bubbling street hit "Ain't Worried Bout Nothin" — complete with an entire Cyrus rap verse.

  • Migos performing in New York City

    Listen to Migos and French Montana Build a White House on 'Roll On'

    Using white people as a metaphor for cocaine is a well-worn trope of Southern hip-hop, but Migos breathed new life into that equation on their delirious Y.R.N. track "Hannah Montana," the upcoming single that cuts into their recent luxurious "Versace" video. In "Hanna Montana," Migos invoke Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana, Lindsay Lohan, Hillary Duff as Lizzie McGuire, Eminem, and Patrick Swazye in the first verse alone. They continue to break ground on "Roll On," a new single featuring French Montana that is the subject of an upcoming video. Over a pitter-patter beat from frequent producer Zaytoven, Quavo and Takeoff namedrop the Three Stooges, Mary Kate and Ashley, Dylan and Cody Sprouse, as well as "Ken" (Ted) Nugent and the NBA player O.J.

  • 2 Chainz, Juvenile, Mannie Fresh and Turk in the

    2 Chainz' 'Used 2' Video Is a Love Letter to Hot Boys, Starring Hot Boys

    Drake did it first, but 2 Chainz did it better. The "it" here refers to ripping off Juvenile's "Back That Azz Up" and paying tribute to the legendary rap group Hot Boys — that Cash Money quartet of Juvie, Turk, B.G., and a teenage Lil Wayne.

  • Chance the Rapper and James Blake in the video for

    Chance the Rapper, James Blake Tour Nabil's Distorted English Countryside in 'Life Round Here'

    James Blake is a white crooner from London; Chance the Rapper is a black rapper from Chicago's South Side. For the video for "Life Round Here" — the pair's first, seamless collaboration — famed artist Nabil builds off these surface-level contradictions to create a version of rural England riddled with juxtapositions.Never mind that Blake has worked with rappers before (i.e., with the RZA on "Take a Fall For Me"), or that Chance has spit over the same strand of post-dubstep moodiness (i.e, "Paranoia" with Noasj Thing for his excellent mixtape Acid Rap): The clip for "Life Round Here" features the duo's slow tour past an interracial couple, a young black man holding the arm of an old white woman, and what is described in the video's description as Somalian pirates.

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