COONE
COONE Debuts Brand New Video

In need of a little inspiration? Look no further than with the brand-new video for “Times Gettin’ Hard,” from Belgian DJ/Producer, COONE. This epic tune, featuring rapper K19, will ignite your spirit, and make you feel invincible. In this perfect marriage of Dance and Rap, the visuals complement the motivational nature of song perfectly, juxtuposing life in a trailer park with the joys of success. Full of festival shots, the video will be a hit for fans, and EDM heads everywhere. “Times Gettin’ Hard” will be featured on COONE’s upcoming album, Global Dedication, due out November 12th on Dim Mak/Dirty Workz. Check out the video below and let us know what you think!

RAPPER'S DELIGHT
The Importance of Pusha T

We’ve all heard the rant, and now that the dust has settled, we should think about what Kanye West was trying to say about Pusha T at his album release party for My Name Is My Name, out October 8th. Hip-hop is arguably the most fickle genre in music. Many artists have to fight to even get an album out, and Pusha T is no different. The difference between Pusha and other artists is that he has played an integral role in how hip-hop culture has evolved to its present form, he has earned this album.

RAPPER'S DELIGHT
Jay Z and Kanye West album tour dates this fall

With both of their collosul albums being released this summer, rap gods Kanye West and Jay Z are about to embark on seperate tours to promote these releases. The duo toured together two years ago when they dropped their collaboration album, Watch The Throne, and now have announced their seperate tours on the same day. Some things are just better in twos.

Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail tour will launch in Europe for 15 shows, and then come back to the states for a 33 city tour. Tickets go on sale September 12 on Ticketmaster and Live Nation. Below are the American tour dates.

RAPPER'S DELIGHT
Eminem will release new album November 5

If you guys don't remember MMLP was the first album that really brought Eminem into the mainstream light, with tracks like "Stan", "The Real Slim Shady", and "The Way I Am". Since then Eminem has had his personal ups and downs, which have been relative to his musical successes and woes. But nonetheless, Eminem is one of rap's all-stars and there is no doubting his empicable lyricism. "Marshall Mathers LP 2" will be executive produced by Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin, so you can only expect greatness.

ALL ACCESS PASS
Made In America Festival This Weekend!

The Made In America Festival will be taking over Philly this Labor Day weekend for its second year! The festival, sponsored by Budweiser and founded by Jay Z, is set to show up with a wide range of artists.

The line up consists of big stars and new acts alike, but when it comes to genre, there is no doubt that you can get them all. Dance your heart out with EDM artist such as Deadmau5, Wolfgang Gartner, Calvin Harris, and Nero. You'll be getting your soulfull R&B through Beyonce and Miguel. You can rock out with Nine Inch Nails, Queen of the Stone Age, The Gaslight Anthem, and Phoenix. And of course, there's going to be a good amount of Hip Hop artists: 2 Chainz, A$AP Mob, Public Enemy, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, and Wiz Khalifa. These are just a couple of the artists that will be showing up. Although Jay Z is not on the line up, don't be surprised if he stops by for a guest appearance.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Orange is to Skin Color as Rapper is to Career Choice

As if instituting a tanning regiment that produced a skin color easier found in a box of Crayola crayons than nature wasn't enough, Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil, has found a way to trump her ridiculousness. In a pathetic attempt to add 30 seconds to her 15 minutes of fame, Krentcil has released a rap single entitled “It’s Tan Mom!”

Written and co-produced by singer Adam Bartais, “It’s Tan Mom!” begins with what has become a signature of terrible music, an idiotic proclamation of the track's feature followed by profanity. Sadly, It's Tan mom, bitch! proves to be the highlight of the song, as it’s downhill from there for both the listener’s ability to survive the length of the track and seemingly Krentcil’s sobriety. Slurred, off-beat lyrics couple with amateur dance craze rhythms to create arguably the worst song to ever hit the airwaves.

DAILY POP
50 Cent Urges You To 'Stop Crying' In New Single

50 Cent fans eager for some new tuneage from the rapper-turned-businessman are in luck today. The Queens-bred MC dropped his menacing new track "Stop Crying" off his upcoming The Big 10 mixtape, which celebrates the 10-year-anniversary of 50's appropriately named 2002 mix 50 Cent is the Future.

Complemented by some artwork of a demon-ized Curtis Jackson, "Stop Crying" is a declaration of the rapper's endurance and toughness. A noticeably more gruff-sounding Fiddy spits lines like "You know attempted murder was the case that they gave me/ 9 bullet wounds know, now I’m half crazy." And while hearing 50 urge you to "stop your bloodclot crying" might make you chuckle, you likely won't want to laugh in his face by the time the song is over.

ALL ACCESS PASS
Ready. Set. Go! Rock the Bells Hits Vegas

When: August 22nd, 2011

Where: House of Blues
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Info:

Rock The Bells is an annual hip hop festival that orginally took place in Southern California only, but has since toured throughout the world. The concert features a lineup of high-profile alternative hip hop acts, often headlined by a more mainstream artist. The first festival was held in 2004, featuring a re-united Wu-Tang Clan, who performed 4 months before Ol' Dirty Bastard's death.

Entire tour schedule and tickets here!

DAILY POP
Tha Carter IV

Lil Wayne, arguably the hottest rapper out there, has revealed the release date for his upcoming studio album The Carter IV as May 16th.

The Carter IV is Wayne's ninth studio album. Wayne started from scratch after he was released from jail on good behavior in November 2010 after serving eight months of his served year sentence.