Wyclef Talks Being An Extra For An Eric B. & Rakim Music Video, New Album “Carnival III” & Much More [Video]

Haitian rapper and musician Wyclef Jean stopped by Sway in the Morning and we talked to him about everything from how he got his start in the industry through playing jazz to his first ever documentary, which is set to premiere on July 9 at 9 p.m. ET on TV One’s popular series Unsung. After eight years since his last full-length album, Wyclef will be dropping Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee on September 15 through Legacy Records. Thus far, he’s dropped two singles “Fela Kuti” and “What Happened to Love” (check out the full track list below). We also asked Wyclef to give us his take on the recent controversy surrounding Kendall and Kylie Jenner over their controversial T-shirt line. The Jenner’s are reportedly being sued for appropriating images of The Doors and other icons. Tracklist: “Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee” “Slums” (ft. Jazzy Amra, H1DaHook & Marx Solvila) “Turn Me Good” “Borrowed Time” “Fela Kuti” “Warrior” (ft. T-Baby) “Shotta Boys” (ft. Stix) “Double Dutch” (ft. Eric Nimmer & D.L. Hughley) “What Happened to Love” (ft. Lunch Money Lewis & The Knocks) “Carry On” (ft. Emeli Sande) “Concrete Rose” (ft. Hannah Eggan & Izolan) “Trapicabana” (ft. Riley) “Thank God for the Culture” (ft. Marx Salvia, J’Mika & Leon Lacey Watch part 2 & 3 of the interview after the jump.

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DJ Clark Kent On Jay-Z Making 2Pac Diss Record, Playing It After His Death [Video]

Hip-Hop legend DJ Clark Kent sat down with DJ Vlad to discuss his iconic career and answer some age-old questions about the rap game. Kent explains the subtle differences between being a rapper vs. being an emcee, highlighting the way one says rhymes vs. the rhymes one says. He also talks about his favorite part of Reasonable Doubt and discusses why Jay-Z made a 2Pac diss track. Watch above.

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Watch Chance The Rapper’s Tiny Desk Concert [Video]

Chance The Rapper knew he wanted to try a different approach for his Tiny Desk performance, so he decided to do something he said he hadn’t done in a long time. He wrote a poem. More specifically, he wrote a poem in the short time it took him to ride from his hotel in Washington, D.C. to the NPR Music offices. Calling it “The Other Side,” Chance debuted it in the middle of his remarkable set, reading from his notes written out in black marker on sheets of typing paper. “I still have all the keys that are of no use to me,” he began. “They used to, though. On the other side was a mansion on a hill, complete with L.A. pools and fireplaces and a rim made specifically for people that lie about being six feet to dunk on.” Chance didn’t get much further before he was interrupted by one of the hazards of performing in an actual, working office: a building-wide page for someone to call the mailroom. But Chance rolled with it, cracking a quick joke before starting over again. The night before arriving for his Tiny Desk set, Chance performed for more than 23,000 people at Jiffy Lube Live, an outdoor theater in Bristow, VA. The sold out arena and amphitheater shows of his current tour offer a stark contrast to the first time I saw Chance in concert back in 2013. Then, he was a 19-year old upstart rapping and singing for a handful

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MC Eiht On DJ Quik: “We Had Street Beef, It’s A Big Deal That We Recorded Songs” [Video]

Legendary Compton rapper MC Eiht joined VladTV to talk about the significance of working with DJ Quik, with whom he’s had a longstanding rivalry and beef. “Representing Compton and trying to uplift West Coast music would be better than beef,” Eiht says before he reveals he and Quik linked up for two new songs. Watch above.

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TrackBlasters Radio: 05.07.17

Da Wednesday Underground Flava – Underground & Old School Tunes Non-Stop Host: DJ P.R. Heatrock after heatrock – you know the motto! Record Of The Day: Big Lenbo feat. Logic – Ice Cold Playlist Wu-Tang Clan – Don’t Stop Raekwon – Nothing **Record Of The Day** Big Lenbo feat. Logic – Ice Cold Jay-Z – Family Feud Jay-Z – Legacy **Throwback** Raekwon feat. Ghostface Killah & Masta Killa – Galciers Of Ice Mobb Deep – Quiet Storm R-Mean – Quiet Storm Freestyle Mobb Deep – Shook One Pt. II Chris Rivers – Shook Ones Freestyle **DJ Concept – RIP Prodigy (A Live Mix Of Dusty Infamous Originals)** Download here (right click and save as…)

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