8 days in advance, we get to hear the new funk album from Snoop DoggSnoopzilla & Dam-Funk7 Days of Funk. Stream below via NPR and give your Monday a little bit more energy, and well, funk. I seriously liked the first release "Faden Away" and can see this hitting the right chord when in the appropriate mood for partying. Plus, cartoon cover art is almost always a hit with me. Enjoy!
You knew it was coming! The video to Lupe Fiasco's official first single off Tetsuo & Youth"Old School Love" featuring Ed Sheeran. The two linked up yesterday to wrap up the filming and from the looks of the above and a couple more images below, the visual will have an appropriate old school, nostalgic feel. I mean, look at those plastic couches, the Atari joystick, even the "Old School Love" cassette tape. Furthermore, the video is being directed by Coodie & Chike and I can already sense an instant classic "Through The Wire" vibe (C&C's landmark Kanye video). Be on the lookout for the final product sooner than later, and scroll below the images for even more Lupe goodies...
J. Ivy on set with Lupe Fiasco
Bonus Lupe: his two most recent features! First, he linked up with Chicago rapper RondoNumberNine for the "Life of a Savage RMX". This one is a street anthem that channels an energetic Lupe. Second is Lupe on Robert Glasper's new album, Black Radio 2, alongside Snoop Dogg and Luke James (the singer who kills the hook) for one of the album's standout cuts "Persevere". Stream both very solid cuts below, with "Persevere" being my *Tibs Fav. pick of the two with Black Radio 2 a must-buy.
RondoNumberNine "Life of a Savage RMX" f/ Lupe Fiasco
Robert Glasper "Persevere" f/ Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, & Luke James
Snoopzilla made his first appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live in more than a decade, debuting a couple jams off his upcoming funk album with Dam-Funk. "Do My Thang" is brand new and above, and "Faden Away", which was a *Tibs Fav. that premiered last week is below. ICYMI, see the national TV debut of "Snoopzilla"!