Kendrick Lamar Releases Video for "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" May 14 2013, 0 Comments
K Dot released the highly-anticipated video for "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" today, and it doesn't disappoint. Kendrick gets spiritual in the video, which features some artsy shots of a funeral service where everyone's clad in white (irony!), Kendrick flowing out in an open field, and of course popping bottles in a limo with some models. There's also a cute moment where he's baptised in a pool of liquor. It's a great balance of lightheartedness and the deep stuff. All in all, a pretty good accompaniment to one of the best tracks of the year.
Check out the video here:
Ludacris Announces New Mixtape May 13 2013, 0 Comments
Luda's spent the last few years balancing his burgeoning acting career (he's actually pretty talented! Remember him in Crash??) with his music career, spending the last few months putting out weekly songs a la Kanye in what he called IDGAF-- I Don't Give a Fuck-- Fridays. He's releasing his mixtape on the release date of his new movie, The Fast and the Furious 6. We also have a new album, Ludaverse, to look forward to in September. Hopefully Luda takes up dancing soon to fully establish a triple-threat status.
Follow Ludacris on Twitter:Tweets by @Ludacris & Give his newest tune, "Speak Into the Mic" a listen:
Scotty Releases New Mixtape: "Faith" May 09 2013, 0 Comments
Rockie Fresh Releases New Mixtape, "The Birthday Tape" April 29 2013, 0 Comments
Bad Boy Rapper Los Releases New Mixtape, "Becoming King" April 26 2013, 0 Comments
Baltimore-based rapper Los (real name Carlos Coleman) dropped his newest mixtape, Becoming King today. The 17-track tape features bars from Ludacris, Diddy, and Juicy J. While the rapper hasn't released a full-length album yet, he's got quite a few mixtapes under his belt, including his popular G5 series. Seems like Los is really on the rise.
Stream the new tape here:
Check out this video of Los freestyling for DJ Sway:
Check Out Episode 1 of 2013 XXL Freshmen Cyphers April 24 2013, 0 Comments
XXL picked a pretty good Freshman class this year, and now they've released their first cypher video. XXL's 2013 Freshman Class includes a few Rocksmith favorites; namely the boys of Black Hippy, among others. In episode 1 of XXL's Freshmen Cypers, Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ and Travi$ Scott each take their turn free styling to the beats of DJ Drama.
In a sea of smoke and light effects, the four emcees each get a few moments to freestyle. Check out the video here, and let us know who you think was the best:
Chris Webby & Dizzy Wright Drop Video for "Turnt Up" April 22 2013, 0 Comments
Dizzy Wright and Chris Webby rang in 4/20 this year with a brand-new video for "Turnt Up." The video keeps in time with a tradition held by Webby, who releases a smoking tune every year in celebration of the holiday. The video features Webby and Dizzy, wandering around getting into the usual 4/20 mischief. Webby has an LP coming out later this year, and we all know Dizzy as one of 2013's favorite freshmen and one of Rocksmith's SXSW 2013 Showcase performers.
Check out the video here:
Follow Webby on Twitter:Tweets by @ChrisWebby
& check out Rocksmith's Spring 2013 Collection, available now.
Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y Drop Their "Live in Concert" EP April 20 2013, 0 Comments
Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y's Live in Concert original release date was last August, but the project got posponed because of sample clearance issues. It only worked out for the better for those who celebrate 4/20 as the six-track EP dropped today. "It's a beautiful thing," Khalifa raps on "Cabana," but find out for yourself on the iTunes link below:
Watch Dizzy Wright's New Video for "Killem With Kindness" April 20 2013, 0 CommentsFreshman emcee Dizzy Wright dropped the video for his good-natured track "Killem With Kindness" a couple days ago, and it doesn't disappoint. At only 22, Dizzy muses on his hard upbringing, his future with his girlfriend, and being a father to his truly adorable daughter (who makes an appearance in the video). One of our SXSW Showcase artists, Dizzy muses on maturing, keeping a firm foundation, and giving back. Seems like Dizzy's got his head on straight these days!
Check out Miguel's "How Many Drinks" feat. Kendrick Lamar April 19 2013, 0 Comments
Trae Tha Truth & Future Release Trailer for "Screwed Up" March 25 2013, 0 CommentsAfter participating in our 2013 SXSW Showcase, Trae Tha Truth is keeping busy. His latest track, "Screwed Up" is making waves and now he's dropped a trailer for the video, which features Atlanta-based Future. It's a pretty short video, but from what we can tell it's a brightly-colored party theme to go with the bouncy, addictive track.
Watch 50 Cent and Kendrick Lamar Get Fancy in "We Up" March 25 2013, 0 Comments
50 Cent's newest song "We Up ft. Kendrick Lamar" is pretty good, and having hot ticket item Kendrick on the track really gives it an edge. The video is classic 50-- showcasing the lavish lifestyle of hip-hop royalty. Kendrick and 50 lounge around a luxurious mansion surrounded by ladies and stunning California vistas, all set to the smooth, catchy track. It's no departure from what we've seen from 50 Cent before, but the addition of Kendrick and his fresh rhymes takes the video to the next level.
Check out the video here & let us know what you think:
SXSW Showcase: YG March 13 2013, 0 Comments
As Def Jam’s Young Gangsta, Keenon “YG” Jackson has been busy for a 22 year-old. The Compton native signed to the legendary label in 2009 and released his first hit single, “Toot It and Boot It” in 2010. These days YG continues working on mixtapes, touring, and running his clothing line, 4Hunnid. He is releasing two mixtapes, Just Re’d Up 2 and Two of America’s Most Wanted (with Nipsey Hussle) this year.
Check out his video for "You Broke" ft. Nipsey Hustle:
Listen to Dizzy Wright's New Track, "Maintain" feat. Joey Bada$$ March 12 2013, 0 Comments
Young emcee Dizzy Wright, one of our SXSW performers, recently teamed up with fellow freshman Joey Bada$$ for the smooth-meet-jazzy "Maintain," showcasing his quick skills and lyrics that fall on the deeper end. Give the addictive track a listen below, and keep an eye on Dizzy as he continues to build his cred-- and be sure to check him out in our showcase in Austin.
SXSW Showcase: Doughbeezy March 08 2013, 0 Comments
23 year-old Tai “Doughbeezy” Carr is another Houston rapper in our SXSW showcase. After the release of his first official single, “What Yo Name Iz?” in early 2011, he released his single “Drank in My Cup” that fall-- it hit #28 on Billboard’s Hot 100. “Drank in My Cup” has been remixed multiple times by artists including 2 Chainz, Tyga, Chamillionaire, and Trey Songz. While he’s released 6 mixtapes already, we’re excited to see what Dough has on the horizon.
Watch his video for "Wake N Bake":
and his video for “Fuck You” which features another of our SXSW artists, Killa Kyleon:
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Kendrick Lamar in Rocksmith Peace Love and Harmony Snapack named MTV's #1 MC in 2013 March 08 2013, 1 Comment
Along with being one of MTV'S hottest emcees, Kendrick Lamar has a good sense of style. Check out this video where the young superstar is recognized as MTV's #1 MC for 2013 . Kendrick is spotted wearing our "Peace Love & Harmony" snapback being released in August. You might remember Kendrick being in the Rocksmith family for quite some time, as we put out his first Rocksmith Presents video for A.D.H.D. which you can check out here.
In the meantime check out Kendrick performing "Poetic Justice" below and look out for our upcoming Spring, Summer and Fall collections on our webstore.
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Rocksmith & Status Official 2013 SXSW Showcase March 07 2013, 1 Comment
With SXSW in Austin right around the corner , we are proud to announce our Official SXSW Showcase. We are featuring a wide range of artists from OG's Trae Tha Truth and Mystikal to Dizzy Wright and Lil Reese.
SXSW Showcase: Dizzy Wright March 06 2013, 0 Comments
Vegas-based Dizzy Wright (real name La’Reonte Wright) credits his days as a concert promoter as inspiration to eventually get signed by monster label Funk Volume, which happened in 2011. Smokeout Conversations was released on 4/20 2012 and hit #42 on Billboard’s Hip-Hop/R&B Chart. Two months later his free mixtape Free SmokeOut Conversations, which featured Hopsin and SwizZz, was downloaded over 170,000 times. He might be 22, but this freshman is already gaining a huge following. His EP, The First Agreement, is out now.
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Watch his video for "Can't Trust Em":
and "Solo Dolo":
Trae Tha Truth, UZ, Problem & Trinidad James Release "Trap Shit V3" March 06 2013, 0 Comments
SXSW Showcase: Sir Michael Rocks March 04 2013, 0 Comments
Most of us are already familiar with Mikey as one half of Chicago-based duo The Cool Kids. While working with partner Chuck Inglish, Antoine “Sir Michael Rocks” Reed made a name for himself with hit tracks like “Black Mags” and “A Little Bit Cooler.” Cool Kids’ debut album When Fish Ride Bicycles debuted in 2011, and their fame grew as they made numerous appearances in video games, television and commercials. As a solo artist Mikey signed with Curren$y’s Jet Life Records for his new project following The Rocks Report. Following his Chuck Inglish-produced single “Candy Jams,” Mikey started recording a mixtape back in February.
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Check out his video for “Great” featuring Mac Miller and Casey Veggies:
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Chanel Nicole - Good Lovin Music Video January 14 2013, 1 Comment
If you're not familiar with Chanel Nicole this would be a great time to brush up. Chanel just released her video for Good Lovin, which is loaded with Rocksmith features including the store and gear. Check out the video below and be on the lookout for her in 2013!
Agenda 2013 Recap - Long Beach January 06 2013, 0 Comments
The Rocksmith team rounded up and headed out West this past week to Long Beach for another amazing Agenda Tradeshow. The upcoming seasons for Rocksmith & Wu Tang Brand LTD we can't wait to show you, but in the meantime enjoy some photos from the show below.
Happy New Years - Shipping Resume 1/2 December 31 2012, 0 Comments
Happy New Years from the Rocksmith crew. All webstore orders placed from last Saturday-Tuesday will start shipping 1/2. Any questions as always holler at email@example.com
Happy New Years!
Featured: Rocksmith's Own Jamie on Cool & Well Dressed December 26 2012, 0 Comments
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