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The Vibe House @SXSW Presents: Tech N9ne, Killer Mike, Mistah Fab And More

Check out three of VIBE's headlining artists at our kick-off event at SXSW 2011 in Austin, Texas. Head to VIBE.com/SXSW for more info!


Tech N9ne, a Kansas City native with a rapid fire flow, is a self-proclaimed road hog. He's lived on the road pretty much his entire career. He formed his own label back in 1999, Strange Music Records, along with his partner Travis O'Guin. With several indie albums like, Killer, Sickology 101, K.O.D., and The Gates Mixed Plate, and his songs appearing in film and video games, Tech9Ne has definitely carved out his own place in hip-hop.  He has sustained a cult following and says his wedding ring now represents how he is married to his fans and chronicles this through his song “The Rain.” With co-signs from  legendary MCs in the game, this year seems to be his year with his upcoming album All 6’s and 7’s, which features “Worldwide Choppers” which also has Busta Rhymes & Yelawolf, The Deftones (“If I Could"), as well as, Lil’ Wayne & T-Pain (“Fuck Food"). Check out this two minute preview of his KOD TOUR DVD- Live in Kansas City


Killer Mike stepped onto the music scene back in 2000 with fellow ATliens Outkast on the Grammy award winning song “The Whole World”, off Kast's Stankonia album. From there, Mike dropped his debut album in 2003 entitled Monster which yielded singles “Akshon!,” and the very popular “A.D.I.D.A.S.,” with guest features from Big Boi and Sleepy Brown. He didn’t drop another solo album until 2006 with I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind and with that album also had a new independent label situation with Grind Time and continued to drop a part two to Pledge as well as Underground Atlanta. Between the albums, Mike has been holding it down with movie roles in Idlewild and ATL, along with countless features with artists such as Jay-Z, Talib Kweli, 8Ball & MJG, and Chamillionaire to name a few. Killer Mike recently just signed a joint venture between Grind Time and Grand Hustle (T.I.’s label) and dropped a video and single for “Ready Set Go” feat. T.I. ,as well as the remix feat. Big Boi. His forthcoming album PL3DGE is due out on April 19th. Also, Mike can be seen out on the road with label mate Young Dro for the “Grind and Hustle” tour, which will be heading to a city near you beginning on April 1st.


Check out the remix of “Ready Set Go” feat. T.I. and Big Boi


Mistah Fab hails from the Bay Area and is signed to the late Mac Dre’s Thizz Entertainment and Atlantic Records. Best known for his MC battles versus Royce Da 5’9 and Jin, Fab has an eclectic sound with lots of influences including the hyphy movement.  His first single “Ghost Ride It” sparked a lot of attention and the video had controversy due to copyright violations. He’s been successfully releasing mixtapes since 2006 including the most recent one Prince Of The Coast​-​Mixed by September 7th and just finished up a west coast tour with Opio (Souls of Mischief). He is currently working on a Gangsta Grillz mixtape with DJ Drama.

Check out Mistah Fab for an eclectic mix of battle inspired rhymes and music to make you move.

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Nicky Jam And Ozuna's "Te Robare" Video Transports Them To Another World

Nicky Jam and Ozuna are on a mission to get the girl they want at all costs. A black and white montage serves as the backdrop for their playful new video for their latest single, “Te Robare,” which translates into the mischievous: “I’ll steal you.”

Throughout their performance, a bevy of beautiful women have brief interludes that go from talking in a vaporized infused telephone booth to breaking into a sexy dance group sequence. "We are very happy to be able to share this new single with the fans of the reggaetón genre, we are sure that they will enjoy this song as much as we do,” Nicky said in a press release.

Despite the video featuring a slew of women, it's worth noting that it looks sexy but classic. Jam prides himself in creating this type of imagery in his visuals. In 2017, he told Billboard, "Our audience is so broad that we have to make videos where women look beautiful and conservative and are treated with respect because the videos are seen by kids and adults," he said. "Other reggaetóneros who do what they do are targeting one audience. They don’t have the same responsibility we do."

In addition to releasing new music, Nicky Jam is kicking off his "Intimo Tour 2019" on April 11 in Chicago and will go through the month of May. Watch the video for "Te Robare" above.

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Premiere: Tommie of 'Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta' Calls On Anthony Hamilton For 'Truth' Music Video

"With every trial is a testimony!" Tommie tells VIBE. "Here is mine."

With that, the The Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta star drops her new music video for "Truth." The song sees her recounting a lifetime of struggles - sexual assault, birthing her child in jail, homelessness, and more, while a soulful Anthony Hamilton sings a hook that congratulates her for how far she's come. The video, directed by illHD and Tommie herself, splits between its own storyline and vintage footage of her life.

“This is/was my real life! Beyond the lights. I wanted to share with the people the back story, my whole truth," Tommie said. "In doing so I hope to motivate others struggling with their truth to not be afraid and be inspired to not give up!”

Watch the video for Tommie and Anthony Hamilton's "Truth" above.

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Rich The Kid, Nav, And More Friday Music Releases You Need To Hear

Mar. 2019 was a pretty slow month, but we are back with a new list of the hottest Friday releases. From Rich the Kid to Nav and more, here are all of the Friday music releases that you need to hear below.


Rich The Kid – The World Is Yours 2

Rich the Kid is back with The World Is Yours 2. The 16-track project features Offset, Big Sean, Tory Lanez, Gunna, Ty Dolla $ign, and more. The album also includes the pre-released singles, "Splashin'" and "4 Phones."

This is Rich the Kid's second studio album. It is a sequel to The World Is Yours, which was released in Mar. 2018.

Listen to Rich the Kid's new album below.

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Nav – Bad Habits

Nav's sophomore studio album is here. Bad Habits consists of 16 tracks and includes guest appearances by Meek Mill, The Weeknd, Young Thug, Gunna, and more.

Nav dropped the tracklist and video teaser ahead of the album's release. The preview includes behind-the-scenes footage of the rapper's past live concerts.

The album is completely produced by The Weeknd. Listen to Bad Habits below.

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With a memorable freestyle on Sway In the Morning and Mass Appeal's recently concluded Starting 5 tour under his belt, Albany, Ga. rapper Cantrell has settled down to release his sophomore EP, DEVIL NEVER EVEN LIVED. The second half of a two-EP anthology started with Stardust 2 Angels (2018), Cantrell's new project is anchored by the singles "Fo Five" and "Know It's Wrong" and shares heavy, internalized storytelling with hauntingly beautiful production.

“I wanted to go deeper into me, what I’ve come from, and how that may have shaped the young man that created Stardust 2 Angels,” Cantrell said in a statement about the album. “I wanted to show it all, the good and the bad that brought me to this point... I’m asking for listeners' time so they deserve that much, if not more.”

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Megan Thee Stallion – "Sex Talk"

Raunch and debauchery ensue in Megan Thee Stallion's newest single "Sex Talk." The track, which arrived early Friday morning (March 22), is sexy, empowering, and strong as the 24-year-old takes charge of her sexual nature in this single that puts a women's pleasure over a man's.

"Can I f**k ya to a trap beat? He said girl you tryin' to trap me?/Ah hell nah, ni**a no I ain't (What?)/You can hit that door, here go ahead leave," she raps over the bass-heavy beat.

"Sex Talk" is projected to land on the Houston rappers forthcoming album Fever, which is slated to hit streaming shelves in Apr 2019. Stream the Stallion's "Sex Talk" below.

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Jacquees ft. Lil Baby – "Your Peace"

Jacquees, or the King of R&B, as he likes to call himself, just released a new single featuring Lil’ Baby. “Your Peace” features Jacquees' signature sound and the Atlanta rapper riding on the R&B beat. Listen to the track to hear the two Georgia artists try to find peace with a special someone.

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