Video: Conrizzle “From The Struggle to The Stage” Documentary (Trailer #2)

The road to CranGrape & White Girls continues with trailer number 2 from the documentary featuring the song “The Elephant” which will appear on the album and also has some appearances from a couple of gorgeous girls. “CranGrape & White Girls” aka The Best Album of the SUMMER! Comes out on June 28th!! – Con

And if you’re in the VA area hit up Con’s show on later this month on the 24th @ The Camel in Richmond.

Appreciation: 100,000K (This Is Your Moment)

Jay-Z – ‘Thank You’

Joseph B – First of all, I’d like to thank Nylles for even allowing me to get on his blog. I know that he puts a lot of work into this, so to welcome me into this is a cool thing. As a person who likes to stay conscious and informed with everything that’s going on, contributing to this blog is just feeding my interest and fascination with everything. So to me, this blog isn’t really some tedious kind of thing that I do everyday but something that I just like to do. Everything that I post is just something that shows you guys a little bit of my interests in music, movies and all the random sh*t that the internet has to offer. As cliche as this might sound, CSNW is an outlet to express who I am and what I’m about. This blog isn’t stopping here either because we’re going to take it even further and make it much better for those of you who support us daily, occasionally or whatever. As much as this blog is for us, it’s honestly more for all of you who follow us. 100k is nothing but a stepping stone to bigger and better things. CSNW ALL DAY!

Nylles – 100,000 views later. Thank You. I’m forever humbled. CSNW was never intended to get to where it is now. Although it’s still a relatively small site, it means the world to me from everyone on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr everywhere. It was really just me having a place to showcase what i like and what my friends would also be fans of. I support every dream that you guys have and this has kind of turned into another one of my “hobbies”. Ive met people and developed relationships behind me creating it. I thank and appreciate you all. The one thing you have to keep in mind is that this is a process, and it’s not going to be easy. Thats why it’s imperative that you keep you up on all of the media an everything that we post here. I also want to thank my partner is crime Joe for helping me out maintain the site and keeping things stabilized when I couldn’t get to a PC. I appreciate it man. real. The site will be going through many changes in the next couple of months from the site design, members and content. We are hard at working still trying to deliver you guys the best in music, movies, fashion and every thing else. This is YOUR moment, not ours, you guys got us here. Kepp the hits coming. THANK YOU GUYS FOR EVERYTHING! MUCH MORE IN STORE! CSNW

Interview: The Kid With The Magic Touch: Cooper McGill

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While the lives of most freshman & sophomore students in high school are spent worrying about fashion, peer pressure and relationships, Cooper McGill’s life is much different than the life of an average kid. Coop aka “Coop The Truth” already has his eyes set on a Grammy Award and a successful career as a Music Producer. I recently got to sit down and chop it up with Young Cooper and talk about his influences, how he got where he is now, and a couple of upcoming projects.

Hit the jump for the full interview.

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Video: Dwele’s Blueprint For “Working On It”

If you are a fan of the soul crooner Dwele you will know that he is one of the MANY students of J Dilla and a huge fan of his legacy. On his 2008 effort Sketches Of A Man he created “Working On It” from a bunch of my favorite Dilla records using his laptop, digital turntables, a sampler and a mixer. GENUIS. Watch the vid and then listen to the final product below.

Video: Bun B & Lupe Fiasco Debate a Schoolteacher (Rice University’s Hip Hop Panel)

Are Rappers Role Models?

Last night, Bun B gathered a few friends for his Religion and Hip Hop Culture Class at Rice University. The panel included Malice of The Clipse, Talib Kweli, Tre9, and Trae The Truth, who in the clip above debate the topic of rappers being role models with a teacher in the audience.

*Sidenote* Lupe KILLED his argument, Bun as well. Good watch and GREAT debate. Below, the panelists discuss religion within hip hop.