Hugo Video – “Bread & Butter”

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Hugo‘s new video for “Bread and Butter” shows the artist in his own comfort zone, pure soulful rock and roll, dedicated to the ladies. But the song that got him a deal on Roc Nation was a country-twanged cover of Jay Z‘s “99 Problems.”

New Jay Electronica – Freestyle + ‘Making Of’ Video

prelude to a freestyle. from Jay Electronica on Vimeo.

Jay Electronica is one of those artists who got himself a sweet deal (Roc Nation) from blowing up online. He’s released freestyles that were blogged and hyped up around the world, in particular the famous “Exhibit A.” His Roc Nation album will be coming out later this year, but for now we get this live video – “Prelude to a Freestyle”. After the jump, watch the Making of Act II, his upcoming album.

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Jay Electronica Added To Jay Z’s Label + MP3

This past Friday, at a NYC club, Jay-Z announced that the New Orleans rapper, Jay Electronica, has been signed to his label, Roc Nation.  Jay-Z explained this move by saying that his “whole goal is to reintroduce the magic to hip hop.”  Jay Electronica has been making his name in the underground scene for several years with hit singles like “Exhibit A” and “Exhibit C”.  The two also created a collaborative song, “Shiny Suit Theory”, which features The-Dream and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Jay Electronica- Shiny Suit Theory feat. Jay-Z, The-Dream, & Charlotte Gainsbourg [MP3]

 

Video by Hugo: “99 Problems”

Born in England and raised in Thailand, Hugo is a new artist signed to Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation label, and he’s put a spin on “99 Problems” that  no one saw coming. Like it or not, it’s a drastically different twist on the classic Jigga track that has the chance to bring the song to an entirely new audience. This is a single off of his upcoming album, Old Tyme Religion, which Hugo believes to be as mainstream as anything out there now – almost like an artful twist on pop and rock.

Listen to another one of Hugo’s tracks and sign up for a free MP3 after the jump.

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