KOVAS’ new song “User” premiered on DJBooth.net. The song comes from KOVAS’ much anticipated album “Hollywood” The short film music motion picture for the title track, “Hollywood”, drops Sept 9th at Midnight ET. It was written and directed by KOVAS. Fans will be able to preorder the album from KOVAS direct and receive their copy before it reaches other digital outlets.
Watch the trailer for KOVAS “Hollywood” Music Motion Picture
By: Marty McFly
Now hold your horses before the rumor mill starts up and the kids at TMZ start losing it. This is a story about recording artist/ producer KOVAS pulling a “Hans Zimmer” (prolific film composer. He’s done everything) and scoring the opening sequence for Taylor Swift’s mega hit video “I Knew You were Trouble”
“It was a honor and really fun to step out and show another skill set”, said KOVAS. “Most people know me as a rapper or a producer/ remixer. I’m usually making something with crazy 808 kiks and stuff to shake to in the clubs, but this was a chance to show what I could do with an orchestral score.”
KOVAS wrote and composed the dreamy minimal score for the opening 2 minutes and 30 secs of the Anthony Mandler directed video. “It was important to have something that complimented the beautiful images that Anthony shot. He (Mandler) loved what I did and when Taylor (Swift) chimed in with her approval it was great feeling. Then to see the reception the video got world wide was the icing on the cake.”
And the reception world wide has been great to say the least. The video has over 173 million views and garnered Anthony and Taylor a MTV Video Music Awards.
KOVAS has definitely been turning heads with his impressive musical resume. We expect nothing but more big things from him in the future. This year, KOVAS also had the pleasure of having one of his songs “Up In Here” appear in the Oscar nominated Tom Hanks film “Captain Phillips”. You can purchase KOVAS’ complete catalog on iTunes or in KOVAS Official Music Store where a portion of the proceeds benefit Arts In Schools programs
By Marty McFly
It’s that time again, 4/20. Now for the uninitiated, 4/20 is a code-term that refers to the consumption of cannabis. Observances based on the number 420 include smoking cannabis 4:20pm or am on any given day, as well as smoking and celebrating cannabis on April 20.
With that being said, you need a good soundtrack for said activity. So we took on the huge task of trying to find the top 10 Hip Hop Songs about smoking the wacky tabacy. So many to choose from, from so many different eras of Hip Hop. It wasn’t easy. So without further ado, check out our top 10 Hip Hop songs about Weed. Happy 4/20!
10. Method Man & Redman – “How High”
They both have a catologue of weed songs to choose from. But when they join forces, it’s weed talk to the second power.
9. ASAP Rocky – “Purple Swag”
Everything’s purple and it was the song that started the buzz on Mr. ASAP.
8. Luniz – “I Got 5 On I”
Real friends chip in.
7. KOVAS – “Say What” –
“Break up the trees, bout to roll me a blunt”
6. Lil Wayne f Drake & Future “Love Me” Don’t sweat the small stuff [embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY44zvhWhp4[/embedyt]
5 Cypress Hill – “Stoned is the Way of Walk” Light it up and toked to triple OG weed smokers [embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4p8-JhWMRw[/embedyt]
4. Young Thug – “Stoner” [embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-0kZ_jeIHI[/embedyt]
3. Wiz Khalifa f Currency, Big Sean “Weed Brownies” Wiz shows that you don’t always need a match to take flight. [embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3QVEf5OfQs[/embedyt]
2. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, & Nate Dogg – “The Next Episode” Smoke weed everyday. RIP Nate Dogg [embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZXc39hT8t4[/embedyt]
1. Devin The Dude – Doobie Ashtray – Controvesial choice, but Devin is the truth. [embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTKXflPq2fU[/embedyt]
Honorable mentions: Lil Kim “Lighters Up” & “Drugs” – Damn Ma, I love you like the La.
The Clipse “Gansta Lean” Pharrell, Mr “Happy himself”, sings the hook and wants you to give him something to roll
Agree with our choices? Want to add some songs to the mix? Add your choices in the comments down below you can post via Facebook.