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Gibson Hazard is the 21-year-old creative making next level videos of rappers

Gibson Hazard is an extraterrestrial photographer and videographer making promotional tour content for ya wifey’s favorite rapper.

At the young age of 21, Hazard never thought that he’d be creating the fire video content for “Gucci Gang” rapper Lil Pump, but this is just the beginning of Hazard’s creative journey.

i looked at my wrist and then i said dang! 💎⛈💎

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After Tommy John Surgery hindered his dream of playing college baseball, Hazard decided to launch his photographic career.

Funny thing is, he had no interest in photography at all. Hazard just took a high school course to get an easy A and get accepted into college. We’ve all been there before.

In fact, just like his interest in photography bloomed late in his senior year of high school, so did his love for music.

With a newfound love for underground melody, he combined his one-track mentality to succeed with photography and music, taking pictures of artists at concerts he attended.

In a Purpose of the Youth podcast, Hazard explained how he got himself into shows to fulfill his photo class’ requirements. This strategy would define his career. He explained,

“At the very beginning, I was like a nobody. I had never done anything and I was trying to get a photo pass to these shows. The way you do it, basically, is like you email the openers. For every headliner, there are lots of openers. Like two or three to four openers… A lot of times the first opener is a no name that has zero fans, no one cares about them, and they have no content too which is the issue…”

He added,

“If anyone emails them, A they are going to see it and B they’re going to reply…”

The first show Hazard ever shot was Modsun where Blackbear was an opener and through linking Blackbear he was able to snap pictures of five different artists with his photo pass.

Hazard was definitely put on after that, especially because he now had a portfolio he could present to headliners.

He really started believing in himself after Sammy Adams posted his photos and tagged Hazard’s handle. It was the first time a huge artist fucked with his eye. This was all while he was still attending high school.

Another turning point for Hazard was when he decided to attend college in OC, California giving up on his dreams to become a college baseball player, and focusing fully on photography.

Only an hour drive out of LA, Hazard would pull up to shows and take pictures for free. When his blogger boy, Ben, hit him up and got him into a Real 92.3 radio show headlined by Future, Kendrick Lamar, Jidenna, and Drake, Hazard knew it was over.

Homie took over 8,000 pictures that night. The proof is always in your work ethic.

Moving forward, Hazard now has an unmatchable photographic resume through shooting shows for free and forcing his way into a world most feel secluded and intimidated by.

Since then, Hazard has worked with Drake, The Weeknd, Wiz Khalifa, G Eazy, Rae Sremmurd and much more.

Peep the work Hazard has done for 6lack while he was on the Starboy Tour…

Lil Uzi Vert at the Day ‘n’ Night Festival

Travis Scott performing “Butterfly Effect”

And Future on his European tour

There’s a lot in store for Hazard as his career takes off into a different dimension of creativity. He’s moving fast, so make sure you can keep up.

Hopefully if you’re a young photographer trying to catch a break, you’ll be saying the same thing sooner rather than later. All you have to do is believe in yourself and work stupid hard. Let’s get it!

10 of the most fire bars from Future and Thugger’s ‘Super Slimey’

On October 20th, 2018 out of nowhere fell a mixtape from heaven — a gem, really — that blessed the ears of everyone who was fortunate to give it a listen.

The 13-track, 41-minute gift from above titled Super Slimey was exactly what we all didn’t know we needed and there’s word that it’s just the beginning.

The collaborative effort from FBG President Future Hendrixx and YSL founder Young Thug, though unexpected, makes plenty of sense.

In a genre of music where collab albums are more like experiments, there was no doubt in my mind that the two leaders of melodic rap would mesh.

Until further notice.

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Their careers began peaking around the same time, they grew up 20 minutes from each other, run in the same circles, and have the same ear for beats a la Metro Boomin.

Future was even going to sign Thugger at one point for a reported $1.5 million to his Free Bandz label, but the deal never came to fruition.

Super Slimey gives you everything you could have ever expected from these two: catchy hooks, chest-thumping 808’s that makes your face scrunch up like you just smelled something foul, and some of the most creative flows and cadences I’ve ever heard. Deadass.

“No Cap”

“I gave her a little start-up money put her in a rental

I send my Ethiopian to go pray at the temple.” – Future


“Bad yellow skin, Phillippine

Envious and gin never win

Chrome Heart lens, help me see ’em

Hit him in his back, South Central” – Thugger

“4 da Gang”

“Go check my profile, I beat the verdict

I was kicking it in overdrive, for Seth Firkins.” – Future

Seth Firkins is the late mastermind behind Pluto 3D, and 2015’s Dirty Sprite 2 and worked on elite projects such as Jay Z’s American Gangster and Rihanna’s Unapologetic

“4 da Gang”

“I look my demon in the face, I’m booted up the worst way…

I can’t grieve, ‘cause ain’t none of my grandma bills late.” – Future

Future has never been shy about opening up about depression and here he his again touching on his struggles.

Many say he promotes drug abuse, but if you really listen to what he’s saying he’s using music for therapy.

The beat is his analyst chair, and he’s just laying down speaking on what he struggles with the most.

“Real Love”

“It’s true I said I love you but I didn’t promise” – Thugger

Young Thug and former fiancee Jerrika Karlae have a history of an on again off again relationship, even doing so in the public eye.

Just five days ago Young Thug was trying to get his boo back on twitter.

You can say what you want about the substance of the content, but when you do please mention the flashes of their more private sides.

“Drip On Me”

“I work every day at this shit, like it can all disappear (swear)
I pray every day by this shit, when I go jump on a Leer (Super)” – Future

I’ve always respected Future’s work ethic.

“Drip On Me”

“Now I got fifty hoes on they knees
I put X in my codeine
But I’m putting nothing in my weed
Yeah I took a jet right overseas” – Young Thug

When you listen to this verse you’ll see that it’s classic Young Thug.

His screech/sing style is something literally only he can pull off, so it’s always dope when he refers to that skillset.

“Mink Flow”

“Up, up out of here, gone to Mercury
All Chanel stores around the globe heard of me” – Future

“Group Home”

“I don’t want it, don’t want it if it ain’t meant
I smell codeine when I piss
I’m on it, I’m on it, I can’t forget
You can’t cry over scars this permanent” – Future

Often times, when you’re listening to Future or Young Thug the best part of the song, is the chorus, as the case with “Mink Flow”.

“All da Smoke”

“I got Barry Bonds on my wrist (yeah)
Blowed your college fund on my bitch (where, woo) – Future

The simplest of lines resonate with me. Being a college graduate currently up to his eyeballs in student loans the thought of blowing that dollar amount on one human being is simply mind-boggling to me. I love it.

In an interview with Complex, Atlanta producer Southside, claims that the mixtape is just a sample of something that could possibly be bigger. Tracks featured on the mixtape were plucked from a staggering 600 songs.


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“It has no official timetable because we don’t work like that,” the 808 Mafia boss said. “Like we don’t do any of Future music like that, no official start date, we just go to the studio and have fun, and after we have made six or 700 songs we will pick the album. Literally.”

Aye, after listening to Super Slimey I’d flip my shit if I heard more of the same vein.

Until then this will stay in rotation.

Music week in review: Young Dolph, Future x Young Thug, MGMT & More

Young Dolph dropped an album. Future and Young Thug dropped a collab mixtape.

OVO kept the momentum going despite no Drake release. ‘Twas a marvelous week in music.

Here’s everything that went down this week… besides the Taylor Swift song, we will not be discussing that.

Young Dolph – Thinking Out Loud

Young Dolph is a Kulture Hub favorite. We’ve made no secret of our unabashed love of the man from Memphis.

This new album, Dolph’s third this year and released a matter of weeks after he was shot in broad daylight in Los Angeles, is a triumphant collection of absolute bangers.

Dolph pulls no punches as he calls out fake shit in the industry and the snakes in the grass. Production credits from Zaytoven, Mike Will, Buddah Bless This Beat, and Drumma Boy have the 808s knocking as Dolph flows in his trademark Memphis drawl.

The album barely lasts over 30 minutes, but every bar, every snare, every rumbling bass is basically perfect. Dolph will see his star rise as the legend around him continues to grow, Thinking Out Loud is an unforgiving record of a rap star coming into his own.

Future & Young Thug – SUPER SLIMEY

Future and Young Thug have teamed up to make one of the truly great pairings in contemporary hip-hop. Collaboration albums have become very en vogue since Kanye and Jay’s Watch the Throne with artists trying to match the magic those two legends captured on their 2011 album.

Future tried it with Drake on What a Time to Be Alive, but it was painful to hear Drake try to keep up with Super Future throughout that project. That’s not even shade at Aubrey, it’s just quite the task to match Future bar for bar (just listen to “Digital Dash” and compare their verses if you don’t believe me).

Thug is a much more worthy match for Future. The two emcees complement each other perfectly, tossing up bars back and forth like D Wade throwing an alley-oop to LeBron.

With a singular feature (Offset), listeners are treated to Future and Thug going in again and again. It’s a damn treat.

Ty Dolla $ign – “Don’t Judge Me” (ft. Future & Swae Lee)

The rollout to Ty Dolla $ign’s Beach House 3 continues with another single this week as Ty enlists Future and Swae Lee for this jig about various fuckery. Ty, Future, and Swae implore those around them not to judge their questionable behavior.

Beach House 3 officially comes out next Friday, if the singles are any indication, this project is going to be an absolute goldmine of R&B flames.

Majid Jordan – “Body Talk”

It’s a testament to the quality of OVO’s roster of artists that Drake’s record label has had an incredibly busy couple weeks of releases without a peep from Drizzy himself.

After last week’s drop from DVSN and PARTNEXTDOOR a couple weeks before, OVO keeps it rolling with Majid Jordan’s “Body Talk” off their upcoming album The Space Between dropping next week.

“Body Talk” is a twinkly, groovy, if not a little simplistic, number from the Toronto production duo. It would be cool to see Majid Jordan take some more risks on the upcoming album. We’ll see next week.

Baka Not Nice – “I Am Who I Am”


Another OVO signee, and former Drake security guard, is keeping his momentum going after setting the summer off with “Live Up To My Name”.

Last week’s “Money In The Bank” coupled with “I Am Who I Am” are definitely upping the hype around Baka, who has a debut project 4Milli coming at some point (no release date of yet).

Baka’s flow is a different version of Toronto, closer to the aggressive, braggadocio of grime artists like Giggs and Skepta as opposed to the soft, Drake-lite sound we’ve heard from many a Toronto artist.

A solo Baka project is an intriguing proposition for sure.

MGMT – “Little Dark Age”

Oh shit, it’s MGMT. Remember them? Yeah, you were just beginning to experiment with illicit substances when they first came out with jawns like “Kids” and “A Time to Pretend”.

This week, everyone’s favorite Wesleyan grads returned with their first track since 2013 and announced a new album to come in early 2018.

“Little Dark Age” is trancy, acid synth-pop with an infectious keyboard line. Andrew VanWyngarden sounds like he’s singing from far down a tunnel, giving the record a weird and discomforting sense of space that recalls Depeche Mode.

It’s a dope record from a band that was pretty instrumental during the mid-2000s indie movement.

Famous Dex – “Pick It Up” (ft. A$AP Rocky)

Famous Dex, by his own admission, isn’t “a Jay Z writer or a Nas” and instead relies on his wild dynamism as he told Complex, “I just go in there and do my thing. I go off energy.”

This new track, with production from FKi, displays Dex’s energy in spades. He switches up his flows as he goes in over a bouncing beat. The Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. sample gives the beat a great soulful switchup.

A$AP Rocky backs up Dex with a fire verse of his own. This is a nice preview of what we can expect on Dex’s debut album Dex Meets Dexter due in February.

Marshmello – “You & Me”

Marshmello, the anonymous producer/DJ who has jumped up the charts off tracks like “Silence” with Khalid and “Alone”, has dropped “You & Me”.

It’s kind of a weird track with a pop-punk twist mixed with the massive EDM drops that Marshmello is known for.

The kids seem to like this guy a lot, and Marshmello actually sings himself on “You & Me”.

“You & Me” is actually a pretty interesting combination of pop-punk and EDM, Marshmello may not be exactly up my alley, but you can’t deny dude knows what he’s doing. He can definitely make a radio banger

Lonzo Ball makes old heads mad, says Migos and Future are ‘real hip-hop’

The Ball family continues to get people worked up. Yesterday, LaMelo Ball released his signature shoe (retailing for $395) despite being 16. Then his older brother got hip-hop heads all upset with his music opinions.

On the new Facebook exclusive reality series Ball In The Family, Lonzo was on a trip to New York City when someone off camera claimed they would get the Lakers point guard to listen to some “real hip-hop.”

Lonzo wasn’t interested, claiming the notion of “real hip-hop” is a thing of the past,

“Y’all outdated man. Don’t nobody listens to Nas no more… Real hip-hop is Migos and Future.”

So, there’s obviously two parts to this statement. First off, chill with the Nas slander, that’s a legend. But it’s understandable how a 19-year-old from Southern California in 2017 might not exactly identify with Nas. But yeah Lonzo, you should listen to Nas.

The second part about Migos and Future is absolutely correct. I mean, whatever your definition of “real hip-hop” is, Migos and Future are some of the most popping artists right now. If you find yourself upset by these claims I recommend stepping outside, going for a walk, maybe having a cup of tea, it’s gonna be ok.

This family really just has a way of getting under people’s skin. Earlier in the summer Lonzo claimed that 21 Savage’s Issa was better than Jay-Z’s 4:44.

I’m not here to debate the validity of this statement, but I will say that Issa has been the soundtrack to my summer, but that’s neither here nor there.

But the fact that people bugged the fuck out over this tweet just shows how wildly polarizing the Ball family is.

Why would anyone care what a 19-year-old rookie’s opinions about music are? Why are people losing their shit over his little brother having a shoe deal? Everyone just relax.

LaVar Ball has the right attitude. He’s putting his sons on and marketing them excellently, dude is a damn genius.

When he was asked about LaMelo possibly losing NCAA eligibility over his new kicks, as it most likely violates rules about amateurism, he told ESPN that it doesn’t matter,

“We’ll worry about it when we get there. Who cares? If he can’t play, then he can’t play. It doesn’t mean he’ll stop working out and getting better.”

Who cares indeed.

LaVar and his kids are so divisive because they defy our expectations of athletes and the people around them. The dad is not supposed to be on First Take telling Stephen A. Smith that he could beat Michael Jordan and say it doesn’t matter if his kid can’t play in college.

I guess 19-year-olds aren’t supposed to say Migos and Future are real hip-hop and high schoolers aren’t supposed to have shoe deals.

To all that, I say fuck it. Keep doing your own thing, Ball family. I’ma go listen to Future.

Kendrick just hopped on Future’s ‘Mask Off’ and you gotta peep

Young Metro provided the beat, Future killed it, and now Kendrick Lamar hops on “Mask Off” to perfect it. The single has already proved its popularity, climbing the Billboard charts to as high as the 5 spot.

The original was already the flames and with this new verse from Kendrick Lamar, we can only expect the song to climb higher on the Billboard ladder.

Giving us a little hint of the drop earlier on Twitter this morning, how could one not be hype for the Future x K. Dot collaboration?

An hour later, DJ Envy from The Breakfast Club went ahead and dropped a preview for us on his Instagram teasing us before releasing the full song a little later on his radio show.

Since the full song drop, I’ve already blown a headphone and had my neighbors ring my doorbell trying to get me to stop playing it.

The collaboration doesn’t surprise me at all as it was only a matter of time that these two careers would cross paths as they did at Coachella this year.

Kendrick and Future have been sonic geniuses in 2017. Kendrick giving us DAMN. and Future gracing us with two back to back projects HNDRXX and Future. To my ears, it’s a collaboration that was more than necessary.

Like how can two completely different styles come together to finesse an already hot song and not destroy it?

The FBG x TDE teamwork has never been done before now. Can we expect more projects from the different hip hop crews?

Twitter has proved that the song has gotten a lot of traction both bad and good.

Could it be a trash collabo?

Or maybe it’s just a combo we haven’t heard before?

This one guy thought K. Dot’s verse on Mask Off was weak.

To be honest,  I thought Kendrick brought a little bit of consciousness to a song that was purely about drugs, partying and sex. It takes a lot of talent to change the meaning of a song.

Here’s an excerpt from Kung Fu Kenny’s verse, tell me what you think?

I’m ’bout to live my life through Dave Free (swear to God)
She said she broke down when Prince died (it’s alright)
Bitch, my hair down, Prince live through me (I am Prince)
Get your ass up and be inspired (get inspired)
You know how many bodies in the street? (how many?)
Take the mask off so you can see

Same exact feels after I heard this one.

Here’s the full bar.

Platinum, platinum, platinum Gotta look at self and ask what happened
How y’all let a conscious nigga go commercial
While only makin’ conscious albums?

Haven’t heard the remix yet? Check it out below and let us know what you think about the FBG x TDE collab.