Saturday, February 28, 2015
Behind-the-scenes clip uploaded on the BRITs’ official YouTube page, we get a glimpse at the moments leading up to that explosive set.
The Flatbush Zombies and A$AP Mob collide again as Meech and A$AP Twelvyy team up for “Half Time”, produced by Erick Arc Elliott.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Oswin Benjamin's newest freestylee adds his bars on Wale and J. Cole's "Black Grammy" track produced by Tone P.
Oswin was inspired to get on the beat after listening to Tone P's instrumental tape Beats About Nothing.
When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold is the fifth studio album by the hip-hop group Atmosphere which consists of rapper Sean Daley (Slug) and Anthony Davis (Ant). The album was released in Rhymesayers Entertainment on April 22, 2008.
Though receiving positive reviews from multiple critical media sources, When Life Gives You Lemons is a complete turn around as opposed to what most Atmosphere fans are used to in their music.
One notable change is the usage of Ant’s synthesizer based production along with live instrumentation by Brett Johnson (bass guitar), Brian McLeod (drums) and Nate Collins (guitar). Tracks such as “Dreamer” really show how well the live instrumentation blends with the storytelling lyrics of Slug.
Though the track “Guarantees” only features a guitarist and Slug, it does not bore the listener due to creative lyrics and catchy guitar riffs and memorable chorus. Slug’s lyrics also differ from previous Atmosphere albums in the sense that in many tracks he raps as or about someone other than himself. Again in the fourth track “Dreamer”, Slug’s lyrics tell a story about the life of a struggling teenage girl while in “The Waitress”, Slug raps as though he is a homeless man who has a connection to this waitress, but it is difficult to tell what their relationship is.
It sounds as though she is his daughter, but Slug also refers to himself as a crazy man as well so the true relationship between the two is up in the air. Many Atmosphere fans praised this album due to Slug’s storytelling rap. With the new additions of music and lyricism that Slug and Ant contributed to the album, trying these new elements was a bold yet smart move.
Taking on a new style, it is nice to see Atmosphere experimenting with new sounds and musical structures especially when executed so astonishingly. When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold is an album which does not let down a true fan of hip-hop due to honest lyricism and creative instrumentation that still has that hip-hop feel. There are no negative aspects to the album and is definitely worth the listen for those with creativity and would like to step out of their own shoes for a lyrical adventure.
Stream The Album Below:
Thursday, February 26, 2015
I'll keep it a buck and say i'm really not feeling this whole "G-unit Comeback" but i can say i am a big Lloyd Bank$ fan and this right here is dope. Track is titled "Doper Than My Last One" featuring Bank$ only.
Approaching the March 3rd release date for G-Unit’s ‘The Beast Is G-Unit’ EP, a new leak from the collective has released a new track titled I’m Grown. 50 Cent, Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Kidd Kidd contribute on the Honorable C Note-produced beat.
To accompany the announcement of his debut album ‘Smoke Machine’, Fool’s Gold co-founder Nick Catchdubs releases a new single called ‘Full House’ featuring Heems and Troy Ave.
Mr. Cream & Method Man are back with the new track titled "Change your Mind". More eased up on the record.
The homie Oswin Benjamin is back with a brand new track titled, "Never Settle".
He encapsulates that do-or-die life philosophy in two simple words: Never Settle. Frequent collaborator The Militia mans the boards, layering brass fanfare over driving percussion as the artist spits vividly about the struggles and triumphs of the hustle.
Check it after the jump:
Kanye West Sits down with BBC Radio's Zane Lowe for an Interview about what's Kanye's recent events.
New introductory to the series produced by Dame Dash & Kanye West, Loisaidas. The video features, Murda Mook, Smoke DZA all LOX members and of course Dame Dash, himself.
Chance The Rapper and Donnie Trumpet stop through to discuss their band The Social Experiment. They chat about growing up in Chicago, staying out of gangs, working with Madonna, beef with Drake, social activism and much more.
At last, Cannibal Ox delivers the well put together album, Blade of Ronin. available for streaming below. Contains features such as Elzhi, MF DOOM, The artifacts, U-God and many more. The album will be released March 3rd.
"Drake set the Internet alight two weeks ago by dropping his new mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late with no prior warning, and the project has already sold over 600,000 copies. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, all 17 songs (yes, even the interlude) are currently charting on Billboard‘s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart based off downloads and streams."
As Cole prepares to hit he road for his 2014 forest hills Drive Tour, he joined in with Fnnkmaster Flex on Hot 97 to talk about the freindship between Dale Earnhardt Jr., why he rather stay away from social media and growing his label, Dreamville.
Watch Jared Evan & Statik Selektah's new video for "Bass Is Low" starring Taryn Manning.
Still riding off the success of their latest album Still Blue, Jared Evan and Statik Selektah decided to come through today and share their new music video for “Bass Is Low”.
After the drop of the new album Dark Sky Paradise out, Big Sean went to take over the Hollywood & Highland center in LA to perform tracks from the album for Revolt Live.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
SEAN P!!!!!!!!!! King Niggletius dropping another track this week and he's whippin ass like Rambo featuring Illa Ghee & Head I.C.E.
Earl has been under the radar lately ever since his debut album "Doris" 2 years ago, but he has announced a new tour titled, Not Redy 2 Leave. A 31 city voyage across the US and Europe for the next few months alongside Vince Staples and Remy Banks. It starts off in St. Louis, MO on March 24th and finishes off at a festival in The Netherlands in June.
Check Tour Dates Below:
On Wednesday evening at the 2015 Brit Awards, 02 Arena in London, Kanye took the stage to debut his long awaited, much buzzed about single “All Day”. The track features “Wolves” cohort Vic Mensa and Allan Kingdom. Co-produced by Velous.
New track from Houston rapper, Doeman titled ‘Perseverance‘ featuring Devin The Dude. $TEREO TYPE$ is the new EP to follow up his debut album The Gold Blooded LP.