Thursday, April 30, 2015

Video: Chinx ft. Zack – Point Blank




New Visual off Cocaine Riot 5, out now.

New Music: Haleek Maul ft. Kill J – Somebody (Feuer)



New music from that kid Haleek Maul featuring Kill J. I’ve really been enjoying his last few releases. Produced by Cubby and Shy Guy.

Video: Raekwon Interview with The Breakfast Club




Raekwon joins Envy, Angela Yee & Charlamange to talk about the new album
release, F.I.L.A., a 20th anniversary tour for Only Built 4 Cuban Links and much
more.

Video: Snootie Wild - Rich or Not




New Visual for Snootie Wild’s "Rich or Not".

Video: Suge’s Attorney Says Floyd Mayweather is Posting Bail




Suge Knight’s attorney said today that his client’s bail strategy with reporters working the ongoing murder case:

  “My understanding is that Suge’s going to be bailed out this coming week. We think Mr. Mayweather is going to win the championship and then come champion the day again. They’re good friends and there’s no reason he shouldn’t and we believe that will happen.”

 ...bet

New Music: Kevin Gates – I Don’t Get Tired (Remix)



Gates drops off a remix version of his signature single “I Don’t Get Tired”. The original appeared on the Luca Brasi 2 mixtape, which is out now.

Listen after the jump:

Video: Boosie Badazz – Touch Down 2 Cause Hell Documentary (Pt. 1)


Boosie Badazz releases episode 1 of his new documentary to promote his forthcoming album Touch Down 2 Cause Hell in stores May 26th

New Music: MBK ft. Rittz & Kxng Crooked – I Don’t Know (Remix)



Following up their debut single, "Art of War," which featured Papoose, Toledo, OH's most talked about crew "MBK" return alongside Slaughterhouse's own Crooked I and Strange Music's Rittz for "Don't Know” from their recently released project My Brothers Keeper.

Video: Raekwon Breaks Down “Criminology”




Chopping it up with DJBooth for their Inside The Verse series, Raekwon talks
about the science on aspects of both his and Ghostface’s classic verses on
the Only Built 4 Cuban Linx single, “Criminology”.

New Music: E-40 - Choices (Warriors Remix)



E-40’s “Choices” single has been smashing the West Coast since 2014, but the track got an even bigger look this week. In honor of The Warriors winning season, 40 Water has remixed the single to salute his hometown team.

Listen to below…

Video: Wale Marches with Baltimore High School Students



DMV native, Wale, was on the streets of Baltimore connecting with people 
bringing  positivity to a city in the middle of an epidemic. He marched with 
students from Digital Harbor High School to the steps of Baltimore City Hall 
and spoke with Complex News shortly thereafter about why he felt he needed 
to reach out to the kids.

New Music: Onyx ft. SickFlow – Strike Bac



Sticky and Fredo touch on police brutality with their new “eye for an eye” themed track “Strike Bac” featuring Sickflow. This will appear on the new Onyx EP, Against All Authorities.

Video: DJ Suss One ft. Maino, Red Cafe, Vado & Jamie Drastik – No Invitation




Suss One drops a new video for “No Invitation” featuring Maino, Red Cafe,
Vado and Jamie Drastik.

New Music: Tree & Chris Crack – I Just Want My Bread B!tch



Tree and Chris Crack come together on their new ttack, “I Just Want My Bread B!tch”, produced by TmthyTrtl.

Video: Hodgie – That’s Okay




Columbus, Ohio-based emcee Hodgie drops a visual for his recently released
song “That’s Okay.”

Spot: 2DBZ

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Video: Mia Martina ft. Waka Flocka – Beast




Waka joins Mia Martina in her new visual for the single “Beast”.

Video: Raekwon Interview with Hot 97




Rae came through Hot 97 to talk with Ebro, Rosenberg and Laura Stylez
about the new album. He also speaks on his relationship with Drake and
Team OVO, the new generation of artists respecting the OGs, the situation
in Baltimore and his own experiences with police brutality, OB4CL‘s place
in the hierarchy of great Wu albums, how the cassette ended up being purple,
a 600 Benz he won in a bet with Steve Rifkind and much more.

New Music: Elijah Blake ft. DeJ Loaf – I Just Wanna (Remix)




Elijah Blake is joined by DeJ Loaf on a NSFW remix of his single “I Just Wanna”,
from his upcoming debut album Shadows & Diamonds.

Video: Big Twins – Live Life (Prod. by Alchemist)




Infamous Mobb member Big Twins just dropped his Thrive 2 project at the
end of March and today he delivers his new video for the Alchemist produced
“Live Life”.

Video: Mannie Fresh Interview with Montreality




Mannie Fresh takes the Montreality Q&A challenge. At around the 3:20 mark
he gives a brief update on Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V, saying that fans can expect
the album to feel like the first Carter album. He also speaks on the legacy of
Cash Money, tells a story about DMX taking in stray dogs on the Cash Money/Ruff Ryders
Tour and explains why the game needs Kanye West.

Video: DJ Premier in Moscow




In Russia to play a Boiler Room set, DJ Premier went full tourist and checked
out the Kremlin. As he checks out the sites, he reflects on the many destinations
he’s visited around the world throughout his career and how it was all made
possible by Hip-Hop music.

Video: Wiz Khalifa – Good For Us




Inspired by the streets of NYC, Wiz Khalifa hops on Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing”
for a new joint called “Good For Us”. Maybe don’t let the Gaye family hear this?

Snoop Dogg – BUSH (Tracklist)



Snoop’s Pharrell helmed #BUSH LP drops on May 12th and today he revealed a tracklist that includes T.I., Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar, Gwen Stefani and living legend Stevie Wonder. Two-steppers around the world rejoice.

Hit the jump for the full tracklist and a pre-order link.

Podcast: Mister Cee Talks Biggie on Juan Epstein



Mister Cee joins Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg on the new episode of Juan Epstein for the definitive Biggie retrospective.



New Music: Trinidad James – Palm Trees



New single from Trinidad James titled “Palm Trees”.

Podcast: Joe Budden – I’ll Name This Podcast Later (Ep. 11)



Joe Budden is back this week with episode 11 of I’ll Name This Podcast Later.

 Joe, Marisa, Rory, and our guest, super engineer, Parks, sit and discuss Mayweather/Pacquiao (with a special guest call in from rapper/boxing expert Royce Da 5’9), Bamonte Jones calling “Life After Death” the most overrated album of all time, and Joe challenges Rosenberg on his producer work for this podcast. Was Jay-Z just tweeting through it? Is it too early to call Tidal a failure? Who is it over for?


Jay Z Announces The B-Sides Show



What’s the best way to get a bunch of people to sign up for an exorbitantly expensive premium music streaming service when there are so many cheaper alternatives? Throw a concert fans have been hoping would happen for years and make memebership of said streaming service a requirement for attendance. That’s the strategy Jay Z and company are employing with the just announced B-Sides concert that is going down on May 13th in NYC. 

According to the TIDAL site, Jay will be performing a number of obscure album cuts and exclusives that he pretty much never incorporates into his shows. In order to win tickets, you must first be a TIDAL user, then you must put together and promote a playlist on social media using the hashtag #TIDALXJAYZ. 

Obviously there’s nothing wrong with offering exclusive content to paying consumers of a service, but damn Jay. I want to go to this, but I don’t need or want a TIDAL account. Since its relaunch last month, TIDAL has come under fire for a number of reasons, from the steep price of the service, to the insinuation that fans should pay more for music on one service because it will enrich an already wealthy group of artists. The position of the app in the Apple App Store has been held up as proof that the service is a failure, prompting Jay to take to social media this past weekend to defend his investment. 

While I have my own issues with this service, I don’t neccessarily think it’s fair to say that it’s a failure after one month. It’s basically still in its infancy and there are alot of things they can do to make it more attractive and fair to users. Whether or not they will do those things remains to be seen. That being said, putting music videos behind a paywall is one of the lamest things you can do on the internet in 2015. And I say that as a fan of Jay Z, not as a blogger who needs content for his site (but really, that too). My point is, the internet is about democratizing content and making fans lives easier, not creating these walled gardens and shutting people out. So how do you do that and still make money? In this particular case, I honestly don’t know, but I don’t own a streaming service.


Spot: Nah Right

Video: Bas ft. KQuick – Fiji Water In My Iron




Dreamville’s Bas pops up with a new visual for “Fiji Water In My Iron”,
off his Last Winter project.

New Music: French Montana ft. Chinx & N.O.R.E. – Off The Rip



French Montana features Chinx and N.O.R.E. for his latest release “Off The Rip”.

New Music: Troy Ave - June 5th



Troy Ave album  Major Without A Label set to release also with the date in the song “June 5th”.

Video: Lil Wayne on ESPN’s Highly Questionable




Wayne stopped over at ESPN’s Highly Questionable with Bomani Jones
and Dan Le Batard. Until some of the interview footage surfaces, here’s
Wayne and Papi doing “HYFR”.

Rich Homie Quan – If You Ever Think I Will Stop Going In Ask Royal Rich (Mixtape)



He stole it with that title. Ask Rich! Twenty new tracks from RHQ featuring production from London On Da Track, Wheezy, DJ Spinz, DT Spacely and others.

Listen and download below.

New Music: Sage The Gemini ft. Trey Songz – Guantanamera




HBK’s Sage The Gemini taps Trey Songz for his new single, “Guantanamera”,
which is now available on iTunes.

Video: Raekwon Speaks on Scrapped Jay-Z Collaboration




Back in 2013 when Jay was recording the Magna Carta Holy Grail album,
a picture of him and Raekwon in the studio surfaced on Instagram and lead
to all sorts of salivation and speculation over what the pair could possibly have
up their sleeves. Alas, the album dropeed and Rae was nowhere to be found.
In this recent chat with AllHipHop, Rae reveals that Jay originally wanted both
him and Ghostface on the track “Heaven” and when that couldn’t happen
because of logistical issues, Jay made an executive decision.

Rae’s new album, Fly International Luxurious Art, is out now, stream it in its entirety here.

Video: Glasses Malone & Kendrick Lamar in the Studio




In this new episode of SKEE TV’s ‘Mixing-A-Masterpiece’ series, they join
Glasses Malone and Kendrick Lamar at Skip Saylor studios during the sessions
for their new track “Thuggin”. Glasses and K.Dot discuss their longtime
friendship and their approach to the subject matter of the song.

Listen to “Thuggin” here.

A.Ware – Midnight Strangers (EP)



A.Ware of Mach 5 delivers his new Midnight Strangers EP, a 9-track solo offering with a single feature from Trinidad James, and production by Ronnie P and Keeynote.

Check it out below:

Video: Dirtyphonics & ƱZ ft. Trinidad James – Hustle Hard




Trinidad James is featured on Dirtyphonics and ƱZ's new visual for “Hustle Hard”.

Kendrick Lamar Covers Mass Appeal



Kendrick covers the 56th issue of Mass Appeal. Read the full story here.

Here’s the excerpt:

A kid on the Internet pointed out that Section.80 is outlined like a book; good kid, m.A.A.d city like a film; and To Pimp A Butterfly like a poem. Is that how you see it and was that planned?
Yeah, definitely. [There]’s actually a sketch of braille that’s added to the title hidden inside the [CD] booklet that I don’t think nobody has caught yet. You can actually feel the bump lines. But if you can see it, which is the irony of it, you can break down the actual full title of the album.
That’s dope. You told MTV that the original title was going to be 2 Pimp A Caterpillar, since the acronym would be 2.P.A.C. Why did you change it?
Well, I just liked the contrast. These are things that I think a long time about. Everything is intricate. I wouldn’t say intricate, but it’s important for me. It was something about “butterfly,” how soft it sounds, and how hard “pimp” sounds. It was just the contrast. That’s how my music is. It’s a roller coaster. It’s cohesive enough, but it’s up and down. You’re going through these different emotions, and I wanted [the title] to reflect that.

New Music: Marvelous Mag ft. Skyzoo & Brenton – I’m From Brooklyn



New joint from Marvelous Mag, Skyzoo & Brenton off the new Musical Mafia Mixtape Vol. 1.

Produced by J57.

Video: Planet Asia & Dirty Diggs ft. Eddie Brock – Cup Over Filleth




Off the Nautica Nagas tape, out now.

Video: Kendrick Lamar Explains the To Pimp A Butterfly Artwork




Kendrick speaks to Mass Appeal about the concept behind the cover art to
his new album and speaks on the meaning behind certain details such as the
collapsed judge in the foreground.

Blended Babies ft. Sir Michael Rocks, Asher Roth, Like & Jon B – Shadows





Blended Babies are joined by Mikey Rocks, Asher Roth, Like of Pac Div and Jon B on “Shadows”.

Listen below.

Bishop Nehru – Nehruvia: The Nehruvian EP (Artwork & Tracklist)



On May 11th, Bishop Nehru will be dropping an 8-track project called Nehruvia: The Nehruvian EP, a collection of tracks that he has deemed “too raw sonically for the album”. Two previously released cuts, “Harmony In A Glass” and “Breath (Prana/$pirit)” will appear on the EP, which will be available through Mass Appeal Records. Hit the jump for the full tracklist.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

New Music: Earl Sweatshirt - Solace



New piece from Earl Sweatshirt. 

Video: STS x RJD2 – Hold On, Here It Go




Sugar Tongue and RJD2 drop the visual for their single off the upcoming album.
The narrative clip tells the story of a young man making a personal sacrafice for
the betterment of his family.

The STS x RJD2 album drops May 5th and is available for pre-order here.

New Music: Vee Tha Rula ft. Kevin Gates – Bullshit



Vee Tha Rula & Kevin Gates get up on this track “Bullshit” from Vee's new mixtape RULA 2.

Get the project here.

Podcast: Raekwon on The Combat Jack Show



Raekwon’s new album, Fly International Luxurious Art, is in stores now. Stream the full album here, and listen to Rae talk about the new project with Combat Jack.
Fly International Luxurious Arts! Raekwon walks us through his most collaborative project. 20 year veterans usually don't embrace the new wave, the Chef explains why he did. The 'FILA' album is out in stores now.

Video: Clear Soul Forces - Kaboom



Fab5ive out now!

Video: J.Y. ft. Fetty Wap – Buddy




J.Y. & Fetty Wap connect on “Buddy”, the first single off J.Y’s upcoming project,
Such is Life 2, due on July 29th.

New Music: Rico Love ft. Usher & Wiz Khalifa - Somebody Else (Remix)



Rico Love taps Usher and Wiz Khalifa for the remix to "Somebody Else" off Rico Love's Turn The Lights On album dropping May 19th. In the new track Usher and Wiz dish on their exes. Usher admits that he wants Tameka to find love and be happy while Wiz says that he regrets the breakup with Amber and wanted to make it work.

Video: Kendrick Lamar Throws First Pitch at Dodgers Game



Kendrick threw the first pitch at the LA Dodgers game against the San Francisco Giants yesterday, and sure enough, clocks a strike right over the plate. This instantly lands him in the category of rappers who are better at sports than 50 Cent.

Watch the video: below:

Video: Pete Rock - Cosmic Slop




Watch the new visual for Pete Rock's Cosmic Slop" off the upcoming album,
Petestrumentals 2. Project out June 23rd.

Oddisee - The Good Fight (Album Stream)



Oddisee drops his new album The Good Fight on bandcamp. 
A twelve-track LP in which he is both in front of the microphone and behind the boards. Eschewing all features.

Stream below:

Towkio – .Wav Theory (Mixtape)



Chicago’s Towkio has released his .Wav Theory project in its entirety. The mixtape consists of 11 new tracks with features from Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Donnie Trumpet, Lido and Eryn Allen Kane. Production by Kaytranada, The Social Experiment, Stefan Ponce, Cam O’bi, Knox Fortune and many more

Stream after the jump:.

New Music: Georgia Anne Muldrow - Ankles



HipHopSlaughter Premiere:

I came across this single "Ankles" by Georgia Anne Muldrow. This is my first time hearing of her and i instantly loved the track. Look out for her upcoming album A Thoughtiverse Unmarried dropping May 19th. It is available for pre-order on iTunes here.

Stream after the jump:

Video: Scarface Freestyle on Toca Tuesdays




Scarface stopped by Shade 45 and spit some bars with DJ Tony Touch. Watch Above.

Joey Bada$$ Announces "World Domination" Tour with Mick Jenkins and Denzel Curry



With his debut album out, Joey Bada$$ has finalized a set for the World Domination this summer. The 20-year-old rapper announced Mick Jenkins and Denzel Curry will join him for the World Domination tour, split up into two phases. The first, called Westside Connection, will take Joey and his talented openers up and down the West Coast. Worldly Festivities will then bring the trio to Europe and Japan. If you don't see your city on the lineup don't fret.

 Joey promised more tour dates will be announced.

New Music: Bumpy Knuckles - Can I Get A Break!?!?



Bumpy Knucks went and brought this track back for the current situation in Baltimore. Check it out after the jump:

Thought it was time to dig back into the archives and pull something that was fitting to the emotion of the people. The subject matter never changes in these types of songs until the condition changes in our neighborhoods across the world, even then it will be a historic memory in our lives reflected in songs forever. Sometimes the frustration of injustice just grabs you by the heart and squeezes and you just want to scream "CAN I GET A BREAK?!?!? Where are the leaders that want to really help and not just line their pockets? Let's not destroy our own communities but stand strong and protect the seniors and babies. Enjoy.

New Music: Rich The Kid ft. Fetty Wap - Keep It 100



Rich the Kid has teamed up with Zaytoven and Fetty Wap for "Keep It 100," but the shine on the new track is all his. His triplet flow dominates the high-energy, bombastic track set to appear on his upcoming Flexin' On Purpose mixtape. No word yet on the project's release date, but we'll keep you updated.

Spot: Complex

Listen to and download "Keep It 100" below.

Video: Tech N9ne ft. B.o.B. & 2 Chainz - Hood Go Crazy




With his upcoming album Special Effects due out May 5, Tech N9ne unleashes
the video for his new hit single "Hood Go Crazy."

New Music: Bad Lucc - Bobby's World ft. Problem



New single off Bad Lucc's Off The Porch LP out now and available for download on iTunes here.

New Music: Black Milk - Grey For Summer (Instrumental)



New Instrumental by the super producer Black Milk entitled "Grey For The Sumer" off the If There's a Hell Below Instrumental LP.

Stream the track below:

New Music: Sean Price – S.E.A.N.



From the new mixtape, Songs In The Key of Price, coming soon!

New Music: Ea$y Money & Termanology – The Hope



The Motive Of Nearly Everyone Yo coming May 26th.

New Music: Kehlani ft. Chance The Rapper – The Way



Chance joins Bay Area vocalist Kehlani on “The Way”, which will appear on her upcoming album, You Should Be Here.

Video: Jim Jones ft. Mel Matrix, Sen City, Trav & T.W.O – The Intro




Off Jimmy’s We Own The Night Pt. 2: Memoirs Of A Hustler EP.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Nas Announces New Album is Coming This Summer



While performing in Orlando just this poast weekend, Nas had told the crows he will be releasing a new project this upcoming summer. If true this will mea it's his first project since Life is Good. There's was the 20th Anniversary Illmatic, but it's nothing new. Hip-Hop fans already known this. I think he's due for something new.

New Music: Deniro Farrar – World on My Shoulders



Aappearing on the upcoming COD2 mixtape, a follow up the 2012 project Cliff of Death with Blue Sky Black Death.

Video: Curren$y – Cars




Spitta delivers his second visual in support of Even More Saturday Night Car 
Tunes, which you can pick up now.


Video: Ghostface Killah ft. Pharoahe Monch – Emergency Procedure




Ghostface's “Emergency Procedure” featuring Phaorahe Monch is put into
a comic inspired animated video like the previous video, “Battlefield”.

Off The 36 Seasons album, out now!

Video: Rayven Justice ft. Chinx & Uncle Murda – Don’t Trust Em





Rayven Justice features Chinx and Uncle Murda for “Don’t Trust Em” video.
His album I Have A Dream is out now.

Video: The Knux – Mirage




Been a while since The Knux had come out with anything. The LA duo is
preparing for their new upcoming album ELEVEN which drops tomorrow.

Watch their new visual for the single “Mirage”.

Video: Juvenile – Mountain




Juvie whippin in the Ferrari for his new visual "Mountain" produced by Black
& Mild off the Mardi Gras 2 Mixtape.

Spot: Complex

Video: Future – Trap N*ggas




Future shares the video for “Trap Niggas” co-starring Key! and ManManSavage.
56 Nights mixtape out now.

Chase N. Cashe & T-Gut – R3PEAT (Remixes)



Chase N. Cashe links with DJ T-Gut to present the "R3PEAT" Remix Project. The two collab on 3 classics from present and past to combine them with a Soul based EDM twist that is sure to get your house party, club, or festival stage turned up in no time. The Summer is yet to be upon us but Chase N. Cashe & DJ T-Gut are providing the fire to ease us into it.

Video: Chief Keef – Sosa Chamberlain




Off Keef's Sorry For The Weight mixtape.

New Music: King Los ft. Ty Dolla $ign – Can’t Fade Us



Los is back with new music entitled “Can’t Fade Us” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. Produced by DJ Mustard.

New Music: Chief Keef – Heinz Ketchup



Incredible.

Stream: Raekwon’s Fly International Luxurious Art LP



FILA is here. Raekwon’s lastest solo album finally drops today and a full stream is available on spotify. Rae keeps it to a nice 13 tracks. Guests include Ghostface, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes Rick Ross, 2 Chainz and A$AP Rocky.

Listen below.

New Music: Playboi Carti ft. Dash & Maxo Kream – Fetti



Atlanta up and comer and Awful Records affiliate Playboi Carti is joined by Da$h and Houston’s Maxo Kream on a new joint called “Fetti”.

Video: Boosie Badazz Interview on The Breakfast Club




Boosie joins DJ Envy, Angela Yee & Charlamange tha God to dicuss his new
album release and much more. Watch above.

New Music: Ed O.G. - Neva Die (Prod. by Marco Polo)



The legendary Ed O.G. and Marco Polo connect on another joint called "Neva Die" off his latest album entitled After All These Years.

New Music: Ransom - The Commission Freestyle



Ransom offers us his latest with a freestyle titled "The Commission".

New Music: Tree – Testify #TREESTYLE



MC Tree brings a new freestyle to the table this week for his #Treestyle freestyle series.

New Music: Casey Veggies ft. Dej Loaf – Tied Up



Casey Veggies features Dej Loaf on his new single "Tied Up"

New Music: Rich Homie Quan ft. Yung Booke – Family



The If You Ever Think I Will Stop Going In Ask Double R mixtape drops tomorrow.

Video: Young Dro – We In Da City




Brand new visual for Young Dro's "We In Da City"

Sunday, April 26, 2015

New Music: The Dopplegangaz - Kids Having Kids



Dopplegangaz drop a snippet of a new beat titled "Kids Having Kids". It contains numerous types of elements, including a heavy drum type flow and in-tune samples. All good vibes. 

Check after the jump:

New Music: Royce Rizzy – Lil Boy



Rizzy gets ready to drop his upcoming album Pre-Rolled due out May 2nd. This new track is produced by Big Jerm.

Stream after the jump:

 

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