Friday, July 31, 2015
This might not be what your thinking. The mixtape released here is more of a Dipset collective alongside others and affiliates. Jimmy and Zeke appear, as well as Hell Rell, Sen City and Mel Matrix, but other than that it’s basically a bunch of Harlem niggas that fuck with the Set. Styles P, Lil Wayne, Faith Evans, Dave East, Young Scooter, Rowdy Rebel, Nino Man and the late Chinx all pop up throughout for guest appearances.
Stream and download below:
Right after the release of Meek’s response to Drake, and right before the OVO Fest weekend starts, Game drops the visual for “100″, off the upcoming The Documentary 2 album. The visual finds Game and Drake keeping "a hunnid" on the mean streets of Compton, California.
The young gun Fortes drops his latest, an 11-track project titled Quiet Loud Ass with help by a few producers, Lehday, Shepard, BuddahSPK & Rico Suave.
Earlier this week we premiered his previous album Money, Sour, Respect . Check that out.
Stream Quiet Loud Ass below:
Twitter wasn't impressed with the response though, see what they had to say below:
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Nearly 9 days, two responses and one false start after first calling Drake out on Twitter, Meek finally puts in response to record. The beat, produced by Jahlil Beats, opens up with The Undertaker theme song sample before switching and goes crazy. Also employing alleged Quentin Miller sample reference tracks.
Wiz Khalifa taps tourmates Fall Out Boy for a new Boys of Zummer remix of his Blacc Hollywood track “Stayin Out All Night”. The Boys of Zummer Tour will continue for another week and a half or so before the final stop at the Hollywood Bowl on August 10th. You’ll be able to purchase this remix on iTunes as of tomorrow.
It’s an international edition of Mass Appeal’s ‘Rhythm Roulette’ this week as they travel to South London to hook up with producer Paul White. After picking out 3 pieces of vinyl at random, White chefs up a spacey instrumental using a sample from Odyssey’s “I Got The Melody”.
Here’s a new crew cut from the Inner City Kids featuring Aaron Cohen, ABGOHARD and Spaceman over a production by in-house producer Kemal.
Check out some of the behind the scenes and interview footage from a photo shoot Meek recently sat for to accompany a new article in Billboard by Ben Detrick. He talks on the tribulations of being in a celebrity relationship, his time in prison and his Twitter beef with Joe Budden. He also says that the etiquette class he was forced to take for probation cost $10,000, WOW...... wtf?.. In other news, he still hasn’t dropped a Drake response.
Young Dolph, T.I. and Young Lito join Troy Ave for the official remix to “Real Nigga”. His album Major Without A Deal is out now.
Last night on his new Comedy Central show Why?, noted Drake friend Hannibal Buress asked some Beverly Hills pedestrians if they knew who Meek Mill was, to predictable results. In all fairness though, the name Drake didn’t seem to ring too many bells either. Also featured last night were Jean Grae and Flying Lotus performing “Before The Summer Broke”, from her Gotham Down album.
Check that out below.
Run The Jewels do a rendition of “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)” with Zack De La Rocha at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago.
Below they’re joined by Gangsta Boo for “Love Again (Akinyele Back)”
In honor of his set at HARDfest this weekend, DJ Mustard liberates this EDM record called “Why’d You Call” with some help from Ty Dolla $ign and ILOVEMAKONNEN.
Capone-N-Noreaga live on Ebro In The Morning for an entertaining 1 hour interview. They talk about their new album Lessons, their history, tiger bone, the Drake and Meek Mill beef, Funkmaster Flex, New York Hip Hop and much more.
Here’s a recap of this year’s Peterpalooza celebration in honor of Rosenberg’s birthday, featuring performances from A$AP’s Rocky & Ferg, Vic Mensa, Bodega BAMZ, Gunplay and Remy Banks & the World’s Fair crew. It looks like things got quite turnt.
Drake hit Meek Mill with a two-piece, releasing “Back To Back” and Meek just posted the equivalent of the infamous “any studios open yet?” tweet from Fabolous after the “Control” incident. The caption on the pic you see above says:
Right now I’m on the road still cashing out ….. Ima b in the studio soon…. 5hr ride to Montreal …Nigga.....what are you doing right now?? Excuses and social media posts are the last thing anybody is looking for from you right now. It’s not like Drake is picking on you man, you started this shit and every minute that you don’t respond you’re losing. What amazes me is that a seasoned battle MC like Meek didn’t anticipate this and prepare accordingly. In the future, you definitely need to have a diss recorded before you hop on Twitter and let off.
About 10 minutes into this interview on the Rise & Grind Morning Show on Philly’s Power 99, Cube reveals that Dr. Dre will be releasing an album that is inspired by NWA and the new film Straight Outta Compton on August 1st. According to him it will feature new, previously unheard music and “it’s what everybody’s been waiting for” from the good doctor.
Joining Cube in the studio are SOC director F. Gary Gray, his son O’Shea Jackson Jr., and Jason Mitchell, the actor who portrays Eazy-E. They speak variously on the struggle to get the film funded and made, the amount of facetime MC Ren and DJ Yella get in the movie, Cube’s messy exit from the group in the early 90′s, filming in Compton and South Central, Suge Knight and much more.
Cornerboy P brings in NYC based producer and RFC affiliate 183rd to handle all of the production on the sequel to his RNS mixtape. He’s got guest appearances from Curren$y, Smoke DZA, Fiend, Roddy, T.Y., Blunt Smoker and Le$.
Stream and download below.
Quavo and Takeoff appeared on ESPN’s Highly Questionable yesterday and tried to mitigate the damage they did to themselves by waving machine guns around willy-nilly in the Noisey Atlanta documentary by claiming they were given a script to follow. Bomani Jones and Dan Le Batard clearly see the B.S. but they maintain their story.
Budden alongside his co-hosts that he loves oh so much, talk Meek vs. Drake. Joe, who had his own little back and forth with Meek not too long ago, says he has some bars ready for the boy from Philly if he hears his name mentioned.
Earlier this week, Angie Martinez aired clips from a sit-down she had with Birdman over two days in Miami last week. During the interview she asked the Cash Money co-founder pointed questions about his legal and personal beef with protege Lil Wayne, the current status of their relationship, whether or not Young Money superstars Drake and Nicki Minaj can leave his company if Weezy keeps it moving, the drink throwing incident at LIV and much more.
This week’s installment of Mike WiLL’s #InstrumentalTuesdays brings liberated instrumentals from 2 Chainz, Two-9 and Project Pat.
Oh I’m here for this. Mysterious Chicago artist (artists?) Goodbye Tomorrow hook up with Herbie for “NoOne or Nothing”, the first major collaboration we’ve seen from the MC (or crew?) since the materialization of “Jay Z” back in February.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Chicago's own, Verbal Kent drops the first single from his upcoming solo album, Anesthesia with assistance from Freddie Gibbs titled “Suitcase Switch”, with finesse producing by Apollo Brown.
Kent’s new project will arrive September 11th through the Mello Music Group including appearances and production from Skyzoo, Torae, Red Pill, Oh No and Marco Polo.
Migos premiere a new episode of their "Trap Symphony" series with AudiomackLive. In this episode, the group performs their hit, "Handsome & Wealthy," with the back-up of an orchestra, which really brings the song to a crazy level. The previous episode, the group performed "Hannah Montana," and they will continue the series on Thursday with a performance that will be featured on DJ Booth.
Migos' debut album, Yung Rich Nation, set to drop at the end of this week.
AG drops off “Game Changer” for his latest offering, produced by Statik Selektah which will appear on his Sip The Nectar project. The album will be released through Roc Marciano’s Man Bites Dog Records.
Last night Meek Mill wasted everyone's time waiting for a response to Drake’s “Charged Up” after Funkmaster Flex stated outright that he’d be playing a new Meek record during his show at 7pm on Hot 97. The reactions even caused somebody to start a petition stating to kick Funk Flex off Hot 97. But in all honesty, we really can't be targeting Flex for this. Meek just needs to stop fucking tweeting and drop this fuckin song already.
On the morning show earlier, Ebro had blamed Meek and his camp for not delivering the diss record. Flex was promised a song and lead people to believe something was going to happen before he even got anything Ebro speculates that maybe Meek was just trying to poke Drake and see how he would react, but that can’t be it, can it? This isn’t Meek’s first day at Rap camp. He has to understand how this would look to the public.
In this day and age, we all should know by now with social media and all these easy ways to stay connected, you don’t get to just pull shit like this and think it’s gonna fly. Slander will be thrown around, Memes generated, The whole thought process of the whole thing throws people off. Not sure how it will help you now digging yourself in such a deep hole but man, drop that record Meek.
Monday, July 27, 2015
The Chicago group, Do or Die are continuing their run from their recent Withdrawl EP with the new project called Twista with Picture This II. The sequel to their 20 year old album debut. This is the first single featuring Ricky Rozay and Scottie P.
Yonkers emcee, Fortes of the collective The Classy Boys, whose had recent collabrations with D-Block's Styles P dropped a 16 track project Money Sour Respect, a play off title as to The LOX's Money Power Respect. The Marijuana connoisseur includes plenty of self-production alongside work from producers Lehday, APOB & D-Maj.
Stream the project in full below:
It’s Detroit vs. the hook on Earlly Mac’s new cut “Fuck The Hook” featuring Chuck Inglish and Dusty McFly.
The new CNN album Lessons is out now!
Back in May, Atlanta police arrested Young Thug's associate, Jimmy Carlton Winfrey for allegedly taking fire at a tour bus which was occupied by Lil Wayne after a performance in the city. Winfrey was later found to have a connection to Birdman, which Wayne is in a personal standoff (beef) with , via phone records. According to the indictment, Winfrey phoned Birdman moments after the shooting and stayed on the line with him for some time thereafter.
Birdman says he never spoke to Winfrey at all that night. According to a source close to the Cash Money CEO, both phones used during this seemingly incriminating call are registered to Cash Money/Young Money Records. In other words, they are company cell phones and literally anybody in either camp could’ve had either phone in their posession. The source, who explained this to TMZ, says that the call was actually from somebody in Wayne’s camp to somebody at Cash Money with the intention of notifying Baby about the shooting.
This would actually come together because it would place the phone allegedly used by Winfrey at the scene of the shooting while explaining why a call was made to a phone that may have been in the vicinity of Baby. For his part, Birdman says he was not involved in any plot to murder Wayne and wants to help find the shooter. I bet he does.
King Los hits us with a new lyric video for “Black Blood”, featuring Isaiah Rashad and Kent Jamz, from the excellent new album God, Money, War.
A$AP Ferg, Father, Waka Flocka and Dumbfounded join Korean artist Keith Ape on the remix to his viral hit “It G Ma”. Shot by Shomi Patwary.
After withstanding a waxing and waning buzz, overcoming some serious legal challenges and enduring several delays, Gunplay finally delivers his MMG debut LP, Living Legend. Featuring guests Rick Ross, YG, Stalley, Curren$y, Yo Gotti and his Triple C brethren, the project clocks in at a tight 11-tracks and will be available for purchase on the 31st.
Check out a full preview stream below and pre-order here.
This is the latest single from Meek's Dreams Worth More Than Money album, and while he's steadily promoting the project, he's also currently engaged in a little feud with Drake over their collaboration on the album.
Last night, Nicki Minaj brought her ‘Pinkprint’ tour to New York with a show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. During her set, she decided to surprise the crowd by bringing out Lil Wayne to help her perform “Loyal”. He then went on to do a quick mini-set with a few of his records.
Video: Marley Marl, Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, Craig G. & Kool G. Rap – The Symphony (Live at Rocksteady 38th Anniversary)
In Central Park yesterday, The Rock Steady Crew celebrated the 38th anniversary with a Summerstage show commissioned by the City Parks Foundation. The event included performances from Whodini, Your Old Droog, eMC, Immortal Technique and of course The Rock Steady crew themselves. Above, check out Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, Craig G and Kool G. Rap, or as you may know them, The Juice Crew, performing their classic posse cut “The Symphony” with Marley.
Hit the jump for some more footage of Rock Steady:
Live from the shores of the Croatia, Joey Bada$$ and Statik Selektah sit down for an interview on the latest episode of Noisey’s ‘Back and Forth’ series. They speak on the greatest misconception of Joey and his music, lazy and unqualified music reviewers, meeting Jay Z and more.
Never thought the day would come where i actually enojyed checkin Khloe Kardashian, but i have to admit...the thirst maybe be surfacing.
Check out the behind the scenese from the photo shoot for the cover story on the August/September issue by Lauren Nostro.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Last night at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Kanye premiered his video for “All Day” including an unreleased track called “I Feel Like That”. Here's phone recording of the Steve McQueen directed visual above, for the time being. The official versions will arrive online soon.
Dude tried to grab the mic from Earl & it didn't work out so well. Video from: @ashtagmccoombes #EarlSweatshirtA video posted by Loiter Squad (@loitersquad) on
The stage is Earl's territory, Don't fuck with it.
During the Sydney, Australia stop last night at Max Watts on The 2015 Ready To Leave Now Tour, a fan thought it would be funny if he tried to hug Earl from the back. Earl wasn't having it. A fan from the crowd caught Earl handling the kid with a mean left hook that immediately took him down.
Afterwards, Garrett Stevenson of Trash Talk reportedly helped Earl literally kick the fan off stage. He gave him a body blow with his foot for good measure.
Check out a few tweets about the show and watch clips below:
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Earlier this afternoon on his OVO Sound show on Beats 1 Radio, Drake dropped “Charged Up”, a track that doesn’t call anybody out specifically, but is clearly aimed at Meek Mill and to a lesser extent Funk Flex. Listen below:
Updated CDQ versions:
He also dropped two other new joints, “Hotline Bling” and “Right Hand” produced by Vinylz and Frank Dukes. Check those out below.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Off Gunplay’s debut album Living Legend in stores July 31st.
It's been a rather crazy week for both Meek mill and Drake. After Meek's supposed allegations toward Drake using a "Ghostwriter" on some of his biggest hits, we've been given a name of the man who is Quentin Miller. Funk Flex played a reference track, and we all began to doubt Drizzy's skills as a songwriter.
Today, Miller finally spoke out about his role and his work with OVO on his official Tumblr page. Read what he said below.
Tha Truth, out now.
Presented in VHS resolution at a vintage clothing retailer known as Top Shelf Premium. Smoke DZA takes on the new freestyle series “Off Top” with Cinematic Music Group. Hosted by Peter Rosenberg. Watch the 1st episode above.
Bobby Shmurda made an appearance in an NYC court on Thursday and plead not guilty to felony and misdemeanor charges of promoting prison contraband. The new charges stem from an incident where his girlfriend allegedly tried to slip him a blade during a visit.
Prison guards allegedly caught his 18-year-old girlfriend Kimberly Rousseau pulling a “sharp metal object” from her bra to hand to Shmurda during a visit last month. Prosecutors say he then lied about the incident during a grand jury hearing. Rousseau had also pleased not guilty to promoting prison contraband.If convicted, Bobby could face an additional 7 years in prison on top of whatever he might be hit with if found guilty on the extensive charges from his December 2014 arrest. Meanwhile, his label still doesn’t seem interested in bailing him out. The Guardian notes that his next court appearance isn’t until October of this year.
Making a presence back on the scene after recently dropping the Lessons LP, Noreaga drops off liberation of Soul II Soul's "Back To Life" to let a nigga know, he can catch it "How Ever" he want it...... Pause.
Blend by DJ ButchRock.
The new Capone-N-Noreaga album Lessons is out right now, Check it here.
More than a decade after the release of their collaborative classic, Madvillainy, two previously unreleased tracks from MF DOOM and Madlib make their way the web. I love the internet!
The have been very quiet, teasing Madvillainy 2 for years and like the DOOMSTARKS album, it’s sort of become a project where people are "happy if it happens, but not sad if it don't".
Today we get to hear an untitled track featuring M.E.D. and a song called “Travis 911″ about a chimp that mauled a woman in Connecticut in 2009. DOOM previously spoke about the track, which is written from the chimp’s perspective in a New Yorker profile by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Hit the jump for Track 2:
This morning Nicki is on the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series with live performances of “Feeling Myself” and “The Night Is Still Young”.
Ty Dolla $ign and YG get on the remix of Nef The Pharaoh’s “Big Tymin”.
Here is the official soundtrack for the movie Southpaw executive produced by Eminem. It features music from Eminem, 50 Cent, Slaughterhouse, The Weeknd, Busta Rhymes, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ and more.
Jeezy’s seminal debut album Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 is turning 10 this year and in this new interview clip from Complex, he talks about how all of the cash on the album’s artwork was real and where it came from. Jeezy will be celebrating the personal milestone tomorrow (Saturday) in Atlanta with a special concert at the Fox Theater which will see him perform the entire LP. If you won’t be in town, you can stream the show on TIDAL X.