Thursday, June 30, 2016

Joe Budden – Making A Murderer Pt. 1 (Drake Diss)

“Either Jimmy acting or he really miss a wheelchair”

So we finally do get a diss track Joe. Over last few weeks, Joe Budden has analyzed the Drake took shots at him in the “4PM in Calabasas” freestyle. He explained in detail on a recent episode of his podcast about which lines he feels were directed at him and why. Some of them sound possible, and some of them sound like a reach on Joey’s part to be honest.

Drake then decides to say  “Pump It Up” in an Instagram video posted by French Montana as a teaser of an upcoming collab for the MC4 album. So maybe Drake was sending shots? Or maybe he’s savvy enough to know how to bait Joe, and the internet, into playing them(our)selves? Whatever the case, Joe has now responded with a new cut called “Making A Murderer Pt. 1”.

He also sends a few shots Meek's way, after the two sparred indirectly on twitter & Instagram over some comments Joe made about him and Nicki. This beef seems kind of petty but ...f*ck it.

Listen below.

Towkio – Tear Drop

Towkio’s “Tear Drop” has a classic sound, with a “chipmunk soul” produced by Garren off Towkio’s new EP which we now know will be called Community Service 2 and should be arriving July 7th.

Listen below.

Fredo Santana ft. Chief Keef – Gun Violence

Fredo Santana and Chief Keef get straight to the point with “Gun Violence.” They let their firearms speak for themselves. This is off Fredo’s upcoming Fredo Mafia tape, dropping July 4th.

Listen below.

Video: ScHoolBoy Q – Tookie Knows 2 (Pt. 2)

This might be one of those tracks that ends up being a hit without being a single, “Tookie Knows 2,” but the original is easily a top 10 Q song. Today he drops part 2 of his Blank Face short film series which also doubles as a world premiere of the track and its music video. Traffic and TF appear as guests. Blank Face drops July 8th.

Blu & Nottz ft. Bishop Lamont, Torae, Skyzoo & DJ Revolution – Giant Steps

Blu and Nottz bring in another record to the internets from their upcoming Titans In The Flesh EP, the cut titled “Giant Steps” which features Bishop Lamont, Barrel Brothers Torae and Skyzoo and cuts by DJ Revolution.

Listen below.

Prodigy – Beast With It

Prodigy channels his beast  with-in for his new “Beast With It,” recorded with Mark The Beast for Marvel’s ongoing Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet recap series. I'm sure you've probably heard by now if you are up to date on comics, that acclaimed author and commentator Ta-Nehisi Coates recently took the reigns as head writer on the Black Panther relaunch, and Marvel is commissioning new music to score these monthly recap videos.

Check out the song and recap below.

Joe Budden & araabMUZIK ft. Fabolous & Tory Lanez – Flex

Still checking in to see if it actually happens and Joe decides to go in on Drake, or if Meek Mill will try to diss Joey, we get a new record from the upcoming Budden x araabMUZIk collaborative project, Rage & The Machine.

Check out “Flex”, featuring fellow DJ Clue alumnus Fabolous and Tory Lanez, below.

Video: ScHoolBoy Q – THat Part (Live on Colbert)

ScHoolBoy Q was in NYC yesterday to host a  listening session for his upcoming Blank Face album and during his visit he stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for a Kanye-less performance of “THat Part.”

Lloyd Banks – Tim Westwood Freestyle (2004)

Westwood delivers his latest with a 2004 Lloyd Banks freestyle over Fat Joe’s “Lean Back.” These lyrics sound like they've actually has been released and ended up on a record some where. This is still some dope bars to revisit and the quality on this version seems a bit better than before.

Listen below.

Wiz Khalifa – Mismatch

Wiz Khalifa drops off a new one called “Mismatch.”

Listen below.

Video: Playboi Carti ft. Uno The Activist – What

Check out the new video for Playboi Carti’s “What” featuring Uno The Activist, which was originally premiered by A$AP Rocky in London on Wednesday. Carti and Uno turn a Old Money party the fuck up and Rocky makes a cameo. This will off the A$AP Mob’s upcoming Cozy Tapes Vol. 1 compilation, due on July 22nd.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sheek Louch, Dax Mpire & Uncle Murda – I Love NY

The Infamous DJ Haze calls up Sheek Louch, Uncle Murda and up-and-comer Dax Mpire on “I Love NY,” bringing love to the Big Apple over a flipped “California Love” beat.

Listen below.

Mick Jenkins x theMIND – Sunkissed

Mick Jenkins and theMIND drop off a Summery new joint celebrating the melanin rich called “Sunkissed” which was commissioned by 1800 Tequila. Produced by Da-P.

Also check out theMIND’s new mixtape Summer Camp, which features appearances from Donnie Trumpet, Towkio and much more. Listen below.

Skyzoo – Friend Or Foe Pt. 3

With the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album Reasonable Doubt, Genius brings in Skyzoo to add a third chapter to Jay’s two part “Friend or Foe” narrative. He picks up the story 20 years after the events of Jay’s song from the perspective of the orphaned child of the yardie Jay plugged in “Friend or Foe ’98”. This is pretty crazy because he used this storytelling device, he ends up taking some good-natured shots at Jay, which makes this even more of an interesting listen.

Check it out below.

Video: Torii Wolf & DJ Premier ft. Dilated Peoples – 1st (Remix)

Torii Wolf’s releases the official visual with Dilated Peoples to her remixed single “1st” including the recording sessions of the process.

Hannibal King – World Go Round

Hannibal King circles back around with a new self-produced cut called “World Go Round,” his first new solo joint since he dropped Don’t Die in April.

Listen below.

Drake – One Dance (Culture Clash Dub)

A couple of weeks ago in London, Mixpak and Popcaan won the 2016 Red Bull Culture Clash competition and closed out their set with an exclusive dubplate remix of Drake’s “One Dance.” Today, they shared a CDQ rip of the plate.

Listen below.

Snoop Dogg – My Carz (Prod. by J DIlla)

Snoop’s new album Coolaid arrives this Friday, but if you’re an Apple Music subscriber you can stream the album in full right now (embed below). If not, Snoop has liberated another cut, “My Carz,” which finds him waxing poetic about his whip collection over a production by the late J Dilla.

Listen below.

Problem ft. 2 Chainz – My Squad

Problem adds 2 Chainz to a new version of “My Squad” which originally dropped as a solo record back in February.

Check it out below.

Video: Rock & Buckshot – Toca Tuesdays Freestyle

Rock of Heltah Skeltah and Buckshot stopped by Toca Tuesdays on Shade 45 last week and joined Tony Touch for a quick on-air, off-top freestyle session. Rest in Peace Sean Price.

Video: B.o.B & Scotty ATL ft. Project Pat – Pretty Fine Stripper

Off Scotty and B.o.B’s Live And Direct mixtape, out now.

Hit the jump to check out a new lyric video for B.o.B’s “Roll Up”.

Kool A.D. – Gods of Tomorrow (Album Stream)

Kool A.D. drops the stream and download to his new project Gods of Tomorrow, which features several beats by frequent collaborator Amaze 88 and guest appearances from Kassa Overall, Busdriver and Shakula.

Check out the new video for the title track also below.

Video: Dave East – XXL Freshman Freestyle

Dave East is next up in the XXL Freshman freestyle line-up and he bodies his contribution, which should come as a surprise to literally nobosdy. Check it out above and continue below to watch his profile.

Thelonious Martin ft. Joey Purp – Bomaye

Thelonious Martin helms the latest entry in the ongoing Adult Swim Singles series and he is joined by his Save Money partner Joey Purp. The track, which takes it’s name from the Lingala term popularized by the GOAT during the lead up to the Rumble in The Jungle, is a goddamed banger.

Listen below.

Maffew Ragazino ft. Easalio – Term of Endearment

Maffew Ragazino and Easalio reclaim the b-word on their latest drop, “Term of Endearment,” which is over a flip of Jay Z’s “Politics As Usual” beat.

Listen below.

Maxo Kream – The Persona Tape (Mixtape)

Houston’s Maxo Kream drops off his latest project, The Persona Tape. As the title suggests, Kream is introducing listeners to the artistic persona he has created for himself on the tape, his first since the critically lauded #Maxo187 project he dropped in early 2015. The Persona Tape features production from Chuck Inglish and Wolfe De Mchls, plus guest appearances from Playboi Carti, Rich The Kid and his Texas OG Paul Wall.

Stream and download below.

Video: ASAP Ferg ft. Migos – Back Hurt

Ferg drops his second video in as many days with the Migos featured “Back Hurt” from the Always Strive And Prosper LP.
Also, be sure to check out the new video from X Ambassadors for “Low Life 2.0” featuring a verse from Ferg.

Video: Royce Da 5'9" - Layers ft. Pusha T & Rick Ross

Royce drops the official video for his title track "Layers" featuring Pusha T & Rick Ross, off his recently dropped LP. If you ask me this album has really high replay value and i enjoyed every single track off this project. I think it needs to be exposed way more then it has been. I don't doubt most would have loved an Eminem feature but this is Royce showing what he he's got. I personally loved the light features off it and I'm considering this a top album this year with no question. Royce put his heart & soul on this album. Salute to Royce.

Rome Fortune – Fucked My Money Up

Rome Fortune brings in his recent times at the gentlemen’s club on “Fucked My Money Up,” produced by FKi.

Listen below.

Maino - Girl (Remix)

Maino is back to liberate The Internet's "Girl," produced by Kaytranada.

Listen below

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Video: Ras Kass ft. Freddie Foxxx & Onyx - Downward Spiral

After being released as the first single to the upcoming Intellectual Property: SOI2 project, Freddie Foxxx and Onyx join forces with Ras to bring the anthem to life with a new visual. Go purchase it over at Ras' bandcamp site here.

Video: Young Thug – Turn Up

Young Thug drops a new single with a video called “Turn Up” which is also an ad for Karlae Swimwear by his co-star Jerrika Karle. Finally, some product placement that adds value.

Fat Trel – SDMG 2 (Mixtape)

Fat Trel is back with  sequel to his 2013 SDMG (Sex, Drugs, Money & Guns) mixtape. HE drops off a 15-track tape featuring appearances from Wale, Shy Glizzy, Dave East and others. Zaytoven, Dree The Drummer, Yung Lan and Lyons League are a few that handle the production side.

Stream and download below.

DMX – Blood Red

X stated during his extensive interview with The Breakfast Club this morning, there is new DMX music is out there you just have check for it.  Here's his latest release “Blood Red” below or check it out via iTunes.

Drake Can’t Fit In at "The Kink" in Unreleased SNL Sketch

Saturday Night Live just released this sketch from the May 14th episode with Drake that didn't make the cut for the full SNL feature broadcast. In the sketch, Drake plays a clueless employee named Derek who starts his new job at “The Kink” which is a play off of Kinkos.

Video: GoldLink ft. Masego – Palm Trees/Late Night

GoldLink, Masego get into some festivites in the new dual video for “Palm Trees” and “Late Night,” both from last year’s And After, That We Didn’t Speak.

Chevy Woods – 6 Months Later

Chevy decides to get back at em “6 Months Later” in his new cut. Produced by Devin Cruise.

Listen below.

Brian Fresco ft. Chance The Rapper & Blue Hawaii – Higher

Save Money artist Brian Fresco will be dropping his upcoming album titled, Casanova on July 5th, and today he drops his latest “Higher” featuring guest appearances from Chance The Rapper and duo Blue Hawaii. The dancehall inspired track alternates between an up-tempo dance track and a slowed down headnodder when Fresco and Chance’s verses come in. This is good Summer music.

Listen below.

DMX Interview on The Breakfast Club

Out of all rappers or celebrities that are interviews, i must say DMX's are the ones i get locked on to the most. This latest visit to The Breakfast Club is no different. There are parts that are funny, poignant and surprising, but it’s all interesting. He talks about the new music he’s working on with Swizz. He talks about the new found respect he has for Drake after the 6 God reached out to clear an X sample for his new album, despite the harsh words X had for him during a 2012 visit to Power 105. He gets really emotional and has to rise out of his seat when discussing his near death experience in a Yonkers motel room last year. He also reveals that he’s currently expecting his 15th child. If you’re an X fan, you’re gonna want to set aside an hour or so and absorb this.

Rick Ross on GGN with Snoop

Ricky Renzel is the latest featured guest on Snoop Dogg’s show, GGN. The conversation started off by paying homage to the Ice Cube classic “Once Upon A Time In The Projects” before getting into a conversation about Rozay’s staying power, lessons he learned from his OGs and his upcoming 9th studio album and what fans can expect from it.

Nia Long Talks Rap Lyric References by ATCQ, J.Cole

Nia Long, a muse to many rappers over the past 2 decades and regular folks like me, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and Jimmy asked her about a number of the references artists have made to her in lyrics over the years. They discuss the late Phife Dawg’s line on “Steve Biko (Stir It Up),” J. Cole’s more recent reference on “No Role Modelz,” and of course the classic lyric by Horse of The Bravehearts on Nas’ “Oochie Wally.” Incidentally, she says she went out and bought a cherry thong after hearing that last one, and it ended up helping her land her husband. So blame Nas and Horse for Nia not being single.

“Nia, when I see ya, I’ma long ya” – Ghostface

Video: Lil Uzi Vert – XXL Freshman Freestyle

Philly’s Lil Uzi Vert decided to go acapella for his entry in the XXL Freshman freestyle series.
Continue below to check out his profile.

Snoop Dogg – Coolaid Man/Legend

Snoop’s new project Coolaid arrives this Friday and he's still giving us new material to listen to. On the album’s opener “Legend,” he makes clear of his status over a production by Bongo. He also drops the title track over a Cardo and Cubeatz cut “Coolaid Man.”

Listen to both below.

No Malice – Jesus Christ

No Malice is on his spiritual game, but he's still coming correct on those bars. His latest drop “Jesus Christ” he conveys the dangers of street life with as much lyrical precision as he ever did during his Clipse tenure.

Listen below.

Video: Bodega BAMZ – Kill Yo Self

BAMZ goes for a throwback NYC crime tabloid vibe in his latest visual in support of the All Eyez Off Me project.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Video: Nipsey Hussle - Status Symbol 2 ft. Buddy

Here's the new visual for "Status Symbol 2" ft. Buddy. Nipsey Hussle's Victory Lap is on the way. #MarathonMondays

V.Cha$e – Money Masterpiece

V. Cha$e let's off a new one before his new project L27 drops.

Listen to “Money Masterpiece” below.

Curren$y - Stoned On Ocean (EP)

As expected, Spitta is back with his 6th project this year. He trying to be on Gucci level? (lol). The 7-track tape includes 2 features, fellow stoners, Wiz Khalifa & Styles P. I'm sure this is going to be dope like everything else he's been putting out.

Stream & Download below.

Westside Gunn – Summerslam 88 (Prod. by Your Old Droog)

Westside Gunn rolls back in with some new "Snow White" bars on a new one called “Summerslam 88” which he laid over a  production by Your Old Droog. Griselda is coming up.

Listen below.

Talib Kweli vs. Diabolic & Remedy

Over the weekend, a beef that seemingly started back in April when white rapper and Wu-Tang affiliate Remedy called out Talib Kweli Twitter, rapper Diabolic decided to insert himself into the discussion. After some back and forth, Talib decided to collect his thoughts on the matter in an essay he titled "When ‘White Fragility’ Affects Rappers: The True Tale of Why Remedy and Diabolic Need to Have Several Seats.” The war of words continued on Twitter after, Diabolic decided to record a diss track first and Talib responding a short while after.

Video: Planet Asia & DJ Concept ft. Marvelous Mag – International

Planet Asia links up with Marvelous Mag of The Winners on a new visual for “International” which is off the Seventy Nine album Asia just dropped with DJ Concept a few months back.

Nipsey Hussle ft. Mitchy Slick – Full Time

Nip is staying consistent with his #MarathonMondays releases and Today he goes “Full Time” with Mitchy Slick and production by Mike & Keys and Tariq Beats with co-production from Frank Dukes. Victory Lap is on it's way.

Listen below.

Consequence ft. Kanye West – Don’t Forget ‘Em (Remix)

Diggin in the vaults, Consequence, after a decade of his debut project, Don’t Quit Your Day Job, Cons liberates an official version of the Kanye West produced “Don’t Forget ‘Em (Remix)” featuring Kanye’s verse.

Listen below and get ready for Cons’ new EP, Growing Up In New York to drop next month.

araabMUZIK – Electronic Dream (5th Anniversary Edition)

araabMUZIK’s Electronic Dream is back. It has now been 5 years since it dropped, just making me realize how fast time flies. In honor of the half-decade classic landmark release, araabMUZIK brought to life 12 unreleased cuts recorded during the ED that didnt make the final cut.

Stream in full below.

1000volts (Redman & Jayceeoh) – Lights Out

Redman and producer Jayceeoh haverecently joined forces in their new creative partnership last month under their 1000volts moniker with the release of their debut single “I’m Gone” featuring Trae Tha Truth. Today we get the duo's new release called “Lights Out.”

Listen below.

Video: G Herbo – XXL Freshman Freestyle

Herbo was well over due to become a Freshman.  Better late than never, but personally i would have declined the invitation at this point. Check out his XXL Freshman freestyle above, and his profile below.

Snoop Dogg ft. Jeremih – Point Seen Money Gone

Snoop’s new album Cool Aid is arriving this Friday and today he’s sharing the Jeremih featured single “Point Seen Money Gone,” which was produced by Bongo.

Pre-order Cool Aid now.

Lil Uzi Vert – Stole Your Luv

Lil Uzi Vert drops “Stole Your Love,” produced by LyleLeDuff. Be on the look out for his new project on the way.

Listen below.

Tink – Count It Up

Tink links up with Jahlil Beats on her latest release which is light on those raw bars but still goes!

Listen below.

Vic Mensa ft. Le1f, Halsey, Lil B, Malik Yusef – Free Love

As Pride month comes to a close, and in the wake of the recent tragic occurrence in Orlando, Vic Mensa is joined by Le1f, Halsey, Lil B and Malik Yusef to advocate for freedom of love for all.

Listen below and check out Vic's message about why he wanted to voice the situation.

Video: Beyonce & Kendrick Lamar – Freedom (Live at The BET Awards)

Last night, Beyonce opened up the BET awards with an incredible performance of “Freedom” from her new Lemonade project with an assist from Kendrick Lamar.

Watch below.

Trae Tha Truth ft. T.I. - Long Time Ago

Trae Tha Truth has dedicated his project Another 48 Hours to the late DJ Screw (Trae was a member of his Screwed Up Click). Produced entirely by Watson the Great and Moxiii. The 11-track LP features an appearance by Screw himself as well as T.I, the late Big Hawk, Baby Houston, and much more.

Snoop Dogg - Super Crip (Prod. By Just Blaze)

Just Blaze is in here cookin with Snoop Dogg reviving that old G-Funk era sound with Death Row. Check out the latest off Snoop's upcoming project, Coolaid due out this friday.

Listen to "Super Crip" below.

Video: A$AP Ferg ft. Big Sean – The World Is Mine

The tension grows as A$AP Ferg deals with a (not so) significant other in his new video for “The World is Mine,” off his lastest LP Always Strive And Prosper LP, out now.

Video: DJ Khaled ft. Jay-Z & Future – I Got The Keys

DJ Khaled releases the premiere for the highly anticipated visual for his latest single “I Got The Keys” right after the 2016 BET Awards, which features Jay-Z and Future. This will appear on his upcoming album Major Key dropping July 29.

Watch below.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Desiigner - New English (Mixtape)

Desiigner drops his debut mixtape New English exclusively via TIDAL, and you can listen to it in full below. The 14-track tape includes his debut breakout “Panda” and “Zombie Walk” while the rest is previously unreleased material. I'm really tryna hear him rap so let's see what 's good. He's only got 2 features on here with Pusha T & King Savage.

Listen to the mixtape in full below.

Reks - Plane Gang ft. Akrobatik, Ed O.G & Termanology (Prod. Audible Doctor)

Here's a new Audible Doctor produced record featuring Akrobatik Edo G & Termanology off Reks' upcoming album The Greatest X which is set for a September 9th release.

Listen below.

Zion I, The Grouch & Eligh - I Love California Like You

Some new West Coast Love by Zion I, The Grouch & Eligh titled, "I Love California Like You". Prod. by Rey Resurrection.

Listen below.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Shy Glizzy & Fat Trel – Checklist

Shy Glizzy and Fat Trel drop a new Zaytoven produced banger called “Checklist,” check it out below.

Video: Young Lito ft. Troy Ave – I Love This Game

Lito drops the new video for “I Love This Game” featuring Troy Ave.

Video: MADEINTYO ft. Travis Scott – Uber Everywhere (Remix)

Travis Scott joins MADEINTYO on a new remix to his smash single “Uber Everywhere” and they head out to the desert for this new visual.

Video: Migos – Cocoon

Here’s the latest clip from Migos in support of the upcoming No Label 3 for “Cocoon”, produced by Cheeze Beatz.

Video: Kanye West – Famous

Kanye debuted his new video for “Famous,” which was the the lead single from The Life of Pablo. This really is on some next sh*t. Inspired by artist Vincent Desiderio’s “Sleep,” and it features Kanye and Kim naked in bed and surrounded by a number of wax figure doppelgangers of nude celebrities including Taylor Swift, Donald Trump, Amber Rose, Ray J, Caitlyn enner, Anna Wintour. Rihanna and Chris Brown.

Watch below.

20 Years Of 'Reasonable Doubt'

Words by Mo Lavelanet

On this day, 20 years ago the first rap album I ever purchased was released and it changed my life more than i would have ever expected. At only 6 years of age, i felt i was a bit more detailed then others and rather quiet than most. I understood things I wasn’t supposed to but made me feel more complex in the way, I thought. The story behind Reasonable Doubt grew on me as I got older, I understood the meanings behind each bar and verse better after each listen in my opinion it became not only my first album, but my favorite album by my favorite rapper of all time.

I want to add that i'm touching on the tracks that i felt i related with most (which is all but for the sake up my lazy ass typing, just a few).

Friday, June 24, 2016

Puff Daddy ft. French Montana, Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel, & Chinx – Shmoney Ain’t A Problem

Bobby Shmurda & Rowdy link up on Puffy's new track ‘Money Ain’t A Problem’. The new version of ‘Shmoney Ain’t A Problem’ produced by Harry Fraud, off Puff's new ‘MMM’ project.

Listen below.

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