Friday, October 28, 2016

Jeezy – Trap or Die 3 (Album Stream)





It’s starting to feel like Winter in New York lately and sure, it might be because November is right around the corner, but it might be because the Snowman is back in business. Jeezy’s Trap Or Die 3 LP has been highly anticipated since he announced it last month and now it’s here for your listening pleasure. Guests include Lil Wayne, Yo Gotti, French Montana, Plies and the late Bankroll Fresh.

Listen below.

Meek Mill – DC4 (Mixtape)





Look who finally gets the chance to drop this muthaf*ka here! Meek Mill’s DC4 has been on deck for months and tonight it finally sees an official release. Meek has a bunch of guests joining him across the project’s 14 tracks including wifey, Pusha T, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, French Montana, 21 Savage and YFN Lucci just to name a few.

Stream below. UPDATED with new the episode of Tax Season with Meek below.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Video: Taylor Gang (Wiz Khalifa & Tuki Carter) – Sleep At Night





Wiz Khalifa and Tuki Carter dozing off on a new visual, Off that TGOD Vol. 1 mixtape which you can hear below.

Previous: Taylor Gang – TGOD Vol. 1 (Mixtape)

Nipsey Hussle – County Jail





Nip gets in contact with county over a Mike & Keys and Resource production on this week’s #MarathonMonday drop.

Listen below.

Raz Simone – Don’t Settle





Raz Simone goes off on a new one called “Don’t Settle” produced by himself and Anthony Danza.

Listen below.

Remy Banks ft. Slayter – Money





Remy Banks of World’s Fair links up with Slayter on a new track called “Money” produced by Black Noi$e. Dope joint.

Listen below.

RAST – Killer 2





Getting ready for the release of his next album, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, RAST drops a sequel to a previous banger, “Killer”, from the Across West 3rd Street LP.

Listen below.

Video: Eearz ft. Jim Jones & Slim Jxmmi – Showin Love





Check the new visual from Eearz of the Ear Drummers crew for “Showin Love” featuring Jim Jones and Slim Jxmmi of Rae Sremmurd. This is produced by Mike WiLL Made-It and appears on the new EP, Eearz To Da Streets Vol. 2 which you can stream below.

Common ft. Syd & Elena – Red Wine





“The Tupac Deepak Chopra”

Here’s yet another taste of Common’s Black America Again, in “Red Wine” featuring Syd and Elena. His pen game is on another level on most of these tracks I’ve heard so far. Check it out below and look for the full album to arrive on November 4th.

Run The Jewels – Talk To Me





It’s about to be RTJ3 season! Today, Killer Mike and El-P liberate the first single from their third Run The Jewels album, “Talk To Me”, as part of the Adult Swim Singles series.

Listen below.

Pharrell – Running





Here’s “Running”, Pharrell’s latest release which is his contribution to the soundtrack of the new film Hidden Figures which stars Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monáe.

Listen below.

Jeezy – G Wagon





Jeezy’s Trap or Die 3 is set to drop this coming Friday but in the meantime he delivers a new loosie. Check out the Shawty Redd produced “G Wagon” below.

DJ Absolut ft. Jadakiss – Magic City





Jadakiss is a magician with the paper on the new DJ Absolut drop “Magic City”, which you can stream below.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Drake Releases 3 New Tracks





Drake hit us with a new set of tunes on OVO Sound Radio today. The first one we have is featuring 21 Savage & London On Da Track called, "Sneakin'", "Fake Love" & "Two Birds, One Stone". Drake has also announced a new project set to release some time in December titled, 'More Life' so be on the look out for that

The 6-God went to reiterate that VIEWS was his only album this year, as the new effort will also have some guests from OVO Sound to make cameos on the project. Take a look at the official artwork for More Life and stay tuned throughout the fall for more details on his holiday release.

Listen & Check out the artwork below.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Mary J. Blige ft. Kendrick Lamar – American Skin (41 Shots)





Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar unite for a moving cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “American Skin (41 Shots)”, a protest song written in the wake of the murder of Amadou Diallo by the NYPD in 1999. Mary famously performed the song for Hillary Clinton during their interview for the Apple Music show The 411 and now she releases the official studio version aided by K.Dot.

Listen below.

Conway – Bullet (EP)





Check out the new EP from Conway including 2 versions each of the tracks “Just Gangsta” and “To The Streets” as well as all of the instrumentals.

Stream below and purchase via iTunes or Bandcamp.

Video: A$AP Mob ft. A$AP Rocky, A$AP Nast & Skepta – Money Man/Put That On My Set





Chuck Inglish ft. Trinidad James – WunderLAnd





Chuck Inglish is joined by Trinidad James on the very unique “WunderLAnd”, which he says was inspired by a Texas DJ who through a trap beat under some Bachata. Listen to a radio rip below courtesy of Ebro on Beats 1.

Mickey Factz & Nottz ft. Phonte – Treat You Right





Check out “Treat You Right”, a new track with Phonte from the upcoming Mickey Factz and Nottz project, The Achievement circa ’82. Mickey calls it “an ode to true love” and it came about after a fan heard the beat and noted that Tay would sound good on it. Check it out below and look out for the Mickey and Nottz project to drop October 28th with guest appearances from Styles P, Smoke DZA, Curren$y, Blu and Mack Wilds.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Video: Pusha T – H.G.T.V (Prod. by Mike WiLL Made-It)






This is giving me hope that the new King Push album is upon us. Pusha starts his campaign with a new Mike WiLL produced “HGTV” freestyle via a new visual directed by Yung Jake. Reminds me of Royce and how he had his Layers Freestyle.

French Montana ft. Chinx & Max B – Paid For





After deciding to scrap MC4 because of issue being leaked, French releases one of the album’s dopest cuts. Resurrecting some sacred verses from Chinx and Max B. They layed it down on this 9-minute track produced by Harry Fraud, The Alchemist and Masar.

Listen below.

Nyck Caution ft. Alex Mali – Eyes Closed





Pro Era’s Nyck Caution deals with the loss of his father last year and he focuses on it with a new written track called “Eyes Closed” featuring Alex Mali

Continue below to listen.

RAST – Panda Freestyle





RAST touches Desiigner’s “Panda” instrumental for a new freestyle.

Check it out below.

Migos & Rich The Kid – Dat Way





The Migos link with Rich The Kid and exchange some finesse over a hit by The Honorable C.N.O.T.E on their new 5-minute long track “Dat Way”.

Listen below.

Boogie – Two Days





Only couple days from the release of Boogie’s new tape Thirst 48 Pt. II, he decided to drop off his new track “Two Days”. He tells FADER, was inspired by his real life relationship with a woman he considers his best friend and the tribulations that defined their bond.

Continue below to listen and also check out his video for “No Way”

Video: Deniro Farrar – Impractical





Deniro Farrar emerges back into civilization from the wilderness retreat that spanned his last couple of videos for his latest visual, “Impractical”, but he finds death lurking everywhere he turns. This appears on the Mind of A Gemini tape, which is out now.

Verse Simmonds ft. Young Thug – Good Girls (Remix)





Verse Simmonds continues to promote his To All The Girls project with new remixes. This time he grabs Young Thug for a verse on his “Good Girls” remix.

Listen below.

E-40 ft. AD – On One





Today E-40 drops a new single from the album called “On One” featuring AD which he describes as “up-tempo Function Music”.

Listen below and pre-order the albums on iTunes or your preferred digital retailer.

Watch Joey Purp Perform a “Say You Do (Remix)” in a Ball Pit





Pitchfork presents us with Joey Purp performing a low-key remix of his iiiDrops track “Say You Do” in a ball pit. BASIC! Still dope though.

Video: Rich Chigga ft. Ghostface Killah & Pouya – Dat $tick Remix





Rich Chigga is insane. This is the only way i can explain this new video for the remix featuring Ghostface Killa and Pouya. The clip came about after Ghost appeared in a reaction video for Chigga’s original visual and man, it’s something else.

Maroon 5 ft. Kendrick Lamar – Don’t Wanna Know






Maroon 5, no strangers to collaborations with big names in Rap, tap Kendrick Lamar for their new single “Don’t Wanna Know” which will appear on their upcoming new album. Stream the full track below and look out for an official video to arrive before the end of the week.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Solange – Cranes In The Sky (KAYTRANADA Remix)





KAYTRANADA edits “Cranes In The Sky” from Solange’s widely lauded new project, A Seat At The Table. Kaytra says he put this version together to play during his DJ sets but it proved to be very popular so he decided to liberate it for the masses. Also included is his remix of Chance The Rapper’s “All Night” which first arrived as part of his 0.001% mix.


Stream both below.

Video: FatKidsBrotha ft. Rell – Ladi Dadi





New joint from Two-9 duo FatKidsBrotha featuring Rell. The title brings Dougie Fresh and Slick Rick to mind, but this is more of a callback to The Teacher.

Produced by Resource. Mad At The World is on its way.

Fat Trel – OOOUUU (Remix)





After hitting up that “Broccoli” instrumental last week, Fat Trel is back with another “Gleeshmix”, this time for Young M.A.’s “OOOUUU”.

Check it out below.

Taylor Gang – TGOD Vol. 1 (Mixtape)





Wiz Khalifa and Taylor Gang deliver their Volume 1 of what we must assume will be a lengthy and deep catalog of TGOD mixtapes. The whole gang and many of their affiliates are represented on the 23-track project, including Juicy J, Chevy Woods, Ty Dolla $ign, Tuki Carter, JR Donato and Berner.

Stream and download below.

Video: Yung Simmie ft. Denzel Curry – Shoot Da 3





Florida’s Yung Simmie is feeling like Steph Curry, but he’s riding with Denzel in his latest visual for “Shoot Da 3”, off his Simmie Season mixtape.

Video: Kamaiyah ft. YG – F*ck It Up





Kamaiyah and YG “Fuck It Up” in Oakland in her latest video in support of her A Good Night In The Ghetto mixtape.

Migos – Money Counter





New shit from Offset, Quavo and Takeoff featuring Dirty Dave. No Label 3 is still on its way.
Listen below.

Video: Dave East – Type of Time





Dave East hits us with a new video for “Type of Time”, off that Kairi Chanel, out now.

Video: Beanie Sigel – Gang Gang





Beanie Sigel is strapped up and ready for war in his new video for the all-encompassing diss “Gang Gang” which he just dropped last week as part of his Meek Mill retaliation campaign. Check it out above and also be sure to watch Beans go toe-to-toe with Charlamagne The God during his recent stop by The Breakfast Club.

Beanie Sigel on The Breakfast Club





After the release of his three diss tracks aimed at Meek Mill and others, Beanie Sigel stopped by The Breakfast Club to discuss all of the shenanigans that have transpired over the past few weeks. He talks on his contributions to Meek and Omelly’s verses on that Game diss, the sucker-punch he caught at the Bad Boy show, the Philly politics attached to all of this and how Meek’s Funkmaster Flex freestyle prompted him to release those tracks.

At several points during the interview, the conversation between Beans and Charlamagne gets heated, with Sigel telling the host he’s not qualified to ask some of the questions he’s posing and Charlamagne responding that he feels like the Philly OG is coming off as a hypocrite and a hater . Beans responds that he probably feels that way because he’s a sucker.

RAST ft. St. Ivan – No One Cares





Here's a new joint from RAST and St. Ivan The Terrible called “No One Cares”.

Listen below.

Chris Rivers – Chose Me





Chris Rivers drops a new tape follwing his Medical Consumption project now on iTunes.

Listen to the London On Da Track produced single “Chose Me” featuring Derez D’Shon on the hook below.

Video: Troy Ave – Narcos





Troy channels into Pablo Escobar with a new video for “Narcos” off that Major Without A Deal: Reloaded, out now. Cop the new tape, Roland Collins.

Gucci Mane – Icy Lil B*tch





Woptober is coming in a week. We have a one from Gucci’s next tape, “Icy Lil B*tch”, produced by Zaytoven.

Listen below.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Robin Thicke & Nas – Deep





Robin Thicke hits up Nas to link up for the new banger “Deep”.

Listen below.

Video: No Panty (Joell Ortiz, Nitty Scott MC & Bodega Bamz) – Hola





Joell Ortiz, Nitty Scott and Bodega BAMZ, aka No Panty, hit us with a new visual for “Hola” off their Westside Highway Story mixtape. Produced by Salaam Remi.

Nipsey Hussle ft. Rick Ross – Mark My Words





Nipsey links up with Young Renzel on a new Mike & Keys & Jake One produced slapper called “Mark My Words” for this week’s Marathon Mondays track.

Listen below.

Video: Rick Ross – No U-Turns





Rozay brings in the new visual for that U-bop restriction.

Video: Curren$y – Anybody





Check out Spitta’s latest visual for the Cardo and Beat Butcha produced “Anybody”, off that 9/30 mixtape.
Also added Ep. 9 of Raps N Lowriders below.

Da$H – Off Top Freestyle (Top Shelf Premium)





Da$H is the latest MC to take part in Top Shelf Premium’s “Off Top” freestyle series.

King Louie – OOOUUU (Remix)





King Louie takes a crack at Young M.A.’s “OOOUUU” with a new remix. Word is his TONY 2 project could arrive in the next couple of weeks.

Listen below.

OG Maco ft. Lil Yachty – Talk Too Much





OG Maco liberates an alternate version of his #BLVKPHILCOLLINS track “Talk Too Much” featuring Lil Yachty.

Listen to the Hush produced track below.

Snyp Life ft. Sheek Louch & Emanny – How Can I Live (Without You)





D-Block’s Snyp Life lets another one from his Back Again project fly, called “How Can I Live (Without You)” which features a guest appearance from LL Cool Louch.

Listen below and check out his previous two leaks featuring all three of the LOX at the link below.

Zeds Dead ft. Jadakiss & Styles P – DNA





Zeds Dead link up with some NY heavyweights, Kiss and SP are the two the open your eyes when you see the tracklist for their upcoming debut project, Northern Lights. Here it is. Kiss and SP go back and forth over a monster of a beat that switches up a couple times.

Listen below and look for the LP to arrive this coming Friday, October 14th.

Video: Denzel Curry ft. Joey Bada$$ – Zenith





Denzel Curry drops his new video for “Zenith” featuring Joey Bada$$, which was seen during the shooting of Joey’s recent Blank Face Tour Vlog. Off Curry’s Imperial project, out now.

Benny ft. 38 Spesh & Conway – 3 Missiles





Griselda affiliate Benny connects with Conway and Rochester’s own 38 Spesh on a new heater called “3 Missles”, off the new mixtape My First Brick. Produced by Daringer.

Continue below to listen to this and the full mixtape which also features a couple of previously released cuts with Conway and Westside Gunn.

YG Responds to Youtube Comments on “(FDT) Fuck Donald Trump”





YG dives into the Youtube comments to respond to some of the opinions left on his “F*ck Donald Trump” video.

Gucci Mane Goes Sneaker Shopping with Complex





Gucci Mane takes a trip to Stadium Goods with Complex to stock up on some fresh kicks. They peruse some of the classic Jordans and Air Max 95s before he finally settles on a few choice selections.

Video: Vince Staples – Funkmaster Flex Freestyle





Vince Staples, a better man than me, is the latest MC to join in on Flex’s Freestyle series. Watch above as he goes in over Raekwon’s “Ice Cream” instrumental.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Video: D.I.T.C ft. Fat Joe, Lord Finesse & Diamond D – Rock Shyt





Fat Joe, Lord Finesses and Diamond D drop a video for their Supa Ugly produced cut “Rock Shyt”, off the upcoming D.I.T.C project Sessions, due on October 28th.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Termanology ft. Styles P & Sheek Louch – I Dream B.I.G. (Prod. by Buckwild)





Term checks in with his upcoming new album More Politics, hitting us with a new track from the project called “I Dream B.I.G” featuring 2/3rds of The LOX. Listen below and look for the new LP to drop November 18th.

Term told Mass Appeal about the track:

Rather than doing what people would expect from Term & The Lox, I wanted to make something creative and different. I went the conceptual route, writing about all the things I dream to attain and Styles & Sheek did the same.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Boldy James ft. Kokane – Live & Die In Detroit





After losing him to jail for a minute there, any day that brings us some new Boldy James is a good day. For his latest drop, the Concreature pays tribute to his city and with a guest appearance from Cali OG Kokane.

Listen below.

Alicia Keys ft. A$AP Rocky – Blended Family





After releasing her Kanye West and Travis Scott collaboration “In Common” earlier this year, Alicia Keys is back with another new record featuring A$AP Rocky. Alicia notably forged a “Blended Family” with Swizz Beatz when they got married and she became the stepmom to his kids with ex-wife Mashonda. The joys of making this configuration work are the subject of the song. I wasn’t sure how Rocky was going to come off on this beat but his verse is fine.

Listen below.

Video: Emilio Rojas – I Hate Donald Trump





Emilio Rojas is clowning on that irritating being running for POTUS in his new video for “I Hate Donald Trump”.

Listen to the OG Version of Kanye’s “Famous” ft. Young Thug





Kanye’s The Life of Pablo track “Famous” is easily the most controversial song he’s released in some time, mainly because of the infamous Taylor Swift lyric and the ensuing backlash and conflict that it caused. Well, an early draft of the song, initially called “Nina Chop”, has found its way onto the internet and it’s safe to say that this version is even more controversial.

This demo of the track does not feature the Rihanna hook, but instead gives more shine to the Nina Simone sample Ye chopped up, and also features a couple of verses from Young Thug. Most notably though, Kanye’s Taylor lyric is a bit different here as he raps “I feel like Taylor Swift still owes me sex”. Then, he repeats the line but swaps in the name of his ex Amber Rose.


Listen below.

Ice Cube & DJ Shadow Preview “Nobody Wants to Die”





Ice Cube and DJ Shadow have teamed up for a powerful new cut called “Nobody Wants To Die” that gets an extensive preview in the new trailer for the Mafia III video game. I actually saw this on TV last night but it was muted so I guess that’s my L to take. Continue below to watch the trailer plus a breakdown of the lyrics from Cube for the Genius Verified series.

Joe Budden ft. Styles P – Freestyle





“All I hear is niggas talkin bout Game and Meek, I’m in the crib thinking this entire game is meek”

Beware, bars ahead. Styles P joins Joe Budden on the honestly titled “Freestyle” and yeah, they’re both going in.

Listen below and look for Joey’s new album Rage & The Machine to drop October 21st.

Video: Young Dolph ft. 2 Chainz – What Yo Life Like





Tity Boi joins Dolph in the new visual for “What Yo Life Like”, off that Rich Crack Baby mixtape. Be sure to stick around until the end for a preview of Dolph’s upcoming video for “Foreva” featuring T.I.

The Game – Grew Up On Wu-Tang





“let the chronic circulate to Purple Tape”


As you know, Wu-Tang was for the children, and i'm pretty sure that's an accurate depiction being that it has shaped many fans into what they enjoy in rap, the most today. The Game reminisces back to the Timbs and Army fatigue era on “Grew Up on Wu-Tang”, off the new album 1992. Listen below and look for the album to drop tonight.

Mos Def – Tim Westwood Freestyle (2000)





Here’s three minutes of a jet lagged Yasiin Bey going off the head on Tim Westwood’s show back in 2000. He starts out a bit slow but he’s spitting by the end.

Listen below.

Hus Kingpin – Dwayne Wave





New shit from Hus Kingpin called “Dwayne Wave”. Just like the three-time champ, but wavier.
Listen below and look out for the Cocaine Beach project from Hus and Big Ghost.

Grafh – Wait A Minute (Remix)





Grafh jumps on Phresher’s bubbling single “Wait A Minute” for his latest “G-Mix”.

Listen below.

Beanie Sigel – I’m Coming (Meek Mill Diss)





“Nigga you weak for real, you did that for Meek? You shoulda did it for mills”


Beans is in here! Check out his new response to Meek and them, as teased the other day, below.



UPDATED with another new one called “Gang Gang” below.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Dave East – The Breakdown





heatAfter his release of the Kairi Chanel tape last week, we've got some new heat from Dave. Off DJ Spinking’s new mixtape, For The Culture, which also features appearances from Fetty Wap and Monty, 50 Cent and Ty Dolla $ign, French Montana and Jim Jones.


Stream “The Breakdown” and the full mixtape below.
 

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