Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
French Montana and Kodak Black’s “Lockjaw” rang off this past Summer and now DJ Clue breathes new life into it with a remix featuring Jeezy, Rick Ross and DJ Khaled.
Bang bang, the Uzi Gang is moving. Check out A$AP Ferg’s latest Always Strive And Prosper visual.
A$AP Rocky posted a quick video on Twitter early Tuesday morning that appears to be a teaser of a new track, presumably from his next album. It sounds pretty wavy and like it would have fit nicely on At Long Last A$AP.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Mac Miller and his girl Ariana Grande seem like they about to Netflix and chill or something in this new video for “My Favorite Part”, off The Divine Feminine.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Fresh off the release of the new video for “Don’t You Cry”, them Yonkers boys are back with another new release from the Filthy America album, “Secure The Bag” featuring Gucci Mane and Infa-Red.
Listen below via Spotify and look for the album to arrive this coming Friday, December 16th.
The boys are back in town. After announcing their new project Filthy America last week, The LOX drop their first visual from the project for “Don’t You Cry”, one of the two lead singles.
Watch below via Viacom’s piece of shit, choppy auto-playing video player below.
Join DJ Infamous Talk2Me in the club and “Run The Check Up” with Jeezy, 2 Chainz, Yo Gotti and Ludacris in this freshly released new visual for the single.
With some help from Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest hits the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage this past Friday for a performance of “Dis Generation”, off the new album We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service.
Gucci Mane is the latest artist to take part in NPR’s “Tiny Desk” concert series. With Zaytoven on the piano, La Flare runs through a number of hits in the intimate setting of the NPR offices. The Return of East Atlanta Santa arrives on Friday.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
One of the more popular and standout tracks from Future and DJ Esco latest mixtape Project E.T. is without a doubt Too Much Sauce with Lil Uzi Vert. After getting videos for “Benjamins,” “Married To The Game,” and “Check On Me” in recent months, the trio have finally come together to deliver a much wanted music video for the Zaytoven produced hit.
Friday, December 9, 2016
Vince Staples replaces ScHoolBoy Q on a new remix of “California Heaven” from JAHKOY.
The original appears on the Foreign Water EP, out now.
Pro Era’s CJ Fly comes through with his new album, FLYTRAP, his first since releasing Thee Way Eye See It back in 2013. He’s mostly taking this one to the face, with only a couple of guest features from Devontée and Eryn Allen Kane on tracks 5 and 6. Otherwise it’s all Fly all the time.
Listen below and check out the new video for “Now You Know” here.
Deniro Farrar drops his new Red Book Vol. 1 EP. The 6-track offering is devoid of guest features and was inspired by the hands-on approach of the Black Panthers at the height of their resistance.
As he explained to XXL: “I feel we are lacking a lot of the fundamental tools we need in order to revolutionize. I just want to liberate the minds of the people so that we can come together as one and rise up against the crooked government, all evil and oppression.”
Travis Scott was the musical guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night where he performed a medley of “Sweet Sweet” and “Goosebumps”, sans Kendrick, for the studio audience.
Termanology is back with a new visual for “Krazy Thangs”, produced by Nottz and featuring Cyrus DeShield, off the More Politics album.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Ab’s been working on this for a minute and despite the delays and back and forth with Top Dawg, he manages to get it out before we close the book on 2016. I have yet to hear anything outside of the few leaks he gave us, but I have high hopes for this on the strength of those very tracks. The TDE dynasty continues.
Stream Do What Thou Wilt below.
Up until about a week and a half ago you would have been forgiven for thinking 2016 was going to be a wash as far as new J. Cole music was concerned. Having dropped the very well received 2014 Forest Hills Drive exactly two years ago this week, Cole hasn’t really needed to flood the market, enjoying plenty of attention from the project itself and its subsequent Live edition. But all along Cole was lulling us into a false sense of complacency while he was hard at work on his next opus. That body of work is now here in the form of his new LP, 4 Your Eyez Only, a (once again) featureless 10-track offering that you can stream in full below.
Ab-Soul says to hell with it and releases one more DWTW cut ahead of its release in a couple of hours. Check out “Raw (Backwards)” which features some shots at Jay Electronica and check back later to stream the new album in full.
Joe Young grabs some of Wu-Tang’s finest for a remix to his track “Crack Babies”, off the new album Invincible Armour, out tonight. Produced by Dame Grease.
Oh No and Tristate share the new single from their upcoming project 3 Dimensional Prescriptions, “Exit Through The Gift Shop” featuring Evidence. Listen below and look for the tape to drop on January 13th with additional guest appearances from Westside Gunn, Hus Kingpin and Planet Asia among others.
Nitty Scott connects with the legend Large Pro on a new one called “We Are One”, which will appear on the upcoming compilation project, LOADING, which is billed as “a project bring Artists in the same Frequency to Collaborate”.
Listen to “We Are One” below.
After crushing a performance of the song on The Tonight Show with guest Estelle, De La Soul release an official video for “Memory Of…(Us)” that also features producer Pete Rock. Off the Grammy-nominated album …and the Anonymous Nobody, out now.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Trae Tha Truth and Sacramento’s Mozzy lay the “Ground Rules” with an assist from Snoop Dogg on their new single. This is off the pair’s upcoming joint project Trapped In, which is due out December 16th and will feature appearances from Jadakiss, Dave East, Jayton and Lil Boss among others.
Soula is about to bring back life with this new album Friday. Check out “D.R.U.G.S”, the latest release from the project via its new black and white visual above, and peep the full tracklist, features and production credits here.
Childish Gambino liberates a 360 degree VR video of his performance of “Me And Your Mama” at his PHAROS festival earlier this year. This was previously exclusive to his PHAROS Earth app but has now made its way to Youtube. Stream the new album Awaken, My Love! here.
KXNG Crooked drops off a new visual for “Robocop Went Pop” off the new album Good vs. Evil. I love how ready he is to go to war, we need more of this same sentiment.
UPDATED with a new Crook joint called “Split Paths” below.
Nicki Minaj is about to launch a new mobile game called The Empire which will let players rap over Nicki tracks and build up their own industry empire, etc. Today a new track from the game called ” Gone Do It” has surfaced.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Ab-Soul has finally taken the time to reveal the tracklist for his long-awaited album Do What Thou Wilt. In case you haven’t heard, the project will be out this coming Friday, December 9th and today Soulo shares the full tracklist and production credits. Guests will include ScHoolBoy Q, SZA, Da$H, Bas, Kokane, Mac Miller and Rapsody, with producers such as A$AP P on The Boards, Sounwave, Tae Beast and DJ Fu of Ear Drummers.
Check it out below.
In the short clip above, photographer and director Anthony Supreme of Red Audio, who you may know from his previous work with Deniro Farrar, DuRu Tha King and Denzel Curry, speaks on the completely impromptu shot that ended up as the new cover for J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only LP.
Watch above and look for Cole’s new album to arrive on Friday.
KAYTRANDA takes a crack at Afrika Bambaataa’s groundbreaking 1982 classic “Planet Rock” as promotion for the upcoming 808 documentary about the iconic drum machine and it’s accompanying soundtrack.
Listen below and look for 808 via Apple Music on December 9th.
This past weekend in Miami, Yasiin Bey announced that he has two new albums on deck that he will be premiering during his upcoming performance at The Apollo Theater on December 21st. Speaking with Miss Info on Public School NYC’s WNL Radio broadcast, Bey revealed the impending release of As Promised, his long-awaited collaboration with Mannie Fresh, plus another new project called Negus in Natural Person.
These are both in addition to the Dec 99th project with Ferrari Sheppard which will arrive this Friday on TIDAL. Additionally, Bey treated the crowd at the ‘In Appreciation Of Lyricism’ event presented by Boiler Room and Saul Williams to live performances of some new tracks. The joint he does in the clip above sounds especially ridiculous. Below, watch footage of him performing a politically charged new song called “No Time To Pretend”. The audio on both is excellent.
He runs through the lyrics acapella before launching into a full performance.
Join Father at an impeccably composed picnic in his new video for “Heartthrob” by director Ramez Silyan. Also, smoking is sexy, idc. The Awful Records rapper also launched some new merch connected to the track which you can browse here.
Last night, Busta Rhymes and Joell Ortiz swung by The Roots night job and joined them for a performance of “My Shot” from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s The Hamilton Mixtape.
Monday, December 5, 2016
Juelz Santana grabs Dave East and dusts off some vocals from the incarcerated GS9 boys Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel for a new one called “Time Ticking” produced by Jahlil Beats. Continue below to listen. Also included is the new video for “Up In The Studio Gettin Blown Pt. 2”.
J. Cole has released the tracklist for his new album 4 Your Eyez Only, due out on Friday, and he’s going to the face again. Interestingly enough, neither of the two new tracks previewed during his new documentary appear on the album.
Check it out below.
So after numerous delays, it looks like my boy Ab-Soul is going to hook me up for my birthday. He just announced that his new project Do What Thou Wilt will be out this Friday, December 9th. Check out the new PakkMusicGroup-produced single “Threatening Nature” below and clear your schedule for this weekend, if you hadn’t already.
Art imitates life in the new video for OG Boobie Black’s “Phone Call” which features a call-in from Gates who is currently incarcerated after being found guilty of battery for kicking a woman during a performance in Florida.
To commemorate the 4-year anniversary of the release of his O.N.I.F.C LP, Wiz Khalifa drops three previously unreleased tracks from the recording sessions for the album. Check out “Young Millionaires”, “Speech” & “You Party” below.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
“I remember me and Cole would open for Hov, everyday A Star Is Born, I guess I died in the womb”
Wale drops off a new one called “Groundhog Day” produced by Jake Uno. Some people believe that the opening bars of the second verse on that new J.Cole track “False Prophets” were aimed at Wale, and while they weren’t nearly as scathing as some of the other bars on the song (widely believed to be aimed at Drake and Kanye), they certainly fall into the “airing business in public” category. Keep that in mind as you listen to “Groundhog Day” which features a direct reference to Cole and some other lines that could be construed as a response.
Friday, December 2, 2016
Wiz, Juicy J and TM88 drop “Medication” the latest video in support of their Rude Awakening project.
Pharrell liberates yet another track from the soundtrack to the film Hidden Figures, an uplifting and soulful cut called “Able”.
Continue below to listen and check out some footage of his performance of the song at Toronto International Film Festival.
Young Renzel is working at an Atlanta car was with Gucci Mane trying to come up in his new video for “Buy Back The Block” featuring 2 Chainz and LaFlare. Meek Mill and 21 Savage also pop up for cameos. This will appear on Ross’ upcoming album, Rather You Than Me, due out in 2017.
Pusha T covers the new December/January issue of Complex and if the cover motif didn’t tip you off, one of the main topics covered is Blowbama’s work with movements like #SchoolsNotPrisons and activists such as dream hampton and director Ava DuVernay on the epidemic of mass incarceration in America. Speaking to writer Mychal Denzel Smith, Push speaks on the mass incarceration of folks he grew up with, responds to criticism over his signing of Desiigner to G.O.O.D Music, the election of Trump and addresses the alleged shots Drake took at him on “Two Birds, One Stone”:
LIT. Killer Mike and El-P today revealed that RTJ3 will be out January 13th and they shared a third new cut from the project called “Legend Has It”, which finds them crushing one of their signature back-and-forth’s over a production by Little Shalimar and Wilder Zoby. The project will be available as a free download, but there are also pre-order options for physical and high-quality digital downloads.
Head to the RTJ site for more info and continue below to stream the track.
Harlem-based producer 183rd delivers his new instrumental project, Luke Cage: Black Super Hero. The 7-track tape employs numerous samples from Netflix’s hit series Luke Cage and features a heat rock of a guest appearance from Smoke DZA on the lead track “Cottonmouth”, all of which you can stream below.