Saturday, February 25, 2017

Listen to an Unreleased Nas, Jay Z, Jadakiss and DMX Song

Swizz Beatz and Just Blaze took to Instagram Live for a 3-hour long “battle of the beats” which had them facing off with some of their respective classics and a bunch of unreleased music. One of the highlights that has gotten the most attention, for obvious reasons, was an unreleased track from Nas, Jay Z, Jadakiss and DMX that Swizz played. The audio from the live stream wasn’t the best, but you can certainly get the gist of the record. While some of the lyrical references sound a bit dated (bath salts, zombies, etc) this sounds like a banger.

Watch below.

Remy Ma – ShETHER (Nicki Minaj Diss)

Remy Ma responds to the shots Nicki Minaj took at her on “Make Love” the new single from Gucci Mane that Minaj guests on. Look, I respect Nicki’s spit game, but Remy is not to be trifled with by any means.

Listen below.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Consequence ft. Royce Da 5’9 – All Black Neighborhood

After tearing up the Grammys stage and a couple of live freestyles, Consequence gets back to the new music with “All Black Neighborhood” featuring Royce Da 5’9. Listen below as the pair trade verses over a jazzy loop.

Video: Belly ft. Future – Frozen Water

Belly and Future are posted up at a shady looking but beautiful motel in the new video for “Frozen Water”, a standout track from the InZombia mixtape. Look out for Future’s new album, HNDRXX, to arrive this Friday.

Wale – Groundhog Day (Poem)

Wale drops the extra verses from the extended version of his track “Groundhog Day” which he premiered via the song’s recently released music video.

Listen below.

Jay Z to Enter the Songwriters Hall of Fame

This morning, the Songwriters Hall of Fame announced their list of 2017 inductees and your boy Shawn Corey Carter will become the first rapper to ever be bestowed with the honor. Jay joins a seriously legendary class of writers that includes Motown founder Berry Gordy, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Max Martin and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Nile Rogers announced the list of inductees on CBS This Morning, saying about Jay, “It’s massive. He has changed the way that we listen to music. He’s changed the way that we have fun.” Not bad for a guy who doesn’t write.

The ceremony takes place on June 5th in New York City. In other Hov news, he is reportedly launching a new venture capital firm with longtime friend and business partner, Roc Nation exec Jay Brown.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A$AP Mob – Cuffin Season (Mix)

The A$AP boys get in on the Valentine’s Day mix game with their new Cuffin Season tape. This one features a far more commercial line-up than Hud Mo’s offering, including such R&B/Rap classics as J.Lo and Ja Rule’s “I’m Real”, Diddy and Usher’s “I Need A Girl” and Fabolous and Lil Mo’s “Can’t Let You Go”, among many other classics you’ll immediately recognize. This shit is actually bringing me back right now.

Stream below.

Monday, February 13, 2017

DJ Khaled ft. Jay Z & Beyonce – Shining

Immediately after Sunday night’s Grammy’s broadcast, where he was nominated for a statue, DJ Khaled drops the Beyonce and Jay Z featured single “Shining”, presumably from his just announced next album Grateful.

Listen below

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Video: Problem – My Squad

Problem Snapchats his way across LA in his new video for “My Squad” off last year’s Hotels 2 mixtape. The song has been embraced by the LA Rams as a team anthem, and so the Compton MC stops by training camp where players like star running back Todd Gurley pop up for cameos.

Video: A Boogie & Don Q – Bag On Me

A Boogie and Don Q drop the "Bag On Me”, video, on their GTA sh*t shooter-mode.

Smoke DZA – Untitled (Prod. by Ski Beatz)

Smoke DZA is brings out the chune in occasion for his G-day by giving Ski Beatz the greenlight to liberate “Untitled”, a banger of a track that they’ve apparently had in the stash.

Listen below.

Suicide Squad (Maino & Uncle Murda) – Gang Gang

Maino and Uncle Murda continue their fruitful collaborative relationship under the Sucide Squad moniker on “Gang Gang” produced by London On Da Track. This had previously leaked several months ago under a slightly different title but it’s now seeing an official release.

Check it out below.

The Underachievers – Cobra Clutch

AK and Issa throw both opposing rappers and a production by Tedd Boyd in Sgt. Slaughter’s infamous submission hold on “Cobra Clutch”, the second release from their upcoming album Renaissance.

Listen below.

Video: Kemba – Already

Kemba returns with his new video for “Already”, from the Negus album which arrived back in July of 2016. Watch above and then check out his new interview with FADER where he speaks on getting pulled on stage to freestyle by Kendrick Lamar during a show last winter, his name change from YC The Cynic and how a trip to Ferguson inspired Negus. My sincerest condolences go out to the homie on the recent losses of his moms and aunt.

Video: Boosie Badazz – 30 Deep

Boosie rolls aat least “30 Deep” in his latest visual in support of the Happy Thanksgiving & Merry Christmas mixtape.

Jim Jones Signs with Roc Nation

After several fairly obvious teases on social media, the news many were expecting has been confirmed: Jim Jones has signed a deal with Roc Nation. It’s unclear whether or not the Dipset co-founder has signed as an artist to the label/management firm, but if I was going to guess, I’d say it’s probably one of those management deals that the company has been aggressively pursuing with artists over the last couple of years. With this agreement, Capo becomes the most recent artist, including Fat Joe and The LOX, to put aside very public, though long dead, beefs with Jay Z to get money with the Roc boss.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Video: Wale ft. Lil Wayne – Running Back

Wale’s new single “Running Back” featuring Lil Wayne gets a new visual.

Video: Juicy J ft. Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla Sign – Ain’t Nothing

Juicy J gave Zane Lowe the greenlight to liberate his new Rubba Band Business single “Ain’t Nothing” featuring Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $igh on Monday. Check out the video for the Mike WiLL Made-It-produced cut and listen to Zane’s premiere below.

Wizkid ft. Drake – Hush Up The Silence

Team OVO broadcast a special UK edition of OVO Sound Radio on Beats 1 this past weekend as they pass through London for the Boy Meets World Tour. You can stream the full episode below which begins with a set from Oliver El-Khatib that is notable because it includes a proper version of Nigerian artist Wizkid’s “Hush Up The Silence” featuring Drake which had previously leaked. The episode also includes a grime set from DJ Maximum of the BBK crew.

Continue below to listen:

Video: Young Dolph – Meech

After reigniting his beef with Yo Gotti and dropping his Gelato mixtape, Dolph is back at us again with new visuals for “Meech” which you’ll find on the new project.

Rae Sremmurd Preview New Song with Gucci Mane & Kendrick Lamar

During a recent show in Prague, Rae Sremmurd gave the crowd a preview of a new track featuring Gucci Mane and Kendrick Lamar. You can hear a good portion of the track in the video below, including most of Gucci’s verse, but unfortunately, we’ll have to wait to hear K.Dot’s contribution.

Big Sean Covers Kanye in the 1Xtra Live Lounge

Big Sean came through with his talents to the BBC 1Xtra Live Lounge for a live performance. Above, you can watch him performing a cover of Kanye West’s “I Wonder” and below he does “Bounce Back” and “Moves” from his new album I Decided.

Watch Run The Jewels Tiny Desk Concert at NPR

Killer Mike and El-P are the latest artists to bless the Tiny Desk Concert series with a characteristically turnt set at the NPR offices. They run through “Talk To Me”, “Legend Has It” and one of my personal RTJ3 favorites, “Report To The Shareholders”. Trackstar The DJ handles the beats.

Watch below.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

RAST – Carnage Park

New joint from RAST, aka Michael Eric Flyson.

Listen below.

Scram Jones ft. Uncle Murda, Dave East & Styles P – NYC Drive-By

Scram Jones assembles a lethal lineup on “NYC Driveby” a new banger featuring Uncle Murda, Dave East and Styles P.

Continue below to listen and watch out for the falling bodies.

Curren$y ft. G Perico – MOB

With a couple of collaborative projects with Freddie Gibbs and Big K.R.I.T on deck, Spitta continues to roll out loosies for the culture. Check out “MOB” featuring G Perico below.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Video: Big Sean – Halfway Off The Balcony

Big Sean drops a surrealist visual that features the older version of himself that appears on his I Decided album cover, as teased in the album’s trailer. Watch above and stream the full LP.

Lil Durk & Young Thug – Internet

Lil Durk and Young Thug go in on those of you who front for the sake of the ‘Gram on “Internet”, off the new Chilanta 3 mixtape from DJ Bandz.

Listen below.

Video: Fly Ty ft. Offset & Jadakiss – Large Bag

Fly Ty, Jadakiss and Offset need big baggage in their latest video for the single from Ty’s My Life Your Entertainment project.

Video: Ab-Soul ft. Teedra Moses & Javonté – Evil Genius

Here’s Ab-Soul’s latest visual for “Evil Genius” featuring Teedra Moses and Javonte, off that Do What Thou Wilt.

Video: Yo Gotti ft. LunchMoney Lewis – Lifestyle

There’s been no sign of any response from Yo Gotti to Young Dolph’s recent shots just yet, but today he’s back with a very clean new visual for his White Friday track “Lifestyle” with LunchMoney Lewis.
Directed by Kid Art.

V Don ft. RetcH, Tayyib Ali & Ar-Ab – Paid In Full

Here’s “Paid In Full” with Tayyib Ali and Ar-AB, and while everybody snapped, I’ve been fiending for some new RetcH in particular.

Listen below.

Video: Geechi Suede – Blown

Camp Lo’s Geechi Suede heads to London in his new video for “Blown”, his latest in support of the 0.9 NyteLife FM LP.

Problem ft. Kap G & Uncle Chucc – Melrose (Remix)

Problem taps Kap G for a new remix to “Melrose”, the lead single off his Chachiville project which is out now.

Stream below.

Key!, Jace, Curtis Williams & FatKidsBrotha – By The Hour

Another new Two-9 single from the upcoming FRVR album has surfaced and most of the gang is riding on this one. Check out “By The Hour” featuring Key!, Jace, Curtis Williams and Dave and Mac of FatKidsBrotha below and look for the album to arrive on February 9th.

Big Sean – I Decided. (Album Stream)

A month and a half after announcing his new project, Big Sean delivers his 4th solo studio album, I Decided. The follow-up to Dark Sky Paradise, the LP is a concept album centered around the idea of rebirth. Guests include Eminem, Migos, Jeremih, Jhene Aiko and The-Dream.

Stream below. UPDATED with Sean’s performance of “Half Way Off The Balcony” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon below.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Video: Casanova ft. Young M.A., Fabolous, Dave East & Don Q – Don’t Run (Remix)

A few days after making noise with his “Don’t Run” remix, Brooklyn’s Casanova drops the official video. The clip finds Cas, Fabolous, Young M.A., Dave East and Don Q playing the club while a few thotties scheme on the shines. A few days after making noise with his “Don’t Run” remix, Brooklyn’s Casanova drops the official video.

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