Saturday, June 30, 2012
Akon's been a little quiet on the music side of things since he's been busy handling business and wearing T-Pain around his wrist and Gaga around his neck. Now Akon's back to prove that he still has what it takes to be a successful artist with his new mixtape Konkrete Jungle.
Previously: Ca$h Out ft. Akon, Young Jeezy, Fabolous & Yo Gotti - Cashin' Out (Remix)
This track surfaced a while back, but Wiz Khalifa and Atlantic Records have officially made the 2 Chainz featured "It's Nothing" his second single for O.N.I.F.C. d(^_^)b Guaranteed for your weekend!
Friday, June 29, 2012
Chevy Woods teams up with DMV representer Black Cobain on "Convo," their first of 2 tracks they've released today. Stream and download the track below, and hit the jump to check out Black Cobain's "No Love Without You" featuring Chevy!
Stalley and Rick Ross deliver another viral video courtesy of DRE Films as they perform their Savage Journey To The American Dream collaboration "Hell's Angel."
Ca$h Out has plans to keep cranking out hits like "Cashin' Out," and with a little help from Wale he revived "Hold Up," originally from his Its My Time mixtape. Does Ca$h Out have another one?
Ca$h Out ft. Wale - Hold Up (Prod. by Beat Billionaire)
Download: Ca$h Out ft. Wale - Hold Up (Prod. by Beat Billionaire)
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Slaughterhouse announced that their single "Throw It Away" will hit iTunes on July 12th, but the Swizz Beatz featured track made its way to Hot 97 for another Funk Flex premiere. Check out the tagged version below, and hit up the comments with your thoughts!
Update: CDQ added courtesy of RR
Slaughterhouse ft. Swizz Beatz - Throw It Away (CDQ)
Download: Slaughterhouse ft. Swizz Beatz - Throw It Away (Tags)
Chris Brown dropped off another R&B-side that won't make the final cut on Fortune in the form of the B.o.B featured, produced "Get Down."
Purchase: Chris Brown ft. B.o.B - Get Down (iTunes)
It's been a decent day for new music, but Big Sean let go of a freebie featuring Mac Miller that might just have overshadowed everything.
Rapsody stopped through DJ Enuff's Hot 97 radio show yesterday to premiere her new 9th Wonder produced track "Believe Me." Check out the radio rip of the new Jamla record set to drop on her upcoming tape The Idea Of Beautiful.
Rapsody - Believe Me (Prod. by 9th Wonder) [Radio Rip]
Download: Rapsody - Believe Me (Prod. by 9th Wonder) [Radio Rip]
NC STAND UP!!!
Previously: Kooley High - Regular S*it [Music Video]
Thanks to the success of Jarren Benton's first tape Huffing Glue With Hasselhoff, his new project Freebasing With Kevin Bacon was one of the most anticipated projects of the summer. I'm listening now, and this definitely doesn't disappoint. Definitely think I'm going to make his release party fit into my plans this Saturday.
Stream and download Freebasing With Kevin Bacon below, which features 2 Chainz, Freeway, Playboy Tre, Jon Connor, Rittz, Aleon Craft, Gangsta Boo and more!
Big Boi always knows when we need him to come back. He took to Atlanta's V103 last night to premiere his new single "Gossip," which features the late, great Pimp C, Big K.R.I.T., and Bun B.
Update: CDQ/No Tags stream added. Spotted at XZ
Download: Big Boi ft. UGK & Big K.R.I.T. - Gossip (Radio Rip)
[DJ Greg Street via RR]
Prodigy teams up with Wiz Khalifa on "Co-Pilot," the latest single from his upcoming album H.N.I.C 3 dropping July 3rd.
Download: Prodigy ft. Wiz Khalifa - Co-Pilot
Big Sean called into Hot 98.3 to chat it up with Bootleg Kev about his upcoming mixtape and album which should both hit us this year. Listen below as Big Sean also reveals a new single featuring the "Mercy" lineup that should be upon us soon.
Previously: Cris Cab ft. Big Sean - Good Girls (Don't Grow On Trees)
I got hip to Angel Haze when she dropped The Voice EP, but I'm floored by her new track "New York." She killed it and the beat from The 83rd (sampled from Gil Scott Heron's "New York Is Killing Me") is perfect for the summer. Check out the first leak from her upcoming Reservation EP below, and hit the jump to check out the EP trailer.
It's been a long time, but after taking some time off to enjoy raising her little boy, Alicia Keys is back with the Swizz Beatz produced "New Day." Was this single worth the wait? Hit the comments and let me know!
Previously: Alicia Keys Debuts New Single "Not Even The King" [VIDEO]
Herfection kicks off its Diary series with its first mini-documentary, chronicling King Mez's busy week promoting his latest project My Everlasting Zeal.
Read more at The Well Versed!
Previously: King Mez - My Everlasting Zeal [Free Album]
Ever since DJ Greg Street premiered Big Boi's "Gossip" last night, it's been the talk around the net. Rap-Up TV caught up with Big K.R.I.T. and got him to spill the beans on how he ended up on the record alongside legends Big Boi and UGK.
As part of Vitamin Water & FADER's Uncapped concert series, which brings tons of dope artists to venues across the country, 2 Chainz performed some of his most popular tracks at Seattle's Emerald Trapeze. Watch the Tity Boi perform "Spend It" and "No Lie" below, courtesy of Sermon.
I know a few G's in particular who were waiting for this one to drop, and I'm not too proud to admit that I've been anticipating this album for a while myself.
Meyhem Lauren joined forces with producers Tommy Mas & Harry Fraud to present his album Respect The Fly Shit for free, courtesy of LRG and GreedHead
Download: Meyhem Lauren - Respect The Fly Shit [Free LP]
Previously: The Alchemist ft. Meyhem Lauren - Crushed Kremlin
All rappers know that they can't exit Sway In The Morning without spitting a freestyle of some sort, and Childish Gambino decided to spit a never before heard verse from his upcoming mixtape Royalty. Watch below as he rhymes over Biggie's "10 Crack Commandments," and hit the comments with your thoughts on the verse!
Previously: Childish Gambino ft. Steve G. Lover - One Up
Miguel first premiered "Adorn" on the first of his Art Dealer Chic EP series, and thanks to the popularity of the record, he's made it the official first single off of his upcoming sophomore album. Enjoy the full version below!
Previously: Fat Joe ft. Kanye West, Miguel & More - Pride N Joy
YONAS has had quite the career already, and he's aiming for the skies on his new mixtape The Transition, presented by 2dopeboyz, DJ Booth and GoodMusicAllDay. Enjoy the fifteen track below, which features his popular "Pumped Up Kicks" remix, along with guest appearances from Brother Ali, Logic and more.
Nicki Minaj dominated the UK over the weekend and had to sit down with her friend Tim Westwood of BBC Radio to discuss her new song with 2 Chainz, her fake relationship with Nas, as well as her reaction to Drake and Chris Brown's fight.
Hit the jump for parts 2 and 3 where she talks Peter Rosenberg and Hot 97.
Had to rep STL this morning and post this track. CHING-A-LING has a new single, fool!
Check out "Yangin" below, the first leak from his upcoming EP Sleep On Me Die N Your Dreams (o_O) and hit the comments with your thoughts on the record.
Somebody tell me what "Yangin" is or else I'll keep having this song stuck in my head.
Lupe Fiasco brought the cameras to his hometown of Chicago to bring us the visuals to Food & Liquor 2's lead single "Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)." Peep the LEP Bogus Boys cameo at the beginning, and let's hope we're in for a treat when the album drops September 25th.
Directed by Alex Nazari
Previously: Lupe Fiasco - Bitch Bad
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
DJ Khaled ft. Kanye West & Rick Ross - I Wish You Would (Prod. by Hit-Boy) [CDQ]
Download: DJ Khaled ft. Kanye West & Rick Ross - I Wish You Would (Prod. by Hit-Boy) [No Tags, CDQ]
DJ Khaled ft. Kanye West & Rick Ross - I Wish You Would Lyrics
[IFWT + XZ]
Juicy J brings Big K.R.I.T. into his trippy circle as KRIT handles the hook and the beat and J raps on the drum banging "Knock U Out."
Rick Ross was already present on Mary J. Blige's My Life II track "Why," but now the rest of MMG has hopped on the remix, which features a new beat and new verses from Wale, Stalley, and Meek Mill.
Mary J. Blige ft. Rick Ross, Wale, Stalley & Meek Mill - Why (Remix) [Tags]
Download: Mary J. Blige ft. Rick Ross, Wale, Stalley & Meek Mill - Why (Remix) [Tags]
Everyone wants to know when Slaughterhouse's welcome to: OUR HOUSE will finally hit stores, and they've given us another, and hopefully, final release date of August 28th. As a consolation prize for your wait, check out the official album artwork above, and get ready for the July 12th iTunes premiere of their next single "Throw It Away" featuring Swizz Beatz.
Previously: Slaughterhouse ft. Cee-Lo & Eminem - My Life [Music Video]
Ace Hood borrows Yo Gotti's "Got Dat Sack" for a nice and quick freestyle. Starvation is out now!
Previously: DJ Absolut ft. Ace Hood, Pusha T, French Montana & Nathaniel - Untouchable [Music Video]
It's summer, the perfect time for some feel good music, and Massachusetts duo Aer has got you covered. Check out the visuals to "Floats My Boat" below, the latest single from their upcoming July 30th release, The Bright Side.
If you like what you see, click HERE to see if a breath of fresh Aer will be blowing through your city!
CyHi The Prynce finally gives us the first official single from his upcoming mixtape The Ivy League Club in the form of the Beat Billionaire produced banger "Slick."
Alt. Download (Mediafire)
Previously: DJ Greg Street ft. Bun B & CyHi The Prynce - Yeezy's Bout To Come Out
Fresh off of a sold out show in his hometown of Little Rock, SL Jones and DJ Burn One continue their Paraphernalia visual assault with director Red Audio. Check out the visuals to "M.D.M.A" featuring Rittz and Ebony Love below, and make sure you cop the tape!
Bronx emcee NOM proves that he's cut from a different cloth on his new mixtape Different Breed, hosted by Sirius XM & Hip Hop Nation's DJ S.Whit. If you want to hear some raw, authentic New York rap, look no further than this one.
Previously: NOM - In My Lifetime [Music Video]
Asher Roth isn't compromising his love for hip hop for a dumbed down #1 record, and he let's it be known on his new track "Turnip The Beet." Is This Too Orange? coming soon!
Download: Asher Roth - Turnip The Beet
Previously: Nardwuar Vs. Asher Roth [VIDEO]
ANTHM is running for his life in the visuals to "Siren's Song," one of my favorites from his latest EP Joy & Pain. No Cosign necessary!
Directed by Nat Prinzi
Previously: ANTHM - Joy & Pain [FreEP]
I've been feigning for this project for a few months now, and today Cheri Coke and MeLo-X came through with the goods. Stream and download their collaborative effort X/COKE below, and sit back for the ride!
Download: Cheri Coke - X/COKE (Prod. by MeLo-X)
Previously: X/COKE (Cheri Coke + MeLo-X) - Free
Bei Maejor takes us on one hell of a trip in the music video to Upscale standout "Pillz." Really nice visuals from directors BRTHR.
Previously: Bei Maejor ft. Waka Flocka Flame - Lights Down Low [Music Video]
Rocko clearly has a favorite letter in the alphabet as he gives us the first visuals from his upcoming mixtape #IGNANT. This video was brought to you by the letter "M" (In my best Elmo voice).
Previously: Rocko ft. Verse Simmonds - Balance [Music Video]
Iggy Azalea and T.I. granted KarenCivil.com exclusive access into the making of the video for "Murda Bizness." Watch below as Tip explains that all of the creative control was in the hands of the Grand Hustle first lady, and get ready for the finished product!
Previously: Iggy Azalea ft. T.I. & B.o.B - Million Dollar Misfits
Willie Taylor of Day 26 pays homage to fellow Chi-Town singer and R&B legend R. Kelly with a remake of the 1993 babymaker "12 Play."
"After over 2 million downloads of my first mixtape "Sextape", I wanted to build a bridge from "Sextape" to my new mixtape " The Reintroduction of Willie Taylor" by doing a remake to a song that would definitely get everyone's attention and "12 Play" by R. KELLY, was one of those obvious choices. This song is a R&B classic." - Willie
Previously: Day 26 - Made Love Lately [Music Video]
Woody's Kanye West: Remixed was definitely a G.U.E. favorite, and now the producer is back with his take on Notorious B.I.G.'s classic "Machine Gun Funk." Be on the lookout for more d(^_^)b guaranteed tracks as Woody preps Woody x The Notorious B.I.G.: Remixed for July 25th release.
Previously: Woody x Kanye West: Remixed [Free Album]
MMG is still going strong in New York City, making their press rounds in promotion of their album Self Made, Vol. 2. This morning they stopped by Power 105 to sit down with The Breakfast Club, where Rick Ross explained how he connected with Wale, Stalley, Meek Mill and Omarion to add them to the team.
Hit the jump for Part 2!
Big K.R.I.T. took his show to Conan as he performed "I Got This" in promotion of his debut Live From The Underground. "____ these haters, ____ these ____!"
Previously: Big K.R.I.T. ft. Slim Thug & Lil Keke - Me & My Old School (Remix)
Taylor Swift brings B.o.B to her home of Nashville, Tennessee to shoot the visuals to Strange Clouds hit "Both Of Us." Watch below as the cameras capture the true essence of the city, from rural to urban and black to white.
Hit the jump to watch behind the scenes footage from the "Both Of Us" shoot.
Both Chief Keef and ScHoolboy Q stopped through Sway In The Morning yesterday, and after a little chit chatting about Chief's writing process, they got down to business to prove why they're two of the most popular out right now.
Q after the jump!