Sunday, June 30, 2013

[Music Video] 2 Chainz ft. Pharrell - "Feds Watchin"

Premiered by BET moments after the curtains closed tonight, 2 Chainz and Pharrell got cleaned up in case the "Feds Watching" in the visuals to the B.O.A.T.S. II lead single. Look for Tity Boi's sophomore solo album to hit stores September 10th.

Previously: 2 Chainz ft. Pharrell - "Feds Watching" + Summer Jam XX Set

Friday, June 28, 2013

Janelle Monae - "Dance Apocalyptic"

Along with today's announcement that The Electric Lady will hit stores on September 10th, Janelle Monae premiered the album's second single, "Dance Apocalyptic." Once you hit play, the title strangely makes total sense...

Stream "Dance Apocalyptic" below, which playfully borrows a line from...wait for it.... Juicy J, and hit the jump to watch the trailer for the video coming July 2!

Nubbz - 'Till Sunset' (Remix Collection)

Nubbz quickly became a Gs Use Emoticons favorite when he released his remix project In A Minute, and the Dutch producer has added more than a few gems to his collection since then.

Nubbz' take on Childish Gambino's "Fire Fly" and Blu's "Soul Provider" spread around the net like wildfire, and his new project Till Sunset bundles those tracks with four more featuring Nas, Danny Brown, Freddie Gibbs, and CL Smooth. Vibe out to Till Sunset below, and be sure to hit the comments with your thoughts!

Download: Nubbz - Till Sunset | Alt Download (Bandcamp)

Previously: Blu - "Soul Provider" (Nubbz Remix)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

[Music Video] Bridget Kelly ft. Kendrick Lamar - "Street Dreamin"

Almost more exciting than my two favorite artists Bridget Kelly and Kendrick Lamar crafting a track together is the fact that Roc Nation is actually giving the amazing vocalist a real push leading up to her debut album. "Street Dreamin" has been doing well on Atlanta radio, and now the Clifton Bell directed visual has premiered on VEVO. Watch the video to "Street Dreamin" below, which was shot in my home state of NC. Greensboro, I see ya!

Shout out the Bruhz as well!


Big Sean ft. Lil Wayne & Jhené Aiko - "Beware"

Ever since Jhené Aiko became a part of No I.D.'s Artium/Def Jam family, Big Sean took advantage of the new addition, revealing their chemistry in the studio on a few tracks from his acclaimed Detroit mixtape. Now with his sophomore album Hall Of Fame officially slated for an August 27th release, he rolls out another single attempt with "Beware" featuring the "Comfort Inn Ending" songstress and Lil Wayne.

Stream the cautionary tale below and click HERE to purchase "Beware" on iTunes. Hall Of Fame trailer after the jump!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

CharlieRED - "GreenGREED"

Thankfully, Rocki Evans and Cobaine Ivory aren't stopping with the Religion EP. On August 20th, they plan to drop their sophomore effort MUSE. as the Blues/Hip Hop duo CharlieRED, and they kick things off with "GreenGREED." Nothing counterfeit about this record. Pure soul.

Hit the jump for the download and peep the lyric video below! #GreenGREED

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Nas - "#MadeNasProud" (J. Cole Response)

As a response to the powerful Born Sinner track "Let Nas Down," in which J. Cole reveals Nas' disappointment with his first official single "Work Out," Nasir pays the ultimate respect by tipping his hat to the young star. This song is already really special to their fans, so I can only imagine how special Nas' words are to Cole.

Hit the jump to see J. Cole describe Nas' reaction when hearing "Let Nas Down."

Drake Drops 4 New Tracks & Reveals 'Nothing Was The Same' Release Date

With J. Cole and Yeezus going head to head with amazing results; Jay-Z's revolutionary announcement of his album Magna Carta Holy Grail; Wale's The Gifted on deck; and Drake's Nothing Was The Same officially slated for a September 17th release, there's no doubt that this summer will be the best one Hip Hop music's seen in a while.

In a move similar to the concurrent release of "Girls Love Beyoncé" and "No New Friends," Drake released four new tracks: the J. Cole featured "Jodeci Freestyle," Party Next Door's "Over Here," Migos' "Versace," and the Sampha featured "The Motion."  Stream + download them all below.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

[Album Stream] J. Cole - 'Born Sinner'

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Much like the reactive strategy used for Cole World: The Sideline StoryJ. Cole and his team responded quickly to the leak of his sophomore album Born Sinner with the launch of an official stream of the project. At the end of the day, whether you grab the leaked version or not, this is just one of those albums that you should purchase based on sheer quality alone.  June 18, 2013.

Stream Born Sinner below!

Previously: J. Cole ft. TLC - "Crooked Smile"

Thursday, June 6, 2013

[Music Video] Wale ft. Rick Ross & Lupe Fiasco - "Poor Decisions" + "Bad" (Remix) ft. Rihanna

Wale's album The Gifted is set to hit stores on June 25th, and if his hit single "Bad" and "LoveHate Thing" are any indications, it may give both Kanye and Cole's project a run for their money.

In addition to The Gifted, Wale will team up with his Maybach Music compadres for their third Self Made compilation, which will drop on August 6. Watch the video for the project's first offering "Poor Decisions" featuring Lupe Fiasco and Rick Ross below, and hit the jump to stream the re-release of "Bad" featuring Rihanna who stands in for Rico Love's newest Divison 1 signee, Tiara Thomas.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Ryshon Jones - "Underdog Theme Music" (Prod. by Rollin Mills)

Ryshon Jones has been busy cooking up the follow-up to his In Theory project, and he's taking no prisoners on the lead leak "Underdog Theme Music." With a soundscape produced by Rollin Mills, Ryshon rhymes about how he'll stay true to his craft and feed off of the doubters.

If only Indiana had this during game 7....

Download: Ryshon Jones - "Underdog Theme Music"

Previously: [Music Video] Ryshon Jones ft. L.atasha A.lcindor - "God's Broken Smile"

J. Cole ft. TLC - "Crooked Smile"

For every "Feds Watchin," there should be a "Crooked Smile." J. Cole, never one to shy away from substance, tackles deep subject matter while cracking a few jokes on himself in the process.

I know you (and clearly Cole himself) have seen the Cole World eyebrow and dental slander, and to make a single that superficially references his aesthetic flaws is genius. Let's not forget that J. Cole tapped T-Boz and Chili, R&B artists cemented in history, to contribute their vocals to the inspirational "Crooked Smile."

Cole's Born Sinner will battle Kanye's Yeezus on June 18th. With "Power Trip," "Niggas Know" and now this on the tracklist, my money's on NC's finest....

Previously: [FreEP] J. Cole - 'Truly Yours 2'

2 Chainz ft. Pharrell - "Feds Watching" + Summer Jam XX Set

A Pharrell/Neptunes beat gets an automatic listen from me any time of the day, and when I'm in Turn down FOR WHAT?! mode a 2 Chainz line is like a nice selection from Chicken Soup For The Soul.

Thanks to "Feds Watching," I think I've found middle ground for 2 Chainz on my iTunes. The reggae tinged beat is perfect for the summer and "Feds Watching" is a great street single to test the waters for his forthcoming sophomore album.

As a bonus hit the jump to catch 2 Chainz's full set from Summer Jam XX, which features a surprise performance from last year's Summer Jam nemesis Nicki Minaj.
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