Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Rapsody already has quite the catalog as the head soldier in 9th Wonder's Jamla Army, but the North Carolina emcee's forthcoming Gangsta Grillz mixtape She Got Game with DJ Drama has great expectations. Mac Miller and Jared Evan assist Rapsody on the project's second reveal, "Generation," which features production from the general himself.
Stream the track below, and hit the jump to hear the mixtape's first offering, "Dark Knights" with Wale. She Got Game, August 20th.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
For most of the music heads out there, Chance The Rapper still holds the title for best mixtape of the year with his breakout project Acid Rap as we head towards the third quarter. In case you need a reminder of what the Chicago bred golden boy has to offer, or if this is your official introduction to Chance The Rapper, check out the galactic visuals for "Everybody's Something" below.
Directed by Austin Vesely
Previously: [New Mixtape] Chance The Rapper - 'Acid Rap'
Monday, July 29, 2013
Today, in a time where ridiculous publicity stunts like fake proposals are key reasons why people listen to music, it's refreshing to see that tracks like Big Sean's "Fire" can be appreciated without any huge banners or announcements leading up to the release. In fact, the Hall Of Fame track wasn't supposed to hit the net, but a premature leak caused Sean to let the passionate track loose for his fans.
Stream "Fire" below, and let me know if you'll be copping Big Sean's sophomore album Hall Of Fame when it hits stores August 27.
Previously: Big Sean ft. Lil Wayne & Jhené Aiko - "Beware"
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
While this summer has seen it's fair share of Hip Hop releases from the likes of J. Cole, Kanye, Wale, and Mac Miller, Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail has proven to be the biggest. With first week sales of 528,000 --not including the 1 million copies sold to Samsung weeks before it release-- and the first rap album to hit #1 on Billboard two weeks in a row, Jay has a lot to be proud of.
After giving The Breakfast Club and Angie Martinez a moment of his time with a pair of very telling interviews, Jay Z sat down with Rap Radar's Elliot Wilson to discuss #FactsOnly. Watch Part 1 below as Jay discusses his love for art, performing at Yankee stadium, and more.
Part 2 after the jump!
Monday, July 22, 2013
Kanye West let it be known on Twitter that he wasn't happy about the video to "Black Skinhead" leaking last week before it was completed. Today, however, the final cut of the interactive visuals premiered on KanyeWest.com.
Check out the visuals below and hit the comments to let me know your thoughts on both the video and of Yeezus. Did Kanye really release the best verse in Hip Hop history on "New Slaves?"
Previously: [Video] Kanye West Performs "New Slaves" & "Black Skinhead" On SNL
Sunday, July 21, 2013
With their sophomore effort MUSE. just a month away, daring soul- hip hop duo CharlieRED holds nothing back in the visuals to the project's lead single "GreenGREED." Watch below as Rocki Evans and Cobaine Ivory take on the man, the flaws of our capitalist system, and hopefully the brains of those watching whose thoughts are centered around the third deadly sin.
MUSE. = August 20th.
Previously: CharlieRED - "GreenGREED"
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Shome quickly became a G.U.E. favorite with his tracks "Bourbon & Canal" and "Enter Loot," and I'm sure you're pleased to know that he's prepping the full length project The Balancing Act.
The New Orleans bred emcee now residing in my hometown of Charlotte, NC keeps it authentic with "Get It All," a raw introduction to what else The Balancing Act has to offer.
Previously: Shome - "Enter Loot" (Interlude) [Prod. by Nesby Phips]
In conjunction with Russell Simmon's new venture All Def Digital, L.A. singer-songwriter Jarell Perry presents the visuals to"Getaway"-- my favorite track on his Simple Things album. The West Coast sure has some talent in the R&B department, so get familiar with this man!
Previously: Jarell Perry - "Worst Enemy"
Vol. 1 received a ton of love from you all, so I made sure to spend even more working on "Think Outside The Clock, Vol. 2." Just like the first installment, Vol. 2 is mostly comprised of remixes from my favorite DJs and producers, but this one is more representative of my experience in the Atlanta club scene. It also features an impromptu live remix of Jhené Aiko's "Stranger" by yours truly.
Download and stream Vol. 2 below, and hit the jump for a full track listing! Be sure to show love on my Soundcloud, Facebook, and Twitter!