Saturday, May 18, 2013
Leave it to Kanye to find an inventive way to premiere a new single. With his appearance on SNL only hours away, I was sure the track would pop up some time today. Never did I think it'd be done like this.
Instead of passing his single along to Flex, or mysteriously tweeting the record, Kanye had a performance of "New Slaves" projected along 66 buildings across the world.
Check out the debut of "New Slaves" Ye's hometown of Chicago courtesy of GoWhereHipHop's Maks G.
As a huge Kendrick fan, I can't help but compare the subject matter to both parts 1 and 2 of "Vanity Slave," but I'm glad to see Kanye returning to his College Dropout roots.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
After listening to Chance The Rapper's Acid Rap yesterday, I was left feeling a sense of deja vu which took me back to my first time hearing Kendrick Lamar's Section 80. As someone who was a fan of Kendrick's previous works, I could tell the second it started that this project would change everything. If past experiences teach me anything, it's that Chance The Rapper is set for the same fate.
Acid Rap is better than most albums hitting stores today, thanks to Chance's ability to lace his melodic flows with strong lyrics and the cohesive yet unique sound courtesy of Peter Cottontale and Stefan Ponce. Proof that Chicago hip hop is not confined to one sound, stream and download Acid Rap below, which features BJ The Chicago Kid, Twista, Action Bronson, Childish Gambino and more.
Download: Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap
Previously: [Music Video] Chance The Rapper ft. Ab-Soul - "Smoke Again"
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
It seems like Electric Highway just dropped, but Rockie Fresh keeps the new music coming with The Birthday Tape, his second MMG release. Stream the project below, which features Rick Ross, Gunplay, and Lunice.
Hourglass Picks: "Life Round Here" & "Panera Bread"
Previously: Casey Veggies ft. Rockie Fresh - "Energy"
Sunday, April 14, 2013
In typical Cocaine 80's fashion, No I.D. casually sent out "Congratulations," a new collaboration with Common.
On "Congratulations" Common tells the story of his best friend getting married in June to someone who might not be the right one for him. Did she smash the homie? Listen to find out.
Common ft. Cocaine 80s - "Congratulations" Lyrics
Friday, April 5, 2013
"Guap" was a nice single to test the waters, but now Big Sean is ready to promote his sophomore album Hall Of Fame in full force. Joining him on the project's second single is his G.O.O.D. Music brother Common, who raps over something different on "Switch Up."
Stream the joint production between Million $ Mano, No I.D. and Rob Kinelski and head to iTunes at midnight if you want to download "Switch Up."
Thursday, March 7, 2013
After introducing his new project Banco, Sir Michael Rocks gave illRoots the green light to premiere the tape's lead record "Money Came" produced by Choo Jackson. Peep the video trailer after the jump!
Monday, February 11, 2013
"Spazzing" is the only term I can use to describe what Add-2 does over his new track "The Almighty Add-2." Hear for yourself as the Chicago emcee rips a J-Rell production that it set to appear on his forthcoming More Missed Calls project.
Previously: Add-2 - Ain't Shit Change
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Sir Michael Rocks brought us Lap Of Lux & Lap Of Lux 1.5 last year, and while still riding high on their success, he's ready to present a new EP to us within the coming weeks. Get a first impression of Mikey's forthcoming project Banco with the official video trailer.
Previously: Sir Michael Rocks - Now You Do [Music Video]
Any label was lucky to have the talented BJ The Chicago Kid on their roster, but Motown seems like a perfect fit for my favorite R&B singer who's bound to have an amazing 2013.
Working with veteran producer B!nk, BJ puts his own spin to Aaliyah's "Rock The Boat" on his new single "Honey." Pineapple Now-Laters is in stores now!
Previously: [Music Video] Lolah Brown ft. BJ The Chicago Kid - "History"
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Casey Veggies and Rockie Fresh have come a long way from their "Duckin N Dodgin" days, and it's glad to see that both of them are sitting pretty at the top. With both emcees celebrating their new releases, they collaborate over the Uncle Dave produced "Energy."
Congrats to Casey for recently inking a deal with Sylvia Rhone's Vested In Culture/Epic Records imprint!
Monday, January 21, 2013
If the rest of Electric Highway is as nice as "Superman OG" and "Life Long," Rockie Fresh has quite the tape on his hands.
Today the Chicago emcee presents his debut project since joining MMG, and he impressively commands most of the tracks solo. Stream the DJ Ill Will hosted project below, and hit the comments with your thoughts on Rockie Fresh.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Give Rozay some peace Gunplay!
The bawse and quasi-rumored, quasi-official MMG artist Nipsey Hussle assist Chicago's Rockie Fresh on "Life Long," set to live on his upcoming project Electric Highway. Something tells me EH is gonna solidify Rockie's spot as a rookie not to be overlooked when it drops on January 21st.
Friday, January 11, 2013
I just started getting into TNGHT, and I'm glad to see that Rockie Fresh linked up with 1/2 of the duo on "Superman OG." Fresh proves that MMG is even stronger now that he's a part of the team and plans to present Electric Highway, his first project since his signing, on January 21st.
Previously: Sir Michael Rocks ft. Rockie Fresh - Can't Hide It
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Twista throws his hat in the ring to add to the long list of mixtapes that will hit the net this week
with the Don Cannon hosted Reloaded. Stream/download the project below, which features Juicy J, Ab-Soul, Future, Shawnna, Do Or Die, and more.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The song alone is enough to bring powerful imagery to your mind but Lupe Fiasco proves that his job is to empower and challenge hip hop as he narrates the story of "Bitch Bad." I wrote a paper on his track "American Terrorist" back in college, but this record deserves a book.
Food & Liquor 2 is set to hit stores September 25th.
Previously: Lupe Fiasco - Lamborghini Angels
Monday, August 13, 2012
WARNING: If you are easily offended or religiously sensitive DO NOT listen to
#LamborghiniAngels it contains very strong subject matter.
— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) August 13, 2012
Listener discretion is strongly advised.You heard the man! Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor 2 is set to hit stores on September 25th.
#LamboAngeles available tonight @ 11pm EST on iTunes
— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) August 13, 2012
Lupe Fiasco - Lamborghini Angels Lyrics
Previously: Lupe Fiasco - Toca Tuesdays Freestyle [VIDEO]
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Sir Michael Rocks's mixtape Lap Of Lux trended on Twitter as soon as it dropped and has already been downloaded over 50,000 times on DatPiff alone. To keep the momentum going, Mikey drops the visuals to the Lana Del Rey sampled standout "Now You Do."
Previously: Sir Michael Rocks - Lap Of Lux [New Mixtape]
Monday, August 6, 2012
Jeremih delivers another Late Nights banger just one day before the DJ Drama and DJ Pharris hosted tape hits the net. Stream/download "Outta Control" below, which features two of ATL's favorites: Gucci Mane and 2 Chainz.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Sir Michael Rocks gave us two mixtapes last year, and he took his time to gift us with the
Download: Sir Michael Rocks - Lap Of Lux | Alt. Download (LiveMixtapes)
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Jet Life meets MMG as Chicago's finest Sir Michael Rocks and Rockie Fresh come together on "Can't Hide It," the latest single from Mikey's forthcoming solo album Lap Of Lux.
Hit the jump to stream Lap Of Lux's first single, "Now You Do."