Tuesday, November 19, 2013
To say that this has been the year of the SZA is an understatement. After gaining more momentum from her S EP, the songstress inked a deal with TDE, released "Teen Spirit" and hit the road with Little Dragon.
She's already collaborated with fellow TDE newbie Isaiah Rashad on "The Antydote" and now SZA links with soul brother #2 Ab-Soul on the rework of "ICE.MOON," kit with new lyrics. Enjoy below, and hit the jump for the visuals to the original!
ScHoolboy Q's album Oxymoron has been the next to drop for some time now, and while I'm growing impatient, I'm glad that TDE decided to share a morsel of the project with us in the form of "Man Of The Year." Stay tuned. The release date for Oxymoron is set to be released next week.
Previously: [VIDEO] ScHoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, N.O.R.E. & More Remember Wu-Tang's ' Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers)' Album
For once, I'm glad to see Chris Brown's name in a headline for his music instead of for his legal woes and other controversy. With his album X pushed back to 2014, Breezy holds his fans over with the 6 track mixtape X-Files. The 6 track EP features collaborations with Busta Rhymes, Ludacris and Kid Ink. Enjoy below, and be sure to hit the comments with your thoughts!
Previously: [Music Video] Chris Brown - "Fine China" + Hot 97 Interview With Angie Martinez [Video]
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Timbaland's had a busy year assisting on Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail and both of Justin Timberlake's platinum The 20/20 Experience releases. Now, the legendary producer has taken the time to share what he's got planned for his next solo project, Textbook Timbo, as he premiered new track "Know Bout Me" featuring Drake and Fauntleroy. Don't get too excited about "Ft. Jay Z..."His contribution to the record includes a few leftover ad-libs, not a hot 16.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Although the South is home to many heralded and extremely talented rap groups (Outkast, Goodie Mob, Youngbloodz, Eightball & MJG, and Three 6 Mafia just to name a few), Alabama talent has noticeably been absent from that roster--until now.
Straight outta Birmingham, trio K.L.U.B. Monsta is waiting for the perfect time to release Canvas, their DJ Wally Sparks hosted follow up to the acclaimed Separate But Sequel. I've been privy to quite a few joints from Canvas and all I have to say is get ready to hear the name K.L.U.B Monsta A LOT more in the near future.
Stream + download KLUB Monsta's latest offering, "Chauvinist Clap" below, produced by my main man Anthem, and be sure to hit the comments with your thoughts.
Canvas hosted by DJ Wally Sparks is coming soon!
Previously: Anthem x B.o.B x Nicki Minaj - "oUt OF mY mInD" (Remix)
Monday, October 7, 2013
On October 15th, Cali slick talker Dom Kennedy will release his album Get Home Safely on iTunes as well as at Best Buy stores nationwide. Dom's got quite the repertoire, so the fact that he considers GSH is best body of work means that the Yellow Album followup should be well worth the coins.
Stream the Drewbyrd produced "Dominic" below, and hit the jump for the full track list for Get Home Safely!
Friday, September 20, 2013
Led by "Take Back The Night," Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 is set to hit iTunes September 30. It's safe to say that this album release doesn't quite have the momentum of its "Suit & Tie" predecessor, but maybe the Timbaland produced "TKO" will change that. Take a listen below, and let me know what you think!
Purchase: Justin Timberlake - "TKO" (iTunes)
Previously: [Music Video] Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake - "Holy Grail"
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
While we wait for Jhené Aiko's debut album Souled Out to hit stores next year, we will be treated with Sail Out on
Check out the chilled out first single, "Bed Peace" featuring Childish Gambino, below, and hit the jump to learn more about the Sail Out EP!
Monday, August 19, 2013
After revealing the upbeat yet socially aware singles "Q.U.E.E.N." and "Dance Apocalyptic," Janelle Monae reveals a smoother side of her forthcoming album The Electric Lady with the Miguel duet "Primetime." As two artists who are highly influenced and in awe of Prince, I'm almost sure this is a track he'd be proud of.
Stream "PrimeTime" below, and hit the jump to view The Electric Lady's official album cover and track list!
Thursday, August 15, 2013
I'm not one to vocally deem myself an avid fan of Odd Future, but my CD collection from the past year begs to differ. After streaming Earl Sweatshirt's new album, I'm positive that my physical copies of Frank Ocean's Channel Orange and Tyler, The Creator's Wolf will soon be joined by Doris.
Now that the "Where's Earl?" phenomenon has ended and the shock value surrounding Odd Future has calmed down a bit, it's time to see if the nineteen-year old emcee is really the prodigy he's been proclaimed to be. Stream Doris courtesy of Odd Future's Souncloud HERE, and check out the visuals to the Tyler, The Creator featured "Whoa" below. Be sure to cop on August 20th if you like what you hear!
Previously: Earl Sweatshirt ft. Frank Ocean - "Sunday"
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
I say this too often... Faith Evans had some of the best hip hop beats on her R&B albums!! Finally, an emcee worthy of "You Used To Love Me" greatness takes on the classic record.
Listen to "Memoirs of Her" below as Rickie Jacobs reminisces over somebody that he used to know.
This song is based on true events, me trying to get over a woman that's moved on to other things, me on the other hand is still dealing with the fact that she's never coming back. - Rickie
Previously: Rickie Jacobs - "Millionaire" (Prod. by YOG$) + #HeresYourAnswer (Reebok Classics Commercial)
|Artwork By: Ladale Ally|
!llmind is one of my favorite producers of all time. When I met him awhile back at the Skyzoo "Frisbees" video shoot, I remember inquiring about some production and him stating something about a budget. However, at the time I hadn't even put out my first mixtape yet and was clueless to what a budget was. When a friend of mine played the production on #BFKW I was blown away and felt the need to pay homage to one of the greatest to ever do it. Thank you !llmindHourglass Picks: "Rolling Stones," "Fast Forward," "Accept Us," "Mr. Blog[*ahem* wom]an"
Earl Sweatshirt was the sole rap feature on Frank Ocean's debut album channel ORANGE, and the favor's been returned as the singer-songwriter morphs into an emcee on "Sunday." Frank's half of the record is an added bonus to Earl's well-crafted verse as Odd Future's most skilled lyricist takes on the simplistically intricate self-produced track.
Stream "Sunday" below, and hit the jump to see Earl's television debut as he took to Late Night Jimmy Fallon to premiere "Burgundy" with The Roots. Doris hits shelves August 20th,
Earl Sweatshirt - "Sunday" ft. Frank Ocean Lyrics
Did you catch that Chris Brown shade?
This week is "very special" for K. Michelle, so why not drop the remix?
The Love & Hip Hop diva is one of the few cast members with legitimate talent who positively capitalized from reality stardom, and she now has the album to show for it. In celebration of yesterday's release of Rebellious Soul, K. Michelle premieres the remix of the project's lead single "V.S.O.P." featuring Young Jeezy.
Purchase Rebellious Soul on iTunes now!
Previously: Young Jeezy - "R.I.P." (Remix) ft. YG, Kendrick Lamar & Chris Brown
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Joell Ortiz & B.o.B (And Now Fred The Godson): The First To Respond To Kendrick Lamar's Game Shaking "Control" Verse
Unless you've been on a social media or Internet fast, you've been unable to escape the Hip Hop world's reaction to Kendrick Lamar's verse on the Big Sean record "Control."
If you need a reminder, peep a selection of the lyrics courtesy of Rap Genius:
I'm Makaveli's offspring, I'm the king of New YorkWhile many rappers have taken to Twitter to make a few comments on Kendrick's bold claim of the throne, Joell Ortiz was the first to take his response to the booth. Listen below as Joell helps bring back the sport of battle rap to the forefront, and hit the jump for B.o.B's response to "Control."
King of the Coast, one hand, I juggle them both
I heard the barbershops spittin' great debates all the time
Bout who's the best MC? Kendrick, Jigga and Nas
Eminem, Andre 3000, the rest of y'all
New niggas just new niggas, don't get involved
I'm usually homeboys with the same niggas I'm rhymin' wit
But this is hip hop and them niggas should know what time it is
And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, Wale
Pusha T, Meek Millz, A$AP Rocky, Drake
Big Sean, Jay Electron', Tyler, Mac Miller
I got love for you all but I'm tryna murder you niggas
Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you niggas
They dont wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you niggas
What is competition?
Update: Fred The Godson responds (8/13, 9:05 PM)
Terrace Martin is one of the rare musicians who possesses the ultimate respect of the leaders in a variety of circles, from the jazz world to the Hip Hop community. Terrace Martin combines these worlds seamlessly with his new self-produced album 3ChordFold as he calls upon Kendrick Lamar, Robert Glasper, Ab-Soul, Musiq Soulchild, James Fauntleroy, Wiz Khalifa, Lalah Hathaway, Snoop Dogg and more to make the project complete.
Purchase the album on iTunes HERE, but get a sample of 3ChordFold below by checking out "Triangleship" featuring Kendrick and "No Wrong No Right" featuring James Fauntleroy and Robert Glasper.
Monday, August 12, 2013
"I specialize in raps that mean something."
It's been a while since Memphis emcee Skewby came through with a project, and now couldn't be a better time. If you're in need of something refreshing to get you through the Monday blues, hit play and spread the word about Wishful Thinking.
Production comes from Skewby himself, Mindlabs, Thelonius Martin, and Charlie White. Skewby also rhymes over borrowed tracks from Black Milk, Tae Beast and Like.
Previously: Skewby - "When I Ride" (Prod. by Mindlabs & Skewby)
Sunday, August 11, 2013
With one iconic producer in her corner already, Rapsody upped the ante for She Got Game and got her hand on a new beat from the legendary DJ Premier. Stream a radio rip of her latest leak "Kingship" below and get ready for the DJ Drama hosted mixtape to hit the net on August 20th.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
With the surprise smash single "Gangsta" introducing Kat Dahlia as one of music's next up, the Miami bred beauty continues to build momentum with the Salaam Remi produced "Clocks." While I'm usually an Hourglass girl myself, I'm making an exception for this track which shows off a lighter yet equally edgy side of Kat. Stream the track below, and look out for her debut album My Garden which will be released via Epic Record's Vested In Culture label.
Hit the jump to stream and download "Fireman," a freebie for the fans!
Count on Ryshon Jones to come through with a narrative that completely invades your train of thought. In Theory out now; Track 15 up next!
This song was inspired by an old relationship and as artist we use music as a platform to express things we experience.The song is about a female suffering from a bipolar disorder and going through many things in life and through it all she uses sex as a remedy to cover up what she's scared to reveal.I wanted to release this as a "single" so to say in light of the video I have coming very soon for this song. --Ryshon
Ryshon Jones - "Her Remedy" Lyrics
Previously: Ryshon Jones - "Underdog Theme Music" (Prod. by Rollin Mills)