ATL's own Shawty Lo and Young Thug link up on "Next Door," a track off the former D4L rapper's upcoming King of Bankhead mixtape. No word on when the project will arrive but look out for it arriving soon.
Is Kendrick Lamar about to drop off another new single here soon titled “King Kunta”? Well according to HBO Music Supervisor, Scott Vener, he is.
On Wednesday night, Scott Vener pulled out his best Kanye "rant” on Twitter and went in depth about a new record he heard over the weekend from Kendrick Lamar. Scott says he went to visit Pharrell in the studio this past weekend, when Kendrick Lamar (who was in the studio working with Skateboard P) pulled out his laptop and started playing some new music for everyone, which included a song called “King Kunta”. Scott, who was blown away by the record, said the track is produced by TDE's own Sounwave, and described it as some old school L.A. hip-hop ish that gave him chills.
“Took me all the way back to 90s hip hop and back and gave me a tour of the cultural fabric of LA like never before.” – Scott Vener
Scott later spoke tweeted about Pharrell’s reaction towards the record, which was described as “unapologetically black and AMAZING". He also says Pharrell mentioned that he can’t wait for Q-Tip to hear it, “Those chord changes though. I can’t wait for @QtipTheAbstract to hear this.
Take note that there’s no real confirmation of the record or if it will appear on Lamar’s sophomore album, but with TDE's CEO, Punch, replying and allowing such details to be revealed, there’s a very good chance this maybe the follow up to "i".
After hitting us with two dope EPs earlier this year (N.O.M.A. and No More with Shlomo), Jeremih's long-awaited Junior effort looks like it's finally ready to be released. According to Amazon UK, the album is arriving as soon as November 10th. If all things fall into place, the 12-track offering is set to feature guest appearances from J. Cole, Fabolous, Trey Songz, Juicy J and others. Check out the tentative tracklist below.
01 Planes f. J. Cole
02 Don’t Tell ‘Em f. YG
03 Got Damn f. Trey Songz & Fabolous
05 There You Go
06 Gimmie Kiss
07 Can’t Go No Mo’ f. Juicy J
08 She No Good f. French Montana & Johnny Cinco
10 You & I
11 Tonight Belongs To You f. Flo Rida
E-40 really doesn't get the credit he deserves for his work ethic. I mean just in the past five years alone the man has released 10 albums between his Revenue Retrievin'and The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil series--not to mention launching a successful wine collection in the interim.
Now, following the success of Welcome to the Soil volumes 4-6, the Bay Area legend has announced yet another tri-album, Sharp On All 4 Corners. Due out December 9th, the first collection will consist of two albums (Volume 1 and 2) and a Deluxe Edition. Followed by two more volumes in early 2015.
Take a look at the cover art for each release below and expect new music soon.
After dropping off the remix to "Awwsome" with A$AP Rocky and 2 Chainz, Young Jefe delivers another remix, this time connecting with the Chicago Coke Boy for this anthem to booger sugar.
Gucci Mane--who has seemingly had a change of heart while in prison for the 98701925th time--has teamed up with Honorable C.N.O.T.E. for a joint project called C.N.O.T.E. vs. Gucci. Today, the rapper/producer combo drop off the first single, a remix of "Say A Prayer" with Rich Homie Quan and our "Kilwaukee" homie Pizzle.
Press play on the C.N.O.T.E., J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Zaytoven and 8Bar produced cut below.
Diggy has been off the map for some time but returns. Reverend Run's middle son links up with French Montana on the DJ Mustard-produced "Ain't Bout To Do," the first single off his upcoming Out of This World EP. Check it out below.
The Killer Mike and El-P express continues to roll as the duo have announced a world tour in support of their new album, Run The Jewels 2.
Kickstarting in Philly on Halloween, Mike and P will be joined by Despot and RATKING as they travel the globe for over two months straight, before calling it a wrap in Auckland, NZ on January 10th.
Take a look at the full list of stops below and check out our official review of the album if you haven't done so already.
10/31 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
11/1 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
11/2 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater
11/3 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
11/4 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
11/6 Dallas, TX Trees
11/7 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/8 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
11/10 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
11/11 La Jolla, CA Porters Pub
11/12 Pomona, CA Glass House
11/13 Los Angeles, ca Echo
11/14 San Francisco, CA Mezzanine
11/15 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
11/17 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
11/18 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
11/20 Minneapolis, MN First Line Music Café
11/21 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
11/22 Chicago, IL – Metro
11/24 St. LOUIS, MO- Ready room
11/25 Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall
11/26 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
11/27 Montreal, QC Club Soda
11/28 Boston, MA Paradise
11/29 New York, NY Stage 48
11/24 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room
12/10 Glasgow, UK Glasgow Garage
12/11 Manchester, UK- Gorilla
12/12 London, UK Koko
12/13 Paris, FRANce La Bellevilloise
12/15 Helsinki, FI – Tavastia
12/16 Stockholm, se – Debaser Strand
12/19 Copenhagen, DK Pumpehuset
12/20 Utrecht, NL Tivoli Vredenburg
12/21 Dublin, ie Opium Rooms
12/30 Lorne, Au Falls Festival
12/31 Marion Bay Falls Festival
1/1 sydney, Au FIELD DAY
1/3 Busselton, AU Southbound Festival
1/7 Sydney, Australia Enmore Theatre
1/8 Melbourne, Au The Forum
1/9 BRISBANE, AU – THE HI-FI
1/10 Auckland, NZ – Studio
Kendrick Lamar's new single "i" has been commissioned by the NBA to appear in the NBA on TNT intro for it's 2014-2015 season. Kicking off the season yesterday (with my Lakers taking yet another detrimental hit), the full clip was aired with K. Dot rapping alongside random highlights.
Suge Knight hasn't been having a great year. After recovering from a bullet wound that left him hospitalized, Knight (along with comedian Katt Williams) has been accused of stealing a photographer's camera. Both men were arrested on robbery charges, reports XXL.
According to the DA's press release, "the two men are suspected of stealing the camera of an independent on Sept. 5 outside a studio in Beverly Hills." Bail was set for Williams at $75,000 for Williams and one million for Suge, who has a prior conviction for assault with a deadly weapon.
If convicted, Williams faces seven years in custody, and Suge faces 30 to life in state prison.
After assisting Yo Gotti on his latest single, Lil Boosie Badazz returns with a brand new single, "All Falls Down." A sinister track that will live on his Life After Deathrow, arriving tomorrow!
If you watched Lil Wayne‘s public service announcement last night, you would of seen that Wayne showed off a tentative tracklisting for his upcoming Tha Carter V album, which we know now will be released in two parts with the first part dropping on December 9th.
From looking at the tracklist, you can see that Drake, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Young Thug, Reginae Carter, Mikky Ekko, B.o.B, Flow, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Christina Milian, Young Jeezy, and Gudda Gudda will all be featured on C5.
Weezy did mention on the PSA that there will be more songs added, so don’t expect the tracklist we saw to be exact when the final project is released. Also, Mannie Fresh is not listed as a feature and he confirmed that he would be appearing on the album various times. The song “Side Bitch” is also not listed.
You can check out the tentative tracklist below. What are your thoughts on the features and song titles for Tha Carter V so far Wayniacs?
Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan are two rappers with sing-songy tendencies who rose to prominence with songs that were equal parts weird and hard-hitting (think "Danny Glover" and RHQ's hook on "My Nigga"). For that reason, it was a bit shocking to hear their recent tape with Birdman under the name Rich Gang, which was largely composed of R&B-style tracks that border on straight up "love songs." One of the most romantic of them, Quan's "Milk Marie," has just gotten a video.
Quan hangs out with one woman for the entire thing, making out on a bed, sharing a bathtub, and playing tennis. If you're currently in a relationship, you should be taking notes from RHQ.
Cash Money Records CEO Birdman recently talked about the publicized delays behind artists Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter V and Nicki Minaj‘s The Pinkprint and explained why he won’t rush greatness.
Birdman said despite his executive position, he does not pin YMCMB artists to specific release dates.
“Wayne, man. He’s so much an artist like that. He change his mind a lot. He feel like he want to do more. Really, they be on they call. It ain’t on me. So whatever Wayne want to do, Nicki want to do. I leave that up to them. I don’t decide on dates and everything. I don’t do none of that.” (XXL Mag)
New Orleans native 3d Na Tee is back with another visual for the song Do It for the Gram.
Theophilus London collabs with Yeezy on this hot new one “Can’t Stop”, which will be featured on his new project ‘Vibes’ dropping November 4th.
DeJ Loaf is starting to capitalize on the success of "Try Me," by releasing her new mixtape Sell Sole and singing to a major label, Columbia Records. Still, she has a lot more she wants to do in the game and she's just getting started. We spoke to her for a second time when she was in New York, where she discussed working on Sell Sole for the past two years, choosing to go with Columbia, and possibly doing an EP with Young Thug.
DeJ first speaks on Sell Sole, saying she held on to a lot of music from the last two years because she didn't have the proper resources to drop a mixtape. "Nothing sounds like this, coming from a girl anyway. I just try to make relatable music" DeJ says, naming "I Don't Know" as her favorite song off the tape. "I recorded that a couple weeks go."
Young Thug and Birdman made an appearance on the tape, but the relationship between DeJ and Thugga won't be stopping there. "Thug, he reached out. He was like, 'yo I like your music, we should put something together, we need to make an EP. We should make an EP.' So I was like cool, I rock with what he do. I think it'd be dope. So I sent him "Blood", I'm like, 'I think you'd be dope on here'," she continued, "And then Birdman actually called me and gave me some game, it was like a real recognize real type of thing. So that was dope."
As to be expected when you have the hottest song out, a lot of major labels were hounding DeJ to sign her. "A lot of people reached out when we first started out cause the song was hot, "Try Me." So we just kept getting calls about it, but we wanted to go with the people who were, okay, you have "Try Me" but what else do you have? We're interested in knowing that- who is this girl, and what is she about, why is she making this record. What else does she have? We just wanted to go with the situation that fit me best, and everybody came at us," DeJ told us. "We went to Columbia 'cause they see the vision."
As for what's next for the rising female MC, she says, "The mixtape dropped, we're gunna start working on the album. We gotta start working on that, lock in, get some good music poppin'. More music, that's what it's about. Music. Album. I'm tryna stamp my name. 'Cause people come in and outta the industry all the time, I'm not a one-hit wonder. Legendary status is where I wanna take it."
Watch the full interview below.
The Coke Boy links up with the GS-9 boys for the bass-heavy, Young Chop-produced number Chinx let loose a few short days ago. Pure ski mask music.
As a bonus, here's some behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the music video for the other GS-9/Coke Boy collabo, Bobby and French Montana's "Hot N (Remix)."
After assisting Stalley on "One More Shot" and Keyshia Cole with "On Demand," August Alsina returns with some new music of his own. Putting his recent health scare behind him and releasing the inspiring new single, "Grindin." A fresh new jam, seemingly inspired by Wayne and Drake's Carter V connection of the same name.
Press play on the Payne Lindsey-directed clip up top and be on the lookout for new Alsina music, hopefully arriving soon.
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