Earlier this evening, Chief Keef got us all hype for his new tape Bang 3 by dropping records featuring A$AP Rocky and Mac Miller, and now the full thing has arrived. This comes as a bit of a surprise, as it was initially scheduled for release on August 18th.
Dropping two years since the last installment in the Bang series, the new tape features 15 new tracks, and has guest appearances from Rocky, Miller and Jenn Em. Response to the two aforementioned tracks has been surprisingly glowing (pun intended), so it should be interesting to see if people fuck with the full tape.
R. Kelly announces the release date to his forthcoming 14th studio album. The King of R&B will release his upcoming album titled, Buffet, on September 25. Kellz describes the album as catering to a diverse fanbase:
“You got hip-hop, you got old school music with the ‘Step in the Name of Love’ type music, ‘Happy People’ type of music, then you have traditional R. Kelly sensuous, sexual music. It’s just a variety of things.”
Kellz will play a headlining show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on the same day the album arrives in stores. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.
It's hard to believe this is the Migos' debut studio album, but the trio's Young Rich Nation has arrived. Formerly titled Y.R.N.: Tha Album, Migos changed the name of the album most likely due the record label's ability to market the album based on what "YRN" stands for.
The album only has one official single, "One Time," though songs like "Pipe It Up" and "Recognition" have leaked. Young Rich Nation has just two features -- Chris Brown and Young Thug (who was on one of my favorite Migos songs, "YRN") -- and has production from the likes of Zaytoven, Deko, Murda Beatz and more.
Buy Young Rich Nation on iTunes, and stream it below on Spotify.
It seems like ages ago DeJ Loaf's "Try Me" was set on repeat while my friends groaned in the car. Eventually, they stopped groaning and started singing along to the infectious tune. That was just last summer. Now, the Detroit emcee has been on every hook east to west (Kid Ink's "Be Real," Game's "Ryda," Chevy Woods' "All Said & Done") and a debut EP – her first project on Columbia Records – to show for all the hard work.
At five tracks, And See That's The Thing includes the previously-released "Back Up" with Big Sean, the Future-assisted "Hey There" that dropped earlier today, and three solo songs. The original tracklistDeJ shared on Instagram yesterday featured six tracks, but "Butterflies" is seemingly absent from the retail release.
It's been quite the journey, but Migos' debut album has finally arrived. Streaming on Pandora a week before it's July 31st release date, Yung Rich Nation comes in at 15 tracks – including past singles, "Origin", "One Time", "Pipe It Up" and "Spray the Champagne" – with features from Chris Brown and Young Thug.
Check out the Thugger-assisted "Cocaiña" below and peep the Pandora premiere of Yung Rich Nation here.
If you're digging what you hear, hit iTunes for a pre-order.
UPDATE: If Pandora's not your thing, you can listen via Soundcloud below.
Jilly From Philly's back.
One of the most prevalent voices entire the entire world of R&B, Jill Scott is a multiple Grammy-winning songstress whose work has left an indelible impact in music. Her first new body of work since 2011'sThe Light of Sun, Jill shines brightly over the course of the 16 tracks that compile WOMAN. Punctuated by the singles "Fools Gold" and"You Don't Know," fall back in love with her angelic sonics below.
After warning detractors to "Back Up" with Big Sean a couple weeks back, DeJ Loaf revealed plans to release her new EP, #AndSeeThatsTheThing, sometime this summer. For now, the Detroit native is offering up a look at the official artwork – which XXL drooled over, claiming it resembles "a fine painting you would hang in your house."
“I wanted the cover art for #AndSeeThatsTheThing to be a self photo that needed no explanation. I wanted the people to understand everything in one photo and kind of be like ‘exactly, I get it’ because the title itself to me, means there’s no going around this. This is it, I’m here to stay. Different Flavors, different style. Anything I wanna do I can do it."
No official date has been announced just yet, but you can catch DeJ on the road with Nicki Minaj on The PinkPrint Tour.
Tity Boi is back and the ATLien has a new project dropping next month. A half decade in the making, 2 Chainz will release the third installment of his Trap-A-Velli series on August 13th. And to help kick off the campaign, he's linked up with fellow natives FKi for the project's first single. Press play on the piano-laced "Watch Out" below and be on the lookout for that Trap-A-Velli Tre.
What more can be said about Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn that hasn't escaped the mouths of a legion of #FutureHive fans or written by journalists? At this point Future himself seems bemused by everything, and with all good reason. With his career floundering after his marginally-received (at best) second major-label release Honest, he returned to his mixtape roots and unloaded multiple armaments of acclaimed mixtapes which not only kick-started his career once again but has arguably made him one of the most popular rappers out currently.
After surprising fans with the announcement of the sequel to his 2011 project Dirty Sprite, Futche has now unleashed his highly-anticipatedDS2 upon the masses today (July 17th). Keeping guest appearances to only Drake (on "Where Ya At"), he instead teams with producersMetro Boomin, Southside, Zaytoven and Sonny Digital to curate the 18-track project. With mixtape favorites like "Commas," "Trap N*ggas," and "Real Sisters" causing havoc already, Dirty Sprite 2 is now officially available on iTunes.
A little over a year after being released from prison, Lil Boosie Badazz finally delivers his new full-length, Touchdown 2 Cause Hell.
At 19-tracks, the LP features guest appearances from Jeezy, J. Cole, T.I., Young Thug, Webbie, Chris Brown, Rick Ross and more.
Stream via Spotify below, and cop on iTunes.
With BUSH scheduled to drop next Tuesday, Snoop Dogg gives iTunes the green light to debut a stream of his new album a week early.
Executive produced by Pharrell – Snoop's thirteenth album kicks off with the Stevie Wonder-assisted "California Roll;" proceeds with cuts featuring Raekwon ("1,2 1,2"), Charlie Wilson ("Peaches N Cream"), T.I. and Gwen Stefani; and closes out with the Kendrick Lamar and Rick Ross-assisted "I'm Ya Dogg."
Listen via iTunes First Play and be sure to cop on May 12th.
First the Fat Boys break up Nas and N.O.R.E. make up...
Marking their return together for the first time since 2010's The War Report 2: Report the War, Capone-N-Noreaga will release their fifth album together, Lessons. The guest-heavy project will feature the likes of Tragedy Khadafi (who, as you may recall, was extremely instrumental in the duo's 1997 debut The War Report), Jahlil Beats (who is poised to own our summer of 2015), Large Professor, Raekwon, Statik Selektah, The LOX, and many more.
1. Khadafi Talks
2. Future f. Tragedy (prod. Ayatollah)
3. In The 1st (prod. iFresh)
4. Shooters Worldwide (prod. Jahlil Beats)
5. 7 Continents f. Royal Flush & Tragedy (prod. Hazardis Soundz)
6. U.M.A.R. f. Tragedy (prod. SPK)
7. Gumar Oz Dubar (prod. Hazardis Soundz)
8. Not Stick You pt.2 f. Tragedy (prod. Ayatollah)
9. Chinese Girls (prod. Beatz N Da Hood)
10. Elevate f. Tragedy (prod. Ayatollah)
11. 3 On 3 f. The LOX & Tragedy (prod. Beatz N Da Hood)
12. Now f. Tragedy (prod. Statik Selektah)
13. Pizza (prod. Large Professor)
14. Riding f. Anna Shay (prod. Mr. Authentic)
15. Foul 120 f. Tragedy & Raekwon (prod. Scram Jones)
Lessons touches down on June 16th; pre-order a copy now.
Fresh off assisting Nicki Minaj on the European leg of the The Pinkprint Tour, Trey Songz is back in the States and decided to drop off a quickstrike EP for his fans. Equipped with six new tracks, Intermission can be heard below.
Check out the official tracklist to Ciara's upcoming "Jackie" album.
Moments after releasing her new T.I.-featured remix to “I Bet”, Ciara decides to reveal the official tracklisting to her sixth studio album, Jackie.
Laced with 11 tracks (16 on Deluxe edition), the follow up to 2013’s self-titled project will feature guest appearances from Missy Elliott, Pitbull, Joe Jonas, and R3HAB. Led by the Harmony Samuels-produced single “I Bet”, Jackie will be available everywhere on May 4th.
To coincide with the album, Ciara will be taking her talents on the road for the "Jackie" Tour as well. Peep tour dates for that here, and check out the tracklist below.
1. “Jackie (B.M.F.)”
2. “That’s How I’m Feelin'” (Feat. Pitbull & Missy Elliott)
4. “Dance Like We’re Making Love”
5. “Stuck On You”
7. “I Bet”
8. ‘Give Me Love”
9. “Kiss & Tell”
10. “All Good”
11. “Only One”
12. “One Woman Army (Intro)”
13. “One Woman Army”
14. “I Got You”
15. “I Bet (Remix)” (Feat. Joe Jonas)
16. “I Bet” (R3hab Remix)
After a couple delays and pushbacks, The-Dream's Crown EP is available now. The 6-track EP follows Mr. Nash's 2014 Royal: The Prequel EP and will be the first of two EPs planned for 2015.
Stream Crown below. Get the Crown EP on iTunes now.
Along with wrapping up a movie shoot with Zoe Kravitz, CuDi also reunited with long time collaborator Emile - and we know, together with Plain Pat - the three make incredible, timeless music.
Today, he hopped on Twitter to announce the title of his new album: Speedin' Bullet To Heaven.
After previewing the project via uStream, Curren$y dropped his highly-anticipated new album Pilot Talk 3 over the weekend. Released through a series of USB bundle packages – ranging from a price of $100 to $2,500 – each contains the album on a limited edition USB, gear, exclusive videos, a lookbook, and, depending what tier you choose, a print/painting of the artwork.
For those still on the fence about copping the album (and you should, given the mass amount of content Spitta's dropped for free over his career), you can listen to a stream of the LP now.
Featuring contributions from Jadakiss, Styles P, Joey Fatts, and many more, listen to Pilot Talk 3 below.
After revealing Cover #1 and Cover #2, Wale unveils the third and final cover to his upcoming full-length, The Album About Nothing. Out March 31st, the MMG rep's fourth studio release is slated to feature J. Cole, SZA, Usher and Jeremih (peep the tracklist here).
Earlier today, a Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign-assisted, non-album cut also surfaced online called "The Summer League." You might wanna check that out.
2015 is already shaping up to a great year in rap music already. Big Sean nabbed his first number-one album in Dark Sky Paradise, Kanye West formally announced his impending return with "All Day," Drake (no-so) surprised us with a new project, and Kendrick Lamar dropped his soon-to-be chart-topping new album To Pimp A Butterfly a week early.
Action Bronson, who's been consistently dropping heat over the last several years, has been preparing fans for the release of his major-label debut with a myriad of singles ("Actin' Crazy," "Terry," "Big League Chew," "Easy Rider," "Baby Blue") and off-the-wall videos. Today, Bam Bam's highly-anticipated new LP has arrived, boasting features and production by Statik Selektah, Alchemist, Party Supplies, Chance the Rapper, Mark Ronson, Oh No, Noah "40" Shebib, and many more.
Cop your copy on iTunes now. Stream it - via Spotify - below.
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