Still haven't checked out Dotropolis? Let me show you what you're missing. Off his latest album, Gosu, under the pseudonym "R.J." with his accomplice "Technique" I present to you the Mario villain inspired track. Added is a download link to their album below.
I was first put on Kixxie Siete when I saw a video of him freestyling with Jack Mushroom, and man have I been a fan ever since. The kid is fresh, I have no other ways to describe it. Just view the video, hope over to his Youtube page, follow him on Twitter. Download link below as well.
Man, has French Montana been milking his new found fame. Your boy has been busy radio show hopping like crazy, today has him stop by Cosmic Kev's "Come Up Show" and as per-usual, spit a freestyle with his "Coke Boys" clique.
Out the South side of Chi-Town, Dotropolis drops his first video in almost a year. Dude is talented and takes you on a trippy ride between the lyrics, video, and the Flying Lotus crafted beat. Hop over to his Bandcamp and download his latest project, for free!
One of the most sought after producers is gearing up for his next album Rapper's Best Friend 2. It comes nearly 5 years since the first installment which featured some of raps most prominent names. Slated for a March 6th release, and I don't know bout you, but I will getting my hands on this as soon as I possibly can.
Late 2011, Pill began to speak out about his unhappiness being a part of MMG, probably because of his being overshadowed by people such as Meek Mill and Wale. Rick Ross finally releases a few words on his departure, showcasing the fact that although Pill has left, Rick Ross'll continue to support him and wish him success in the future. No bad blood among these guys. As Rick Ross said in an interview with MTV's Rapfix, "once you rep the MMG flag, I'll never step on your feet.''
A$AP Rocky (known for being fashion eccentric) and his crew is hooking up with Stussy for a collaborative tee. Not much detail has surfaced, apart from that one picture of a sample shirt, but bet the second more info arises, I'll be updating you with it. I will now continue to drool over that sample pic. [via Highsnobiety]
In a recent interview with Sway for MTV News, Wiz finally reveled what the hell "O.N.I.F.C." stood for. Inspired by Prodigy's debut solo album, H.N.I.C., which was an acronym for "Head Nigga In Charge". He told Sway, "I'm just going to tell you what [O.N.I.F.C.]...it's the Only N[igga] In First Class." Look out for Wiz's new album to be released later this month. [via MTV News]
Looks like Ericka Lee, the woman responsible for the opening monologue of Drake's single "Marvin's Room," believes she wasn't compensated enough for her participation in the song. She claims she was offered $50,000 along with 4-5% of the song's royalties before filing her lawsuit.
Drake has opened an invitation to all the ladies out there, to submit their rendition to "Practice". Here we present the Kyra Chaos version (I saved you the hassle of Googling her, you're welcome). Enjoy fellas.
Rozewood has been under the radar, he released Neon Paradise, avaliable now on iTunes,to little fanfare. "God's Grain" was probably my favorite cut off the album. Listen below, and hop on the iTunes link and get your digital copy.
John Conner released the first track off The Blue Album, where he will be spitting over a select number of Jay-Z songs, all from The Blueprint series. This is only his first of projects like this he'll be putting out.
Jimmy Astro and Flight Crew member FreddsDEAD gave us a little freestyle over the Cool Kids beat. Something to keep you entertained while they work on their upcoming project, to be released sometime this year.
New York has been pumping out talent lately, after years of regress. Here I present to you one of my favorites, ScienZe, who recently had a concert with the underground heavyweight, Blu. The track is off his upcoming project with King I Divine, Divine ScienZe, slated for a march 13th release.
Iggy Azalea, who recently signed to Interscope records, revelead to MTV News, that the self-proclaimed king of the south, T.I., will be the executive producer of her debut album, The New Classic. [via MTV News]
This kid ZLCeezy has some serious talent. He's been tossin' music here and there, but this marks the announcement of his first official mixtape, Live From The Westside. He's got a nice flow, awesome samples, melodies, and they all combine to make a sick mixtape debut. Check out the live stream after the jump.
Obie Trice revealed the cover for Bottoms Up. It's been delayed until April 3rd, due to Obie wanting a worldwide release. He's revealed Eminem would pop up on a couple tracks, and both Em and Dr. Dre would be involved with production. Tracklist after the jump.
J. Cole with the Queens native and up-and-comer, 360, hit the Engine Room Audio Studios, for some beat manufacturing. Its always dope seeing how the artist are behind the mic, when they work on their music.
I been a fan of Emanny since his Joe Budden collaborations, and Emilio Rojas is one of the better new emcees to hit the scene. The visuals for his track "One Time" is the kind of video you would expect for that song. Coming off his Breaking Point mixtape, which is available below for download.
Tyler, The Creator was invited to VICE and Project X's "Party Legends" where celebrities recall their craziest and funniest party story. If you are any what familiar with Tyler and his antics, you know this one is a must see.
Joey has 2 upcoming concerts later this month at Irving Plaza. He'll be performing songs off his Mood Muzik series, dividing them into 2 different nights. February 26th, he'll be performing volumes 1 and 2, and February 27th, volumes 3 and 4. Tickets available at his website, and at a discounted price if you purchase both nights.
I'm always psyched about new Mike Boogie mashups, and this one is no different. This release couples a variety remixes and rare mixes of Nas and The roots. If you are a fan of either Nas or The Roots Hip-Hop, you should already be clicking that download link below without me having to say anything.
A$AP Rocky continues to explode into this star. He appeared on BET's 106 & Park after his video has had constant rotation. He spoke about his A$AP movement, touring with Drake, and more. Peep the video and if you're not already bumping to LiveLoveA$AP, whats wrong with you? [via Rap Radar]
Love him or hate him but Lil B, also known as Based God, has left his mark for better or worse. The long awaited mixtape White Flame was finally released today. It features all his latest Youtube hits, and if you enjoy his satirical rapping, its definitely worth the listen. As always download link below.
Big K.R.I.T. not only blessed us with the first track off his new mixtape 4evaNaDay, coming out February 20th, he hit us with the official album cover as well. As standard procedure around here, preview and download link below, and make sure to cop the mixtape later this month.
Part of our weekly "Get Familiar" series, where we will post a throwback track, get you familiar with some classic Hip-Hop songs. Today is off the Pete Rock classic, Soul Survivor, released in 1998. "Tha Game" featured some of the New York heavy weights of the rap game during that time, the Wu veterans Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, and Prodigy from Mobb Deep. Bless your ears with the track below.
Looks like Wale gave up a few details on MMG's next project, Self Made Vol. 2." We're sure to see a few collaborations with Yo Gotti and Fabolous. Looks like that's all we have so far, as Rick Ross doesn't like anyone revealing too much, but we'll keep you updated on any other leaks.
For those who don't know, the Harlemite, A$AP Rocky's real name is Rakim Mayers, named after the God Emcee himself, Rakim. He got to meet his namesake on The Angie Martinez Show, and revelead how his parents were huge fans of the famed Paid in Full emcee. Part 2 of the interview after the jump. [via Rap-Up]
They got a co-sign from Childish Gambino, their Youtube Page has been getting an insane amount of views, Flatbush Zombies is a fresh addition to the new wave of New York emcee's taking over hip-hop again. They recently sat down with MTV Hive for interview where they gave humorous responses such as, Soulja Boy not being allowed to be played at their funeral. Give em a listen and hop over to MTV Hive for the full interview.
Mac Miller with the oddest of features, Cam'ron, dropped us a new track while we countdown the hours till Mac's new mixtape #FratRap, releasing tomorrow. Peep a listen, download the track while you continue to refresh the page for the release.
So it's been a while since Bow Wow's been relevant, but on his Twitter profile, it seems he's announced his upcoming album Underrated, due this year. Including tracks with the likes of Meek Mill, Talib Kweli, and Musiq Soulchild, this just might propel him back into fame.
Looks like BET officially banned Nicki Minaj's "Stupid Hoe" video according to TMZ. A BET representative refused to give reasons to the ban, but sources told TMZ, it was due to the explicit nature of the video. Looks like we need another re-up of BET: Uncut.
This is probably my favorite video of the last month or more. After The Smoke take you through a 3 minute visual acid trip, with the perfect background music. Their EP White Girls & Red Velvet Cake is out now, download link below, you are most welcomed.
Daz and Kurupt are back at it, and they brought Big Snoop with them for the first rack off their upcoming D.P.G.C’OLOGY mixtape.The mixtape is slated for a March 1st release, download the new song below, something to hold you down till then.
N.O.R.E. who has been pretty much non-existent for the last few years, came out the shadows with a new track featuring, the quite busy Busta Rhymes, Game, and the hype machine that is Waka Flocka. As always, preview and download link below. [via 57th Ave]
Has there been an upcoming producer getting more love then Clams Casino? He started growing a buzz after being the man behind a lot of Lil B's music and love or hate BasedGod, his production has always been on point. Lately Calms has hooked up with Mac Miller, and recently with A$AP Rocky on his critically acclaimed LiveLoveA$AP mixtape. The Imogen Heap sampled instrumental "I'm God" is not only worth a listen but a download as well.
I'm constantly being put unto new music from up-and-coming rappers, for the most part, I'm left uninterested and dissatisfied. Today however, I came into contact with music from a local MC by the name of Desiteag (I don't know how to pronounce it either), I was not only taken back, but had to press replay. Listen to the track below, and it goes without say, download it as well.
The Odd Future spin-off group, The Internet, recently dropped their first project Purple Naked Ladies, avaliable now on iTunes, gave us a 20 minute documentary, giving closer glimpse into what the group is about. So grab some snacks, sit back, and let Syd run it down.
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Common stopped by The Come Up show, and spit two sick freestyles over French Montana's "Shot Caller" beat, and the Jigga classic "Streets is Watching". Track previews and download links after the jump. [via TheSermonsDomain]
The previously unreleased track that didn't make it on the Ambitous album, named after baseball's new 200 million dollar man. Wale let loose a star studded feature, but came out with just a strikeout on this one. The tagged up track is up for download below.
The Ohio native hit us with a new song, that won't be appearing in his upcoming project God Save The King, releasing February 28th. Full of shout outs to a slew of deceased rappers, and the usual punchlines, makes for a decent song to hold you till February.
Lil Wayne's official video for "Mirror," featuring Bruno Mars, was one of the more sentimental songs on The Carter 4. Weezy did a good job on the visuals to really grasp the darker tones of the track. Peep the video, and let us know what you think.
Mos Def recently sat down with Hypebeast for an interview. During which he gave us an update about his progress with Talib Kweli and the resurfaced Black Star project, that gave us the classic self-titled Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star album. Exerts after the jump, click on the link for the entire interview
2 Chainz, the most coveted free agent right now, has confirmed his signing to Def Jam Recordings. Whether this is a good move, with Def Jam not having its financial power of yesteryear, remains to be seen.
The first single off their self-titled album from the group WZRD, comprised of Kid Cudi and producer Dot Da Genius, is available now on Amazon and iTunes for download. The album which had an original release date of January 30th, will now be released February 28th. Check out the track below, hop on your iTunes, purchase the song, sync it to your phone, and thank me later.
We can all agree on the fact that will.i.am is far from the most exciting artist nowadays, along with the rest of the Black Eyed Peas. However, his next album contains a roster of various featured artists, so it deserves at least a bit of interest. Mick Jagger, Jennifer Lopez, Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beats, and Alicia Keys are just a few of the names we should expect to see on this star-studded album. Whether it'll be classified as a "yay" or "nay," that's for you to decide. We'll keep our eye on this album, and hope the roster of artists add to the album's greatness, and aren't just a scapegoat designed to save will.i.am. from another disappointing effort to reclaim fame.
Iron Solomon, the battle rap veteran, enlists the talents of Talib Kweli for the first track off his debut album Monster. Peep the track after the jump, and be sure to look out for his album, slated for a March 27th release.
Something different than the usual, but I just found this video hilarious. It's a sad fact I know a person who would perfectly be described by any random quote from this video. Check out it above, and send it to that unsigned friend we all have, that first came to mind when you saw this.
To say I love the Blue Scholars would be an understatement. The west coast group is one of the fresher acts out of the growing Seattle Hip-Hop scene. The visuals to their funky laced song was inspired by the Japanese flim Branded To Kill, which was directed by Seijun Suzuki, the namesake of the song. The cut is off their album Cinemetropolis, which is available online now, click here to order your copy.
Cris Cab, the young Miami rapper, who's slowly built a buzz in the last few months, has given us a preview of his upcoming mixtape Echo Boom, which will be available tomorrow. The project will be presented by Billionaire Boys Club, and has some star power with features from Pharrell and Melanie Fiona. Peep the mixtape after the jump, and stay tuned for its release.