In the midst of all the buzz surrounding Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks Point Guard whose rise to fame has been nothing short of spectacular, we look back to the career of Hip-Hop's first Chinese solo rapper signed to a major label.
Who Said It? M-Murda on 2/11/2012
Half of the Atalanta duo Clan Destined, Yamin Semali presents his self-produced single "What I'm Living For" available now over at his bandcamp. As usual, preview and download link below.
Download: Yamin Semali – What I’m Living For
The Ann Arbor producer Dayggs hooked up with felow Ann Harbor emcees Jammall Bufford and Invy The Truth for the latest cut off his upcoming project, IV The LVRS.
Download: Dayggs - yours Truly (Ft. Jamall Bufford & Invy The Truth)
Rhode Island hasn't pumped out many rappers, the only one I can think of off the top of my head is Sage Francis, but that's about to change. My dude Juan Deuce out the RI area released the first preview of his upcoming mixtape No Sweat. Stream and download link below.
Download: Juan Deuce – Freeze
Ski Beats enlists Mac Miller on the latest cut off his upcoming project, 24 Hour Karate School Presents: Twilight, slated for a Valentines day release.
Download: Ski Beatz – Time Goes (ft. Mac Miller)
The first single off Sean Born's latest album Behind The Scale. Peep the preview and download link below, and hop over to iTunes to download to whole album.
Download: Sean Born – Pluck Em Off
Jay-Z and Beyonce finally released pictures of their newborn child, Blue Ivy Carter. After weeks of privacy, the first images of Jigga's baby girl are now available for the public eye. More pictures after the jump.
The fellow Detroit native, Big Sean, took to spitting over his favorite cut off J Dilla's Donut instrumental album.
Download: Big Sean – Two Can Win
Aleon Craft is another emcee dropping an album on Valentines day, with his Cosmic Valentine. Here is the first cut off his upcoming project.
Download: Aleon Craft – Terrified
Drake adds his own verse to the already all-star featured track "I Do".
Download: Young Jeezy - I Do (ft. Jay-Z, Andre 3000 & Drake)
Skull gang general, Juelz, comes out with a new track featuring Vado...SLIME!
Download: Juelz Santana- Fast Life (Ft. Vado)
Who Said It? Current on 2/09/2012
This long, over due collaboration finally comes our way. Whether you rep Taylor Gang or OFWGKTA you have to hear this. Can this be the start of more collaborations from Wolf Gang and Wiz? Preview this track and hit that download link below.
Download: Domo Genesis- Ground Up (Ft. Wiz Khalifa)
The bonus track off his latest effort One EP, Tensei hooks up with Adad, Yaw, and Denmark for a hard hitting smooth track. Hop over to iTunes and pick up the EP.
Download: Michael Francis – Her Song
The beautiful and oh so talented Canadian singer, Melanie Fiona has released the artwork for her sophomore album The MF Life. Due March 27th.
Ro Ransom is not slowing down, only days after "Let's Try This Again", he gives us a verse over the Missy classic. Can't wait for Ransomnia.
Download: Ro Ransom – Temperature
Who Said It? Current on 2/09/2012
Haven't heard from Rhymefest in a while, but I'll tell you one thing this freestyle is too sweet. Don't sleep on Rhymefest, can this be a comeback? Preview and download link below
Download: Rhymefest- Sweet (Freestyle)
West coast, East coast, The South, everyone is represented in this cut.
Download: L.E.$. – Doing My Thang (ft. Slim Thug, Mac Miller & Dom Kennedy)
Hosted by DJ Holiday, Pill has finally released his newest mixtape, The Epidemic. Hop over to DatPiff and download.
Download: Pill - Epidemic (Mixtape)
The previously leaked track, finally comes out tag free. The track is gonna be included in Meek Mill's upcoming project, Dreamchasers 2.
Download: Meek Mill - Erday (ft. Rick Ross)
Q45 (I didn't know who he was before this either) gets Joe Breezy on his newest track. Peep the track, and download link below.
Download: Q45 – Living My Dreams (ft. Joe Budden)
Another leak off Prodigy's upcoming H.N.I.C. 3 album, this time enlisting the talents of the young spitter, Cory Gunz.
Download: Prodigy – Great Spitters (ft. Cory Gunz)
Every so often, here at RapMaticJM, we expose each other to new music, this latest discovery I give credit to D.Res. G-Eazy is out the West Coast, and comes with some serious talent. Peep the track below, and continue to the download link to his mixtape, The Outsider. You're Welcome.
Download: G-Eazy - The Outsider (Mixtape)
Madkem is back at it with his new cut "Ms. Badu". Hope over to iTunes and pick up his newest album Charles Workman.
Download: MadKem – Ms. Badu
The chemistry Rocky and Schoolboy Q have is at an all time high, after two features on each others tracks "Brand New Guy" and "Hands on The Wheel". During an interview Exclaim, A$AP Rocky explained how a collobarative album is already in thought.
"Yup, me and Schoolboy Q. That's going to be trill as fuck. A$AP X TDE. [No release date] yet, just an idea. A good idea."
Head over to Exclaim for the full interview.
A tribute for fellow Michigan native, J Dilla, Willie The Kid released an album paying homage to Dilla (Rest in Beats). Download link below.
Download: Willie The Kid – Dilla Forever (Mixtape)
Half of Emanon, and the frequent Blu collaberator hooked up with another dope West coast emceee. It's Exile and Fashawn, you know its sick, skip the play, and just click download. Your welcome.
Planet Asia has been keeping busy lately, his latest cut is "Lether Goose Music" with Doo Wop of Bounce Squad. As always peep the preview and download link below.
Download: Planet Asia – Leather Goose Music (ft. Doo Wop)
Big ups to the homies over at 2DopeBoyz,sponsoring the upcoming Swerve & SYG project, Cold Winters & Warm Whiskey. The first song released off the album is smooth, it'll have you feeling nicer then a glass of straight whiskey. [via 2DopeBoyz]
Two of the greatest producers to ever grace Hip-Hop, both had their lives taken early. Happy Birthday to Nujabees and J Dilla, Rest in Beats.
Pharcyde - Runnin' (Prod. by J Dilla)
Nujabes - Imaginary Folklore
On this faithful day February 7, in the year 2000, we lost Christopher Rios, also known as Big Punisher. Some come into tears remembering the impact Big Pun had, especially with the Hispanic community. Big pun grow up in the South side of the Bronx, where life was not easy growing up. Witnessing his drug abuse mom and his father dying at a early age, some might say, lead to him dropping out of high school.
Here's a track for all you Taylors out there. This Wiz track will be on DJ Spinatik and The Syndicate's Stash House 12 mixtape. Hear the track and as usual the download link is below.
Download: Wiz Khalifa- Taylor Hoe
Wale is back on his freestyle game with another freestyle, this time on A$AP Rocky's hit "Purple Swag". Preview and download link below.
Download: Wale- Purple Swag Freestyle
Off his upcoming project Goodbye Brooklyn, "Not The Same" is the first official released by Nemo. The melody is smooth, feel free to abuse that replay button. Look out for the release of Goodbye Brooklyn, March 6th.
Ro Ransom (The artist formerly known as Nero) hit us with a new single, and man...just click play below. This comes weeks after going on his Tumblr and giving an update on his next mixtape.
Download: Ro Ransom – Let’s Try This Again
Who Said It? M-Murda on 2/06/2012
Who Said It? M-Murda on 2/06/2012
I guess Bow Wow hasn't paid all his dues. Apparently, he owes $100,000 to a tour bus company he used in 2009. Pretty late there, Bow Wow. We'll keep you posted on what happens, but he better pay that off if he's planning to release Underrated later this year.
Who Said It? Current on 2/06/2012
Here's another track from Curren$y's new EP Here. When you hear this one thing you won't say is What the f**k. As usual preview and download link below.
Download: Curren$y- What Da F**k
On a cool evening I got up wit my guy Melo-x in bk on bob marley blvd to create. I initially wanted to keep this record for one of the two projects I’m working but being that today is the birthday of one of the most influential artist ever I figured fuck it. Rolled up a raw and picked my greens out of marleys garden happy bday Og #Guidance
Celebrate the legendary Bob Marley's Birthday with this smooth track laid out by Smoke DZA [via NahRight]
Another freestyle over the classic "No Church in The Wild" beat.
Download: Trav & Jim Jones – No Church For Hustlers
Spitta has been quiet lately, here he surprises us with a 5 track EP, download link below. Hey, The Jets rival lost yesterday, what better way to celebrate then with some JET music.
Download: Curren$y – Here EP
Who Said It? Jon Supreme on 2/05/2012
Note to my readers, I am probably the biggest Blu Stan to walk this earth, so anything this man releases is gold to me. Blu presents us with the visuals off his Jesus EP. Check out the video above, I will now continue to press replay.