Joe Budden ain’t going nowhere. He takes aim at Drake again with another release, “Just Because.” Each track he’s released has been targeted and full of quotables, despite a mixed reception by listeners. We’ve already heard “Making A Murderer,” “Wake,” and “Afraid.” How long will this go on? Ain’t no telling. Stream “Just Because” below.
DUTCH‘s artistic brand is based in anonymity, but he’s not afraid to get up close and personal with his dark, synth-heavy new release, “Free Up.” The vibe is undeniably sensual, encouraging people to act on impulse no matter the consequences. Shimmering synths and reverberating bass are key elements of the dark instrumentation that drives things . . .
D.R.A.M. and Lil Yachty keep things as light hearted as we’d expect in the video for their summertime smash, “Broccoli.” The two split time performing on a piano in the middle of a river, kicking it on the back of a truck rolling down the highway, and catching twerk at a house party. Watch the . . .
The 2nd edition of the Quality Street Music series is here The original dropped in 2012, but DJ Drama is back with Quality Street Music 2. This 10-track project includes some big name features like Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, T.I., Ty Dolla Sign, Jeezy, and more. Listen below and get your copy on iTunes.
Phonte and Eric Roberson don’t need any features on their ten-track Tigallerro LP. They bounce off of each other marvelously throughout the highly anticipated release. Featuring the soulful, laid back vibe that we’d expect from these two, this project very well might be a highlight of many people’s summers. Stream Tigallerro below and purchase via iTunes.
Simplicity is key, and D/C has it down to a science with his Hoost-produced record, “Badman.” The London-based artist fills this song with rich vocals that quickly pull us into the complex whirlwind of emotions that he sings of. Look for D/C’s EP of the same name to release on July 29th. Stream “Badman” below.
PARTYNEXTDOOR is set to launch his latest project as he drops a new single called “Not Nice” PARTYNEXTDOOR is putting things into motion for his Partynextdoor 3 (P3) album. He follows up the Drake-assisted “Come and See Me” with “Not Nice”. It’s a mid-tempo R&B cut that oozes dancehall vibes from each corner. You’re not nice, . . .
North Carolina’s Well$ recruits fellow Charlotte emcee, Deniro Farrar, for a tour of Charlotte’s less-frequented areas, like abandoned warehouses, project streets, and even a graveyard in the “’98 Juvie (Remix)” video. The two pay homage to Juvenile over a powerful and dramatic instrumental, courtesy of Sipho The Gift. It’s gritty, aggressive, and stirs a conviction like no other. . . .
Following a hugely successful campaign for “Melt,” London-based songstress JONES ups the ante with a remix featuring Jay Prince. The new version features new brass elements that supplement her soulful vocals exceedingly well. Stream the “Melt” remix below, and check out tour dates afterwards. INTERNATIONAL LIVE DATES 30th July – Standon Calling Festival, UK 2nd . . .
There’s no secret that the latest elephant in the room has been the topic of racism and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Atlanta-based rapper, Deante’ Hitchcock has lyrically touched on the subject as an artist gaining positive reactions, retweets and “likes”. With the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, there has been opinions flying everywhere. . . .
Chance The Rapper shares a previously unreleased “Living Single” which was rumored to be left over from his Coloring Book project. With solid features including Big Sean, Jeremih, and Smino, I’m glad he decided to let this loose track go free. The interpolated hook from the theme song of the Living Single television series was . . .
A lot of us speculated after Joe Budden went after Drake on tracks such as “Wake” and “Making A Murderer.” Would Drizzy actually fire back? The answer is an emphatic “yes,” based on hearing Drake’s verse on French Montana’s new release, “No Shopping.” Stream “No Shopping” below.
The long awaited single is finally here! After several weeks of heavy promotion and anticipation from fans all over, Desiigner has released his latest track, “Timmy Turner”, produced by Texas heavy-hitter Mike Dean. The unique harmonies that were created vocally, were first noticed in Desiigner’s XXL freestyle. For weeks, producers took the chance to snatch up . . .
The Godfather of Trap is back with Everybody Looking Gucci Mane said he would leak the album if he reached 3 million followers on Instagram. He hasn’t quite reached that goal yet, but La Flare is obviously a man of the people and the album has found a way out (one way or another). I’ll drop . . .
Joe Budden sees fit to deliver the 3-peat tonight with a “Afraid”. Earlier this evening, Drake appeared as a feature on French Montana‘s “No Shopping” which premiered on OVO Sound Radio. His lyrics seemed obviously directed towards Budden, but Joe makes it clear that he isn’t letting him off easily tonight. Listen to “Afraid” below.
EDM star, Skrillex, links with the MMG boss, Rick Ross, for “Purple Lamborghini”. This collaboration is set to be a part of the Suicide Squad soundtrack which is due out August 5th, the same day as the film release. This track is The Joker’s theme song for the film and truly captures what an EDM/trap . . .
Major Lazer taps Justin Bieber and MØ for their new collaboration, “Cold Water”. Music Is The Weapon is reportedly due out in early 2017, Major Lazer sees fir to drop the track which will serve as their lead single for the project. Bieber sings, “If you feel you’re sinking, I will jump right over into cold, . . .
Vic Mensa drops another impressive freestyle, this time overseas for DJ Semtex. He goes in on a number of relevant topics over Pusha T’s “Numbers On The Boards” beat, including Rudy Giuliani, Justin Timberlake, gentrification, police targeting of black people, and more. Vic is still promoting his There’s A Lot Going On project, which is . . .
Windy City transplant @AmareSymone submitted “Break Of Mind” for @TheMixCrew‘s #TheTwitterMixtape: A Spring Experiment. “Break” not only provides one of the best vocal performances on the project, but showcases some very solid songwriting as well. Amare has a style all her own, so get ready; she’s an artist on the verge. How did you hear about #TheTwitterMixtape? . . .
THURZ gets deep on his new two-part release, “Father Protect Me Pt.1 and Pt.2.” The song starts with gospel vocals courtesy of Janice Freeman and Michael Spann that might match what you just heard at Sunday service, setting the stage for THURZ to delve in self-examining lyrics about what he wants to do with his life and . . .