T.I.’s open letter to the United States is a call to action

Jan 20   |   Michell C. Clark
Atlanta legend T.I. saw fit to put pen to paper once more, releasing a letter to the United States t . . .

Future is still living lavish in his “Poppin Tags” video

Jan 20 | Michell C. Clark
Future’s “Poppin Tags” first appeared on OVO Sound Radio back in November, and now it’s brought back . . .
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New Music Jan 20  |  

Lloyd Banks spits venomous bars on “TOXIC”

Lloyd Banks titles his latest release, “Toxic.” It’s fitting as his bars and delivery are venomous and lethal. The Blue Friday series shows a consistency of quality output and has me wondering what might he have in store project-wise. Only time will tell. “Lost in the system, losing my mind next / Out hittin’ number one, . . .

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New Music Jan 20  |  

Otis Junior and Dr Dundiff need undivided attention on “Why Can’t You” (Video)

Louisville singer/producer combo Otis Junior and Dr Dundiff are working on a new album, due out March 2017 via Jakarta records. For the first listen we get a video for “Why Can’t You (Just Come For Conversation),” a sadly true to life story about being so caught up in documenting a moment that you actually miss . . .

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New Music Jan 20  |  

Denmark Vessey vibes over an Earl Sweatshirt beat on “Snowing In LA”

It’s no secret that Earl Sweatshirt was a fan of Denmark Vessey’s Martin Lucid Dream record. I personally hoped that would translate into work between the two. Today, DJ Houseshoe‘s Street Corner Music label dropped a single from Vessey produced by Earl. “Snowing In LA” finds Vessey outlining life in Los Angeles, which as it . . .

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New Music Jan 20  |  

Medasin takes us to another dimension with “Territory”

Medasin calls his latest release, “Territory,” a “mindless banger.” We think it’s a bit more than that. The Dallas-based producer pulls out the heavy artillery this time around, letting an ominous bass line lead the way and follows up the ensuing dramatic feel with layers of ominous instrumentation, effects, and vocal samples. If I needed . . .

T.I.'s open letter to the United States is a call to action

T.I.’s open letter to the United States is a call to action

Atlanta legend T.I. saw fit to put pen to paper once more, releasing a letter to the United States today, on the day of the Inauguration of the 45th President of The United States. His name slips my mind for some reason. It’s clear that current events sparked a lot of thought in regards to . . .

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Future is still living lavish in his “Poppin Tags” video

Future‘s “Poppin Tags” first appeared on OVO Sound Radio back in November, and now it’s brought back to life with a new video. Catch Future riding around his city, and around the world. The accomodations are quite lavish and the lifestyle is fast-paced. Watch the video for “Poppin Tags” below.

what the price
New Music Jan 20  |  

Migos – “What The Price”

Migos are inching closer and closer to their debut album release. Now, they share their new single, “What The Price.” They serve trap ballad flare laced with electric guitar licks and low passed paino keys. Listen below and pre-order Culture via iTunes before it arrives on January 27th.

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Joey Bada$$ takes aim at the “Land Of The Free”

Brooklyn emcee Joey Bada$$ celebrates his 22nd birthday and addresses the state of America with the release of “Land Of The Free.” The Kirk Knight and Adam Pallin-produced record discusses everything from Donald Trump to the disproportionate killing of black people in the country. Stream “Land Of The Free” below.

W$ Boi

SiR is officially TDE’s newest member; drops “W$ Boi” video

It’s been a long time coming. Rumors were swirling. Now, the truth is out. West Coast singer/songwriter and longtime Artistic Manifesto favorite SiR is Top Dawg Entertainment’s newest signee. The Inglewood native makes a strong debut on the label with a video for a new song called “W$ Boi.” Watch “W$ Boi” below, and stay . . .

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New Music Jan 19  |  

Boogie spreads love in his hometown in his “Sunroof” video

Boogie takes us into more romantic territory with his new video for “Sunroof,” which finds the Compton emcee riding around town romancing or flirting playfully a number of beautiful women that he crosses paths with. Replay this song when Valentine’s Day weekend comes around, whether you’re booed up or not. Watch the video for “Sunroof” . . .

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New Music Jan 19  |  

Pac Div’s LIKE is focused on the millions on “Lamped” (Video)

West Coast producer LIKE is cool, calm, and confident in his laid back video for “Lamped.” The Pac Div producer has no problem telling it just like it is, from his perspective. This song was originally featured on LIKE’s Songs Made While High project. LIKE stated: ““This second Grammy nomination means a lot to me, . . .

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New Music Jan 19  |  

Raw Savant & Young C – “Stepped In The Booth” (Video)

London-Based rappers, Raw Savant and Young C drop a fiery track titled “Stepped In The Booth.” The two deliver an aggressive flurry of bars on top of the southern trap sonics. Watch the video below. Check out the behind the scenes footage, also.

need 2 hear
New Music Jan 19  |  

Devin Miles wants confirmation on “Need 2 Hear”

Devin Miles is pushing for a strong start to his 2017. He follows up impressive releases like “The Fallen” and  “Good Credit” with “Need 2 Hear.” Sometimes, we all could use a little encouragement. If he’s got it, then Devin wants his lady to tell him he’s got it then. Listen to the Christo-produced track . . .

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Wale – “Running Back” ft. Lil Wayne

Wale previewed “Running Back” last August, so it’s good to hear the final product of the song, which features Lil Wayne and was recorded at the Record Plant studio in Los Angeles. This joint will appear on Wale’s SHINE album, which is scheduled to drop later this year. Stream “Running Back” below, and look for . . .

before the locs
New Music Jan 19  |  

Mir Fontane shares an open letter on “Before The Locs”

Mir Fontane drops off a new freestyle track titled “Before The Locs.” The South Jersey spitter really pours his soul over a Donny Hathaway “Giving Up” sample as he details memories of times past. . .the good,bad, and everything in between. “We all on the same quest. I ride for my tribe / In the ER, . . .

Latasha Alcindor
New Music Jan 16  |  

Latasha Alcindor surprises the world with her ‘B(LA)K’ album

Latasha Alcindor‘s B(LA)K album is a surprise to us all, but it’s been four years in the making. She just took shots at the world with her “Revoke Thee” video, and she’s already back on the map with this varied, sixteen track effort. As if one language wasn’t enough, the Brooklyn veteran flexes her lyricism . . .

Push It
New Music Jan 17  |  

Dave East pokes fun at Soulja Boy in his “Push It” video

Borrowing a beat from the O.T. Genasis song of the same name, Harlem spitter Dave East uses “Push It” to bring his lyrical prowess back to his attention. The newly released video pokes fun at Bow Wow’s recent negative experience in Compton. Watch the video for “Push It” below.

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Kirk Knight – “Setup” ft. A$AP Ferg

It’s only right that Kirk Knight and A$AP Ferg teamed up to release “Setup” today, because tomorrow, January 18th, is Yams Day. Kirk made it clear in the SoundCloud caption that this one is in honor of the late, great A$AP Yams. Kirk produced this one himself, and does a solid job of trading bars with Ferg . . .

Werk
New Music Jan 18  |  

Eric G’s ‘Werk’ remix album breathes new life into hit songs

Eric G‘s Werk remix album breathes new life into some of the genre’s biggest artists and their currently buzzing songs. This is far from a knock on trap production. It’s likely the short coming is my own ear as an uninitiated listener. That being said, I often feel a disconnect with trap music within seconds of hearing . . .

W$ Boi

SiR is officially TDE’s newest member; drops “W$ Boi” video

It’s been a long time coming. Rumors were swirling. Now, the truth is out. West Coast singer/songwriter and longtime Artistic Manifesto favorite SiR is Top Dawg Entertainment’s newest signee. The Inglewood native makes a strong debut on the label with a video for a new song called “W$ Boi.” Watch “W$ Boi” below, and stay . . .

stepped
New Music Jan 19  |  

Raw Savant & Young C – “Stepped In The Booth” (Video)

London-Based rappers, Raw Savant and Young C drop a fiery track titled “Stepped In The Booth.” The two deliver an aggressive flurry of bars on top of the southern trap sonics. Watch the video below. Check out the behind the scenes footage, also.

before the locs
New Music Jan 19  |  

Mir Fontane shares an open letter on “Before The Locs”

Mir Fontane drops off a new freestyle track titled “Before The Locs.” The South Jersey spitter really pours his soul over a Donny Hathaway “Giving Up” sample as he details memories of times past. . .the good,bad, and everything in between. “We all on the same quest. I ride for my tribe / In the ER, . . .

T.I.'s open letter to the United States is a call to action

T.I.’s open letter to the United States is a call to action

Atlanta legend T.I. saw fit to put pen to paper once more, releasing a letter to the United States today, on the day of the Inauguration of the 45th President of The United States. His name slips my mind for some reason. It’s clear that current events sparked a lot of thought in regards to . . .

rainbows
New Music Jan 16  |  

James Lindsey keeps his mind on things above in “Rainbows” (Video)

James Lindsey drops off his video for “Rainbows” ahead of his January 20th release for Same Sky. To match the message of hope in the song, the imagery is full of symbolism, such as skies, lush, open green spaces, stained-glass, clouds and worship. Fellow Lousiville resident Cicily accompanies Lindsey’s rhymes with her own bright melodies. You can pre-order Same Sky on . . .

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J. Cole calls out American hypocrisy on “High For Hours”

“What good is taking over when we know what you gon’ do? The only real revolution happens right inside of you.” J. Cole wasn’t playing around last night with the release of “High For Hours.” This is one of his most politically charged tracks, as he takes America’s hypocrisy to task with a combination of . . .

Joey Bada$$ takes aim at the “Land Of The Free”

Jan 20   |   Michell C. Clark
Brooklyn emcee Joey Bada$$ celebrates his 22nd birthday and addresses the state of America with the . . .

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