Have you heard Kendrick Lamar‘s unreleased 2009 track, “Kurupted”? If not, well…here goes nothing. “Kurupted” features a lot of the charisma and unique vocal cues that make Kendrick such a force to be reckoned with, today. However, we can still tell that he’s a work in progress still. He’s not as intricate or as precise as he is today. Still worth the listen. Stream “Kurupted” below.
The irreplaceable Ab-Soul is back again with a new track, “Dub Sac,” produced by Tae Beast and Dave “miyatola” Free. The West Coast spitter enjoys his favorite green vice while riding around his hometown, which he expresses using his trademarks of witty wordplay and emphatic delivery. There’s been a bit of tension within the ranks . . .
With their roster expanding to include SZA and Isaiah Rashad in 2013, TDE has piqued the interest of many seeking to understand how they will continue to develop, both collectively and as individual artists. Well, wonder no more. TDE’s CEO tweeted that they will be releasing six albums in 2014 in the tweet below. Does . . .
I felt a recurring sense of nostalgia as I listened to OMARtheGroove‘s Before it Gets Better. From his use of familiar samples such as Ghost Town DJs’ “My Boo” to extended Powerpuff Girls references in verses, there’s plenty to discuss. The Northern Virginia native, who also refers to himself as the Groovy Grim Reaper, employs . . .
“I like to vibe different, I need me a girl that sees the entire vision.” Bugus has been consistently releasing one fire record per week for a minute now, and his latest drop, “House Lights,” lives up to the standard that he’s set. The Paul Maxwell-produced record features a soulful sample and lyrics that touch . . .
“They’re gonna do it, anyway.” N.E.R.D.‘s “Don’t Do It” has a light vibe to it, but it addresses some heavy topics related to being Black in America. The Kendrick Lamar-featuring single carries a rock edge to it, and has plenty of energy to match. Kendrick goes absolutely bananas on his verse, as you would expect. . . .