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 . . .
North Carolina’s Joe Trufant resurfaces to give us visuals for his highly-anticipated video “Nike Checks.” A lot has happened since we featured Joe’s “Party Talk” here on AM. He also gave us a 7 track EP entitled Better Off Without Me in January. Since then Joe has been a recluse and is hardly on social . . .
Quavo might have the most juice, but Offset continues to remind us that he can make great music by himself. His latest, “Monday,” is a melody driven, addicting new joint produced by OG Parker and Deko. There’s no word on where this song will end up at, but I feel confident in saying that it’ll . . .
Tre Amani switches things up on his new single, “Somebody.” Sometimes we create our best work going through our greatest hardships in life. When Brent Faiyaz flew Tre’ out to Los Angeles, the up and coming emcee had a lot weighing on his mind. Thanks to some trial and error, and a little bit of soul searching, . . .