“More chune fo ya head top so watch how you speak on my name”. With that quick phrase following a soul stirring sample, Aubrey “Drake” Graham took the world by storm once again, delivering his much anticipated “playlist,” More Life. Coming off his most successful commercial album, Views, Drake has returned with the swagger only . . .
For his latest magic trick, Russ drops a new gem of a record called “Keep On Goin” with Bas. If his verse is any indication, it would seem that the Dreamville emcee was more than motivated enough to step up to the plate for the appearance. The two emcees bring a different demeanor and flow . . .
Bas has traveled a good portion of the globe due to the success of his Too High To Riot video, and he lets us get a glimpse into his travels with two new videos for “Penthouse” and “Live For.” Watch the videos for “Penthouse” and “Live For” below.
Terror Jr is an interesting pop trio featuring Felix Snow, Campa, and a currently unnamed third member. Their newly released “Come First” remix includes guest features from Father and Lil B. But here’s the real tea. Rumors are circulating that the third member of Terror Jr, an unnamed female vocalist, is actually Kylie Jenner. Wouldn’t . . .
Juelz Santana is back at it with a dark, powerful new joint called “Santana Bandana” that leaves many of us curious about what he has up his sleeves for 2017. The Dipset veteran is in classic form, and even includes a brief sample of Drake‘s reference line to him from VIEWS standout track “Hype” – . . .
R&B is known to be a rather romantic genre of music, but Raleigh Ritchie heads in different directions with “Sicko.” The United Kingdom-based artist keeps things blunt and to the point with his honest, reflective thoughts taking the forefront. Ritchie’s Mind The Gap EP will release in the near future. Stream “Sicko” below.
Blitz The Ambassador is back with “Hello Africa,” another high quality single that stays true to his roots. The Ghanian native explained, “I wrote this song while traveling around Africa this year. Almost every city I mentioned was from firsthand experience.” Blitz’s DISAPORADICAL album releases on December 12th, and can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp. Stream . . .
Ab-Soul is gearing up to release his Do What Thou Wilt LP, and he fans the fires a bit more with a new video for “Braille,” a bass-heavy cut featuring Dreamville’s very own Bas. The video shows them both hitting Paris. They definitely make their mark. Watch the PANAMÆRA-directed video for “Braille” below.
“Tables do turn and labels do burn, the second they ask you to sell your soul.” It’s always interesting to hear backstories behind certain tracks, and Spillage Village‘s “Can’t Call It” is a prime example. We heard this track originally as a J. Cole-centric effort, under the name of “Jermaine’s Interlude.” As a standout from . . .
Bas is as interesting as ever in his new video for “Clouds Never Get Old.” The New York native defies gravity, clones himself with the help of some sharp video editing, and enjoys some beautiful female companionship in the Scott Lazer-directed video. He also reminds us why he’s arguably the most personable rapper in Dreamville. . . .
As with many Jonah Baseball releases, “Pop Fly” is as enjoyable as it is impossible to predict. The newly released composition is constant only in its tempo, as the track takes flight, fueled by an array of seemingly opposing sounds. Some are subtle, and some are impossible to miss. Somehow, things all make sense, in . . .
Boston-based Johan has released a very small number of songs, but “Bravery” has a very unique feel to it that draws you in from the start. Johan sings passionately about the amount of willpower that it takes to make a relationship work. Let’s not get it twisted, his vocals are definitely one of the strongest . . .
It’s been a while since Vince Scxtt has dropped anything, so it brings me great joy to being able to share his new record, the hard-hitting “HML.” Vince takes on some bass heavy production from Bijan Amir. Vince gets boastful on this one, rightly so, as he is full of confidence at the moment. Vince . . .
If you haven’t heard Bas‘s Too High To Riot album, consider the newly released video for “Dopamine” the perfect invitation to catch up. The personable Dreamville emcee is preparing to head overseas, as he embarks on the second leg of his Too High To Riot tour. Watch the video for “Dopamine” below.
On September 30th we’ll finally get the full album Easy Truth from Apollo Brown and Skyzoo. Waiting it out was made a little bit easier today after Mello Music Group decided to drop off one last single, “Basquiat On The Draw,” featuring Westside Gunn and Conway. Each emcee takes a crack at a verse over Apollo . . .