New Music Sep 8  |  

Kevin Gates – “Time For That” (Video)

It’s smiles all around for New Orleans rapper Kevin Gates as he celebrates his Islah album going platinum. How does a rapper celebrate such a milestone? Well, he releases a new visual for the fan favorite, “Time For That.” Watch the video for “Time For That” below.

New Music Mar 9  |  

Birddie Goonatic & Kevin Gates Take Us To The “Circus” (Video)

Birddie Goonatic brings Kevin Gates along for the ride in the official visual to their DJ Spinz-produced ‘Muscle Muzik‘ collaboration “Circus.” Filmed in the strip club, the small screen interpretation also features a cameo from down south comedian Kountry Wayne. This is my first time hearing Birddie on a track and I can honestly say i’m . . .

lil kim
New Music Feb 18  |  

Lil Kim – “#Mine” ft. Kevin Gates

It appears that the former Queen of Rap is ready to get back in the game. In her new song, Lil Kim and Kevin Gates passionately describe their affection for one another, with seducing lyrics that draws the audience in as she reminds them why they call her Queen Bee. Hopefully this means we can expect more material from . . .

Reviews Feb 3  |  

Kevin Gates’s ‘Islah’: an Ode to his Fans or Really Odd for His Fans? (Review)

I first heard of Kevin Gates a few years ago. His street demeanor, knowledge, lyricism, and aggression pulled me in immediately. I come from an emotional and mental place where I’m able to relate to a lot of his art, appreciating the pictures his music paints. I vividly remember a specific line on “John Gotti” . . .

wait in line
New Music Nov 12  |  

Kevin Gates & Rustie – “Wait In Line”

When listening to Kevin Gates and Rustie‘s “Wait In Line,” I can’t help but feel like I’m listening to a more futuristic 8Ball & MJ track. The two seem like a very unlikely pairing on paper, but they fit together very well as part of Converse’s CONS EP VOL 2. A big part of me . . .

black on black

The Game – “Black On Black” ft. Jeezy & Kevin Gates

The Game debuted “Black On Black” last night, a soulful new record featuring contributions from Jeezy and Kevin Gates. Jeezy provided a strong chorus and verses, taking on the main role in the song with help from Game and Gates. The Game is setting up shop to debut a new album entitled Blood Money: Year . . .

holla at me
New Music Aug 10  |  

New Orleans emcee Jabbar is blunt and unapologetic on “Holla at Me” (Video)

New Orleans emcee Jabbar drops off his first visuals from New Orleans project entitled “Holla at Me.” When I listen to New Orleans rap I know I can expect a couple things- gritty stories, lyrics and genuine messages. Those themes stay true from the OG’s like Master P, Wayne, Boosie, Curren$y; all the way to . . .

On My Life
New Music Oct 1  |  

Andrew Meoray is hungry for success on “On My Life”

Andrew Meoray holds nothing back on his self-produced loosie, “On My Life.” Detailing the day-day grind to make it to the top, the high-energy cut serves as yet another example of why the talented upstart is one to keep on your radar. The 22 year old multi-talented artist has worked with the likes of Kevin Gates, Tory . . .

no fighting
New Music Jul 9  |  

Wiz Khalifa – “No Fighting”

Wiz Khalifa returns with the Purps-produced “No Fighting”. It’s a sort of serenade to his lady as he professes that he will never change. On July 20, Wiz takes off with Snoop Dogg on their “High Road Summer Tour” with special guests Jhené Aiko, Casey Veggies, Kevin Gates, and DJ Drama. He is also preparing . . .


Prezident Jeff – “Laurie” (EP)

Producer Prezident Jeff releases the Laurie EP, his first solo project of the summer. Having had a busy year, handing over gems to the likes of Lil Simz, Kevin Gates and Que just to name a few, the Toronto born and raised producer shares his head nodding five-track gift, but also an audio visual bundle, . . .

New Music May 23  |  

Jeezy & DJ Drama – “Gangsta” (Mixtape)

He’s been at it for many years now, but Jeezy‘s still got a lot left in the tank. The Atlanta veteran connects with DJ Drama for Gangsta, a new mixtape featuring guest artists such as 2 Chainz, Shy Glizzy, Que, YG, Kevin Gates, and others. Stream “Gangsta” below.

Southern Comfort
New Music Dec 20  |  

WhitneyAbstraKt – “Southern Comfort” (Mix)

Frequent Artistic Manifesto collaborator WhitneyAbstraKt is back with a new mix called Southern Comfort, just in time for the holiday season. As Whitney herself explains: “This is an ode to the SOUTH and Southern-influenced music that came out this year. A compilation of some of my favorite cuts + the perfect soundtrack to a TURNT . . .

original man
New Music Nov 5  |  

DJ Kay Slay – “The Original Man” (Mixtape)

DJ Kay Slay has released his long awaited, star studded The Original Man mixtape. The mixtape features Joell Ortiz, Styles P, Papoose, Sheek Louch, Young Buck, Gunplay, Ransom, French Montana, Fat Trel, Jim Jones, Raekwon, Kevin Gates, and more. Stream The Original Man in full below. Download Mixtape | Free Mixtapes Powered by

Freshmen 2014
New Music Jun 16  |  

DJ Drama Presents: “XXL Freshmen 2014” (Mixtape)

The XXL Freshman 2014 mixtape, hosted by DJ Drama, features all new music by Isaiah Rashad, Vic Mensa, Kevin Gates, Jarren Benton, Jon Connor, and more. Stream the XXL Freshmen 2014 mixtape in full below.

chris rock essay
Editorial Dec 4  |  

Chris Rock Essay Discusses The Struggle of Black Comedians in White Hollywood

Chris Rock has been known as not only a brilliant comedian, but also a strong advocate for other black comedians throughout his many years in the industry. In an essay set to be featured in next week’s The Hollywood Reporter, Chris candidly discusses his own journey through a whitewashed industry. Read the Chris Rock essay . . .