Big Boi is back with not one but two new songs from his forthcoming Boomiverse album. The first, “Mic Jack,” is a club-ready groove featuring an infectious chorus courtesy of Adam Levine. The second, “Kill Jill,” is a more hard-hitting affair featuring Jeezy and Killer Mike. Stream “Mic Jack” and “Kill Jill” below.
Killer Mike has never been one to avoid getting to the point. The Atlanta native recently appearaed on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher to discuss the controversy surrounding Beyoncé’s video and Super Bowl performance for “Formation.” Killer Mike got right to the point, saying: “White people, it’s not always about you. She’s talking to other black . . .
Philly emcee and producer Lushlife is gearing up for his next release ‘Ritualize’, which is set to drop 02/19. As the date approaches we get a preview with “This Ecstatic Cult.” The record’s electronic ambience perfectly fits both entrancing vocal sections from CSLSX, as well as Lushlife and Killer Mike’s verbal jabs calling out today’s socio-political . . .
The first thing I noticed about Logic‘s “Tree Of Life” is that it shares a sample with Common‘s Kanye West-produced “The Corner.” The second thing I noticed was the honest, vulnerable verses from Logic, along with guest artists Slug and Killer Mike. The third thing I noticed is that Logic does a pretty good job . . .
Daye Jack pulls in Killer Mike for “Hands Up,” a socially conscious song that seeks to uplift in the wake of the troubled times we’ve been living through. Daye uses heavy rock influences to add weight to his words, and Killer Mike is as poised and eloquent as ever on his guest verse. Stream “Hands Up” . . .
Noisey‘s “Rap Monument” posse cut features a total of thirty six emcees in 42 minutes, all over Hudson Mohawke. Watch the video below, and check out the full list of artists, in order, afterwards. Pusha T Bryant Dope Go Dreamer Retch Nipsey Hussle Problem Danny Brown Mayhem Lauren Raekwon da Chef Vado Kilo Kish Flatbush . . .
Killer Mike and El-P‘s show got off to a different start last night. Killer Mike delivered an impassioned speech reacting to the decision to not indict Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. The Southern rapper has always been passionate and well spoken, and his words in this speech are not easily forgotten. Killer . . .
It’s hard to believe that 2008 was six years ago. Yet, here we are. Time is flying forward. Today, we get a blast from the past courtesy of Killer Mike. Back in 2008, the lyrically intensive emcee was building up the hype behind his Sunday Morning Massacres mixtape, but unfortunately it never saw the light . . .
Killer Mike and El-P have dropped the highly anticipated RTJ2 album, a follow-up to Run The Jewels. The album technically won’t release until October 27th, but El-P felt like being generous and allowed us to download for free. The album includes collaborations with Rage Against The Machine’s Zack de la Rocha, Blink 182’s Travis Barker, . . .
In the wake of the tragic murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, outspoken hip-hop artist Killer Mike took to Instagram to deliver a powerful message in regards to the situation: “We are human beings. We deserve to be buried by out children not the other way around. No matter how u felt about black . . .
As we all prepare for the debut of the last season of The Boondocks, we can now stream the accompanying mixtape, which is hosted by DJ Drama and his Aphiliates team. Running in at eighteen tracks total, the mixtape features generally dark, gritty tracks that I can actually imagine being part of the show. Artists . . .
Outkast‘s Big Boi makes his full return with his third studio album, Boomiverse. The 12-track offering includes guest appearances by Killer Mike, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Snoop Dogg, Eric Bellinger, and more. Stream below and get your copy of the LP on iTunes.
Visionary Music Group rapper, Logic, drops his 3rd studio album, Everybody. This followup of The Incredible True Story is a 13-track project featuring Killer Mike, Black Thought, Juicy J, Alessia Cara, Khalid, and more. The title track from Logic’s new album is also his highest-charting single with a No. 59 peak on the Billboard Hot 100. Stream below . . .
J. Cole‘s “False Prophets” was one of the biggest stories of the week, partially due to the words he had for the likes of Kanye West and Wale, two artists he’s been in close proximity with in different ways. While Mr. West has yet to publicly acknowledge anything that was said, Wale quickly responded with . . .
“Legend Has It” finds Run The Jewels right in their comfort zone, and it’s perfect timing, as their third studio album is on the way. El-P and Killer Mike trade bars over El-P, Little Shalimar and Wilder Zoby production. RTJ3 will release via digital on January 13th, and the physical package comes out the following . . .