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Skepta surprises us with his ‘Vicious’ EP; features A$AP Rocky, Lil B, A$AP Nast

It’s only right that Skepta‘s Vicious EP is here on Halloween Day. The London emcee’s six-track effort includes guest features A$AP Rocky, A$AP Nast, Lil B, and the Section Boyz. This is Skepta’s first project since Konnichiwa, which released in May 2016. Stream Vicious below. Tracklist for Vicious EP: 1. “Still” 2. “Sit Down” Feat. . . .

amazonas
New Music Oct 24  |  

Smooth Operator 3000 flips a classic sample beautifully on “Amazonas”

Junior Mafia‘s “Crush On You” featured an iconic sample of Jeff Lorber Fusion’s “Rain Dance,” but Smooth Operator 3000‘s “Amazonas” did a great job with that same record. We hear the vocal samples from “Stuck On You” and entirely new vocal samples along with additional instrumentation. The final result is a mellow, beautiful, smooth riding . . .

vic sage
New Music Oct 4  |  

Nebraska’s Vic Sage delivers “Nasty” flows on his new single

Nebraska emcee Vic Sage launches himself onto the scene with an aggressive single, conveniently titled “Nasty.” Sage has been putting in a lot of work behind the scenes, and now he’s attacking the front lines with full force, showcasing the talent he’s been working hard to perfect. Vic shines bright on “Nasty,” a jet-fueled single . . .

hate me now

Watch Nas perform “Hate Me Now” with a brass band (Video)

Award-winning New Orleans brass band Soul Rebels isn’t new to sharing the stage with big name hip-hop artists, and they turned heads again in April with Nas. The legendary emcee performed a number of songs with the eight-piece band, including “Hate Me Now.” The energy can be felt through the recording, but I can only . . .

Nasimoto
New Music May 8  |  

Stream a Nas and Madlib mash up project, ‘Nasimoto’

What happens when Nas acapellas and Madlib instrumentals collide? Nasimoto. We have to thank Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based producer D. Begun for this project, which runs 21 tracks deep.  Nas classics like “One Love,” “It Ain’t Hard To Tell,” “Life’s A Bitch,” and “We Will Survive” are among the records that are remixed. Stream Nasimoto below. Nasimoto (Nas & Quasimoto . . .

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Stream ‘The Get Down Part II’ soundtrack with Nas, 6lack, Alessia Cara & more

The Get Down Part II is out on NetFlix. It should come as no surprise that such a hip-hop centric show features music by a diverse array of artists including Nas, 6lack, Alessia Cara, Lil Yachty, and The Get Down Brothers (of course). Stream The Get Down Part II soundtrack below.

Angel Dust

Nas raps over a Gil Scott Heron sample for “Angel Dust”

The second season of The Get Down is available on NetFlix, and with it comes a new Nas song called “Angel Dust.” Sampling a groovy Gil Scott Heron song of the same name, the new record finds Nas in his element as a storyteller once again as he gives us a snapshot of 1980’s drug . . .

Flame

Tinashe lets it burn on “Flame”

Los Angeles-based songstress Tinashe has dropped off a new relationship-centric single called “Flame” for the people. Expect this one to get plenty of radio play for months to come. Keep it locked for more information about the talented vocalist’s Aquarius follow up. Stream the Stargate and BloodPop-produced “Flame” below.

Shether

Remy Ma channels Nas on her Nicki Minaj diss, “Shether”

“To be the Queen of rap, you can’t have a ghostwriter.” Man. I thought it was going to be a regular Saturday, and then I opened up my SoundCloud feed and saw that Remy had decided to take things up fifteen notches with “Shether.” Nicki Minaj fired some errant shots in Remy’s direction on Gucci . . .

Company

Tinashe turns up the heat with the “Company” video

Tinashe dropped the video for her single “Company,” a liberating song centered around female sexuality. In line with the feel and the lyrics of the song, Tinashe and her assembly of male and female background dancers can be seen performing non-stop, edgy choreography. It looks like Tinashe has started 2017 off right, and hopefully she . . .

Folarin Like

Wale remixes “Nas Is Like” to create “Folarin Like”

“Folarin Like” is a good look. I’m not sure if it was J. Cole calling Wale out that specifically got him back on his A game, but the man has been on a mission as of late. After dropping “Groundhog’s Day,” the DMV-hailing lyricist is back again with an impressive free verse over Nas‘s iconic . . .

The Hamilton Mixtape

Stream ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’ with Nas, Alicia Keys, Chance The Rapper

To say that this project is “star-studded” might actually be an understatement. Broadway play The Hamilton is given a new set of wings by its newly released mixtape, which includes guest appearances from the likes of Nas, The Roots, Usher, Alicia Keys, Common, Wiz Khalifa, Sia, Miguel, Chance the Rapper, Busta Rhymes, Ashanti, Ja Rule, . . .

Owe The World
New Music Oct 30  |  

J Robb remixes two Nas classics to create “Owe The World”

Baltimore-based creative connoisseur J. Robb is back again with a unique spin on Nas that actually combines two of his songs, “The World is Yours” and “Owe Me Back.” In “Owe The World,” J. takes a step back from his well known speaker knocking style and follows a Kaytranada-like blueprint, using “The World Is Yours” as the . . .

Just Say

Tinashe – “Just Say” (Video)

While we wait for the official release date for her JOYRIDE album, Tinashe seems content to be seductively dancing in a motel room, via her new video for “Just Say.” There are plenty of things to appreciate about this clip, and the choreography is one of them. Watch the video for “Just Say” below.

This Bitter Land

Nas and Erykah Badu perform “This Bitter Land” on Jimmy Kimmel Live

It’s apparent that Nas‘s album is definitely on the way, even if you haven’t heard the song on Khaled’s album. The legendary emcee is being seen more than we’ve seen him in years. For his most recent appearance, he stopped by The Jimmy Kimmel show to discuss his business ventures, his first celebrity interaction and . . .