It takes a certain degree of finesse to mesh Southern rap anthems and Christmas classics. DJ NiteCrawler hit the nail on the head with his newly released Merry Gritsmas mix. This 25 minute long SoundCloud release serves as the prelude to our Merry Gritsmas party, which goes down this Saturday, December the 16th in good . . .
“Model women and designer jeans.” Denver emcee Supreme Ace has been in the game for years, and he’s ready to make waves once again with his anthemic new release, “Overdo It.” Featuring Atlanta’s very own OG Maco and fellow Denver native Trev Rich, the new single features ominous production by Purps of 808 Mafia. The . . .
“They’re gonna do it, anyway.” N.E.R.D.‘s “Don’t Do It” has a light vibe to it, but it addresses some heavy topics related to being Black in America. The Kendrick Lamar-featuring single carries a rock edge to it, and has plenty of energy to match. Kendrick goes absolutely bananas on his verse, as you would expect. . . .
Toronto’s Aspektz releases the official music video for “Can’t Get Enough.” “Can’t Get Enough” is the first visual release from the Next Level project. The Canadian spitter takes us on a bass heavy ride through all the London ends. Aspektz has the Next Level experience documentary coming soon which focuses on the two cultures of Toronto and . . .
Emmit Fenn is a new name, but he’s undefeated thus far. The Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter’s latest, “Lost In Space,” features mellow instrumentation that serves as prime real estate for his beautiful vocals and lush harmonies. This is a guy you wanna get lost with. Stream “Lost In Space” below.’
Ravyn Lenae is currently on tour opening up for SZA, but she’s also gearing up for the release of her own EP, CRUSH. Her latest release, “Sticky,” is a Steve Lacy production that certainly serves to whet appetites for what’s to come. From Ravyn’s vocals, to the enveloping nature of her lyricism, to Steve’s funky . . .
“I like to vibe different, I need me a girl that sees the entire vision.” Bugus has been consistently releasing one fire record per week for a minute now, and his latest drop, “House Lights,” lives up to the standard that he’s set. The Paul Maxwell-produced record features a soulful sample and lyrics that touch . . .
SwuM keeps a low profile on social platforms and continues to let his work speak for itself with his latest instrumental drop, “Told u so many times.” The beginning of this track is spacey, slow moving, and syrupy. As it progresses, we feel the pace switch multiple times, just when we think we know what’s . . .
Watch Kiera Weathers in the “Talk to Me” video After wooing fans as a finalist on the X Factor with a seat on Rita Ora’s team, Kiera Weathers comes into her own seeks to push herself to the next level. She drops the music video to her debut single, “Talk To Me.” Her debut single, . . .
I felt a recurring sense of nostalgia as I listened to OMARtheGroove‘s Before it Gets Better. From his use of familiar samples such as Ghost Town DJs’ “My Boo” to extended Powerpuff Girls references in verses, there’s plenty to discuss. The Northern Virginia native, who also refers to himself as the Groovy Grim Reaper, employs . . .
Stream Double Or Nothing out now! Big Sean and Metro Boomin have been on a social media spree promoting their new album. Double Or Nothing is here. The 10-track album boasts features from Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, 21 Savage, Kash Doll, Young Thug, and Swae Lee. Stream below and let us know what you think of their . . .
Memphis Hip-Hop veteran, Juicy J, previously dropped “No English,” “Ain’t Nothing,” and “Flood Watch.” He is back to release his 4th solo studio album titled Rubba Band Business. “So whatever you like with Three 6 Mafia, it’s just a mixture of old Three 6 Mafia with Lex Luger beats, Metro Boomin beats, with Murda beats,” Juicy . . .
Stream Kendrick’s DAMN. album in reverse For all those tired of playing DAMN. backwards on a playlist, Kendrick Lamar has you covered. He releases the official collector’s edition of the album which features it in reverse. “I don’t think the story necessarily changes, I think the feel changes,” Kendrick tells MTV News. “The initial vibe listening from . . .
The high energy OG Maco links up with QC label mate, Offset, for “Ticket.” It’s an aggressive trap record that the Atlanta rapper has become well known for. Stream the Dolan-produced track below.
Philadelphia’s Schilly releases the official music video for “All Night.” You may remember the singer from when we brought you the Love, Schilly EP. He’s back with the visual to continue promoting the project. Watch the Henry Grenier-directed clip below.