Earlier in the year we had no idea who Desiigner was…I mean c’mon, let’s be honest. Now with the #1 spot atop of Billboard’s Hot 100, Desiigner has already become “2016’s Breakout Artist of the Year”. After recently dethroning Rihanna’s “Work” single from #1, Desiigner made a “Late Night” appearance with Stephen Colbert and performed his smash-hit “Panda”.
Last year, it was announced that a new skate film produced by Nas starring Erykah Badu titled The Land was in motion. The icing to this cake is the soundtrack, which features contributions from Kanye West, Pusha T, Nas, Erykah Badu, and more. Today, the first trailer for the movie was released and it looks pretty dope. Peep the clip below.
50 Cent and Chris Brown once again hit the studio to create something magical. Fresh off of their remix to “I’m the Man,” Fif and Breezy collab for “No Romeo No Juliet,” which is expected to be featured on Fif’s upcoming album Kanan Reloaded, a follow-up to December’s The Kanan Tape.
The two entertainers exchange some pretty impressive bars, (yes, Chris Brown is rapping) which leads one to think that Drake may not actually be in a lane all by himself. Chris Brown brings his A’ game and 50 Cent brings the G’ out.
What more can I say about this track other than, “You can find it below.”
Just a few days ago October’s Very Own, Drake, released his highly anticipated album Views. Last night while at a Views listening party in Toronto, Drake boasted to the crowd that he sold around 630,000 copies of his new album in one night. You can hear him in the clip above.
If comparing Drake’s album, What a Time to Be Alive sold 375,000 first week and If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late moved 535,000 units in a three day span.
Views will surely debut at No. 1 next week and mostly likely hit platinum status soon after. The “One Dance” single is already crushing records on the U.K. charts and has quickly become Drake’s first No. 1 hit on the Canadian Billboard Hot 100. Only time will tell what heights this album will take the Toronto native. One thing is for sure, over 600,000 copies sold in one night is phenomenal and once the album hits Spotify, the insane numbers of streaming will continue to soar. The question I have for you is, “Where does Views fall in comparison to Drakes previous releases?”
Is this Drake’s best work to date? Let us know by commenting below.
It’s been two years since Drake has dropped a formal album, but today that has all changed. Right now you can stream Drake’s new album Views aka the album formerly known as Views From The 6 onApple Music or by clicking here. Check out the tracklist below to help you along the way.
The tracklist does not mention any features, however Drizzy revealed on his Instagram that Future, Rihanna, Pimp C, PARTYNEXTDOOR, DVSN, WizKid and Popcaan are featured on the album. With that being said, it looks like the Jay Z and Kanye version of “Pop Style” did not make the final cut.
Ariana Grande is no stranger to working with some of Hip Hop’s finest, so it’s no real surprise that her new album features some of the hottest in the game right now. However, what is a surprise is that her new single features Mr. Young Money himself, Lil Wayne.
Listen to the new track titled “Let Me Love You” featuring Lil Wayne below and check out the full track list to Dangerous Woman below, which also features Future, Nicki Minaj, and R&B soul singer Macy Gray.
Pittsburgh’s hip hop scene is not much different than those of other major cities, however, what makes the Steel City’s scene stand apart from the next is clearly it’s talent. Earlier in the month I attended a Hip Hop event in Pittsburgh called “Battle For The Buck” and while all the competitors were great, one particular emcee really grabbed my attention. The young man’s name is Slick Guruzee and even though he did not win the overall event, he was the true winner in my eyes.
Slick Guruzee hit the stage for his set and totally controlled the crowd. His set was lit and he had total crowd participation. It was great to see this youth look like a true vet on the stage. To top it all, he will be attending West Virginia University in the fall, where I am sure he will be making quite a name for himself. I decided to catch up with Slick Guruzee after the event and we had a great conversation.
The Pittsburgh native is a high school senior that first began freestyling at the age of 8. He started out at such a young age because of his father’s involvement in Hip Hop. Slick’s father is the vice president of raphead.com and works to promote Hip Hop talent across the globe. “I just wanted to be like him in some sort of way,” said Slick Guruzee. “He’s Big Slick and they called me Lil Slick. I just flipped it on them and became Slick Guruzee. The root word of Guruzee is “Guru” which is like a master, teacher, or prohet. Guruzee is not a gang in any way, it’s a lifestyle.”
When I asked Slick about his rapping style he said, “I consider myself very diverse and I like to speak to everybody. I never really want to limit myself.” “One of my top musical influences is Tupac and its only because I look at Tupac as not only a rapper but a teacher. I watched his speeches on youtube and I knew that his mother was a part of the Black Panther community. So I just always wanted to affect people the same way he did,” said Slick Guruzee.
Currently Slick is staying busy putting the final touches on his debut mixtape entitled Who Is Slick Guruzee, so be on the lookout for that.
In the meanwhile you can watch some of his recently released videos. Check out his videos for “Run it Up” and “White Iverson” below. The “White Iverson” remix features another Pittsburgh emcee by the name of Young Bagz. Peep the videos and be sure to comment below.
Just when we thought the Golden State Warriors were the greatest team assembled, Uncle Murda puts together his own triangle offense for the official remix to his “Right Now” track. The remix features Hip Hop heavyweights Future, Fabolous, and Jadakiss.
The rap pack delivers as expected over the Metro Boomin production. Each emcee provides dope bars that will leave you in withdrawal.
The “Right Now” remix is filled with punchlines and plugs, so just be prepared before you hit play below. There’s a real good chance that you will be coming back for more.
While Lil Wayne has been out in the field promoting his new joint project with 2 Chainz, he still finds the time to film a video for the track “Cross Me” off his last mixtape No Ceilings 2. The track features two Hip Hop Heavyweights, Future and Yo Gotti. Future crushes the chorus while Weezy and Gotti exchange bars about disloyal people.
Unfortunately Future is missing from the video, but Yo Gotti, who hasn’t let his foot off the gas since the clocks struck 2016, joins Wayne for the “Cross Me” visual. Check it out below.
Still riding the Royalty wave, Chris Brown delivers yet another remix to his bedroom mannered hit “Back To Sleep.” For this sexy encounter he brings out August Alsina, Trey Songz, and Miguel. Each singer drops in and gets right to business.
Back in February Breezy released the Usher and Zayn featured remix, which would make his second remix of”Back To Sleep.” But don’t be surprise if Brown drops a third remix. Rumors have already spread about a third remix featuring Bryson Tiller, Tyrese, and Tank.
Check out Chris Brown’s “Back To Sleep” remix remix below.