[Hot New Music!] Teyana Taylor – The Cassette Tape 1994 (Stream Mixtape Here)

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Teyana Taylor follows up the 2014 release of her album, VII, with a mixtape to calm the thirst of her fans.

Walk Like Us delivers the mixtape entitled, The Cassette Tape 1994, which includes five dope 90s inspired tracks that takes us back into time. It’s time to go get that grill back out and find those double dutch ropes. If your a 90s Hip Hop Head then you’ll have to find some enjoyment in listening to this new mixtape by Teyana.

The 5-track collection features production from Kanye West (“Your Wish”), Da Internz (“Touch Me”), and J.R. Rotem (“Undercover”), the smooth voice of Eric Bellinger (“Tonight”), and an appearance from her boyfriend, Iman Shumpert of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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[Hot New Music!] Latrell James – Twelve (Stream & Download Album Here)

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“Sometimes it can take a lifetime of trials and tribulations for a person realize their true aspirations. For me, the maturation of my artistic journey can be experienced in a span of twelve years.”  Latrell James

With the release of his new project titled Twelve, Boston native Latrell James has chronicled his story through this personal collection which is self-produced alongside his brother Tedd Boyd. Following up a number of well-received singles such as “99 Altima” and “The Button,” James has worked tirelessly to provide a complete body of work which is powered by honest lyricism and smooth production.

Twelve is a representation of my life and the changes that occurred to me from age 12 to 24. This project is my journey from adolescence to adulthood and the main theme throughout is growth. To me, if something is not growing then it is dead. So ultimately, I hope this piece will inspire people and help them through whatever struggles they are experiencing.

Check out Latrell James’ Twelve album in its entirety below. Even further below you can watch the video to his single “The Button.” 

     

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[Hot New Music!] Mac Miller feat. Sean Price – “Pet Sounds”

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Hip Hop has recently been mourning the death of legendary emcee Sean Price.  Sean was a successful solo artist, but he was more commonly known as a key member of the Boot Camp Click and 1/2 of the critically acclaimed group Heltah Skeltah.  In light of Sean’s passing, Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller dug deep in his crates and released a new song with the late emcee titled “Pet Sounds.” Mac did not give too much information out about the track, however, he did tweet out a link where fans can donate money to help and support Price’s family.

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With the lack of information we have on this song, we are not really sure when the track was actually recorded, but we do have “Pet Sounds” below for your listening pleasures.  Sean is survived by his wife, and his three children. Donations can be made to Sean’s family here.

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[Hot New Music!] Method Man feat. Raekwon and Inspectah Deck – “The Purple Tape”

 

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A couple decades later and the Wu-Tang Clan is still delivering those heaters like they never left the kitchen.  Currently on deck is Method Man and today he drops a new track titled “The Purple Tape,” which features fellow clan members Raekwon and Inspectah Deck. Also featured on the new single is Meth’s son whose name is also Raekwon.  Yes folks, one track…two Raekwons.

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Meth’s album is scheduled to drop August 21 via Hanz On/Tommy Boy. You can pre-order the album here. For the emcees out there, the album also contains the instrumentals for every track listed. Check out the new one by Method Man and the Wu-Tang Clan below and be sure to let us know what you think.

  

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[Hot New Music!] Meek Mill – “Wanna Know” (Drake Diss)

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Finally, after what seemed to be the longest 5 days in Hip Hop, Meek Mill delivers his diss track in response to Drake.  Tonight via Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex, the MMG general premiered his Drake diss after long await.  The new Meek track is produced by Jahlil Beats and Swizz Beatz.

After this beef has stewed for a while it looks like Meek has finally got himself in the booth, but is this enough to get him out the hole he has already dug for himself? Take a listen to the new diss track below and let us know what you think. “Pump It or Dump It?” 

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[Hot New Music!] Drake – “Back To Back” Freestyle (Meek Mill Diss)

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Drake is bringing it to “Back to Back” on Meek Mill with his latest diss track. The “Back to Back” freestyle is a problem and Hip Hop listeners are now waiting in great anticipation for Meek to bring the solution.  By now, everyone is in the loop on this Hip Hop beef, but here is a quick run down.  

  1. *Last week, Meek accused Drake of having a ghost writer.
  2. Over the weekend, Drake responded by dropping “Charged Up” diss.
  3. Meek called the diss, “Baby lotion soft.”
  4. Monday, Meek was scheduled to drop a diss track via Hot 97, but he never did.
  5. The Pinkprint Tour hit Toronto, Meek hit the stage with the words “F*ck You” on the screen behind him.
  6. Today, Drake unleashes “Back to Back” diss.

*This actually did not happen first, but only Drake and Meek know what actually started the rift between these two emcees.

Today, Drake looked for the “checkmate” move as he dropped his new diss track, which you can hear below.

Apparently shortly after the “Back to Back” diss was released someone started a gofundme.com account to help Meek Mill record his Drake diss track. That’s how important it is for Meek to respond at this point.

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There is even a newly developed website, SaveMeekMill.com, which is set up to help build Meek’s brand by collecting donations to buy school supplies for the youth in Meek’s hometown of Philadelphia.  However, don’t let the positive mission statement fool you. The website states, “We strive to inspire the youth into different career paths other than being the type of rapper Meek Mill once glorified. We will save the youth from any future embarrassment caused at the hands of their rap adversaries when they find themselves in a beef — inspired by the one Meek Mill is currently losing to Drake. How? By inspiring them to not be like Meek Mill at all.” 

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The ball is in your court Meek. You’re down in points, but it’s your possession. So what are you going to do? The clock is ticking…

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[Hot New Music!] Drake – “Charged Up”

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You would of have to been under a rock this last week if you haven’t heard about the Meek Mill and Drake beef.  Well this weekend we finally got some music out of this Hip Hop soap opera.  Drake responded to Meek’s accusations of him utilizing a ghostwriter with a diss track titled “Charged Up” that he premiered Saturday on his Beats 1’s show OVO Sound Radio.

The track certainly throws jabs at those who have been active in this stand-off, however Meek thought that the diss track was soft as he turned to social media to tweet, “Baby lotion soft.”  Check out the diss track below and let us know what you think.

Drake’s latest OVO Sound Radio episode also featured two more new joints: “Right Hand” and “You Used To,” which is a remix of the D.R.A.M. single “Cha Cha” featuring Drake.

  

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[Hot New Music!] Future featuring Drake – “Where Ya At”

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On the brink of releasing his new album, Dirty Sprite 2, Future has the album’s “Where Ya At” track premiered by Beats Radio personality Zane Lowe. The song features Drake and is the lone song to actually host a feature. Earlier today on The Breakfast Club, Future spoke on the origins of this track and how the collaboration came about. Evidently, just before he was expected to submit the finished album, Drake called him up and voiced his interest in being a part of Dirty Sprite 2, and according to Future, he sent “Where Ya At” to Drake, and he quickly returned it with his verse that very same night.

Dirty Sprite 2 is a follow up to Future’s Dirty Sprite mixtape.  The new album pays homage to Future’s earlier days and fans get to listen to Future return to his roots. Dirty Sprite 2 drops tomorrow, but you can listen to the new track today. Check out Future’s “Where Ya At” featuring Drake below.

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[Hot New Music!] 3 New Drake Features via Apple Music

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We all know that a Drake feature does wonders for an up & coming artist.  Now WizKid, RamRiddlz, and Roy Woods will all find out for themselves.  Earlier in the week, Drake teased that there would be some exclusives dropping on his inaugural episode of OVO Sound Radio: Drake and Company’s Show on Beats Radio 1. Yesterday, Drake followed through with 3 new bangers (no solo records) that feature him and promote the underground sounds of OVO.

The 3 tracks are songs brought to us from two individual Toronto standouts and a Nigerian up & comer.  Toronto singer RamRiddlz drops his Drake remixed “Sweeterman.” WizKid releases his hot single “Ojuelegba” which features Drake and popular Grime artist Skepta.  Roy Woods also debuted his new record “Drama” featuring Drake. All of these tracks were premiered via OVO Sound Radio yesterday. Listen to all three records featuring Drizzy below.

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[Hot New Music!] Lil Wayne – Free Weezy Album (FWA)

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The wait is finally over! Lil Wayne releases his highly anticipated album just in time to get the holiday started off proper.  The back and forth between Weezy and Cash Money has culminated in a surprise release of his Free Weezy Album on TIDAL.  Less than a month ago Wayne announced that he had signed a deal with Jay-Z. Well, that deal was actually a negotiation that made Wayne the newest co-owner of TIDAL

Today via TIDAL you can now stream the 15-track album that features Jeezy, Cory Gunz, Wiz Khalifa, Junior Reid, and more.  For those who have been on the fence about joining the TIDAL wave, today is the perfect time for you to take advantage of the free trial.  So far we have only had the opportunity to hear “Glory,” which I believe was Weezy setting the bar for this album. It can only get better from there, so listen to FWA and be sure to give us your feedback.

Before you get your fireworks popping tonight, get your party jumping now with Wayne’s Free Weezy Album.  

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