Last year Jadakiss dropped his first studio album in 6 years. Top 5 Dead or Alive proved that The Lox emcee still has dope bars and is truly a timeless entertainer. A month into the new year, the Yonkers, New York rapper has already shown that he has no plans of pumping his brakes. Most recently Kiss and his So Raspy protégé, Nino Man, dropped off some sweet bars on Jeremih’s “Oui” single.
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner you may want to add this one to your playlist. Check it out below.
There is no I in team, but there is a me. With that being said, Compton emcee The Game is taking some time out to focus on him because he realizes that without him, there is no team. Sometimes we just have to look out for number one and there is nothing wrong with that. “Ride Solo” gives Game a moment to clear his mind and get some things off of his chest. No shade involved.
The new track can be found on the new deluxe version of The Documentary 2, available now as a three-disc collector’s item with three additional new bonus tracks: the Trey Songz-collabo “Do It To You,” the Skrillex-produced “El Chapo,” and “The Soundtrack” featuring Meek Mill.
With Wiz Khalifa’s self titled album set to drop any day now, he releases the highly anticipated “Bake Sale” cut. Wiz gets the assist from Travi$ Scott on the track, which features production from Juicy J, TM88, Lex Luger, Crazy Mike, and DJ Spinz. With “Bake Sale” Khalifa encourages all to come out and get that oven fresh good good. “I got flowers, wax, inhalers, edibles – all shit you never saw,” states Wiz with open arms.
Check out the latest by Wiz and friends below and be on the lookout for Khalifa. The new album includes appearances by Rico Love; fellow Taylor Gang members Ty Dolla $ign, Chevy Woods, Courtney Noelle and Juicy J. Fans will also hear from Khalifa’s 3-year old son Sebastian on the 13-track project.
After blazing 2015 with two #1 albums and three mixtapes, Future kicks off the new year with a surprise mixtape release. For his latest project, Purple Reign, the Atlanta rapper reconnects with Metro Boomin and DJ Esco. If this mixtape is any indication of what 2016 via Future will bring, you can bank on him to have another crazy year.
Stream the Purple Reign mixtape below now, then go check out Future on the Purple Reign tour in a city near you.
Last year everyone and their momma chimed in on the Meek Mill vs. Drake beef, since then Drake went on to crush the rest of 2015, while his counterpart, well…he almost went Dave Chappelle in 2005 on us. However, now that we have left the beef in 2015, we now await the release of his Dreamchasers 4 mixtape. While we wait in anticipation, Meek drops a surprise 4-song EP today on SoundCloud.
Check out the four new songs below. Peep Meek’s freestyle over Drake and Future‘s What a Time to be Alive standout track, “I’m The Plug.”
Be on the lookout for DC4…coming sooner than later.
Rock Hill, South Carolina native Chris Buxton hits the music scene with his highly anticipated project Stages. After releasing a few standout singles and generating a buzz through college blogs and Soundcloud, the 19 year old artist has established a solid fan base from bloggers and Hip Hop heads alike. Although the project consists of only 8 songs, Stages is a well rounded body of work. This mixtape is rich with relatable subject matter and top-notch production from Canis Major, Ryan Brammier and Quinzy Sousa.
Timbaland and 2 Chainz linked up to drop the first banger of the new year entitled, “This Me, F*ck It.” The new track was posted on 2 Chainz Soundcloud, so it is still unclear what project, if any, it will appear on. However, what we do know at this point is that the new single is 🔥 🔥 🔥.
With 2015 all finished up, it’s the perfect time to recap the year with Uncle Murda. His new track, “Rap Up 2015” is a year-in-review record that speaks on the year’s hottest topics. The New York emcee drops bars on topics that include Drake’s battle with Meek, Game’s run-in with Stitches, Tyga’s relationship with Kylie Jenner, and much more.
If you want a fresh review of 2015 or in need of a good laugh, press play below.
Western Pennsylvania emcee Jay La’Mont is a young man with a very wise mentality. The 20 year old rapper knows that it is going to take more than just some clever bars to take him to the next level. The Johnstown native is working hard to not only create great music, but to build his Genius Society movement as well. Jay recently dropped his Before The Genius EP which was well received. Below you can watch a video to one of the standout tracks from the EP, “Stay Positive.”
Jay is known for his trippy lyrics and positive vibes, but many don’t realize that he is also the guy behind many of the beats that he is dropping 16’s on. His Kanye West like talents have already placed him in a lane of his own. With that being said, it is not a real shocker that Kanye is one of Jay’s musical influences. However, Jay La’Mont’s musical influences are very broad, which is another great example of why his music does not fit in any particular niche. His wide-ranging influences include artists like Kanye West, Travis Scott, Wiz Khalifa, Wale, Snoop Dogg, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles. You can also catch him on any given day vibing to the sounds of George Clinton, Prince, and Eric Clapton. “I’m into music period. All of it is incorporated into my music,” said Jay. “It’s hard to really define my sound because it is so diverse.”
The Before The Genius EP is definitely an eargasm waiting to happen. The 12-track EP features production by Jay and it includes dope tracks like “Fly Away,” “Said And Done,” and “Open Your Mind.”
“I wanted to create music that would reflect the brand,” said Jay, “Before The Genius is the beginning of our story, from there I am going to continue to build on this. Soon I’ll be dropping the next chapters to the story.” “This is going to be crazy, almost like a movie.”
Stream Before The Genius by Jay La’Mont below. Also, if you are in the Pittsburgh area, be on the lookout for a special event featuring Jay, details are listed below.
Money being a main motivator in life is a common mindset and a frequently depicted topic in all forms of music. This subject matter is given an experimental twist in becoming the centerpiece of “The Mentality,” a new promotional single from Boston artist/producer Latrell James. After giving his fans some time to delve into the coming of age concept of his well-received debut project, Twelve, James kicks off his next chapter of music with an offering that makes its monetary-focused intentions engagingly clear. Backed by the simplistic yet gleaming self-production (alongside his brother Tedd Boyd), James utilizes a laid back flow to express his infectious “when that money dialing in I should go” message and as the delivery speeds up, James offers wise words on how people’s assumptions and attitudes come into play when the almighty dollar is at stake.