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.
As Ty Dolla $ign prepares himself for the upcoming Purple Reign tour with Future, he drops two blockbuster remixes to his standout Free TC track, “Blasé.” The two remixes feature an all-star cast that includes Diddy, Juicy J, French Montana, A$AP Ferg, Jeezy, and T.I.
Check out both remixes below. Also be on the look out for the Purple Reign tour to hit a city near you. You can find the full list of dates, venues, and cities below.
Jadakiss delivers the latest visual from his new album Top 5 Dead Or Alive. “Aint Nothing New” features R&B singer Ne-Yo and Los Angeles emcee Nipsey Hussle. The exclusive “director’s cut” video shows exactly how Jada always keeps it 11o% in the streets and further proves why he never sold out to sell himself.
New York emcee Maino has continued to find ways to stay relevant in today’s rap scene. The Brooklyn native recently found success with the remix to his single “Harder Than Them,” which featured Dave East, Manolo Rose and Uncle Murda. This weekend Maino decided to honor Hip Hop’s golden era by remixing Mack Wilds’ recently released single “Love In The 90z.” Take a listen below.
The evolution of Rick Ross has been a certified tutorial for those wanting a Boss status. Rozay has shown us this year exactly how to be the “Biggest Bawse” and to finish the year out he gifts us his 8th LP, Black Market. This project by Ross has the potential to be the record of the year. It features some of the best at what they do. On this album Ross get the assist by artists like John Legend, CeeLo Green, Nas, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, Future, and Mary J. Blige. If those few names alone don’t spark an interest in listening to the album below, you might want to check your pulse.
Black Market further proves the fact that Renzel is in a lane all by himself, but don’t take my word for it. Stream the new album below. You can also purchase the album here.
Today, Method Man dropped his visual for “The Purple Tape” from his fifth studio album, The Meth Lab. The J57 produced “The Purple Tape” features Raekwon, Inspectah Deck and Meth’s son, Raekwon…yup, two Raekwons one track.
The video, which was directed by the Last American B-Boy, shows Meth and his team rocking out to the purple theme. Method Man currently has autographed limited edition copies of The Meth Lab for sale here.
Fresh off his Summertime Shootout mixtape, which dropped yesterday, Fabolous releases the visual to one of the project’s standout tracks, “The Plug.” Check it out and listen to the full mixtape below. Let us know what you think by connecting with us via Facebook and/or Twitter.
Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole have had a silent but plausible rivalry since breaking into the Hip Hop scene. However, their friendship remains intact even after Kendrick’s “Control” record. The two emcees have even hinted at the idea of possibly collaborating on a joint project. Today’s new music by each artist further proves that a joint album will only make Hip Hop that much better.
Listen below as the emcees released remixes of the most popular track off each other’s albums. J. Cole took on Kendrick’s “Alright,” and Kendrick put his spin on J. Cole’s “Tale of 2 Citiez.”