In this, the first year of Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen," we have already been blessed with a very good remix of that song. Now, the 6 God himself, Drake, has seen fit to bless us further by remixing Fetty's next single "My Way." Praise be and stream the song in the replies.
Vince Staples, hot on the heels of his fiery new single "Senorita," has announced that his debut album for Def Jam is titled Summertime '06 and will be released June 30th. The album will be executive produced by No I.D. and you can check out ""Señorita" in the replies.
Vince Staples released two great projects last year (the Shyne Coldchain 2 mixtape and Hell Can Wait EP) and now he's readying his debut album for Def Jam later this year by releasing the first single from the LP. It's called "Señorita" and features a very prominent sample of Future's "Covered N Money" and is available to purchase on iTunes and to stream on YouTube or in the replies.
Miguel has released an updated version of his 2014 single "Coffee." The new version is extended by a couple of minutes and inexplicably features Wale in 2015, and is retitled "Coffee (Fucking)." Thankfully, there is also an extended version that does not feature Wale, and you can stream both in the replies and decide which is better for yourself. Miguel's new album is tentatively titled Wild Heart, and has yet to be given a release date.
Lil Ugly Mane has released the third and final installment of his Three Sided Tape series, which you can stream here. The release is called Third Side of Tape, and the rapper has said that the first two volumes will be coming out in a physical format soon.
Rich Homie Quan, the rap game James Bond, dropped a new mixtape the other day titled If You Ever Think I Will Stop Going In, Ask Double RR that you can download here. The tape follows previous mixtapes Still Goin In (Reloaded) and I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In.
It's been ten years since Blackalicious dropped new music. Well, the group is back and have launched a Pledge Music to help fund their new album, Imani Vol. 1. The group has also released a new song called "On Fire Tonight" which you can check out in the replies.
Future just dropped 56 Nights by surprise, a new tape produced almost entirely by Southside. Download it for free here. Future also recently hinted at a Dirty Sprite 2 mixtape and one produced by Mike WiLL called Ape Shit.
Death Grips are streaming their "final" album, Jenny Death, which is the second half of double album The Powers That B. They also posted that they "might make some more" records on Facebook. Whether it's their actual last album or not, you can stream it in the replies.
If I had to pick an era of jazz, it would not be pre-jazz, but that being said, jazz is the music of America and it's the most American music form of all except for maybe hip-hop. So I think him appealing to that and appealing to '70s funk and R&B, rather than just trying to get another hit… I wasn't expecting him to be so particular about the feel of the album from a musical standpoint. I thought he was going to have a lot to say lyrically, and the music was going to not be industry-dictated but take more of a backseat to the lyrics. And by no means was that the case.
Drake has announced his 6th annual OVO Fest to take place in Toronto on August 2nd and 3rd. The first day of the fest will feature performaces by J. Cole, Big Sean, YG, Jeremih, and more. The second day will feature special guests who have yet to be announced; past guests have included Kanye, Lil Wayne, and many more. Check out the admat in the replies.
Drake continues to prove how indomitable he is right now - every single song from If You're Reading This It's Too Late has entered the Billboard Hot Hip-Hop/R&B Chart, giving him a grand total of 21 songs appearing on the chart, which works out to 42% of the chart. This breaks his own record of 14 songs on the chart at one time (which he matched last week), to give you an idea of how insane this is.
Kendrick is attempting a lot in one song. It’s an internal monologue, made public, in which he’s working out his own issues, acknowledging his own demons. Is it conservative? Is he coming down hard on black people? Is he coming down surprisingly hard on white people? Does he fully understand race and power and inequality as much as one perhaps should before jumping in this sea of generalizations? There are days and weeks and months and infinities left to parse out these ideas. But what is true from even the first listen is that Kendrick is talking directly to black people.
Drake has posted a short film titled "Jungle." It features home video of him as a child and footage of him experiencing Toronto, his hometown. It also includes short interpolations of new music as well. Watch it in the replies.
In this final couplet, Kendrick Lamar employs a rhetorical move akin to—and in its way even more devastating than—Common’s move in the last line of “I Used to Love H.E.R.”: snapping an entire lyric into place with a surprise revelation of something hitherto left unspoken. In “H.E.R.”, Common reveals the identity of the song’s “her”—hip hop itself—forcing the listener to re-evaluate the entire meaning and intent of the song. Here, Kendrick Lamar reveals the nature of the enigmatic hypocrisy that the speaker has previously confessed to three times in the song without elaborating: that he grieved...