On Thursday October 30, 2014 the 2014 Power 105.1 Powerhouse took place at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center, the home of the Brooklyn Nets. iHipHop.com was on-hand to document the event, which featured performances by Jeezy (with special guest Jay Z), J. Cole, French Montana, Migos, Childish Gambino, and more. Click through this slideshow to see photos of the nights events. All photos by Lauren Gesswein.
Controversy alert! Controversy alert! Big K.R.I.T. declares himself the king of the South on his new track… “King of the South”. Listen after the jump and be on the lookout for his forthcoming album Cadillactica coming November 11th.
A$AP Mob fans are anxiously awaiting the release of Rocky’s new album, which, at this very moment does not have a release date. However, Rocky did finally gift his fervent fans with some new music in “Multiply” earlier in the month. Needless to say it got fans hyped for the new record. And within “Multiply” was an easter egg for another new track, “Pretty Flacko Pt. 2″. Now, during a recent live performance Rocky went ahead and dropped “Pretty Flacko Pt. 2″ and the crowd certainly reciprocated. Watch after the jump!
Check it out: a new Lupe Fiasco track. “Mazinger” features PJ and is produced by SX, as part of his Lost in the Atlantic series. “Mazinger” gets its name from the 1970s Japanese manga and anime series, which is sampled in the song. Listen to the new Lupe track after the jump.
After dropping “I Might Need More Than 16 Tho” just two days ago, Joe Budden returns with an offering from his forthcoming Some Love Lost EP. “Alive” is a surprisingly emotional track, finding Budden spitting cathartic bars over a skittering instrumental with a swelling string section. Listen after the jump.
Chief Keef’s new mixtape Back From the Dead 2 appropriately arrives on Halloween and the 19-year-old handles the heft of the production (producing exactly 16 of the 20 tracks) on the mixtape. In addition to producing a majority of the tracks, Sosa doesn’t recruit many for features instead opting to do most of the work himself (Gucci Mane and Tadoe both appear on a track each). If you wanted that old Sosa then you should probably just stick to listening to everything preceding Finally Rich because Back From the Dead 2 may perhaps be his most experimental/left field effort yet. Stream and download Back From the Dead 2 after the jump!
Termanology’s forthcoming album Shut Up & Rap will arrive December 9th and today he shares “Can’t Take It Anymore” featuring Chilla Jones and Cortez. DJ Doo Wop handles hosting duties. Listen after the jump.
When J Dilla suddenly passed away in 2006, at the tender age of 32, from cardiac arrest, the hip-hop community lost one of the greatest producers of all-time. That year Jay Dee left hip-hop one of the finest collections of instrumentals in Donuts. What made Donuts so special, besides it being released three days before J Dilla’s passing, was that it feels like such an intensely personal statement. Since its release, many have went on to use the instrumentals from Donuts (including Ghostface, Drake, Charles Hamilton, Skyzoo, and Talib Kweli). Now Nas is finally sharing his collaboration with Jay Dee as he raps over the “Gobstopper” beat. Listen after the jump!
Ludacris continues his streak of dropping fire freestyles over notable hip-hop tracks of the last year. After sharing the best “Hot N***a” freestyle and dropping his “Tuesday” freestyle, Luda went ahead and snapped on Pusha’s “Numbers on the Board”. Now he’s gifting the fans with that braggadocios ish with “Tom Ford”. Listen after the jump and be on the lookout for Luda’s Burning Bridges EP dropping in December.
As Rick Ross preps the release of his forthcoming studio album Hood Billionaire he continues dropping off new music from it. After sharing the R. Kelly featured “Keep Doin’ It (Rich B*tch)” Rozay returns with the K. Michelle assisted “If They Knew”. Listen after the jump and mark your calendars for Hood Billionaire, dropping November 24th.
As Boosie preps the release of his forthcoming release Life After Deathrow (which drops tomorrow) he shares “All Falls Down”. In addition to the new material, Boosie drops the Lil and adds the Badazz to his name, which means one thing: this is pure evil. Just in time for Halloween, kiddies! Listen to Boosie’s “All Falls Down” after the jump.
Bishop Lamont and DJ Quik have linked up in the past so the two converging on “Hypnotize You” is fitting. And it’s an especially stellar track seeing as how Quik himself handles the production side of things as well. DJ Quik’s The Midnight Life is out now. Listen to “Hypnotize You” after the jump.
As Joe Budden’s Some Love Lost EP nears (out November 4th) he continues to his weekly installment of #SomeLove leaks. This week Joe serves up “I Might Need More Than 16 Tho” a track that, as we’re sure you’ve already guessed it, is straight up bars. Listen to the new Joe Budden track after the jump!
Originally appearing on Rich Gang’s Rich Gang: The Tour, Part 1 mixtape, the Mike Will produced “I Got” receives a CD quality update. Young Thug and PeeWee Longway may now be heard in glorious HD quality. Listen after the jump.
Harlem stand up! Smoke DZA links up with his two fellow Harlem, NY residents in A$AP Rocky and Cam’ron. The Jahili Beats produced track “Err Thing Valid” receives a very special Harlem edition remix and frankly it’s terrific to hear three unique voices from the neighborhood all on one track. Check out the track after the jump and keep your ears out for R.F.C.’s album The Outsiders, dropping November 18th.