Jadakiss and Styles P, while very familiar with each other as they’re two-thirds of hip-hop group The LOX, are tag teaming this new track they’ve got out entitled “Block Work.” Needless to say the two go off on this track; bar for bar. Check it out after the jump.
Less than a month removed from Jay Z’s Tidal launch and a week removed from Jay assuring that Tidal is “doing well” another streaming service bites the dust.
Read more on Grooveshark after the jump.
Kevin Gates’ grind anthem “I Don’t Get Tired” is getting an official remix. The original is from his terrific and criminally underrated Luca Brasi 2 mixtape but hopefully this new remix will give that project some new life. Check out Gates’ “I Don’t Get Tired” remix after the jump.
Tech N9ne’s highly-anticipated new album Special Effects is dropping soon and with the release date nearing (May 4) Tech N9ne is sharing another new track from the album. This time it’s with quite an unexpected feature. “Wither” features metal’s Slipknot frontman, Corey Taylor. It’s, well, interesting. Take a listen for yourself after the jump.
Summer is right around the corner so prepare for a ton of tracks popping up on the ‘net that give off a “banger” or “cruising” vibe. So far it looks like Rich Homie Quan’s “Flex” cut may be in the early lead for summer 2015 anthem but Plies recruits “Hot N***a” producer Jahlil Beats for “Dayum!” which also has that summer feel to it. Also, this is probably one of those rare Plies posts. Crazy how you don’t hear about him more often. Anyway, check out “Dayum!” from Plies after the jump.
Yesterday we shared a new Agallah track, “Rolling Stoned,” which is set to appear on the rapper’s forthcoming album Agalito’s Way, dropping May 5th. Now he returns with “Get Your Sh*t Together” featuring the legendary Big Daddy Kane. “Working with Kane was an honor and a dream of mines and I’m glad to have him rock on Agalito’s Way. He’s the O.G. Respect the Golden Era,” says Agallah. “If it wasn’t for cats like Kane and Rakim, I wouldn’t be a part of this culture the way I am.” Check out “Get Your Sh*t Together” after the jump.
Today, the Doggfather took to Twitter to unveil the track list and features for his highly-anticipated, forthcoming Pharrell-produced album, BUSH. This neo-funk album features an eclectic blend of heavy-hitters, so hit the jump to check out the track list in its entirety.
“This is the story of my life that I put down from all my trials and tribulations I had, living life, being in this rap game and making sense of what reality has dealt me,” Agallah says when speaking of his fourth solo album Agalito’s Way. “And more or less, just making sure that I get back to my star power and let people understand and know that I was built for this music game. No matter what’s going on in this genre, I’m still something to be reckoned with.” Featuring Ag’s signature production along with appearances from Big Daddy Kane, Ras Kass, Prodigy, Chino XL, Sean Price, Rock, Termanology, and longtime collaborator Ike Eyes all make guest appearances on Agalito’s Way. “Whatever they want to label my career, Agalito’s Way shows that I still got dope music and that I’m still representing to the fullest.” Agailto’s Way drops May 5 through Empire Distribution. Agallah and Ras Kass are currently booking dates for a joint tour. Check out “Rolling Stoned” after the jump.
Rapper STS and producer RJD2 are teaming up for a project next month entitled STS x RJD2. The duo is also sharing the visuals for their first single “Hold On, Here It Go” before the project officially drops. Check out the awesome visuals after the jump.
Bishop Nehru will be following up his collaborative project with MF DOOM with a new EP. Nehruvia: The Nehruvian EP will be arriving via Mass Appeal on May 1st. He has also shared two new tracks off the project. Check out both “Harmony in a Glass” & “Breath” after the jump.
Sean Price has a new project on the way, a mixtape entitled Songs in the Key of Price! That’s the art above. It’s an obvious tribute to Stevie Wonders’ seminal album Songs in the Key of Life from 1976. And today Price is offering a preview of the forthcoming mixtape. Here he’s sharing “S.E.A.N.” which is set to appear on Songs in the Key of Price! Listen after the jump.
Last night Kendrick Lamar threw the first pitch at the Los Angeles Dodgers’ game against the San Francisco Giants. Compared to Jack White’s pitch at the Tigers game last summer (and 50 Cent’s pathetic attempt at one), Kendrick did a pretty well. Read our review of his latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly here. Watch his pitch after the jump.
Jay Z and his amazing celebrity friends recently launched the music streaming service Tidal. Earlier yesterday Jay Z decided to jump on his Twitter account and clear the air about Tidal’s business model compared to competing streaming services. Needless to say it was a show.
Read Jay Z’s tweets and more after the jump!