The mystery heightens. Here’s new music from emerging lyrical brightness Y.O.D. also known as The Guy People Can’t Tell Is Nas Or Not. The song’s art work also hints at the first appearance of the elusive Droog, who has people so convinced he is Nas that they make angry internet videos against anyone who believes otherwise. This interpolation of “The Message” gives a clearer view of him as a distinct artist, even with the God’s Son flow hanging all over his body. Check it after the jump.
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Pretty sure the number of stabbings just increased with the release of this joint. A$AP Mob has so many low-key lyricists wrapped in their gangster packaging it’s always thrilling when they partner with other hidden scribes like Waka. Check out the EDM remix of “Murda Something” and call your local precinct to make sure everyone’s safe. After the jump.
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First song of the day that we’re excited to listen to. Seems like Sir Michael Rocks and Chuck Inglish, both formerly of The Cool Kids, are using their teamwork skills to make strong tracks with all but each other. This one is named after the best non-defense-playing guard in the the NBA, James Harden. The warped voices and squeaky horns are amazing contrasts from Vic’s jumping flow and Killa Kyleon’s brap-brap-brap verses. It’s a trampoline. Check the audio after the jump.
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H/t The Masked Gorilla for this, the lead single from the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign add their cowabunga Taylor Gang surfer swerve to this soundtrack song. Juicy J also “got your back like a turtle shell.” Good to know. Check the video for the reptile movie after the jump.
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Future stumbles into the Chanel store just long enough to make this song-length ad for it. Young Thug joins on this clumsy track dedicated to saying the name of the leather giant as many times as possible. Silently wishing we could listen to only the production by itself. Check the track after the jump.
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The kick and the snap on this one makes it the ideal blend of ATL crunk and Bay Area bounce. This duo could put out an album of only these and we’d be cool. Rich Homie is a revivalist in this unique way, finding a groove where his melodies fit and sticking to it. Check the fraternity stepper inspired video after the jump.
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As if this headline weren’t ridiculous enough, watch the footage of Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino acting…well, childish. This is all part of a performance meant to hype a crowd in Sydney, Australia and to live precisely in a moment. But, the actor-turned-rapper is often so caught up in his own internet self-awareness (i.e. titling last year’s proper debut Because The Internet) that it’s hard to believe this was all spontaneous. What does he stand to gain from name-dropping? Check the video after the jump.
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From Retro Hash, here is a hippie Asher Roth with a soul infusion from ZZ Ward. This is a better look for him than the smug frat boy ethos of “I Love College” and that era. The grainy filter and hazy images give light to already sparkling harmonies in a full musical experience unlike AR’s previous stuff. Check it out after the jump.
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