On Thursday October 23, 2014 the 7th Annual CMJ Takeover took place at Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom. iHipHop.com was on-hand as a sponsor of the night’s event, which featured performances by Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era, Smoke DZA (along with members of R.F.C.), Cozz, SD, Raz Fresco, DP and more. Click through this slideshow to see photos of the nights events. All photos by Lauren Gesswein. Copyright 2014 Triumph Media Holdings, Inc.
The new music keeps piling in as Migos link up with Rick Ross for “Black Bottles”. This is a collaboration made in trap heaven and frankly it bangs hard. We hope to hear more Migos x Rozay tracks in the near future but for now this’ll do. Peep “Black Bottles” after the jump and be on the lookout for Ross’ forthcoming Hood Billionaire album out November 24th.
Drake turned 28-years-old yesterday and to celebrate he is giving his fans some new music to bump. Not one song, but a total of three. “6 God”, “Heat of the Moment”, and “How Bout Now” all appeared on the Toronto songwriter’s OVO Soundcloud and we’re sure his fans are more than grateful for the new tunes to soundtrack their Saturday. No word yet as to whether or not any of these three cuts will appear on his forthcoming Views From the 6 album. Listen to “6 God”, “Heat of the Moment”, and “How Bout Now” after the jump.
Happy 37th birthday, Alchemist! The West Coast producer is celebrating his birthday by gifting you with some unreleased music; what a guy! For his 37th Al has uploaded a previously unreleased track he had stashed away in the vault. That track is “Biology” by Queens legends Mobb Deep. Listen after the jump.
DJ Ace, DJ Penny Lane, DJ Tephlon, and DJ Tekniz have joined forces to drop The Other Guys: Street Execs Priorities mixtape. One of the collaborations on the mixtape features 2 Chainz, Skooly, and Cap 1 on “Xanny”. Hear the track after the jump.
RATKING’s LP from earlier this year So It Goes has received widespread critical acclaim and fan support and with CMJ Music Festival wrapping up the Harlem NYC rap trio drops their grainy, VHS music video for the album’s closing cut “Cocoa 88″. Watch the visuals after the jump.
Jeremih’s smash hit “Don’t Tell Em” receives a big boss treatment via Rick Ross. Listen to Rozay’s remix after the jump and get yourself ready for his forthcoming Hood Billionaire album, which drops November 24th.
For the official “About the Money” remix T.I. recruits some heavyweights. Lil Wayne and Jeezy join Tip and Young Thug to complete this Southern hip-hop coalition. Now all that’s missing from this is Juicy J doing some adlibs. Peep the “About the Money” remix after the jump.
The collaboration between Atlanta’s Killer Mike and Brooklyn’s El-P received a sequel and though the album is due out October 27th the two rap maestros went ahead and shared the album as a free download last night. Early this morning, El-P tweeted a link to download the album, with Killer Mike following suit. We’ve provided the download link (and stream) after the jump, get at it now!
It’s been nearly a decade since Fergie dropped her solo effort in The Dutchess, which was the Black Eyes Peas songstress’ multi-platinum debut. Now she has returned with “L.A. Love”, a DJ Mustard produced joint. And seeing as how Mustard is on the beat (hoe!) it’s only fitting that YG would go ahead and jump on a remix. Listen after the jump.
Skeme been deliverin’, boy. And while the gettin’ is still good he goes and drops another gem on hip-hop heads everywhere. Today he unleashes “Me and Mine”, produced by Sean Momberger. You can listen to “Me and Mine” from Skeme after the jump.
Mark your calendar hip-hop heads, Apollo Brown and Ras Kass are comin’ for your neck. Their collaborative project entitled Blasphemy will be out October 28th and having already treated ya’ll with “Giraffe Pu**y” (featuring Royce Da 5″9′, Xzibit & Bishop Lamont) they’re already back with some more for you with “How to Kill God”. Peep the track after the jump.
Ludacris has already excused his absence when he ripped Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot N***a” a new one, then he proceeded to give Makonnen’s smash hit “Tuesday” a bit of the ol’ hardcore gangsta treatment it so desperately needed. So, we suppose it’s only natural that Luda continues his recent streak by going off on another ‘throwback’ track. This time he’s spitting bars over Pusha T’s clicky-clanky industrial “Numbers on the Board” beat from his excellent My Name Is My Name album. Listen after the jump.
It has become apparent, that, over time the line that has once divided electronic dance music and hip-hop has become blurred. And frankly it is perhaps for the better as we’ve seen some fruitful collaborations and stylistic developments in both genres/scenes. Now one of the game’s most lyrical gangsta rappers gets on board, collaborating with Montreal’s premiere dance producer. “Bugatti” is the harmonious effort between Pusha T and Tiga. Listen to the cut after the jump.
After dropping the fourth installment to his 1st of the Month series Cam’ron is back, already preparing the drop for the fifth installment. And today he delivers “Touch the Sky” featuring Wiz Khalifa and Smoke DZA. Be on the lookout for the fifth 1st of the Month at the top of November and check out “Touch the Sky” after the jump. Killa!