With Hood Billionaire out and fellow MMG member Wale next up (The Album About Nothing drops March 31st; peep “MMG Under God” here) Rozay links up with Jay Z for the “Movin’ Bass” visuals. Timbaland laced the track, Jigga laid down a verse, and now we’re getting the official video some months later. Interestingly enough Jay ain’t even blessing the video, as we find Rozay all alone around a NYC project housing community. Either way, Rick Ross does his thing. Check it out after the jump.
You may not have heard of singer-songwriter Diana Espir but she stands apart from your usual herd of pop singers as she oozes self-confidence and her latest single “Tomboy” reflects that sentiment with its unabashed approach to remaining independent even in the face of the music industry. For her music video for “Tomboy” Diana Espir is joined by St. Louis emcee and all-around standup guy, Nelly. Diana Espir has certainly come a long, long way from being a contestant on The Voice: France and by the looks of her latest single she isn’t looking to be another pretty face. Peep the visuals for Diana Espir’s “Tomboy” featuring Nelly after the jump.
Los Angeles and Philadelphia collide on “The Soundtrack” as The Game and Meek Mill combine their collective powers on the track. Listen to The Game and Meek Mill’s “The Soundtrack” after the jump.
G-Unit stopped by DJ Self’s Power 105 show and dropped a killer freestyle. Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, and 50 Cent off on J. Cole’s “Fire Squad” and Drake’s “Energy.” Check it out after the jump!
The mysterious Jay Electronica has shared a new track entitled “Road to Perdition.” The song features a sample of Jay-Z’s “Success” from his 2007 album American Gangster. No word as to whether or not this track will appear on a new Jay Electronica project, which has been in limbo since forever ago. This is the first new song Jay Electronica has shared since last year’s “Better in Tune With the Infinite.” He is also starring in the film Into the Light which is scheduled to be released this year. Listen to “Road to Perdition” after the jump.
Migos are set to drop their debut album YRN later this year but in the meantime the trio of Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset are prepping their successors with Migo Lingo. Contrary to what you may have read online this isn’t exactly a Migos mixtape per se, especially given its misleading title. In fact, Migos only appear on three tracks here. The rest of the mixtape serves as an introduction to fellow Atlanta rappers YRN Lingo, Mango, Domingo, and Migo Bands. Featured on Migo Lingo are frequent Migos collaborators Skippa Da Flippa, Johnny Cinco, and Rich the Kid. You may stream and download the mixtape after the jump. Again: do not go into this thinking it’s a Migos project otherwise you will surely be disappointed.
HBO’s series Game of Thrones is huge. Hip-hop is huge. I suppose it only makes sense that the two powerhouse cultures join forces eventually. And join forces is what HBO is offering with the second installment of their Catch the Throne mixtape series. The first track they’re sharing is Talib Kweli’s “Lord of the Light” which you may listen after the jump.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything new from the “Alphabetical Slaughter” rapper Papoose. And with Meek Mill’s “Monster” single gaining a lot of traction Pap had decided to jump on the track to spit a freestyle. Listen to Papoose’s take on Meek’s “Monster” after the jump.
The LA-based DJ/producer Nosaj Thing will be releasing his album Fated on May 5th and today he’s sharing “Cold Stares” featuring Chance the Rapper. These two have collaborated in the past and “Cold Stares” is a welcome return to the two working together. Listen to “Cold Stares” after the jump.
NYC’s RATKING is a group that is making waves, especially after dropping their stellar 2014 album So It Goes and going on tour to support powerhouse group Run the Jewels. And today RATKING have a surprise release for fans with 700 Fill. The EP, which contains nine new tracks, instrumentals, and a short film, is made available for free via BitTorrent. You can get it after the jump. Don’t sleep!
On Monday March 2, 2015, New York’s very own Cannibal Ox celebrated the release of their highly-awaited sophomore album “Blade of the Ronin” with fans at the Studio at Webster Hall. Vast Aire and Vordul Mega were joined by GZA (of Wu-Tang Clan), Freeway, and G-Jet for this monumental performance. The event was hosted by Rob Markman, with music by DJ Two-Three. Click through this slideshow to see exclusive photos from the event. All photos by W. Suarez (MosiacNewYork). Copyright 2015 Triumph Media Holdings, Inc. Purchase Cannibal Ox’s new album “Blade of the Ronin” on iTunes Now.
Greetings from Cudderland, where there ain’t nothing to give but love. Kid Cudi returns from his “hiatus” with a new track that’s all about spreading positive energy. Check out Kid Cudi’s “Love” after the jump.