It’s no secret that Childish Gambino and Chance The Rapper are more than friends…they are exceptional collaborators. Such is evident from the tracks “They Don’t Like Me” (from Gambino’s Royalty mixtape), “Favorite Song” (from Chance’s Acid Rap project), and the most recent “The Worst Guys” (from ‘Bino’s Because The Internet album). After revealing Chance’s ‘lost’ verse from “The Worst Guys,” at this weekend’s Governors Ball festival, ‘Bino took to Twitter to announce the pair’s plans to release a collaborative EP.
I’m a big fan of Mayer Hawthorne and I have eagerly awaited his upcoming collaborative album with producer (and one of Mayer’s childhood friends), 14KT. Much to my chagrin, I will have a chance to listen to this before street date as Santa Monica’s KCRW unveiled a stream of the album today. Hit the jump for a link to listen yourself.
Flatbush ZOMBiES lace us with a new visual, shot at Coachella. The trio is on their “druggy sh*t” with “Palm Trees,” taken from the ZOMBiES’ Better Off Dead mixtape. The video was shot and directed by APLUSFILMZ.
This track is too turnt up, hence the title. Waka Flocka is consistently building a rep as a rapper who’s truly on the forefront of the sound-merger between Hip-Hop and EDM. In the past few months, we have seem him collaborate with producers who have made a name for themselves in this space such as Steve Aoki and Girl Talk. Now, Waka has linked up with Flosstradamus for a track that will find its home on the 22 Jump Street soundtrack. Read More
The A3C Hip-Hop Festival has once again joined forces with iHipHop Distribution to release the fourth compilation in their series, A3C Volume 4, on October 7, 2014. Hit the jump for more info and to find out how to submit your music for consideration on this year’s compilation.
On Wednesday June 4, 2014, Tech N9ne tore down the House of Blues in Los Angeles, Califronia. Tech was joined by Strange Music brethren Krizz Kaliko, as well as Freddie Gibbs, Jarren Benton & Psych Ward Druggie. Click through this slideshow to check out exclusive photos from this event. All photos by Kyle Stuart.
Before we get to see the Hype Williams directed video for the latest single off of Common’s 10th studio album, we get to hear the song itself. Featuring a guest appearance by fellow label mate, Vince Staples, “Kingdom” is laced by Chicago beatsmith No I.D.
On Sunday May 25, 2014, the annual Soundset Festival took place at Minneapolis’ Canterbury Park. The event featured an eclectic blend of hip-hop performances such as sets from Atmosphere, Wiz Khalifa, Nas, 2 Chainz, Chance the Rapper, EarWolf (Tyler, the Creator & Earl Sweatshirt), Cypress Hill, Roc Marciano, Flatbush Zombies, Shad, Snow the Product & more. Click through this slideshow to check out exclusive photos from this year’s event. All photos by Crave Club.
It isn’t farfetched to infer that California native and producer extraordinaire Flying Lotus was inspired by Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator and Kid Koala’s ahead-of-its-time underground opus Deltron 3030. Now DJ Skarface has stepped to the forefront to reinterpret the classic album by mashing it up with various album cuts, demos and remixed from FlyLo. Read More
“I Mean It” is a cut from G-Eazy’s forthcoming major label debut, These Things Happen. Featured vocalist, Remo, channels his inner Future on the hook while G takes on verses in which he brags about his wealth and your lack thereof. These Things Happen is set to hit retailers on June 23rd.
West Coast spitter Blu returns with the latest leak from his forthcoming double album, Good To Be Home, which is already a shoe-in contender for album cover of the year (yes, I know that it’s only May). The production on “The Return” crackles like a vintage 45 and is the perfect foreground for Blu to wax poetics on top of. Good To Be Home drops next Tuesday.
So this is actually happening…Waka Flocka is spearheading the EDM-meets-Hip-Hop movement as exemplified by the “Rage The Night Away” video. The track will be featured on Steve Aoki’s forthcoming album Neon Future.
Sugar Factory Films takes it back to 2001 by unveiling the previously unreleased video for “Y’all Been Warned” from the Clan’s album Iron Flag. While not a spectacular video itself, it’s great that this visual has seen the light of day as I’m a big fan of the immensely underrated Iron Flag. Read More