Azealia Banks is a pure talent, there’s no question about that. Sadly, however, she appears more invested engaging in Twitter beefs than putting out quality music. We all know she’s capable of it, as we’ve seen her do it before. And with the release of her new song “Chasing Time” one might assert that she’s attempting somewhat of a “comeback” following her public fallout. We just hope she’s committed to this. After the jump.
Ro Ransom comes through with some harsh words for the industry. “Fu*k the Rap Game” is the latest cut from Ro Ransom’s forthcoming Ro Ransom Is the Future project. Check out the track after the jump.
Gucci once stated he’s “…the god of making music people trap to” and with the incessant flooding of the streets with bangers it’s evident that Big Guwop wasn’t playing. His Trap God series is perhaps the best example of the aforementioned. And for the upcoming third installment of the Trap God series Gucci teams up with master ATL producer Zaytoven for “So Hoody”. After the jump.
Kendrick Lamar and TDE has kept their promise, as they release the first official single “i” from Kendrick’s forthcoming studio album. The track, produced by Rahki, samples the Isley Brothers’ “That Lady”. You can peep the brand new track after the jump.
Current Charlotte Hornets guard Lance Stephenson unsuspectedly dropped a freestyle to Bobby Shmurda’s chart-topping “Hot N***a” single back in August and now he has released the official music video to accompany it. In the video Stephenson rides around his Brooklyn neighborhood of Coney Island, plays basketball, and just goes ham in the streets. No word as to what the Hornets think of all this, but doesn’t look as though Stephenson gives a care. Check out the video after the jump.
While we all wait in anticipation for Joey Bada$$’s debut studio album to drop later this year, he gives us a lil’ something something via a guest verse on Kiesza’s “Bad Thing”. It’s off her upcoming album Sound of a Woman. Check it out after the jump.
2 Chainz stands by his reputation as a reliable feature artist by giving Jessie J a helping hand on her latest song “Burnin’ Up”. The song is the first single from Jessie’s forthcoming Sweet Talker album, out Oct. 14. Listen after the jump.
Clint Dempsey ain’t no poser, he’s really about that life. The US Men’s National Team captain, who was born and raised in Texas, is an avid fan of hip-hop. You may even recall him rapping during a Nike advert, which prominently featured references to Houston. And recently he took his love for the game (hip-hop, not soccer) even further by rapping a new song entitled “Hot Fire” live during the FIFA 15 launch. Wanna know how he did? Video after the jump!
Fredo Santana’s been keeping awfully quiet lately. But his new track “How You Want It” loudly breaks the silence. Produced by Hurtboy AG, “How You Want It” finds Fredo in his classic form: trappin’, trappin’, trappin’. Check out the track after the jump.
Last night (Sept. 21st) Common held his inaugural AAHH! Fest in his hometown Chicago, which featured performances by De La Soul, Lupe Fiasco, and Jennifer Hudson. During Common’s set, however, he brought out a “very special guest”. Kanye West eventually surprised the crowd, performing The College Dropout cut “Get Em High” with Common as well as songs like “Jesus Walks”, “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”, “Power”, “All of the Lights”, and more. Videos after the jump!
The second BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher is here. This one here features noted battle rappers T-Rex, Goodz, Tsu Smurf, & Rain 910. All four deliver fire bars. But which one was the best? That’s for you to decide. Check out the video after the jump.