Smoke DZA flosses in New York only to link up with Rick Ross in the new music video for “Black Superhero Car” from DZA’s Pete Rock collabo album, Don’t Smoke Rock. The Dan the Man-directed visual also features cameos from DC Young Fly and Big K.R.I.T.
With Smoke DZA and Pete Rock’s full-length collabo, Don’t Smoke Rock, dropping tomorrow, the New York duo has released a new visual via Complex. The site also premiered an exclusive stream of the album.
After dropping the visuals to his Joey Bada$$-assisted cut “Nothin’ But Love,” BJ the Chicago Kid is back to give fans some more tunes. For “The Resume” the Chicago Kid links up with another top rapper from the new school, Mississippi’s Big K.R.I.T. Check out “The Resume” after the jump.
If there’s an unsung hero award in rap, then Big K.R.I.T. is the unanimous winner for 2015. He’s concocted an outstanding — also surprisingly slept on — catalog of music for 2015. And hot off the heels of his DJ Drama-hosted mixtape It’s Better This Way, this Mississippi workhorse links up with Rapsody for ”Guillotine Flow”, which has the legendary 9th Wonder handling the production. Backed by Wonder’s gorgeous percussion and strings, K.R.I.T. goes off with an inspiring delivery — spitting bars and swagging the beat. Check out Big K.R.I.T. connect with Rapsody and 9th Wonder for ”Guillotine Flow” after the jump.
Happy birthday to Big K.R.I.T.! He’s celebrating his 29th birthday today. And to celebrate he’s dropping a new track that is not only a love song for his new 1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, but his birth year. The track fittingly samples Issac Hayes. Check out K.R.I.T.’s “86” after the jump!
We know Big K.R.I.T. represents his Southern heritage and wears it proudly on his sleeve. But on this new joint, “Guilty as Charged,” he’s going to Atlanta and straight for that smooth OutKast flow. “Guilty as Charged” is a track that is produced by SupaHotBeats, a production duo of Will Power and Myke Stallone, and is featured on their latest project, Free Game. Listen after the jump.
From “Beautiful Life” featuring Action Bronson and Joey Bada$$, “Top Tier” featuring Sean Price, Bun B and Styles P, and “All You Need,” featuring Bronson, Ab-Soul & Elle Varner, Statik Selektah has been sharing tracks from his forthcoming Lucky 7 project, dropping tomorrow. Now he’s sharing “In the Wind,” another heavyweight track, featuring Joey Bada$$, Chauncy Sherod and Big K.R.I.T. Lucky 7 will be Statik’s last project. Check out “In the Wind” after the jump.
The South links up on David Banner’s “My Uzi.” Banner and Big K.R.I.T. team up to take on an old Banner cut (“Suicide Doors” featuring the legendary UGK) which is convenient given the Southern tinged themes and obviously the two rappers on the track. The chorus even samples Pimp C’s “My uzi weight a ton” line from the OG track. Listen after the jump.
At the end of last year, Chris Webby left his mark on the game when his commercial debut, There Goes The Neighborhood, emerged as the number one hip-hop album on iTunes with no promotion whatsoever. Albums like this have been a trend within the passing months, and it seems like this wave of overnight digital sensations isn’t going anywhere. Last week, New York hipster hip-hopper Hoodie Allen released his commercial debut exclusively in digital format, and low and behold the release surpassed Nicki Minaj from a digital standpoint (yes, Nicki did move about 3 times this amount in the past 7 days, but the majority of which was physical). Now I think everyone wants to know what white rapper will come out of left field and dominate the iTunes charts next; and I have a strong feeling that something like this will happen again this year. In other sales related news, Texas-bred MC and Lacrae label-mate Trip Lee did his thing by moving an impressive 19,000 units of his latest album, Good Life. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s studied Lecrae because he and his Reach Records affiliates have been killing the game as of late in the God Rap genre. While it’s not quite hip-hop, maybe sort of trip-hop, it’s worth mentioning the success of super-producer Bassnectar’s latest project, Viva Voom, which made its top 40 debut this week. The only other notable release came from Big K.R.I.T. who either has very supportive fans or at least a couple thousand fans that don’t follow hip-hop websites because he managed to sell more than 1,300 copies of his 5 track EP which contains all but 1 song that was previously released for free on the mixtape, 4EvaNaDay, which I highly recommend checking out.
Hoodie Allen “All American” – 27,278 (100% digital)
Trip Lee “Good Life” – 19,385 (88% digital)
Bassnectar“Viva Voom” – 12,877 (2% digital)
Big K.RI.T.“4eva Na Day (Road Less Traveled Edition) – EP” – 1,378 (100% digital)