Despite residing from essentially the same place (Coney Island, Brooklyn) and sharing virtually the same exact cultural background (Ukrainian-American) I never really messed with rising rapper Your Old Droog all that much. I mean, in the interest of full disclosure and not frontin’, I think dude is super talented and a great altogether MC but frankly I’m not “feeling” it, you know? I always find the beats to be dated and seriously lackluster and I can never quite relate to Your Old Droog. Like, who is Droog? But this track right here, with its super kitschy and ultra NYC-indebted song title, is right up my alley, fam. Droog delivers the goods with “Unlimited MetroCard” which is produced by the always reliable Statik Selektah. Check out “Unlimitated MetroCard” after the jump and peep Statik’s new album Lucky 7 dropping this July.
Troy Ave’s Major Without a Deal is set to drop in the coming months and he’s sharing its latest cut “Real N*gga.” The song follows “Doo Doo,” a track where Troy went sing-songy. This one, however, is for the streets. No doubt about it. Listen after the jump.
Your Old Droog will be taking his rap skills from Coney Island and take it to the world. He’s embarking on a Euro tour, which according to the art above, begins June 8th. Also, you can check out his new track “Hidden Persuaders” after the jump.
LA Leakers are giving you the business with Troy Ave and Young Lito. Troy Ave and his BSB compadre join LA Leakers for a freestyle entitled “Snow Doubt.” The duo of Troy Ave and Young Lito light up Ice Cube’s classic “It Was A Good Day.” Check it out after the jump.
While Bobby Shmurda and his GS9 mates are still locked up behind bars that hasn’t stopped them from going full Gucci Mane on everybody by dropping tracks while incarcerated. Little is known as far as their legal situation (although it is said that their bail has been denied and many attempts to revoke the decision have been put in place) but as far as music they’ve been steadily releasing some new material to keep their names buzzing in them streets (and blogs, I guess.) You can peep a new Bobby Shmurda cut in “Get a Room for Ya” after the jump. It features GS9 mate Rowdy Rebel and one Abillyon.
UK grime artist Skepta has been generating some hype over the last few months, despite being active within the UK scene for over the last ten years. With a Drake shoutout and Kanye West’s “All Day” performance (in which Ye gives Skepta a shoutout as well) the 32-year-old veteran is finally getting that much needed (and deserved) recognition. Thankfully Brooklyn’s Flathbush ZOMBiES aren’t ignorant and have certainly been paying close attention to the UK grime scene as they have Skepta join them for “Redeye to Paris.” This track goes and we hope our American readers will check out some more Skepta material after hearing this. Check out “Redeye to Paris” after the jump.
Last week Fabolous hit us with that unexpected freestyle over Dr. Dre’s “B***hes Ain’t Sh*t” from his seminal 1992 album The Chronic. This week he’s serving us up with yet another freestyle in “Told Ya’ll.” Check it out after the jump.
Joey Bada$$’ debut full length studio album B4.DA.$$ is officially out now and to celebrate the release (as well as his birthday) he is dropping a freebie with “Born Day (AquariUS).” The track finds Joey going off, sounding jubilant and uplifted. Produced by frequent collaborator Statik Selektah “Born Day (AquariUS)” will not be on B4.DA.$$ but it is certainly worthy of a listen. Check it out after the jump.
The wait is finally coming to an end as Joey Bada$$’ much anticipated debut album B4.DA.$$ is set to drop Tuesday (January 20th) and Joey has already shared a few tracks from the album in “No. 99″ and “On and On.” Now he’s sharing one with fellow New Yorker (who also has an album on the way) Action Bronson. In addition to having a superstar feature in Bronson “Run Up on Ya” features production from the always great Statik Selektah. Listen to “Run Up on Ya” after the jump.
While Brooklyn’s GS9 crew attempts to figure out their legal strategies (seeing as how practically all their members have been indicted on charges stemming from guns to drugs to conspiracy to commit murder) their street team isn’t wasting any time capitalizing on the recent tabloid fodder headlines as they begin to release vaulted music. Right now we’re getting Rowdy Rebel’s “She All About the Shmoney” featuring (alleged) GS9 ringleader Bobby Shmurda and Cali’s raunchy legend Too $hort. Listen after the jump.
Troy Ave looks to get 2015 off to the right start after ending 2014 on a positive note with his smash hit “All About the Money.” For 2015 he’s sharing “Doo Doo” a new cut produced by The Bizness. Listen after the jump.
Are you ready for Joey Bada$$’ forthcoming B4.DA.$$ album? After sharing the production credits and features (Dilla, The Roots, Elle Varner, Statik Selektah, Action Bronson, etc.) Joey returns with new heat from the album. “On and On” features production from Freddie Joachim and guest vocal spots from Maverick Sabre and Dyemond Lewis. Listen to “On and On” after the jump and be on the lookout for Joey’s album B4.DA.$$, dropping January 20th.
Troy Ave’s club banger “All About the Money” receives a heavyweight remix with Jeezy and Rick Ross. Although Rozay has already jumped on the track before, he does it once again only this time with “War Ready” partner Jeezy. Listen to Troy Ave’s “All About the Money” remix featuring Rick Ross and Jeezy after the jump.
Following up his “No. 99″ cut, Joey Bada$$ is sharing yet another Statik Selektah cut from his forthcoming debut album B4.DA.$$. This new Statik laced track is “Curry Chicken” and it’ll be appearing on the forthcoming debut, which drops January 20th. Listen to “Curry Chicken” after the jump.