A lot of rare Kanye West stuff is being unearthed as of late. First we have a Kendrick Lamar remix of “All Day” and now we’re being treated to a sneak peek of ‘Ye’s verse on Vic Mensa’s “U Mad” track. This track has been circulating for the last month or so, mostly byway of Vic Mensa’s live performances. But now we have Kanye’s full verse! You can check it out after the jump. As the kids say: it’s hard.
Chicago’s best young talent teams up on Chief Keef’s “Faneto” remix. DJ Pharris brings together Sosa, Lil Bibby, Lil Herb and King Louie for the seven minute “Faneto” remix. Who do ya’ll think had the best verse overall? Check it out after the jump.
In case you haven’t heard, 2015 kicked off with the return of Harlem’s beloved Dipset. The group dropped a stellar cut in “Have My Money” and followed that up with their “Victory” freestyle, which is equally dope. Their return has sparked some nostalgia and that’s all gravy because we here at iHipHop often find ourselves reminiscing about simpler times. Chief Keef, who was probably no more than eight years old when Dipset dropped their iconic Diplomatic Immunity record, is nevertheless paying tribute to the supergroup. Keef has dropped a track entitled “Dipset.” The tribute to Cam and company is set to appear on Keef’s upcoming DJ Holiday-hosted Dedication mixtape. Check it out after the jump!
Lil Durk’s debut album Remember My Name is set to drop May 12th via Def Jam. Durk has already shared “Get That Money” and “Different.” Now he’s teaming up with fellow Chicago neighbor (quite literally, the two grew up on the same street) Lil Reese for a freestyle over Big Sean’s “Blessings.” Get at it after the jump.
Lil Durk’s debut album Remember My Name is set to drop May 12th via Def Jam and he’s already shared “Get That Money” the first lead single from the forthcoming album. It features French Montana and Chris Brown. You can listen to it here. Now Durk is sharing another Remember My Name cut in “Different.” Listen to it after the jump.
Chance the Rapper has remained awfully quiet since he broke through with his excellent Acid Rap tape. His Surf project with Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment is forthcoming but for solo Chance there hasn’t been much. He’s kept busy with various other endeavors including acting. In Collin Tilley’s short film called Mr. Happy, Chance the Rapper stars as Victor, a depressed guy who discovers a website—MrHappy.com—where he can hire a hitman to kill him. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Lil Durk has put out a steady stream of mixtapes over his short career, but the Chicago emcee is finally looking at a release date for his debut album. Remember My Name is set to drop May 12th via Def Jam and he’s sharing “Get That Money” the first lead single from the forthcoming album. It features French Montana and Chris Brown. Listen after the jump.
Despite GS9’s Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel being locked up on various charges that hasn’t stopped the streets from showing their support and love via freestyles/remixes. And while “Hot N***a” has been freestyled/remixed to death Lil Herb goes the other route by freestyling over “Computers” their lesser known single. Check out the visuals after the jump.
Chicago’s Tink continues to surprise with her many diverse flows and musical stylings. On this particular outing she is joined by Atlanta’s Rich the Kid for “Ran Up the Check.” The track initally appeared on DJ Honorz’ Boss Shit Only Vol. 2 mixtape. Listen after the jump.
Lil Durk and Chief Keef were cool. Then they were beefing. And now it looks like things are cool again. That’s a good thing, I suppose. The two have teamed up for “Decline” which is also produced by Chiraq drill impresario Young Chop. Listen to “Decline” after the jump.
There’s never a shortage of Chief Keef music and with “Voodoo” he adds another one to his ever-growing catalog of work. On “Voodoo” Sosa teams up with producer KC Da Beatmonster where he raps without ever catching his breath. It’s strange, which by now is commonplace for Keef, and definitely worth a listen. Listen to “Voodoo” after the jump.
After dropping “Bodies on the Ground” last December Fredo Santana returns to 2015 with “Bricks” an autotune-drenched cut. But if autotune isn’t your thing and you’re not feeling Fredo’s movement then peep the awesome cover art above. That’s Bobby Hill (from King of the Hill) with Fredo Santana’s signature tattoos. I guess that’s the only takeaway from this. Oh well. Peep Fredo Santana’s “Bricks” after the jump. Or just stare at that hilariously rad cover art above. Whatever you want.
Have you been fiending some new Mick Jenkins? Yeah, we have been too. Following his breakout mixtape The Water[s] from earlier this year Jenkins has been relatively quiet. Sure, he’s dropped some dope features here and there as well as various loosies (including the very good “Fate”) but we’ve been craving some solo Jenkins material. But it looks like today we’re receiving a treat in “11” a new solo Mick Jenkins cut. Produced by NIFDproductions, the powerful track is named after the amount of times Staten Island native Eric Garner said “I can’t breathe” before his untimely death at the hands of police officers. Listen to Mick Jenkins’ “11” after the jump.
Chief Keef links up with his older cousin and fellow Chicagoan Fredo Santana for a new collaborative track. It’s been a hot minute since these two were on a track together but they’re back with “Bodies on the Ground” a HurtboyAG production. Listen after the jump.
After roughly a year of teasing, Chief Keef finally shares the long-gestating collaboration with Kanye West. “Nobody” arrives in time for the release of Keef’s forthcoming Nobody release, which is due out tomorrow (Dec. 16th.) “Nobody” marks the second time Chief Keef and Kanye West have collaborated, the first being on the Yeezus cut “Hold My Liquor.” Listen to “Nobody” after the jump.