After signing with Jay Z’s Roc Nation management company, Detroit rapper Big Sean promised fans that he would drop new music. And looks like he has kept his word. Sean went on to drop four brand new songs, including “I Don’t Fu*k With You” which features E-40 and is produced by Kanye West and DJ Mustard. Another track, “Paradise”, was produced by Mike WiLL Made It. Stream the four tracks below.
You can’t stop Kanye West, you ought’a know it by now. And whether you do know it, in this snippet from Theophilus London’s “Can’t Stop” ‘Ye reminds you anyway. The snippet also features ‘Ye reference his now infamous Sway interview (“It’s aight, but it ain’t Ralph, though/ And unless your money talkin’, keep your mouth closed”) as well as delivering an artillery of hilarious one-liners (“Might have gave me head in the pool, that ain’t your mouth though”). Check out the rest of the snippet below.
What makes a summer song? It’s sweaty but never sad about it. The right summer smash makes you put the double-decker barbecue plate on your lawn chair, pour out something cool and get close to the speakers. It’s naked and unashamed, of course. The song’s gotta be loud. Not volume-wise either. You need to be able to open that sunroof, lower the windows on the highway and still annoy passersby with the bass drop. They’re great songs because they’re disposable songs. A summer jam is the wet wipe of music: refreshing as it is fleeting and oh so useful at the right time.
Load these songs into your playlist and be the DJ you always wanted for the weekend.
How do you tell who is going to be massively and unabashedly successful? Can you see their desire? Or hear it? Kanye West, in comparison to his fully formed self, has never been the Kanye we know. The one we know has always been forming in moments like this, when nobody really cared he was there and he came to understand that as a mistake of their existence by proving em wrong. He catches a little Nasty Nas flow too, it’s fun. Watch his impressive freestyle after the jump.
The Hip-Hop Fellowship is the feature-length doc about 9th Wonder’s tenure at Harvard as a visiting professor. In this interview, producer Young Guru explains his encounters with Yeezy. Key quote: “At that moment, I knew he was ready. And he’s about to change this whole thing.” Watch after the jump.
For what feels like the 300th time, Mason Betha is planning yet another comeback to the Rap game. During a recent interview with Hot 107.9, Ma$e revealed that he is working on a new album set for release in October. The album’s lead single, “Billboard”, features some heavy hitters. Find out who after the jump.
Kanye West, Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, and Kings of Leon are set to headline the third annual Made In America Festival, which will take place in both Los Angeles and Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend, August 30 & 31. Read More
Future and Ye hit the sand in the Hype Williams-directed clip for their celebratory “I Won” duet. Future’s Honest LP hits stores next Tuesday.
Ciara and Kim Kardashian’s respective better-halves sure know a thing or two about trophy wives. Ye and Nayvadius decide to share that knowledge, slowing it down on “I Won,” the latest single from Future’s forthcoming Honest LP. Read More