Lil Durk, the Chicago spitter getting into beef with Game, shouted out by his peers like Chance the Rapper, and bringing mixtape heat for the summer like Migos before him — thank him now. He’s a straight shooter in more ways than one, telling ChIraq bedtime stories for his intrigued listeners. Production mostly by Young Chop for the Drill Trill, but some highlight moments by other promising producers like Cardo and Dree the Drummer. Full stream after the jump.
Country rap singer Rich Homie Quan comes through with a Young Thug assist. All the squeaky hollering is unusual, alluring and poetic. The trap keeps sweetening itself for more young d-boys to enter it and re-emerge jaded. They’re all having a grand time of it. They got what you want after the jump.
Boldy James offers this preview of his song on Nas’s Mass Appeal compilation tape. He’s doing numbers so that’s “crunchin,” which continues the theme of creating new slang that he started on his M.1.C.S mixtape. He follows in a long list of guys who would be pretty okay without any rap money. He lets you know why too. Track after the jump.
It isn’t farfetched to infer that California native and producer extraordinaire Flying Lotus was inspired by Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator and Kid Koala’s ahead-of-its-time underground opus Deltron 3030. Now DJ Skarface has stepped to the forefront to reinterpret the classic album by mashing it up with various album cuts, demos and remixed from FlyLo. Read More
Stream Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip’s Abstract & The Dragon, the tape that introduced us to “Thank You” and the still-bubbling potential of the long-standing duo’s collabs.
The great Denmark Vessey, of Detroit fame and mixtape brilliance, has a new joint called Cult Classic you need to hear. It’s available for purchase and download tomorrow. Produced by Scud One.
Quelle Chris, reppin’ all that’s good with rap, blesses us with his new tape in a year when he seems to appear on almost every noteworthy project. Click the stream and enjoy. Hat tip to Mello Music Group.
Detroit is releasing amazing hip-hop music. Crown Nation, Quelle Chris, Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Danny Brown and a whole roster of gritty, rocky, sooty rhymers are giving “homegrown” a place in rap music again. This socially-relevant and wholly irreverent tape by Denmark Vessey titled Don’t Drink The Kool Aid will be in the rotation regularly through the fall (courtesy DJ House Shoes and Dirty Science). Do yourself a favor, and play.
CJ Fly follows up “Sadderdaze” — one of our favorites from last week — with a Joey assist. This is smoother and a hint toward the overall feel of his tape Thee Way Eye See It. Get your Sunday listen on. Hat tip to HipHopEarly.com.
This kind of song will insure that I never ever move to Detroit. A lot of chains are getting snatched in these verses…and ribs cracked…jaws shattered. Really fun stuff for your city. Happy Murder Capitals, y’all. Off Guilty Simpson & Small Professor’s Highway Robbery.