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.
After delivering an appreciation letter to his fans via his blog, J. Cole dropped the new FreeEp, Truly Yours, today. Even though the release of Truly Yours was truly unexpected, there’s no way anyone could be mad at some new (let alone free) material from the Prince of the Roc. The whole release sounds like vintage J. Cole, so if you’re a fan you definitely won’t be disappointed with this short listen. Read More
KRNDN, formerly Krondon, of Strong Arm Steady lets lose his first solo studio album, Everything’s Nothing, for Free99. Despite being the same person, KRNDN’s spelling change has also brought forth a change in sound. The mood of this Free LP varies greatly from what we’ve come to except from KNRND; there’s an absence of the West Coast boom-bap sound that SAS has become known for, as the instrumentals tend to be a little more futuristic on this release. Everything’s Nothing features production from the likes Cardo, DJ Khalil, 321 and DJ Dahi. Hit the jump for the track list, previews and the download link. Read More
Following the release of Jet World Order 2, Curren$y wasted no time gathering the crew together for the mixtape, New Jet City. New Jet City finds Curren$y in the driver’s seat as he navigates a plethora of smooth instrumentals with guests such as Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Jadakiss, Styles P, French Montana, Trinidad James, Young Roddy, Trademark Da Skydiver, Juvenile and more. Hit the jump to check out the track list and preview a few cuts from the ‘tape.
G.O.O.D. Music’s CyHi The Prynce returns with the new mixtape, Ivy League: Kick Back. The ‘tape features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, B.o.B, Big K.R.I.T., Travis Porter, Yelawolf, Trae Tha Truth, Childish Gambino, and more. Read More
Slum Village is back with their first project since last year’s Dirty Slums. For those following the group from it’s inception, the only original member left in SV is T3. Slum Village now consists of T3, J Dilla’s brother, Illa J, and Young RJ. Dirty Slums 2 is hosted by Mick Boogie and features guest appearances from Rapper Big Pooh, Guilty Simpson, Joe Scudda, Fat Ray, and Clear Soul Forces. Read More
The time is finally right for Pusha T to drop his much anticipated mixtape, Wrath Of Caine. The ‘tape features Pusha spitting prolific fishscale infused rhymes over production by the likes of Kanye West, The Neptunes, Jake One, Harry Fraud and more. Caine also features guest appearances by Rick Ross, French Montana, Wale, Troy Ave and more. Read More
Although Rockie Fresh’s signing to Maybach Music Group widely went under the radar to the general public, the Chicago rapper is rising to the surface, building his own lane on Electric Highway. Read More