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.
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