After celebrating the release of his watershed major label debut album, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, over ten years ago — Jeezy has announced a new album that will drop later this year. So far the album doesn’t have a title, although it will drop in November (the 13th is the date being passed around right now) and he’s sharing its first single in “GOD.” “GOD” is produced by exciting new Atlanta producers TM88 and Southside, so you know it’s gonna thump. Listen to Jeezy’s “GOD” after the jump.
The previous report that Kendrick Lamar’s new album is [Untitled] is false. The official album title is To Pimp a Butterfly. Album release date still March 23rd.
Read more, including the track listing, after the jump.
Kanye West stopped by Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club for an hour long interview. During his hour long sit down with the Breakfast Club crew Kanye discussed his Grammy incident and divulged some pretty juicy details regarding his currently untitled Yeezus followup. According to Kanye himself, the album is about 80% complete and will comprise of “bars, songs, [and] cookout music that just feels good”. He explained, “My last album was a protest to music, I was like ‘I’m gonna take my ball and go home’…This album is embracing the music, joy. Being of service to the people. I just hope people like it and enjoy it.”
But, in typical Kanye fashion, he didn’t confirm a release date. In fact, ‘Ye is completely over release dates and plans to drop the album as a surprise a la Beyonce and Drake. While discussing the forthcoming album, Kanye also touched on the track “Wolves” featuring Vic Mensa and Sia, which he premiered during his adidas fashion show. Apparently the track came from a Drake collaboration which, sadly, fell through. “The song came from a conversation me and Drake had where we were supposed to do an album together—it was supposed to be called Wolves…we said we was gonna do it, he was sending beats back and forth,” said ‘Ye of “Wolves.” “I got this one record with Young Thug that I’m gonna put on the Rihanna album…It might happen because I threw that out there, but he [Young Thug] probably be mad that I mention it on your show because he dislike y’all so much.”
Check out the full Kanye West interview after the jump!
Kanye West’s adidas fashion show just wrapped up and during the festivities ‘Ye unveiled a new track entitled “Wolves” featuring Chicago rapper Vic Mensa and “Chandelier” songstress Sia. It will appear on Kanye’s hyped new album later this year. Listen after the jump!
March 3rd is approaching and when it arrives as does Cannibal Ox’s highly-anticipated followup to their 2001 underground hip-hop classic The Cold Vein. Blade of the Ronin is fourteen years in the making and iHipHop is proud to be distributing the monumental return of Cannibal Ox. So, with that being said, sit back and enjoy a little preview of things to come with “Harlem Knights.” Listen after the jump and be sure to pre-order the album via iTunes here!
Big Sean’s third album Dark Sky Paradise is due out February 24th and with the two singles “IDFWU” and “Blessings” available to the public there’s a lot of hype being generated. Dark Sky Paradise will consist of twelve total tracks (including three iTunes bonus tracks) and below you can hear snippets of all fifteen cuts, which includes a standout song entitled “All Your Fault” featuring a wild verse from Kanye West (also produced by ‘Ye himself) and “Play No Games” featuring Chris Brown and the always reliable Ty Dolla Sign. Listen to the snippets from Sean’s forthcoming Dark Sky Paradise after the jump.
Lil Wayne preps the release of his forthcoming Sorry 4 The Wait 2 mixtape amidst the battle over the release of his (currently) pending Tha Carter V album. And to tease the forthcoming Sorry 4 The Wait 2 mixtape he is sharing a freestyle over Future’s Mike WiLL Made It-produced “Sh!t” instrumental. Listen after the jump.
Nipsey Hussle’s new mixtape Mailbox Money will drop tomorrow and though Nipsey himself said that the super limited physical copies are $1,000 a pop it will be available for free download via DatPiff and $10 with an iTunes download. And today Nipsey is sharing “Choke” featuring two of Atlanta’s biggest new names, Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan. Listen after the jump.
Following up his “No. 99” cut, Joey Bada$$ is sharing yet another Statik Selektah cut from his forthcoming debut album B4.DA.$$. This new Statik laced track is “Curry Chicken” and it’ll be appearing on the forthcoming debut, which drops January 20th. Listen to “Curry Chicken” after the jump.