The Game’s forthcoming The Documentary 2, which was initially reported to be a standard release, is now being billed as double album — with nearly 40 tracks over the two disc set. The dates are set: October 9th and 16th. And for a preview, The Game teams with Skrillex for “El Chapo,” a track that plays on the at-large criminal mastermind, Joaquín Guzmán aka El Chapo. Listen to “El Chapo” after the jump.
Jersey’s premiere hitmaker Fetty Wap will finally drop an album — his self-titled on September 25th — after releasing a string of singles in “Trap Queen,” “679,” “My Way,” “Again,” all which have landed within the Billboard Top 40 charts. “Jugg,” featuring Remy Boyz’s RGF Productions’ member Monty, is the latest cut from Wap, and will appear on that forthcoming album. That’s the (awesome) cover art above and the pre-order is here, via iTunes, but peep “Jugg” after the jump.
Super-producer 9th Wonder and all-around stand-up emcee Talib Kweli, better known as Indie 500, are finally sharing the first offering from their collaborative project in “Pay Ya Dues,” which features a pair of West Coast rappers, Problem and Bad Lucc. No word as to when their highly-anticipated debut project will drop, but alls we know is “Pay Ya Dues” is the jam and the production, handled by The Soul Council’s Eric G, is dope as hell. Go ahead and peep “Pay Ya Dues” after the jump.
Logic’s looking to follow-up last year’s Under Pressure — his debut album — with The Incredible True Story. In this offering, Logic who has declared himself the Young Sinatra in the past, has evolved into something great: “Young Jesus.” That’s a bold title to give yourself but judging from his new found confidence, Logic may perhaps earn that moniker. With fellow DMV rapper Big Lenbo in his corner, “Young Jesus” is a pretty killer track and a great offering from the forthcoming The Incredible True Story, which is due out later this year. Listen to “Young Jesus” from Logic after the jump.
We’re proud to share the third single from A3C Volume 5, which comes from rising Southern lyricist, Case Arnold. Hailing from Clarksville, Tennessee, Case Arnold is his state’s most promising new artist. Case puts his songwriting ability on full display over Michigan producer Eclipse’s laid-back instrumental on “Way Too Far.” On the track, the Tennessee native expresses is determination to overcome any challenge and his refusal to lose, no matter the circumstance. Case, who is currently putting the final touches on his next full-length project, just opened for Earl Sweatshirt on the Southern dates of his national tour. He is currently filming a music video for “Way Too Far.” The track will appear on iHipHop’s forthcoming A3C Volume 5, which you may pre-order via Bandcamp here. Check out Case Arnold’s “Way Too Far” after the jump.
Rick Ross, hot off the release of Black Dollar, his latest mixtape, is dropping new heat for the official last day of summer. Here, on “Babies Cry,” Rozay continues his soulful excursion, rapping over a lush sample that will recall = back to simpler times. However, lyrically, Rozay is rapping about the present day, praising his fiancee, urban model Lira Galore (“Lira say we’re living like the movie Blow“) all while flexing heavy on them haters with introspection. Check out Rozay’s new loosie, “Babies Cry,” after the jump.
Young Thug, hot off the release of his latest mixtape, Slime Season, collaborates with Keyshia Cole for “Don’t Waste My Time,” produced by frequent Thugger beatsmith, London on da Track. Listen after the jump.
Audio Push are teaming with Travi$ Scott for “Party 101,” a track produced by Hit-Boy, Boi-1da, and Rey Reel. The track arrives following the release of Audio Push’s Inland Empire mixtape, which also had a feature from Scott, who recently released his debut album, Rodeo. Check out “Party 101” after the jump.
The correlation between religion and hip hop isn’t so far-fetched. And with Jeezy recently occupying the “Pastor Jeezy” moniker, the line between the two is further blurred. After delivering a powerful message of self-love and self-empowerment in “GOD” — with the help of producer by day/church organ player by night, Zaytoven — Jeezy returns with “Church in These Streets” as part of his #SundayService series. All of this is adding up to quite the roll-out for his forthcoming album, which is due out November 13th. In addition, Jeezy has opened up the phones to fans and they can dial 404-800-9983 if they’re feeling inquisitive. In the meantime, bump “Church in These Streets” by Jeezy, or rather, “Pastor Jeezy” after the jump.
Nas as a featured artist is a rare occasion these days. Hell, a Nas verse in general is as rare as candy these days. When he’s not helping the burgeoning Mass Appeal with their inner workings, Nas is assisting rappers like Dave East with some hot bars. And that’s precisely what we’ve got here in “Forbes List,” a track that’s set to appear on East’s forthcoming Hate Me Now (also a nod to Nasty Nas, duh!) on Mass Appeal. It’s due out October 2nd and will feature guest spots from the likes of Pusha T, Jahlil Beats, Jadakiss, and Styles P. But the track you’re probably looking to hear is the Nas featured “Forbes List,” which you may bump after the jump.
Pusha T joins Sheek Louch for “Bang Bang,” a tough as sh*t track for your Thursday afternoon. Wanna break stuff at work? Thinking about moshing in your bedroom? Maybe push some people on the street? “Bang Bang” has got you covered. The track will appear on Sheek’s forthcoming Silverback Gorilla 2 project. Check out Sheek Louch and Pusha T on “Bang Bang” after the jump.
It was all good about a week ago. Houston rapper Sauce Walka (of Sauce Twinz) is taking issue with Drake, who is apparently claiming H-Town as his home. It’s also worth noting that the relationship between Drizzy and the Sauce Twinz was seemingly gravy. Drake even remixed the Sauce Twinz’ “2 Legited 2 Quited,” which was a good look for the H-Town duo. According to Walka, Drake is stealing the culture and content from Houston for his own lyrics. Walka also believes Drizzy makes music with just about everyone else around the States, except for the talent in his native Houston. Needless to say, all of this palpable tension has culminated to a diss record, entitled “Wack 2 Wack” (a play on Drake’s “Back to Back” — his diss record for Meek Mill). Listen to Sauce Walka’s “Wack 2 Wack” after the jump.
Joe Budden is sharing “SlaughterMouse,” a track that he previewed a month back. The track, initially perceived to be a diss towards Eminem, is actually more of an open letter to the famed Detroit emcee. Budden positions himself as a sort of “Stan” here, leveling much praise for Eminem and his career. The track may or may not appear on Budden’s forthcoming All Love Lost album, dropping next month. In the meantime, peep “SlaughterMouse” after the jump.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard new music from Kanye West. But that’s changing today, with Ye dropping a new track, reportedly entitled “I Feel It,” at his Yeezy Season 2 show. The show, which is part of New York Fashion Week, has been livestreamed to theaters around the world. Dazed Magazine also broadcast the show via Periscope. Watch the full show here. Listen to the new Ye track, “I Feel It,” after the jump. No word as to when SWISH will be dropping or where “I Feel It” will be slotted in his catalog.