eLZhi has kept quiet for a while and that’s utterly disappointing for any real hip-hop head out there. Despite appearing on some notable tracks in 2014 like Phat Kat’s “All Madden” and Ghostface Killah’s “Gunshowers” eLZhi has been awfully silent when it comes to his solo work. But we have some good news: that will fortunately end in 2015 with the release of eLZhi’s upcoming Lead Poison album. And to tease us for the new album, eLZhi is sharing “February” the first single from Lead Poison. Listen after the jump.
Big Sean’s much anticipated third studio album Dark Sky Paradise drops today and to tease at some new music the Detroit player is sharing a freestyle entitled “Me, Myself & I” (it’s over Beyonce’s song of the same name.) Needless to say, Big Sean goes in, dropping bars. Rumor has it Sean also disses Kendrick Lamar. Sneak dissing still hot in 2015? Hopefully not. Listen to Big Sean’s “Me, Myself & I” freestyle after the jump.
T.I. and Young Thug struck gold with “About the Money” in 2014 and would team up once again for “We Want War.” So it was inevitable the two ATLiens would dap it up and release more music together. And today T.I. and Thugger share “Off-Set” a track from the soundtrack to the upcoming Furious 7 film, which hits theaters on April 3rd. Listen to “Off-Set” after the jump.
Young Thug and his favorite producer London on da Track link up with “I Swear to God” which may or may not appear on he and Rich Homie Quan’s Rich Gang: Tha Tour Part 1 sequel. Listen after the jump!
Zaytoven and Cassius Jay have dropped their Finesse the Soundtrack (via iTunes) which contains tracks from Rich Homie Quan, Shy Glizzy, August Alsina, Young Dolph, Trinidad Jame$, Rich Gang and more. But perhaps the track people are looking out for the most is the Migos track “Mr. Miyagi” which you can hear in full after the jump.
Tinashe’s “All Hands On Deck” single gets a remix via the down under diva Iggy Azalea. The OG version makes an appearance on Tinashe’s excellent (and dare we say underrated) 2014 album Aquarius. Listen to Iggy’s remix of Tinashe’s “All Hands On Deck” after the jump.
Manolo Rose’s violent Boyz n the Hood-inspired “Run Ricky Run!” gets a vocal treatment from New Atlanta’s OG Maco. And listening to the track OG Maco’s contribution is pretty spot-on, as his aggressive ad-libs add a certain level of permeating tension. Listen after the jump.
In case you haven’t heard Fashawn is back. After dropping his FASH-ionably Late mixtape (with The Alchemist) last year Fashawn returns in 2015 with The Ecology (which drops February 24th.) Fashawn has already shared “Guess Who’s Back,” “Out the Trunk,” and the Nas/Aloe Blacc featured “Something to Believe In.” And now Fashawn, being the gentleman that he is, is sharing the entire project for free. That’s right, an album stream of all fourteen tracks. In addition to Nas and Aloe Blacc, The Ecology features BJ the Chicago Kid and Choosey. Stream Fashawn’s The Ecology after the jump.
Ghostface Killah and BADBADNOTGOOD’s collaborative project Soul Soul officially drops February 24th and looks like fans are getting a treat early, as they’ve shared the entire album. There are twelve total tracks and there are features from MF DOOM, Danny Brown, eLZhi, and Tree. You can stream Ghostface Killah and BADBADNOTGOOD’s Sour Soul after the jump.
Known for his 2012 breakout single “Cashin’ Out” Ca$h Out has been undergoing a bit of a shift creatively. After releasing “WYD” earlier in the month, Ca$h Out returns with “You Should Be Ready” which will also appear on his R&B-tinged project Less Stress More Sex. Listen to “You Should Be Ready” to prepare yourself for the forthcoming Less Stress More Sex after the jump.
Fashawn is continuing his monumental rollout for his forthcoming album The Ecology (due out February 24th) and after having already shared “Guess Who’s Back” and most recently “Out the Trunk” he is sharing the heavyweight featured cut “Something to Believe In.” And by heavyweight we mean one of the all-time rap greats, Nasir Jones. In addition, Aloe Blacc makes an appearance and the track is produced by the always excellent DJ Khalil. Listen after the jump.
Cannibal Ox’ highly-anticipated followup to their 2001 underground hip-hop classic The Cold Vein, Blade of the Ronin is set to finally drop March 3rd via iHipHop (which you may preorder now courtesy of iTunes here) and with the rap duo already having shared “Iron Rose” and “Harlem Knights” they are now sharing the Artifacts and U-God featured cut “Blade: The Art of Ox” produced by none other than the great Black Milk. You may listen that after the jump. And if you’re in the city March 2nd be sure to come through to Cannibal Ox’ Blade of the Ronin album release party at Webster Hall with Freeway, G-Jet, and very special guests. You don’t wanna miss out!
On J-Live’s new cut “Red & The Kid” he takes the time to give a special shoutout to all the heads that made hip-hop what it is today. “Red & The Kid” is set to appear on J-Live’s forthcoming mixtape. Listen to “Red & The Kid” after the jump.
Boston’s Avenue will be releasing the much anticipated Chandelier View project next month but to serve as a prelude Avenue is sharing the She Is EP, which features two brand new tracks. Stream it in full after the jump!