Lil Reese has kept awfully quiet but that’s looking to change in 2015 as the Chicago emcee is dropping his forthcoming project later this year. He’s also sharing a single off of the project, “Benji Chasin'” which you may listen to after the jump.
Migos’ forthcoming album YRN tha Album is due out July 31st (after a series of unfortunate pushbacks) and the Atlanta duo (member Offset is currently incarcerated on drug and gun charges) is looking to feed the streets with a new one in “I Just Wanna.” “I Just Wanna” appears on the Trap-A-Holics Real Trap Sh!t: Run It Up Editon mixtape, which is out on LiveMixtapes. Listen to “I Just Wanna” after the jump.
Finally, some new Jay Rock! We’re remaining hopeful that he’s next up for an album release because he’s someone rap needs to drop a full length project. And Jay Rock’s return is quite awesome with this equally dope song title that’s got us thinking crazy. And for the second “Money Trees” Rock raps about those similar themes as in the first: making money and maintaining in the hood. Listen to “Money Trees Deuce” after the jump.
Uhhh, what? You’re as confused as I am. Apparently Waka Flocka Flame has a song out with Good Charlotte. In case you don’t know who Good Charlotte is, they’re a pop-punk band from the early 2000s. They had songs like “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” go gold in 2002–further revealing my age. They’ve pretty much been on hiatus since 2011 and haven’t recorded a new album since 2010. How do I know this? Because I’ve used my Googles. But for some strange reason they’ve reunited (I guess?) with one of Atlanta’s long forgotten rappers, Waka Flocka (Flockaveli 2 should be out sometime soon, I think. All I know is I still love the first Flockaveli.) Also another baffling thing about this entire scheme here is that it’s for the soundtrack of a movie called Pixels, which stars Adam Sandler and Kevin James (how exciting, right?) that’s due out July 24th. “Game On” just reminds me how far we’ve traveled since Run-D.M.C. and Aerosmith. Listen to “Game On” after the jump… if you want.
You know what was a good show? Breaking Bad. Throughout its five seasons creator Vince Gilligan and company crafted some fine dramatic television centered around a struggling high school chemistry teacher producing crystallized methamphetamine to secure his family’s financial future before he dies. If you have yet to see it I highly recommend it (I also suggest you quit living under a rock.) The show is such a hit that it’s reviving the career of one Staten Island rapper. Method Man is a legend in his own right (check out his debut album, Tical) but let’s be real: Wu-Tang Clan is finished, their latest album A Better Tomorrow is crap, and RZA has basically lost his mind. However that’s not stopping M-E-T-H-O-D (MAN) from trying to jump start his career in the burgeoning 2010s. Thanks to Breaking Bad (and the subsequent popularization of methamphetamines) he’s releasing a new project entitled… wait for it… The Meth Lab. Get it? Because he’s Method Man and his name has a connection with meth. Well, at least he’s trying something unlike GZA who’s merely complaining about contemporary rap lyrics (or lack thereof.) He’s also sharing the project’s track title which features Hanz On and Streetlife. Check it after the jump.
Jake Gyllenhaal will star in the upcoming boxing film, Southpaw. It’s due out in theaters July 24th and in anticipation for the film’s release, Eminem is teaming up with DJ Khalil for a song inspired by the motion picture. The track, “Phenomenal,” will appear on Southpaw’s official music soundtrack. Listen to Em’s “Phenomenal” after the jump.
With the tragic passing of rapper Chinx on May 17th still lingering within the hip-hop community, Chinx’ management is sharing “On Your Body,” a track that is said to be the single off of the rapper’s posthumous forthcoming debut Welcome to JFK. Listen after the jump.
HoodRich Keem’s upcoming Tweet Tape II will contain a song by Migos featuring Sauce Walka and Sosamann. That song is “On Top” and it’s produced by ATL veteran Zaytoven. You can check out the track after the jump.
Maino has his third King of Brooklyn project on the way, so he’s blessing your ears with some new heat. Here he goes over some dope shit with a “Real Niggas Back” remix. Check out the track from Maino after the jump.
OG Maco recently inked a deal with Motown/Capitol Records so he’s celebrating by teaming up with Rocksmith for their Summer 2015 lookbook as well as dropping his OGG collectives first ever mixtape, Everlasting. You may stream and download the entire project after the jump.
There’s been a whole lot of existentialism within hip-hop as of late and I must say it’s a welcome topic for songs. And the most recent rapper taking on self is Philly’s premiere battle rapper, Cassidy. In “Who Gone Help Me” Cass can only help Cass, no one else. Check out Cassidy’s “Who Gone Help Me” after the jump.
Gucci’s still locked up. Everyone’s still campaigning (Free Gucci) for his release. Young Thug recently got an ice cream cone tattooed on his face. And Que is penning a tribute, of sorts, entitled “Gucci Said.” It’s produced by ATL’s Sonny Digital. Check it after the jump.
Dom Kennedy is looking to drop his new album, By Dom Kennedy, on 2nd and as that release date approaches he shares a new cut featuring Tish Hyman that is set to appear on the forthcoming album. The track, “2 Bad,” is a soft new tune that finds Dom rapping effortlessly about a significant lady friend of his, who in his words, is just “too bad”. Listen after the jump.