Celebrating his birthday Jadakiss is dropping a rarity from his vault. Jada is sharing “Shame on Ya,” a track which finds the emcee going over Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Brooklyn Zoo.” Check it out after the jump.
50 Cent has a new signee and it’s someone named Rotimi. Yep, Rotimi sounds like a rap name in 2015. Anyway, Rotimi is a new signee to 50’s G-Unit imprint which had itself a pretty good 2014 and a decent 2015 thus far. But 50 is taking things up a notch with Rotimi, who is also an actor from what we’ve gathered. This track “Lotto” also features 50, so check that out after the jump.
Gunplay is finally looking to releasing some physical music after signing with Def Jam. Gunplay a.k.a. Don Logan will be dropping his highly-anticipated debut album Living Legend on July 31st. And now he’s sharing a single from the new album in “Know Me Like That.” The track features two features courtesy of Styles P and Tyler Woods. Check out “Know Me Like That” from Gunplay after the jump.
RetcH is going to be releasing his new project, Finesse the World, which is a follow-up to 2013’s Polo Sporting Goods. Here RetcH is collaborating with Mac Miller — who is also going to be dropping a new album this year — with stellar production courtesy of Larry Fisherman, who, of course, is Miller. Check it out after the jump.
King Los is going to be dropping his God Money War project soon and to tease it he’s sharing “Glory to the Lord” featuring a big name. R. Kelly is assisting King Los on this new track produced by Da Internz. Check it out after the jump.
Now hold up, I know what you’re thinking: Why the hell are ya’ll posting Omarion on a hip-hop website? First off, you’d be right… had it not been for Kid Ink and French Montana lending O their names for the features list. Second, because yo, open up your mind and check out some new music — quit being a jerk. You never know, this could be your new favorite song! Psyche, even if it isn’t, check out Omarion’s “I’m Up” featuring Kid Ink and French Montana.
A lyrical showdown is taking place on Skyzoo’s newest track. Skyzoo is joined by eLZhi for a lyrical sparring match and it’s making Music for My Friends more and more of an instant purchase for me. You can check out Skyzoo’s “Hands Folded Together” after the jump, and you can also peep this 10-minute sampler of his forthcoming Music for My Friends.
Meek Mill should be dropping his highly-anticipated long-gestating Dreams Worth More Than Money album this year but he’s sharing a track that’s going to be, well, poppin’ in the clubs this summer. Meek is sharing his Rico Richie produced cut “Poppin'” featuring French Montana and Chris Brown. Check it out after the jump.
Free Offset. That’s all. I can pretty much end the writeup there. But, because I’m no lazy journalist (dedication!) I’ll go ahead and give you some background info. Offset, 1/3 of Migos, is currently incarcerated (yes, again) for a probation violation. While he’s locked up Migos continue to tour and wait for the inevitable release of Offset. In the meantime the whole QC team is sharing “Work” featuring ATLien Jeezy — even though Jeezy has been beefing with Atlanta’s de facto Trap God, Gucci Mane, who as you know is cool with Migos. Anyway, this is “Work” and remember: Free Offset! Listen after the jump.
Vince Staples will be dropping his highly-anticipated debut album Summertime ’06 on Def Jam on June 30th. And we’ve already been treated to some fresh ish with “Senorita” (backed up by excellent production and a killer Future sample.) But now we’re getting some bonus material here with “Get Paid” featuring Desi Mo. Other guest appearances on Summertime ’06 include Jhené Aiko, Joey Fatts, A$ton Matthews, Snoh Aalegra, Kilo Kish, DJ Dahi, and more. Check out “Get Paid” after the jump.
Insert sad face emoji here. I miss old Project Pat. What the hell happened to Pat-ah? Has he lost it? Where’s the help from successful young brother Juicy J? Pat-ah has been churning out some of the worst “slappers” in recent memory (more like knee slappers, am I right) I remember this dude used to drop straight heat. Yes, that was back in the late 90s-early 2000s, but still! Here Pat is teaming up with one of the hottest, buzzing rappers out in the game, Fetty Wap for “Rollin’ Drank.” There’s also some dude named Big Trill. Yep. Check out “Rollin’ Drank” after the jump… if you wish.
Earlier this year STS and RJD2 collaborated and released an album together (read Scott Harper’s review for iHipHop here.) But by the looks of it this wasn’t a one-off deal as the keep the good vibes rollin’ this summer, with a “High Life,” which serves as a “bonus cut” for the project. Listen to it after the jump.
In case you don’t know who L-Dro is then that’s A-ok because Jadakiss and Beanie Sigel are here to put this track over. “The Life We Live” features both Kiss and Beans and their verses are both top notch here. While the track belongs to L-Dro, both Kiss and Beans go ham on the track. While Beans may perhaps be past his prime, don’t write the rapper off. Check out “The Life We Live” after the jump.
California and New York link up. A$ton Matthews (who reps Lakewood, CA) is teaming up with Harlem’s Bodega BAMZ for “Window Paint,” produced by Jordan Granados. Both Matthews and BAMZ have projects out so be sure to check those out if you’re interested. And check out the track “Window Paint” after the jump.