Big Boi is teaming up with a group simply known as Phantogram, who Boi allegedly discovered on a pop-up ad. Interesting. The trio of Big Boi and Phantogram (Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel) is slated to release their debut project, an EP, entitled Big Grams. The track list is short, as expected with an EP, but it features two huge acts: Run the Jewels and Skrillex. Polarizing features, I know. But you’ll be giving this a shot once it drops on September 25th via Epic. Check out the track listing after the jump, folks.

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The day is here — Future’s highly-anticipated album Dirty Sprite 2 has arrived. DS2 is the followup to 2013’s uneven Honest and 2012’s debut, Pluto. Here Future delivers eighteen total tracks of pure, grade-A Southern rap. This thing goes hard for all eighteen tracks and there are even some moments of sheer beauty hidden beneath all the ugliness. Standouts include “I Serve the Base,” “Where Ya At” (featuring Drake, the only featured artist,) “Slave Master” (there’s a gorgeous A$AP Yams tribute at the end,) “Blood on the Money,” and “The Percocet & Stripper Joint,” and the heart-rendering “Know the Meaning.” DS2 is currently available for streaming and download via iTunes. Get the stream after the jump!

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Chance the Rapper and Donnie Trumpet are finally sharing the long-awaited Social Experiment album entitled Surf. In case you didn’t know: Chance the Rapper is in a band called the Social Experiment, which features Chance, Donnie Trumpet, Peter Cottontale, and Lido. Their long-teased new album Surf, credited to Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment, is out right now on iTunes. Chance has called Surf “the first Social Experiment project” rather than a proper Chance the Rapper release. Check it out after the jump!

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After his highly publicized departure from Def Jam, it appears that Joe Budden is ready to rub salt in the labels faces with the projects he has in the works. His tenure at the label will always be to many Hip-Hop aficionados a total waste of five years for the New Jersey lyricist. His next album Padded Room, which is being released through Amalgam will be available in both digital and CD format and will feature the Touch and Go track which was released earlier this year.The track garnered mixed reviews from fans, some of which were disappointed that Joe had recorded something more suitable for the club than the streets, but here at IHipHop…we love the joint and can’t wait to check out the video which will be hitting the net next month.Joe Budden


 |  July 24, 2008

Looks like pint sized rappers Jermain Dupri and his once protege Bow Wow are back to being BMFs again. Creative differences had been where the problems lay with the duo as Lil Bow Wow turned into Bow Wow however Bow Wow is adamant that JD will be on the new album ‘Pedigree’ no matter what. Bow Wow told MTV that JD was going to be on the album “even if I have to drag him.”

Pedigree will be the seventh album from the rapper who got his start by being the openwowing act on the Chronic Tour at the age of five.