Despite residing from essentially the same place (Coney Island, Brooklyn) and sharing virtually the same exact cultural background (Ukrainian-American) I never really messed with rising rapper Your Old Droog all that much. I mean, in the interest of full disclosure and not frontin’, I think dude is super talented and a great altogether MC but frankly I’m not “feeling” it, you know? I always find the beats to be dated and seriously lackluster and I can never quite relate to Your Old Droog. Like, who is Droog? But this track right here, with its super kitschy and ultra NYC-indebted song title, is right up my alley, fam. Droog delivers the goods with “Unlimited MetroCard” which is produced by the always reliable Statik Selektah. Check out “Unlimitated MetroCard” after the jump and peep Statik’s new album Lucky 7 dropping this July.
What a behemoth of a month March is, huh? If you’ve been keeping tabs: so far we’ve been gifted with Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore masterpiece To Pimp a Butterfly, Future’s brand new mixtape 56 Nights, Earl Sweatshirt’s sophomore I Don’t Like Sh*t, I Don’t Go Outside. And now Action Bronson’s highly-anticipated, long-gestating mainstream debut Mr. Wonderful is available for free stream! What a month. The album arrives with “Easy Rider,” “Actin’ Crazy,” “Baby Blue” and “Terry” serving as its singles. Check out the free stream after the jump.
Joey Bada$$’ debut full length studio album B4.DA.$$ is officially out now and to celebrate the release (as well as his birthday) he is dropping a freebie with “Born Day (AquariUS).” The track finds Joey going off, sounding jubilant and uplifted. Produced by frequent collaborator Statik Selektah “Born Day (AquariUS)” will not be on B4.DA.$$ but it is certainly worthy of a listen. Check it out after the jump.
The wait is finally coming to an end as Joey Bada$$’ much anticipated debut album B4.DA.$$ is set to drop Tuesday (January 20th) and Joey has already shared a few tracks from the album in “No. 99″ and “On and On.” Now he’s sharing one with fellow New Yorker (who also has an album on the way) Action Bronson. In addition to having a superstar feature in Bronson “Run Up on Ya” features production from the always great Statik Selektah. Listen to “Run Up on Ya” after the jump.
Following up his “No. 99″ cut, Joey Bada$$ is sharing yet another Statik Selektah cut from his forthcoming debut album B4.DA.$$. This new Statik laced track is “Curry Chicken” and it’ll be appearing on the forthcoming debut, which drops January 20th. Listen to “Curry Chicken” after the jump.
Your Old Droog stopped by Statik Selektah’s radio show and during his stay the crew decided to throw a DJ Premier beat on and of course it was Your Old Droog’s cue to spit bars. And, as you probably guessed it, he went in. Peep Your Old Droog’s freestyle over a DJ Premier beat after the jump!
Following the untimely death of his cousin and tour manager, Junior B, Joey Bada$$ has went ahead and cancelled the remaining dates of his European tour. Joey Bada$$ has also shared the tracklist for his forthcoming LP, the highly-anticipated B4.DA.$$, which comes out January 20, 2015 via Cinematic Music Group / Pro Era. And today Joey is sharing “No. 99″ produced by Statik Selektah. Check out “No. 99″ after the jump.
The 90s nostalgia train picked up Freddie Gibbs for a jaunt. The new-gen boom bappers have a way of not dragging the warm instrumentals down with thick lines of poetry, instead Gibbs and Joey make light of time traveling for their flows. Check the street performer video after the jump.
Ab Dash Soul makes an impressive freestyle appearance, promising to take it easy after a scorching Retchy P opener. Then he stumbles his way into a poignant verse, going completely impromptu by the end of it. Watch the black out session after the jump.
This is his dedication to Max B that was omitted from These Days. Max B is on the song as well, described as “live from prison.” Statik Selektah produces this rare gem. Soul-O makes a rhythm statement on it, as in, he carves out a new rhythm just for himself. Check it after the jump.