A couple years back, everyone thought Joey Bada$$ was the one to watch from Brooklyn. He did Golden Era husky rap like few in his bracket. But then the Underachievers bombarded the scene with Indigoism showing shades of another great rap duo in Outkast but with the gruffness of Black Moon and Boot Camp. This is a preview of their soon-to-debut album. Listen after the jump.
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We’ve previewed Waka’s “I Can’t Rap” project here and here. He can rap, and that title is just a finger to critics and haters who aren’t really interested in listening to Flocka for what he really is: a trap house bard. Stream the full tape, hosted by Whoo Kid, after the jump.
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Jay Electronica has been hinting at a big announcement during his performance at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. He’s added all of his music to a long-abandoned SoundCloud page. He’s been on Twitter again, ranting, after a lengthy absence. AND HE BROUGHT OUT JAY Z FOR HIS PERFORMANCE! Might this be the release that defines his elusive career? Watch after the jump.
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He’s not a rapper; he’s a rock star. His career can’t be defined by a genre. These premises dominate Bobby Ray’s mixtape, a follow-up to the first one of the same name. But there are many conventional 16-16-16 songs on this project and thumping hip-hop drum kits. Lucky for you, he’s released it on datpiff for you to listen to it for Free 99. Listen after the jump.
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Lil Durk, the Chicago spitter getting into beef with Game, shouted out by his peers like Chance the Rapper, and bringing mixtape heat for the summer like Migos before him — thank him now. He’s a straight shooter in more ways than one, telling ChIraq bedtime stories for his intrigued listeners. Production mostly by Young Chop for the Drill Trill, but some highlight moments by other promising producers like Cardo and Dree the Drummer. Full stream after the jump.
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