The latest single from The Best of A3C-Statik Selektah remix album is Statik’s take on “Stretched Out” by Dave East. Flipping the stick-up kid tale into a smooth boom-bap track, Statik offers a refreshing interpretation of the Harlem native’s track. Read More
The A3C Hip-Hop Festival and iHipHop Distribution are once again joining forces for massive compilation showcasing the best emerging artists in hip-hop with A3C Volume 6 and the first single is by 18 year-old rap prodigy A-F-R-O.
The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness is a smash hit, but we’re sure you already know that. The album — and its string of hit singles — is inescapable, which would explain why rapper Dave East felt it was necessary to chime in and remix one of its biggest and catchiest songs, “Tell Your Friends.” Fresh off of “Harder Than Them” with Maino and Uncle Murda, Dave East has a few things to tell your friends. Listen after the jump.
New Yorkers Maino and Uncle Murda have a longstanding relationship; in 2015 alone, they’ve appeared together on the “Real Niggas Back (Remix),” “Love My N*ggas,” DJ Kay Slay’s “Straight Outta Brooklyn,” Cassidy’s “MMM (Remix),” and Rob Cash’s “Welcome to New York.” So it’s no surprise that they’re back again, collaborating on “Thugz Cry” with Manolo Rose. The track is set to appear on Maino and Murda’s joint project, Yellow Tape, which is dropping December 4th. Check out its offering, “Thugz Cry” after the jump.
Uncle Snoop will be dropping off a joint project, Cuzznz, with his cousin Daz Dillinger at the beginning of 2016, but in the meantime Snoop Dogg is sharing a new modern-day sounding single, “I’m From Long Beach.” Check out out after the jump!
Atlanta rappers Migos and Young Thug have teamed up for a new track called “Crime Stoppers,” which will appear on their forthcoming MigoThuggin mixtape. Listen to the track above, via Pitchfork. Listen after the jump.
Today Puff Daddy dropped off the deluxe version of his excellent MMM mixtape from November. You can scoop that up on iTunes. In addition, he’s sharing the project’s bonus track, “Old Man Wildin'” featuring Jadakiss and Styles P. As per the old saying: shut your mouth when grown-ups are talking. Check out Puff Daddy’s “Old Man Wildin” after the jump.
Yesterday Busta Rhymes shared details on his plan to release his new mixtape The Abstract Went on Vacation. Now he’s debuting the Jahlil Beats produced “God’s Plan,” the first offering off of the forthcoming mixtape. The song also has features from O.T. Genasis and J-Doe. Listen after the jump.
Pusha T’s Darkest Before Dawn is set to drop first thing midnight and after sharing “Untouchable,” “M.F.T.R. (More Famous Than Rich),” and “Crutches, Crosses, Caskets,” Pusha T is sharing the heavyweight feature cut “MPA.” In addition to recruiting Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, and The-Dream for “MPA,” the track is produced by the Dreamville superstar J. Cole. Listen after the jump.
“Everyone talkin’ like I’m Bryce Harper,” raps Wale on his newest cut, “MVP (Bryce Harper)” — a track that has the DMV rapper comparing himself to MLB’s 2015 MVP Bryce Harper. And because Harper plays for Wale’s Washington Nationals, the comparison is only more fitting. Listen after the jump.
Philly spitter Freeway’s been dealt some awfully crummy cards throughout his life and on his latest cut, “Wasted” chronicles the many trials and tribulations of substance abuse. On the track, laced by Merc Beatz, Freeway recollects the consequences of substance abuse and the effects its had on his friends and his neighborhood. Peep the new Philly Freeway joint after the jump.
Despite it being the holiday season — a season for cuffing and spending time with loved ones — YG shows no signs of slowing down with this rap ish. After dropping “I Wanna a Benz” featuring Nipsey Hussle and 50 Cent, the Bompton banger is back with a pair of new tracks. Keeping with the heavy West Coast sound established on “Twist My Fingaz” and “I Wanna Benz,” YG drops off “City Mad” and “Goapele Freestyle” featuring Mozzy and Slim400. And by the looks of things YG, whose apparently “off [his] BS,” will be making a huge splash come 2016 with the release of his sophomore album, Still Krazy. After the jump!
Over a sample of The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hang Your Head in Shame,” Freeway and Scholito exchange a bevy of bars suitable for any diehard Biggie fans’ iPod. The two link up for a hot take on the vintage B.I.G. cut and the results are, to say the least, excellent. Check out Freeway and Scholito link up for “Biggie Freestyle” after the jump.