As the heady half of the SaveMoney crew, Vic Mensa has been going all the way left of expectation for his first project. It’s like 2009 Asher Roth on speedballs and Illmatic repeats. He has the frat boy fervor and the backpacker urgency and just enough R&B melody to make rhymes palatable. The new video after the jump.
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This party anthem questions the darker side of the high life. It seems like Ab-Soul and Schoolboy Q will forever be the id to Kendrick’s ego. Mac Miller joins in with weekend amnesia and severe dissociation. More importantly, who getting that money? And how quickly can they spend it? Video after the jump.
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In this tribute to a fading star, Spike Lee, Jay Z, Action Bronson, Skylar Diggins and more tip their hats to New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter. It’s a slow spot without being somber. And New York figures past and present make appearances. Video after the jump.
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Newcomer Dray talks about how “irrelevant” everyone is when they try to stop his progress. Other New York rappers join him to defame the misguided back-talkers, with Cory Gunz and Troy Ave mostly carrying the team to the finish. With this bold statement on record, let’s hope all of them are relevant in a year. Track after the jump.
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There’s a fine line between the sh*t you say in your raps and the sh*t you do in real life. And rappers are habitual line-steppers. Young Scooter makes no mistakes about his line, a literal one, where he only does what he raps about. Expect a song about his tooth brushing and dry cleaning pretty soon. Video after the jump.
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B.O.B. confront some important questions on “Many Rivers,” driven by the classic Jimmy Cliff chorus in his song of the same name. In a way, No Genre Pt. 2 signifies a return to his roots as an artist, someone who’s emphasizing awareness of social conditions while declaring personal freedom from them. It’s the same moral barometer that helps him to sign million-dollar deals and still give us civic-minded messages. Check out the premiere on Revolt TV after the jump.
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Video: Ka – “Still Heir”

 |  July 7, 2014
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Rare Brooklyn emcee Ka has released a series of videos since his shadowy debut with one of the best albums of 2012-13. This one follows in step with the others: a night-cloaked, lyric heavy street scene. One thing you can say: with all the mystery, you know what you’re getting with Ka and it’s inspired. View the video for “Still Heir” after the jump.
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