Lil Donald, the rapper responsible for “Juice,” is back with a mixtape. It’s called Freeband Loyal and it’s out on Future’s FBG imprint. This is a song off the album, it features Future and Yung Booke. Future lays down a sweet hook and there are some decent verses. Enjoy after the jump.
Ty Dolla $ign will finally be dropping his debut album, Free THC. Unfortunately, however, it may be little too late for the West Coast artist. Music just isn’t in the market for Ty right now — the streets are being flooded with heat. But he’s still churning out tunes for his fans and here he has “When I See Ya” featuring another big time hitmaker, Fetty Wap. Check out “When I See Ya” after the jump, and pre-order Free THC on iTunes now.
Prodigy, of (the infamous) Mobb Deep, is joined by Infamous Mobb for this rare freestyle session. Conveniently, the two go over fellow Queensbridge native Nas’ “Life’s a Bitch” instrumental off of his iconic debut album, Illmatic. Check out the freestyle from Prodigy and Infamous Mobb after the jump.
Over the last few weeks T.I. has been hinting at the release of a new project with the hashtag 9/11. And today is the day. T.I., or Tip in this case, is back. He’s dropped a new project in Da Nic EP and is also sharing a track off it in “Peanut Butter & Jelly” featuring Young Thug and Young Dro. The track is also produced by frequent Thug collaborator, London on da Track. Listen to “Peanut Butter & Jelly” after the jump.
Mac Miller is “Clubhouse” chilling on his new track. With days winding down until the release of his new album (official release date set for Sept. 18th) Mac is sharing some new tunes for his fans. This one is “Clubhouse” and it finds Mac in full chill mode as he spits over a relaxed, spacey beat. Listen after the jump.
Jay Rock’s sophomore album, 90059, will be dropping shortly. Finally, right? Seems like we’ve been waiting for this since he had that memorable verse on “Money Trees” back in 2012. But no worries, fam, as the most anticipated track on the album, “Vice City,” is out now. It features the entire Black Hippy collective — Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and ScHoolboy Q are all in the mix — going in on Cardo’s roomy beat. “Vice City” is, however, missing a Tommy Vercetti sample somewhere. I personally find Rock and Lamar’s exaggerated deliveries and outrageous flows to be the best moments on the track, with Lamar in particular going HAM. (He throws off some crazy lines like “10th grade, I gave her all shade, but now she got some ass, I wanna hit it now” and “I just bought a new coat, I just might go broke, I can’t stand myself”.) Don’t sweat, Soul and Q also go bar-for-bar, too. Want to hear it? Check out this 90059 banger from the Black Hippy collective after the jump, and don’t you sleep on the new Jay Rock album either — cop it over at iTunes immediately. Support rap music!
Yesterday we shared the news that Big Boi of OutKast will be joining Phantogram, a duo he discovered via a pop-up ad. The trio, known simply as Big Grams, will be dropping an EP on September 25th via Epic. It’ll feature Run the Jewels and Skrillex. And today they’re sharing “Fell in the Sun,” the first teaser from the project. It’s a fine number; there’s a funky backdrop with thick drums, and Big Boi rapping like Pimp C, kinda. The hook, sung by Sarah Barthel of Phantogram, is serviceable, but is ultimately missing a lil’ something extra to put it over for a win. Overall, this is a decent first showing from Big Grams. But, we’re all patiently waiting the arrival of the Run the Jewels cut, which should happen any day now. Peep “Fell in the Sun” after the jump.
Kendrick Lamar, who closed out Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, is fittingly one of Stephen Colbert’s first ever musical guests as he takes the seat on his new talk show, Colbert. Here Lamar performs a medley of a few choice cuts from his excellent To Pimp a Butterfly album, which dropped earlier this year. (For many, this is still the best rap album of 2015.) He does “Wesley’s Theory”, “Momma”, “King Kunta” and “u”. Check out the full performance from Kendrick Lamar and his backing band after the jump.
Tinashe’s got a new album on the way later this year, it’s called Joyride. After dropping last year’s Aquarius, her debut album, she’s coming out with new music already. And today she’s sharing “Party Favor,” which is set to appear on Joyride. It features Young Thug, who just killed his feature on Travi$ Scott’s Rodeo, and is produced by Boi-1da. (The Thug song in question, “Maria I’m Drunk” also features Justin Bieber. It’s lit.) Check out Tinashe’s “Party Favors” after the jump.
DJ E-Feezy has a new mixtape out, it’s called The Wolf of South Beach, and it’s got some huge guest spots. One of those noteworthy guests is Lil Wayne. Remember him? Well, he’s on a track called “What You Sayin,” which is pretty cool. Wayne does his thing and it’s far from abysmal. The beat also thumps so if you’re into those sorts of things go ahead and press play. Check it out after the jump and head over to LiveMixtapes to cop DJ E-Feezy’s latest tape.
Juicy J is dropping another mixtape for 2015, this time with 100% Juice. 100% Juice follows the release of February’s Blue Dream & Lean 2 and arrives with features from Lil Herb, Wiz Khalifa, Project Pat, Future, Boosie Badazz, Lil Wayne and August Alsina. It’s pretty dope overall and definitely an improvement over Blue Dream & Lean 2, which I felt to be a little underwhelming. Anyway, peep 100% Juice after the jump. It’s available for stream and download, however you prefer.
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.
By now you know that Jeezy is slated to drop a new project later this year. The yet-to-be-titled project will officially drop on November 13th and Jeezy’s keeping fans afloat with new heat. First there was the single, “GOD,” which was later remixed by arch nemesis and Trap God, Gucci Mane. And today Jeezy is looking to continue that streak of solid new material with “Pastor Young’s Letter,” a sermon of sorts over Zaytoven’s impressive piano-laden instrumental. (It’s worth noting that Zay also regularly plays the organ for his local church.) In case you were wondering where Jeezy would be heading with this forthcoming project, he delivers a spoken word here. Although it may be difficult to sit through and perhaps you’ll never listen to this track ever again, it’s worth giving a spin to get a good idea of Jeezy’s current headspace. After the jump.
Bona fide weed enthusiasts Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg, believe it or not, also love Instragram. Just like you. Crazy, right? Nah but seriously, Wiz has been on a roll lately (dude’s pretty much set for life with that Furious 7 song “See You Again”) and good looks for that. (Seriously, that song is huge.) But while I’m sure bro’s heart is in the rap game, he hasn’t pulled a quality project out of his bag of tricks (weed) in a minute. But give him a chance on “No Social Media” because at least uncle Snoop is in mix. And this isn’t quite “Trap Wiz” levels of cringe, either. After the jump!