Last night was a monumental moment for hip-hop as Drake headlined the final night of Coachella’s opening weekend. During his performance he busted out a few songs from his surprise new album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. The biggest (and most bizarre) moment of his set came midway through, when Madonna made a surprise appearance. After a brief performance of “Human Nature” and “Hung Up” she circled around Drizzy, leaned down, and initiated a long, kiss. After a few seconds, she uttered her latest catchphrase “B**ch, I’m Madonna” – and sauntered offstage. Watch the entire performance after the jump. It’s a doozy.
Freestyle isn’t the first word that comes to mind when you think of the Atlanta trio Migos. But goddamn, watching this Tim Westwood freestyle it’s indicative that the trio of Quavo, Takeoff and Offset have incredible chemistry as they go off for 17 full minutes. Straight. No breaks. The three YRN: Tha Album rappers dropped bars over “Grindin’,” “OG Bobby Johnson,” “Money Baby,” “No Type,” “Computers” and more. Check it out after the jump.
Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar have both had themselves a very busy 2015 thus far. For Kendrick he’s dropped his highly-anticipated sophomore studio album in To Pimp a Butterfly and Kanye has kept himself busy with fashion, multiple interviews, “All Day”, a guest verse here and there and his new album So Help Me God is forthcoming. And now the two join forces on ‘Ye’s “All Day” remix. Kendrick Lamar provides a full verse despite the inital leak only containing a part of it. You can check out Kendrick’s full verse on ‘Ye’s “All Day” after the jump.
The world is fiending for some new Kanye West. “Only One” wasn’t enough. “All Day” wasn’t enough. His guest appearance on Big Sean’s new album wasn’t enough. Everyone waiting for that So Help Me God to drop. Whenever that’ll happen. If ever. And now the song Vic Mensa has been teasing for over month is finally here. “U Mad” is a collaborative track between Mensa and ‘Ye. It features production from ‘Ye, Mike Dean, Smoko Ono, Stefan Ponce and Charlie Heat. That’s a whole lot of muscle to come up with such a deceptively simple track that sounds like it’s fit more for 2012 than 2015. Anyway, I won’t judge. You be the judge. Check it out after the jump.
Here’s one way to get your morning started: a Rick Ross/Lex Luger banger. You may recall Rozay and Luger linked up in 2010 for what would be one of Ross’ best known tracks to date in “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast)” so this new one here is sure to get the clubs riled up. No wonder as to whether this is merely a loosie or if it’ll appear on some project down the line. Either way, this track is pretty bangin’ if I say so myself. Check out Rick Ross’ “Dog Food” after the jump.
Young Buck, who recently dropped his 10 Bullets mixtape, returns with the visuals to “Not This Time.” The video looks as though it’s playing on the classic late 90s aesthetic as Buck dons some Colt 45s and Olde Englishs. Check it out after the jump.
A$AP Rocky, who is currently prepping the release of his forthcoming sophomore album At.Long.Last.A$AP, has released a new song. It’s called “M’$” and was produced by C-Note and Mike Dean. Rocky premiered the track during a Red Bull Music Academy conversation that took place yesterday in London. Though it’s a new track it will not appear on At.Long.Last.A$AP. Check it out after the jump.
Tony Yayo has been dropping some dope tracks where he’s going over vintage cuts. He’s went off on Eric B. & Rakim’s seminal cut “Paid In Full,” snapped on Main Source’s “Looking Out the Front Door” beat and most recently murked a Black Moon stomper. Here, on this latest effort, Yayo goes in on Channel Live’s “Mad Izm” track. Hear it only after the jump.
Future’s recent mixtape run has been much praised and rightfully so. Monster, Beast Mode and the recent 56 Nights are all terrific projects and each has reinstated much faith in fans. And after the unexpected success of his Monster cut “Fuck Up Some Commas” Future returns with the visuals for his 56 Nights cut “March Madness.” Contrary to the song’s title it’s not about basketball but police brutality and coping through all the “madness.” Check it out after the jump.
DJ Kay Slay has a new mixtape on the way entitled The Industry Purge and he’s teasing the project with some serious heat. “Memories,” a track which is set to appear on the forthcoming mixtape (dropping later tonight, so keep your ears open) features some heavy hitters in Young Buck, Freeway and Fame. In case you didn’t know, that’s Young Buck of G-Unit, the infamous Philly freestyle legend Freeway and one-half of the legendary M.O.P. You know, no big deal. Listen to “Memories” after the jump.
A lot of rare Kanye West stuff is being unearthed as of late. First we have a Kendrick Lamar remix of “All Day” and now we’re being treated to a sneak peek of ‘Ye’s verse on Vic Mensa’s “U Mad” track. This track has been circulating for the last month or so, mostly byway of Vic Mensa’s live performances. But now we have Kanye’s full verse! You can check it out after the jump. As the kids say: it’s hard.
Kanye West dropped his street banger “All Day” in spectacular fashion (at the BRIT Awards while surrounded by mad goons dressed in all black and flamethrowers) and it appears as though one Kendrick Lamar will be appearing on the remix of the track. That’s right, the To Pimp a Butterfly emcee is on the remix of ‘Ye’s “All Day.” No word as to when the official, version drops but we’re guessing it’s just gonna drop outta nowhere — given the latest music release trends of the past couple years. You can check out a snippet below, which contains a lyrics from Kendrick that goes: “Chi-Town, we play for the free base/These days don’t believe what police say/DJs and the b-boys rush it.” Get at it!
Migos (Quavo, Offset, Takeoff) are teasing the release of their forthcoming debut full length album (hot off dropping consistent mixtape after consistent mixtape — not to mention their hit single “Versace” was certainly no “one hit wonder”) which arrives June 16th. They’ve already shared one single in “One Time” (get at it here) and by the looks of this new loosie entitled “Stankin'” it’s staying that way for the time being. The new cut features one time (no pun intended) Atlanta frontrunner Trinidad James. Sadly, he’s fallen onto some hard times as far as his relevance in the game. Anyway, get at the new Migos track after the jump!