Kendrick Lamar has shared a video for his To Pimp a Butterfly cut “For Free? (Interlude), which features Kendrick back at it. Here he is multiplied and then takes over the suburbs — but not before donning an Uncle Sam outfit and chasing some hot chick around a mansion. It’s something else… all in two minutes. Check it out after the jump.
Before you get your panties in a bunch over this song’s title, it’s not exactly about women. It’s about another white b*tch: Cocaine. With Gunplay’s Living Legend in stores now (go get that via iTunes) he’s sharing the visuals for the track “White Bitch.” Like the good people at 2DopeBoyz have put it, it’s an “ode to cocaine.” That’s about all there is to it. Check it after the jump.
Meek Mill — a rapper who seemingly found paradise in record sales and critical acclaim courtesy of his highly-anticipated sophomore album, Dreams Worth More Than Money — has sadly been embroiled in a beef… or feud… whatever you wanna call it, with the biggest name of ’em all, Drake. Drake has already sent out an arsenal of ammunition Meek’s way (byway of “Charged Up” and “Back to Back”) and now it appears as though Meek is finally ready for a response with “Wanna Know.” Unfortunately this wasn’t a hot diss track, no matter which way you cut it, and the world knows it. In case you were wondering what “Wanna Know” sounds like go and get at it after the jump.
Future is on a roll with his new album DS2 out now (read our review here,) selling over 150k copies in its first week. A huge success for Fewtch and all of street rap in general. He’s sharing the visuals for the track “Kno the Meaning,” which finds Fewtch getting personal. It’s good stuff. Check it out after the jump.
In case you haven’t heard: Fetty Wap is basically everywhere. His loosies “My Way,” “679 (Remy Boyz),” “Again” and the biggest of ’em all, “Trap Queen” are dominating the charts. And Fetty doesn’t appear to be stopping any time soon as he returns with a new track in “I Wonder.” Listen after the jump!
Troy Ave is joined by Young Dolph, T.I. and Young Lito for a remix of his Major Without a Deal cut, “Real N*gga.” Dolph, who recently put out his 16 Zips mixtape, comes through with a great verse. But it’s really T.I. who has the showstopping verse, which you won’t want to miss. Listen to Ave’s “Real N*gga” remix after the jump.
DJ Mustard’s newest cut for 2015, “Why’d You Call?” is a song built on a repetitive synth run, but it’s also got all the cascading dynamics of a big EDM fest. In addition to the switch-up in production, the track also has some star power thanks to its two guests Ty Dolla $ign and ILOVEMAKONNEN. Listen after the jump.
Vic Mensa recently performed at Pitchfork’s annual music festival. He performed his two singles of the now, “No Chill” and “U Mad.” Kanye was not on hand to assist Vic. Sadly. Check out the footage courtesy of Pitchfork, after the jump.
After the overwhelming success of A3C Volume 4, the A3C Hip-Hop Festival has renewed its partnership with iHipHop Distribution to bring a diverse array of new hip-hop to fans across the globe with A3C Volume 5.
In the spirit of discovery, A3C and iHipHop Distribution have opened their doors to accept submissions from artists and producers across the globe. You may submit your music for A3C Volume 5 here.
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Drake is back with his barrel still aimed at Meek Mill. This time he’s using “Back to Back” to go directly at Meek — slandering the rapper’s name and proving that Drizzy is the best in the game. In case “Charged Up,” the previous diss track was a little too soft for you then Drake’s got some serious ammunition in his cannon for “Back to Back.” Basically: Don’t fuck with Drake. Let’s see if we can get a Meek Mill response. Check out “Back to Back” after the jump.
Joell Ortiz comes through with a fire verse on Canadian artist Jerzee’s new track “Houses in NY,” which is a the perfectly titled track for a New York rapper like Ortiz. Don’t get me wrong, this is a fine track but it’s all about Ortiz here. Check out “Houses in NY” after the jump.
Verbal Kent links up with Freddie Gibbs on “Suitcase Switch,” a track that is also produced by Apollo Brown. The two Midwestern rappers exchange a bevy of spitfire verses that’ll leave you wanting more. In addition, Apollo’s soulful production along with those knocking drums will be the perfect backdrop to your hot summer day. Check out “Suitcase Switch” by Verbal Kent after the jump.
There’s still so much good music coming out of Chicago that it bums me out to think sites no long feel the need to pay attention.. But there are still solid rappers like Lil Herb who are attempting to bridge the gap between the oft-misunderstood drill sound and the mainstream. Kanye merely coopted the movement — Lil Herb is out here leading it. With “NnoOne or Nothing” Herb links up with a Chi-Town rap collective known as Goodbye Tomorrow. Peep it, maybe you’ll dig it. After the jump…