2 Chainz is returning to the mixtape game, folks. That’s right, after a few years of having success in the mainstream, Chainz is back with Trapavelli Tre. It will be out August 13. In addition to “Everything I Know,” the project will feature thirteen other tracks. It will also feature guests Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Gates, The-Dream, and Young Dolph. Check out the Nard & B produced “Everything I Know” after the jump.

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This is perhaps the single worst song I’ve had the displeasure of hearing in all of 2015 thus far. Also, side note: I’ve grown tired of the internet’s relationship with rap music and hip hop culture — this meme stuff has to stop. I know it won’t and don’t get wrong, I don’t mind it, per say — it’s getting out of had. With all the “u mad” and “why u mad” and Drake/Meek Mill memes. It’s a mess. And this song, “Why You Mad,” can be added to that. It’s a Mariah Carey track, from his forthcoming studio album, and it’s produced by the once-acclaimed Detail. Yet the song is utterly terrible and lifeless, and the French Montana, Justin Bieber, and T.I. (huh?) features don’t add anything either. Oh, and this track was premiered by TMZ. Enjoy. After the jump!

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New Music: Jay Rock – “90059”

 |  August 7, 2015


While rap nerds patentily await the inevitable release of Jay Rock’s long-gestating album, the LA emcee is sharing a new track in “90059,” which is the area code for Rock’s Watts neighborhood. Over an eery instrumental, produced by Tae Beast, Rock channels some inner demons as he tears into the track with some chilling rhymes). Hear Jay Rock’s “90059” after the jump.

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Dr. Dre’s new album Compton is officially out today via Apple Music. Inspired by his work on Straight Outta Compton, the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, the album features Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Eminem, and more. Below you can stream the full album, again courtesy of Apple Music. This is Dre’s first album in over sixteen years. Looks as though Detox has been given the shelf treatment once more, which means Compton has some big shoes to fill. Stream Compton after the jump.

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Last night, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) did a standup show called “Happy Birthday! Shut Up.” at the Phi Centre in Montreal. According to UPROXX, Bey talked about Kanye West, the Drake/Meek Mill beef, Caitlyn Jenner, and more. Below, you can watch a clip of the stand up, including him joking about Kanye interacting with the paparazzi. You can also watch below, a segment on Drake and Meek, in which Bey sides with Nicki Minaj: “She’s a better rapper than both of them dudes.” Watch after the jump.

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Method Man should be dropping his new project The Meth Lab shortly (August 21st to be exact) but in order to hold fans over he’s sharing “The Purple Tape,” featuring legendary Wu-Tang Clan members Raekwon and Inspectah Deck. By now everyone should be familiar with those three words: The Purple Tape. If you’re not, it’s quite simple: It refers to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… and its unique purple plastic packaging. So it’s only convenient that Rae is present on the track, too. Listen to Meth’s “The Purple Tape” for those monster Wu verses you’ve been thirsting for after the jump!

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Bad Boy is back in the building. After debuting the song at the BET Awards in June, Puff Daddy drops the video for his new single “Finna Get Loose” featuring Pharrell. The video is directed by the legendary Hype Williams and finds Puff and Pharrell on stage performing for a hype crowd at an underground club with a live band and dancers. Watch the video after the jump.

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While Drake and Meek Mill continue their beef, Waka Flocka Flame has decidedly used their “R.I.C.O.” collaboration for a freestyle of his own. Because, like, I thought this was about rap? This is actually kinda refreshing from Waka, too — he’s been a little quiet as of late. Check out his “R.I.C.O.” freestyle after the jump.

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CyHi just dropped a bomb on everyone by kinda going after his superior, Kanye West. On “Elephant in the Room” CyHi takes a few jabs a Ye, who he is signed under on GOOD Music, and those jabs come from a seemingly real place. CyHi has been sitting on the shelf, waiting to break into the mainstream, and potentially even drop an album. But so far we’ve seen nothing other than a few mixtapes and scattered loosies. It’s refreshing to hear an artist “go at” someone in an artful and articulate manner — with zero emphasis on “dissing” them. Hopefully Ye reciprocates and all is worked out. More CyHi in 2015, please! Listen to “Elephant in the Room” after the jump.

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