Earlier in the week OG Maco (best known for his breakout track “U Guessed It!” which he has been attempting to bury alive) announced that he would be teaming up with fellow Atlantan, producer Zaytoven for a collaborative project. Well, it’s now here. OGZAY is the collaborative project between Maco and Zayotven, so basically all production on here is handled by Zay and the spitting courtesy of Maco. It’s short but sweet; containing a brisk eight tracks and zero features. Me likey! Check out the OGZAY EP in full after the jump.
Yelawolf’s Love Story album is out now on Shady/Interscope. The album is Yelawolf’s sophomore album following 2011’s Radioactive and features Eminem on the track “Best Friend.” You can stream it now after the jump.
Young Thug’s retail debut is out now. It’s called Barter 6. It was going to be titled Carter 6 but a last minute lawsuit has prevented that from happening. Lil Wayne probably still isn’t happy about this. The album features guest spots from YMCMB owner Birdman, T.I., Boosie BadAzz, Young Dolph, and more. It’s got thirteen tracks total, which is pretty short for a mainstream retail release. And, honestly, it’s a pretty great album. You be the judge. Get it now on iTunes here and stream the full thing after the jump.
Waka Flocka Flame is dropping off the fifth installment of his Salute Me or Shoot Me series. The 20-track mixtape features some star studded guest spots from Future, Yo Gotti, Ca$h Out, Rico Love, Juvenile, and more. In addition Flocka will be releasing his forthcoming album, Flockaveli 2, on June 1st. Check out Salute Me or Shoot Me V after the jump.
iLoveMakonnen has released the Drink More Water 5 mixtape, which features collaborations with Migos, Rome Fortune, Gucci Mane, and more. It also includes the previously released “Drink More Water 5 Freestyle” and “Super Clean.” You can download it right here via LiveMixtapes, check out the tracklist after the jump, and also stream the whole thing after the jump.
What a behemoth of a month March is, huh? If you’ve been keeping tabs: so far we’ve been gifted with Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore masterpiece To Pimp a Butterfly, Future’s brand new mixtape 56 Nights, Earl Sweatshirt’s sophomore I Don’t Like Sh*t, I Don’t Go Outside. And now Action Bronson’s highly-anticipated, long-gestating mainstream debut Mr. Wonderful is available for free stream! What a month. The album arrives with “Easy Rider,” “Actin’ Crazy,” “Baby Blue” and “Terry” serving as its singles. Check out the free stream after the jump.
Earl Sweatshirt’s sophomore album I Don’t Like Sh*t, I Don’t Go Outside is now available for stream (get it after the jump) and it’s coming after Earl’s single “Grief.” It contains ten brand new tracks and clocks in at around the 30 minute mark. It’s Earl’s first full length project since his 2013 debut album Doris. Stream it after the jump.
DJ Paul’s Three 6 Mafia project Da Mafia 6ix is making their highly-anticipated follow up to the 2014 Hear Sum Evil mixtape available for free stream, which you may get at after the jump. The trio of DJ Paul, Crunchy Black and Koopsta Knicca (RIP Lord Infamous) return with a stream of their new album, Watch What U Wish… and it features the likes of Lil Wyte, Fiend, ICP and more. Stream the new project after the jump!
Future is killing this mixtape game right now! After dropping his somewhat decent album Honest in 2014 he went off dropping mixtape gem after mixtape gem. First was the unbelievably cohesive Monster, which he followed up with a collaborative project with Atlanta producer Zaytoven in Beast Mode. Now he’s teaming up with his favorite DJ in Esco for 56 Nights, a loose concept mixtape surrounding the recent imprisonment of Esco in Dubai. It’s ten brand spankin’ new tracks with Future and producer Southside on every track. Stream and download after the jump.
It’s March but Christmas has come early: Kendrick Lamar’s new album, the highly-anticipated To Pimp a Butterfly is out a week ahead its scheduled release date of March 23rd. It’s currently up for stream on Spotify (stream it here) as well as on iTunes for purchase (get it here.) There are sixteen total tracks and only a handful of features, including George Clinton, Thundercat, Bilal, Snoop Dogg, and Rapsody. By now, if you’re reading this, you know the internet is going crazy. Peep the stream after the jump.
Here’s a pleasant surprise for you this Monday morning: Freddie Gibbs dropped a 3-song EP entitled Pronto. This is the first Gibbs project since 2014’s The Tonite Show with The Worlds Freshest. The production on Pronto is by Big Pops and Mikhail. Stream the entire project after the jump.
Migos are set to drop their debut album YRN later this year but in the meantime the trio of Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset are prepping their successors with Migo Lingo. Contrary to what you may have read online this isn’t exactly a Migos mixtape per se, especially given its misleading title. In fact, Migos only appear on three tracks here. The rest of the mixtape serves as an introduction to fellow Atlanta rappers YRN Lingo, Mango, Domingo, and Migo Bands. Featured on Migo Lingo are frequent Migos collaborators Skippa Da Flippa, Johnny Cinco, and Rich the Kid. You may stream and download the mixtape after the jump. Again: do not go into this thinking it’s a Migos project otherwise you will surely be disappointed.
NYC’s RATKING is a group that is making waves, especially after dropping their stellar 2014 album So It Goes and going on tour to support powerhouse group Run the Jewels. And today RATKING have a surprise release for fans with 700 Fill. The EP, which contains nine new tracks, instrumentals, and a short film, is made available for free via BitTorrent. You can get it after the jump. Don’t sleep!
Harlem’s Cannibal Ox will be releasing their highly-anticipated Blade of the Ronin March 3rd (you may preorder it via iTunes here) their first album in fourteen years! The duo of Vordul Mega and Vast Aire have already shared cuts “Blade: The Art of Ox” feat. Artifacts & U-God, “Harlem Knights,” and “Iron Rose” feat. DOOM. But now you may listen to the full album. That’s right, all nineteen tracks are available for free stream after the jump! And don’t forget about Cannibal Ox’ Blade of the Ronin album release party at Webster Hall with GZA, Freeway, and G-Jet. You don’t wanna miss out!
In case you haven’t heard Fashawn is back. After dropping his FASH-ionably Late mixtape (with The Alchemist) last year Fashawn returns in 2015 with The Ecology (which drops February 24th.) Fashawn has already shared “Guess Who’s Back,” “Out the Trunk,” and the Nas/Aloe Blacc featured “Something to Believe In.” And now Fashawn, being the gentleman that he is, is sharing the entire project for free. That’s right, an album stream of all fourteen tracks. In addition to Nas and Aloe Blacc, The Ecology features BJ the Chicago Kid and Choosey. Stream Fashawn’s The Ecology after the jump.