Looks like Akon is diversifying his position in music. He has been appointed the music director of the 2010 World Cup taking place in South Africa next year. A true soccer fan, Akon has been given the job of crafting the World Cup theme music and director of all the ceremonies taking place throughout the competition by FIFA, the World Soccer governing body. Beats grinding on young girls any day..doesn’t it?
Going away to jail is no laughing matter. Getting out and not being able to readjust yourself back into society is even worse. Ja Rule, the once famed early 2000s New York rapper, has been in and out of the system quite extensively over the last decade -- he's been hit with a gun charge back in 2007. As just when things were looking up, in 2011, Ja Rule received an additional 28-month prison sentence for tax evasion. Good news is he's been out since 2013 (see: pic above) and it's nice to see/hear he's in good health. Unfortunately the music he's putting out could definitely use some jailhouse-like dicipline, for lack of a better word. He's sharing a pair of new tracks here, in "New York Giant" and "Nah!!" Neither one of these tracks is all that popping, to be honest. Hopefully Ja receives some assistance from notable contemporary producers and writers to bring him back to 100% in this modern rap ish. Listen to both "New York Giant" and "Nah!!" 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. Read more after the jump!
You know, I'm not the biggest Papoose fan. Personally, I'm not a fan of his music or his personality. That cringeworthy New York attitude, that dated sound, that unwillingness to create forward-thinking music. We've got guys like Future and Chance the Rapper out right now, killing the game in their respective lanes, that you often wonder: Where does Papoose fit into all of this? And the short answer is: Nowhere. No offense, of course. The dude can spit, I guess. But one thing I've always admired about Pap is his unbridled love for fellow rapper, Remy Ma. Remy was locked up for some six years stemming from a gun charge and during that time Pap was behind his woman 100% of the time. And with the two now set to appear on the new season of Love & Hip-Hop Pap is showing his lady love via a Ty Dolla $ign feature. Remy is featured, too. Check it out after the jump.
Al-Doe, who is part of Smoke DZA's RFC supergroup (check out their excellent 2014 release The Outsiders, which you may get via iTunes here) teams up with Harlem native Dave East for a new cut entitled "Hells Angels." The track, produced by The Heatmakerz, can also be heard on iTunes, which you can cop here as a single. Also, you may stream the track for free after the jump. Enjoy!
Jaden Smith a.k.a. the son of actor Will Smith a.k.a. the Young God is blessing us this beautiful Wednesday afternoon with some new heat in "Offering." Jaden has been on a roll with his music especially with the run he went on late last year. He dropped so much bombs on us it was beginning to get hard to keep up with it all. Here he's sharing "Offering." Check it out after the jump. And check out past Jaden Smith tracks we've posted here: "Trophy," "Fast," "Melancholy," and "Blue Ocean."
Troy Ave's club banger "All About the Money" receives a heavyweight remix with Jeezy and Rick Ross. Although Rozay has already jumped on the track before, he does it once again only this time with "War Ready" partner Jeezy. Listen to Troy Ave's "All About the Money" remix featuring Rick Ross and Jeezy after the jump.