Not sure how much political clout Maybach Music has. For real, if there were a lobby for them it would be the Koch Brothers or the Blackstone Group. Nonetheless they engage the conversation about hood hierarchy and the harsh realities of street options. Gunplay is exceptional here, though Ross gets the last say and is no slouch. Check it after the jump.
ATL alternative Raury drops this hammer on Sway's show, declaring himself a unique breed of artist with an
Outkast outcast's view. The Dre Benjamin influence only peeks through and what a welcome sight it is as the eclectic Atlanta scene grows further. Better than that: it's improvised. Check the cameo after the jump.
Pro Era doing their best Odd Future here. As in, Powers Pleasant might have something up his sleeve that separates them from their 90s factionalism. Joey sounds smooth over this, and the space between his voice and the keyboards is finally imaginative instead of strict. Check this EDM influenced track after the jump.
50 Cent and G-Unit looking a bit long in the tooth. Damn near sabre-toothed in Young Buck's case, whose name seems like a total irony in comparison to his puffy jaw and labored preening in this number. The great part is they're having fun, though, and 50 needs that as much as anyone after years of feuding. Maybe it will give some new life to his music. See hints of rejuvenation in "Watch Me" after the jump.
Everybody got dead homeys. So says Mac Miller and he's largely right. Although his songs (including this one) have a larking quality, but the video subverts that nonchalance with its concerned but bopping fans. Of course, he delivers the entire thing from atop a custom food truck dedicated to his heritage. Watch his intoxicated antics after the jump.
Right after everybody's cousin, uncle and auntie jumped on this beat...there was a real remix. Jadakiss is on it. Check. Fabolous is also on it. Check two. R&B's own bad boy Chris Breezy too? Awww...it's about to get violent. Throw in Busta Rhymes's occasional Jamaican talk for fun. There's no way to go wrong with such strong veteran presence mixed with an appealing beat to disguise some slowing spitters.