Atlanta’s iLoveMakonnen is teaming up with Los Angeles’ super producer DJ Mustard for “Second Chance,” the first single from his forthcoming iLoveMakonnen 2. Arriving November 20th, Makonnen’s latest project — and follow-up to last year’s breakthrough EP, iLoveMakonnen — will be his first commercial release after signing to Drake’s OVO imprint. Check out Makonnen’s “Second Chance” 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.
Poor T-Pain, the dude really does get the short end of the stick when it comes to this hip-hop sh*t. But this new track “Make That Shit Work”, produced by DJ Mustard and featuring Juicy J makes a strong argument for Pain’s relevancy in the 2010s. Judging by the sound of “Make That Sh*t Work” Pain definitely may be sitting on some radio/club gold here. Listen after the jump and be the judge yourself.
After unveiling the visuals for her new single “FourFiveSeconds,” Rihanna’s folk pop song is getting a DJ Mustard treatment. And we’re actually thankfully to hear the trademark “Mustard on the beat, hoe!” drop here, because the original is hugely disappointing and utterly cheesy. With some assistance from DJ Iknoso, DJ Freedo, and Shuck, Mustard has turned Rihanna’s “FourFiveSeconds” into a club-ready track. Listen after the jump.
Looks like YG got the memo his debut album My Krazy Life isn’t receiving a Grammy nod. In fact, a lot of heavily favored hip-hop albums were snubbed from the 2015 Grammys. Instead of rewarding artistically inclined albums like Freddie Gibbs & Madlib’s Piñata or even Rick Ross’ commercially successful Hood Billionaire, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) saw Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic better fit for some (more) recognition. Well, Compton’s YG, being the gangsta that he is, ain’t just gonna sit around and take it on the chin, as he unleashes “2015 Flow,” which targets said award show. Peep YG’s Grammy diss track “2015 Flow” after the jump.
Big Sean plays the role of a star football player in the video for his smash hit “IDFWU” featuring E-40. In the video, Sean leads his team to victory and the sideline coach Kanye West couldn’t be happier for his GOOD Music star. Watch after the jump.
After announcing a collaborative album with fellow Atlantan T.I. Jeezy drops a new track featuring the “King of Dancehall” himself Beenie Man and West Coast hit machine Ty Dolla $ign. “Link Up” also features production from DJ Mustard, so you know it’s gonna be a turn up number. Listen after the jump.
It’s been nearly a decade since Fergie dropped her solo effort in The Dutchess, which was the Black Eyes Peas songstress’ multi-platinum debut. Now she has returned with “L.A. Love”, a DJ Mustard produced joint. And seeing as how Mustard is on the beat (hoe!) it’s only fitting that YG would go ahead and jump on a remix. Listen after the jump.
Atlanta native Reese teams up with (bit*h, you guessed it!) fellow Atlantan OG Maco and West Coasters Casey Veggies and DJ Mustard for “Parade”. Frankly we think this collaboration is a match made in heaven seeing how Atlanta and Los Angeles are undoubtedly the two hottest regions in hip-hop at the moment. Listen after the jump.