- On opportunism: “You gotta be out there in the morning. The morning, the morning, from like the morning. Just sit in front of the stoop in the morning. ‘Cause they’ll all come see you, boom, boom, boom, ’cause that’s the morning. That’s their first high.”On payday: “Hug the block on the first.”
On guns: “Make sure, head shots only; head shots only.”
On “heat”: “If shit gets crazy, let it go, let it go.”
On life after Riker’s: “[I’m] just a gangster. That’s the life I live. I live this gangster shit. [I] won’t be doing a damn thing but selling crack.”
Smoke DZA and Pete Rock enlisted MMG boss Rick Ross for the latest single from the duo's highly-anticipated album Don't Smoke Rock. "Black Superhero Car" was premiered by the FADER who rightfully said "It's as New York a record can get in 2016."
After the less-than-stellar commercial performance of his Major Without a Deal album from earlier this year, Troy Ave looks to bounce back with the third installment of his White Christmas series on December 18th. Its first offering is "Restore the Feeling/NYC" in which Ave looks to restore the "feeling" of his native NYC -- that means canning the hate and trend followers. After the jump.
California and New York link up. A$ton Matthews (who reps Lakewood, CA) is teaming up with Harlem's Bodega BAMZ for "Window Paint," produced by Jordan Granados. Both Matthews and BAMZ have projects out so be sure to check those out if you're interested. And check out the track "Window Paint" after the jump.
Despite residing from essentially the same place (Coney Island, Brooklyn) and sharing virtually the same exact cultural background (Ukrainian-American) I never really messed with rising rapper Your Old Droog all that much. I mean, in the interest of full disclosure and not frontin', I think dude is super talented and a great altogether MC but frankly I'm not "feeling" it, you know? I always find the beats to be dated and seriously lackluster and I can never quite relate to Your Old Droog. Like, who is Droog? But this track right here, with its super kitschy and ultra NYC-indebted song title, is right up my alley, fam. Droog delivers the goods with "Unlimited MetroCard" which is produced by the always reliable Statik Selektah. Check out "Unlimitated MetroCard" after the jump and peep Statik's new album Lucky 7 dropping this July.
So apparently, A$AP Rocky, who was riding around London had an object hurrled at his car. This prompted Rocky and crew to follow the alleged assailant into a bagel shop and confront him. Rocky, who is from Harlem, put on his best Harlem tough guy pose and went at the guy, giving him a ear full, and threatened to put hands on him. Rocky cooled off and walked away. However, the man (or men?) in the bagel shop had some choice words for Rocky as well. The title of the video, by the way, is "ASAP Rocky Running Gums in London" so clearly the people in that bagel shop weren't exactly "cool" with the A$AP Mob all-star. Check out the full video of the confrontation after the jump.