Black Milk might be the most complete producer/rapper in hip-hop. Still, he remains chronically slept-on. This album, No Poison No Paradise, will probably cement him as a critical favorite. Stream at the link.
Following the release of single "My Business" featuring fellow Louisiana spitter Curren$y and music video for "Nothing to Something," Young Roddy is sharing his debut album, The Kenner Loop -- after having premiered it this morning via HipHopDX. Over the years, Young Roddy has built a tremendous following from his frequent and show-stealing collaborations with Curren$y, Juvenile, Styles P, Smoke DZA and Trademark da Skydiver, among others, as well as through his Good Sense mixtape series. In addition to his successes, he's been named “one of the most consistent in the game” by 2dopeboyz’ Shake. Young Roddy’s debut features guest appearances by Curren$y, Styles P, Dave East, Smoke DZA, Trademark da Skydiver, LE$ and more -- with production by Cookin Soul, Monsta Beatz, Blair Norf, Tido Vegas, Drupey Beats and more. Young Roddy's The Kenner Loop will hit stores worldwide tomorrow, December 4th via GOOD$ENSE / iHipHop Distribution. Stream the full album after the jump. In addition, to celebrate the release of The Kenner Loop, Young Roddy will be holding a release party on Friday, December 5th at Los Globos in Los Angeles. So if you're in the area be sure to your tickets, which are currently on-sale for $15. Doors open at 6:30pm. Purchase tickets here.
Wiki is taking a brief detour from his duties in Ratking by linking up with Detroit's Black Milk for "Hate Is Earned," which may or may not be appearing on a forthcoming solo project. In addition, Wiki has shared the visuals to "Living With My Mom's" -- another solo offering from the Ratking affiliate -- featuring Nasty Nigel. You may view that here. Check out Wiki's "Hate Is Earned" after the jump.
A new Chief Keef project has arrived. After sharing a trio of tracks "Chicago Zoo," "Get Your Mind Right," and "Who Dat" last week, Sosa returns with Finally Rolling 2 -- his long-gestating new mixtape -- as promised. The new mixtape features eighteen tracks and finds Keef rapping over Future and Drake's smash hit "Where Ya At," Lil Wayne and Birdman's "Stuntin' Like My Daddy" (which is "Stuntin Like My Mama" on Finally Rolling 2), and much more. Stream and download Chief Keef's Finally Rolling 2 after the jump.
Over the weekend, Big Sean performed a live show called "Finding Paradise" in front of a hometown crowd at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. During his set, Sean brought out a slew of guests, including Lil Wayne -- who performed "A Milli" and "Rich as Fuck" -- and fellow Motor City residents Eminem, Dej Loaf, Danny Brown, Royce da 5'9" and Trick Trick. The aforementioned guests performed a rendition of last year's "Detroit vs. Everybody", which appeared on Eminem's Shady XV compilation. Check out the full live performance after the jump.
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.
Dr. Dre's new album Compton is officially out today via Apple Music. Inspired by his work on Straight Outta Compton, the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, the album features Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Eminem, and more. Below you can stream the full album, again courtesy of Apple Music. This is Dre's first album in over sixteen years. Looks as though Detox has been given the shelf treatment once more, which means Compton has some big shoes to fill. Stream Compton 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!