Just the other day Bobby Ray released his latest mixtape E.P.I.C.: Every Play Is Crucial. Those on hand at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC got the chance to see him go “Beast Mode”. If you weren’t in the spot last night, check it out!
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.
B.o.B. is sharing a loosie (pun intended) on this beautiful Wednesday evening, and although his home state of Ohio isn't entirely down with the legalization of marijuana, that isn't stopping ol' Bobby Ray from sparking up. The latest track from B.o.B. is "Roll Up", which--like its title suggests--is about the little substance we call marijuana (or loud, if you're hip to the lingo). Here are some sample lyrics from the track to read along while you decompress from your busy workday: "Sometimes I get high to free my mind/ Is that alright? right right right". And if those lyrics tickle your fancy, you can sing along to B.o.B.'s "Roll Up" after the jump!
Not sure if anyone reading this is looking out for B.o.B anymore but he's just released a new project -- a mixtape -- entitled Psycadelik Thoughtz. PT (because I vehemently refuse to repeat that album title again) is B.o.B's first full-length project since January's uneven No Genre: The Label mixtape. Here B.o.B offers up eleven new tracks (including the previously released single "Back & Forth") with approximately two guest spots -- neither of which pertain to hip hop, exactly. If you're one of those people still checking in for some new Bobby Ray then this latest project, PT, is right for you. Check it out after the jump. It's also currently available on iTunes.
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.