Pusha T's Darkest Before Dawn is set to drop first thing midnight and after sharing "Untouchable," "M.F.T.R. (More Famous Than Rich)," and "Crutches, Crosses, Caskets," Pusha T is sharing the heavyweight feature cut "MPA." In addition to recruiting Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, and The-Dream for "MPA," the track is produced by the Dreamville superstar J. Cole. Listen after the jump.
Last month, it was reported that Wu-Tang Clan's one-of-a-kind album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, had been sold for "millions." Bloomberg has revealed the buyer's identity: Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli. Shkreli is the former hedge fund manager (and Collect Records associate) who made headlines this year for increasing the price of Daraprim—a drug used to treat AIDS and cancer patients—from $13.50 to $750. He reportedly paid $2 million for the album. Now in an exclusive interview with HipHopDX, Shkreli revealed that he's planning to bail out incarcerated Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda while also firing off some shots at RZA and the rap industry. Read more after the jump!
Philly spitter Freeway's been dealt some awfully crummy cards throughout his life and on his latest cut, "Wasted" chronicles the many trials and tribulations of substance abuse. On the track, laced by Merc Beatz, Freeway recollects the consequences of substance abuse and the effects its had on his friends and his neighborhood. Peep the new Philly Freeway joint after the jump.
Killer Mike, who introduced presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at an Atlanta rally in November, has posted a full conversation with the Democratic nominee on his YouTube page. The conversation has been broken up into six videos, which can be viewed below, via Mike's YouTube and Facebook pages. The conversation, which took place Mike's barber shop in Atlanta during Sanders' November trip there, is about a variety of subjects, such as: what socialism means to the black community (Bernie: "To be truly free, you need economic rights"), the meaning of social justice, why Sanders got into politics, why people vote against their best interests, why Sanders is—according to Mike—the only politician who wants a smarter electorate, the importance of forming political coalitions (which Sanders responded to by fist bumping Mike), Donald Trump's fascist tendencies, the astonishing percentage of black men in jail, the hypocrisy of marijuana laws, and the importance of voting in the upcoming presidential election. Bernie also joked about growing up "400 years ago." Watch the full conversation between Killer Mike and Bernie Sanders after the jump.
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.
Despite it being the holiday season -- a season for cuffing and spending time with loved ones -- YG shows no signs of slowing down with this rap ish. After dropping "I Wanna a Benz" featuring Nipsey Hussle and 50 Cent, the Bompton banger is back with a pair of new tracks. Keeping with the heavy West Coast sound established on "Twist My Fingaz" and "I Wanna Benz," YG drops off "City Mad" and "Goapele Freestyle" featuring Mozzy and Slim400. And by the looks of things YG, whose apparently "off [his] BS," will be making a huge splash come 2016 with the release of his sophomore album, Still Krazy. After the jump!
Over a sample of The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Hang Your Head in Shame," Freeway and Scholito exchange a bevy of bars suitable for any diehard Biggie fans' iPod. The two link up for a hot take on the vintage B.I.G. cut and the results are, to say the least, excellent. Check out Freeway and Scholito link up for "Biggie Freestyle" after the jump.
Remy Ma is linking up with Rick Ross and Yo Gotti for "Hands Down," which is a precursor to the Bronx spitter's forthcoming album -- her first since last year's I'm Around mixtape. In addition, Remy and her husband Papoose will appear on the forthcoming incarnation of VH1's Love & Hip Hop reality series. Check out Remy Ma's "Hands Down" after the jump.
Chance the Rapper was the musical guest on last night's episode of "Saturday Night Live" with actor Chris Hemsworth as the host. Chance the Rapper performed two songs, including a new track entitled "Somewhere in Paradise" featuring fellow Chicagoan Jeremih. You can watch the full performance after the jump.