As you probably already know Atlanta is the hotbed for rap. But there's still a handful of rappers out there in the A that sadly never get the proper shine they rightfully deserve. Enter ATLien Skinny-C, who dropped a series of grassroots performance and fan engagement campaigns through the Southeast. As a result, Skinny-C has sold more than 10,000 combined digital and hard copies of his 2010 release Mixtape Muzik Vol. 1: INTREPID and Mixtape Muzik Vol. 2: RHAPSODY. Since then, Skinny-C has performed at the 11th annual June-teenth Festival and the 5th Annual Texas Summer Music Conference. “I wrote ‘Polo’ on some feelgood fly ish,” says Skinny. “I’m a Polo head that stays fly but don’t seek attention (never thirsty), but on this day I was cleaner than yesterday, so the universe needs to look at me because not only am I fresher than most, I also got something to say.” Check out Skinny-C's "Polo" after the jump.
Ludacris’ Ludaversal is set to drop March 31st and with Luda already giving us a taste of “Call Ya Bluff,” “Beast Mode,” the K.R.I.T. featured “Come and See Me,” and most recently "Charge It to the Rap Game" we’re getting a good idea of where the album will go. Luda is now sharing the visuals from his first single "Call Ya Bluff' which ya'll can peep after the jump.
DJ Paul's Three 6 Mafia project Da Mafia 6ix is making their highly-anticipated follow up to the 2014 Hear Sum Evil mixtape available for free stream, which you may get at after the jump. The trio of DJ Paul, Crunchy Black and Koopsta Knicca (RIP Lord Infamous) return with a stream of their new album, Watch What U Wish... and it features the likes of Lil Wyte, Fiend, ICP and more. Stream the new project after the jump!
Snoop Dogg (no longer going by Snoop Lion, thankfully) teams up with Charlie Wilson and Pharrell for "Peaches N Cream" from his forthcoming BUSH album. BUSH marks the first time Snoop and Pharrell will be working on a project together since 2004's Rhythm & Gangsta, which, as you may recall spawned huge radio singles with "Drop It Like It's Hot." Check out "Peaches N Cream" after the jump.
In case you haven't heard Fashawn is back. After dropping his FASH-ionably Late mixtape (with The Alchemist) last year Fashawn returns in 2015 with The Ecology (which drops February 24th.) Fashawn has already shared "Guess Who's Back," "Out the Trunk," and the Nas/Aloe Blacc featured "Something to Believe In." And now Fashawn, being the gentleman that he is, is sharing the entire project for free. That's right, an album stream of all fourteen tracks. In addition to Nas and Aloe Blacc, The Ecology features BJ the Chicago Kid and Choosey. Stream Fashawn's The Ecology after the jump.
Ghostface Killah and BADBADNOTGOOD's collaborative project Soul Soul officially drops February 24th and looks like fans are getting a treat early, as they've shared the entire album. There are twelve total tracks and there are features from MF DOOM, Danny Brown, eLZhi, and Tree. You can stream Ghostface Killah and BADBADNOTGOOD's Sour Soul after the jump.
Joey Bada$$' debut full length studio album B4.DA.$$ is officially out now and to celebrate the release (as well as his birthday) he is dropping a freebie with "Born Day (AquariUS)." The track finds Joey going off, sounding jubilant and uplifted. Produced by frequent collaborator Statik Selektah "Born Day (AquariUS)" will not be on B4.DA.$$ but it is certainly worthy of a listen. Check it out after the jump.
Following up his "No. 99" cut, Joey Bada$$ is sharing yet another Statik Selektah cut from his forthcoming debut album B4.DA.$$. This new Statik laced track is "Curry Chicken" and it'll be appearing on the forthcoming debut, which drops January 20th. Listen to "Curry Chicken" after the jump.