TDE's out here showing & proving.
Vince Staples is not only one of the best young rap talents emerging right now but he's also a confident young man with great viewpoints. Lat night Staples made an appearance on "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore", sitting in on a panel alongside comedians Mark Yard and Gina Yashere. They discussed whether or not they'd vote for an unmarried presidential candidate, and if there's a prejudice against single people. "Most of the people in my generation who want to get married aren't allowed to get married," Staples pointed out. Also, Staples' album Summertime '06 is out June 30 via Blacksmith/Artium/Def Jam. Check out the video 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.
If you're looking for some unadulterated gangsta rap sh*t look no further than Nipsey Hussle, one of West Coast's unsung heroes during its sudden revival. And Nipsey has got you covered as he has just announced his new album Mailbox Money, which is due out December 20th. That's the album cover above. In addition Nipsey Hussle is also sharing the album's first single, "50 N***az." However, if you want a physical copy of Mailbox Money you're going to have to cough up some big bucks seeing as it's a limited release with 100 total copies available and they're being offered at $1000 each. Yowza! Anyway, peep Nipsey's new track "50 N***az" after the jump.
Ty Dolla $ign knows one thing and one thing only: make hits. In 2014 the West Coast singer/rapper held his own with a string of co-writing credits for major chart-topping singles, including Chris Brown's smash "Loyal". Now Ty gets some help (as if he needed it to begin with) from big time music producer and overall hotshot, Diplo. In addition the underrated (but certainly not forgotten) DJ Dahi also receives production credit for "Stand For". Listen after the jump!