Statik Selektah is calling it quits -- sadly. He's a great producer and a bonafide rap fan with terrific taste. But his upcoming Lucky 7 project will be his last -- again, sadly. And so far Statik has shared a handful of tracks from the project, including “Beautiful Life” featuring Action Bronson and Joey Bada$$, “Top Tier” featuring Sean Price, Bun B and Styles P, and “All You Need,” featuring Bronson, Ab-Soul & Elle Varner. Now Statik is sharing "Crystal Clear" featuring the Detroit OG and one-half of Bad Meets Evil, Royce Da 5'9". Check it out after the jump!
Eminem has executive produced the soundtrack to Southpaw, director Antoine Fuqua's new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a boxer and 50 Cent as his manager. As well as "Phenomenal", Eminem contributes two songs to the Southpaw soundtrack as part of Bad Meets Evil, his collaboration with Royce Da 5'9", plus one with Gwen Stefani, "Kings Never Die". Listen to "Kings Never Die" with Gwen Stefani after the jump.
Chief Keef's older cousin and fellow rapper Blood Money was tragically shot and killed last year and although his killers have been apprehended, the hurt is clearly still there. Keef, who recently announced the release of The Cozart, his forthcoming album, is sharing "Ain't Missing You" -- a tribute to his fallen Glo Gang cousin. And while the track has all of the usual Chief Keef trademarks (autotune, crooning, non sequiturs, weird ad libs, etc.) it's got the heart that was maybe lacking in his previous work. Check out Chief Keef's "Ain't Missing You" after the jump.
It's Meek Mill season and his sophomore album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, is out now via Maybach/Atlantic/Dream Chasers. Meek has been heavily promoting the album, making many appearances on various platforms. For one of those appearances, Meek joined Sway Calloway for a Five Fingers of Death freestyle. Needless to say Meek definitely killed it. Also according to Billboard, Meek's DWMTM is projected to sell over 200k during its first week. Check out Meek Mill's Five Fingers of Death freestyle after the jump.
For Pitchfork's recent episode of "Over/Under" -- the interview series in which artists evaluate a series of random topics, declaring if they're overrated or underrated -- Vince Staples discusses sobriety, the Amish, KFC, Tom Cruise, PETA, Oprah, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and more. Watch his assessments after the jump.
July 7th Statik Selektah will be dropping his highly-anticipated Lucky 7 project, which is also supposedly his last project ever. But, we'll see about that. So far he's dropped “Beautiful Life” featuring Action Bronson and Joey Bada$$, then he shared “Top Tier” featuring Sean Price, Bun B and Styles P, and now he's giving ya'll that new heat, "All You Need," featuring Bronson, Ab-Soul & Elle Varner. Wooo! Peep "All You Need" after the jump and be on the lookout for Lucky 7 dropping on the 7th.
Fetty Wap isn't letting up for a second since hitting it big with his platinum-selling, chart-topping "Trap Queen" single. And although that song is starting to see its way out despite it only being July (the track has been heralded as the "song of the summer") Fetty is flooding every venue he and his team have access to with new music. And that's smart, why not capitalize while you're hot? That's just how simple business works. Supply and demand, fam! Peep the new Fetty Wap cut "D.A.M. (Dats All Me)" after the jump.