Jay Electronica has been hinting at a big announcement during his performance at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. He’s added all of his music to a long-abandoned SoundCloud page. He’s been on Twitter again, ranting, after a lengthy absence. AND HE BROUGHT OUT JAY Z FOR HIS PERFORMANCE! Might this be the release that defines his elusive career? Watch after the jump.
Following the release of single "My Business" featuring fellow Louisiana spitter Curren$y and music video for "Nothing to Something," Young Roddy is sharing his debut album, The Kenner Loop -- after having premiered it this morning via HipHopDX. Over the years, Young Roddy has built a tremendous following from his frequent and show-stealing collaborations with Curren$y, Juvenile, Styles P, Smoke DZA and Trademark da Skydiver, among others, as well as through his Good Sense mixtape series. In addition to his successes, he's been named “one of the most consistent in the game” by 2dopeboyz’ Shake. Young Roddy’s debut features guest appearances by Curren$y, Styles P, Dave East, Smoke DZA, Trademark da Skydiver, LE$ and more -- with production by Cookin Soul, Monsta Beatz, Blair Norf, Tido Vegas, Drupey Beats and more. Young Roddy's The Kenner Loop will hit stores worldwide tomorrow, December 4th via GOOD$ENSE / iHipHop Distribution. Stream the full album after the jump. In addition, to celebrate the release of The Kenner Loop, Young Roddy will be holding a release party on Friday, December 5th at Los Globos in Los Angeles. So if you're in the area be sure to your tickets, which are currently on-sale for $15. Doors open at 6:30pm. Purchase tickets here.
A new Chief Keef project has arrived. After sharing a trio of tracks "Chicago Zoo," "Get Your Mind Right," and "Who Dat" last week, Sosa returns with Finally Rolling 2 -- his long-gestating new mixtape -- as promised. The new mixtape features eighteen tracks and finds Keef rapping over Future and Drake's smash hit "Where Ya At," Lil Wayne and Birdman's "Stuntin' Like My Daddy" (which is "Stuntin Like My Mama" on Finally Rolling 2), and much more. Stream and download Chief Keef's Finally Rolling 2 after the jump.
Over the weekend, Big Sean performed a live show called "Finding Paradise" in front of a hometown crowd at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. During his set, Sean brought out a slew of guests, including Lil Wayne -- who performed "A Milli" and "Rich as Fuck" -- and fellow Motor City residents Eminem, Dej Loaf, Danny Brown, Royce da 5'9" and Trick Trick. The aforementioned guests performed a rendition of last year's "Detroit vs. Everybody", which appeared on Eminem's Shady XV compilation. Check out the full live performance after the jump.
Kendrick Lamar, who closed out Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, is fittingly one of Stephen Colbert's first ever musical guests as he takes the seat on his new talk show, Colbert. Here Lamar performs a medley of a few choice cuts from his excellent To Pimp a Butterfly album, which dropped earlier this year. (For many, this is still the best rap album of 2015.) He does "Wesley's Theory", "Momma", "King Kunta" and "u". Check out the full performance from Kendrick Lamar and his backing band after the jump.
Dr. Dre's new album Compton is officially out today via Apple Music. Inspired by his work on Straight Outta Compton, the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, the album features Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Eminem, and more. Below you can stream the full album, again courtesy of Apple Music. This is Dre's first album in over sixteen years. Looks as though Detox has been given the shelf treatment once more, which means Compton has some big shoes to fill. Stream Compton after the jump.