Brooklyn based duo Denitia and Sene released their video for “Divided” – the soulful earful we posted on here. Visuals for “Divided” were directed by Joel Kefali, who was also responsible for Lorde’s “Tennis Courts” and “Royals” videos. Nice work.
“You done stepped in some guano!” – The Lady of Rage
The launch of DJ Premier’s new all-Hip-Hop-all-the-time site, PremierWuzHere.com, would probably be enough of an event for real heads … but amp that past 10 when he concurrently drops a jewel featuring The Lady of Rage – “Chemical Burn” to celebrate. Release the Kraken!!
Cormega gets the Wu Tang chef Raekwon in on this “Honorable” track off his “Mega Philosophy” LP (entirely produced by Large Professor) dropping May 20, 2014.
Word to the wise, my ‘digger’… Don’t sleep on these Yasiin Gaye releases. RIAA (you know, the Grammy folks) has been having the nice releases taken down due to ‘copyright violations.’ But if you are on top of things you’ll have scooped up hot ones (for FREE) like this before anyone could take them down anyway, right? Boooo… RIAA. Could call it hate. Not beef though.
“Beef don’t come with a radio edit.” First leak from Yasiin Gaye – The Return (Side Two).
- Amerigo Gazaway
This is another Yasiin Bey x Marvin Gaye (Yasiin Gaye) mashup from Amerigo Gazaway entitled “B Stands For Beef” (Soul Mates Tribute).
HOT! Just a touch of love from her “Love’s Trail Mix” EP (due out April 22, 2014). This is “Magnetic” by Boston (MA, USA) native Lyric Jones. Cuts by DJ Wayne Ski. Production by Lyric Jones & Illastrate. EP out soon but… Why not download this FREEbie right now?!
DOWNLOAD: LYRIC JONES – MAGNETIC
“You know a n!gga straight wildin’ like Riley!” – Killer Mike
Boondocks is set to return on April 21, 2014, with Season 4. The upcoming Boondocks Season 4 mixtape is dropping April 16, 2014. This new Killer Mike – “The Boonies” (produced by Alchemist) for the mixtape… that’s right now. Stream that and get that FREE download… RIGHT NOW! Crazy flows over that evil beat. Whew.
Certified record-breaking Canadian emcee D.O. aka Defy the Odds leaks “Capture The Moonlight” (featuring Joell Ortiz and Saukrates) off his forthcoming LP “Down Home” (due out April 22, 2014). Stream the audio below.
D.O. – CAPTURE THE MOONLIGHT FEAT. JOELL ORTIZ X SAUKRATES (PROD. BY CLASSIFIED)
“Rapid Eye Movement” by Pharoahe Monch (featuring Black Thought of The Roots) is four minutes of two legendary emcee going hard on a track with one mission… Hip-Hop perfection! Mission accomplished? Listen and answer for yourself. Beat by Marco Polo. Scratches by DJ Revolution. LP (“PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”) out by Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (available for pre-order at iTunes now).
Have you wondered how Tupac, our fallen Golden Era legend, would come at this Hip-Hop thing today? Dreamed about how he might keep it True School in the new era? You will; once you experience this Cookin Soul remix of “Old School” (or maybe it will be the fulfillment of a dream). Feels right… and you can get a copy to go right now… for FREE!
One of Wu-Tang Clan’s most lyrical marksmen, Raekwon, invites fans into his ‘Living Room’ to listen to this new freestyle joint he dropped via his twitter page. The flyness starts out with the help of Aretha Franklin’s sampled voice on ‘Soul Serenade’ & then further smooths out with Dionne Warwick’s sampled voice from the Burt Bacharach composed classic ‘Walk On By’. The man also known as Lex Diamonds paints multiple fly pictures on this song all the while performing verbal gymnastics with the track changes. It’s clear that Rae is still up on his “F.I.L.A.” ish…
DOWNLOAD: RAEKWON – LIVING ROOM
“If you bleed for me, I’mo bleed for you. And be right there if you need me to.” – Styles P
Sound familiar? Yeah… probably because you are always on here constantly consuming the bangers we post. Like you oughta. We put up the “Never Safe” single (and a link to the “Phantom and the Ghost” LP) from Styles P back a bit ago when it leaked; and here he go with the video. So, here we go… posting it for you to watch. Now.
The Action Figures dropped this single off to the masses; off the upcoming mixtape “Powers.” Produced by DJ Statik Selektah, you can get this first single off the mixtape, entitled “Hey Muthaf*cka” featuring Guilty Simpson off iTunes right not now.
Already know… you heard talk of someone messing with Mos Def’s classic “Ms. Fat Booty” and went “Don’t touch our sh–!” Oh, Yasiin Bey and Marvin Gaye (conceptually collectivized as Yasiin Gaye) are taking a shot at the title? Interesting… Amerigo Gazaway is on to something: putting these ‘Soul Mates’ together, Marvin’s track fitted with Bey (then as Mos) lyrics. Nice.
I got an opportunity to attend the private listening party for Future’s upcoming sophomore album “Honest” that was held at Halo Lounge and hosted by Epic Records last Wednesday.
Appearances by DJ Don Cannon, DJ Drama, T.I.’s wife & former member of R&B group Xscape ‘Tiny’, R&B singer Nivea, Ebony Steele, Shay Johnson and all affiliates of Future’s camp attended.
The only person that was missing that everyone was expecting to see was Ciara.
Future performed all of the songs on the “Honest” album including the upcoming single, “I Won” featuring Kanye West.
Although Future and Kanye are engaged to some of the most beautiful women in the entertainment industry and are highly publicized in the spotlight, it’s no surprise that these two artist would team up on the track.
The track captures a personal moment that both share in common with their fiances. Future and Ciara are expecting their first child together and this month West and Kim Kardashian grace the cover of Vogue with an inside feature of baby North. Also Kardashian and Ciara have posted pictures on social media and have known to call each other “BFFs”. It was only a matter of time that the fathers of their children would collaborate together.
Throughout time, the title, “trophy wife” also known to many as a “gold digger” has been frowned upon due to the negative and derogatory meaning society has labeled it to be.
According to the Associated Press Future expresses the song in a positive direction.
“When you have songs like that, they empower women,” he said. “I just feel like I want to big up women just in general, from my lady to his lady, to all women, to make sure they get their light on them and just knowing they’re important.”
West also served controversy on a sliver platter by concurrently dissing Kris Humphries and Reggie Bush.
“I made it over NBA and NFL players, so every time I score it feels like the Super Bowl.”
West not only raps about his soon to be wife but he also drops a verse mentioning Kardashian’s sisters.
“You could look at Kylie, Kendall, Kourtney and Khloe. All your mama ever made was trophies, right?” said West.
The music video for “I won” will be directed by Hype Williams. In the meantime, checkout the track.
So the other day, the King I Divine drops a project and a simple note in the inbox.
“I dropped an album today with emcee ScienZe and would love if you could listen to it.”
How could we not, Fam? Check out this “Divine ScienZe 2: The Wake Up Album” and get it below whenever you are ready.
Ayatollah taps Inspectah Deck and Silent Knight to join in on “The Love” – off the forthcoming LP “Be Real Black for Me” (due out April 15, 2014). LP available for pre-order now at iTunes. Stream the clean version of the single. Both below.
DJ Jean Maron has the emcee KRS ONE running a track called “True School” – a leak and lead single off the upcoming compilation album of the same name (due out April 29, 2014). You can get the single AND pre-order the “True School” LP at the links below.
Well damn, Cam. Why not just put your lady on a track or something. Done! New Cam’ron jawn off his forthcoming mixtape “1st of the Month” (due out May 1, 2014). Listen to the single, “Devil,” by Cam featuring his lady JuJu. Download for FREE, too.
(Shiiiiiid. You’d put her fine ### on a track if she was with you like that, too. Admit it.)
DOWNLOAD: CAM’RON – DEVIL FEATURING JUJU