Curren$y is back with his latest mixtape, The Drive In Theatre. The tape features appearances from Action Bronson, Freddie Gibbs and Smoke DZA amongst others. Stream and download here. Via 2DopeBoyz. Words by Patrick Swift.
Brand new single from Chicago rappers Wiley & Jenkins. Produced by the talented Odd Couple. You hear that sample? “Oooo yeahhh.” Via FakeShoreDrive.
Bay Area rapper 100s busts out the grooves with Ten Freaky Hoes, his first single for 2014. After hearing Ice Cold Perm in 2012, it’s only expected that 100s next project will sound proper. And freaky. Via SteadyBloggin.
T.D.E’S latest signee releases a strong debut project featuring SZA, Jean Deaux and more. Buy via iTunes. Via Illroots.
Rome Fortune dropped his anticipated project Beautiful Pimp II last week. CitoOnTheBeat produced the entire spaced out creation from Fortune‘s mind. It’s unconventional and it’s beautiful and it’s free. Via TheFader.
Alexander Spit will go down in history properly. The Bay Area producer/rapper/visual artist has been dropping enough heat to melt the polar caps. Mansions and Mansions 2 ruled the instrumental game. Dillinger showed off Spit‘s lyrical abilities. And now, for free on Valentine’s Day, Spit dropped Lady Killing in America and Other Short Stories. It […]
Fresh new EP from Chicago rapper and 2008ighties affiliate LEGIT. Via MishkaNYC.
Fresh off of his full-length, Memoirs of a Young Dreamer, Jay Dot Rain is back with Grits N Gravy. Featuring a verse from Wynt Earley and production by Block Beattaz, this is a fine southern rap classic. Via SteadyLeanin.
The two Chicago rappers Alex Wiley and Kembe X are back together again after last appearing on Wiley‘s project, Club Wiley, on the tracks Midnight to Morning and Mo Purp. On Know Normal, the two go back and forth over production by The Innovatorz. Trippy bass galore. Via ClosedSessions.
Chicago soul trapper Tree announced today that he is releasing an EP through a partnership with Scion. While The @MCTREEG EP isn’t due out until January 21, Tree gives us a taste of things to come with his new single Like Whoa. Whoa. Via FakeShoreDrive.
Mick Jenkins has been creating more and more buzz recently. This time around, he provides a guest verse on Christian Robins‘ Dreams, a reflective, spacey track with production from OnGaud. Dream. Via FakeShoreDrive.
Chicago and Inglewood team up for one hell of a free project. Puma knows what’s up. Kickstarting the project with a song produced by Lunice so you know it’s good. If you’re in LA, Chicago, or NYC, be sure to check Fresh and Veggies in concert together. Via TheFader.
New hip-hop (free) EP from Queens rapper Bryant Dope. Eight tracks of Raw Dope. Dope. Via 2dopeboyz.
Philadelphia spitter Ryshon Jones linked with Chicago-based Thelonious Martin for a brand new track. Great sample. “I don’t need a hook, I need a platform to get my raps on.” Loving this artwork. Via AshleyOutrageous.
Main Attrakionz dropped a brand new project yesterday, M.A.N. The artwork is next level, the production is next level, and the rhymes are on point. Have Funds, the lead single from the project, has some spaced-out production by Tommy Kruise. “Girls just wanna have fun…but me, I just wanna have funds.” I love these guys. […]
John Walt (of Pivot Gang) links with Chicago female emcee Noname Gypsy for a football smash. That Lil Wayne sample? Grooving all day long to this. Produced by the great Saba. Pivot Gang steady climbing. Via FakeShoreDrive.