October 8, 2013

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Andre Nickatina - Butta-P-Khan

Complex rated him as one of the most slept on rappers of all time and although his music will never get played on the radio Andre Nickatina continues to be one of the most consistent rappers ever. Back on September 24th, he released his self-titled album which peaked at #46 on the R&B/Hip-Hip Album charts.

Check out one of my favorite cuts from the album below and be sure to check out the remaining 17 songs on iTunes.

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Childish Gambino – Yaphet Kotto (Freestyle)

I'm sure most of you have been enjoying that last Childish Gambino song to come, its time to keep the ball rollin' with this new freestyle that will land on Childish's upcoming project Because The Internet coming this winter.

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Mike Posner - Living My Life (Ft. 2 Chainz) (Prod. Kane Beatz)

Within the last year, Mike Posner has given away countless songs for his fans as he continues to prep for his sophomore effort Pages due out later this year. To be honest, I think Posner is foreseeing his "sophomore slump" and realizes that the music he has made thus far, isn't cutting it.

2 Chainz' verse is decent, minus the Flintstones/bed rock line we have heard before. Kane Beatz has been m.i.a. for a while but the guy continues to impress and illustrate his ability to make hit songs for a wide array of genres. Take a listen to "Living My Life" below and be on the lookout for new singles in the coming months!

October 1, 2013

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Meek Mill - Heaven or Hell (Ft. Jadakiss & Guordan Banks) (No DJ)

Normally someones sophomore effort, whether its a mixtape or album, is the worst project an artist will put out in the their career. Meek Mill clearly takes the road less-traveled with his previous mixtape Dreamchasers 2, arguably the hottest free project to come out in the last 12 months.

Earlier today, we got the tagless version of the third installment, a less radio-friendly mixtape that some people will overlook. "Heaven or Hell" is the one tracks I found myself playing over and over again. Maybe it was the slick Luniz sample, but either way, this record will go down as one of the most memorable tracks. Listen and download below!

Download: Meek Mill - Heaven or Hell (Ft. Jadakiss & Guordan Banks) (No DJ)

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Pusha T - Hold On (Ft. Rick Ross) (Prod. Hudson Mohawke)

October 9th marks the date Pusha T will deliver his debut solo album My Name Is My Name via G.O.O.D. Music and Def Jam Recordings. The 12-track LP includes production and guest features from Kanye West, The Neptunes, Nottz, Swizz Beatz, The-Dream, Big Sean, Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar and others.

Below is one of the standout tracks I wanted to share with you all. Hudson Mowhake is a sleeper when it comes to crossover sounds between electronic music and rap. Take a listen below and be sure to pick up your copy a week from today!

September 20, 2013

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Jhene Aiko - Bed Peace (Ft. Childish Gambino)

This slipped under the radar when it came out a few days back however you can guarantee 4:17 minutes of your life will not be wasted once you press play.

You gotta respect how well Childish takes a step back from his normal fast-aced style of rapping and slows evrything down. Reminds me of how great Big Sean is on R&B tracks. Matter of fact, Childish sounds exactly like him (and a few lines too).

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Justin Timberlake - TKO (Prod. Timbaland)

Second single off Justin Timberlake's upcoming album The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2 due out September 30th. Justin has been teasing this song for quite sometime but today he dropped the full version on his website.

The track also features a handful of short vocals from Timbaland, who also produced the song. Listen below and if the song gets taken down, peep the official youtube version after the jump!

September 19, 2013

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Logic - Two Kings (Ft. King Chip)

Day in and day out, Logic continues to impress and stand strong with the best of them. This kid without doubt is a ticking time bomb, and befor you know it, he will be everywhere. Until then, the Maryland native continues releasing quality music as he travels across the US as part of his tour with Kid Cudi.

Listen to this new heat featuring King Chip (formerly known as Chip Tha Ripper). Props to TSIS.

Download: Logic - Two Kings (Ft. King Chip)

September 15, 2013

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Drake - Too Much (Ft. Sampha Sisay) (Dirty/Full/CDQ)

Four tracks off Drake upcoming album Nothing Was The Same just leaked onto the internet. Here is the Dirty/Full/CDQ Version of his latest track "Too Much" which he performed live on Jimmy Kimmel a few nights ago. Banger.

Sidenote: If the audio gets taken down, preview the song here

September 12, 2013

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zHUNDRED - Slip Away (Prod. Semaj The Star)

We posted one his tracks a week or so ago but since then, zHUNDRED has dropped off his latest mixtape Crowded Places. "Slip Away" is accompanied by some great guitar riffs and hi-hats. His vocals with take this guy far, so don't be the last on the bandwagon. Check out a track below and grab the entire mixtape here.

Download: zHUNDRED - Slip Away (Prod. Semaj The Star)

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Drake - Wu-Tang Forever (Prod. Noah "40" Shebib)

New heat from Drizzy Drake off his upcoming album Nothing Was The Same due out September 24th. 40 provides a slower, smoother beat this time as Drake switches up between the rapping and singing. Peep the single below and expect the album to leak here in the next week.

September 10, 2013

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Sol - Too Cool

Its Tuesday and you know what that means, someone you have either heard of or follow dropped an album today. Sol is the next big act to go mainstream out of Seattle. His time is coming however he is still building that fan base nationally.

Eyes Open has been in the works for a while, as Sol took a 10 month hiatus from the rap game to travel the world. Sometimes taking a break and reflecting on your life is what people need. This 10-track EP ( 2 bonus tracks) is a good summary of how his time spent across the world opened his eyes.

Peep one of the tracks I personally enjoyed and stream the EP after the jump!

September 9, 2013

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Mike Will Made It - 23 (Ft. Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J)

One of the hottest producers in the last few years has been Mike Will. Like every other successful producer, they decide to throw their own album together; sometimes saving the best beats for themselves (word to Timbaland). I'm not a Miley Cyrus fan but you get a large dosage of her on this one. Listen below!

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - White Walls (Ft. Schoolboy Q & Hollis) (Music Video)

Here is the fourth official single and music video off Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's break-through album The Heist. Cameos from A$AP Rocky, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Wiz Khalifa, DJ Drama and others. If you were at the Dicks Drive-In shoot you might find some people you know. Rappers turning traidiotnal music videos into short videos seems to be the norm these days.

It also "looks" like he filmed a small portion on Highway 26 and near Vantage. Any who, check the video above and grab the song on iTunes. 

September 6, 2013

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Sean Kingston - Smoke Signals (Prod. RedOne)

Sean Kingston and his camp would be foolish to not make "Smoke Signals" the next single off his latest album Back 2 Life available this Tuesday. After listening to the project, nothing really stood out more than this one. RedOne is an absolute beast when it comes to making party/dance music. Listen below!