Known best for killing freestyles and her appearance on Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp a Butterfly, Rapsody is back with her Crown EP. Now signed to Roc Nation, the MC catapults back into the game with her first project since 2014. Features include Ab-Soul, Raphael Saadiq, and Anderson Paak with production by 9th Wonder, Nottz, Khrysis. Listen below on AudioMack.
After 2 years of writing, Danny Brown is back with his latest effort, Atrocity Exhibition (named after Joy Division‘s album by the same name). The project’s early trademark is its out of the box production concocted by Alchemist, Petit Noir and Black Milk. Sonically inspired by bands like System of a Down and Talking Heads it also boasts appearances by Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Earl Sweatshirt, and B-Real. Listen below via Spotify.
Update: Check out the trippy video to the track below.
Preparing for the release of his new album Atrocity Exhibition on September 30, Danny Brown drops his latest single “Pneumonia” featuring ScHoolboy Q. The energetic track is a definite crowd pleaser filled with raw bars over clanging production. TDE cronies Kendrick Lamar and Ab-Soul will also make an appearance on the final album. Listen below.
Check out the ominous unreleased Ab-Soul track with King Rich called “House of Sin” courtesy of production group Pakk Music Group. Rumored to be a leftover from 2014’s These Days…, Soulo and Rich body the track without a chorus. Listen to the intriguing song below.
Game‘s new album and sequel to his classic debut, The Documentary 2, is available for streaming. The hype for his new project has been tremendous receiving praise from his peers including Dr. Dre and Busta Rhymes. Listen to the album below via Spotify and check out the completely star-studded track list. Get ready for the second half of the double album, Documentary 2.5, out 10/16.
Update: Documentary 2.5 is now also available for streaming below.
The Documentary 2 – Track List:
2) On Me ft. Kendrick Lamar
3) Step Up ft. Dej Loaf & Sha Sha
4) Don’t Trip ft. Ice Cube, Dr. Dre & will.i.am
5) Standing On Ferraris ft. Diddy
6) Dollar And A Dream ft. Ab-Soul
7) Made In America ft. Mvrcus Blvck
8) Hashtag ft. Jelly Roll
9) Circles ft. Q-Tip, Eric Bellinger & Sha Sha
10) Uncle Skit
11) Dedicated ft. Future & Sonyae
12) Bitch You Ain’t Shit
13) Summertime ft. Jelly Roll
14) Mula ft. Kanye West
15) The Documentary 2
16) New York, New York
17) 100 ft. Drake
18) Just Another Day
19) LA ft. Snoop Dogg, will.i.am & Fergie
The Documentary 2.5 – Track List:
1) New York Skit
2) Magnus Carlsen ft. Anderson .Paak
3) Crenshaw/80s and Cocaine ft. Anderson .Paak & Sonyae
4) Gang Bang Anyway ft. Jay Rock & Schoolboy Q
5) The Ghetto ft. Nas & will.i.am
6) From Adam ft. Lil’ Wayne
7) Gang Related ft. Asia
8) Last Time You Seen ft. Scarface & Stacy Barthe
9) Intoxicated ft. Deion
10) Quiks Groove (The One) ft. DJ Quik, Sevyn Streeter & Micah
11) Outside ft. E-40, Mvrcus Blvck & Lil’ E
12) Up On The Wall ft. Problem, Ty Dolla $ign & YG
13) Sex Skit
14) My Flag/Da Homies ft. Ty Dolla $ign, Jay 305, AD, Mitch E-Slick, Joe Moses, RJ & Scheme
15) Moment Of Violence ft. King Mez, JT & Jon Connor
16) Like Father Like Son 2 ft. Busta Rhymes
18) *BONUS: “El Chappo” ft. Skrillex
You may recognize Anderson Paak‘s name from Dr. Dre‘s Compton album, and now the singer/producer has released a short, self-titled EP. All four tracks were produced by Blended Babies, who have worked with artists like Ab-Soul and The Cool Kids. Check it out below.
After Jay Rock recently stated there were talks that the Black Hippy crew would be touring soon, visuals for one of his latest singles “Vice City” featuring TDE‘s Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul dropped. Check out the engaging black and white video below.
Before dropping this Friday, September 18, fans can enjoy Mac Miller‘s new album now thanks to NPR. The work marks the former indie rapper’s major label debut since signing with Warner Bros last year. Apparently in a more positive place, GO:OD AM strays away from drug induced creativity and dark lyrics. Check out the album featuring Ab-Soul, Lil’ B, Chief Keef and Little Dragon
Talib Kweli recently dropped a new surprise album called Fuck The Money. The 11-track album features Miguel, Patrick Stump, Ab-Soul and South African rapper Cassper Nyovest. Stream the project below via Audiomack and download free here.
420. Lupe Fiasco made his album Tetsuo and Youth for 16 core fans he often lurks on social media. (5:25 mark)
419. The Notorious B.I.G. wanted to drop Ready to Die on Halloween.1
418. Every year for Christmas, Kanye West‘s family would sing and play instruments, but Ye didn’t have a good voice, so he would sit in the corner. 2
417. Tupac‘s “Can’t C Me” was originally intended for Dr. Dre & Ice Cube‘s never released Helter Skelter album. 3
416. Kendrick Lamar (then known as K Dot) rapped for Charles Hamilton back in the day. (1:30 mark)
415. Pharrell‘s Astronaut BBC T-Shirt once flew aboard the United States Space Shuttle, Atlantis, to the International Space Station.4
414. Rick Ross and Bill Murray once recorded a song for a Christmas show, but Ross didn’t show up for the shoot. 5
413. Ab-Soul credits his extensive vocabulary to his mom reading him Dr. Seuss and Charlie Brown before bed.6
412. Missy Elliott‘s Supa Dupa Fly was recorded in two weeks and was entirely produced by Timbaland.7
411. Eazy-E asked Bone Thugs to write his verse on “Foe The Love of Money,” but they made hit pen it himself.8