Murda Beatz has had an impressive 2016 and he continues to push forward with his momentum by dropping th CDQ version of Quavo’s “My Pockets.” Previously debuting on OVO Sound Radio, Quavo stunts over the grand piano-laced track. Listen below. Also, enjoy a glimpse of what Travis Scott and Young Thug’s “Pick Up The Phone” . . .
Acting as a part of his 88 World 2 project, which will be arriving soon, comes “Been Thru A Lot” from producer and 808 mafia crew member, TM88. He rounds up Young Thug (Jeffery) and Lil Yachty to join him on the new single which as you would expect is a record perfect for the . . .
IYKZ liberates his new BZGD-produced audio contribution “KILO.” Last seen seeking guidance in the visual for “Pray For Me,” the Hackney based recording artist looks to reach new heights with his latest effort. Prophesying greatness for the seasoned emcee, the soft lullaby plays underneath screeching sirens and an onslaught of beats that together create a backdrop . . .
Majid Jordan are back with a new record entitled “Free (Us)”. The record was debuted on this weekend’s OVO Sound Radio episode on Beats 1. The record is heartfelt and the Toronto duo showcase their vocal talents to perfection. Majid Jordan will be hitting the road for their North American Tour next week so try . . .
Case Arnold and Tim Gent have worked together in the past and they do it again for a new single entitled “Know Us”. The track is produced by the talented Free P and is a big middle finger up to people who don’t mess with them. If you have any built up frustration today then . . .
What songs do you play when it’s time to cool down for the night? This week’s edition of The Highlight Reel has a few grooves that can be used for that specific purpose. As always, the playlist features some of the best songs that released in the past seven days. Catch the vibe. Image by . . .
Milwaukee’s Wave Chapelle is on a roll right now, and “Don’t See Em” is up next. Yet again Wave takes some impeccable Maajei Vu production for a spin, but instead of riding solo like previous releases, he brings K. Camp and Coldway along for the fun. K.Camp has a guest verse and Coldway holds down . . .
Given the title of Genesis Renji‘s I Might Be Home EP, I am even more eager to hear what he has cooked up. The project weighs in at eight tracks total. “I Might Be Home” is a pretty powerful statement that I can relate to. Growing up, I never really felt at home with my . . .
IAMNOBODI has plenty of subtle touches up his sleeves on his latest remix. The original version of Tehbis and Touchy Subject‘s “He Who Knows” is incredible, all by itself. IAMNOBODI’s newly minted remix switches things up just enough to give us a somewhat more subtle, equally entrancing feel. Stream the remix below, and check the . . .
Tory Lanez releases “Super Freaky” as part of his “Fargo Fridays” series. The track is a collaboration with MMG boss Rick Ross. Tory who is auto tuned up on this one delivers quite the feel good record and Rick Ross’ verse does no harm either. Stream “Super Freaky”.
Mixing the somewhat similar sounds of dancehall and afrobeat,Burna Boy released his new seven track EP, Redemption. Known as Nigeria’s bad boy, he continues to add a variety of dancehall and hip-hop flavors to his traditional African sound. For his latest he teams up with former record label artist and producer Leriq, and you can hear . . .
“The Landing” is a collaboration between Montreal artists Apashe and Wasiu. The track will find a home on Apashe’s Copter Boy album. The record sees Wasiu take on the role of a saviour, in a sense. The mix of EDM and hip-hop production suited Waisu to a tee. Stream “The Landing” below.
Rick Ross released his “Same Hoes” single back in July and now returns with a Benny Boom directed visual for the single. Shot at Rick’s crib over MMG weekend, the video pretty much follows the track to a tee, featuring a lot of eye candy and showing the luxurious lifestyle we expect from Ricky Rozay. . . .
It was November 2007. I had just turned nineteen. This would usually be where I tell you about my feelings going into my second year of college, but instead I’ll explain the emotionless state I was in as I entered my first year in the prison system. I was dressed with extra underwear and beaters, . . .
After the critical acclaim surrounding his 99.9% album, which culminated in Kaytranada receiving the coveted Polaris Prize, the Montreal-based producer has decided to release a new mix called 0.001% mixtape. The mix, which is almost 90 minutes long, features new material, alongside a few previously heard gems. Stream 0.001% below, and download via SoundCloud.
After sharing “207” which will also serve as the title track of his upcoming album, Sahil drops his latest offering, “Memoirs.” With a mesmerizing vocal performance from Montreal’s Nicole Musoni, the two deliver a dark yet ethereal final track. “On “Memoirs”, I wanted to fuse something atmospheric Nicole’s vocals to create something quite experimental but still . . .
Artists find inspiration from all sorts of places. For New York-based artist Yonkwi, his cultural heritage provides much of the inspiration and influence for his music. Yonkwi’s father passed the name down to him, a big and important responsibility in many African cultures. It took a while for him to be OK with using the name . . .
Koncept and J57 follow up on their 2015 release, The Fuel, with a newly minted video for “Jump.” Koncept rhymes with a sense of urgency as he opens up and gets a little more personal with his lyrics. Akie Bermiss adds accompanying vocals for the J57-produced head-nodder. Watch below.
On September 30th we’ll finally get the full album Easy Truth from Apollo Brown and Skyzoo. Waiting it out was made a little bit easier today after Mello Music Group decided to drop off one last single, “Basquiat On The Draw,” featuring Westside Gunn and Conway. Each emcee takes a crack at a verse over Apollo . . .
Danny Brown broke out some heavy hitters for “Really Doe” – namely, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and Earl Sweatshirt. The song, which premiered late last night on Peter Rosenberg’s HOT 97 radio show last night, is the fourth release from Danny’s forthcoming Atrocity Exhibition project. Look for the project to release on September 30th. Stream “Really Doe” . . .
Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge gave us a brief glimpse into how bright the future of R&B could sound on their 12/2015 release, Link Up & Suede. Today Stones Throw Records announced NxWorries will release their debut full length record, Yes Lawd!, on October 21st. To accompany this exciting news, a new single was also released today from the . . .
New Hair. Who Dis?! The Weeknd returns with his new single and upcoming album title-track, “Starboy.” Now what really sticks out to me is the involvement from Daft Punk. This is major! The Weeknd is reportedly looking to revamp and perhaps move back to a sound reminiscent of projects passed. I’m not sure how this . . .