Lil Bibby lays down a verse on “Hollywood,” the new single from fellow Chicago vocalist Matt B.
Snoop Dogg, Devin the Dude and Wiz Khalifa come together on yet another weed themed cut called “420 (Blaze Up),” which appears in DJ Pooh and Lil Duval’s new stoner comedy Grow House. This joins previous soundtrack releases “Kush Ups” and “Kill ‘Em With The Shoulders” on the film’s soundtrack which is out now.
On his latest episode of blonded Radio on Beats 1, Frank Ocean premiered a new collaboration with Mike Dean called “Lens” which features some vocals from Travis Scott. Check it out below.
New Thugger for your head top.
Chicago’s 600 Breezy and Al-Doe are back with their third collaboration over the last month or so with “Never Told,” an anthem for keeping your mouth shut when the shit goes down. This will appear on Breezy’s upcoming project, Breezo George Gervin (Leading Scorer Edition), due on May 5th.
Dez Bryant recently went on an Instagram diatribe about race in America which touched on a number of points, but the gist of which was, that everybody in this country should be able to succeed with hard work and resilience despite whatever obstacles they may face, including racism. If that sounds like a Republican talking point to you, that’s because it most certainly is. And so obviously, when a public figure makes unfortunate comments about race, you want to bring in Lil Wayne for some commentary because he has such a great grasp on the realities of discrimination in this country.
Host Shannon Sharpe had already responded to Dez’s comments last week and he did a great job, but he goes in again in this clip and that’s what really what makes it worth watching. Wayne mumbled for a few minutes about “leading by example” but really didn’t have anything constructive to add to the conversation. Shannon on the other hand, dropped gems about systematic racism, the vastly different experiences of rich Black athletes and everyday African-Americans and the hypocrisy of the current fight against opiate addiction as it compares to the brutal War on Drugs of the 80’s and 90’s.
Continue below for a bonus, off air interview that Wayne and Skip did where they talk about Tha Carter 3 and Skip aplogizes for not going to see Wayne when he was locked up on Rikers and somehow manages to blame the suits at ESPN. They also discuss the recent suicide of former Patriot Aaron Hernandez, the death of Prince and whether or not Wayne has any big career regrets. At around the 13:40 mark, Skip asks Wayne about his recent claim that he’s now signed to Roc Nation and he gives kind of a vague confirmation and heaps praise on Jay Z, who he says just wants to help in any way he can.
Kendrick Lamar sat down with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 today for a revealing conversation about his new album, DAMN. K.Dot spoke candidly about the influence of artists like 2Pac, Jay Z and Eminem on his respect for substantive lyrics and putting everything into your bars, his desire to claim king and importance of making music that is timeless and honest to the listeners.
He also spoke on how the political climate influenced the new music and his own relationship with media, and gave some details about his sessions with Rihanna, Mike WiLL Made-It and Kid Capri. They went into the writing process and discussed the themes of several standout records including “DNA,” “Loyalty” and “XXX”, and Kendrick shared some background on the incredible story that anchors “Duckworth.” Finally, he responded to rumors that he would be releasing another new album in the near future by teasing “something” new if not another full-length.
A full year after the release of their Rosecrans EP, DJ Quik and Problem are back with a new full-length edition of the project. This extended version features all 6 of the EP’s original tracks, plus 6 additional tracks with new guests including MC Eiht, DOM Kennedy, Suga Free and Boogie among others.
Stream Rosecrans in full below.