Archive for February, 2016

Troy Ave – Bad Ass (Joey Bada$$ Diss)

Monday, February 29th, 2016

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Troy Ave and Joey Bada$$ first got into it in an indirect Twitter back and forth last Summer over whether or not Joey could realistically be called an indie artist due to his label’s ties to Sony Red. The beef had mostly died down until last week when Joey sent a shot at Troy on his new single “Ready.”

Now Troy has fired back with a new diss track called “Bad Ass,” which you can check out below.

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Joey Bada$$, Nyck Caution & Kirk Knight on Real Late with Rosenberg

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Pro Era has alot going on these days. Joey is swinging on fools out in these streets. Kirk’s album is out and now Nyck Caution’s new mixtape has arrived. And so the trio stopped by Peter Rosenberg’s Sunday night Hot 97 takeover to chop it up and spit some bars off top.

Watch above and continue below for a Soundcloud of the full episode.

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Here Are TDE’s Plans for 2016

Monday, February 29th, 2016

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Top Dawg Entertainment only dropped two official albums in 2015, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly and Jay Rock’s 90059, and they still managed to be the most important label in Hip-Hop. Their plans for 2016 are decidedly more aggressive. Top Dawg himself posted the following image of a tentative release schedule that maps out the label’s plans for the remainder of the year and stokes speculation about one of their most anticipated and elusive projects.

The list does not include dates, only a list of artists that are slated to drop and notes about where they are with their individual projects. ScHoolBoy Q and Ab-Soul seem to be pretty far along (“sample clearance” and “mixing,” respectively) while Isaiah Rashad and SZA are still in the early stages of their albums.

Jay Rock’s name has “ER” next to it, a reference to the unfortunate motorcycle accident he was involved in last month. Next to Kendrick’s name there is an intriguing note to “get Top on the phone,” so I guess we shouldn’t rule out a new Cornrow Kenny project this year, although I’m not holding my breath.

Also intriguing are the notes about new artist “John Doe 1,” who is already recording, and a aspirational entry about a potential Black Hippy project to maybe, possibly arrive in 2017. The note next to that one reads simply: “Pray.”

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Video: French Montana ft. Belly – Jackson 5

Monday, February 29th, 2016

French Montana and Belly share a visual for their track “Jackson 5” off the Wave Gods mixtape.

Previously: French Montana ft. A$AP Rocky – Off The Rip (Remix) (Video)

Video: Robb Bank$ – Phone Talk

Monday, February 29th, 2016

One of the cuts from Robb Bank$’ New Years Day No Rooftops mixtape gets the visual treatment. Check out “Phone Talk” above and catch Robb appearing as one of two guests on the new tape from Two-9’s Jace.

Previously: Robb Bank$ – 2PhoneShawty (EP)

Memphis Bleek – Imaginary Players Freestyle

Monday, February 29th, 2016

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Bleek had a front row seat to Jay Z’s In My Lifetime Vol. 1, and today he jumps on one of the album’s classic instrumentals, “Imaginary Player.” This is this week’s #MixtapeMonday offering from DJ Absolut.

Listen below.

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Video: Statik KXNG ft. Termanology – Let’s Go

Monday, February 29th, 2016

New visuals from KXNG Crooked and Statik Selektah for the Statik KXNG cut “Let’s Go” featuring Termanology.

If you’re in LA, continue below for info on an all ages sow the guys are putting on tomorrow to celebrate the release of the album.

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D.I.T.C ft. O.C. – Caviar Dreams

Monday, February 29th, 2016

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The D.I.T.C renaissance continues with another new cut from O.C. called “Caviar Dreams,” produced by Motif Alumni.

Listen below and stay tuned for the D.I.T.C. Studios album.

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Jace – Jace Tape (Mixtape)

Monday, February 29th, 2016

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Jace of Retro Su$h! and Two-9 delivers his new solo mixtape, Jace Tape. The project features guest appearances from Jeremih and Robb Bank$ and boasts production from Don Cannon, Childish Major, FKi, Ducko McFli and others. While Jace calls Atlanta home, he’s originally from NYC and that heritage is reflected on this tape as it was on the previously released loosie “Wu.”

Stream and download below.

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Video: Elzhi – February

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Normally, the month of February would’ve wrapped yesterday, but it being a leap year we get a bonus 24 hours of Black History Month. Elzhi takes the opportunity to drop off a new video for his track “February,” from the highly anticipated new album Lead Poison. Watch above and pre-order the album here ahead of its March 25th release.

Previously: Elzhi ft. Skonie – coSIGN