Archive for March, 2016

Kanye West ft. Sampha – Saint Pablo

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

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Well look what we have here. You may recall “Saint Pablo” as the track Kanye played at 1OAK during his aux cord set at Yo Gotti’s album release party earlier this year. Tonight, a relatively crispy copy hit the internet as Def Jam confirmed rumors that The Life of Pablo will hit iTunes, Spotify and other major streaming services tonight at midnight. I of course take full credit for that change of heart.

Listen below. UPDATED: The Life of Pablo is now available to stream below via Spotify or Apple Music.

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Conway – Birdy (prod. by Statik Selektah)

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

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New shit from the Griselda Gang and Showoff as Conway spits razor blades over a Statik Selektah production for “Birdy.”

Listen below.

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Video: Wale – The God Smile

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Wale heads to his homeland of Nigeria in the new video for “The God Smile,” off The Album About Nothing.

Previously: Wale – Black Hoodie Freestyle (Video)

Video: Chris Crack – Off My Line

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Raise up off of Chris Crack’s line with that nonsense. Today we’re happy to premiere his new video for “Off My Line,” a TMTHY TRTL produced loosie he dropped around this time last year.

If you’re in Chicago, catch Chris and Vic Spencer performing tonight at The Whistler in Logan Square.

Previously: Chris $pencer (Chris Crack & Vic Spencer) – No Biggie (Video)

Video: Ice Cube & Common – Real People

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

O’Shea and Lonnie come together in their new video for their landmark collaboration “Real People,” off the Barbershop 3 soundtrack. The film opens in theaters nationwide April 15th.

Previously: Funkadelic ft. Kendrick Lamar & Ice Cube – Ain’t That Funkin Kinda Hard On You Remix (Video)

Video: Puff Daddy & The Family ft. Ty Dolla Sign & Gizzle – You Could Be My Lover

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

The first 40 seconds or so of this video are everything. Off Puff’s MMM mixtape, out now.

Previously: Puff Daddy ft. Lil Kim, Styles P & King Los – Auction (Video)

J-Zone – Fish-n-Grits (Album Stream)

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

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Tomorrow, producer, MC and multi-instrumentalist J-Zone will deliver his latest solo studio album, Fish-n-Grits. He sets the tone for the project on the “Swagboi vs. Purist” album intro, which declares the ongoing generational squabbles over the sound of Rap to be counterproductive and played out, before driving home the point that quality should be the sole standard by which all music is ultimately judged.

Zone has always addressed the stark realities of the industry in his music, and if you’ve heard his most recent single “Go Back To Sellin’ Weed,” then you know his MO hasn’t changed on Fish-n-Grits. The album features guest appearances from Al-Shid, Prince Paul and Has-Lo, as well as his alter-agos Chief Chinchilla and Swagmaster Bacon. Today we’re happy to premiere a full stream of FnG ahead of its release tomorrow. Check it out below and head over to Bandcamp, iTunes or Spotify for digital and physical purchase and streaming options.

Additionally, I have also included the first episode of Zone and my brother Elgin’s new “Buried Treasures” podcast which finds them breaking down Brooklyn legend Masta Ace’s 1990 debut Take A Look Around with the man himself.

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Bishop Nehru – $acred Visions

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

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Bishop Nehru pops back up today with a new cut called “$acred Visions” from his just announced new mixtape, Magic 19. The track finds Nehru showing off his flow over a laid-back production of his own conception. Look for the new tape to arrive this June.

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Mick Jenkins – The Artful Dodger (Prod. by Kaytranada & THEMpeople)

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

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As he continues to work on his official debut LP The Healing Component, Mick Jenkins and frequent collaborators KAYTRANADA and THEMpeople connect for a new track called “The Artful Dodger,” which employs a BABADNOTGOOD sample.

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Harvey Stripes – In God We Trust (Mixtape)

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

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Harvey Stripes shares his brand new tape, In God We Trust.

Tory Lanez, Yo Gotti, Troy Ave, Blac Youngsta, Snootie Wild, and more join the Canadian MC on the 14-track tape which you can stream after the jump. In God We TRust follows up last week’s surprise drop, Yours to Discover, featuring French Montana, Max B, and more.

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