Archive for December, 2016

Dave East – What A Year

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

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Dave East touches a classic D’Angelo instrumental for his final “Eastmix” of the year.

Listen below.

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Harry Fraud – Rogues Playlist Vol. 2

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

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Harry Fraud closes out what was a great year for the NYC-based producer with second volume of his Rogues Playlist series. In addition to a slew of bangers he produced for the likes of Curren$y, Cormega, A$AP Twelvyy, Smoke DZA and Daytona throughout the year, it also includes new joints from French Montana, Action Bronson and G Herbo.

Stream below. Also included is SRFSCHL artist Downtown Dion’s new video for “Only” which also appears on the tape.

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Video: Lil Uzi Vert – P’s & Q’s

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Lil Uzi Vert goes for a strong Asian theme in his new video for “P’s & Q’s”, which highlights a number of Japanese cultural phenomena throughout. There’s a fine line between respectfully employing an aesthetic and fetishization/perpetuating stereotypes. Did Vert cross it here? JE57 over at 2DBZ believes he did.

Previously: Wheezy ft. Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert & Shad Da God – 200,000

Tyga ft. Kanye West – Feel Me

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

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New shit from G.O.O.D Music artist (*Cam’ron face*) Tyga and Kanye West. If both of these niggas just stay out the paint in 2017 that would be fine with me.

Listen below.

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Uncle Murda – Rap Up 2016

Friday, December 30th, 2016

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“Ye mad he ain’t get a call from Jay Z, Jay like, niggas get robbed every day b”

Uncle Murda’s ‘zero fucks’ takes on the “Rap-Up” format originated by Skillz have been refreshing as fuck over the last couple of years. Of course it’s hilarious, but he covers alot on this shit and points out a bunch of #facts. He also responds to some shots Skillz took after Murda started doing his versions.

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Lloyd Banks – Champagne & Caviar

Friday, December 30th, 2016

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It’s all bubbly and fish eggs for Banks on “Champagne & Caviar”, the final #BlueFriday drop of the year.

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Kool A.D. – The Natural (Album Stream)

Friday, December 30th, 2016

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Just two weeks after the release of Paradiza Infiniti, Kool A.D. is back at us with his 10th album of 2016. The Natural was produced entirely by Amaze 88, who did work on a number of these beats, and features additional guest appearances from Big Baby Gandhi and Trackademicks. Also included below is the new video for the intro and title track “The Natural”.

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Skillz – 2016 Rap-Up

Friday, December 30th, 2016

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“Game and Meek beefing, Hillary and Trump, Kaep took a knee, T.I. and Brad Pitt got dumped”

Every December we face a new year filled with uncertainty and 2017 promises to be possibly the most uncertain year many of us have faced in some time, if ever. But we can always take comfort in the fact that Skillz is going to close out the previous year in style just before New Year’s Eve. Today he drops the 2016 edition of his perennially thorough “Rap Up” series.

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The Avalanches ft. Freddie Gibbs – Bad Day

Friday, December 30th, 2016

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Australian electronic duo The Avalanches share a rough mix of a Freddie Gibbs-assisted, sample-heavy track called “Bad Day”, presumably recorded for the group’s Wildflower album. Gibbs verse delivers and it is one of very few that we’ve heard from him since his acquittal on sexual assault charges this past Summer.

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Curren$y – 12/30 (Mixtape)

Friday, December 30th, 2016

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It’s been a banner year for Curren$y as he has already rolled out 11 straight projects over the course of the first 11 months of 2016. Today he completes the cypher with #12, the 12/30 mixtape which features appearances from Freddie Gibbs, Smoke DZA, 2 Chainz, Cornerboy P, Tiny C-Style and Mr. Marcelo.

Stream and download below.

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