Kirk Knight – Knight Time

August 28th, 2015

Pro Era’s Kirk Knight releases his self produced single “Knight Time” off his debut album Late Knight Special in stores October 30.

Previously: Rhythm Roulette with Kirk Knight (Video)

Video: Chase N. Cashe – Anti Social

August 28th, 2015

Chase circles back to his self-produced “Anti Social” for his latest visual. Off DJ Meel’s Meel & Friends compilation.

Previously: Chase N. Cashe ft. BANKSKEE – W.O.N.

Cee-Lo – Sign of the Times

August 28th, 2015


Cee-Lo Green returns with the release of his new single, “Sing of The Times”, from the upcoming Heart Blanche album.

Listen below and head to iTunes to purchase.

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Heavy Rotation with Taxstone

August 28th, 2015


Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

“There’s really no title for what I do, because I do so much.” That’s how Brooklyn’s own Taxstone describes his place in the game right now. And it’s true. What started as a streetwise (and hilarious) presence on social media has turned Taxstone into one of the most important new personalities in hip-hop. Not only is he the host of his own Loud Speakers Network podcast Tax Season (recent guests include Styles P, Desus & Mero, and Memphis Bleek) and a regular on MTV2’s Uncommon Sense, but he’s also a sought-after industry “consultant,” working with both artists and record labels. In fact, when we caught up with Tax earlier this week, he was in the back of an Uber on the way to Atlantic Records for a meeting, anticipating a barrage of questions about his “opinions on shit.”

As Taxstone’s tastemaker status continues to rise, we felt it was only right to tap him for our latest Heavy Rotation. Read below to find out what five songs Tax has been listening to recently, and make sure you follow him on Twitter, check for him on Uncommon Sense (new episodes air Friday nights on MTV2 at 11pm), and of course, subscribe to his Tax Season podcast on iTunes to get his uncensored perspective on what’s happening in hip-hop every week. This is that real rap talk, beloved.

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Chris Rivers – RIP!

August 28th, 2015


Rivers pays tribute to the late god Sean P over his classic “Figure Four” instrumental.

Previously: Chris Rivers ft. Cory Gunz – Barz For All

Video: KXNG Crooked & Truth Ali ft. Morgan McRae – Don’t Close Your Eyes

August 28th, 2015

KXNG Crooked and Truth Ali drop a visual for the retail version of the Keith Whitley inspired  “Don’t Close Your Eyes”, from Jonathan Hay’s The Urban Hitchcock LP, due out October 5th. Check out the “Ashamed Remix” of the track here.

Previously: KXNG Crooked – Ashamed

DJ Cassidy ft. Chromeo & Wale – Future is Mine

August 28th, 2015


Wale joins DJ Cassidy and Chromeo on their latest single “Future is Mine.”

Purchase it on iTunes now.

Previously: DJ Cassidy ft Talib Kweli, Robin Thicke & Jesse J – Calling All Hearts (Bottom Feeder Remix)

Mos Def & Ski Beatz – Sensei On The Block

August 28th, 2015


Yasiin Bey dusts off his old moniker for the new Ski Beatz produced “Sensei On The Block.” God, this is fire.

Purchase now on iTunes.

Previously: Yasiin Bey – Basquiat Ghostwriter (Video)

Curren$y ft. August Alsina & Lil Wayne – Bottom of the Bottle

August 27th, 2015


After Wayne and August Alsina hooked up to rep the 504 on “”Why I Do It”, Curren$y wants in on the fun. Here he taps his fellow New Orleanians for “Bottom of The Bottle.” This is off Spitta’s upcoming album Canal Street Confidential, which is currently slated for a November 6th release.

Listen below.

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Video: Sir Michael Rocks – Perfect

August 27th, 2015

Sir Michael Rocks drops a new visual with a very appropriate Street Fighter theme for his new single “Perfect”, which draws heavily from the iconic video game. Mikey’s new album Populair is out September 11th.

Previously: Chuck Inglish & Sir Michael Rocks – Super Squad