Kanye West premiered “New Slaves,” the first single from his forthcoming LP, by projecting a video on buildings across the world. His site includes a map of times and locations for those projections, 66 in all.
Kid Ink returns with another new track from his upcoming project, Almost Home, and he adds Bad Boy’s French Montana and A$AP Mob member, A$AP Ferg. The song was produced by Lifted and has a Southern chopped and screwed feel, which is definitely a hot sound in hip-hop right now. Take a listen below:
Off the original soundtrack for the new movie Fast and Furious 6, 2 Chainz and Wiz are apart of the theme song for the film. Here is the official video for the song “We Own It”, directed by Justin Lin. The sixth installment of Fast & Furious will be in theaters May 24th.
Marky P (@_HeavyP) releases his first single ‘Big Timing’ for his upcoming project, Sweats and Kicks Ep. Produced by Melo (DMV Producer)
Rapidly rising young hip-hop artist AK (www.AKofficial.com) has released two singles from his forthcoming 2nd mixtape “The Abstract Kollection” out this month (May 2013). “Space Funk Flow” is the second single, but the first “This My Game” is definitely our favorite. AK is part of a rapidly growing movement of hip-hop artists from the Cleveland area including Machine Gun Kelly and Kid Cudi who are putting their names, style, and the Cleveland music scene on the map.
A$AP Ferg and Rocky team up to direct the remix video for “Work” featuring ScHoolyboy Q, French Montana, Trinidad Jame$ and Rocky of course.
Stalley releases a new Cardo produced track called “White Minks and Gator Sleeves”. Stay tuned for a new project:
“Born Sinner” June 25th
San Williams is an eighteen year old rapper from Atlanta, GA. The past year he has been working on his first project called The Out of Body Experience and was produced by Max Weinstein. His look may resemble Trinidad Jame$ a little bit, but he sounds like a mix Joey Bada$$ and Childish Gambino. Follow him on twitter @book1chp1. Listen to the mixtape in full and download below:
Rihanna is conducting a ’777 Tour’ that consists of 7 shows in 7 days and in 7 countries. Kicking the tour off in NYC, locations to follow include: Toronto, London, Paris Mexico City, Stockholm, and Berlin. FOX decided to do a documentary special on the tour. In case you missed it, check it out in its entirety in HD below. More footage is included on the DVD that is available for purchase on Amazon.
Logic releases another mixtape straight off the latest XXL Freshman list and signing a deal with Def Jam. Check out the full 20 track list below, which include features and production, and download. Bless your ears.
We have given you upcoming artist and DMV native, LB before and he’s back with this new mixtape Aberrant Behavior. He has been putting on his hometown for years and this latest project shows his versatility and piece of mind while featuring other upcoming artists like: Marky P, Savannah, Samuel, Ceno, Rashaunah Asya and Tony Jay. Take a look at the tracklist and download below. Follow him on twitter @Tj_Rap2Much and contact at BookLB13@gmail.com.
1.The Behavior [Prod. by LegionBeatz]
2. In God We Tru$t (Feat. Ceno) [Prod. by HDXMULLA]
3. I Ain’t Frontin (Feat. Samuel) [Prod. by Chemist]
4. Longevity [Prod. by A.Diddy]
5. The Aberrant (Feat. Savannah) [Prod. by KingBeatz]
6. Friday [Prod. by LionsEye]
7. Marcus Garvey
8. Demons (Feat. Marky P) [Prod. by Chemist]
9. BGA (Biggest Gang In America) [Prod. by Chemist]
10. Retro 6′s [Prod. by LionsEye]
11. Mo B!tche$ [Prod. by TonyJay]
12. Allure [Prod. by DJJT]
13. Tell Me (Feat. Rashaunah Asya) [Prod. by Kidswami]
Robb Bank$ is keeping the hits coming with this “Practice” track featuring Mikey Rocks, produced by Nuri.
J. Cole drops off a new self-produced track titled “Cole Summer”. This will not appear on his upcoming “Born Sinner” project.
Washington, D.C. based recording artist Lightshow drops his new mix tape, Get Well Soon. Many of you may know him from being featured on the track ‘Georgetown Press’ on Wale’s Folarin Mixtape.
DMV Artist Darren Hanible releases his latest music video “Late Nights, Early Mornings” a few days ago
SPG and the Raidvr Klvn are very well into the vintage style music videos, so it comes to no surprise that Purrp’s latest video is VHS quality. Check out the “Bringing Da Phonk” video, which is off his Mystikal Maze mixtape, below:
Iggy Azalea is gearing up for the release of her debut album The New Classic, she releases another single called “Bounce”. She is now apart of Def Jam along with Grand Hustle Records too. Take a listen below:
Fresh off his XXL Freshman freestyle, Ab-Soul releases his official first single “The End Is Near” featuring Mac Miller and produced by Larry Fisherman.
Produced by Lil Lody, Young Scooter takes his “Colombia” hit and adds Birdman, Ross and Gucci for the remix. Check out the video, which is the MTV Jam of the week and directed by Gabriel Hart.
Kanye West’s 2001 Demo unreleased tape has surfaced, which excites us just as much as if it was current. The tape includes 15 tracks, some original material from remade released songs and others just stuff we have never heard before. Often times, like most artist do, is create endless songs that never reach the public, especially not a demo tape. For up and coming artists, demo tapes are like model’s portfolios…it showcases your talent. Started from the bottom, now he’s here. He was great even when he was at the bottom, Ye was destined for greatness. Track list and download link below:
01. Home (Windy)
02. Jesus Walks (Original Version)
03. Have It Your Way (Demo Version of “Bring…
04. Out Of Your Mind (Unmixed)
05. Wow (New Verse)
06. Need To Know (Original “Gangsta” Version)
07. Gotta Pose (Snippet)
08. Never Letting Go (The Stalker Song)
09. Hey Mama (Original)
10. Know The Game (Unreleased)
11. Family Business (2001 Unreleased)
12. Dream Come True (All Falls Down Demo)
13. DJ Boom Freestyle (Jigga That Nigga)
14. DJ Boom Freestyle (I Met Oprah)
15. Heartbeat (Instrumental)
Off his Kaleidoscope Dream album, Miguel releases an official video for “How Many Drinks?” with a feature from Kendrick Lamar which was directed by Constellation Jones.
Directed by Jam Sutton, Azealia Banks releases an official music video for “Yung Rapunxel”, which is produced by Lil Internet. Labeled ‘Explicit’ and ‘NSFW’, the video is eye boggling to say the least with it’s graphic images and shots. Not to give too much away, take a look for yourself below. Broke With Expensive Taste is available now if you haven’t already got it.
With his 4th Mixtape, Eazyyy releases The Heartbreaker Ep this past week. Representing Jersey, he has managed to open for J. Cole and Chiddy Bang, definitely making a name for himself at Temple. This mixtape continues to show versatility in his range and style of music he can make. Make sure you download his EP below and check out his website, www.eazyyy-street.com.