A bunch of artists who like to accentuate their stage names with Z’s instead of S’s come together for the visual treatment of Kirko Bangz’ “Drank In My Cup” remix. Don’t front like this doesn’t get stuck in your head. Use the Guide to Career Education and learn what you need to do to start making some fresh beats too!
Did another very short little interview for HipHopDX recently, this time with Showoff Hip Hop’s REKS. This man is never short on bars, I’m telling you, and Statik Selektah is never short on beats, so it’s only right that the two are teaming up for Straight, No Chaser. Not a long interview, not too much time to get into anything crazy, but he did speak on why he chose Statik for the job, how they met, and where his favorite place in Massachusetts is to drink his favorite drink: Hennessy.
Another odd change in my musical taste lately – I’m really gaining appreciation for dance/house/etc. shit. Odd, because I’m surprisingly sober these days and after a few years of, well, not being sober, it takes a lot of adjusting to social situations. Don’t judge me lol. But yeah, I’ve been a serious wallflower these days, so why the fuck am I loving dance tracks? I make no sense.
Anyhow, this is off Tiara’s upcoming RE:Dux which drops May 2nd, and Spencer Morris holds down production duties on the track. This almost sways me to attend one of the online universities and learn how to produce some tracks like this. Stream and download below.
Not my usual but I kind of dig this. Or maybe it’s because I’m in some type of mood. Anyhow, maybe you’ll like it too. All three artists are of Puerto Rican descent…Lee Wilson holds down vocals, Termanology lays down a verse, and Lito MC Cassidy comes through with some bars en espanol. The end result? A song about whether or not the bullshit of a relationship is worth it all. Stream and download below.
Warner Bros. artist and Inglewood native Sabi teams up with Maybach Music Group emcee Wale for her latest video for “Where They Do That At?”. Get your mfa degree and learn how to make tracks like Sabi! I can see this girl having some serious chart appeal. Her debut album is set to drop later this year.
Funny. I was just watching that ratchet ass, bugged out video for “Pon De Floor” yesterday, because it’s fucking amazing, and then come to find out today that Major Lazer is releasing a not-yet-titled sophomore LP, and this is not the first, but the second single. How’d I miss this? Posting this because maybe you missed it also. Thank them for the free download, which is available when you provide your email address at their website below (with a bonus track thrown in for good measure).
I been listening to mostly ratchet-ass-raps lately, but this hit my inbox and I’m feeling the mellow vibes of this LP. A little background: it was produced and mixed by Mulatto Patriot, and the head emcee in charge is MC Squair Blaq of Animate Objects fame (once upon a time a dope boy named Shake sent me their album Riding In Fast Cars With Your Momma and I’ve had my eye on the band ever since). There’s a bunch of features on here, but you can familiarize yourself with them while you stream the album over at their bandcamp page. Want the album? They’re taking donations, no minimum, and it can be yours. Support independent artists!
This struck me as being pretty funny, mostly because I would love to spend a day working under a publication run by Waka Flocka Flame. Don’t know how I feel about album reviews as tweets, but yo Waka…I’m allergic to hummus, so you don’t have to worry about me eating yours. Let’s start a magazine.
New Meek Mill makes my day start off well. This is going straight onto the iPod for my upcoming road trip back to NYC. That being said, who got some gas and toll money on a ride from the DC area to NYC? You should already know how to find me…
…but I digress. To hear the new Meek Mill track, head on over to Pitchfork to stream and catch a free download.
Lots of Curren$y-related news today, courtesy of Warner Bros. Records. His new album The Stoned Immaculate will be dropping June 5th, his lead single with Wale is out today (see below for a stream), and his tour kicks off in April in Houston, TX. Damn! Check out the lengthy details in the press release as well:
April 3, 2012: Burbank, CA:
New Orleans’ “Jet Life” ambassador Curren$y will release his newest project The Stoned Immaculate on June 5thth via Warner Bros. Records. The full-length studio album’s lead single, “What It Look Like,” features Maybach Music Group rapper Wale and premiered on Complex.com today (April 3rd) at http://www.complex.com/music/2012/04/premiere-currensy-f-wale-what-it-look-like. On April 8th, the video for “What It Look Like” will premiere on MTV2’s Sucker Free and beginning April 9th will be MTV Jams’ Jam of the Week. “What It Look Like” will go on sale at iTunes on April 10th.
In the upcoming weeks, Curren$y will embark on the “Jet Life: The Stoned Immaculate” tour, which kicks off April 19th in Houston, TX. The tour will preface fans for The Stoned Immaculate and its June 5th release. Fans eager to pre-order the album can do so beginning April 20th at CurrensySpitta.com. Dates are below.
The Stoned Immaculate is the latest project from Curren$y, a rapper whose work ethic is unmatched in the Hip-Hop game. Just last year he released the critically-acclaimed projects Weekend At Burnies’ (its title a play on the 1989 cult classic film Weekend at Bernies’) and the Alchemist-helmed Covert Coupe, which New York Magazine called “a solid ten-song block of underground head-nodding, uninterrupted by pop hooks, production shifts, or anything else that might break the spell.” Since last year, Spitta has released his Verde Terrace mixtape, with DJ Drama, a 5-song FreEP called Here released to fans via Twitter during Superbowl weekend, and most recently an EP collaboration with Yonkers rapper Styles P titled #The1st28.
Initially signed to fellow New Orleans rapper C-Murder’s Tru Records in 2001, Curren$y was brought over to Master P’s New No Limit Records in 2002. From 2004-2007, Curren$y enjoyed a stint on Cash Money Records as part of Lil Wayne’s burgeoning Young Money Entertainment before venturing out on his own. In 2009, Curren$y was selected as one of XXL Magazine’s “Top 10 Freshman” in recognition of his talent and drive amongst the likes of B.O.B, Kid Cudi, Wale and others. Since then Curren$y has released a series of mixtapes while building his J.E.T.S (Just Enjoy This Sh*t) apparel and lifestyle brand.