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New Video: Key Glock “Son Of A Gun”
Son of a gun! Key Glock takes a moment to reflect in the video to his Son Of A Gun mixtape’s title track. Decked in all black and icey jewels, the Memphis rapper vents in an art gallery full of framed childhood photos, violinists, rose pedals and doves.
New Album: Run The Jewels ‘RTJ4’
The saga continues. It’s been a long time coming, but Run The Jewels are back and release their fourth collaborative album, RTJ4. Due to the current state of affairs, the two have decided to release the album two days early than its initial scheduled release (June 5). Here, Killer Mike and El-P draw inspirations from their hometowns on the triumphant anthem “Yankee & The Brave (Ep.4)” and then continue their victory laps with “Ooh La La” with Greg Nice and […]
New Music: Shawn Smith “Promise Land”
This our land. Shawn Smith stands by his people during this rough times on his new track. Produced by Charlie Heat, the Philly lyricist laments on the injustice across America and demands action. The accompanying visual features photos shot by Make Wonders Productions and footage of protests in Philly shot and edited by Smith himself.
New Music: YG “FTP”
Klu Klux Cops. YG screams “Fuck The Police” on his latest controversial record, “FTP”. As the protests and riots continue to spread like wildfire across the country, the “FDT (Fuck Donald Trump)” rapper rallies behind his people and rages war against the corrupted and brutal members of law enforcements.
Blackout Tuesday
New Music: Papoose “Tribute”
BLM As tensions continue to build over George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery’s deaths, Papoose sends his condolences to all with his “Tribute”. Over a Tavares “Out of the Picture” sample, famously used on 50 Cent’s “Many Men”, Pap runs through the alphabet and pays his respects to the countless victims one-by-one. United we stand…divided we fall!
New Music: Ty Dolla $ign Ft. Skrillex, Ant Clemons, Virtual Riot, Nia Miranda “You See It”
No more silence. Ty Dolla $ign tackles racism in America on this powerful anthem along with Skrillex, Ant Clemons, Virtual Riot, and Nia Miranda. As protesters rally across the world to seek justice for the countless lives of Black Americans to police, Ty rallies his troops and spreads awareness and hope for a change. You see it too. View this post on Instagram Rip #georgefloyd and all the others that lost there life to police brutality and injustice. Shits been […]
New Music: Terrace Martin Ft. Denzel Curry, Daylyt, Kamasi Washington, G Perico “Pig Feet”
The police£ To protect at all cost comes Terrace Martin and his new single featuring Denzel Curry, Daylyt, Kamasi Washington, and G Perico. Produced by Terrace Martin, Trevor Lawrence Jr., and Marlon Williams, with Kamasi Washington on the sax, Denzel Curry, Daylyt, and G Perico lament on police brutality and the racism that’s dividing the nation. The accompanying clip features a collage of protests and riots across the country and the name of the African-Americans who have been murdered. Say […]
New Music: Conway The Machine “Front Lines”
We outside! Conway The Machine hits the “Front Lines” on his new release produced by Beat Butcha. Using the anger and pain from the senseless killings of unarmed blacks and the racial tensions across the country, the Griselda MC rallies behind his people, echoes “Fuck The Police”, and chimes in on clout chasers and rats. Premiered by Complex, Conway discusses the issues and his upcoming From King To A God project here.
New Music: Rob Markman Ft. DviousMindz “Parkside Freestyle”
Pull up. Rob Markman takes it to Parkside Avenue on his new release produced by DviousMindz. Over the producer’s hard-hitting bap sound, Rob reps the borough and preaches unity. Brooklyn, stand up!
New Music: Eric Bellinger “Enough”
Enough is enough. Eric Bellinger’s had enough on his new release. Addressing the hurt and pain of the ongoing racism, the R&B singer sings his blood, sweat and tears and calls plan of action on the qualifications of a good cop.
LL Cool J Responds to Racism With New Rap
From the desk of Mr. Smith. As the hip-hop community continue to voice their support for George Floyd, Uncle L plays his part with an a cappella rhyme. Donning a dark skully and a Black Lives Matter hoodie, Jack The Ripper addresses the police killing of George Floyd, and the ongoing police brutality, racism and protests across the nation. Black lives matter, forever. View this post on Instagram A post shared by LLCOOLJ (@llcoolj) on May 31, 2020 at 7:13pm […]
TIDAL: Kirk Franklin vs. Fred Hammond
Can they get a witness£ Healing and uplifting the spirits of all, Verzuz took us to church this Sunday evening for the first gospel celebration with Kirk Franklin and Fred Hammond. Opened with a sermon with Bishop T.D. Jakes, and the two gospel legends in coordinating “I Can’t Breathe” and “I Can’t Breathe Again” t-shirts stood side by side to play and perform 43 songs. During the live celebration, Marvin Sapp made an appearance to sing “Never Would Have Made […]
Gunna ‘Wunna’ Tops Billboard Charts
Number one Wunna. Gunna just scored his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts with his latest album, Wunna. Released last week, the album moved 111,000 equivalent album units in its first week with 4,000 of the sum in album sales. The set’s tracks clocked 143.6 million on-demand streams. Gunna previous charts on the Billboard 100 made it on the Top 10. His last release, Drip or Drown 2, debuted at No. 3 last March and back in October […]
New Music: Dre “Captured On A iPhone”
It is your right. As disturbing images and footage from the violent protests and looting continues across America, Dre is sounding off on his new track. Over a flip of a Gil Scott-Heron classic “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”, Dre of Cool & Dre touches on George Floyd, the countless killings of unarmed Blacks, and the ongoing aftermath. Black lives matter.
New Album: Lil Wayne ‘Funeral (Deluxe)’
Sa prize! Lil Wayne’s back at the Funeral with the surprise release of its deluxe version. Announced and premiered during his Young Money Radio on Apple Music, the LP now features an additional 8 tracks including new guests Doja Cat (“Shimmy”), Tory Lanez (“Help”), Lil Uzi Vert (“Multiple Flowers”), Benny the Butcher and Conway the Machine (“Russian Roulette”), and Jessie Reyez (“Love You Fuck You”). Released back in January, Funeral debuted at No. 1 on the charts. The 24 track-LP […]
New Video: GASHI “Paranoid”
Someone set me free. GASHI battles the illusions of suspicious and fear the latest single off his upcoming 1984 due August 7. Over an electro beat, the Brooklyn-based artist walks down an alley in L.A. and comes across a homeless man, a prostitute and a police officer while being followed by a mysterious masked man. Can’t no one kill his vibe. The single follows the release of his EP, Butterflies from earlier this month.
New Video: Paul Wall, Statik Selektah “What It Do (Sean P Energy”
P! Paul Wall and Statik Selektah bring the Sean Price vibes for the video to their Give Thanks EP’s opening track. Taking the Big Apple by storm, Paul Wall lights up the stage at a venue, makes promo runs at Shade 45, and posts up on the steps of a stairwell. Meanwhile, Statik treats himself to a custom grill. What it do now£
New Video: Casanova “Stress”
Whoosah! It’s hard for Casanova to leave his worries behind in the addicting visual to his recent track. Over a sped up soul sample, the Brooklyn rapper laments on life struggles in his room while others deal with their issues using drugs. After dodging the media outside his home, Cas takes a few pills before his fatal overdose.
New Video: 6LACK “ATL Freestyle”
Next stop: ATL You can find 6LACK in The A. Such is the case on gritty new drop simply titled, “ATL Freestyle”. Coasting over a low-tempo beat with some soul sampled vocals, the ATLien artist boards a private jet and touches down at home where he spends time with his family. Home sweet home.
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