Fredo Santana returns today with a brand new mixtape titled “Walking Legend”. This project has features from Durk, Lil Reese, Childish Gambino and more with the production handled by the usual suspects in Young Chop, Metro Boomin, Zaytoven & more. Click the jump for the stream and download link. Read More
Lil Wayne has graced the cover of XXL yet again and this issue will be out in the beginning of August.
Check below for a piece from the cover story which covers the signing of Drake & Nicki Minaj.
“Call me old-fashioned and country, but with Drake, that was the first time I’d seen someone that knew how to sing and rap. That’s all it was. I didn’t know nobody who knew how to do that. You had those old school singing niggas, where people would do a little eight-bar verse on their songs. But [Drake] was spitting and singing and killing that too. It took a while though. It wasn’t until I heard him spitting on one of my beats when I was like, ‘This fool’s retarded.’ When I hear something that I know I can’t do better? That’s when I’m like, ‘They need to be on the team.’”
“I wanted a female. Every team needs a female to rep your gang. She was annihilating niggas. I mean males. I was like, ‘I have to beef my shit up on that muthafucka.’ She just knocked it out the park from day one. She’s just Nicki. I don’t know whose idea it was, but it was a good idea.”
Kevin Gates is emerging as one of my favorite artist since I caught wind of him a year ago. Today he returns with a new record titled ‘Out The Mud’ where he goes off on a grimy heavy bass record that fits his style perfect.
Philly rhymesayer MarQ Spekt and New York beatsmith Blockhead treat us to some visuals for their single “SumOfItsParts” off their new album “JustPlayWitIt”, which dropped today on HiPNOTT Records.
Rich Quick’s new single “Sweet Summer” is the lead single off of DJ J Hart’s new mixtape “East Coast Draft”. One of France’s top DJs, J Hart has been making a name for himself over the years as a tour DJ for France’s biggest hip hop acts. Read More
Dee Goodz is back today with some new music today titled ‘Moneyville’ and will be featured on his new project “The AllGoodz Company Presents: Don Jovi Hosted by Dee Goodz” slated to drop August 5th.
Produced by Trilian of Serbia and featuring fellow “raptivists” AKIR and Y-Love, is the sequel to “The People’s Champions, produced by Harry Fraud and featuring Shabaam Sahdeeq, Punchline and Killarmy’s Beretta 9, which appeared on AWKWORD’s 100% for-charity global Hip Hop album World View. “The People’s Champions – Part II”, off the World View Bonus Disc, serves as another dose of AWKWORD #ProtestMusic, as well as a thank you from the artist to his fans for their support of his charitable efforts. On “The People’s Champions – Part II”, the three emcees go hard for the people over some hardbody production.
Corpus Christie’s Gotti Green brings us a brand new video featuring Kevin Gates & Johnny Moog. “Bank Money” coming soon.
JuegoTheNinety & Witty Rock come through with a new fast-paced confident single with ‘Ninety’. This one goes hard check it out.
Grammy nominated producer DrewsThatDude is back today with a brand new project titled ‘KAMI’ and this EP does not disappoint. Andrew has worked with many artist of all genre’s but with this project he lets the creative side show as he brings a new sound and vibe to the table that is unlike any other. This 5 track EP really sets the bar for a new wave of sounds that Drew has created. DrewsThatDude is also working with a group of producers to form a collective by the name of VibeHaus who have already been seeing success with recent releases. Having no limitations creatively and staying on the grind DrewsThatDude is setting himself up for a successful 2014.