Nas and DJ Shadow speak on the creation of their collaboration “Systematic” and how they finally linked up after all of these years.
On May 19th, Snoop Dogg will release a new album called Neva Left, which will serve as a reminder to those who forgot about Snoop’s legendary status. To formally announce the new project, Snoop and fellow marijuana aficionados Redman, Method Man and B-Real connect for “Mount Kushmore.”
Hempstead’s SmooVth links up with Venezuelan producer Doktor Rheal for “Catastrophe” as SmooVth preps his Medillin project.
ANoyd gets a production boost from Statik Selektah, Jake One and SWISH on the ode to hydration titled “Name Brand Water” where the Connecticut emcee uses the water as a metaphor for life’s challenges.
If posthumous albums are your kind of thing, you may enjoy this Faith Evans and Notorious B.I.G. tune from the forthcoming The King & I project.
David Banner delivers an absolute banger alongside WatchTheDuck and Black Thought titled “Who Want It.” This is just nasty.
While we still are waiting for her EP to drop, Young M.A. keeps the streets talking with a new freestyle just to whet our appetites.
Jahlil Beats connects with Dave East to drop some gems alongside CRMC on “OPPS.”
Nasty Nas and DJ Shadow connect for the wicked collaboration “Systematic.” Who knows when the album is coming but if this is any indication, we’re certainly in for some classic Nas.
On April 21st, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey will release the J Dilla project Motor City that serves as a letter to her son with 19 previously unreleased Dilla instrumentals. One of those instrumentals was handled by J-Rocc of the Beat Junkies, who put some a capellas from Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes over the beat. Enjoy the byproduct of that session.