Forget all the madness surrounding Nicki Minaj and Cardi B and let’s just focus on the music for a moment, shall we? One of the standout tracks from Nicki Minaj’s Queen album comes in the form of “Barbie Dreams,” which pays homage to The Notorious B.I.G.’s track fantasizing of having sexual relations with the women of R&B. Did she do the original justice?
Logic drops “Everybody Dies” from the fourth installment of the Young Sinatra mixtape series coming soon.
It is with a heavy heart that we report that Mac Miller has passed away at the age of 26. According to TMZ, Miller was found unconscious in his Los Angeles home from a possible overdose. Miller and his struggles with substance abuse has been a topic for several years, but the rapper had seemingly cleaned up his act.
“Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26,” his family said in a statement. “He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans. Thank you for your prayers. Please respect our privacy. There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time.”
Miller burst onto the scene in the early 2010s and was recognized for his witty wordplay and refusal to stay inside of the box artistically. What was initially recognized as a party rapper was far more than that as Miller constantly paid homage to the golden era of hip hop and utilized jazz influences in his music.
The Pittsburgh rapper’s final album Swimming was heralded for its experimentation and debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts.
We send our prayers and thoughts out to the McCormick family and remember the late rapper with the DJ Premier produced “Face the Facts.”
Fresh off of the “Karma 2” mixtape, Dave East drops a video for “I Don’t Understand It.”
With Tommy from “Power” opening up the video to remind DJ Kay Slay about his status, a barrage of rappers that include Locksmith, Joell Ortiz, Jon Conner, Nino Man, Vado, Mysonne and Fred The Godson kick in the door with “Back to the Bars.”
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“Rap Is Outta Control” 9/2/18 Playlist (w/Da Beatminerz)
1. Kev Brown “Underrated” (prod. by Kev Brown, cuts by DJ Jon Doe)
2. Fatboi Sharif “Laxarus Tax” (prod. by DJ Puerto Roc)
3. Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose “Kingdom”
4. Neek The Exotic feat. Fredro Starr “ Still Fakin’ The Funk”
5. Rasheed Chappell “101” (prod. by Kenny Dope)
6. Ruste Juxx + Jake Palumbo feat. Skanks The Rap Martyr “Full Speak Ahead” (prod. by Jake Palumbo)
7. Supreme Cerebral feat. O The Great, XP The Marxman & Alphabetic “Clubber Lang” (prod. by giallo Point)
8. St. Ivan The Terrible “Dreams” (prod. by Hobgoblin)
9. Tragedy Khadafi & BP “Prime Time” (prod. by BP)
10. M.W.P. feat. Nowaah The Flood “Bad News” (prod. by M.W.P., cuts by DJ Grazzhoppa)
11. Ski “$tatu$” (prod. by MindFrame)
12. LOCALBLAC “Streets” (prod & cuts by Tone Spliff)
13. Full Circle feat. Crucial The Guillotine “U Know It” (prod. by Bes Kept)
14. Sav “The One”
15. Bumpy Knuckles “Is This Mic On?” (prod. by Nottz)
16. Westside Gunn & Mr. Green “Trash Bag” (prod. by Mr. Green)
17. Kev Brown “Passion Energy Heart” (prod. by Kev Brown)
18. Napoleon Da Legend & giallo Point “Train” (prod. by giallo Point)
19. Supreme Cerebral feat. Ill Conscious & Tha Soloist “Original Man” (prod. by Onaje Jordan)
20. Crimeapple feat. Vinnie Paz “Ballistic Missile Banquet Zangief” (prod. by Buck Dudley)
21. Gillateen Gilly “The Love of My Life” (prod. by Sultan Mir)
22. Gifted Gab & Blimes Brixton “Come Correct” (prod. by Mike Mo Beats)
23. Willie The Kid feat. RunInMunn McClain “Going Far” (prod. by Brady James)
24. DJ Muggs feat. Meyhem Lauren “Niggas Is Pussy” (prod. by DJ Muggs)
25. Ruste Juxx + Jake Palumbo “Get Yo Fill” (prod. by Jake Palumbo)
26. Termanology “Are You Sure? (prod. by Erick Sermon, cuts by Statik Selektah)
27. Kev Brown “Homework Part 1” (prod. by Kev Brown)
28. Chuck N Lock “Wheat Thresher” (prod. by Farma)
29. Da Buze Bruvaz “1988” (prod. by Gosilla)
30. Nas feat. Kanye West “Cops Shot the Kid” (Green Lantern Remix)
Casanova smooths it out a bit alongside A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie in the video for “Down Bitch.”
Termanology flips a Biggie line to talk about the perils of crack in the video for “Crack Kills.”
Ghostface teams up with Benny the Butcher, KXNG Crooked and 38 Spesh for “Buckingham Palace” from his The Lost Tapes project dropping in October.
KXNG Crooked and his brothers take a swing at Nicki Minaj & 6ix9ine’s “FeFe” and rename the session “FreeFree.”