Bun B and Statik Selektah are still rolling out videos from their collaborative project TRILLSTATIK and now we get the visuals for “Concrete” that features Termanology and Westside Gunn. Bun and Gunn shoot their segment in Houston while Statik and Term rock the concert in Brooklyn.
Salaam Remi has been about his business over the past year. After dropping projects with Black Thought, Terrece Martin and Joell Ortiz, Remi links up with Bodega Bamz for yet another project. Bodega’s Way will drop on June 28 and the duo give you your first taste with “That Guy.”
25 weeks in, KXNG Crooked is still going strong and addresses the dealings with the opposite sex on “Attraction.”
The legendary Smooth B of Nice & Smooth connects with DJ Demo for “Betrayal.” No word on whether or not he has an album coming but it’s always good to hear from the mellow rhymes from Smooth B.
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Roc Marci sets up a new vinyl-only EP titled The Prequel with the silky smooth sounds of “Not One.”
The Game drops by the L.A. Leakers show and blesses them with a 10-minute freestyle over Royce 5’9″‘s “Boom” and a bevy of other instrumentals.
Murs and 9th Wonder are preparing to drop their 6th studio album on July 19th titled The Iliad Is Dead & The Odyssey is Over. The duo premiered their latest set of visuals with Billboard titled “Night Shift” that blends concert footage with candid moments hanging with Murs.
“I didn’t take this lightly,” Murs told Billboard. “I sacrificed weeks away from my family, to write in seclusion and work with this team and hopefully make my best album to date. I am a true artist and my aim for the past two decades has been to master my craft. I am not an athlete. My age and longevity is not a limitation, it is a blessing. My focus isn’t what’s best for my brand — it’s what’s best for the music.”
88 Keys has unearthed a song he recorded with Mac Miller back in 2015 titled “That’s Life” featuring Sia.
“The song was inspired by a 90-minute conversation he and I had about… From what I recall, he was going through some relationship issues with his then-long-term girlfriend,” 88 Keys said to DJ Booth about what inspired the song. “I felt bad, but I was surprised he was confiding in me. I started to tell him about my relationship because I was married at the time. I was married for 12 years. I was trying to enlighten him on relationships in general, and more specifically, giving him bits and pieces of my own relationship. Trying to relate it to his situation, just letting him know that he’ll come out on the other side.”
It’s been four years and nobody could have guessed that Mac would no longer be with us, which gives the song more weight.
“I would want (Mac Miller’s fans) to know that the song is completely, 100 percent heartfelt,” he said. “I feel very strongly that it came from the conversation we had. He put everything into his music, but this song, in particular, he really dug deep. He loved the song so much, it spawned the album title. He was just very happy about the song, and that he made the song with me.”
Ras Kass will drop the sequel to Soul On Ice (finally!) on July 26th on Mello Music Group nearly a quarter century since he released his seminal debut album. Soul On Ice 2 has an exceptional list of guests ranging from production by Pete Rock and Diamond D to guest spots from Cee-Lo Green and Immortal Technique. To get things going, Razzy delivers the Styles P and Lil Fame assisted banger “Guns & Roses.”