Fabolous and Jadakiss eschew the frightening overture of their “Freddy vs. Jason” mixtape and smooth it out with Tory Lanez on “Rapture.” Don’t worry, there will be vicious bars to come soon enough. For now, you’ll just have to endure the silky smoothness of the song.
The title is definitely going to cause some commotion as Your Old Droog releases the first joint from his forthcoming Packs project. “G.K.A.C. (Gotta Kill A Cop)” finds Droog dishing a narrative that culminates in the song’s title.
Although he just dropped his album 4 Your Eyez Only back in December, J. Cole continues to churn out music. “High For Hours” is a politically charged ramble about the hypocrisy of America that coincidentally drops days before Donald Trump takes office as the next POTUS.
Oh No & Tristate unveil the second dose of the expert pharmaceutical rap that permeates their 3 Dimensional Prescriptions project with “Custom,” which features Westside Gunn, Hus Kingpin and Lyric Jones. Off Oh No and Tristate’s 3 Dimensional Prescriptions, which will be released on January 13th.
Kansas emcee Stik Figa connects with Elzhi on “Down Payment,” which is brilliantly produced by Nottz. Below is Stik’s explanation of the song’s theme.
“‘Down Payment’ is a special song because it feels like I am still paying dues, though I have been around for a while now. I have been blessed to share the microphone with some of my heroes and peers alike. I am never sure if this pursuit will pay off, but, at the least I got to share with those who listened, ‘what I know’.”
Dave East, G Herbo and Don Q fire lyrical rounds with no need to reload on super gutter “No Hook.”
Once upon a time, Ras Kass and El Gant decided to make a supergroup with J57 at the urging of DJ Premier and Jamo Gang was born. The trio connect with Infamous Mobb’s Big Twins for the ultra-lyrical “Here We Go Again.”
Chino XL, Pacewon and Spider Da God take aim at the new era of “mumble rappers” with “New” as the trio attempt to bring hip-hop back to its essence.
Royce Da 5’9″ gets his hands on the “Wait A Minute” instrumental and proceeds to absolutely obliterate it.
RTNC drops this 22-track mixtape where he remixes everyone from Redman’s “Whateva Man” and Ghostface’s “Daytona 500” to Kanye West and Lil Wayne’s collaboration “Barry Bonds.” Stream it in its entirety now.