The trio of MED, Blu and Madlib surprise us with an EP titled “The Turn Up.” Following in the footsteps of 2015’s Bad Neighbor, we get five new songs with some a capellas and instrumentals. Certainly worth your time.
With a new album on the way, Papoose decides to flex on Black Moon’s “I Got Cha Opin” remix for “The Beginning.”
While we’re still banging the hell out of Anchovies with Apollo Brown, Planet Asia drops a new song from a forthcoming album. “Hood Legends” is the first joint from Asia’s The Golden Buddha that drops on January 18th.
It sure has been a minute since Dave East blessed us with an #EastMix. But the NY rapper is back at it and spins Jay-Z and Foxy Brown’s “Ain’t No Nigga” alongside Ms. Hustle.
Talib Kweli is preparing to release Radio Silence on Friday and teases us with a banger that features Anderson .Paak and Kaytranada on the beat. If “Traveling Man” is any indication, Talib’s next album will be another notch under the NY emcee’s belt.
Joell Ortiz and Fred The Godson team up over the Godzilla theme with “Talk Dat.”
Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge deliver a remix to “Suede” from the Yes Lawd! album. It’s a little more sped up but the groove remains.
Uncle Murda recruits Jadakiss for “No More.” The G-Unit signee talks about some of the biggest names in the streets and salutes them.
“The inspiration for ‘No More’ came from there being around so many weirdoes out here in the streets,” Murda told XXL. “I just wanted to salute some authentic street dudes. Some of them I knew and some of them I heard stories about and these stories have intrigued me (even as a little kid); so I just wanted to pay homage.”
A verse from Andre 3000 is always welcome. Apparently 3 Stacks put in work for Pharrell, Chad and Shay’s upcoming No_One Ever Really Dies and the song has now been liberated. It’s as quirky as you’d expect it to be.
Eminem’s RƎVIVAL is officially underway. And what better way to make his presence felt than alongside Beyonce on “Walk On Water.” It’s evident that Eminem is being incredibly introspective as he continues to leave his troubled past behind for something more focused.