Somebody has pissed Drake off. All of the criticism the superstar received for the lack of bars on For All The Dogs has resulted in the Canadian rapper releasing the “Scary Hours” edition of the album with six new songs that are all rhymes. One of the standouts is his pairing with The Alchemist on “Wick Man” that finds Drake taking a shot at Pusha T for his jab at Noah “40” Shebib back on the 2018 diss song “Story of Addison.”
Them kids up north don’t play. Conway the Machine connects with Che Noir for “We Outside.” Over production from Big Ghost Ltd. Conway and Che trade ice cold lyricism.
The fifth anniversary of Apollo Brown and Joell Ortiz’s collaborative album Mona Lisa is upon us and the duo are going to drop an anniversary edition of the project. But rather than it just being a re-release, this version will have two new songs. One of them is “About It” and you can check it out now.
Conway The Machine stays in the lab. This time he’s locked down with Conductor Williams, the same man who blessed Drake with “8am in Charlotte.” The two team up for “Love The Lord” and there may be more where that come from on October 20. Stay tuned.
Brady Watt continues churning out bangers as the bassist teams up with Griselda for his latest outing. Rome Streetz and 38 Spesh are a menace on “Pistol Whip,” which is produced by Watt and Carlos Homs. Both emcees get busy and we get a dope switch up on the beat for the second half.
The trio of Inspectah Deck, 7L and Esoteric, known as CZARFACE, are arguably one of the most slept on groups in Hip Hop. If you’re looking for bars, they have them with 12 projects out and the 13th on the way. CZARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE will drop on December 1 and they connect with Nems for the lead cut titled “You Know My Style.”
Paul Wall and Termanology are one of the more unlikely duos in Hip Hop. The Texas and New York connection would have never been thought to be viable 15 years ago but here they are making extremely dope music. Following their 2022 release Start 2 Finish, they are back at it with Start, Finish, Repeat set to drop on October 13. Check out how they work alongside Bun B with Statik Selektah on the boards with “No Apologies.”
The rap duo of E L U C I D and billy woods, known as Armand Hammer, recently dropped their project We Buy Diabetic Test Strips. In the event you slept on it, check out their collaboration with Run The Jewel’s El-P on “The Gods Must Be Crazy.” It’s vintage El-P production with bars from Armand Hammer that will remind you of the early Def Jux days.
Joey Bada$$ and Rome Streetz team up for a session of verbal filth on “Fire At Ya Idle Mind.” Rome Streetz has been busy as of late, falling in line with the ridiculous output of quality that Griselda is known for. Could there be more work between these two in the future? Perhaps. For now? Enjoy what you have.
DJ Premier has released the third volume of his Beats That Collected Dust series that started back in 2011. Obviously, you know what these are but it’s always fascinating when you find out that there are beats that Premier produced and sat on the shelf for years.
“I like unique releases, and Beats That Collected Dust is so unique,” Premier says. “The format is an original tool, just like talk beds, freestyles, writing verses, and just plain listening. I decide when to release these instrumental volumes when they reach the stage of collecting dust. So here we are; Beats That Collected Dust, Vol. 3 is here.”
Stream it all now.