Sometimes people forget that Mad Skillz is more than just the “Year End Rap” guy. With world travels and experience under his belt, Skillz gets some soulful production from Bink! to discuss how pleased he is with success on “The Sky Ain’t The Limit.” Off of Bink! and Mad Skillz’ “Made In Virginia” album.
1/3 of The Lox gets a little gangsta with this freestyle over a straight G-Funk inspired beat.
eLZhi adds some bonus bars to the Jake One produced cut that featured Royce Da 5’9″ from Jake’s 2008 album White Van Music. Off of eLZhi’s forthcoming The Leftover Unmixed Tape.
Joey Bada$$ drops off a new joint that wasn’t featured on his B4.Da.$$ album and Flying Lotus debuted it on BBC Radio 1.
Ras Kass and Shabaam Sahdeeq are back like they never left with this new collaborative effort as they hit SXSW for the launch of The IV League: An International Fraternity of Extraordinary Emcees.
A week ahead of its release, Kendrick Lamar’s major label follow up to good kid, m.A.A.d city drops in the form of To Pimp A Butterfly and you can stream it in its entirety now. Apparently, there was some sort of issue that led to the album’s surprise digital release as outlined in the tweet below by TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith.
— dangeroo kipawaa TDE (@dangerookipawaa) March 16, 2015
After being available while most people were still asleep, the album was suddenly unavailable come Monday morning. What exactly happened has yet to be explained but you can stream the album in its entirety on Spotify now. With features from the likes of Bilal, Anna Wise of Sonnymoon, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, James Fauntleroy, Rapsody, Ronald Isley, Thundercat, Terrace Martin, Flying Lotus and more, you’ll immediately notice that the album has a very distinct vibe. Extraordinarily funky and with a prideful element that takes you back to the 70s, To Pimp A Butterfly was applauded across social media. But how good is it? Judge for yourself.
Sosa laces this Rodney Hazard production with some vintage bars. Off of Hazard’s upcoming compilation project, Victim Volunteer, which drops on March 31st.
K-Def lends an assist to the remix of DJ EFN’s west coast collaboration “Selfish” that features King T, Fashawn and Kurupt.
With the 18th anniversary of the passing of the Notorious B.I.G. behind us, Team Demo drops this unique mash up project that brings together Biggie lyrics with Barry White samples. Hosted by Denzel Washington snippets from movies, this is a pretty dope project you should definitely check out in its entirety.
Termanology drops this Shortfyuze produced cut off of the upcoming ST Da Squad compilation project.