After revisiting the “Karma” mixtape with his last set of visuals, Dave East is in full promo mode for “Karma 2” and drops “Us” with Gunna.
DJ Premier adds his special touch to the remix of Rudimental’s “These Days” featuring Macklemore, Jess Glynn and Dan Caplen. This is plucked from the group’s forthcoming album due later this year.
Youth of the Apocalypse recruit MF Doom for the song “Drop The Bomb.”
“Founded on frustration, punk ethics, a love of hip-hop culture, alternative culture, graffiti and guerrilla tactics, YOTA is a youth movement, a gang, a fresh and immediate art form made of music, words and fashion,” they group that is comprised of the Gorillaz’ Jeff Wootton and Klaxons’ Jamie Reynolds.
Hit play and enjoy.
Jedi Mind Tricks delivers another song from their The Bridge & The Abyss album dropping on June 22nd with “You Have One Devil But Five Angels.”
Black Thought dropped a jewel last night with the Streams of Thought Vol. 1 EP produced by 9th Wonder & The Soul Counsel . It may be only five songs but the verbal ferocity is in full force. If you need convincing, check out the brutal lyrical barrage from Thought and Rapsody on “Dostoyevsky.”
Those guys up north don’t stop dropping heat, do they? Benny The Butcher represents for the Griselda Gang with “A Friend of Ours.” The 10-track mixtape features the likes of Skyzoo, 38 Spesh, El Camino and others. You already know what you’re getting into when you hit play.
Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad have been pretty busy as of late. In addition to supplying the music for Netflix’s “Luke Cage,” the duo have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on their collaborative album The Midnight Hour. Due out next week, the album features the likes of CeeLo Green, Ladybug Mecca, Marsha Ambrosius, Bilal, Raphael Saadiq and others. But one of the finest moments from the album thus far is this complete reimagination of Luther Vandross’ classic “So Amazing.”
“We are huge lovers of Luther Vandross’ music,” Adrian Younge said. “Our adoration towards Luther was mentioned in a passing conversation, which prompted SONY Legacy to invite us to meet with the members of Luther’s estate. We discussed many things and a question was posed, if one could reimagine Luther’s music in 2018 what would it sound like?”
“Our version of ‘So Amazing’ is an example of a unique and special collaboration towards reimagining one of his classic songs,” they continued. “In addition to this song we will be making an announcement soon in relation to Luther Vandross and Spotify, but for now we present to you the initial blossom from this collaboration.”
Hit play and cop their album next Friday, June 8th.
After seemingly absorbing a lyrical thrashing from Drake, Pusha T springs the trap that he set out on “Infared” and catches a body with “The Story of Adidon.” This diss is part “Ether” part “No Vaseline” part “Super Ugly” and contains some venomous bars about everything from Drake’s secret lovechild and his relationship with his father to some deeper digs at the health of Drake’s producer 40. Pusha mentioned that all bets were off after Drake dropped Pusha’s fiancé’s name on “Duppy Freestyle” and it’s going to be interesting to see if Drake can bounce back from this.
DJ Premier gets a hold of J. Cole’s message to the new generation of rappers and freaks it with a funky remix. Check out the DJ Premier remix of J. Cole’s “1985” now.
While at Soundset, Evidence gave Westside Gunn a beat and the Griselda Gang rapper turned it around for “Evidence Joint.” Yeah, really simple title.