For all the mainstream success that Wiz Khalifa has had, sometimes people forget that he can move away from the pop side and drift back into his roots of rhyming over sinister production. Wiz connects with Alchemist for the dusty cruise of “Tequila Shots In The AM.”
With just a few days before Young M.A. finally drops her full length album, she drops the intro “No Mercy.” A piano driven tirade that sets the stage for what’s to come, Young M.A. has finally arrived.
Casanova is preparing to drop his album Behind These Scars on October 11th and continues to pummel the production with his ruthless rhymes with the latest drop “Stay Wit It.”
“It’s no secret that I’ve been through a lot,” Casanova says. “This body of work will invite you into my world. My life. My pain. It’s my most vulnerable body of work. I invite you to listen to the story.”
Although Guru is gone, he will never be forgotten. The legacy of Gang Starr will live forever and DJ Premier has preserved that memory and extended its reach into 2019 with a brand new song titled “Family and Loyalty” that finds previously unreleased Guru vocals over DJ Premier production with a touch of today as J. Cole blesses the song with his presence.
“I never lost faith, or wavered. I still felt it inside of me, it just happened to be nine years later (after Guru’s passing)” Premier says. “We all want the things we want right now, but I am a patient guy. I hung in there and I just kept believing.”
It’s quintessential Gang Starr brought to the masses and J. Cole appearing on the song gives it a very current feel that vibes with the classic Gang Starr sound.
“When it comes to this generation of emcees, ones that are lyrically on the level that Guru was on and someone that he would want to work with; Cole is that guy” Preemo confidently asserted. “When Cole heard the record he got the chills and knew it was a classic.”
Apollo Brown will showcase over fifty artists from Detroit on his massive Sincerely, Detroit album to salute the Motor City and the plethora of talent that has come out of the midwest. Before the album drops on October 29th on Mello Music Group, Brown drops the single “God Help Me” that features Black Milk, Ketchphraze and DJ Los.
“There are cities that get by on their good looks, offer climate and scenery, views of mountains or oceans, rockbound, or with palm trees,” Apollo Brown says of the project. “And then there are blue-collar cities like Detroit that have to work for a living. Cities that rely on the toughness and resiliency of their people. Cities that will not quit. Detroit has an unmistakable soul; nobody can duplicate what we give to the world.”
Allow the funk to flow within you. ATLiens Big Boi, Sleepy Brown and Cee-Lo Green connect for this groovy as hell jam from Big Boi and Sleepy Brown’s forthcoming album The Big Sleepover.
The Machine is just a few days away from dropping his Look What I Became project and drops “Vino D” with the services of Jim Jones, El Camino and Dave East providing support over Conway’s latest.
The Griselda Gang continue to smash the industry over the head with banger after banger. With Conway’s Look What I Became… dropping on September 13, The Machine enlists some verbal support from cohorts Westside Gunn and Benny The Butcher on the Daringer produced “Tito’s Back.”
The normally aggressive Casanova attempts to smooth things out with this R&B infused jam alongside Chris Brown on “Coming Home.” But, because it is Casanova, the loving is full of thugging.
SKYZOO FEAT. ELZHI, WESTSIDE GUNN, CONWAY & BENNY THE BUTCHER – EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL STARS (PRODUCED BY PETE ROCK)
Skyzoo and Pete Rock assemble a collection of the East Coast’s finest spitters for “Eastern Conference All Stars.” The song, taken from Skyzoo and Pete Rock’s forthcoming Retropolitan album that drops on September 20, finds all five emcees delivering bars over some Chocolate Boy Wonda production.