CNN is back with Tragedy Khadafi in the mix to remind us why they helped changed the landscape of New York hip hop. With their album Lessons coming, CNN gives us a little repositioning of Gap Band for “Even If.”
Nas and AZ’s chemistry in the booth is undeniable as evidenced by their body of work over the years. Despite said chemistry, the two arists have never collaborated on a full length album despite the fans pleas for it. While it probably may never happen, Datwon (Vibe EIC) and I brainstormed about putting together a mixtape as a way of imagining how an album between the two could sound. As a result Naz: the Flyest Essence was born. Featuring beats from The Alchemist, Pete Rock, Large Pro, Sid Roams, Midi Mafia, Salaam Remi and many more.
It may be summer, but Audible Doctor just dropped The Spring Tape. The Brown Bag All Star nabs Wordsworth, Masta Ace and Davenport Grimes for “Talk To Me.” Check it out and pick up the mixtape in its entirety here.
KXNG Crooked’s brothers connect with producer Aktive for this joint for their fans.
Ghostface & Adrian Younge collaborate with Vince Staples for “Get The Money” off of Twelve Reasons To Die 2.
On June 22, Thundercat will release Where The Giants Roam, a mini LP of sorts from the ultra talented bass player who was all over Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly. Here’s the first joint with long time collaborator Flying Lotus.
Styles P takes a swing at Drake’s “6 Man” instrumental for another installment of his Friday Freestyles.
Jadakiss pays homage to the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard by dropping bars to the classic “Brooklyn Zoo” instrumental.
The tragic shooting in Charleston, SC where a 21-year-old white man by the name of Dylann Roof took nine innocent black lives with a shooting at the Emanuel Church has sent shockwaves through the nation. Nas addresses the shooting, racism and mental illness with Vibe.
Bodega Bamz heads to the Barrio Bravo (“Tough Neighborhood”) black markets of Mexico City’s Tepito for his latest set of visuals.