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.
With Jay Rock’s Redemption album right around the corner, the big brother of Top Dawg Entertainment gets some incredibly cinematic visuals for his lead single “Win.”
Fall River, Massachusetts’s Sinical teams up with Termanology in the video for “Dreams.” the two trade verses about goals reached for and obstacles overcome over a 1st Official production.
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.
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While at Soundset, Evidence gave Westside Gunn a beat and the Griselda Gang rapper turned it around for “Evidence Joint.” Yeah, really simple title.
DJ Critical Hype doesn’t f*ck around, does he? After dropping the Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre blend tape “The DAMN Chronic,” he’s back at it again putting Drake vocals over 9th Wonder production on “More 9th.” It’s important to note that Drake and 9th Wonder have worked together a few times in the past and the Canadian recognized Little Brother’s Phonte as his favorite rapper once upon a time. So now we get a bunch of Drake songs over 9th Wonder instrumentals and the result is pure dope.
Shady Records newest signee keeps the momentum going after blessing Royce 5’9″ with the heat on “Dumb” with the eccentric video for “Self Destruction.” There’s a lot going on but nobody can question whether or not Boogie has skills.