It’s been a minute since we’ve been gifted with new music from SZA. She dropped her last project, Z, in 2014. There’s been a lot of back and fourth for her upcoming album, and at one point it seemed like she quit TDE, but here we are today.
This evening SZA confirmed that we will, indeed, be getting a new album from her this year, A.Rolling Stone is already referring to it as being one of the “most highly anticipated albums of this year”, and I agree.
SZA also debuted a few new tracks last night, one of which surfaced the internet featuring La Flame. According to Billboard
It’s been over a year since our boy Big Sean has given us a solo album. Aside from the handful of tracks that he’s been featured on and recent single, Sean spent the majority of this year focusing on releasing/promoting his joint album with Jhene Aiko, Twenty88.
Well my friends, Sean Don took it to Twitter this evening to announce his fourth coming album, I Decided, and drop the single “Moves” (if you pre-order).
I Decided is set to drop in the upcoming year on February 3, 2017. As of now, all we know is that the album will consist of 14 tracks, including “Bounce Back” and “Moves”. But knowing Sean, he’s sure to bless our ears with the best, nonetheless.
It’s already shaping up to be another good year for music. Make sure to hop on that pre-order and peep “Moves” below:
This past weekend Gucci Mane dropped his third album since his first day out out tha feds, The Return of East Atlanta Santa. Just like all other Gucci albums, it’s too hype for your grandma!
Guwop definitely stole Christmas from Mariah Carey this year. Each track has a lil’ Christmas flare, especially “St. Brick Intro”. Album features are slim, but well known – Drake, Travis Scott, and Bryson Tiller.
Ab-Soul has dropped yet another single off of Do What Thou Wilt (DWTW), “D.R.U.G.S.”
Soul’s “D.R.U.G.S.” isn’t your typical bangin’ drug song, it hits the not so glamorous side of drug use/abuse. The visual begins with the acronym:
Don’t Ruin Us God Said
which definitely puts a spin on things. Soulo raps about loving (the obvious) drugs, his fam, and friends, but the visual is what truly makes this song.
We see several unique things throughout the visual, like a melting skull, black roses in flames, balloons, science beakers, and Soulo in an antique mirror, as well as some pretty trippy images. There are definitely a few subliminal messages within.
Peep “D.R.U.G.S.” below and make sure to cop DWTW this Friday!
Today Ab-Soul released details for his highly anticipated album, Do What Thou Wilt (DWTW), including the album artwork and release date.
DWTW is set to drop this Friday, December 9th – the same day as J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyes Only and Post Malone’s Stoney.Safe to say it’ll be a BIG day in the rapisphere my friends!
Soulo also dropped the first single off of DWTW, “Threatening Nature”. He inevitably spits the truth, and hits heavy topics (like always). It’s real, he’s real, and it definitely gives us something to look forward to with this album.
Peep “Threatening Nature” below and make sure to cop DWTW this Friday!
Oh yes, it’s here my friends. Childish Gambino has finally dropped his highly anticipated …Awaken, My Love!
…Awaken, My Love! is unlike anything out right now. It’s unique. We get a mixture of funk, soul, and R&B – with literally no rapping, which is surprisingly ok. Gambino has taken a 360 turn on his music style, and has successfully resurrected a forgotten genre.
…Awaken, My Love! will have you feeling several types of ways. Each song tells a different story. “Have Some Love” puts you at a family reunion BBQ, bonding with the loved ones. “Zombies” puts you in a scene straight outta Stranger Things. “Redbone” will take you back to being a youngin’ in your grandpa’s living room, jamming classic vinyl. “California” will take you to an island in the middle of nowhere, sippin’ on a piña colada.
Childish Gambino is a man of many, many talents and continues to amaze us left and right. Peep …Awaken, My Love! for yourself below:
A$AP Mob’s been steady rockin’ the spotlight. They recently released Cozy Tapes Vol. 1:Friends as a whole, and have more in store for us on individual levels.
A$AP Rocky remixed Madeintyo’s “I Want” with A$AP Nast. The remix debuted at A$AP Mobs’ Yam’s Day event in NYC earlier this year, and now it has finally made its way to the internet via SoundCloud. It’s definitely hype, so don’t sleep and make sure to peep below:
SURPRISE!! Gucci Mane and Lil Uzi Vert dropped a joint mixtape, 1017 vs. The World…AND it’s completely free to all via SoundCloud.
1017 vs. The World is short and sweet, at just seven tracks. Production credits go out to Zaytoven, Honorable C Note, D Rich, Manny Fresh, DP Beats and GloHans Beats. Gucci and Uzi have similar styles with trap rappin’ and vibe real well off each other, which definitely shows thru this tape.
“Redbone” samples a sped-up version of Jaco Pasourius‘ “Portrait Of Tracy”, from all the way back in 1976. Gambino doesn’t rap on the track (again) but the vocals that he does give us kind of remind me of a young, more modern, Barry White.
In a recent interview with Billboard, Gambino describes his upcoming album, …Awaken, My Love!, as being influenced by the music that he grew up on:
“I remember listening to songs my dad would play—albums by the Isleys or Funkadelic—and not understanding the feeling I was feeling. I remember hearing a Funkadelic scream and being like, ‘Wow, that’s sexual and it’s scary.’ Not having a name for that, though; just having a feeling. That’s what made it great.” – Donald Glover
Peep “Redbone” below, and stay on the lookout for …Awaken, My Love!, expected Dec. 2!
A$AP Ferg introduces his boy, Marty Baller, to the world via his short film, MartyGraW. The film is documentary style and a mere four minutes. Marty speaks on religion, family, being unique, the arts, and more. New music is previewed throughout the film.
The film accompanies Marty Baller’s most recent mixtape, MartyGraW. Don’t sleep on Marty, he is the next big thing. Mark my words, you heard it here first.