SOURCE: DJBOOTH After over 20 years in rap as one of the most prolific MCs, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter is using his pen for a different kind of writing. Today, the rapper announced his weekly column, “Game Theory,” which will be updated monthly on the hip-hop website DJBooth.net. Among highlighting some of rap’s upcoming stars, Trotter … Continue reading
SOURCE: Neem This past May we received a dope submission from Neem, a University of Maryland freshmen who was recording with his producer Nick Myers in a Caroline Hall dorm room. Now, Neem is back with the new semester and showing no signs of a “Sophomore Slump” as he has recently announced an upcoming EP titled “Cera Burns” and gifted … Continue reading
SOURCE: RUNTHETRAP Late last night, Mr. Carmack quietly released two tracks. Along with two tracks, he also announces the White EP, due in 2 weeks. Then a fan tweeted to both Troyboi and Carmack, asking if they were going to collab, in which Troyboi responded, “We’re gonna ;).” These next two weeks are something to … Continue reading
SOURCE: THUMP Trap has fallen off. Face it, it has. With few exceptions like UZ, RL Grime and a handful of others, trap isn’t the same as what it was when it first spawned. Luckily, there are artists out there who stick with it and make some true, grimy, trap shit. UK’s Troyboi and Stööki … Continue reading
SOURCE: PIGEONSANDPLANES After getting banned from playing shows in the UK, it seems like Odd Future’s head honcho, Tyler, the Creator, has some anger built up and let it loose over a track. Released on OFWGKTA’s YouTube channel, he left the link with a post saying “NEW SONG; COULDNT COME UP WITH A TITLE.” After … Continue reading
SOURCE: HYPETRAK French producer STWO links up with Sevdaliza to create “Haunted.” Along with the new single, he announces his new project, Distant EP. This has come after his recent signing with OVO’s Noah “40” Shebib. STWO had this to say, “I grew up listening to electronic/pop music way more than hip-hop/r&b, and unconsciously this … Continue reading
SOURCE: STEREODAY Following its première on Jimmy Fallon, the CDQ for Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder‘s single, “Every Ghetto,” hits the internet. From their collaborative project, Indie 500, the single features 9th’s production and hood-inspired verses from Kweli and Rapsody. Stream the single below and pickup Indie 500 on November 6th.
SOURCE: CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND Three years after her most recent album, 2012’s Unapologetic, Rihanna reveals details on her upcoming album, ANTI. Reportedly executive produced by Kanye West, the album is due in November. Contemporary artist Roy Nachum created the album’s artwork, which was inspired by RiRi’s first day of pre-school. Nachum also collaborated with Chloe Mitchell to write seven original … Continue reading
SOURCE: FAKE SHORE DRIVE The video for Montana of 300‘s Cursed With A Blessing single, “Slaughterhouse.” Per usual, the videos carry a dark, intimidating tone. Stream it in its entirety above and pickup Cursed With A Blessing on iTunes here.
SOURCE: XXL “Me and Ashanti are about to go on a big world tour…and we’re putting together a music and film project with our whole Natural Born Killers tour and EP,” said by Ja Rule in an interview with Billboard. Ja Rule is slowly getting his way back into the entertainment scene after being released … Continue reading