Hannibal King has been one of my favorite producers for a minute. Best known for his beat tapes Villains Gone Bad, the Queens artist has been supplying instrumentals for emcees for years. When you’re this good at making beats, it would be a shape not to rock a few yourself, right? Well here it is. Floral Print is the debut project from Hannibal King. The 14 track project is full of soul samples, hot bars and comic book references that rap nerds will eat up. Be sure to check out Floral Print. And if your an emcee looking for some beats, be sure to check out his previous Villains Gone Bad series.
Your Old Droog adds another high profile collaboration to his list of hits. “Sleepers,” the previous release from the N.Y rapper featured production from Mac Miller, who is in talks of a featured verse down the road with your boy Droog. This time around Droog hooks up with Mobb Deeps Prodigy for “Hoodie Weather.” Prodigy’s classic N.Y style is the perfect fit for the sound that Your Old Droog has been sending out through the air waves. Both these rappers stay true to that New York Style of hip hop, this track feels like it came straight out of the 90′s. Summer is over, September is here, time to embrace that “Hoodie Weather.”
From last week, T.Y. dropped a major tune talking to his hometown Hamilton, letting the city know how much love he has for it, the people there and asking them, will you hold me down? There isn’t an artist out in Hamilton right now that is outshining T.Y. – challenge me on that if you wish – and come soon I know you can expect to see some major moves. It is #TYTuesday by the way, they psyched us all out by having us think “Hold Me Down” was the last, but there’s some more coming today! Stay tuned for that!
OVO/Reps Up member P Reign has dropped his highly anticipated mixtape, Dear America. The 15-track offering features French Montana on “Welcome To The Future” and also includes a bonus cut titled “Where You Been.” In addition to the free mixtape, P Reign will also be releasing an EP in a weeks time. Stream/download “Dear America” after the jump.
The mixtape is free but the EP is for sale on iTunes U can preorder and it's out a week from now. The Mixtape and EP have different songs.
— P Reign (@Preign) September 1, 2014
Curren$y has given fans a number of several EP’s over the year’s as he treats listeners to yet, another free project titled, Saturday Night Car Tunes. For his latest release, Spitta Andretti enlists Birdman, Gunplay, Rich Boy, Tiny C Style, and Wiz Khalifa for the 6-track extended play. Stream/download Saturday Night Car Tunes after the jump.
Emcees get your pens and pads out, S.L.M.N releases a quick sneak peek of the first beat from his instrumental EP. In addition to the EP that S.L.M.N is wrapping up, the Toronto Producer is hooking up with Chef Byer, and King Hitman to form a producer super group called “#GTAWRK.” S.L.M.N says to expect some releases from the crew very soon. Be on the look out folks.
Here’s one to bump while the last days of summer come to an end. Tona teams up with Kayo and Chicago producer Slot-A for “Ol Time Sake,” a one-off single ahead of his upcoming album Carpe Diem. Slot-A sets the scene with a futuristic pitched-up soul vibe over some banging drums. As usual, Tona does his thing: precise flow, impeccable delivery. Kayo’s technical progression continues to shine through here too — it’ll be long past due when his official Black Box album eventually drops. Stream and download “Ol Time Sake” below and stay tuned for Tona’s album, set to drop in mid-September.