Nipsey Hussle hasn’t released much since he delayed The Marathon 3: Victory Lap but the wait is finaly over and today we get new music titled “Smoking With My Stylist.” Expect new leaks from the emcee for every 2000K followers he receives via Twitter.
— Nipsey Hussle (@NipseyHussle) May 18, 2013
Rapper, producer, and graphic designer, Fletch from Los Angeles, California presents The High End Perspective which is his 2nd full length LP, courtesy of S.O.U.L. Records & Seven’s Entertainment. The album, produced entirely by Fletch himself, features such singles as “Optimistic” and “Lanes”. The release also comes with a brand new music video for his track “High Stakes.” Being one of the best projects I’ve heard so far in 2013, this is definitely worth checking out. Stream/download the 16-track album below and also check out the visuals for “High Stakes,” directed by Rejeena Black & d-Prince.
I am very excited to feature another new artist on our blog. 23 year old, DIVINE CIGHT is a recent college dropout chasing his dream of being a rap star. This is a good move because this man definitely has potential! Born in Washinton D.C. and raised in Atlanta, he fuses north and south in his own way and spits some great lyrics. “Ink Gone” is an excellent example of his flow with great production from Voski. Check out the track below.
Coming out of Cambria, California, 22 year old Wynn drops his single “Motivated” off his album Cold Wynnter. Produced by J Digi, the single features DNA, who is famous for his work in the battle rap industry, SMACK URL, King Of The Dot, Don’t Flop, and Grind Time. Listen to “Motivated” below.
Toronto emcee, Jimmy B, drops off the re-release of his debut mixtape, Jimmy Eats World. The mixtape consists of new and old material featuring artists Big Sant, Mookie Jones and Vader The Villin amongst others. Production is handled by MMac, Junia T, KREATEV and Adrian Hogan. Jimmy is currently working on his debut EP. Stream/download Jimmy Eats World Redux below.
I have to say, I never expected this collaboration. Statik Selektah recruits Sean Price and Mac Miller on the latest track off his upcoming album Extended Play which it set to be released June 18th. With Statik Selektah on the boards, P and Mac do major damage to this instrumental. Listen to Statik Selektah featuring Sean Price and Mac Miller “21 and Over” below and let me know what you think of the track. Are you just as amazed to see Mac and Sean Price coming together as I am?
If you haven’t heard of The Weeknd, then you’ve clearly been missing out on one of the best talents Toronto has to offer. It’s hard to categorize his music because he doesn’t stick to a specific sound and that’s what sets him apart from the other artists. The production value on songs like “House of Balloons” and the gritty lyricism through his songs like “Rolling Stone” creates his own lane as a new-age R&B sound. To think after dropping his album, The Trilogy, he would slow down but instead he started 2013 by collaborating with more artists, from Wiz Khalifa to French Montana. Take a listen to his new title track off his upcoming album, Kiss Land, which incorporates two tracks, “Kiss Land” & “John Carpenter” in an 8 minute masterpiece.
Based out of Miami Florida, independent alternative R&B singer/songwriter, Aze Kaligo just released his first single entitled “Toy Story” from his upcoming EP, The Prologue. The video for the song is set to debut on May 21st. Produced by DJ DalePlay and Judge & Jury.
Toronto up and comer Dillan Ponders releases his newest LP, Overdose. The theme of the project is heavily influenced by drugs, alcohol and women which is representative of today’s youth. Get faded and enjoy. Stream/download the 15-track album below.
Not long after releasing The Road, with another beat tape done and ready to be released, London artist Jay Downz releases Vol. 1 of That Guy Who Makes Beats: Somewhere, but not here. With eleven original compositions, I’ll bet you won’t be able to listen to them enough. They’ve been on repeat playing on my laptop for an hour now. Stream and download the whole beat tape below and be on the lookout for That Guy Who Makes Beats Vol. 2: Somewhere, but not here to drop soon!
A friend of mine introduced me to her friends once as Downz, the guy who makes beats and it stuck. The fraze Somewhere but Not here is a reference to the song of the same name by Brit Prog Rockband Porcupine tree. Im big on rock and metal, its what i listen to if im not bumpin any hip hop. Originally Released in October 2011 as simply Somewhere, But Not Here, That Guy Who Makes Beats Vol. 1 is a beat tape sampling Progressive Rock artist Porcupine Tree. Listen as this beattape takes you through a journey with it’s dark and ambient sounding beats you can either listen or rap to. Jay Downz