After dropping the track “Cole Summer” last night, J. Cole keeps his promise as he delivers the second installment of his EP series. Truly Yours 2 is the follow-up to his last EP, Truly Yours, released back in February. The six-track project includes features from 2 Chainz, Canei Finch, Jake One and Young Jeezy. Check out the tracklisting and download J. Cole’s Truly Yours 2 below. Cole’s sophomore album, Born Sinner will arrive on June 25.
1. Cole Summer
2. Kenny Lofton
3. Chris Tucker
4. Head Bussa
5. 3 Wishes
Download: J. Cole – “Truly Yours 2″
West-side Chicago rapper L.A.W. recently dropped his newest EP titled, Holy War. Favorites off the project thus far include “Bout That LIFE” and “How I Want It.” Stream/download the 6-track EP and if you like what you hear make sure to purchase L.A.W. – “Holy War” on iTunes.
Toronto rapper Redway recently dropped his highly anticipated EP, Live Free. The 9-track project features production from Beat Merchant, Chinky P, Daniel Worthy, Wondagurl and more. This is definitely worth checking out! Stream/download Redway’s Live Free EP after the jump.
Download: Redway – “Live Free” [EP]
Toronto emcee CALiPH recently released Lead With Love, the second EP in his Lead With… series. The series leads up to this summer, when CALiPH will be releasing his album RiseOrDie. Early favourites on Lead With Honor include “Different Day” and “Where You Bin At”. For more from CALiPH, check out the previously-released Lead With Love EP. Stream/download the EP below, and read what CALiPH had to say about the project.
“Lead With Honor is the second drop from the “Lead With” series. Honor is another essential tool I’ve discovered on my journey thus far. Honor your mind, body and soul. Sometimes that’s easier said than done because we all have our faults, but recognizing them is progress. Some of the experiences I went through to discover this way of thinking are included on this tape. I had to go through what I went through to get here, no regrets. Enjoy.” – Caliph
When you talk Jay Downz, you can’t bring one specific area of expertise to mind, as he is gifted in producing, singing and rapping. Today he released his compilation EP, The Road. As he holds us over until he drops Win or Die, an album currently in the works. Read more to stream and download The Road .
As his first solo project in a while, Crossword released Different Light today in celebration of Nowruz. With this 9 track EP you can feel the hunger and passion within him. Building up to this release Crossword dropped two singles “What You Wanna Do” and “Different Light” last week. The project features an array of Toronto artists such as Fundamental, David Delisca and Symmetry, as well as Crossword’s Vibonics bandmates Alfred Chow and Tacha. Most of the production credits go to Justunlimited on this one though Junia-T of Smash Brovas and LEF7Y lend a hand also. Taking you from some vital rap, to alternative tracks, this is a project that bares his soul and sheds a Different Light onto who Crossword is. Click read more to stream/purchase the album.
Ambition just dropped his latest release, the Man Of The Year EP, featuring cuts by Uncle Fester. For those unfamiliar with Ambition, the Halifax emcee is part of the Droppin’ Science/Backburner family, and has worked closely with Uncle Fester (of The Extremities) since 2009′s Just For Kicks. The six-track EP is a mostly solo ride for Ambeez, with the exception of “Show Time”, which features Rich Kidd and Quake. The EP features production from Dexter Doolittle, The Extremities, Relic, and !llmind. Stream/pay what you can for the EP below.
As time draws near to the release of Sese’s first official EP Age of Aquarius on March 25th, he gives fans a taste of what’s to come by making the album available for pre order. Sese has given out a hand full of free quality music in the past like YFRWN and YFRWN 2 and overly dedicated himself to his craft, so now it is our time to support an artist we’ve all been a fan of over the years. The production list on this project is crazy too! 2oolman, Vokab, Superville, The Beat Merchant and Jazzy Feezy all give a hand on this long overdue EP. As far as features Sese only has NMG’s Syph and Harvey Stripes, so we get a lot him on this one! Hit the link below to view the full artwork, video blogs and pre order the album.
Charlotte NC artist Deniro Farrar, who has opened for artists such as Mike Posner, NAS, Young Jeezy, Public Enemy, Wale and Chiddy Bang recently dropped his new 15-track EP entitled “The Patriarch.” For his latest track featured on the EP, Deniro teams up with producer Ryan Helmsworth to create “Big Tookie.” In the song Farrar speaks of flashy life styles and lavish items that our society over uses. Listen to Big Tookie and also make sure to stream/download Deniro’s new EP “The Patriarch” as well.
Not a bad way to start the morning! ANTHM just released his Handful of Dust EP, produced entirely by Blu (as GODleeBarnes). Running 7 tracks long, the EP gets off to a smooth, lyrically dense start on “Freefall”, followed by “Nina” and “Low Class”. The head-nodding “Self Esteem” is next, leading into the introspective interlude “imagine nation”, followed by “Debbie”. Finally, the EP comes to a close on the reflective outro “Still Dreaming”. Handful of Dust doesn’t disappoint, as Ant provides a strong follow-up to Joy & Pain and Blu showcases his growth on the production tip. Stream and pay what you can for Handful of Dust below.