I never thought I’d see the day when Justin Bieber would work his way into one of our posts, but hey, I guess there’s a first for everything. Elaquent just released a remix of his HW&W labelmate Ta-ku’s “Hey Justin”, and it’s pretty dope. It also happens to sample Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend”. Who knew it could work so well? On a related note, if you haven’t already, be sure to check out our recent interview with Elaquent. Stream the remix below.
It’s been less than 24 hours, and we’ve been hit with three quality projects to enjoy: first Chance The Rapper’s Acid Rap, then J. Cole’s Truly Yours 2, and now Marco Polo’s Newport Authority 2. Oh, and they’re all FREE. I’d say the summer is off to a good start. Read what Marco Polo had to say about Newport Authority 2 and stream/download the album below.
“The Newport Authority 2 album was inspired by politics & industry bulls*** that prevented this material from being included on my upcoming LP PA2: The Director’s Cut. Shylow and I went in and created a separate album to hold people over until PA2 drops in July. Attached with Intro, interludes and fully mixed & mastered by Joe Nardone. With confidence I can say this is not a mixtape. It will also be available on vinyl LP via Fat Beats for the heads that appreciate physical product, because I still do. I’ve included songs I recorded with legends such as Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Tragedy Khadafi, Lil Fame and The Artifacts. But, I’ve also got joints on here with some talented up and comers such as First Division, MidaZ and Big Gutta. Plus the s*** is free – so enjoy!” – Marco Polo
Download: Marco Polo – Newport Authority 2 (via 2DBZ)
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″
Chance The Rapper first made his mark when he dropped his debut mixtape, 10 Day, which was downloaded over 20,000 times on Datpiff. Today, the Chicago, Illinois emcee delivers his latest project, Acid Rap. Guests include Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, BJ The Chicago Kid, Childish Gambino and many more. Download after the jump.
1. Good Ass Intro Ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
2. Pusha Man Ft. Nate Fox & Lili K
3. Cocoa Butta Kisses Ft. Twista & Vic Mensa
5. Lost Ft. Noname Gypsy
6. Everybody’s Something Ft. BJ The Chicago Kid & Saba
7. Interlude (That’s Love)
8. Favorite Song Ft. Childish Gambino
9. NaNa Ft. Action Bronson
10. Smoke Again Ft. Ab-Soul
11. Acid Rain
12. Chain Smoker
13. Good Ass Outro
Download: Chance The Rapper – “Acid Rap”
Add this to the list of great remixes of Kendrick Lamar’s GKMC standout. German producer IAMNOBODI refixes the Clubcasa Chamber Orchestra’s rendition of “B**** Don’t Kill My Vibe” into a pretty stellar final product. Reminds me a little of something the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble might do. On a side note, where are all these talented German producers coming from? Stream and download the refix below.
Thanks to Tyler Hetherington from The Consignment Show for putting me on to this. Chicago emcee Add-2 just premiered More Missed Calls over at 2dopeboyz, and I’m definitely feeling the project. The mixtape serves as a follow-up to 2011′s One Missed Call, and features guest appearances from ANTHM (“Boombap Blues”), Sean Boog (“Die”), and Asia Monique (“Mothers Day”). Early favourites include “Rings & Crowns” and “The Almighty Add-2″. I’ll absolutely be looking out for him in the future. Stream and download More Missed Calls below.
For the first single from producers J57 & Numonics LI FTW album, Numonics pairs up with Lyriciss for “Vent”. The new track finds the Maryland native sharing his trials and tribulations over a soulful Numonics production. This song goes hard as Lyriciss proves why he’s one of the most dynamic artists out. J57 x Numonics LI FTW album will be arrive in the fall of 2013 and feature Wais P, Planet Asia, Ras Kass, Blame One, Koncept, J NiCS and more. Stream Lryiciss’ “Vent” underneath.
In celebration of his 22nd birthday last week, Maybach Music Group’s Rockie Fresh delivers his newest project, “The Birthday Tape. This is his second mixtape of 2013, following the release of his solid debut, Electric Highway. Features this time around include Gunplay, Rick Ross and Lunice. Stream the mixtape below and download Rockie Fresh – The Birthday Tape.