After debuting the original track at the BET awards along side Mike Browns parents, Common releases the three kings remix to “Kingdom.” Along with a Vice Staples verse, the remix sees a rare appearance from Roc Nations Jay Electronica. Common takes us to church over the choir sampling instrumental, all three emcees come correct on this record. Be sure to take this track in, and share your thoughts with us.
MMG’s Rockie Fresh has always been known for bringing something different to the table. This has been evident throughout his career, having released songs such as “Official,” his collaboration with RZA, “Makin Moves,” and the Lunice-produced “Headquarters Freestyle.” Now, we get to hear another offering from Rockie titled, “Hesitate.” The polished track features a smooth sounding piano as the Chicago MC wastes no time delivering to his fans. Produced by Peezy and Cam. Stream below.
As R&B singer Chris Jackson preps the release of his latest project, Personal, he lets off a sneak peek of what to expect with, “Love Em All.” Awarded with the 2009 GTA MALE R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR” by Buffalo, NY’s very own 93.7WBLK and JIVE Records, Jackson is a talent that needs to be recognized. Take in Jackson’s latest single, “Love Em All,” and be on the look out for the release of his latest project, Personal, dropping soon.
The past six weeks have been insane for Hamilton’s pride and joy, T.Y. Picking up the momentum with #TYTuesdays after a brief hiatus – which he released a brand new tune every Tuesday. Three covers and two originals via Hip Hop Canada. All leading up to this moment. As we await his highly anticipated album, executive produced by Chef Byer.
T.Y. presents the first offering, “Sucker For Love” as the lead single. It shows a more soulful side to the project – which taking in the array of different sounds T.Y. presented us during #TYTuesdays you can expect this project to be one to remember.
Fresh off his Yonge & Dundas Square performance opening for Ryan Leslie at Manifesto, with some more moves on the way. Like heading to to A3C in Atlanta on October 9th for the 416 Season showcase put on by A3C & Ellhah Media Group. We can’t say when the next announcement will be speaking on the project further but until then, hit the ball court with T.Y. as they push to come out on top.
After a major uproar on the internet the past week, the time has finally come. Top Dawg Entertainment’s Kendrick Lamar – as promised has released the first single off his album due out this year. TDE said six albums, and they followed through. Taking a look at the cover art, you can interpret many different meaning to what the song would be about, though I don’t think anyone expected this. “I LOVE MYSELF!” rings the hooks, and this is such a feel good tune. Though Kendrick doesn’t slack on leaving his message in there. Let me know what you think about it, were you happy or disappointed in the tune after the wait? Think about it…
Mom knows best. Canadian DJ and producer, Ryan Hemsworth teams up with Tory Lanez and Play Picasso for “Mama Told Me.” The heavy, bass driven single highlights the abilities of all three artists, resulting in an excellent collaboration. Tory’s forthcoming project, Lost Cause, will arrive on September 29. Stream below and check out Tory Lanez’s “Lost Cause” tour dates after the jump.
Tory Lanez “The Lost Cause” Tour Dates:
9/23 – Austin, TX – The Parish
10/2 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
10/4 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
10/8 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
10/9 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
10/10 – Dallas, TX – Trees
10/12 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
10/13 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
10/15 – New York, NY – The Studio at Webster Hall
10/16 – Burlington, VT – Signal Kitchen
10/17 – Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room
10/19 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Underground
TICKETS AT SWAVENATION.COM
Dj Soul Child keeps his promise of monthly releases with “Soul Transportation 2.” Soul Child believes that it is important to keep a particular sound flowing consistently through the ears of those that can relate, hence the release of monthly mixes. After the positive reviews received for Soul Transportation 1, its clear that the people out there have caught onto Soul Child’s infectious neo-soul sound, and can’t get enough of it. Be sure to check out Soul Child’s latest mix, and go back and listen to Volume 1 if you haven’t done so already.