Wednesday, December 16, 2015

[Video] @DarrioLamont - "Oh Really" - Produced By SupaNatra

[Video] @dlaruemusic - "Ultimate"

It's been an extremely productive year for Columbus, Ohio native Dominique Larue, having landed music placements on a myriad of TV shows/channels including HBO, BET, Oxygen, VH1, TLC and MTV. Combined with her latest super-group project "Heresy" released back in August 15' with Monie Love, Carolina Dirty and MyVerse, the self titled EP is now available online. Dominique Larue is ending 2015, and setting up 2016 as she means to go on, with a brand new video and single titled "Ultimate" (Produced by Satele) taken from her upcoming Dub MD presented EP "Blitzkrieg" due for release sometime 2016, shortly after her collaboration LP with producer J. Rawls titled "Almost There" which drops early next year via Kevin Nottingham's imprint HiPNOTT Records.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

[Video] @MissyElliott Featuring @Pharrell - "WTF"

This was everything i was hoping for!!! Missy clearly hasn't lost a beat and Pharrell kinda went the f*ck off lol. See for yourself!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

[Audio] Stream @iamdiddy - MMM The Mixtape

Diddy celebrates his birthday in an unusual form this time around...Dropping a MIXTAPE! Check it out!

Friday, October 30, 2015

[Audio] @TrekManifest Featuring @CizzTravis - "One More Time" - Produced By @SupaNatra

National Artist/Speaker Trek Manifest releases his record entitled "One More Time" produced by SupaNatra (French Montana, Jeremih, Willie The Kid, Jim Jones, Safaree) featuring Cizz Travis. The song is one of many that are made to be part of his latest Positive Self-Esteem Campaign "The Build Up" coming soon. Check it out!

Purchase Here On iTunes

Monday, October 26, 2015

[Audio] Rico Music - "The Introduction" - Produced By @SupaNatra

The newest artist of The Magna Media Group's ensemble takes a second to give a bar for bar welcoming speech over SupaNatra production. Check it out!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

[Video] @DarrioLamont - "Swear To God" Official Music Video

At this point, the releases are coming weekly from The Magna Media Group Recording Artist Darrio Lamont. After recently dropping on Snoop Dogg's "Tha Shiznit", he returns with a new banger in visual form, Directed by Visual House Media. Shouts to Tha Audio Unit & SupaNatra for the production.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

[New Audio] @iamFresh2Def - Tha Shiznit Freestyle w/Cuts By @DJDurl

After being reannounced as Darrio Lamont (formerly King Fresh), the Cleveland born emcee breaks silence in 2015 just as the sunshine dies down. Seems like perfect timing to prepare for a cold winter. Check out his freestyle over a classic Doggystyle record w/assistance from Pulse Radio's DJ Durl.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

[Video] Method Man x @Dlaruemusic x M-Dot - "Shine"




Some months back, Boston lyricist M-Dot let loose the 1st official single "Shine" off his long awaited debut album "Ego and The Enemy" (2 Part CD release). The track, which evokes raw Hip-Hop balanced with a current-day clean sound immediately was embraced worldwide, accumulating over 100k plays collectively over multiple audio platforms. Now he follows up with visuals to the Method Man (Wu-Tang), Dominique Larue and Katy Gunn assisted smash in this aesthetically pleasing, creatively focused animated offering by Serbian based director Slobodan Bokka Medarevic and the Street Hearted Videos team.

Over the course of the 4 minute vividly illustrated parable, "Shine" imaginatively depicts a group of young, 'Independent' minds fighting through the covert grip of their oppressors in order to once again illuminate society. The video uniquely showcases the constant conflict between good vs. evil, light vs. darkness. Most evident is the cautionary underlying that the 'underground' will not remain dormant forever... eventually WE will SHINE through!

"Shine" is the second video in M-Dot / Own Lane Music's "4th Quarter" onslaught. "Ego and The Enemy" (Disc 1: due out early 2016) will feature production by Hi-Tek, Marley Marl, Buckwild, M-Phazes, Marco Polo, !llmind, Da Beatminerz, 7L, Snowgoons and many more. Also, the sequel to "Shine" has already been recorded with M-Dot, Tical, producer Soulplusmind and a few SURPRISE guests all aboard for Part 2 (story-bridging visual in the works as well).

Friday, September 25, 2015

[New Audio] @SupaNatra Featuring @ElliottTrent - "I Can Tell"

After producing Safaree's "Burner" in January, Columbus, Ohio Artist SupaNatra teams up with R&B sensation Elliott Trent for "I Can Tell". A smooth bounce w/ a dope soul sample, produced by the artist himself. With surprising radio play picking up, the official CDQ version is now available online. No word on a new SupaNatra project just yet, but this is definitely enough to entertain for the time being. Check it out!

Grab It On iTunes Here!

Friday, September 11, 2015

[Audio] #Dabeeside- Post Malone Interview By @dezarnez & @WillPounder

Post Malone stopped though Columbus, Ohio and #Dabeeside crew members Dez Arnez and Will pounder had a chance to chop it up with him. They talk about everything from his start in music to his hit record “White Iverson” and his dopest show so far. Check it out!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

[Audio] Introducing Cleveland Songstress @DonnieLynee_ - "Future In Retrospect"

Soulful Cleveland Songstress Donnie Lynee prepares for her national debut, a 5 song EP titled Future In Retrospect, which hits all digital media outlets tomorrow, produced entirely by midwest producer Tha Audio Unit (Jeremih, Smoke DZA, Willie The Kid). The project takes you on her journey to simply recognize love, find it, appreciate it and maintain it. Check out her new single "I Am More" here!

  

Preorder "Future In Retrospect" on iTunes Here

Saturday, September 5, 2015

[Audio] @IamFresh2Def x @SupaNatra x @DlarueMusic - "Stuck In My Ways" - Produced By SupaNatra

After recently joining The Magna Media Group, Dominique Larue wastes no time delivering a 16 for "Stuck In My Ways" alongside Darrio Lamont and SupaNatra. Check it out!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

[Video] @SupaNatra & @ElliottTrent - "I Can Tell" Vlog

Soop & Elliott Trent delivers a close look on the making of their new song and how it all unraveled from working in the same studio.

Friday, August 21, 2015

[Video] Future - Where Ya At Featuring Drake

Just f*ckin' fire. DJ Esco at 2:35 is pure comedy lol. Immediate meme material.

[Video] @Dlaruemusic & @DjPos2 - "Ultimate"

It's really just hard for her to fail at this point. Check out this cool a** video by Dominique LaRue w/the homie DJ Pos in the back, doin' his thing on the 1's & 2's.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Producer Billionaire Boyscout's Analysis on the Drake vs. Meek Mill Rap Feud.



The nicest on the mic wins........no seriously. 


I low key paid attention to these Drake diss songs and I can actually break down exactly why, unless Meek Mill completely goes out of character, will win this battle (he won't end his career though, Meek is a very talented individual) 

Drake is taking the "the nice guy wins at the end of a family sports comedy movie" role to the next level. Almost "Mr. Deeds" worthy. He knows, after the ghost writing exposé, that he has to prove that even though they weren't 100% his lyrics, it was 100% his story. This is a task any rapper would have to prove in a rap battle, or rap period, but there is a wild card we must consider. Drake is one of the few mainstream rappers that makes doing nice guy shit, being in feelings, being open on failed relationships, openly loving his childhood friends, etc, actually acceptable, thus making "living his raps" a lot easier than a lot of more street artist. 

Examples:

- Drake said he should send bottles to Charlemagne for being honest about this whole ordeal, Drake actually does it.

-Drake said he's in the Rolls enjoying philly rapper, AR AB, so much that Drake signs him so more people can enjoy him

-Drake said he riding thru Philly, and even tho him getting shoulder rubs in a strip club can't be confirmed yet, he did donate money and studio equipment to Meeks old school...personally to confirm he was in fact in Philly.......in Meek's own neighborhood. 

Now, Meek is a VERY dope spitter, but his usual tactics will not work in this scenario. If Cassidy said "Im'ma shoot you in the face" and Meek said "No, Im'ma shoot you in the face", the winner is whoever said it the most wittiest, creative and/or most convincing way. 

BUT

If Drake said he's gonna send Charlemagne expensive ass gifts for saying Meek is losing on live national syndicated radio, and ACTUALLY DO IT (perfectly timed I might add), and Meek still says in his upcoming diss "Yo Aubrey, Im'ma shoot you in the face", THE ONLY WAY MEEK WILL WIN THAT BATTLE IS BY ACTUALLY SHOOTIN DRAKE IN THE FACE.

Drake found a loophole in the mainstream rap feud rules: keep it on wax. 
Use all the gunlines you want, but DON'T ACTUALLY SHOOT SOMEONE IN REAL LIFE, because once someone gets hurt, both parties must forfeit.

In this case, If Meek uses gun lines, it's either keep it on wax or go to prison for the rest of your life for attempted murder or murder. Drake on the other hand was able to break that rule disrespectfully as fuck and still be looked at as a wholesome model citizen and a hero. That's why this feud is different.

Basically, if Meek said "I should free Tibet" and takes a selfie with a 200 year old monk holding a pair of Pumas, he wins automatically.

Salute to both brothers tho

-bbs 

Monday, June 8, 2015

[Video] Future - Never Gon Lose

Straight off the Summerjam stage, a video is delivered for the #FutureHive

Friday, May 22, 2015

[Stream] Jeezy & DJ Drama - Gangsta Party [Gangsta Grillz Mixtape]




With the long weekend finally here, Jeezy and DJ Drama decided to gift fans with a surprise mixtape! At 10 tracks, Jeezy offers us a mix of original tracks and remixes with appearances from 2 Chainz, Shy Glizzy, Kevin Gates, YG and others.
Stream Here!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015

[Video] Too Honorable (Movie Trailer): Starring Camron Giles & Styles P

Dame Dash and Kanye West are working together on a new film titled “Too Honorable” and it is set to feature Camron, Styles P, Murda Mook, Smoke Dza & Stacey Dash.

[Video] @Tinashe Speaks On Nicki Minaj, New Music, & More w/ @HOT97

Tinashe sits with Ebro, Laura Stylez, and some lucky winners and talk about music, Nicki Minaj, dating rappers, and more.

[Audio] A$AP Rocky ft. Rod Stewart, Miguel, & Mark Ronson – Everyday

A$AP Rocky connects with Rod Stewart, Miguel, and Mark Ronson for this new track titled “Everyday”. This will appear on Rocky’s forthcoming album, At.Long.Last.A$AP, slated to release on June 2nd. Check out the new song above.

[Audio] Jadakiss - Two Curse Words Freestyle

Kiss over "The R.O.C." ?!?!?! MEAAAAN

Monday, April 27, 2015

{video] Future – Trap Niggas

Finally!

[Video] Curren$y - "Cars"

Curren$y has been dropping music at a rapid pace and today he delivers the official visual for, Cars, which can be found on his latest project Even More Saturday Night Car Tunes.

Friday, April 24, 2015

[Audio] @HodgieXVII - That's Okay- Produced By WAX

So, i was privileged to hear the majority of Hodgie's Debut Album "American Dreamin" last summer while in the final stages and this was definitely one of my favorite tracks... The intro is nuts too haha... Anyways, glad he threw it out for the people. Him & WAX's chemistry is dope as shit. Check it out!

Monday, April 13, 2015

[Audio] Tyler The Creator Featuring Kanye West & Lil' Wayne - "Smuckers"

So check it.. I always thought Tyler was COOL but this shit RIGHT HERE is pretty fuckin' dope. I'd hate to be the guy that would only give approval after 2 of hip-hop's greats make an appearance on your shit but fuck it. This is Kanye's best verse in a while and for damn sure Wayne's. I wish Wayne's programming would get stuck in this mode when it's time for him to rap, which disables him from all the whining and singing shit. Rap like THIS, my dude. Not like the guy who's naming his album after YOU and initially trying to sound like YOU, to begin with, which makes the situation in itself very weird and un called for. Rap in the voice of a GROWN ASS MAN and not the "CHASING THE BULLIES DOWN THE STREET THAT STOLE MY PINK BIKE W/THE POM POM SHIT HANGING OUT THE HANDLEBARS" and things of that nature. THIS, is perfect Wayne. Moving forward, dope ass beat, crazy sample selection. I love rare samples that all generations of hip-hop didn't use, over and over. Dope switch offs between verses. It's a must listen. Tyler must be a really special dude to pull some shit off like this and still manage to keep up w/two guys named Kanye & Lil' Wayne.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

[Audio] ASAP Rocky- M'$

Alot of good album releases so far in 2015. However, my money is on Rocky for the hardest shit this year. Sorry.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

[Video] #TBT Fresh Brand Cypher: @NesWordz Verse

Just foul.... #StupidGenius is on the way!!

[Audio] Beyonce' Featuring Chris Brown - "Jealous"

It looks like a version of Beyoncé's track "Jealous" from her latest album Beyoncé has just been leaked that ALSO features Chris Brown.

[Audio] @WizKhalifa x @TyDollaSign ~ Talk About it in the Morning EP

[Video] Kendrick Lamar x @HOT97 Interview

[Video] Wale Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 (04/01/2015)

[Video] Straight Outta Compton | Theatrical Trailer | MTV

The group NWA emerges from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes pop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.

[Video] Kendrick Lamar - King Kunta

Black man, takin' NOOOOOOO losses!

Monday, March 30, 2015

[Audio] @KingEzz_330 - Vent (Produced By @ThaAudioUnit )

This is the first release from the 6 Track Project "Almost Home Ep" By Canton Native King Ezz Produced By Tha Audio Unit (A.U.) (Jeremih,Smoke Dza,Willie The Kid). Make sure you stay tuned for the project set to drop April 20th on Itunes.

[Video] Wale - "White Shoes"

"The Album About Nothing" drops tomorrow!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

[Audio] SupaNatra - "Strange Freestyle"


Aside from projects by King Fresh, Trek Manifest, and the prepping of "Stupid Genius", ExecGang has been pretty quiet especially when it comes to Producer SupaNatra but that doesn't mean he hasn't been busy. From producing Safaree's single "Burner", to a topic on Sway in The Morning, he's definitely been working and after listening to his new freestyle "Strange" where I qoute "these niggas can't network when the wifi's off" id say that silence has been broken.- SaRese

Monday, March 23, 2015

[Album Review] Kendrick Lamar - "To Pimp A Buterfly" - By @SincerelySaRese



                                   

If you were to close your eyes not knowing what you were about to listen to, the alto saxophone being played by Terrace Martin coupled with Robert Glasper on the piano, transports you into a scene from Mo’ Better Blues.  The Jazz influence on this album is incredible but if you’re no stranger to Dot then you know production like this isn’t new to him or any of his previous projects.

I’m sure I didn’t catch every sample on the album but a few of them include Smooth Criminal, The Payback, We Want The Funk, Every Nigger is A Star, On Your Own and That Lady. With appearances from Anna Wise, Lala Hathaway, Snoop, Ronald Isley, James Fauntleroy, Bilal, SZA, George Clinton and Pharrell Williams, Dot has found a way to keep us conscious while giving us music reminiscent of Cali in the 90s, drop tops and low riders, 40 ounces and cook outs. In one word, To Pimp A Butterfly is funky. I’ve been a fan of K. Dot’s since Overly Dedicated but this is like Section 80 on steroids; O-Dog (Menace II Society) meets Darius Lovehall (Love Jones).

With the amount of layers in this album, how do you start? It’s obvious that Dot needs to come out with his own version of Decoded but in the meantime we are left to repeatedly run his songs back while thinking “did he just say that?” There are several quotable lyrics throughout this album but probably one of the most infamous is from Hood Politics “From Compton to Congress set tripping all around/ ain’t nothing new but a flu of new DemoCrips and ReBloodicans/red state vs blue state what side you governing/they give us guns and drugs call us thugs make it they promise to f*&k with you/no condom they f*&k with you/Obama say what it do?”

It’s no secret that the government is the biggest gang in the world. Elections are rigged, they lie and tell us that our votes matter, they give our loved ones weapons, put them in uniforms and send them out to fight wars that aren’t our own. Our streets are flooded with drugs and guns and we participate in self-governed population control while they sit back and watch. And who has a front row seat, the leader of the free world, our President.

Perhaps the thing that stuck out the most to me is the Tupac interview. The first time I heard it, it made my skin crawl. At the end of Mortal Man Kendrick is reading what he opts not to call a poem, just his thoughts and at its conclusion he asks someone’s perspective. The minute he begins to answer, it’s clear that he’s talking to Tupac. Eerie is an understatement as Pac prophesizes the future (the initial interview was recorded in New York City 1994) stating that he believes the current generation is going to erupt into Nat Turner 1831. Chilling to say the least when you look at events like what happened in Ferguson.

Kendrick goes on to read what a friend wrote him describing his world, which is also where the title of the album stems. 
“The caterpillar is a prisoner to the streets that conceived it, its only job is to eat or consume everything around it to protect itself from this mad city. While consuming its environment, the caterpillar begins to notice ways to survive. One thing it notices is how much the world shuns him but praises the butterfly. The butterfly represents the talent, the thoughtfulness and the beauty within the caterpillar but having a harsh outlook on life the caterpillar sees the butterfly as weak and figures out a way to pimp it to its own benefits. Already surrounded by this mad city, the caterpillar goes to work on the cocoon, which institutionalizes him. He can no longer see past his own thoughts, he’s trapped. While trapped inside these walls certain ideas take root such as going home and bringing back new concepts to this mad city. The result, wings begin to emerge breaking the cycle of feeling stagnant. Finally free, the butterfly sheds light on situations the caterpillar never considered ending the internal struggle. Although the butterfly and the caterpillar are completely different, they are one in the same…”

Kendrick calls out to Tupac who doesn’t answer. Of course we know these are just excerpts taken from a previous interview but for a moment, Pac’s silence made me think that while Dot was explaining this metaphor to him, he was wrapping himself in his own cocoon, in preparation of his own metamorphosis and when Dot called out for his response, he couldn’t answer him. It reminds me of the scene at the end of Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton, 2010) when Alice is talking to Absalom and she looks to him for a response but he is already encapsulated. Dot speaks about vibrations and the energy that we put out into the world so to use Tupac at the end of his project was ingenious coupled with the analogy of a butterfly because the vibrations he left behind are still felt to this day.

I was always told that some people dream in color, some in sound, and others dream of nothing at all but it’s obvious that Kendrick Lamar is dreaming out loud.

[Visual] J. Cole G.O.M.D

And then this happened....Cole World.

Friday, March 13, 2015

[Audio] Kendrick Lamar - "King Kunta" - FULL

James Brown & black excellence over classic Doggystyle nostalgic production. Check it out!

Friday, February 27, 2015

[Video] Aside From Big Seans Incredible Rise To The Top, He's Struggling With Extreme Health Conditions

[Video] @NipseyHussle Performs Live In London

Nipsey Hussle takes a trip across the pond and performs live in London, England as apart of DJ Semtex’s “Arrival” concert series.

[Video] @ActionBronson – “Actin Crazy” - Produced By 40

The always entertaining and imaginative Bronsolino is back with a visual accompaniment to “Actin Crazy,” the second single on his upcoming debut major label full-length,Mr. Wonderful.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

[Video] Zane Lowe meets Kanye West 2015 - Contains Strong Language

Zane Lowe meets Kanye West for the first time since their infamous 2013 interview. Containing strong language and adult themes throughout, this is Kanye West as he is right no

[Audio] Trek Manifest - "The Closure"

Trek Manifest releases a song in dedication to his late sister w/production by SupaNatra. Check it out!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

[Video] Kanye West - "All Day" Live from The BRIT Awards 2015

Kanye West - All Day Live from The BRIT Awards 2015 from Gabby on Vimeo.

Kanye sends the internets up in flames as he performs "All Day", which seems to be new and improved since the first couple leaks we heard, months back. Can't wait for the CDQ!

[Announcement] King Fresh Live Show/ Birthday Celebration - Sunday March 8th


Sunday March 8th, King Fresh will be performing his latest album "Under God" in it's entirety, as he celebrates his birthday w/surprise guests and special guest DJ Bern. This will take place at Wild Goose Creative in Columbus, Ohio. Doors open at 7! Be there!

[Video] @ActionBronson – Mr. Wonderful (Album Trailer)

Action Bronson gets an assist from Party Supplies member Justin and Pete from “Pete & Pete” as they provide a new trailer for Bronson’s forthcoming album Mr. Wonderful dropping March 24th.

[Video] @Mr_Camron, @JimJonesCapo, @thejuelzsantana & @Freekey730 Perform Live In NYC

Check out RealTalkNY's footage from BB Kings last night where The Diplomats took the stage and performed “Have My Money” and “Do Something” as they kicked off their Pledge Of Allegiance tour.

[Video] @BigSean Performs With @ASAPferg & @LilDurk_ For Dark Sky Paradise Release Party

Big Sean took NYC last night to celebrate the release of his Dark Sky Paradise album and he brought along his friends A$AP Ferg & Lil Durk as well.

Monday, February 23, 2015

[Audio] Big Sean - Me, Myself & I Freestyle

2.24.15 D A R K S K Y P A R A D I S E Prod: RobGotBeats

[Video] @BigSean Says Jay Z Was Blown Away By #DarkSkyParadise When He Heard It

Sean and Ness sit down to discuss the release of Dark Sky Paradise and how it was THE darkest time in his life when he created the offering. With Roc Nation swooping up Sean on the management side, it makes it easier for Sean to personally get to know and talk with Hov which is why he was able to play the project for the Carters months before completing the set. Sean also talked his Grammy concert in L.A., working with Ye and noticing how much of a different person he is now that he’s a father. Dark Sky Paradise is out tonight.

[Audio] Jaden Smith x Ta-ku Beast Mode

Yes. Jaden Smith that showed up to Kanye's wedding in a white Batman suit. Can we get this Jaden all the time???

[Video] Son Ballin' Outta Control - LeBron James Jr. - Highlight Reel

Bronny led the Gulf Coast Blue Chips at the John Lucas All-Star Weekend Tournament this past weekend. The 10-year-old put together quite the highlight reel at the tournament, with his passing and handles looking very good.

[Video] Chris Brown Breakfast Club Interview

The media tour continues as Chris makes his way over The Breakfast Club where he talks probation, the Between The Sheets Tour, his dealings/issues with Drake, Tyga, his issues with The Dream, 50 Cent, marriage and wanting to have babies and so much more! Fan Of A Fan: The Album is in stores now.

[Audio] Just Blaze Drops Two Banging Instrumentals Online!!

Last night, hell froze over as Just Blaze let out two banging instrumentals with interesting stories behind them!

 "Miracle" -

"Jay asked me to hold this for him and Jeezy. Ross did something with it. Chris Brown wanted it badly but couldn't find the right vocal flow for it once we got in studio. Canei wanted to pass it to Cole, but it was held up by someone else who actually cut me a check for it. Then it ended up just sitting, and I was weird about playing it for folks. Everyone who heard it thought it was amazing but couldn't come up with a song to it lol. Understandable though. There's a LOT going on. I may do this more often. If you're going to attempt to rap on it, be respectful and rap good."

 "Moleskin Conclusion" -

"This was supposed to be the conclusion to "Dear Moleskine".. recorded some time back in London. Oh well.. Write your own tale of depression and eventual redemption! Best of luck!"

Sunday, February 22, 2015

[Audio] Yonni-SnapChat feat Leon Thomas, Eric Bellinger, Aroc, Rayven Justice

Pardon me if I'm a little biased but super producer (and my friend) Yonni has a hit on his hands with "SnapChat". A sexy R&B song that plays on the flirting that occurs while using the 10 second video app. Also available on iTunes.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

[Video] @TheKingDream Hot97 Interview

Terius is making his rounds in NYC as he makes a pit stop at Ebro In The AM on HOT 97. The Radio Killa talks his new label situation with Capitol, Contra Paris getting checks cut from a mysterious (well not mysterious, he jus didnt reveal it), his songwriting process and more. Dream also touches on his daughter being on reality TV, dealing with Wayne dating his ex, and coaching an entire Lil Wayne album.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

[Review] @TravDave's Take On "If You're Reading This It's Too Late"




Sooooo… Aubrey dropped a surprise album, mixtape, mix-album on us late on the 12th of February right before Valentine’s Day. I see you Aubrey, but it seems like it’s a lot going on with this situationship. Did he drop the project to fulfill his contract with Cash Money Records? Did he drop this in the middle of Diddy’s show out of spite? Did he want to one-up Jay Z’s baby mama? Who knows for real. I’m just going to review this album track by track. FYI…I’ve been listening to this mix-album since 6:30 am Friday so I feel like my opinion is 93% fact.

Legend (produced by PartyNextDoor): Man, listen this joint right here is dope. PND killed the production on this. Perfect for Aubrey to flow over and harmonize to. Plus, the hook is perfect for a club scene with bottles and bitches. I see the vision in slow motion. The Ginuwine sample is subtle enough but still stands out. This one is car ready.

Energy (produced by Boi-1da): I’m not feeling this one too much. It sounds like a filler track. The production is dark to me, but the sample of Eazy-E’s, Eazy-Duz-It was kinda dope. I got the vibe they were going for, but I would skip this one. This track doesn’t pass the car test.

10 Bands (produced by Boi-1da): Classic braggadocios rap from Drizzy. One thing for sure, he’s great with melodies and flows. There are some dope lines in the song that people will definitely tweet. The track’s production is cool. Nothing great but it’s worth a couple of run backs. The bridge is catchy, but the hook is very simple. Aubrey is usually good money with the hooks but was slightly off with this one. Overall it passes the car test.

Know Yourself (produced by Boi-1da): This was definitely made for his crew. A #TBT track of sorts where he reminisces about running around the city with his friends. We’ve always known Drake to have a tight circle. This feels like a throwaway track also. That’s just me being honest. I skip this one. No way that this passes the car test.

No Tellin’ (produced by Boi-1da): The flow on this track is the same flow that has been on the last few tracks making it seem like he is more worried about the flow of the track than bars. The production is good and you can hear the chemistry between Boi-1da and Aubrey. He points out that he isn’t “the same Drake from four years ago”. I like this one. It passes the car test.

Madonna (produced by 40): Drake and 40 are really a dope duo and take chances within rap music without forcing it or being weirdos for the sake of being weird. Although it’s not my favorite, the vibe on this is nice and you get another Ginuwine sample. If I smoked weed with a blonde that had a fat ass I would play this and vibe with her. Honestly all depends on what my mood is for this to pass the car test.

6 God (produced by Boi-1da): “I’m about to say a true thing, I’m about to say a true thing.” Y’all have heard this before and it’s a good record. That “You was poppin when Usher wore a ‘U’ chain, God damn you changed” line was tough and supposedly a shot a Puff Daddy.

Star67 (produced by Vinylz): The 1st couple bars of this track pose some questions. Did he take a shot at B, Bryan, Baby, Bubba, or was he just rapping? This record is cool also. That same flow.. on these spacey beats. I was presently surprised to hear a beat change halfway through the song. He does some self-reflecting on this one also. Like many tracks on the album, I feel like this one was filler. While the Degrassi reference is good to hear from him, this doesn’t pass my car test.

Preach (featuring and produced by PartyNextDoor): I have a confession. This is my first time hearing PND on a track on purpose. I think girls are going to love this record. It’s catchy and definitely made for the young and pretty. He’s talking that shit on this one. I’ve already fired off some tweets with lyrics from this song. The most impressive thing is that the last 20seconds of this track goes into a house, almost disco vibe with a version of “My Boo” by Ghost Town DJs that I wish was a full song. That is easily the best part of the track. For that part solely, this passes the car test.

Wednesday Night Interlude (featuring and produced by Party Next Door): I totally skipped over this. No thank you fiesta adjacent house. Shout to my boy Evil for that description.

Used to (feat Lil Wayne produced by Wondagurl): If you downloaded Lil Wayne and his apology for making you wait tape, then you heard this one already, so there’s no need to go over this with you. I honestly think Drake is taking shots at Puff Daddy again with lines like “Shaq posting up on niggas that I use to have posters of, Real quick you couldn’t have hated that, let’s be real man you couldn’t have made it that” – talking about 0-100. Wayne makes me wonder about him sometimes with lines like “Why you hanging with Terry that has a Blackberry”. This passes the car test.

6 Man (produced by 40): The Lou Will shout out was dope. Drake finally finds his bounce on this one. Of course he and 40 are like Batman and Robin on this track. 40 comes with the classic break down at the end and even Jill Scott got a check from this. Truth is, Aubrey floated over this track effortlessly. Turn this up in the car and pass that test with flying colors.

Now and Forever (produced by Eric and Jimmy): This track’s vibe is haunting and kinda creepy with a repetitive cadence. Imagine a Lil Jon song made with pillows and bubbles. That’s what I think of when I hear this song. It’s boring and soft. Even the gun shot in the productions sounds like a pea shooter. No thanks…Fail Whale – word to ‘08 Twitter.

Company (feat Travis Scott, produced by Wondagurl): It seems like Aubrey took a video of one his days out and watched it on DVD then wrote a rap about it. The melody is ok on this one, but when that base drops and the Travis Scott vocals slightly come in, it gets lit (as the kids would say). The vibe is dope and Travis Scott sounds good on this. The autotune is a lot but if I wasn’t a backpack hippity hop dude I wouldn’t mind. Overall this is a keeper and passes the car test….Barely

You and the 6 (produced by Boi-1da/40/Illmind): This is one of my favorite records on If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. I’m gonna be biased and brief. THIS SHIT FIRE.

Jungle (produced by 40): I’ll be honest. I was going to shit on this record. Then, I gave it a good listen and Drake is pretty damn good wit R&B records. Emo Drake and 40 aka Jordan and Pip are going to have the ladies with this one. This is that – 1am on Thursday night, you get that, come over I wanna “talk” message and you show up and she’s wearing something sexy music. Do not, I repeat (this is for you Dwight Howard types) DO NOT listen to this with ya mans and them. All ladies everything. This passes the test for sure.

6p in New York (produced by Boi-1da): Bars on bars on bars. When Aubrey decides to rap like this, there aren’t too many emcees that can go with him. Continuing his “timed series” of songs, this falls right in the pocket. Oh, and the Tyga diss just makes this song even better. Tyga let Chris Brown out rap him, so he doesn’t want them problems with Drake. This is my favorite song on this mix-bum.

Drake sold this mixtape and I bought it. I bought into the hype. Hypebeast Trav. The project has a lot of fillers and stuff, but in all honesty I like Drake and his music. 17 songs are too long in the 140 character age but that’s fine with me. New Drake is always good for culture and in the end hip-hop (and r&b) wins. All in all, this album passes the car test.

[Video] @SnoopDogg - “Me & Dr. Dre Always Wanted Impress NYC When We Made Records.”

Snoop talks to Nessa about Snoop and Puff’s taking over The Theater at MSG and how much love he haves for NYC despite the East/West War that claimed two of our greatest artists in hip-hop. Snoop also says that Pharrell has him singing on the Spring release of Bush.

[Video] @TyDollaSign Interview With @OldManeBro & @RosenbergRadio On Hot 97

Ty Dolla $ign is an artist everyone is expecting a lot from and as of late the demand for a Ty Dolla hook or just the thought of him on your record is a go to option. In a recent interview with Hot 97 he had the chance to sit down with Rosenberg and Ebro. They had a chance to discuss Ty Dolla’s recent assist with Kanye’s “Only One” along with co-writing “FourFiveSeconds”. He also talks about his new single “Drop That Kitty” featuring Charli XCX and Tinashe.

[Audio] Dipset - Do Something

[Video] The-Dream Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

Monday, February 16, 2015

[Video] @Drake Brings Out @kanyewest For “I Don’t Like” In NYC

Last night, Drake decided to bring out Kanye West at Sprite’s #ObeyYourThirst concert in New York! Towards the end of the footage you’ll notice Drizzy bowing to Kanye. Check it out above.

[Video] @DJWhooKid Interviews G-Unit

50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Tony Yayo & Kidd Kidd stopped by DJ Whoo Kid’s “Whoolywood Shuffle” on Shade 45. Check out the over 90 minute above.

[Video] @1Future – Gangland

Future drops off a new visual for “Gangland” which was off his recent project Monster.

[Video] @TheRealJuicyJ Featuring @ProjectPathcp – Denna Bitch

Juicy J and Project Pat link up to shoot the official visual for “Denna Bitch” which can be found on his new mixtape Blue Dream & Lean 2.

[Stream/Download] OG Maco - 15 EP

OGG boss OG Maco, and recent Quality Control signee, releases his first batch of new tunes in 2015. Out of the blue, Maco dropped a brand new EP on soundcloud titled 15. Despite its title, the EP has eleven unheard tracks--unusually long for an EP. The EP features production from Metro Boomin, "U Guessed It" producer Brandon Thomas, Ducko Mcfli, TM 88 and Ricky P. Maco prefaces the EP saying, "They said I had 15..." Download the EP and let us know what you think.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

[Stream Now!] Drake - If You're Reading This, It's Too Late (Soundcloud Album Stream)




Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (Tracklisting):

1. “Legend”
2. “Energy”
3. “10 Bands”
4. “Know Yourself”
5. “No Tellin'”
6. “Madonna”
7. “6 God”
8. “Star67″
9. “Preach” (Feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR)
10. “Wednesday Night Interlude” (Feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR)
11. “Used To” (Feat. Lil Wayne)
13. “Now & Forever”
14. “Company” (Feat. Travi$ Scott)
15. “You & The 6″
16. “Jungle”
17. “6PM In New York”

[Video] Drake - Homecoming (Short Film)

[Video] Curren$y - Cargo Planes

"Cargo Planes" Produced by Joey Fatts and Shot by Understream Films. Pilot Talk 3 coming soon!

[Video] A$AP Rocky - Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2 (LPFJ2)

Finally. A Visual for one of the hardest singles to date!

[Video] Drake - Jungle (Short Film)

OctobersVeryOwn Presents a short film from Drake "Jungle"

Sunday, February 8, 2015

[Video] Kanye Almost Pulls A "Kanye" at the 2015 Grammys

Kanye almost crashes the stage during Beck's Grammy acceptance, in defense of Beyonce, once again lol

[Video] Straight Outta Compton Trailer - Red Band Trailer with Introduction from Dr. Dre and Ice Cube (HD)(Official)

Straight Outta Compton - Red Band Trailer with Introduction from Dr. Dre and Ice Cube (HD) (Official) The Story of N.W.A. - In Theaters August 14th

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

[Video] Kanye West, Big Sean & Pusha T - "Blessings" Studio Footage

Check out Kanye & Pusha T's thoughts on what's in store for Big Sean's future during the recording session of "Blessings".

[Video] Rihanna And Kanye West And Paul McCartney - FourFiveSeconds

“FourFiveSeconds” the first single from Rihanna’s upcoming new album available now. iTunes http://smarturl.it/FourFiveSeconds Google Play http://smarturl.it/GPFourFiveSeconds

[Audio] Action Bronson - "Big League Chew" - Produced By The Alchemist

Friday, January 30, 2015

[Video] @Scaffbeezy - "Burner" - Produced By @SupaNatra

Saffbeezy aka SB Stunts is on a quest to build his own name aside from his previous publicized relationship w/Nicki Minaj. So far, this is one hell of a start. Production by the hometeam, SupaNatra. Check it out! CDQ version due out tomorrow!

[Video] The-Dream Featuring T.I. - That’s My Shit

The homie The Dream is back w/TIP to give a smooth elegant visual for the banger "That's My Shit". Check it out!

[Video] Big Sean Drops "Blessed" w/Drake.. Then a leaked version w/Kanye surfaces immediately. not mad

First this happened... Then this happened... Im not mad...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

[Video] T.I. Featuring Jeezy, WatchTheDuck - G' Shit (Short Film)

Tip, Jeezy and Watch The Duck suit it up for the mini film of “G Shit” off Clifford’s Paperwork album.

[Video] Master P Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 (01/29/2015)

Master P checks in with the Breakfast Club and he talks about making his music comeback, C-Murder, his kids career’s and he even checks C Tha God.

[Video] Meek Mill Featuring Big Sean & ASAP Ferg - B Boy

Meek is back with a new record, joined by ASAP Ferg and Big Sean, who's verse is fucking incredible. lol

Monday, January 26, 2015

[Video] Safaree SB Stunts "ALL WE DO IS STUNT' EP.5: Features "Burner" Produced By @SupaNatra

Safaree hits the streets with fellow stunt riders and explains the mods on his 2013 ZX 636. Official video for "Burner", Produced By SupaNatra, drops tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

[Video] Noisey Presents "Atlanta" Episode 2: Meet The Migos

Thomas meets Migos during a video shoot at Magic City, Atlanta's most famous strip club. Following their hit "Versace" in 2013, Gucci Mane took the group under his wing. They signed with his manager Coach K and went on to work with the super producer Zaytoven, crafting some of the most entertaining and innovative new music from the city. Now all they've gotta do is stay out of trouble.

[Videp] Wiz Khalifa - Day Today:Still Down

Wiz back for the 2015 with a new DayToday.

[Video] Ebro In The Morning Crew - "HOV97" Troll

This morning, Ebro and company decided to play into rumors of Jay Z buying HOT97, by actually playing continuous Jay Z music, (TROLLING) and giving the public an idea of what it would be like running a 100% Jay Z radio station called "HOV97".

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

[Audio] Yo Gotti Featuring Jadakiss – "Real Rap"

Yo Gotti is teaming with DJ Drama for his forthcoming mixtape Concealed. Today we get the first offering titled “Real Rap” and it features Jadakiss. Hit the jump for the stream.

[Video] Nancy Grace Battles 2 Chainz over Pot :Think of the Children

On Nancy Grace‘s show tonight, the rapper 2 Chainz made some very sensible arguments about legalizing marijuana and how it would be less of a burden on the economy and the criminal justice system. Grace’s response was to shout at him about THE CHILDREN

[Stream] Dipset - Have My Money CDQ

Finally, the CDQ version!

[Audio] Hanni El Khatib x Freddie Gibbs – “Satin Black”

Freddie Gibbs gets some crazy production from Hanni El Khatib for his latest release “Satin Black”. This is set to be featured on the new Cons EP Vol. 3 from Converse dropping soon.

[Video] Noisey Atlanta - Welcome to the Trap - Episode 1

After the controversial ChiRaq mini doc series, Noisey is back with a 10 part series on Atlanta entitled "Welcome to the Trap". In this first episode it gives a video image through the heart of Atlanta and explores why the city has become the center of drug trafficking and trap music. "When a rapper's rapping you should be able to smell the dope cooking" ~(Snow on the Bluff)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

[Stream] @theWillieTheKid - "Stray Blade" (TF3 Freestyle) - Produced By @SupaNatra

Bias but got damn this the hardest shit in america right now lol... #TheFly3 .. 1/20/15

Sunday, January 11, 2015

[Video] LMAO: Wiz Khalifa reads comments from "We Dem Boyz" video

The folks over at Noisey continues this series, asking Wiz Khalifa to respond to some of the comments left on Youtube about his music video for “We Dem Boyz”. This shit is always funny. Check it out!

Friday, January 9, 2015

[Stream/Download] Audio Push Featuring OG Maco - "Heavy"

Audio Push links w/OG Maco (who's currently on fire) to show just how "Heavy" things are. Production by Ducko McFli, Hit-Boy and HazeBanga. This shit is crazy!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New Music- Action Bronson- Actin Crazy (Prod. by 40)

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW......Talk about unexpected!!!! Action Bronson drops a joint produced by 40. Never thought I'd hear Bronson over some OVO material, but hey to each his own! Let us know whatcha think!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

[Audio Stream] Dipset (Cam'ron, Jim Jones & Juelz Santana) - Have My Money

The mighty Diplomats are back together, this time on wax. After news broke last week that the Harlem collective are reuniting for an upcoming mixtape, the group of Cam’Ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, and Freekey Zekey invaded HOT 97’s airwaves last night. To get the new year started right, Funkmaster Flex blasts off the first new record from the crew since 2011’s “Salute” in the Vinny Idol-produced “Have My Money.” Due later this year, the untitled Dipset mixtape will be hosted by Funkmaster Flex, Swizz Beatz, DJ Khaled, and DJ Mustard. Before the project drops, the crew will head on a mini-tour to promote it.