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Chuck Inglish has revealed his collaboration with Chance The Rapper. It’s called “Glam” and is set to appear on his upcoming project, Convertibles. The beat is smooth and I’m pretty sure Macie Stewart and Nico Segal (formerly from Kids these Days) contribute the vocals and horns in the background, respectively. Enjoy.
Big Sean’s full verse for “Sanctified” apparently didn’t make the cut for Rick Ross’ Mastermind album. It’s decent, but I can understand the decision to just leave his hook. Enjoy.
Two of the most lyrical rappers out right now link up as Lupe Fiasco and Ab-Soul team up for “Thorns & Horns.” It’s quite a lyrical affair as the two trade bars filled with clever wordplay. Enjoy.
Smoke DZA just released the first single from his upcoming album, Dream.ZONE.Achieve and it’s straight DOPE. The Ab-Soul-assisted track is called “Hearses” and features them both delivering some bomb verses over an eerie instrumental while Soulo handles the hook. Enjoy.
Big K.R.I.T. just released the 3rd installment of the “Week of K.R.I.T.” This one features A$AP Ferg and is called “Lac Lac.” K.R.I.T. kills it and A$AP Ferg complements the song perfectly with his unique cadence. Enjoy and stay tuned for more K.R.I.T. this week.
I hope you haven’t forgotten about Big K.R.I.T. because he hasn’t forgotten about us. He has designated this week the “Week of K.R.I.T.” He plans on dropping seven tracks up until this Sunday. Below you can find the offerings from Monday and Tuesday, “New Agenda (feat. Rick Ross)” and “Conscious Effort Freestyle,” respectively. His sophomore album, Cadillactica, is slated to drop this year. Enjoy.
If, for some reason, you haven’t bought Kid Cudi’s new album, it is now available for stream on Spotify. He released the album out of nowhere last Monday to the joy of many fans. But, now you can stream the entire album. I suggest you check it out. Enjoy.
Vic Mensa released a new track called “Feel That.” It’s nothing like what we’re used to receiving from him, but instead seems to be incorporating a lot of the current Chicago sound. I’m not a big fan of it but it does bang. Enjoy.
UPDATE: BIG K.R.I.T. is preparing the release of his sophomore album.
UPDATE: Kendrick Lamar’s second album will drop in September. Also a Black Hippy album is likely to drop.
I made this list for last year and it went over well so let’s do it again! There honestly is a lot less to anticipate this year since last year’s musical output was so amazing, but the game is full of surprises, so I don’t count anyone out. Enjoy.
01/28- Isaiah Rashad- Cilvia Demo
02/24- CyHi Da Prynce- Black History Project
02/25- ScHoolboy Q- Oxymoron
Kid Cudi- Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon
03/03- Pharrell- G I R L
03/04- Rick Ross- Mastermind
03/11- Aloe Blacc- Lift Your Spirit
Jhené Aiko- Souled Out
July-September (3rd Quarter)
Common- Nobody’s Smiling
Kendrick Lamar- TBA
Joey Bada$$- B4.Da.$$
Big K.R.I.T.- Cadillactica
Lupe Fiasco- Tetsuo & Youth
Ab-Soul- Black Lip Pastor
Pusha T- King Push
Frank Ocean- TBA
Kanye West- TBA
Andre 3000- TBA
Jay Rock- TBA
Black Hippy- TBA
Recently, people have neglected to pay attention to the music and they have been all up in arms because Pharrell didn’t put any minorities on the album cover for his newest album, G I R L. Well, Pharrell has addresses the controversy below.
“What really disappointed me is they jumped the gun, because the one I’m standing closest to is black. She’s a black girl from Wisconsin that I used to date over 10 or 12 years ago. That just must suck, man, for people to look at something and to assume they know what’s going on. And if they just bothered to listen to my album, they would know that my album was an ode to women, period. And the one thing that I’m trying to kill and trying to aid in changing is the crazy statuesque standard of you gotta be white, waif, and thin for you to be beautiful.”