New Jersey MC GDP and Philly electronic music producer Space Jesus have joined forces under the name #$ (Hash Money). The Smokers Cough signees already have new single and video out under their new handle, titled “Right Now.” Check out the bassy EDM-rap goodness above!
Cali rapper Hopsin has a tight flow and rhymes that don’t mince words. While I like the more hard-hitting tracks on this new LP of his, there just aren’t enough of them to balance out the sickening melodrama that happens on a great deal of this new LP’s songs.
Southern rap titans Three Six Mafia are back under a different name–and with a slight lineup change–but that hasn’t stopped them from pulling together one of the rawest, grimiest mixtapes to drop this year.
The new Sadsic album is one of the heartiest collections of beats that you’ll come across this year, featuring over an hour’s worth of psychedelic, kick-heavy odds ‘n’ ends.
Bristol rapper ThisisDA packs a lot in a short amount of time with new single “Unstoppable.” The track last only a minute and a half, but features a sweet, jazzy instrumental from Ecstra Kool and a compelling set a bars from ThisisDA (a teetotal himself), detailing a man in a troubled relationship with an alcoholic girlfriend.
“Unstoppable” is further evidence that the young MC has a keen ear for beats and a gift for storytelling. However, it will not be on ThisisDA’s upcoming debut album Super Arkane, which is due out later this month.
New York hip hop duo The Underachievers are at work on their debut studio album, set to be released sometime next year via Brainfeeder. In the meantime, check out this stylish, Wrung-produced set of visuals, shot in Paris, for Indigoism cut “Leopard Shepherd.”
And a gentle reminder that Indigoism was a pretty sweet tape:
Detroit rapper Quelle Chris isn’t the most energetic MC, but his laid-back delivery approach is complemented with an eccentric cadence, thought-provoking bars, and some ridiculous song topics. If only his bold ideas were a little more well-organized, refined.
NYC electronic musician L S D X O X O may have just produced Cakes Da Killa’s greatest track yet. Cake’s flow is hard and precise over “Truth Tella”‘s sauntering chiptune-esque instrumental. If you’re familiar with a certain Pokemon creepypasta, this cut might make you a little noided, but the astonishment felt by most listeners will surely be at the hands of Cakes Da Killa.
“Truth Tella” is off L S D X O X O’s new EP, S O F T C O R E, available to stream in full here. Enjoy!
Top Dawg MC Isaiah Rashad takes us to his hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee in this new black and white music video for latest single “Ronnie Drake.” In case you missed the song when it dropped a few weeks back, it showcases a smoother, more nuanced flow from Rashad, who’s even joined by fellow Top Dawg songstress SZA on the hook. With the hardhitting “Shot You Down” and this, again, incredibly smooth new track, Rashad is proving himself to be quite a versatile and exciting up-and-comer. Watch the video above and enjoy!
“Ronnie Drake” will presumably be featured on Rashad’s debut mixtape, Cilvia, due out in late December.
On M.I.A.’s latest record, the UK-based rapper, singer, and producer takes a small step away from the noisy production that made her last record so bombastic, but still manages to deliver a series of smart, infectious, and wild banger-style party tracks.