Method Man teams up with the A$AP Mob’s A$AP Nast for a new single titled “Trillmatic,” which has a hard-hitting, vintage boom bap beat that nostalgic hip hop listeners will dig on. While I’m not too crazy about the “funky style” and “funky swag” oozing out of this single, this song does give me hope the A$AP Mob may have more to offer than Rocky and Ferg. Enjoy!
New Jersey MC GDP and Philly electronic music producer Space Jesus have joined forces under the name #$ (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!
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.
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:
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.
Stream: Da Mafia 6ix – 6ix Commandments
Sorry I haven’t mentioned this yet, but an occasion such as this can’t be talked about too many times, honestly.
Three 6 Mafia is back, but they’re now working under a different name and making music sans a few original members. I’ll let Koopsta explain:
Like Koop said, Juicy J isn’t in the mix on this new mixtape, and I don’t think Gangsta Blac and La’ Chat are on any of these cuts either. However, despite all of that–and a name change–the group has managed to bring back their classic sound without sparing us on their typically grimy, eerie edge. Download the tape via the link at the top of this post, and enjoy!
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.
NYC rap group Ratking has dropped a dazzling new video and single, “100.” It looks as though since the release of last year’s Wiki93 EP, the outfit has matured and refined its glitchy modern take on old-school New York hip hop to the point that “100″ is not only their best song to date, but arguably one of the most enjoyable hip hop tracks to drop all year. Watch the accompanying psychedelic music video above and enjoy!
Sounds like up-and-coming rapper Ryshon Jones isn’t happy about the current de-emphasis on lyrics in hip hop. Even though he hops on a banging, futuristic trap beat for this new single of his, the social critique he dishes out is pretty sharp, hilarious, and undeniable to an extent. Enjoy!