This week, one of hip hop’s greatest albums, Nas’s Illmatic, turns 20 years old, as does one of its standout tracks, the AZ collaboration “Life’s A Bitch.” That particular metaphor has given birth to many rap lyrics, some good and some bad. Here are the ten best “life’s a bitch” lines in rap history And… Continue reading
Trouble Andrew (@troubleandrew) revamps one of my favorite joints from him by turning “Run Hide” into what he dubs an “Acid Remix”, produced by Diplo & Uzi. Watch the trippy visual aid below. Also, a bonus we’re going to give away t-shirt of your choice from Trouble’s personal Gucci Ghost store. Click here to take… Continue reading
The Dungeon Family connected at Coachella. Future (@1Future) popped out as a surprise guest during Outkast headlining set to close out Friday night and rocked “Same Damn Time” and “Ain’t No Way Around It” before segueing into “Benz Friendz” from his upcoming abum Honest (April 22nd). However, Andre 3000 wasn’t ready to perform his verse…. Continue reading
Future (@1future) invited a select few of his favorite music writers/bloggers up to Epic Records for an intimate listening session and preview of “Honest“. The Freebandz HNIC was excited to play us different cuts such as the Kanye West assisted “I Won”, the highly anticipated Andre 3000 feature “Benz Friendz” and of course “Never Satisfied”… Continue reading
Sean C & LV (@ItsSeanC @LVIZUAL) call on @BustaRhymes to add his colorful styling to their offering “Bus Stop”. This will appear on the producer duos project Loud Dreams Vol. 1 which releases tomorrow. Statik Selektah played this on Shade 45 tonight but we’ve been given the green light to exclusively premiere the CDQ. Take… Continue reading
Lorine Chia’s (@LorineChia) vocals have attracted comparisons to the musical stylistics á la Nina Simone, the Jazz singer who came to light from a fusion of gospel, pop and classical music. “If I had to compare myself to someone, I’d have to go with the whole Nina Simone thing,” said Lorine, who isn’t yet old… Continue reading
Fluent (@FluentTheGod) calls on @NipseyHussle to ride out on this rise and grind anthem “Hustle Till I’m Ballin”. Fluent isn’t quite J. Cole or Petey Pablo but finds his own lane that you can appreciate and will want to look forward to the forthcoming project. This cut is produced by J. Cardim. Listen below.
We’ve partnered with Electric Circus to bring you the only SXSW Party you need to be at this week. Mark your calendars for Friday, March 14th, 1-6 PM. Soulja Boy and Migos will be turning up for The Players Ball SXSW House Party Edition. Along with Mike G (Odd Future), OG Chase B, Kitty Cash… Continue reading