While we’ve still been waiting on his Ca$h Money records debut and seventh solo studio album “Underrated,” Bow Wow has been consistently delivering music for his audience with his “Greenlight” mixtape series. For its fifth installment, we see features from Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Tunechi, Gucci Mane, Jadakiss, Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Busta Rhymes, Araab Muzik, Jay Rock and Tyga; with production from Jahlil Beats, Araab Muzik, Cardiak, Drumma Boy, 808 Mafia, DJ Mustard an Beat Bully. You can check after the jump to view the 16-track tracklistings along with a download link ready.
After giving Kendrick Lamar a hand on Saturday Night Live, Terrace Martin is back with a brand new cut for us to enjoy. With a complex project in the works, we get the chance to listen to a track titled “Why,” featuring California’s Jay Rock and help from Wendi Vaughn. With production from himself and Top Dawg’s Willie B, there’s no doubt that we’re left with a breathtaking mix of jazzy sounds. Although the song will miss out on his 3 Chord Fold album due to sample clearances, it’s always great to hear something fresh out of the studio.
Continuing the trend of pushing real hip-hop showcasing the cultures positive impact in urban communities, the widely famous independent hip-hop festival “Paid Dues” is taking a familiar path the announcement of the festivals 2013 lineup. Returning from last year will be Kendrick Lamar, not only as a solo act but his Black Hippy cohorts have also been tapped to headline the event which is always a good thing around these parts to grab our attention. Also hitting the stage will be Mackelmore, Ryan Lewis, Dom Kennedy, Joey BadA$$, and more with additional acts be announced soon.
This EPIC event goes down March 30th at the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino, CA as you can pre-order tickets HERE.
*UPDATE* Check after the jump to view the complete lineup
OS REWIND: Decoded: Ab-Soul “ILLuminate”
OS REWIND: Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid, m.A.A.d city” Certified Gold
League of Starz – Show Sumn (feat. Jay Rock, Problem, Freddie Gibbs, Skeme, Bad Lucc, & Glasses Malone)
Super producing team, League of Starz brings together some of Hip-Hops for “Show Sumn.” Problem, Bad Lucc, Jay Rock, Glasses Malone, Skeme and Freddie Gibbs are all featured on this first single from the League of Starz upcoming project “LOS.FM” hitting the web(s) next month. Enjoy this track as the West Coast representatives along with the BFK put it down in proper fashion with only one demand for them ratchets.
Jay Rock, one fourth of the Black Hippy crew is the latest emcee to step up to the mic and drop some bars for BET’s “The Backroom” freestyle series.
OS REWIND: Angel Haze – The Backroom Freestyle
While the good kid, m.A.A.d city album continues to dominate playlist around the world, Google Play recently caught up with K. Dot along with his TDE cohorts to discuss his entire music journey to becoming the biggest artist in rap currently.
Dave Free speaks on a time where he was in school and he heard Kendrick rap for the first time and immediately became intrigued to work with him which they eventually started a brotherhood. Dave posed as a computer technician to operate on Top Dawg’s computer and played a small demo he had Kendrick record in the background with Top Dawg wanting to meet him and the rest was history.
Watch this mini-documentary as the entire TDE family speaks on their long road to where they’re now at presently.
Kendrick’s album G.K.M.C. moved 241,000 units with the highest debut of the year; and if you haven’t purchased or heard the album head over to iTunes or your local stores and purchase a copy right now.
OS REWIND: What’s Your Favorite Track From “good kid m.A.A.d city” Album?
OS REWIND: Kendrick Lamar – The Jig Is Up (Dump’n)
OS REWIND: Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Pt. 3 (Will You Let It Die?) (feat. Ab-Soul & Jay Rock)
Here is the long awaited Baby Face Killa project from Gangsta Gibbs. Take a listen as Gibbs give you that gangsta shit and nothing else as expected. Features include Young Jeezy, Jadakiss, Jay Rock, DOM Kennedy, Problem, Spitta, Kirko Bangz, Z-Ro and many more. Production comes from Statik Selektah, Feb.9, DJ Dahi, DJ Mustard, Bobby Kritical and many more. Check after the jump for your track listing and download link. Enjoy.
Its Tha World!
Talib Kweli’s Attack The Block mixtape will serve as the appetizer for his upcoming Prisoner Of Conscious album, but it almost looks like a full meal was served. With features including Black Thought, Styles P, Ab-Soul, Ryan Leslie, Mac Miller, Maino, Planet Asia and more —what does he have on deck for the album with a lineup like this already?
Tracklisting and link after the jump.
God bless this TDE Fam Appreciation Week. We’ve seen new tracks from every member of the crew so far (only Kendrick is left) and a HILARIOUS video of ScHoolboy Q and K. Dot doing their own rendition of Rick Ross’ “Hold Me Back” live from a tour bus.
Seeing how the Black Hippy crew has given us, the fans, new music —we’d figure we might as well pay homage to them as well, by looking back at their best visuals of the year (so far). It’s really been a ScHoolboy Q takeover in 2012, but Ab-Soul definitely held shit down for the crew and Kendrick is in gear to drop a classic album in the coming months.
Shout out to Jerome D. and APLUS Filmz for holding down 98% of the visuals we’ve seen from the TDE camp thus far too. They work their magic and make it all come together visually for the world to see. Applaud these guys, they deserve it.
Check out our picks for the dopest visuals after the jump.
You Actin’ Like #TDE Don’t Run LA.. Fuck that! They run rap, period.
It’s been a minute since we got some new music from Jay Rock on the solo tip. Today he for #TDEFamAppreciationWeek he releases a new one “YOLA” which he gives us some grade a rhymes over a nice smooth beat. TDE continues to get better with each release which is scary for what the future holds for the rest of you rap guys.
Produced by Dave Free.
OS REWIND: Ab-Soul – Black Lip Bastard (Remix) (feat. Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q & Jay Rock) [Music Video]
If it’s one thing we’ll never run out of around these parts, its videos. This week we had a few from veterans in the game, but the new blood also makes their stamp in this weeks Top 10. We also put one R&B and one alternative pick in the mix and one of the best crews in the game jump starts the entire countdown.
Check out our picks after the jump.
OS REWIND: Top 10 Videos Of The Week (August 4, 2012)
Producer: Statik Selektah
Label: Stones Throw
Three days after blessing us with their Stereotype EP, Strong Arm Steady is back and their joined by Black Hippy’s own ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock on “Fair Fight.” The latest record to be released from their upcoming collaborative LP with Statik Selektah titled Stereotype, which is due out August 14.
OS REWIND: Strong Arm Steady & Statik Selektah – Stereotype [EP]
No idea why this or the Prodigy-featured track wasn’t featured on Royalty, but either way, fans get the track to add as bonus if they want to. According to Gambino on the track, this shit is supposed to make you have a sour face when you play it in the whip.
OS REWIND: Childish Gambino – Body (feat. Prodigy)
Here’s a behind the scenes look at Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and ScHoolboy Q’s XXL Magazine photo shoot for a feature in the magazine. TDE, HiiiPoWeR.
Jay Rock and K-Young come together on this new track “Back In The Days” from the upcoming The Mint Room compilation put together by Treacherous Records. The artists set to appear on the project include Crooked I, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, Fashawn and more.