That 1982 duo presents us with a new track featuring actor and comedian Mike Epps’ artist Rico Staxx. Statik Selektah manned the boards for the new cut on which Termanology and Rico spit til their “All Done.” The beat is dope, as are the emcees bars, so hit the jump to take a listen, and download it here.
Stones Throw Records’ Homeboy Sandman is famous for his thought-provoking, politically-conscious, free-flowing lyricism. He intertwines all three in his latest track entitled “Illuminati,” for which he recently dropped some conspiratorial visuals. This is one of my favorite cuts from the emcee’s latest album entitled First of A Living Breed…Homeboy’s undoubtedly of a rare one. Take a look at the Bunny Bread-directed video above, and hit the jump for visuals of a more fun, upbeat Sandman record called “Whatchu Want From Me” as a bonus.
Veteran emcee Sha Stimuli enlisted Grammy Award-winning producer Focus… to exclusively man the boards for his latest EP The Motion Soundtrack. The album is #11 out of 12 volumes from Sha’s The Rent Tape series. The duo released “Famous” as the first single shortly before the EP dropped. “Famous” is a reality check for those obsessing over their Klout score and craving the spotlight. It’s an ode to humility, one of my favorites from the project. Stream “Famous” and all of The Motion Soundtrack after the jump, and if you like what you hear, support these cats and buy the album. Read more
Cash Money representative Caskey linked up with up-and-comer Bear to lay down a track called “Just Chill.” But don’t be misled by the title. These dudes bars are anything but lax. Production credit goes to Jersey-based ill beatsmith Myles William. Hit the jump to take a listen, and tell us what you think.
The only Angel I know with a murderous flow stepped into BET’s Backroom this past Wednesday. DJ Mecca of 2dopeboyz did the introductory honors for Haze who laid down her 16 over DJ Wolf-D’s “Answer The Phone” instrumental. Check it out above and tell us how you really feel.
Unsigned Jersey-bred emcee J.Y. is a rising artist to keep your eyes on. The 23-year-old talent reppin that Coalition teamed up with the BX’s own Frederico for a little “Ballgame 2.0.” The track lives on his junior full length album, The Slave Shift Falling Up. Get a a taste of J.Y.’s floetic flavor after the jump, and if you’re feelin it, make sure to download the album here.
Angel Haze graces Killer’s pages with a little somethin different today. The fire-breathing (let alone spitting) femcee unleashes her creative genius over an instrumental intersecting our beloved hip hop with trendy electro, courtesy of producer Lunice. Here’s just one statement little Miss Haze had to make on this track:
Perfect don’t exist, but I bet that I’m the closest, and nobody can beat me like I’m rap tuberculosis.
Check out Haze and Lunice’s infectious “Gimme That” collaboration below, and hit the jump for some bonus behind the scenes footage of the two in the lab.
Joe Budden leaks another one from his forthcoming A Loose Quarter mixtape. Joey gets a little personal on “Momma Said,” recounting some advice given to him by the lady in his life who will always know best. Producer Beewirks laid down a sweet piano-laced instrumental for Budden to spit his ode to his momma on. Hit the jump to take a listen, and before you hit the mall for Black Friday, make sure to get that mixtape first.
Happy Born Day to Bobby Ray! And what does a Grand Hustler do on his special day? Give his Ray fans some free music. Looks like we’re all ballers today. B.O.B. already leaked several cuts from it via ustream, and Fuck Em We Ball sounds pretty promising thus far. Snoop Lion, Mac Miller, Iggy Azalea, and Spodee are among some of the artists featured on B.O.B.’s latest. Check the full tracklist and download your party favors after the jump. Thanks Bobby!
B.O.B.’s gettin Ray fans hyped for the 15th. He announced on twitter that he’ll be previewing a new cut from Fuck Em We Ball via ustream every weekday til the project drops. So far he’s kept his word, and here we have audio from his most recent ustream debut. Bobby’s “Alright” is the perfect night cap to bump up on your way home from the club, or from wherever else you may be gettin yourself into trouble. See if you agree after the jump.