Legendary hip-hop outfit, A Tribe Called Quest (Q-Tip, Phife, Ali Shaheed Muhammed and Jarobi), is gearing up a 25th anniversary celebration of their landmark album, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm with an brand spankin’ new, mastered reissuing of the album. In addition, the reissue is looking to deliver with bonus treats — a trio of tributes from some big names: Cee-Lo Green remixing “Footprints”, Pharrell with “Bonita Applebum” and J. Cole remaking “Can I Kick It?” Tonight, we have Dreamville’s J. Cole doing a rendition of “Can I Kick It?” and, well, you have to hear it be believe it. Check out J. Cole’s reimagining of A Tribe Called Quest’s “Can I Kick It?” after the jump.
- AudioSinglesposted November 10, 2015 / No Comments
After sharing her take on Drake’s “Hotline Bling” (entitled “HOTLINE BLING BUT U CAINT USE MY PHONE MIX”) from her forthcoming But You Cain’t Use My Phone mixtape — arriving around Thanksgiving — Erykah Badu has returned with “Phone Down”, another new cut from the project. Continuing with the telecommunication device angle she initiated with “Hotline Bling”, Badu delivers a serious banger with “Phone Down” — something surely nobody was expecting. Check out Erykah Badu’s excellent “Phone Down” cut from her But You Cain’t Use My Phone tape after the jump.
- AudioSinglesposted November 9, 2015 / No Comments
The seemingly unlikely pairing of Berner and Cam’ron, which is set to drop a joint project, link up with Wiz Khalifa and Young Dolph for a new song off of their forthcoming Contraband EP. Additionally, “Dope Spot” finds Wiz reuniting with Berner and Cam’ron after just appearing on their first single a week ago. The track, which also has a feature from Memphis’ rising star Young Dolph, will appear on Contraband — Berner and Cam’ron’s EP, dropping Tuesday. Check out “Dope Spot” after the jump.
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Over the weekend, Big Sean performed a live show called “Finding Paradise” in front of a hometown crowd at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. During his set, Sean brought out a slew of guests, including Lil Wayne — who performed “A Milli” and “Rich as Fuck” — and fellow Motor City residents Eminem, Dej Loaf, Danny Brown, Royce da 5’9″ and Trick Trick. The aforementioned guests performed a rendition of last year’s “Detroit vs. Everybody”, which appeared on Eminem’s Shady XV compilation. Check out the full live performance after the jump.
- AudioSinglesposted November 6, 2015 / No Comments
By now you’ve probably outgrown Drake and Future’s “Jumpman”, but with the newly attached “official single” tag to it you probably won’t escape the track any time soon. Sorry. However, young emcee Bishop Nehru is throwing his name in the hat of rappers going over the monster single handled by wunderkind producer, Metro Boomin. Check out Bishop’s take on Drake and Future’s “Jumpman” after the jump.
- AudioSinglesposted November 5, 2015 / No Comments
Although Pimp C is no longer with us — his untimely passing came in 2007 — his music lives on forever. And with rumors of a posthumous Pimp C album swirling for years, it looks as though it’s finally going to happen. Mass Appeal, the label responsible for by Run the Jewels’ awesome sophomore album, will be putting out Long Live the Pimp, an album put together by Pimp’s widow, Chinara Butler. The project will feature guest spots from Bun B, Nas, A$AP Rocky, Ty Dolla $ign, Juicy J, T.I., 8Ball & MJG, Devin the Dude, and many more. You can listen to the Lil Wayne-assisted “3 Way Freak” after the jump. Long Live the Pimp will be out December 4th via Mass Appeal.