“Each day serves as a reminder/that I’m years away from getting that crib down in Carolina/that I promised my mama,” D-Black spits on “Devil On Me,” a standout track on a standout project, Tunnel Vision, available for free download. Expect to hear that type of raw honesty and emotion in everything D-Black touches, from a song about a failed relationship to why he’s one of the illest on the come-up. The Bronx product has spent the better part of the last decade releasing consistently dope music, from a regular series Mr. October to a slew of underground releases. Fresh off a hiatus, D-Black is not only back, but back for vengeance on any beat unfortunate enough to be cued up in Pro Tools when he approaches the mic. D-Black speaks to ProfileWild about his absence, returning with two quality projects, Tunnel Vision and Heartbreak Hotel, rapping about relationships, his creative process, and much more. After the interview, D-Black survives a round in the random question generator and leaves the listener with a dope acapella.
- Audioposted March 9, 2015 / No Comments
Here’s a pleasant surprise for you this Monday morning: Freddie Gibbs dropped a 3-song EP entitled Pronto. This is the first Gibbs project since 2014’s The Tonite Show with The Worlds Freshest. The production on Pronto is by Big Pops and Mikhail. Stream the entire project after the jump.
- Interviewsposted March 9, 2015 / No Comments
Pay attention to the drums and you’ll know if you’re rocking to an Ice Rocks beat. Hard, crisp, and live is that consistent sound, whether it’s with artists like Meyhem Lauren and Eastkoast or his own crew, DXA. From finding inspiration in legends like RZA and Large Pro to forming his DXA crew with his boys, Ice Rocks’ foundation is rooted in hip-hop. On the rise as a talented producer with an incredible sound, Ice Rocks talks working with Meyhem Lauren on the new More Cashmere album, the importance of vinyl, working with Chopped Herring, his production process, and much more in this exclusive interview. As a bonus, Ice Rocks lets an exclusive beat go. If you’ve got what it takes, rock to it and tweet it to @icerocksdxa and @seven3zero and you may hear it on a few sites. And either way, check out the jewels Ice Rocks drops in this dope interview.
- Audioposted March 8, 2015 / No Comments
Miami and DC join forces to take on New Jersey on the “Trap Queen” remix. Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” is a smash hit and is getting big time radio play, despite being released last spring. Rick Ross and Fat Trel have decided its better to be late than never. Listen to Rozay’s and Trel’s remix of “Trap Queen” after the jump.
- Audioposted March 7, 2015 / No Comments
Charles Hamilton, who showed promised in the mid-2000s, has had some major career setbacks and sadly has never been able to adapt to the ever-changing music industry. However, Hamilton recently signed a record deal with Republic Records and almost immediately began rolling out new music. Hamilton, along with Rita Ora, will debut new music on the hit show Empire. But for now Hamilton is dropping a new solo track entitled “Correct.” Check out the new Charles Hamilton track “Correct” after the jump.
- Audioposted March 6, 2015 / 1 Comment
The mysterious Jay Electronica has shared a new track entitled “Road to Perdition.” The song features a sample of Jay-Z’s “Success” from his 2007 album American Gangster. No word as to whether or not this track will appear on a new Jay Electronica project, which has been in limbo since forever ago. This is the first new song Jay Electronica has shared since last year’s “Better in Tune With the Infinite.” He is also starring in the film Into the Light which is scheduled to be released this year. Listen to “Road to Perdition” after the jump.