New Kanye! Happy New Year! For “Only One,” Kanye’s first new song since Yeezus, he delivers a sweet serenade for his baby daughter, North “Nori” West. The track also features Paul McCartney, which is said to be one of many collaborations between the two music icons. Grab a tissue… or a box of ‘em and listen to “Only One” after the jump.
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R.F.C. teamsters Al-Doe and Smoke DZA (who recently dropped the excellent The Outsiders album) link up to take on Nicki Minaj’s instrumental on their “Truffle Butter Freestyle.” Listen after the jump.
- Audioposted December 31, 2014 / No Comments
Nipsey Hussle’s new mixtape Mailbox Money will drop today and though Nipsey himself said that the super limited physical copies are $1,000 a pop it will be available for free download via DatPiff and $10 with an iTunes download. And today Nipsey is sharing “Choke” featuring two of Atlanta’s biggest new names, Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan. Listen after the jump.
- Audioposted December 30, 2014 / No Comments
Have you been fiending some new Mick Jenkins? Yeah, we have been too. Following his breakout mixtape The Water[s] from earlier this year Jenkins has been relatively quiet. Sure, he’s dropped some dope features here and there as well as various loosies (including the very good “Fate”) but we’ve been craving some solo Jenkins material. But it looks like today we’re receiving a treat in “11″ a new solo Mick Jenkins cut. Produced by NIFDproductions, the powerful track is named after the amount of times Staten Island native Eric Garner said “I can’t breathe” before his untimely death at the hands of police officers. Listen to Mick Jenkins’ “11″ after the jump.
- Interviewsposted December 30, 2014 / No Comments
Poison Pen’s something of a utility man in this rap game, capable of playing any position well while representing Bed Stuy to the fullest. Whether he’s ripping stages with the likes of Immortal Technique and Diabolic, hosting or judging any battle that means something, or just straight-up recording, Pen remains a force to be reckoned with. After this interview was conducted (early September 2014), Pen lost his Rebel Armz brother J-Arch over Thanksgiving and recently hosted his tribute show and has been helping raise money for J-Arch’s family. While we don’t talk about this in the interview, Pen does touch on the battle rap game, being pulled from judging the Hollow-Joe Budden battle at Budden’s request, his upcoming album with Chino XL, his writing process, the overuse of hand sanitizer, and much more in this insightful interview.
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- Audioposted December 29, 2014 / No Comments
Rich Gang! New Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan for your slow Monday afternoon. This one, “Hold Us,” features fellow New Atlantan PeeWee Longway. Listen after the jump.