Comparatively the Kevin Gates we see on the cover of Luca Brasi 2 is a different man from the one we first became acquainted with on the cover of The Luca Brasi Story in early 2013. And that’s fair because Gates has had himself a productive year; signing to Atlantic Records, releasing two critically-acclaimed mixtapes, and even becoming a father for the second time. But on his latest offering from the forthcoming Luca Brasi 2, “Thugged Out,” Kevin Gates is in his usual fatalist, dope boy mode. Peep “Thugged Out” after the jump and be on the lookout for Kevin Gates’ Gangsta Grillz hosted Luca Brasi 2 dropping December 15th.
- Audioposted December 9, 2014 / No Comments
Following the untimely death of his cousin and tour manager, Junior B, Joey Bada$$ has went ahead and cancelled the remaining dates of his European tour. Joey Bada$$ has also shared the tracklist for his forthcoming LP, the highly-anticipated B4.DA.$$, which comes out January 20, 2015 via Cinematic Music Group / Pro Era. And today Joey is sharing “No. 99″ produced by Statik Selektah. Check out “No. 99″ after the jump.
- Videosposted December 8, 2014 / No Comments
Today, OnSMASH premiered the latest video by Trademark Da Skydiver from his new album Return of the Super Villain, which you may stream in full here. ”The Return,” which is directed by Jawney Qvest chronicles a day in the life of the Super Villain himself, from the moment he wakes-and-bakes to his escapades with luxury cars. The video also embraces comic book visuals that compliment the smooth production of Canis Major. Trademark’s Return of the Super Villain is in stores now via The Barnes Corp / iHipHop Distribution. Purchase the album via iTunes here and peep “The Return” after the jump.
- Audioposted December 8, 2014 / No Comments
Looks like YG got the memo his debut album My Krazy Life isn’t receiving a Grammy nod. In fact, a lot of heavily favored hip-hop albums were snubbed from the 2015 Grammys. Instead of rewarding artistically inclined albums like Freddie Gibbs & Madlib’s Piñata or even Rick Ross’ commercially successful Hood Billionaire, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) saw Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic better fit for some (more) recognition. Well, Compton’s YG, being the gangsta that he is, ain’t just gonna sit around and take it on the chin, as he unleashes “2015 Flow,” which targets said award show. Peep YG’s Grammy diss track “2015 Flow” after the jump.
- Videosposted December 7, 2014 / No Comments
Nicki Minaj was the musical guest on the 40th season of Saturday Night Live last night alongside host James Franco. She performed two cuts off of her forthcoming highly-anticipated The Pinkprint album, which is due out December 15th on YMCMB. Peep Nicki’s performances of “Bed of Lies” and “Only” (no Drake or Lil Wayne, though) on Saturday Night Live after the jump.
- Videosposted December 6, 2014 / No Comments
J. Cole’s new album 2014 Forest Hills Drive is due out December 9th, but you can stream it here for free. In addition, J. Cole is sharing the visuals to the intro for the album, in which he bikes around NYC. Peep the video for J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive intro after the jump.