Trae The Truth Releases New Album, ‘Hometown Hero’


The Houston native delivers.

Trae The Truth has effectively leveraged his hip-hop platform to achieve more than just musical excellence. He’s become a vocal figure in the Houston hurricane aid program, encouraging donations and helping directly those in need. He’s a hometown guy who loves his city of Houston, and wants to see his people prosper. Showing even more support for his Texas town, Trae recently dropped off his new album, Hometown Hero.

Coming in at 12-tracks, 47-minutes, Hometown Hero is further proof of Trae’s undeniable ability and penchant for curating diverse sounds. With features from Young Thug to Mozzy, Hometown Hero has a uniquely textured aesthetic that will be sure to bury into your ear canals. Hometown Hero follows Trae’s 2017 album, Tha Truth, Pt. 3.

Listen to Hometown Hero below:

Royce Da 5’9″ & DJ Premier Unleash ‘PRhyme 2′


Two of the best at their respective crafts unite.

It’s been four-years since Royce Da 5’9” and DJ Premier linked for their joint album, PRhyme. Today, the two return with their second collaborative project, PRhyme 2.

Given Royce’s Funk Flex Freestyle promoting the album, expectations were high for the two’s return. From the sounds of it, they’ve exceeded those expectations. Coming in at 17-tracks, 53-minutes, PRhyme 2 features a diverse artist selection, including Dave East, Big K.R.I.T., Rapsody, and many more.

For those craving some real hip-hop, look no further–PRhyme has returned.

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Big Pun’s Wife Sues Walmart


Might be time to pay up.

Even though he’s been gone for 18-years, Big Pun is still a relevant force. His music will continue to grace playlists, his son is carrying on the rap name, and now his name is being involved in potential Walmart lawsuit.

Pun’s wife, Liza Rios, is suing the chain for trademark infringement due to illegally using Big Pun’s image on t-shirts, phone cases, amongst other items. Rios is seeking all profits plus $10MM in statutory damages.

We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available.


Roc Marciano Releases “The Sauce & Corniche” Featuring Action Bronson


Two New York kings link-up.

New York’s Roc Marciano has lead an interesting career thus far. While he’s never been firmly planted in the industry’s spotlight, he’s managed to carve a fruitful path for himself on his own terms. Always managing to achieve the respect of his peers, as he’s a former member of Busta Rhymes’ Flipmode Squad and was featured on the ‘05 Wu-Tang compilation album, Roc continues netting love from his contemporaries with the release of “The Sauce & Corniche” featuring Action Bronson.

Listen to “The Sauce & Corniche” below:

Chris Rivers Contines ‘Barzday Wednesdays’ With “Fighters”


A remix to the classic Lupe track.

New York rapper, Chris Rivers, son of legendary Big Pun, continues his lyrical onslaught with another installment of his Barzday Wednesday series with “Fighters”. His version of Weezy’s Dedication series, Barzday Wednesdays are always remixes over popular productions. Last week was “New Freezer”; this week is the Lupe classic, “Fighters”.

Listen to “Fighters” below:

Smoke DZA Unveils ‘Not for Sale’ Tracklist


Dropping 4/20.

Recently, New York kings, Smoke DZA and Joey Bada$$, linked on the former’s track, “The Mood”. Upon completing an impressive lyrical sparring bout, fans were left wanting more. Smoke has the answer for those insatiable listeners.

The other day, Smoke released the tracklist for his forthcoming album, Not for Sale. Coming in strong at 12-tracks, Not for Sale features strong production from the likes of Cardo and LevyGrey, as well as features from Dom Kennedy, DRAM, Cozz, and more.

Fittingly, Not for Sale will drop on 4/20.

Check out the full tracklist below:

1. “The Legacy” (Produced by BobGnarly)
2. “The Mood” featuring Joey Bada$$ (Produced by 183rd)
3. “The Come Up” featuring D.R.A.M. (Produced by DJ Steel)
4. “The High” featuring Velous (Produced by DJ Relly Rell)
5. “The Hustle” featuringBodega Bamz and LevyGrey (Produced by LevyGrey)
6. “The Love” featuring Ty Dolla $ign (Produced by DJ Relly Rell)
7. “The Lifestyle” (Produced by Cardo)
8. “The Antidote” (Produced by LevyGrey)
9. “The Game” (Produced by LevyGrey)
10. “The Glow” (Produced by LevyGrey)
11. “The Soul” featuring Vado (Produced by BobGnarly)
12. “The Hookup” featuring Cozz & Dom Kennedy (Produced by Girl Talk)