We are but a mere five days away (Sep. 18th) from the release of G.O.O.D. Music’s first group compilation, Cruel Summer. And to further build the anticipation for the project, crew leader Kanye West just shared a commercial for the album. Watch it above.
This album should be massive, the first single “Mercy” has already gone platinum, and there has aready been four track relased, and evey single one of them is a banger, including the last one “Clique” (Feat. Jay-Z & Big Sean) Peep the whole track-list below and get hyped.
01 Kanye West – “To The World” (Feat. R. Kelly)
02 Kanye West – “Clique” (Feat. Jay-Z, Big Sean)
03 Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz – “Mercy”
04 Kanye West – “New God Flow” (Feat. Pusha T, Ghostface Killah)
05 Raekwon, Pusha T, Common, 2 Chainz, CyHi Da Prynce, Kid Cudi & D’Banj – “The Morning”
06 Kanye West & DJ Khaled – “Cold”
07 The-Dream, Pusha T & Ma$e – “Higher”
08 John Legend, Travi $ Scott, Teyana Taylor, CyHi Da Prynce & Malik Yusef – “Sin City”
09 Kanye West, Big Sean, 2 Chainz & Marsha Ambrosius – “The One”
10 Kid Cudi – “Creepers”
11 John Legend & Teyana Taylor – “Bliss”
12 Kanye West, Chief Keef, Pusha T, Big Sean & Jadakiss – “Don’t Like (Remix)”
“Usually, I kill all the hot songs that’s out, but I’m on all the hot songs that’s out. So now I have nothing to kill.” – Lil Wayne
Ya’ll remember the mixtape Weezy? Remember when he use to take every beat out on the streets and then tear them up with his own vocals that was better then the originals? We’ll he’s back with “The Dedication 4″ his new mixtape (download here) where he flips beats from Rick Ross, Jay-z and Kanye, Future, Cash Out, Meek Mill, Drake & Chief Keef.
Weezy has been taking alot of shit for how he’s been acting since he got out of jail. Are you still Down with Weezy? Do you think he murdered any of these giant beats?
Listen to Chloe’s new single “STFU”. Grab the track here.
ATTENTION! ALL ARTISTS, PRODUCERS, MUSICIANS, OR ANYONE INTERESTED IN HIP HOP, POP, OR R&B MUSIC!! The boys at Full Volume Music, in collaboration with some major industry royalty will be having the first ever Northeast Regional A&R Power Summit. This is the ultimate chance to not only gain inside advice on how to make it in your chosen field, but also receive a 1 on 1 listening and critique session with some of the industry’s best tastemakers. Confirmed panelists include:
Riggs Morales: Shady Records (Vice President)
Walter Jones: Sony/ATV Publishing (Director of Urban A&R)
Sarah J: Producer Manager (PMP Worldwide)
Chris Cabbot: Entertainment Attorney (Lloyd Z. Remick and Zane Management)
Imran Majid: Universal Republic Records (Director of A&R)
Claribel Carabello: Manager/Consultant (Silent Partner, Inc.)
This is an event you definitely will not want to miss! For more information, questions, and registration, go to www.nearpowersummit.com.
Written by B. Woods
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Rick Ross released his 5th album today “God Forgives, I Don’t” and to mark this momentous occasion MMG has released a music video for the first single off the album “3 Kings”. The video is all black an white, and chronicles the rise of three of Hip Hops biggest MC’s. We get to see all three come up from the streets, Dre in Compton, Ross in Miami, and Jay in Brooklyn. It’s almost like a picture of hip hop as America’s National Pastime. The video fits the track perfectly, go bump this in your Maybach.
Maybach Music Group member Meek Mill is Blowin’ up! Mill’s immensely successful ‘Dreamchasers 2′ mixtape was downloaded nearly 2 million times in its first 24 hours. Most of that success was due to this feel good track.
Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers 2 cut “Amen” has rubbed one Philly pastor the wrong way, but better believe that’s not holding back the MMG rapper. On Sunday Meek dropped his new video for the single and he made sure that all of his boys got in on the fun. The video begins after hours of partying, but eventually flashes back to debauchery from the previous night with Drake, and also includes footage with his Club Paradise tourmates Waka Flocka, J. Cole and French Montana.
Last week a Philly pastor launched a boycott against “Amen” claiming that the track was blasphemous, but Meek said his peace during a radio interviewwhere he went in on the pastor for being a hypocrite. “This looking like you trying to get famous, or you need some attention, because you could have came to me and said anything you wanted to say,” Meek told him. “I might’ve helped you. If you needed money for your church or whatever I might’ve woulda gave you that money. I might’ve even remixed the song ["Amen"] with Kirk Franklin or anything you wanted to do. You went about it… like you looking for attention and fame.”
Chicago Hip Hop is taking over. With Kanye West cranking out new music at a steady pace–perhaps a response to the pressures building in the East Side Drill scene; he does not want to be the one Chicago cat whose ribs are suddenly showing, not now, after all he has come through–the beats are coming fast and furious, increasing the odds of finding one that is able to be worked over. Many have tried and failed on “No Church in the Wild,” committing the cardinal sin of trying to breathe in the Throne’s atmosphere; Rick Ross succeeded, mainly because his own music is so closely related to the kind on Watch The Throne. Both rhyme about the trappings of money and power, with the predominant difference coming from how they are obtained.
“New God Flow” is far more accessible, if for no other reason than that the air around it is not so thick, and Paypa takes advantage for his own freestyle. Not content to lay a few simple bars, Paypa forges ahead and lays down a track worthy of a feature release, laced with punchlines (“Like a d boy in a Kangol hat/I pulled up in the bucket and them hoes just laughed” is a highlight) and above average wordplay. The Chicago-by-way-of SoCal emcee has a smooth, marbled flow, direct and at home in Luxury Rap’s lushly sinister environs, a fact that allows him to sound the part, a critical ingredient for getting past the doorman. (via Parlé)
Chief Keef hooking up with Waka Flocka makes total and complete sense. I mean other than kind of resembling each other, they both make music that makes you want to punch people, so we knew if the two ever got together it would be a royal rumble. Our first taste of this menacing collaboration comes on the track “Murda”, featuring fellow Bricksquad bro Bo Deal. Watch the video for the track now, which as you can imagine features a plethora of shaking dreadlocks.
On April 17, SpiffTV Films-the production company that shoots most of the videos for Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group releases- tweeted a photo of rappers Ma$e, Rick Ross and French Montana, as well as singer Omarion and producer Rico Love, together in the studio. The picture immediately caused a frenzy online, sparking speculation that Ma$e might be making his third return to music since he announced he was retiring to become a pastor in April 1999.
A week after the photo appeared, DJ Funkmaster Flex debuted a remix of Wale’s “Slight Work” on his WQHT (Hot 97) New York radio show. The remix, of Wale’s fourth charting single from sophomore album “Ambition,” features Maybach rapper Meek Mill, Bad Boy CEO Sean ” Diddy” Combs,” new Bad Boy signee French Montana and Ma$e, marking the first appearance of the Harlem rapper born Mason Betha on record since 2009. Speaking to Flex during an on-air call following the remix’s debut, Ma$e didn’t address rumors about him possibly signing with Warner Bros. imprint Maybach.
I have a confession to make, I’m from Chicago, and I ain’t afraid to say it. When it comes to hip hop Chicago seems to be like the forgotten city, sure we have Common, but not sure anyone really cares about him anymore. Sure Kanye is from Chicago, but he’s not really repin the Chi anymore. So it’s great to see new Chicago rappers coming up. Paypa (@PaypaTime) is from Chicago, and he’s not afraid to say it. Paypa’s mixtape “The Bottle” comes out 4/26, untill then here’s a preview of the Chitown heat.