As promised, J. Cole delivers the second installment of his Truly Yours EP series. Serving as a follow-up to its February release, the six song collection includes features and production from Young Jeezy, 2 Chainz, Jake One, and Canei Finch.
Along with “Cole Summer,” enjoy tracks such as “Kenny Lofton,” “Chris Tucker,” “Head Bussa,” “Cousins,” and “Wishes.” J. Cole’s sophomore album, Born Sinner arrives on June 25.
Eve takes no prisoners in “E.V.E.” the latest visual in support of her forthcoming Lip Lock LP, due May 14. After giving us the heart-warming “Make It Out This Town,” the Philly femcee brings a gritty clip for her new single.
Her first album since 2002’s Eve-Olution will feature appearances from Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott, Pusha T, Gabe Saporta, Juicy J, Chrisette Michele, and Dawn Richard.
Last Monday we heard Janelle Monae’s new Erykah Badu-assisted single, “Q.U.E.E.N.” but little did we know a video has already been shot for the track. BET’s 106 & Park will be premiering the official visuals tomorrow at 6pm ET. In the meantime, check out a brief teaser that features Janelle getting prepped in a black suit. Her new album is slated to drop later this summer.
Six years after their “Where’s Da G’s” collaboration, London Grime MC Dizzee Rascal and UGK’s Bun B reconnect for “H Town,” also featuring Trae Tha Truth. Premiered by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 earlier today, the A-Trak-produced record is built on that familiar Southern bounce with a Grime edge. Bun and Trae aren’t the only American artists Dizzee has been working with lately; he recently shot a video with Big Sean.
We still have about a month to go until French Montana drops his Bad Boy debut, Excuse My French, but there’s some extras from the cutting room floor starting to surface. Throughout 2012, we heard rumors that Frenchy would be getting some eclectic features, with rumored appearances by the likes of M.I.A., Lady Gaga, Lana Del Ray, and Mikky Ekko. You may recall the Nashville crooner from Rihanna’s “Stay” video or his “Pull Me Down” video that was posted here earlier in the year. Unfortunately, none of the mentioned artists made the final cut, but Mikky does provides a somber hook as the Bronx rapper lets some reflective raps flow on reworked track, “Trouble.”
If 2012 was enthralled by a controversial young Chicago rapper named Chief Keef, another of the Windy City’s own, Chance The Rapper, looks to own that title in 2013. The eccentric 20-year-old MC has been in the eye of a media hype storm in the last few months, which has seen the release of tracks like “Juice,” “Acid Rain” and “Good Ass Intro,” co-signs from RZA, Childish Gambino and Mac Miller, and a performance at SXSW that fans still chatter about today.
It’s all been leading up to today’s release of his eagerly awaited (so eagerly awaited, in fact, that it’s leaked a few hours early) new mixtape, AcidRap. The project clocks in at 13 tracks long and features Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, Twista, Childish Gambino, BJ The Chicago Kid and more. Download AcidRap below. The acid optional.
Roc Nation hit-maker Jahlil Beats and former State Prop/Young Gunz rep Young Chris team up for their new “Money, Clothes N Hoes” video, which features a dancing honey and plenty of tube lights. The track’s off Jahlil’s recent Legend Era II mixtape, on which you’ll hear plenty more of his raps, as well as appearances from Young Jeezy, Meek Mill, Busta Rhymes and more. (Via OnSMASH)
Watch more new videos from Jared Evan and Statik Selektah, Denzil Porter and Decipher after the jump…
Even after sharing the release date — July 16 — for his debut solo album, My Name Is My Name, yesterday, Pusha T is already looking ahead to his sophomore effort. In a new interview with AskMen, the G.O.O.D. Music Golden Child announced that his next album will be titled King Push. He added that he’s “already got the whole mentality of it” — an approach that might just make it feature-less.
SK: What else is on the horizon for you? Another G.O.O.D. Music compilation album?
PT: I really don’t know. I’m really on My Name Is My Name, and then my next album after that. I already got the whole mentality of it. I see it. It’s titled King Push. I don’t even think there’s going to be anybody on King Push.
SK: I like that. No features.
Also in the discussion, Pusha mentioned that he passed on the “Ni**as In Paris” beat because “it sounds like a video game.” You win some, you lose some.
Currently out in the Big Apple promoting his new single, “S.D.S.,” and forthcoming Watching Movies with the Sound Off album, Mac Miller paid a visit to Funk Flex‘s Hot97 spot, where he came with it over Mobb Deep’s “Survival of the Fittest” instrumental.
“A lot of you rappers ain’t f**king with Mac Miller” — Flex.
Here’s one of the most unlikely pairings you’ll hear all year. On the menacing, strung-out “Yacht Lash,” La Musica de Harry Fraud groups Odd Future lyricist Earl Sweatshirt with one of rap’s most, erm, colorful characters, Riff Raff. This is the latest single from Harry’s upcoming High Tide EP (out May 7 via Scion A/V), which will also feature appearances from French Montana, Action Bronson, Troy Ave, Smoke DZA, Tech N9ne and more.