August 2014

curtis williams danco

Between the success of their bubbling banger “Everything,” a new deal with Mike WiLL Made It’s Ear Druma Records/Interscope and with their debut album on the horizon, you could say it’s been a big year for Two-9. Even with all that to juggle, Curtis Williams — the most recognizable face (and hair) in the Atlanta collective — blesses the Internets with his sophomore solo mixtape, Danco James.

Enlisting help from Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and his Two-9 brethren, plus production from the likes of Metro Boomin, Sonny Digital and Childish Major, Curtis displays his diversity with a project that’s both energetic and mellowed-out, soulful and sinister, ig’nant and thoughtful. There’s a couple of records in here that will do some damage.

Stream Danco James below…



If Young Thug is the burning sun at the center of Atlanta (or as Info so eloquently put it, ALT-lanta)’s vibrant new scene, then Key! and ILOVEMAKONNEN are stars shining brightly right beside him. The pair are proving to be quite the tag-team, having recently linked up on Father’s infectious iced-out anthem, “Look at Wrist,” and they’ve got another under their belts with “I Understand.”

Lead by a sprightly piano loop, the FKi-produced song is instantly more catered towards Makonnen’s sing-song style, but Key! switches it up with ease and delivers a heartfelt verse and hook. After all, this is the same guy that made a whole EP of reference songs for Kid Cudi (which lowkey might have been better than half of Indicud).

Hit the jump to hear “I Understand,” plus ILOVEMAKONNEN and Key!’s other new collaboration “Doubted,” which they dropped earlier this month.

Listen below…



Lil Bibby’s Free Crack 2 is finally here. Serving as the sequel to last year’s breakout mixtape, the Chicago rookie feeds the fiends with another dose of audio crack. Birdman opens the project with an emphatic intro while Wiz Khalifa, T.I., Lil Herb, Juicy J, Kevin Gates, Jadakiss and Anthony Hamilton help refine the XXL Freshman’s recipe. At 18 tracks long, be careful not to O.D.

Stream and download Free Crack 2 below…


nicki minaj the pinkprint

Between nostalgic lyrical exercises like “Lookin’ Ass” and “Chi-Raq,” attention-grabbing performances like the one we witnessed at the MTV VMAs last weekend and, of course, her record-breakingAnaconda” video, 2014 has so far felt like the Nicki Minaj show. However, the Young Money Queen will officially be staking her claim this Fall as her long-awaited album, The Pinkprint, is set to drop on November 28 (Black Friday), according to Billboard. Arriving exactly a month after Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V, Nicki’s album will go head-to-head with Eminem’s newly-announced Shady XV compilation, which hits shelves on the same day.

UPDATE: According to MTV News, the album still has no release date.

New Video: Nicki Minaj “Anaconda”
Nicki Minaj Performs at the 2014 MTV VMAs
New Video: Jessie J, Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande “Bang Bang”


A$AP Twelvyy keeps it grimy on his latest Internet release, “Glock Rivers.” Repping Castle Hell to the fullest, the Mob’s silent assassin shows his lyrical growth on the new record. Keep your eyes peeled for the A$AP Mob project dropping this fall.

Listen to “Glock Rivers” below…



G-Herbo gets some big help from his fellow Chicago homies Common and Chance The Rapper for a remix to one of the best cuts from his debut mixtape. On “Fight or Flight,” the 3 Windy City MCs wax poetic about the poverty and violence that plagues their city.

Stream Lil Herb’s Welcome to Fazoland mixtape here.

Listen to the remix below…



This week Travis $cott was a guest on the HOT97 Morning Show show for the first time to meet Ebro. After getting a great introduction from Peter Rosenberg, the Houston native broke down his working relationships with Kanye West and T.I.

Later in the chat, La Flare hinted at a collaborative project with his friend, Young Thug, and also revealed that he recorded a song with PARTYNEXTDOOR.

Watch the interview below…



While we wait for T.I.’s Paperwork: The Motion Picture to drop in October, the Kang teams up with DJ MLK for a verse over Jeremih’s “Don’t Tell Em.” The freebie is from the DJ’s upcoming Goodnight Don’t Exit In ATL: Clubs Studios Airports mixtape.

Listen to the new song below…



Rico Love and Future ride out together in the “He Got Money” visuals, which was featured on RL’s newly released I Sin mixtape. The concept is pretty simple: designer clothes, a few bad chicks and some tricked out cars.

Watch the video below…



So So Def’s founder is back with a new ATL collabo featuring Migos and Ty Dolla $ign from the West Coast. Aiming straight for the clubs, Jermaine Dupri orchestrates a song for those headed out on a Friday night. Before the Labor Day festivities officially kick off, here’s one to pre-game with.

Previously, JD and Migos connected on “New Atlanta.”

Continue after the jump…..


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