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New Heat: Nipsey Hussle - 'Shell Shocked'

Posted On: August 06, 2016

Nipsey Hussle let off another heat as part of his #MarathonMondays series, a compilation of tracks to prepare his fans for his upcoming project. The latest song to hit the airwaves is titled, 'Shell Shocked.'

With a team of producers consisting of Tariq, Mike & Keys and more, Nipsey lays his bars over the contagious and mellow tunes. 

Hit the play button and check it out below.


New Heat: The L.O.X. feat. J DOE - 'What Happens'

Posted On: August 06, 2016

Utilizing the fuel of their disappointments about police brutality, JadakissStyles P and Sheek Louch set the mic on fire with a brand new heat called, 'What Happens."

The theme of the track raises the question of What Happens when people had enough and highlights the fact that, even with a Black president, racism continues to be an issue in America. J DOE is featured on the song as the hook. With the release of the track, The LOX made a statement asserting that they want peace, acknowledged and praised good policing but understands there is a big issue with police brutality which needs to be address.

"We want peace."

"We do not hate police nor do we want police to hate us, but there is a divide in communities across this country. We feel like we (minorities) are a perceived enemy. We salute and acknowledge the good officers of the community around America but recognition of good does not prevent us from addressing what is taking place across the nation."

The LOX's new track can be streamed below via TIDAL.


New Remix: Tory Lanez feat. Sean Paul - 'Luv'

Posted On: August 02, 2016

Tory Lanez recruits the dancehall star Sean Paul for the riddim remix of his track, 'Luv.'

Sean Paul makes the ladies go insane with his lyrics, while he stays mellow with a spliff and admires the hips of a woman. Lanez comes through with the hook and serenades the ladies. The dancehall/R&B artist from the 6 is putting down the finishing touches on his anticipated LP, "I Told You" which is dropping on August 19th. Until then, well, you know the drill. 


New R&B Joint: JR Castro - 'Cupid' Remake

Posted On: August 02, 2016

Getting ready to release his upcoming mixtape "Songs You Were Made To,JR Castro preps his fans and listeners with a project series called, "#Made2Mondays." So far, the R&B crooner has released three remixed cover off it and enlisted DJ Carisma, who is the host for the project.

His latest joint is a cover of the classic 'Cupid' song by 112. JR Castro maintains the original lyrics to the track and adds his own creative appeal to it. The remake version of Cupid features Poo Bear and was produced by The Audibles. Castro's mixtape is scheduled for released on August 22nd, until then, stream his latest cut below.

The other two classic covers JR Castro released were 'Rock Wit Cha' and 'Love You Down.'


New Joint: Tory Lanez - 'Flex'

Posted On: August 02, 2016

While on his 'I Told You Tour,' Tory Lanez dropped a new track called, 'Flex.'

On the song, Tory Lanez flexes about unresolved issues and muscles their solutions. He makes an investment and pays everybody back. The track is off Lanez upcoming album, "I Told You" which is scheduled to be released on the 19th.

In the meantime, check out his new joint below.

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New Album: Fantasia - 'The Definition Of...'

Posted On: August 01, 2016

Prepping her fans and listeners for the release of her fifth studio album, Fantasia previewed a few tracks off the project. Her new album, "The Definition Of..." embodies 11 songs with features by Stacy Barthe, Aloe Blacc and Tye Tribbett.

The album consist of several different sound elements from R&B, neo-soul, gospel, pop, jazz, county and rock.

"In this album, I wanted to embody James Brown, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt," Fantasia conveyed during a recent interview.

The Definition Of... is a liberating movement for Fantasia, as she confronts, reflects and comes face to face with some of the struggles she's encountered, endured; and overcame in life. She's intimate on the album, where Fantasia gets naked with her listeners and exudes raw emotions, revealing parts about herself. On the track 'Ugly,' Fantasia brings awareness about societal depiction of body image and beauty, how it affects the confidence and self esteem of women who will do anything, even if it means harming themselves to live up to society's standards. 'Stay Up' is a song to fuel the passion and power in others to never stay down. The Definition Of... closes with 'I Made It,' a gospel infused song that moves through the souls of others and redeems with the power of music.

Fantasia enlisted R Kelly, Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon, Ron Fiar, Brian Kennedy; and more as her production team.

The album can be streamed and downloaded below via Apple Music.


Joe Budden's Freestyle on The Funkmaster Flex Show

Posted On: August 01, 2016

Joe Budden recently stirred the pot and started beefin' with Drake. Prior to that, he took several shots at Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj back in June.

His beef with Drake took an epic turn when he was confronted by the 6 God's fans and ended up being the jokes of memes on social media. I'm sure you guys saw those memes and just in case you missed some of them, here's one to refresh your memory below.

Budden recently made an appearance on HOT 97's Funkmaster Flex Show to set the record straight. He took the mic and let off a freestyle over the instrumentals to Fabolous classic track, 'Breathe.' Instead of squashing his beef or any kind of conflicts, Budden added more fuel to the fire and blazed his freestyle. He took some more jabs at Drake during his lyrical exercise.

Hmmm, so far Drake has not made an official response and in the art of war, we've witnessed how the 6 God moves.

Check out the freestyle below.

Did he slaughter the mic or not? Hmmm, Budden needs to take all that aggravation and go to the studios.


New Music Video: Curren$y feat. Rick Ross - 'Dope Boys'

Posted On: August 01, 2016

In the visual for his new videoCurren$y gets animated for 'Dope Boys' featuring Rick Ross.

Dope Boys' animation was created and directed by CJ Wallis. The track of the video is off Spitta's Bourbon Street Secrets mixtape.

Check out the new clip below.


New Album: 'The Land' Sountrack

Posted On: August 01, 2016

Nas premiered the soundtrack album for his film, "The Land" over the weekend on July 29th. The album dropped the same day the movie opened up nationwide. As you may already know, Nas executive produced the movie and goes behind the camera to bring his vision into fruition.

The Land sountrack factors in 14 tracks, including an intro and outro featuring Nosaj Thing. The project also has features from Erykah Badu, Fashawn, Stalley, MGK, Dave East and more. The Land was written and directed by Stephen Caple Jr., about skateboarders from Cleveland, Ohio on a quest to make their dreams come true. The film's soundtrack can be streamed below via Spotify


New Heat: Pusha T feat. Jeremih - 'Paid'

Posted On: August 01, 2016

Off the soundtrack of the Nas executive directed movie, "The Land," Pusha T and Jeremih link up for a track titled, 'Paid.'

The movie made its debut over the weekend (July 29th), depicting the storyline of four teenage boys who aim for skateboard stardom, escaping the gutter street life of Cleveland. In the song Paid, Pusha T rhymes about hustling and getting paid, Jeremih provides the hook over stylistic piano and clapping hands sound effects. 

Stream the new song below.


New Joint: Consequence feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Tony Yayo - 'Ask Somebody'

Posted On: August 01, 2016

Sampling Jay Z's classic joint featuring Foxy Brown, 'Ain't No N*gga,' Consequence links up with Ty Dolla $ign and Tony Yayo to spin a modern version of the track.

Yayo drops classic lyrics from the old school joint, the MC's do their thang and bring the party vibes to the song.

Stream to it below.

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