Basquiat produced “Christ Conscious” is Joey Bada$$’ second single off of this debut studio album, B4DA$$ (Before The Money).
L.A.’s TDE and Black Hippy rapper Ab-Soul has released These Days…, his follow-up to the 2012 album Control System. Soulo has been building anticipation for the album by sharing tracks for months, most of which are featured on the album: “Dub Sac,” “Tree Of Life,” “These Days,” “Closure,” “Stigmata,” and “Hunnid Stacks.” Because the album was leaked in entirety, it appears that Soul Brother Number 1 + 1 wanted to counter the leak with a SoundCloud stream of the album. The album features SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Lupe Fiasco, Nikki Jean, Rick Ross, Jinx, Short Dawg, Jhené Aiko, Kendrick Lamar, Action Bronson, Asaad, Jay Rock, RaVaughn, Danny Brown, Delusional Thomas, Lupe Fiasco and JMSN. It also has production from the likes of J. Cole and Mac Miller. Stream the whole LP below.
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The teenage Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ has released his Summer Knights mixtape. Summer Knights is the follow up to last year’s >1999. The mixtape has contributions from heavy hitters like DOOM, Alchemist, Oddisee, Statik Selektah, Lee Bannon, various Pro Era members, as well as dancehall singer Collie Buddz. Continue reading Joey Bada$$ / Summer Knights
I would only pay to see a few of these acts individually, but all together I’d say its an experience you shouldn’t miss. I really feel like in the genre of Hip Hop we are in a time of Renaissance, and this tour is a testiment to that. The Under the Influence of Music Tour was announce on 4/20 (of course), which will be co-headlined by Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky this summer. The tour will also feature Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era, Trinidad James, B.o.B, and more. Check out the itinerary and the promo below.
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DJ SPK released another mix dedicated to you sleep deprived listeners. The new mixtape features tracks from Black Hippy, Big K.R.I.T., Yelawolf, Flatbush Zombies, and more. Check below for the full track list and stream.
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So, seeing Kendrick make it, seeing J. Cole make it—I been listening to their whole come up—literally, J. Cole The Come Up and shit— I just been listening from then and to [come from] just listening to an artist that’s on rise like them, I feel like I absorbed that all into my subconscious and that’s kinda how it came together in such synch, in my case. I observe a lot.