The Review (7/2-7/8)

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Suns out, guns out. Let’s take a look back at this week in hip-hop music.

PND & Jeremih drop first song off upcoming joint project

Two of the hottest R&B artists on the planet right now are PartyNextDoor and Jeremih. Their music is great on its own, but teaming up for a joint album is going to be something special, especially if this song is any indication of what’s to come. “Like Dat” is a banger that features a FIRE verse from Wayne (who has been absolutely killing it lately).

Happy Birthday Childish Major

The ATL rapper/producer dropped off a special treat this 4th of July, which also happens to be his birthday. This song is really great and it’s always great when some new Isiah Rashad pops up. These guys are both young and extremely talented with bright futures ahead of them.

Rocketshipshawty 2 on its way

Kid Ink is preparing a follow-up to the mixtape that made him famous. “Lamborghini Dreaming” serves as the first song off the mixtape and it’s smooth as fuck.

Big K.R.I.T. unleashes 12 freestyles in 12 hours

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Rather than post all 12 videos, I decided to post a link to K.R.I.T.’s youtube page. Check them all out or just the ones that feature an instrumental you like. You’ll be safe knowing K.R.I.T. does his thing on all of them.

Gucci Mane teams up with…2Pac?

Fresh out the feds, Gucci has been constantly putting out new music and is set to release a new album in about 2 weeks. “On Me” is a banger that features an old 2Pac verse, which is always refreshing to hear.

Ace Hood is in “Go Mode”

As we get closer and closer to the release of “Starvation V,” Ace Hood keeps leaking new songs to build some hype. “Go Mode” is another dope track with a guest appearance from the boss, Rick Ross.

Joe Budden throws shots at Drake again

Last week, Budden unleashed on Drake with “Making A Murderer, Pt. 1.” This week, he’s back with more lethal bars on “Wake.” This song is great for a multitude of reasons, including the lyrical content and the cover art. Shit made me laugh. Drake will forever be more popular and successful, but his bars will never match Budden’s. Throw this on, pull up the rap genius page and really hear these lines. Incredible.

Chris Brown sings the blues

There has been a lot of really shitty stuff going on in this country the past couple days. During these sad times, many people turn to music. Brown released this song for free for (in his own words) “anybody dealing with injustice or struggle in their lives.” “My Friend” is a fucking beautiful ballad that showcases Brown’s talent and emotion and might even bring a tear to your eye.

Black Hippy is at it again

The day before ScHoolboy Q’s new album dropped (more on that later), the TDE camp blessed the world with a remix to “THat Part.” For those who don’t know who Black Hippy is, the group is made up of TDE artists Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and ScHoolboy Q. They make great music individually and together. Enjoy.

“Blank Face” is here

The long wait for ScHoolboy Q’s sophomore album is over. The “Blank Face LP” dropped today and it is fantastic. I’ve listened to it twice through already and my early favorites are “Ride Out,” “WHateva U Want,” and “JoHn Muir.” This will be in the rotation for a few weeks for sure.

Some final notes: Jay Z released a song called “Spiritual” that I didn’t post because TIDAL is annoying, Migos released a new EP last night, and KeKe Palmer dropped a new song earlier this week as well. That’s about it, I am off to visit The Land and hang with my best friend LeBron for the weekend. Till next week.

G Baby

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Weekly Hip-Hop/R&B Review (4/15-4/22)

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The Pens are one step closer to bringing home the Cup and it’s got me all giddy. Music time:

Big K.R.I.T. remixes Kanye’s “30 Hours”

Big K.R.I.T. remains one of the most slept on artists out there right now. He stays bringing that southern flavor to every track. “$30” is a very, very good remix to an already very, very good song.

4/20 brings some new weed smoking anthems

Dizzy Wright is a very good artist. If you don’t listen to him already, I suggest getting on that. He’s been known to smoke Satan’s salad every now and then and gives the fans a new song to commemorate the big day. Even if you’re like me and don’t indulge, this song is still worth checking out.

Ariana Grande recruits Lil Wayne for new single of upcoming album

There are a lot of dope features on Grande’s upcoming album, “Dangerous Woman.” Lil Wayne was one of my most anticipated and turns out I didn’t have to wait too long. Solid verse from Wayne and Ariana doing her thing throughout earns this song a thumbs up from me.

Harlem goes hard

Jim Jones and A$AP Ferg go in on this banging beat. Turn the volume up all the way and bump this shit.

More 4/20 music courtesy of Snoop Dogg

Snoop dropping a song that’s perfect for a chill smoke sesh? Yeah, could’ve seen that coming. Good to see Snoop is cooking up some good music again.

Another song about getting high

Mac Miller and Dave East link up to create another really chill song this week. They both deliver good verses over the Cardo produced track.

This instrumental is FIRE

I don’t care if you don’t listen to a word of this song but you need to throw on some headphones and take in this beat. The legendary Pete Rock produces a gem featuring some slick horns (which I love).

No list is truly complete without some Migos

Ever been at a party or bar or [random place here] and there’s a ton of attractive ladies around but you don’t say sum? Yeah, me either,  I always talk to girls but if you don’t just listen to this song for some inspiration.

New Bankroll Mafia album

I’ve only heard a couple songs off the project but as a huge fan of T.I., I’m confident I’ll enjoy this. There’s definitely a few bangers in here.

“Always Strive and Prosper” does not disappoint

A$AP Ferg’s new album is well worth the wait. The singles he dropped in advance were all great and the rest of the album holds up as well. “Swipe Life,” “Beautiful People,” and “I Love You” are all must hear songs.

Enjoy this week’s helping of hip-hop and R&B, kids.

G Baby

Weekly Hip-Hop/R&B Review (4/2-4/8)

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Whatchu know about being a fashion icon? Not as much as me. Check out those striped overalls with the fire apple name tag. Anyway, this site is about music right?

Jarren Benton releases new single off upcoming album

Jarren Benton is a very skilled lyricist and his verse on this song shows it. He absolutely rips this piano-infused, grimy beat. His features, Locksmith and Joyner Lucas, also came to play, delivering two equally dope verses.

Freddy vs Jason is on the way!

Fab and Jada are two of New York’s finest on the mic and they are teaming up to create a collaborative album coming soon. The duo dropped a new song, which is a freestyle over Future’s “Wicked” instrumental, to smooth things over until the album drops.

J Dilla’s posthumous album arrives next week

Legendary producer/rapper J Dilla passed away a little over ten years ago but his music lives on. This new track “Gangsta Boogie” will be featured on the album and features Snoop Dogg and Kokane. Most of the album was recorded around 2002 so expect these “new” tracks to be a welcoming throwback.

The legend Riff Raff drops new HEAT

Riff Raff may be one of the most absurd people to ever walk this earth but the dude is an entertainer. His new track “Carlos Slim” features his hilarious boastful bars and an absolute banger of a beat produced by 808 Mafia. Don’t hate it till you give it a chance.

Havoc and Alchemist are cooking up a new project

This for all the fans of classic hip-hop. Two of the best at what they do will be dropping a new project in late May that is sure to be great. “Maintain (Fuck How You Feel)” is the first track off said project and is a sign of good things to come.

Meek Mill drops “Trap Vibes”

“Trap Vibes” is a freestyle over the “Summer Sixteen” and “Panda” instrumentals. It is typical Meek bragging about himself and the stuff he has and talking shit. Nothing wrong with that, he knows his lane and for the most part stays in it. This is definitely hype.

Chance The Rapper’s brother Taylor releases “Straight From Heaven”

We all know Chance is dope but his brother isn’t bad either. Taylor raps in a very similar style to Chance but adds his unique touch to it.

Dee-1 recruits Lupe and Big K.R.I.T. for this fire remix

This song is hooooooottttttt. The beat is flames and each artist goes in. What more could you ask for?

Legends to legendary things

Black Thought and Styles P team up and give us “Making a Murderer.” Black Thought is one of the best artists of all time and Styles P rarely disappoints. You might need rap genius to catch all the bars on this one.

Chris Brown drops the 2nd remix to “Fuck You Back to Sleep”

The first remix of this song featured Usher and Zayn Malik. This one features August Alsina, Miguel, and Trey Songz…three of the games best R&B artists. This is what sex sounds like in the form of music.

ScHoolboy Q is back at it with “Groovy Tony”

Great news this week as ScHoolboy Q drops the lead single off his upcoming album. It’s just what you expect from Q: hard lyrics, mean delivery, dope song.

Teddy Pain is at it again

With all the new T-Pain I’ve been posting, you’d think it was 2007. It isn’t, at least I don’t think it is, but we are still being blessed with new music from the autotune goat. New album coming soon.

Debut album from Gallant releases

I recently discovered Gallant, just in time to hear his debut album “Ology” and I am excited. This dude’s voice is amazing and he should be one of your favorite R&B artists in no time after giving this a listen.

That’s about it for this week. Drake also had about three songs leak that may or may not be on his upcoming album. I can’t post any of them because of copyright issues but to be honest, none of them were outstanding. “Pop Style” was the best one, which features Kanye West and ONE bar from Jay-Z -____- See you next week with some more new music, including a couple album releases I’ve been patiently waiting for.

G Baby

Weekly Hip-Hop/R&B Review (3/25-4/1)

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This week features more rhymes than a Dr. Suess book. Let’s get right into it.

T.I. drops another new song

“Not My Fault” is a chill song that features a soothing hook and a couple verses from T.I. and Verse Simmons.

Ty Dolla $ign and Akon is the collab you need to hear

This song is so dope. Akon kills the hook, as he usually does, and Ty Dolla does his damn thing over this smooth beat. Another super chill song.

Kudi is back to his old self on “The Frequency”

There really isn’t much better than hearing Kid Cudi hum over a beat. It is so soothing to hear. This song features that Man on the Moon style vibe, which is a good sign for any fan of Cudi.

Put on your Sunday best for CeeLo’s new song

CeeLo keeping the smooth theme going hear with another chill song. Love the horns on this track along with the positive message.

Big Sean with a big week

Sean blessed his fan base with this new track “Get My Shit Together” which features Sean’s typical cleverness over a piano-lead beat. In addition, he dropped a joint album with Jhene Aiko entitled “TWENTY88” which you can find online.

Absolute heater from Big K.R.I.T.

Big K.R.I.T. has to be one of the most underrated rappers in the game right now. He is not only a great rapper, he is a great producer as well. “So Bad” is evidence of both.

This remix is good

The original is good enough but add Chris Brown on the chorus and a verse from him and you get gold.

Royce Da 5’9 drops “Trust the Shooter” mixtape

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Be careful playing this because it is absolute heat. Royce’s lyrical ability is something special and it is on full display on every track.

dvsn releases new album

I’ve heard a few tracks of this so far and am thoroughly impressed. Dvsn is definitely an artist to watch out for.

Lupe kills the “Panda” beat

Lupe doing what Lupe does. Wordplay for days on this one.

Bryson Tiller + The Weeknd = dream come true

The Weeknd jumps on Bryson Tiller’s “Rambo” and absolutely crushes it. I love the music these two guys put out. Hopefully this is a sign that we will get a collaboration in the future.

Snakehips and Anderson Paak team up for a dope new single

Like I said last week, everything Anderon Paak touches is amazing. This song is no exception. I’ll be jamming to this for the foreseeable future.

Kanye West gives us Saint Pablo

This is fucking great. Kanye can be an asshole, but he makes some pretty damn good music. Long live Saint Pablo.

The world is yours

A$AP Ferg proves he can make music that isn’t a club banger. “The World is Mine” features Big Sean and will be on Ferg’s upcoming album, which looks like it’s going to be very good.

Alright people, that’s just about it. Drake dropped two new tracks this week that I couldn’t post but they were nothing special. That said, Views is approaching so that is exciting. G-Eazy also released a remix of “Order More” featuring Yo Gotti and Lil’ Wayne if that tickles your fancy. That’s all I can think of. Enjoy

G Baby