Produced by Mr. Live
The Ism decided to bless everyone with one more new joint before his new project drops and gives us “Cut It Out”, featuring none other than YP. Cut GL and YP in or cut it out. The smart thing to do is to stream/download “Cut It Out” below. Ism Churchill drops tomorrow.
Produced by Martin $ky
Martin $ky is dope, man. You really should check him out. Here he releases a bit of steam on “Steam,” and honestly, you can’t tell him shit. Don’t believe him? Just listen. Look for a new $ky project to land sometime in the new year.
Shot and chopped by Don Canon.
ZMoney takes it south of the border (not really) for his latest drop, “Mexico”. We’re not sure where this joint will land, but chances are it’ll live on one of Z’s three new mixtapes. Yes, three new mixtapes.
Z’s new efforts aren’t scheduled to impact until early 2014, but you can definitely check out his previous works Heroin Musik and Rich B4 Rap (which landed on Rolling Stone‘s Best Mixtapes Of ’13 list) here.
Produced by Lokey
Young Giftz has a statement to make, so have a seat and bring a pad to take notes. And pay attention, you might miss something.
After taking a short break since the release of his Position of Power project, Giftz slaps us with nothing but bars with “Statement.” Proving that he’s one of the most skilled emcees not only in the Chi, but industry wide, he speaks on deals, A&Rs, meetings and the everlasting grind.
As Giftz’ camp says: “It’s gonna be a long year for the opps.” Real true statement. Be on the lookout for new videos and projects for the new year.
Produced by Saba
Walt is letting songs fly like a flock of birds prior to the release of his project, Happy 2.0. That album drops on 12/17, but until then you should be saving your money so you can come out and catch John’s release concert at Tonic Room at 12/21, where you can also find Mick Jenkins, Saba and Chris Crack. The flyer for said event can be found below the jump.
For now, get wild thespian with “Actor Pt. II,” which you can listen to directly under this sentence.
Kanye’s likeness returns to South Park after a few year hiatus, in an episode called The Hobbit. The South Park guys take more shots at Ye, and given their history, Kanye is probably going to see them on sight. We’re definitely going to hear about this one.
Produced by KJS Beats.
GLC comes through with one last one drop from his Ism Churchill project before it impacts tomorrow. On “Anita”, GL gets some assistance from MG and Cherri Soul as he takes on a smooth flip of Anita Baker’s “Been So Long”.
Stream/download “Anita” below and hit the jump to check out the official track listing for Ism Churchwill, which drops right here tomorrow.
Directed by J Krown.
On April 6th of 2013, I happened to listen to a song that appeared in my inbox. The composer was a young talent by the name of Lucki Eck$, who shared with me a track titled “Count On Me.” That’s all I needed to hear. I was dazzled with his wordplay and the unique style of production from Hytman. “Count On Me” stuck with me. And it still sounds as beautifully weird as the first time I heard it.
And so eight months later we get the video for it. And it delivers as well. It features Lucki and his band of bandits, the Out$ider$. You can count on them, so see what goes on once the sun goes down. Alternative Trap is available now.
It goes without saying that R. Kelly’s Black Panties album has been quite polarizing. On one hand, you have a lot of fans professing their love for the project, saying R. Kelly is back and BP is his best album in years. On the other hand, Kells’ detractors are more vocal than ever, claiming the project is oversexed and R. Kelly’s character is being exploited in the worst way, and his antics should not be celebrated.
Well, whatever side of the fence you’re on, it helped Rob sell a ton of records, as his twelfth studio album is set to move around 100,000 copies in its first week — and those are just the first day projections.
R. Kelly (RCA) 90-100k
Not far behind Kells is Childish Gambino, whose Because The Internet is set to move around 80-90k. Wow all around.