Okay, so some people I know have heard Yeezus. And some of those lucky people swear by “Send It Up,” saying it’s their absolute favorite of the bunch. Yesterday we got a live performance preview of the record from Ye’s set at the Governors Ball, but it wasn’t enough to really grasp what was happening with the record, nor hear Louie’s verse. But last night at the Yeezus listening session (for the cool people in New York), Ye played the joint in full.
I know I’ve been dying to hear it, and I’m sure your sentiments echo mine. So here we have a better version of the “Send It Up” from last night’s soiree. Granted it’s not near CDQ or anything, but it does give us a better feel of what we can expect. Count this as a giant W for the MUBU team captain.
Mr. Brain’s latest solo project, Brain Power, just impacted and one of the standout records (and one of my personal favorites) is the MStacks-produced “Lanipop Song”.
What is “The Lanipop Song” about exactly? Well, you’re going to have to press play, listen and find out for yourself below. Grab Brain Power right here.
Directed by Forman James. Produced by The Fr3shmen.
This beat is too ill. Runway skates all over it, and it serves as the next single from her Runway Project: The Introduction mixtape. That’s due out in the coming months.
What does this sample, though?
With The Taylor Bennett Show, Taylor is out to prove that he’s more than just Chance’s “little brother.” He emerges with his own sound, own style and impressively crafted bars. And as it turns out, rapping runs in their bloodlines. Call it good genes, just don’t call it nepotism. Sit back and enjoy the show.
Produced by Sap.
Gangsta Gibbs links with west coast emcee Problem and drops “187″ (via HypeTrak), the first official look from his forthcoming ESGN LP. ESGN a.k.a Evil Seeds Grow Naturally drops July 9th. You’ve been warned.
Directed by Aaron Perkins, Jr.
NRFS. What does it all mean? Neak, Rashid, F.A.B., Sincerely. Get it? Got it? Good. This fantastic four should just go ahead and drop an album together — they get down together on almost every track. Call it a group and call it a day. Ha!
Neak’s Paura/Amore drops this year.
Presented by Mick Boogie, Terry Urban and Mixstream.com
After a few delays, Naledge comes through with his new solo project entitled Brain Power. The project includes nineteen new tracks from Naledge and features appearances from Willie The Kid, Mikkey Halsted, Saba, Vic Spencer and more.
Stream/download below. Don’t sleep.
Directed by Richie Randle
V-I-C- lets loose a loud belch with this new clip, which just so happens to be one of the brightest moments of the vibrant Spence Ethic project, entirely produced by IKAZ. Journey through the city streets alongside Vic Greenthumbs — it’s worth the ride.
Directed by Davy Greenberg. Produced by Thelonious Martin.
After getting a preview of this record a few weeks ago, Giftz finally unleashes the Thelo-produced offering from his forthcoming Position Of Power LP. Giftz aims to pull a lyrical homicide and that’s just what he does over Thelonious’ gritty production.
Looking for bars? Giftz has ‘em. Click play above and keep an ear open for Position Of Power, due out later this summer.
It’s no secret that the duo of Tony and Zach, better known as the Odd Couple, are one of my favorite production outfits in the game. Why? Well, I don’t have some convoluted answer as to why I dig their shit, I just do. They make very unique sounding, dope beats. That’s reason enough, no? It’s melodic and funky and something you should check out.
In the past year, the duo has worked with the likes of Chance the Rapper, XV, Sasha Go Hard, Capital Steez, Emilio Rojas, Erick Arc Elliot (Flatbush Zombies), Skyzoo and Alex Wiley, with plenty more on deck for 2013. Today they’re offering up their first-ever beat tape, Beat Tape Volume One. You’ve heard them alongside the names mentioned above, now hear them alone. Hit the jump to do so…