Crime pays for some while rhyme pays for others. Whatever side you’re on, you’ll enjoy this unexpected uptempo heater from Mr. Artgang. Something a little different. Check it out directly under.
T-Pain and Akon back together again? Say it ain’t so. And for their reunion track, they’ve enlisted Chicago producers Cas Osteen (J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League) and J. Hill. They got it, no question about that.
Tonight, after the 2 Chainz & Pusha T show at the Chicago Theatre, the Def Jam squad will hit Chicago club, Sawtooth, for the official after party. 2 Chainz, August Alsina and Pusha T will all be on hand and the event will be hosted by Rimanelli.
Storied DJs Sean Mac and V-Dub will be on the 1s and 2s. Doors open at 9, with the event ending at 2am. You must be 21+ to enter. Trust that this is something you won’t want to miss.
1350 W. Randolph St.
Gangsta Gibbs just took to his IG to unleash the cover art and tracklist for his forthcoming collabo project with Madlib, Piñata. The latest from MadGibbs is due out on March 18th, and features appearances from Scarface, Danny Brown, Raekwon, Sulaiman, BJ The Chicago Kid, Earl Sweatshirt, Ab-Soul and Mac Miller. Pretty action packed.
Hit the jump to see what you can expect.
It’s that time of the week again. Do remember, that if the song dropped anytime since last Friday (1/31) it’s eligible for the list. Now we aren’t saying these are the BEST songs of the week, but they are the staff’s faves and joints you can catch us bumping in the office.
Directed by Q Hefna
February 7th is universally known in the hip-hop community as Dilla day. Dilla was born on 2/7, and died three days before his 33rd birthday on February 10th. IMO, it’s pretty much Dilla week. In honor of the passing of one of hip-hop’s greatest minds, Tragedy Tha Beast dedicates a quick freestyle video over the “Body Movin” instrumental. He bodies “Body.” God bless the dead.
Talented young producer, Hooligan, is back again with a new nine-piece instrumental album. This one he’s calling Commercial Break. It’s longer than your standard :30 commercial, so I advise you to take a break at what you’re doing and give it a listen below.
Cool Kids fans rejoiced a few weeks back when the duo announced via Twitter that they were set to reunite for a brand new album — their last since 2011′s When Fish Ride Bicycles. This announcement brought forth a lot of questions: is this for real? Why now? How is it dropping? What’s it going to sound like?
Well, thankfully we got a few answers today via a Sir Michael Rocks interview with Spin. Here he discusses their long-awaited album, Shark Week, and why they’re back to reclaim what’s rightfully theres. I can say with a lot of confidence that Chuck and Mike have been ruthlessly swagger jacked over the years. It’s time for them to return. Period.
How many songs have you completed?
Right now there are four. We work really fast, so we basically are waiting for a couple of little things so we can go out of the country — we want to go to the beach and record. We can make the album in like two weeks, pretty much.
Will there be many guests on the album?
So far, it’s just us, but that’s definitely something that me and Chuck need to talk about. We haven’t talked about it yet. Usually, with the Cool Kids, we’re self-produced, and we have such a unique sound that it makes sense to keep it in-house. We already got IAMSU! and the HBK Gang on “Chop,” so there’s no reason why more can’t be added.
What’s the meaning behind the title?
I’m a big fan of animals, and we’ve kept a theme of always relating our album titles to fish somehow. To us, the fish theme is a deeper meaning than most people would understand. You know what sharks do? Sharks are biters. We feel like after our first couple of mixtapes, a lot of people started biting our style, biting our look, biting our music, so now we’re addressing all of that stuff.
Produced by Caleb James
Armani jumps down with frequent collaborators, Caleb James and Bighomie DOE, and brings J.U.I.C.E. along for the ride on “Trap God.” Mr. James gets double duty on this track as he not only features, but also produces. And I swear DOE only comes out of retirement for Armani. Ha! All praises due.
This is part of Armani’s four songs in four days campaign. Hit the jump for a bonus cut, “Traffic,” featuring “Chi Blizz.”