MGK raps alongside Pusha and Meek Mill on his newest release “Peso”. The production samples “I Need a Dollar”, and the track is part of Machine Gun Kelly’s yet-to-be-released mixtape Black Flag.
Kendrick Lamar has rapidly risen in the rap industry in the past year. One of the main songs that brought him this success is “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.” Kendrick released an official music video for his popular track today featuring Mike Epps. Check out the video below and let us know what you think.
Harlem native Asasson just dropped his first release in a while, entitled “Writer’s Block”; Asasson’s old school style flow and lyrics do the DJ Premier/Mos Def beat justice. This song shows serious improvement since his last release, showing that Asasson has undeniable potential. Check out the track below and hit Asasson with a like on Facebook.
So here I am doing homework and drinking orange juice when this pops up on my Facebook news feed. It’s been a long time since we heard from Donald Glover (unless, like me, you’re an avid Community watcher). “Think of Me” is going to appear on the upcoming Funkmaster Flex mixtape. Gambino does his usual thing, spitting some real-lyrics integrated with great punchlines over a beat produced by Chemist. Hopefully this means he has more time to spend in the studio and maybe we’ll start seeing some more new material from him soon.
Childish Gambino - "Think of Me"
As I was driving earlier I heard Funkmaster Flex start dropping bombs on Hot 97 and got all excited to hear a new premiere from his upcoming mixtape. Flex started to hype up this new rapper that is reppin’ CT and selling out venues at the moment. I thought to myself that the only rapper I know off the top of my head is Chris Webby, but could Flex really be dropping a new Webby song right now. And Chris Webby it was. Chris Webby’s gritty vocals dropped over Flex’s loud bombs and the Buda Da Future beat. It was awesome hearing a rapper that I’ve followed for years on the radio let alone Hot 97. First Logic signs to Def Jam, now Flex drops bombs over a new Chris Webby record. Chris Webby is about to gain a ton of exposure. Stream Chris Webby’s new track, “Conan” below.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis dropped the official visual to their collaboration with Ryan Lewis, “Can’t Hold Us.” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lean away from the norm in their 7 minute music video by making the release into a cinematic experience rather than a quick visual. The boys spent three months shooting the new music video to “Can’t Hold Us” and it shows. The video takes you on a journey to a wide array of places including snow covered mountains, a Macklemore concert, a beach, a city, the sea, a forest and of course a random field of green grass. And if that isn’t enough for you, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also recruited some Latino dressed trumpet players for the instrumentals. Macklemore added a new autotuned verse towards the end of the video as well.
Logic unleashed a new single titled “Roll Call” that will reside on Logic’s forthcoming mixtape, Welcome To Forever, due out May 7. “Roll Call” features the VMG/Def Jam rapper, Logic, spitting over Outkast’s classic “Ms. Jackson.” That is right, YGM favorite, Logic signed to Def Jam this past week with complete artistic control. You can read more about his major label announcement on what should be your main source of all things Logic, RattPack4Life. Logic is here to stay. Listen to his smooth new offering below and look out for Welcome To Forever on May 7. Also be sure to catch the homie on tour and peep our interview with Logic from last year if you haven’t done so already.
Logic — "Roll Call"
Quiet Luke unleashed the official visual for his new single, “The Feel.” The black and white music video coincides with Quiet Luke’s single “The Feel” nicely. It was directed by Jared March of March Media Productions. “The Feel” serves as Quiet Luke’s first single off of his forthcoming project.
Southern rapper, Big K.R.I.T., delivered a smooth free mixtape entitled King Remembered In Time. The project is soulful and beautiful. Big K.R.I.T. handles all of the production on King Remembered In Time and the Mississippi artist did quite the job the production end of things. He also flows with ease over well crafted beats. Big K.R.I.T. delivered a project that will remain on repeat for weeks.
Jay-Z released an “Open Letter” brushing up on many topics including his controversial visit to Cuba and his current status with the NJ Nets. His response to these topics was delivered in the form of a rap placed over a dope instrumental from Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. Stream Jay-Z’s “Open Letter” below.
“I’m in Cuba, I love Cubans”
Jay-Z — "Open Letter"