MMG artist, Wale, brings us "King Slay"; the debut single from the official "Game of Thrones’" mixed tape titled, Catch The Throne. The track includes samples of both the title theme from the HBO television fantasy drama and Ned Stark's uneasy "winter is coming" line. On the track, Wale plays with references from the TV series with his witty metaphors and punch lines. The Game of Thrones mix-tape will be available for download on March 11th on soundcloud.com. All songs on the mixed tape includes samples from the show's original soundtrack. Season 4 of "Game of Thrones" premieres on April 6th at 9pm ET/PT, via the HBO network.
Big Sean brings us his full verse to Rick Ross’ "Sanctified,” after being featured on the cut with fellow G.O.O.D Music partner and founder, Kanye West. The original song is track no. 14 on Ross’ sixth studio album, Mastermind, which was released Monday, March 3rd. Here, Sean, who is currently working on his third studio album, expands on his hook taken from the original, which was also produced by West, Mike Dean, and DJ Mustard. Check out the audio below!
Before it hits the streets tomorrow, Schoolboy Q's newest album - Oxymoron - can can be streamed now on iTunes for free! The project has 15 dope tracks from the Los Angeles rapper with features from 2 Chainz,, Tyler The Creator and labelmate, Kendrick Lamar - who has stated that this album is better than Good Kid M.A.A.D. City... so this is a must listen.
A$AP Ferg brings us "VMA Tales", a new motivational single for us to bop our heads to as we shovel all that pesky snow from our driveway. On Thursday evening, the self-proclaimed trap lord wrote, "DROPPING NEW MUSIC TOO HELP YALL GET THROUGH THIS WEAK ASS WEATHER" via his twitter account.
The track features Ferg spitting bars over the School Boy Q's "Man of The Year"beat about his appreciation for his success. On the track Ferg goes on to give props to his A$AP Mob brothers and associated acts like School Q for making it to the top. The Harlem based MC is scheduled to release the upcoming EP, L.O.R.D along with A$AP Mob on Mar. 4 2014.
Nicki Minaj has released the visual to her latest single, Lookin Ass. In the video, dressed in black whilst writhing around on a chair, Nicki dons an au natural look as she rhymes about "lookin ass" dudes that she does not like. The video for the single came days after the undisputed top selling femcee in hip hop posted behind the scene photos via Instagram. The single is set to be featured on Nicki's third studio album, The Pink Print as well as Young Money's compilation LP, Rise Of An Empire, which is scheduled to be released on Mar.11, 2014. Check out the video below!
"Fancy," the latest single from Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, and featuring English singer-songwriter Charli XCX, premiered on BBC Radio yesterday (Thursday). The song is a cut from The Island Def Jam emcee's upcoming debut studio album titled, The New Classic, which is scheduled to be released Apr. 6, 2014. The single will be officially released to iTunes on the same day. "The New Classic," a highly anticipated LP that has encountered numerous delays since the beginning of 2012, has been supported by hit singles, "Work," "Change Your Life," and "Bounce."
The legendary Tunnel party is finally returning to NYC with a huge event Jan. 31st, the Friday of the Super Bowl, at B.B. King’s! With a lineup of hosts consisting of some of the biggest artists coming up in today’s NY Hip Hop scene,the event could turn out to be a turning point in regaining NY’s crown. Leading the way will be NY’s biggest DJ and Tunnel originator, Hot 97’s Funk Flex along with his crew of Cipha Sounds, DJ Riz & Big Kap, who will be handling mic duties. These are the guys who broke some of the biggest records in Hip Hop history, in Hip Hop’s biggest club ever, and these are the guys who helped bring Hip Hop from the underground to the mainstream. However, somewhere along the way, Hip Hop and its NY party scene may have gotten a little too mainstream, a little too rich and lost its identity and culture. If you think you’ve been to the hottest Hip Hop party at one of NY’s top clubs and you have never been to the Tunnel in its prime, well, you haven’t been to the hottest Hip Hop party in NY. On Jan. 31st true Hip Hop heads will have a chance to relive that moment and perhaps regain that energy that NY’s been missing. To truly understand the importance of the night, those not familiar with the Tunnel in its prime need to understand its history.
After hearing the news a couple of days ago that Outkast will be reuniting on the Coachella and also play the Governors Ball , the boys came back with an even more exciting announcement today. Through their official website and Twitter they have released that they will be playing over 40 festivals this year to celebrate their 20 years together as a group. The dates and festivals are yet to be announced, but don't be mistaken - any fan of Outkast will be right on it when they are released, and so will we.
The music industry's most popular power couple put together a video for "Drunk In Love", off of Beyoncé's recently released self-titled album. The album dropped out of the blue this past weekend and has been breaking records in the matter of days. Beyoncé is looking better than ever in this video as Jay Z swags out his bars for this visual treatment. Check out the video above, and let us know what you think of the album!