This week marked the release of Been Good: Vol 1. It was produced by George F. Baker III, Wino Willy, Teimless Knight, Shalom Little and Kaedus of Raven Corps. The tape, features appearances from many of New Atlanta’s dopest artists, such as Miles Stone, Zip K, subCONSCIOUS [sbCNCS], Neion Deion, and many more. Def a dope compilation. You can listen and DL the entire project here.
Two of my favorite Southern emcees have finally come together to make a track with visuals to accompany. Locomotion featuring Clay James is on Miles Stone‘s upcoming project Hard Liquor due out this spring. The track is the truth. Both artists bring a type of Southern style that makes you want to lay up, put your feet up and vibe out. Check out the vid below and let me know what you think. And be sure to watch out for Miles and Clay; they’re both def cooking up some heat for this upcoming summer!
Just in time for Valentine’s Day and just days after dropping the Napolean video, Cyhi The Prynce brings chivalry back with the track Coretta. The song is a romantic track yet still equipped with CyHi’s usual triple entendres and unique wordplay. Coretta will be on the upcoming mixtape Black History Project, dropping on DatPiff on February 24. So far I love the theme and the project sounds dope. Check out the track below.
Today has been a busy day for the music industry, full of many great announcements. However, the one I’m about to break is definitely one of my favorite of the day. Now-indie artist Kid Cudi has released the cover art and track listing for his next album, Satellite Flight. Following last year’s Indicud (which I still play pretty much daily), I’m excited to hear what S.F. has to offer. The most noteworthy track in my opinion is entitled Return of the Moon Man (Original Score) [which leads me to believe that the track will be theatrical]. There’s also a track called Too Bad I Have To Destroy You Now, and another called Balmain Jeans (which sounds more like a Kanye track) featuring Raphael Saadiq. The cover art goes along with his Moon Man alias and leads fans to believe it will be true to the “high-flying” albums which have made millions grow to love Cudi. Check out the track list below.
I am pleased to bring you new music AND visuals from one of my absolute favorite artists CyHi The Prynce. The track is called Napolean and is just as imperial as it sounds. The Prynce’s next project will be executive produced by none other than Kanye West, so I am as always extremely excited to hear that. Mr. Redan Road plans to drop several more mixtapes and then release an album soon. Stay tuned for more updates and check out the vid below!
Finally the long-awaited for visuals for Atlanta rapper-[singer-on-the-low] Rich Homie Quan. The track is entitled Party and caught the attention of most last summer, along with his recent hit Type of Way and most recently platinum-status My Hitta. The visuals are dope and Hangover-esque, and feature a lot of dope use of color and cinematogrophy in true Gabriel Hart aka Video God fashion. Check out the vid below and let me know what you think!
New dopeness from my fave SoCal wordsmith DiVance W. The track is entitled Get Stoned [Hip Hop Meds] , from his recent EP Blinded Conversations. With a style that is all his own and atypical of what you would expect of a West Coast emcee, he easily and quickly made his way into my fave emerging artists of 2013. The EP is dope. You can find it here. Check out the visuals [shot by yours truly} to his first single Get Stoned [Hip Hop Meds] below, and the whole project here.
The news I must bring breaks my heart. One of my favorite Southern MCs and all around people Young Jeezy has been arrested on battery, false imprisonment and [allegedly] making “terroristic threats” against his son. Names have not been released, but I assume it’s his son who refers to himself as Young Boss aka Lil Jeezy [watch his first video here] Apparently in September of 2012 he and his son [who is over 18] got into a fight in a bathroom, in which at one point Jeezy allegedly said “I will kill you,” and choked him out. Word has not spread on what caused the fight, but it was a scramble between the two, with Jeezy obviously being the victor. He turned himself in on last Friday and was released on $45,000 bond.
I’m not sure how the rest of the world will take this, but hopefully this will not be damaging to Jeezy’s career. It wasn’t simply abuse; his son did assault him as well. It is also not a case of child abuse, since his son was 19 at the time. And Jeezy sounded very similar to many Black mothers I know in his way-more-threatening way of saying “I brought you into this world; I can take you out.” As a person who heard this numerous times and suffered my fair share of corrections, I can’t automatically feel a lot of pity for the son in the situation. But what do you think about the whole debacle? Do you think this is just an adult ass-whooping that needed to happen, or is it still considered child abuse [though he was an adult]? Vote and comment below and let me know what you think! Keep your head Jeezy. Atlanta will always love you. Either way, let’s hope for reconciliation between Jay Jenkins and his son.
Keep your head Jeezy. Atlanta will always love you.
The day Childish fans have been waiting for since summer of 2012 is finally hear. Following his album Because The Internet, debatably album of the year, singer/rapper/philanthropist,producer/stand-dup comedian Donald Glover is beginning a tour that will hit 29 cities internationally between March and May. Check out the listings below and see if he’s coming to your city. Click on the pic above to go to the Deep Web Tour site where you can order presales; but hurry! In the last hour and a half since the announcement, three shows have already sold out.
Childish Gambino 2014 Tour Dates:
02/04 – London, UK @ 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
02/05 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Gorilla
02/06 – London, UK @ KOKO
02/10 – Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo
02/12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg Oude Zaal
02/13 – Brussels, BE @ VK – Vaartkapoen
02/15 – Berlin, DE @ C-Club
02/16 – Cologne, DE @ Die Kantine
02/27 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
02/28 – Santa Barbara, CA @ UC Santa Barbara
03/03 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
03/04 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
03/07 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
03/08 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
03/17 – St Paul, MN @ Myth
03/19 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
03/21 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
03/22 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
03/24 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Sound Academy
03/26 – Montreal, QC, Canada @ Metropolis
03/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
03/29 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
03/30 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
04/01 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
04/03 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Music Park
04/29 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
04/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
05/02 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea Ballroom at the Cosmopolitan
05/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
This year’s Spoiled Milk concert brought us much more entertainment and less disappointment than 2012′s Spoiled Milk . This year was shots-fired-free and boasted performances including Young Thug “Stoner”, Johnny Cinco ”Gave The Wrong Young Nigga Money”, Money Makin Nique, Earthgang “ProVerbs”, and more! My only complaint about the event is that the organizer’s messed up one of my favorite acts, Chiiirp‘s set and I didn’t get to see her perform. Anywho, check out the footage below: feel free to skip around to find your favorite artists.