Had Em All [Prod. brandUn DeShay]
As the producer behind many of our favorite tracks from the likes of Chance The Rapper, Mac Miller, Danny Brown and Sir Michael Rocks, there’s no question that brandUn DeShay has talents behind the boards, but how many of you out there knew he had bars too?
Currently kicking it in Japan, the Chitown native has immersed himself in the culture, releasing a brand new single to celebrate the beginning of Golden Week. Following a short absence from the game, the multi-talented emcee has emerged from his hyperbolic time chamber Goku style to create some of his most potent material to date. On “Had Em All” we find the hyper confident lyricist waxing poetic over a dizzying instrumental that can be described as nothing less than super fly. Stay tuned for more from the self-anointed “goldUn Child,” as chances are this isn’t the last we’ll be hearing from him.
My Nigga Just Made Bail (ft J. Cole)
Taking a step back from the spotlight after a dope sophomore release, J. Cole introduces a chill new track from his latest protégé and Dreamville labelmate Bas, titled “My Nigga Just Made Bail.” The tune finds the Queen’s emcee spitting a narrative about misfortune, complacency, and label chasing over the guitar-riffed production. Although Bas is the star, Cole still finds a way to steal the show, dropping some truthful words on a solo verse, while also lending some vocal talents on the hook, which borrows from En Vogue‘s “Free Your Mind” featuring George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. Take a listen to the cool summer single up top, which can be found on Bas’ Last Winter LP, a Dreamville Records first release.
Chance The Rapper & Social Experiment
I Am Very Very Lonely
With today marking the one year anniversary of the release of Acid Rap (wow, that flew by fast), Chance The Rapper decided to hook his loyal fans up with some new material. Despite the occasion however, the Chitown native doesn’t seem to be in a celebratory mood. In fact, he’s very very lonely.
Continuing to explore fresh new sounds with his band, The Social Experiment, Chance begins the track by softly crooning, “It’s just me and la cucaracha tonight,” continuing on to perfectly capture the sentiments of all the reclusive (and hungry) stoners out there. It’s the ultimate anthem for anyone who catches themselves alone on a Friday night with nothing better to do than curl up on the sofa and scroll through their Netflix queue. While it’s rather amusing to listen to Chance run through his thought process, the song also serves as a reminder that despite his recent fame, he’s not too different from you or me.
Let's Get Lost ft. Devon Baldwin
After months of promotion and teasing that included multiple singles, videos, and even a nationwide tour, we finally have a solid release date for G-Eazy‘s upcoming album, These Things Happen. Shortly after revealing the June 23rd date last night, pre-orders for the project shot straight through the roof, landing the rapper at the number one spot on the iTunes hip-hop charts. It’s clear that the hype for this album is very real, and deservedly so. In case you needed a reminder though, we’ve got you covered with another brand new single from the Bay Area native.
“Let’s Get Lost” is a dulcet tune that’s all about letting go of reality, and living in the moment. This is portrayed beautifully through the single’s stunning visuals, which finds the smooth emcee engaging in a spontaneous, whirlwind affair with a stranger he encounters in a hotel lobby. With frequent collaborator Devon Baldwin assisting on the hook, you’re guaranteed to get swept up in the melodies as you lose track of time until the album drops.
As we mentioned above, pre-orders for the project can currently be found on iTunes, and if you’re curious, you can take a peek at the tracklist after the jump, which includes collaborations with A$AP Ferg, E-40, Blackbear, Jay Ant and more.
MT. Olympus (Prod. By Big K.R.I.T.)
Southern producer and rapper Big K.R.I.T. never fails to surprise fans with a new track every now and then. After accruing 500,000 followers on Twitter, he took to the interwebs to drop another gem for our listening enjoyment. The track “Mt. Olympus” is a new kind of K.R.I.T., with the the Mississippi native dropping a fiery, aggressive flow about the fickle industry. Taking shots at the game that has, somewhat, shunned him from reaching mainstream notoriety, K.R.I.T. also takes a moment to spit a reply to Kendrick‘s “Control” verse. The self-produced single is a pretty dope first listen of what is to come from his upcoming sophomore project Cadillactica, dropping soon.
Down On My Luck
After nearly burning out speakers everywhere for two months straight with the wobbling bass of “Feel That,” Vic Mensa provides some relief to fans in the form of a spacey, ethereal cut entitled “Down On My Luck.” Continuing to experiment with new sounds in 2014, Vic’s latest single draws heavily from Chicago house, similar to the Smoko Ono remix of “Magic” that dropped earlier this year. Complete with a skittering bassline, cascading vocals, and lush, intricate synth work, the expertly produced single is one that feels right at home on the dancefloor or in the comfort of your own living room.
With the slew of stellar releases that he’s been sending our way over the last few months, we don’t imagine the Chitown emcee will be feeling “down on his luck” for much longer. Check out the link above, and stay tuned for any details that may emerge about the talented SaveMoney rep’s upcoming project.
Drop That Bitch ft. Kurupt, ScHoolboy Q, Problem, Bad Lucc
LA-based producer Salva has done the world a favor with his latest release, bringing together some of the West Coast’s finest emcees for “Drop that Bitch.” Combining the classic sample from Eazy-E’s “Cruisin in my ’64″ with contemporary electronic and trap elements, Salva melds past and present Cali sounds to create the perfectly energetic backdrop. As the various rappers from different eras, crews, styles and popularity drop equally impressive verses, we are yet again reminded of the quality of hip-hop in Los Angeles today, as well as its rich library of classics.
This gem was released along with the announcement of Salva’s new record label, Peacemaker, and an upcoming mixtape of the same name. In the words of The Chronic, “This should be played at high volume. Preferably in a residential area.”