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.”
THEY DONT LOVE YOU NO MORE FT. JAY Z, RICK ROSS, MEEK MILL, FRENCH MONTANA
Wanna know how I can usually tell it’s nearly summer? Well, the weather is usually a good clue (maybe not this year though), but my main barometer typically comes in the form of DJ Khaled spewing at me to listen to another one of his obligatory street anthems. Despite how you feel about his persona or talents, it’s hard to argue that Khaled’s been a mainstay on summer radio for the last eight years or so.
Ever the man of many words (but a limited vocabulary), Khaled recently expressed his excitement at finally landing Jay Z on the lead single for his upcoming album. Also featuring the star studded lineup of Meek Mill, Rick Ross and French Montana, “They Don’t Love You No More” is something of a banger, and outside of the rather dreadful auto-tuned chorus, a hard hitting number with some incredibly slick verses. While Meek Mill opens the track with unbounded energy, his MMG boss sweeps in with some mean bars of his own, with Hov handling clean up duties (and possibly firing some shots back at Drake in the process).
There’s no word yet on a release date for Khaled’s next album, but if there’s one thing that we’re certain of, it’s that we’ve got a very interesting summer ahead of us.
DJ Snake & Lil Jon
Turn Down For What (Remix) (Feat. Juicy J, 2 Chainz & French Montana)
You already know the ninjas here at TMN turn down for nothing, but now thanks to DJ Snake, we’ve been properly acquainted with a few more gentlemen for whom turning down is not an option. After revealing plans for a remix earlier this week via Facebook, we’ve finally got our hands on the tasty banger, featuring the ratchet trio of Juicy J, 2 Chainz and French Montana. If you thought you’d finally heard the last of Lil Jon‘s guttural screaming, you sir (or madam) are sadly mistaken, because this song is destined to be on rotation for the remainder of the summer. So why bother fighting it? Just turn up the speakers to full blast, and repeat after us: “TURN DOWN FOR WHAT?!”
ZMoney & Danny Brown
Jug & Finesse (prod. Jneal)
Just in time for the weekend, two of the midwest’s most ratchet, Chicago’s ZMoney and Detroit’s Danny Brown, have teamed up for an anthem of sorts titled “Jug & Finesse.” With the assistance of a typically hard-hitting instrumental from Jneal, each rapper demonstrates their unique, yet contrasting, styles.
ZMoney, who’s Rich B4 Rap earned him a cosign from Drake, carries an unconventional trapped-out delivery that falls in line with the rise of artists like Young Thug. Danny, on the other hand, is in a league of his own with exceptional technical skills and an unmatchably strange energy. The two styles unite in an unexpectedly awesome way making for a Friday-worthy slap. Enjoy the stream and turn up above
Another week has come and gone, and here we are staring pure, unadulterated freedom right in it’s beautiful face. We know you probably have a few more hours of work left, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start jamming out.
Logic ft. Jhene Aiko
Break It Down (Louis Futon Remix)
Say My Name (Cosmos Midnight Bootleg)
Man of the Year (Royal T Bootleg Dub)
Too Busy Thinkin (Marvin Gaye vs. Touch,Go) lobsterdust mashup
Eats Everything & Justin Martin
The Gettup (Lamore Gettdown Rework)
Goody Two Shoes (Our Time Bootleg)
Happy (Sevag Area 201 Remix)
Na Na (Grand&Warren Remix)
Calvin Harris Vs Otto Knows
Thinking About A Million Voices (Discosid Classic Mashup)
Loose Cannon (Original Mix)
Henry Fong & DallasK
Dzeko & Torres
200K (Original Mix) Vs. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
JakeSgarlato & Diamond Pistols
How I Beat Shaq
Victor Niglio feat. Kristin Accorsi
Amani (Original Mix)
No Twerk (Gino Jocko VIP Edit)
2U (C. Justice Remix)
Logic Ft. Big Sean
Alright (Prod. By Tae Beast)
While Logic has amassed a pretty large following over the last few years, he still hasn’t had that breakthrough hit to propel himself into the mainstream conversation just yet. However, this new single with Big Sean could finally be just the push that he needs. “Alright” is way more than just that, as the Def Jam signee spits a few mind numbing verses alongside the poised G.O.O.D. Music representative. The two emcees have somewhat contrasting styles, yet both sound comfortable over the mellow Tae Beast produced instrumental. With his EP While You Wait on the horizon, it seems only a matter of time before the Maryland native becomes a household name. Stream the single above, and stay tuned for more from the talented lyricist as we head towards summer.