[Hip-Hop] Wale – Sunshine (Remix) (Feat. Rick Ross & Common)

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Wale
Sunshine (Remix) feat. Rick Ross and Common

Wale is back this week with a new remix to his latest single “Sunshine.” Bringing in Common and MMG bawse Rick Ross for some tough bars, this uplifting tune finds the rappers taking a more serious tone. More than just flossing on the track or dropping some braggadocious bars about the wealthy life, each rapper speaks on something a little deeper. Ross spits about Obamacare and brighter days, while Wale keeps the vibes positive. Take a listen to The Gifted track remix above.

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[Hip-Hop] GoldLink – The God Complex (Mixtape)

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Today might be April Fool’s Day, but this debut mixtape from GoldLink is no joke. After building a steady following through a handful of releases over the last few months, the Virginia native has finally provided us with the full project we’ve all been waiting for.

Operating under the realm of “Future Bounce,” GoldLink brings with him a sound that’s truly unique and ultimately refreshing. Powered by production from Louie Lastic, Fingalick, Lakim, Teklun, JFK, Jaylen! and McCallaman, the 9 track EP finds the rapper spitting over euphoric beats packed with just enough punch to keep tempo with his rabid delivery. While it’s true that GoldLink attacks every song with a zealous, frenetic flow that almost makes it seem like he’s ready to spin out of control, he still possesses a poise that assures you that he has everything under control–a trait rarely seen in artists on their first project. We’ve already mentioned comparisons to Chance The Rapper, Danny Brown and Kendrick Lamar before, but we now also see shades of the past with influences from A Tribe Called Quest and OutKast.

We’d have to say “Planet Paradise,” “Bedtime Story,” “Fuck Being Polite” and “How It’s Done” are our early favorites, but contrary to our usual format, we’ve decided to include the full mixtape stream below, because we believe this is a project that needs to be heard by all fans of hip-hop. If all goes according to plan, GoldLink will be a household name before you know it, and “Future Bounce” will become a far more regular term in our music vernacular.

DOWNLOAD: GoldLink – The God Complex

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Ay Ay (Prod. Fingalick)
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Planet Paradise (Prod. Louie Lastic)
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Bedtime Story (Prod. Louie Lastic)
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Divine (ft. Kali Uchis) (Prod. Louie Lastic)
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Hip Hop (Interlude) (Prod. Teklun)
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Fuck Being Polite (Prod. Lakim)
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How Its Done (Prod. JFK // Jaylen!)
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CNTRL (Prod. Fingalick)
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When I Die (Prod. McCallaman)
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[NEW] Alicia Keys – It’s On Again (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) (Prod. Pharrell)

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It's On Again (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

It seems the secret to soundtrack success these days is to include as many large name collaborations as possible. We’ve already seen that strategy pay dividends with Kendrick Lamar for Divergent and Pharrell with the entire soundtrack for Despicable Me 2. Considering the killing those two films experienced at the box office, it only makes sense that the heads behind The Amazing Spider-Man 2 came knocking at their doors looking for another blockbuster hit. We think they’ve definitely got one on their hands with “It’s On Again.”

The single opens rather aggressively, as Kendrick rips through another impassioned verse, delivered with a fiery intensity we’ve grown accustomed to hearing through his last few releases. It is an Alicia Keys song after all though, and the blaring electric guitars are swiftly replaced with far mellower production shortly after Kendrick wraps up his portion of the track. There’s still a fair amount of urgency in Alicia’s vocals, but given that Pharrell is behind the boards, you can be assured this is a tune that’s just as easy to groove out to.

Check out the single above, which will be available on iTunes tomorrow, April 1st. The entire soundtrack is set for release on April 22nd, while the film will hit theaters on May 2nd.

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[Hip-Hop] GoldLink – Planet Paradise

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Planet Paradise (Prod. Louie Lastic)

We hope you’ll accept our late pass on this one, because this post is a few days overdue. After impressing us with multiple freestyles and remixes over the last few months, we finally have our first real taste of GoldLink‘s upcoming project, The God Complex.

“Planet Paradise” is a culmination of the sound the Virginia emcee has been developing through his last few releases. Showcasing a spastic, enigmatic flow that lies somewhere between Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, and Chance The Rapper, the young Squaaash Club representative spits dizzyingly eloquent bars over a mind numbing whirlwind of synths, organs and drums. Credit definitely goes to producer Louie Lastic for providing the perfect instrumental for the talented wordsmith to operate on. If this is what we have in store for us on The God Complex, we can barely wait to get our hands on it. April 1st can’t come soon enough. 

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[TMN Resident Artist] YOGI’s Top 5 Songs

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We always love seeing what 5 songs artists come up with for their top 5 songs. This month, YOGI has gone quite hip-hop with their selection, which is fine by us. It has been a fun month with these three gentlemen and so we leave you with their top songs to jam out to.

Skrillex ft Chance The Rapper

Beyonce – Partition

Que – OG Bobby Johnson

YG – My N*gga

Schoolboy Q – Man of the Year

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Coast Is Clear
Que
OG Bobby Johnson (Remix) Feat. Snoop Dogg, A$AP Ferg & Pusha T
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My Nigga (feat. Rich Homie Quan & Young Jeezy)
ScHoolboy Q
Man Of THe Year
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[Get Crunk] Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist (Vol 97)

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A lot of you are out in Miami this week for Ultra and WMC, so you won’t really need a playlist, seeing as how you’ll be fully engrossed in live, dance-inducing beats. However, for those of us who didn’t have the dough to throw down on a South Beach vacation, we have a tasty selection of tracks to carry you through your weekend festivities.

Hopefully you’re seeing some warmer weather in your neck of the woods, because this week’s #CFPP would be great to play with the windows down.

#danceirresponsibly

Dr. Dre
Forgot About Dre (The Golden Pony Remix)
Slippin Into Darkness (GRiZ Remix Ft. Jessica Breanne)
Lettuce
Gravis
Poetic Horns (Kendrick Lamar X ELOQ)
Slynk vs Soundboy Tom vs Notorious BIG
The Funk
2ToneDisco
Games
EC TWINS
PLUR
Walden
Zilent
Kaskade
Atmosphere (Instant Party! Festival Remix)
Vinnie Maniscalco
100$BILL
Rustep
Rockin
Too Short
Weird Science (Psymbionic & Wolf
Sisqo
Thong Song (Tall Boys Twerk Remix)
Marian Hill
One Time (Imanos Remix)
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[Hip-Hop] Mobb Deep – Legendary (Feat. Bun B & Juicy J)

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Legendary (feat. Bun B and Juicy J)

We’re less than a week away from a Mobb Deep reunion album, as the “Legendary” rap duo prepare to bring things full circle with the release of The Infamous Mobb Deep. After touring together last year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut project, Juvenile Hell, the pair took to the studio to record their first full studio album in nearly a decade. This one pays tribute to another hip-hop classic, The Infamous, and it’s separated into 2 discs: one full of 17 fresh new tunes, and one that includes 14 unreleased songs from their 1994 recording sessions.

“Legendary” happens to be one of those newer tracks, and features contributions from Bun B and Juicy J, legends in their own right respectively. The single is as triumphant as they come, as the two team up with Prodigy and Havoc to look back in retrospect on their careers and reflect on their successes over some supreme production supplied by Havoc, The Maven Boys, and Boi-1da. It’s a relatively simple track overall, but it comes packed with plenty of advice and lessons learned for the younger generation to follow.

Also be sure to check out Mobb Deep’s recent collaboration with TMN favorite Kaytranada below, which proves that the old heads aren’t afraid to give the young guys a chance to shine too. If you’re feeling both tracks, feel free to head over to iTunes to pre-order The Infamous Mobb Deep before it drops on April 1st.

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