Undisclosed. [Prod. by Christian Deshun]
Recently gaining notoriety for having the same taste in instrumentals as Kendrick Lamar, Louisiana native Christian Deshun is taking full advantage of the buzz surrounding his name by dropping a brand new video for his single “Undisclosed.” The track is a meaningful one for the quick witted rhymer, and its title stems from a time when Deshun had no money to his name, operating out of a trap house completely off the grid that couldn’t even be located through GPS. Although he’s far removed from that situation now, living in L.A., he still takes a moment to remember where he came from in this ominous new video. Check out the visuals below, and keep on the lookout for DeShun’s upcoming album, Subtle Weekends, releasing later this summer.
Stuck On You ft. Tory Lanez
BenZel and Tory Lanez are two acts we’ve been “stuck on” for quite some time now, and today they’ve teamed up for an incredible new single. “Stuck On You” is the first in a series of tracks that the duo of Benny Blanco and Ben Ash will be releasing through SoundCloud on a weekly basis. The song is a bit of a diversion from Tory’s usual style, but it still finds him thriving outside of his comfort zone, as slick falsetto gives way to a mind numbing drop. We’ve already played this tune on repeat about four to five times during the course of this write-up, so expect this one to be glued into your rotations for quite awhile. Stream the track above, and click the download link to snag a copy for yourself. You’ll want to hold onto this one.
Tre Capital & Waldo
Any Day Now (f/ Like of Pac Div) (prod. Gravez & Drewsthatdude)
Waldo and his AGO crew have been making waves on the hip-hop scene for the last year plus, and chances are they’re bound to blow up “Any Day Now” . Today, the Michigan native teams up with Tre Capital and Like (of Pac Div) to lay some fire over some incredible production from two other TMN favorites, Gravez and DrewsThatDude. The track was originally teased by Tre on Twitter last month, but it doesn’t seem to be slated to appear on any upcoming projects. Regardless, make sure to be on the lookout for both Waldo’s Summer Child EP and Tre Capital’s Gundam II, set to drop later this year.
Follow a stellar performance last night to close out Coachella (which included a few unexpected surprises), Drake wasted no time in dropping new material, sharing “My Side” earlier tonight. Known for being the king of late night releases, Drizzy’s latest single is perfect for all the nocturnal adventurers out there like ourselves. The slow burning tune is slated to be a bonus track on the upcoming physical release of If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, set to hit shelves on April 21st. Stream the tune above, and make sure to grab yourself a copy of the collector’s addition for yourself later this month.
A lot can happen in a few months, and nobody understands that more than Chicago-based duo High Rule. In less than 60 days, this act has gone from releasing their debut song to peaking at #2 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 Chart, showing the world that they’re ready to make a splash.
Following up on that debut release, “Enough,” is premiering here on TMN. Stylistically, it follows the intriguing nature that we quickly fell for, showcasing an ambiguous sound that flirts with multiple genres. Somewhere in between dance music, hip hop, and RnB, we’re left hitting the repeat button again and again, just like before.
“Enough” does change gears from their debut single though, which had us grinning with its entertaining lyrical nature. This release has a more somber message, which is rooted in something that everyone can identify with – the struggle of not being able to let go of someone who isn’t right for us.
Click here to get free downloads from this up-and-coming act.
U Mad feat. Kanye West
U Mad? Cam’ron would be very proud of this brand new cut starring Vic Mensa and Kanye West. Produced by Smoko Ono, this hard hitting number serves as a nice follow-up to Vic’s performance earlier today at Coachella. It’s a great look for the Chitown native who previously collaborated with Yeezy on his own single, “Wolves.” A few years ago it may have been difficult to imagine a pairing like this, but now it seems like this move could launch Vic further into stardom.
Expect this one to stay on the radio late into the summer. We look forward to seeing what else the emcee has in store for his upcoming EP Street Lights, dropping sometime this year.
After hinting at a new project at the beginning of the month, Mura Masa just surprise released his latest EP, Someday Somewhere. The follow-up to his superb, instrumental debut, Soundtrack to a Death, sees the UK producer bringing in some friends to take on the vocals with features from Nao, Denai Moore and Jay Prince. Sonically, Mura Masa continues evolving on the project with his lush, experimental and psychedelic approach shining and, although his production overachieves on its own, the talented featured singers and emcees (including himself!) make for a welcome addition that’s sure to add to the project’s appeal for some. Stream the whole project below or on Spotify here.
Firefly (ft. Nao)
Terrible Love (ft. Denai Moore)
your bones (intermission)
Low (ft. Jay Prince)