Livin In The 90s (prod. T_T) (feat. Jhabit$)
West coast hip-hop duo Ninety know how to translate good vibes into music drawing influence from their Bay Area predecessors and the classics of the genre more broadly. Gearing up to release their second project, Tyler Hawkins and MikeyCtheMan dropped off one of their best songs yet a few days ago demonstrating immense growth in the short time since their debut project.
“Livin in the 90s” brings an unprecedented level of energy with a bouncy, layered piano and synth driven instrumental courtesy fellow Bay native, T_Thrust, who actually has quite the following himself as the frontman for a metal band called Nekrogoblikon. Hawkins matches the production opening the song with a quick-hitting flow setting the tone for MCM who provides an equally animated delivery. The soulful hook from JHabit$ ties everything together adding the catchiness that will have you listening on repeat. This jam is perfect for a warm weekend outing. Peep above and look out for their forthcoming project at the end of this month.
MAC MILLER ft RICK ROSS
INSOMNIAK(JayCeeOh & HIDEthenSEEK Remix)(OFFICIAL)
Already one of our favorite tracks from his mixtape Faces, Mac Miller‘s “Insomniak” just received the remix treatment from JayCeeOh and HIDEthenSEEK, and let’s just say you won’t want to sleep on this one. Turning things up a notch (or even a few), the talented producers give the previously hypnotic single a total facelift, mutating it into an absolute banger. Imbuing the track with warbling synths and plenty of bass, this remix is bound to keep you up all night and transform you into a genuine “Insomniak.” We suggest you hit the download button above and keep this one on deck all weekend for any and all planned shenanigans.
Henny In Hand (Prod. Noah Breakfast + Matti Free)
Tory Lanez is a multi-faceted star, and in the last year or so, has quickly become another one of our favorites to hail from the land up north. While many musicians these days attempt to toe the line between hip-hop artist and R&B singer, the Toronto native manages to execute both roles flawlessly. His latest single, “Henny In Hand,” is proof of that, as the Canadian crooner operates in falsetto for most of the sultry number over some silky smooth production from Noah Breakfast & Matti Free. It’s not until the end of the bedroom jam that he hits us with some bars, choosing to close out the track with a quick verse.
“Henny In Hand” is the third single from Tory’s upcoming debut album, Lost Cause, which will be available September 29th. He also has a corresponding tour set to kick off later this month in Austin, Texas. Make sure to check out his website to find out when he’ll be making his way to your city.
Mexican Coke (prod. Knox Fortune)
Chicago’s Leather Corduroys, comprised of Kami de Chukwu and Joey Purp, are back at it. The hip-hop duo’s most recent project, Porno Music Vol. II, was one of our favorites this year and they’ve certainly hit the ground running with their latest offering. On “Mexican Coke,” both emcees spit some casually boastful lines about their extensive travels over playful production courtesy Knox Fortune. As much of the music that comes from their SaveMoney collective, this one’s a bouncy listen that could work equally well in a casual or party setting. Check it above.
It’s been a minute since we last heard any solo material from Big Sean, but the Detroit spitter has returned in a big way today (no pun intended). In honor of his recent signing to Roc Nation and the release of his own signature pair of Adidas shoes, Sean Don decided to share four brand new songs to celebrate his hustle. These aren’t exactly your average fare either, as the tracks feature production from an eclectic group that includes Mike WiLL Made It, Kanye West, DJ Mustard, DJ Dahi, Key Wane, Nate Fox, Da Internz and L&F.
Sean is all over the map in this collection, as he draws influence from a number of various styles of hip-hop. From the far more serious “Paradise” and “4th Quarter” to the more playful “Jit/Juke” and “I Don’t Fuck With You,” the talented rapper stays steady with the punchlines, dropping plenty of quotables and keying us into some of the recent happenings of his life, namely the rumors surrounding his relationship with Ariana Grande.
Nod your head to the tracks below, and make sure to be on the lookout for any upcoming album announcements from the G.O.O.D. Music representative.
Paradise (Ransom Intro) (Prod. MikeWillMadeIt)
I Dont Fuck With You Feat E40(Prod. DJ Mustard / Kanye West /DJ Dahi)
Jit/Juke (Prod. Nate Fox/ Da Internz/ L&F)
4th Quarter (Prod. Key Wane)
VOICES IN MY HEAD ft. A$AP Ferg
Given the releases thus far, it is pretty safe to say that SBTRKT‘s upcoming album is going to be one of the best of the year. Each song has pushed genre boundaries in original ways and the A$AP Ferg-featuring “Voices In My Head” is, unsurprisingly, no exception. With an airy, yet ominous backdrop, Ferg diverges from his usual trapped-out style delivering a powerful, introspective verse with a versatile flow that adjusts to fit SBTRKT’s brooding, evolving instrumental. Wonder Where We Land is out on October 7th.
The Celestics ft. Waldo
You remember The Celestics right? The Canadian duo–consisting of super producer Kaytranada & rapper Louie P–burst onto the scene back in May with the release of their mixtape Supreme Laziness. Returning today with the first follow-up to their acclaimed project, the brothers from Montreal team up with Michigan native Waldo for “173.” This new cut finds the emcees spitting gruff yet emphatic rhymes over an ominous, hard-hitting instrumental. With Halloween edging closer than you think, this one makes for a good track to stash away to frighten all the other emcees out there with that with these guys are capable of. Grab the free download above and make sure to stay tuned for more from the pair in the coming months.