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.
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
Skrillex Ft. Chance The Rapper
Coast Is Clear
OG Bobby Johnson (Remix) Feat. Snoop Dogg, A$AP Ferg & Pusha T
My Nigga (feat. Rich Homie Quan & Young Jeezy)
Man Of THe Year
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.
Forgot About Dre (The Golden Pony Remix)
Slippin Into Darkness (GRiZ Remix Ft. Jessica Breanne)
Poetic Horns (Kendrick Lamar X ELOQ)
Slynk vs Soundboy Tom vs Notorious BIG
Atmosphere (Instant Party! Festival Remix)
Weird Science (Psymbionic & Wolf
Thong Song (Tall Boys Twerk Remix)
One Time (Imanos Remix)
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.
SZA ft. Chance the Rapper
Childs Play (prod. XXYYXX)
Top Dawg Entertainment‘s first female signee SZA, who is currently gearing up to release a project, dropped off an incredibly laid-back tune just a few minutes ago. As if one new Chance the Rapper verse wasn’t enough for today, the young emcee also snagged some bars on this cut. If you are already familiar with Orlando-based phenom producer XXYYXX, you will likely recognize the production from his 2012 track “About You” although it has been slightly sped up with some additional instrumentation by Dae One.
SZA’s vocals glide over the haunting, down-tempo beat and Chance delivers a solid verse that displays both his lyricism and unique singing voice. When the vocals of TDE’s first lady and Chance collide near the end, they make for a soothing harmony that close out the song perfectly. Peep above and keep an eye out for SZA’s project, Z, which is set to drop on April 8th.
JAY Z x JAY ELECTRONICA
We Made It
I know we probably say this every time we hear new music from Jay Electronica, but in the rare glimpses we do get every year, we begin to remember just how gifted of an emcee he really is. Our latest refresher comes in the form of a freestyle over Soulja Boy and Drake‘s “We Made It,” alongside Roc Nation boss Jay Z. While Jay Elec provides us with an update on the state of his career (even apologizing to his fans for constantly keeping them waiting), Hov delivers a ferocious verse of his own, taking more than a few
not-so subtle shots along the way. We don’t want to get too ahead of ourselves, but with this being his second release in just a week (a pretty significant accomplishment for him), we’re hoping this means even more material from Jay Electronica is on the way.