After reaching mainstream success with the infectious ‘Collard Greens’ featuring Kendrick Lamar, TDE rapper Schoolboy Q drops his second single, “Banger (MOSHPIT).” The follow-up track finds the west coast emcee invoking some violence and warns of forming a mosh as he spits over the renegades produced beat. Different from his previous hit, this new single has a more turned down beat and old school feel that focuses more on Q’s lyrical prowess over the mic. His aggressive rhymes and gritty beat makes for a head-nodding listen as he looks to incite reckless behavior nationwide by calling out select cities across the country for ‘being on that bullsh!t’. Take a listen to the newest track off his upcoming debut Oxymoron, dropping soon.
To go along with today’s release of Nothing Was The Same, Drake brings us a theatrical music video for one of the more talked about tracks on the project. The visuals for “Hold On We’re Going Home” are set in a 1985 Miami around Drizzy’s fictional crew, which includes A$AP Rocky, who are young entrepreneurs of some kind. The narrative takes a dark turn when Drake’s lady is kidnapped by a rival, senior crime lord.
As the song starts to play, Drake and crew gear up for what becomes an action-packed scene attempting to rescue his damsel in distress. I must say, watching Aubrey Graham taking out bad guys makes for a pretty entertaining 7 minutes. Check out the video below to see if Double-0-Drake succeeds in his mission and grab the album here if you’re feeling it.
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Cabaret Feat. Drake
Justin Timberlake‘s The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 will be hitting shelves next Monday, and just like last time, JT has partnered with iTunes to provide fans with an early glimpse for free in order to prepare for its release. One of the most anticipated tracks from the album was easily “Cabaret,” alongside Drake. The single features two talented artists who have thoroughly dominated the charts throughout their careers, linking up for the very first time. Just as you may have expected, “Cabaret” does include an appearance from R&B Drizzy; however, it’s a pretty minor cameo compared to the minute long verse where the Toronto native spits game the way only he knows how.
The full album stream for JT’s The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 can be found here, while Drake’s Nothing Was The Same will be in stores tomorrow.
Justin Timberlake‘s The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2) is set to drop at the end of this month, and although very little is known about the album so far, one thing seems to be certain: this sequel will definitely have a musical identity of its own. While the first 20/20 Experience boasted a much more mature and soulful sound from the Tennessee crooner, “TKO” seems to take things back to 2006, falling more in line with the Timbaland produced hits on FutureSex/LoveSounds. Fans who complained about the lack of pop friendly singles from Timberlake’s comeback record will certainly be pleased with this one. Make sure to pre-order The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2), which will hit shelves on September 30th, and also include features from Drake and Jay-Z.
HeartBeat (feat. Two Guyz)
Lost in the shuffle of excellent releases last week was this spectacular new single from Philly’s Chiddy Bang. “Heartbeat” is just the second song we’ve heard from Chiddy’s upcoming Baggage Claim mixtape so far. The track is instantly mesmerizing, with deep synths and pulsing percussion that blend together in harmony to produce the perfect electronic hip-hop soundscape for Chiddy to flex his rhymes over. Two Guyz also play a crucial part as well, breathing life into the song through an ethereal chorus. Although we haven’t heard much yet, judging from his history, we’d have to say Chiddy Bang has some big things planned for 2013, and we can’t wait to get our hands on the mixtape when it finally drops.
Radical Something x Outasight x Kinetics
You ever hear a song where all the pieces just seem to fit perfectly? That’s exactly the case with “Ghost Town” a collaboration between Radical Something, Outasight and Kinetics. This new track features the Californian three piece doing exactly what they do best: rocking out and having a generally awesome time. Outasight and Kinetics both deliver some stellar guest verses alongside Loggy over a steady, guitar-driven Mike Cash produced instrumental, while Josh Cocktail holds down chorus duties beautifully. The single comes just in time as Radical Something prepares for their show alongside these two emcees in NYC this Thursday. Try to check them out if you’re in the area, and if you haven’t already, grab yourself a download of the group’s latest album, Ride It Out.