Isolated (Prod. by 9th Wonder)
NY-based newcomer Bishop Nehru demonstrates that he is steady on the grind with his latest track, “Isolated”. Separating himself from the daily distractions of adolescences and fame, Nehru spits about keeping to himself, staying out of trouble, and avoiding negativity. The young emcee definitely has a good head on his shoulders and with tutelage and some dope production from 9th Wonder, the Rockland county youth keeps that focused message with an enjoyable, chill listen. Nehru definitely possesses wisdom beyond his years with his intelligent delivery and message in the bars. This is one of the first listens from LRG‘s upcoming Brilliant Youth EP, which also features new material from Las Vegas rapper Dizzy Wright and many more.
The G-Unit comeback machine doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, as the crew have just dropped their second track in 2 days, this time rhyming over Drake‘s latest single, “0-100.” While many will be quick to dismiss this as a marketing gimmick meant to draw attention to the release of Animal Ambition earlier today (which knowing 50 Cent, wouldn’t be hard to believe), we still can’t help but marvel at the fact that the original members of the group are at least back in the studio recording with one another. What’s even more amazing is that they actually sound pretty good together. An argument can even be made that this version is actually better than Drizzy’s original, but we’ll leave the discussion up to you.
If 50 is as smart as we hope he is, he’ll find a way to keep everyone together long enough to create at least one more project. In the meantime, fans can check them out live at Citi Field as they perform a post-game concert after the Mets face the Padres on June 14th.
SATURDAY NIGHT (Prod. Hippie Dream)
As he gears up for the release of his long anticipated debut project, CANVAS, Jarred A.G. decided to drop off one more loosie for his fans, detailing what a typical “Saturday Night” is like for him in the Chi. Featuring some jazzy production from Hippie Dream, and a fresh Biggie sample mixed in by DJ Scend, this latest cut finds Jarred in prime form, spitting about some of his preferred leisurely activities, while keeping his competition at bay. We’d expect nothing less from the talented emcee, who’s proven time and time again that he’s ready for the big leagues. We can’t wait until CANVAS drops later this summer to find out what he has in store for us. In the meantime, keep this one in your pockets until the weekend, because everyone needs a Saturday night anthem.
Nah I'm Talking About
After a surprise performance at last night’s Hot 97 Summer Jam, the original members of G-Unit (minus Olivia, plus Kidd Kidd) have given us their first new track together in recent history. Despite rumors of beef and a few unpleasant interview remarks, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and Young Buck reunite over the Hit-Boy produced HS87 cut “Grinding My Whole Life,” transforming it to “Nah I’m Talking About.” To our surprise, and delight, it absolutely slaps.
Although my dreams of an all-out 50 and G-Unit comeback have been repeatedly shattered over the last ten years, I can’t help but think about how the rap game might have been different had they kept their momentum from 2004 going for just a few more years. It is unlikely that this is the start of their return but hopefully there will be a few more songs where this one came from. In the meantime, enjoy this blast from the past and check out the stream of 50′s upcoming album, Animal Ambition, to help nurse any remaining G-Unit withdrawals.
Flip On You (Feat. ScHoolboy Q)
It’s never been a big secret that ScHoolboy Q is a huge fan of 50 Cent, and now the Compton native gets the opportunity to link up with his hero on the leaked track, “Flip On You.” 50′s influence can be heard throughout much of Oxymoron, and while this track didn’t make the final cut of that album, it gets a chance to live on as bonus cut off of 50′s upcoming Animal Ambition. The long awaited collaboration finds both emcees flexing over a soulful instrumental provided by Nascent, and after a couple listens, we’d have to say 50′s skills on the mic are still far better than his talent on the mound (although we all know that was a publicity stunt right?)
Check out the single above, and look out for Animal Ambition in a few days when it drops on June 3rd. You can also find a free stream of the album after the jump.
Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD
SIX DEGREES Ft. Danny Brown
After dropping their EP III earlier this month, Canadian trio BADBADNOTGOOD have teamed up with the legendary Ghostface Killah and Detroit’s Danny Brown to bring us a bone-chilling new single. Spitting vicious bars over an unnervingly eerie instrumental, both emcees ensure that you’ll want to maintain all “Six Degrees” of separation from them. Ghostface’s cold, calculated flow serves as a perfect contrast to Danny’s unruly attitude, yet neither emcee sounds out of place on the haunting number.
Check out the single above, and make sure to pre-order yourself a copy before it drops on June 23rd.