Monday, June 13, 2016

@KiDTeF - Jackie Chan

KiD TeF is relentlessly consistent with the music now-a-days. Just releasing the album "Featurung KiD TeF" he returns with  his new track "Jackie Chan" off the upcoming album Thug Juice. This track is definitely dope. Check it out below. 

CURREN$Y - Before They Were Famous

@XXL Unveils 2016 @lildickytweets @KodakBlack1k @lilyachty @21savage are part of the #XXLFreshmen

The XXL Freshmen list is an interesting roll call in hip hop: it's supposedly set up to give a "next big thing"-type of certification to its choices, but by the time it is announced some of their selections have established a successful career. It's supposed to be a glammed-up version of The Source's influential Unsigned Hype column, but the fact is that thanks to a constantly advancing digital age many people know of their choices before they've even made. Still, there are rappers that still crave the Freshmen stamp.
Following a 2015 list which had the likes of Vince Staples, DeJ Loaf, Fetty Wap, and Raury, the 2016 incarnation consists of (in alphabetical order):
• 21 Savage
• Anderson .Paak
• Dave East
• Denzel Curry
• Desiigner
• G Herbo
• Lil Dicky
• Lil Uzi Vert
• Kodak Black
• Lil Yachty (the winner of the 10th Spot)
A couple takes:
Desiigner has owned a top-charting, platinum-selling single in "Panda" for a few months now; it's safe to say that he is past the "Freshmen" stage in his career and into the "will he/won't he make it" level. Andreson .Paak has been touring the planet and performing at major festivals such as Coachella, not to mention the fact he is signed to Dr. Dre's Aftermath Records. G Herbo should have been included in 2015 with fellow rhyme barbarian Lil Bibby. Lil Dicky has a gold-selling single in "Save That Money," and has been in several commercials for Trojan and Carl's Jr/Hardees. Aside from that, the other selections aren't bad at all, if at the very least a safe choice.

Netflix Unveils 'Narcos' Season 2 Premiere Date

@OffsetYRN & @lilyachty - "Truck Loads"

@NipseyHussle - "Question #1" f. @SnoopDogg

Thursday, June 2, 2016

@PUSHA_T - Drug Dealers Anonymous Ft Jay Z

@PROBLEM354 Goes Off On His Freestyle For Dr. Dre's 'The Pharmacy'

@youngthug - "Gangster Sh*t"

@wizkhalifa Sues Rostrum Records For $1 Million

Add Wiz Khalifa to the ranks of musicians dealing with label issues, alongside the likes of Lil Wayne and (most prevalently) Kesha.

@ScHoolBoyQ - "THat Part" f. @kanyewest (Video)

@wizkhalifa & @therealjuicyj - "Green Suicide" (prod. TM88)


We had a chance to speak with Levi Vega after a new track surfaced during a session at SNDWV Studios in Highland Park. The Detroit Zuu is excited to drop new exclusive music "Road" featuring production from V Savage. 
"It's been some time since you released music since New Testament. Any particular reason why?"
Had to get my daughter together. Had to get us together. Wasn't making anything until it felt right.
"Ok, so you and Vandal are still rocking I see. Dirty Diamonds?"
Yeah, Roto told me to get off. Vandal stayed consistent with production for me. Road is warm up. Messing around a little bit.
"Can't wait to hear it. We rock with you heavy at The Detroit Zuu. What's next for the summer?"
Uh... Kota Crazy. EP featuring our first hit.
Well simple enough. Stream 77iu's "warm up" Road here first.