Devin The Dude and Doughbeezy – “Lifted” (prod. by TrakkSounds and Rapid Ric) Mar03

Devin The Dude and Doughbeezy – “Lifted” (prod. by TrakkSounds and Rapid Ric)...

Devin The Dude sports a new double-time flow which belies the smooth groove of the TrakkSounds and Rapid Ric production. Doughbeezy seems more comfortable attacking the beat. TrakkSounds and Rapid Ric have a new mixtape, Intervention 2, dropping tomorrow (March 4)....

Rick Ross – “Supreme” (prod. by Scott Storch) Feb28

Rick Ross – “Supreme” (prod. by Scott Storch)...

Rick Ross has the best marketing in his videos. Rick Ross has a legendary sense of finding the right production for his lavish vocals. Rick Ross was exposed as a prison guard in his past career and kept it moving because that shit ain’t relevant. If this is the music game, Rozay has kept it about the music 100%. Case in point is this track produced by the resurrection of Scott Storch. The Tuff Jew stayed off the llello long enough to compose a trumpet-infused framework to rival any J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League track....

Snoop Dogg – “Cadillacs” (prod. by Madlib) Feb27

Snoop Dogg – “Cadillacs” (prod. by Madlib)...

Snoop Dogg over Madlib production! Fuck yeah!!! From the DJ Drama mixtape, That’s My Work Volume 3. Madlib takes 90s West Coast Bounce/G-Funk and updates it for 2014....

Rick Ross feat. Kanye West and Big Sean – “Sanctified” (prod. by DJ Mustard) Feb26

Rick Ross feat. Kanye West and Big Sean – “Sanctified” (prod. by DJ Mustard)...

The stream is live and in full effect for Rick Ross’s latest album, Mastermind. Features Kanye and Sean, Mustard on the beat. Crazy gospel sample which I haven’t identified yet. Cop the album, Mastermind, on March 4th....

ScHoolboy Q – “Break The Bank” (video) Feb21

ScHoolboy Q – “Break The Bank” (video)...

One of my favorite tracks from ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron LP (due on Feb 25) gets a video treatment from the venerable, hard-working Jason Goldwatch (he co-founded DECON?! I did not know that). Still produced by The Alchemist. (Karen...

50 Cent – “The Funeral” Feb21

50 Cent – “The Funeral”...

50 Cent came on the scene back in 1999 with a Trackmasters-produced “How To Rob” which pissed a bunch of industry folk and folks from other industries. The repercussions was 9 bullets perforating his body, but 50 lived and came back with determined vigor. He released the mixtape, Guess Who’s Back, in 2002 with the track “50 Bars” serving notice of future prominence. 50 bars of pleasure, 50 bars of pain When I’m dead and gone niggas gon’ remember my name, 50 12 years at Interscope, and 50 got his freedom papers. On Feb 20th, 50 Cent broke away from Interscope/Aftermath/Shady and signed his G-Unit label to Caroline/Capitol/UMG. More control, more power, more freedom, and the first release, Animal Ambition, is due out June 3rd. We all can’t win. Some of us gotta lose. Here’s the first release, “The Funeral,” the unofficial sequel to “50 Bars.” (Complex) BONUS VIDEO: 50 Cent – “50...

Rick Ross feat. Diddy and French Montana – “Nobody” Feb19

Rick Ross feat. Diddy and French Montana – “Nobody”...

Rozay leaks another street single from his Mastermind LP. He smartly relegates Shock G 2.0 to hook duty and Mr. Combs to recorded motivation speech duty. Nice track. Officer Ricky sounds more like Biggie than...

DJ Infamous feat. Jeezy, Ludacris, Juicy J, and Hitmaka – “Double Cup” Feb18

DJ Infamous feat. Jeezy, Ludacris, Juicy J, and Hitmaka – “Double Cup”...

This video appears today, and I have a lot of questions which were answered in this Behind The Scenes video (go here first) The formula is this. DJ Infamous is skinny DJ Khaled. He’s done this overseering before to great success. Then find a mediocre rapper turnt singer in search of a resurrection. Hitmaka FKA Yung Berg FKA Iceberg Find a willing producer like KE on the Track to make the record. Add 3 Southern rappers, preferably over-30 rappers to lend legitimacy. Recipe for a hit. (OnSmash via...

Beyonce feat Jay-Z – Drunk in Love (Diplo Remix)...

This track is a heater! Diplo can take anything and turn it into something that you want to flip tables over when you listen to it. This is a pretty good example. Check it out...

Flatbush ZOMBiES – “Lit” Feb15

Flatbush ZOMBiES – “Lit”...

The Architect has constructed a laid-back beat with a woozy horn. A perfect backdrop for him, Meech, and Juice spit some throwback-type rhymes. Good shit! From their upcoming EP, It’s All A Matter of Perspective....

Beyonce feat. Jay Z and Kanye West – Drunk In Love (remix – clean) Feb14

Beyonce feat. Jay Z and Kanye West – Drunk In Love (remix – clean)...

An actual remix allegedly. Sounds a bit chopped and screwed. Still has the original’s beat and melody with Kanye’s verse shoehorned in front then Beyonce and Jay. Not a complete mess like the Power (remix). This could get some radio spins. (The Angie Review via...

Oten Lo and Nate Fredz – “FUTW” (freestyle) Feb13

Oten Lo and Nate Fredz – “FUTW” (freestyle)...

Il Bred Collective and Dxuble Barrel Music Group unleash a new video from up-and-comers, Oten Lo and Nate...