Sunday, January 25, 2015

Manolo Rose - "Run Ricky Run"



I don't know much about Manolo Rose. I hear he rocks with that dude Troy Ave, but this "Run Ricky Run" shit is much better than anything I've heard from Troy Ave. Plus he references some of the best gangsta flicks ever. Dude's flow is interesting—that rapping-fast-as-fuck-seemingly-offbeat-but-still-rhyming thing is dope, but I'm not sure if this is something he could/should be doing in every track. The video dropped today; check the audio-only stream below.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

[video] Tone Liv & DJ Priority ft. Respect Tha God & Burke The Jurke - "TriState"

Smart Jersey hip-hop lovers already grabbed this Clockwork single back in August; now the squad is back for the Skrewtape-directed official video. Check that out below, as well as a snippets mix of Tone Liv and DJ Priority's Clockwork, which I'm hoping drops sometime soon.



BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah ft. DOOM - "Ray Gun"



"These dudes is toys like Wham-O..."

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Combat Jack Show: The Ras Kass Episode

Get the background on one of the coldest rappers, ever: Ras Kass. "We get a lot of requests for West Coast rappers. Ras Kass breaks down his history, his battles, beefs and come up. He also goes deep with his views on religion, President Barack Obama, racism and more. Amen b."

Willie The Kid ft. Royce Da 5'9 - "The Watch"

Two fire, different MCs over a luscious beat.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mike G - "Highlights"

Always dope to hear new Mike G. He might be one of the more slept-on cats from Odd Future; I fuck with him like I do Domo, but it's more about his laidback flow than some hyper lyrical balls. This one's produced by Tyler. This is taken from Award Tour II, which drops January 26.

And if you want MORE OF, there's a Snakehips cut featured The Internet's Syd the Kid down below.



Monday, January 19, 2015

Rene LaVice ft. Ivy Mairi - "The Calling"


One of my favorite producers from the next wave of the Ram Records crew is Canada's Rene LaVice. Dude just has a great balance of throwback dnb feels from when I first got into the scene with a tinge of today's sound. His next release is due out March 1.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Kenn Star ft. Wordsworth & Supastition - "Came To Deliver"


Produced by Black Milk? So ill. Taken from Square One, which drops January 27.



Saturday, January 17, 2015

Esohel - "Authentic"


I love one part of this beat way more than the other. That part got me open on the first verse then kind of disappeared in the second verse. Why that happened is beyond me, but what can you do?

Friday, January 16, 2015

Slackk - Solid Steel (1/16/2015)

In the mood for some instrumental UK grime? I'd recommend checking out Slackk, who recently went in the mix for Solid Steel with a huge batch of dubs.


Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar - "Never Catch Me (Alternative Edit)"



Last night, Flying Lotus debuted on the BBC Radio 1 Residency. As you'd imagine, he made sure he dropped some gems, which included this alternate edit of his Kendrick Lamar-featured "Never Catch Me."

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Salaam Remi on Juan Epstein

From The Fugees to Nas, Salaam Remi has produced some of my favorite tracks of all time. Dope to see Ciph and Rosenberg sitting down with the legend. "We’re back for the 2015 and ish is about to go to another level. Let’s start off with one of the greatest producers ever! You knew this guy was great, but you didn’t know how great his story is and just how many hits he’s made. Kick back and enjoy the first Juan Ep of 2015!"