For what will be the Jet Life general’s 19th mixtape to date, no other day better then to drop off a somewhat “pop-up” project then Halloween. Almost beginning to become a trend in dropping mixtapes with close to no notice, the tape keeps the features to a minimum with the likes of the usual company in Trademark, Roddy & Fiend. Also some outside sources come in for assistance with the likes of King Chip, Styles P & Norega. Stream & DL down below.
This is a really good album analysis/breakdown on Kendrick Lamar’s debut that I wanted to share with you guys. This is a long read, so if you got time to dive into the genius mind of Kendrick Lamar, I recommend that you take some time and read this.
I made this post on the Kanye To The forums, I wasn’t intending to post it as an article on this website, however the feedback I have been getting for it has been overwhelmingly positive so I thought why not. The Shirker’s official review of Kendrick Lamar’s stunning label debut Good Kid, M.A.A.D City is coming on Monday, but for now here is an intrepretation of the story from both reviewer and fan perspective. Warning – it is a long post!
This is not my post and all credit goes to Martin Holmes over at The Shirker. Hit the jump to read the breakdown. (more…)
The Taylors stay busy while they’re touring. As promised, here is another new video from Chevy Woods’ most recently released mixtape, Gangland. This joint is produced by ID Labs who is known for his work with Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa. Head over to the official 2050 Tour site and get your tickets to see Wiz, Chevy, Juicy J and the rest of Taylor Gang live in your city before they’re sold out.
Here is a recap video of our 3 day weekend in Atlanta for the annual A3C Hip-Hop festival. This was the team’s first year out there and we can easily say it was a great experience. A3C gives artists, bloggers, fans, videographers, etc a chance to network with everyone that they would not be able to do so on any regular day. Props to everyone who had a part in this years event from the A3C team themselves, the artists, and the sponsors.
Chiefer Adam here. I had the esteemed opportunity to photographically capture an inspirational and important moment in time this past week. The final show of the BET Music Matters Tour featuring the hip-hop masterminds Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Stalley and Fly Union took place at The Depot in Salt Lake City. The spacious two tier room facilitated what would be the last official performance by Kendrick Lamar before the critically acclaimed and community hyped major label debut Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City would drop. The resulting success in the days since the release have been the culmination of something many of us saw building for the past few years, but more importantly it was this landmark performance in an unsuspecting hip-hop town that really drove home this noteworthy sonic movement in rap music. The realization that something special is happening here was personified to all present as Kendrick flowed through choice cuts of his discography, often enlisting the help of the crowd for filling in gaps of acapella breakdowns. Everyone was an enlightened fan, and the fans rapped every word of everything from the unreleased new tracks to obscure old freestyles.
The energy was toxic and at times even overwhelming. Never before have I seen a hip-hop crowd engage with such enthusiasm without the need for commands from the emcee. The pulse simply dictated kinetic reactions. The beauty of the night was that from Fly Union’s hype opening set to Stalley’s signature live spitting dexterity to Jay Rock making to the crowd jump to Ab-Soul spinning complex verbal tales with effortless poise to the extended set from Kendrick, the enery never once let up. I left inspired. It’s been a while since live music has had that effect on me, and I see half as many shows as there are days in the year. From seeing these TDE representatives at a backstreet house party with 100 people in Austin during South By Southwest , to now selling out theaters and clubs across the country, the one thing that has not lost it’s touch is the sonic endurance and progression these guys bring to everything they touch. I hope you enjoy this small piece of the puzzle that I was able to archive for future reflection as we buckle in for what they have planned next.
Yup. Looks like we will definitely be getting a sequel from Jet Life’s Jet World Order album. I’m still confused whether it was a Jet Life album or a Young Roddy and Trademark album, but either way, a part two sounds dope as fuck. You can watch the trailer below where they announce the good news. Album is set to drop on November 20th.
UPDATE: Tracklist added.
1. Intro (ft Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy).
2. Welcome (ft Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy)
3. No Sleep (ft Curren$y, Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy)
4. Never Will (ft Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy)
5. The Vision (ft Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy)
6. 24 Hrs (ft Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy)
7. Bossed Up (ft Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy & Smoke DZA)
8. Raw(ft Young Roddy)
9. Money Gramz (ft Curren$y, Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy)
10. M.I.A. (ft Trademark Da Skydiver)
11. The Grind (ft Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy).
12. Sittin Low (ft Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy, Fiend, Killa Kyleon & Dee Low)
13. Good Sense (ft. Young Roddy)
14. Life (ft Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy).
15. Too High (ft Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy & CornerBoy P)
16. My Word (ft Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy)
17. Outro (ft Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy)
With Jet World Order 2 set to release on November 20th, Spitta gets us ready with this freestyle over Rick Ross’ “Amsterdam” instrumental with fellow JET Lifer Cornerboy P. Seems like Spitta is following a trend of dropping new material every week since he dropped two new videos from Cigarette Boats the previous weeks.
Just one day after the drop of his newest project Deleted Scenes, Blueprint has already released the first visual for the track “Packt Like.” The Radiohead cover tune continues his theme of paying hommage to modern rock greats, and also demonstrates the vast influences this practiced emcee channels on the new record. The first half of the album sticks to his signature lyrical rap capabilities, while the second half transcends the genre and reaches very interesting electronica and R&B levels. The saga is a journey into Blueprints’ take on the anthem-like tones of Seal, Trent Reznor, and The New Deal. Not your typical rapper by any stretch of the imagination, but that is what has always made Printmatic appealing to the hip-hop fanbase. While giving the new record a spin check out part one and part two of our interview with the Columbus Craftsman – Blueprint. (more…)
As promised, Wiz Khalifa’s highly anticipated mixtape, Cabin Fever 2 hosted by DJ Holiday, is finally here. Wiz Khalifa is definitely back on his early mixtape shit dropping Taylor Allderdice earlier this year, a new mixtape today, Live In Concert with Curren$y some time this month, and his sophomore album O.N.I.F.C. to close out the year. I’m not sure what to expect with this tape since Lex Luger isn’t involved at all this time around but knowing Wiz, he’ll still deliver. Features include Problem, Chevy Woods, Juicy J, French Montana and more. Download link and stream below.