The masses were promised some new Jay Rock today and TDE indeed delivers as Rock laces some bars over Pusha T’s hit “Numbers On The Board.” Like he always does Rock laced this shit with nothing but heat. This just reminds us that we need an entire project from Rock in the very near future.
Oh and shoutout to Kendrick with those awesome adlibs! We hear you!
Top Dawg Entertainment’s newest signing and undoubtedly one of the most exciting artists in the industry, Isaiah Rashad has revealed the official remix of his new track, alongside two of his label affiliates. Moving on from the much talked about BET cypher just earlier this week, the Tennessee rapper unleashes a brand new version of “Shot You Down,” with Jay Rock and ScHoolboy Q adding thorough verses to the record. We’re not quite sure what’s next for Rashad, but you’ll certainly want to follow the journey.
One of the most anticipated moments of the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards, by far, has to be the Top Dawg Entertainment cypher. With ScHoolboy Q setting it off, the entire crew kicked bars upon bars. From Jay Rock representing for the streets, Soul Brother #2 (Ab-Soul) kicking those Control System rhymes, and even giving the newly signed Isaiah Rashad a spot and we can assure you he held his own. We saw SZA in the back chilling too, but Kendrick Lamar lit gas to the fire and blacked out to end the cypher.
What TDE member came off your favorite out of the five that spit?
With plenty of footage on deck for the Life+Times x TDE “On The Road” documentary, there was plenty that didn’t quite make it to the 16-minute clip.
In these short outtakes, Ab-Soul talks about how much he enjoys life (the good and the bad) and he says he has to roll with the punches when obstacles come his way, ScHoolboy Q says how it feels to be on the cusp of breaking out into the mainstream and Kendrick Lamar explains his process of getting a feature verse from him.
After releasing some “Beach Hou$e” music last fall, it was only right Ty Dolla $ign delivered the second installment in his mixtape series during the core time of the Summer. From his hit single last year “4 A Young”, Ty’s been creating some music for the ladies to get right to and the fellas to press play to and watch them do it. Along with hit-singles like “Go Deep” and “My Cabana”, just see if there’s been a more than usual amount of moisture in the air when chilling with your chick.
The project has features from Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, YG, IAMSU!, The Game, Terrace Martin, B.o.B, Jay Rock, Peter Lee Johnson, Kid Ink, Kirko Bangz, Joe Moses, Kevin Gates, Chevy Woods, XXYYXX and Jay 305. Production is seen from Ty$ of D.R.U.G.S. with help from DJ Mustard, DJ Spinz, The Invasion, D Mile, Peter Lee Johnson, Buddah Shampoo, FKI. After the jump you can view the complete 13-track tracklistings along with a download link ready!
Click image to watch Jay Rock “Money Trees” decoded
One of 2012′s most notable album releases arrived from Kendrick Lamar, who gave the word his latest project in the form of the acclaimed good kid, m.A.A.d city. With the album continuing to make a lot of noise, Jay Rock has decided to take part in Life+Times’ Decoded series to explain his verse on “Money Trees.” The fellow Top Dawg Entertainment emcee talks about how he didn’t even expect to be included on the final piece until Kendrick randomly called one day, with him continuing to process the entirety of the lyrics.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been seeing some release surface from the Baby Face Killa, Freddie Gibbs which we were obviously under the impression an imminent album was nearing. Last month he revealed his debut album “E.S.G.N.” (originally East Side Gary Niggas) would be releasing this summer but didn’t reveal the date initially until earlier tonight on twitter, where he dated the project for a July 9th target release.
The album now entitled “Evil Seeds Grow Naturally” has features from Problem, Jay Rock, Daz Dillinger, Spice 1, BJ The Chicago Kid among others. Do you remember you can pre-order on iTunes right now, check after the jump to view the 20-track tracklistings.
We’ve been anticipating Kendrick Lamar’s verse for “U.O.E.N.O.” for a few weeks now, and we thought it was distant memory. That is, until now. To raise awareness for the upcoming good kid m.A.A.d city world tour, the entire Black Hippy crew jumps on the Rocko street banger, right after a little PSA from the team and Mac Miller.
Download the remix, then peep the dates and purchase your tickets below.
While we’ve still been waiting on his Ca$h Money records debut and seventh solo studio album “Underrated,” Bow Wow has been consistently delivering music for his audience with his “Greenlight” mixtape series. For its fifth installment, we see features from Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Tunechi, Gucci Mane, Jadakiss, Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Busta Rhymes, Araab Muzik, Jay Rock and Tyga; with production from Jahlil Beats, Araab Muzik, Cardiak, Drumma Boy, 808 Mafia, DJ Mustard an Beat Bully. You can check after the jump to view the 16-track tracklistings along with a download link ready.
After giving Kendrick Lamar a hand on Saturday Night Live, Terrace Martin is back with a brand new cut for us to enjoy. With a complex project in the works, we get the chance to listen to a track titled “Why,” featuring California’s Jay Rock and help from Wendi Vaughn. With production from himself and Top Dawg’s Willie B, there’s no doubt that we’re left with a breathtaking mix of jazzy sounds. Although the song will miss out on his 3 Chord Fold album due to sample clearances, it’s always great to hear something fresh out of the studio.
Continuing the trend of pushing real hip-hop showcasing the cultures positive impact in urban communities, the widely famous independent hip-hop festival “Paid Dues” is taking a familiar path the announcement of the festivals 2013 lineup. Returning from last year will be Kendrick Lamar, not only as a solo act but his Black Hippy cohorts have also been tapped to headline the event which is always a good thing around these parts to grab our attention. Also hitting the stage will be Mackelmore, Ryan Lewis, Dom Kennedy, Joey BadA$$, and more with additional acts be announced soon.
This EPIC event goes down March 30th at the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino, CA as you can pre-order tickets HERE.
*UPDATE* Check after the jump to view the complete lineup
Super producing team, League of Starz brings together some of Hip-Hops for “Show Sumn.” Problem, Bad Lucc, Jay Rock, Glasses Malone, Skeme and Freddie Gibbs are all featured on this first single from the League of Starz upcoming project “LOS.FM” hitting the web(s) next month. Enjoy this track as the West Coast representatives along with the BFK put it down in proper fashion with only one demand for them ratchets.
While the good kid, m.A.A.d city album continues to dominate playlist around the world, Google Play recently caught up with K. Dot along with his TDE cohorts to discuss his entire music journey to becoming the biggest artist in rap currently.
Dave Free speaks on a time where he was in school and he heard Kendrick rap for the first time and immediately became intrigued to work with him which they eventually started a brotherhood. Dave posed as a computer technician to operate on Top Dawg’s computer and played a small demo he had Kendrick record in the background with Top Dawg wanting to meet him and the rest was history.
Watch this mini-documentary as the entire TDE family speaks on their long road to where they’re now at presently.
Kendrick’s album G.K.M.C. moved 241,000 units with the highest debut of the year; and if you haven’t purchased or heard the album head over to iTunes or your local stores and purchase a copy right now.