It’s surely a Happy Halloween for all fans of Lloyd Banks today, as he drops his long-awaited mixtape F.N.O. (Failure’s No Option) for the masses. This one is light on the features, but the ones on the tape are heavyweights. Included on the project is Styles P, Raekwon & Vado. It has been quite some time since we heard from the PLK, so this is a treat for the unofficial holiday. Download and stream after the jump.
Since the release of his Started From The Bottom official remix for “No New Friends” with Drizzy, Tunechi and Rozay; DJ Khaled has been in heavy promotion for his new album Suffering From Success. The project has features from the likes of Future, Ace Hood, Diddy, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, T.I., Swizz Beatz, 2 Chainz, French Montana, Big Sean, Timbaland, Plies, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Wale, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Mavado, J. Cole, Akon, Anthony Hamilton, Jadakiss, Bas, John Legend, Scarface, Birdman, Jeremih, Vado and Kat Dahlia; which is currently available to purchase on iTunes right now. To commemorate its release date, Spotify has an exclusive album stream of the project that you can check after the jump to listen to in full.
Harem rapper Vado is fresh from signing his new deal as one of the newest members to the We The Best, Cash Money umbrella. Earlier in the year, he released the third installment of his Slime Flu series, being his first in over a year; but taking no time off, he’s back for a fourth. Features are seen from Currensy, Smoke Dza, Raekwon, P.A.P.I., Jadakiss, Troy Ave, Kirko Bangz, Fabolous, French Montana, Maino, Lloyd Banks, Pusha T, Yo Gotti, Uncle Murda, and Chinx Drugz. Production is given from the likes of Jahlil Beats, AraabMUZIK, Cardiak, Butter Beats BDK, Sunny Dukes, Ted Smooth, HNIC89, John Blu, Tylann Durrent, Ben Billions, Schief Karbeeno, and Stoopid On Da Beat. Check after the jump to view the complete 19-track tracklistings along with download links ready.
The Drama King, DJ Kay Slay has been gearing up for his final album “Rhyme or Die” to drop sometime this year highlighted by his main single featuring Fabolous, Rick Ross, Nelly, French Montana & T-Pain “About That Life.” Some emcees aren’t about that life but Holiday Styles, Sheek Louch and Vado are (check your history). Here, we get Sleezy’s latest release “The Sound of NYC” which the three rep for the city streets and let the rest of the rap world know where it all started. With Slay on his hard chorus shit, we get a taste of what to expect when his new mixtape “The Last Champion” drops at a later date.
The latest signee to DJ Khaled’ We the Best, Violence AND Drugs Only releases new material over Phil Collin’s classic “In The Air Tonight.” Now that he’s under a team that’s fully backing him, the Most Hated one from Uptown will finally be taking the necessary steps for his long-awaited major label debut studio album.
Check after the jump to download the track and see a video announcement.
Now that Vado is part of the We The Best crew officially he decides to drop his new single “Gangster” featuring Ace Hood and Mavado. No word where this track will end up but there are rumors that it could land on DJ Khaled’s upcoming album Suffering From Success. Ace continues his strong run of verses on this track as well by absolutely going in.
Today’s edition of MTV Rap Fix was filled with some nice bars courtesy of P.A.P.I. and Vado. Vado has been on quite a roll since announcing his signing to We The Best and dropping a banging single. They both drop some quality lines in this one that is definitely worth a view.
Funkmaster Flex is gearing up for his return to the mixtape game with the release of his upcoming project “Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself?” After hitting the streets off with his first leak “Let The Blunt Go” featuring Chris Brown and Problem; Flex delivers another all-star collaboration this time with the newest member of We The Best Music Group, Vado for “Don’t Make Me Do It.” Along with Violence.And.Drugs.Only. we see DJ. Khaled, Ace Hood, Meek Mill & French Montana all featured on Flex’s latest single. The radio “BOMBS” are already cued up as you can stay tuned for the Flex’s “Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself?” coming soon!
The homie Alist Fame sends over some new heat from Violence.And.Drugs.ONLY as yesterday we didn’t get word of a new project from the Harlemnite, but now we present to you Vado’s “V-Day” EP. Above we’ve enclosed one of the tracks from the project titled “My Valentine” as if you enjoy that song, check below to download the entire EP with features from Talia Coles, Mr. 212 and Quo. Slime Flu 3’s been in mandatory rotation around these parts as well as the buzz around for his major label debut on We the Best Music Group with DJ Khaled, this V-Day EP should hold nicely in your Vado playlist until we get some more material.
Kirby, is that you?Most Hated’s Jae Millz returns with the second installment in his “Dead Presidents” mixtape series. With his long awaited debut album “Nothing Is Promised” finally gearing up for a 2013 release; you can prepare yourself for the Young Money project enjoying this one as an appetizer which has features from Smoke DZA, Twista, Gudda Gudda, Vado, Al Doe, Fred The Godson, Troy Ave, Charlie Clips and Beautifull April. Check after the jump to view the complete 23-track tracklistings along with a download link ready.
Vado was the next artist to stop by “The World’s Most Dangerous Morning Show,” The Breakfast Club. In this interview, sits down to discuss his resolutions of the year. After releasing Slime Flu 3, he’s back on the radar, as he leaves Interscope to pursue an even bigger route. Cam’ron refuses to hold Vado back to greatness and the Dipset/UN affiliate is looking to make his way to South Beach, and DJ Khaled’s We the Best imprint.
It could be a great move for Vado, and might prove to create an even bigger buzz for him. He’s still a free agent until the ink is dry, so for now, its bidding war. He also speaks on upcoming collabs with Fab and other artists and what beats are knocking in the clubs. The Southern sound is everywhere, but Vado misses New York Hip Hop, so he’s on a mission to bring it back.
Vado makes his return with his newest project as he releases the third installment to his Slime Flu series. This will push his free agency up higher as Miss Info reports that DJ Khaled, Drake and Tip are currently looking at him to join their labels with Khaled being the current front runner. We’re sure more people are soon to join in on the bidding war to get this Harlem breed out there to the masses and show the world this gem in the rough trying to make it through his music.
Check after the jump for the tape with features and productions from AraabMUZIK, Jae Millz, JR Writer, V12 The Hitman, Gunplay and more.
Violence and Drugs Only was the next artist to visit DJ Whoo Kid’s Whoolywood Shuffle radio show on Sirius Shade 45. In the video, Vado discusses being critiqued by Cam’ron to perfect his craft in the booth in making that quality street shit we enjoy.
With Interscope in the midst of reconstruction with the management in hierarch’s, Vado spoke candidly about an imminent deal pending which we would find out this week with him joining DJ Khaled’s We The Best Music Group. They also touch on his rap style being from Harlem U.S.A. and his upcoming Slime Flu 3 mixtape. Streets could definitely use that “Boss of All Bosses 4” with DJ Drama though.