AMPlified – “Authenticity” [Album]

BattleCat protege Amplified has (quietly) released his beautiful debut album, “Authenticity”. It’s essentially G-Funk music par excellence. Real music. 13 mostly instrumental songs. Fine-tuned. Sprinkled with a couple of West Coast big dogs on a hook or a verse: Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, Kokane, Butch Cassidy, Mykestro, Focus…, Mr. Porter. So go ahead and stream this amazing body of work below.
To top it all off, you can listen to and/or download the “leftover” EP, “Almost Authenticity”, (for free) as well: Read More

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Teyana Taylor – “Gonna Love Me (Remix)” ft. Ghostface Killah, Method Man & Raekwon [Song]

Some old school 90’s R&B vibes for y’all…

Check out Teyana Taylor‘s “Gonna Love Me” remix featuring Wu-Tang heavy hitters Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Raekwon The Chef! Produced by (the old) Kanye West, Mike Dean and BoogzDaBeast.

You need this in your life, trust me:

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Jay Worthy & King Most – “Westside Party” [Video & EP]

LNDN DRGSJay Worthy delivers another quickstrike EP called “Westside Party”.

The breezy, soulful project was produced entirely by Bay Area producer/DJ King Most.

You’ve always enjoyed Snoop Dogg‘s early work? Then do yourself a favor and listen to this 4-track EP and watch the video for the title track below:

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Buddy – “Trouble On Central” [Video] / “Harlan & Alondra” [Album]

After releasing two EPs (Ocean & Montana” with Kaytranada and “Magnolia”) in 2017, Compton native Buddy returns with his official full-length album, “Harlan & Alondra”.

The 12 track project features guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, A$AP Ferg, Ty Dolla $ign, Khalid and Guapdad 4000.

Stream the 24-year-old’s debut and/or watch the video for the album’s stand-out cut, “Trouble On Central” here:

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aywy – “Kismet” [Mixtape & Beat Tape]

Sidney beatsmith aywy. is back with another banging concept tape, this time blending Hip-Hop styles with Bollywood and traditional Hindustani music.

And the best part: you can either listen to the vocal version, which features 17 tracks, including remixes of Cardi B21 Savage, Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, ScHoolboy Q, Fat Joe, Sean Paul, Clipse and Busta Rhymes, or you prefer to listen to the instrumental version.

Stream and/or download both versions (for free) here:

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Ghanaian Stallion – “Starz” [Video] / “Future Soul” [Instrumental Album]

Berlin-based producer Ghanaian Stallion has released his amazing new instrumental LP called “Future Soul”.

Check out the powerful visual for “Starz” and stream the entire 12-track album here:

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Saint Malo – “Pressure” [Video] / “Wild Wild We$t” [Album]

Meet Compton native Saint Malo.
The west coast rapper/songwriter/producer and label CEO launched his L.A. based indie label, The Music Life, back in 2012 with flagship artist (younger brother and Kendrick Lamar homie) Hitta J3.

Saint Malo‘s 10-track debut album, “Wild Wild West”, is executively produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Street Symphony, whose credits include 2 Chainz, Nipsey Hussle, Yo Gotti and Dave East.

Watch the video for “Pressure”, the project’s first single, and stream/download the full album (for free) here:

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Jim Jones – “Dust & Powder” ft. Jadakiss [Video] / “Wasted Talent” [Album]

Harlem’s Capo Jim Jones is back with the release of his first album in 7 years, “Wasted Talent”.
The album also marks Jones‘ first project since signing to the management arm of Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation in early 2017.

The 18-track LP features guest appearances from fellow Dipset members Cam’ron & Juelz Santana, Yo Gotti, Mozzy, Lil Durk and more + production from former Diplomats in-house producers The Heatmakerz.

Check out the video for the latest single, “Dust & Power” featuring Jadakiss, and stream the entire album below:

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Joe Moses – “16’s” [Video] / “SuWop” [EP]

Don’t call Cali’s Joe Moses a newcomer. After having released several mixtapes on Waka Flocka‘s BrickSquad Monopoly label, JM has moved on to a joint deal with Ty Dolla $ign‘s THMVMNT and Atlantic Records earlier this year.

“SuWop” is his major label debut and is oozing West Coast vibes all over it.
7 songs with features from heavy-hitters Snoop Dogg, Future, Wiz Khalifa and RJ.

Stream the L.A. street legend’s new EP and check out the visual for one of the project’s stand-out cuts, “16’s”, below:

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Slim 400 – “Foe ReaLA” [Album]

After a joint album with Crenshaw’s Pacman Da Gunman, YG associate Slim 400 is back with a brand new solo project entitled “Foe ReaLA”.

It’s a modern classic West Coast rap album and one you should be listening to right now. You can tell the hard work Slim put into this album as he keeps getting better with every new release.

The 15-track project comes with guest appearances by Dave East, The Game, Snoop Dogg, Casanova2Eleven, Jay Worthy, and more.

Stream and/or download it (for free) here:

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