Krept & Konan – “Ban Drill” [Short Film]

There’s been a huge controversy going on about UK Drill, a subgenre of rap that originated in Chicago before making its way to London, characterized by a particular tempo and aggressive lyrics. Politicians and Police drew links between the genre and rising knife crime in England’s capital. At least 30 videos have been removed from YouTube, a West London group got banned from making music without prior police permission and, most recently, artists Skengdo and AM were handed suspended prison sentences for performing one of their songs on stage.

South London’s Krept and Konan have hit out against critics of the Drill music scene in their new track and accompanying short film, saying moves to ban it can push performers back to a life of crime.
Watch the thought-provoking video – directed by Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation signee Rapman, who shot to mainstream fame with his smash-hit YouTube trilogy “Shiro’s Story” – below:

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Shuko & The BREED – “Life In Los Angeles” ft. MC Eiht, King T & Benny Sings [Video] / “Dippin” [Instrumental Album]

Now this is the perfect soundtrack for your summer!

Germany’s super-producer Shuko (who’s worked with artists like Rakim, Talib Kweli, Tyga and T-Pain, just to name a few) has joined forces with fellow producer The Breed to bring you “Dippin'”, a homage to the 90’s West Coast sound.

10 instrumental bangers + the first single featuring Gangsta Rap legends King Tee and MC Eiht.

Stream both, single and album, here:

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Big K.R.I.T. – “K.R.I.T. Here” [Video]

Dirty South underground legend Big K.R.I.T. is back with a brand new video for “K.R.I.T. Here”.

It’s the first single from KRIT‘s upcoming album, “K.R.I.T. Iz Here”, a quasi-sequel to his breakthrough mixtape “K.R.I.T. Wuz Here”, which dropped in 2010.

The new LP will also mark Krizzle‘s follow-up to a trio of EPs that dropped late last year, which he later compiled into an album titled TDT”.

Watch the new video/listen to the new single below and be on the look out for “K.R.I.T. Iz Here”, coming July 12!

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N.O.R.E. – “Don’t Know” ft. Fat Joe [Video] / “5E” [Album]

Capone-N-Noreaga‘s NORE is back with his first solo album in 6 years, “5E”.

The rapper turned podcaster (check out N.O.R.E‘s “Drink Champs” show on YouTube!) is returning to his roots with his latest effort and pays homage to his humble beginnings in the apartment complex of Lefrak City, Queens where he was born and raised.

Laced with 11 tracks, the album features guest appearances from Fat Joe (twice), Tory Lanez, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Pharrell, Wyclef, and more.

Stream the entire project and/or watch the hilarious video for “Don’t Know” here:

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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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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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Curren$y & Harry Fraud – “Scarab 38” ft. Action Bronson [Video] / “The Marina” [EP]

Nawlins legend Curren$y reconnects with Harry Fraud for a brand new joint project called “The Marina”, the official follow-up to their 2012’s “Cigarette Boats” EP.

“The Marina” contains 8 tracks in total and features guest appearances from Wiz Khalifa, Smoke DZA, French Montana, Street Wiz and Action Bronson.

The latter also joins Spitta Andretti for the latest single from the EP.
Check out the hilarious video for “Scarab 38” and stream the entire project below:

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