Atlanta's rap scene keeps on delivering fresh new talent to the market. Here's a visual piece from FatKidsBrotha from the Two-9 collective. The duo connects with fellow ATLien Reese for the strong cut "Stunt Raps." In order to make sure their message gets across, they bring forth black-and-white visual companion, which was directed by a Matt Swinsky. Be on the lookout.
Boasting a sell total of 184,726 within its opening week, Rick Ross' Mastermind has claimed the No. 1 spot on this week's Billboard Top 200. Beating out Pharrell's G I R L project - which landed at the No.2 spot - Mastermind replaced ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron project, which claimed the No. 1 spot last week, and also saw KiD CuDi's Satellite Flight fall 91% from No. 4 to No. 41. Head here for more on Mastermind and share your thoughts in the comments section.
A few months back we spotted KiD CuDi in the trailer for Need For Speed, and with the film set to hit theaters this Friday, Cudder's teasing what to come with the release of "Hero" featuring Skylar Grey. Produced by CuDi alongside Dot Da Genius, the somber but hypnotic beat kicks off with Cudder, with Skylar Grey stepping in around the 2:00 mark. Listen below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
It's been just hours since Skrillex revealed his collaboration with Chance the Rapper, but we already have another release with Chance, and this time the Chicago native jumps on Mapei's "Dont Wait," reworking it with a verse of his own. The original was released as recently as October of last year, and it looks like its good vibes are spilling in to 2014, with Mapei's catchy vocals selected for our Spring/Summer 2014 playlist with The HYPEBEAST Paper, and now given a fresh look at the hand of Chance the Rapper. Listen above and share your thoughts below.
Even though Chief Keef fans are currently waiting for his Bang 4 EP to release, today we get a brand new track from his forthcoming Bang 3 LP. Titled "F**k Rehab," the new single sees Keef taking on a familiar stance when it comes to being rehabilitated, as he's determined not to go. Produced by Bezz Luciano, the track features a guest verse from Blood Money. Stream the DJ Skee premiere down below and feel free to share your thoughts.
Just days ago we received the full audio-visual offering for Future's "Move That Dope" with Pusha T and Pharrell, and if you thought things couldn't get any better, it turns out the music video has an extended version with a feature from Casino. Clocking in at around six minutes, almost two minutes longer than the original, the extended video makes way for Casino to step in with a verse and shut it down. Watch above and head here for the original.
Big Boi's #MashUpMondays series continues, and this week's entry is titled "Lanes," and features A$AP Rocky, Phantogram and Norwegian pop band A-ha. Using A-ha's hit single "Take On Me" their base, the collection of artists offer us an infectious track that's sure to get you up and on your feet. The track comes with a Tron-esque visual, which properly suits the tracks title. Check it out up top, and be sure to check back in next week.
New one from Tiffany Foxx, the burgeoning female rapper out of the St. Louis area that's been making some noise as of late. Today, she looks to build upon that buzz, through this feature-heavy lineup that includes Young Thug, Pusha T and Chubbie Baby who obliterate this Beat Mechanics production. You'll find this song off her upcoming mixtape King Foxx due out this year, stay tuned.
Three months after presenting the lyric video, Angel Haze has teamed up with i-D and director Rollo Jackson to present the official video for her single "A Tribe Called Red." Named after producers A Tribe Called Red who are First Nation Canadians and makers of “pow-wow-step,” the stripped-back black-and-white aesthetic clip allows Ms. Haze to explore her cultural heritage. The message?
“You gotta make a decision to be the one difference in your life, And turn it around, Turn it around, turn it around, Even when you feel you dumbing it down!”
The song comes off her debut album Dirty Gold. While you're at it, make sure to read our conversation with Angel Haze here.
Taylor Bennett teams up with his go-to producer Saint The Good Boy for a new freestyle which he dropped off tonight. The 18-year-old Bennett has been on a hot streak of late, providing a memorable performance on Mic Terror's "Anti-Swag" a few weeks back and delivering his exceptional, soulful single "Brother Man" shortly after that. Listen to the freestyle above, and be on the look out for more news from Taylor as he prepares for his first-ever trip to SXSW this week.