Audio Push keeps their momentum going with their latest single, “Turn Down,” which is featured on the duo’s Come As You Are mixtape. The kick back anthem is highly contagious and plays out nicely over some smooth production while Audio Push slows things down for the ladies. Check out Audio Push kick some reality raps as they relate to the grind of an average joe.
Vibe’s Mikey Fresh catches up with Nasir Jones for an exclusive one-on-one interview. In the clip below, Fresh gets down to business and asks the question that’s always lingered on the minds of hip hop enthusiasts, would Nas ever consider releasing an Illmatic 2? Take a look as Nas opens up and shares his thoughts on his legendary debut album and goes on to address his legacy in music.
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib give the greenlight to BBC Radio’s Benji B to premiere a new collaborative song titled, “Robes,” featuring Earl Sweatshirt and Domo Genesis. The smooth sampled based production works perfect in Gibbs’ favor as he laces the instrumental with his signature montone flow about the troubles of the streets. “Robes” will be featured on Gibbs and Madlib’s collaborative project, Pinata, which is finally set to drop on March 18.
Harlem’s own, Cameron Giles, surprises fans and unleashes the first single, “Humphrey,” from his upcoming collaborative EP with producer-DJ, A-trak. Produced by A-trak and Party Supplies, the track finds Cam’ron right at home as he boasts about his moves in the streets and his savvy hustle to make it to the top of rap’s food chain. “Humphrey” and more will be featured on Cam and A-Trak’s Federal Reserve EP.
YG delivers the final mastered version of his hit new single, “Who Do U Love,” featuring YMCMB’s Drake. Check out the Compton native’s club smash which will be featured on his forthcoming LP, My Krazy Life. Fans can pick up YG’s CTE debut on March 18.
The Lox is back with a new 2014 single titled, “Boom Bap.” The New York trio show no signs of letting up as they just recently laced fans with their new Trinity EP to close out 2013 with. Take a listen as Sheek, Jadakiss and Styles P stick to their Hip Hop roots and deliver some aggressive bars over a raw and gritty instrumental courtesy of Blacksaun. Funkmaster Flex did the honors of unveiling this one.
Pusha T comes through with a new trippy looking visual for his latest single, “Suicide,” which is featured on the rapper’s My Name Is My Name LP. The black and white visual finds the Virgina Beach native performing to the camera against a solid black background with very little light. As the scenes quickly cut back and forth between images of a naked woman and a snake, viewers can see Pusha doing his thing while Ab-liva’s respective verse features the rapper’s silhouette against a contrasting red background.
Nipsey Hussle might be busy right now living life out on the road as he travels for his current “Crenshaw” tour, however, that hasn’t stopped the persistent rapper from dropping new material. From promotional visuals to new leaks, Neighbor Nipsey has beenstaying consistent with lacing fans with bangin’ jams and his latest offering, “Hotel Suite,” is no different as the rapper goes to work over some smooth production courtesy of Ralo Stylez and V12 Tha Hitman. Take a listen as Nipsey shares some explicit details about grinding it out, moving state to state and living lavish in hotel suites.
Schoolboy Q is back with another bangin’ single titled, “Break The Bank,” which will be featued on the Los Angeles native’s highly anticipated LP, Oxymoron. The Alchemist does the honor’s for the song’s production and delivers a raw and bouncy instrumental. Q does what he does best and goes to work by lacing the track with his signature aggressive flow and street inspired rhymes. It’s all about the “come up” on this one as the TDE rapper takes a moment to reflect on his early struggles which eventually helped him to achieve success in the music industry.
Check out the official artwork for, Oxymoron, which actually features two different versions. The standard edition will feature Q’s daughter while the deluxe sports the rapper in a white Kangol hat and ski mask.
ESPN The Magazine links up with rappers Kendrick Lamar and Eminem. After recently unveiling the music inspired cover with Nicki Minaj and Kobe Bryant, the publication shares with fans the remaining issues also featuring Chris Paul and Calvin Johnson. Check out Lamar and Paul showcase their slick fashion styles while Marshall and Johnson keep things rather casual while kicking back on a pair of huge speakers.