New Music

Dec
10
New Music: Trick Trick – ‘Detroit Vs. Everybody (Remix)’

Detroit Vs. Everybody

Eminem rounds up some local Detroit rappers for the official remix to his SHADYXV single “Detroit Vs. Everybody.”

Led by Trick Trick, the D-town anthem includes appearances from Guilty Simpson, Black Milk, Sino, Marv Won, Payroll, Hydro, Big Gov, Boldy James, Kid Vishis, Big Herk, Icewear Vezzo, Detroit Che, Calicoe, and Diezel. Em, Big Sean, Royce Da 5’9″, and Danny Brown are missing, but DeJ Loaf comes through with a full verse.

Listen to them rep the D on the 16-minute remix below.

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Dec
10
New Music: Ludacris f/ John Legend – ‘In My Life’

In My Life

After catering to the ladies on the Miguel-assisted “Good Lovin,” Ludacris links with John Legend for the introspective “In My Life,” the second single off his Burning Bridges EP.

Over a saxophone-laden beat, the hip-hop mogul boasts about owning over $15 million in real estate, calls out the bloggers (“Turn a computer screen into a mirror, look at your own lives”), and shares words of wisdom from Usher (“If I don’t evolve, I’ll evaporate”) and Jay Z (“Jay said I’m so visual, they overlook the lyrics”).

Burning Bridges will be available for free via Google Play on December 16, followed by his album Ludaversal on March 31.

Last night, Ludacris joined Usher onstage during his “UR Experience” tour in Atlanta.

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Dec
10
New Music: Remy Ma – ‘Only (Remix)’

Only (Remix)

The Ruler strikes again. Following the release of her mixtape I’m Around in October, Remy Ma re-ups with a remix to Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint single “Only.” Over the Dr. Luke, Cirkut, and J Mike-produced beat, the Bronx rapper declares herself a “real bitch” (“Six years I did upstate”) and slays the competition (“I’m about to kill these hoes, Scott Peterson”). Hear Remy roar.

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Dec
9
New Music: Nicki Minaj f/ Meek Mill – ‘Big Daddy’

Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj

With less than a week until The Pinkprint release, Nicki Minaj drops off another new record. Her Minajesty teams with the recently released Meek Mill on “Big Daddy,” which she premiered on Cosmic Kev on Philly’s Power 99.

Over the Cardo production, Nicki snaps and even takes shots at the competition. “I might have to take him on tour just to fuck in Australia, Brisbane / Your time is tickin’ / You bitches will be around shorter than Vine vids.”

“Big Daddy” can be found on the deluxe edition of The Pinkprint, which also features Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, and more.

Listen to the clean edit below.

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Dec
9
New Music: Quincy f/ French Montana – ‘Friends First’

Friends First

Diddy’s stepson Quincy stopped by the L.A. Leakers’ #LIFTOFF show to drop off his new single “Friends First” featuring French Montana. On the Christian Davis-produced track, the 23-year-old son of Kim Porter and Al B. Sure! sings about getting to know a girl before they take it further.

“It’s a song about practicing being friends first,” he told Rap-Up TV. “It’s not all about jumping into the sexual things or immediate relationships. It’s about taking your time with it.”

Diddy gave the song his stamp of approval. “I was gon’ release it in January or February, and then I played it for him and he was like, ‘Whoa. You got one. Let me just put my little touches on it,’” added Quincy.

He plans to release more singles next year leading up to a potential March album release.

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Dec
9
Stream J. Cole’s Album ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’

2014 Forest Hills Drive

With no singles and little promotion, J. Cole released his third studio album 2014 Forest Hills Drive on Tuesday. The 29-year-old North Carolina MC returns to his roots on the follow-up to 2013′s Born Sinner, which was inspired by his childhood home.

Cole does away with features and relies on himself for the 13 introspective tracks. He calls out Eminem, Iggy Azalea, and other white artists on “Fire Squad,” asks “What’s the price for a black man life?” on the Ferguson-inspired “January 28th,” and shows off his storytelling skills on “Wet Dreamz.”

The album, which is already No. 1 on iTunes, has been receiving favorable reviews from critics. USA Today gave it 2.5 out of 4 stars, while the Los Angeles Times awarded it 3 out of 4.

Stream 2014 Forest Hills Drive below via Spotify and purchase it here.

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Dec
9
New Music: Rico Love – ‘Somebody Else’

Somebody Else

Following the release of his EP Discrete Luxury in February and mixtape I Sin in August, Rico Love caps off his breakout year with the first single off his debut album Turn the Lights On. On the emotional “Somebody Else,” the platinum hitmaker pours out his heart as he reflects on lost love.

“Even though I know you’re too busy loving somebody else / And you’re a million miles past gone / I wish my bed was warm, but you’re loving somebody else,” he croons in a falsetto.

The song is now available on iTunes, while TTLO drops May 19, 2015.

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