New Music

Aug
21
New Music: Ty Dolla $ign f/ Dom Kennedy & Rick Ross – ‘Lord Knows’

Sign Language

In just four days, Ty Dolla $ign will release his mixtape $ign Language. The L.A. hitmaker serves up the first single, the D.R.U.G.S.-produced banger “Lord Knows” featuring Dom Kennedy and Rick Ross.

Ty is also working on his debut album Free TC, which is set to feature T.I., Brandy, and Kendrick Lamar.

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Aug
21
New Music: Katy Perry f/ Riff Raff – ‘This Is How We Do (Remix)’

This Is How We Do (Remix)

It’s no big deal. Katy Perry chills with Riff Raff on the official remix to her PRISM single “This Is How We Do.” The self-proclaimed “rap game Dr. Drew” stunts on his comical verse, rapping about Versace boxers and valeting his chopper.

“MAY I PRESENT IN ALL ITS AQUABERRY VERSACNESS THE BEST REMIX OF ALL TIME EVEN BEFORE TIME EXISTED #THISISHOWWEDO FT. MY SIDEPIECE & THE ALADDIN TO MY JASMINE, RIFF RAFF!” tweeted Katy, who is among the frontrunners to perform at the 2015 Super Bowl.

Hear the Neon Icon spit his colorful flow below.

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Aug
21
New Music: Ms. Lauryn Hill – ‘Black Rage’

Lauryn Hill

In response to the events in Ferguson, Ms. Lauryn Hill has released her spoken-word diatribe “Black Rage,” which she debuted on stage during her “Life Is Good/Black Rage” joint tour with Nas in 2012.

“An old sketch of Black Rage, done in my living room. Strange, the course of things. Peace for MO,” said Ms. Hill.

She interpolates the classic Christmas tune “My Favorite Things” into a sketch about suffering and hatred.

“When the dogs bite, when the beatings, when I’m feeling sad / I simply remember all these kinds of things / And then I don’t fear so bad,” she sings.

Listen to her poignant song and read the full lyrics below.

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Aug
20
New Music: T.I. f/ Skylar Grey – ‘New National Anthem’

New National Anthem

T.I. shows his stars and stripes on “New National Anthem” featuring Skylar Grey. In the wake of the Mike Brown shooting, Tip speaks out on the racism and injustice in America.

“I know radio probably ain’t gon’ play this,” he says at the beginning of the song.

Skylar provides the powerful hook: “Home of the brave and the free / Free just to murder me / Land of the beautiful, cursed by the hate we throw / Is this the new national anthem?”

Pledge your allegiance.

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Aug
20
New Music: Lil Mama – ‘Hot Ni**a (Freestyle)’

Lil Mama

Lil Mama is on a roll. Just a day after giving us her “Krazy” freestyle, the Brooklyn rapper calls the shots on her remix to Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot Nigga.” Mama reps the BK and does the Shmoney Dance on the latest release in her ongoing “Lyrical Purge” series.

“It’s Shmama, don’t bring no drama, carry the llama,” she spits.

Hear Mama shmurda the track.

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Aug
20
New Music: Jeezy – ‘Holy Ghost’

Seen It All

A day after dropping his remix to Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot Ni**a,” Jeezy catches the “Holy Ghost” on one of the tracks off his upcoming album Seen It All: The Autobiography.

The ATL rapper stays thuggin’ in his Rolls-Royce Ghost and repents for his sins (“Please Lord forgive him, you know he got that thug in him”) on the Don Cannon and Lyle LeDuff production.

In addition to releasing his album on September 2, Jeezy is featured on “On Me,” a bonus track off his tourmate Wiz Khalifa’s album Blacc Hollwood.

Ride out with Jizzle.

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Aug
20
New Music: Luke James – ‘Dancing in the Dark’

Dancing in the Dark

Following his impressive cover of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” Luke James goes “Dancing in the Dark” on a new song off his upcoming album. Over the sound of beating drums, the New Orleans crooner busts out a falsetto on the sensual song.

“Let your love come down, let it overflow,” he sings.

His self-titled album arrives September 23 featuring the Rick Ross-assisted single “Options.”

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