The West Coast’s very own supergroup, Mount Westmore, drops a second single, “Free Game,” today via the label Mount Westmore with MNRK Music Group.
The uber rap group made up of Hip Hop’s West Coast royalty, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, E-40, and Too $hort, will release their new, 16-track album titled, Snoop, Cube, 40, $hort, on December 9, 2022.
Fans can preorder the album beginning today at their preferred DSP and receive three instant grat tracks: “Free Game;” the first single, “Too Big;” and “Subwoofer.”
“Free Game” draws from Cali’s electro-funk roots and finds Mount Westmore supplying OG wisdom. E-40 sprinkles jewels for the mind before Snoop promotes Black ownership and self-empowerment. $hort Dog and Cube follow, offering valuable life lessons at no extra cost.
The visual for “Free Game” was directed by Cam Busby (Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, Kodak Black, ESPN) and shows the group pulling off a successful heist.
Sean “Diddy” Combs and his son, Christian “King” Combs, each soared to the top of the charts with their new hit songs “Gotta Move On” featuring Bryson Tiller and “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” featuring Kodak Black, respectively.
Diddy topped both the Billboard Adult R&B Airplay chart and the R&B Airplay Mediabase chart with “Gotta Move On” as Christian dominated the URBAN Airplay Mediabase chart with “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop.”
This is a proud moment for the legendary mogul, whose recent return to music has been met with nothing but love and to experience it alongside his son, Christian, who’s worked hard to forge his own legacy with Bad Boy Entertainment, makes it all the more significant for Diddy.
“Seeing me and my son Christian climb the charts together is a dream come true and I’m so proud of all the hard work to reach No. 1, but this win is much bigger than music,” said Sean “Diddy” Combs. “This milestone is about carrying on the legacy of our family and showing the world that 30 years from now, we’ll still be on top.”
“Locking in my first #1 record is crazy. A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into getting this record to where it is, we’re finally here and we can’t stop now!”, states Christian.
With “Gotta Move On” hitting number 1, this marks 11 number 1 hits total for Diddy and King Combs’ first number 1. The song has 95.8+million streams and the official video directed by Teyana “Spike Tey” Taylor has more than 13 million views on YouTube. Not only is Diddy one of the highest-selling artists in history, he is also one of the most accomplished music producers of all time. LOVE RECORDS represents Combs’ triumphant return to R&B as an Executive Producer, Curator and A&R of his forthcoming album. Combs will continue his oversight on his successful Bad Boy Entertainment label.
“Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” featuring Kodak Black was released in July and has quickly become the unofficial song of the summer. The track has over 14 million views on YouTube and 33 million+ streams. The single was derived from the 1996 Bad Boy classic “Crush on You” by Lil Kim and Lil Cease. This is Christian’s first number 1 smash record.
Kendrick Lamar is back in his music video bag, dropping off a visual for “Rich Spirit” from his Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers album.
In the new video, Lamar gets off some dance moves while wearing a red fit and cowboy boots.
The “Rich Spirit” video comes days after King Kendrick received nominations for the 2023 Grammys. His Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers album was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album. “The Heart Pt. 5” received nods for Song of the Year, Best Rap Song and more. You can see the full nominations here.
Roc Nation’s first “Set the Bar” cypher session made its premiere this past weekend. Exclusive freestyle verses from the label’s rising star roster, including HDBeenDope, Reuben Vincent, Huey V, KUR, and Rapsody, are included in the video.
Official presenter Jadakiss and renowned DJ Young Guru are included in the cypher, which was recorded on the balcony of the Roc Nation headquarters while overlooking the Manhattan cityscape.
The cypher session’s pairing of influential hip-hop figures with the newest artists poised to revolutionize the rap game represents a symbolic handoff of the baton from one musical generation to the next. Each freestyle is interspersed over a distinctive JAY-Z beat, bringing the next generation of top rappers in hip-hop full circle in terms of the heritage of the genre’s most influential figures.
On Halloween night, Quavo and Takeoff of Migos dropped the visual premiere of “Messy” from their newly released Only Built For Infinity Links album, however, only hours after the video dropped, Takeoff was killed in Houston.
Takeoff, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, was the youngest member of Migos before dying in a dispute over a dice game in Houston on Halloween. He was only 28 years old. He and Quavo were in the midst of promoting their new album on the Quality Control/Motown imprint when tragedy struck.
One of the most popular songs on TikTok right now belongs to Lil Yachty.
The Atlanta rapper sent TikTok creators and other internet users into a frenzy when he posted an alluring excerpt of his brand-new song “Poland” on SoundCloud. Yachty’s trembling ode to his favorite drug sparked a world of memes, as creators, including rapper DDG, with over 20k total creations in the previous week.
Encouraged by the song’s increasing online popularity, Yachty formally released it on Tuesday and is getting ready for what will likely be his biggest commercial launch to date. Fans in Poland, meanwhile, are simply pleased that their country is the topic of such much discussion.
You can see additional creations below.
“Poland” is now available via streaming and a new video is out below.
Megan Thee Stallion is always one to embrace her fans no matter the setting and vice versa. The Hot Girl coach creates the setting for the Hotties to do just that. The Houston rapper was rushed by a fan on stage during her recent performance at this past weekend’s TwitchCon in San Diego.
There is no telling how the fan bypassed security to reach the “Savage” rapper to even touch her, but she was not startled.
After grabbing Megan Thee Stallion by the hand, and twirling her around, security removed the fan.
The “Plan B” rapper is set to both host and be the musical guest for Saturday Night Live on Oct. 15. Megan made her SNL debut back in 2020.
Prodigy of influential hip-hop group Mobb Deep’s new posthumous album, The Hegelian Dialectic Volume 2: The Book Of Heroine, has been released. Released by the Estate of Prodigy new release is a follow-up to The Hegelian Dialectic (The Book Of Revelation), which was released in 2017 ahead of his death.
The album is the second chapter of Prodigy’s The Hegelian Dialectic trilogy. Prodigy’s three-part project, The Hegelian Dialectic, was conceived over the past few during his lifetime.
Prodigy reveals his amazing wit and lyrical ability in The Book Of Heroine. The album describes the emotional problems that males have in connection to drugs, relationships, and other distractions associated with lust.
“Five years ago, our family suffered an immense loss,” the Estate of Prodigy said in a statement. “The music that Prodigy left behind is extremely precious to all of us. We felt the need and responsibility to hold on to it until we had the proper foundation to complete what he was working on and release it to the world. We hope his fans will enjoy and support our efforts as we move forward with this very personal and emotional process.”
Earlier this month, the estate released the very special new single “Walk Out” video. DJ Premier, one of the most lauded beat producers in hip-hop history, produced the song. This track is a valuable treat for true fans of Hip Hop’s Golden Era because the two renowned performers rarely had the opportunity to collaborate throughout their careers.
“I was honored to connect these two iconic legends in Hip Hop – DJ Premier, and Prodigy – this is truly special for the culture and grateful for the collaboration of these giants,” says manager and attorney L. Londell McMillan (who also owns The Source Magazine).
“It’s always an honor to work with the great Prodigy,” says DJ Premier “Since ‘Peer Pressure’ – that I produced – I knew early on that he would be an all-time great. His legacy lives on and happy to be a part of it.”
Due to legal conflicts between the Estate, which the late artist’s family maintains, and his former associates, the famed MC’s work was taken from all streaming sites in 2019, depriving millions of admirers of the infamous MC’s solo efforts. Prodigy is one half of one of the best Hip-Hop groups of all time, Mobb Deep. Alongside Havoc, the two made their debut in 1993 with Juvenile Hell, then returned in 1995, with the bonafide classic album The Infamous. The two stand as one of the most influential groups in rap history. Prodigy’s solo releases carried the same level of quality, throughout the H.N.I.C. saga and more.
Albums like H.N.I.C. and The Bumpy Johnson Album are once again available for streaming on services like Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, and others, thanks to the management of L. Londell McMillan of The NorthStar Group and a new distribution deal with ADA, Warner Music Group’s independent services and distribution arm. The albums will also be available for purchase on the websites of all digital retailers.
“We are extremely thankful to all the fans for understanding the circumstances that our family had to professionally control at a time of grief, and for the kind words of encouragement we received from many of you” says a representative of the Estate. “We would also like to thank the community of hip hop artists who came together to help us assemble Prodigy’s last projects. The music belongs to all of you and we are glad we can make it available again and forever.”
Houston rapper Lil Jairmy shares Gas God 2 mixtape feat Moneybagg Yo, Future, and more via 300 Entertainment.
Fresh off the 10-date Platinum In The Streets Tour with EST Gee, Lil Jairmy, let’s his fans know he has no plans of letting up. The second iteration of the Gas God mixtape series fills the shoes of its predecessor with a stacked roster of guest appearances including, EST Gee, and the late Lil Keed.
Gas God 2’s release comes alongside the new music video for “On Me” ft. Future.
The mixtape houses previously released singles “Supercharge” ft. Moneybagg Yo, and the Hitmaka produced “Alaska.”
On “SRT” Jairmy reunites with EST Gee who appeared on the original Gas God mixtape. While Lil Keed’s posthumous feature arrives on “Can’t Dress,” a song the two artists recorded in the studio together before Keed’s passing.