For the past four years Brooklyn native and G-Unit signee Uncle Murda has brought the heat for the year’s end wrap up, including all of the beefs, statements and overall unforgettable moments for the past 365 days. Even with a little rap-up competition from VA ghostwriter Mad Skillz, Murda’s rendition always tips the scales in terms of content.
Leaving no one out, from Kanye to Young Buck to Cardi B, Murda’s Rap-Up is an entertaining way to remember what went down in 2018.
As part of the milestone celebration of their landmark debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), which was released on November 9th, 1993, Staten Island officially proclaimed that November 9th will henceforth be known as ‘Wu-Tang Clan Day”! The group capped of their 25th anniversary celebration with an unforgettable performance on Good Morning America.
Today, Ghostface announces the Ghost Files, a new Double-Album Remix of The Lost Tapes, featuring 25-tracks in total, with one side remixed entirely by Bronze Nazareth and one side remixed entirely by Agallah.
The Ghost Files Double Album Remix project also includes a new and unreleased track (“N.W.O.”) which features Queensbridge legend and Ghost’s cousin Tragedy Khadafi.
To honor the Wu’s 25th Anniversary and his new remix project, Ghost enlisted Bronze Nazareth to remix “Watch ‘Em Holla” featuring Raekwon, Masta Killa & Cappadonna.
Continuing his legacy as one of the most politically outspoken rappers of all time, Ice Cube brings his uncompromising and hard-hitting commentary to each line of “Arrest the President.” On Tuesday, November 6th during the US midterm elections, Ice Cube posted a sneak preview of the track on Instagram, which included the following the caption: “Cuffs are ready… Get out there and vote.”
On December 7, Ice Cube will release Everythang’s Corrupt — his 10th release as a solo artist and 18th release as a member of a group.
Far from an overnight success that he may appear to the casual fan, ChillinIt has been patiently developing and honing his craft for many years into one of the most exciting rappers to emerge out of Australia. Getting somewhat of a breakthrough via the influential Hustle Hard TV YouTube some six years ago, the talented and versatile Sydney rapper has recently released his excellent debut album “Women, Weed & Wordplay” to widespread critical acclaim and success. With an impressive independent 1.5 million-plus streams with no playlist help or distribution deal in the first week alone, the proof is in the numbers for the versatile wordsmith with the album charting at #1. Along with contemporaries Wombat, Nerve, Talakai, Shadow, Huskii, Lil Sknow, Mitchos Da Menace, Triple One, TRYL and Skrub, ChillinIt has led the charge for the new generation of skilled emcees to emerge from down under – aided by the excellent work that the affiliated Body Bag Media platform has been able to develop. Building on the style of the independent foundation created by the likes of Kerser, Fraksha, Fortay, and Alex Jones before him, ChillinIt has certainly emerged in the last year or two with a legion of fans and a strong potential to take his refreshing sound truly global. His music has already organically linked him to the UK, scoring a spot on JDZ Media and a collaboration with English grime emcee Kamakaze. The charismatic ChillinIt oozes star factor and has cultivated a family of fans known as the #420Fam. It is easy to see why he has developed such a rabid following in the recent years, with skills and authenticity on the microphone only matched by his energetic live shows that have many saying are some of the best in the country. There’s no rapping off phones, there’s no stumbling and fumbling his way through live shows just near complete hungry, raw, professionalism. Amassing tens of millions streams/views in the last year or so alone, ChillinIt definitely has the potential to be one of the first rappers from Australia to truly break through to the contemporary American market and has already sparked significant major record label interest. The hungry rapper is keen to showcase his many different styles with lyrical content to match almost any mood. If reaction videos were a gauge of his potential overseas, he may eventually prove to be as fire globally as he is at home. With a strong, consistent work ethic already in the young talented artist, it will be an interesting few coming months to see how ChillinIt is able to negotiate his increasingly new levels of success which only seems to develop by the hour. A truly talented rapper at the core, Australia is proud that such an artist is leading the charge and expect him to level up again soon. Expect to see him on further major Australasian tour support and festival slots by his own accord soon – before taking the world by storm. Check his debut album “Women, Weed & Wordplay” streaming now and catch up on his extensive back catalog before it’s a Chill takeover. #420Family The post Australia Artist ChillinIt’s Independent Debut Album Goes #1 appeared first on The Source. Source: AussieHipHop.com
Not since 2004’s Koch Records-released Diplomatic Immunity 2 has the group been officially on wax as a collective, but the wait is over as Diplomatic Ties will arrive in just a few weeks via Empire Distribution. The distribution company and record label, home to the likes of Freddie Gibbs, pop sensation Trevor Jackson and the chart-topping viral funnyman Lil Duval, is set to release Dipset’s new project on Thanksgiving Day (November 22), so we’ll have a little something more to celebrate this coming holiday season.
To prepare for the project, the guys are teasing a new song titled “Sauce Boyz” (seen above), in addition to a documentary to be released a week after the album drops and a “Black Friday Concert” at the renowned Apollo Theater located in the heart of their hometown of Harlem.
Cop tickets to The Diplomats’ upcoming concert by clicking here, and stay tuned for the “Sauce Boyz” music video and the full Diplomatic Ties album arriving soon. It’s Dipset — again!
Tee Grizzley has announced a new mixtape titled Still My Moment, the follow up to his first project My Moment, set for release on November 9th via 300 Entertainment. The news comes with the premiere of the lead single from the mixtape “Pray For The Drip” feat. Offset.
Earlier this year Tee released Activated via 300, his album debut which earned critical acclaim led by his explosive RIAA Certified Platinum single “First Day Out.” To date Tee Grizzley has amassed over 800 million streams across platforms and has captivated the rap game as one of the genre’s most gifted wordsmiths.
Tee has collaborated with the likes of Meek Mill, Lil Yachty, Takeoff from Migos, Lil Pump, Lil Durk, Chris Brown, Moneybagg Yo and more. He will also be launching season 2 of his short video series Chess Not Checkers around the release of Still My Moment where he shares anecdotal wisdom on various topics. Listen to the new track “Pray For The Drip” now and share.
T.I. has dropped off a new single featuring Young Thug titled “The Weekend,” which is one of the many tracks to be on his forthcoming album The Dime Trap. Dave Chappelle was previously detailed to be a feature on the album, but he and Thugger will not be the only starts to join The King.
2018 has been a pretty rough one for ATL rap mainstay Young Thug.
After being arrested two weeks ago on five felony drug charges and a felony gun charge in August on his way to his release party for his recent compilation project Slime Language, Young Thug has some serious music to face in the eyes of the law.
In the meantime, the full length album, ended up being just a six-song EP and just went live last night as of midnight.
Machine Gun Kelly has packed his spitfire personality and rapid rhymes into his latest EP BINGE, now available on all digital platforms. The project comes during a high-profile time for the rapper who just made headlines with controversial diss track, “Rap Devil,” which debuted this week at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 while also peaking at #1 on iTunes. Machine Gun Kelly emerged as a force to be reckoned with, unleashing his fury on the four-verse track. MGK also treats fans to an intensely personal video for the EP track, “Lately”. The expectedly dark video emphasizes the rapper’s present state of mind as he lyrically weaves in details of his life.
The eight-track project also features the single, “LOCO,” produced by BazeXX and SlimXX. Released last month, the song was accompanied by a haunting visual which featured a cameo by actor, Pete Davidson. Over the summer, MGK hosted his annual EST Festival in Butler, Ohio before joining Fall Out Boy on The M A N I A Tour. In addition to music, the Cleveland artist recently appeared as Tommy Lee in the upcoming Motley Crue biopic, The Dirt, and is set to star in Sandra Bullock’s new film, Bird Box. BINGE marks MGK’s first major effort since 2017’s bloom.
Melbourne-based producer Royalz has recently released his debut album Live 95 on local imprint GRHYME Productions. The impressive debut features the likes of Conway aka Conway The Machine of Shady Records / Interscope and Roc Marci akaRoc Marciano over a stacked 12-tracks will no fillers. A hip-hop purist at heart, Live 95 is the capstone project so far in a career spanning almost 15 years and a dozen or so various releases of sorts since his Sinergy Crew days. Steadily honing and building his craft, this release promises to help elevate Royalz to the next level that his production now commands.
The quality release is interesting in the sense that it combines two top quality feature verses from American emcees currently at the top of their game with a mixture of verses from well established Australian emcees including Kings Konekted, Tornts, Dialect, Hau, One Sixth, DownPat, Bigfoot of Hired Goons, Angus Younga plus New Yorks’ SmooVth.
Royalz over recent years has been highly prolific on the remix, churning out an impressive catalog of high-quality remixes from the likes of Hau, Delta, Trem, Bias B, Vents, Brad Strut and his trio of Man vs Maschine releases. It will be interesting to see where Royalz goes next, but for now, he joins a growing list of Australian producers making their significant mark on hip-hop beyond their home country currently which includes the likes of M-Phazes, Kronic, Ghosts In The Room, Katalyst and Discourse.