Atlien and DTP leader, Ludacris has been leaking some great material over the past few months in anticipation for the mixtape every Hip-Hop fan has been waiting for.
The ‘#IDGAF’ mixtape is looking like it’s going to be a banger and with Luda’s ‘SOUL’ headphone line, recent role in ‘Fast & Furious 6′ (which by the way is an incredible movie, Luda plays his part very well!) and his next studio album on the way, it is a very warm welcome back!
Stream the mixtape after the jump and download here.
After being a clear stand out on the G.O.O.D. Music compilation ‘Cruel Summer’ and recently being one of the Freshman to grace this years XXL Magazine cover, Houston’s own Travi$ Scott has kept momentum in the release of his free album ‘Owl Pharaoh’ which sports features from A$AP Ferg, Meek Mill, T.I., Bon Ivor, Wale and others.
Check the download link and stream after the jump!
Doley Bernays feat. Denzil Porter – Raise Your Weapon
This landed in the inbox and it’s a gem! Really like Doley and Denzil’s lyrics and flow from the US. Great production also from MP Williams who sampled Deadmau5′s song of the same title.
Doley Bernays gives viewers an inside look at moments when he’s made important life decisions to survive. “Raise Your Weapon” is Doley explaining his situation of trying to balance the streets and music coming from the neighborhood he grew up in. The “weapon” he speaks of is used to represent his music as what keeps him alive, as people in neighborhoods such as his use guns to do so instead.
“Any music you see me release in the future will be under my real name Christian King … I feel I’ve outgrown the name Terrorsum and its not an accurate reflection of me as a person or the music that I’ve been making or want to make” -Christian King [Formally Terrorsum]
UK Rapper, Terrorsum has now released the latest and final visual of his current artistic career under the alias; Terrorsum. The track, produced by Yello Man, brings back the core elements of Hip-Hop and asks the question, “Where’s the message gone?”.
‘From The Soul’ explores the boundaries of not only Hip-Hop but music as a whole; the way music has been commercialised and manufactured to sometimes wrongly influence it’s listeners with a less than meaningful message and motive. The track includes everything that real Hip-Hop should entail from a powerful instrumental, conscious lyricism and a DJ-sampled chorus. ‘From The Soul’ is a track aimed at a portion of the industry who in discussion have brought up the topic; “Where have the real MC’s gone?!”.
The controversial visual shows Terrorsum trapped within a young fan’s room surrounded by images of musically manufactured products. It portrays the fragile minds and young fans in which these products are commonly targeted at; by the symbolisation of soft toys and pre-teen items. We also see a Hip-Hop fan and a young girl become victims of ‘commercial brainwash’ by the means of force and choice, showing that fans can be manipulated musically in different ways be it peer pressure, product placement or by the often outspoken media.
‘From The Soul’ signifies the end of Terrorsum, the artist; it also symbolises a musical transition for Christian King that promises exciting material to be released in the foreseeable future.
‘From The Soul’ is a free download to show thanks to fans who have supported Terrorsum’s music throughout his career. You can download it here.
Mister Cee returns with his “Best of Tuesdays” sessions. After hearing sets featuring some Hip-Hop legends before, the Hot 97 DJ headed to Queens, New York to take us on a trip down memory lane with Murder Inc’s shining star Ja Rule. Mister Cee spins some Ja Rule classics including his solo tracks, collaborations and them street bangers that made his career so impacting on Hip-Hop.
This is all to celebrate the release of Ja Rule from New York’s Mid-State Correctional Facility where the rapper was serving 2 years for possession of gun, he was then immediately detained and transferred to federal custody for tax evasion. At current time, Press have stated that he will be released by this Summer (could we see a return of Ja Rule at this years Summer Jam?).
“Best of Tuesdays” (Ja Rule Edition) is also a free download and can be copped here.
It’s the end of February and that means another star sign comes into play and whilst keeping to his promises of dropping a free EP every star sign and making sure it is dopeness through and through. Nytz does not disappoint with this one!