We haven’t heard much from Chiddy Bang in a minute, but he’s back with “Same Old Thing,” a warm summer track produced by rising indy heavyweight Russ. Chiddy addresses his absence and what life is looking like for him. Will the VA rapper make a comeback? Check it out for yourself!
We love Dr. Dre, who doesn’t. He just dropped a rare solo track along with the release of his new documentary The Defiant Ones. Although the verses don’t really feel like the Dre we know, they aren’t bad. The beat is banging (as always) and the hook is heat. You can’t not listen to the new D.R.E. so check it out, and definitely peep The Defiant Ones, the new HBO documentary about Dr. Dre and Interscope Records founder Jimmy Iovine.
Memphis recording artist, Christian Kuya, releases his debut single “Feel Like” produced by 808 Mafia’s Nonstop Da Hitman (Yo Gotti “Errybody” / Rick Ross “Same Hoes”) . This new record features a catchy hook, crazy 808’s, and a carefree take whatever you want energy just in time for the summer flex season. Check out Christian Kuya “Feel Like” stream link after the break, and stay locked into his next release we imagine will come soon.
Rising ATX duo Epi III has been making waves in the states and overseas with their unique blend of genres including alt-rock, hip hop and more. They are on tour now in support of their new project “Wires In Raunch.” We got a chance to catch up with Epi, the front man of the group, to talk about what they have going on. Check out the Q&A and catch Epi III in Denver at Summit Music Hall with StarKill, or in your city this summer!
Joey Bada$$ just casually dropped of three heaters, all produced by heavyweight Statik Selektah. All three songs are very different, but all carry great summer vibes with smooth, jazzy undertones. As always Joey does his thing. Throw these on your soundcloud playlist for your next BBQ!
This 15-piece German orchestra did a cover of Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” and put a whole new spin on the dance classic. Hosted on the German late-night talk show Neo Magazin Royale, the Radio-Dance Orchestra of Ehrenfeld (Rundfunk-Tanzorchester Ehrenfeld) performed their cover live, complete with horns, strings, bass, guitar, drums, and of course, the Rocktron Talk Box.
Los Angeles rapper King Lil G is making huge waves in the underground as his hit singles “Hopeless Boy,” and “Welcome to L.A.,” among others continue to gain traction. G has been touring relentlessly this year hitting dozens of cities on his Blessed by God Tour this summer. We caught G at his sold out show in Boulder, CO and he didn’t disappoint.
Rising producer DeFunk just dropped this glitch-hop heater “Next Level” on HighChai records. Featuring a hip hop sample as the crux of the composition, there’s hard hitting drums and sharp crunchy synths that carry the track. We hope to hear this at a festie or two over the summer. Enjoy!
FKJ just released an impressive live music video of him performing “Die With A Smile,” one of the numerous beautiful tracks from his latest project, French Kiwi Juice. The video is the perfect match for the laid back, aquarium vibe.
Wu-Tang Clan straight up blessed HBO’s Silicon Valley with a brand new track “Don’t Stop,” for the show’s soundtrack. With appearances from Inspectah Deck, Method Man and Raekwon and a flawless beat from RZA this is classic Killer Bees shit. In 2017, we’ll take it! Enjoy!
Kendrick Lamar’s single “DNA.” is definitely one of the most popular racks he’s released to date. He’s recently given the track a few new lines in partnership with the NBA. The unreleased version of this track sounds like it was made just for this commercial, but we are hoping the new version pops up soon!
As another installment of the Still Movin Mondays weekly release, Demrick dropped off this laid back, self proclaimed “summer shit,” the DJ Hoppa produced “Superficial.” The bouncy track has a great feel-good vibe, and a unique message, as Demrick explores the less greedy side of ambition with more confidence in his voice than ever. This one’s definitely going on the summer playlist!
Rising star Mija just dropped a brand new track “Time Stops,” courtesy of Adult Swim Singles, as part of their ambitious 52 songs in 52 weeks. She originally debuted the track live a few months back, and people have been wondering what it was ever since! Energetic upbeat vibes and stimulating synths drive this magical journey of a song people are describing as happy hardcore. You might be hearing this at a festival or two this summer. Enjoy, and look out for the next installment of Adult Swim Singles!
Big Sean’s latest album “I Decided” has seen great success so far with a new video for “Jump Out The Window”. Big Sean performed this album single at the MTV Movie and TV Awards and followed it up with this video-game themed official video for the track.
Spanish producer Cookin Soul just dropped off this unexpected blend of two of this year’s biggest hit’s, Future’s “Mask Off,” and Childish Gambino’s “Redbone.” Surprisingly, it works, with a flipped version of Redbone as a soulful backdrop for Future’s apathetic vocals. The contrast is dope, and Soul managed to keep the integrity of both songs. Bonus points for making this shit on the SP-404 for the analog heads.