Atlantic Records is grooming Ty Dolla $ign into a star and placing him with the who’s who of the industry right now. It’s why his upcoming Beach House EP, due out January 21, is full of guest features from start to finish. Names like Casey Veggies, Twista, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Jay Rock and more flood the track listing found below. It’s certainly not a bad thing because Ty has his sound and that’s not changing for any label. All of these artists are being brought to his lane.
Previously: E-40 – Chitty Bang (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Juicy J)
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Lucille Ghatti is back with a new joint from her upcoming EP which is set to drop at the top of 2014. “Bad Manners,” serves as both the title track off her upcoming project and new single. On the new track, Lucille Ghatti places her spacey vocals on top of a mellow style beat produced by KeithCharles SpaceBar. Take a listen to Luc’s new joint below and watch fore new music from Rochelle Jordan and Lucille Ghatti coming soon!
Previously: Lucille Ghatti – Illumination
Recently, Taylor Gang’s Chevy Woods sat down with DDotOmen‘s own MiMi to speak on a few things before he hit the stage as apart of the recent Smoker’s Club tour. During his chat with MiMi, Chevy talked about fatherhood and his 12 year old daughter. The Pittsburgh-native then revealed the story behind his name change from “Kev Da Hustla” to Chevy woods and explains why rappers changing their names are like face lifts. Chevy also spoke on the difference between working with Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa in the studio. Juicy J being too wasted to record a song and more. Take a look at the full interview above.
Previously: Chevy Woods Ft. Smoke Dza – Gracias Malverde
Tonight, two legends in Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip will release their joint mixtape The Abstract & The Dragon. But, before that, the duo drops off a new joint to hold us over for a couple of hours. As opposed to their first single “Thank You,” “Butsch & Sundance” offers up more of mellow rugged approach; Q and Bus are clearly still having fun with it, though. Give it a listen below.
Previously: Video: Busta Rhymes Ft. Q-Tip, Kanye West & Lil Wayne – Thank You
“How long does famous last?” A question that G-Eazy ponders on his second single from his upcoming debut album, When Things Happen. The four minutes and eight seconds is about his journey in the game so far, but it’s also as much a sign of nervousness. Rappers come and go; G-Eazy doesn’t want to experience that. Get the single on iTunes.
He also announced his nationwide tour starting in February and lasting until April to promote the album. Check out the 36-dates below. Tickets go on sale this Friday via his website.
Previously: Video: G-Eazy Ft. Jay Ant – Far Alone
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Over the past couple of years, Casey Veggies and Rockie Fresh have each had drastic uprisings in their respective careers; Rockie’s worked his ass off and inked deals with PUMA and MMG, and on the other side of things, Casey, who also signed a deal with PUMA earlier this year, opened a new store, PNCINTL, and musically, has clearly made his presence felt on the left coast. So, the question is; what’s not worth celebrating? The answer is simply nothing. The duo show this off in their new song and video for “Celebrating Life,” the second joint off their forthcoming collaborative project through PUMA titled Fresh Veggies, out December 16. Check it out above.
Previously: Niko Is Ft. Casey Veggies – The Plaza Hotel
For his latest video, Kidd Upstairs choose “High In Flight” and blends together reality and anime. Clips from Royal Space Force, a 1987 flick, pull us away from real life throughout the visual. It’s supposed to simulate a comforting feeling, which is what this song aimed to capture. Directed by Farid Xan. Grab his KVSHMIR album now.
Previously: Kidd Upstairs – 401(k)
It’s almost 2014. Maybach Music continues to sign artists, and it’s time to see if Rick Ross and his team can create more stars in the same vein as Wale and Meek Mill. At the forefront of that list has to be Stalley. You couldn’t escape him. Whether it was seeing his Scarface-assisted “Swangin’” on TV or hearing it on the radio, or seeing him tour the country with Lupe Fiasco. He even released his stellar Honest Cowboy project in August. All of these moves have been building up to what is sounding like a quality debut album. The Ohio native is hopeful that we’ll see his currently untitled album will hit shelves first or second quarter of the year, as he details in an interview with Sermon’s Domain.
Stalley often can be compared to Lupe Fiasco in terms of making similar kinds of music. Obviously very different, but both tend to include messages for the world to soak up, absorb and live by. Lupe has “Words I Never Said,” Stalley has “Raise Your Weapons.” They can make records that get the crowd going too. It’s the best of both worlds with fun and thought-provoking ideas that is necessary in hip-hop for enjoyment and enlightenment.
In our interview, he took the time to shed light on how DJ Quik’s involvement on “Spaceships & Woodgrain” happened, perfecting his craft while he’s working toward the album, how he decides what records to release vs. what to hold on to, interest in working with Common and more.
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Cardo has put out a few instrumental projects, so you’d expect more rappers to take control of the beats and show their strength. It hasn’t entirely happened, but Wes Fif returns from a couple month hiatus to do this. This beat comes off Everything I$ Gold EP. Just as smooth and laid back as it is, that’s how Wes flows nicely. Expect a new album in 2014.
Being behind bars is enough to wreck even the strongest men, but most already know how much of a living hell it can be. B. Steels decides to detail that struggle of an inmate on his new record, “Across The State.” It’s more than just a concept; the lyrics are powerful and jump off the beat; the production is soulful and sucks you in to feel for this man.
The saddest moments is the reality that as time goes by, all the people who you thought had your back, stop caring, stop visiting, and start declining your calls. Friends become foes, family become distant relatives. $50 is as hard to come by as five stacks…All he prayed for was another shot to exit those doors. Now he understands that everything he prayed for, God is able to do immeasurably more.