It’s that wonderful time of the year when Troy Ave spreads holiday joy to the entire internet. The sequel to White Christmas is even hotter than the original. “Merry White Christmas” is a strong introduction and once the ball is running, it doesn’t stop. Features from 2 Chainz (yes, a Southern rapper brought into Troy’s sound; cry about it if you want to), Lloyd Banks, Uncle Murda, Statik Selektah, Chase N. Cashe and more help strengthen the material. He says that he only had 11 days to record the whole 13 songs, but you can’t tell based on the quality… continue reading
In one corner, K. Camp is being prepped by his coach, DJ Drama, as he prepares to start the next round of his career. In Due Time isn’t about popping overnight like a lot of Atlanta rappers have been doing. It’s that slow build up, so people understand that he’s more than just a hit single, his projects are worth playing start to finish. He also put an untagged version of the tape on iTunes if you choose to pick that up. Features include CyHi The Prynce, Nard & B, Sonny Digital, Big Fruit, and more. Stream and download below.
Rich Homie Quan has been slowly ascending in hip-hop this year since “Type Of Way.” He ran into a couple rough patches dealing with this Future situation, but the best way to silence those people is to keep putting out music. I Promise I Will Never Stop Goin’ In, hosted by DJ Drama, is here. Besides Birdman, Problem and Young Thug, Rich Homie doesn’t want to use his position to overweigh his tape with guest features. Stream and download it below.
The annual Lloyd Banks mixtape is here. F.N.O, or Failure’s No Option, is kind of an ironic title considering the PLK could be do so much more with his career. Instead, he’s become on the same level of Skillz’s yearly “Rap-Up” series (and even that’s over now). Sad part is that he’s still snapping on records (“The Natural” is CRAZY!), but dropping a tape with no videos following and going away for a year isn’t a success formula. Ah, well. This is the first in his DJ Drama Gangsta Grillz series too. Features from Styles P, Raekwon, Vado and Mr…. continue reading
Snoop Dogg has been over-recording lately under many different monikers (it’s hard to keep track). Continuing where he left off in December 2012, the Doggfather re-links with DJ Drama (their last tape was in 2008) for That’s My Work 2. The cover art is looking great, as is the track listing. Suga Free, Method Man and Erick Sermon are the only guest features present aside from some songs from artists in Snoop’s camp. Stream and download below.
If Gang Land was Chevy Woods’ way of establishing himself outside of Wiz Khalifa’s umbrella, then G2 is his moment of shine. From the introduction, he grabs your attention with some hard hitting street rapping that continues throughout the project. Aside from his solo records, you can hear collaborations with Wiz Khalifa, Young Scooter, Juicy J, Curtis Williams, Trinidad James, Los and more. Stream and download it below.