Oh man, it is indeed Yeezy Season alright. After premiering his new song/video “New Slaves” on 66 buildings across the world last night, which might I add is one of the most creative things I’ve seen done in a while, Ye took the stage on SNL’s season finale tonight to debut yet another new track titled “Black Skinhead”.
Oh and that’s not all that was debuted tonight, not all. Tonight we also received the title of Kanye’s new album, which is ‘Yeezus,’ a release date of June 18th, as well as a preview of the album artwork (via Virgil Abloh) and his upcoming infrared Yeezy 2′s which you can peep below.
Geeshh, so much to take in in such little time! Are you guys ready or what?
UPDATE: Ye also performed “New Slaves” on SNL. Watch after the jump…
Finally! HS87′s K. Roosevelt brings us the visual for his stand out cut “Do Me Now” off his project RoseGold, which is out now. And if I’m not mistaken, this is also Kevin’s debut visual!
I swear Mariah Carey has collaborated with every top notch hip-hop artist from Jay-Z to ODB, Nas, and more; with every single one becoming a classic and favorite to almost everyone. This woman has got hits and is a living legend, simple as that.
As for today’s Flashback Friday pick, I’ve chosen 1997′s “The Roof” featuring Mobb Deep. From the beat featuring a “Shook Ones” sample to her timeless harmonies and the 80′s NY vibe in the visual, this is an all around solid cut. I only wish R&B collaborations like this still came to the light…
After giving us a preview of this project last week with “Rellahmatic,” Lee Bannon returns with a brand new EP “Never/mind/the/darkness/of/it…”. Just like the title suggests, this collection of instrumentals is influenced with a darker sound about the beats giving the entire project a slightly eerie sensation. My personal favorite type of music to tune in and drop out to are tracks shaded with a somber, gloomy atmosphere to them so this is truly a project to behold. But enough of my opinion, Lee speaks about the opus in his own words…
“‘Never/mind/the/darkness/of/it…’ is the follow up to ‘Caligula theme music 2.7.5.’ with darker vibes and is a web of noise to get caught in.” – BANNON
Listen to the stream after the jump and support Bannon by buying it here.
It’s been a while since we heard something from rising singer-songwriter Michael Francis but he now returns with yet another impressive cut. This new track titled “Dear…” acts as a love letter to a certain female from the past who has seemingly and unfortunately moved on without him. Equipped with strong words like match up to his strong voice, this acts as a warm-up for what’s to come of Michael’s summer campaign. Yep, that means more music is on the way..
Stream/Download to “Dear…” below
Today sees the release of Austin emcee M.i’s latest project Pushing Keyes. Fully produced by Tyler Keyes, the project brings along Blu, Chamillionaire, Shane Eli, Corbett, and OnCue to assist throughout the track-list. Stream/Download below..
After revealing the title of his sophomore album, Kiss Land, back in March; The Weeknd returns today with the albums title track. The song stretches over almost 8 minutes and is certainly one for the ladies Around the 3:00 mark, the audio turns into a track previewed a few days ago, “John Carpenter”. The album still has no set release date but give “Kiss Land” a spin after the jump…
With his new project Restless on the way, Chi-town rep YP brings us a new joint featuring Sir Michael Rocks titled “Get With The Team”.