NY connects as Action Bronson and Statik Selektah join forces to craft this new cut, “Live From Kissena Blvd,” for Funk Flex’s upcoming Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself? mixtape.
With his album The Final Season sustaining the spot for number one rap album on CMJ charts for two weeks in a row, Jahshua Smith is offering up a free track titled “Hood Phenonemon”. The posse cut features fellow BLAT!Pack members FowL, CapitalSS and Scholar G.
Kids These Days’ “Don’t Harsh My Mellow” was one of the most electrifying, energy-filled records of 2012 and today producer Stefan Ponce (who also DJs for Chance The Rapper) unleashed his own version of the track featuring his signature drums and ingenuity.
Before the moves with Fool’s Gold, lurkers (precisely the ones who indulged in forums) got word of a 19-year old rapper named GrandeMarshall (GM) from Philadelphia. Many of us were introduced to his work in 2011 through Robert Earl, a track that was released before his 800 mixtape. Around that time, the “Trillwave” genre was most certainly booming, but it seemed that blog networks were starting to take notice of GM for his originality, equipped with a pure, diverse set of sounds (topped on by the influence of the South).
GrandeMarshall’s presence was later heightened with the release of the 800 mixtape, which eventually led to his signing with Fool’s Gold. Fast forward to April of 2013, and here we are with his latest release, Mugga Man. The whole AO! team has been covering GrandeMarshall through past releases like Boathouse Row and Tastykake (Still Popping). GrandeMarshall is the perfect representation of that cool, laid-back fella that seemingly everybody wants to be around.
Not only does GM not feel concerned about other artists pumping out cuts left and right, but he really knows how to stash records for his fans. Mugga Man has a total of 21 tracks, full of luscious sounds you really can’t find in other projects now-a-days. The hazy raps are still present, but we do see a bit of a transition and development in GrandeMarshall himself. We can’t help but feel joy to see him where’s he at now, so do yourself a favor and hit the jump for the stream and download of Mugga Man.
How did that one quote go again? Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. There is just so much to speak upon when you bring up YNG, an artist hailing from South Florida. Time and dedicated efforts has led us to the release of No Sleep Till Boogie II, a project that is able to tell a story and a half with just the artwork itself. YNG was recently highlighted in an interview segment brought to life by OdeToMIA. Prior to those visuals, Still Not A Player was released as a single that steadily became a fan-favorite, as it’s quite easy to relate and apply these sinful thoughts to your own personal situation.
The highs and lows that life brings have never felt so real until you get to a track like Dance Slow. With Desiree Tizon on the vocals, you can’t help but feel the chills run down your spine from the very start. Wally West and YNG executively produced No Sleep Till Boogie II, which has guest appearances from QuESt, Prez P, Mike G, Ordinary Cool, and much more. Wally West has been one particular contributor that has been so involved in making this project truly monumental. Enjoy the night by checking out the tracklisting and download of No Sleep Till Boogie II after the jump.
Cleveland’s very own TreaZon makes his proper return to the scene through the release of Reality Escape. In the Day One post right here on AO!, we raved about how much we enjoyed his 9 Steps mixtape of the past. It’s flabbergasting to still see TreaZ under the radar, especially considering that this latest serving might just be his best project yet. It’s hard not to want to sit and ponder over the title of Reality Escape, as TreaZ always has depth and a sense of reflection in every move he makes. For a listener, these sounds relate a tad bit to Kid Cudi, as it’s quite easy to get drawn in and completely lost in the content within.
Reality Escape makes us feel right at home, with guest appearances by QuESt (whom we are very much familiar with), Danny London, and KeilyN. If we had to offer a track to play in the background while you read all this, it would have to be Cruise Control. TreaZ focuses his efforts all around his team, and it’s always a pleasure to see an artist be backed up by a supporting cast. In an industry where most can’t stay loyal and in less than a year you can go ghost, TreaZ is honestly a standout act. Nevertheless, go ahead and hit the jump for the stream and download of Reality Escape.
Directed by Hannibal Buress and Austin Vesely
So Chance The Rapper and his manager Hannibal Buress were given $5,000 to make a music video. See how the money is spent above. Do remember, Chance’s upcoming project Acid Rap arrives April 30th!
Once word got out that Kendrick Lamar would be featured on the remix to Miguel’s “How Many Drinks?,” the anticipation shot through the roof. And now, what we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! MigMoney’s (old school nickname) Kaleidoscope Dream is in stores now.