After 3 years, the Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga collab has finally leaked…..and it’s nice. The track is said to have appeared on Lamar’s 2012 debut, good Kid, m.A.A.d city, but for whatever reason, didn’t make it. Gaga would have made 2 appearances on the album with “B-tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” but after that version leaked, Lamar’s camp went the route we’re so familiar with today. Check out the track below and let us know what you think.
Derek Minor is back with a new freestyle, and it is LIT. 2am In The Studio, which he actually recorded at 2 in the morning in his home studio, flows so heavy and so sweet with a classic boom bap beat, flared up by his naturally confident rhythm, and solid lyricism. The RMG MC, who’s last album, ‘Empire’, debuted at #1 on the iTunes hip-hop charts, has consistently released quality music, deepening his imprint and longevity in this industry. Minor is easily one of the “majors” we have here in Nashville, so if you don’t know him already, it’s time to get familiar.
IF YOU DON’T KNOW, NOW YOU KNOW.
Tre Stoner is back with a certified slapper suitable for any party or late-night ride around. ’Geekin” is the first of a string of summer bangers expected to drop this season, and Stoner intends to keep temperatures high before dropping his debut EP, ‘Rolling Stoner’, forecasted to be released in August. We’re also looking forward to his first music video, which is anticipated to debut during the early half of this summer.
Tre has been active on twitter warning us of the wildfire he’s about to ignite, so be sure to keep an eye and an ear on him. We definitely will.
Atlanta emcee, Scotty ATL drops the visual to his DJ Toomp produced track Cloud IX (Go Up). After debuting via MTV.com, the Rashid directed visual hits the rest of the blogosphere. Scotty’s Spaghetti Junction album dropped back in December and is still up for grabs via iTunes Scotty is currently embarking on yet another tour with IAMSU. He previously was on tour with fellow Atlanta native B.O.B.
Tech N9ne teams up with Hustle Gang’s T.I. and Zuse for his latest visual for “On The Bible.” The track is featured on Tech N9ne’s 15th studio album titled “Special Effects.” Check it out above and by the way, do NOT sleep on Zuse!
It would be completely against everything we stand for if we didn’t take time to recognize DJ Orange Calderon for her latest mix “Paris Is Grey.” Debuting on 4/20, yes better late than never, DJ OJ sought out to drop a tape that featured various genres of fun remixes, plenty of Drake, current bangers, and dance-friendly tracks that she’s been spinning while on tour in Europe. When it comes to mixes, it is hard for DJs to keep the listeners attention the entire time. However, there are many DJs who simply understand they control the crowd or listener with their mixes and creative approach.
Meeting OJ during our annual BOTO Jamfest, it was almost apparent that she loves to have fun and has a passion for music. Today, we encourage you to take a listen to Paris Is Grey and enjoy the mix just as we did. The mix features an exceptional introduction from DJ OJ, which jumpstarts the tape with Canblaster’s mix of “Wanna Be Down” by Brandy transitioning into Drake’s 10 Bands. Good stuff OJ!
J. Cole delivers visuals for the 2nd single off the now platinum album 2014 Forrest Hills Drive.
J. Cole is a vivid story teller and brings that into his recent videos as well. “Wet Dreamz” follows the quest for puppy love, literally.
This is the third video to accompany a track from the album. J. Cole recently earned the honor of being the first rapper in 25 years to go platinum without any features.
The accolade is well deserved.