Sosa starts 2-0-1-7 with a BANG! Keef blesses us with a new 17 track mixtape properly titled "Two Zero One Seven." Most of the production on the mixtape is handled by Keef himself with a fee assists from Lex Luger. Download or Stream the mixtape NOW exclusively on DatPiff. Happy 2017.
Legendary UK DJ and radio personality Tim Westwood talks with Vlad TV about how he got started as a DJ.
Dave East hits us with one final EastMix for 2016. Press play on "What A Year" below.
From celebrity deaths to political turmoil, it’s safe to say that 2016 has been one of the craziest years in recent memory. And to remind us about everything that went down—with plenty of venom and hilarious punchlines mixed in—Brooklyn rapper Bekay returns with his latest annual rundown, “2016 Year In Review.”
The ridiculously talented emcee goes in for nearly five minutes straight over the horns-fueled instrumental from Fat Joe & Remy Ma’s huge single, “All The Way Up.” And in doing so, Bekay references damn-near all of what happened in ‘16, from the Suicide Squad movie and its lead actress (Margot Robbie), to Marco Rubio sweating during the debates, to Pokemon Go taking over the mobile landscape.
Of course, there’s plenty of that aforementioned venom, too. It’s aimed squarely at the likes of President-elect Donald Trump, DC Comics’ fails at the box office (looking at you, Batman v. Superman, and a fellow Brooklyn native who blocked Bekay on Twitter (*cough*Talib Kweli*cough*).
Not one to stick to the negatives, Bekay shows love to those we lost this year, including Prince and Phife Dawg, while praising new releases from rap giants De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest. There’s also a heartfelt send-off to the pop-legend George Michael, who died suddenly on Dec. 25. So what’re you waiting for?—give “2016 Year In Review” a listen right now. Let’s hope for a better year and a better world, happy new year!
F. Virtue aka Will Kowall is finishing off 2016 strong with a new contemplative, Steel Tipped Dove-produced track called "Passports."
Featuring guest spots from Ceschi, Dylan Owen and indie rap legend Watsky, Kowall said he wanted "to do something special" for the final track of his forthcoming album The Things I'd Like To Tell Harry About. Meditative and measured, Kowall says the song is "about our paths in life, our roads, our journeys, our ups, downs, and our purpose," adding somewhat ominously, "if there is one." Listen below.
FowL liberates a new loosie called "Support The City". Stream or download the Big Duke & Trakksounds-produced cut below.
Minneapolis-reared emcee Muja Messiah releases a visual for "Inshallah". Watch the clip above.
Chris Brown connects with Trey Songz and Young Thug for "Dat Night". Listen below.