At the top of this month, Houston heroes OG Ron C and The Chopstars gave the world a Beyoncé/Solange chopped and screwed masterpiece, "A Seat At The Table While Sipping Purple Lemonade". OG Ron C told The FADER that they were working on a Migos rework, and today, he has delivered Purple Culture, a "chopped not slopped" version of the Atlanta trio's number one album "C U L T U R E". The six minute version of "T-Shirt" is a surefire classic.
YL hits us with his new project, "Open 24". The 13-track offering is entirely produced by Roper Williams.
Stream or download below.
Download: YL - Open 24
Curren$y is back with his new mixtape, "Jet Life All-Stars". The 10-track tape features contributions from the likes of Smoke DZA, Harry Fraud, Sonny Digital, Polyester The Saint, Don Cannon, G Perico and more.
Take a listen below or hit the download button.
Download: Curren$y - Jet Life All-Stars
"The Journey" is a showcase of the brilliant production work of Spanish-German artist, Superior. His approach combines Golden Era instrumentals with a lineup of guest emcees who deliver sharp rhymes that touch on everything from bully raps to thoughtful introspection.
Superior’s intentions are clear right out of the gate with opener "Make The World Go", a slapper with insights from two living underground legends in Blu and Edo G. From there, the instrumentals and features both keep the album balanced, tightly constructed, and flowing seamlessly. That goes for whether Superior serves up a teeth-gritting banger like "Rapper Shot", featuring Don Streat, Termanology, Lil Fame, and DJ Grazzhoppa, or a soulful reflection on life like "Open Letter", featuring Lyric Jones.
The Journey’s cohesion says a lot about not only Superior’s talents as a producer, but as an artist with a clear vision. No surprise, then, that his love of the music and the culture run deep. As a child growing up in the late ‘80s, Superior got his start in Hip-Hop first a B-Boy, after soaking in everything from old school Funk and Soul, to groundbreaking rap acts like Public Enemy and N.W.A. You can hear the depth of their production in his own music, in addition to Boom bap forefathers like Pete Rock and DJ Premier.
Clearly, there is a lot to love about "The Journey" — and lucky for us, Superior’s only just getting started. "The Journey" is now available through all major digital retailers and streaming platforms, and can be purchased on vinyl in limited quantities via Below System Records.
Lil Eto and producer V Don hit the block with their new collabo effort "Omerta The Film".
Take a listen below.
DviousMindZ is back with a new instrumental cut called "Depleted Patience". Hear it below.
World-renowned DJ and Grammy Award-winning producer DJ Jazzy Jeff invited a collective of musicians, singers and songwriters to his home for a music session with an extraordinary idea in mind: Create, record and release the most incredible music possible in seven days. The artists were given full creative freedom, with one condition. Give listeners goosebumps.
Jeff has always believed making and sharing great music with the world should be simple and honest. To prove it, he captured the entire creative process of Chasing Goosebumps and streamed it using Facebook Live from the DJ Jazzy Jeff fan page, allowing millions of music lovers to witness this unprecedented approach to making music.
Chasing Goosebumps exemplifies the sincerity and soul-bearing emotion that only comes from unhindered creativity. Not genre-specific, the album is an eclectic, yet cohesive, mix of soul, funk, hip-hop, jazz, pop and samba. From the melodies to the lyrics, Chasing Goosebumps is moving and provocative, tackling topics like social injustice, relationships, love and the music industry. Vocalist Glenn Lewis serves as the perfect vessel for these stories of frustration, anger, hate, inspiration, love and hope. His distinctly familiar voice navigates the range of topics and music styles with effortless delivery.
Chasing Goosebumps is musically as diverse as the artists who brought it to life, The PLAYlist. More than a supergroup, The PLAYlist is a movement that promotes authenticity in music and empowers artists to remain true to their craft. For The PLAYlist, Chasing Goosebumps is reassurance that real, meaningful music is not a lost art. Chasing Goosebumps is not the end of an era. It’s just the beginning.
Watch the visual for "Distraction" after the jump.
Anna Wise delivers the second installment of "The Feminine Act".
Stream the 11-track offering below and head over to iTunes for a download.