Here's Boldy James' new 9-track project, "House of Blues". The project includes features from Gunplay, Rocaine and 50 Gwuap Jay C.
Take a listen below and head over to iTunes for a download.
Boston Hip-Hop mainstay Lucky Dice has been a force in his hometown’s scene for more than two decades, dropping a slew of notable mixtapes, singles, and guest features. And with 'M.O.S.A. (Memoirs of a Starving Artist),' he channels his experience and discerning talents into a passionately crafted project that serves as his proper debut album.
Fans got a taste of the record in the first half of 2016, when Dice dropped his fantastic street single, “The Underground,” featuring Chi Knox and frequent collaborator REKS. From there, the rap community was waiting on what was next while the emcee continued toiling away and perfecting 'M.O.S.A.' The arrival of this winter’s raw and honest “Memoirs” revealed that Dice was ready to bring his album to the masses—and yes, it’s finally here.
The end result is an early contender for one of the year’s best rap releases, because Dice weaves a gripping tale across these 11 tracks. Beyond “The Underground” and “Memoirs,” other instant standouts include the mafioso raps of “No Message” featuring Phinelia, the shuffling one-two step of “No Time,” and the uplifting journal scriptures of “Better Life.”
As Dice raps on hard-hitting banger “What You Do It For,” dude has “been rappin’ for a minute, 20 years plus a little mo’”—and it shows. This is an artist with a clear vision who’s eager to share his message, and the world is definitely ready to listen. Like music blog Ohestee wrote about “Memoirs”: “All you hip-hop lovers are gonna vibe hard to this one.”
'M.O.S.A. (Memoirs of a Starving Artist)' is now available through all major digital retailers and streaming outlets via Beantown Bullies.
Harlem emcee Milano Constantine finally hits us with his new project, "The Way We Were". The 9-track offering is entirely produced by DJ Skizz and Marco Polo.
Take a listen below and make sure to pick up a copy via iTunes.
Taylor Bennett returns with his new album "Restoration Of An American Idol". The 9-track offering includes features from the likes of Chance, Lil Yachty, Mike WiLL Made It, Lil Yachty, Jeremih, KYLE, Raury and Supa BWE.
“I hope people find out more about themselves,” Bennett told The FADER, who premiered the project. “I hope that people share this music. I hope this music is an experience. I hope that this music makes more of an impression than being a song that they hear a couple times and they like. I hope it brings memories and thoughts to [people’s] mind, so when they get older it’s not just a song. I want it to be a memory.”
Take a listen below.
Karriem Riggins drops off his new album, "Headnod Suite". Stream the 29-track offering below and cop it digitally and on vinyl via Stones Throw.
Los Angeles-based R&B duo THEY. share their debut album "Nü Religion: Hyena". Stream the LP below and make sure to pick up a copy via iTunes.
Thundercat finally liberates his brand new studio album, "Drunk".
The album is a 23-track epic journey into the often hilarious, sometimes dark mind of the Grammy-winning singer/bassist and finds a few of his friends joining him along the way including: Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, Kamasi Washington and Brainfeeder mastermind Flying Lotus. "Drunk" is the follow up to his widely praised 2015 mini album "The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam", and features fan favourite tracks "Bus In These Streets" and "Them Changes".
"I’ve always tried to hold true to what Erykah Badu and Flying Lotus told me: It has to come from an honest place," he told RBMA Daily in January. "I feel like it's a place that I've been in different ways, seen different angles of and it’s been a bit inspirational – the drinking. It has its ups and downs and everything, but I felt like it showed the human side of what goes on behind things, something that I see with all of my friends... I felt like it was kind of interweaved in the music culture."
Future is back with his second album in two weeks. "HNDRXX" is 17 tracks deep and comes equipped with features from Rihanna and The Weeknd.
Take a listen below and head over to iTunes to pick up a copy.