Fetty Wap‘s self-titled debut album is due out this Friday, via Lyor Cohen‘s 300 Entertainment, but that will likely be a blip on his radar as far as 2015 accomplishments go. The Patterson native dominated radio and the charts this year, tied Billboard records, and became a force to be reckoned with in the pop world.
This song, “My Way”–the follow-up to his breakthrough hit “Trap Queen”–has got a lot to do with that. The song could’ve been found on Fetty’s Soundcloud as early as late 2014, but with Drake‘s help, it took off, and it didn’t need a music video to help it skyrocket to the Billboard Hot 100 top 10, where it would bow at #7.
Still, with Friday looming, Fetty links with Monty, his most frequent collaborator and the artist originally featured on “My Way,” for the official video, which you can watch above.
The bass-heavy B.L.O.W. by Tory Lanez sent significant chills through my body when I heard it for the first time. Lanez has a way with words and a complex set of flows that are to be admired. It’s no wonder why he’s been called on by some of the industry’s best for writing tips and ghostwriting services — allegedly. Crediting the grim production to Play Picasso and Sergio R, this serves coming-of-age moment for the Toronto-native artist as it symbolizes the transition from newbie to expert.
B.L.O.W. comes as a pleasant surprise from the entertainer’s Fargo Fridays release series. Watch the official video for the “Say It” follow-up. Looking forward to the moment Lanez successfully crosses over. This song is an indication it’s going to happen soon.
Gardena, California-native Tyga takes the spiritual route for his new video for $candal, which was filmed in a cathedral during his time in Barcelona, Spain. $candal, the last record on his latest mixtape, addresses the public opinion of his relationship with famous girlfriend Kylie Jenner, et al. Based on what we’re witnessing, we might get a video for each record on Tyga’s new mixtape, Fuk Wat They Talkin Bout. In the meantime, here’s $candal:
On Sunday afternoon during one of the biggest moments in music this year, Drake shared a snippet of PARTYNEXTDOOR’s take on Blasé, a song by Ty Dolla $ign featuring Rae Sremmurd and Future. The Mississauga singer’s version was aired live on OVO Sound Radio during the live stream of What a Time To Be Alive. Stream PND’s version below:
With two studio albums under his belt (Radioactive and Love Story) and one on the way, country boy Yelawolf shares the name of his third studio album in excitement. Nine hours ago, the Alabama-native rapper took to his Facebook fan pageTrial By Fire to spread the news. Have a look at the original text from his post below:
It’s been a crazy week. So much energy around me at all times. I’ve found peace and quite for most of my life at grave yards .. My Maw Maw used to take me .. We would just walk around and read stones … I write a lot of records here .. Today I wrote a record for @leebrice and I here .. Called “Violin” … We’re supposed to be in the studio this evening .. Time to push all aside and get these ideas recorded .. Songs are like a passing speck of dust in the wind … If you don’t grab it and contain it .. It’ll be gone forever. With all my growth .. I can say returning to my roots has been the greatest blessing. Sharing that with what hip hop brought to my life … I’m forever grateful .. ” Trial By Fire ” will be the title for my next album … Sharing this with you all today … Right now …. Cause who knows really … But I’m mentally ready to begin the next album … And the journey starts today. @shadyrecords INTERSCOPE #slumerican @fefedobsonofficial @kleversworld @bonesowens @spidysmith @jdotjones @rosenberg
These days, Yelawolf is promoting “Till It’s Gone”, his new record that’s featured in this trailer. The trailer is for a film called “Black Mass”, which stars Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger. Watch the trailer:
Black Mass is in theaters now.
CreekWater is Yelawolf’s first solo independent album.
Ty Dolla $ign readies for his debut album Free TC with the release of his video for “Blasé”, a DJ Spinz-produced single featuring some of Atlanta’s most valuable players Rae Sremmurd & Future. Purposely set out to look like a pre-iPhone documentary, the direction is a low-fi picture that receives cameos from Tinashe and DeJ Loaf. Unfortunately, Future is not in the video but the intense live performance and party scenes compensate for the absence. Can we look forward to a remix with Thugger?
Sevyn Streeter, who is currently under fellow singer Chris Brown’s CBE imprint, takes to Toronto’s own Tory Lanez’s “Say It” to put her spin on things. Not being low (or discrete) in the least bit about the situation, the “It Won’t Stop” singer challenges her male counterpart(s) to keep it “one hundred” about having multiple (namely four) women around. As you’ll hear in the song, Streeter is lied to about the amount of lovers he has.
Subsequently, Streeter requests more of his time to prove himself worthy of hers. Something that could be virtually impossible, if he’s pimping. Listen to Sevyn Streeter’s honest rendition of the record below:
Self-sufficiency seems to be a reoccurring theme with Tweet’s music.
Sounding like the day she entered the mainstream industry with debut album Southern Hummingbird in 2002, Tweet returns with a humbling, melodic and self-secure record about the end of a relationship. We can all admit breakups of any kind aren’t easy, but the guitar-backed number is bound to ease a broken heart in no time. It’s liberating and easy.
Once widely-known for her chart-topping lead single featuring the iconic Missy “Misdemeanor” ElliottOops (Oh My), the Rochester, New York-native singer-songwriter makes her way back onto today’s musical landscape with “Won’t Hurt Me”.
“Do whatever it is you wanna do,” she sings about Mr. Wrong. “It won’t hurt me.”
Stream the audio by way of the player below:
Stay tuned for more news about Tweet’s forthcoming album Charlene (her first name), slated for an early 2016 release.
Casey Veggies is prepping his debut album, Live & Grow, for a September 25 release, and it couldn’t come at a better time. The Inglewood native hasn’t officially released a project since 2013’s Life Changes, which featured some of the best songwriting and record-crafting we’ve ever seen from Casey, who is only 21 but already has a handful of projects under his belt.
Since then, a lot has happened, including being signed to Sylvia Rhone‘s Vested In Culture imprint (Epic Records), and Veggies joined the Roc Nation management fold, meaning meetings with Jay Z–for whom Veggies recently played his album.
What does all of it mean, though? Well, for one, it means that Casey is determined, early in his career, to learn how to excel in both the commercial and underground market, and this album, Live & Grow, is a seamless representation of that. Whether he’s teaming up with his longtime friend and collaborator, Dom Kenendy–who, incidentally, played a pretty big role in breaking Casey–or grabbing some of today’s hot names–the YGs and the DeJ Loafs of the world–in an effort to grab mainstream radio’s attention, Live & Grow is certainly an effective microcosm of the concept reflected in its title.
You live, you learn, and you experience. Here, Casey takes us behind the scenes of that process for the first three songs on the album, and you can check back here every day leading up to Friday’s release date for more on his debut.
Danny Seth, a promising young rapper from the UK, is set to make some big moves now that he’s focused his efforts on creating a niche fan base state side, and he’s begun that trek with his new album, Perception. The album, which plays through as one continuous stream of consciousness–it should be noted that his unique tracklist reflects that; it’s really one long sentence–features his wicked banger of a record, “I Arise Because,” which has garnered over 300,000 views on YouTube, and can be seen above.
We’ll be talking to Seth soon about everything from his come up, to his thoughts on UK music culture, from its pop stars to grime, in the near future, but for now, make sure you listen to Perception below.