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:
Imagine being from a dangerous environment and an outsider mocks your lifestyle for popularity…
“This sh*t ain’t no game. This sh*t ain’t no joke. Don’t rap about it, if you don’t be around it. You gon’ f*ck around and get smoked…”
In a record less than two minutes long, Chicago’s own Lil Mouse attacks Slim Jesus for his inauthenticity and mockery of drillers and the tough yet glorified lifestyles of the youth living in the streets of Chicago. Since he released the official video for Drill Time video, the 19-year-old Hamilton, Ohio-native has garnered so much attention that he’s hard to ignore. To date, his video has collected over 7.2 million views. Hence, the stir its causing.
“That don’t mean you a drill rapper cause you got a thirty shot with a beam. These days n*ggas’ characters finna shoot a movie put them in a scene. You diss all the n*ggas from here. Real talk, they ain’t on sh*t. N*gga tryna get street credit. You real G’s catch them get the whole clip. I’m a show you how to drill time”.
In addition, The Game shared his thoughts about Slim Jesus during an interview with Complex, “He’s gonna get his ass smoked”.
Slim Jesus, take it as a warning. People are angry.
Keeping it real will set you free.
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” Elliott Oops (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.
Hailing from Silver Spring, MD, 23 year old rapper, Bou is here to deliver his latest club thumpin single, “Side B*tch”.
Innovative beats are his forte, considering his extensive percussion skills, however, an interesting turn of events quickly ignited his passion for artistry. Shortly after graduating high school, Bou was accepted to Howard University, and during his freshman year went through a law enforcement incident which resulted in him being on house arrest for five months. Being socially limited due to his 5 p.m. curfew, his friend Jason Harris (aka JHarissBeats) would visit, hang out and play a variety of his beats. On one particular occassion, Bou requested some production from his friend via email and it was history from there. The rap artist was born.
A few short months after his initial inspiration, Bou released his first mixtape, Rough Draft, in 2012. From this platform, he began to pursue his career in rap. With positive feedback and support from his community, Bou released his second mixtape, Thesis, in 2013. Since catching the attention of listeners, Bou has created a buzz in the DMV Hip-Hop community.
Bou counts Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., Fabolous, T.I., and J. Cole as his musical inspirations. He was also heavily influenced by up and coming local rapper and childhood friend Frank Diggy, who was murdered in late 2012. Bou describes his music as “raw rap, authentic, and from the heart.” He raps about his life experiences in the streets in combination with what he has learned in the classroom.
Hit the play button above and give us your thoughts on “Side B*tch”!
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How would you live if God could guarantee your life was long?
Circumstances alter the outcome of life. G Herbo (formerly known as Lil Herb) reminisces about his hardened life, trials and tribulations. When he was 13, Herbert Wright was engrossed into academics, reading books and playing basketball. Three years later, adaptation occurred and at 16, he was kin to street pharmacists and he handled deadly weapons. The truth is being from “Terror Town” (or any ‘hood like it that lacks vital resources, lucrative and developmental opportunities, affordable mental therapy and extracurricular activities) isn’t the best environment to raise a child in, for the aforementioned reason.
However unlike most rappers, both of Herbo’s parents were at home. He shares that he was closer to his mom, but the relationship with his father was estranged because his life took a gloomy turn.
“Pops was cool but I was everything I wasn’t supposed to be / In the street, ditching school / Murder, drugs around me.”
Dwelling on the Eastside of Chicago wasn’t easy and the proof sits at the beginning of his second verse. Therefore, he found himself having to defend himself and do whatever it took to survive. Becoming numb and heartless as a result of the violence and countless murders of close friends and the alike, often he found himself in a never-ending cycle. With all perils, misfortune and losses in his life, the 19-year-old entertainer still finds the time and courage to show appreciation to his supporters, who ultimately helped to change his life again,
“Bunch of shootouts / Lucky that them bullets went around me / God was with me, jumped straight in that water / It ain’t drown me.”
“Love and live your life. Make it lavish long, and I can’t right my wrongs, so I just write my songs. How would I live if God guarantee my life was long? And when I sin, I pray that God don’t leave my life alone.”
Stream Herbo’s profundity, all-telling single “L’s” from his forthcoming project titled, “Ballin Like I’m Kobe”, which is set to release sometime this month. In addition, Herbo will join The Smoker’s Club Tour.
After a cosign from Earl Sweatshirt, we had to check out wifisfuneral, and we were not disappointed. At just 18 years old, the young rapper has a bright future ahead of him.
2015 has been a great year so far for wifisfuneral. He has had two songs reach well over 100k plays on SoundCloud (“Today, War” and “Surrrf”), performed at Rolling Loud Festival and TxL Festival, and headlined his own “Surrrf” tour.
On September 11, wifisfuneral released his latest EP “This is Temporary” and received high praise from his loyal fanbase. The EP is executive produced and mixed by HenryDaher, featuring production from Nuri, Serious Sounds, AdamOnTheTrack, Sly Drexler, and HenryDaher, with features from Buffet Boys member Fat Nick, and frequent collaborators Max P and Danny Towers. Stream the EP below, and be on the lookout for more music and videos from wifisfuneral.
On September 4th, Pennsylvania rapper Quazelle announced the release of new material after a long hiatus, by tweeting “It’s been close to 2 years since I last released any music, but I’m ready to give ya’ll some new sounds today!” As optimistic as that tweet may sound, the subject matter on the newest track hints that his time off could have been a period of reevaluating trust.
“Motives”,which features Spoon Dollaz, tells the story of a man fed up with people’s shady intentions. Over an eerie beat (produced by Fayo & Chill) that’s part opening credits of an 80’s horror movie and part chilly synthesizer simplicity, Quazelle warns his “sometimes” acquaintances that he peeps game: “I’m busy, now they wanna make time for me. Tell me they love me but, they lyin’ to me…I’m a man now. So many more things that I understand now.”
If this earlier tweet was the informal announcement of Quazelle’s return, then consider “Motives” his official kick-off anthem. And for all those who still have their hand out, consider this your eviction notice.
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Today Tennessee’s Case Arnold drops a new track entitled “I Wonder” Case has been dropping more and more music lately, and while this track is not attached to a larger body of work, he is still quickly moving toward a full-length project in the near future. The track is also produced by DMV producer Black Diamond. Case has been consistent lately dropping a lot of good material he also just recently finished up small tour with Earl Sweatshirt, The young spitter from Tennessee is gaining a strong buzz and lots of attention.
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One creative who has recently been molding a phenomenal future for himself is Denver’s Supreme Ace. In the last month alone, he’s hit us with three exceptionally dope records, back to back. On his most recent release, “Fly Rap”, he calls on the homies Case Arnold and Jace Of Two 9, and together they rock on solid production by Chemist, exploring the depth of Supreme’s passion for hip-hop.
“Who would’ve thought we’d make it this far,
And everyone who doubted we gone set em all apart,
If you know me and you wasn’t there you can get to walking,
They only come around when ya shit start poppin”
The three emcees deliver knowledge while droppin bars. Hit the play button above and rock to it. Let us know if you’re diggin it!
Please join us and attend the Second Annual SOURCE360 Festival & Experience in Brooklyn, September17-20th. SOURCE360 celebrates the innovation and creativity inspired by the positive use of Hip-Hop and represents NYC’s and Brooklyn’s diverse cultural tapestry! Last year’s SOURCE360 featured over twenty events and took place over a four-day period. It was a big success for the borough and attracted over 30,000 attendees. We hope to make this year’s event even better! For more information, be sure to check out our official press release and details here.