Black Milk & BadBadNotGood Just Dropped Thursday’s Best Song

It's hard to imagine a better beat for Black Milk to spit some "midnight on the corner rap" as he put it. That hard kick, those murky keys (or guitar?) build an amazing, hot and humid atmosphere, and those sparse hi-hats cut right through it like a switchblade in the dark. The highlight--outside of...

Stream Boaz’s Hard-Grinding New EP, ‘Real Name, No Gimmicks, Vol. 1

Pittsburgh's Boaz has put together a solid collection of neck-snapping beats to spit some rhymes with a '90s heart and a 2014 slickness. The up and coming MC got a couple of solid guest features to bolster the brief project too--TDE's Punch notably shows up to batter around some mythology on "Fly...

Listen To Your Required Dose Of No I.D. Courtesy Of Trackstar’s New Tape

Trackstar The DJ, also known of the top of the "Rap Fan" empire and that guy DJing for Run The Jewels, has just compiled another great collection that only a true student of the genre could put together. Last time, he found all of Ghostface Killah's best stories (appropriately titled Ghost Stories)...

New Music: Young Chop feat. Fat Trel – “All I Got” (Remix)

The somber slapper "All I Got" by Young Chop just got a welcome Fat Trel verse. Notably in making the song, Chop didn't compromise an inch of his style, but created a mood that most of us haven't heard from him. "All I Got" is pained in a kind of slow, sweeping way that we don't expect from Chop....

New Music: Lil Boosie – “Crazy”

This very well may be Boosie's best offering since his highly-publicized release. "Crazy" finds the always-strained sounding both stressed and steady-handed in the face of everyone trying to shake him, to tell him he's lost his mind. "If you was facing that nina you would get loaded too," he...

RESPECT. The Verse: Chamillionaire – “I Think I Love You”

We know Chamillionaire can rap. Sometimes he'll go braggadocios, sometimes he'll look inward and get introspective. Other times, though, he paints vivid stories that captivate the listener for an entire song. After striking platinum with the Sound of Revenge, the Houston MC was poised to go...

New Music: Raekwon – “Flawless”

Today is and will continue to be a good day because Raekwon decided to bless us with another oldie remix. This time, it's a Luther Vandross record that gets seasoned with the Chef's luxurious spices. It's an absolute free for all of word-salad, as any Rae fan would love it: "Start rapping bout...

New Music: Hitta J3 feat. Kendrick Lamar, YG, Problem – “Do Yo Gudda”

It's an odd fact to realize, and one that might be a hard pill to swallow for those who push for "real hip-hop," but Kendrick Lamar occasionally is, and could have easily for his whole career been a party rapper. "Fuckin' Problems" introduced this possibility, with Kendrick forgoing whirling sagas...

New Music: Devin Miles – “Only Thing That Matters”

We've been proponents of Devin Milesfor some time now, and his latest track, the dramatic, self-assured "Only Thing That Matters," is one of his best. With a flow that cleverly falls behind, catches up, and falls behind the beat again that builds a triumphant tension, Devin sets out his mission...

New Music: Wara From The NHBD – “Raw”

Wara was apparently supposed to drop his album today, but dropped this song instead. We're not mad though--now we're paying even more attention to when he is going to drop, because "Raw" is a haunting, confident mesh of styles and influences, exhibiting that Wara clearly knows his way around a...