New Music: Nick Astro – “Lies”

Chicago rapper Nick Astro brings us to church on his latest track, "Lies." The Odd Couple-produced track allows Nick, or Pastor LightSkinWithThatAfro as he calls himself on the cut, to delve into the many things people have been lied to about: "Whoever said that you can get on by doing rap that's...

New Music: Waka Flocka Flame – “Pussy”

  When Southside's bass knocks in, it's clear that "Pussy" is going to be wild. What isn't clear until he steps in, though, is just how much Flocka would handle business on this banger. The man is precise enough to run with the same methodical flow through most of the track, but still...

New Music: Taro feat. Julia Lesser – “Sweetbacks”

Scrappy NYC rhymer Taro has released one of his most impressive tracks to date. We already know he can rhyme, stacking lines of complex phrases and wordplay on top of eachother for minutes at a time. But here, the man really makes song. In addition to enlisting the enticing Julia Lesser, who...

New Music: Drake – “0 to 100/The Catch Up”

Drizzy and his OVO crew just may be dropping something crazy in the spring of 2015. At least, that's what he's boasting about on his new track, "0 to 100/The Catch Up." "We already got spring 2015 poppin, PND droppin', Reps-up P droppin', Majid Jordan droppin', OB droppin', not to mention me...

New Music: Lil Wayne Previews “Side B*tch” on Weezy Wednesdays

"If you're a Weezy fan, then you should tune in every Wednesday just to check out what I be doin'..." And if you do, then you'll hear snippets from Tha Carter V. This week on Weezy Wednesdays, Wayne previews "Side Bitch."But first, Lil Wayne explains being with the girl you need while at the...

Madlib Just Released The Best Two Beats From Piñata

The legendary Madlib just dropped the instrumental from Freddie Gibbs's all-out assault on Jeezy from Piñata, so now hip stuggle rappers can diss each other on it as well. Pettiness aside, this twin beat is phenomenal. The first half might be the most menacing product 'Lib has ever produced....

New Music: Jimmy Johnson – “Northside”

Jimmy Johnson and Eric Dingus team up again to put on for the city of Toronto on "Northside." The production is sweet for this hard-hitting cut. Jimmy, who is speculated to be OVO's latest protégée, is still riding the success of his In God We Trust EP. Get into the track...

New Music: ProbCause Feat. Donnie Trumpet & KSRA (Wes P.) – “Pale Moonlight”

Chicago's dominance is just getting stupid now; it's getting hard to find new ways to announce that the most original music of the day / month / etc. is from a relative no-name out of Chi-town. Enter ProbCause, who has just released "Pale Moonlight," this jazzy, versatile gem of a record from his...

New Music: Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire feat. RAW DON, Kool A.D. & Michael Christmas – “Life Of Pi[e]“

Three of the funniest MCs in the world come together here over a dramatic little string loop, sounding like a drunken, stumbled-through ending to a three-hour drama. Kool A.D. represents that drunkenness most of all, descending into word-salad madness near the song's halfway point. Michael...

New Video: Troy Ave – “My Grind’

Rocking the lion's mane-type coat he had at the XXL Freshman shoot, Troy chills in the same white expanse of space that the red-hued "Everything" video took place in. Also like that video, "My Grind" finds Troy chilling with a half-dressed honey and talking grimy for NYC. The man has his lane, and...