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[Video] Noah Caine – “Flex”

Posted: January 15, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Album Reviews, Music News
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Queens native Noah Caine is all about self-determination on “Flex.” The production’s haunting atmosphere provides a good contrast with the hunger you feel from Caine’s aggressive delivery. The song is featured on his last project Everything’s Gon Hurt.

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Gucci Mane and Future surprised the music world tonight with the release of a new mixtape EP entitled Free Bricks: Zone 6 Edition. The six-song project has no guests and contains mostly brooding trap production handled by Metro Boomin, Zaytoven and Southside. According to Gucci, these songs aren’t even 24 hours old.

 

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This month marks the 20th anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest’s Beats, Rhymes & Life. Mixed by Mark Read and sponsored by the good folks at WhoSampled.com, the mix includes remixes, alternate versions, and original samples from this underrated album. For those new to the album, this is a Tribe project that gained more appreciation as the years passed. It marks the legendary J Dilla’s addition to the production team as part of “The Ummah,” and Consequence also takes a prominent role.

[Mixtape] French Montana – “Wave Gods”

Posted: February 19, 2016 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Album Reviews

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French Montana’s new mixtape is here. Wave Gods, hosted by Max B, is loaded by high-level guest spots in Kanye West, Nas, Diddy, Future, Jadakiss, A$AP Rocky, Big Sean and more. Stream the project below and if you’re feeling it, hit the download link.

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DJ Esco and Metro Boomin’ are the partners in crime on Future’s new mixtape Purple Reign. Clocking in at 12 songs, the production credits include Boomin’, Nardi B, Zaytoven and Southside. Is Future starting off 2016 properly? Is Purple Reign on par with DS2 or better? Listen below and decide.

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Meek Mill has risen from the ashes with a new EP for 2016. Titled 4/4, Meek is still ready for war as you’ll hear opening song “Pray for Em,” where Meek goes right at Drake and 50. Shots at Drake is occur on every song, but it slows down after the second track (“I’m the Plug” freestyle). You can also be sure 50 won’t let that last verse on “Gave Em Hope” slide (“You tried to go “Money” May with that paper, but now you in debt cause you never was that…”)

No matter what you think about Meek and how he handled the Drake beef, you can’t front that he has some heat here. He has nowhere to go but up. And this serves as a good setup for Dreamchasers 4.

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Fetty Wap is closing out a breakout 2015 with an extended play for his devoted following. For the Fans is a five-track project featuring Zoo Gang members House Party and Cartel LB, and freestyles over tracks like “So Icy” and “Aston Martin Music.”