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Now this is a real #tbt. After years of collecting dust on T-Pain’s hard drive, fans finally get to hear the mythical Lil Wayne collaboration project appropriately titled T-Wayne. Recorded in 2009, the LP features T-Pain singing and trading bars with Wayne throughout the eight songs. If you can manage to put on your ’09 lenses, it’s clear that both these guys missed out on some easy money by not dropping this at the height of Wayne’s popularity. And considering the hashtags T-Pain included in his tweet, we can likely place the blame squarely on Birdman’s shoulders.

Stream the entire album below. While we’re at it, someone tell Juelz Santana to clear out his hard drive so we can hear I Can’t Feel My Face.

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[Mixtape] Don Q – “Corner Stories”

Posted: March 1, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Album Reviews
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The block has infinite stories. Don Q in here to tell his side on his new mixtape Corner Stories. The 12-track offering features appearances from PNB Rock, Fabolous, Styles P, Jadakiss, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, and Dave East. Strem the entire project below.

 

 

[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.