KAi Sky Walker releases "new mind | old soul [chapter 1]", the first instalment in his innovative series that will see him explore and combine various genres over a 12-18 month period, showcasing his versatility as an artist. Chapter I, dubbed "Indie Bass" consists of eerie, samples (Lykke Li, Chelsea Wolfe, Blueneck) infused with heavy bass and 808s, provided by Astor.
Young Slee hails from the 8th Ward area in New Orleans and collaborated with former Def Jam songstress and actress (Lottery Ticket with Ice Cube & Bow Wow, Love & Hip-Hop & most recently in Mac & Devin Go To High School starring Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifia) Teairra Mari for his new single “My Type” from Young Slee’s debut mixtape “First Impression.”
"Goin Up" is the second time in two weeks that Iamsu and Wiz Khalifa have released a video together, the prior being for the track "Bout Me," a bonus track from Khalifa's recent ONIFC album that featured Su and Problem (which was produced by P-Lo, part of Iamsu!'s production crew, The Invasion). Today's video, directed by Kreayshawn, is a straightforward but fun clip with Iamsu and Wiz Khalifa, joined by Su's HBK Gang crew, along with cameos from Roach Gigz and others, as the young rappers get loose in the California hills.
In Episode 2 of YP’s Vlog, Road To Restless, YP is in NYC and it chronicles his visits with XXL, Slam and Fader Magazines to talk about life as a Chicago rapper. He later attends Kid Daytona's Mixtape release party & then catches up with fellow Chi-town native Rocky Fresh for some studio action. #Restless coming soon!
On June 15th, rapper F.Stokes will release his new album, Fearless Beauty. The project features production by Paper Tiger, a member of Minneapolis indie hip-hop collective DoomTree, and today, to celebrate the album announcement, F.Stokes is also unveiling the album's lead single, "Shaka Zulu."
"The aim of this record, aesthetically and creatively is to capture the courage, strength and resilience of my family," begins Chicago-bred rapper F.Stokes. Born and raised into early adolescene in the infamous South Side of the Windy City, the rapper draws much of his inspiration from the experiences of his childhood both joyous and painful, comforting and haunting. He continues, "During the recoding of this project I spiritually—and physically—placed myself in my childhood room in Chicago. I revisited conversations I had with the junkies, the pimps, the prostitutes, the gangsters, all manifesting in the recordings."
Before artists were cheating YouTube for more video views, and labels engaged in buy backs for their own artists' albums to inflate sales, one true way you knew a track was hot was how many people recorded it on their own tape decks. Well, Alpha Faktion is bringing those memories back with a vengeance in their latest video, "Truth, Lies & Audiotape." Since "it's hard to see the truth on the inside of your eyelids," KrazeILLA The Monster and Azwun are here to open your mind to the pollution the spread by mainstream media. The revolution continues on their EP of the same title, dropping May 21st, which boasts guest features from the likes of Shabaam Sahdeeq and Skeezo, and includes production from Vherbal, Skammadix and 2Deep.
Mixtape: Mayalino & Don Cannon - K.I.L.O.S. (Featuring Pusha T, Bun B, Mannie Fresh & More)
Houston's own Mayalino finally brings you his new mixtape "K.I.L.O.S. (King In Life Off Sales)" hosted by #1 co-signer in the game Don Cannon . The tape features joints with Pusha T, Mannie Fresh, Bun B, and more over production provided by Mannie Fresh, Cash Jordan, and Joe Smack among others.