In the next episode for A$AP Rocky’s “Back & Forth” interview series, the King of the Trill and legendary rapper Bun B was featured. Bun opens up with breaking down the real background behind the meaning of the word “TRILL”, which he and Pimp C grew up with the terminology in Port Arthur, Texas. Bun went on to embrace the A$AP Mob paying homage to him, DJ Screw and others being the only NYC cats listening to southern sounds before everybody took page out of their note.
B went on to say he was doing the same thing at their age listening to Leaders of the New School, A Tribe Called Quest and New Orleans sounds in comparison to only listening to stuff around their way.
Los Angeles emcee Nipsey Hussle has unleashes his latest mixtape, Crenshaw. Nips first release since dropping The Marathon Continues in 2011, the mixtape has a total of 21 original tracks, including “Checc Me Out,” “Blessings” and “All Get Right.” Throughout the project, Nispey is also joined by the likes of Dom Kennedy, James Fauntleroy, Rick Ross, Skeme and Slim Thug. Beats courtesy of 9th Wonder, 1500 or Nothin, Cozmo, The Futuristics, Teeflii and more.
Download the mixtape HERE.
In much anticipation, Boldy James and Alchemist drop off the stream to their upcoming album, My 1st Chemistry Set. Quietly kept, it’s been known Boldy would make a great project with Alchemist behind the boards and these two have quite the chemistry (no pun… kind of), heavyweight production and gritty lyrics is exactly what they provided you with. Alongside features from Action Bronson, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, Da$h, King Chip, Freeway, and more, there’s no disappointment here, just raw hip-hop made in the streets of Detroit. You can officially cop My 1st Chemistry Set on October 15th.
Stream the album here.
Snoop & Dam-Funk have recently been cooking up some goodness in the studio for their upcoming collabo project. Now they released the first single called Faden Away.
Here are visuals to DJ Skizz’s “Metal Bars” under visual direction from The Doppelgangaz. The track can be found on Skizz’s 2Dope debut, B.Q.E.. The song focuses on a phone conversation between Ace and an incarcerated Nature (hence “Metal Bars”) as the two build on what’s going on in their respective environments.