Childish Major Feat. Strado, Rikki Blu & Rapper Big Pooh
Atlanta crooner Childish Major landed himself on our Staff Picks playlist last week, and has followed that up by releasing this track for Mother’s Day. “Hey Mama” features Strado, Rikki Blu, and Rapper Big Pooh of Little Brother.
Making A Murderer
Black Thought Feat. Styles P
It's easy to take Black Thought for granted when he's been slaughtering the mic for nearly 30 years. His day job working the Tonight Show has not softened his lyrical muscles, which he flexes on a new track with 9th Wonder and Styles P called "Making a Murderer.' 9th Wonder lays down a shuffling drum beat and samples what might be a Fela Kuti song. Is that an oboe sample in there? Despite the fact that he's rapping on a 9th Wonder beat, Styles P is not left in an enviable position -- the verse after Black Thought.
Robert Glasper Feat. Phonte
On May 27th, Miles Davis' 90th birthday, jazz pianist Robert Glasper will release a project of eleven Davis covers and tributes called Everything's Beautiful. Today, Glasper joins forces with Phonte and 9th Wonder on "Violets."
You probably recognize Young Roddy from one of his many collaborations with fellow New Orleans native Curren$y, including an entire mixtape the two put out together Bales. Don’t be fooled though, the Jet Life emcee can hold is own on a track solo. “Ill Brother” features Roddy rapping about lessons he’s learned from the people around him and his experiences.
The Season / Carry Me
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Big K.R.I.T. Feat. Rapsody
Big K.R.I.T. impressed us with his It's Better This Way mixtape last week, but her's already back with some more new music today. KRIT brings his precise rhyme style out on the perfectly titled "Guillotine Flow," applying his double time to a warm loop courtesy of 9th Wonder.
Talib Kweli Feat. Rapsody
Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder's compilation album Indie 500 is coming soon. A couple weeks ago we heard "Pay Ya Dues," now we get a sneak peak at another appetizing release -- Talib Kweli and Rapsody's "Every Ghetto," produced by Hi-Tek.
Massachusetts rapper Termanology has a project coming out soon called Term Brady EP -- an ode to New England Patriots superhuman quarterback Tom Brady. (Who just beat a charge!) The first offering from Term Brady is classy number by the name of "Grade A." With 9th Wonder on the MPC an Statik Selektah on the vinyl scratches, the track is a lock to not suck. Term drops solid bars as always.
Pay Ya Dues
Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder Feat. Problem & Bad Lucc
Last month, Talib Kweli decided to come out of nowhere and release a new surprise album for the fans called Fuck The Money, but apparently that wasn’t enough. Today, he returns to the scene with 9th Wonder for a new posse cut titled “Pay Ya Dues,” featuring West Coast spitters Problem & Bad Lucc.
We already got one freestyle from Styles P today, "Ghost View," which was over Tupac's "Starin Through My Rear View," but this being a Friday in May, he's given us another, in keeping with his two-a-day tradition. This one's called "Breath."
Rapsody continues to hit us with new leaks off her upcoming EP Beauty And The Beast. Last week, she released some “drama” for the fans, and now today she’s back with another one titled “Godzilla”. Getting back to her usual formula, Rapsody links back up with 9th Wonder once again and delivers some beastly rhymes that show off her lyrical talent per usual. It serves as the latest leak off Beauty And The Beast, which will be available October 7th on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Spotify.
Hard To Choose
To a fan of golden era hip-hop, few artists have more respect that Rapsody & 9th Wonder. On "Hard To Choose," the two underground mainstays come through in top form. 9th Wonder spins sample-driven magic that recalls his work with Little Brother, laying the perfect groundwork for Rapsody to come through and drop some serious bars. And bring the lyrical head, Rapsody most definitely does. Socially-conscious while remaining distinctly listener-friendly, her work here is everything you could hope for.
GQ Feat. Problem & Bad Lucc
GQ is 9th Wonder's latest signee, and the producer has been hooking up the up-and-comer with plenty of great features and instrumentals. Just last week, the Oakland emcee dropped a Nipsey Hussle-assisted track called "Count 'Em", and today he's got a couple more big west coast features lined up.
GQ Feat. Nipsey Hussle & Rapper Big Pooh
When 9th Wonder co-signs an up-and-comer, hip-hop heads should probably listen. Straight out of California, the Little Brother producer's latest signee GQ is prepping his new project Rated Oakland for an official drop on June 24. Off that tape comes "Count'em Up," a new single produced by his label head and featuring some top-notch lyrical work from Nipsey Hussle and Littles Brother's own Rapper Big Pooh.
Dizzy Wright & Bishop Nehru Feat. Add-2
LRG Clothing enlisted two rising rappers, Dizzy Wright and Bishop Nehru, to be the new faces of their Summer 2014 clothing campaign. The two rappers appeared in LRG's Lookbook, and now they take things a step further by connecting in the studio for a three-track EP which LRG curated. On the boards for the three cuts is 9th Wonder, who happens to be (not so coincidentally) an LRG brand ambassador. "Wreckin' Crew" is the opening cut on the EP BrILLiant Youth, and featured Add-2.
The American HipHopcrisy
Catcreek Musa's, "The American HipHopcrisy" has landed him on our Heatseekers feature. This up-and-coming rapper tackles hard issues, displaying an impressive worldliness and consciousness, backed by some fantastic, old-school production from 9th wonder. Because in addition to his thematic lyricism, the track just plain sounds good. Catcreek Musa has a heavy flow, showcasing his indignant voice with style. The track sounds like something you would find in the underground in the 90's, in the best way possible.
At Night (3AM Shit)
Buckshot appears on the latest leak from the upcoming Jamla Is The Squad compilation which arrives later today. Buckshot goes in low-key over mellow 9th Wonder production which is perfect for your 3AM listening. Statik Selektah is hosting Jamla The Squad which also features Pete Rock, Rapsody and more. Quotable Lyrics
15 Minutes Of Fame
BJ The Chicago Kid Feat. Add-2
Well here goes another fresh joint off 9th Wonder's upcoming compilation Jamla Is The Squad. This one is called "15 Minutes Of Fame", and is another Chicago affair as R&B and hip hop mix with BJ The Chicago Kid & Add-2 rhyming over a smooth 9th Wonder production. Give this soulful record a close listen and don't sleep on Add-2. Jamla Is The Squad, which is hosted by Statik Selektah, drops on 1/28.
The American HipHopcrisy
Give The American HipHopcrisy produced by 9th Wonder a spin - it's a new offering from Catcreek Musa. It was dropped on Monday, January 13th, 2014. Catcreek Musa's rap artistry continues to improve with every release, something which is most definitely evidenced on The American HipHopcrisy produced by 9th Wonder. His ever-expanding catalogue is definitely better for it, and we're looking forward to the next piece of the puzzle - aren't you?
Rapsody returns this week with another 9th Wonder-produced cut, "Illuminaughty." This one will also appear on the upcoming Jamla Is The Squad project hosted by Statik Selektah, dropping on January 28th. Quotable Lyrics