Badd Lucc Feat. Problem
Big Sean's "Blessings" is something of an anthem, but it hasn't been embraced as a freestyle record the way it could have. Badd Lucc and Problem have made a case for why the record should be embraced by rappers to throw their best 16 on, but then again, it would be hard to top this take. Lucc starts things off acapella, before the beat gradually slinks its way in, and it's clear that he's been surgically locked into the pocket all along. Problem comes through later to riff on the hook, and drop some memorable punchlines.
Madonna (Unreleased 2nd Verse) (ChopNotSlop Remix)
Drake Feat. OG Ron C
OG Ron C, along with the late DJ Screw, is the originator of the chopped & screwed sound. He's as big a player in Houston hip-hop as any H-Town rapper. Ron C has slowed down and chopped up countless rap records, and if you're a fan of Houston rap, you've probably heard one of his famous ChopNotSlop remixes.
10 Bands (Freestyle)
Boaz Feat. Cook Tha Monster & Ghazi
It's now been eight days since Drake blessed us with If You're Reading This It's Too Late, and now the freestyles are rolling in. One of the first comes from Rostrum Records' Boaz, and we're excited to premiere his take on "10 Bands." It also features Cook Tha Monster & Ghazi. Taking on the Boi-1da and Sevn Thomas-produced beat, Boaz flips Drizzy's "I been at the crib with the phone off" into "I been at the trap with the phone on," proving that getting money is that the top of his "to do" list.
Used To (Freestyle)
It must be All-Star weekend, cause the tracks are just pouring in. For the latest one, we get a new verse from Big Sean on Lil Wayne and Drake’s popular cut “Used 2”. With Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise album only weeks away, the Detroit spitta decides to flex his lyrical muscles and have some fun over WondaGurl-produced beat. Showing love to Kanye, Sean lowkey sons all those who passed on him while on the come up. He raps, "Fuck every OG who passed up on me and they put me on a song, ‘cept for ‘Ye so Im forever reppin’ foot up on the Throne”.
Drake Feat. Andreena Mill
With the rumor mill currently abuzz with talk of Drake dropping a mixtape on Valentine's Day, we figured we'd take it back to Drizzy's 2007 tape Comeback Season. This is back when he was "Mr. Big Dreams", flipping J Dilla tracks on his tapes and rapping about labels failing to call him back. The times have clearly changed. Go check out Drizzy's new short film, "Jungle", while we wait for a tape.
Big Sean Feat. Drake & Kanye West
Big Sean said there was new music coming, and boi did he deliver. Linking back up with Drizzy Drake, Sean decides to liberate this monster Vinylz-produced collab titled "Blessings".
Lil Wayne Feat. Drake
Lil Wayne just dropped off his Sorry 4 The Wait 2 mixtape moments ago, and as expected, it finds Tune going over some of last year’s hottest instrumentals, including “Coco”, “No Type”, “Try Me”, and even Shmurda’s “Hot N*gga”.
Rich The Kid
Disappointingly, the vast majority of hip-hop "remixes" these days consist of rappers dropping bars over already-existing instrumentals. No matter how many people hopped on Bobby Shmurda's "Hot Nigga," no MCs or producers even tweaked Jahlil's beat a bit. Part of that speaks to the awesome quality of the instrumental, but mostly, it's just lazy. There's always a place for freestyles over hot tracks, but we need more remixes like Rich The Kid's new one of Drake's "All Me."
OB OBrien Feat. Drake & P Reign
Drake blessed OVO signee OB OBrien's remix of Tinashe's "2 On" earlier this year, and he appears once again on the aspiring rapper's brand new track, "Shemin Up". Adding both some verses and a hook to the record, Drizzy's presence is pretty big on this one. Also joining in on the OVO crew track is P Reign, who provides his own 16.
How Bout Now (Remix)
Tomorrow, Jordin Sparks will be releasing a new tape entitled #BYEFELICIA (just the latest use of that phrase from the film "Friday" that seems to be taking on a new life in 2014). Today, she's teamed up with the L.A. Leakers to drop off the first taste from the project: a remix of Drake's "How Bout Now."
Sho Me Love
Rich Gang Feat. Juvenile & Drake
Recently, it was announced that Cash Money veteran Juvenile was rejoining the label to stage a comeback. Birdman said that his upcoming album would be executive produced by London On The Track, and now it looks like we've gotten the first track from that, albeit shared under the "Rich Gang" name. Featuring Drake, "Sho Me Love" has Juvie holding down the verses and Drizzy on the hook.
Never Satisfied (Full Version)
Future Feat. Drake
Future and Drake's "Never Satisfied" was one of the most peculiar songs to end up on a major album this year -- not because of any sonic weirdness, but because it seemed to be abruptly, inexplicably shortened. Now, the song's producer, Mike WiLL Made It, has shared the full version.
Nicki Minaj Feat. Lil Wayne, Drake & Chris Brown
Nicki Minaj teased us with the cartoonified cover art for her new single "Only" on the weekend, featuring an all-star line-up of Lil Wayne, Drake and Chris Brown. Today we get the new single which was premiered on iHeart Radio. It's a definite radio-friendly banger, although, it's the clean version for now.
How Bout Now
Last but not least, we get the official version of "How Bout Now", a record that leaked about a week back. This is the third of three records Drizzy shared on his soundcloud today, following "6 God" and "Heat Of The Moment".
Heat Of The Moment
Drake has given us three new tracks out of the blue to celebrate October. This one is a song that's been rumored for some time. It's produced by Drizzy's go-to producer, 40. The song is certainly more on the R&B side of things, something we haven't heard in a minute. The slow-burning jam falls somewhere between some of Drake's baby-making deep cuts, and his poppier "Hold On, We're Goin' Home" side, which makes us think Majid Jordan may have been involved.Let us know what you think of "Heat Of The Moment" below.
Generally we don't get a warning, but Drake gave us a heads up to watch out for something coming on ovosound.com, and here it is. The OVO rapper has managed to be in the headlines all week, starting with his minor beef with fellow YMCMB artist Tyga, as well as his birthday celebrations. Other than those stories, Drizzy has been awfully quiet this month considering it's the one he chose to name his label after. Thankfully, he's blessed us with one week to go.
How About Now
The last we heard a solo cut from Drizzy was back in June when he went from 0 to 100 real quick over an iconic instrumental from Boi-1da, 40, and Nineteen85. Today, YMCMB's golden child returns with "How About Now," a fresh drop uncovered by those computer savvy hip-hop heads over at Reddit. The track is speculated to appear on Drake's upcoming Views From The 6, although it seems just as likely to be a leftover from Nothing Was The Same.
On paper, ATLien iLoveMakonnen would seem to be the exact type of "weirdo" that Troy Ave has been known to lambast in the media, but whether due to a change of heart, an ability to overlook personal holdups in favor of great music, or an innate desire to follow Drake wherever he may go (practically part of the job description for rappers
The Game Feat. iLoveMakonnen & Drake
In just a few short weeks, iLoveMakonnen went from being an underground emcee from Atlanta to becoming the latest signee to Drake's OVO Sound. The internet was listening and, apparently, so was The Game. Adding an auto-tuned soaked verse to Drake's official remix, the Compton emcee offers listeners an uncharacteristically lighthearted verse focused on the taking it from the club to the bedroom. How's everyone feeling about Game's addition here? Would you like to hear more auto-tuned verses from him in the future? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Whatcha Say (Tags)
Mally Mall Feat. Drake, Tyga & The K.I.D. Heat
Well here’s something we didn’t see coming. California artist The K.I.D. Heat & Mally Mall recruit some big named features from the YMCMB family, including Drake & Tyga, for this new banger titled “Whatcha Say”. Premiered by DJ Carisma just moments ago, the track is another club banger and will surely attract the attention of every DJ and fan of such records around. Better yet, Drizzy leads off the track and takes aim at the ladies while flowing effortlessly over the West Coast sounding production.