A$AP Ferg Feat. French Montana & Fabolous
Beyonce's surprise album, Lemonade, which dropped after her HBO special of the same name, is currently hogging all the spotlight. Remember, though, a couple of big albums dropped yesterday, the most notable being A$AP Ferg's long-awaited sophomore effort, Always Strive and Prosper. The 18-track album is loaded with guest features, and it clearly encompasses all the best work that Ferg has put in since his last album, 2013's Trap Lord.
Black Mamba Freestyle
It's all Mamba everything for the past two days. With Kobe Bryant's final game last night, at the Staples Center in LA (which saw attendance by many a notable hip-hop face, from Kanye West to Hov to Kendrick Lamar and more), #MambaDay has been trending heavily, and we're seeing Kobe's face just about everywhere (P.S. we're among the culprits).
Right Now (Remix)
Uncle Murda Feat. Future, Fabolous & Jadakiss
Last year, Uncle Murda teamed up with Future for a Metro Boomin-produced banger called “Right Now,” and today he’s back with the official remix adding Brooklyn spitters Fabolous & Jadakiss to it.
Fabolous & Jadakiss
As he announced last month, Fabolous is teaming up with Jadakiss for a collaborative project called Freddy Vs. Jason, which will be dropping soon and acting as a retail effort on iTunes and not a mixtape.
Milly Rock (Remix)
Originally set for a Christmas day release, Fabolous’ Young OG Project 2 has unfortunately been pushed back til mid-February.
Fabolous Feat. Jazzy
Fabolous announced earlier in the week that the sequel to his Young OG Project wouldn’t be arriving on Christmas as originally planned, but instead would be dropping in February. So to make up for the unfortunate setback, the Brooklyn vet decided to unleash a new song to hold us over today called “Nu Gambino” featuring Jazzy.
Doin It Well
Fabolous Feat. Nicki Minaj & Trey Songz
Fabolous came through this afternoon with the first of three pretty significant mixtapes dropping today. In addition to Summertime Shootout, we're also expecting projects from Lil Wayne and 50 Cent to arrive later this evening. Back to Loso though, although we're quickly approaching winter, Fab brings back some of those summer vibes on Summertime Shootout.
Sheek Louch Feat. Fabolous & Whispers
Sheek Louch's "What You Want The Money For" was a perfect nod to mid-00s New York rap, while still sounding great in the car in 2015. It comes off his upcoming project Silverback Gorilla 2, which he's shared yet another inspired single from today, the Fabolous and Whispers-assisted "No Losses". It's one of many impressive feature son the project, which will also hoist collaborations with Pusha T, Jadakiss, ASAP Ferg, Ghostface Killah, Trae Tha Truth and more.
Respect My Conglomerate 2
Busta Rhymes Feat. Fabolous & Jadakiss
Busta Rhymes' 2009 album Back On My B.S. featured a track called “Respect My Conglomerate” feat Lil Wayne and Jadakiss. Six years later, he returns with the sequel, and he's formed a new conglomerate. Wayne is out, Jadakiss is still in it, as are Fabolous and Styles P. Sheek Louch is not in the conglomerate. The four veterans have all already proven their worth several times over, but they still sound hungry (Busta especially) as they trade off bars over this vintage King Karnov production like it was '96.
Jeremih Feat. Fabolous & Red Cafe
Jeremih has been dropping new tracks regularly over the last few weeks, which has us cautiously anticipating the arrival of his long-awaited album. His new track won't appear on the project, but it's definitely a worthy placeholder, as 'Mih reunites with DJ Mustard, who provided the beat on his 2014 smash "Don't Tell' Em". "Peace Sign" isn't the housey party-starter that that their last collab was, but it's all the better for it, instead opting for a dark snap groove that fits perfectly into Jeremih's Late Nights world.
Shortly after revealing that he's got two projects around the corner, Fabolous is back with "Third Shift," rapping over a vintage N.Y. beat from HamSquad. The production team shared Fab's verse, which is actually just a preview of the full song, which will also feature Ludacris and Jadakiss.
Earlier today, Fab dropped off a music video for a new freestyle to Kendrick Lamar's "Alright," produced by Pharrell Williams and Sounwave off To Pimp A Butterfly. At the same time Kendrick has chosen it as his next single off TPAB, Loso takes a stab at the beat. Although the song also appears on Stevie J's new mixtape Appreciation 8, Fab has uploaded an "unreleased version" to his Soundcloud.
Do Me No Favors
Troy Ave Feat. Fabolous & Jadakiss
If there's one thing Troy Ave has consistently done, it's rep New York. His new album, Major Without A Deal, hits iTunes tomorrow, and its full of features from New York's biggest names. Perhaps the most enticing song from a New York head's perspective would be the Fabolous and Jadakiss-assisted "Do Me No Favors," which has arrived today.
Affirmative Action Freestyle
Fabolous Feat. Joe Budden & Paul Cain
Fabolous & DJ Clue have kept the weekends on lock this year with their series of Friday Night Freestyles, and they surprised us last night by compiling all their sessions into one mixtape. Not only that, there are four brand new tracks on the Friday Night Freestyles tape, including a reunion with Joe Budden & Paul Cain over Nas' "Affirmative Action."
Life's A Bitch (Freestyle)
Fabolous Feat. Jadakiss
As announced, Fabolous released his new Friday Night Freestyles mixtape tonight with long time collaborator DJ Clue. Laced with 15 tracks, the project features all 11 previously heard freestyles, and 4 new additional bonus cuts featuring Jadakiss, Paul Cain, Joe Budden, and Stack Bundles.
Red Cafe Feat. Fabolous
With his current Jeremih & Ricky Rozay-featured hit “Making Me Proud” still picking up momentum and impacting airwaves, Red Café isn’t looking to slow down now. Tonight, he decides to come through and pay tribute to Chinx Drugz and Shakedown's Bullet with this heartfelt record titled “Still Here”, featuring Fabolous.
The World Is Yours (Freestyle)
Fabolous rapped on a Nas beat last week for his #FridayNightFreestyles series and he's back at it again this week with Illmatic's "The World Is Yours," perhaps the best Nas beat of all time.
Melanie Amaro Feat. Fabolous
Today we're introduced to singer Melanie Amaro by way of her single "Dust" featuring Loso. The singer first found fame as an X-Factor contestant, she actually one the first season back in 2011. Following that she signed with Epic Records for a solid $5 million, but she's since moved off the label and is looking for new avenues of success with the r'n'b-influenced anti-love ballad "Dust." Fabolous opens up the record for us with a verse, and pops up through out for the hook. Are you feeling their colllaboration? Let us know what you think of Melanie.
Do It Again (Freestyle)
For the past nine weeks, Fabolous has been blessing our Friday evenings with vicious freestyles over some classic 90’s themed instrumentals. Keeping the streak alive, Fabolous returns tonight with yet another one over Jay Z’s Vol. 3 Life & Times Of S. Carter’s cut “Do It Again”.
All For The Love (Freestyle)
Fabolous has been on point with his #FridayNightFreestyles these past couple months, and back at it tonight for his latest, the Young OG decides to take on The Lox’s’ Money, Power & Respect cut “All For the Love”.