You Know, You Know (CDQ)
One track that never officially made the cut on Drake's 2010 debut album Thank Me Later was "You Know, You Know." The song was actually never officially released, but well-known nevertheless among Drizzy aficionados of that era. Out of nowhere, Drake has now published the "You Know, You Know" CDQ to his YouTube channel.
In Common (Remix)
Alicia Keys Feat. Kanye West & Travis Scott
"Birds SZN" officially kicked off today with the debut of Travis Scott's new Beats 1 Radios show ".WAV." The biggest news was the premiere of a new Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight track called "The Hooch." But Scott wasn't done there.
Drake, Eminem, Kanye West & Lil Wayne
Things have changed a lot since 2009. The release of "Forever," a crew track featuring Drake, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, and Eminem, was the peak of hashtag rap, a trend where rappers ditched the "like" or "as" in their similes and just dropped the punchline, much like a hashtag for each individual bar. Drake was the main abuser of the style, but he credits Big Sean's "Supa Dupa Flow" with inventing it.
Gucci Mane Feat. Kanye West
Gucci Mane's anticipated album Everybody Looking has two huge features: Young Thug and Kanye West. We already heard Thug's contribution on "Guwop Home." With the album due out tomorrow, "Pussy Print" feat. Kanye has hit the digital streets.
Saint Pablo (WondaGurl & Daxz Remix)
Kanye West recently extended the shelf-life of February's The Life of Pablo by making one more amendment -- perhaps the last -- to the album. He added the new song "Saint Pablo," which had leaked at the end of March, to the bottom of the tracklist. It provided a fitting conclusion to the album, as the song is dedicated to the heir of Pablo's throne, Saint West.
Saint Pablo (CDQ/Final)
Kanye West Feat. Sampha
Back in March, Kanye West debuted a new record, "Saint Pablo," which was partially named after his new-born son (at the time), Saint West. The song reflected on Kanye's portrayal in the media (and beyond), with a chilling hook from r'n'b singer Sampha.
Champions (Round & Round)
Kanye West Feat. Desiigner, Travis Scott, Big Sean, Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz & Quavo
Yup, it's finally happening. Four years after the release of the first G.O.O.D. Music compilation album, Cruel Summer, and at least three years after talk/rumors/confusion of a Cruel Winter album initially began, the G.O.O.D. camp is finally gearing up to release the highly anticipated Cruel Summer follow-up.
Kanye West's a capella track "I Love Kanye" inspired numerous remixes in the immediate aftermath of The Life of Pablo's release. Though he's a bit late to the party, rising Swedish producer LIOHN may have the best remix yet, and he debuts it today in a HNHH premiere. LIOHN's remix, entitled "LongLiveYeezy," incorporates fluttering synths and contortionist 808s and distorts and warps Kanye's vocals in a production style reminiscent of Kanye himself.
ScHoolboy Q Feat. Kanye West
Even though we don’t have a title or release date yet, Schoolboy continues to promote his upcoming sophomore album like it’s right around the corner. In fact, Q recently announced that the album is already finished and turned in, meaning that it could be dropping any week here, so to hold us over with in the meantime he’s decides to keep the new music coming.
Heard Em Say (Freestyle)
UK rapper Little Simz delivered her EP, Age 101: Drop X, back in December, and since then she's been quiet. That's not to say she hasn't been busy-- she performed in Austin for SXSW (and was interviewed by Nardwuar, more importantly), has been touring the U.S., and she even made it onto Forbes' "Hip Hop Cash Princes" list, thus, you know she keeps her business on point.
Drake Feat. Jay Z & Kanye West
We know y’all have been clamoring for these new Drake tracks all day, and we’ve finally got a stream (subject to takedown, as usual). Drake goes as big as possible for the features on “Pop Style,” cleverly hidden as ‘The Throne’ – Kanye West and Jay Z.
Kanye West Feat. Sampha
A new Yeezy leak has hit the web, and it comes in stunning quality, sounding like what has to be the CDQ. Named after his three-month-old son, Kanye performed "Saint Pablo" last month at Yo Gotti's release party for The Art of Hustle. The track features British singer Sampha, who lends his fragile vocals to a particularly gorgeous Mike Dean production. Knowing Ye, there are likely a couple of other heads behind the mix as well.
Kanye West is planning to gradually tweak his album, The Life Of Pablo, indefinitely, and while we await further changes to the constantly moving project, West seems to have provided something of an accompaniment to the album on SoundCloud today. Wishing his followers a "Happy Easter," Ye premiered "Ultralight Prayer," which feels similar to "Low Lights" in that it is driven entirely by a sampled vocal, but anyone who is familiar with the album by this point will recognize that it is a fuller version of the gospel sample found on "Ultralight Beam".
A few hours before he releases Slime Season 3, Young Thug gives fans something to chew on: a new track called "With Them".
I Love Kanye (DJ Premier Remix)
Kanye West harnessed his bombastic Twitter powers and used them for good on TLOP a capella track "I Love Kanye." This afternoon, DJ Premier shared a humble offering for the people, his "I Love Kanye" remix.
30 Hours For Pablo Dylan
Rick Ross' remix of Kanye West's "Famous" failed to inspire. Perhaps the people will react more favorably to "30 Hours For Pablo Dylan," OG Maco's remix of "30 Hours" in which he adopts Ross' flow and lyrical mannerisms. Despite having been pigeon-holed as something of a screamo rapper, Maco never makes two tracks alike. He dedicated the track to his friend Pablo Dylan "cause that's my nigga."
I Love Kanye (Key Wane Remix)
Kanye West's The Life Of Pablo has given more attention to Desiigner's "Panda" as a freestyle record, but it's not the only part of the LP that's being remixed. The acapella that comes halfway through thealbum, "I Love Kanye" has naturally been reinterpreted with a lot of different instrumentation, both seriously and as a joke. Key Wane's new mix falls into the former category, and as someone who is probably a student of the "old Kanye," he seems the perfect man for the job.
Rick Ross Feat. Kanye West & Rihanna
A new Rick Ross remix of Swizz Beatz-produced banger "Famous" signals the second drop from a cascade of The Life of Pablo remixes to come. The first was Stefan Ponce's excellent "I Love Kanye" remix, which Ponce has since taken down.
Figure It Out
French Montana Feat. Kanye West & Nas
As expected, French Montana came through on Friday night and dropped off his new mixtape called Wave Gods. Fittingly hosted by Max B, the 12-track project boasts features from Future, Kanye West, Nas, Travis Scott, Big Sean, Diddy, Quavo, and many more. Looking to highlight the tape, here goes arguably the biggest record off it called “Figure It Out” featuring the man of the week Kanye West & Nas!
I Love Kanye (Stefan Ponce Remix)
One of the most curious tracks on Kanye West' The Life of Pablo is the 44-second interlude "I Love Kanye." Kanye's a capella bars were ripe for a remix, and this morning producer Stefan Ponce has capitalized with a soulful remix that samples The Dramatics' "I Dedicate My Life To You" -- the sort of song Kanye would have sampled in his Black Album days.