SoundCloud Staff Picks Playlist (December 2)
On the music front, it was quiet for much of this week, and instead of looking ahead, it felt like everybody was looking back on all the great music that has dropped this year, especially as the year-end lists have begun to surface. That all changed yesterday, though, with news that J. Cole would be dropping his first album in two years. There's barely been a peep from him since 2014 Forest Hills Drive, though he's clearly still one of the biggest names in the game.
Stream Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy’s New Album “Family Business”
Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy had originally planned to release their joint project Family Business tomorrow, December 2, but the former Jetlifer rappers couldn’t wait the 24 hours longer & decided to drop off the album ahead of time on their Youtube page today instead.
Staff Picks Playlist (November 25)
Hip-hop fans, before we let the music take us away on this Friday night, let's say a prayer for Kanye West, who, instead of spending the holidays with his young family, is in the hospital (allegedly) due to a state of psychosis induced by high levels of stress and exhaustion. Understandably so. Could anyone live a life of such vast ambition, under such constant scrutiny, and maintain his or her sanity? Yes, his ego has proven to be too big for his own good many times over, but through it all, he's never let his lust for greatness drown out his love for humanity.
Stream Young Roddy's Debut Album "The Kenner Loop"
Young Roddy's consistent output high-pitched fire has elevated him to the status of Jet Life prince. He recently announced his debut album The Kenner Loop, and HNHH premiered the album's first single "My Business" feat. Curren$y one month ago to the day. Now, The Kenner Loop is available to stream in all its glory.
Stream Trademark Da Skydiver's "Return Of The Super Villain"
The super villain is a tried and true trope in hip-hop, with artists such as MF DOOM mining the psyches of the deranged and often ludicrous comic book arch-nemeses. Trademark Da Skydiver returns to the anti-Justice League today, dropping a project entitled Return Of The Super Villain (which references his previous Super Villain series). Clad in a bandana and gold watch in the album's artwork, Trademark's dastardly persona seems to be defined by its weed smoking abilities. Flame on!
Album Stream: Trademark Da Skydiver's "Flamingo Barnes 2: Mingo Royale"
Trademark Da Skydiver just released his new album, Flamingo Barnes 2: Mingo Royale on iTunes. The New Orleans rapper has also made the project available for free stream on YouTube. FB2 features guest appearances from the like of Bodega Bamz, Smoke DZA, Young Roddy, Dizzy Wright, Fiend, and more. Stream the album in full below. It's available for purchase here.
Underrated Audio: October 26- November 1
This week we overloaded with music, thanks in most part to Halloween-- rappers love dropping their shit on a holiday of some sort or on some themed tip, and this year was no different. Among the ton of mixtapes and singles we received, we've picked out four in particular that deserve a second look in this week's Underrated Audio.
Underrated Audio: October 12- October 18
This week was a good one for hip-hop. The BET Hip-Hop Awards delivered cyphers from plenty of rappers, and Curren$y hopped on a track with his former YMCMB bosses, Lil Wayne and Birdman, which was pretty cool.