Staff Picks Playlist (August 8)
Staff Picks Playlist (August 8) Aug 14, 2015 at 01:57pm
We're almost mid-August, which basically means summer is almost over. As the summer months wind down, we're beginning to anticipate a few upcoming album releases; more than just a few actually. The Weeknd, Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, Travi$ Scott and Mac Miller are just some of the rappers prepping anticipated albums for early Fall/end of Summer release. While we look forward to those, we're experiencing a bit of lull with the excitement from the Meek Mill/Drake beef settling down, as well as the excitement from Dr. Dre's Compton release.
Stream Manolo Rose's New Project "Concrete Rose"
Stream Manolo Rose's New Project "Concrete Rose" Jun 4, 2015 at 06:35pm
Starting off with "All About The Money" last year (after we learned that the track wasn't originally Troy Ave's), Brooklyn's Manolo Rose has been building his buzz with tracks such as "Run Ricky Run" and "Gun Fu," and now he's ready to release a full-length project. Concrete Rose is 14 tracks in length, and although it's called a "mixtape," it's currently not available for free. 
Samples Of The Week: April 24
Samples Of The Week: April 24 Apr 24, 2014 at 10:30am
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
Review: Vado's "Sinatra EP"
Review: Vado's "Sinatra EP" Feb 13, 2014 at 08:15pm
For Vado, Sinatra represents much more than just another one of the several tapes he has dropped over the past few years. The smooth flowing Harlem representer is in the midst of a crucial part of his rap career. The Dipset affiliate went from NYC --> MIA to link up with DJ Khaled and in 2013 he signed with Khaled's We the Best label. He dropped the fourth installment of his Slime Flu series this past August, but for Vado, and in comparison to Vado's previous releases, Slime Flu 4 was just "alright" - far short of spectacular.
Ace Hood Drops Highly Anticipated "Starvation 3" Mixtape
Ace Hood Drops Highly Anticipated "Starvation 3" Mixtape Jan 17, 2014 at 03:07pm
Ace Hood started 2013 off with the release of his Starvation 2 mixtape, and he's starting 2014 off in a similar fashion. The We The Best rapper has delivered the highly anticipated new installment in the series, Starvation 3, which finds him handling the majority of the project solo. He has recruited a few friends to help him out however, enlisting We The Best labelmates Mavado and Vado on two respective tracks, and calling on Kevin Cossom for a third.
Vado Unveils Cover Art For "Sinatra" EP
Vado Unveils Cover Art For "Sinatra" EP Dec 26, 2013 at 10:13am
Vado has been pushing his new Scott Storch-produced single "Look Me In The Eyes" which features Rick Ross and French Montana, as he leads up to the release of a new EP, Sinatra. The EP is supposed to arrive in 2014, and yesterday the We The Best rapper took to his Instagram to unveil the cover art for the extended play. Peep it in the gallery above, and listen to his single below.
DJ Khaled On "Suffering From Success" And Potentially Signing Vado
DJ Khaled On "Suffering From Success" And Potentially Signing Vado Feb 16, 2013 at 12:50pm
After dropping one of the biggest compilation albums of last year with Kiss The Ring, DJ Khaled has been enjoying immense success, but has also become weary of the pitfalls of that success, hence the name of his next project Suffering From Success.  In a recent interview, the We The Best mogul talks about coping with the behind the
Vado Discusses Cam'Ron's Reaction To Him Leaving Dip Set
Vado Discusses Cam'Ron's Reaction To Him Leaving Dip Set Feb 9, 2013 at 12:39pm
After recently officially inking with We The Best, Vado talks about his decision to leave Interscope, and goes into detail about his relationship with Cam’Ron, and how Cam reacted when he decided to leave Dip Set.  He says their relationship is fine,