Staff Picks Playlist (July 15)
Things are still unsettling in terms of our social climate, and obviously yesterday's incident at Bastille Day out in France isn't helping, leading to social media's usage of the #prayfortheworld hashtag. However on the music front, we had a pretty thriving week.
K Camp Announces “Lyric Ave” EP
K Camp has been relatively quiet since he last dropped off his K.I.S.S. 3 mixtape back in December, but thankfully that’s all about to change soon.
Stream Berner's Album "Hempire"
Bay Area resident, Taylor Gang repper/rapper, and #CookiesKing Berner finally comes through today with his anticipated album Hempire. The album's singles have been top-notch, and we expect nothing less than greatness from the entire thing. Hempire is 18 tracks long with an impressive list of features: Snoop Dogg, B-Real, Wiz Khalifa, Mistah FAB, Cozmo, Smiggz, K. Camp. Lil' Kim, Quez, Atmosphere, Young Dolph, Project Pat, Maejor, Strap, and Freeze.
O.T. Genasis To Release "Rhythm & Bricks" Tomorrow; Artwork & Tracklist
O.T. Genasis is about to release his debut solo mixtape via Busta Rhymes' Conglomerate Records. After releasing his breakout hit, "CoCo," last October, O.T. has stayed afloat with a few hot singles but hasn't yet given fans a full project. Luckily, Genasis has announced that his new mixtape, Rhythm & Bricks, will arrive tomorrow, September 22.
Review: K Camp's "Only Way Is Up"
Where were you when you first heard K Camp? Was it years ago, when his guest feature on Sy Ari Da Kid's “Popular” made him a hook artist worth keeping tabs on? Did it happen at the beginning of last year when his anthems “Money Baby” and “Cut Her Off” were dominating radios and leaving air pockets of bass around the cars that blasted them? Or was it a few months ago when you might've clutched XXL's new Freshman Cover mumbling “K Camp?
Stream K Camp's Debut Album "Only Way Is Up"
Welp, Travi$ Scott is definitely stealing the shine when it comes to debut album releases today, or album releases in general. Rodeo is heavy on everyone's minds (rightly so, shit is crazy), but lest we forget K Camp also dropped his debut album today, Only Way Is Up, not to mention the OG Scarface released Deeply Rooted.
Staff Picks Playlist (August 28)
It's that time of the week again. As we make our way into the weekend hours, literally, it's almost 5 PM here on the East Coast, we've readied a new Staff Picks playlist to jam. Today saw a notable album release from The Weeknd, while earlier in the week we got big singles from August Alsina, Curren$y with August Alsina (and Lil Wayne, who also appeared on Alsina's track...New Orleaneans teaming up), Jay Rock and a few others.
K Camp Unveils Tracklist & Deluxe Album Cover For “Only Way Is Up”
After a couple setbacks, it finally looks like K Camp’s highly anticipated debut album, Only Way Is Up, is ready to drop. Tonight, the album was officially made available for pre-order on iTunes, which ultimately revealed the project’s tracklist & deluxe cover art as well.
K Camp Unveils Cover Art For "Only Way Is Up"
While K Camp readies his debut album, Only Way Is Up, for a September release, he's making sure to keep his name circulating on the web. The Atlanta rapper recently did a press run in NYC despite the album being more than a month away, and he's also dropped off leaks and stepped up his feature game.
Staff Picks Playlist (July 17)
Today's a big day for album releases, although the most anticipated is Future's DS 2. Apart from Future taking over this week with his documentary series and general excitement for Dirty Sprite 2, Drake had a pretty big week when he debuted three different remixes on his Apple Beats 1 radio show. One of those songs, the WizKid remix, appears on today's Staff Picks playlist.
XXL Freshman Class 2015 Revealed
The XXL Freshman list is always a huge conversation piece in the rap world, and this year should be no different. While the wait has seemed a little longer than usual, the full list and cover has now been revealed.
10 Hottest Singing-Rappers Right Now
Nowadays the lines are becoming blurred as to who is a rapper and who is a singer. Not only are genres being bent in different directions, so that it's not uncommon to find an EDM influence (or folk, if it's Yelawolf) in a rap song and vice versa, but vocals are being bent in every which way as well. Rappers are experimenting with flows and voices, like Kendrick Lamar, and they're also pushing the boundaries when it comes to being a singer.
Listen To 3 New Remixes From K Camp
K Camp's latest mixtape, One Way, continues to blow up the streets with hits like "Lil Bit" and "1Hunnid" picking up steam each week. As a gift to fans, K Camp has put together three hot remixes, which he's calling the Atlanta Service Pack. The first is a remix of his own "1Hunnid" featuring NJ Trap King Fetty Wap.
K Camp Announces New Mixtape "One Way"
After hitting us with SlumLords over the Summer, K Camp is already eyeing his next project.
"Cut Her Off" Freestyles: Vote For Your Favorite
When K. Camp released his Will-A-Fool-produced single "Cut Her Off" back in November, few recognized the ATL singer's name. Now over eight months later, he's rubbed shoulders with rap greats like Juicy J, Too Short and Lil Boosie, mostly thanks to the success of that single.
K Camp Signs To Interscope Records
K Camp currently has a few singles that are buzzing in his native Atlanta, and as their buzz continues to grow, we're sure to see them takeover the airwaves in more and more locations. It appears Interscope Records caught wind of the rising rapper, and they've signed him.