YG's "Red Friday" (Review)
With the release of this summer's Still Brazy, YG proved once and for all that he's more than just a very talented gangster rapper-- he's also one of the best album curators in hip hop. Those who thought the conceptual heft of My Krazy Life was just a fluke were silenced by a second consecutive album that mastered pacing, beat selection, and narrative skill.
YG's "Red Friday" Tracklist Is Here
On this coming Friday, November 25th, a day usually referred to as Black Friday, YG will be releasing a new mixtape co-opting the day as Red Friday. The project will be released digitally, however super-fans can also purchase a copy for $100, following Nipsey Hussle's Proud to Pay business model.
Announcing HNHH's "On The Come Up Vol. 1" Mixtape
Following a successful 5th season of On The Come Up, HNHH's video series that highlights artists that are on the cusp of making it big, we've put together the very first On The Come Up mixtape. The tape will feature exclusive tracks from 9 of the artists we interviewed on our most recent season, which includes RJ, Madeintyo, 21 Savage, Ralo, and Michael Christmas.
Behind The Beat: DJ Swish
During the beginning stages of recording his sophomore album, YG had a falling out with his longtime collaborator DJ Mustard, who produced the majority of his game-changing debut album, My Krazy Life. He quickly began searching for talents to fill the void.
Staff Picks Playlist (April 15)
This week definitely ended on a high note. The past two days alone we've been inundated with music, from Rae Sremmurd (who also announced a release date and tracklist for the highly anticipated SremmLife 2) to Skepta (another album announcement on deck here) to ASAP Ferg, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, vintage Nas, and that's just scratching the surface of yesterday's songs list-- need I go into today's, which includes a Kid Cudi x Mike WiLL Made It collab?
Win Tickets + Meet & Greet To See RJ Live In Santa Ana, CA
RJ has been increasing in buzz, especially out in the West Coast, since he dropped off his OMMIO 2 mixtape back in May. The DJ Mustard and YG-affiliated rapper is putting on a headlining show at the Observatory in Santa Ana on November 12th, and he's giving us three pairs of tickets to giveaway to three lucky fans, which will come with a meet & greet during the rapper's rehearsal at the venue. RJ's already sold out two recent shows, one at Club Nokia in LA and another at the Observatory, so you know tickets will go fast.
Skeme Announces New Album "Ingleworld 2," Shares Tracklist
We've got exciting news for all of you Skeme fans out there today: the L.A. rapper's announced his new album, Ingleworld 2, and shared the star-studded tracklist. Check out the front and back artwork in the gallery above, and take a peek at the tracklist below.