Hated On Me
Lil Durk Feat. Future
Lil Durk is getting ready to release his new album on Friday called Lil Durk 2X, which will feature guest appearances from Yo Gotti, Kid Ink, Ty Dolla Sign, Future, Dej Loaf, and more. Available now for pre-order on iTunes, those of you who take advantage of the early purchase will receive this new Future-assisted record, “Hated On Me,” for free as an instant download.
A few listens in, and I feel that Savage Mode has more than lived up to the hype. It's inspiring that Metro Boomin (likely) passed on a number of more lucrative opportunities in order to work closely alongside a relatively untested artist. After months of reclusive in-studio dedication, what they have achieved is a concise, immaculately curated project that gives a look into the mind of a killer whose words bear all the weight and menace of his past sins.
Multi Millionaire Laflare
If you're looking to become besties with Gucci Mane, unfortunately there is a pretty steep qualification-- you need to be a millionaire. Gucci says as much on wax with his new single, "Multi Millionaire Laflare," while also citing the millions he's whipped/moved. The song has screeching synth production from 808 Mafia's Southside. We heard him preview this song earlier today on Instagram, and we were more than ready for the CDQ.
Back In LA
Sonny Digital Feat. Southside
Sonny Digital continues to keep doing his thing as a solo artist. After linking up with ILoveMakonnen & Key! last week for the track “Love It,” the ATL native decides to return today and share another offering called “Back In LA” featuring Southside.
Future Feat. Drake & 2 Chainz
Project E.T. has officially landed, and it comes packed with otherworldly collaborations. Future had been quiet for some time after overwhelming the game with two consecutive projects to start the year. E.T. is technically Esco's mixtape, but ultimately, it's a compilation of unexpected Future collabs that wouldn't have fit in with his past few -- mostly featureless -- releases. There's a track with Future and Uzi, and another with him and Rich Homie Quan, but the biggest collab on the tape happens to be one with a less surprising lineup.
DJ Twin Feat. Sean Kingston & Yo Gotti
DJ Twin and his closest collaborator, Kingston's own Sean Kingston, have now dropped off two consecutive collabs of epic proportions. Twin recently organized a big-time session in his native Chicago and came out with "They Know Us," which found Kingston coolly bridging hard-noses street verses from the duo of Lil Bibby and G Herbo.
Young Sizzle & Sonny Digital
Young Sizzle & Sonny Digital maybe best known for their trap-infused production, but that's not all they can do. Coming out from behind the boards and jumping in the booth, the two ATL artists decide to link up for a new record called “Fade Away.”
Hit The Gas
It's getting a bit difficult to keep track of all the joint projects that may or may not happen, but it looks like Tracy T and Southside are following through on theirs, and we're not mad at that. Now if only more producer-rapper pairs would come through with what they've promised.
600Breezy Feat. Molly Murk
Which Chicago rapper is going to blow up next? The smart money's on 600Breezy, who has amassed a huge regional following, earned a Drake co-sign, and has been spotted chilling recently with the 300 Ent. brass. Today, HNHH premieres his new offering: "Circus," in which Metro Boomin and Southside's creepy strings and the maniacal delivery of the late Molly Murk will transport the listener inside a hellish, trappy big top. This track will trigger PTSD for people who used to be scared of clowns when they were kids.
Southside is doing more rapping than producing these days. Last week, he released Hardcore N Hi-Tech, his second Young Sizzle mixtape in six months. He's just cranking 'em out. Thursday afternoon, he released a new collaboration with his 808 Mafia partner Tarentino called "Truth."
By now, most of you are aware that 808-Mafia producer Southside has been rapping under the alias Young Sizzle for the past few months, but if you didn’t, then I highly recommend checking out some of his previous releases like “Insane,” “Fuck Em All” & the video for “
Azizi Gibson Feat. Big K.R.I.T.
"Issues," featuring Big K.R.I.T. and produced by Southside, was an immediate standout on the tracklist of Azizi Gibson's new album, A New Life, and the song does not disappoint. The production is made up of a simple organ melody and heavy 808s, and the backdrop is suited for a track that's equal parts grit and inspiration.
Seeing as he's one of the hottest producers out, Southside has an advantage over his peers when he records vocals as Young Sizzle, as he can easily keep his best instrumentals for himself. "Insane" is the new self-produced record from the constantly improving rapper, and it's safe to say it bangs as hard as anything he's made for anyone else. The impossibly heavy bassline lays the course for Sizzle's powerful voice to apply the perfect balance of brute force and nimble rhythms. It's definitely one of his strongest solo records yet.
Fuck Em All
After dropping the video to "One Eyed Shooters," his new collab with Waka Flocka, Young Sizzle (aka Southside) is back with a new track, "Fuck Em All." This time, he doesn't go in over one of his own productions, but instead, calls upon his frequent collaborator DJ Spinz to lay down some bonkers 808s.
One Eyed Shooters
Waka Flocka & Young Sizzle
Waka Flocka and Southside have been working together for years, but only recently have we heard them pass the mic back and forth. At the top of 2016 we heard "New Year," the first vocal collab from Waka and Young Sizzle (Southside's emcee title), and today they;re back with another aggressive offering.
Metro Boomin and Southside have become two of Future's most important collaborators over the last year. Metro has overseen much of Future's work over his recent creative burst, and has also sculpted his sound by contributing his impossibly heavy instrumentals to the rapper's many projects. Meanwhile, Southside is partially responsible for bringing the 56 Nights sound to Future, beginning with the influential "Commas" beat back in 2014 (DJ Spinz recently told us about how that particular hit came together).
Southside is better-known for his production prowess, but he is a more-than-capable MC. At the end of 2015, he dropped a mixtape called Free Agent 3 under his rapper alter-ego Young Sizzle, featuring the likes of Metro Boomin, Waka Flocka. The lame cover art belied a tape chockful of nothing but bangers of the highest order. Today, Sizzle returns with a fresh new track, "Woah Woah."
Waka Flocka & Young Sizzle
Yesterday, Waka Flocka told his fans he plans to release a mixtape this month with frequent collaborator Southside of 808 Mafia.
Rico Richie Feat. Young Dolph
As a rap fan it was impossible to escape Rico Richie's "Poppin" this summer, and now that the hype around the single has finally begun to slow down, Rico has given us the follow-up. "Reload" finds him reuniting with 808 Mafia's Southside, who was behind the uber-hard beat on Rico's previous hit, and also pairs him with Memphis street rapper Young Dolph.It's far from a "Poppin" rewrite, as the beat gives way to a lot more movement, but still bangs just as hard. We also only hear the infamous siren sound once throughout the whole track. Think it's another hit?
You And I
Juicy J Feat. Ty Dolla $ign
Juicy J delivered his new mixtape, O's to Oscars, this afternoon. The mixtape was rolled out rather quickly, just two days following the announcement. Obviously Juicy J has a lot of music in the stash, and we may receive even more from him before the end of 2015-- this morning, as you might have seen, Juicy revealed a follow-up to Rubba Band Business with Lex Luger is on the way.