The celebrations for Nas' 20-year anniversary of Illmatic continue each day, as we near April 19th. We saw Nas pay a visit to HuffPost Live for an in-depth interview on the classic LP, and we've also received a stream for highlights off it.
We've seen Jay Electronica return to music in recent times, just yesterday he appeared alongside the New Royals on "Minutes of Moog" and put the internet topsy-turvy with his verse alone, as he is warrant to do.
The New Royals are a multi-faceted group consisting of DJ Khalil, Liz Rodrigues, Chin Injeti, and Erik Alcock-- they are producers, songwriters, singers and more, hailing from all parts of Canada and the U.S.
This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
If you follow Jay Electronica's twitter into the wee hours of the morning like we do, you may have noticed a new track crop up. That song is Jay Electronica's freestyle over Soulja Boy's "We Made It" track, featuring Jay-Z, and it's awesome.
This is nice. It’s not every day we get to hear new music from Jay Electronica. The New Orleans emcee decided to make his return to the music scene on Friday night and release this smooth new record titled “Better in Tune With The Infinite”, featuring singer LaTonya Givens.
At the beginning of October we heard DJ Premier confirm that he will produce a full Nas album one day-- which got us excited, and also got us thinking about what other albums we're really, really hoping will drop in the not-so-distant future.
Bump Jedi Code (Prod. by 9th Wonder), the latest cut from Rapsody featuring Phonte & Jay Electronica on the assist. It was released on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013. Things are improving for Rapsody with each new offering, and Jedi Code (Prod. by 9th Wonder) is certainly no exception.
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of the already infamous verse Kendrick dropped on Big Sean's "Control" this week). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say.
Listen to Control (Freestyle), the latest track from Ransom. The cut dropped on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013. Ransom's future brightens with every new release, and Control (Freestyle) certainly isn't an exception.
Jay Electronica is usually reclusive from the hip-hop scene, especially the hip-hop blog scene. However, it seems Big Sean's "Control (HOF)" is the exception, as the media-shy rapper spoke to Revolt TV about his verse and the record in general.
Yesterday there was a lot of discussion and excitement surrounding Big Sean's leak "Control (HOF)" mainly due Kendrick Lamar's name-dropping verse, not to say Jay Electronica doesn't also deserve props.
Big Sean's horizons are broadening with each new release, and Control (HOF) is no exception. It's a worthy addition to a catalogue that has seen much growth since Big Sean stepped foot in the rap game. We're looking forward to hearing more.
Jay Electronica is an elusive character. He's been working on his highly anticipated debut album, Act II: Patents Of Nobility (The Turn), for so long it's almost has Detox status. Yet his fans remain loyal, even though he rarely pops up on the blogosphere.