Staff Picks Playlist (March 25)
After a mini-lull in the hip-hop game, shit really got lit this week, especially last night at midnight, when Young Thug finally released Slime Season 3. Though it's only comprised of eight tracks, it's easily one of the year's hottest front-to-back listens. And three of those tracks have been snagged for this week's Staff Picks playlist. With beats by Allen Ritter ("Drippin"), Mike Will Made-It ("With Them"), and London on da Track ("Digits"), combined with some of the most inspired flows of his career, Thug will be largely responsible for tonight's turn-up.
Young Scooter Teases Joint Mixtape With Future
In addition to helming his own Black Migo Gang unit, Young Scooter has been affiliated with Freebandz Gang over the years. Most recently, Future spit a verse on "Lifestyle" off Scooter's mixtape Married to the Streets 2. According to Scooter, the two ATL rappers are plotting to release a joint mixtape. In response to a Twitter follower requesting a Scooter and Future mixtape in 2016, Scooter replied, "COMING SOON."
Metro Boomin's 20 Best Beats
Metro Boomin just turned 22 in September, and he's already racked up one of the most enviable discographies in modern hip hop. Everyone from Gucci Mane to Drake to Nicki Minaj has called upon the St. Louis-via-Atlanta beatsmith for some work, and it's no surprise that he's been able to find success with such a wide range of artists.
Gucci Mane Releases Movie Poster For "The Spot"
Gucci Mane's upcoming film "The Spot" is a reality, and we're proud to premiere the official poster to prove it. Check out the incredible artwork in the above gallery. On October 17 (10/17), Gucci will officially make his directorial debut. Here's the official statement he's given us: "On 10/17, I'm making history, and I'm glad my fans can be a part of it. It's my first time ever producing a movie. Please check out my movie, 'The Spot,' the first of many more." ~Gucci Spielberg
Underrated Audio: July 5- July 11
This weekly feature provides you with some of the most-fire yet least-viewed records that we featured on the homepage this past week. Whether they were simply overlooked because the artist name was not familiar, or perhaps they just weren't seen at all, we want to give them a second chance at your iTunes here.
10 Producer Remixes That Were Better Than The Original
With the evolution of producer software, everyone can make beats on their computer. It doesn't take a lot of money or studio time to learn how to chop up samples, loop drum patterns, and create something great. And we're finding more and more beatmakers are making quality tracks.
30 Essential Future Mixtape Tracks
Since releasing his sophomore album, Honest, about a year ago, Future has been on a mixtape tear, sharing Monster last fall and the back-to-back heaters Beast Mode and
Review: Future's "Honest"
Future is lightyears ahead of his time. Since touching down in 2012 with his Epic Records debut album Pluto, the Freeband Gang founder has continued hustling as an artist. The sloppy, melodic flow Future introduced on Pluto has been used by virtually every trapper who’s poppin’ today, and U.O.E.N.O. it.
Review: Gucci Mane’s "The State Vs. Radric Davis II"
Keeping Gucci Mane out of the headlines is no easy task. Once again he’s back, although this time with the release of his digital album The State Vs. Radric Davis II: The Caged Bird Sings. While the rapper is surrounded by mounting legal problems, he's nonetheless found the time to keep his fans fed with this Christmas day release. As with most Gucci projects, the production on The State Vs. Radric Davis II is a strong point. Heat from Atlanta beatsmiths Honorable C-Note, Zaytoven, and Mike WiLL Made It make the album an easy listen.
Young Scooter Announces Release Date For "Street Lottery 2" Mixtape
Young Scooter was released from prison this past Wednesday, after serving just over six months on a probation violation. Following his release, he's getting right back into the music, having announced a release date for his second installment of Street Lottery.
Young Scooter Released From Jail
Young Scooter's hype was just starting to grow when he got locked up. The Brick Squad rapper was taken into DeKalb County Jail on April 8th for a probation violation, and actually ended up sharing a cell with his friend and frequent collaborator Gucci Mane while serving his time.
Young Scooter Pens Letter To Fans From Jail, Reveals Features For "Street Lottery 2"
Last month we reported that Young Scooter was sharing a jail cell with friend and frequent collaborator, Gucci Mane. While GuWop saw release a few weeks back, Scooter is still behind bars. Today Scoo-Wop released both a new song recorded over the phone from prison as well as a letter to his fans.
Gucci Mane And Young Scooter Are County Jail Cellmates
According to MTV News, a source close to Gucci Mane and Young Scooter has confirmed that the two rappers are currently sharing a cell at the DeKalb County Jail in Georgia.
Young Scooter Arrested For Violating Probation
According to DDotOmen, ATLien rapper Young Scooter, aka Kenneth Edward Bailey, was pulled over by police three days ago for driving with a suspended license, which was apparently a violation of his probation. There doesn't seem to be any further information available at this point.
On The Set Photos: Young Scooter's "Colombia (Remix)" Featuring Rick Ross, Birdman, & Gucci Mane
The rising Young Scooter has been making some noise as of late, and its all fitting that his recent "Colombia" remix gets the visual treatment. The heavy street heater features Rick Ross, Birdman, and Gucci Mane all adding verses for the remix. And its only right that the stars came out to play for this video, and maybe a few Ciroc bottles too.
Young Scooter Talks Debut Album, Working With Gucci Mane & Birdman
Young Scooter's name is rising quickly.