10 Things We Learned From Zaytoven, Sonny Digital & Metro Boomin's RBMA Chat
The Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York just concluded, but not before boasting a number of one-of-a-kind events in the realm of hip hop, dance music, jazz, and beyond. One of the festival's events was a roundtable discussion with three of modern music's most influential producers: Zaytoven, Sonny Digital, and Metro Boomin.
10 Joint Projects That May Or May Not Come Out
For every Watch the Throne or What a Time to Be Alive, there are scores of joint hip hop projects borne of one epic late night in the studio that never crystallize into a fully formed release. As fans, we should know better than to let these glimmers of collaborative greatness get our hopes up. But the possibilities are too great to ignore.
Stream Young Dro & Zaytoven's Project "Boot Up"
Zaytoven released nearly a dozen joint mixtapes in 2015, including one with Young Dro called Hell Cat. Though he hasn't been quite as prolific in 2016 (still praying on Beast Mode 2), he unites with Dro once more for a new mixtape/project/album called Boot Up.
BTS Photos: 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne's Video Shoots For "Gotta Lotta" & "MFN Right"
2 Chainz and Lil Wayne's ColleGrove has been one of the year's most enjoyable projects, and a few of its tracks should continue to blow up and dominate the summer.
Future Teases New Zaytoven Collaboration
It's safe to say, Future's always working. The Atlanta rapper is often seen in the studio with fellow ATL beatsmiths, and after giving Metro Boomin a next-level push, his most recent studio session finds him connecting with mainstay, Zaytoven, or as he refers to him on the Snap, "Zaytiggy."
Zaytoven Interviewed About The Death Of Bankroll Fresh
The hip-hop world is suffering through yet another tragedy today, as it has been confirmed that rising Atlanta rap star Bankroll Fresh was shot and killed last night outside of his recording studio.
Stream Gucci Mane & Zaytoven's "Mama's Basement" Mixtape
As if today wasn't already crazy enough, Gucci Mane just dug into the vaults and decided to share some unreleased songs he recorded with Zaytoven years ago back when he was living in his Mama’s Basement.
2 Chainz Previews Track With Zaytoven & Mike Will, Dropping This Week
2 Chainz spent the end of last year making millions off Christmas sweaters, and today, he dropped the video to "Watch Out," which proves him as one of the most Internet-savvy emcees of his generation. Still, fans are more than ready for a new album from Tity, as he hasn't dropped one since 2013's B.O.A.T.S. II. Any new music will be welcomed, though, especially if it's produced by both Zaytoven and Mike Will Made-It.
Chief Keef's Label Is Suing His Manager And Producers For Millions
Last month, Chief Keef was suspended by his label FilmOn. Now the label has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Keef's manager, Idris "Peeda Pan" Abdul Wahid, and several of his producers, including Zaytoven, Metro Boomin, Sonny Digital, reports Billboard.
I Think 12 Months Crazy: Future's Best Year Yet
"Dis for the ones that abandoned me," Future wrote on Instagram one year ago today, hours after releasing his mixtape Monster. Three days prior, on Ciara's birthday, he posted one reading "I was there but mentally I was somewhere else." At first glance, both of these moody captions seemed d
Listen To Young Dolph's "Shittin On The Industry" Mixtape
What a year for Young Dolph, who has just come through with his third mixtape of 2015, Shittin on the Industry. The new 12-track project follows 16 Zips, released in July, as well as February's High Class Street Music 5.
Top 5 Migos X Zaytoven Tracks
If Migos have a fallback producer, it's Zaytoven. He produced 7 of the 15 songs on their new tape Back to the Bando, and since "Versace" they have collaborated on over 30 records together. Why do they keep returning to Zaytoven? Probably because he is nothing if not consistent, a reliable bet to lay down a low-key, bouncy trap beat that works well with their triplet flow and mindless/repetitive/catchy hooks.
Listen To Jeezy Read His Open Letter Over Some Zaytoven Keys
Recently, Jeezy released an open letter alongside his new single, "God," in which he addressed the poverty in the U.S., and how it has affected the black population. He makes the argument that any individual who helps their community can be likened to a God.
Shy Glizzy & Zaytoven Announce New Mixtape "For Trappers Only"
The I-95 ATL to DC corridor is still alive, as Zaytoven and Shy Glizzy announced today that they have a joint tape coming out soon by the named of For Trappers Only. Though he made XXL's 2015 Freshman class, Shy Glizzy has remained relatively quiet this year, dropping just one tape, Be Careful with Glizzy Gang. Zaytoven, on the other hand, has been probably the most productive man in hip hop, putting out complete projects with Future, OG Maco, Gucci Mane, Young Scooter, Trouble, Young Dro, and others. Dude is a machine.
Future's "Beast Mode 2" Is On Its Way, According To Zaytoven
Future's self-described "3peat" of mixtapes has already become somewhat legendary amongst fans, but Future has shown no signs of stopping his hot streak. Among the trilogy of tapes released over the last year, Beast Mode was the most playful, with Fewtch sticking to bouncy Zaytoven production rather than the the dark industrial work of 808 Mafia and Metro Boomin.
Stream OJ Da Juiceman & Zaytoven's Joint Project "Juice vs Zay"
Expected to arrive August 1, OJ Da Juiceman decided to surprise fans a few days early and release his joint project with ATL producer Zaytoven tonight titled Juice Vs. Zay.
Key! Reveals "Screaming Dreams" Artwork & Release Date
You may know Key! through his collaborations with Makonnen, Father and many other buzzing artists in Atlanta, or you may know him as the guy who "Cried In The Trap." Either way, if you've been paying attention to ATL rap over the last year or so, you've probably heard him steal a song with some of his characteristically animated bars.
OG Maco Sends Shots At Travi$ Scott Over "3500"
Over the course of his career, Travi$ Scott has often been accused of copying others' styles, whether those of Kid Cudi or his mentor, Kanye West, or more recently, Atlanta's trap rappers. The latest to call him out is OG Maco, who has a problem with Scott (a Houston native) putting Future, 2 Chainz, Metro Boomin and Zaytoven (all ATLiens) on his new single "3500." Read his tweets below.
Travi$ Scott, Future & 2 Chainz Come Together For First "Rodeo" Single
Travis Scott's debut album, Rodeo, seems like it could be arriving as soon as a few days (as Mike dean hinted), and just now, Scott has revealed the details of the first single, which involves a whole lot of talented people.
The Best Prison-Released Gucci Mane Tracks Of 2015
Gucci Mane has released nine projects this year. We don't have to check-- that's more than any other rapper. He also happens to be in prison. Last year, he released 14 projects from the pen, making a cool $1.3 million, and he's on pace to topple those numbers this year. He's feeding his fans, he's feeding the streets-- though who knows if he's actually the mastermind behind any of this. No matter when these tracks were actually recorded, they're still among the hottest out.