Exactly one month from today, Ty Dolla $ign will FINALLY be dropping his debut album, Free TC. It’s been quite a long time coming, so naturally, he has recorded a TON of music that just didn’t make the cut for the project. So as an appetizer for the fans, Ty served up a 10-track mixtape today!
Airplane Mode doesn’t have any features, but includes production from DJ Mustard, Mike WiLL Made It, Sonny Digital and more – including Ty himself (as part of his production group, D.R.U.G.S.) Stream and download the project below, and pre-order Free TC on iTunes now!
We named Dave East as one of our 7 artists to watch for 2015 at the top of this year, and he’s definitely living up to the hype!
For his first major release of the year, the Harlem spitter teams up with DJ Drama for a Gangsta Grillz version of Hate Me Now. The 20-track project features some of New York‘s elite, from OGs like Jadakiss and Styles P to of course his mentor/CEO Nas, as well as up-and-comers like Tray Pizzy and Makarel. Tomorrow, a no-DJ version will be available for purchase on iTunes.
New York‘s rap scene has had small “comeback” waves over recent years, but very few are true to that feeling Jay and Nas and Biggie brought back in the 90s. Dave East definitely brings that on Hate Me Now, and it’s only a matter of time before he makes that “Forbes List” he’s dreaming of. Stream and download the project below!
Before Tsu Surf pays homage to the city that raised him with his long-awaited Newark project, the New Jersey rapper gives fans a bit of an appetizer with Garden Grillz.
Released today, the 16-track mixtape doesn’t disappoint, and definitely sets the tone for what Tsu has coming next. Stream and download Garden Grillz below. As for a release date for Newark – fans should be able to get their hands on it by next month.
Our Jersey guy can do no wrong! Fetty Wap has long shed his “one hit wonder” predictions, and now has not one, not two, not three…but FOUR songs in the top 10 of Billboard‘s Hot Rap Songs chart.
His longest-running hit is of course “Trap Queen,” which still sits comfortably at number 2. It’s followed by the Monty-assisted “My Way” at number 3, the Remy Boyz-assisted “679” at number 5, and is now joined by “Again,” entering the chart for its first week at number 8.
Mad Decent signee (and JERSEY native) Dougie F comes to close out the summer with a brand new mixtape, Block Party.
Premiered by The FADER, the 14-track project shows Dougie‘s growth as an artist, proving he can branch out beyond the Jersey club sound he perfected with his breakout hit, “Back Up On It.”
“From the block to the world—that’s how I see my life and my music,” Dougie said about the mixtape’s title. “The projects was rough for anyone but Fridays made it all worth the struggle it seems. Fridays always felt like a block party.”
Stream and download Block Party below.
In the midst of the insanity that is Meek Mill’s timeline, we saw the name Quentin Miller dropped, though many of us had no idea who that was or why Meek cared to write his name. Basing it off of context clues, it would appear he has something to do with Drake‘s alleged use of ghostwriters, and once OG Maco chimed in, he confirmed this to be true.
During his series of tweets, Maco revealed that Miller has quite a few credits in the liner notes of Drake‘s album, while also noting that there were many other songs Miller went uncredited for – aka, he was the ghostwriter. He also said that they’re friends, and partook in this rant because he wants to get him his just due. However, it doesn’t seem like it was wanted:
Just days after her 20th birthday, singer/songwriter Kehlani released the follow-up to her critically acclaimed breakout mixtape Cloud 19, You Should Be Here.
The 14-track project features guest appearances from Chance The Rapper, BJ the Chicago Kid and more, and of course plenty of production from Kehlani‘s magic-making producer, Jahaan Sweet.
“thank you heartbreak and thank you new found love this mixtape wouldn’t b possible without cha,” the pint-sized songstress wrote on Twitter amidst RTs of the outpouring of love from fans, friends and industry peers around the world. “for anyone asking… yes I wrote every word on YSBH.. no co writers.. no one in the room but me..”
Stream the project below, as well as the video for its title track. YSBH is also available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. Support a real one!