After sharing a few tracks, New Jersey‘s Tsu Surf has released his highly anticipated 2:00AM project yesterday (8/23) during his weekly #TSUesday series. This is the first body of work from Surf fans have received since his well received Newark mixtape in ’15. This new, 10-track mixtape is entirely produced by Global Empire Music Group‘s Clutch Beats and only features Sy Ari Da Kid, AR-AB and Chad B.
Blending his storytelling prowess with frantic flows packed with vivid lyrics that capture his everyday life, Tsu Surf continues to prove why he is just as deadly in the booth as when he battles.
Fans can expect more #TSUesday releases and another project from Tsu Surf to close out 2016. Stay tuned for more updates!
Late last night, Machine Gun Kelly released the visuals to “Alpha Omega” – my favorite track off his sophomore effort, General Admission. The shocking imagery may make for the most creative video from the album yet, with everything from blood to glow-in-the-dark paint covering Kells and his cohorts.
In related releases, Kells‘ EST artist and fellow Cleveland native Ray Jr. releases the visuals to “Biggie,” his hit single in homage to the late legendary rapper.
Check out these videos below, plus my Jersey guy Tsu Surf‘s video for “Keep Praying” off the Newark mixtape with Styles P and Emanny, Yo Gotti and Pusha T‘s “Hunnid” video off The Art of Hustle, Migos, Chief Keef with A$AP Rocky and more!
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.
As I’ve said for a while now, New Jersey is on quite the wave, and one of the artists helping push us is battle rapper Tsu Surf. With co-signs from the likes of Drake and Joe Budden and countless W’s under his belt on the battle scene, Tsu‘s profile continues to grow, and he recently stopped by Hot 97‘s Ebro In The Morning to discuss everything he has going on.
After trying to come for my neck by saying I only rock with Jersey artists with hit records (such lies bruh!), Tsu and the morning show crew discussed Murda Mook, why he WON’T be doing Summer Madness and more. Check it out below.
After he approached Murda Mook with a desire to battle him last year, Drake has not quite made good on his word just yet. On Saturday at Smack/URL’s NOME 5 battle, though, Drake made an appearance and promised that he would battle Mook…but only if Mook gets in the ring with Tsu Surf first.
Of course, Tsu is up for the challenge. Sitting down with ItsBizkit, the New Jersey rapper discusses Drake’s co-sign, his new single with Styles P and more. Check out the interview below to hear what he has to say!
Last year, Drake approached legendary battle rapper Murda Mook and challenged him to a battle, though it has yet to actually materialize. Drizzy has gone on record stating that he has obligations and the liability to say anything or have anything said about him during the off-the-dome battles could screw up his corporate stuff…and though it sounds like a cop-out, that’s actually a really legitimate issue. LOL. He has still expressed his hopes to one day do it, though, as he truly loves battle rap, and this weekend, popped up at Smack/URL’s Night of the Main Events 5 in NYC, much to the crowd’s delight.
While there, Drizzy was once again asked about the Mook battle, and he made a new challenge to the Harlem rapper: “You gotta beat Surf first.” Tsu Surf, if you’re unfamiliar, is a JERSEY native and is hailed as one of the best battle rappers of the moment.
Surf is up for the challenge, judging by his tweets, and Mook had the following to say:
This past weekend was Willingboro, New Jersey‘s first annual celebrity basketball game, brought to us by our very own Mike Zombie! Since unveiling himself to the industry in 2013 by producing Drake‘s super-successful “Started From the Bottom” single, Zombie has put his town on the radar for many of music’s elite underground and mainstream leaders, and continued his momentum by hosting a charity event for the town’s community sports teams.
Taking place at Willingboro‘s John F. Kennedy Recreational Center, the Panthers basketball teams were split into the Blue team and the White team, consisting of some of the most prominent local celebrities that dominate both the music and sports industries. Just a few of those names include legendary battle rapper Tsu Surf, Big OOH!, Gillie Da Kid, NY Jets safety Calvin Pryor, Porta Rich, Empire‘s Black Rambo, Kazzie, Chill Moody and plenty more. Over 200 people packed the newly renovated JFK gymnasium, making for an excellent turn-out.
I’m not even going to pretend like I know how to describe a basketball game, so I’ll say that no one expected the Blue Team (Zombie‘s team) to come out with such a victory of 57-41. The most entertaining players to watch were Gillie Da Kid, who landed 3-pointers back to back accompanied by a smug smile and an energetic and warm attitude, and Calvin Pryor of the white team, who had a good start in the first quarter, weaned by the second, and came back to finish strong by the last quarter.