LaJIT - Fear in Me 

Check this shit out. It’s the lead single from the Blue Sun EP, which is out now. The project is produced entirely by keyboard Kid. Head over to Bandcamp and support this please.

Locals don’t do shit like this everyday…

Freddie Gibbs - Eastside Moonwalker

One of the only new rappers i bother following, Gibbs keeps my attention with his impeccable flow and ear for beats. It helps that he’s one of the few still keeping the gangsta rap lane alive in this day and age.

For Eastside Moonwalker, he teams up with John Columbo again to deliver some simple yet crisp, well executed visuals for the track off his upcoming ESGN album. From what I’ve heard so far, this will be another solid addition to Freddie’s proficient catalog.

Juicy J - One Of Those Nights (feat. The Weeknd)[Download]

It seems like Juicy J might have another hit on his hands here. As much as I enjoy the record I have some questions.

1. Why is this more of a Weeknd song with a Juicy J feature? It seems to be a running theme with amost of Abel’s features. Its as if he sent out songs and had artists fill in the blanks.

2. Who produced this? Juicy J, a formidable producer in his own right, has been getting great production from others and I can’t seem to find any info on the producer.

3. Will Juicy j ever retire the “yea hoe” adlib? He never lets catchphrases die.

Young Scooter - Colombia Remix (feat. Rick Ross, Birdman, & Gucci Mane) [Download]

The black migo’s grandiose fabrications have gotten him far enough  to score a hit and a star studded remix right along with it. The amount of drugs sold on here would make the corpse of Griselda Blanco jump for joy.

While getting the appeal of the song (its simplistic, the beat sounds epic and I’m sure it translates greatly to crowded venues), I’m not going to pretend to enjoy this. Hearing Scooter spins yarns with his lethargic delivery is far from audibly pleasing. I can’t hear a verse without expecting yawn adlibs to accent the whole “i just hopped out of bed’ feel of his records.  

Luckily, we have other, more charismatic rappers on this track. Everything about this song is right up Rozay & Birdman’s lane. The monumental feel, the extravagant boasts, the lies; Everything. Yet the thing that stood out to me was Gucci’s verse and his shot at the rap game. “..rappers say they kingpins, aint never seen dope.” The fact it came on this song of all songs, with this lineup — pardon me, I had to laugh at that.

Trae the Truth - I’m Screwed Up (feat. Future) [Download]

After almost a year of being affiliated with T.I.’s Grand Hustle gang, Trae is finally prepping his major debut. And it was clearly worth the wait.

Making hit records has been likened to capturing lightning in a bottle and no one has been better at that in their respective fields than Mike Will & Future. Having them team up yet again seems like a no brainer on Trae’s part but it is interesting seeing how he updated his sound for a broader appeal without alienating his fan base (most rappers ail at this, miserably).

Its just a shame that this will get ignored by the powers that be in his own city just like the other great single he dropped a few months back.

Future - Dead Broke (feat. Chief Keef & Fredo)[Download]

My hood ass heart can’t take this dawg. FINALLY! We got two of the biggest hood rappers of 2012 on the same track….over Mike will production. Look at the trap gods!

This track doesn’t slack in the least. Mind you, no one expects great or even decent rapping but they all do well on here.

Big Boi - In The A (feat. T.I. & Ludacris) [Download]

The less appreciated half of Outkast continues to drop bangers.

Winter goon rap season has officially arrived. T.I. starts things off sounding like the man that bought enough guns to start an army and not the guy that gave us a string of lukewarm singles.

The beauty of this record is that there is no weak link, even with that other wayward Atlanta rapper turnt actor getting the last verse on here. Luda showed flashes of his former self, even throwin a shot at his former affiliate, 2 Chainz (“You may be able to out trap me, but none of you niggas will ever out rap me”).

Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors is out on Dec. 11, 2012

Future - Neva End  Remix feat. Kelly Rowland

The young trap ballad gawd finally drops off his new video for his lead single off of the revamped Pluto 3D.

Random awkward poses galore in this video which is typical Future fare. Also, thanks kelly rownland for knocking off that amazing bridge from the original version. You not topping that “buttafly buttafly..” no matter what you did singing wise.

Worldwide - Ga$ Money [Download]
Worldwide is a LA born San Antonio based rapper that’s prone to kickin’ fly shit over southern style 808 soul. Most of the stuff on here sticks close to the DJ Burn One/Block Beattaz style country rap tunes template but some of it got a sorta 98 era backpacker soul feel to it (at one point on the first track he straight up name drops Hi-Tek & Kweli). He’s still keepin it down south funky wit the tempos, flow, delivery, & attitude though. At one point he go’s all Pimp C hyper-cocky over Araab style synth trap. There’s a song on here featuring fellow local AJ Hernz on the hook doing his best Weeknd/Frank Ocean falsetto that works surprisingly well over 808 cowbells & wurlitzer licks. The subject matter is standard boxframe cadillac pimpin, & styrofoam references with occasional allusions to lower middle class struggle peppered in via Barack Obama snippets.
Now considering all the comparisons I’ve made so far in order to describe the sound of this joint I probably got you thinking this just gonna be another release you’ll add to your collection for archival purposes and something to hold you down until the next Big KRIT or Dj Burn One collabo tape drop. I mean it might be but if you want my opinion on the matter you could do a lot worse and there’s also enough of a personal stamp on this joint to merit repeated spins on them nights when you stressin’ out and thinking about stayin’ in and rolling up a blunt or you decide you wanna hop in your car and ride out.

Worldwide - Ga$ Money [Download]

Worldwide is a LA born San Antonio based rapper that’s prone to kickin’ fly shit over southern style 808 soul. Most of the stuff on here sticks close to the DJ Burn One/Block Beattaz style country rap tunes template but some of it got a sorta 98 era backpacker soul feel to it (at one point on the first track he straight up name drops Hi-Tek & Kweli). He’s still keepin it down south funky wit the tempos, flow, delivery, & attitude though. At one point he go’s all Pimp C hyper-cocky over Araab style synth trap. There’s a song on here featuring fellow local AJ Hernz on the hook doing his best Weeknd/Frank Ocean falsetto that works surprisingly well over 808 cowbells & wurlitzer licks. The subject matter is standard boxframe cadillac pimpin, & styrofoam references with occasional allusions to lower middle class struggle peppered in via Barack Obama snippets.

Now considering all the comparisons I’ve made so far in order to describe the sound of this joint I probably got you thinking this just gonna be another release you’ll add to your collection for archival purposes and something to hold you down until the next Big KRIT or Dj Burn One collabo tape drop. I mean it might be but if you want my opinion on the matter you could do a lot worse and there’s also enough of a personal stamp on this joint to merit repeated spins on them nights when you stressin’ out and thinking about stayin’ in and rolling up a blunt or you decide you wanna hop in your car and ride out.

2 Chainz - Based on A TRU Story
I’m sure we’re late on this…but free is free. Give it a test run before you decide to pay up. 

2 Chainz - Based on A TRU Story


I’m sure we’re late on this…but free is free. Give it a test run before you decide to pay up. 

Juicy J - Knock Out (feat. Big KRIT) [Download]

Upon hearing this, a few things come to mind

1. Big KRIT didn’t keep all the good beats for himself. His album could have used something along the lines of this, seeing as how it kind of lacked in personality.

2. This sounds just like some old 3 6 mafia music. Most of Juicy’s new TGOD fans won’t understand but oh well. Perhaps they should get familiar.

3. Why isn’t this longer? Seriously. Nothing is more disappointing than a quality song cutting off before the 3 minute mark.

Nas - Accident Murderers (feat. Rick Ross) [Download]

The mediocrity of Rozay’s verse is magnified by Nas’ usual greatness (yes, i’m an unapologetic stan). At the very least, their streak of greatness lives on.

If this is any indication of how Life Is Good will turn out, I’m pretty happy. For starters, the beat doesn’t suck. At all. Nasir & No.I.D. are batting 1.000 right now. 

Life is Good is in stores July 17. Cop the box set, doggy.

Big KRIT - Me & My Old School Remix (feat. Slim Thug & Lil Keke) [Download]

A fan favorite off of Krit’s 4evaNaday gets a reworked beat and some appropriate verses from two of Houston’s OGs. 

This is one of the few cuts that i wish would’ve made his album. It captures his sound well and merits a spot on the summer playlist of any parking lot pimp.

The Jealous Guys - Love & other Drugs


Waka Flocka Flame - Lurkin (feat. Plies) [Download]

After dropping the preview for this a few days ago, we get the full track with a Plies verse tacked on for whatever reason.

After several lukewarm receptions, it seems that Flocka finally found “the one.” The energy is there to make this a potential candidate for the hood’s summer banger. I can already see someone getting snuck in the club when this drops.

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