Nas just released the track, “Daughters,” which’ll be featured on his upcoming album Life Is Good, expected to drop on July 17th. The track was produced by No I.D., a longtime collaborator with Common.
The track features Nas addressing his parenting skills with sincerity:
“At this point I realized I ain’t the strictest parent. I’m too loose, I’m too cool with her. Shoulda drove more times to school with her…
One day she’s your little princess, next day she talking boy business”
Nas’ discussion of his daddying is obviously in response to his daughter’s controversial actions recently. Just a couple of months ago. Nas‘ 17-year old daughter, Destiny Jones, snapped a pic of a box of condoms and threw it up on her twitter, causing backlash and outrage all over the interwebs regarding Nas. Sounds like this is his heartfelt response to all of the criticism.
Happy 4/20 fam! Theophilus London just put out his Timez Are Weird These Nights—The Remixes album for streaming. The album features big house and electro names like Brodinski, Fred Falke, Crookers, Bloody Beetroots, and Skream. The official release date is April 24th but you can grab four of the tracks for download via his Soundcloud below. Rolling Stone is currently hosting the full stream, which you can access and listen to here.
Dillon Cooper is a rapper from Brooklyn. His track “Common People” is filmed across downtown Boston and even features the infamous Green Street Vault Van (residents of Boston will recognize this boxy vehicle). This talented kid is only 19 years old and currently attends Berklee School of Music.
If you’re diggin his style, check out another one of his tracks titled “Shadows” below:
NY-based rapper, Aesop Rock, debuted a new track, titled “Zero Dark Thirty” today via Rhymesayers‘ SoundCloud. The track will be featured on his upcoming album Skelethon, which is scheduled to be released on July 10th.
I don’t always like mashups… In fact I usually hate them. Urban Noize is definitely an exception to this rule. Recently, he mashed Lana Del Rey and Jay-Z over her track, “Diet Mtn Dew.” At first, I kind of cringed (Lana Del Rey annoys the fuck out me) but Urban Noize‘s wizadry made the track more than bearable. Check out the excellent remix below.
If you really enjoyed that little remix, check out this number below—Jay-Z and Pharrel‘s track “Allure” featuring Lana Del Rey. Pretty damn good as well, and released a few months back.
Nardwuar has to have the best interviews out with hip-hop artists. Not only does he have a comical persona, he approaches each interview with a boat load of research and out of the park questions the artists never expect.
Check out his latest interview with Harlem’s fastest up-and-comer, A$AP Rocky, and the rest of his A$AP Mob.
Hip-Hop Highlights from SoundCloud:
- Germany’s Je$u$‘ tracks “WeCameUp” and “OffTheBooks”
- COR STIDAK and Pepil Pew‘s “Flat Black Ducati”
- Ibn Hasan‘s “Come Forward”
- Handbook‘s “Ungodly Etiquette featuring Supreme Sol“
- DJ Numark‘s “When You Sleep feat. Large Professor“
- The P.O.G‘s “Ten-Thirty” and “B.Lowe on Jazz” both featuring B.Lowe
- …and weirdough‘s “Coconut Juice”
Staten Island’s Raekwon debuted two music videos to accompany his tracks “The Brewery” and “Dedication” from his latest mixtape Unexpected Victory. You can check them out below.