EP: “Dear America” by P Reign

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Newest OVO affiliate, P Reign, dropped a bunch of material recently. What I really like about this release is all the support he’s received from other OVO members like PARTYNEXTDOOR and Drake. No doubt with their help, he’s received ridiculous amounts of attention than most newcomers would.

Along with a Dear America mixtape, he’s also released a five song EP to go along with it. It’s clear that the EP contains he’s most promising tracks so that’s what we’ll look at here. If you like what you hear than off to explore his SoundCloud you go. With some great production and well placed features, P Reign could be making a name for himself early. Don’t be surprised if he continues to get help from Drizzy, crew love. So far his selections in artists have been spot on.

Release Date: September 9th, 2014  |  iTunes

“Never Catch Me” by Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar


Flying Lotus has proven himself to be one of the most masterful electronic music producers out there, combining a plethora of styles to craft a distinct artistic persona that he expertly communicates through his work. His highly anticipated album “You’re Dead!” will be releasing on October 6th via Warp Records and it is chock full of premiere collaborations and features, including the first single “Never Catch Me,” featuring the always prolific Kendrick Lamar. This record is a collision of two talents operating at the top of their game; if you are a fan of either, you will love it and if you are a fan of both you should probably just bookmark the youtube page until you can grab this and the rest of the album for your personal collection in a few weeks. Enjoy!

“Driving Ms. Daisy” by Logic ft. Childish Gambino


As the hip-hop community eagerly awaits Logic’s debut studio album, dropping this fall via Def Jam Records, the prodigious Maryland emcee has decided to give his fans a preview of what’s to come with the release of “Driving Ms. Daisy,” the first single off the upcoming record. Logic is one of the hardest working rappers in the game; his ability to put out song after song without ever sacrificing production quality, storytelling ability or lyricism is extremely impressive. In addition to his stellar verse on this track, Logic shows off his beat-making chops, with the production credit going to his name. He also enlists the ever-unique Childish Gambino for a quirky verse that is vintage Donald. Listen above and stay tuned for more details on the release of what is sure to be a game-changing debut album for the talented Young Sinatra.

“Candler Road” by Childish Gambino

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Given Donald Glover’s extensive discography and entertainment resume, it’s safe to say that Gambino is not a one trick pony.  “Candler Road” is a testament to Childish Gambino’s hard earned reverence.

Named after a street in Decatur Georgia, the first half of the track is a compelling verse followed by a switch  up in the beat and tempo that’s  very similar to what you’d find in his previous release “Because The Internet”, giving us a 2 in 1 banger.  Having been  featured on Ariana Grande’s  album ” My Everything ” and with an upcoming mix tape to be presented by Gangsta Grillz, 2014 is looking like to be another banner year for Childish Gambino.

Release Date: August 24, 2014

“DnF” by P Reign, Drake, & Future

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Got two very thankful artists right now called P. Reign & ILoveMakonnen. First off, P. Reign from Toronto got both Drake & Future to jump on his “DnF” track. It’s a good song that reminds me of a less hype “Bitches Love Me”. Any hip hop fans creepin’ on the low should give it a listen. The new OVO member is releasing a project called Dear America on the 2nd and damn was he lucky to land both of these heavy hitters for a mixtape single. Drunk and Fuck?

Wouldn’t have posted “DnF” without this follow up. Released awhile ago but never covered, Drake remixed iLoveMakonnen‘s smooth hit called “Tuesday”. You know PARTY and The Weeknd…

“Guts Over Fear” by Eminem & Sia [Shady XV - Nov. 24th]

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Some big news for Eminem fans out there. After a huge tour with Rihanna finishing off in Detroit the other day, Eminem still has more to deliver with a new single. “Guts Over Fear” features vocalist Sia and will be on a double album called Shady XV. The album will drop Nov. 24th for Black Friday and will have new songs from Eminem, Slaughterhouse, D-12, and more. After a weak performance on his Marshal Mathers LP 2 album, hopefully we can get some quality Slim Shady this fall.

Everything you need to know about the new album is on Eminem’s website here.

Release Date: August 25th, 2014  | iTunes

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Video: “Movie” by Hoodie Allen

Hoodie Allen has transcended the realm of “frat rap” fostering a cult following across many constituencies. Though incorporating a pop esque approach in releases such as “All American” and ” Crew Cuts” Hoodie continues to lay out cheeky verses that are often saturated with rhetoric and pop culture references.  With an upcoming album entitled ” People Keep Talking” (Available October, 14th) Hoodie released his phone number to the public where fans could leave a voice mail and potentially be featured on the album; very unconventional, but also a very bold method of marketing. The single “Movie”  solidifies the buzz for what is looking like to be, a coming-of-age release for this independent artist.

Release Date: August 25, 2014