“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

Album: “Blacc Hollywood” by Wiz Khalifa

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With arguably the best hip hop song of 2014, Wiz Khalifa launched his newest project called Blacc Hollywood. Trying to pull everyone away from exploiting the color in the name, Wiz chose the alternate spelling to depict an attitude about his album. There was a lot of anticipation behind this album after O.N.I.F.C. but it hasn’t sparked anything in my music taste yet.

Spoiled with too much Ty Dolla $ign, Blacc Hollywood still doesn’t reflect the work ethic of this kid and what he does on mixtapes. Fresh of the 28 Grams mixtape, we were hoping for something a lot better. With that said, there are some major positives. As we know, “We Dem Boyz” and even the remix goes hard and has done enough for this album alone. “House In The Hills” with his smoking partner Curren$y is chill as shit and the track “Promises”, that draws on his relationship with Amber Rose, is actually really beautiful.

Most of the album has been uploaded to his YouTube account for you to listen to and we’ve added tons of videos after the jump. Still kinda miss the old Wiz. TGOD

Release Date: August 19th, 2014

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Mixtape: “Days Before Rodeo” by Travi$ Scott

For the past few years, Travi$ Scott has grown into a powerful force to be reckoned with in hip hop. Watching his shows, he’s got a face that will scare the shit out of you and his music reflects that sort of evil. It’s awesome. Have a look at this and then move on.

Yesterday he abruptly released a mixtape to showcase some of the records he’s been working on. “Don’t Play” featuring fellow G.O.O.D Music member, Big Sean, and The 1975 is one of the more impressive tracks and the video is above. It might be Scott’s least weirdest yet but it’s still far from sanity. He also did some work with Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan that came out well. His production style and musical influence is definitely one-of-a-kind but I think he has more to offer. Early in his career, people were referencing him to Kanye West. But this is just Days Before Rodeo, let’s see what the real project brings.

“Be Free” by J. Cole

So if you have not heard about the recent happenings in Ferguson, you probably live under a rock. I don’t like to get involved in politics but this stuff is out of control. If, like me, you’d rather tune it all out with some music then have a listen to J. Cole’s soulful latest drop in response to all of this ridiculousness that’s going on.

Rest in Peace to Michael Brown and to every young black man murdered in America, whether by the hands of white or black. I pray that one day the world will be filled with peace and rid of injustice. Only then will we all Be Free

- Cole