Rick Ross has broken through the barriers that artists with ten years plus in the rap game usually face. The ability to continue to appeal to the listening audience of hip hop fans whose attention moves with the latest sound. Ross proves yet again to have the ear for beats when it comes to his latest release, “Port of Miami 2”. Without sounding dated or rusty, Ricky Rozay is still in his bag with the lyrics and delivery as it fits sonically over a great body of work. Definitely a great follow up to his 2017 release, “Rather You Than Me” and befitting to be the sequel to his 2006 debut release “Port of Miami”. #PRESSPLAY
Saying that Nas is one of the greatest of all time is an understatement. Included on many hip hop heads’ “Top 5” lists, Nas has garnered the respect of listeners, peers, and elder statesmen over the span of 20 plus years. His official entry into the game, “illmatic”, continues to be celebrated as a groundbreaking album that changed the course of hip hop during the time of it’s release in 1994. Nas is also credited with being an influence on rappers from his generation to the current day.
With an extensive catalog that mirrors his career and growth as an artist (12 studio albums, 3 collaborative albums, 3 compilation albums, 1 extended play, and 78 singles), Nas has recorded a great deal of material. Over the years, Nas made promises to release the follow up to his critically acclaimed, fan favorite album, “The Lost Tapes”. After reported label issues and disagreements, the album has now been delivered in the form of “The Lost Tapes 2”. With production from Pharrell Williams, RZA, Swizz Beatz, Kanye West, NO I.D., and more, the album boast to be a strong fix of the Nas hip hop heads know and love. #PRESSPLAY Stream here, courtesy of Spotify
Happy 4:20!! I wanted to offer a mix to help set the mood of the day! This mix has over 50 minutes of music done in the mind of the soul flower that is celebrated in high regard on this day and on any day the time 4:20 hits the clock! Done in high regards to all who choose to indulge and even those who don’t……it’s mix to make your pre, during, or post game experience one of head nodding, vibe catching, and big chiefing!! – QueFourFive
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New Album from 2 Chainz, “Rap Or Go To The League”. Stream it here courtesy of Spotify. #PRESSPLAY
Offset of The Migos drops his solo project “Father of 4”. Features include Travis Scott, 21 Savage, CeeLo Green, Big Rube, Gucci Mane, Gunna, & Cardi B (of course!). Stream here, vis Spotify. #PRESSPLAY
Rapper Alshawn Martin is said to have been the only artist who was truly signed to TreWay Entertainment. TreWay is owned by Shotti, whom is currently incarcerated and facing serious time in the same RICO case that “Dummy Boy” rapper 6ixNine is up against. Alshawn recently stated that Shotti had lawyers pull some of his music off of SoundCloud and called him a “hater”. He says that he wants off of TreWay in order to continue his career, amidst the legal battles that Shotti is facing.
Alshwan has released a diss record towards Shotti titled “Call From Shotti”. He warns Shotti that he knows things and that he’s not even try to expose him completely. However, he makes what’s on his mind known. #PRESSPLAY
DeJ Loaf hit the scene with her fierce first single “Try Me”. Over the past few years, we witnessed DeJ move into a softer space while releasing singles like “My Beyonce” with Lil Durk, “At The Club” with Jacquese, and “No Fear”. Well, with the “Go DeJ Go Vol. 1” project, DeJ is back on her Westside Detroit bag, spitting hard lyrics and sounding like she’s right at home. #PRESSPLAY