Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist – Scottie Beam featuring Rick Ross
Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist are both no strangers to collaboration projects. GIbbs, who is fresh off the high praised Bandannaalbum with acclaimed produced Mad Lib, has broken through being cornered into a particular sound. The Alchemist, who has collab projects with Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Action Bronson, Conway The Machine, and Currensy, has a distinct sound that has been sought out by hip hop’s most prized rappers. What happens when these two connect? Alfredo.
The album is actually the second time the two have collaborated. Fetti, which also featured Currensy, was released in 2018. Alfredoboasts features from Conway The Machine, Benny The Butcher, Tyler, the Creator, and Rick Ross. It has received a warm embrace from fans and critics alike.
Scottie Beam is the first visual release from the album and features Freddie Gibbs and Rick Ross trading bars over Alchemist’s signature production. View the video above. To hear the Alfredo album, check below courtesy of Spotify.
Critically acclaimed rap artist AZ has been brought up in discussions among hip hop heads as one of the most slept on greats of the culture. With over 20 years of projects deep into it, AZ continues to move unscathed and drops music to his fan base. With the awaited release of Doe Or Die 2 (Doe Or Die is the title of AZ’s debut solo album. It has sold over a million copies and is considered a classic.) being promoted to be coming soon, AZ releases a single to feed the streets. Found My Niche finds AZ rhyming in pocket and comfortable in his own skin over a slow tempo. The opening part of the video features a reflective commentary from AZ that sets the tone for the rhymes that follow, which are delivered as a seasoned veteran emcee should. #PRESSPLAY
Watch Erica Payne – No Guidance If you still aren’t familiar with who Erica Payne is, you must not have heard her show on our online radio station, Raw Wit It Radio. She not only is the co-host of the show (along with Phat Baby), but she is a highly skilled hip hop artist who has dropped original music and remixes that are all heaters! Her latest release is yet another for the books. Taking the beat and title of Drake and Chris Brown’s smash single, No Guidance, Erica puts her PGG (Pretty Girl Gangsta) twist on it. While riding the track effortlessly, she lyrically runs through a list of rappers and DJs from her Virginia (Hampton Roads, to be exact) area code that she hooked up with. Of course, we don’t mean literally! It’s only bars! Though it’s a concept that has been visited by Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj, it is a dope homage to them both and those who got their names dropped in the bars! Visuals shot by Pure Brilliance Entertainment.
Watch Uncle Murda – 2019 Rap Up Happy New Year! It’s that time of the year again! As expected, Brooklyn’s own, Uncle Murda, checks in with his annual “rap up” of the year’s events in only a way that he can deliver it. Always loaded with witty bars with a comical punch, Uncle M checks in at right over 10 minutes with a run down of what went down in 2019.
Hip Hop veteran Fat Joe just released his album, “Family Ties”. Joe has stated that this is his final album. With a catalog of hits under his belt, Joe brings along consistent collaborating producer Dre (of the production duo Cool & Dre) along for his last solo outing. The project’s first single, “Yes”, featured fellow Bronx, NY native Cardi B and generated some waves for the projects release.
His latest visual offering from the album is in the form of the single “Deep”. Under the direction of Irv Gotti (who is still riding high off the success of two critically acclaimed seasons of “Tales” on BET), the video paints a picture to go along with the songs lyrics. Following the storyline of unfaithful love and the emotions involved, the video serves as a short film. With cameos from NORE, Dre, and Irv Gotti, this one is looking like another one to add to Joey Crack’s list of bangers.
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
Rare Breed Ent presents “CLOSURE” rap battle between QB Black Diamond Vs Bonnie Godiva. This battle brings some closure to some history between the two female rap battle bar slingers and hits quite a few personal points on both ends. Who took it? Leave your ratings in the comments below!