Cassidy and Goodz battled at the URL event Resolution back in April. The event was available view exclusively on www.watchbattlelive.com until now. Watch the full battle here, courtesy of URL’s YouTube channel Ultimate Rap League. Who did work? Be sure to leave your comments below!
All new music released this week (6/9/2019 – 6/15/2019)
Styles P & Noah Styles – “Generational Excellence”
Bloc Boy JB – “I Am Me”
Bleu – “Dave B.”
Stack Bundles – “Library of A Rockstar: Chapter 1 -The Early Years”
Peewee Longway & LolLife Blacc – “Longlife Longway”
Vado – “Crime Square”
Trae The Truth is rapper whose reputation is stand up. One of Houston’s prized emcees, he is known and respected by his peers in hip hip inside and outside of his native Texas home. One of those with whom he shared a mutual respect for was the late Nipsey Hussle. With the grammy nominated rapper’s passing in late April, Trae has released his video for his dedication track, “Nipsey”. With the song reflecting on the feelings of losing a good brother too soon, the visuals show flashes of Trae and Nispey interacting and sharing good times together. The video wouldn’t be complete without a clip of Nipsey’s words of wisdom. #PRESSPLAY
Stream: https://Empire.lnk.to/NipseyYo Music video by Trae Tha Truth performing Nipsey (Official Video). 2019 ABN / EMPIRE
Jim Jones released his new album, “El Capo”, recently and has been getting high reception from the listeners. Some have even deemed his best album thus far. The first visual release is for “My Era”, a song that features Brooklyn’s own Maino delivering a verse and new comer Drama on the hook. Stream Jim Jones’ latest offering courtesy of Spotify below.
Sic Mic returns with visuals for his latest single release, “I Feel It”. Produced by Point Guard, the track details the thoughts of a man coming to grips with surviving the struggles in his life while dealing with the fact that some of those that see you shining want to “see me dead or in jail”. The track and the bars blend together to create a vibe that teeters between paranoia and self actualization. #PRESSPLAY
Stream the latest full length release from Sic Mic”Eastcoast Mikey” here, courtesy of Spotify.
Big K.R.I.T. is a true reflection of the phrase “underground king”. Critically acclaimed, yet not an artist who has broken through to the mainstream, K.R.I.T. continues to press forward with his unapologetic approach to rap music. He’s paid his dues in the industry, landing on the 2011 XXL Freshmen Class Cover with the likes of YG, Meek Mill, Cyhi Da Prynce, Kendrick Lamar, & Mac Miller (RIP). After departing ways with Def Jam Recordings in 2016, K.R.I.T. opted to go the independent route. With the following he has and the caliber of music he is known to create, the move was definitely in his best interest.
With his new album “K.R.I.T. Iz Here” slated for release on July 12th, 2019, he brings the visual to his single “K.R.I.T. Here” forward to set the mood. The video reflects the visions that seep through his music; a hood scene, a modern day slave auction (an obvious reflection of the current music industry), and scene that has K.R.I.T. spitting his lyrics in front of a church congregation. Strong return for K.R.I.T. indeed. #PRESSPLAY
For more on Big K.R.I.T. , visit his official website at the link below: https://bigkrit.com/
Critically acclaimed rap artist Freddie Gibbs and one of hip hop’s most unsung producers, Madlib, are no strangers to the realm of collaboration. With their first project “Pianata” making waves with it’s release in 2014, it is considered a classic album in circles of listeners and fans. Promising a follow up, the two have released three singles from their forthcoming album, “Bandana” (“Flat Tummy Tea”, “Bandana, and “Crime Pays”). The duo release a visual to “Crime Pays” that has an interesting concept of Freddie Gibbs owning a horse/zebra farm. Those that are familiar with Madlib understand the significance in the use of zebras. #PRESSPLAY
Watch DJ Khaled – Wish, Wish ft. Cardi B, 21 Savage. DJ Khaled’s latest project “Father of Asad” just recently released and has been accompanied by 5 new videos. Here’s the video for “Wish Wish” featuring Cardi B and 21 Savage. #PRESSPLAY
DJ Khaled has the knack for putting together some of the greatest collaborations that hip hop has to offer over the last decade. His latest album, “Father of Asad”, released recently offers what has been expected of Khaled…. more pairings of today’s best talent mixed with legends of the culture.
The first single from the release, “Higher”, is a collaboration between John Legend and the late Nipsey Hussle. Filmed in Los Angeles, this is said to be the last music video that Nipsey appeared in before his untimely demise in March. #themarathoncontiunes #pressplay
Stream DJ Khlaed – “Father of Asad” below, courtesy of Spotify.
The Diplomats aka Dipset made an impact on the hip hop culture in the early 2000s with the release of their first album “Diplomatic Immunity”. With the soundscape provided by the production of the Heatmakerz and a relentless mixtape grind that provided street anthems, Dipset’s movement spanned beyond their native Harlem, NYC. From fashion (most notable, front man Cam’ron’s obsession with the color pink) to sound, the Dips cannot be denied when mentioning influential rap acts.
Over the years, the Diplomats faced ups and downs. With beefs that were internal as much as external, they continued to pump out bangers as solo acts as much as they did as a unit. Jim Jones would arise to be successful rapper, Cam’ron continued to push his career and film ventures, Juelz Santana faced label & legal issues, and Freekey Zekey began to become more active in creating music. Being the four core members of the movement, they did push other members of their collective to become acts of their own. After a very public split between Cam’ron and Jim Jones, the group seemed to be over as all members began to push their own agendas.
After years of little to no communication, cooler heads prevailed and Dipset reunited and released the album “Diplomatic Ties”. Promising a documentary to accompany the album, they have finally delivered. “Diplomatic Ties” (Documentary) covers the history of the group and the legacy that they created.