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
If you haven’t heard “Old Town Road”, a hip hop /country music collaboration between Atlanta newcomer Lil Nas X & country music veteran Billy Ray Cyrus (yeah…Miley Cyrus’ father), you must have been under a rock. Not only has it been on the top of the Billboard 100 chart, it made it to number 19 on the Hot Country Songs chart before being removed because “it does not embrace enough elements of today’s country music to chart in its current version.” (Billboard Magazine) Originally going viral from a challenge on the popular social media music app Tik Tok, the song took off and Cyrus officially jumped on as an official collaborator.
Having made millions bounce to his “country rap” sound, Lil Nas X delivers an official video for the hit record. The video boasts features from Chris Rock, Vince Staples, Diplo, & more. #PRESSPLAY to view it , share it, and leave a comment with your thoughts.
Rapper YG is not afraid to express himself through his art. The Compton, CA emcee has a knack for creating music that reflects the thoughts of the people in the ghettos of the United States (an example is his infamous Nipsey Hussle featured track “FDT”) and expressing in a way that hits the target dead on. YG’s music is also driven by hooks that are as energetic as the compositions they are recorded over.
His recent release and visual, “Stop Snitchin”, does not deviate from this formula. Even though the record comes across as a call to action for violation of one the most coveted codes of the street, the visual flips the script and takes a look at “snitchin” in a historic aspect. #PRESSPLAY
Hailing from Detroit, Kash Doll has made waves for herself in the hip hop game. She broke through to the spotlight by making videos of herself rapping on social media. Her reach was so effective that she was contacted by Chief Keef, Drake and Rihanna. After dropping viral videos (for example, her remix to Tinashe’s “2 On”), she landed a feature with Big Sean on Metro Boomin’s track “So Good” and struck a 25 million plus viewership for her single “For Everybody”.
After dropping a mixtape (“Brat Mail”) and an EP (“The Vault”) last year, she is gearing up for a debut album release on Republic Records. Following up the open reception of her single “Ice Me Out” (which also has a remix featuring 2 Chainz), she has released a video for her song “Hustla”. The song is a story telling rhyme about a stripper named Kelly who goes through quite an ordeal and must rely on her hustler mentality to stay afloat. #PRESSPLAY
Watch the official Music Video: Offset – “Clout” ft. Cardi B
As 1/3 of chart topping rap group The Migos, Offset has seen his share of shine and being in the headlines. One of the most recent headlines was the release of his solo debut, “Father of 4”. With great critical reception, Offset continues to push the momentum of the album with release of the single featuring his real life wife, hip hop’s current leading lady Cardi B. Though it is far from their first collaboration (refer to “Lick” on Cardi B’s “Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2” mixtape), Offset and Cardi mix in perfectly over tracks rolling piano riff and 808 heavy drums. Addressing the subject of “clout chasing”, the duo takes those willing to “Do Anything For Clout” to task.