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
“Championships” is the latest studio release from rhyme slinger Meek Mill. Following the earlier release of his Jeremih and PnB Rock featured single, “Dangerous”, the album features appearances from Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Cardi B, Future, Ella Mai, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, and more. There’s also a feature from Meek’s former rhyme rival Drake, a good look which follows their public appearance together during a performance on Drake’s latest tour. #PRESSPLAY
Right on time for Thanksgiving, the legendary hip hop group The Diplomats drops a reunion album, “Diplomatic Ties”. Also known as Dipset, the collective consists of veteran rappers Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, and of course the ever energetic hypeman/rapper Freekey Zekey.
The project stands 9 tracks long and features appearances from Trav, Belly, The Lox, Tory Lanez, and Dipset affiliate Un Kasa.
Yesterday, Dipset dropped a visual for “On God”, a track off the project which features Belly. #PRESSPLAY
Welcome Back to the game, Dipset. Stream below and leave your comments. Is it hot or not? #PRESSPLAY
Music video for Jermaine (The Intro) performed by Maino.
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