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.
STREAM JUELZ SANTANA #FREESANTANAJuelz Santana from the acclaimed hip hop collective The Diplomats is currently serving a federal sentence on drug and weapons charges. Prior to locking in for his bid, Santana was busy recording and completing material. This period was documented on Love & Hip Hop New York, showing him recording in the studio and preparing his family for his upcoming bid. Santana’s wife Kimbella is shown during the current season working to compile his recordings for a release while he is incarcerated. The result of this work has been released for the masses and titled #FREESANTANA. The project includes features from DipSet member Jim Jones, Lil Wayne (whom collaborated with Santana on an unreleased project titled I Can’t Feel My Face over ten years ago.), Dave East, 2 Chainz, Belly, and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. The buzz has generated listens and comments due to Santana addressing issues with DipSet frontman Cam’ron. There are no exact timestamps when Juelz recorded all his verses, which means that some of them may have been from years ago prior to the Diplomats reunion that took place in 2018. Regardless, Juelz has new material for his followers to hear and is rumored to be coming home as soon as this summer. Stream #FREESANTANA courtesy of Spotify.
Stream Jadakiss Ignatius Jadakiss is undeniably one of the top tier lyricists in hip hop’s lineage. With his career reaching the late 1990s to the present scene, Kiss has been able to consistently be mentioned among the greats of the culture. From his classic hits with his brethren Styles P and Sheek Louch as a member of acclaimed group The Lox, his many features and mixtape appearances, and his solo career, Jada has continued to be a force of lyrical content and inspiration to the modern day rapper. He taps in once again with a solo set to follow up his 2017 release with Fabolous, Friday On Elm Street. Titled Ignatius, the project surprisingly has no features from his fellow Lox brothers, but boasts features from 2 Chainz, Pusha T, Rick Ross, Dej Loaf, John Legend, and a few others. With a fresh release, Kiss is at it once again. Stream it here, courtesy of Spotify. Be sure to leave your comments and favorite track picks in the comment box below!
Watch Redman – Slap Da Sh*t Outcha Rap legend Redman is known for his superb rhyming abilities and his natural knack for adding humor to the mix. With his latest release, 3 Joints, Red has dropped visuals to the track Smack Da Shit Outcha. The video does not fall far Red’s formula of entertainment. Sticking to the title, Red slaps the face of everyone who steps to him with an annoying request. With the internet already having a viral response to the video, Redman definitely displays that he still got it!
Check for Redman’s new project 3 Joints below, courtesy of Spotify.
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
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
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.