STREAM JUELZ SANTANA #FREESANTANA Juelz 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!
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
Iconic rap group Outkast’s Andre 3000 dropped a 2 song release on Mother’s Day titled “Look Ma No Hands”. Stream and download it here, courtesy of Datpiff.