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.
Critically acclaimed rap artist AZ has been brought up in discussions among hip hop heads as one of the most slept on greats of the culture. With over 20 years of projects deep into it, AZ continues to move unscathed and drops music to his fan base. With the awaited release of Doe Or Die 2 (Doe Or Die is the title of AZ’s debut solo album. It has sold over a million copies and is considered a classic.) being promoted to be coming soon, AZ releases a single to feed the streets. Found My Niche finds AZ rhyming in pocket and comfortable in his own skin over a slow tempo. The opening part of the video features a reflective commentary from AZ that sets the tone for the rhymes that follow, which are delivered as a seasoned veteran emcee should. #PRESSPLAY
Singer/actress Teyana Taylor never fails when it comes to entertainment. Whether she is on the big screen or television with husband Iman Shumpert or performing some her own music, she puts on! In her latest video for her track, Bare Wit Me, Teyana does it again. Using an early 1900’s theme, she gets into acting out a role as she performs. Not to neglect the dance routines she is known for, she and her entourage bust some moves while seated in chairs that show homage to the late great Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal video. #PRESSPLAY
Memphis, Tennessee native Young Dolph has seemed to have had it with the quarantine like most people have. With the on set of the coronavirus pandemic that has swept through the globe, the changes that have come to the lives that we are used are very common. Stuck in the house, wanting to be outside. Well, Dolph feels the same way. In his new video, Sunshine, he speaks to a friend on the phone about his activities during the quarantine, counting the blessings of being with his family, and asking God to bless the health care workers on the front line of the pandemic battle. With a short track that comes in under three minutes, Young Dolph sums up the way a lot of us feel. #PRESPLAY
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Upon Nipsey’s transtion, media mogul Nick Cannon stepped in to ensure that the deed of telling Dr. Sebi’s story saw the light of day. Many claimed this was a dangerous task and Nick would not be able to complete it due to much skepticism with mainstream media. Staying true to his word, Nick has released a trailer that shows that task is coming to fruition. With appearances from the likes of Professor X, Dr. Umar Johnson, Common, Rizza Islam, Dr. Eric Michael Dyson, Tariq Nasheed, Erykah Badu, and more, no release date is set. It is only slated as coming soon. This trailer is a must watch for those seeking truth and knowledge to the story of Dr. Sebi. #TheMarathonContinues