Vampire Weekend featuring Danny Brown, Heems & Despot “Step (Remix)”

Blending coolly casual sonic references to an obscure gem from Bay Area rap faves Souls of Mischief and Johann Pachelbel with a sleepy wintertime melancholy and the band’s talent for penning lyrics drowning in knotted specificity, “Step”, a highlight from Vampire Weekend‘s highlights-a-plenty third effort Modern Vampires of the City, pulled off that typically impressive […]

Beyonce “I Been On (Remix)” featuring Bun B, Z-Ro, Scarface, Willie D, Slim Thug & Lil’ Keke/ “Bow Down (Boyfriends Extended Remix)”

New album lead singles from big pop stars tend to be treated like summer blockbuster events, so of course when Beyonce, arguably the biggest pop star in the world right now, decided to go ahead and preview her next LP with a two-song-in-one snippet combo, everybody, their mama and the their house pets raced to […]

DJ Funeral Fresh feat. Fleaux, Oba Rowland & Randy Lamon “LILI”

There’s an appealing old-school simplicity in the “dudes playing around in the studio, stumble across a smooth-as-baby-bottom reggae sample lope, decide to rap on it” vibe that emanates from DJ Funeral Fresh‘s “LILI”, the combined efforts of the Cincinnati-based Fresh and rappers Fleaux, Oba Rowland and Randy Lawson reaching a certain degree of loose hip […]

Trinidad James feat. T.I., Young Jeezy & 2 Chainz “All Gold Everything (ATL Remix)”

With all the “Popped a molly, I’m sweatin’” re-chants Trinidad Jame$‘ “All Gold Everything” has sparked in it’s rise up from mixtape favorite to semi-mainstream hit, it was only inevitable that this hood anthem for the moment would get the posse cut treatment, the only question being who would be on it. Today saw the […]

A$AP Rocky ft. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson & Big K.R.I.T. “1Train”

Whereas “Fuckin’ Problems”, the smash hit second single from A$AP Rocky‘s highly anticipated debut Long. Live. A$AP. found the Harlem emcee smartly surrounding himself with some of hip hop’s current most favorite for the important purpose of catching fire in the clubs (and subsequently, radio and the Billboard charts), freshly leaked “1Train”, the forthcoming album’s […]