Right on schedule, Nipsey Hussle drops the highly anticipated mixtape, Crenshaw. It’s the first release from Neighborhood Nip since 2011 and he wastes no time picking up right where he left off, with 21 new tracks. Throughout the tape, you are introduced to the spot where it all went down, the foundation to Nipsey’s story and personality. Features include Dom Kennedy, Rick Ross, Slim Thug and more! To show your ultimate support, purchase a special, limited edition hard copy of the album for $100 via iamproud2pay.com. The world’s first ever $100 album.
Download: Nipsey Hussle - Crenshaw (DatPiff)
Green Mountain Hip-Hop recaps of some of the hottest hip-hop tracks to hit the web this past month. Follow our Soundcloud page for even more exclusives!
MMG’s Rockie Fresh drops the visuals for the highlight track off his latest mixtape, Electric Highway. With features from the boss Ricky Ross and the West Coast’s Nipsey Hussle, Rockie shows us all why he is next up!
KR3W provides an in-depth look of Nipsey’s recent TMC European tour. Go behind the music and backstage during his time in Paris, Amsterdam, London & more. If you’ve been sleeping on Nipsey Hussle, it’s time to wake up! Download his latest project, The Marathon Continues, and get ready for a new release this summer! @NipseyHussle #TMC
Hot new mixtape from Compton native YG and his man DJ Mustard, hosted by DJ Drama & DJ Ill Will. Features include Meek Mill, Dom Kennedy, 2 Chainz, Nipsey Hussle, Tyga, Mac Miller and more!
Trying to keep pace with he never ending flood of new music isn’t easy, but it must be done! Nicki Minaj has been dropping music this week in anticipation for her new album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded which is set to release on April 2nd. Her newest single features Chris Brown and will surely be all over the radio soon enough. The other track she’s dropped features the one and only 2 Chainz! This track is much more raw and Nicki gets back to rapping. A much more “urban” song as the wikipedia page refers to the single. Regardless, I doubt you’ll be hearing this track on the radio anytime soon. These tracks are stream only but will be available on iTunes for purchase very soon.
- Listen: Nicki Minaj feat. Chris Brown - Right By My Side
- Listen: Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz - Beez In The Trap
Next up, Big K.R.I.T. continuing to do what he does and that is drop awesome new music for free. Fresh off of releasing his new mixtape and having a verse in David Banner’s song last week, he’s back with a single called I Got This Here that he released via his SoundCloud page. No saying what project this will be on if any or if it is his lead single off of his debut album. Only time will tell.
Earlier this week we posted a video of Drake kicking a freestyle for his GQ magazine cover shoot. In case you missed that, cop it now!
Obie Trice recently dropped a mixtape titled Watch the Chrome and is soon releasing his new album Bottoms Up and we now have likely the most anticipated track on the album, Richard featuring Eminem! Preorder Bottoms Up on iTunes, this song is stream only.
J. Cole has been droppin songs here and there lately and I can’t say I hate it! This dude always makes quality music and has ridiculous rhymes and proved it with his hit debut album Cole World: A Sideline Story. This time he’s going in on Kirko Bangz’ hit Drank In My Cup.
Swizz Beatz has a mixtape coming out soon that has the internet buzzing at the high amount of talent he has recruited for the project. The first leak is here and it is a banger. A$AP Rocky goes in on this beat created by the MVP of the MPC araabMUZIK.
This next track comes from DJ Haze who has recruited Joell Ortiz, Cassidy, Nipsey Hussle, & Dro Pesci for his lead single from his new project The Color Purple set to drop on March 26th. Check out this track called Coast 2 Coast.
Finally I got one last track from Dorrough Music for his remix of his song That Lowend. He recruited some dope rappers for this one!
Newest music video from west coast husteler Nipsey Hussle. Nip is all over Crenshaw Blvd with this video for his jam Run A Lap off of his mixtape The Marathon Continues.
Wiz Khalifa recently performed at the annual Smoke Out Festival in San Bernardino, CA. Wiz headlined along with plenty of other respectable acts including Cypress Hill, Nipsey Hussle, Curren$y, Mobb Deep, Sublime with Rome, Korn, and Rusko to name a few. Blow Hip Hop actually captured some pretty awesome footage from the show including Wiz performing his usual opener, When I’m Gone.
XXL has released their annual Freshman Class cover showcasing the hottest up and coming youngsters in hip hop. This year’s class includes:
- Roscoe Dash
- Kid Ink
- Machine Gun Kelly
- Danny Brown
- French Montana
- Don Trip
- Iggy Azalea
Although this list doesn’t guarantee the success of these youngsters (Lil B, OJ da Juiceman) it does put them with likes of such successful acts as J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Nipsey Hussle (2010 Class members), Mac Miller, Yelawolf, Lil Twist, Kenderick Lamar, Diggy Simmons, Meek Mill, & Big KRIT (2011 Class members). You may notice the absence of ASAP Rocky, possibly the biggest new name in hip hop. Well, that seems to be his own doing. Keep and eye out for the XXL 2012 Freshman Class Mixtape and until then bump the 2011 and 2010 tapes. There has already been tons of critical response to this list; both positive and negative. What do y’all think?