Awesome interview here with TheMaskedGorilla.com talking to Big K.R.I.T. about some great topics and awesome news. K.R.I.T. talks about his new mixtape 4eva N a Day and also discusses his album being pushed back and how he intends not to let that happen again. He also discusses that very soon he will be releasing a mixtape with his “country cousin” and Shady 2.0 rapper Yelawolf that will be produced K.R.I.T. him as well. This will surely be a project to keep an eye out for.
Wiz Khalifa fresh off of dropping his new mixtape, Taylor Allderdice, on the world touches base with Hard Knock TV for an interview. He discusses collaborations on the mixtape and for his upcoming album, O.N.I.F.C. including Cam’ron, an artist Wiz has stated as one of his favorite rappers ever. He also discusses Mobb Deep, Snoop, his new clothing line, Mary3x, and more.
Wale has dropped the official video for the title track off of his sophomore album Ambition which was released November of last year. This is a really great track and this video is pretty epic and inspiring. Check it out and if you’re really late to the party get Ambition on iTunes.
T.I. stopped by the studios of Hot 107.9 in Atlanta to introduce his new memebers of the Grand Hustle Records family to the world. In case you haven’t heard, T.I. recently signed Trae Tha Truth, Chip aka Chipmunk, and XXL Freshman Class member Iggy Azalea to be the new wave of Grand Hustle Records icons.
New video for KRIT’s incredibly smooth and deep track Boobie Miles off of his mixtape 4eva N a Day which dropped earlier this week. The mixtape as a whole is pretty incredible. This video is the perfect fit for the song with the usage of black and white and slow motion shots.
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.
New mixtape from one of the hottest younger MCs from the South right now. Big KRIT was a 2011 XXL Freshman Class member and spent last year dropping incredible mixtapes with smooth, laid back instrumentals and the lyrics to match. Listening to this really is a flashback to the country southern rapper greats of all-time. KRIT is truly a on the path towards being a true southern hip-hop legend and the anticipation for a debut full length LP grows even more. Until then, we enjoy the incredible original music KRIT continues to release to the fans for free. I don’t see any hip-hop fan having a problem with that at all.
It’s Friday so how about some fresh tracks for the weekend? Why not start things off with one of the hottest younger MCs in the game right now J. Cole. He just dropped this gem today and it is pure fire.
Next up, a couple new tracks from Chip Tha Ripper. He’s continuing the onslaught of new music since releasing his mixtape Tell Ya Friends back in late January which is full of bangers. He has since released a couple new songs one of which features Casey Veggies.
Next a new banger collaboration brought to you by DJ Drama and friends. Dram knows how to get big names together to produce a banger and that’s what he’s done again.
Lastly, a couple songs from some artists you might be sleeping on but absolutely shouldn’t. First up, Brisco is a Florida rapper that has actually been around for awhile and you may recgonize his name because he’s made some great collaborations with Lil Wayne back in the day. Well he’s back again with just that. Also, if you haven’t heard the name Slaughterhouse you better get used to the name. This is the hip-hop supergroup on Shady Records comprised of Royce Da 5’9″, Joe Budden, Crooked I, & Joell Ortiz. This is the supposed first single from their album Welcome to: Our House which (for now) is set to release on May 15th and will be mostly produced by Eminem. This one is a banger from a very talented supergroup in hip-hop.
New music video from none other than Flocka with his hit Round of Applause featuring YMCMB’s very own Drizzy Drake.
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?