New Music: Young Jeezy ft. Fabolous & Jadakiss “OJ”

Young Jizzle drops this scorching new track to get people hyped from his oft-delayed forthcoming album TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition set to drop on December 20th. He hooks up with two of New York’s hottest MC’s Jadakiss and Fabolous for a seemingly odd tribute to O.J. Simpson but is really just about cocaine because really what else would you expect from Jeezy. The self proclaimed Snowman has built his repertoire on being a hustler since as he puts it he’s not a rapper. Backed by a hard-hitting beat from frequent Jeezy collaborator Lil Lody each rapper displays how they maneuver with their white chick aka cocaine. Listening to the leaks coming out from TM 103 I am a lot more optimistic than I was before. This album has been delayed at least a handful of times over the past two years and for a minute I thought it would be the new Detox that would never come out. Def Jam seemed to be playing games with Jeezy and it is true that he is not like many industry rappers because for him he has to get in the mindset of back to the days when he was really living that drug-dealing life. He needed to be surrounded by that again in order to be inspired to go out and make more music because ultimately those are the people that Jeezy really speaks to through his music. I have a feeling that all of that time will have paid off but we’ll all know in just a week if it was all worth it.

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Wale ft. 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, & Trey Songz “Bait (Remix)”

I have been a longtime fan of Mr. Folarin and when the original version of this song came out towards the end of the summer it had the whole of Washington, D.C. on smash. There wasn’t a club you went to that didn’t play this record so naturally Wale decided to make a remix with some of his industry friends. Backed by a go-go inspired beat from Tone P and the legendary go-go band UCB this had all the makings of a hit locally. The record never really took off in the rest of the country due to its sound and lyrics focusing so hard on D.C. slang, (bait means someone of the opposite sex you are attracted to and want to have some fun with), and references so I’m guessing this is Wale’s way of allowing it to reach to a wider audience. 2 Chainz has been tearing it up recently on a string of guest verses and Rick Ross is his boss so you know he had to put him on the track. I could definitely do without the awkward rapping/singing of Trey Songz though. But of course Wale ends the track fittingly by killing the beat and outshining his guests. This song gets me hype everyday and motivates me to want to do something important. I mean how can you not when you’re being told “Work, Work, Work, Work!”

New Music: Yelawolf ft. Eminem & Gangsta Boo “Throw It Up”

On this brand new track from the fast-spitting Alabama MC he enlists his boss, Eminem, and Gangsta Boo, the female rapper who was affiliated with Three 6 Mafia and hasn’t been heard from in awhile. Certainly not a trio you would expect on a hip-hop song but somehow they all manage to gel together with lyrics that hit as hard as a ton of bricks. Over a heavily piano-driven southern club banger all three manage to talk as much mess as they can to anyone in their way. Yelawolf and Eminem both use their sped up flows with Yelawolf even stuttering his words to the piano keys. Remember that Radioactive, Yelawolf’s debut album on Shady Records drops next week, Nov. 21, 2011.

New Music: Drake Ft. The Weeknd “Crew Love”

Off of his delayed but highly anticipated sophomore album releasing November 15, Take Care, Drizzy Drake teams up with his new favorite collaborator and fellow Toronto native The Weeknd.  This is a short but sweet one where The Weeknd takes over hook duties with his typically dark and mellowed out vocals. Drake promises to take care of the people most important to him in this cut which befits the album title. This album is garnering a lot of positive buzz and I expect nothing but greatness from the youngest MC on top of the game right now. I can’t wait to see what these two have in store for us on the rest of the album as Drake said he worked with The Weeknd on four songs on the album. These two fit perfectly together with their emotions and sonically are very similar.

New Music: Wale ft. Big Sean “Slight Work” [Prod. by Diplo]

This is a brand new joint that will see it´s place on the highly anticipated upcoming sophomore LP, Ambition, from Wale on 11/1/11. With production by the world famous DJ/Producer Diplo and a feature from the Finally Famous Big Sean, Wale offers up a mesmerizing flow over a ridiculously catchy sample. This is a different sound than the typical hip-hop song and both Wale and Big Sean bring their A game on this one. I have been a huge fan of Wale since I first heard him in 2004 on the radio back in D.C. I have seen his rise as one of the top up-and-coming MCs and have followed his path closely. Many people thought he would lose his integrity and lyrics once he signed to Rick Ross´s Maybach Music Group but I think with his recent work you can tell he still is keeping his lyrical ability and has not changed into some trap rapper. I am anxiously awaiting the release of Ambition next week and this song has made the wait that much harder.

New Music: Rick Ross “I Love My Bitches” [Prod. by Just Blaze]

This brand new track from The Bawse himself premiered on Funkmaster Flex´s Hot 97 radio show last night. It will be off of his upcoming album God Forgives, I Don´t which Rozay announced will be released on December 13. Behind a typically dope soulful Just Blaze beat Ross stretches into some new territory sonically and I´m digging it. We have seen recently everybody chasing the B.M.F./Lex Luger formula that Ross helped to create and it´s good to see that he looks to be branching off of that and experimenting with new sounds. This really feels like some old school MCing in a modern context.

Props to Rap Radar

Bonus: Rick Ross ft. Nicki Minaj “You The Boss”