When I first listen to a track, most likely, I’m not listening to what the MC is saying. I’m listening to the instrumental and how it contributes to the overall feel of the track. After all, hip-hop, despite the travails of some producers and artists, is a form of music. I appreciate certain...
Pusha-T‘s long awaited and highly anticipated mixtape Wrath Of Caine is finally here. Not only does Pusha lyrically dominate this mixtape, but he also recruits strong features such as Rick Ross,Wale, and French Montana, and scouted top notch production by Kanye West, The Neptunes, B!nk, Young Chop and many others. Wrath Of Caine has been a long time in the making, and is the precursor to Pusha-T’s debut solo album My Name Is My Name, which will be released on Def Jam later this year. Check out the mixtape below:
With the release of his latest mixtape Wrath Of Caine set for tomorrow, Pusha-T takes to Billboard.com to premiere “Only You Can Tell”, a track off of the mixtape that features his fellow DMV rapper Wale. Check out this Boogz Da Beast-produced track below:
Since Wale decided not leak any of his mixtape tracks prior to its release, “Too Much Talk” is a new freestyle released for his fans to enjoy for the next week. The highly anticipated DJ Clark Kent hosted mixtape Folarin, will be dropping on December 24th.
Last night, Stefan and I headed over to Hunter College in Manhattan for Wale. This is the second time I’ve seen him live, and he killed it. He’s got a great mixture of bangers, RnB jams, and hits that make up a very even set. His live band did a terrific job of re-creating his instrumentals, giving some songs an edgy rock feel. Thanks to Peter Coultas of TheGoodieBag for supplying us with media passes.
We put together some compilation footage of the show below. If you embed our video on your site, please give us proper credit back to our site.
Our good friend Peter Coultas of The Goodie Bag Blog hit us up about Hunter College’s 2012 USG Spring College Extravaganza which will feature the DMV native, Maybach Music MC Wale. The show is going down this Saturday (5/12) and is being presented by Brown Robyn and D-Up Entertainment, as well as sponsors Rocksmith and Portage Chicago. Tickets are currently on sale for non-Hunter students for $15, and would be a great way to let loose after finals.
To purchase tickets, please call the Hunter College Box Office at 212-772-4448.
This unreleased Big Sean and Wale track surfaced last night. The piano riff looped behind the drum kit reminds me a lot of Common’s “Be (Intro)” produced by Kanye West. However, this beat was produced by Finally Famous’ own KeY Wane. In my opinion this was a waste of three solid verses and a dope beat that could have been placed on Sean’s upcoming album or mixtape. Take a listen and let us know what you think.
Today Meek Mill’s highly anticipated mixtape Dreamchasers 2 dropped. With features like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Wale, Rick Ross, and Fabolous, and production by Jahlil Beats, Cardiak, and Beat Billionaire this mixtape is packed with enough hood anthems to consume your summer. If you hate DatPiff’s troll-style tagging of their mixtape releases then you will definitely enjoy our DatPiff-less download below. Insert this tape onto your iPod and proceed to dance like this:
I haven’t listened to this remix yet because I don’t listen to tagged music, but I’ve heard from friends that it’s pure fire. Only the tagged version has been released, but Splash has liberated the CDQ version this morning. Do you think that this remix is hotter than the original?