SMOKE DZA – HEARSES [FT. AB-SOUL]

Originally found on his DZA’s ‘dream.ZONE.achieve’ mixtape, the TDE signee releases some new visuals for ‘Hearses’ with labelmate Ab-Soul.  We’re not sure about the fire effect in the video, but the way Soulo provides the perfect counterpoint to DZA’s Pusha-esque flow make this one of our favourite tracks off the mixtape.  Stream below via YouTube.

AB-SOUL – THESE DAYS…

    Ab-Soul’s ‘These Days’ release date is finally upon us, and the album is a constant slew of TDE perfection.  With a list of features as long as your arm (Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, ScHoolboy QMac Miller, SZA, Jay Rock, Lupe Fiasco, Danny Brown, J. Cole…) it’d be easy for Soulo to take a back seat,…

AB-SOUL – THESE DAYS

Black Hippy’s Ab-Soul releases the title track from his upcoming album, ‘These Days’.  Help from Blended Babies and The O’My’s add a touch of soul to proceedings as we look forward to the album (due to feature the likes of Rick Ross, Danny Brown, Lupe Fiasco and J. Cole) on June 24.  Stream the lead…

AB-SOUL – HUNNID STAX [FT. SCHOOLBOY Q]

As anticipation for ‘These Days’ (June 24) builds, Soulo calls in Schoolboy Q  for ‘Hunnid Stax’.  Producer Kenny Beats chooses a Lana Del Rey sample to work the beat around, while Mac Miller lends his laid back, spoken word tones to the hook.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

JAY ROCK X KENDRICK LAMAR – TO THE TOP

Jay Rock teamed up with fellow Black Hippy Kendrick Lamar and producer Mano in 2007.  The triumphant-sounding track proved to be quite prophetic, outlining the pair’s desire to dominate the Rap game.  This is an absolute gem for Kendrick fans, but Jay Rock’s Jeezy-esque flow and Mano’s stunning production shine out equally.  Stream below via…

COMMON – MADE IN BLACK AMERICA [FT. AB-SOUL]

Having recently revealed that he and No I.D. are soon to release an LP entitled ‘Nobody Smiling’, Common releases ‘Made In Black America’, which features Black Hippy/TDE’s Ab-Soul.  The beat is funky in an almost blaxploitation way, and it’s great to hear Ab-Soul up there with one of Hip Hop’s all-time greats.  With ‘War‘ sounding…

ISAIAH RASHAD – RIP KEVIN MILLER

TDE protege Isaiah Rashad will release his debut mixtape ‘Cilvia’ later this year, and given the amount of attention on first track ‘Ronnie Drake‘ and his backing from one of the hottest labels around right now, it’ll be one of 2014’s most hotly anticipated.  Stream ‘RIP KEVIN MILLER’ (which appears to be a reference to…