2 CHAINZ – 2 DOLLAR BILL [VIDEO]

‘Rap Or Go To The League‘ album cut ‘2 Dollar Bill’ is a West-Coast tinged track [produced by DJ Mustard] filled with boastful raps comparing the three MCs’ [2 Chainz, E-40 & Lil Wayne] rarity to that of a two dollar bill.  It’s fitting then that the video is equally singular; a montage of strange…

2 CHAINZ – RAP OR GO TO THE LEAGUE

‘Rap or Go to the League’ is 2 Chainz’ fifth studio album, its title a reference to the misconception of young African-American men that their only options for success are as rappers or athletes [see also Biggie’s ‘Things Done Changed‘.  2 Chainz himself was a high school and college basketball player before ultimately deciding to…

SWIZZ BEATZ – POISON

Swizz Beatz’s highly anticipated album ‘Poison’ dropped last week.  Executively produced by the Hip Hop stalwart, the album’s list of features reads like a roll call for the genre’s hottest, with J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Giggs, Nas, Pusha T all delivering verses.  Singles ‘Pistol On My Side’ and ‘Come Again’ are the obvious…

LIL WAYNE – THA CARTER V

Initially slated for release five years ago in 2013, ‘Tha Carter V’ is finally here. Released on Lil Wayne’s birthday, the fifth instalment in the series comes in at twenty three tracks long, and features XXXTentacion, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, Snoop Dogg and more. All in all, it’s a real mixed bag. ‘Dedicate’…

LIL WAYNE – DEDICATION 6

Lil Wayne fans have had quite a wait for ‘Dedication 6’ – it’s been just over four years since the release of its predecessor ‘Dedication 5’.  This time around, Weezy delivers right off the bat with ‘Fly Away’; his take on one of the instrumentals of the year, Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DNA.’, prod. Mike Will Made…

LBOWDEEP – REMIXES VOL. 1

Salt Lake City beatmaker LBOWDEEP presents the first in a series of remix compilations.  Volume 1 takes vocal samples from the likes of Big L, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Aaliyah, Raekwon and Clipse and places them in a totally new setting.  If you only have time for one track, spin ‘WuWuWuWu But Nah’ – LBOWDEEP’s perfect…