NAS – NASIR

‘Nasir’ is the new, self-titled album by New York Rap legend Nas.  The album’s executive producer Kanye West teased the release on Twitter earlier this summer, before its live-streamed premiere last night underneath the Queensboro Bridge in Nas’ native Queens.  With features from The Dream featuring heavily, beats by Ye and of course the seemingly-obligatory…

BIG SEAN – I DECIDED

Back with his first LP since ‘Dark Sky Paradise‘, Big Sean releases ‘I Decided.’  The new album features single ‘Moves‘ which, aside from an Eminem verse on ‘No Favors’, is one of very few moments of interest on an otherwise unremarkable project.  Stream below via Spotify, click here to download on iTunes.

SBTRKT – SAVE YOURSELF

Having released The Dream collaboration ‘Good Morning’ last week, it looked like SBTRKT was getting us ready for some new material.  No one, however, could have predicted it would come soon.  The UK producer’s new album ‘SAVE YOURSELF’ came completely unannounced, and features The Dream, Mabel and Sampha.  Stream below via Spotify, click here to…

PUSHA T – M.P.A.

After ‘Untouchable‘, ‘Crutches, Crosses, Caskets‘ and ‘M.F.T.R.‘ all took their video straight from Pusha T’s short film ‘Darkest Before Dawn‘, we were starting to get a little tired of Push re-hashing the same visuals to accompany singles from ‘Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude‘.  The video for ‘M.P.A.’, however, is all new material – it sees…

PUSHA T – M.F.T.R. [VIDEO]

Pusha T releases a third music video from recent release ‘Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude‘.  The video from ‘M.F.T.R.‘ is an intense accompaniment to track, which features vocals from The Dream.  It’s also the third music video to be lifted straight from Push’s ‘Short Film‘, and while we admire the consistency of the aesthetic we can’t help wonder…

PUSHA T – M.F.T.R.

Pusha T follows ‘Untouchable‘ with a second track from upcoming album ‘Darkest Before Dawn’, featuring The Dream.  ‘M.F.T.R.’ sees Push take aim at those more focused on showing off the trappings that come with financial success, rather than the success itself, over a beat co-produced by Boi-1da and Hudson Mohawke.  ‘Darkest Before Dawn’ is scheduled…

THE DREAM X JAY-Z – HIGH ART

Producer The Dream dropped his collaboration with Jay-Z today, from his upcoming album ‘IV Play’.  Fans of The Dream won’t be disappointed with this track: the production is incredibly clean-sounding.  Whether or not it’s remotely interesting or original, lyrically or stylistically is another matter.  Fans of Jay-Z will be disappointed with his verse.  After a…