SANGO X GOLDLINK – WASSUP

Producer Sango and rapper Goldlink team up for ‘Wassup’, in celebration of Washington DC’s ‘The Broccoli City Festival’ (which takes place this weekend). The track is a bouncy re-working of the sample used in the Timbaland/Magoo track ‘Indian Flute, over which Goldlink drops some energetic bars. Stream below via SoundCloud.

SANGO – JUST A KID FROM SEATTLE

Hypetrak have released a brand new mix from Seattle Beatmaker Sango, entitled ‘Just A Kid From Seattle’. The producer says: “This mix includes songs that remind me of my hometown Seattle. Also, there are a few exclusives of mine and some tracks I’ve been enjoying by a few producers I know. Shout out to the South…

JAY Z – MAGNA CARTA HOLY GRAIL

Released today through the Samsung app, Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ has already gone platinum after its release prompted the RIAA to change the rules on certification – #NewRules indeed.  The album is classic-sounding, and although not as progressive as ‘Yeezys’ (an album with which comparison is sure to become tedious), it still sounds fresh…

JAY Z – OPEN LETTER

Jay Z responds to the controversy regarding his recent trip to Cuba with this Swizz Beats/Timbaland produced banger, debuted on this morning’s Hot 97.  Open letter takes critics to task – so much better to respond in this way than to get reeled into a debate with the media.  Well played, Hov.  Click the photo…

BEYONCE – BOW DOWN / I BEEN ON

Beyonce shared a sampler featuring two new tracks on her website last night.  The first is uncharacteristically aggressive: Bey snarls ‘Bow down bitches’ over a trap-inspired beat from Hit-Boy.  The second appears to be the same track used in the O2 advert Beyonce starred in to promote her upcoming sell-out tour, and is rumoured to…