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…

YOUNG THUG X FREDDIE GIBBS X A$AP FERG – OLD ENGLISH

Last Summer, Mass Appeal released the Salva & Nick Hook-produced ‘Old English‘, which featured A$AP Ferg, Young Thug & Freddie Gibbs.  To be released on their upcoming compilation album ‘Mass Appeal Compilation, Vol. 1’ [due out later this year], the track now has a colourful, Basquiat-inspired video courtesy of RUFFMERCY.  Check it out below via…

NOISEY PRESENTS: THE RAP MONUMENT

We know you’re busy, but this is hands-down the best way to spend forty two minutes we can possibly imagine.  Courtesy of Noisey and Hennessy, over thirty rappers [including Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Killer Mike, Pusha T, CyHi The Prince, Future, Prodigy and more] come together over a huge beat from Hudson Mohawke, Nick Hook…

LAKIM – REMIXES

Unfortunately for the supremely talented Lakim, Universal forced him to remove most of his superb remixes from his SoundCloud page.  To rectify this terrible injustice, he’s made them all available on BandCamp as a 30-track album, which you can download for free!  The collection features A$AP Rocky, Busta Rhymes, Frank Ocean, Erykah Badu and oo, 26 more.…

YOUNG THUG X A$AP FERG X FREDDIE GIBBS – OLD ENGLISH

Salva & Nick Hook handle production on the first drop from the upcomingg ‘Mass Appeal Complilation Vol.1’.  The beat is just about as hard as they come, and Young Thug, A$AP Ferg and Freddie Gibbs are all more than up to the task.  Special mention has to go Ferg though, it must be said that his…