Another disappointment from 2020, Bobby Shmurda‘s early release has been denied. Originally set around mid-August, Shmurda’s parole hearing was pushed back by a month.
There were high hopes for the rapper’s release from his affiliates and those close to him — even his mother claimed that it would be his last birthday spent in jail — but the rapper will remain behind bars until he finishes serving his maximum seven-year sentence: December 2021.
“Following his Sept. 15, 2020, interview with the Board of Parole, Ackquille Pollard was denied release and given a hold until the maximum expiration of his sentence on December 11, 2021,” stated a spokesperson from the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
According to sources, Bobby had over ten violations of drug possession, fighting and owning a weapon, among other offenses, while in jail — possible factors which may have led the parole board to reject Bobby’s early release.
Lil Baby has dropped yet another collaborative track, this time with Future in the form of “Out The Mud.” The ambitious partnership follows Future’s interview from January with Big Boy, wherein the older rapper tagged Baby and Gunna two of hip-hop’s current GOATs. “I already did what I did. I done been the Trap GOAT. I’m solidified. But right now, they them dudes. They the next dudes to get the new deal, the new money, the new this, the new that,” he praised of the youngins. With flows that fuse almost perfectly above the Quay Global-produced beat, “Out The Mud” turns into the meeting and understanding of the trap’s different phases.
Stream Lil Baby and Future’s “Out The Mud” on Spotify and Apple Music
Friday 31st May – Ending weeks of fevered anticipation since its announcement and punctuated by two brilliant singles and accompanying videos (‘Bullet From A Gun’ and ‘Greaze Mode’), SKEPTA’s fifth album ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ is out today.
Released via SKEPTA’s own Boy Better Know label, ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ is brilliantly uncompromising, authentic and unwavering in its desire to push boundaries and is set to go down as SKEPTA’s best album to date. SKEPTA takes the lead / sole producer role on the majority of the record alongside the likes of Ragz Originale, Ayo, IndigoChildRick and Trench, and collaborations with Nafe Smallz, Key, J HUS, Cheb Rabi & B Live, Lancey Foux, Lay Z & Wizkid and BBK.
‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ is the follow up to his era and genre-defining, UK gold certified 2016 album ‘Konnichiwa’, which won the coveted Mercury Music Prize and saw SKEPTA picking up awards and collaborating around the world, including multiple BRIT Awards nominations. From early UK pioneer to global icon, SKEPTA’s influence is felt throughout contemporary culture.
‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ (Track list)
1. ‘Bullet From A Gun’ 2. ‘Greaza Mode’ (feat. Nafe Smallz) 3. ‘Redrum’ (feat. Key) 4. ‘No Sleep’ 5. ‘What Do You Mean’ (feat. J Hus) 6. ‘Going Through It’ 7. ‘Same Old Story’ 8. ‘Love Me Not’ (feat. Cheb Rabi & B Live) 9. ‘Animal Instinct’ (feat. Lancey Foux) 10. ‘Glow In The Dark’ (feat. Lay-Z & Wizkid) 11. ‘You Wish’ 12. ‘Gangsta’ (feat. Boy Better Know) 13. ‘Pure Water’ (Clean) 14. PR | Press Photos | Label Copy | Artwork
Meanwhile, SKEPTA is set to perform across Europe throughout the summer. These shows include a headline appearance at this year’s Field Day Festival (7th June) which takes places at London’s Meridan Water – a stones through from the Meridian Estate where SKEPTA grew up – and is set to be a huge homecoming show. He is also a headliner at this year’s Manchester International Festival alongside Yoko Ono and Idris Elba & Kwame Kwei-Armah, where we will be debuting his truly unique, immersive DYSTOPIA987 show. Continued Enclosed!
This is the first track released from Kenny Allstar’s upcoming album Block Diaries, which features Headie One. I feel the track speaks to me, as most of my time out and about, is always spent in tracksuits and sneakers. It’s all about that comfortable lifestyle.
Residing in the epicentre of luxury and affluence Dubai resident Foreign Geechi digs up a diamond in the rough in ‘Pot of Gold’. Synonymously exuding an eclectic aura established by his diverse up-bringing and multi-genre sound, Foreign Geechi is a master of trades. His sonic diversity is a tribute to his Zambian roots, combined with the experience of living in the progressive city.
For his new single, ‘Pot of Gold’ melodically mirrors the conventions of trap music through his disjointed yet punchy flow. The weighty track is paired with cinematic visuals taking us on a destination through the stunning desert backdrops. Circulating within the depths of the exclusive Dubai music scene former member of SOS Music, Foreign Geechi has been grafting ever since.
Building a wealthy fanbase and an established reputation not only within SOS Music, who became known for the highly playlisted track ‘Abu Dabbin’ ft Ayo Beatz, which gained over 1.2 million views on YouTube, but also a solo act, Foreign Geechi has performed alongside international acts such as Wiz Khalifa and headlined with SOS Music at Abu Dhabi – ‘The Beats On The Beach’ festival amongst artists such as J Cole, Travis Scott, Big Sean, Krept & Konan and Enrique Iglesias.
Adhering to the mythology that there’s a ‘Pot Of Gold‘ at the end of the rainbow, Foreign Geechi delivers a treasure with his new single and with his forthcoming album ‘It Will Make Sense Later’ set for release at the end of the year, this is one rainbow that isn’t going to fade.
South London natives YoMenza & EazyMan have linked up to bring you a fresh U.K. street banger, “Tripple OGs”. The track it self, is solid, no mumble raps on this track, just the raw U.K. hip hop as we appreciate. The visuals for this track was filmed in our home town of Croydon, and the creative on this video is a release from all the same old videos with booty shaking and no story telling content.
Check out EazyMan’s mixtape available via – goo.gl/XmzD56
London based J Hus has enjoyed a continued flow of success with his music, and the working machine has no signs of slowing down. This week he released the visuals for his album based track “Spirit”. I’ve been playing this track in the clubs since the release, it has that noticeable “reggae swing” which the crowds are loving. Check the video out and be sure to check out more music from J Hus.
One of the most anticipated albums of 2017 has to be the new offering from Gorillaz, and the latest update surrounding the release comes from Pos of De La Soul, who recently talked to The Guardian about collaborating on the still-untitled project. “We actually sat down with Damon two weeks ago and he played us some of the new Gorillaz album, and it sounds amazing,” said Pos. “He played us a track that he wants us to get off on his album so we got to get in the studio and put that down.” Additionally, Pos disclosed that Snoop Dogg will also make a guest appearance on what will be the fifth studio album from Gorillaz. Vic Mensa, composer Jean Michel-Jarre, songwriter Liam Bailey will also contribute.
In honour of the weekly turn-up dubbed #WavyWednesdays by the A$AP Mog, A$AP Ferg and Migos take it to the trap for their new offering “Trap Anthem”.
Here, the ATL trio and the Harlem rep drop bars on their deep pockets and jet-setter lifestyle. Ferg has been pushing a steady supply of bangers ahead of his forthcoming Trap Lord follow-up including the cuts “Spice Girls”, the “Cut It” remix and “New Level” featuring Future.
Since announcing her mainstream presence via the DDS-produced single “Try Me,” petite Detroit rapper Dej Loaf hasn’t slowed down. Today she dropped a second mixtape titled All Jokes Aside, a respectable follow up to her first effort, Sell Sole, which was released in 2014.
Where Sell Sole saw features from the likes of Young Thug, Birdman, Remy Ma and Ty Dolla $ign, All Jokes Aside is all about Dej, with the exception of a cameo from a blast from the No Limits era, Silkk the Shocker. And while we may have gotten used to synth-powered, sing-song vocals from lil’ Dej, this mixtape is a little different.
She describes it best on the track “Chase Mine,” stating, “Lately I’ve been on my rap shit / Had to stop singing for awhile.”
Its only fair to say that Frisco’s work rate of late has been on the rise, with a solid stream of bangers. Here’s a new banger he posted on his Soundcloud featuring fellow Jamaican brothers FlowDan & Newbaan. I’m looking forward to dropping this one in the club, reloads are a must!!
As the retail world sent bargain savers and Christmas shoppers into a frenzy on Black Friday, November 27th, the hip hop fraternity of artists used this day, as the give back date to their fans by dropping multiple mix tapes for you to stream, and download for free via DatPiff.com. Some of the mixtapes I downloaded included
Today is Cyber Monday, so it’s been a non-stop back to back listening fest with these 4 mixtapes, and I can say not one of them disappointed me. Chris Brown certainly leads the track numbers on his mix tape with 34 tracks, which in my opinion could have been split into 2 albums. Some of the features on his mixtape “Before the Party” include Rihanna, Fetty Wap, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa, and his homeboy Tyga as well. If you’re a true Chris Brown fan, and a lover of R&B, this is one for you.
Between the other 3 mixtapes, well, we waited for Lil Wayne to drop “No Ceilings 2”, and in true Young Money quality control, Weezy F doesn’t disappoint, with various original tracks, and freesyles with his version of Hotline Bling aka Jail Phone.
Fabolous, what can I say, he is a beast, who has kept to his flow and formula, which is why I am true fan of his. “Summertime Shootout” I feel, should have been released in the summer, it’s one of those mixtapes, you have to bump loudly, with various flavours of tracks, including the upcoming club banger “The Plug”, and his version of Hotline Bling aka Trapline Bling.
I’ll wrap up with the biggest boss, Rick Ross’s “Renzel Remixes”. He has been delivering various freestyle remixes over the past few months, his biggest freestyle remix has to be of Adele’s “Hello”, if you haven’t yet listened to it, simply download his mixtape and put it on blast. This mixtape is 26 tracks, and is covered over 2 discs, so be sure to grab both downloads. All in all, I’ve enjoyed listening to all 4 mixtapes and will continue to for a while to come. I have to salute the other artists that dropped mixtapes on Black Friday, be sure to log onto Datpiff.com to see them all and download.
So I wake up, check my instagram feed, and I see Stormzy has posted a picture of #standard trending world wide, so it was only right to see what #standard was about…….OH SHIT! Stormzy returns with another banger, obviously replying to anyone’s comments regarding his latest Mobo award wins, and clarifying to the world what is Standard, for him to do. The track is produced by the power team that is The Trackerz, and the my favourite line from this track for me has to be
“Man wanna talk about views on a fire in the booth, check my views on fire in the park”
If you don’t realise who he is sending for by this point in the track, then do like 100,000 people have done by this time of me posting this, listen again. I can see everyone Dabbing to this over the weekend!!!
Both Justin Bieberand Drake are having huge moments on the charts with their songs “What Do You Mean?” and “Hotline Bling” respectively. While it’s expected that any big song will get one too many covers, it’s much less common to see two huge songs mashed up and re-imagined like this. Capitalizing on the popularity of both tracks, singer/songwriter Brayton Bowman created a song he calls “Justin’s Hotline.” Although it borrows lyrics from both “Hotline Bling” and “What Do You Mean?,” it’s a whole new take on both songs. His up-tempo crooning is underscored by a funky, original beat, elevating the source material into something totally his own. Stream the song below.
Krept & Konan – New Single – ‘Freak Of The Week’ (feat. Jeremih)
Release Date: 28th June 2015
Pre-iTunes Link – http://po.st/LWHiTdlx
After their recent hard-hitting collaboration ‘Certified’ with Rick Ross racking up a BBC 1Xtra A List and over 300,000 views online, KREPT & KONAN have recruited yet more international players in DJ Mustard and Jeremih for their new single ‘Freak of the Week’ to bring another transatlantic slice of their signature hip hop to the charts. Sampling the Playground Riddim from the legendary ‘Who I Am’, ‘Freak of the Week’ is inspired by dancehall Godfather Beenie Man.
Destined to dominate the airwaves and become the soundtrack of the party circuit this summer, ‘Freak of the Week’ is a force to be reckoned with, guaranteed to reign supreme taking
KREPT & KONAN into the realms of global success. With some of the duo’s hottest lines inked over a heavy bassline, the new single offers a second taste of what is to come from their hugely anticipated debut album.
KREPT & KONAN stand as forerunners in their scene commanding a huge fan base that pushed their last mixtape into the top 20 – the highest ranking unsigned release in British chart history. Their album, ‘The Long Way Home’ sees a collection of artists so rarely seen on a debut record, from the hottest property in UK Grime at the moment Skepta to Grammy nominated Ed Sheeran, Wiz Khalifa and YG to name a few.
This summer will also see the duo hitting festival stages around the world including Glastonbury and Wireless for a second time after a rammed set at last year’s festival.
Shout to Drake for breaking the internet straight after Kanye’s Adidas launch, not many celebs, or artists would be able to that without dropping some “leaked” nudes. But the talent that is Canada’s top export Drake did what most artists in the lifetime could never do, drop a “mixtape” via iTunes, on Friday 13th and create a buzz that required no marketing budget at all, simples, Drake’s legion of loyal fans spread the word by reposting the mixtape cover on all forms of social media, which saw the mixtape end up in the iTunes top 10 by lunchtime here in the UK.
16 tracks with 1 interlude is what you be getting for your £11.99. Fair to say from the start, it’s certainly a OVO production, with the beats sounding very unique to that OVO flow, add Drake’s lyrics and vocals over them, and this is a mixtape that will not be deleted from your iPhone for a long time. The mixtape includes some previously heard tracks such as 6 God & Used To feat Lil Wayne. Featured artists in this mixtape also include PARTYNEXTDOOR & Travis Scott.
Tracks such as Madonna, Energy, Preach, 6 Man, You & the 6, and Know Yourself is a BANGER, love the switch it up style Drake has mastered. are certainly stand out tracks for me, but that is not to say that other tracks get skipped, because they don’t. So the question that everyone has asked me..”is it worth the money?” I’d say yes, especially if your not trying to listen to the same old with every album in your iPhone, this certainly delivers a diversity in sound and creativity that seems to only come to life with such artists as Drake, Kanye, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lemar, you seeing the pattern here.
This is my first mix to drop for 2014, I decided to create a R&B mix for those who have asked me for one. This contains all those current club bangers, a few oldies and some future music for you to get your ear around. I’ll be dropping my mixes regular now via my SoundCloud account. My next mix CD will hopefully drop during spring, just didn’t want to drop something that you the listener and supporter wouldn’t enjoy time and time again. Enjoy my first full R&B mix for now, I’ll be back with more heat soon.
BROWN BEAR IN DA R&B MIX TRACK LIST
Usher – My Boo
The Notorious B.I.G – Big Poppa
Chris Brown – Excuse Me Miss
Chris Brown ft. Kid Ink – Main Chick
Eric Bellinger ft. Problem – I Don’t Want Her
Kris Kross – Jump
Mack Wilds – Henny
Beyonce – Partition
August Alsina ft. B.O.B – Numb Remix
10. Jonn Hart – Throw It Back
11. Trey Songz – Nana
12. Sage The Gemini ft. Justin Bieber – Gas Pedal Remix
Continuing the IGLU Sessions, where party people give me tracks and I add a few more and present them in a mix for all to enjoy. This selection comes from Lola, thanks for this one. Next IGLU Sessions drops 25.12.13, for now Enjoy. Check out the mix via my SoundCloud.
1) Kendrick Lamar – Cartoon & Cereal
2) Drake – Worst Behavior
3) Big Sean – 10 2 10 Remix
4) Mr Vegas – Tek Weh Yuh Self
5) Mr Vegas – Gallis
6) Vybz Kartel – Tek
7) Lil Durk ft. Rick Ross – Dis Ain’t What You Want Remix
8) Cloud 9 – Do You Want Me Baby
9) Hot Natured ft. Anabel Englund – Reverse Skydiving
10) B.O.B. – Headband
11) 50 Cent Ft Olivia – Best Friend
12) Lady Saw – Man Is the Least
13) Baby Cham – Vitamin S
14) Popcaan – Smile Again
15) Beenie Man – Touch Di Road
16) Tommy Lee – Pussy Mechanic
17) Rick Ross – I Wonder Why
It’s that time of year once again, Mr T-Raw aka Tyga has dropped Well Done 4 for the mixtape masses. Tyga delivers a very hard mixtape, once again, no failure tracks on this, and a few new club bangers which I will be dropping in my sets and mixes this month. Well Done 4 starts with “Word on the Street”, very hard flowing track which you will easily rewind just to take it in fully before starting the full musical journey into the mixtape. You can download the mixtape for FREE via Datpiff, be sure to register to keep updated with all the new releases.
This is a continuation of my QuickMix series, and this mix has tracks chosen by La Familia aka My friends whom we had a very long journey back home one night. Click the image for the FREE Download via my Soundcloud.
1) Pusha T – Nosetalgia feat. Kendrick Lamar
2) French Montana – F#ck What Happens Tonight
3) Busta Rhymes – Twerk It Remix
4) Chris Brown – Look At Me Now
5) Dem Franchise Boyz – I Think They Like Me Rmx
6) Meek Mill – House Party
7) Tyga – Throw It Up
8) Sage The Gemini – Gas Pedal
9) T-Pain ft. B.O.B. – Up Down
10) Kid Ink ft. Chris Brown – Show Me
11) Mavado – Give It All To Me
12) Storm Queen – Look Right Through
13) Gregor Salto – Azumba
14) Gyptian – Hold You
15) Fuse ODG – Antenna
16) Young Dro – F.D.B.
17) Jay-Z ft. Rick Ross – F#ckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt
18) Ciara – Body Party
Drake finally dropped the video for the single “Hold On, We’re Going Home”, from his future classic album NWTS. The video is based in 1985, and plays like movie, with Drake taking the lead, and his team have to rescue his kidnapped girlfriend from his competition. It’s good to see another video from the current hip hop community that isn’t a cliche video, but the theatrics of this video are not to be taken too serious, it’s a music video people not real life.
Sin City resident Dj Bannerworx, returns with the 3rd edition of Sin Mix Sessions. The Sin Mix Sessions is a take home version of Bannerworx’s sets at Sin City nights. In this edition he brings you 20 floor fillers, featuring artists such as Hatcha, Lost, N-Type, Heny G, 501, Seven, Mensah, Katy B and Komonazmuk to name a few. With Vol 2 still in the mid 4000 download numbers, it was only right he came back with more heat for your iPods, iPhones and MP3 players.
Check it out, it’s a FREE Download for you to enjoy, and you can follow him on Twitter @bannerworx