Blu and Nottz liberate another cut from their upcoming Titans In The Flesh EP, a posse cut called “Giant Steps” which features Bishop Lamont, Barrel Brothers Torae and Skyzoo and cuts by DJ Revolution.
In celebration of this year’s “Stark Week”, Marvel has rolled out a video miniseries called “All Versions of Iron Man”. In them, we’re offered a breakdown of of every suit Iron Man has used in the comic book universe, along with descriptions for what they’re used for. In the videos, you’ll see such suits as the Mark I, the Classic, Stealth Armor, War Machine, Hulkbuster and Thorbuster, the Stealth Argonaut, the Submarine Argonaut, the Iron Patriot, the Legacy, the Bleeding Edge, the Phantom, the Iron Patriot and the Superior among others.
In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album Reasonable Doubt, Genius brings in Skyzoo to add a third chapter to Jay’s two part “Friend or Foe” narrative. Sky picks up the story 20 years after the events of Jay’s song from the perspective of the orphaned child of the yardie Jay plugged in “Friend or Foe ’98”. Because he used this storytelling device, he ends up taking some good natured shots at Jay, which makes this even more of an interesting listen.
Thelonious Martin helms the latest entry in the ongoing Adult Swim Singles series, and is joined by his Save Money partner Joey Purp. The track takes it’s name from the Lingala term popularized by Muhammad Ali during the lead up to the Rumble in The Jungle. Look out for Martin’s upcoming project, Late Night Programming, due out later this year.
Saturday Night Live just released this sketch from the May 14th episode with Drake that was cut for time from the original broadcast. In the sketch, Drake plays a clueless employee named Derek who is starting a new job at “The Kink” while desperately trying to grasp the nuances of the workplace banter.
This past weekend Vic Mensa released “Free Love,” a track that finds the rapper advocating for LGBTQ equality. Featuring guest contributions from Le1f, Lil B, Malik Yusef and Halsey, “Free Love” celebrates love and challenges people to think openly and embrace each other. According to a letter that the Savemoney founder wrote alongside “Free Love,” the song was inspired by a conversation he had with a family member who revealed that they were “queer” to him this year. “It made me uncomfortable at first. And that’s good,” Mensa writes about hearing the confession. “We have to be removed from our comfort zone to be able to grow. Looking at the world around me, I realize now that as a creature of love, the battles of all people fighting to love are also mine. And I will stand with them. Will you?”
Reks recently showed off his wicked “Jump Shots” backed by an insane Buckwild produced backdrop, the lead single from his upcoming album, The Greatest X. Now, with the LP due for a fall release (Sept. 9th), Reks calls on a few fellow MA rap veterans for “Plane Gang.” The Audible Doctor produced banger features Akrobatik, Edo G and Termanology, with cuts provided by DJ Deadeye. The Greatest X will feature production from Large Professor, The Alchemist, Evidence, Black Milk, Statik Selektah, MOSS and more, plus guest spots from R.A the Rugged Man, Cali Agents (Rasco and Planet Asia), Guilty Simpson, Reef the Lost Cause, Jared Evan and more.
With a number one charting, platinum single continuously receiving burn on radio and in clubs across the country, the entire Hip-Hop world is waiting to see if newly minted XXL Freshman and Brooklyn upstart Desiigner can pull another hit out of his bag of tricks, or go down as yet another one hit wonder. Today, Desiigner drops off a new mixtape, titled ‘New English’ with 14 tracks, and features from Pusha T and King Savage. Listen above and let us know what you think…