Big Sean just dropped the video for the Young Chop-produced “Mula” featuring French Montana. The Detroit rapper goes full blown Tarzan on a mansion chandelier in the video for this song, one of the biggest tracks off the widely successful mixtape named after his hometown city. If you’ve been in a coma for the past few months, head here and grab the Detroit mixtape now.
Meanwhile, in Ratchetville….know that song “Chariots of Fire” that’s been used in hundreds of slow motion movie scenes? It’s gotten the hip hop production treatment from our homies down south, courtesy of Grip Plyaz on “Jackie Joyner” featuring Aleon Craft & Trinidad Jame$. A bonus track on his Purp x Wind x Fire mixtape, but don’t expect much substance on the bars (song titles include Dayee Izz, Fugginhudumara, Died (In Yo Pussy), Wasaname, Child Support, & Fuck dat Hipster Shit). Jackie Joyner’s production is too infectious for its own good. If you want to download the mixtape, you can head here and name your price.
The West Coast army of producers League of Starz brings together Skeme, Problem, Freddie Gibbs, Jay Rock, Glasses Malone, & Bad Lucc for the hard hitting “Show Sumn”. After producing hits for artists like Tyga, French Montana, E-40, & Young Jeezy, LOS have announced their first compilation album LOS.FM coming early 2013. This track is the first single off that record.
Check out the youngblood DyMe-A-DuZiN, 20-year-old emcee from Brooklyn with raw talent and potential. “Swank Sinatra” brings together Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly, & Capital Steez for the first video/single off his debut mixtape A Portrait of Donnovan set to drop January 9th. A new deal with Warner Bros. combined with the old school, 90’s NY hip hop vibe his music inflicts, this kid could be one to watch out for in 2013.
Last week I posted the new jam from Pusha T featuring Popcaan & Travis Scott, “Blocka”. He was in Jamaica at the time filming the video and just like that, the video is here for the public. You’ll find Pusha in the Jamaican slums surrounded by native gangsters, a chilling image when you realize a few of them don’t look any older than 13. Still no release date for his Wrath of Caine mixtape, only that it’s coming soon.
With Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, Big Boi has made his case loud and clear for record of the year. A truly unique piece of work, it’d be narrow-minded to simply call this a hip hop album. Sure, with jams like “In the A” feat Ludacris & T.I. and “Gossip” featuring UGK & Big K.R.I.T., the 37-year-old continues to show why he’s one of the greatest to rise out of Atlanta. However, appearances from indie-pop due Phantogram, as well as Swedish band Little Dragon am0ng others truly take this album to another level. Whether it’s the emotionally-charged acoustic ballad “Descending”, the seductive “Objectum Sexuality”, or the synth bass information age lamenting of “CPU”, this is an impressive work of art. Included below is the first single from the album, “Lines” featuring A$AP Rocky & Phantogram. You can grab the whole thing on iTunes here.