Bipolar Sunshine ft. GoldLink - Future (Part 1)

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Bipolar Sunshine continues to craft a soulful style that comes as a breath of fresh air. The UK musician continues his highly successful 2014 campaign as he recruits upstart rapper GoldLink, who is having arguably having an even more successful year, for his latest release. "Future (Part 1)" serves as the latest release off Bipolar Sunshine's forthcoming debut album. 

 The steady synth-laden record provides a perfect backdrop for GoldLink's sporadic flow and Bipolar Sunshine's sensual crooning. I can imagine this getting an ample amount of plays this coming weekend in dimly lit bars and clubs throughout the world. I brought it back four times and couldn't stop grooving by myself in my room.

Malik Ferraud ft. Curtis Williams - 2 Times

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Malike Ferraud recruits Two-9 representative Curtis Williams to assist on his latest release "2 Times." The Baltimore up-and-comer and Atlanta upstart trade rhymes over the refreshing Black Diamond production which features an early Jay Z sample that works perfectly with the upbeat nature of the record. This will not be featured on Ferraud's forthcoming project, but serves as a pleasant reminder that he is here to stay and has what it takes to make some noise in the hyper-competitive world that is the hip hop industry.

Tokyo Trendz - Next2U (Video)

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Upon the release of his well received project Infinite Tokyo Trendz has been relatively quite, that is until today. The Virginia up-and-comer dropped a perfectly complementary visual for standout track "Next2U." The upbeat nature of the record receives a sporadic visual treatment that features a slew of captivating effects that will catch your attention and draw you in. You are here for the fun nature of the video but stay for the smooth stylings of Tokyo Trendz who effortlessly harmonizes and flows throughout. 

Nacho Picasso - In The Trump (prod by Harry Fraud)

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Seattle’s Nacho Picasso is one of the more promising artists coming out of the Northwest. A Bandcamp legend and frequent collaborator with production duo Blue Sky Black Death, Picasso has one of the more unique style’s in the oversaturated market that is in the hip hop industry. From his drug and sex-laden rhymes to his quirky movie references which often include cult classics such as Pee-Wee Herman. 

 Picasso has been hard at work dropping several captivating projects and singles over the past few years. He has garnered a passionate fan base that can’t seem to get enough Nacho! His latest venture comes in the form of a power move to Harry Fraud’s SRFSCHL label, which also includes some promising New Yorker’s in Adrian Lau, Eddie B, and The Kid Daytona. Nacho Picasso’s first release under the New York-based label comes in the form of the Harry Fraud produced “In The Trump” which feels as if it’s from an 80s action flick. I can see Nacho rapping as he slides across the front of his cop car only to blow a line before starting the car up and burning rubber on the way to go catch some bad guys.

ScHoolboy Q ft. Nas & BJ The Chicago Kid - Studio (Remix)

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Nas has been busy as of late between jumping on the remix to Wiz Khalifa's summer smash "We Dem Boyz" and addressing Your Old Droog rumors. His latest appearance comes as he joins ScHoolboy Q on his sensual BJ The Chicago Kid assisted single "Studio." Listen as Nas ponders and informs his fan base of his current status, "Finished up my new album. Single bout to be droppin. Last album on Def Jam and I got so many options."

Beatking ft. Danny Brown & RiFF RAFF - Rambunctious

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After a long work week sometimes you need to just kick off those uncomfortable work shoes, crack a brew and let loose. Houston buzzmaker Beatking has crafted the perfect song to end your work week to. You can play this at high volumes all why thinking "Fuck my boss! That over controlling prick." Listen as Beatking recruits Danny Brown and Riff Raff for a raucous new release which perfectly complements both artists in your face style of music.

Young Jeezy ft. Kendrick Lamar - Holy Ghost (Remix)

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After a relatively quiet summer from Top Daw Entertainment's (King) Kendrick Lamar we have been blessed with two new verses in as many days. The first came in the form of Flying Lotus' "Never Catch Me" and now he lends a hand on the remix to Jeezy's introspective offering "Holy Ghost." Lamar effortlessly spazzes and puts his lyrical prowess on display. "I have the lord as my shepherd, I'm bout to go cop a Lexus, I'm bout to go fuck Alexis, take this and flood my Rolexes, this black on black is a blessing, black on black crime on my weapon." Young Jeezy's latest album Seen It All is available now.

RATKING - So It Goes (Video)

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New York's most promising act, RATKING, continues to impress with their refreshing production and the captivating style of MC Wiki. The trio recently dropped off their latest visual "So It Goes" via visual superpower Noisey. We see the trio rocking in front of numerous broken televisions, some of which are playing a plethora of random grainy footage ranging from cats and mice to the Brooklyn Bridge. "So It Goes" is the title track off their well received album which is available now. Catch the upstart New Yorkers as they tour the country with Run The Jewels, which kicks off in the District of Columbia Nov. 1st at the 9:30 Club.

9/5/14 - Signal Kitchen - Burlington, VT 
9/11/14 - Rifflandia Festival - Victoria, BC 
10/17/14 - Los Globos - Los Angeles, CA 
10/18/14 - Treasure Island - San Francisco, CA 
11/01/14 - 9:30 Club - Washington, D.C. * 
11/02/14 - Jefferson Theater - Charlottesville, VA * 
11/03/14 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC * 
11/04/14 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA * 
11/06/14 - Trees - Dallas, TX * 
11/08/14 - Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX * 
11/10/14 - Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ * 
11/11/14 - Porters Pub - La Jolla, CA * 
11/12/14 - The Glass House - Pomona, CA * 
11/15/14 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR * 
11/17/14 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT * 
11/18/14 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO * 
11/20/14 - Fine Line Music Cafe - Minneapolis, MN * 
11/21/14 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI * 
11/22/14 - Metro - Chicago, IL * 
11/25/14 - St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI * 
11/26/14 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON * 
11/27/14 - Club Soda - Montreal, QC * 
11/28/14 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA * 
11/29/14 - Stage 48 - New York, NY * 

 * w/ Run The Jewels