Evidence is a veteran with 20+ years under his belt as 1/3 of the LA based hip hop trio Dilated Peoples as well as a successful solo career. After back to back tours in Europe and back home in the states alongside Jurassic 5 for the “Word of Mouth Tour”, Ev took some time out of his crazy schedule to sit and talk about the first Dilated People’s album in 8 YEARS- Directors of Photography (available now), being a multi-talented artist, tour life, the struggle to keep the groups original sound but still “pushing forward”, different types of fans and even gave an EXCLUSIVE on his now not-so-secret project under works with a surprise artist. Listen in to hear more! Dilated People’s newest album Directors of Photography is available now!
Young Thug, A$AP Ferg and Freddie Gibbs join forces to give us “Old English,” a sweet surprise from what seemed to be an odd collaboration, but turned out to be a banger. The Salva and Nick-Hook produced track is the first single from the upcoming Mass Appeal compilation album, which is set to drop on September 2.
Brooklyn emcee Troy Ave, who just recently graced the XXL freshman cover is not stepping on the brakes anytime soon. After receiving attention from his first studio album, New York City, Troy Ave has been on cruise control and has managed to steadily build a prolific name in the game. Check out visuals for Troy Ave’s “My Day,” a solo track from his crew’s BSB Vol 4.
Spitta drops “A Lil Sumthn” on us this fine Summer Saturday. The Jet Life vet was assisted by young up & coming producer Purpdogg on production.
Soul has been keeping us hooked over the past few weeks with the drops of singles and videos leading up to the release of his upcoming album These Days.. Today, there are visuals for his track “Closure” featuring Jhene Aiko.
“All you hear is New York this and New York that. Let’s keep it real muhf*ckas I brought New York back!”- Troy Ave
A hefty and very confident statement made by 2014 XXL Freshman Troy Ave in his new track, the “Your Style” Remix. As if the statement itself didn’t pack a punch and capture immediate attention, the up and coming New York rapper piled on the features with vets to the game TI, Diddy (or P Diddy or Puff Daddy, well.. you get it) and Ma$e.
Ryshon Jones drops a new single on us entitled “Capsule”. This is one song out of the many we’re sure are to come since we’ve caught word he’s working on multiple projects.
Cool Kid Chuck Inglish drops visuals for his song “Legs”. Assisted by duo Chromeo, it would probably be safe to assume that as for production inspiration was drawn from their electro-funk roots. And a song about what? You should already know.
A month or so back, twitter was buzzing with this year’s list of XXL Magazine’s Freshmen. As you may or may not know, XXL Magazine throws together something like a top 10 of rappers to look out for every year. This year, as well as many years prior, we’ve seen the likes of some of our fave up & comers such as but not limited to: Chance the Rapper, Isaiah Rashad, Vic Mensa and Troy Ave.
Statik Selekt’ joins forces with youngin Joey Bad & Freddie Gibbs for the single “Carry On”. A real smooth track that from the beginning hints at carrying on tradition.