Rolling Loud 2017 Teaser #1
ROLLING LOUD 2017 TEASER #1 BY NASSER BOULAICH
Posted by Rolling Loud Festival on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Kendrick, Future, Migos, Wayne, Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky, and so many more will be taking over the amphitheater in downtown Miami the weekend of May 5-7, 2017. With this many popular hip hop artists in one spot it’s sure to be an interesting weekend. Rolling Loud festival is back bigger than ever this year and it’s impressive ho
After their epic Bear Creek shows, it seems we can’t get enough of Lettuce. The dudes are currently tracking a new album (!!) in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, but they released some outtakes from their record Fly about a month ago to hold us over. Seeing as good music never gets old, we feel obligated to give you some new Lettuce even if it isn’t technically ‘new’. Have a funky weekend everybody! These are available as free downloads to put an extra “Pep ‘n Ste
Mos Def’s “Ms. Fat Booty” just got a revamp from producer Travis Varga. The Brooklyn-based Varga recently moved from California to live with the dudes in Exmag, and clearly the move is having a tremendous affect on his output. Peep the “Ms. Fat Booty” bootleg below and give it a free download if you’re feelin’ it. #mosdef #funk #rap #bootleg #brooklyn #hiphop #msnewbooty
Lucki Eck$ released his Body High project yesterday, but I’m just getting around to this today. I don’t even feel bad, because I doubt you knew about it. Lucki Eck$ is the chillest rapper out there. He’s got the laziest flow, syrup-based beats and it overall encompasses the same feeling that A$AP Rocky’s mixtape did. Listen below and chill the fuck out. #luckieck #rap #music #chancetherapper #chillmusic #bonobo #asaprocky #hiphop #luckiecks #bodyhigh
Joey Bada$$ has dropped the first single off his upcoming debut LP B4DA$$. The single is hot, stream it below. Joey has an upcoming show at the Brooklyn Bowl in NY on August 15th. Hit it up if you’re in the area. #rap #joeybadass #chillmusic #chill #joeybada #hiphop
Kianu teams up with the enigmatic producer Nice World for a chill cut that is for fans of Madlib, J Dilla, Joey Badass, etc. Peep it below and download for free. #madlib #gramatik #freddiegibbs #rap #music #niceworld #kianu #jdilla #hiphop #exmag
If you’re like me, you love 90s hip-hop and long for silky production with a smooth voice kickin’ rhymes. The pun wasn’t originally intended, but “Silky” is just that… Kianu, a rising rapper from Harrisburg, PA, has ties with Exmag and the Lowtemp crew, and is featured on Exmag’s album Proportions [added as a bonus]. Peep the song below and give it a DL. #gramatik #rap #music #kianu #hiphop #exmag
FireFly is here! As we all pack up the cars and head to Dover tomorrow, its time to start planning your schedule (if you haven’t done so thus far). Yesterday, the official FireFly app was updated with the newest maps, schedules and activities. To help you with the process of picking which acts to see and where, we have supplied a list of the acts were are most excited to see, on each stage! FIREFLY MAIN STAGE: Outkast & The Foo Fighters; sorry, I can’t pick just one. Outkast
The Polish Ambassador is one of our favorite artists, so when he hits us up on Facebook you know we gotta give him some love! The man has just released two brand new songs off his upcoming LP Pushing Through The Pavement. “Vision Fiberoptics” features the voice of Sean Haefeli on his neo-soul grind. The sung poetry over Polish’s organic vibe really sets this one off. As his popularity grows, it’s dope to see him working with new artists and while I had never heard of Haefeli
The Roots literally keep me believing in hip-hop. During a time where I can count the new(ish) hip-hop artists I think are dope on one hand, these guys continue to have it locked down almost THIRTY years after they started. That’s crazy! There isn’t another hip-hop band that’s even close to these guys and who knows if there will ever be… At any rate, the foundation of The Roots, ?uestlove and Black Thought stopped by Sway’s Universe to do some impressive freestyling and answe
The boy Paper Diamond is back with some instrumental hip hop heat! This is vintage Paper Diamond in a smooth and sexy fashion. Stream it below and go see the man when he comes to a town near you. UPCOMING TOUR DATES: 1/29 @ Ziggy’s, Winston Salem, NC
1/30 @ The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
1/31 @ Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
2/01 @ Terminal West, Atlanta, GA
2/05 @ Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville, VA
2/06 @ Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2/07 @ Webster Hall, N
Counterpoint has announced their 2014 festival lineup, which is highlighted by Outkast, Pretty Lights, Foster the People (are they really that good?) and STS9. This, of course, is more interesting due to the announcement that David Murphy has left STS9 made last night. The band did say that festival dates are still a go, and we imagine they will make an ATL-area performance work. Tickets for the festival are available here. #bassnectar #prettylights #indie #thieverycorporatio
The Roots @ Hangout Music Fest The Roots are the last of a dying breed. The hip-hop world doesn’t have bands anymore. Collectives like A Tribe Called Quest and Wu Tang Clan are very few and far between these days, and even those cats don’t rock guitars, drums and keys like this ultimate hip-hop band. I recently read ?uestlove’s book Mo’ Meta Blues and was thoroughly impressed. I knew these guys were dope, but I knew very little about the impact ?uestlove and the rest of the g
Photo Credit: Lindsay Tompkins | http://www.lindsaytompkins.com Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty band might have the greatest name in funk music today, but just because it’s funny doesn’t mean they aren’t meant to be taken seriously. Like Fishbone or Funkadelic, these guys have fun – even get a little goofy – on stage. But it’s all in between some mind-bending, decade-spanning funk that makes the set fly by like you’re in a time capsule operated by George Clinton himself. Photo Credit
HOT DAMN. This is the fire. Kendrick Lamar hopped on the newest Pusha T track off his upcoming album, which is terribly named My Name is My Name, in stores on October 8th. I don’t know why he had to go and call an album that, but I think it’s going to be dope either way. If this song and Kanye’s reactions are of any indication, it will be.
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Another new one off the highly anticipated, hip-hop album from Lotus. This song, titled “Cloud 9″ features Doodlebug (aka Cee Knowledge of Digable Planets) and Ras Arcane. It’s smooth beat is the perfect backdrop for the dreamy rhymes by the aforementioned MCs. Peep it below.
[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/105441532″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Bonus: Check out the other hip-hop Lotus track that was released a couple weeks ago.
Honestly, I never really thought ASAP Ferg was all that great, but this is pretty solid. A couple funny jabs and a few subliminal in what is quite a solid response to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse. #rap #kendricklamar #music #bigsean #jayelectronica #asapferg #verse #dj #asaprocky #control #hiphop #hype #freestyle
The boys in Lotus are gettin’ their hip-hop on with their newest release, Monk. The first “three minutes of funkiness” comes via Lotus & Lyrics Born for a roots-inspired rap track. Definitely pretty excited for this release. I love it when artists get outside their comfort zone and do something different.
[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/105441516″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Also, peep our interview with Lotus from Electric Forest!
The harlem shaker is gonna be pounding the pavement this fall, with a month-long tour of the United States. Go check out Baauer as he tours with Araabmuzik, DJ Mustard and S-Type on select dates. #dillonfrancis #rap #djmustard #harlemshake #stype #trap #flosstradamus #baauer #majorlazer #diplo #hiphop #araabmuzik #rlgrime