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Pusha T Delivers Impressive Kanye-Produced Album 'DAYTONA': Hip-Hop

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After many delays and rewrites, the new album from rapper Pusha T is finally here. His third studio album Daytona is produced in its entirety by Kanye West, and features verses from Kanye and Rick Ross.

The Virginia Beach rapper chooses to emphasize quality over quantity on his new project, with only seven songs clocking in at total of 22 minutes. The album is the first of several in the coming weeks entirely produced by Kanye West, who experiments here combining latin guitars with trap hi-hats, turning up the bass, and continuing to try new things with samples. Album standout "Come Back Baby" features a soul sample juxtaposed with one of the hardest basslines of the year; the perfect backdrop for Pusha's 80's drug-dealer villain persona. His evil delivery and confidence in his lines give him an unmatchable flow on every track.

It was reported that Kanye West paid $85k to use the photo of Whitney Houston's bathroom for the cover of Daytona, a name which references a Rolex watch to represent the luxury of time Pusha T has. These lavish details represent what Pusha gives us with this album: a man in his prime confidently rapping about money and drugs over luxurious beats.

Pusha T - Daytona

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Smino & Mick Jenkins Link Up On Extra Smooth New Hip-Hop Song "New Coupe, Who Dis?"

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For his first new song of 2018, TSIS favorite Smino has connected with Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins and production group THEMpeople for "New Coupe, Who Dis?

The smooth track effortlessly blends the styles of Smino and Mick Jenkins, and it's a surprise that this is their first collaboration with the natural chemistry they have together. The jazzy beat is produced by Smino himself alongside THEMpeople, who are best known for their work with Chicago artists like Mick Jenkins and Chance the Rapper. Both rappers show off what they are best at on the track; Mick Jenkins with his intricate wordplay and technical flows, and Smino using his singing/rapping voice to further demonstrate why he is one of the most promising rising artists of the last few years.

Smino's 2017 album blckswn made it all the way to #4 of our favorite hip-hop projects from last year, and this new track shows that his follow-up may even be able to improve on that. Enjoy! 

Smino & Mick Jenkins - New Coupe, Who Dis?

Childish Gambino Releases New Music With Wild New Song "This Is America" + Music Video

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Childish Gambino has returned with a new song "This is America"! This is some of the most experimental and wild we've seen Donald on his Childish Gambino project as he unleashes a crazy rap song, much different from the sound of his most recent album. The song is more focused on the production bringing multiple influences while Childish offers catchy, minimal bars and it somehow works perfectly. The video is one of his best yet and has a few dark surprises, making a statement.

This is likely the first song from his follow-up album to 2016's Awaken, My Love!, which Donald Glover has said will be his final project under the Childish Gambino name. We are not sure if the next album is going to continue with the Funkadelic-inspired sound of his most recent album or return to the more traditional rapping from earlier in his career, or something entirely different, but either way we can't wait to hear what he's been working on.

Childish just appeared on SNL tonight along with this new music. We can't wait to hear what else he has coming.  Enjoy!

Childish Gambino - This Is America

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