Vic Mensa is absolutely killing it this year. He’s proven to be the future of Chicago hip hop alongside his longtime friend Chance The Rapper, but is going a different route from Chance as he’s chosen to be signed while Chance is staying independent.
This year Vic has already collaborated with Kaytranada multiple times and with Kanye on one of the hits of the summer with “U Mad” while recently being signed by Jay Z’s Roc Nation. We previously heard a live version of his collaboration with Skrillex, “No Chill,” but now we get to hear a radio rip of the studio version, and it exactly what we were hoping for. Skrillex brings his relentless drums and wonky horns as he proves he can produce hip hop as well as he does with his other production efforts. Vic goes in on this heater spitting choppy, lyrical verses while the beat drops in & out and he adds a catchy hook that has us impatiently awaiting more info about his debut studio album, Traffic.
Skrillex & Vic Mensa – No Chill
Just last week Kanye West gave Chance the Rapper a shout out stating that he is one of the "most talented young new artists" and even hinted at a potentiall future collab during his Ottawa Bluefest set. We shared the video of Chance absolutely losing his shit upon hearing Kanye which you can watch here.
Well just today, Chance visited Chicago talk show Windy City LIVE! where he was asked a series of questions, which quickly led to a discussion about Kanye. After being asked if the two artists have been working together, Chance confirms stating "Me and Kanye and a lot of Chicago artists, a lot of dope artists, are working on a collaborative effort that will be released tentatively.” You can watch the entire 42 minute talk show below where Chance goes in detail about upcoming performances including headlining Pitchfork Festival and linking up with Donnie Trumpet amongst various other topics.
It sounds like this "collaborative effort" might be more than just a song. Kanye West's last collaborative project was with Jay-Z on the 2011 Watch the Throne, could this be the next collab project for him? Chance also just released the album "Surf" with Donnie Trumpet, which featured his group of bandmates and too many friends to name. Could we be looking at Kanye West + Chance the Rapper & The Social Experiement EP or mixtape or album?? We can only speculate, but will fill you in as more info pours in. Comment below and enjoy!
Bassnectar recently announced the brand new full length album / mixtape project, Into The Sun, a few weeks ago while releasing five of the tracks that had the internet going nuts. Today we get a track we've been looking to greatly, an unexpected collaboration between rising Philly producer Louis Futon and Zion I. The song takes Bassnectar's signature festival ready style and fuses it with a funky, future sounding trap twist that comes together perfectly. The vocals from Zion I add just the right touch to make the song really stand out. Listen below to an early leak of the track before it comes out on the album tomorrow, enjoy!
UPDATE: The track is now available on iTunes and everywhere else to purchase along with the entire album.
Bassnectar & Louis Futon – Sideways (Ft. Zion I) | Purchase
[PREMIERE] Coolwater (Far East Movement & Autolaser New Supergroup) “Up To No Good” (ft. Adrian Delgado) : Must Hear Future Bass / Chill Trap [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Premieres by nick | Tags: Adrian Delgado, AutoLaser, Collaboration, Coolwater, far east movement, Future Bass, Hip-Hop
Say hello to a very exciting and unexecpted new musical supergroup Coolwater spanning across the globe with LA based electronic hip-hop trio Far East Movement who have linked up with buzzing Norway based future bass producer Autolaser. They have both been featured on TSIS frequently and we coudln't be happier to announce the project and premire their debut release with the single "Up To No Good". They bring in Adrian Delgado to help with the vocals which lie under the simply jaw dropping production. This very melodic chilled out hit packs just the right amount of trap and hip-hop for just the right outcome. We are happy to premiere the song below with an exclusive free download for our readers. It's safe to say we can expect a lot from this new project this year from the sound of the first track. Enjoy!
Coolwater (aka Far East Movement & Autolaser) – Up To No Good (ft. Adrian Delgado) | Free Download
Kendrick Lamar has previously released songs titled “The Heart” in three parts with Pt. 3 released just before Good Kid M.A.A.D. City in 2012, and now we get to hear an unofficial, leaked installment of this song series.
This long snippet of "The Heart Pt. 4" enlists the lyrical talents of Schoolboy Q to compliment Kendrick on this 2 minute track and sounds like it was recorded during these two’s mixtape days due to the notable difference in their voices and flow. The previous tracks released in this series are some of Kendrick’s heavier, more lyrical tracks yet, which makes us think that maybe this new track was supposed to appear on a past mixtape, but never saw the light of day. Check out this new track along with the official first three songs in “The Heart” series below.
Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Pt. 4 feat. Schoolboy Q
Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Pt. 1
Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Pt. 2 feat. Dash Snow
Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Pt. 3
Another day, another unbelievable hip-hop collaboration. Iconic hip-hop trio De La Soul and Nas have just linked up on an unexpected new track "God It". With old school sounding production from G Force, a catchy synth melody in the background is set for De La Soul and Nas to all trade verses back with ease. This is the first track we've heard from Nas since he remixed J. Cole's "Let Nas Down".
This is not off De La Soul's forthcoming studio album which has been paid for via Kickstarter. Dave of De La Soul let this statement out with the track:
While busy at work, we also like to play. This song is not on the new album, but an indication of good music to come. The song was produced by G_Force and you may recognize our featured guest.
De La Soul ft. Nas – God It | Support De La Soul's New Album
Up and coming rapper Glasses Malone has enlisted none other than Kendrick Lamar for a feature on his latest tune “Thuggin.” Kendrick steered away from his gangster rap tendencies on his new critically acclaimed album To Pimp A Butterfly, and now has a fresh verse offering his lyrical insight on what it means to be a thug. There seems to be no stopping Kdot as he keeps delivering fresh features lately with his new verses on Kanye's “All Day,” the “It’s True” remix, and his “Eye’s Above” collab with Flying Lotus. Now he gives us yet another great verse where he even brings some singing vocal effects to polish out his refreshing rhymes.
Glasses Malone – Thuggin' Feat. Kendrick Lamar
Super-producer Skrillex has been known to work with some incredible people such as Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Chance The Rapper, Justin Bieber and many many more. Today we have news that Sonny is adding to his collab repertoire Rage Against The Machine guitar player Tom Morello and Jay Z-signed artist Jahlil Beats. A picture just surfaced moments ago without many details but we know this could only lead to something HUGE. Seems like Tom Morello is really branching out into the electronic world after a picture of him and Bassnectar in the studio popped up last month as well. We are more than excited to see what comes of these collaborations. We will keep you posted as more info rolls in.
Rising superstar Kygo is taking the dance world by storm one release and mainstage festival play at a time. Well before his massive performance at Coachella yesterday, Kygo announced on his Facebook page that he'd be throwing out 20 special usb sticks in the crowd that would hold a surprise. That surprised ended up being his collab with Dillon Francis titled "Coming Over," and features vocals from James Hershey. You can stream the high quality mp3 below and look out for an official release. Enjoy
Kygo & Dillon Francis (Ft James Hersey) – Coming Over
Back in November we posted a video of Flying Lotus dropping a version of “Eyes Above” with a ferocious verse from Kendrick Lamar during one of Flylo's live sets, and now we get to hear a longer clip of the highly anticipated collaboration as it was premiered in Flying Lotus's special To Pimp A Butterfly edition of his radio show.
These two L.A. artists make magic happen whenever they team up, likd we've seen on “Never Catch Me” off FlyLo's You’re Dead and “Wesley’s Theory” off Kendrick's To Pimp A Buttlerfly. There is actually an entire mixtape worth of collaborative material between these two after Flylo sent Kendrick a folder of music for TPAB, and it looks like we are starting to see some of these all sta collaborations from these trendsetters. Enjoy!
Flying Lotus – Eyes Above (feat. Kendrick Lamar) (Radio Rip)
Sad thing about that folder of music is I heard he recorded to every one of those songs. Probably never gon hear those. Ooof
— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) March 16, 2015
Chicago based rapper, Towkio, who is a part of Vic Mensa and Chance the Rapper's Save Money crew, has just shared the latest song from his upcoming mixtape .Wav Theory. This follows up the previously surfaced "Involved," which featured Vic Mensa and had production from Kaytranada.
Today's song "Heaven Only Knows" features Chance the Rapper, production from Lido, and vocals from Chicago singer Eryn Allen Kane. We hear Lido's signature vocal chop heavy style production fused with the live instrument style Chance has become known for. Towkio starts things off, followed by Chance with both laying down some amazing vereses. Eryn Allen Kane provides the addiitonal vocals which help tie it all together. We can only hope to see all these artists collaborate on something more in the future. Listen below to the full version of the song and grab a free download on April 28th with the release of Towkio's Wav. Theory mixtape. Enjoy!
The full track-list for Wav. Theory has also been released, so see below.
01 .Wav Theory
02 Clean Up [ft. Chance the Rapper]
03 Free Your Mind [ft. Donnie Trumpet]
04 I Know You
05 God In Me [ft. Leather Corduroys]
07 Addicted (interlude)
09 Break You Off
10 Involved [ft. Vic Mensa]
12 Heaven Only Knows [ft. Chance the Rapper, Lido, and Eryn Allen Kane]
LA bass pioneer Kill The Noise has been fairly quiet on releasing originals but has now returned with a massive collaboration with Aussie electro producer Tommy Trash on the massive new single "Louder", which is taken from KTN's forthcoming debut studio album. The song is a relentless electro heater that shows each producer's respective styles with heavy drums, gnarly growls and a drop that is guaranteed to bring out your bass face. Kill The Noise and Tommy Trash will be setting out on an eight date North American "Louder" tour to celebrate the release with all dates below. With both of these DJS involved, this is a tour you will not want to miss. Stream the full song below and we will keep you updated as details roll in for a release date.
Kill the Noise and Tommy Trash – 'Louder' feat. Rock City
From his extra heavy music choice, to his energy filled sets and metal like hair and headbanging, Bassnectar is without a doubt the metalhead rock figure within the electronic world. This makes this newest bit of news all the more fitting as Bassnectar just shared a photo of himself with Tom Morello of iconic rock metal band Rage Against The Machine in the studio with the caption:
"In the studio with Tom Morello, raging against machines!!!"
He has played various bass infused metal bootlegs over the years, even including a remix of Rage's "Killing In The Name Of" in his live sets, so this is quite a natural collaboration. As we sit and patiently wait for whatever magic the two have cooked up you can get an idea of what it might sound like by listening to Bassnectar's remix of "Seek & Destroy" by Metallica below.
Big Sean, Drake and Kanye West all link up for the video for “Blessings” which is taken from Sean’s recent studio album Dark Sky Paradise. We get a very minimalistic video done in all black and white with all three rappers delivering their verses with not an ounce of fucking around, fitting with the serious tone of the track. Watch the powerful video below. Enjoy!
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