[PREMIERE] 24 Freestyle Ft. Logic, QuESt, Castro & Jon Bellion (Prod. By 6ix) : Must Hear Hip-Hop Freestyle [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Premieres by nick | Tags: 24 Freestyle, 6ix, Castro, Free Download, Freestyle, Hip-Hop, Jon Bellion, Logic, Premiere, Quest
Visionary Music Group, the group rapper Logic reps just let loose a new "posse cut" featuring some vicious freestyles from fellow VMG artists QuESt, Castro, Jon Belllion and Logic himself. The track is called "24 Freestyle" because it was recorded in the studio on Logic's 24th birthday. The beat is produced by 6ix and packs your classic freestyle cypher vibe with guitar strumming and all. All the artists really deliver some solid verses, with Logic coming in extremely hot dropping some reflections on working on his debut album over the past year. You can listen to the exclusive stream and grab a free download below. Enjoy!
24 Freestyle Ft. Logic, QuESt, Castro & Jon Bellion (Prod. By 6ix) | Free Download
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2013 proved to be a huge year in hip-hop with many artists stepping up and creating well established names for themselves throughout the year. We spent countless hours narrowing down the fine class of individuals by weighing out various aspects from label signings, music releases, live shows, media appearances and ability to create their own unique fanbase. Here is ThisSongIsSick.com Top 10 Breakout Rappers of 2013.
-Chance The Rapper
Breakout rapper of the year goes to Chicago’s newest star Chance the Rapper hands down. Having started his 2013 takeover by dropping the highly acclaimed Acid Rap mixtape which featured Childish Gambino, Ab-Soul among others which racked up hundreds of thousands of downloads upon its release. The momentum escalated by a string of collaborations and features including: popular UK singer James Blake on “Life Round Here”, pop star Justin Bieber “Confident”, as well as featured on Lil Wayne’s Dedication 5 Mixtape “You Song”. The hype was solidified with live performances across the US and Europe including a massive overpacked performance in his home city of Chicago at Lollapalooza. He then ventured out on a Sold Out headlining ‘Social Experiment Tour’ across the US. He even managed to slip his way in a televised Myspace commercial. We can expect huge things from Chance in 2014 as we have his debut album to anxiously look forward to. Twitter | Facebook
Breakout D.C. rapper Logic has been hot on our radar for years now starting the year off with a TSIS sponsored Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever mixtape and then announcing the signing with the iconic Def Jam Records. He has let the news out that he has Hit-Boy and No-Id amongst producers to provide production for his upcoming debut album which is sure to make quite the statement. He has had multiple sold out headlining tours building his strong group of fans called the “Rattpack” which really shows that his buzz expands far past the internet. We expect even bigger things to follow with his debut album release next year, watch out. Twitter | Facebook
The extremely young New Yorker Joey Bada$$ (just recently turning 18) has been on a mission to bring back the true “real hip-hop” of New York from the 90’s with his Pro Era crew and has been succeeding well. Joey kicked 2013 off with his collaboration alongside living icon DJ Premiere “Unorthodox” that was unarguably one of the best hip-hop tracks of the year. This was only the first track off his soon to be released Summer Knights EP which turned into one of the best mixtapes of the year. Due to the success of the mixtape select tracks, new ones were released under the same name as Summer Knights EP giving his fans a further taste to hold on to before his debut major label album. Him and his Pro Era crew are apart of a thriving pack of fresh hip-hop collectives in new york with The Underachievers and Flatbush Zombies who all managed to go out on a small nationwide run known as The Beast Coast Tour. Achieving all this and being barely 18 years old shows some insane potential for him to come in 2014 where he has already revealed his debut album is set for an early 2014 release titled B4.Da.$$. Twitter | Facebook
One of hip-hop’s most interesting new faces is the unforgettable voice and charisma of Detroit rapper Danny Brown who broke numerous headlines in 2013. He managed to release his third album “Old” through A-Trak’s primarily electronic music driven Fools Gold Record Label, finding success as the album made its way to #16 on the Billboard 200. The genre defying LP is packed with collaborations from the likes of A$AP Rocky, Purity Ring, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Freddie Gibbs, Charlie XCX, A-Trak and Rustie. Danny Brown showed real steel by proving he’s not afraid to step out of any boundaries of music and releasing an official remix of indie band Portual. the Man. Continous new music and a track record for energetic onstage presence landed him on stages such as Coachella, Electric Forest, North Coast Music Festival and saw him pair up with trap and bass producer / DJ Baauer on a collaborative sold out “Worst Of Both Worlds” tour. With all this hype, Danny captured a national TV appearance alongside Russell Brand on Kathy Griffin’s Bravo TV Show among many others. Danny has continued to develop off the beaten trail into a new brand of rapping that makes Danny such a hot commodity. We can expect only the largest of things from Danny Brown in 2014 and should expect to see him touring heavily as well as new music. Twitter | Facebook
One of Queens, New York’s finest Action Bronson has put in work for years and finally received his rightful amount of shine by taking his career to new levels in 2013. He kicked the year off right by being featured on A$AP Rocky’s monster Long.Live.A$AP album with a verse on the infamous track “1Train” alongside Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown and Big K.R.I.T. Bronson finally received his title in XXL Magazine’s “2013 Freshman Class” which earned him further recognition globally, followed by a much talked about performance at Coachella Music Festival and a co-headlining tour with Bruiser Brigade’s Danny Brown on the 2 High 2 Die tour. The year really heated up after releasing his major label EP “SAAAB Stories” entirely produced by Harry Fraud and features verses by Raekwon and Wiz Khalifa. To keep the buzz brewing, he capped the year off with a very strong and distinctively off-beat themed mixtape “Blue Chips Pt. 2” produced fully by the talented Party Supplies boasting features from Mac Miller and Ab-Soul among others. 2014 for Action features a much anticipated debut major label album with features from legends Nas, Mobb Deep and Kool G Rap already confirmed. Twitter | Facebook
After signing with Rick Rock’s Maybach Music Group in 2012, Chicago native Rockie Fresh went under wraps for his biggest year yet. He kicked 2013 off hard with his first MMG release in the form of his much anticipated Electric Highway mixtape featuring Rick Ross, Curren$y, Nipsey Hussle and production from Lunice of TNGHT. Rockie supported the mixtape with a headlining Electric Highway tour bringing out Lunice among others. He was featured on the MMG Self Made Vol. 3 compilation on 6 different tracks. He managed to finish out the year with a free collaboration EP alongside Casey Veggies aptly titled “Fresh Veggies” produced by Lunice, Jahlil Beats and Hit-Boy. 2014 holds a brand new mixtape, which is set to be his final tape with already confirmed collaborations with indie singer Ed Sheeran and production from Lunice, Boi1da and others. This will provide the last push into his debut studio album from Maybach which is set to release in addition to the mixtape before the end of the year. Twitter | Facebook
Following Kendrick Lamar’s footsteps as the next member of the Black Hippy rap group to break out as a solo artist is Schoolboy Q who had quite a successful 2013. An unbelievable amount of hype surrounding his debut major label album Oxymoron that led to everybody not even getting the album with us now having to wait till next February. The album’s first single “Collared Greens” ft. TDE leader Kendrick Lamar was obsessively replayable, which became extremely successful both online and even gaining him radio play. Outside of his solo work he even managed to have an TV appearance on Jay Leno performing his song with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “White Walls”. From all of his buzz he earned the right to play all throughout the country supporting A$AP Rocky on his 40 date Long Live A$AP Tour. I have quite a feeling that Schoolboy’s new album Oxymoron is going to be in the same league as TDE mate Kendrick Lamar’ Good Kid, M.A.A.D City with already confirmed features from the entire Black Hippy cast including Kendrick, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Pharrell and The Alchemist with many more to be added. Twitter | Facebook
Whether it’s his over the top physical appearance (from hair to clothing), unmistakable lyricism on tracks, unforgettable charisma on his TV appearances, sheer ability to captivate his social media audience, or maybe all of these things combined, it’s safe to say Riff Raff aka Jody Highroller has cemented himself as one of the most recognizable and talked about rappers around. Riff Raff was on his grind throughout 2013, producing an overwhelming amount of music video content which consistently showed off his playboy lifestyle while delivering abstract verses. His highly anticipated debut album Neon Icon being released on Mad Decent with feature collaborations with Drake, A$AP Rocky, Future, Snoop Dogg, and other notable hip-hop artists along with Riff Raff stating that he’s creating music video’s for each track on the album. Playing countless dates on Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Party, on top of selling out his own headline shows nationwide is only a taste of the success Riff Raff saw in 2013. The addition of Jody Husky to Riff Raff’s persona has increased his social media presence greatly as the chillest pup in the business keeps his master company along every step of the way. Becoming a regular host on MTV’s red carpet events and guest spots on various shows is only foreshadowing the crossover of Riff raff to the TV / Movie world. He ends the year keeping the world on it’s toes for his debut album Neon Icon set for a 2014 release. Twitter | Facebook
Following A$AP Rocky as the next break apart as a solo artist from the A$AP mob is A$AP Ferg, aka Mr. Trap Lord. He gained attention heading into 2013 with the success of his is song “Work” from the A$AP Mob mixtape, so it was fitting he brought ASAP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, and Trinidad James on for the official remix and what became the first single off his debut project Trap Lord. What started as a mixtape grew into the rappers debut album release due to how big of a project it had become and how many artists were involved. He brought out legends like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, B-Real of Cypress Hill, Onyx and new stars including A$AP Rocky, Waka Flocka Flame, French Montana and Trinidad James. The song “Shabba” became the artists first radio single gaining huge airplay in the United States. The album overall lived up to the hype coming in at #9 overall on the Billboard album chart. Ferg acted on the hype by supporting Juicy J on his sold out Stay Trippy tour. BET actually named him “Rookie Of the Year”, although he was not there to accept the award as he did not think he was going to win, perfectly summing up how unexpectedly big Ferg managed to grow in one years span. His 2014 looks very promising with an expected headline tour, and new music in the works! Twitter | Facebook
While the group Odd Future was spreading virally thanks to members Tyler, The Creator and Frank Ocean, 19 year old member Earl Sweatshirt was locked away at a Juvenile facility in Samoa, although still managed to accumulate a notorious internet fame. 2013 was finally this young rappers time to truly shine as a solo artist with a much anticipated debut album “Doris” which he premiered material for while on stage with Flying Lotus and Mac Miller in the spring. He then released the expectedely offbeat visual for “WHOA” featuring Tyler, The Creator which grew to being his biggest video to date. The album also featured Frank Ocean and Mac Miller, RZA, Casey Veggies among others and was received commercially extremely well hitting the #5 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Overall and even securing the #1 Hip-Hop spot. He put the hype on the line bringing out fans across the US with his co-headlining tour with Tyler, The Creator with all sold out dates. With how promosing his album was and his ability to perform live, Tyler might have a running for top artist out of the OF crew. Twitter | Facebook
TSIS sponsored artist Logic has been having a successful year following the signing with Def Jam, recently supporting Kid Cudi’s entire tour, sold-out headlining tour and now we get our hands on some new music. Logic drops us off ‘Like Me’ which he enlisted Casey Veggies on to help complete the track. The smooth production is from Logic himself, while he destroys the track with his lyricism and Veggies offers a chilled out contrast to end the track. Listen and download the exclusive premiere of the song below, enjoy!
Logic – Like Me (Ft. Casey Veggies) | Free Download
Logic will not stop, today we have the premiere of his latest huge song “Two Kings” featuring King Chip (formerly Chip tha Ripper). Logic lays down some unreal fast paced lyricism right from the beginning then King Chip comes in for an amazing contrast adding some strong lines. We hear a matured sound from Logic only months after getting signed to major label Def Jam with some production from C-sick. Grab the free download, make sure to see Logic live as he rolls through your town. Enjoy.
Logic – Two Kings (Ft. King Chip) | Download Updated
[GIVEAWAY] Win VIP tickets to see Kid Cudi, Tyler the Creator, Juicy J, Logic and King Chip at Red Rocks AmphitheaterPosted in Contests, News, Premieres by jordan | Tags: Contest, Giveaway, Juicy J, Kid Cudi, King chip, Logic, Red Rocks, The Creator
One of the final Red Rocks concerts is finally approaching featuring Kid Cudi, Tyler, The Creator (of Odd Future), Juicy J, TSIS sponsored Logic and King Chip for an extra stacked night of hip-hop on the rocks on September 16th. We are lucky enough to be giving out a pair of VIP tickets to check the event out in style. Listen below for some music from each of the artists playing.
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Kid Cudi – Immortal
Tyler, the Creator – 48
Juicy J – The Woods (Ft. Justin Timberlake)
Logic – Numbers
Recent signed Def Jam rapper Logic has been on the road of his highly successful Welcome To Forever Tour which is sponsored by This Song Is Sick. The tour ends tomorrow night and now we get another part of the Tour focused “Just Another Day” video recap series, Episode 17. This shows an inside look of Logic behind the scenes. In this video it highlights 15 different cities across the US and Canada including Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas, Houston, Boulder, Portland, Vancouver, Seattle, Milwaukee, and Denver.
This Song Is Sick co-signed hip-hop star Logic gets interviewed by one of the most entertaining people alive out of Vancouver, BC Canada. For those unaware, Nardwuar will dig deeper then any reporter pulling out details from artists past that always end up blowing them away, like how Logic used to rap at Joe’s Crab Shack back in his hometown. Watch this very enjoyable 14 minute interview to dig a little deeper with Logic.
Logic has kicked off his headlining Welcome to Forever Tour in spirit of the recent huge TSIS sponsored mixtape Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever. The tour presented by Visionary Music Group and powered by Thissongissick.com has been primarily sold out so far. Skizzy Mars, C Dot Castro and Quest have been it up every night prior to Logic offering some great support. He is one of our favorite rappers in the game right now, and would reccomend doing whatever possible to catch him live in a city near you. Tour info.
Are the tickets in your city already sold out? Do you want to meet Logic in person? Are you low on cash? We have the perfect opportunity for you.
We are going to be giving hooking up some lucky winners in each city with the chance to not only see Logic live, but to also get to talk with him. The VIP package includes a special meet & greet with Logic after the show. We are picking a lucky winner and a friend on every stop of the whole tour.
Grand Prize (1 winner per city): 2 VIP passes to meet Logic after the show + 2 tickets to the concert in the city of your choice
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Logic – Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever (Mixtape) : Must Hear Hip-Hop Mixtape [Free Download] [This Song Is Sick Sponsored]Posted in Chill, Mixtapes / Albums, Premieres by nick | Tags: Free Download, Hip-Hop, Logic, Mixtape, Rap
Rising Maryland based rapper Logic drops us off one of the longest most highly anticipated mixtapes of the year, Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever. This is his 4th mixtape following up the previously This Song Is Sick sponsored Young Sinatra: Undeniable and Young Sinatra. He recently got picked as apart of the annual XXL Freshmen Class. He also just signed with the iconic rap record label Def Jam Recordings. For Welcome to Forever we get to hear a far more matured artist who still holds on to his roots. The production incredible all the way throughout from producers such as No ID, Don Cannon and so many more. He also brought out some dope featured guests including Trinidad Jame$, Kid Ink, Dizzy Wright, John Witherspoon, among others. This release sounds more like an album then a mixtape, making is easily one of the top hip-hop tapes of the year. Grab this entire mixtape for free below. Enjoy!
Also Logic is about to embark on his nationwide Welcome to Forever Tour in support of this mixtape, also sponsored by This Song Is Sick. Check out all the dates here
XXL Magazine just let loose their legendary Cyphers. For those unaware, these are their freestyles from each person who made it on their annual Freshmen class cover. This first video show Dizzy Wright, This Song Is Sick favorite Logic, and the incredible female rapper Angel Haze. They all really tear up the beat, but Logic manages to blow it out. He lays down exactly why there is so much hype around him, and why he just got signed to Def Jam Recordings for his debut album. He manages to rep Visionary Music Group and the Ratt Pack (His loyal fans) both so hard in the cypher. Dizzy Wright and Angel Haze both bring it as well. Enjoy!
Also included below is the first 2 episodes featuring Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, Travis Scott in the first; as well as Kirko Bangz, Trinidad James and Schoolboy-Q.
Post below who you think did the best.
XXL Cyphers Episode 1 (Ft. Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, Travis Scott)
XXL Cyphers Episode 2 (Ft. Kirko Bangz, Trinidad James, Schoolboy Q)
Visionary Music Group artist Logic fresh off announcing his Def Jam record deal and XXL Freshman class title drops us off the latest track off his upcoming TSIS sponsored mixtape, Welcome to Forever which is set for a May 7th release. He fearlessly tackles the instrumental to one of the biggest hip-hop records ever “Ms. Jackson” by Outkast. He does more the justice to the track laying down some bone-chilling flow and wordplay. Grab the free download, enjoy!
Also Logic is about to embark on a massive 32 date nationwide Welcome to Forever Tour bringing alongside Skizzy Mars, Castro and Quest. You can see more info on the tour here and grab tickets at www.VMGTour.com
Logic – Roll Call | Direct Download
let’s loose the second track off his upcoming Welcome to Forever mixtape set for a May release.
One of our favorite rappers that we have been supporting since day one, Maryland based Logic just announced a monumental record deal signing with iconic record label Def Jam Recordings. His entire Visionary Music Group crew got signed, leaving him with full creative control, so we don’t have to worry about his sound changing. In the past 2 years he has released two highly succecsful This Song Is Sick sponsered mixtapes Young Sinatra: Undeniable and Young Sinatra as well as sold out all across the US and Europe, really making him the perfect candidate for the huge record deal. Now he will have all the tools to create the best possible music yet. He also locked in the legendary hip-hop producer No ID to produce his debut album, the producer famous for working with Kanye West, Jay-Z, Big Sean, Common and Nas.
For those unaware the impressive Def Jam umbrella includes Jay-Z Roc Nation, Kanye West’s GOOD Music, Rick Ross’s solo deal, Rihanna, and so many more. Now Logic will be joining the all star cast and like we mentioned bringing along his Vissionary Music Group family, so we can expect the signature Logic we love, yet working with a doper lineup of artists.
This also comes after just recently making it on the cover of the Freshmen Class issue of XXL Magazine alongside other rising starts including Joey Bada$$ and Trinidad James.
The video features one of the new singles off Logic’s upcoming Welcome to Forever mixtape. Also Logic recently announced he would be hitting up a city near you on his Welcome to Forever tour that is powered by Thissongissick.com, see all tour dates here.
We could not be more proud of such a hard working artist who really gives hope to anyone trying to aspire to be anything. Let’s see where he will go next!
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