G-Eazy – Been On (Remix) (Ft. Rockie Fresh & Tory Lanez) : Huge Hip-Hop Collaboration [Free Download]

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G-Eazy's recent single "Been On" off his upcoming studio album These Things Happen just received a fresh switch up with the addition of hip-hop rising stars Rockie Fresh and Tory Lanez for an official remix. G-Eazy throws an altered verse into the original with Rockie starting the track off and Tory finishing things properly. You can stream and grab a free download below. Enjoy.

G-Eazy – Been On (Remix) (Ft. Rockie Fresh & Tory Lanez) | Free Download

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Top 10 Breakout Rappers Of 2013

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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.

 

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-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

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-Logic

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

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-Joey Bada$$

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

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-Danny Brown

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

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-Action Bronson

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

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-Rockie Fresh

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

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-Schoolboy Q

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

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-RIFF RAFF

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

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-A$AP Ferg

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

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-Earl Sweatshirt

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

 

 

 

 

 

Casey Veggies & Rockie Fresh Release “Fresh Veggies” (Mixtape) : Hip-Hop / Rap

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Casey Veggies and Rockie Fresh have finally released their collaborative mixtape Fresh Veggies available for stream and download now. We first previewed the tape with the single ‘Sacrifice’ and now the full release is out for your audible pleasure. The rest of the mixtapetape follows in the same mellowed out fashion with some additional production from Hit-Boy, Branchez, Lunice and more. They also enlisted Juicy J, Kirko Bangz and others to lay down lyrics on a few of the tracks. Stream the project and grab the download below. Enjoy.

Casey Veggies & Rockie Fresh – Fresh Veggies (Full Mixtape) | Direct Download

Casey Veggies & Rockie Fresh - Fresh Veggies [Prod. By Lunice]

Casey Veggies & Rockie Fresh – The World [Prod. by Branchez]

Casey Veggies & Rockie Fresh - All That (Feat. Juicy J & Ty Dolla $ign) [Prod. By Leken Taylor]

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Rockie Fresh and Casey Veggies – “Sacrifice” : Refreshing Hip-Hop From Upcoming Mixtape

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Rockie Fresh and Casey Veggies just let loose a brand new collaboration song ‘Sacrifice’, the first song off their recently announced free EP aptly titled Fresh Veggies. Both artists offer their signature care free yet confident chilled out flows, all over some smooth production from Rey Reel. The young rappers have announced they will be releasing the collaboration EP for free download on December 16th presented by Puma. Stream below until then. Enjoy!

Rockie Fresh and Casey Veggies, “Sacrifice” | Free Download on December 16th

Rockie Fresh (Feat. Lunice) – HEADQUARTERS Freestyle : Massive Trap / Hip-Hop Collaboration

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The exciting trap and hip-hop partnership of Chicago lyricist Rockie Fresh and Montreal beat maker Lunice have teamed up yet again to produce another track that showcases both of their talents. Picking up right where they left off on the spring release of ‘Panera Bread’ (read more here), ‘HEADQUARTERS Freestyle’ features one bumping trap beat from the TNGHT producer while Rockie Fresh spits some catchy bars. You can catch Rockie Fresh on his November HEADQUARTERS tour starting next week and Lunice in various cities throughout the fall. Enjoy

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Rockie Fresh – Panera Bread (Ft. Rick Ross) (Produced by Lunice) gets Official Music Video

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Chicago star Rockie Fresh drops us off his latest video for  “Panera Bread”, his track featuring label boss Rick Ross and unstoppable producer Lunice (1/2 of TNGHT). This track has been one of my favorite Rockie tracks to date and deserved some proper visuals. Also look out for Maybach Music Groups’s Self Made 3 featuring some new Rockie Fresh, Rick Ross and the whole MMG cast dropping tomorrow through iTunes. Enjoy.

Rockie Fresh – Panera Bread (Ft. Rick Ross) (Produced by Lunice) | Direct Download | Pre-Order Self Made 3

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Rockie Fresh – Kush Do (Ft. Wiz Khalifa) : Hip-Hop Collaboration [Free Download]

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Chicago’s Rockie Fresh continues his rise by collaborating with Wiz Khalifa on the smoke induced “Kush Do”. Both artists deliver some kush filled care free verses with both their unique mellow styles. Rockie has been nice enough to pass this one out for free download in return for a facebook like. Taylor Gang and Maybach Music Group unite. Enjoy!

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Rockie Fresh – Panera Bread (Ft. Rick Ross & Lunice) : Huge Hip-Hop / Trap Collaboration

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Rockie Fresh drops off a spur of the moment collaborative anthem “Panera Bread”. He brought out his label boss Rick Ross as well as previous collaborator Lunice (Half of TNGHT). The production is extra clean and paints the perfect soundtrack for both Rick Ross and Rockie Fresh to come it and wreck it. This is off a new Birthday Tape from Rockie coming out for free later this week. Enjoy!

Rockie Fresh – Panera Bread (Ft. Rick Ross & Lunice)

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Rockie Fresh – Electric Highway (Mixtape) : Fresh Hip-Hop Mixtape [MMG] [Free Download]

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After a long long wait, we get the latest from Chicago’s Rockie Fresh. This newest mixtape is Rockie’s first release after signing with Maybach Music Group, the label run under Rick Ross. This follows up his previous Driving 88 that Thissongissick sponsored. The music packs 17 tracks all featuring Rockie’s seemingly effortless mellowed out smart lyricism. We already got to sample Life Long (Ft. Rick Ross & Nipsey Hussle) and Superman OG bringing out trap star Lunice. Grab the mixtape and go for a ride. Enjoy!

Rockie Fresh – Electric Highway (Mixtape) | Direct Download | Datpiff

Rockie Fresh – Life Long (Feat. Rick Ross & Nipsey Hussle) : Must Hear Hip-Hop

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Rockie Fresh is on a roll dropping off another new single off his upcoming mixtape Electric Highway coming out soon. This track brings out his new label signor Rick RossNipsey Hussle. All three deliver some solid feel good verses ove a solid production. Don’t miss the previously dropped “Superman OG (produced by Lunice)” and “I’m Wit It” off the mixtape. This might be one of the my favorite Rockie tracks to date. Counting down the days to Electric Highway drops. Enjoy!

Rockie Fresh – Life Long (Feat. Rick Ross & Nipsey Hussle) | Direct Download

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Rockie Fresh – Superman OG (Ft. Lunice) : Hip-Hop / Trap Collaboration [Free Download]

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Chicago rapper Rockie Fresh just got off a massive tour and brought out Lunice (half of TNGHT) for the After Parties sponsored by This Song Is Sick. The two artists obviously ended up linking up and working on some tracks and now we get “Superman OG” the next massive track from his upcoming Electric Highway mixtape. Lunice creates the perfect trap flavored track with Rockie Fresh delivering some solid lines. I hope this is a sign of the two working on more tracks in the future. Rockie is asking that you download this song through his website here. Enjoy!

Rockie Fresh – Superman OG (Ft. Lunice) | Direct Download

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Rockie Fresh – Nobody (Music Video) : Hip-Hop Video featuring DeLorean + New Mixtape [TSIS PREMIERE]

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Rockie Fresh keeps us on our toes with the second single off high upcoming Electric Highway mixtape set to release January 21st, coming out on Rick Ross’s label Maybach Music Group. We sponsored Rockie’s previous project Driving 88, and have loved his mellowed out Chicago flow since day one. This track “Nobody” has some on point production and smooth flows from Rockie, and an extra dope music video. They take Rockie’s DeLorean and really bring it to life with some wild effects. Now with the power of the Maybach Music Group supporting Rockie, we can expect to see doper and doper visuals from the fresh artist. We have the premiere of the download below, and you can also grab it through his website for free, here. Also don’t miss the first track off his upcoming tape “I’m Wit It”. Enjoy!

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My story has changed quite a lot since moving to Boulder, Colorado and starting Thissongissick back in 2010. My name is Nick Guarino and this is Thissongissick.com. We've grown a lot since, but the original goal has always stayed the same: making it easier for you to discover sick new music that you've never heard before. In high school I would make mix cd's for my friends to show them all the new music I was discovering. Now, through TSIS, we work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of the freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and alternative music to a global following that is comprised of millions of music lovers in over 110 countries - every single month. So, make yourself at home while enjoying countless amazing musicians from a variety of genres and let the sick sounds fill your ears! - Nick

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