Night Shift – [MURS]

L.A. Native MURS is one of the most influential figures in underground hip-hop. Don’t believe me? Ask Ab-Soul, ask Rapsody, ask Kendrick, ask Cozz. Shit, just ask your favorite emcee; odds are they have, at the very least, brushed elbows with the West Coast gatekeeper (who you may recognize from The Breakdown series). He’s also one of the most influential figures for me personally. In fact, his collaborative albums with legendary producer 9th Wonder played a huge role in my love of and interest in hip-hop and there’s a good chance I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for albums like Murray’s Revenge and Murs 3:16. A prolific partnership that dates back to ’03, MURS and 9th will wrap up there seven album saga with the release of The Iliad Is Dead And The Odyssey Is Over in July. One of two singles released last week, “Night Shift” is a good preview of what’s to come and a good history lesson for those who may be new to MURS. Atop a smooth, piano-driven beat from Kash (a member of 9th’s producer collective, the Soul Council) expands his place in hip-hop on what has sustained his 20+ year career; his work ethic. As always MURS’ …

Say Cheese & Sideways – [Michael Christmas]

      When your name is Michael Christmas, there’s a bit of an added pressure for you to deliver some new music during the holidays. Thankfully, responding to the call, Boston’s own, Michael Christmas, is here to put two brand new singles under the tree by the names of “Say Cheese” featuring Elevator Jay and “Sideways”. Arriving just a few months after Christmas’ latest album, Role Model, these songs are sure to boost your spirits this holiday season, as they each offer a unique sound for fans to latch onto. If not anything else, “Say Cheese” and “Sideways” certainly act as an end-of-the-year statement for Boston’s own just as well, reminding fans that he’s ready to continue to grow exponentially in the 12 months to come. All I can say is to keep an eye on Michael Christmas, because we’re in for a bright future. Unwrap your presents and stream the two new singles at the links below! “Say Cheese” Produced by @monromusic

Facade Records – [Domo Genesis]

Since his days with Odd Future, Domo Genesis has always been one of the coldest rappers out, using his West Coast charisma and dense technical skill to reach listeners. Today, these strengths are brought full circle, as Genesis blesses us with his brand new Facade Records EP. Just 6 tracks long, this one makes up for what it lacks in length with vivid storytelling and stellar guest spots, featuring Buddy, IDK, Chip tha Ripper, and Cozz as complements to Genesis’ effortlessly smooth vocal cadences. One song after another, Facade Records is true-to-self and clearly not rushed, as Genesis takes his time to communicate cohesive thoughts formed by all of his past experiences to date. This is an impressive project from an impressive artist, so stream the latest from Domo Genesis below and let us know what you think in the comments!

2700 EP – [JAG]

If you recall a few weeks ago JAG made his LL debut with his track “That’s Mine” and today he is back with his brand new project titled “2700z”. There is a total of twelve tracks on this project and truthfully I didn’t know what to expect coming into this one considering I haven’t heard a tape from him before, but I came out of it glad that I gave it a couple spins. JAG’s performance on each and every track speaks for itself, but man this tape had some star studded features including Cozz & Reason, Ty Dolla $ign, Sy Ari Da Kid, Trey Songz, Problem, Garren, Gizzle, Romell, Fasodd, Ye Ali and lastly Mir Fontae. Stream this brand new project below and if you like it be sure to keep up with JAG by giving him a follow on Spotify! Social Media:

TESTING – [A$AP Rocky]

A$AP fans, the wait is finally over. It’s been several months since the first evidence of Flacko’s next project came to be in the form of unusual posts on Twitter & Instagram, and following the pre-album juggernauts in A$AP Forever and the Blocboy JB-assisted Bad Company, the hype was set immediately. Enter TESTING, the third studio-album from Rocky coming in at a steady 15 tracks featuring the likes of Skepta, Kid Cudi, Kodak Black, Diddy & Frank Ocean amongst several others with production from Kanye West, Tyler, The Creator, Hector Delgado and the A$AP leader himself who took the producing reigns on his sophomore effort At. Long. Last. A$AP all the way back in May of 2015. Rocky also stated in an interview that TESTING is more-or-less an experiment of new sounds and melodies, which you will become accustomed to right away in the intro-track Distorted Records that was performed on Jimmy Fallon along with the A$AP Forever record last month. Besides that, my words don’t do justice for what you’re about to experience so without further ado, kick-off your weekend with the TESTING album and let us know which songs you’re rocking with most in the comments.

Watch Cozz’s new interview on Real Talk with Ayydé

Dreamville’s own Cozz has been having a fantastic year so far with the release of Effected, and he recently stopped by BigBoyTV to chop it up on Real Talk with Ayydé. The two of them talked about plenty of things such as drugs, new age rappers, working with J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar, Zendya, the mini doc, his come up, Pokemon, dealing with lying friends, higher powers and so much more. Check out this brand new interview below!

Watch Cozz’s New Mini Doc “Effected”

Dreamville’s own Cozz is one of my personal favorite rappers in the game, and yesterday he dropped a brand new mini documentary titled “Effected”. It was not too long in length coming in at just ten minutes, but they packed a ton of dope & interesting content about Cozz into that all of his fans will love. He showed viewers where he grew up, he spoke about how he started rapping & his competitive nature and so much more. Check out this brand new documentary below! Directed by Darius Turbak

Grow – [Cozz] ft. [Correy C]

When you think of Dreamville, 99% of you reading this are gonna think of one name, and one name only and that name would be J Cole. Well, here we have another member of Dreamville and his name is Cozz. Recently he dropped a video for his song “Grow.” The song is similar to Cole’s style as Cozz tells us about some of his personal experiences in his raps. He tells us about some of the things he went through and had to deal with as a child and that he really had no other choice than to grow when faced with these situations. If you’re into rappers that like to tell a story and have a meaningful message in their songs, definitely watch Cozz’s “Grow” video below.