Okay, I know I say this every week, but it WAS a very interesting week. We had the loss of a notable member of the ’90s hip-hop era. We had another major artist lose another major corporate sponsorship. We also had a handful of solid mixtapes, including Chance The Rapper and J.Cole. And Kanye tweeted you guys! In between all of that, some pretty major singles dropped:
Rick Ross – “Box Chevy”
Despite an eventful recent history that included health issues, an assassination attempt, and controversy over lyrical content, Rawse keeps chugging along without changing anything. “Box Chevy” sonically follows the formula of “911″, “B.M.F”, and well, most of Rich Forever, but it still holds its own. For his upcoming Mastermind album, Ross drops a very high quality (think cinema quality) 9-minute short film for the single. Courtesy of your mom’s favorite website, WorldstarHipHop.
Talib Kweli – “Rocket Ships” (feat. Busta Rhymes)
With RZA on the track, it’s exactly what you’d expect. Bong. Prisoner of Conscious coming on Tuesday!
Jay-Z – “100$ Bill”
While on a non-stop quest to have his hand in everything hip and cool, Jay-Z also took a moment to executive-produce the “Great Gatsby” soundtrack. It contains many modern favorites like Andre 3000, The xx, Lana Del Rey, Gotye, and Jay-Z’s favorite artist Jay-Z.
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