I feel like I can’t post any more summer music today, but when I saw this new music video from iSH, I couldn’t help myself. It’s been a long wait, but we finally get the visuals for iSH’s hit song Rollin’. Let me say first of all that this song gets better every single time I listen to it, and that Stef Lang’s hook is literally perfect. The video just makes the track even better. Music videos are so much more real and enjoyable to me if the artists look like they are having a good time in the video, and iSH looks like he is having a blast in this video. Rollin’ is the type of track (and now video) that make me believe that iSH has a great future ahead of him making music. I encourage everyone to support this great artist and purchase Rollin’ on iTunes here.
Amethyst Rockstar is the newest leak off of Joey Bada$$’s upcoming mixtape, Summer Knights. The NY rapper grabbed a feature from his fellow Pro Era crew member Kirk Knight for this banger. Joey brought sick lyrics as usual. I haven’t listened to Kirk Knight in the past, but in my opinion he at least matched if not outdid Joey on this track. MF DOOM provided the rappers with a nice beat to rhyme on. I will definitely be on the lookout for more work from all of these artists in the future. Remember to listen to Summer Knights on July 1.
Listen to Amethyst Rockstar: http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/joey-badass-amethyst-rockstar-song.1443488.html
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I found this song from Nile Ross yesterday, and it is fire. The track is about Nile’s struggle to be recognized for the awesome music he makes. He really says it best with the description he wrote for the music video:
“Thank you to everyone whos given me courage to make this music my dream. This song is important to me because it completely tells where I am right now in my career and how no one can tell me anything different anymore about who I am. Also it shows how close I am with my VAV Crew and how you friendship is what keeps you grounded in this industry.”
Nile definitely gets this point across with his on point lyrics, and the production is solid. I would love to compare Nile’s sound to some other great rapper, but his style is very unique and is really his own. He also got a sweet music video courtesy of Cory Davis. Don’t forget to download Dreams & Nightmares here, and stay on the lookout for more great music from Nile to come. In the meantime, check out Nile and his Victory After Victory squad at victoryaftervictory.com.
Radical Something released this song yesterday to celebrate the start of their summer tour (information available here). To be honest, Radical Something has been a little hit or miss for me in the past, but I’m definitely feeling this one. I’m fully in summer mode at this point, and this is just a fun, feel good track perfect for this time of year. Check it out below, and I encourage everyone to buy it on iTunes at this link.
Listen to Cheap Drink: https://soundcloud.com/weareradical/radical-something-cheap-drink
YONAS just dropped off these visuals to accompany Girls of Summer, one of the lead singles from his upcoming mixtape, The Transition 2. The track really is a great summer jam. Everything from the production to YONAS’s flow and lyrics just put you in a happy, summer mood. The music video also seems very fun and carefree. This definitely has me excited to hear The Transition 2 tomorrow!
I just came across this video this morning, and it was so good that I ended up listening to a bunch of Futuristic’s music. Chasing Down a Dream is off Futuristic’s recent album of the same name (you can purchase the album on iTunes here). Devvon Terrell’s hook fits perfectly with the upbeat instrumental produced by AKT Aktion. In a way it’s too bad the song is so catchy, because that will prevent some listeners from realizing that Futuristic spit some awesome verses. Devvon and Futuristic directed and produced the video themselves, which I think is really cool. After hearing this and listening to more of Futuristic, I will definitely be on the lookout for more great music from him in the future (get it?).
I almost jumped out of my seat when I saw this. The original Let Nas Down, was my favorite song on Born Sinner and I have already seen talk of that becoming one of the classic hip-hop songs of our generation. This response from Nas is also great, and in my opinion further cements the importance and greatness of the original. Nas raps about his own journey coming up, and advises Cole to create his own lane, not follow the footsteps of any other rapper. I’ll be listening to both this remix and the original for a long time.