MUSIC ALERT VOL. 2: 2018 Still Off To A Hot Start! New Music From Russ, Eminem, The Black Eyed Peas, Sir Michael Rocks, OneTakeDrew, Young MA, Jay Rock x Kendrick x Future and More Drop Some Serious HEAT!

 

Geez I suck at deadlines….There was so much music that released this week I could not get to all of it but, best believe anything I may have missed this week will be featured next week. As I mentioned previously, I want to get these Music Alerts out every Sunday or Monday. Since I suck at deadlines and I have been super busy as of late, just expect a post weekly till I get it together.  Here is Music Alert Vol. 2! It covers most of the new chunes released between 1-8-18 to 1-15-18. ESKETIT! 

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Eminem – Chloraseptic (Ft. 2 Chainz & Phresher)

 

To end 2017, Eminem decided to bless us with a new album ‘Revival.’ It was….  alright.  Not really what I wanted to hear but oh well. But there was a track that stood out somewhat. Yes it was “Chloraseptic.” Eminem took a whole different approach on there and I can’t front, I enjoyed it!  So now we have a remix featuring 2 Chainz and he most certainly elevates this track!! 2 Chainz spazzed off the break and delivers us with HARD bars. I guess the fact he was collaborating with Em he knew he had to bring it. This song also features Phresher and yeah he did what he was supposed to do? Didn’t really care for him much. So following up Em wasted no time and out the gate and followed 2 Chainz and absolutely delivers a powerful verse. Em took aim at all his critics as he should! (Sorry Joe Budden, I think Em actually came for you.)  This remix was hard! I could live without this Precious… I mean Phresher cat, but overall dope track! 

Rating: 4.75/5 


The Black Eyed Peas – Street Livin’ 

 

Wow.  The Black Eyed Peas return with a powerful new track and a powerful visual. The  Black Eyed Peas have always been big on human rights and equality. It’s heard in their music. This time it felt a little different.  On ‘Street Livin’ they take on Black Lives Matter and how it MATTERS . They address how the system was created to bring people in the hood down. They literally said “Fuck The System.” I feel them though. Fans of the group that love hearing their more popish hits will be the ones that will be caught off guard the most. But hey, this song is real, has a purpose, and addresses a SERIOUS issue. 

Rating: 5/5


Kodak Black – Free Cool Pt. 2

 

Okay….. THIS BEAT IS HARD. Kodak is slurring his words in a melodic way that kinda sounds cool but this sh*t is TRASH. 

Rating: 2/5


Soulja Boy – Turn On The Stove

 

“SOLDIER! SOLDIER!” LOL I can not believe Soulja Boy is back. So lets jump right to it.  On ‘Turn On The Stove’ Soulja Boy displays improvement with his flow and lyricism. This beat suites his desire flow too!! With this new and improved Soulja, he sounds just like all these other artists on trap beats but its kind of nice to see him adapt and grow? LOL Wow never thought I’d get a chance to review a Soulja track again. I like this track though. Might have to keep an eye out on Big Homie Soulja W/ The Draco….. lol 

Rating: 4/5


Craig David – Live In The Moment (Ft. GoldLink)

 

MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS. BANGER ALERT!!!!! ALERTY LERTY LERT! Craig David and GoldLink come together to deliver us a hell of a feel good track that i think will absolutely BLOW UP. The beat for this was produced by the one and only Kaytranada. (Huge Fan BTW) GoldLink was the perfect feature for this track as he delivers a smooth electric flow to this  track that complements Craig and this amazing beat. This is my early favorite for song of the year. This sh*t is a HIT!

Rating: 5/5


NBA Youngboy – Love is Poison

 

I don’t really listen to YoungBoy Never Broke Again but I do take notice to what he does and I believe he is about blow 2018. On “Love is Poison” YoungBoy delivers an emotional track about people (or a woman)  who show fake love  and do not want whats best for him. This is a dope track and YoungBoy is off to a fantastic start in 2018. I can not believe dude is a teenager still. I need to start checking for homie more often and adding his music to my daily rotation. 

Rating 4.75/5 


Carnage – Learn How to Watch (Ft. Mac Miller & MADEINTYO)

 

SUCH A DAMN TEASE. Why is this track so short….?  😦  

Carnage, MADEINTYO, and my guy Mac Miller come together to bring us a very dope track that has you wanting more from each artist. So Carnage delivers a eccentric and heavy instrumental that compliments a catchy MADEINTYO hook and a sick Mac Miller verse that makes crave for for more. This track is FIRE. I wonder if these 3 have more colabs together in the near future but this shall do for now…. If you play it 5 times in a row like i did. MAC MILLER GIVE ME NEW MUSIC!!! 

Rating: 5/5


OneTakeDrew – Quiet Storm

 

Wow….  

OneTakeDrew starts off 2018 on a HIGH NOTE. The Virginia MC takes on the classic Mobb Deep “Quiet Storm” beat like plenty of the Elite Mcs in today’s game have, most notably as of late Young MA, who murked this beat. OneTakeDrew has officially put this instrumental to rest….I do not want to hear anyone on this ever again. I stamp! The man delivered. OneTake gets off some real braggadocios bars  and lets us know that he is not  on his way. He has ARRIVED. If you are not familiar with OneTakeDrew, It’s in your best interest you do so NOW. Can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for him! 

 

S/o ycimaging for the dope visual and the whole OneTakeMob! 

Rating: 5/5


21 Savage – Pause

 

It is safe to say that 21 Savage will not be going anywhere soon. He continues to get better at his craft per every release. On “Pause” 21 continues to talk that reckless sh*t we know him for doing. This song isn’t a banger but its not bad and I expect whatever comes after this release to be a step forward for “Mr. Savage.” *Joe Budden Voice* 

Rating:4/5


Wale – The Weekend (Remix)

 

Olubowale Victor Akintimehin…. Why do y’all always disrespect my guy? …. smh.  Anyways, Wale gets on the ‘Weekend’ remix and presents the world the Male perspective. He starts off with a dope little poem/spoken word as he does usually on tracks like this and he follows up with a verse where he keeps it absolutely a buck. This remix is money! Also, I saw Wale has been working with Cole on some new music…… THEY MAKE A GREAT TEAM so something must be on it’s way. 

Rating: 5/5


Russ – Flip

 

There is no need to ramble here… Russ right now is proving to be one of the toughest spitters of the new school artist and is pushing to be recognized as more than just that “New Kid On The Block.” I love the production on here and the content. I FEEL YOU on this Russ! 

Rating: 5/5


Jay Rock – King’s Dead (Ft. Kendrick Lamar & Future)

 

LMAO. Why the f*ck does Future sound like Mister Crabs at one point?! Other than that, this collab is GOLD. Jay Rock , Kung Fu Kenny and Future come together to bring us “King’s Dead.”  Jay Rock does his thing on here and reminds us that though Kendrick is the lead man at TDE, he is someone that should not be slept on. His flow and delivery was superb. This beat was very heavy hitting and full of energy so it makes sense for Future to be on here and I thought he did fit the track nicely outside of his awkward flow switch up and rapping “slob on my knob.” lol  Kendrick is on the hook but I can not believe they let him get the last verse….. The beat switches up a bit and  Kendrick put the beat to rest as he delivers a very angry and powerful verse that creates the perfect ending. 

Rating: 5/5


Young M.A. – I Get The Bag

 

Young MA returns with a freestyle to Gucci Mane’s ‘I Get The Bag’ and man I don’t even think I want to hear the original ever again…. I had a feeling MA was going to justice on this beat. The  beat was tailor-made for a spitter like MA and she definitely did not disappoint. She raps about her old self and her new self in a really unique way. I love MA’s flow and delivery. I’m pretty sure my guy Joe Budden said she was on the clock. 2018 MA must deliver us a project. 

Rating: 5/5


Sir Michael Rocks – Bull Market

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So before we get into this new Sir Michael track, let me go ahead and rap for a bit!! So y’all know I actually enjoy music. Like REALLY enjoy it. That is exactly the reason why I decided to make a blog the focuses mainly on music. Keeping up with the music and blogging about it is hard. On top of that sometimes I don’t reach the amount of people I expect to reach with some post and that alone blows me. Then I realize I am really doing this for me and If I am consistent and post good sh*t it will always catch peoples attention. So when an artist i really am a fan of favorites my tweet with one of my post you know that makes me feel some type of way…. So shout out Sir Michael Rocks man! Always been a huge fan man. Alright back to the music!!!!

https://soundcloud.com/sirmichaelrocks/bull-market-master

Another week, another Sir Michael track! Sir Michael Rocks kicked off 2018 with the single “Bag Emoji,” and  he unveils another solo cut this week. On ‘Bull Market’  Sir Michael flexes as he raps about the finer things in life. On the production Sir Michael recruits Losers. Only to create a very smooth sound for Sir Michael to go off on. Two tracks in two weeks? Michael Rocks is up to something!!!

Rating: 5/5


THANKS FOR READING Y’ALL! TUNE IN NEXT WEEK FOR VOL. 3. ANY TRACKS THAT I AM MISSING HERE FOR THIS WEEK WILL BE FEATURED NEXT WEEK. HOPEFULLY I WILL HAVE MY 2017 TOP 50 LIST READY TOO! (FINALLY)

BLESS UP!

 

 

 

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NEW MUSIC ALERT Vol.1 : Kendrick x SZA, Sir Michael Rocks, Ski Mask The Slump God, Lil Uzi Vert, Justin Timberlake, and Many More Artist Drop Heat to Kick Start the New Year

What’s Happening’ Y’all! I hope you all had excellent weekends and refrained from freezing to death. So this year I decided I will be doing weekly new music post. So every Sunday expect a post from me with all the new chunes from our favorite artist, new artist and our local artist. I’ll post a stream link of the new music from the artist’s Soundcloud, Spotify, or YouTube so you won’t miss out! Each new track will receive a rating out of 5 from me. In the comments or via twitter get at me and let me know if a song was hot or not or If there was music I missed! Enjoy Volume 1 of ‘New Music Alert’.

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Lil Uzi Vert – Mood 

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It looks as if Lil Uzi Vert will most certainly not take his foot off the gas pedal. After a terrific 2017, Uzi seems to be motivated as he drops another potential banger ‘Mood.’ ‘Mood’ isn’t another mega-hit  like “XO Tour Life” was but, its still pretty good! Southside and TM88 are on the production so you know that this is a recipe for success.  Uzi’s rock-star mentality is admirable! I think Uzi becomes even bigger this year. 

Rating: 5/5


24hrs – Regina George (Ft. blackbear)

blackbear and 24hrs are good together. If you had a chance to checkout blackbear’s ‘Digital Druglord’ project you would know this already… On there, they collabed on ‘2 moodz’ and that was a huge success in my opinion. So before I even hit play i knew this was a hit. ‘Regina George’ shows off  an amazing production job and two young singing/rapping artist that they sound way too good together. I wouldn’t mind a 10 track collab from these two. 

Rating: 5/5 

Sir Michael Rocks – Bag Emoji

 

Mikey Rocks!! One half of the Cool Kids, gives us a pretty laid-back but kind of energetic 2 minute track while he delivers some cryptocurrency advice at the same time! I’m not to sure if he has any projects on the way but this shall do for now!

Rating: 4.2/5

Tekashi69 – Keke (Ft. A Boogie Wit The Hoodie & Fetty Wap)

 

 

Man this guy skittles…. I mean Tekashi69 is an interesting dude. On this interesting collab of he, A Boogie and Fetty Wap, 6ix9ine some what goes in on his verse. He’s screaming a bunch of sh*t but It sounded okay. Actually it was kind of hard. I’m confused. I think he’s growing on me.  Anyways, A Boogie and Fetty Wap (May be the same person low key) both come on a lot calmer than 6ix9ine and deliver i guess. Not the BIGGEST FAN of A Boogie but i guess he is tolerable on here. Tekashi69 is definitely generating some serious buzz! Lets see what 2018 has in store for him. 

Rating: 3.8/5


Brian (aka Rich Chigga) – See Me

 

I guess Rich Chigga is going by Brian now? But on here “Brian” channels his inner Kid Cudi!! This song is low key fire. It is obvious someone has been working on their craft. After hearing this I’m pretty curious as to what Brian has in store for us this year! 

Rating: 4.5/5


Kodak Black – Here It is

 

 

This track is supposed to send out these sentimental vibes. Well the beat does that but Kodak….. he is talking about some real shit but you can barely tell. But yeah I don’t like this sh*t next. 

Rating: 2/5


K. Camp – Cranberry Juice

 

K.Camp returns with his usual dark sounded records that are perfect for any club or house party. I actually really enjoyed this here as we get some great production here blended with K. Camp delivering some dope bars. I wonder what y’all think of this track though because I think it could be a banger for him. I recommend this for all pregame playlist night lifers! 

Rating: 4.5/5


Raekwon Delivers TWICE!

Raekwon – The Biz 

 

Raekwon- The Sky 

 

The Chef will still be rapping in 2025. After all these years, he has not lost a dam step. He is a real MC. On both these new tracks, especially ‘The Sky’ he drops bar after bar after bar to let us know he’s still here! It’s always nice to hear the OGs of hip hop return to the scene with heat. Both tracks didn’t blow me away but they were solid. 

Overall Rating: 4/5


Ronny J – TRIXXX (Ft. Lil Pump)

I like this song and I don’t know why. It’s as ignorant as you can get with Ronny J and the Mumble Rap Champ, Lil Pump. Song starts off with some trash singing and Ronny’s weak ass verse but Lil Pump is the real MVP here. His verse is why i like this song. No its not lyrical but it does the job. He has this swagger about him. He might be growing on me…. NOT. But this song is okay! 

Rating: 3.75/5


Bruno Mars- Finesse (Remix) (Ft. Cardi B)

This song honestly deserves its own post but its 3 am so I will keep it short. Bruno Mars teams up with Cardi B to give us a full on 90’s flashback with ‘Finesse’ remix. On top of that, they delivered us a visual that just literally takes us back to the 90’s completely!!!! I was a bit surprised at the pairing of these two but in turned out to be a FANTASTIC idea. Why does Bruno have so much JUICE?! That shoulder sway in the beginning had me lit! LOL  

Rating: 5/5


Justin Timberlake – Filthy

He’s back……. 

You’ve got to love JT man. He tends to take breaks from music often but when he returns, he always brings a new sound and this refreshing energy that the industry needed. On this extremely futuristic track ‘Filthy’ , Justin reminds us why he is one of the GOATs when talking pop music. Also, this video is awesome! Welcome back JT! 

 

Rating: 5/5


Cozz – Questions

Dreamville’s artist are very underrated. Cole knows how to pick them. Cozz spits some hard emotional bars on ‘Questions.’ Just of this track alone I am looking forward to see what Cozz does next and to see if he has anything with J. Cole in the works. Where does Dreamville rank as label talent wise? Think before you speak too. 

 

Rating: 5/5


Kendrick Lamar – All The Stars (Ft. SZA)

 

T.D.E should win label of the year if such award was given out. I think its safe to say Kendrick and SZA problem had the biggest year in not just their respective genres but Music in general! These two label mates come together to bring us ‘All the Stars,’ a track from the upcoming movie, Black Panther. ( A must see movie in my opinion) Oh by the way,  TDE will be behind this movie’s soundtrack. Yeah they did THAT! As expected SZA blesses the track with her soul and Kung Fu Kenny delivers a dope verse about being able to succeed as an underdog. Excellent collab. 

Rating: 5/5


 

Thanks for reading guys!!! I’ll usually post these Music Alerts every Sunday night. So yes I am a day late. But I’m trying to be better with this posting on time!! 2018 is off to a very busy start for your boy. But anyways, let me know what you thought of this post. Always open to suggestions and  criticisms. Share the post with your friends and family! Until next time! 

 

NEW MUSIC ALERT: N.O.R.E. – Uno Mas (Ft. Pharrell)

 

I have actually been waiting on this track for quite sometime. I;m a big fan of N.O.R.E’s Drink Champ Podcast, which i highly recommend you guys check out on YouTube, and on there he talked about having some fire coming out with his good luck charm Pharrell. But guys I had no idea a song like this was possible……..

N.O.RE and Pharrell give us another hit but the create a banger that has that youthful, spirited, international dance vibe to it. I honestly can not stop dancing to this track. Both artists sound amazing on here man. N.O.R.E is real gritty but sounds great on this colorful track. This showcases more of Pharrell’s talents in my opinion but who cares. This song is dope and both these artists are LEGENDS. Please have a listen to this track especially if you are sad Summer is ending. 

Rating: 5/5

NEW MUSIC ALERT: A$AP MOB – FEEL SO GOOD

I can not wait for Cozy Tapes 2. This track is way different than your usual sound from the Mob but at the same time they take this sound and own it like this has been theirs for years. It’s obvious that they are taking a step towards a new sound but hey I’ll be honest they are f*cking owning it! I saw on twitter that there were mixed feelings about this track. I love this track from the production to the members verses to Rocky’s interesting hook….. (LOL) 

BRING ON COZY TAPES 2 BABY!!!! Rest In Peace Yamz! 

Rating: 4.5/5 

Below is the MOB performing on The Tonight Show! It’s just like the video…

NEW MUSIC ALERT: Marshmello – Silence (Ft. Khalid)

This song is what you call the perfect pop jam that literally could come on at a bar, pregame, day drink etc and everyone would start singing along or pretend to sing along. Just heard this song literally 30 minutes ago and I love it! This song combines heartbreak with this relieved feeling and it’s very dope. Khalid has a unique sound but it sure as hell blends nicely with Marshmello’s production. 

Rating: 4.5/5

NEW MUSIC ALERT: Tay-K – 22 Shots

 

Tay-K is just another one of these trouble making teenagers that talks that hard sh*t about shooting sh*t and yeah. (LOL) Anyways, I heard of Tay-K when he was discussed on Complex’s “Everyday Struggle” and how his songs are BOOMIN on Soundcloud. My take on “22 shots” is its an okay track, nothing spectacular here. It’s definitely getting added to my gym playlist. Oh and my big takeaway is this kid literally needs to get some baby powder for that itchy trigger finger. Tay-K really would shoot anything.

Rating: 3.9/5

NEW MUSIC ALERT: Gucci Mane – I Get The Bag (Ft. Migos)

 

GUCCI MANE IS THE HARDEST WORKING MAN ALIVE. NOT JUST IN MUSIC, BUT IN GENERAL. I’m becoming more and more convinced. He has owned life since he’s been released from prison. Today Gucci blesses our ears with “I Get The Bag” featuring  Migos  as the first single off his upcoming “Mr. Davis” album. None of the contributors on here disappoint…. Other then the dope production, each rapper delivers dope lyrics and amazing flow to create a masterpiece.

Rating: 5/5