Even though it’s Jay Z’s birthday today, it’s also the anniversary of the death of the late great Pimp C. So Jay takes a verse from him and throws it on a “Tom Ford” remix. Listen below.
I have to post a song whenever The Alchemist gets together with Action Bronson. These guys work together so well and really know how to bring that vintage New York hip-hop feel to any track. Here’s their new cut “Diagnosis”.
It’s dope to see The Game getting back into the music scene once again. It seemed like he was really busy with his reality show and other ventures, but music has always been where it’s at for The Game. Here’s his most recent mixtape hosted by DJ Skee titled OKE, which stands for Operation Kill Everything. Watch out! Hurricane Game is coming through your city.
Any time we get something new from R. Kelly it’s a blessing. This guy has been in the music industry for so damn long at this point and still carries some very heavy relevance. Here’s his most recent track, “Cookie”.
Let me start off by saying that from a marketing standpoint, Meek Mill and MMG did their damn thing with this project. It might be the fact that Meek is also signed to Roc Nation management that helps the cause. Not saying it’s all paid for and no talent, cause Meek went off on this mixtape. After losing his artist and friend Lil’ Snupe, you can tell Meek really put some passion behind “Dreamchasers 3″. We were teased with Instagrams and recording session videos for about two months. There were probably 20 different artwork files floating out there for the cover. The hype about this mixtape was real, now it was time to see if it all matched the music. Here are my thoughts.
Meek starts off in a very dominant and powerful way by bringing a bunch of huge names together all one track. “Leanin” brings Birdman, Travi$ Scott, and Diddy to the table with an “Ain’t worried bout Nothin” attitude. Diddy and Birdman are two of the biggest moguls in the game along with Jay Z, so having them on there means you’re coming with your best, and you’re coming with the best. Dope song to ride to.
Then we have “Make Me”. This song is clean because Meek talks about having lots of money and nice things, but still claiming that those things haven’t changed him. Telling everyone in the game that no matter what you do to him or say about him, he will not be broken. Yet another statement track from Meek with hard impact. The singing of “Make Me” isn’t the best part since we’re not used to Meek being any type of singer, but other than that this song goes hard.
“Dope Dealer” is probably my favorite song on the entire mixtape. Not because of the meaning of the song or anything, but the Key Wayne beat is probably one of the sickest and hardest instrumentals I’ve heard in a long time. Having Rick Ross on the song is a great move too. Ever since his feature on “I’m a Boss”, Meek and Ross make quite the due on any track. Nicki Minaj goes in on this song too. Almost reminds me of when she spazzed on that “Monster” song a while back. Definitely top 3 song on the entire project.
Alright now “Lil Nigga Snupe” is where Meek let’s it all out and absolutely spazzes. You can almost sense that when there’s deep meaning in a song he can really go off. Probably the fastest and most technical I’ve ever heard Meek Mill go. He’s got a lot of stunt anthems and club bangers, but this one puts him up there lyrically with a crazy cadence and delivery. It’s a shame Lil’ Snupe had to go so soon, the “Lil Snupe Skit” on this mixtape is a must-listen also. Really showcases how good the up-n-coming spitter was.
“Aint me” might as well be “Levels Part 2″. It’s pretty much saying that no matter how hard you’re ballin, you’ll neve be Yo Gotti, Meek Mill, or his Dreamchasers artist OMelly. The “Aint Me” part of the song gets pretty infectious after a while but the beat on this one is incredible. Then “I Be on That” comes on and turns up the project to another level (since there’s levels to this shit). Nicki Minaj is back and this time she brings French Montana and Fabolous to turn up for another club banger. French is good with the hooks these days, there’s no denying that. Putting all of New York on there was a great play. Nicki, Fab, and French represent very well.
There are a bunch of other tracks before this next one but I’m really not trying to describe every single song. You have to get your own feel for this stuff sometimes so going off tiny descriptions of EVERY SONG might be too much info to process. “Rich Porter” with Rick Ross is definitely the next power track on this project. Once again this one delivers an “I’m a Boss” feeling which we all love from Rozay and Meek. The boss and his right hand definitely know how to wake up the streets.
Those are most of the standout tracks from “Dreamchasers 3″. The other songs are definitely dope, but don’t carry the same authority as the ones listed above. I believe that Meek clearly proved himself on this project and it might take some growing on people and listening to every song to really understand that. Sometimes mixtape campaigns get a little out of hand but Meek and the entire MMG camp did a great job of promoting both this and Self Made 3 in a classy fashion. You don’t feel like they’re flooding the market with info and images, but you anticipate the next teaser. Whoever does the videos for Meek is a genius also. Those vlogs create a lot of anticipation. Overall I would say the first “Dreamchasers” mixtape is still the best because it was Meek’s major introduction into this game, but the 3rd is still a solid project. I’ve been playing it front to back for the past 5 days and still can’t get enough. It’s also already certified double platinum on DatPiff which is a pretty damn good number to have on there. Make sure to download “Dreamchasers 3″ here if you haven’t yet.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Dom Kennedy. He’s definitely one of the best dudes representing for the west with Nipsey Hussle, TDE, YG, and many more. Here’s his new track that just dropped today, entitled “Dominic”.
Justin Timberlake got on Twitter and announced this himself so you know it’s real. The album drops next week but you can stream it until then. If you see a leak then don’t download it. This music is way too good not to buy. Hit the link below to start the stream.
Finally we’ve got Kendrick Lamar sitting down on the phone for an interview with Peter Rosenberg oh Hot 97. What do they talk about? Well pretty much the only thing everyone has been talking about when it comes to Kendrick, his verse on Big Sean’s “Control”.
And then we also have a new music video from Fall Out Boy featuring Big Sean for their song “The Mighty Fall”.
A$AP Ferg is almost ready to drop his album and before he does we get a chance to listen to the entire project via web stream. So here’s his debut album “Trap Lord”