Archive | Hip Hop

Bishu gives up new freebie with heavy trap flip of Comethazine’s ‘Bands’

Bishu has released a heavy-handed trap remix of Comethazine’s single, “Bands,” that definitely isn’t for the faint-hearted. It’s a festival trap build that culminates in growling bass, industrial percussion, and flanger play. From hip-hop to hard trap, this Bishu remix flips the chill disposition of the original mix upside down as the drop divulges into high-energy, sinister […]

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Get down with Oliver Tree and Whethan’s new joint ‘Movement’

In a day when memes can become rappers — where the Bhad Bhabies and Big Shaqs of the internet are out here scoring major record deals (honorable mention, Mason Ramsey) — somehow living meme incarnate Oliver Tree is actually flipping the already wild idea on its head. Although signed to a major label himself, he’s […]

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Kanye West And Donald Trump Now Represent The Modern Republican Party

Kanye West’s recent statements make him appear like a permanent resident of the Sunken Place. The hip-hop giant recently got back on Trump’s favorite social media outlet to send out a series of missives that have baffled his fanbase, most notably his praise for Candace Owens, an conservative, …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Kendrick Lamar makes history as the first rapper to win Pulitzer Prize for 2017’s masterful ‘DAMN.’

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth has just made history. Nowhere in the Pulitzer Prize’s 101 year history of recognizing the most impactful cultural milestones in literature, journalism, and music, had the esteemed designation ever gone to a piece of hip-hop — that is, until DAMN. For those that never thought hip-hop would take it this far, Kendrick Lamar has […]

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Destructo announces new SiriusXM radio show, debuts elbow-throwing hip-hop cut with Busta Rhymes, ‘F**king Sh*t Up’

Destructo‘s Rolodex of rappers just grew by one legendary associate — Busta Rhymes. And while Gary Richards normally recruits his favorite rhymers for his signature G-house products, this time around, the pair go all in on a apologetically through-and-through hip-hop beat, aptly titled, “F**king Sh*t Up.” The title leaves no room for subtlety. The track […]

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Diplo delivers sun-drenched ‘California’ EP featuring Lil Yachty, DRAM, Desiigner and more

Diplo has dropped off his first solo project since 2013’s Revolution, the new seven-track collection, California. Don’t let the title fool you — random white dude still be everywhere, though nowadays the Mad Decent head leans much more west coast than anything, and lately he’s enjoyed some time in the studio with a batch of rap’s most in-demand young up-and-comers. Recruiting work from […]

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Kaytranada and Lou Phelps link up once more on ‘Come Inside’

Kaytranada‘s marquee collaboration credits could already form a line out the door and, if you add the list of high-profile hopefuls to that, the line could easily stretch all the way around the block. Despite already having acclaimed joints with the likes of André 3000, Chance The Rapper, Anderson .Paak and more under his belt, the […]

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Towkio narrates his existential coming of age story on debut album ‘WWW.’ [Album Review]

Remember the first time a kid from Chicago really challenged hip-hop’s status quo? He showed us how swapping 808s for chopped soul samples might actually be cool and that skinny jeans and neon Polos could be just as hip-hop as football jerseys and Cartier. He ushered in a new era of hip-hop by allowing himself to be weird and detailing his […]

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China’s ‘ban’ on hip-hop evidences music’s cultural permeability [Editorial]

Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff of Migos collectively brimmed with anticipation on January 26, 2017. Culture, the Atlanta hip hop trio’s second studio album, was scheduled to drop at midnight — a follow up to 2016’s EP, 3 Way. Its two lead singles, “Bad and Boujee” and “T-Shirt,” had catalyzed just the heavy anticipation for its release that Migos had sought: […]

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Diplo serves up an hour of hip-hop heat in new ‘Give & Go’ mixtape

Diplo recently added his two cents to the NBA’s All Star weekend, dropping off an hourlong basketball-themed mixtape, Give & Go. Following a recent stylistic shift with DRAM on “Look Back,” the Mad Decent head revisits his firmly planted hip-hop roots, coming through with a souped-up ode to America’s most popular genre. The new mix rounds together a rhyming highlight reel […]

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Getter and Nick Colletti drop off the ultimate hot boxing anthem ‘Cruisin’

Getter has donned his Terror Reid moniker to roll up a hazy new hip-hop cut, “Cruisin,” with his Instagram-famous comedian buddy Nick Colletti, and damned if it isn’t tasty. A total recall to hip-hop’s golden moment of the late 90s and early 2000s, the track is equipped with the familiar scratchy bounce of Cam’Ron and […]

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Watch Drake drop stacks in new video for ‘God’s Plan’

If Drake doesn’t make you smile, you’re either a hater or a psychopath. Fact. The man has grown his brand to define a culture that surpasses the confines of hip-hop, and now he’s delivered on what he claims to be “the most important thing [he’s] ever done in [his] career” with the new music video […]

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Flosstradamus links with rapper 24hrs for aggressive trap piece ‘2 MUCH’

Nothing seems to turn the hype level past 11 quite like a Flosstradamus track does. Whether its a club floor or a festival stage, the Chicago-based beat maker has a knack for producing elbow-throwing sonics, and his latest falls right in line with what he does best. With an assist from Atlanta rapper 24hrs, Flosstradamus has […]

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Barclay Crenshaw drops audacious new single, ‘The Baddest’

Barclay Crenshaw reasserts his presence in a parallel hip hop reality with the release of “The Baddest,” a single poised to drip its overflowing attitude all over the charts. A track that taps into the tantalizing rap roots that have grown into the full branched, alien bass aesthetic that defines Barclay sound, “The Baddest” gleans […]

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A-Trak and Young Thug deliver surprise stunner ‘Ride For Me’

Hold the phones. A-Trak and Young Thug just reunited for an absolute burner.  Young Thug and A-Trak just dropped the needle on their new collaboration, “Ride For Me,” courtesy of Zane Lowe on Beats 1. The pair have a long history of collaboration and their latest is a charged-up return to the Low Pros days, this […]

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A-Trak and Young Thug deliver surprise stunner ‘Ride For Me’

Hold the phones. A-Trak and Young Thug just reunited for an absolute burner.  Young Thug and A-Trak just dropped the needle on their new collaboration, “Ride For Me,” courtesy of Zane Lowe on Beats 1. The pair have a long history of collaboration and their latest is a charged-up return to the Low Pros days, this […]

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Getter’s “Colorblind” is what would happen if you put metalcore, dubstep and hip-hop in a blender

Hip Hop lover? Great. Metalhead? Done. Dubstep enthusiast? Yup. Getter’s newest track “Colorblind” is a cohesive effort at aligning these seemingly disparate elements and it is out now on his own imprint Shred Collective. “Colorblind” is packed with heavy bass, electronic-infused hip hop beats, thumping metal breaks, and angst-ridden vocals. Getter is known for having two distinct […]

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Lil Wayne surprises fans with future bass feature, ‘Til She Lose Her Voice’

One of America’s most well known rappers, Lil Wayne established his fame via infectious features on single after single during the late aughts. His own highly impressive and extensive discography includes twelve studio albums, two EPs, and twenty-five mixtapes.Although he is one of the most versatile rappers in the game, Lil Wayne has never before experimented with dance music. However, […]

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