AbsolutePunk.net
   Username
Password
Following in the footsteps of his protege, it seems as though Lil Wayne will be releasing a free album sometime today.

Update: Mack Maine says these rumors aren't true.
Jake Jenkins on 02/13/15 - 01:06 PM
Looks like a new mixtape from Drake titled If You're Reading This It's Too Late is now available to purchase on iTunes.
Jake Jenkins on 02/12/15 - 09:19 PM
Jump to the replies to check out Joey Bada$$' new video for "Like Me."
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/12/15 - 05:18 PM
Rembert Browne wrote a really great piece on Kendrick Lamar's "The Blacker the Berry" for Grantland:
Kendrick is attempting a lot in one song. It’s an internal monologue, made public, in which he’s working out his own issues, acknowledging his own demons. Is it conservative? Is he coming down hard on black people? Is he coming down surprisingly hard on white people? Does he fully understand race and power and inequality as much as one perhaps should before jumping in this sea of generalizations? There are days and weeks and months and infinities left to parse out these ideas. But what is true from even the first listen is that Kendrick is talking directly to black people.

Submitted by...
Jason Tate on 02/12/15 - 12:34 PM
Drake has posted a short film titled "Jungle." It features home video of him as a child and footage of him experiencing Toronto, his hometown. It also includes short interpolations of new music as well. Watch it in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/12/15 - 06:20 AM
Author Michael Chabon has written his thoughts on Kendrick Lamar's "The Blacker The Berry."
In this final couplet, Kendrick Lamar employs a rhetorical move akin to—and in its way even more devastating than—Common’s move in the last line of “I Used to Love H.E.R.”: snapping an entire lyric into place with a surprise revelation of something hitherto left unspoken. In “H.E.R.”, Common reveals the identity of the song’s “her”—hip hop itself—forcing the listener to re-evaluate the entire meaning and intent of the song. Here, Kendrick Lamar reveals the nature of the enigmatic hypocrisy that the speaker has previously confessed to three times in the song without elaborating: that he grieved...
Ryan Gardner on 02/10/15 - 08:44 PM
Hit the replies to stream a new Kendrick Lamar song titled "The Blacker the Berry."
Ryan Dennehy on 02/09/15 - 03:37 PM
Hit the replies to stream two new songs from Metro Thuggin, the collaborative project between Metro Boomin and Young Thug.
Jake Jenkins on 01/27/15 - 06:20 PM
Kanye West tweeted something yesterday, knowing full well we'd go gaga. And then he totally 180'd us, because all he was announcing was that Big Sean's new album is called Dark Sky Paradise. Gonna be a while before I trust you again, Mr. West. The album comes out February 24th, and an album sampler featuring Kanye is in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 01/27/15 - 10:33 AM
Lil Wayne has dropped a new track with Migos titled "Amazing Amy," which you can stream here.
Jake Jenkins on 01/26/15 - 10:42 AM
It sure looks like we could see some new music from Hoodie Allen sooner than later.
Jake Denning on 01/25/15 - 03:25 PM
While Lil Wayne is currently undergoing label struggles trying to get Tha Carter V released, he has dropped a new mixtape titled Sorry 4 The Wait 2, which you can download for free here.
Jake Jenkins on 01/20/15 - 09:14 PM
Doomtree's new album All Hands is now streaming on Pandora.

Submitted by Merkin
Jason Tate on 01/20/15 - 01:08 PM
A new Lil Wayne song called "Fingers Hurting" is in the replies. It looks like Sorry 4 the Wait 2 will hit the Internet this Tuesday.
Ryan Gardner on 01/18/15 - 05:27 PM
Doomtree's new song "Final Boss" can be streamed in the replies.

Submitted by Merkin
Jason Tate on 01/13/15 - 01:59 PM
Dylan Reznick of Friendzone recently took to Facebook to post an update on the status of the production duo. He says that their long awaited album with Main Attrakionz, 808's and Dark Grapes 3, is finished and will be released on Neil Young's Vapor Records this year.
Creatively, we’re still going strong as ever… Our sound has developed and expanded and gone in all sorts of directions. We’ve also been dedicated to completing our opus with Main Attrakionz, 808s + Dark Grapes 3, and ended up creating 100s of songs and scrapping four or five full length albums. After 3 years and many mental breakdowns, we’ve finally reached a point where we are all completely satisfied with the ...
Jake Jenkins on 01/10/15 - 04:23 PM
Watch Childish Gambino's music video for "Sober" in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/09/15 - 10:50 AM
Hit the replies to stream a new Action Bronson track titled "Actin Crazy." The song was produced by Drake's right-hand man Noah "40" Shebib and comes from Bronson's major label debut Mr. Wonderful, due out March 24th.
Jake Jenkins on 01/07/15 - 09:46 PM
60 second previews of all the tracks from Doomtree's upcoming album All Hands are streaming here.

Submitted by great_gatsbys
Jason Tate on 01/05/15 - 12:09 PM
The head of Arizona public schools says that Tucson Unified School District is violating a state ban on ethnic studies by "teaching an introductory course on hip-hop from the African-American perspective" and including lyrics from Rage Against the Machine.
Superintendent John Huppenthal announced Friday — his last day in office — that he was seeking sanctions against the school if it does not correct course by March 4. He cited an introductory course on hip-hop from the African-American perspective and lyrics from the rock band Rage Against the Machine as violations.
Jason Tate on 01/04/15 - 03:55 PM
Hit the replies to stream a new track from A$AP Rocky titled "Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2 (PFJII)."
Jake Jenkins on 01/01/15 - 01:19 PM
Hit the replies for an interview with Macklemore where he talks about race, white privilege, and Kendrick Lamar.
"As a white dude, as a white rapper, I'm like, how do I participate in this conversation? How do I get involved on a level where I'm not co-opting the movement, where I'm not making it about me, but also realizing the platform that I have and the reach that I have?"
Jason Tate on 12/31/14 - 12:08 PM
Doomtree are streaming their documentary "Team The Best Team" for free until the end of the year

Submitted by chewbacca110
Jason Tate on 12/26/14 - 12:50 PM
Doomtree's video for "Gray Duck" can be found in the replies. Their new album is quite good.

Submitted by Merkin
Jason Tate on 12/17/14 - 12:49 PM
Kendrick Lamar debuted a new untitled track on Colbert last night.
Jason Tate on 12/17/14 - 12:29 PM
Well that didn't take long. D'Angelo's first album since 2000, Black Messiah, is now available to stream in full. Check it out on Spotify. The album is also available for purchase on iTunes.
Blake Solomon on 12/15/14 - 09:54 AM
Rae Sremmurd have dropped "Throw Sum Mo," featuring Nicki Minaj and Young Thug. The song is slated to appear on the duo's debut SremmLife, out January 6th. Stream it here.
Ryan Dennehy on 12/08/14 - 09:59 PM
Hit the replies to stream "Destruction," a collaboration between hip-hop producers Jahlil Beats and AraabMuzik. The track comes from Jahlil Beats' forthcoming Planet 7 EP, due out in early 2015.
Jake Jenkins on 12/05/14 - 02:32 PM
Lil Wayne has taken to twitter to announce yet another delay of Tha Carter V. This time though, he lays the blame squarely at the feet of his label and long time mentor/benefactor Birdman, claiming he and his creativity are prisoners. Pusha T (in a Suge Knight voice) chimed in telling Wayne to move to G.O.O.D. Music if he "wants to drop albums & don't want ur CEO rubbing they hands all in your videos."
Ryan Dennehy on 12/04/14 - 01:35 PM
It's December, so that means DJ Earworm has released his yearly pop music retrospective using 2014's biggest hits. This year it's called "Do What You Wanna Do." Check out the mash-up, featuring the likes of John Legend, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor and about a million more, in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 12/03/14 - 09:15 PM
You can check out Run the Jewels new video for "Oh My Darling (Don't Cry)" in the replies. It's NSFW because boobs.
Drew Beringer on 12/02/14 - 08:32 PM
Doomtree have announced that they will be releasing a new record titled All Hands on January 27th. You can check out the artwork and a new track titled "Gray Duck" in the replies.
Jake Jenkins on 12/02/14 - 09:21 AM
Hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd will be releasing their debut album, SremmLife, on January 6th via EarDrummers/Interscope. Hit the replies to check out the artwork.
Jake Jenkins on 12/02/14 - 09:12 AM
Shad has posted his new Boarding Pass EP as a free download on Bandcamp. Would definitely recommend picking it up.
Jonathan Bautts on 12/01/14 - 11:09 PM
Killer Mike has co-written an op-ed in USA Today discussing the treatment of rap music in courts.
As recent research has revealed, rap lyrics have been introduced as evidence of a defendant's criminal behavior in hundreds of cases nationwide, frequently leading to convictions that are based on prosecutors' blatant mischaracterizations of the genre. Ignoring many of the elements that signal rap as form of artistic expression, such as rappers' use of stage names or their frequent use of metaphor and hyperbole, prosecutors will present rap as literal autobiography. In effect, they ask jurors to suspend the distinction between author and narrator, reality and fiction, to secure guilty verdicts.
Jason Tate on 12/01/14 - 12:35 PM
Ho99o9 have released probably the most twisted music video of 2014 with "Da Blue ***** From Hell Boy." This may be considered NSFW, but head to the replies to give it a watch.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/01/14 - 11:02 AM
Jump to the replies to stream another new Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment track called "Sunday Candy." Guess what? It's great.
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/28/14 - 10:51 AM
You can now download ASAP Ferg's new mixtape, Ferg Forever, over on Datpiff.
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/28/14 - 10:20 AM
You can stream Wu Tang Clan's title track from their upcoming album, A Better Tomorrow in the replies.

Submitted by DeviateRogue
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/28/14 - 08:31 AM
Jump to the replies to listen to a new Frank Ocean song called "Memrise."
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/28/14 - 08:06 AM
At his sold out show at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA, G-Eazy reunited The Pack, who haven't played a show in close to 4 years. In addition, Ty Dollar $ign was a special guest.
Jake Denning on 11/27/14 - 12:26 AM
Killer Mike has dropped a new mixtape called Sunday Morning Massacres.

Submitted by creativemind
Jason Tate on 11/26/14 - 11:59 AM
Hit the replies to stream a new A$AP Ferg track called "Talk It," produced by Clams Casino.
Jake Jenkins on 11/25/14 - 07:19 PM
Hit the replies to stream a new track from Lil Durk titled "B.O.N."
Jake Jenkins on 11/21/14 - 12:23 AM
Kevin Gates will be releasing a new mixtape titled Luca Brasi 2 on December 16th, the follow up to last year's excellent The Luca Brasi Story. You can check out the artwork in the replies, as well as a new track titled "I Don't Get Tired (#IDGT)."
Jake Jenkins on 11/19/14 - 12:58 PM
Ty Dolla $ign has dropped "Stand For," the first single from his upcoming album Free TC. The track was produced by DJ Dahi (of "Worst Behavior" fame) and Diplo. Stream it in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 11/18/14 - 11:42 AM
Search The News

NEWS, MUSIC & MORE
Search News
Release Dates
Exclusives
Best New Music
Articles
CONNECT
Submit News
Forums
Contests
Mobile Version
AP.net Logos
HIDDEN TREASURES
AbsolutePunk Podcast
Free Music
Sports Forum
Technology Forum
Recommendations
INFORMATION
Advertising
Contact Us
Copyright Policy
Terms of Service
Privacy Policy
FOLLOW
Twitter | Facebook | RSS
AP.net Podcast on iTunes
UnderTheGun
Purevolume
Chorus.fm | @jason_tate