Run the Jewels' sophomore album RTJ2 came with a preorder package that promised the album would be remixed entirely with cat noises if it was reached. A fan started a kickstarter to reach the $40,000 price tage, and El-P promised to follow through with the project if it was reached, with the proceeds going to charity. Now, Zola Jesus, Danny Brown's in-house producer Skywlkr, and Just Blaze have all promised to contribute production as well. Additionally, Just Blaze will release all the drum kits he used between 2001 and 2005 for free if the goal is reached.
Future has announced Monster, a new mixtape that's out October 28th. The follow up to this years Honest will be executive produced by Metro Boomin. Check out the title track and the art in the replies.
After more than a decade of false starts and teases, Dr. Dre's perpetually delayed Detox has apparently been renamed. The news comes from an Aftermath producer who says it was changed about two years ago, but declines to actually disclose the new title.
It seems as though Kendrick Lamar will release his new single entitled "i" next Tuesday. This will be his first cut from his follow up to 2012's phenomenal, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. You can find the cover art for the release in the replies.
Hoodie Allen has released the tracklisting for his upcoming album, People Keep Talking. It includes features from Ed Sheeran and more, hit the replies to check it out. You can pre-order the album here.
Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar's new collaboration track "Never Catch Me" can be heard in the replies. The cut is from Flying Lotus' new album, You're Dead!, which will be out on October 7th via Warp.
Run The Jewels have released the album artwork and track listing for their second album, RTJ2. You can find the artwork in the replies and the track listing below.
02) Oh My Darling Don't Cry
03) Blockbuster Night Part 1
04) Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) [feat. Zack de la Rocha]
05) All My Life
06) Lie, Cheat, Steal
07) Early (feat. BOOTS)
08) All Due Respect (feat. Travis Barker)
09) Love Again (Akinyele Back)
10) Crown (feat. Diane Coffee)
11) Angel Duster
An unfinished Drake song has leaked onto the internet with the title "Views From The 6," which is also the name of his reported upcoming album. It features an unknown rapper by the name of E Batt, and while it was speculated that he was the one behind the leak, he has since come out and said it wasn't him. You can hear the track over at Stereogum, though I wouldn't expect it to be up for long.
Chicago's Lil Bibby has revealed that he will be releasing his highly anticipated new mixtape, Free Crack II, on August 29th. This is the follow up to last year's excellent Free Crack, which you can download for free here. Check out his recent single with Kevin Gates, "We Are Strong," in the replies.
After a recent interview in which boxing champion Floyd Mayweather called 50 Cent "irrelevant", 50 has responded with an interesting challenge via his Instagram page:
“Floyd will you except my ALS/ESL CHALLENGE: I will donate $750k to a charity of your choice, If you can read a full page out of a Harry Potter book out loud without starting and stopping or f*cking up. lmao”
Run The Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P) will be releasing their new record, RTJ2, on October 28th via Mass Appeal. Rage Against The Machine frontman Zach de la Rocha and Blink-182's Travis Barker will be featured on the album. Hit the replies to stream a new track from the record titled "Blockbuster Night Part 1."
Lil Wayne announced yesterday on SportsCenter of all places that Tha Carter V will be released on October 28th. Weezy has said this is the final installment in the long-running Carter series. Check out the album art in the replies, which continues tha Carter tradition of featuring a tatted-up Wayne in his youth.
Wu-Tang Clan reunited last night on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to perform their new song, "Ron O'Neal." You can watch the collective performing the track here and you can check out the studio version in the replies. The cut is off the group's highly anticipated album, A Better Tomorrow, which is to be released later this year.
In what might be my favorite piece of tour novelties ever, Drake and Lil Waynehave released a Capcom-developed app based on Street Fighter called "DvsLW" to accompany their upcoming "Drake VS. Lil Wayne Tour." The app will apparently allow the crowd at the tour to "power up" the rappers during a rap battle portion of the concert by button mashing. They're also including trading cards featuring the rappers in the tours VIP packages.
According to a new interview with Complex, Kendrick Lamar has been hard at work on his forthcoming album, stating that he has around 30-40 songs done. The rapper expects to drop the project before the end of the year, and says he has been working with Dr. Dre, among others.
But now that Kendrick, 27, is a hysteria-inducing star, the world is waiting to see if he can deliver twice. Expectations are high. After good kid, good simply won’t be good enough. Unlike GKMC, which Kendrick planned years in advance, there’s no cover art in mind for the follow-up. As for a title, Kendrick says he’s “flirting with ideas.” He’s been working primarily with TDE’s in-house producers, Tae Beast and...
Death Grips have surprised us once again in true Death Grips fashion and dropped the first half of their new double album for free. This half is called ****** on the moon, and the full double album titled the powers that b is due out later this year. According to the band, Bjork is featured on all eight tracks. You can download the first half for free here and/or stream it in the replies.