Hip-Hop, Rap | Cozz – Dreams (Video)

Posted by on March 11, 2014

Cozz, the newest offspring of the mighty land known as Los Angeles, has waged a full on war against Nissin brand Top Ramen. “Imagine if I stopped rhymin’ and settled for Top Ramen…” the emcee ferociously spits; speaking as if the superb taste and value of the Asian noodle soup is something to be eaten begrudgingly.

In all seriousness, I was quite awe-struck when I first stumbled upon the video for “Dreams”. The conviction and intensity that Cozz packs in to each line is not to be trifled with, nor is it something that one can fake. It is clear that the West-Coast upstart is determined to make these dreams of his a reality, no matter the costs.

Although I’m usually one to let the music speak for itself and leave the statistics at home, it’s important to note the 8,000 plus views that “Dreams” has accrued as his first ever released song, in a single week. I have high hopes for what is next out, and I’m sure you’ll be seeing it up on Fresh New Tracks once again, hopefully accompanied by some more pointless rambling about cheap soup.

Hip-Hop, Rap | Chanel West Coast – Own World

Posted by on February 12, 2014

Chanel West Coast, whom you might recognize from MTV’s Fantasy Factory, is undeniably a grade-A bad bitch. Keeping up with her trending #WestCoastWednesday tradition, she uploaded a free download, this week titled “Own World.” It’s more laidback compared to some of her more recent stuff but I’m digging it: I imagine this as the kind of track to play when driving through the city at sunset with the windows down, feeling empowered, or on the contrary when the night is coming to an end and I’m at the after party with my whole crew kickin’ back before tapping out. Try it out and see for yourself.

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Hip-Hop | Nipsey Husle VIP Ticket Give Away @ Highline Ballroom 01/24

Posted by on January 18, 2014

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If you’ve been following the hip hop scene, you’d know that last year West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle released his much talked about mixtape “Crenshaw” which physical copies were available at pop-up shops through out the US for $100 a piece. Fans waited in line to get a copy of the tape, and Jay Z even bought 100 copies of the album for a price tag of $10,000. With the success of “Crenshaw,” Nipsey Hussle is on tour, and FreshNewTracks teamed up with HHRpromo.net to give away a VIP ticket and a meet and greet for Nipsey’ show at Highline Ballroom January 24th. Click on “more” to find out how you can WIN!

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Chill, Hip-Hop | Radical Something – Ride It Out (Album)

Posted by on September 3, 2013

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After more than a year of writing, recording and perfecting, Radical Something’s sophomore album, ‘Ride It Out’, is finally available for the public. The Cali trio continue to push the boundaries of genre and versatility as they interweave hip hop, reggae, pop, and soul throughout the project, while maintaining their signature West Coast vibe. You can tell the guys really stepped up their production on this album and took it to the next level sonically and lyrically. They set out on tour this fall, so don’t miss that, and stay tuned for plenty more!

Stream the album in its entirety below and be sure to support Rad So by purchasing the project on iTunes!

Hip-Hop, Rap | Azad Right – I Luv The Way You Taste (Prod. by Shlohmo)

Posted by on January 4, 2013

 

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Mr. Right, it’s been a minute, welcome back sir.  “I Luv The Way You Taste”, which is receiving West Coast air time as we speak, marks the first single off Azad’s upcoming project.  Despite the suggestively provocative cover art that you may or may not have noticed just yet, Azad insists it’s not as vulgar as one may expect.  Haha.  All I’ll say is that I wouldn’t suggest sharing this with your pre-teen siblings.  With a full plate in 2013 (no pun intended), Azad will surely be turning even more heads than he has in the past couple years.  Expect some BIG records from this L.A. sushi connoisseur.

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Free Download: Azad Right – I Luv The Way You Taste (Prod. by Shlohmo)

Interviews | Music Talks Presents: Schoolboy Q – Sex, Drugs, and Hip-Hop

Posted by on November 28, 2012

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Music Talks is back with their newest interview, mining into the mind of West Coast rapper and TDE affiliate, Schoolboy Q.  Touching on everything from the birth of Q, to his favorite munchies, to his career goals. The Black Hippy is hopeful that his fans will stay as passionate about his music as he will for Mary Jane.  Judging by the peanut butter response from Q, it’s fair to say some of is die hard fans are hungry for more than just his music.  His response to “The person I look up to most is ____,” caught me off guard.  I expected the LA native to respond with a West Coast legend, but you can’t knock Diddy’s success as an artist and a businessman.

With Mac Miller, Avicii, and now Schoolboy Q in the books, prepare yourself for Baauer and Macklemore x Ryan Lewis coming in the next few weeks.

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Hip-Hop | Azad Right – So Impatient ft. Lexy Panttera

Posted by on September 27, 2012

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Paying homage to one of the best to ever do it, Azad Right drops his version “So Impatient” over classic J Dilla with the newest installment of #GetRightTuesdays.  Azad opens up on this track, [earmuffs children] rolling out some R-rated rhymes addressing what he’s looking for in a lady right now.  Attempting to put his “Frank Ocean spell” on the female fan base, this is just another taste of Azad’s versatile artillery.

DOWNLOAD: Azad Right – So Impatient ft. Lexy Panttera

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