Lately Kodak Black has been in the media for all the wrong reasons. Whether it is accusing Master P of charging him for advice or Kodak dissing his contemporaries, the Florida rapper has finally decided to leave the distractions alone and return to the music. Today he released the sequel to his 2013 mixtape, “Project Baby“. Laced with 19 tracks and only a few features (Offset and XXXtentacion are the only big names), we get to hear plenty of Kodak. With a fan base that is continue to grow, I am sure they will be pleased. Take a listen to the project below.
Joe Gifted’s single “Water” is still heating up the streets, and with any hot single, the remixes start to surface. Gifted has blessed the game with an official remix featuring two other Atlanta natives, Gucci Mane and Quavo. Now on paper, this combination seems like it should work and greatly add life to an already blazing record, yet in reality, the remix actually does nothing for the longevity of the record. I am not saying that Gucci and Quavo delivered mediocre verses, it is just the single was already powerful without them. I am sure the club requests for the “Water“(remix) will be rare. But take a listen to the audio below and let me know what you think in the comments.
After leaving work and heading to the crib to relax, one of my favorites records out of the south graced the radio. It was “Cut Friends” by Camoflauge and it made me realize how his senseless death robbed us of such a remarkable talent. Growing up in the 912, really made this story hit close to home. Back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, when it came to local talent, we had Savannah’s very own…..Camoflauge. There was no denying the talent that he possessed and it was evident that he was destined for greatness. The south (No Limit and Cash Money) was really starting to buzz on the national scene and it was a great feeling to see a local artist finally getting some shine. Backed by his record label Pure Pain Records, Flauge with one album already under his belt, released his follow-up album and the rest was history. The album was titled “Strictly 4 Da Streets: Drugs, Sex and Violence. Vol.1 and produced the mega single, “Cut Friends” (or “Fuck Friends” the explicit version). This record became a main fixture in every club in Georgia. Major record labels started calling and it seemed as if Flauge had finally found national stardom. Then the tragic day of May 19th, 2003 occurred and Savannah was never the same. Camoflauge was shot and killed, and the talented person that he was never got the chance to flourish.
Hailing straight out of Millen, Ga, Kountry Wayne hits up The Breakfast Club to kick it with Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy. It is always great to see people from my area making it. Salute big homie!
New solo tracks have been rare as of late when it comes to Lil Wayne. Yet Weezy features on the other hand, have been churning out. With the status of his highly anticipated “Carter 5” album still in limbo, getting new music from Wayne has become sort of a gift. About a week ago, a Weezy solo track hit the net and at first listen I was not feeling it at all. The production was different, it possessed more of a techno feel and I think that was my main factor in deciding to avoid this track. Yet a week passed and for some reason I decided to revisit it. I gave ONHEL production another try and that is when I realized that Weezy was flowing effortlessly over this electronic instrumental. Then it hit me….. only Wayne could destroy this production and lyrically he did. I’m still at the point where I am trying to figure out if I dig this “Like A Man” track, but lyrically there is no denying Wayne still has it. And maybe, just maybe, this a sign that the “Carter 5” is finally on the way.
San Diego rapper Samy Wats presents his music video for “Think Twice“, his new single produced by southern California producer LDontheCut. After multiple listens, “Think Twice” proves it is the type of record that can gain national attention. The instrumental compliments Samy’s flow which in turns equals good hip hop. Keep your eyes on this artist.
No matter who you are, people can change. Gucci Mane is a prime example of sentiment. Gucci Mane, post prison, is drug free, eating right, about to get married and still churning out great music. Having always been one of hip hop’s most prolific MC’s when it comes to musical output, it is safe to say that he has a new album or mixtape is on the way. Gucci Laflare has linked up with R&B’s bad boy Chris Brown for his newest single “Tone It Down“. With “flutes” being the new wave when it comes to production, they are clearly flourishing on the instrumental. They should sound familiar because the flutes are actually taken from a Drake sample (his track “Portland“). With summer winding down, I am sure this joint will keep clubs lit well until the fall.