The Wyld are giving away their debut album, 'Preface', for free on Pigeons and Planes. Download 'Preface' for free here. Most folks in the Northern Hemisphere hear ‘New Zealand’ and think of beautiful rolling hills, rocks jutting out of the sea, or maybe Peter Jackson’s epic Lord of the Rings. But Auckland hip-hop rock trio The Wyld makes the case that innovative, forward-thinking music should be on that list, too.
If you haven't yet heard of the HBK Gang, it's time to get acquainted. While many are already familiar with the success, both critical and commercial, of de facto crew leader Iamsu!, HBK Gang is proving prolific across the board: There's P-Lo (of The Invasion), whose production has been the driving force behind the West Coast's current, radio-dominating sound, and who's produced singles for Yo Gotti ("Act Right"), Wiz Khalifa ("'Bout Me"), and more; Sage The Gemini has been equally prolific, with two singles, "Gas Pedal" and "Red Nose," currently charting (and climbing) on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, sitting at #46 and #59, respectively.
Rolling closer to August 27th for the release of Cashtro Crosby's upcoming project, A Million Fans: Gin & Furr (Double Disc Mixtape), Crosby drops this freestyle over Kid Ink's "Bossin Up" for the anticipating fans. Undeniably, he's heating things up in Canada and gearing up for the takeover: the worldwide version.
MidaZ The BEAST - Champion of The Block (feat. Illustrate)
Courtesy Kevin Nottingham.
In just one week the world will hear the debut album from Orlando champion emcee MidaZ The BEAST. With the album's first single, "Fire" (feat. Roc Marciano & prod by Marco Polo), still making its rounds, MidaZ gives us another track to vibe out to, "Champion of The Block" (feat. Illustrate & prod by IMAKEMADBEATS).
Working up to next week's release of his new mixtape, Las Vegas rapper Dizzy Wright has just dropped the video for "The Flavor". The song features Funk Volume labelmate SwizZz and production by 6ix. The video, directed by Armen Soudjian, shows Dizzy and SwizZz delivering their rhymes straight into the camera to give that up-close-and-personal feeling.
Audio: EDF, Mike Red, Tony Del Freshco - "Like Its '96"
A bit of new vintage to end the summer on a good note, courtesy of a few buzzworthy names. Houston's EDF enlists the help of Houston artist/producer Mike Red and songwriter Tony Del Freshco for an vintage cut that recalls the late 90's that seem to influence all three players involved (with a slightly clearer sound and less of a focus on making love). With XXV releasing in September, EDF is delivering another single with artwork to keep listeners in the loop.
Audio: Isaac Reid f/ Roosh Williams - "Man In My City"
Houston, Tx native Isaac Reid drops a new track from his mixtape "Nothing To Lose" dropping Thursday, August 15th 2013. "Man In My City" features Houston up and comer Roosh Williams. A visual will be shot soon as well. Production on the track is handled by TrakkSounds and Chinky P.
In preparation for Project MVMNT at MAGIC Market Week in Las Vegas (Aug. 19-21), Flat Fitty Luxury Headwear has teamed with DJ Whoo Kid and DJ Drama for Project Showdown! The mixtape includes several new exclusives from Whoo Kid and his upcoming N-Word Bond album, with more viral videos in the works!