Biz 3: LISTEN TO LIL BOAT 2 at https://sptfy.com/1TIx
Lil Yachty has released his highly-anticipated mixtape, Lil Boat 2, on the 2nd anniversary of his breakout debut project, Lil Boat. Clocking in at 17 tracks, the mixtape features appearances from 2 Chainz, K$upreme, Quavo, Lil Pump, Ugly God, PnB Rock, Tee Grizzley, JBan$2Turnt, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Lil Baby, and Trippie Redd. Offset is featured on the album twice, making appearances on the songs "Mickey" and "Baby Daddy." Full track-listing below.
Lil Yachty, aka Lil Boat, aka "King of the Youth" is a 20-year old Atlanta native, a Grammy-nominated singer, rapper, producer, creative designer, branding genius and fashion icon who smashed onto the scene two years ago with his debut mixtape Lil Boat. In May, 2017, he released Teenage Emotions which entered the Billboard Top 200 at #5 and remained on the charts for more than four months. Since then he has accumulated nearly 3 billion streams, found himself on the covers of PAPER and FADER magazines, as well as landing the cover of The New York Times Men's Style section and a XXL Freshman cover. Rolling Stone said his album Teenage Emotions is a "landmark moment that may change the way people rap," while The New York Times Magazine dubbed him as an artist "that tells us where music is going." Lil Yachty reflects young lives right now: from social media-saturated heartbreak to self-acceptance to the dance floor. Lil Yachty unleashes a sound that effortlessly and constantly bounces between rap to pop creating something entirely his own.
PAST PRESS ON LIL YACHTY:
"It's commonplace for young rap stars to claim that they've transcended hip-hop;
it's rarer for them to actually do it. Yachty does."
- The New Yorker
"Besides the actual sun, there is no source of joy in the world right now brighter and more sustaining than Lil Yachty. So basically, the moral of the story is: cancel all your plans and stay at home, and instead just understand that the Goodest Night has now been had, by one Lil Boat, Esq. You will never have as good a night as Lil Yachty...Apologies."
"Lil Yachty has created an alternate universe in which traditional narratives of rap excess are reframed as fantastical stories. He has mainlined Gucci Mane's vocal quirk - a penchant for odd rhyme structures cloaked in unlikely melodies."
- The New York Times
"It's something about Lil Yachty as an artist that makes purveyors want to rush towards him in complete and utter approval."
- The Source
"The sheer obvious joy that Yachty takes in making music is one of his best qualities, and its infectiousness- is one of the main reasons why people are flocking to him the way they are. It's beautiful to see someone so fully consumed by their passion, and inspiring to see an artist so confidently exploring his form."
"Lil Yachty is probably going to change the world."
- Rolling Stone
"Yachty in his own unorthodox way has put hip-hop culture in a choke-hold.
He doesn't show any signs of relinquishing his grip."
"You can't deny the fact that he's one of the most authentic rappers in the game"
"Yachty is the master of our joy."
LIL BOAT 2 TRACKLIST:
2. "Boom!" featuring Ugly God
3. "Oops" featuring K$upreme and 2 Chainz
4. "Talk to Me Nice" featuring Quavo
5. "She Ready" featuring PnB Rock
6. "Get Money Bros." featuring Tee Grizzley
7. "Count Me In"
8. "Love Me Forever"
9. "Das Cap"
10. "Pop Out" featuring JBan$2Turnt
11. "NBAYoungBoat" featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again
12. "Mickey" featuring Offset and Lil Baby
15. "Whole Lotta Guap"
16. "Baby Daddy" featuring Lil Pump and Offset
17. "66" featuring Trippie Redd
Rocko: Now that 2018 is in full swing, STYLEZ is doubling down on his musical pursuits and intends to release a bevy of new singles in the current calendar year. The first of which comes in the form of “Skeleton Fresh.” Directed by George Nienhuis, the cinematic visual finds STYLEZ literally walking on water while also flanked by ladies made up in skeletal themed paint. Check out the intense video.
Mike & El: What could be better than a Rick and Morty adventure set to an RTJ soundtrack? For your viewing pleasure, the official "Oh Mama" music video drops today, starring our homies, Rick and Morty, in what could be one of the most SCHWIFTY videos of all time.
PR: West Coast Artists Zion I & DJ Fresh Ready The Tonite Show w/ Zion I
Ballin: (Oakland, CA) West coast producer DJ Fresh teams up with Oakland MC Zion I this time on The Tonite Show with Zion I available on March 23. The 10 track project, which the two started recording on a tour bus while they were on the road with Slightly Stoopid, is part of a series that DJ Fresh is best known for and a labor of love for Oakland music mainstay, Zion I.
At the time of the tour, police killings and the resulting Black Lives Matter movement were escalating in the news. “It was a very troubling time,” recalls Zion I. “We chopped it up about the issues into the night, so at some point we decided to put it to music. It was a positive way to channel our frustrations."
The first single, 'Work,' is an anthem celebrating the merits of focused concentration and attention. "This song is for all those putting in overtime, and walking the walk, knowing that their time will eventually come," says Zumbi. The track 'Killa' is especially relevant today, as we see the uptick in gun violence and the continued gun control debate.
With eleven albums under his belt, Zion I is known for his community building and conscious lyrics. His recent single “Tech $,” which addressed the effects of the rapid gentrification occurring in his hometown, garnered national press. Named by XXL as one of the best hip-hop producers, DJ Fresh moved from Baltimore to the Bay Area in 2004 and quickly became a go to beat maker for local MCs. In 2006, he started a series called 'The Tonite Show' which teams him up with a variety of artists including Raekwon and Yukmouth. The series has garnered praise from outlets from Vice to Pitchfork.
“Some would say we come from two different hip-hop scenes,” says Zion I. “I'm always trying to bridge the two worlds of conscious and street. I don’t think they are that different.”
Guests features include Eligh (Grouch & Eligh), OneBeLo, and Kev ChoiceThe Tonite Show with Zion I will available to stream on Spotify.
BLPR: 2 Finger Dan and B-Base have carved a niche for themselves as a dope production- and turntablist duo better known as Soulbrotha from Hamburg, Germany. As close protégé’s of the legendary DJ Premier, the duo already dropped releases with first class guest appearances from Large Pro, Craig G, Afu Ra, Big Shug, Blaq Poet, Krumb Snatcha... just to name a few.
G.E.: Antonio Breez is back with yet his 15th Music video off of “The Migration Narrative“ album released earlier this year. Since then the hustle has not stopped. In “No Way” Antonio Breez boldly claims he is one of the most slept on lyricist of his generation, and shows by skill that True Hip Hop is well and alive.
Matt: The Fresno MC is fresh off of a strong 2017 which featured well-received collaborative albums with producers DirtyDiggs (Dirty Planet) and Apollo Brown (Anchovies). For 2018, Asia teamed up with Bay Area producer izznyce for a true solo project, The Golden Buddha, sure to be considered the next classic in his vast catalog. The Golden Buddha was produced entirely by izznyce and features AZ, Hus Kingpin, Turbin, Marvelous Mag, Killa Kali, TriState, Xiomara and The Architect. Today, Asia releases a new video from the project “Hood Legends” which you can view below.
Beatrock: "US" is the second single from Ruby Ibarra's full-length debut album, CIRCA91 (Beatrock Music, 2017). Produced by Nphared, this track is a collaboration with heavy hitters Rocky Rivera, Klassy, and Faith Santilla. In this video, Ruby makes her directorial debut, which features nearly 200 Filipinas of all ages and backgrounds. The song and video celebrate Filipina voices, culture, and herstory.
E.K.: Boston-raised, LA-based rapper, producer and singer-songwriter Caye announces his new single “Easy” featuring Wiz Khalifa set to be released on March 23rd via Big Picnic Records. The track was written by Caye with co-writer DAWGUS, who also produced the track. “Easy” will follow the release of his most recent singles “With U” and “Top Shelf.”
Matt: NEW LP FROM HIP-HOP ICONS DJ PREMIER & ROYCE 5'9" FEATURES 2 CHAINZ, RAPSODY, BIG K.R.I.T., ROC MARCIANO & OTHERS
Today, NPR Music premiered the new album from PRhyme entitled PRhyme 2. The second collaborative album from iconic Hip-Hop mainstays DJ Premier and Royce 5'9" is filled with Premier's signature soul-infused beats and dusty drum grooves alongside Royce's sharp, lyrical wordplay.
PRhyme 2 is already garnering critical acclaim with Billboard saying, "If it's dope beats and dope rhymes that you are in search of, look no further than PRhyme 2." The full album stream follows the release of recent singles "FLIRT" featuring 2 Chainz ("fun and thumping" - Vibe), "ERA" featuring Dave East ("hypnotic" - Rolling Stone), and "ROCK IT" ("a hard-hitting record with a classic Hip-Hop sound" - Hypebeast).
Stream PRhyme 2 Via NPR's First Listen: https://www.npr.org/2018/03/08/591203534/first-listen-prhyme-prhyme-2