New Music: Kirk Knight – Good Knight ft Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies & Dizzy Wright

Kirk Knight – Good Knight ft Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies & Dizzy Wright

Finally the time has come for Pro Era underachiever Kirk Knight to release his debut album…well its almost time. The album titled Late Knight Special is expected to drop somewhere towards the end of October and will feature the likes of fellow Pro Era member Joey Bada$$, Mick Jenkins and the Mind.

After releasing Knight Time the albums first single Kirk has decided to follow that up with another release which keeps the homonym going however; this one will surprisingly not feature on the album. The track is titled Good Knight and it features a strong cast including Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies and Dizzy Wright. Now this is a combination that cannot be fucked with, how this track didn’t make the album is beyond me, it must have just not fit with the overall atmosphere of the album. I suppose in a way its a good thing because we get to hear it now instead of waiting another month for it.

If you are a fan of hip hop than you are going to love this track, those Pro Era boys are really stepping their game up and making a name for themselves. For me Joey is my favourite in the game right now, his style, his flow and that boom bap influence just gets me hyped up. And no you’ve got Kirk and CJ Fly out there killing it as well. Flatbush are always releasing dope shit along with Dizzy who is currently murdering tracks with Funk Volume. I mean its a good time for hip hop, once you look past the commercial garbage you will see that there is some seriously dope shit getting released.

Open your peripheral vision and check out Kirk Knight’s epic tune Good Knight below.

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New Music: Rapsody – Don’t Need It (Remix) ft Joey Bada$$

Rapsody – Don’t Need It (Remix) ft Joey Bada$$

Joey Bada$$ seems to be having a rather busy year thus far. The Brooklyn native released his incredible debut album B4.DA.$$ back in January and has followed it up with numerous features throughout the year. To add to that long list of features Joey has now teamed up with hip hop’s leading woman right now Rapsody. The ex Kooley High member made her breakthrough back in 2010 with the release of her second mixtape Return of the B-Girl. Since then Rapsody has continued to make ripples throughout the hip hop world and finally released her debut solo album The Idea of Beautiful in 2012.

As front runners of the new generation of hip hop it was only a matter of time before these two got together on a track…and what a dope track it is. Whilst it may not be an original cut, this remix of Don’t Need it from Rapsody’s 2014 mixtape Beauty and the Beast is still filled with some fresh vibes. As I mentioned before Joey Bada$$ jumps on here to lend some serious bars and wicked wordplay. The Pro Era member provides his signature rugged flow that we have all grown to love while Rapsody delivers some new lyrics that prove she is on top of her game. Whilst it is a remix the chorus performed by Merna and Young Guru’s production have been kept the same as the original… no complaints there.

Check out the remix below and make sure you go see Joey Bada$$ on his work tour which will be hitting Australian shores in December. Enjoy!

New Music: Statik Selektah – Top Tier ft Bun B, Styles P & Sean Price

Statik Selektah – Top Tier ft Bun B, Styles P & Sean Price

Last year beat maestro Statik Selektah released his start studded sixth studio album What Goes Around, a jazz influenced record with a blend of old and new school artists. This year the Boston native is back at it again and gearing up to release his seventh studio album titled Lucky 7. Much like What Goes Around, Lucky 7 will also feature a combination of veterans and new comers judging by the albums tracklist. A few weeks ago we heard the albums first release Beautiful Life an uplifting tune which features Action Bronson and Joey Bada$$ (the two new schoolers seem to be accumulating a solid list of songs together, hopefully with more to come). With the new school showing off their skills Statik has decided to bring in the veterans for the albums second release Top Tier. The track features legends of the game Bun B, Styles P and Sean Price all whom of which appeared on last years What Goes Around. This time round the three old schoolers combine on the same track to bring us a deep, chilled out symphony that shows none of them have any plans of slowing down.

Lucky 7 is due to drop on July 6 and will feature artists such as Royce Da 5’9″, Joey Bada$$, Talib Kweli, CJ Fly, Buckshot and Ab Soul just to name a few. Have a listen to Top Tier below and check out the tracklist while your at it, it’s sure to be another dope release from one of the best producers in the game.

Tracklist

1. Intro ft. Hannibal Buress
2. Another Level ft. Rapsody
3. Beautiful Life ft. Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$
4. Hood Boogers ft Your Old Droog & Chauncy Sherod
5. The Locker Room ft. Dave East
6. In The Wind ft. Joey Bada$$, Big K.R.I.T. & Chauncy Sherod
7. Crystal Clear ft. Royce Da 5’9”
8. How You Feel ft. Mick Jenkins
9. Murder Game ft. Smif N Wessun, Young M.A & Buckshot
10. Gentlemen ft. Illa Ghee, Sean Price & Fame of M.O.P.
11. Bodega! Ft. Bodega Bamz
12. The Trophy Room ft. Skyzoo, Ea$y Money, Domo Genesis & Masspike Miles
13. Sucker Free ft. JFK
14. Wall Flowers ft Your Old Droog, Termanology, & Lord Sear
15. Top Tier ft. Sean Price, Bun B, & Styles P
16. Silver Lining ft. ASAP Twelvyy, Kirk Knight, & Chauncy Sherod
17. Cold ft. Wais P & Jared Evan
18. All You Need ft. Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, & Elle Varner
19. Scratch Off ft. CJ Fly, Talib Kweli & Cane
20. Alone ft. Joey Bada$$
21. Harley’s Blues

New Music: Statik Selektah – Beautiful Life ft Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$

Statik Selektah – Beautiful Life ft Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$

Last year Statik Selektah graced us with What Goes Around, a solid album filled with soothing jazz influenced beats along with a very long list of new and old MC’s. Not even a year later and the beat maestro is at it again with a new album in the works titled Lucky 7. The album is scheduled to drop on July 7 and like What Goes Around it will feature a tremendous amount of dope MC’s starting off with frequent collaborators Action Bronson and Joey Bada$$. Both Action and Joey featured on What Goes Around whilst Action also featured on Joey’s debut album B4.DA.$$ so you know that the chemistry is there. Both MC’s bring their own unique flow which combines smoothly with Statik’s funky feel good beat.

Whilst Action goes hard I find myself just waiting for Joey to come in and as usual he absolutely kills it, his flow fits just perfectly to Statik’s groovy production. Statik Selektah is a man who just won’t stop working, he is constantly busy working on albums here, there and everywhere. His beats are always on point and as Funk Flex of Hot 97 puts it ‘if DJ Premier and Dre had a brother it would be Statik Selektah’. Cop the tracklist for Lucky 7 below and also check out the first single Beautiful Life.

Tracklist

1. Intro ft. Hannibal Buress
2. Another Level ft. Rapsody
3. Beautiful Life ft. Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$
4. Hood Boogers ft Your Old Droog & Chauncy Sherod
5. The Locker Room ft. Dave East
6. In The Wind ft. Joey Bada$$, Big K.R.I.T. & Chauncy Sherod
7. Crystal Clear ft. Royce Da 5’9”
8. How You Feel ft. Mick Jenkins
9. Murder Game ft. Smif N Wessun, Young M.A & Buckshot
10. Gentlemen ft. Illa Ghee, Sean Price & Fame of M.O.P.
11. Bodega! Ft. Bodega Bamz
12. The Trophy Room ft. Skyzoo, Ea$y Money, Domo Genesis & Masspike Miles
13. Sucker Free ft. JFK
14. Wall Flowers ft Your Old Droog, Termanology, & Lord Sear
15. Top Tier ft. Sean Price, Bun B, & Styles P
16. Silver Lining ft. ASAP Twelvyy, Kirk Knight, & Chauncy Sherod
17. Cold ft. Wais P & Jared Evan
18. All You Need ft. Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, & Elle Varner
19. Scratch Off ft. CJ Fly, Talib Kweli & Cane
20. Alone ft. Joey Bada$$
21. Harley’s Blues

Kirk Knight With a Killer Dope Mix!

Pro Era member Kirk Knight has delivered an incredibly dope mix for online music magazine HYPETRAK. The young MC puts together a 40 minute mix filled with predominantly fellow Pro Era tracks from Joey and himself however; he also adds some classic gems from hip hop greats such as Jay Z, Kendrick and Dilla. Although Kirk has featured on plenty of tracks over the years especially with Joey Bada$$, the Pro Era MC is still yet to release an album or mixtape. Hopefully 2015 will be the year we finally receive a full length project from the talented Pro. Listen to his mix below and be sure to check out his work and other Pro Era members!

Fresh Weekly #6

Fresh Weekly #6

Its been a while since I’ve dropped one of these! Episode 6 of the Fresh Weekly features a bunch of dope tracks including some new music from Aesop Rock, Tech N9ne, Joey Bada$$ plus a fresh joint from BADBADNOTGOOD featuring Ghostface Killah and MF DOOM. Also on the playlist I include some classics from the likes of Snoop Dogg, EPMD and an absolute killer from the worlds most dangerous group N.W.A. plus much, much more. As always light a doob sit back and enjoy the dope vibes of the Fresh Weekly!

Tracklist

1. Aesop Rock – Cat Food
2. Snoop Dogg – Ain’t No Fun (If The Homies Cant Have None)
3. EPMD – Symphony 2000
4. Tech N9ne – Aw Yeah (interVENTion)
5. BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Ray Gun ft DOOM
6. Flatbush Zombies – 222
7. Lupe Fiasco – Mural
8. Joey Bada$$ – Like Me ft BJ The Chicago Kid
9. Jurassic 5 – The Way We Do It
10. Kid Cudi – The Prayer
11. Freddie Gibbs – Satin Black
12. C Dot Castro – Fuck About You
13. Nas – One Time For Your Mind
14. N.W.A. – Compton’s N The House

 

New Music: Joey Bada$$ – On & On ft Maverick Sabre & Dyemond Lewis

Joey Bada$$ – On & On ft Maverick Sabre & Dyemond Lewis

Badmon can do no wrong! Just two weeks before he drops his debut album B4.DA.$$, Joey Bada$$ has decided to give us another taste with his latest offering titled On & On which features Maverick Sabre & Dyemond Lewis. On & On has that classic old school sound which is evident in pretty much all of Joey’s work, this time the new track has a soulful touch to it with Maverick Sabre providing a soothing hook. On & On is the fourth single released from B4.DA.$$ following on from Christ Conscious, No. 99 and Curry Chicken, I think its safe to say this is going to be the number one hip hop album of 2015! Listen to the killer track below.

New Music: Joey Bada$$ – Curry Chicken

Joey Bada$$ – Curry Chicken

Joey Bada$$ has given us another taste of his debut album B4.DA.$$ which is expected to drop in less than a month on the 20th of January. The new track titled Curry Chicken is produced by regular collaborator Statik Selektah but I’m sure you already new that after hearing the legendary producers iconic scratching within the first 45 seconds. Curry Chicken is another impressive track that adds to Joey’s incredible arsenal of music, the young rapper can do no wrong at the moment. Taking things down a notch Curry Chicken provides a soulful atmosphere that sees Joey bring a smooth and polished flow that will have you listening to each and every word. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again B4.DA.$$ will be the best hip hop album of 2015!  

 

New Music: Joey Bada$$ – No. 99

Joey Bada$$ – No. 99

What’s my name? Badmon! That’s right Joey lets us know who he is in his latest cut from his upcoming highly anticipated album B4.DA.$$. The track is produced by frequent collaborator Statik Selektah and features that classic boom bap style that we are used to hearing from Joey. Along with this incredible new track comes one of the best video clips I have seen in a long time, a man hunt is on for Badmon! I can just imagine how crazy this song will go off love. For me artists like Joey Bada$$ are the future of hip hop, this guy can’t do much wrong everything he has released this year has been straight fire not to mention his previous mixtapes especially 1999B4.DA.$$ is scheduled for a January 20 release next year which also happens to be Joey’s 20th birthday. Mark my words this will be album of the year! Along with the new track featured below is also the tracklist for B4.DA.$$ and it sounds incredibly dope!

1. “Save The Children”
2. “Greenbax (Introlude)”
3. “Paper Trail$”
4. “Piece of Mind”
5. “Big Dusty”
6. “Hazeus View”
7. “Like Me” (Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid)
8. “Belly of the Beast” (Feat. Chronixx)
9. “No. 99″
10. “Christ Conscious”
11. “On & On” (Feat. Maverick Sabre & Dymeond Lewis)
12. “Escape 120″ (Feat. Raury)
13. “Black Beetles”
14. “O.C.B.”
15. “Curry Chicken”
16. “Run Up On Ya” (Feat. Action Bronson & Elle Varner) (Bonus Track)
17. “Teach Me” (feat. Kiesza) (Bonus Track)

‘B4.DA.$$’ Finally Gets A Release Date!

After months and months of speculation Joey Badass’ highly anticipated debut album B4.DA.$$ finally has a release date, unfortunately though its not until next year. Whilst majority of us were hoping for an end of year release, yesterdays promo video has confirmed the album will drop on the 20th of January 2015 (Joey’s 20th birthday). I really would have liked to see a 2014 release for this one although quite a few albums have been pushed back to next year which makes me think that 2015 could be an incredible year for hip hop (fingers crossed). Watch the promo video for B4.DA.$$ below and in the mean time just keep listening to 1999 aint no one going to get sick of that!