[Audio] Nipsey Hussle & Blanco ft. Kokane & B-Legit- “OG Kush” (Prod: by Cookin Soul)

Be sure to keep an eye out for the Nipsey Hussle & Blanco duo mixtape dropping April 17th, entitled "Raw". "OG Kush" is the newest we've heard from the upcoming project and the joint features guests Kokane & B-Legit who fit in quite well with the song & its content. the melodic piano key-driven beat by Cookin Soul carries the song quite well and adds great structure as well. Be sure to listen & download below, as well Nipsey Hussle will be performing in London, Ontario on April 20th, the fifth anniversary of The Come Up Show. Click the link for more info.

Play: Nipsey Hussle & Blanco- OG Kush

Download: Nipsey Hussle & Blanco- OG Kush

[Audio] Kendrick Lamar ft. Dr. Dre – The Recipe(Prod: Scoop DeVille)

Kendrick Lamar releases the first single from his highly anticipated album "Good Kid in a Mad City". The single features Kendrick's mentor & west coast legend Dr. Dre on the vocals, and as well production via Scoop Deville. Be sure to keep attention on Kendrick this year, as his major release is coming out, as well as a video for this single. "The Recipe"  will be available on iTunes tomorrow, April 3rd for audio download.

Play: Kendrick Lamar- The Recipe ft. Dr. Dre [audio:|titles=The Recipe f. Dr. Dre]

[Mixtape] Ace Hood – “Starvation”

Just released, Ace Hood reminds everybody of his raw rhymes and hard hitting beats with his latest mixtape. "Starvation" features guest appearances from the likes of The Game, Ice Burg & Kevin Cossom who lend their talents to the project on a few tracks. Majority of production comes from The Renegades who give the mixtape that 'Ace Hood' sound that his fans love. As well, The Monarch has production on two tracks titles "Piss Em Off" and "We On" which were two of my early favorites from my time with the mixtape so far. Listen & Download is available below.

Play: Ace Hood - We On [audio:|titles=Ace Hood - We On]

Play: Ace Hood - Piss Em Off [audio:|titles=Ace Hood - Piss Em Off]

 Download:  Ace Hood - Starvation Mixtape

[Audio] Ellis- “Original Manz” (Prod: by Legin)

Two days ago, Ellis dropped a single from his upcoming summer project entitled The Education of Ellis, or EOE for short. Original Manz is a great single, featuring a rich beat produced by Legin, with solid flow that compliments the sample from Nas' If I Ruled The World very tastefully in my opinion. This single definitely has my interest in Ellis and i look forward to hearing more from the Baltimore emcee later this year.

Stream & Download Below:

Download: Ellis- Original Manz (Prod. By Legin)

[Mixtape] Julian Cruz – “Black Heart”

"Black Heart" is the latest body of work from Toronto's own XO crew member Julian Cruz. The mixtape is comprised of 11 tracks, in which Julian showcases his vocal talents and melodic, slow-beat-lyrics, wrapped in a dark sounding R&B vibe. I do feel the project lacks the variety that could have made it a more full & diverse piece of work, but the effort put in shows. Not to be confused with fellow XO member and upcoming star The Weeknd, Julian stands on his own with this mixtape and it is a welcome body of work from the XO crew. Play: Julian Cruz- JOY [audio:|titles=JOY - Julian Cruz] Play: Julian Cruz- Bonita [audio:|titles=Bonita- Julian Cruz] Download: Julian - "Black Heart" Mixtape


Fanshawe business student. hip-hop head till im gone, doing what I can to contribute to the culture I live & love. Currently an intern blog contributor for The Come Up Show. @BradSaj