Photo credit: WordOnRoadWhen Drake dropped the promo trailer for Nothing Was The Same, many thought the Hit-Boy produced song used in the trailer would end up on the album - it didn't. However, during his "Would You Like A Tour" stop at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn last night, Drizzy gave his DJ, Future The Prince the go ahead to preview a new track. Watch a snippet of "Trophies" produced by Hit-Boy below and let us know what you think. via MissInfo
[Interview] Joell Ortiz Talks Where Hip-Hop Is At Now, YAOWA, His Growth As An Artist, First Concert And More
Interview By: Colton Beausoleil When you're talking lyrics, amazing concepts, undeniable skill and stage presence, Joell Ortiz has always been a part of that conversation. Since day one, that has always been something he has taken seriously - way before his debut album The Brick: Bodega Chronicles - and will always take seriously. Having such a successful solo career, and now one quarter of the rap super group Slaughterhouse, I believe Joell Ortiz is one artist, no matter how far in time you think ahead, will always be mentioned as an artist who stood for what he believed in and shed light on the art form of hip-hop and its origins no matter how up and down the music was. Working together alongside some of hip-hop's greatest artists can definitely solidify that and it's exciting to see where he takes us in the future, from his upcoming YAOWA album release, to the Slaughterhouse project in the works to future endeavors. The Come Up Show had the opportunity to sit down with Joell Ortiz to discuss where he thinks hip-hop is at now, his upcoming YAOWA album, his growth as an artist and more. Hit the link below to check out the full interview.
G4SHI is an Albanian-American rapper representing New York City as well Kosovo. He released visuals for "Who Made Me" not too long ago. His style is a blend of old and new. On this track he speaks about his attitude toward the people who dislike him. We also learn he doesn't only grind to make a name for himself but also wants to make his family proud. He has sharp lyrics with the ability to tell a story in his rhymes which is why so many people still love old-school hip-hop. He is talented and is going to be another up and coming artist to watch from New York. Check out G4SHI's music video for "Who Made Me" below.
Bed Stuy native HOA Bossman brings us his latest creation, "Sweet Mary". The sound for this track is very soulful and pleasant and the rhymes are on par with what we can expect from some of the best Brookyln emcees. He was featured on our blog earlier this month for another video, "Memoir of Injustice", which he also co-directed with Tarela Kelvin Ebiotu. We hope to see some more great music and videos from his movement in the near future. Take a moment to check out the video below!