Q-Borough spitter Nutso gets set for the release of his latest mixtape effort, Western Union, hosted by the incomparable DJ Skee and DJ Nik Bean. In promotion for Nutso’s westward expansion, we’re pleased to let the leash off the project’s debut leak “Phuk It!,” the “Atomic Dog” inspired bi-coastal anthem, produced by Reef and featuring Compton’s Problem and Bad Lucc. Western Union becomes available for free download on November 15th, courtesy of DatPiff.com.
Over the past few years Venice Beach rapper and community staple David Cash has been raising eyebrows and drawing attention for his unorthodox style outlandish behavior. But while David is known for causing a stir after a few drinks, he’s remained focused and steady at work developing his Nu West Label, Backed by CEO, De Bozo. Armed with a relentless marketing team in the streets, Cash has also put together a movement that has brought him to new heights of acclaim. For Cash’s latest effort, he gives a complete overhaul to his previously released video for “Chevy,” where this time around he’s accompanied by his Bay Area cohorts E-40, Problem, and Clyde Carson. Don’t sleep…
Born and raised in South Central L.A., R&B singer Tee FLii has been working his way through the music industry for several years now. While he was influenced early on by his church’s gospel music, Tee Flii got his start in music dancing at the young age of 14 in the 2005 Oscar nominated documentary Rize by David LaChapelle. From there he would later be featured in Stomp the Yard along side Chris Brown and other famous choreographers, ultimately leading to his interest and growth as a singer and songwriter. From those opportunities, an R&B sensation was born as Tee Flii began taking steps to develop his skills working with Sean Kingston and Omarion. Now years later, Tee Flii has brought it all together combining the rhythmic skills of dance with his uncanny ability to sing and song write to create a style of music that he calls “Flii & B,” which is showcased on his free release AnnieRUO’TAY 2 (The TakeOver). The project, which features appearances by YG, Nipsey Hussle, Badd Lucc, Problem, Skeme, Pooh Bear and production from 1500 or Nothin’, DJ Mustard and The Futuristiks is available after the jump for stream and download, courtesy of Live Mixtapes.. take note.
XXL’s (nearly) annual freshmen issue will hit newsstands March 16th. Out of all the intro vids I’d have to say Fashawn’s, Jay Rock’s, Nipsey Hussle’s and Freddie Gibbs’s verses were the best. Also notice how there aren’t any New York rappers in the building. Not to start trouble but it’s interesting to see a magazine like XXL see the future of rap in every region outside of it’s birthplace. Anyway it’s not a big deal in my eyes. There’s no need to get too upset over someone else’s opinion right? Pic jacked from OS.
For a little more hype around How to Make it in America, Cudi and his crew have released this mixtape as if it were a roster of who’s who right now. But this is quite good, starting early with a current favorite, the remix of Dan Black’s “Symphonies” featuring Cudi, and touching on Chromeo, Lupe and Kenna’s Haiti track, and UK indie firecrackers Florence & The Machine and The XX, among others. In the intro, Cudi says the way to make it in America is to “cut through all the bullshit.” This mix sounds honors that statement.