Logic's major label debut has finally arrived, the Maryland emcee signed his Visionary imprint to Def Jam, under No I.D. and has had fans eagerly awaiting the long anticipated Under Pressure. Logic has certainly come a long way from his Young Sinatra mixtape where we first discovered him, later capitalizing off his brand to become one of the industry's most watched young emcees. Logic's lyrical abilities have never been doubted, however on this album he proves that he can compose some truly great songs, with some sing-songy hooks and adept storytelling over some stellar, crisp production. Logic carries the majority of the album without features save a Gambino and Big Sean appearance near the album's closing and pays homage to Midnight Marauders by enlisting a female voice to speak at the end of some of the cuts, which was found on the ATCQ album as well. Logic's introspective, personable music has developed tremendously over the years and his flow is ever refined, Under Pressure providing us with some amazing records that don't sound too far off from what fans have come to expect from him.
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A new track from Drake leaked earlier in the week, the Toronto emcee addresses a past relationship that went sour and airs out some issues that the two encountered during their time together. On the track "From Time", Drizzy mentions a girl saying he'd "never be as big as Trey Songz", and this Jodeci sampled cut similarly mentions feeling unworthy and the irony of the current state of affairs between him and his past lover, tying into the title "How About Now". With the winter months approaching and Drake on a tear with tracks like "0-100", "Tuesday", "Draft Day", "Days In The East" and other heaters he's released the past few months, it's not hard to imagine his Views From the 6 album being on the way soon. In any case, stream below the unofficially-released latest from Drizzy, a R&B infused cut with no word as of yet as to who handled the outstanding production.
We've been patiently awaiting some new material for Jay Rock for an extremely long time now, his album Follow Me Home (which was much delayed) released in 2011 and has been about all that's held us over aside from his track "YOLA". Jay Rock bodied Kendrick's "Money Trees", a feature which has just about been one of his last aside from a prominent feature on the party anthem from YG, "I Just Wanna Party" alongside ScHoolboy Q. A few days ago, Jay Rock finally emerged from the shadows to feed the streets with the gritty "Parental Advisory", which sounds straight out of the XZibit/Dr. Dre West Coast era - this is Left Coast, L.A. music at it's finest and the perfect track to return from a lengthy hiatus. We're eagerly awaiting an album from Rock, but it seems as though a project from Kendrick may precede that with "i" taking over the radio right now; stay tuned for TDE to deliver something from either of the two sooner rather than later.
Low Pros turns Travi$ Scott for their collaboration "100 Bottles". Travi$ Scott is transformed into a cyborg, who appears to be lost in this huge animation based world. The video is directed by Nate Brown and Gustavo Torres. You can catch Low Pros on tour with Travis Scott at Fool's Gold Day Off in Atlanta on Nov. 1st. You can watch the animated video for "100 Bottles" above now.
J. Cole puts his spin on Jessie Ware's new track "Kind of...Sometimes...Maybe". Keeping his input short with a sweet 16, J. Cole flawlessly fits the groove perfectly making it such a easy listen. If you aren't up on Jessie Ware, take this time now to peep her new single below. Her latest album is Tough Love is out now
Inglewood representative releases some new music again today, part of his work week series in which Skeme will be dropping new music everyday for 5 days.. Today, Skeme goes in over smooth production from Alex Lustig, While he uses this weeks release of music as promotion for his upcoming album Inglewood 2, Skeme shows that he still has something to prove. Check out his new release below.
Since the release of his stellar mixtape ComfortZone, Saba has been rather quiet on the solo tip, performing on the ComfortZoneLIVE Tour in select cities and pushing the quality body of work that he put together for the people. A favorite track of ours from Saba, "Burnout", just got it's well deserved video treatment by in-house videography team Heart of The City TV, who've been working with the Chicago emcee for some time now and have brought us "Secondhand Smoke", "Butter" and even older joints from GETCOMFORTable. Coinciding with the out-of-this world cover art, the visuals for "Burnout" contain the same trippy aesthetic and suits the overall breezy mood of the track well. This track is nothing but feelgood vibes, and Saba's introspective lyrical barrage is just a snippet of what you can expect to hear from him on ComfortZone be sure to check out our exclusive feature (with an interview + photoset) on the tape for some more insight into the project.