Straight from the Epitome Family, Buddy Flo goes off on the song “You Know.” Also hailing from Rockford, Ill. just as Da Truth (who I previewed a few weeks ago), the clique is brewing up great music in the Midwest. Buddy Flo performs a smooth lyrical delivery over a Southern-sounding instrumental (using organ keys, a personal favorite) produced by Flash Beats. Discover more of Buddy Flo’s music here.
James Lewis is a rapper from Atlanta who has recently released his latest EP, Who Am I. His song “Greatness” delivers, and is the perfect song to introduced to Hip Hop aficionados. You can download his latest work here for free.
“After announcing the arrival of his new single “Picture This” on Twitter, Lloyd Banks presents the mellow tune in its full audio glory. The female-oriented track was produced by Hero Beats and will appear on his upcoming All Or Nothing Vol 1: Failure’s No Option-project.” - Petar Kujundzic
“Finally, after months of speculation we receive our first preview of ScHoolboy Q‘s forthcoming debut album Oxymoron with the below single titled “Yay Yay.” Produced by super-producer and Grammy Awards winner Boi-1da, the California native provides an autobiographical representation to his past experiences with a melodious hook, TDE-appropriate wordplay and heavy 808 drums. Although a release date has yet to be scheduled, Oxymoron is expected to feature Black Hippy, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Pharrell and The Alchemist.” - Hypebeast
“Following a teaser from Young Guru at SXSW, the legendary producer and DJ has unleashed the remix of Kendrick Lamar‘s “B*tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” featuring none other than Jay-Z himself. One of the most highly-anticipated collabs of the year, the remix of the good kid, m.A.A.d city standout sees Hov hopping on the track around the halfway point while K. Dot follows suit with a new verse of his own. Enjoy below.” - Hypebeast
“I’m not going to use a bunch of corny metaphors or flashy words to describe myself. Everything you need to know about me is located in my music. I’m telling the story of my city, my family, and my struggle, and hopefully you can relate.” That is the description D.T. (Da Truth) gives about himself on his SoundCloud page, and it doesn’t take long to realize how real he is being. In “Audio Push,” producer Rozart supplies a smooth beat in which D.T. raps about lusting for girls and the one and only Mary Jane. Hailing from Rockford, Il., be on the look out for new material from D.T. soon.