Curren$y has been a staple in hip hop for a long time. He’s put out more music than your favorite rapper and he’s probably been relevant for longer than your favorite rapper, save for Nas, Hov and a handful of others (you get the point). The folks over at Off-Kilter put together a nice mix of Spitta’s greatest hits and Smooth Waves’ very own DJ Uncle Erik did the mixing, check it out below. Jet Life till the next life.
Ramriddlz has a penchant for summer anthems, sexual summer anthems. His latest release is no exception. “H20” is all about quenching thirst and how he can get you “wetter than water.” If you don’t take him too seriously this song makes for a nice summer time track. Check it out below and relax.
ABRA dropped off one of the best projects of 2015 with her mixtape Rose and she has somehow one upped herself. You probably slept on Rose but you have no excuse for sleeping on Princess. The R&B goddess has just one feature on the tape, Awful Record label mate Tommy Genesis. Stream the six track project below via Spotify. Seriously, do it.
Jamila Woods is a whole hell of a lot more than the girl singing on Chance’s hit song “Sunday Candy.” Her newest tape Heavn is one of the most refreshing projects I’ve listened to this year. She explains the tape very well in the Soundcloud description:“HEAVN is about black girlhood, about Chicago, about the people we miss who have gone on to prepare a place for us somewhere else, about the city/world we aspire to live in. I hope this album encourages listeners to love themselves and love each other. For black and brown people, caring for ourselves and each other is not a neutral act. It is a necessary and radical part of the struggle to create a more just society. Our healing and survival are essential to the fight.” The project features a list of Chicago’s current best, Noname, Saba, Donnie Trumpet, and yes, Chance The Rapper. Give this a listen below and love yourself a little more.
Reebok stays winning. Following up their partnership with Kendrick Lamar, the Reebok team is welcoming Future Hendrix to the family. The Atlanta rapper recently announced, along with Todd Krinsky, Reebok’s global VP of entertainment and Reebok Classics, that he would be joining with Reebok very soon. Future had this to say:“I’m excited to kick off the summer with Reebok by my side. It’s a natural fit for me to work with a brand like Reebok that also shares my beliefs in moving culture forward and being passionate in what you believe in. Not only am I honored, but I feel privileged to be a part of the family.”
Not the biggest fan of Reebok but it’ll be interesting to see what they cook up with Future. Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available.