Kendrick on any track is gold, no matter who you like you can’t deny that. Future’s hit “Mask Off” gets the remix treatment from Top Dawg’s top dawg Mr. Lamar and he completely changes the sound of the song. Future’s verse stays the same but Kendrick comes on with a wavering verse that matches up perfectly with DJ Esco’s use of soft woodwinds. The verse sounds like it came directly off of DAMN. Enjoy Kendrick’s verse at the 1:56 mark of the song.
There’s not a whole lot that needs to be said about this lineup, the poster does all the talking. Headlining shows from Kendrick Lamar, Future and Lil Wayne (short-lived retirement, surprise surprise), followed by the likes of Mac Miller, Tyler The Creator, Travi$ Scott, Young Thug and more. The festival begins May 5th and goes until the evening of the 7th with 3 day tickets starting at $200. This is every 7th-12th graders dream come true. Cop tickets here.
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.
What don’t we have enough of? Songs with both Drake and Kanye on them. According to Kanye’s Twitter, which has been a little bit out of control lately, he has some new music coming soon, with both Drake and Future, who controlled airwaves at the end of 2015 with their collaborative project What A Time To Be Alive. Below is the aforementioned tweet, let’s hope we get something better than The Life of Pablo out of these three.
Despite the odd turns that Lupe’s career has taken, and the obvious drop in overall quality, I still get super excited when I see he released a new track. Maybe I’m holding on to something that won’t be coming back but I still have faith that he can make impactful, quality music similar to the stuff he was making in 2006. That being said, his latest release is a lot better than past releases and I’m actually pretty into it. “No Problems” has a feature from Future. Who I wouldn’t normally associate with the likes of Lupe. This upbeat single is a leak off of Justice League’s upcoming J.U.S.T.I..C.E. For All mixtape. The tape also features Rick Ross, Drake, Wale and more. Check out “No Problems” below.