As we’ve been vocalizing on our Twitter, and Boi-1da through his personal account, one of the biggest showcases to head down to SXSW this year is the Toronto vs. Texas Producer Battle. Put on by Toronto’s Beat Academy and Houston’s Space City Beat Battle, the ‘Champion Sound’ showcase will take place March 13th, 2014, where two teams will battle it out for the title.
While the Texas Team will be coached by S1, who’s production credits include Jay Z, Beyonce and Kanye West, the Toronto team will be coached by none other than Boi-1da himself. Joining Boi-1da on the 416 Squad is Rich Kidd, Chef Byer, Wondagirl, Nick Nikon, Superville, 2oolman, DZL and C-Sharp, all of who has made some noise in this city over the course of their careers. Continue reading
Chris Brown released a new single featuring mastermind Rick Ross called “New Flame”The single is one of the first offerings from Brown’s forthcoming album X which is set to drop May 5th and was penned by both Verse Simmonds and Eric Bellinger. Check out the track below and also look out for the second installment of Chris Brown and Tyga’s mixtape, Fan Of A Fan which is also set to drop this year.
Artist and producer Nemo Achida brings to life the first single “Perfect Pride” off Nemo’s upcoming, Well Raised Beast EP. Directed by BC’s photography. In the new video, we follow Nemo as he heads to the bar for soundcheck. Watch the video below.
The Lox liberates an official visual for their single ‘Faded’ featuring Tyler Woods. Directed by JJ Cinemas. This is taken from his ‘The Trinity’ EP out now on iTunes.
Video after the jump.
Last night, rapper Lil Boosie finally became a free man again and was released from Louisiana State Penitentiary. During the drive home from the prison, he decided to spit a few bars for the camera. He will be holding a press conference on Monday so expect some big announcements. Watch the freestyle after hitting the jump.
Ace Hood links up with fellow We The Best artist Mavado to shoot a visual for their collaboration ‘Buss Guns’. Directed by Rob Dade. His ‘Starvation 3′ mixtape is out now. Watch the video after the jump.
Tory Lanez releases a new mixtape called “Chixtape 2.” The tape features the previously-released “Summin,” although it does not include the recent “Danny Glover freestyle” because this project is all original production.
Production comes from the Canadian himself, as well as Daniel Worthy, Playback, Tim Curry and The Mekanics. You’ll find 14 tracks in the project, and no features to speak of. As the title indicates, this tape is for the ladies, and thus is mainly r’n'b although we all know Tory can spit bars too. Tracklist and stream below. Let us know what you think!
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ScHoolBoy Q delivers another new visual from his debut album Oxymoron, for the track “What They Want,” featuring 2 Chainz. The album, “Oxymoron,” is in stores now.
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Fresh off releasing his Playboy EP, Clyde Carson drops the official music video for the track “No Sleep.” Hit the jump to watch now.