First off I gotta leave all bias at the top of this paragraph. Dru is one of my favorite RI artist, and when it comes to street rap he’s the one. Not to mention we from the same hood and he my young boi. Now with that out the way lets get into this….
From the drop of “Admission” I knew this would set the tone for something dope but also set the bar high. This shit goes ! With complex but still street bars like “My 4.0 lift and react they kno we don’t play with that GPA” Flawless and effortless wordplay on this shit my nigga caught a body on this. Without missing a beat we transition into “Go get it” with Heavy production from Ivy League. This shit had me ready to start trappin again word to my brother KD (RIP)
“I took over my island made myself the connect on the DAILY for real I’m like K at his best”. Intro runs a little long for my liking but still dope af. Other standouts to me are “In the streets” “Fresh code” feat RI spittas Ceez,Hil Holla, and Dru’s Milehigh Co-D City Boy Jones. “Don’t do it” is pure BARS for 3:28. And my favorite the AraabMuzik produced “Maybe” I heard a slightly different version of this song over two yrs ago and knew then Dru had the potential to be the one. “Drinking Hennessy” had the potential to be a big joint for Dru but I feel the feature takes away from the song knocking it a few points. Overall Dope listen. It’s Just Different was a more cohesive project more album like. This joint comes across more like a mixtape. I would have went with a different title for this one but what do I know I’m just a old head with an opinion. Still give it a 4/5 real nigga middle fingers en shit lol.
Rico Love is back with the official remix to his single ‘They Don’t Know’. He gets some help from Ludacris, Trey Songz, Tiara Thomas, T.I. and Emjay.
Previously: Rico Love & Migos – They Don’t Know (Remix)
Chinx Drugz drops the official video for his single ‘Feelings’ featuring French Montana. Directed by Matt Brevner and Aaron Mallin. His I’ll Take It From Here EP is out now on iTunes.
Previously: Chinx & Troy Ave – My Nigga (Freestyle)
In part 1, Pharrell recalls how Sugarhill Gang, Afrika Bambaataa’s Planet Rock and Nile Rodgers all played into his early music memories. Pharrell explains how he’s always felt a “little left of center”. He adds that “I think music helped me and other people make sense of it. You are only crazy when there is nothing to go along with it…When you have these eccentric characteristics, its more accepted and understood when there is some sort of skill-set attached to it…For example Jay Z mumbles when he writes his songs, he mumbles for 10-15 minutes, then he comes back with like 16 bars of one of the most comprehensive verses you have heard in a long time. He does it every time. But again, there is some sort of skill-set to accompany his madness…Music was my inner sanctum, that’s where I found my peace.” As the interview continues Nick ask’s Pharrell about his creative process when he goes in the studio with an artist and what his thought process was going into the making of Blurred Lines. You don’t want to miss what he has to say about that plus how he thinks artists like Lorde, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran are changing the game by making meaningful music and letting the people speak for them instead of record labels executives.
After many delays, Dru Barells finally unleashes his highly anticipated mixtape It’s Still Different to the streets. Ivy League & Hearstoppas handle much of the production. Dru gets features from Ke Money, CityBoy Jones, Ceez Luciano & Hil Holla.
Tracklist & Download link below. Read more
We’ve teamed up with Area4zero1 in Providence, RI to bring you something different. This will be called #OOTD also known as “Outfit Of The Day” & will showcase what new items they have in the store for sale. Be sure to pass by & check out Aboogie there tonight til 8pm. Check out Area4zero1 on IG as well.
Troy Ave drops a Vlog titled ‘The Dream Getting Real’. Most of the footage is from Funkmaster Flex’s show a few nights ago, where he dropped a freestyle as well.
Previously: Troy Ave ft. Wale & Magazeen – Show Me Love (Remix)
Check out this video of the Empress Ladies Launch. Check out what they got going on & what to expect below.
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