Los Angeles emcee/producer Chris Clarke presents the Muttjob-directed music video for “Constantly Always/More Than Just”, two songs from his new album The Handpicked, featuring Blu, Thundercat, Sleepy Brown of Outkast fame, Smooth Bee from Nice & Smooth, Double K from People Under The Stairs, Computer Jay and more. Chris is son of bass legend Stanley Clarke. The Handpicked also features P.U.D.G.E., Sum, Ali Abnormal, J Thorn, Ronald Bruner Jr, Big Sin, Kamasi Washington, Taylor Graves, BLVME, Voy, Lil Miss, JTowers, Ahmad Rashad Jr. and Bei Ru.
Stalley will release his new project “Honest Cowboy” tomorrow, but today he delivered what is most likely the final leak off of the project.
NineteenEighty7 finds ScHoolboy Q on the hook while Stalley delivers two solid verses over Terrace Martin’s groovy instrumental.
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Tracey Lee, best known for his 1997 classic The Theme (It’s Party Time) (Universal Records), drops his indie smash, Pro Bono a vibrant, funky, ode to ol’ school hip-hop summer jam. Tracey’s flow coupled with Big Daddy Kane’s ‘Set It Off’ as the sample is like two mountains colliding into one hot hip-hop heaven. The single is produced by DJ Blinks and Pace, and features Young Guru (Engineer and tour DJ for Jay-Z) on the 1’s and 2’s.
Southside Chicago rapper Chi City presents his new Kajmir Beats-produced single “Ordinary Girl”, featuring Universal Republic artist and fellow Chicago native YP. With over nine underground tapes bearing his name – his last being 2011′s Who Is Chi City – Chi has collaborated with Cory Gunz, Mullyman and has toured with Philadelphia Freeway, Mickey Factz, Mikey Halsted and Daytona. He was crowned Coast To Coast’s Indie Artist Next To Blow and has performed at the BET Artist Showcase and ThisIs50.com’s Independent Fridays. He has ghostwritten for B.O.B., Diggy Simmons and G.O.O.D. Music affiliates. “The song breaks down how most women act ‘first class’ but they deal with guys on fourth and fifth class level,” says Chi. “Most girls only pretend to be faithful and honest when really they just competing with us at our own game.”
Listen: Chi Cit-Ordinary Girl (ft. YP)
WeAreSkywalkers present “Cloud Kingdom”, the David McCloud-produced single from their first studio-length album, Welcome To Cloud Kingdom. WeAreSkywalkers was formed by Kid Raven & Kid Shokora a few years after they met each other in summer school. Since 2011 they’ve released ten mixtapes that range from DIY mashups/remix/remakes/originals. “WeAreSkywalkers are a collective of misfits who dig hip hop,” Raven explains. “Sometimes we rock fresh and new beats and sometimes we make ‘lazy’ mixtapes where we cop the beats of other artists, while laying down altogether fresh and original rhymes. We’re nerds, but not in the MC Frontalot/Bill Gates kinda way… instead we are nerds in that Lupe Fiasco way, nerd chic. Geeks rule the world, so the Kids have a real fighting chance to take over before too.”
Listen: Weareskywalkers-Cloud Kingdom