Lion Babe Drops Summery Single 'Endless Summer,' Announces New Mixtape



With the official start of summer just around the corner (June 21), it’s time for artists to drop some music that’s perfect for the warm weather. Enter: Lion Babe. The New York duo just announced title of their new mixtape, which is called Sun Joint.

The first single from the project is the summery tune, “Endless Summer.” The collection boasts 11 songs and is being described as a feel-good mixtape with a variety of sounds including “soul, funk and electronics and earworm melodies.”

The project will also feature "Jungle Pussy" on one track and co-production from DJ Dahi on another. There's also two guest appearances from Angel Haze and Raury.

The Sun Joint mixtape, which will be available on June 21, is the follow-up to their debut album Begin, which is easily one of the best albums of 2016.

You can catch Lion Babe on tour this summer. To peep their itinerary, head over to
Listen to Lion Babe's Song "Endless Summer"

New Music: The Kid Daytona - "M.A.D.E In America"


Made in America: The Kid Daytona

The Kid Daytona gets patriotic on his dope song called "M.A.D.E. in America." Produced by Rockwilder, the Bronx rhyme-slinger spits luxury raps over marching drums and a sing-along get-money chorus.

"This is for my get-fresh niggas gettin' money / And all of the bad bitches yellin' out that they love me / When I walk in the buildin' / Ching-Ching-Ching-Ching / No need to talk, let the cake sing-sing-sing," he raps.

The track will appear on Daytona's new Summer Games mixtape, which hits the Internets on Aug. 20.


New Video: Slum Village - "God Sent" + "Hunger" (F/ Illa J + Vice + Focus. . .)


Slum Village


Slum Village rapper T3 brings in fellow SV affiliates Illa J, Vice and Focus. . . in this video medley for "God Sent" and "Hunger." The tracks appear on the Mick Boogie/Slum Village mixtape Dirty Slums.

Not my favorite song from the collection (that would be "Fresh" and "They Don't Know") but it should feed hip-hop heads who are starving for some of that boom-bap rap.

New Music: Rick Ross - "Mine Games" (F/ Kelly Rowland)


Richie Rich: Ricky Rozay


The rap-pop ballad "Mine Games" is one of my favorite tracks from Rick Ross' new mixtape Rich Forever. A lot of critics hate this song and prefer Rozay's street-edged bangers, but I like it when Ross goes straight for the pop charts (example: "Aston Martin Music").

On the song, an amorous Ross shows his love for a down-ass chick that's steadily blowing his mind. "You know I'm on the grind / So I miss you at times / All on my mind as I'm scribbling lines," he says about his girl, adding, "I think my mind blown, I barely feel my feet / I'mma hold my head high even in defeat."

Kelly Rowland sings the infectious hook telling Ross, "You don't have to play mind games / Just tell me what's yours is mine."

As for Rich Forever, it's a decent mixtape with a few standout joints on it like "Holy Ghost" (F/ Diddy), "Rich Forever" (F/ John Legend) and "MMG The World Is Ours"(F/ Pharrell Williams, Meek Mill and Stalley).

Check out "Mine Games" below:


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New Music: T.I. - "Popped Off" (F/ Dr. Dre) [Prod. by Dr. Dre]


Dark City: F- Da City Mixtape Cover


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As promised, T.I. released his mixtape F--k Da City Up at the stroke of midnight on New Years Day. I'm currently reviewing it for my writing gig at

Veteran producer Dr. Dre came out his self-imposed hiatus to blessed Tip with a horn-driven banger perfect for your New Year's celebration. The good doctor even spits a couple of lines on the song. "It's been awhile since you heard these beats / You're malnourished / But he's back now to flood these streets / He shall flourish," he rhymes.

Meanwhile, the Kang of the South raps about ballin' and brushing off the groupie hos that are riding his dizzick. "Rubberband poppin off the bankroll / Hoppin' out the Champagne Rolls with the automatic doors / Pockets on swole / Both wrists so froze / King of the South / Balls out on the west coast / Let's toast," he raps.

Raise your glasses in the air. T.I. is officially back!

Happy New Year, everyone!