KRS-One x Da Beatminerz, "Seckle"
KRS-One and Da Beatminerz have connected for a new single, "Seckle." The track is featured on Da Beatminerz much-anticipated forthcoming album, Stifled Creativity. The project will mark the first proper full-length from Evil Dee and Mr. Walt in 20 years, though they handled all of the production on Black Moon's 2019 comeback album, Rise of Da Moon.
"We have had the privilege to work with the great KRS-One for over 20 years now and this is the song we always wanted to make with him. It is an honor and a pleasure," Mr. Walt said in a press release. Evil Dee agreed, "It’s always dope working with KRS-One. We always make those dope Boom Bap Joints with him. Word!"
Homeboy Sandman, "Banned in the USA"
Homeboy Sandman returns with a new single, "Banned in the USA," the third release from his forthcoming mixtape, I Can't Sell These Either, due out on Nov. 17. He rhymes over Dominic Frontiere's "The End of Love" and suggests in this music age, maybe his songs are just not vulgar enough to satisfy the taste of the algorithm.
"In 1990 The 2 Live Crew was banned for being too vulgar. 33 years later Boy Sand is banned for not being vulgar enough. Very bugged out," he writes on his Bandcamp page.
The artwork for the single is by Lukas Baron AKA Luke Warmth and features Spotify streaming info data from Chartmetric, driving home an interesting point — his fan conversion rate is often three times that of artists like 21 Savage, Ice Spice, and Travis Scott, but his playlist reach is a fraction of theirs. Take a listen to the new track here.
Rick Ross x Meek Mill, Too Good To Be True
The joint effort from Miami's Rick Ross and Philly's Meek Mill, Too Good To Be True, has arrived. The 17-track project features Fabolous, DJ Khaled, Teyana Taylor, French Montana, and Jeremih, along with previously released singles "Shaq & Kobe" and "Lyrical Eazy." This is Ross' first full-length project since 2021's Richer Than I Ever Been, and Meek's first since 2021's Expensive Pain. Listen here.
Larry June x Cardo, The Night Shift
Larry June and producer Cardo have dropped their anticipated 17-track album, The Night Shift. The project is produced entirely by St. Paul-based producer Cardo, and sounds like cruising through the streets at dusk. The album features the previously released singles “The Good Kind," “Chops On The Blade," and “Without You (Blxst Interlude)” with Blxst. 2 Chainz, Too $hort, Peezy, Payroll Giovanni, Jordan Ward, and Aleman also make appearances. Listen here.
Busta Rhymes featuring Young Thug, "OK"
Busta Rhymes connected with Young Thug for "OK," featured on his forthcoming album, BLOCKBUSTA. The track is produced by Cool & Dre and follows the previous single, "Luxury Life" with Coi Leray. This go around, Busta's intent on reminding folks of his status.
“Moving, I been getting to this money / A lot of niggas with me and they hungry / Do this shit for everyone that love me / ‘Til we fuckin’ up the planet and the country,” he raps, before Thug handles the hook.
BLOCKBUSTA is executive produced by Busta, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, and Pharrell, and is due out on Nov. 24.
2 Chainz x Lil Wayne, "Long Story Short"
2 Chainz and Lil Wayne have dropped their latest single, "Long Story Short," which is featured on their upcoming collaborative project, Welcome 2 ColleGrove. The track features Memphis legend Project Pat's "Over Here" and is co-produced a pretty awesome trio – Juicy J, Mannie Fresh, and Big K.R.I.T.
“Got paper, got Dracos, case on the radar / You fuck on me wrong, I’ma bake your potato,” Wayne offers. 2 Chainz follows up with: “I’m rocking, I’m swerving, I’m popping, detergent / Get money, it’s urgent, God bless her surgeon / I rub my hands, Birdman."
Welcome 2 ColleGrove drops Nov. 17.