Cern & Ray West – Maintain.

Want to see a real unicorn? Here’s a dope backpack cut in 2015. It appears on Cern & Ray West’s Dark days under the sun EP. Dark days under the sun EP by CERN & RAY WEST Sphere: Related Content

Joey Fatts – Same Sh%t (ft. Curren$y).

More than most rappers, Curren$y seems entirely reliant on having the right beats underneath him. Maybe his lifestyle raps only work at a certain frequency. In any case, this Joey Fatts cut is the best Curren$y performance in recent memory. “Same Sh%t” is mafia flavored but with a digital touch, the..

NxWorries (Anderson.Paak & Knxwledge) – Suede.

Knxwledge’s torrential output of beats on Bandcamp can make him inaccessible to even the most obsessive online music hoarders (hand raised), but he seems to have found a dream collaborator and guiding force in singer/musician Anderson.Paak. Together they are NxWorries and their first single “Suede” is divinely pimpish though Paak distances himself..

CyHi The Prynce – Forever.

A rare keeper from G.O.O.D. Music stepchild CyHi The Prynce from his BHP 2: N.A.A.C.P mixtape. Flipping Jodeci usually works out. Download it here. Sphere: Related Content

Charlie Wilson – Infectious (ft. Snoop Dogg).

Ever since he did “Sexual Eruption” in 2007, Snoop Dogg’s best music has lain outside of hip-hop. New joints with Charlie Wilson and Dam-Funk are further proof. Download the Dam-Funk joints at Stones Throw. Sphere: Related Content

v e s a – a·typ·i·cal.

Per his description, beatmaker v e s a’s new tape is meant to “fund some up-coming projects & try to fund a trip to SXSW”. I’ll take it. a·typ·i·cal is 90s fetishism, but fear not another ode to Nickelodeon and Ninja Turtles. v e s a goes for new jack swing..

YFN Lucci – Piped Dreams.

An overlooked anthem from December brought to my attention by the new DJ Lil Keem mixtape: YFN Lucci’s “Piped Dreams” has the hi hat rolls of his native Atlanta, but the stadium-sized vocal sample sounds like something out of DC. And the hook is great too. Sphere: Related Content