CURRENT: Vic Mensa – “U Mad” (ft. Kanye West)

Vic Mensa gets the biggest co-sign a rapper can get in 2015, taking the lead on this absolute banger, featuring a verse and production by Kanye West (the song also features production credits for Smoko Ono, Mike Dean, and Stefan Ponce). On “U Mad,” Mensa sounds like he is in his element, not at once […]

CURRENT: Kanye West – “All Day” (ft. Theophilus London & Allan Kingdom)

Kanye West just unveiled the studio version of “All Day,” the track he performed at the BRIT Awards, and which will be featured on his forthcoming 7th solo LP, So Help Me God. Upon an initial listen, the song immediately makes a declaration for radio domination. The four minute radio cut will be a staple on […]

NEW MUSIC PREVIEW: Hear :30 of Kanye West’s “Black Bruce Wayne”

Anytime Kanye West breathes over a beat, the internet crashes. Case in point, this past weekend’s “God Level”, in association with FIFA’s World Cup 2014. And now, a little over a year after we first heard “New Slaves” and “Black Skinhead”, we’ve been graced with a preview of Kanye’s latest studio work, in the form […]

CURRENT: Pusha T – “King Push”

Kanye West and Joaquin Phoenix walk into a bar. No, this isn’t the beginning of a bad joke, but rather a possible origin story for Pusha T’s latest great single, “King Push.” “I’m King Push / still King Push / I rap nigga, ’bout trap niggas / I don’t sing hooks,” Pusha snarls on the […]

Quarterly Report: Best Tracks of 2013 (Part II)

Well, that was fast. 2013 is already halfway over, and we’ve already gotten enough new music to hold us over until 2015. While the first three months saw artists from My Bloody Valentine to Justin Timberlake releasing new music, these past three months have seen the likes of Savages, Daft Punk, Deerhunter, and Kanye West […]

CURRENT: Kanye West – “I Am A God”

  As the world braces itself for the release of Kanye West’s padlocked upcoming studio LP, bits and pieces of music have begun to start trickling out. After performing “New Slaves” and “Black Skinhead” on SNL in May and the Governor’s Ball in June, we’ve been given the first sample of music from Kanye in […]