Bronx rapper Ricky Mapes transforms his transparency into a lyrical display of music that is daunting enough to challenge the common clichés of hip-hop music today. In a time where most of the musicians in our culture "play it safe," Mapes attempts to shift the energy towards the self-expression of creative authenticity. With a feature from fellow Bronx native Jae Tips, prepare to enjoy the emotional roller coaster this project allows you to experience. Not only can you click the link above to listen, but the project is also available on iTunes. Let us know what you think.
Mick Jenkins has been known for his lyricism and substance since his first mixtape, The Waters. However, he is often criticized for the lack of material he puts out. Mick Jenkins fans finally have something to look forward to. He recently announced that he is done with his next studio album (T)he (H)ealing (C)omponent via Instagram. With no specific release date, we can only sit and wait. Here's a new track from the emcee to help ease the pain. As usual he completely bodies it, with his clever use of metaphors and unique flow. Take a listen.
Highbridge the Label's own A Boogie and Don Q collaborate for one of the hottest projects in NYC. Click the link below to stream.
Chance the Rapper recently dropped his most recent mixtape "Coloring Book," in which he really exhibits his unique sound. With live instrumentals on most of the production and gospel inspired vocals throughout the tape, we hear Chance's love for gospel music and how it influences his music. With his first two critically acclaimed mixtapes, 10 Day and Acid Rap, Chance provides us with another gem that doesn't sound like any other project out right now. With a lot of features on this project including Future, Lil Wayne, 2Chainz and Kanye West, Chance is still able to stay true to his own sound.
Overall this tape will speak to your soul, while still providing you with the bars that a hip-hop lover is always looking for. Make sure to take a listen and download the tape. Check out this throw away track from the album that features fellow Chicago artists, Mick Jenkins and Alex Wiley, two other lyrical geniuses.
Take a look at Chance's latest performance on the Jimmy Fallon show of one of the singles off the mixtape, "Blessings."
TDE is one of the most established camps in the game today. They're known for their creativity and the lyricism of each member, while all having a unique sound. Take a listen to this throwback track from the self proclaimed Black Lip Bastard, and K-Dot.
Pro Era’s Nyck Caution is the embodiment of the collective’s diverse sound. On January 15, 2016, he released three songs and none of them scored bigger than What's Understood Feat. Joey Bada$$. Although Pro Era has been known for their nostalgic "boom bap" sound, the song was produced by the architect behind Future’s production, Metro Boomin. With Pro Era fans salivating at the possibility of new project, Caution dropped "Disguise The Limit” on February 29. Check it out and let us know what you think.