Watch: Joey Bada$$-Let It Breathe

Joey Bada$$ revises his 2000 album with “Let It Breathe” which was a Youtube exclusive previously. The rapper and actor has plans to release new music in a series this fall. He explored the concept of time with 2000 as it was released 10 years after his 1999 mixtape. Diddy, JID, Larry June, Westside Gunn and Capella Grey have guest appearances on 2000. The Brooklyn native is currently being seen on the Starz network playing the role of Unique in Raising Kanan.

DJ Premier’s Remy Rap Feat Remy Ma & Rapsody Has A Video

DJ Premier’s Hip Hop 50: Volume 1 EP is the first of 10 to kick off Mass Appeal’s celebration of the genre’s 50th year anniversary which is August 11, 2023. There is a different producer at the helm of each EP DJ Premier is the first one. Subsequent EPs will be released over the year”Remy Rap” featuring Remy Ma and Rapsody is Premier in his boom bap element. Both wordsmiths pulverize the eternal criticism leveled at women rappers with mighty bars that seem to never end. Maya Table is the director and sticks to the rap video blueprint with all three of them filmed against the backdrop of the city. The song and video have the rhythmic impact of a bomb and it all happens in less than three minutes. The EP is nice but “Remy Rap” suggests that Premier may need to work with Remy and Rapsody together again because the appeal begs for more from them. 



Ari Lennox’s Hoodie Has A Visual

Ari Lennox’s “Hoodie” has a video and it is building excitement for her sophomore album. Whether she is walking through a warehouse, grocery store or sitting on a cube she oozes seductiveness. “Hoodie” is an inside joke about the absence of monogamy and her reaction to this revelation is a lighthearted disappointment. It’s been three years since her Shea Butter Baby debut album and almost a year since her single “Pressure.” The Dreamville artist also appeared on the label’s  D-Day: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape during the spring. “Hoodie” is on the tracklisting for her age/sex/location album coming out on September 9th. 



James Chatburn Has A Video For Do Wanna Live Like That Feat. Noah Slee

James Chatburn’s video for “Do You Wanna Live Like That” featuring Noah Slee is the first look from his upcoming album. The Berlin by way of Australia-based singer takes to the camera with his band before ending the song solo. His penchant for R&B and ’70s soul is delivered with the calmness of a mystic and despite the title without judgment. Chatburn revealed the source of “Do You Wanna Live Like That” in a press statement:

“Do You Wanna Live Like That’ is a track I created which ended up kind of being a few different tracks in one, inspired by people like Tyler, The Creator with just these sudden drops and Sault with this vibe – simple not perfect, but just perfectly imperfect. Noah Slee and I have been friends basically since we both moved to Berlin, it just took 7 years but we finally got around to releasing a track together.” 

Chatburn’s second album Late Night Howling comes out later this month and the party for it takes place on August 22nd in his adopted hometown. Tickets are on sale now and limited vinyl copies of the album can be pre-ordered.