15. Black Heroes / Outro About Nothing (feat. Jerry Seinfeld)
16. Bad (feat. Tiara Thomas)
17. Back To Ballin (feat. French Montana)
18. MFS (feat. Fat Trel)
19. Hella (feat. Dom Kennedy & YG)
20. One Eye Kitten (Remix) (feat. Webbie, Problem & Black Cobain)
UPDATE: There are more features added to The Gifted, as first seen today by Rihanna on the "Bad RMX", and the Jerry Seinfeld talk coming full circle (lookin' forward to that!). Which collab are you most looking forward to?
I think The Gifted is off to a great, diverse start with "Love Hate Thing" being my favorite of the previews thus far. The Gifted arrives in full June 25th.
The feature that may raise your eyebrows: Lupe Fiasco. Here he links with Wale & Rick Ross for the first time for the second release off MMG's upcoming album, Self Made 3, today. Quality rhymes, not only from Lupe, but Rozay and Wale as well for a lengthy 5 minute song. Wale's verse was the shortest in fact, and with Ross performing the first verse and the hook as well, "Poor Decisions" feels more like a Rozay featuring Lupe & Wale track.
Regardless, it's Lupe who still steals the show. His middle verse goes extra long and he switches up his flow halfway through to spit faster. He flips the song on its end in the outro as well, "How bout poor n*****z make rich decisions?". It's a *Tibs Fav. for Lupe's contribution alone and while I'm not really a Rozay fan, he delivers as well. I do think the beat and hook may feel more repetitive with more listens, but for hip hop fans, this one's a must-listen.
Catch up on all the new releases today and recently below!
Rihanna is the all-new feature for Wale's "Bad", which will turn into a single for the upcoming album, The Gifted. The constant bed squeaks in the production still hold me back from liking this song, but Wale's 3rd verse is real nice and Rihanna adds her unique voice to give the hook a fresh taste.
Your rating on the single? Vote in the stars below.
Here is a strong release off the upcoming album, The Gifted, dropping June 25th. "Love Hate Thing" features Wale's most thoughtful lyrics of his recent releases and Sam Dew adding some soul for the hook. Give this not only one listen, but run it back to catch the whole message. Technically as well, Wale is on point with his flow and a clear delivery to catch the words on the first time with no moments of, "wait, what did he say?" Instant...
Saw some funny chatter on Twitter while Drake was getting trolled for bringing back DaDa, saying something to the effect of: who's taking the more L's today: Drake for DaDa or Wale for the artwork to The Gifted? Hah! I don't know, I don't think this artwork (or Drake making a fashion statement) is too bad. I respect artists (or NBA athletes i.e. Wade's capri dress pants yesterday or Russell Westbrook in general) for their bold fashion choices. Or artists, in this case, for their art work. As long as it's being true to their authentic selves, people will resonate with it. What do you guys think?!
I'm in the mood to start a new recurring segment here on Gowhere called "Funny Moments In Hip Hop". No explanation needed, as you can imagine. Our team and I will simply post some funny moments in hip hop history to the Blog section from time to time. What better way to start on this beautiful Sunday with a throwback to last year's election.
Last night after watching all of the Bulls postgame coverage that was available, a buddy of mine @euggra and I had a throwback night where we watched music videos on MTV Jams and talked about hip hop (I know, my Saturday night > yours). After one on-point comparison of the Jam of the Week "Memories Back Then" to He Got Game, euggra kept the share-worthy knowledge coming by showing me this video above when Wale's "Bad" came on. Man, two FAILS by this reporter — mistaking Will.i.Am for Wyclef Jean first, then Wale! Hah! Enjoy!