Smoke DZA & Curren$y Announce 'Prestige Worldwide' Project

Filed by Alvera CastaldoAlvera Castaldo

Smoke DZA and Curren$y have added another entry to their nonstop release schedules. The perpetually busy rappers have announced a collaborative project titled Prestige Worldwide, which is scheduled to drop on November 29.

To coincide with the announcement, the duo has also dropped a video for the lead single “3 Minute Manual” produced by MonstaBeatz. The song is one the 10 tracks from their upcoming project, which features guest appearances by Dave East and Styles P.

DZA and Spitta previously teamed up for The Stage EP in 2013. That project included four tracks, all which were produced by Harry Fraud.

View DZA and Curren$y’s Prestige Worldwide cover art and tracklist below. Pre-orders are available now.

Smoke DZA & Curren$y Announce 'Prestige Worldwide' Project

1. Skit 1
2. Cinderella Story
3. 3 Minute Manual
4. Skit 2
5. Patience
6. Frankie Lymon
7. Kenny Lton
8. Shooting Stars
9. Skit 3
10. Inhale f. Dave East & Styles P


Tyler, The Creator Goes On Twitter Rampage Following Drake Backlash

Filed by Ellamae AlewineEllamae Alewine

Los Angeles, CA – Tyler, The Creator isn’t pleased with some the concertgoers who attended his Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival over the weekend. On Sunday night (November 10), Drake appeared onstage at the Dodger Stadium as a surprise guest, drawing boos from the crowd who’d expected to see Frank Ocean.

The Odd Future vet took to Twitter on Monday (November 11) to give those who gave Drake a hard time a little piece his mind, making it abundantly clear he didn’t condone their behavior.

“I THOUGHT BRINGING ONE OF THE BIGGEST ARTIST ON THE FUCKING PLANET TO A MUSIC FESTIVAL WAS FIRE!” he wrote in all caps. “BUT FLIPSIDE, A LIL TONE DEAF KNOWING THE SPECIFIC CROWD IT DREW. SOME CREATED A NARRATIVE IN THEIR HEAD AND ACTED OUT LIKE ASSHOLES WHEN IT DIDNT COME TRUE AND I DONT FUCK WITH THAT.”

Tyler added he felt the way they behaved reflected poorly on him and the Camp Flog Gnaw crowd.

“THIS NIGGA DID FEEL NO WAYS!” he continued. “SONG IS BEAUTIFUL. ALSO, MOSTLY EVERYONE WAS HAVING A GREAT TIME, THOSE SHITS IN THE FRONT AREA WERE THE ONES BEING MAD RUDE, WHICH, I CAN SEE WHY, BUT, NAH, FUCK THAT, YALL REPRESENTED ME AND FLOG TO MY GUEST AND MADE US LOOK SOOO ENTITLED AND TRASH.”

The IGOR mastermind also noted he felt like he was seeing cancel culture fline, while defending Drake at the same time.

“THAT SHIT WAS LIKE MOB MENTALITY AND CANCEL CULTURE IN REAL LIFE AND I THINK THAT SHIT IS FUCKING TRASH,” he wrote. NIGGA DID FEEL NO WAYS! THAT SONG IS BEAUTIFUL! MOST GUYS DONT DO ALBUM CUTS! THANK YOU AUBREY!”

Tyler ended his tirade on a high note.

“BUT HEY MAN SHIT HAPPENS, ALL JOKES ASIDE SHIT LOWKEY FUNNY HAHAHA,” he continued. “ASIDE FROM THAT, HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GOOD TIME. AGAIN, NO ARREST NO BULLSHIT MAN A LOT OF PEOPLE ENJOYED IT, THANKS AGAIN!”

He added, “AGAIN, THANK YOU DRAKE! ( IM FUCKING PISSED HOTLINE BLING WAS NEXT THATS MY FUCKING SHIT IM GONNA PLAY THAT IN THE SHOWER RIGHT NOW),” appearing to confirm Drake ended his set early.

Footage Drake’s foiled set starting making the rounds shortly after the show went down. Revisit footage below.


Berner Drops 'La Plaza' Album

Filed by Abbey ShoreAbbey Shore

Berner has released La Plaza, his second solo album 2019. The LP is his fourth project to drop this year and serves as the follow-up to July’s Pheno Grigio, a collaboration with Curren$y.

The West Coast rapper’s latest album features 21 tracks. Guests include Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Cypress Hill, Mozzy, OMB Peezy, Fat Joe, Chris Brown, OMB Peezy and Nef The Pharaoh, among others.

Check out Berner’s La Plaza stream, cover art and tracklist below.

Berner Drops 'La Plaza' Album

1. Intro
2. La Plaza f. Wiz Khalifa & Snoop Dogg
3. Crows On the Line f. T3r Elemento & Oscar Cortez
4. Level Up f. Cozmo
5. Art War f. Cozmo
6. My Spot f. De La Ghetto
7. Going Out Like That f. Fat Joe & De La Ghetto
8. Side Bust
9. Weed Man
10. Same Time
11. Every Night f. Chris Brown & Wiz Khalifa
12. Somebody’s Girl f. T3r Elemento
13. Can’t Keep My Eyes Open f. T3r Elemento, OMB Peezy & Nef The Pharaoh
14. No Borders f. Eladio Carrión
15. Mi No f. Jon Z & Alemán
16. Get It f. Ñengo Flow
17. 3 Deep f. Mozzy
18. Box Boy f. Pablo Chill-E
19. Kings the Contraband f. Cypress Hill
20. Dying Slow
21. Nonsense f. Lil Pete


Matisse & Sadko release remarkable new track ‘Fade Away’ feat. SMBDY!

Filed by Rene MayfieldRene Mayfield

The Russian brothers Matisse & Sadko release remarkable new track ‘Fade Away’ feat. SMBDY. The city inspiration behind ‘Fade Away’ is no other place than beautiful Amsterdam! Matisse & Sadko came to Amsterdam over the summer to perform at some the Dutch festivals and immediately got inspired by the rainy and melancholic mood August. ‘Fade Away’ is a demonstration  Matisse & Sadko’s exceptional craft, once again proving that they are nowhere near slowing down!

The track is available for your listening pleasure below!


Tritonal and Henry Dark team up for Progressive masterpiece “Shivohum”!

Filed by Ryan FerroRyan Ferro

Tritonal and Henry Dark have teamed up for “Shivohum,” an ethereal progressive trance track. With powerful Sanskrit and Hindi lyrics written by Tritonal themselves, “Shivohum” encompasses the power and spirituality meditation and yoga, while having an upbeat and energetic melody and production. 

With an emphasis on a deeper spirituality, the beautiful original Sanskrit translates to “guide me from ignorance to truth, guide me from darkness to light. Creator, Preserver, and destroyer ( material existence). I am that (pure consciousness), I am that, inner self”. “Shivohum” follows the release Tritonal’s smash “Never Be The Same” featuring vocals from Rosie Darling. You can check it out below!


Crystal Skies share their EP “Constellations” on Seven Lions’ Ophelia Records imprint!

Filed by Ryan FerroRyan Ferro

After the gorgeous “Never Change” and their Seven Lions collaboration “Sojourn,” Crystal Skies makes their return to Ophelia Records with Constellations – a 5 track EP project. 

Britain Holcomb and Aaron Dawson are one dance music’s most exciting young duos, and have found a fitting home on Ophelia Records for their sophisticated, tightly tuned take on bass music. Constellations EP is filled with collaborations from long time Crystal Skies collaborators Satellite Empire and Gallie Fisher, along with Ophelia and fan favorite RUNN. Check out the full EP below! 


Nora En Pure Provides Magical Remix Of Above & Beyond and Seven Lions ‘See The End’!

Filed by Judi PeartJudi Peart

Following shortly after the release her stunning 3-track ‘Homebound’ EP, Deep House Queen Nora En Pure releases a magical rendition Above & Beyond and Seven Lions ‘See The End’ Feat. Opposite The Others.

Creating emotive moments in her recent live performances, Nora En Pure takes ‘See The End’ to a different dimension in her cut. Crafting this remix with precision, she embellishes the original with her signature piano chords, strings and a deep bassline, leaving the vocal piece firmly in-tact. Listen the remix below and let us know your thoughts on it!


BREATHE CAROLINA ANNOUNCE THIRD SINGLE FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING LP WITH THE GENRE-DEFYING ‘DRIVE’!

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After teasing their new album ‘DEADTHEALBUM’ to fans waiting with baited breath, Breathe Carolina have already released two cuts from the forthcoming package including high-energy, pop-dance cut ‘TOO GOOD’ and the attitude-roaring ‘Like This’, as they blaze back to form wasting no time on ‘DRIVE’.

Taking a stylistic, polished approach on house-inflected, radio-ready pop, the duo provide all the ingredients to create a cocktail that fizzes with originality and will crack the richter scale with its weight on dancefloors, whilst also shining out the speakers at home. David’s high-pitched vocal soars with a vulnerability that is delivered smooth and finessed, whilst the low-end bass beats bring a gnarly addition that bears its teeth; a union styles that the pairing have perfected. Check out their latest release below and stay tuned, because the duo’s album will arrive on November 15th.


Frameworks reveals the last piece of the ‘Imagine Gold’ album puzzle, ‘Monday’!

Filed by Abbey ShoreAbbey Shore

Frameworks has taken fans on a journey discovery with recent singles, all leading towards the final destination his third album ‘Imagine Gold’, and now the producer presents the final piece the puzzle before the big reveal. With his latest single ‘Monday’, fans are treated to one last peak at the artistic development Frameworks before the extended long player is unleashed in all its glory. ‘Monday’ uses subtle intricacies and nuances throughout to present a musical ideology that is both complete and ever evolving, a far cry from the build and drop mentality much modern electronic music but equally as interesting and effective in its presentation.

Monday’ features heavy use sampling from the start, with short bursts guitar providing a syncopated groove that is held together by warm pad chords that underpin the track’s musical inclination throughout. Layers are added and evolve for the duration ‘Monday’, displaying Frameworks’ ability to coax the most intrigue out a musical concept without throwing every idea at it in the hope that something sticks.

It’s this very calculated and creative approach that runs through the spine ‘Imagine Gold’, and it is on clear display with ‘Monday’, as further synthesized elements are introduced in the latter stages, complementing the other elements while still allowing them space to breathe, all within the structure the acoustic drums, which deliver on a live aesthetic that Frameworks is synonymous for and translates seamlessly into his recently-launched live show. Check out “Monday” below and stay tuned for Frameworks’ album, which is set to arrive on December 6th.


Interview: Carnage The Executioner On Eyedea's Impact 9 Years After His Death

Filed by Donte DishnerDonte Dishner

Carnage The Executioner and the late Eyedea first crossed paths in Minneapolis around 1997. Over the course their friendship, the Rhymesayers MC — who was younger than Carnage — unexpectedly became a mentor to him, or a “life coach,” as Carnage puts it. 

On Saturday (November 9), Eyedea would have turned 38 and those who loved him haven’t forgotten what an indelible mark he made on them. Eyedea, whose real name was Michael “Mikey” Larsen died in his sleep in St. Paul on October 16, 2010. He was 28. 

While he’s not here in the physical sense, Eyedea’s music, love for other people and the impression he made on the world lives on. In a recent interview with HipHopDX, Carnage opens up about their close friendship, reveals what Eyedea taught him and explains how people you love never really die.

HipHopDX: How did you and Eyedea meet?

Carnage: It was a long time ago. I ran into him at a show and he had a record that I was on. He was only like 14 or 15 years old when I saw him. He was like, “Oh, you’re the dude who was on that record that I listen to all the time.” He spit a line mine — and he spit it verbatim and then he spit a verse his that he wrote with my same style. I was like, “Holy shit.” Not only was it flattering, but I was like, “This dude is fucking skilled and he’s like 15.” So it was like, “You’re still in a diaper and you can rap better than me. Fuck.”

HipHopDX: Where did the idea for “Not Just A Name” come from?

Carnage: I used the last verse in the song to talk about how me wanting to live up to the image Carnage the Executioner has probably held me back. If I can figure out a way to conquer my past and the things that made me want to be a Carnage the Executioner, then I could actually be the person who I’m supposed to be, which is Terrell Woods. Being a real human is better than being a dope MC, and that’s what I’m about now. I just happen to be a real human who’s a dope MC.

But I don’t want the chicken to come before the egg, you know? I want to be a well rounded person who happened to be a dope rapper. Eyedea said that to me a long time ago. He said something like, “First and foremost, being a good human is better than being a good rapper. So, which one are you going to choose?”

He didn’t necessarily say it like that exactly. I know him well enough and I’m smart enough to decipher what he meant.

HipHopDX: When was that?

Carnage: He told me that a while ago, actually, I can’t remember exactly what year, but it was definitely before I started figuring out how to tell my story.

HipHopDX: So you hadn’t told you story before?

Carnage: I experimented with telling my story before and I showed the results to him. He was like, “Dude, you’re good at it.” He said, “But you rapping about being a dope rapper is not living up to your potential.” He was one the ones who told me that. He was like, “You have a story and you have a gift for being able to use those words to tell the story. You just don’t tell ’em enough. So, figure out how to tell your story. Quit hiding behind the mask being a dope rapper because you’re running from your pain and you’re running from your fear by trying to just be a dope rapper.” And he was right. He’s a god. I don’t care what anybody says.

HipHopDX: When you found out he died a drug overdose, was that difficult to process? He must have been in so much pain.

Carnage: I didn’t see the pain as much as other people said they saw it who were around him. Before he passed, I didn’t see him as much, but a couple people told me they seen him totally smashed and trashed a few times. I feel like there was a part him that didn’t do that around me because he knew where I came from and he knew I didn’t like it.

HipHopDX: You think he hid it from you on purpose?

Carnage: I feel like he didn’t want to do that stuff around me. I wasn’t there for all that, but I heard the stories. But, the painful part was just losing somebody like him. Losing somebody who’s that close to you and someone who’s not only your best MC performing partner but a life coach. I lost somebody who was a combination things for me and he was also the one who invested the most energy into me.

HipHopDX: Sounds like a rare friendship.

Carnage: In comparison to anybody else I ever met, he was the one who spent the most time with me, giving me opportunities and saying things that helped me develop. I don’t even think he walked around with the idea in his head he was going to teach Carnage how to be, it was just naturally something he was about. It was just the natural energy that he displayed. He was naturally good to people and good for people. He wasn’t afraid to assert that when he met you and that was him being nice to you.

HipHopDX: In the few interactions we had, he was always kind.

Carnage: For people I know who met him, they told me they felt so close to him that it made them feel better about themselves. That’s just a great motivating factor to get life changing advice from somebody like him. He had so many different ways he could display that made him good for people. He used his congeniality. He could pretty much be nice to anybody.

HipHopDX: Is there anything you learned from his death?

Carnage: The people who were crying and sad about him passing, I understand that, but I want to celebrate the things I got from him while he was here and realize that those things will never allow him to die.

He’s amazing and it just happens to be that people would consider him to be mega-amazing because he’s an artist. But if he wasn’t a musician, he would still be mega-amazing. I feel bad for the people who only knew his music because that’s all they had. They’re missing out on the other part. Those are the same people who cry because he’s dead now and he can’t make music.

To me, it’s really selfish. I think people who cry about people who die and say stuff like “Oh, he left me,” are being super selfish. I know we all hurt. I’m hurting because my sister, but you know, it would be selfish me to say, “How could she leave me?” and all this stuff. It’s not always about you. We don’t necessarily need to over-personalize everything.

Interview: Carnage The Executioner On Eyedea's Impact 9 Years After His Death

HipHopDX: Does it make you angry?

Carnage: I’ve seen people like that say things online about Eyedea. Sometimes, they just piss me f because it’s so selfish and you’re saying it for somebody to put online or “I really miss him because he helped me get through these hard times and I relate to him so much because we were both drug addicts.” That shit pisses me f. You don’t need to use the struggle he had as the mirror for your own struggle. Maybe I’m overthinking it, but I’m looking at it like that because I was actually friends with him. I actually knew him outside that. So, to me that’s a really surface and selfish way to look at somebody like him, you know? And, I don’t think it’s fair. I don’t think it’s really fair. I think it kind kind fucks with his legacy.

But people do what they do and everybody grieves in a different way. But for me, it’s carrying on the good things that he brought to the table and not speaking him as though he’s dead because he’s not. There’s so many things that I’ve learned from him and there’s so many things that I do and I’m like, “How would Eyedea view this?” I write something sometimes and I’m like, “What would he think about this?” There’s some stuff on my new album that I think he would be like, “Yup, you got it now. You figured it out. You figured out how to write that song.”

HipHopDX: In so many ways, it sounds like you carry him with you all the time.

Carnage: All the time. I know sounds cliché.

HipHopDX: No, it doesn’t.

Carnage: OK good. It’s not meant to be. He was my best friend.


Trina Unleashes On Walmart Shopper Who Calls Her The N-Word

Filed by Abbey ShoreAbbey Shore

Cooper City, FL – Trina was placing expletives in places that have never before seen an expletive after a white woman reportedly called her a “nigger bitch.” According to TMZ, the rap vet was shopping at a Walmart in Cooper City, Florida this weekend when the incident took place.

Witness say Trina accidentally bumped into the woman who then told her, “Watch out you nigger bitch.” That’s when all hell broke loose.

“Say it again!” Trina shouts in the clip. “Say it a-muthfuckin-gin. Say it again! Say it again you dirty ass bitch. I am a nigger bitch! I am that bitch! I dare you to say it! I dare you to muthafuckin’ say it. Call who you wanna call!”

Cops were called to the scene, but law enforcement sources say they didn’t take a police report because Trina decided against it. Instead, ficers escorted her out the Walmart to her car for her own safety.

Police never confronted the woman who allegedly hurled the racial slur.

Watch the clip above.


Drake Booed Off Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival Stage

Filed by Bunny RobertiBunny Roberti

Los Angeles, CA – Tyler, The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival went down at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles over the weekend. During Sunday night’s (November 10) set, fans were expecting to see Frank Ocean close out the show but instead, they got a surprise guest — Drake.

Evidently, the crowd wasn’t pleased with the last-minute switch up and made it painfully clear for Drizzy they wanted Ocean with a “We want Frank” chant. Drake even fered to stay a little longer, but the audience wasn’t having it.

As noted by TMZ, Drake appeared to receive the message. After thanking the Camp Flog Gnaw attendees, he seemed to end his set early before quickly exiting the stage.

“Like I said, I’m here for you tonight,” he said after performing “Wu-Tang Forever.” “If you want to keep going, I will keep going.” He added, “It’s been love. I go by the name Drake. Thank you all for having me.”

The Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival boasted additional performances from Yasiin Bey, Juice WRLD, Solange, YG, Brockhampton, DaBaby, 21 Savage, H.E.R. and, course, Tyler.