Adlibs 2 – [Jay Critch]

Jay Critch brings a beautifully raw, original vibe that is hard to find nowadays in a hip-hop culture dominated by quirkiness and autotune. Don’t get me wrong, I love the modern-age hip-hop and everything that comes with it, but Critch is always present with stable, organic flow and vocals that paved his way to the top — and his finished products are always refreshing. Critch is back with a flawless visual in “Adlibs 2.” There’s nothing incredibly glamorous or flashy when it comes to this production, but personally, I think it matches his energy and music to a T. Sure, he’s got some flooded jewelry and he’s walking aimlessly through an oceanside mansion, but there’s something about the way he presents himself in both the video and his music which makes me feel as if he’s not flaunting. In my opinion, this is just him displaying to the world that his hard work has paid off. “You know that I do the most for the cheese, I was down bad but I got this shit bussin’ we came a long way lookin’ out for the ‘D.” Traditional flows are sometimes best portrayed with simplistic and genuine visuals, and I truly …

AJ Tracey – [AJ Tracey]

When it comes to UK rap right now, specifically coming out of London, one artist that you simply can’t ignore is AJ Tracey — an absolute flamethrower of a talent who is here today to push things to the next level with his self-titled debut album. 15 tracks long, this well-executed offering is certainly a long time in the making, and naturally so, it becomes clear quite quickly that Tracey put his all and then some into the project. AJ Tracey is an honest account of life, both in its ups and in its downs, using reality as a fulcrum point in order to display the life and times of such an exciting rising emcee — and to this function, it absolutely exceeds any expectations I could have set. Not only is the album versatile, but it’s also relentlessly captivating, making sure that no matter where Tracey decides to venture in a sonic sense that his listeners will follow right behind. Further so, equipped with features from Not3s, Jay Critch, and Giggs, this one certainly has an abundance of talent on it, so without further ado, I present AJ Tracey: available for streaming at the link below!

Drip – [Polo Hayes] feat. [Jay Critch]

SurfSchool Records signee, Polo Hayes releases his new swagged out anthem, “Drip,”  featuring Jay Critch. The Long Island native delivers a melodic, catchy chorus that exudes the song’s theme that is thoughtfully contrasted by a tactical set of bars from Brooklyn’s own Jay Critch. The foundation of the iced-out anthem is constructed by non other than label head, Harry Fraud who provides flawless bass-driven production for the two emcees. It comes to no surprise that the new single was recorded during an organic meeting of each of the respected artists in Fraud’s studio in Brooklyn. Some records you just know were created with everyone occupying the same space, the energy simply feels different. I’m sure this isn’t the last we will be hearing from Polo Hayes who already looks to be ready to takeover 2019. Check out Polo Hayes’ new single below and make sure to show him some love on Twitter and Instagram.

777 Deluxe – [KEY] [Kenny Beats]

KEY and Kenny Beats are here today to deliver on the highly anticipated deluxe version of their renowned collaborative album, 777. The new installment features five remixed tracks, two of which were on the original version of the album (“Hater” and “Love On Ice” — now with added features from Skepta and 6LACK) while three are newly-released songs from KEY along the likes ofRico Nasty and Jay Critch. The EP delivers on the hype and features strong verses from each of the rappers featured, totaling at 25-minutes long. Needless to say, 777′s highly-anticipated deluxe edition runs quickly, leaving you anxious to start it over — a sure signal of immense replay value. Also worth mentioning, Kenny Beats has my vote for producer of the year as he continues to create some of the hottest records out right now alongside some of the hottest rising acts in the industry. Listen to the new five-track EP below and tell us what you think in the comment section!

Boss – [KEY!]

Atlanta’s own, KEY!, has been on fire all 2018 long. Kicking things off with one of the best projects of his career to date with 777, he put his foot on the gas right away and never let up, translating into ample excitement from fans as well as collaborations with DRAM, Jay Critch, Rico Nasty, Skepta, and more — a few of which are set to feature on the November 30th release of the 777 deluxe edition. Needless to say, KEY! has been on his boss shit all year, and today, he has a video to match the occasion. Simple yet effective, this set of visuals brings into view the lifestyle of an artist like KEY!. He’s larger-than-life and oozing with style, which the direction of this video chooses to point emphasis toward by way of checking out the way he’s been dressing as of late. If not anything else, with “Boss”, it should be known that KEY! is paving his own lane regardless of what’s trending around him — and for that, you can’t help but respect the 777 mastermind. Watch “Boss” below and get ready for the November 30th release of the 777 deluxe edition! Directed by Motion Picture Sh!t

Watch the new episode of The Joe Budden Podcast

We posted about a couple episodes of The Joe Budden Podcast a few weeks back when they had Pusha T & Chance The Rapper as guests, so i thought why not write up their latest episode they titled “Mathematics”. You will find Joe, Mal, Rory, and Parks speaking about a ton of interesting subjects such as Nas, Justin Bieber in the hood, politics and voting, new music that has dropped recently such as Mick Jenkins, Action Bronson & Jay Critch, wellness centers, the hilarious story of the making of Ol’ Dirty Bastard & Mariah Carey collab, Ja Rule’s fantasy football squad, 6ix9ine, bad experiences with Uber drivers, Nike and much more. Take a few minutes of your day to check out this brand new podcast below!

Cable Guy – [KEY] [Jay Critch] [Kenny Beats]

Wow. KEY!, Jay Critch, and Kenny Beats all on a song together. To say that this is a powerful trio is an understatement, and the trunk-rattling bass kicks from Kenny Beats and fierce charisma from both KEY! and Critch will explain exactly why. This joining of talents marks a huge occasion for rap, and while ATL’s own continues to soar with 777, Critch holds it down in NY with Hood Favorite, and Kenny keeps pumping out the placements at a machine-like pace, it goes without saying that each of the artists featured on this track are making some of the best music of their careers, at the moment. “Cable Guy” fuses all of this triumphant energy together, allowing for a collaboration of massive proportions to come through and get thrown into heavy rotation for months to come. Needless to say, this headline-grabbing single is an absolute banger, so I’ll let this one speak for itself. Stream “Cable Guy” at the link below!

Nervous – [Famous Dex] Ft. [Lil Baby] [Jay Critch] [Rich The Kid]

Chances are you tuned in for the Famous Dex, Rich The Kid & KILLY track back in May titled Guap that was consequently leaked and now, a new version has surfaced from Dex as he taps Lil Baby, Jay Critch & Rich The Kid once again for, Nervous. Sticking to the same production from Take A Daytrip, the energy is set at an all-time high as Dex opens with his catchy hook before QC’s Lil Baby jumps in for arguably one of the best features we’ve heard from the Atlanta native since his emergence. Followed by verses from the Rich Forever mates that were certainly no slouch either, Nervous comes as a wake-up call for everyone that Dex hasn’t gone anywhere and you’d have to hope that we are nearing another project from the Chicago native very soon. Having said that, kick off your weekend with Nervous at the link below and keep posted for the next one from Dex & company very soon!

Ethernet – [wifisfuneral]

The wait is finally over. wifisfuneral drops his highly anticipated mixtape, ‘Ethernet’ and it’s loaded with bangers left and right. With twelve total tracks, this project includes features from UnoTheActivist, Jay Critch, Lil Skies, KEY!, and YBN Nahmir. Production is handled by Ronny J, Wallis Lane, Jahlil Beats, and others. Now go on ahead and press play below and enjoy the new wifisfuneral mixtape.      

Thousand Ways – [Jay Critch] x [Harry Fraud]

Jay Critch and Harry Fraud recently dropped the music video for their hit track, “Thousand Ways.” Right from the start you’ll be hooked into the video just from the infectious beat and Jay Critch’s nasty flow. Once you’re hooked on the song, the visuals will do the rest and have you loving the video. Press play below and peep the new visual.   Directed bu: Jason Goldwatch