The Separation

The month of June will be feeding us a ton of new music. Problem will be releasing The Separation, mixtape artwork posted above, on June 13th. The League Of Starz-produced “Say That Then,” featuring G. Malone, is the first leak off the project.

Stream the track below.

“Eating ceviche in Peru.” It’s good shit.

I always feel like I have to point out any reference to Peru because, just because. So Capital Cities decided to get NPR’s Frank Tavares to talk and André 3000 to sing on a track titled “Farrah Fawcett Hair.” As confusing as the features may sound, the song is sort of jumbled but sonically appealing. Pretty sure you’ll be singing the hook by the end of it, “Like Michael Jackson Thriller, like Farrah Fawcett hair….”

Capital Cities’ In a Tidal Wave of Mystery is out June 4th.

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Iamsu! – Rep That Gang (Audio)

Rep That Gang

Iamsu! lets go of the first single titled “Rep That Gang,” produced by P-Lo of The Invasion, off his upcoming project. The Bar Area rapper’s KILT 2 will be available June 6th.

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Daz Dillinger and WC’s collaborative album, Westcoast Gangsta Sh*t, drops July 2nd.

SWAY_WALE

While on a current promo run for his June 25th release, Wale stopped by Sway In The Morning on Shade 45 to talk about his album and share a little exclusive. Since his current single, “Bad” featuring Tiara Thomas, has gone gold, it’s only right for Wale to bring on the “Bad”dest girl in the game, Rihanna, for the remix.

Listen to the snippet of the remix, straight from Wale’s smart phone.

[sways universe]

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Chuck Inglish – Droptops (EP)

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Inspired by a night spent in a droptop Bonneville during SXSW, Droptops is an EP, entirely produced by Chuck Inglish, which captures the summer vibes in L.A. The EP, which also serves as a prelude to Chuck’s upcoming solo debut album, features Asher Roth, Travi$ Scott, A$ton Matthews and more. Think of it as a little taste of what to expect before Convertibles drops.

Stream and download below.

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“When you listen to the [Born Sinner] album you’ll notice how it flows from darkness to light, from hell to heaven, depression to happiness,” Cole says of the upcoming LP’s emotive theme. “It literally was a way out… I’m writing my way out of a negative place, a darker place.”

In the latest segment for #OKNotToBeOK, J. Cole recalls his more somber moments while battling depression as he worked on his sophomore album, Born Sinner. To find out more about SoulCulture’s mental health campaign, #OKNotToBeOK, click here to be directed to the official site.

West Coast

The Neighbourhood is an alternative band from California, which I stumbled upon while scrolling through SoundCloud (great site – go get an account!). I wasn’t sure what I was listening to when I heard the laid back sound with Cali-influenced drums but “West Coast” is more of a hip-hop single than alternative which drew me in. They have another track titled “Sweater Weather” which I really enjoyed too!

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THURZ – ThirdEye (Audio)

ThirdEye

With KHAN handling the production, THURZ raps on a new track titled “ThirdEye.”

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UPDATE: Forget everything I said. Yeezus has no artwork. Or booklet. Just a piece of red tape and the music. Very demo-ish. Kanye West’s sixth studio album hits stores June 18th.

UPDATE 2: It’s official. Head on over to his site for a 10-second snippet of a new track.

Kanye West pretty much took over the weekend. After debuting “New Slaves” on 66 different buildings around the globe and performing for SNL’s season finale, it seems that the artwork for Kanye’s new album, Yeezus, is making headlines.

Usually, we’d wait on a confirmation tweet from the man himself before we post but his manager Don C. posted an instagram with the caption, “#yeezy2seasonhasreturned #yeezus.”

Yeezus finally drops June 18th.