So…Drake made the decision to pull a Beyonce last night and drop and secretly drop a new album/mixtape last night. The rapper sent social media into a frenzy just after midnight when he tweeted a link to the project, entitled ‘If You’re Reading This Its Too Late’ on iTunes.
The new album features 17 new songs – some of which have already debuted on his Soundcloud page – and features collaborations with Lil’ Wayne, Travi$ Scott, and PartyNextDoor.
“If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” comes almost six years ago to the day that Drake released his critically acclaimed mixtape, 2009’s “So Far Gone.” Back in July last year, he announced that his next album would be titled “Views From The 6,” a reference to Toronto’s area codes, which the rapper drops throughout Too Late. It’s not yet obvious whether this latest release is that album renamed, or a stopgap until his next studio release.
Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip have just released a new collaborative mixtape. It’s called The Abstract & the Dragon, and it features “Thank You”, their recently released single with Kanye West and Lil Wayne.
It’s also got guest spots from A Tribe Called Quest, Raekwon, Missy Elliott, Talib Kweli, and others.
Pop the hood on Busta & Q- Tip’s video “Thank You” featuring Lil Wayne & Kanye West
Download mixtape below
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Audio Push star as Craig Jones and Smokey in their new music video “Shine”.
Directed by Nem Perez, the California duo revive the 1995 classic Friday by sporting the same attire and mannerisms of the two characters, who get into mischief at the end of the week. Hits Since ’87 labelmate and producer Hit-Boy also makes a cameo in the video.
“Shine” is included on Audio Push’s upcoming mixtape Come As You Are, which was released today [September 9].
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It’s been almost 7 years since Cassie released her self-titled debut album. Her new mixtape, RockAByeBaby comes as a gift to her supporters.
“Ultimately I wanted to make something to give back to people who have been waiting for so long,” Cassie tells Rap-Up.com. “After this long, if I didn’t come hard with it and come with features and do all the things I needed to do, it would have meant nothing.”
Inspired by Keisha from New Jack City, the 13 tracks feature appearances from Meek Mill, Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T,Fabolous, French Montana, Too $hort, Jeremih, and Ester Dean, plus production from Mike WiLL Made It, James Fauntleroy, Rob Holladay, and Da Internz.
CLICK HERE to download and listen.
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Cassie “makes music to numb your brain…”
#RockaByeBaby, the new mixtape from Cassie, will be available in just nine days, and to kick off the countdown she just dropped the visual for her single “Numb.”
Cas has been hyping her #RockaByeBaby mixtape for a minute now and since she hasn’t released a record since 2006, folks are waiting to see if she can get some hits under her belt without the help of ex-beau Ryan Leslie. Back in December she told The Source that she’s evolved since her “Me & U” days and she now feels like she’s a more well-rounded artist.
“I’ve learned that it’s okay to make mistakes. There is ALWAYS room for growth and change. I’ve learned to speak up creatively.[…]I’ve been working on my mixtape and album simultaneously for the past year. I feel that it’s a level of music that I haven’t been able to explore as an artist yet. It’s a tougher side of my personality. I feel confident now that it sounds its best and that people will really appreciate it. My music is so much more personal to me now. Everything I do reflects that. The music is coming naturally, the more I grow personally.”
Catch the new video below:
What do you think? Is your brain numb?