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Jay Electronica & Jay Z Remix Drake’s We Made It

For the record, it is never a bad idea infusing your track with vocal samples from Kenny Powers. That said, it is nothing if not refreshing to hear Jay Electronica on a track and with Jay Z none the less. Both rappers take the theme “We Made It” to look back on the black community’s slave roots and Jay Z demolishes his verse in typical fashion with lines like:

Sorry mister Drizzy for so much art talk
Silly me rappin’ ‘bout shit that I really bought
Why these rappers rap about guns they ain’t shot?
And a bunch of other silly shit that they ain’t got

You can grab the download link while we patiently await Jay Electronica’s next project Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn) although this Noisey article raises a whole other bag of issues.

JAY Z x JAY ELECTRONICA – We Made It

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



Party Next Door – PARTYNEXTDOOR (Full Mixtape)

With the “fallout” between The Weeknd and Drake occurring last year when The Weeknd signed with Universal Music Group and left OVO, Drizzy has kept his ear to the streets and discovered Party Next Door. Also hailing from Toronto, PND embodies much of the Toronto sound (especially r&b) with down-tempo rhythms and heavily EQ’d synths and drums. Let us know what you think and check it out below.

Party Next Door – PARTYNEXTDOOR (Full Mixtape)

Written by: @aimxhigh | @thatnewjam



Free Download: Migos – Versace (remix) ft. Drake

Migos - Versace (remix) ft. Drake

Drake decided to unleash the official remix to the Migos’ record “Versace”, produced by Zaytoven. All 4 of this weeks releases were to celebrate the launch of the new OVO Sound website. Nothing Was The Same in stores September 17th.

Migos – Versace (remix) ft. Drake
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Written by: @aimxhigh | @thatnewjam



Snoop Lion – Reincarnated (Full Album Stream)

Snoop Lion - Reincarnated

In promotion of its release tomorrow, we have an official stream of Snoop Lion’s reggae infused album Reincarnated. We’ve already given you his collaborations with Drake with No Guns Allowed and with Miley Cyrus for Ashtrays and Heartbreaks but this album is great beyond the big names. With Diplo and the rest Major Lazer handling executive production, this is a truly reinspired Snoop Dogg expanding his artistry.

Snoop Lion – Reincarnated
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Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



Drake – Girls Love Beyonce ft. James Fauntleroy

Drake - Girls Love Beyonce ft. James Fauntleroy

While he have taken home accolades as first, second and third on the Top 10 Softest Rappers In The Game according to one of the funniest articles I’ve read in a quick second, Drake continues to be one of the most versatile artists out there. He can murder a DJ Khaled beat, then hold his own on a track with Kendrick Lamar & A$AP Rocky and then turn around and link with James Fauntleroy of Cocaine80s for this slow-jam aptly titled “Girls Love Beyonce”.

Drake – Girls Love Beyonce ft. James Fauntleroy
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Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



Snoop Lion – No Guns Allowed ft. Drake & Cori B.

Snoop Lion - No Guns Allowed ft. Drake & Cori B.

A release from Snoop Lion, Drake and Snoop’s daughter Cori B. is definitely not what I was expecting to stumble on when I woke up today. Produced by Major Lazer, the Diplo led crew creates a huge soundscape complete with gentle keys, big time tribal drums and a beautiful childrens voices to sing the hook. Say what you want but as expected, Drake comes through with a solid 16 bars and the song builds to an enraptured climax by the end.

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Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



Drake – 5 AM In Toronto (Prod. by Boi-1da)

Drake - 5 AM In Toronto (Prod. by Boi-1da)

Serving as the followup to his most recent single Started From The Bottom, Drake released his next product tonight via his SoundCloud. He flows perfectly over the hypnotic Boi-1da production; a crispy EQ’d drum track and running keys and synths that carry you off. I’m real excited for Drake’s next album because even though he’s always shouldering the knocks of being the “Canadian Jewish formerly wheelchair-bound child actor”, his music is simply undeniable. He’s crafted a sound that can’t be found anywhere else and his lyrical ability is among the top tier of rappers as far as I’m concerned.

Drake – 5 AM In Toronto (Prod. by Boi-1da) – DOWNLOAD LINK
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Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



Kendrick Lamar – Poetic Justice ft. Drake (Official Video)

Kendrick Lamar - Poetic Justice ft. Drake (Official Video)

Kendrick Lamar releases the long awaited visual for his single “Poetic Justice” featuring Drake. The video was supposed to feature Janet Jackson, but she ultimately declined to appear. good kid, m.A.A.d city is available in stores and on iTunes now.

Kendrick Lamar – Poetic Justice ft. Drake (Official Video)

Written by: @aimxhigh | @thatnewjam



Drake – Started From The Bottom (Feature Cuts Remix)

Drake - Started From The Bottom (Feature Cuts Remix)

For every person complaining Drake’s new single “Started From The Bottom” was extremely boring and shitty, I still don’t understand you, BUT, luckily Feature Cuts is here to flip it into an insane dubstep banger! Feature Cuts had this to say about his journey thus far…

It’s been a little over a year now, and what a crazy trip this has been thus far. Sometimes I am overwhelmed with the reality that I live. However, at the end of the day I just take some time to remember what it was like when I first started. I truly hope that everyone who pursues their dreams may achieve them. Struggles make the reward sweeter. There’s still a ways to go, and I can’t wait to see what’s next.

Drake – Started From The Bottom (Feature Cuts Remix) – DOWNLOAD LINK

Written by: @aimxhigh | @thatnewjam



Drake – Started From The Bottom

Drake - Started from the bottom

I have a huge amount of respect for Drake. He was one of the first artists to break into mainstream hip-hop legitimacy that didn’t have a street personality that every rapper had in that mid-2000′s G-Unit era of hip-hop. It’s very much in thanks to Audrey Drake Graham that artists like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have begun turned the music industry on it’s ear. I love to see the place that SoundCloud has taken in the music industry, where Drake refers below to the fact that it was the first place he put his music and decided to release this first single from his upcoming album.

My good friends,
It has truly been too long. I assume you’re all keeping well and making the most of this year that has been given to us. Today is the day to begin sharing my newest work with you. This is the first single off of my upcoming album. I feel sometimes that people don’t have enough information about my beginnings and therefore they make up a life story for me that isn’t consistent with actual events. My family and my second family (consisting of the best friends anybody could ever have) all struggled and worked extremely hard to make all this happen. I did not buy my way into this spot and it was the furthest thing from easy to achieve. I am proud of every part of my past and I’m excited for this song to find a place in your life as well. I didn’t feel I needed any interviews or radio or press to launch this song. It felt right to come back to the site that I started on and release it to the people that started here with me. Judging by this post, the tour that we’ve been planning, the conversations about new songs and album artwork…I think it’s safe to say we’re back together again. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Drake – Started From The Bottom
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Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam