Everything We Know About Cyhi’s Album (So Far)

Fans of Cyhi the Prynce have been long awaiting a debut studio album.

 

After signing to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label in 2010, everyone was anticipating Cyhi’s moment to shine. Six years and two album-quality mixtapes later, the debut was still a no-show. In August 2015, he was released from his contract with Def Jam and made his way to Sony.

 

Cyhi’s indicated that he and Kanye (as well as other G.O.O.D. Music artists) are still on good terms. A few months ago, Prynce announced that his debut album, No Dope On Sundays, was finally finished. He’s assured that the project will arrive “very soon” although the actual release date is still unknown to the public.

 

Here is what we do know about No Dope On Sundays so far:

 

Cyhi’s still a part of G.O.O.D. Music

Although Def Jam handles distribution, Kanye originally founded G.O.O.D. Music in conjunction with Sony BMG. It appears that Cyhi’s move from Def Jam to Sony didn’t affect his position with G.O.O.D. Music. The upcoming project will be executive produced by Kanye West and is slated to feature ScHoolboy Q, Travi$ Scott, Pusha T, and more.

 

2 Chainz will be featured

Prynce posted a video of himself previewing a track including the album name and tagging Chainz in the description. I’d say it’s safe to assume the track is part of the album.

 

There’s one single already

So far, the only full track to be released is “Movin’ Around” (feat. ScHoolboy Q). Although the use of autotune is out of character for Cyhi the Prynce, I think he uses it decently. Based on the previews we’ve seen, not all of the songs will have autotuned vocals. Personally, I prefer Cyhi’s normal sound. That being said, it’s still a good song.

 

The album should be sick

This one is just my opinion but check out this video posted of him previewing an unknown track and tell me it doesn’t sound amazing.

 

Are you excited about the album?

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10 Songs You Need to Hear: Raz Simone

An introduction to the talented up-and-comer

Raz Simone’s a Seattle-based songwriter and member of the hip-hop collective, Black Umbrella. In 2014, industry executives Lyor Cohen, Todd Moscowitz, and Kevin Liles signed Raz to their newly established 300 Entertainment. With his unique voice, unusually staccato delivery and the support of 300 Entertainment, Simone has unlimited potential.

 

“Still Mobbin’”

This is probably my favorite Raz Simone record. The catchy chorus, smooth vocals, and fantastic beat are all the ingredients needed for a masterpiece.

 

“They’ll Speak”

“They’ll Speak” is the first track I heard from the artist and I instantly knew he was special. The song is basically a five-minute freeform poem backed by Hans Zimmer’s score from The Dark Knight.

 

“Pulling”

“Pulling” tells an incredibly vivid and dark story. Only a truly talented artist can convey such emotion.

 

“Hometown”

“Hometown Glory” by Adele has to be one of the most heavily remixed ballads in hip-hop music. This is a very impressive remix though.

 

“Nothing’s Gonna Change”

Raz teams up with fellow Black Umbrella artist, Sam Lachow, to deliver “Nothing’s Gonna Change.”

 

“Same Problems”

Simone shows his tougher, more agressive side with this one. “Same Problems” also features verses from Fatal Lucciauno and Gifted Gab.

 

“Sometimes I Don’t”

Accompanied by Sam Lachow, “Sometimes I Don’t” is a smooth jam to ride to.

 

“Shoes On”

Although he doesn’t always talk about it in his music, Raz Simone does hustle hard.

 

“Don’t Shine”

“Don’t Shine” reminds me of “Heaven at Night” by Kid Cudi for some reason… Both good songs though.

 

“Respect For The Dope Fiends”

This track is from Simone’s project Trap Spirituals in which Raz experiments with a more trap sound.

 

What do you think of Raz Simone? Which was your favorite song?

 

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Luke Christopher: Album of the Year

Luke Christopher released his debut album today…

TMRWFRVR might be my favorite project of 2017 so far. Don’t get me wrong, Kendrick is still king but Luke blew me away with this album. When I first heard Section.80, I saw something special. I get the exact same feeling listening to TMRWFRVR.

 

The beats are incredible and Luke’s voice fits perfectly over each, switching between rapping and singing with jaw dropping grace.

 

The awesome thing about this project is that each song feels like a completely unique masterpiece. I can’t even name standout tracks because they are all that good.

Click here to buy the album… You will be so happy you did.

What do you think of the album?

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10 Songs You Need to Hear: Jon Connor

One of Dr. Dre’s newest protégés, Jon Connor, is soon to be a household name. His gritty lyricism and versatile voice makes him a force to be reckoned with on pretty much any instrumental.

 

His big debut studio album, Vehicle City, should arrive some time this year. If you’ve been sleeping on Connor’s music, now’s the time to wake up.

 

“Place On Earth”

Possibly my favorite song from Jon Connor

 

“Epic”

“Epic” is a fitting title for this song.

 

“Go Back”

This was the first song I heard from Connor and I instantly became a fan. Having his mom in the track was a nice touch.

 

“Role Model”

From the mixtape, The Peoples Rapper LP, this is definitely a standout track.

 

 

“Juicy”

No offense to Biggie but Jon Connor really holds his own on this beat.

 

“In My Sleep” (Feat. Tito Lopez & Chelsea Blare)

Jon’s independently released album, Unconscious State, is an incredible project. As a big fan of Tito Lopez, it was great to hear the two artists collaborate.

 

“American Pie” (Feat. Lia Mack)

“American Pie” tells a sad story that really makes you think. Fans of J. Cole and Kendrick would be able to appreciate it.

 

“Blackout”

You can hear the hunger in his voice. The force is strong with this one.

 

“Someday” (Feat. Lia Mack)

“Someday” has soul. Listen to it on a sunny day, in the car, with all the windows down.

 

“Don’t Wanna Be” (Feat. Lia Mack)

Jon features Lia Mack on a ton of his songs but I’m not complaining about it.

 

What are your favorite Jon Connor songs?

 

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10 Songs You Need to Hear: Luke Christopher

 

Luke Christopher’s a rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer from Los Angeles and he’s going to be huge. His style, talent, and versatility have “mainstream media” written all over it.

 

In anticipation for Luke’s long-awaited debut album TMRWFRVR, I’ve compiled a list of 10 songs to serve as an introduction for those who aren’t yet familiar with this rising star.

 

TMRWFRVR is set to release on July 28th (mark those calendars)!

 

“They Know”

“They Know” is catchy as hell. Luke Christopher’s mass appeal is clear in this song.

 

“The Alphabet”

This song reminds me of Lupe Fiasco more than Drake but either way, it’s sick.

 

“Waiting Game”

Turn that base up for this one.

 

“Ms. Holy Water”

Watch this video and tell me he doesn’t have swagger through the roof.

 

“Lot to Learn”

“Lot to Learn” can best be described as a pop song. It showcases Luke’s versatility perfectly though.

 

“The Lights”

I’m not sure why but this is one of my favorite Luke Christopher. It has that feel-good factor that only a chorus of children can provide.

 

“This Old World”

Produced, written, and performed by Luke Christoper.

 

“Let’s Have a Party (feat. Asher Roth)”

Luke’s collaborated with Asher Roth on multiple occasions and I think they work well together.

 

“Hell of a Rhyme”

“Hell of a Rhyme” has that old-school vibe that true hip-hop fans can appreciate.

 

“Waterfalls”

If TMRWFRVR’s as good as this recently released single, I’ll be one happy fan.

 

 

Which song did you like the most?

 

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