Raekwon’s F.I.L.A. Announced, To Release in 2nd Quarter 2013


Raekwon has taken off early in 2013 and is setting the tone for other artists; The Chef has announced his new album; his sixth studio venture and it is titled F.I.L.A, an acronym for FLY.INTERNATIONAL. LUXURIOUS ART.

Raekwon tweeted – My next Lp comin out in the 2nd quarter and is titled F.I.L.A acronym for “FLY.INTERNATIONAL. LUXURIOUS ART”.

So we have a title and a release date; dates of course are subject to change. But we keep our fingers crossed and wish that Raekwon delivers a tasty treat. His new EP Lost Jewlry hits the stores on January 8th. He had released the EP’s cover art last week.


French Montana Says “Excuse My French” Coming March 12th 2012

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Karim Kharbouch has had all of us on tenterhooks regarding the arrival of his debut album “Excuse My French”…oh, please excuse my faux pas for not introducing you to Karim; that’s the real name of our Morocco-raised brother French Montana.

And while Mac and Cheese are good, too much of ‘em causes hardening of the arteries and we want something different. The Bad Boy/MMG/Interscope project that was set to release in July this year and has been pushed back a number of times has now received what should hopefully be a final release date. Artists you can expect to hear on the LP include Kanye West, The Weeknd, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, Diddy, Rick Ross, Max B and then some more.

This is what French Montana tweeted #excusemyfrench march 12 juuhearddd haannnn.


Street King Immortal Gets New Release Date – February 26th 2013

50 Cent’s new studio album gets pushed back once more, we’re talking about the much expected, much delayed, and much hyped “Street King Immortal” which is the rapper’s fifth studio album. It was meant to come out in November but the month’s on its way out.

We now get news via twitter from Fif himself that this album will see the light of day on February 26th next year. Check the tweet, reads so devoid of excitement. We can understand 50’s disappointment. We’re kinda disappointed too. Fif’s got the momentum in his favor with his Eminem-collaborated single “My Life” fresh in the minds of music lovers and a release now could have ridden on that.

Fif tweeted – STREET KING IMMORTAL Coming FEB26 SMSaudio


Joe Budden To Release “No Love Lost” in January 2013

Joe Budden has announced the release date of his solo album “No Love Lost”; we can expect it to hit the stores on 22nd January next year. But before that, the Slaughterhouse member will give us his mixtape “A Loose Quarter” which comes our way on 23rd November.

His group’s sophomore project “Welcome To: Our House” came out in August and Joe had this to say about it back then “I grow more and more alright with it as the days go on because I’m able to put it in perspective,” he told MTV’s Rapfix. “When I put it into perspective, 50k in a week…not much radio presence, not much television presence, it spoke volumes and just to keep it all the way funky, and for the core fan base angry still going out there and 50k strong purchased it? I still believe it to be a great album. Next time around, we’ll do some things a lil different.”


French Montana Reveals Release Date For “Mac And Cheese 3″

French Montana set a section twitter abuzz when he revealed the release date of his upcoming mixtape “Mac and Cheese 3″; the tape drops November 9th.

And till the time that happens, check out the video of “It was a good year” featuring Currensy and Mac Miller; this is first release from the project and we can expect a few more to hit us till release date. And then there is his much delayed studio album “Excuse My French” also scheduled for a fall release.


Neako Shares “These Are The Times” Album Cover + Tracklist

Neako Bailey, aka, Neako, the rapper from Newark, New Jersey has revealed the album cover and tracklist of his latest album “These Are The Times” which is set to debut November 27th. This is his debut album and comes hot on the heels of his much anticipated mixtape Ess Ess, which he released a short time back.

These are the Times – Tracklist

1. Winners Spirit
2. Levitate
3. The Trip
4. Going UP (feat. Fresh Moss)
5. I Made It All
6. LVLs (Ready For This) (feat. BxB)
7. Everything’s Good
8. If You Wanna
9. To The Max
10. Morals (feat. Barry Bondz)
11. Super Bowl
12. I Am (feat. NASA)
13. All A Dream (feat. K2)
14. Just Like I Thought
15. If We Ever


50 Cent’s “Street King Immortal” Not Coming Out on November 13th

While “New Day” from Fif’s much awaited album “Street King Immortal” is getting good air time and is also set to play when fif hosts the pre-game show on Fox this Sunday; the album containing this number will no longer release on November 13th; its release being delayed because of some problems between the G-Unit headman and Interscope Records.

There is a history to this feud between the two parties; earlier too record releases by the artist have been delayed for one reason or the other. And this can be a setback to someone who operates on a two-year cycle as 50 Cent does.

This is fif’s take on the issue – “Yeah, Street King Immortal. The actual album, it was scheduled to release November 13th, but we had to move the date,” Fif said in an interview from Paris, France. “For this album, it’s already been a year late. It’s usually two years in my cycle that I go because I release the record and then I spend a whole year after touring and then I go again. So on this actual cycle it was actually a lot longer because it’s the final album requirement for Interscope and we went through an audit type of situation until we got it all cleared up and now everybody’s ready to work, so it’s ready to come out. I finished it. I’m comfortable with the actual record, I feel it’s arguable as good if not better than what I did in the beginning with Get Rich and The Massacre. But you know, I’ve learned to adjust pretty well to people judging me as an artist and people look at the material and try to be critics more than fans. But I’m my biggest critic.”


Avery Storm Tells You What’s Cool About “On The Line” EP That Drops Tomorrow

Avery Storm is known for his “different sound” and alley oop hooks that rappers across the board approach him for. His new EP, “On the Line” drops tomorrow and he’s out exhorting folks to purchase it.

His reason number one is that this content is different, something that never been tried before [ don’t they all say that?] but then since this is Avery we can at the very least assume that there will be a lot of freshness in what he brings to the table.

Second, the guy’s sure that the listener will empathize with the music. Third, this music is just him and he’s not out there trying to sound like something that he’s not.

Avery calls it blue collar soul and puts it plainly that he needs you to buy his music. It’s not a long wait now, lets see what the word is about this album, this should be interesting.


Tech N9ne Promises a Darker “Boiling Point”; Releases October 30th

Tech N9ne has it good these days; he’s had an album release in September – Evil Brain Angel Heart E.B.A.H – and has been included in Billboard’s Power 30 List, a cool accomplishment for an independent artist and a thumbs up for Strange Music. This is how he reacted to the honor “It’s a beautiful thing because we’re independent and we use our own money, me and Travis O’Guin,” he said. “To see all our work and all our dreams come to fruition – it’s a beautiful thing to look and see Jay-Z, Tech N9ne, and then Rick Ross and Russell Simmons [on the same list]. That means I’m doing something good and right.”

Tecca Nina has promised something special for his fans and in all likelihood we will get an EP “Boiling Point” from this talented impresario around Halloween, October 30th has been set as the tentative date. Tecca said “It’s like this…[my next project is] gonna be like another EP,” “It’s gonna be darker, and it’s probably gonna be on Halloween – I don’t know.”


Meek Mill’s “DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES” Releases October 30th

Come October 30th and Meek Mill’s debut album Dreams And Nightmares will be go up on sale; it has created a fair amount of buzz, being as it is destined to be…the debut album of a talented rapper from the MMG stable. Given below are the songs that have made the cut to be a part of the album’s delux edition.

1 Dreams And Nightmares
(produced by Tone the Best Bully for Nightrydas Productions)
2 In God We Trust
(produced by Black Metaphor for Nightrydas Productions)
3 Young & Gettin’ It featuring Kirko Bangz
(produced by Jahlil Beats)
4 Traumatized
(produced by Boi-1da)
5 Believe It featuring Rick Ross
(produced by Young Shun for Maybach Music Productions)
6 Maybach Curtains featuring Nas, John Legend & Rick Ross
(produced by Infamous & The Agency)
7 Amen featuring Drake
(produced by Key Wane and Jahlil Beats)
8 Young Kings
(produced by Lee Major)
9 Lay Up featuring Wale, Rick Ross & Trey Songz
(produced by Kane Beatz and Co-Produced by Ashanti “The Mad Violinist” Floyd for The Building Productions, Inc.)
10 Tony Story Pt. 2
(produced by Boi-1da)
11 Who Your Around featuring Mary J. Blige
(produced by Tommy “TBHITS” Brown and Travis Sayles for Darkchild.com)
12 Polo & Shell Tops
(produced by Cardiak)
13 Rich & Famous featuring Louie V
(produced by Jahlil Beats)
14 Real N***** Come First
(produced by Kenoe and Got Koke for Nightrydas Productions)
Bonus Tracks
15 Burn featuring Big Sean
16 Freak Show featuring Sam Sneak and 2 Chainz


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