STREAM: Teyana Taylor – K.T.S.E

It’s been a wild few weeks in music with a bunch of huge albums coming out. Most of them of course have been part of the onslaught from the G.O.O.D. Music camp.

Since the end of May, Pusha T, Kanye West, Ye and Cudi and Nas have all releases albums produced by label head Kanye West. The last of the pack is Teyana Taylor. Stream her album K.T.S.E. which stands for Keep That Same Energy, below.

 

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REVIEW: Nas – NASIR

When the legendary lyricism of Nas is combined with the legendary production of Kanye West, two things are bound to happen: the fans are going to go crazy for the hype, and everyone is going to be waiting for the release. This is why instead of a an ordinary release, Nasir, the latest album from Nas, got it’s debut in the form of a listening party in Queensbridge Park on June 14th, with Mass Appeal’s YouTube Channel handling the livstream of the album’s debut. The album cover art was also revealed online, with the cover displaying a black & white image of five black boys standing against a brick wall with their hands up.

After listening to the production on the album, it’s easy to tell that a lot of love for his craft came from Kanye on this album, with Kanye being in rare form with strong production that is reminiscent of his older style while still being some of the best instrumentals released by him recently. Whether it’s the Slick Rick sample used “Cops” or the laid back smoothness of “Adam & Eve” and “Bonjour”, each instrumental on the album showcases Kanye’s talent as a producer, while also complimenting the style of flow of Nas perfectly.

Nas’ lyrical content, ability to tell a vivid story with his lyrics, and classic flow are in rare form as well. As one of hip hop’s most prolific storytellers, each track is filled Nas’ signature style hard hitting bars that come together to paint a picture while delivering his message. While there are not many guest features on the album, appearances from 070 Shake, Kanye West, and The- Dream are welcome and excellent additions to the album.

Fans who have been hyped for this album will be happy to know that this album is everything we have expected plus more.

 

Kanye West Reveals Tracklist For Nas’ New Album

In case you forgot, Nas is releasing a new album on Friday, June 15th which will be produced entirely by Kanye West.

Tonight, Kanye took to his favourite social media service, Twitter to unveil the tracklist for the project, the title of which is still unclear. Of course, it features seven songs only. Whether there will be any guest appearances on the album remains to be seen.

 

 

 

NEW MUSIC: DJ Esco featuring Nas & Future – Walk Thru

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Gearing up for his new mixtape Kolorblind, which debuts March 30th, DJ Esco released his first single “Code Of Honor” featuring Schoolboy Q and Future just a few days ago.

Earlier today, Esco dropped record number 2 “Walk Thru” featuring legendary Queens rapper Nas & Future.