2015 was a great time to be a rap artist from the UK, as fans stateside gained a newfound appreciation for the Grime sound and how rising MCs from across the pond approach emceeing. Representing her country and ridiculously talented women spitters, Little Simz closes her already stellar year by releasing a surprise EP titled Age 101: Drop X.
Run The Jewels treats fans to the Just Blaze-produced remix of “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry.”
“Knicks,” a personal favorite from Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s collaborative Piñata LP, receives a proper remix today (October 20). Premiered by Pitchfork, the track features Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ and Ransom.
Ransom found himself on the wrong side of a Nicki Minaj tongue lashing. However, the New Jersey rapper claims that he never implied that he wrote the YMCMB Barbie’s rhymes and all added that her reaction to such claims was disrespectful.
This is a situation where a phone call, or even an e-mail, would have made this slander avoidable. Last night, Nicki Minaj went off on New Jersey rapper Ransom when she was told that he insinuated he used to be her ghostwriter. However, Ransom denies he ever made such claims.
With the Internet advancing faster than ever, many Hip-Hop acts have adapted a new marketing plan when it comes to their music; give it away for free. A chosen few have been able to flip this scheme, and their fan bases into viable recording careers, others have failed miserably.