New Music: Calvin Harris feat. ScHoolboy Q, PARTYNEXTDOOR, & D.R.A.M. – ‘Cash Out’

With the summer in full swing, Calvin Harris parties like it’s 1980 on his Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 collaboration “Cash Out” featuring ScHoolboy Q, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and D.R.A.M.

Groovy Tony kicks off the funky bash with a throwback shoutout to the decade he was born in. “Party like it’s 1980,” he raps. “With a Afro shiny and the girls all purdy / With a white girl, Molly / And a dark skin Kylie / Can I rock both bodies? Aye!”

PARTYNEXTDOOR keeps the good vibes coming with his hook. “Remember all them nights we used to trap out?” he asks. “Now we count it up until we pass out / Passin’ all the neighbors, cash out!”

After a second verse from Q, D.R.A.M. keeps the party rollin’. “Let’s party like the ’70s,” he sings. “Blowin’ on hella tree / Broccoli and collard greens / It don’t matter to me.”

Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 is out now featuring Frank Ocean and Migos (“Slide”); Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, and Big Sean (“Feels”); Khalid and Future (“Rollin”); Nicki Minaj (“Skrt On Me”); and many more.

Fire up the barbecue and “Cash Out” below.


Drake Asked Restaurant to Play JAY-Z’s ‘4:44’ While He Dined

It seems Drake couldn’t wait to hear JAY-Z’s new album, 4:44. So, at around midnight on Thursday (June 29) — just before Hov dropped his 13th studio LP — Drizzy asked Baltimore restaurant Azumi to play the album while he dined.

Joe Sweeney, a spokesperson for Atlas Restaurant Group (which owns Azumi), acknowledged this in a statement to The Baltimore Sun. “While we normally have our own DJ’s music playing through the speakers, we were able to accommodate him,” Sweeney explained. “They listened to JAY-Z’s 4:44 album in its entirety.”

Drake and Hov have an interesting relationship. Once collaborators on songs like “Light Up,” “Pound Cake / Paris Morton Music 2,” and “Know Bout Me,” the two seemed to have a falling out. Last year, rumors of a beef surfaced as thinly-veiled shots appeared on tracks like Drake’s “Sneakin’” and Hov’s “I Got the Keys.” This year, that continued on Hov’s “Shining” and Drizzy’s “Portland.”

In fact, the latter track might have also been referenced on 4:44. In “Portland,” Drake raps: “Fuck being rich when I’m 40, I’m trying to make it now.” On “Family Feud,” JAY appears to respond with: “All this old talk left me confused / You’d rather be old, rich me, or new you?” There are other lyrics throughout 4:44 that fans have linked to this simmering feud.

JAY-Z’s new album is out now and a physical with three additional songs is expected in the near future. Meanwhile, Drake is prepping for the 8th Annual OVO Fest on Aug. 8.


Video: Tory Lanez feat. A$AP Ferg – ‘Bal Harbour’

Tory Lanez and A$AP Ferg pull off a major heist in the animated video for their “Bal Harbour” collaboration.

Directed and animated by Tristan Zammit, the clip finds Swavey and the Trap Lord bathing in gold and cash. After robbing a safe, the duo evades police by diving into a strip club inside of Tory’s forehead.

The guys run into Ol’ Dirty Bastard, the Notorious B.I.G., and Tupac Shakur inside of the strip club. Even though the cops eventually find them in this skyscraper-tall forehead, the police become too distracted by the strippers to do their jobs.

Last year, Tory and Ferg teamed up on their “Level Up Tour” and collaborated on “Line Up the Flex.” This year, the two were part of Future’s “Nobody Safe Tour.”

In June of 2016, Ferg spoke with Rap-Up about his Tory bond. “He reminds me of when I first started doing shows,” said Ferg. “He gives 110 percent every night. I knew Tory way before he had a single on the radio. He used to come kick it with me and [our mutual friend] Sasha, who books a lot of shows and festivals and things like that. I met Tory early on.

“He’s a hard worker and I like that about people,” Ferg added. “I like to know, if I’m gonna collab with an artist or if I’m gonna tour with an artist, this is not gonna be it. He’s gonna keep going further and he’s gonna keep excelling as an artist. He’s got a bright future ahead of him.”

Last month, Tory said he was about “90 percent done” with his sophomore album, the follow-up to last year’s I Told You. It’s unclear whether “Bal Harbour” will appear on the LP.


No I.D. Pushes JAY-Z to ‘Open Up’ on ‘4:44’

After becoming the first producer ever to craft an entire album with JAY-Z, Ernest Dion “No I.D.” Wilson is opening up about the creative process and what fans should expect from the duo.

Speaking with Rolling Stone, the veteran beatsmith revealed that the 4:44 process started a year ago, back when he saw Hov at a restaurant. “He goes, ‘You got any music for me?,’” recalled No I.D.. “And I go, ‘Nope.’ He goes, ‘What are you working on?’ I said, ‘Getting better.’”

Inspired by Quincy Jones and a conversation with J. Cole, No I.D. eventually reached back out to JAY-Z via e-mail. He said he had “Blueprint-level” beats and their 4:44 work began. “From there,” he added, “I literally probably gave him three to five new ideas every day for a nice amount of time.”

Part of the album’s critical acclaim has come from the production, but critics have also celebrated Hov’s vulnerability. “I saw that he, from our initial conversation, wanted to say more and wanted to say some things that he hadn’t said,” explained No I.D. “Part of my growth as a producer was not just about making beats but also helping in the process of inspiring the song and making the song the center. This album is about Shawn Carter, Jay-Z, opening up, and me scoring that.”

He didn’t just score the album. No I.D. said he also motivated JAY to be more revelatory. “I knew he wanted to [say those things],” he explained. “I don’t want to take credit for what he wanted to do in the first place. I helped push him by saying, ‘Hey, this is what you said, this is what we know. And I don’t think people need to hear it. I think people need to hear what they don’t know.’ Meaning: You wanted a Picasso, but why? You’re with Beyoncé, but what is that really like? What’s the pressure? What’s the responsibility? What’s the ups and downs? I wanted him to not be over people’s heads.”

There’s more to come from 4:44. According to No I.D., a physical version will feature three additional tracks. “There’s three more songs that are coming out as bonuses,” he said. “James Blake came in and joined into the process. There’s more coming shortly that’s equally as revealing.”

Two of those songs could be “Adnis” and “MaNyfaCedGod,” songs that were previewed in TIDAL ads for the album. In fact, longtime JAY-Z engineer Young Guru recently promised that “Adnis” would be on the physical version of the LP.

“Guys calm down,” he tweeted. “‘Adnis’ will be on the physical copies. If you guys act right I may slip a couple other songs on there.. shhh don’t tell jay.”

It is unclear when the physical will be released. However, Billboard reports that 4:44 will be available through Apple Music/iTunes next week after one week of TIDAL exclusivity. This goes against JAY’s usual stance on streaming, since many of his albums have already been stripped from Spotify and Apple, TIDAL’s streaming competitors.


New EP: Trouble ’16’

More Trouble

After a brief hiatus, Trouble makes his return with an impressive, 16. The newly released EP includes guests T.I., Boosie Badazz, Zaytoven, Skippa Da Flippa, PeeWee Longway and more. Stream the 4 tracks and purchase here. His debut Edgewood coming soon.



Source: Rap radar