Update: This one keeps getting pulled; if it's gone again, listen here!
Also, if you had your money on both 2015 Drake and 2015 Dre repurposing Erykah Badu's immortal hook from the Roots' classic cut "You Got Me," you just won the whole pot. Below are the original and the If You're Reading This It's Too Late cut, "6 Man," that has Drizzy singing those "baby don't worry you know that you got me" lines.
No idea when this newly leaked song was made, but it sounds like it could be one from the vault. Then again, we have no idea what Views from the 6 will sound like as a whole—or even on a track-by-track basis, since we've only heard a semi-finished Beyoncé collaboration called "Can I."
Anyway. Hot track. Could be cousins with "Karaoke" from Thank Me Later or anything from Take Care.
Future's killer Monster mixtape cut turned single is secretly winning the summer before the summer starts. So why not get Big Sean and Ricky Ross on there? Highlight: Sean Don promises to build his empire till it can compete with Fox's smash show Empire.
Plus, this DJ Spinz and Southside beat will still be hot in five years.
Here's a minute and 18 seconds of new Chance the Rapper, dubbed, on Twitter, as "Another broadcast from my home studio." Not really enough to tide you over till the Chance and the Social Experiment's Surf record hits, but, as always with Chance, it's beautiful. Stereogum notes that the sample is by a band named Hiatus Kaiyote (“Fingerprints”), hence the title.
Chance "was also sneaky with how he uploaded it," says Stereogum, "dropping it into an already established Soundcloud that had 5 million plays." Artists are still finding new ways to surprise us on the daily, release-wise, and we're super here for it.
Hit the 50-second mark in this Draymond Green #sports commercial to hear some new Em from the soundtrack to Southpaw, the Jake Gyllenhaal boxing movie that was originally set to star Marshall Mathers himself. Slim Shady's actually releasing an album in tandem with the July film, Southpaw (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture). Manager Paul Rosenberg explains:
“We have been involved in developing Southpaw since its inception, and Eminem has dedicated himself to ensuring that this film captured his passion for the project through his music. We've assembled a great soundtrack to accompany what's sure to be one of the finest boxing films ever.”
See the trailer, also soundtrack to some of Eminem's "Phenomenal," below.
Update (7/28): Video's here! Watch it above.
Drake wasn't the only member of the October's Very Own squad to see multiple tracks, plural, hit the internet over the Memorial Day stretch. Three new Weeknd songs are here, too. Spin reports that "I Can't Feel My Face" is produced by Swedish boss Max Martin (Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Céline Dion, soooo many more). The mag says it might be a cut from the Weeknd's next album. We're just psyched how damned Michael Jackson-y it's making us feel.
We said "Michael Jackson-y" already, right? Should we say it one more time??
Seems fair to dub Kendrick Lamar a solid go-to for a song simply titled "L.A."—and Ty Dolla $ign concurs. The cut is hyping the Free TC album, from which we've also heard "Only Right," where Los Angeles tag-team heroes YG and DJ Mustard get in on the fun. Stream that one below, and the new one with K-Dot up top.
Not new music, but, per a Philly magazine article: a West Philadelphia beer outfit is "currently aging [a] new golden saison" called Dock Street Beer Ain't Nuthin’ to Funk With. How's the brewery teaming with the Shaolin crew for the new brew? By playing Wu on loop, via Spotify, into the pregnant barrel-belly aging the ale—which will have "spicy pineapple and orange-tart flavor."
"I listen to music every day in the brewery and I've wanted to do a series of beers based on the music I like," head brewer Vince Desrosiers tells Philly. "It's hardly an original thought but my musical taste is all over the place and Wu-Tang seemed like a great place to start."