Wale – SHINE (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Wale
Album: SHINE
Genre: Rap
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 344 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

The self-proclaimed “Ambassador of Rap for the Capital,” Wale (pronounced “wah-lay”) was able to transcend his local sensation status and become a national rap contender using go-go-inspired hip-hop as the vehicle for his clever wordplay and music. Olubowale Victor Akintimehin was born in Washington, D.C. in 1984 to Nigerian immigrants who first arrived in America five years prior. Although the family moved to Maryland when the future rapper was ten years old, Wale was mostly raised in suburban D.C. He attended both Robert Morris College and Virginia State University on football scholarships, eventually transferring a third time to Bowie State. The music bug had already bitten him hard, though, and soon he quit college altogether to turn to a recording career. Wale got his first airplay circa 2003-2004 with “Rhyme of the Century,” thanks to the help of a local radio DJ who believed in his potential. This landed him in the Unsigned Hype column in Source magazine the following year. In 2006, Wale signed with the local start-up imprint Studio 43, owned by a former VP of Roc-A-Fella Records, and enjoyed a string of hits in the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area that year. Many of those records sampled from ’80s go-go — a more raw, percussion-driven offshoot of disco originating in D.C. — like the popular “Dig Dug,” a tribute to Ronald “Dig Dug” Dixon of go-go band the Northeast Groovers. Smart use of the Internet and MySpace was also a big factor in his success, as it helped British ber-producer and DJ Mark Ronson (known for his work with Amy Winehouse, Christina Aguilera, and Rhymefest) to catch wind of the go-go MC in 2007. Wale struck a production deal with Ronson’s own imprint, Allido, and released the 100 Miles and Running mixtape that summer. Despite not being signed to a major label, he was met with a good deal of positive press, ranging from XXL magazine to The New York Times. After a bidding war that included offers from Epic, Atlantic, and Def Jam, Interscope finally grabbed Wale for its roster in early 2008. The full-length Attention Deficit followed the next year. In 2011, the Ambition album landed, along with its single, “Chain Music.” The Gifted, released in 2013, was introduced by the single “Bad,” which featured special guest Rihanna on its remix. Its ambition was rewarded with a number one debut on the Billboard 200. Influenced by the TV sitcom Seinfeld, The Album About Nothing landed in 2015 and featured guests Usher and Jeremih, along with Jerry Seinfeld as the album’s narrator; it, too, topped the charts. The following year, Wale returned with “My PYT,” the first single off his fifth LP, Shine, which also included the Top 40 R&B/hip-hop chart hit “Running Back.” ~ Cyril Cordor

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J Dilla – Motor City (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: J Dilla
Album: Motor City
Genre: Rap
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 386 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

2017 release. The late, great J Dilla is widely regarded as one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time. An innovator who pushed the genre in new sonic directions, the Detroit native born James Yancey crafted timeless soundscapes for the likes of Slum Village, Busta Rhymes, Common, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, and many more. Since his death in 2006, Dilla’s mother Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey has worked tirelessly to further her son’s legacy, and her latest effort is the new posthumous album Motor City. Inspired by Dilla’s beloved hometown, Motor City is a collection of rare and unreleased Jay Dee instrumentals, hand-selected and sequenced by Ma Dukes. Conceived as a “letter” to her son, Motor City is packaged in a limited-edition mailing envelope, complete with a handwritten message from Ma Dukes to J Dilla inside. Include access to an exclusive mix of the album by Dilla’s close friend J Rocc, a world-renown DJ and founder of the Beat Junkies.

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Yukmouth – JJ Based on a Vill Story Two (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Yukmouth
Album: JJ Based on a Vill Story Two
Genre: Rap
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 395 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Rapper Yukmouth first surfaced as one half of the Oakland, CA-based duo the Luniz; debuting in 1995 with the album Operation Stackola, they launched a major hit with the single “I Got 5 on It.” With the release of 1997’s Lunitik Musik, Yukmouth re-christened himself Smoke-a-Lot, but took back his old name in time to make his solo debut a year later with Thugged Out: The Albulation. Thug Lord: The New Testament and Block Shit were issued in spring 2001. United Ghettos of America appeared in 2002 and was followed two years later by a second volume. Million Dollar Mouthpiece dropped in 2008. The West Coast Don arrived in 2009, while 2010 saw the release of the 420 mixtape. ~ Jason Ankeny

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Amir Obe – None Of The Clocks Work (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Amir Obe - None Of The Clocks Work (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Amir Obe
Album: None Of The Clocks Work
Genre: Rap
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 130 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Representing both Brooklyn and Detroit, rapper Amir Obe got his start in 2009 as Phreshy Duzit. With a sound that echoes Big Sean and Drake, the MC born Amir Obeid recorded his first song when he was just a teenager. Though he was born in Brooklyn, he later moved to Detroit with his Polish mother and Sudanese father, pursuing sports during the day and music by night. The first song Obe wrote was titled “Step Your Swag Up,” which he wrote in high school. After graduation, he returned to New York to pursue music full-time, recording under the name Phreshy Duzit. He signed to Atlantic Records and made his label debut in 2011 with the Brave New World EP. Unsatisfied with Atlantic, however, he chose to release The New Religion mixtape the following year on his own independent label, Neighborhood PHCK$, and After Platinum Records. After parting ways with Atlantic in 2014, he quickly signed with After Platinum and changed his stage name to Amir Obe. He released the Detrooklyn mixtape soon after, with help from his longtime producer NYLZ. The year after, he released a second EP (Happening in the Grey Area) and produced “Star67,” a track on Detrooklyn fan Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. By March 2016, Obe had released a third EP (Won’t Find Love in the Hills) and would sign with Def Jam by the year’s end. His track “No Peace” appeared on the label’s promotional compilation playlist Direct Deposit, and his Def Jam debut, NOTCW, was issued in 2017. ~ Neil Z. Yeung

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50 Cent – Best Of (2017) [WEB FLAC]

50 Cent - Best Of (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: 50 Cent
Album: Best Of
Genre: Rap
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 427 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

50 Cent is one of the most polarizing figures in hip-hop. With the aid of Eminem and Dr. Dre he became one of the world’s bestselling rappers and rose to prominence. During his career 50 Cent has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and won several awards, including a Grammy Award, thirteen Billboard Music Awards, six World Music Awards, three American Music Awards and four BET Awards. UMe is proud to present a greatest hits compilation made up of 18 of 50’s biggest songs.

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Rich Homie Quan – Back to the Basics (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Rich Homie Quan - Back to the Basics (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Rich Homie Quan
Album: Back to the Basics
Genre: Rap
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 222 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Stream Rich Homie Quan’s first release under Motown Records called “Back To The Basics.”
If you follow Rich Homie Quan on social media then you would’ve noticed that he’s been promoting the hell out of a new project over the past few weeks called Back To the Basics, and now that April 14th is officially upon us so is his Motown debut.

Led by the previously-heard singles “Replay,” “Da Streets” & “Heart Cold,” the follow up to 2015’s ABTA project features 11 tracks in total & a lone appearance from Cyko, who appears on the track “Safe.”

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Playboi Carti – Playboi Carti (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Playboi Carti - Playboi Carti (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Playboi Carti
Album: Playboi Carti
Genre: Rap
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 289 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Fans have been patiently waiting for the release of Playboi Carti’s debut mixtape ever since he first announced it back in September (and even prior to that really), but after months of teasing, anticipation & promoting, which included the leak “WokeUpLikeThis” & a countdown on his website that started last week counting down to midnight, the project has finally arrived today.

Containing 15 tracks in total, the long awaited self-titled debut features guest appearances from Lil Uzi Vert, Leven Kali & A$AP Rocky, who appears on the single “New Choppa.” Meanwhile, production is handled by the likes of Harry Fraud, Southside, Metro Boomin, and many from Perrie Bourne, among others.

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Kendrick Lamar – DAMN. (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Album: DAMN.
Genre: Rap
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 380 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Damn (stylized as DAMN.) is the fourth studio album by American rapper Kendrick Lamar.It was released on April 14, 2017, by Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records.The album features production from a variety of record producers, including executive producer and Top Dawg Entertainment label-head Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, Sounwave, DJ Dahi, Mike Will Made It and Ricci Riera, as well as production contributions from James Blake, Steve Lacy, BadBadNotGood, Greg Kurstin, The Alchemist, 9th Wonder, and others.

The album’s lead single, “Humble”, released March 30, 2017, debuted at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and the Canadian Hot 100.

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