“The Recipe” – Kendrick Lamar ft. Dr. Dre

 

Possibly the best rapper in the game right now and his mentor – Kendrick and Dre, respectively – drop a track together. Oddly, Dre’s flow in this one sounds surprisingly similar to Kendrick….. But I’m not claiming ghost writing or anything.

Anyways, it’s a Dre beat, so you know the production is great, and any verse that sounds like Kendrick (or is Kendrick) is amazing, so the verse are sweet. The hook may have left some to be desired, but that’s all good. This is presumably a single off of Kendrick’s upcoming album, “Good Kid in a Mad City”. Download the track here, and check out the lyrics over on RapGenius.

 

Diggy Simmons Disses J. Cole on “What You Say to Me”

Young Diggy responds to a friendly “diss” off J. Cole’s “Grew Up Fast”, in which he also talked about Diggy’s sister, Vanessa. No offense to Diggy, but you can certainly tell that he’s 17 on this track: first he tells Cole that he has no friends, then he calls him a dweeb. Cole could easily rip Diggy in a beef, but I doubt he thinks it is worth his time.

Anyways, download the diss here, and check out the explained lyrics over on RapGenius.

Busta Rhymes feat. Twista – “Can You Keep Up?” prod. Just Blaze

Two of the fastest rappers in the game today ask us if we can keep up… The answer is probably no. But you always know it’s a good look when two talented artists hop up on a Just Blaze beat. Download the track here.

Download Link: Mac Miller – “Macadelic” Mixtape

Mac Miller has truly put together a great work of art. His newest mixtape which dropped today – which includes features from the likes of Lil’ Wayne, Cam’ron, and Kendrick Lamar – is mostly album material. Personally, I wasn’t exactly this type of mixtape. In all honesty, I expected Macadelic to be just a lot of filler tracks. I was pleasantly surprised though. Download the mixtape here.

The Uncertain Future of Rick Ross’s “God Forgives I Don’t”

The mastermind behind Maybach Music seems to be slacking a bit. His forthcoming album, “God Forgives, I Don’t”, has been delayed thrice already, with the original release date being set in November of 2011. That came and passed, and The Boss set the release in December 2011. That, too, passed, and Ross announced that the album will be released in the first quarter of 2012. Well, guess what? That’s come and gone too. So who knows when it will drop?

Ross accumulated enough hype with his massive late-2011 mixtape “Rich Forever” to be named MTV’s Hottest MC of 2011, but thus far, Ross has failed to capitalize on that hype by pleasing his fans with an album. The future in unknown for this album…

XV’s “The Yellow Brick Road to SXSW” Mixtape

The leader of the Squarians sent his faithful followers a new mixtape featuring all his most recent songs and a couple new songs. Vizzy, as always, killed every track on here. Every verse he spits is littered with punchlines and his great flow. Download the tape here.

Download Link: “Same D*mn Time” – Rick Ross ft. Wale, Gunplay, Meek Mill & Future

The MMG crew hops on another banging beat, spitting their braggadocio flows. I love these songs and all, but they truly are starting to get kind of redundant. I’m waiting for something fresh from this crew. Although Gunplay and Future do bring some great energy to this track. Download the collab here.