This is the moment we all been waiting for. Ty Dolla Sign recently informed his fans on his upcoming collaborative album with Kanye West, stating on Twitter "I just landed on a flight from Saudi Arabia. I've been out there recording a part of my album with my brother, Ye. And that's coming real soon."
As Ty was looking for valuable distributors for his new project, a planned listening event on Nov. 3rd, got canceled. In the light of recent events, Kanye West's project has commanded widespread attention, not only for its artistic merit but also for the rapper's breakaway from the conventional label system. Having bid farewell to Def Jam in 2021, West's current label-free status has allowed him the freedom to chart his own creative course. The rapper made a number of anti-Semitic comments on Twitter and during his interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News.
Rick Ross immediately noticed an opportunity on the table, given his already known interest in signing the Chicago native to his Maybach Music Groups. He said, "I just had an amazing idea, a boss idea. This is something that's extremely realistic to me. We've created amazing masterpieces in the past. The boss, Ricky Rozay, I'm interested in signing Kanye West. Maybach Music. Ye, what's up? Talk to me. Let's make history baby."
Kanye West has chosen distinctive recording settings, exemplified by his creation of "ye" in Wyoming and portions of "Donda" at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The latter achieved RIAA platinum certification in 2022 and showcased collaborations with a diverse lineup, including Lil Durk, Vory, Lil Baby, The Weeknd, JAY-Z, and DaBaby, among others.
On a parallel note, Ty Dolla Sign's most recent project materialized as "Cheers to the Best Memories" alongside DVSN This 11-track LP featured guest contributions from YG, Mac Miller, and Rauw Alejandro, highlighting Ty Dolla Sign's ability to curate a compelling musical experience with a mix of talented collaborators.
Earlier this week on November 13th, Drake announced his next tour with J. Cole - "It's All A Blur Tour" - Big As the What?" on select dates.
The 22-stop voyage is set to start in Colorado then they make their way midwest and southeast and perform all along the east coast. This will serve as a follow-up tour to his run with 21 Savage in which sold out 50 arenas across the US. The previous "It's All a Blur Tour" brought out special guests like Central Cee, Zack Bia, Lil Yachty, and even a surprise performance by Travis Scott.
The announcement comes a month and a half after his eighth studio album "For All The Dogs." J. Cole and Drake teamed up on "First Person Shooter" from the album which hit Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Tickets went on sale today at 11 am local time.
The 43-year-old Atlantian rapper released his new album "Breath of Fresh Air" this past Friday. This was his first project since last year which was an 80 song project that lasted almost 4 hours.
Earlier this year, Gucci has released songs that will be featured on the LP such as "Bluffin" with Lil Baby, "Pissy" with Roddy Rich and Nardo Wick, "King Snipe" with Kodak Black, and "06 Gucci" with Dababy and 21 Savage. In May, he told Apple music (via The Fader) that he hoped his new music would convey a message of positivity to it. “Ever since Dolph passed away, and my artist Scarr passing away, and Takeoff passing away, and Pooh locked up, and Foogiano locked up...I’m just not in the mood to hear a whole bunch of drilling and killing. Let me just lead by example and show people that there is more to rap about than my opps."
Listen to the new project below:
Clonefluence had the chance to interview JOGUTHEARCHITECT about his release Hada Verde.
What is the meaning behind Hada Verde?
Hada Verde is a tale of drinking absinthe in Okinawa. Hada Verde in English is green fairy. There was this bar called the Hermit House and that was the first place that I’ve ever tried this drink called the green fairy which had absinthe. It was my first time trying absinthe and let me tell you, that concoction was some powerful stuff. Drinking two of these equaled to at least a bottle of liquor. Drinking two, three of these in under 30 minutes had you feeling some type of way. This song is about being under the influence of absinthe, the devils drink, Godzilla tequila. I know some of you that once you’re under the influence, you no longer have a filter. You won’t really care what other people think. You might even blackout and do things that you would’ve never thought to do! I say all of this because right next door to this cafe/bar, there’s a w*orehouse. Now a lot of people go there under the influence because it’s in close proximity. Keep in mind that people also went to the Hermit House sober and still went. Haha Anyway, during my period of living in Okinawa, this drink and that bar kick started my nightlife experience and for that I am forever grateful. Absinthe in my soul, spirit, blood, mental.
What does this project say about you?
Having fun exploring and refining my sound. Being bold in the face of uncertainty. I feel like there comes a time where your mind must be tested. Go against the grain of what you’re FEELING and just do it anyway. If it doesn’t work out, try again. In this case, it kind of did work out in my opinion. It worked out because the song has been streamed over 5,000 times. This is essentially a new sound, Spanish EDM trap. I haven’t heard anything like it yet. This song, if discovered by the right people, can have a massive impact in my life. Once again, this is uncertain and kind of uncomfortable but I’m having fun doing it.
What are your plans next?
Keep building the trap sound. EDM trap is the future. Also, continue to define my sound with other artists.
What do your project aim to say?
It means have fun, experience new things and live life while it lasts, build your character through trials and cycles. Remembering that bar is pure nostalgia for me. When I came up with the idea for this project, I was thinking of a time where every weekend, I would find and learn new about new things. Absinthe was one of those things that basically introduced me to the nightlife, therefore allowing me to explore even more parts about the world, people, myself, etc. It was a gateway. Shoutout to 2016-2017.
Listen to Hada Verde below:
Drake's "For All The Dogs" is finally here!
The rapper initially shared news via an Instagram story around mid-August that he had to push back his first release date which read "Okay my dilemma I am faced with is I either cancel shows to finish the album or I complete the mission and drop the album before the last show. I owe you all these memories we are building and anywhere we have missed to date we will be spinning back for sure.” Drake then closed the message by saying “For All the Dogs October 6th. Its only right…."
The project was originally supposed to drop September 22nd which would have landed at the same time as Doja Cat's "Scarlet" and Lil Tecca's "TEC" albums. On the Friday before the supposed release day, his first collaboration with SZA "Slime You Out" came out which had fans even more excited for September 22nd. Drake first announced "For All The Dogs" back in June with the release of his poetry book "Titles Ruin Everything." Drake and 21 Savage will finish their tour on October 9th in Columbus, Ohio.
Listen to the newly released gem here:
On October 13th, Offset announces the release of his upcoming album Set It Off.
The announcement was published on Twitter along with the album's cover art, representing a star falling from an upside down city swallowed by flames into an intense blue sky.
This album is a continuation of the 2019 publication, Father of 4, that broke the charts as a No. 4 on Billboard 200 albums. In 2021, the rapper released an EP named Culture III and four studio albums as a member of Migos. His project relieved to be incredibly unique, and now the public is way beyond excited to hear what has been cooking in that private paradise we call studio.
The famous rapper had recently ended his legal battle with record label Quality Control Music, filing paperwork in Los Angeles seeking a declaratory judgement affirming "that Quality Control has no rights, title, or interest in or to Offset’s recordings." Early last year Kiari Cephus (his real name) bought the rights to his solo project and now has complete ownership over his recordings. At times, record labels are the launching pad for a successful career, but other times, they might become your tailored prison.
It has confirmed that Ye's follow up collaboration album with Dr. Dre, "Jesus is King 2" has leaked in full containing features from Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Travis Scott, and many more certified hitmakers. The album leaked surfaced online on September 25th showing 15 songs. The album primarily contained remixes for the preceding album, "Jesus is King" including "Water", "Everything We Need", and "God Is." There are also a few new Ye verses as well throughout the leaked album.
West is rumored to be working on new material but is not currently signed to a record label nor has a publishing deal, having left UMG and Sony Music, because of the antisemitic comments he made last year. West first announced "Jesus is King 2" back in 2019 only after a few weeks after a the initial release.
In an exciting turn of events for hip-hop fans around the world, Joyner Lucas has dropped a major hint about an upcoming joint album with none other than the legendary Will Smith.
On Monday September 25th, the Massachusetts-based lyricist published an unforgettable moment on Instagram with the iconic rapper-actor, which marked Will Smith's 55th birthday. The Instagram clip captured Joyner Lucas and Will Smith in the studio, collaborating on what promises to be an epic track, and we are beyond excited to see what the two are going to deliver to the audience.
In his heartfelt caption accompanying the video, Joyner Lucas expressed his deep admiration and respect for Will Smith, whom he regards as a hero. He revealed his childhood idolisation of Smith and how surreal it feels to be in a position where he's not only met his hero but also embarked on a potentially groundbreaking collaborative project. "Dear hero," Lucas wrote, "I never thought I'd ever meet you. Still trips me out that I grew up idolizing you, to then me making a record about my admiration and respect for you, to then you asking me to create a whole album with you."
He concluded his message with warm birthday wishes to Will Smith, saying, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY @willsmith. Love you til the end of time, my dear brother."
The prospect of a joint album from these two incredible talents has left fans buzzing with excitement. As we eagerly await more details about this musical endeavor, one thing is clear: this collaboration has the potential to be nothing short of legendary. Stay tuned for updates on what could be a game-changing addition to the world of hip-hop.
On May 3rd, Lil Tecca let his fans know that he would be releasing an album this summer and it appears that he is a man of his word. It was originally planned to drop sometime back in June but was later postponed with no explanation. Earlier this month, he released the cover art as seen above as well as the tracklist of the album on Instagram. So far from the sixteen track album, he has released four songs that includes "HVN ON EARTH", "500LBS", "Dead or Alive", and "Need Me" which a few accompany music videos. This project will be his first album since 2021's "We Love You Tecca 2." Although the 21-year-old hitmaker has not given any information about a tour to support the sophomore album, fans are hoping that there will be some shows soon to come.
Listen to "TEC" here:
On August 26th, a fascinating glimpse into the world of music unfolded as Gregor Estevan took to Instagram to share a captivating moment. A snapshot showed him alongside Ty Dolla $ign, a frequent collaborator of the renowned artist Kanye West. Estevan's revelation echoed through his caption, where he revealed that the walls of Kanye West's hotel room were reverberating with unreleased melodies from his upcoming album recording session. He described the experience as nothing short of mind-blowing.
This revelation arrives on the heels of a report by NBC News that set the music community abuzz. Insider sources, deeply connected to the maestro behind "All of the Lights," hinted at the impending arrival of a brand-new album. The anticipation for this musical creation is palpable, as it marks West's first album release across all streaming platforms since the Grammy-nominated "Donda." Notably, his subsequent release, "Donda 2," was exclusively unveiled on his innovative Stem Players.
The timing of this news adds an intriguing layer to the narrative. As Drake's "For All the Dogs" keeps listeners eagerly waiting for a release date, Kanye West's entry into the spotlight stirs the pot. The dynamic between these two figures, whether as friends or rivals, has been punctuated by unspoken rivalries surrounding their previous solo album launches.
With the release date of West's imminent project shrouded in mystery, enthusiasts and analysts alike are poised on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting further revelations. The unfolding story promises a captivating journey into the realm of music, leaving us all curious about its sonic journey and the platform it will call home.