Lil Wayne’s ‘Dedication 4′ Artwork, New Schoolboy Q, DMX’s Return + More [HIP-HOP HEADLINES]
The summer is beginning to wind down, but the headlines aren’t.
The hip-hop news will keep coming, well into the school year. Here are this week’s big stories.
MIXTAPE ARTWORK: Four years following the last installment of his Dedication mixtape series, rapper Lil Wayne has finally released signs that Dedication 4 is on the way. Weezy released the cover for his latest collaboration with DJ Drama via his Facebook this week, leaving fans wanting more. No official release date has been announced.
NEW MUSIC: Kendrick Lamar ft. Young Jeezy — “Westside, Right On Time.” Kendrick Lamar has come a long way from being simply Dr. Dre’s protégé. The Top Dawg ENT rapper has gained a strong following across the nation with his flawless raps and soul beats and has blessed his fans with a new track featuring rap veteran Young Jeezy. Listen below!
NEW MUSIC: “Bag Of Money” Extended Remix. It was only a matter of time until the radio hit “Bag Of Money” gained its fair share of visitors. This week, an extended remix dropped with a variety of notable names. It features Omarion (or Maybach O as he’s asked to be addressed as recently), Yo Gotti, Lil Wayne, French Montana, Black Cobain, Trina, Tyga and Rockie Fresh, making that a total of 11 people on the track.
NEW MIXTAPE: Slaughterhouse’s On The House. Rap group Slaughterhouse, made up of Joe Budden, Royce Da 5’9, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I, have finally released their highly anticipated mixtape, On The House. The mixtape serves as an appetizer for fans, as their official album, welcome to: OUR HOUSE, will be released one week from today, on August 28.
NEW MUSIC: Schoolboy Q — “Party”. Kendrick Lamar wasn’t the only Top Dawg rapper dropping music this week. His labelmate Schoolboy Q released a track as well for their TDE Appreciation Week trending topic on Twitter. Enjoy!
ALBUM ARTWORK & TRACKLIST: DMX’s Undisputed. After six quiet years, DMX has announced his return to the rap game. With only two confirmed features, from the late Notorious B.I.G. and Machine Gun Kelly, DMX’s upcoming album, Undisputed, is slated to drop on September 11. With its predecessor, Year of the Dog… Again, having gained the number two Billboard spot six years ago, DMX plans to donate his first week sales to families of 9/11 victims. Here’s hoping the album is released on time, for the sake of those who need it most. The tracklist is below.
1. Look Without Seein’ (Intro)
2. I Don’t Dance (feat. Machine Gun Kelly)
3. Slippin Away
4. I’m Back
5. Keep Your Head Up
6. Time to Get Paid (feat. Notorious B.I.G.)
7. I Got Your Back
9. No Love
10. Cold World
11. I Get Scared
12. Have You Eva
14. Sucker For Love
15. Who’s [Expletive] You