J. Cole Announces ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ Album With Trailer, Artwork & Pre-order

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The internet was right. J. Cole is releasing a new album December 9th called 2014 Forest Hills Drive as he takes you back to North Carolina, where it all started – hence the name of the album. The 7 minute video after the jump has him taking you back to his stomping grounds and kind of just reflecting on life.

This will be the emcee’s 3rd studio album, released by Dreamville/Roc Nation/Columbia Records, and you can pre-order it now. From what we can tell it’ll be at least 13 tracks.

We took the liberty of looking up the address on Google Maps in Fayettesville, North Carolina and it’s actually kind of surreal because in the street view, there’s a kid remincent of lil’ Jermaine walking up the street, you can see it below along with the trailer.

Pre-order: J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hill Drive (Album)

Watch the trailer: MORE!

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The Feels From La+ch’s Soulful EP Tho…

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Ever since La+ch burst onto the scene with the soulful, groovy late night anthem “Nights” we knew he was going to be something special. Out now on sideways is the self titled introductory EP, with 5 enchanting songs perfect for this chilly (read: freezingggg) Sunday night to warm up your soul.

From start to finish it’s just super smooth, ambient and relaxing, and out now on iTunes. We don’t know much about the producer/songwriter for now, but something tells us this isn’t the last time we’ll be hearing him.

Download: La+ch – La+ch (EP)

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BenZel Drop “Men” EP w/ Juicy J, Cashmere Cat, Ryn Weaver & More

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BenZel occasionally pop back online to drop something. A few weeks ago out of nowhere they released “Four” feautring Juicy J and Cashmere Cat and blew up the blogosphere.

Well now, the production duo unveils the full fledged Men EP, with 5 dirty tracks full of funky, unexpected electronic sounds that surprise and gratify from start to finish. You can grab it in full below once you realize just how dope it is from the full stream.

Download: BenZel – Men EP

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Baauer – One Touch (LUCA LUSH X DIRTY CHOCOLATE Flip) [Free Download]

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Hot off the heels of Baauer’s hugely successful new single “One Touch”, producers have jumped at the chance to remix this track. Luca Lush and Dirty Chocolate tackled the challenge of remixing the hit single and I have to admit I like it better than the original. The Future Trap remix incorporates heavy bass under AlunaGeorge and Rae Sremmurd original vocals creating a hard hitting track guaranteed to set off any club or festival. Grab your Free Download below!

Download: Baauer – One Touch (LUCA LUSH X DIRTY CHOCOLATE Flip)

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Snoop Dogg Teases Insane “Los Angeles vs. Everybody” Track Ft. Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre & More

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When Snoop Dogg first hinted to a “Los Angeles vs. Everybody” response to Eminem‘s “Detroit vs. Everybody” I got an ear to ear grin because this brings it back to what the hip hop/rap game is all about. Where the best in the game try and one up each other, East (Midwest) vs. West, showing it through bars rather than blood and robbery (which granted, is also what the game is all about).

Although not official or anything, Snoop took to Instagram and upladed this artwork, featuring himself, The Game, Tyler The Creator, Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, YG, Problem, Nipsey Hussle, Crooked I, Kurupt and Dom Kennedy. F*cking massive.

This mini “phenomenon” reminds me almost of Kanye‘s “G.O.O.D. Fridays” from years ago, just raw bars on raw bars.

Hopefully this does happen, and more regions link up for a similar response. Chi Town, the 305, Brooklyn, the South… as a fan of hip hop music you have to be wishing for the same thing. Oh, and you can also expect another Detroit remix of this, since Trick Trick didn’t get an actual verse, he’s going to release it himself.

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