Please support independent music journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Sam Ribakoff played a song on the tiniest Roland 404 for [redacted] catching COVID. Prayers – “La Vida Es Un Sueño” The San Diego duo Prayers are back after a little bit of an absence. David Parley’s synths and pounding drum […]

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Credit: Michael Ochs Our master plan has been conceived. Please help us sustain it by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Robert Ham would weigh the same as Andre the Giant with all his gold chains on. Remixes exist to enhance the longevity of a song. It started with dub producers, disco DJs, […]

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Following the official release of Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn), the looming question among fans is: Which is the better debut from Jay Electronica — Act II or A Written Testimony? Between 2009 and 2010, New Orleans rapper Jay Electronica generated a rare excitement in hip-hop that was unusual for a Southern rapper. Who else […]

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Anderson .Paak provided the drums for his latest single. It’s been a busy past few months for Anderson .Paak. After playing a major role in Dreamworks/Universal’s comedy Trolls: World Tour, he’s appeared on the new Nas album, King’s Disease and the Madden 21 soundtrack alongside Rick Ross with “Cut Em In.” Back in June, he dropped […]

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Lupe Fiasco and Royce Da 5’9″ are kicking off their weekly podcast on October 8. Lupe Fiasco and Royce Da 5’9″ have banded together for their own podcast series. The two rappers announced The Lupe & Royce Show over the weekend on their respective social media accounts.   View this post on Instagram   Oh it’s real. […]

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No ads, no corporate backing, no bullshit. Please support independent rap journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Mano Sundaresan got caught with weed rolling with the Iron Sheik. I haven’t stopped listening to the new Serengeti. It’s a pillow of an album that arrived right at the close of summer called […]

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After “Reborn,” “Glitter Heart” and “Damaged,” the young-talented singer-songwriter from NYC Sophie Fay, releases her new EP – Handle With Care. Sophie’s distinctive signature is her ability to juggle between singing and rapping while demonstrating her divine vocals through beautifully produced blends of dance, r&b, and electro-infused soundscapes. Handle With Care is spellbinding both lyrically […]

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It only took 11 years and a group of opportunistic Discord users. Jay Electronica fans woke up to an unexpected, yet certainly welcomed, surprise this morning. According to Hip-Hop N More, the rapper’s perpetually-teased (and eventually-shelved,) album, Act II: Patents of Nobility, has leaked in its entirety. If you count yourself as one of the legion holding […]

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The producer slipped out a pair of new tapes on Bandcamp Friday. Another week, another set of drops from Knxwledge. Celebrating another successful run of Bandcamp’s fee-less Friday campaign, the producer let loose two new projects on the indie-heavy streamer, extending a pair of his ongoing mixtape series with new installments of WrapTaypes and VGM. On the […]

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This month’s Bandcamp Friday haul features dance floor fixes for the pandemic era, intricately-sculpted space rap epics, viral beatmakers leaping into a new phase, some post-Dilla r&b sorcery, gorgeously ghostly takes on traditionals, and so much more. What was once a short-term campaign to supplement the incomes of working-class musicians is now Bandcamp‘s cornerstone policy. Until […]

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The new YG album features “FTP,” his latest protest anthem. Friday’s crop of new releases has brought a new YG album. The Compton MC dropped My Life 4Hunnid, his fifth studio album. The album features guest apperances from Lil Wayne, Tyga, Chris Brown and more. Stream the album below. YG’s last album, 4Real 4Real, peaked at number […]

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Lupe Fiasco recently linked up with longtime producer Soundtrakk. Fresh off the release of the quarantine-inspired HOUSE EP, Lupe Fiasco is back with two brand-new tracks. The TAPE TAPE EP is a reunion with his longtime collaborator Soundtrakk. The two previously linked up for his hits like “Kick, Push,” “Sunshine,” “Paris, Tokyo,” and “Superstar.” Stream the two tracks below. […]

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The project is a collaboration between the producer, designer DrX Romanelli, and painter Spencer Russell Lewis, with a lone verse from Westside Gunn. Alchemist is entering the fourth quarter of 2020 with yet another collaborative album. Teased over the last few months on Instagram, A Doctor, Painter, & An Alchemist Walk Into a Bar isn’t the […]

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The new 21 Savage album features narration from Morgan Freeman. At midnight on Friday, 21 Savage and Metro Boomin dropped Savage Mode 2, the sequel to their critically-acclaimed 2016 project. The track features guest appearances from Drake, Young Thug, and Young Nudy. The dynamic duo announced the album’s release date with a horror film-inspired trailer narrated […]

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The Buffalo rapper’s major-label debut features appearances from Black Thought, Busta Rhymes, Slick Rick, and the whole Griselda team. Just days after its announcement, Westside Gunn‘s star-studded new album, WHO MADE THE SUNSHINE, has officially landed. It marks the Griselda Records star’s debut outing under a major label, strengthening the very logical bond between the […]

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On Thursday, the track was added to Ferg’s newest album, Floor Seats II. A$AP Ferg has officially dropped a new single addressing if he’s still a part of the A$AP Mob collective, “Big A$AP” featuring Monica. On Thursday, the track arrived on streaming platforms. Ferg previously shared that he’d be releasing the single on Ebro […]

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Singles from three Amy Winehouse albums will be released on black vinyl in November. Next month will be an exciting time for Amy Winehouse fans. On Thursday, UMC/Island announced that an exclusive box set of the late singer’s discography will be released on November 27. The collection will also come with a 20-page lyric booklet […]

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Jhené Aiko shares renditions of tracks from the past decade and her newest album Chilombo. Jhené Aiko has finally graced the stage of NPR’s ongoing Tiny Desk (Home) concert series. Throughout the moving set, the singer shares tracks from her earliest projects to her newest album, Chilombo.  Aiko has blossomed into one of the most […]

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