Today is a huge day for R&B and Hip-Hop fans. There are so many projects hitting the stores and the net today, that I decided to create one big post, full of great new music. I’ll update it throughout the day to make sure that the mixtape links are fresh.
Let’s start off with what’s for sale:
Tyrese – Open Invitiation: Tyrese’s independent return to music is finally available for purchase! I’ve listened, and I must say that this is one of Tyrese’s best projects. If you’re a fan of R&B, you will probably love this album. My favorite track is probably “Stay”. You can purchase the album HERE on iTunes or at your local Wal-Mart.
Wale – Ambition: Wale’s sophomore effort Ambition is available now! The project features appearances from Lloyd, Miguel, Ne-Yo, and his fellow Maybach Music Group cohorts Meek Mill and Rick Ross. My favorite track on the album is the title track, but you should definitely check it out for yourself by purchasing here. If you’re on the fence, you can always listen before you buy via Spotify.
Lil Mo – P.S. I Love Me: Yes that’s right, Lil Mo The Superwoman is back with a brand new project after a long hiatus, and she still sounds fantastic. The lead single is a collaboration with Tweet, called I Love Me, which you can listen to HERE. Purchase P.S. I Love Me here, and follow Lil Mo on TWITTER for updates.
Now how a bout some free music:
Trey Songz – #LemmeHolDatBeat2 & Anticipation II: Oh gosh, everyone wants to lead double lives. LOL. In keeping with the new trend of acceptability of rapping R&B singers, Trey Songz is giving his fans the best of both worlds today, by releasing two separate FREE projects. On #LemmeHoldDatBeat2 you’ll meet Trigga the rapper, and on Anticipation II you’ll be re-acquainted with Trey, the singer. (Granted, before Trey found out he could sing, he was a rapper…so, I guess, I’ll let him make it. HA!) You can download both projects HERE at TRIGGAMUSIC.com beginning at 1:11pm Eastern Time. You can listen to the first release from Anticipation II “Top Of The World” HERE, and look for the debut of the video sometime this week on 106 & Park.
Raheem DeVaughn – Freedom Fighter: Raheem DeVaughn makes great SOUL music. This new free album entitled Freedom Fighter is a testament to that statement. It’s comprised of all of Raheem’s socially conscious B-Sides, inspired by his arrest at the Occupy DC protest a few weeks ago. The project features appearances from Damian Marley, Jill Scott, Ledisi, Dwele, Bilal, Anthony Hamilton, Dr. Cornel West & Minister Louis Farrakhan and MORE. Download here.
ASAP Rocky – Live Love A$AP: Harlem rapper ASAP Rocky has been one of the most buzzed about artists in the hip-hop community for a while now, and what makes that remarkable, is that prior to today, people had only heard one song from him. His long awaited mixtape Live Love A$AP is not available for download. If you’re down for a little Houston flavored Harlem music…then this is the tape for you. Not quite sure if I’m feeling it yet, but I did enjoy the track called “Get Lit”. Go figure. Download here.
2 Chainz – T.R.U. REALigion: Trap music fans rejoice! The brand new 2 Chainz mixtape (hosted by DJ Drama) is available for download TODAY. Of course if you’ve been following 2 Chainz since his duffle bag boy days (back when he had a different name) you know what to expect from the most buzzed about Atlanta rapper in the game. *LINK COMING SOON*
Am I missing anything? Let me know on Twitter @IAMAndreaBrown