Don’t let Vic Mensa’s Hooligans album cowl deceive you. The man has bars for days. Some could also be unwilling to dole out props accordingly, given his comparatively advanced relationship with the under-twenty-one crowd; to not point out, his identification appears in fixed flux, which explains the sudden fascination with leather-based. Still, Mensa has been spitting for a minute, as his day one followers can certainly attest. It’s solely been in current occasions that the narrative has shifted, but maybe such tidings will in the end work to Mensa’s benefit. After all, who does not love an underdog story?
Today, Mensa took to the LA Leakers studio for a lyrical sparring session, taking to Lil Wayne’s mixtape jam “Spitter” to unleash almost 5 minutes to straight bars. Off the soar, it is clear that Mensa has nothing to lose, and raps accordingly. “Catch a clip like a Nikon, clapping like a ton lights on,” spits Mensa, with the setup. “Lights f, then drive f in a White Porsche, depart white chalk / we do not let bygones be bygones, we purchase weapons with extensions.”
As the session continues, Vic heats up with a slew flows, proving that he stays a formidable lyricist on this sport, prefer it or not. Peep the whole freestyle beneath, and far respect to Mensa for holding it down.
Stepping to the mic, Reason wastes little time in establishing his presence. Kicking issues f with a reimagined variation Kendrick Lamar’s personal rhyme scheme, Reason takes to “Element” with the arrogance a real wordsmith. “Street good like I am rolling with some students,” he raps, within the opening stanzas, “n***as folding, cash piling, bread older than nostalgia.” From that time on, intelligent bars and punchlines arrive on a nonstop foundation, as Reason delivers an onslaught over his labelmate’s instrumental.
“It’s getting scary, simply see what the West cravin’,” spits Reason, sliding by means of with a Wes Craven reference for the slowpokes. He would not cease there. “Words electrical I got here with an unwell movement, not sick an unwell movement, however electrical, an eel movement,” he raps, his supply on level to the fullest. It would not finish there, because the Leakers queue up Jay Rock’s “Parental Advisory” for him to physique. And relaxation assured, he does precisely that.
In case you missed Reason’s current album There You Have It, you should definitely peep that proper right here. Though it is technically his debut as a TDE signee, the album itself was recorded and launched previous to the deal, making it technically a reissued drop. Still, it is clear that Reason is gearing as much as make an enormous splash on the sport, and we will solely hope his new challenge arrives before later. Peep the bars, and watch one essentially the most thrilling new lyricists at work.
Smino stepped into the Power 106 fices able to snap-on-command for the LA Leakers crew Justin Credible and DJ Sourmilk. The LA Leakers’ have a repute to behold relating to freestyle invitationals. They’re up there with Funkmaster Flex when it comes all the way down to the standard the invited friends, and their willingness to mark the spot with an A1 efficiency. Smino falls proper consistent with these expectations, his velvet hoop supply registering as a favourite amongst hip-hop fundamentalists and eccentrics alike.
For the event, DJ Sourmilk loaded up on Missy Elliott’s “One Minute Man” as Smino regarded on with no concern within the World. Had he emitted any extra enthusiasm, it will have landed him f-script, for Smino is at his greatest when his “speakeasy” stream skates near mutually-assured sleepwalk.
Smino could also be “over” his final album, though many amongst us have but to present it the full-browse A-Z, not to mention his glowing debut in 2017. With Smino repping STL all the way in which as much as the Midwest, and ChaseTheCash behind the boards, all the identical, the state Missouri is poised for its 2nd rap renaissance for the reason that industrial heyday J-Kwon, Chingy, and the St. Lunatics. Don’t sleep on a hungry-Smino when the mic will get drawn.
JID is coming f the stellar DiCaprio 2, which sat comfortably in the highest ten on our Hottest Album Of The Year checklist. Now, the Dreamville rapper continues his press run with a cease on the Power 106 studios in LA, to have a dialog with the LA Leakers. Though he neglects to spit a freestyle, JID fers some perception into the sport, his album, and his friends. At across the ten-minute mark, he breaks down his personal private prime 5 albums the 12 months, doling out reward to Mick Jenkins, Earl Sweatshirt, Tierra Whack, Saba, and Kali Uchis.
When requested about Hov’s “What’s Free” verse, JID instantly channels Young Thug and lets out a passionate “SHEESH.” “I do not be shocked,” says JID. “He’s one the few older artists that is aged gracefully. It’s all the time slightly tough interval whenever you making the transition to an older artist, and rap age is tremendous bizarre.” He displays on how “Father Time whoop ass on a regular basis,” however Hove has managed to interrupt the cycle.
For extra from JID, together with working with J. Cole, his cover-art debacle, be sure you try the whole interview under.
Anderson .Paak is gearing as much as launch his third studio album, Oxnard, on November 16. The California native was taken in by Dr. Dre, amplifying the anticipation for the album by ten-fold. Fortunately, .Paak has the talents to ship. Mixing funky crooning with raspy raps, .Paak has carved out a lane for himself that’s all his personal. In the center his promo run for Oxnard, .Paak stopped by Power 106 to grace the LA Leakers with a brand new freestyle.
The Notorious B.I.G. and Junia M.A.F.I.A. hit single “Get Money” will get the .Paak remedy as he simply flows over the traditional instrumental. “First I gotta lawyer/ moved my mother to Georgia/ copped my sis a Honda/ talked about spoiled,” raps .Paak easily. After the freestyle, he touched on the method crafting Oxnard. At one level within the interview, .Paak admits that Dr. Dre pressured him to lock into making the album utterly, effectvely barring him from doing options on different initiatives.
“I simply could not divert the power,” .Paak explains. “And Dre was huge on that too like, ‘Yo man, simply concentrate on this. Lock in. You acquired rather a lot options on the market, you are kinda straight on that.’ I used to be identical to ‘But that is tight. SZA and Solange… everyone’s sending me stuff, I wanna do stuff.’ But , I needed to actually lock in.”
If you’ve got been praying for a future album between Drake and the Migos, chances are you’ll want to begin wishing a little bit extra as a result of it seems like Quavo was simply messing round when he made a couple of mysterious feedback just lately. During a sit-down with GQ, Huncho was going by some fan tweets when he responded to at least one supporter hoping for a collaborative challenge from the 6ix God and the Atlanta trio. He responded by saying, “You should be a psychic,” main many to consider that the challenge was imminent. It seems that ‘Cho could have gotten forward himself although as if it does occur, it is nowhere close to prepared.
The Migos artist spoke with the LA Leakers final evening, discussing his new solo album and the upcoming tasks from Takef and Offset. During the interview, he was requested concerning the legitimacy an precise mixtape the place Drake and Migos mix forces. The artist replied, “I used to be simply fucking with the folks. We on tour, we received loads bangers. We could make ’em.” It seems as if Quavo spoke a little bit too early final week, maybe getting a little bit forward himself. The two forces positively have a couple of tracks collectively which can be able to go however from the sounds issues, it won’t materialize right into a full challenge anytime quickly.
The rapper speaks concerning the potential challenge at across the 13:00 mark. Watch the video under.
Currently out doing his promo run for his newly launched Immigrant album, Belly made his approach by the Energy106 LA studios just lately and chopped it up with the LA Leakers. While there, Justin Credible & DJ Sourmilk requested the Canadian rapper to spit some bars for his or her newest LA Leakers freestyle section, which he fortunately obliged to.
Going in over Drake’s “Free Smoke” instrumental, Belly reveals f his lyrical prowess and reminds any doubters that he actually ‘bout that life, proving as soon as once more that he’s one the nicest on the mic immediately. Switching up his flows & cadence, Belly raps, “I am in California home procuring, I keep in mind I used to be sofa hopping/ nonetheless sippin’ nonetheless poppin’, fuck it I aint by no means stoppin’,” he spits. “Yeah they in love in with my frequency, she a freak and I would like this shit regularly/ I obtained a fundamental bitch, facet bitch and I hate them each equally,” he continues. The approach he’s capable of circulation makes it appear these bars could possibly be memorized or probably some prewritten verses, however nonetheless it is nonetheless fairly fireplace.
Check out the close to Three-minute freestyle (under) and tell us what you assume. Immigrant, which options Meek Mill, The Weeknd, French Montana & extra, is offered now on iTunes.
Writer or thinker’s block is seldom a difficulty when rappers step into the LA Leakers’ dojo. The Power 106 radio hosts (Justin Credible and DJ Sourmilk) have an invitational with fairly the fame to withhold. Joey Purp, courtesy Chicago, was the most recent emcee to step as much as the plate and present out, this time over Tupac Shakur’s “Ambitionz Az a Ridah.”
“World raised me a sinner, Mama raised me a lover. Daddy raised me that n***a, after I was born I used to be instructed, son shine on them n****s. Just left the dealership, I am heading straight to the supplier,” he raps earlier than hitting his stride.
See for your self:
Joey Purp is recent f the discharge Quarterthing, a undertaking Chance the Rapper touts as an “Album the Year” candidate. The 14-track album holds the excellence being the uncommon up to date undertaking to characteristic each GZA and the Abbott RZA in a talking position.
The Chicago rapper as soon as said that rappers ought to attempt for neither accord: that means or flare after they take heed to his music. His “Ambitionz Az a Ridah” is a reasonably good indication the place he stands as an artist integrity and magnificence — why cannot we bend to be each these articles religion?
In the wake releasing his memoir, The Art & Science Respect, this summer season, J. Prince has been making the press rounds. The legendary OG lately stopped by the LA Leakers, the place dialog in the end turned to the Drake and Pusha T beef. When requested about his involvement in enjoying mediator, Prince had this to say:
During a sit-down with LeBron James, Drake vented concerning the “guidelines engagement,” which he appeared to really feel Pusha broke upon mentioning 40. Styles P and Dave East proceeded to interrupt down why Drizzy was fallacious, that rap beef is a really lawless setting. On that subject, Prince stands in keeping with Drake’s reasoning. “I feel which you can cross the strains music. I consider life and demise is within the tongue,” he mentioned. “You can communicate some issues and reside and communicate some issues and do the alternative dwelling. With that being mentioned and with that being true, you’d need it to be some guidelines, however that is a matter selection.”
You suppose there ought to be guidelines in rap beef, or is all certainly honest in love and conflict? Peep our personal interview with J. Prince proper right here.
When rappers drop a freestyle on LA Leakers, they must come correct. It doesn’t matter if it is a written or an actual freestyle, what matters is that the bars hit hard. Several rappers have laid down impressive verses while visiting DJ sourMILK, but Mickey Factz may have just elevated the competition to a whole new level.
This is undoubtedly a contender for best freestyle the year. Factz dropped by the LA Leakers to drop f a few bars and his performance can be ranked as immaculate. He goes in over DJ Premier’s remix Showbiz and A.G.’s “Next Level.” Factz begins with an amusing double entendre before his rhymes grow to become more complex by the minute. “Before I sauté and parlay words/ gotta make sure I drink from the heart-shaped herd/ when M see you, gloves is on,” raps Factz cleverly referencing the MCU and Black Panther in one fell swoop.
Factz goes in for nearly four minutes, delivering metaphor after metaphor while impressing the hosts. “Ask my bro Kendrick, he’ll say ‘DAMN’/ ask Caitlyn Jenner, she’ll say ‘man,'” jokes Factz as he settles into his flow. This will be a hard act to follow.
In promotion her new songs “Petty Wap” & “Car Confessions,” Brooklyn spitter Young M.A. decided to make her way out to Los Angeles recently and stop by the Power 106 studios for an interview with the LA Leakers. Of course, in addition to their discussion, Young M.A. was asked to bless the listeners on air with some bars, which she happily obliged.
Going in over a NYC classic, Busta Rhymes’ “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See,” the Brooklyn spitter goes f the top and shows f her lyrical prowess, rapping for nearly 4-minutes straight. No hook or funny business here, just bars f the dome, rapping about getting paper, baggin’ bitches and coming from the bottom, among other things. “Came from the bottom bitch, got my day one niggas in my bottom bitch/ Six O’s in the bank two comma’s bitch, got them chop sticks for a hater, Benihana bitch,” she spits.
The freestyle surfaces just days after Young M.A. gave high praise to another NYC female rapper in Nicki Minaj. Young M.A. said Nicki is “dope” and shouldn’t be receiving all this hate lately since she made “a lot impact in the game.” “That’s the homie right there,” Young M.A. said about Nicki. “She’s dope. I just hate that she gets so much hate now. Like, I just think that shit is corny. People on your dick one minute then, on some other shit the next as if she did something wrong. I don’t think she did anything wrong. She’s made a lot impact in the game.”
Check out Young M.A.’s impromptu freestyle (below) and let us know what you think!
These days, Tay Keith’s producer tag has come to trigger a Pavlon sense excitement. Coming f releases like BlocBoy JB & Drake’s “Look Alive,” Drake’s “Nonstop,” and Travis Scott & Drake’s “Sicko Mode,” it’s no wonder the young Memphis beatmaker is becoming a household name. From the look it, Keith has become one Drizzy’s trusted contributors, leading to three top-five charting singles in 2018 alone. Now, Tay Keith has hit up the LA Leakers to reflect on the road thus far.
Introducing him as the “hottest producer in the world,” the LA Leakers set the tone by listing f his various accolades. Keith smiles, reflecting on his breakout year. “Everything I did wasn’t planned out,” explains Keith. “It was just hard work. That’s the number one tip I can give anybody. Stay consistent. Stay consistent with your craft.” Clearly, he can add leadership qualities to his repertoire. Seeing as he’s currently still in school, Tay’s daily breakdown may feel different from the average successful producer. “I wake up, go to Chic-Fil-A, go to class, be in class for a lil minute, go to the crib and chill, go back to class,” he says, solidifying himself as hip-hop’s biggest schoolboy since Murphy Lee.
He also proceeds to talk Drake, explaining that Drizzy helped unite a divided Memphis. Now, Keith reflects that local artists see his and Blocboy’s success, and feel inspired rather than envious. “It’s a blessing,” says Keith. “It carried on to what Drake did for me. I’m blessing my family now. Bloc blessing his family. There no more struggling.”
There you have it. Watch Keith’s interview now, and be sure to peep our own conversation with the producer here.
There’s no denying that Tyga’s 2018 run has been a success across the board; not only has the rapper’s “Taste” been dubbed a quintessential summer song, but “Kream” with Iggy Azalea and the ass-laden banger “Swish” have solidified his expertise. In fact, while “ass” is a beloved subject basically every single rapper in existence, Tyga is quickly making a case for the position the game’s ficial Booty-Stan. Even his Instagram stories tend to exclusively revolve around asses in motion. Clearly, the man knows what he loves.
Now, he’s taken a break from ass-gazing to bless the LA Leakers with some bars, during a brief but smooth freestyle session. Taking to YG, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, and 2 Chain’z posse cut “Big Bank,” Tyga slides through with his signature flow. “N***as call me ‘Tiger’ that’s whiter than an iceberg,” he raps, “I am nicer than your favorite rapper on percs.” He continues delivering some fire, proclaiming himself to be top ten in all major categories. There’s a distinct moment where it feels like Tyga switches to “f-the-dome” territory, which might enhance the session for certain circles.
What do ya’ll think? Is Tyga once again killing the game?
Juice WRLD has done a great job legitimizing his stock as a rapper by proving himself dexterous in the booth. The last few cyphers, including an hour long session in London with Tim Westwood have effectively defused rumors he was bit-part rapper at best. His ascent in the rap game has been generally well received, but fans giving him the cursory look were quick to dismiss his act as ephemeral or too “emo.”
His latest freestyle sesh with The L.A. Leakers: Justin Credible and DJ Sourmilk on Los Angeles radio, shines the light on his brashly confident side, one that counteracts with the weariness his breakout records. So rather than paint him as bored or dissident, lets give him a chance to pinpoint his own model “exigence.”
Juice WRLD dips into his consciousness at an alarmingly fast rate with lines like:
“Off the dome, don’t write it
These other rappers write it
They probably got writers
My flow’s so exciting
Like the Buddha, it’s enlightening
I’m feeling so entitled
I can swear on your bitch titties, same as the bible.”
Putting his thoughts into writing doesn’t them justice in the context how they sound over the beat. Check out Freestyle #050, his peace fering to the world hard line rap fans.
Canada’s production roster has been enjoying the addition new first round draft pick Murda Beatz. The young talent has already blossomed into a formidable force behind the boards, earning himself the respect some the game’s most respected. Hell, Murda already has a Drake number-one to his name, and it stands to reason this is merely the warm-up stage.
Today, Murda hit up the LA Leakers for a brief conversation, in which he opened up about his personal history and creative process. Upon being asked about “Nice For What,” Murda admits to making it in a mere one-and-a-half hours. “He wanted to sample a female’s voice,” says Murda. After looking to his OGs, he decided that Lauryn Hill was the winner. Still despite the rising status, he still remembers laying down street shit for the Migos, recognizing it as a turning point in his career.
“Tour next week with G-Eazy, Ty Dolla $ign, and Lil Uzi,” teases Murda, who is holding it down behind the boards. “I’m going to drop my album soon. I’m going to start dropping records in the next couple weeks. I don’t really leak no more. I was the Canadian leaker.” Sadly, he remained tight lipped about the project’s contributors, but given his track record late, it wouldn’t be surprising to see some the game’s biggest A-listers come through. After all, he’s already layed down beats for Drake, Migos, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Smokepurpp, and more.