On today's episode of #EverydayStruggle, Joe Budden and DJ Akademiks debate with Nadeska Alexis, if Jay Z or Tyler, the Creator had the best verse on Frank Ocean's new song "Biking." They also wonder if Hov and Tyler should ever work together again. Additionally, they talk about Jay Z removing all of his solo albums from Spotify and if that's fair to consumers. Later, Budden and Akademiks battle over Nicki Minaj's next album and debate whether or not she has fallen off since breaking up with Safaree. To wrap things up, Budden and Akademiks give their predictions on Kendrick Lamar's upcoming album, including a bet over the potential first week sales. In a shocking twist, Budden believes a rapper will "die" at the hands of Kendrick come Friday.
Producer-singer-songwriter-DJ-everything else rhêtorík bares his soul on ‘Behind Closed Doors.’ The EP is a sum of his whimsy and his triumphs, a showcase of his insecurities, but also a promise to himself and to his fans that there will be light in their lives. Across five songs and in 20 minutes, rhêtorík makes quick work of what hurts him and how he’s learned to heal himself.
“I took a year from 24 to 25, where I went completely stone-cold sober, really got into the vlogging, and just took a year of internal reflection,” he told DJBooth. His reflections led him to question himself and his motives, and ‘Behind Closed Doors’ is the immediate product of his weighty introspection. The indie-meets-EDM influences on the project undoubtedly move music forward, but it’s rhêtorík’s hopeful message that makes him a truly enduring artist.
The new album by 6lack, East Atlanta Love Letter, enters the Sum'n to Say discussion colosseum. We dig into the heart of his sophomore offering, praise the inventive drive-in movie listening party, and consider what the East Atlanta Love Letter can possibly do next.
Production by Michael Saba: www.youtube.com/user/akhorahilis
Intro music by Slimm Leary
After MGK sent shots Eminem's way with "Rap Devil," Em is ready to fire back with an eviscerating cut. "KILLSHOT" is exactly that, a diss track featuring Eminem tapping into his signature anger and going for MGK's throat by way of advanced wordplay. While the game is constantly changing, even in the forum of a diss track, Eminem keeps finding new ways of moving music forward.
Em hits Kells where it hurts, clowning everything from his career to his fashion sense, to his attempts at starting beef with Bay Area rapper G-Eazy. Did Eminem take out MGK with this one? Press play and find out which artist is walking away from this beef as the victor.
Watch how we did it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Abgk3VjBmc
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