There were at least three million reasons for that pretty mothaf*%cka A$AP to celebrate last year. Now, to help spread said success even further into 2012, the Harlem native has reworked this unreleased track he recorded with Windy City MC Jon James into a solo effort. “Celebration” has a tad more mainstream-appeal than most of his down-tempo catalog, but still carries the diehard mentality we’ve come to expect from the kid who bought his mom a condo while he was still in his young 20’s.
A$AP Rocky – “Celebration”
Last time around, E-Feezy Fonzareezy dropped a dope double album in Revenue Retreivin. Well, the ROI must’ve added up because now the Ballatician is fixing to drop a three-disc LP as his next release, The Block Brochure. The lead single is this aggressive, generational-gap-closing, dummy-inducer “Function,” which is an extremely good look for the three featured West Coast rising stars and just another bright spot for the current resurgence of The Yay Area.
E-40 Feat. Problem, IamSu & YG – “Function” (Produced by Trend)
Hoping to recapture the hit-power they created with “Dueces,” Kevin McCall, Chris Brown and T-Raw went back into the studio to knock out this self-assurance booster for all the talented artists stuck waiting in line for their shot. More frenzied and less impactful, though, this head-spinning single probably won’t earn them the same oomph their last chunked-up effort brought, but it’s definitely dope enough to remind minds about K-Mac’s upcoming Uninvited Guest mixtape.
Kevin McCall Feat. Tyga & Chris Brown – “360”
It must be more than strictly business for Erick Sermon, because not even a 2011 heart attack could keep the Green Eyed Bandit from recording his soon-to-be-released mixtape, Breath Of Fresh Air. The spray of machine-gun funk below is the first single and shows that age ain’t nothing but a number for the 40-something EPMD OG, as he still manages to drop the hottest verse amongst some of New York’s biggest names.
Erick Sermon Feat. Swizz Beatz, Mone & Fred The Godson – “Set It Off”