Pusha T & Jadakiss Move Major Keys On A Heavyweight Collabo With DJ Khaled (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let us fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it’s ever been. Not only are we able to go back and listen to all of our favorites, at the click of a button, there is also a ton of great music still being made by artists, young and veteran alike…if you know where to look.

To help with that task, we’ve created two playlists. One features more recent music—songs that have been released within the last year or so—while the other is throwback, focused on the ’80s and ’90s. We update each of these playlists regularly, so, if you like what you hear, subscribe to follow us on Spotify.

This Throwback Playlist Celebrates The Hip-Hop That Is Never Played-Out. (Audio)

Today, both DJ Khaled and Vince Staples have shared notable releases. As has been the case with his albums for years Khaled employs a battery of artists in his quest to be the best. While the radio hits tend to feature more mainstream fare, Khaled always holds it down for true lyricism, as well, and Grateful is no exception. He recruits Nas on “It’s Secured,” and Fat Joe and Raekwon on “Billy Ocean.” Last year, Nas caused a commotion on Khaled’s album, with the song titled “Nas Album Done.” A year later, the album still has not materialized, but Nas again says it’s coming after knocking out this latest collabo with Khaled.

Perhaps even more exciting than that song, however, is “Good Man,” featuring Pusha T and Jadakiss. The two, who undoubtedly each consider themselves Top 5 MCs, throw heavyweight blows on a song filled with major keys, in more ways than one.

The 11 Best Hip-Hop Releases So Far In 2017 (Audio)

For Vince Staples–one of the most promising MCs to come out of Los Angeles since the emergence of Top Dawg Entertainment’s Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul–he recruits Kendrick on “Yeah Right,” and they run rampant on a mega distorted beat.

The playlist highlights those tracks, as well as releases by Kendrick, Snoop Dogg, David Banner, Logic, Brother Ali, Oddisee, Wale, Nas, Joey Bada$$, Ice Cube, SZA, J. Cole, Big Sean, Drake, Nick Grant, Rick Ross, Talib Kweli & Styles P, and many, many others.