More than a year after their last offering, the Pac Div boys are back with another instant classic on tap. GMB, an acronym for the group's members Gabe, Michael and Bryan, is The Div's second retail album, is a 17 track offering featuring artists like Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Blu, Kurupt, Ty$, and more. Whether you're a certified #KnuckleHead or not, GMB is a must grab in my book. Hit the link below and fork out a few bucks to support hip hop in its truest form.
To celebrate today's release of their sophomore album GMB, LA hip hop trio Pac Div also let loose of the visual for their Mac Miller assisted single. Peep the clip for one of the project's best tracks before heading over to iTunes to snag the entire album.
Friday's Battle For The Golden Boot matchup saw some late half heroics from LSU sophomore wideout Jarvis Landry, who snagged a phenomenal one handed 22 yard TD catch to put the 7th ranked Tigers up 10-0. Watch the play below, which will undoubtedly be among the top nominees for "Catch of the Year" for the 2012 NCAA football season.
Impressive, right? But does it beat Ohio State receiver Devin Smith's Week 1 skying one handed snag? Check that reception after the jump then let us know who wins.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you have heard about the ridiculous numbers put up by Grinnell's own Jack Taylor. If you haven't seen his stat line it goes as followed: 52-108 shooting 48% FG, while putting up 27-71 from downtown. And making 7 freethrows putting up an astonishing 138 points. And everyone stop acting like you could make more 3's than that. He still shot 52%. I've been reading that people could do better when they have a hard enough time dribbling. If you watch the footage you can see the dude is actually splashing. It's not like he was unguarded. Stop the nonsense.
It's impressive. Gimmicky, but impressive. Hit the jump below for some of the footage.
Weird... Kendrick Lamar just continues promotion and kills every freestyle he throws up. Radio personality Rickey Smiley just throwing words at Kendrick to prove that shit is really a freestyle. How is Kendrick going to freestyle a better verse than any verse on any of the latest YMCMB records. *shots!* It makes you wonder how many verses does this dude honestly have. Intelligent rap is back. Crack rap can get lost.
While Twaan-boy is a more traditional listener and won't like that yet another Pac Div song dropped, I love hearing it a little bit early. This is more of the Pac Div I was looking forward to, rather than the group's hyped track "Cross-Trainers" with the Kendrick and Blu features. This is the smooth DiV that I grew to love. The DiV's GMB drops November 27th.
Indy's CooLikeDat mag is at it again with this year's packedAutumn issue. I haven't had the chance to really dig in and read the articles (like I do with every CLD mag) but with Thanksgiving break here, I'm sure to have some leisure time. #CMAU12 get with it.
Yeezy taught Rihanna well. If you've got a multi-platinum single on your hands, throw Ye on the remix to widen the demographic by a few milli for good measure. Ri-Ri does just that for her Unapologetic single "Diamonds," releasing a Kanye assisted re-up without any prior mention.
Just as advertised, Bam Bam Bigelow and Alchemist pair up for Rare Chandeliers, a free, 13 track mixtape featuring the likes of ScHoolboy Q, Sean Price, Evidence, and Bronson's frequent Queens running mates Roc Marciano, Meyhem Lauren and Ag Da Coroner. I'm already deeming this mixtape of the year based solely on the artwork, but Bronsolino over The Chemist's sounds are gonna be tough to top come Twaan's 2012 Wrap Up. Stream the entire project down bottom and grab the free DL below.
A day late, what's it matter? J. Cole is back in the thick of things with his January album Born Sinner's first single, "Miss America." Produced by himself, the single is classic Cole, as he's out to prove he's the most overlooked emcee in the game over a beat that sounds straight from a movie soundtrack.
When Jermaine disappeared after his debut album, some were afraid he wouldn't come back the same. I think "Miss America" proves quite the contrary. Born Sinner, coming in January.
After taking a slight break, Chicago's very own The Boy Illinois is back with new music from his forthcoming LP The Memoirs Of Gilbert Gaston. Over an airy backdrop courtesy of Rel Elite, Illi holds his tongue, managing to say just the right amount to get my hyped for his latest project.
Few times am I as late on an artist as I was with Joey Bada$$. I honestly think I overlooked him every time I saw him on the other blogs because of the "$$" at the end of his name. A$AP did it. I overlooked that shit too. I think it looks stupid. Haha. No excuses. Joey is here to stay on the Kdub blizzog. And an Ab-Soul feature. That's that shit we do like.
The fact that TiRon and Ayomari are still pumping out visuals from their 14 month old album is a testament to its dopeness. After releasing a slew of them in the recent past, "Lot On Your Mind" is the next track up to be visualized.
A Sucker For Pumps remains one of my favorite hip hop albums in recent memory, but don't take my word for it. Head over to iTunes and see for yourself.
I know I'm not alone in my crowning J. Cole one of the best young artists in hip hop and calling his 2011 debut effort Cole World: The Sideline Story among the years' best projects. If that isn't enough criteria to make his sophomore album one of the game's most anticipated, I don't know what is. Prior to last night, Cole's recent and forthcoming endeavors were a mystery to all, as the North Carolinian has stayed pretty much silent since TSS's release.
But, last night, when he posted the above gif and the visual belowhat all quickly went down the drain and everyone forgave Jermaine for his hibernation. Born Sinner, J. Cole's second album and follow up to his successful debut, will release on January 28, 2013. Get ready. I know I am.