Trae Tha Truth - 'Tha Blackprint' [Mixtape] | Stream x Free Download

Jay-Z may have popularised The Blueprint, but Trae Tha Truth takes things a shade darker and presents his new mixtape - and first release under T.I.'s Grand Hustle label - Tha Blackprint.

As we've seen from both his "I'm On" and "I'm On 2.0" remake, the Texas veteran has no difficulty recruiting high profile names. This ample 20-track project boasts features from R. Kelly, Meek Mill, Young Jeezy, Twista and Waka Flocka Flame, as well as the likes of Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Big K.R.I.T., who guest on the aforementioned "I'm On 2.0."

Maybach Music's DJ Scream plays host to The Blackprint, which can be streamed and downloaded below.

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Trae Tha Truth f/ T.I., Rico Love x DJ Khaled - "I Do This" (Prod. J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League) | New Music

With exactly two days away til' his new mixtape, Tha Blackprint, impacts, Trae Tha Truth drops a brand new leak from his upcoming project, which will serve as his first release under Grand Hustle. The respected Texas O.G. enlists the services of his label boss, T.I., as well as Rico Love and DJ Khaled (who doesn't offer much outside of his usual ad-libs) for "I Do This," produced by the famed duo, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League (Rick Ross "Sixteen", Nas "No Introduction", Young Jeezy "Fame").

You can stream and download the new track below, and view the tracklist for Tha Blackprint after the jump. The tape drops Thursday, August 30th via LiveMixtapes.com.

Listen: Trae Tha Truth f/ T.I., Rico Love x DJ Khaled - "I Do This" (Prod. J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)

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Iggy Azalea, T.I. + B.o.B perform "Million Dollar Misfits" live in Atlanta [Video]

Atlanta were treated to a live show from one of their strongest crews recently. Grand Hustle's Iggy Azalea, T.I. and B.o.B (along with Gucci Mane, who served as the support act) all invaded Terminal West in the Georgian city, where they gave a live rendition of Iggy's recently-released "Million Dollar Misfits."

You can watch the performance, which includes more footage from the night, below, courtesy of Million Dollar Filmz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxJ2ex9jIxA&feature=player_embedded


Travi$ Scott : Get Familiar

Back in the early/mid 2000s, Houston's rap scene gave us the likes of Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Slim Thug and Chamillionaire, who came from the Swishahouse movement. Highly touted newcomer Travi$ Scott is stylistically way different to the Swishahouse boys, instead bearing a flow similar flow to MMG's Wale paired with an audiovisual skillset reminiscent of the great Kanye West; also producing and directing. Read more


Trae Tha Truth f/ Young Jeezy x Yo Gotti - "Choppa Talk" | New Music

Texas veteran Trae Tha Truth recruits from the South's other hip-hop hotspots, Atlanta and Memphis, respectively, as Young Jeezy and Yo Gotti help bolster the first release from his upcoming mixtape, Tha Blackprint. Over a rapid-firing and bass-pounding instrumental that strikes the speakers like an AK itself, the trio assert their street reputation by speaking that "Choppa Talk".

Look for Tha Blackprint's tracklist to hit the 'net on Monday (August 27th), and the mixtape to itself to arrive later in the week on the 30th.

Listen: Trae Tha Truth f/ Young Jeezy x Yo Gotti - "Choppa Talk"

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B.o.B announces new mixtape [Video]

Earlier this week, B.o.B shared details on both his third solo album - which is coming "sooner than you think" - and a collaborative project with his Grand Hustle boss T.I., entitled The Man & The Martian, but the Strange Clouds rapper/singer looks to have another treat in store for his fans.

In a recent interview with Las Vegas DJ Bootleg Kev, Bobby Ray announced a new mixtape. He didn't elaborate much on the project, but he did promise that it'll arrive before the end of the year. I guess Bobby wasn't lying when he said he's "recording like Tupac right now."

You can watch the nearly-10 minute interview in full below, in which the rapper also spoke on his efforts to please his "core" fanbase, transitioning from a blog favourtite to a mainstream artist, producing his own music, and more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqT5OxADO3M&feature=player_embedded


B.o.B. f/ Nicki Minaj - "Out of My Mind" | Music Video

It's approaching four months since B.o.B.'s sophomore album, Strange Clouds, hit stores, but today, the Grand Hustle rapping/singing hybrid delivers the official music video for his Nicki Minaj-assisted favourite, "Out of My Mind". Famed director Benny Boom (Waka Flocka Flame "Hard In Da Paint", Nicki Minaj "Beez In The Trap", Keyshia Cole "Enough of No Love") steers this visual piece, and runs with a fitting theme of craziness, Gattika-style.Read more


T.I. talks collaborations with A$AP Rocky + André 3000 on 'Trouble Man' | Music News

T.I. made an unwelcome announcement earlier this month when he delayed the release of his already long-overdue eighth studio album, Trouble Man. The record was previously scheduled to arrive on September 4th, but a new timescale hasn't been announced.

Fans have already been treated to three stellar singles - "Like That", "Love This Life" and "Go Get It" - from the forthcoming project, but it sounds like there are plenty more on the way. In a recent interview with Rap-Up, the Grand Hustle boss spoke on his numerous collaborations on the LP, including one with A$AP Rocky.

"That record is called 'Wildside.' No I.D. did it and I’m basically just narrating my childhood and what I come from and giving people some insight into why I am the way I am and why some of the things that happen to me only happen to me and they wouldn’t happen to anyone else ’cause they’re specific in my upbringing."

Tip went on to share his two cents on Rocky and his Always Strive and Prosper movement, and showered him with praise.

"I think he’s dope. I think he’s very creative. I think he’s got an enormous amount of potential and opportunity. His next couple moves are going to determine the level of success of his debut," he said.

In addition to working with the new generation, T.I. will also share the mic with some of hip-hop's - specifially the South's - veterans. Confirming the rumours, famed OutKast emcee André 3000 will guest on the record. He detailed the direction of their collaboration, entitled "Sorry".

"The André 3000 record is entitled 'Sorry' [produced by Jazze Pha]. It’s just more narration of life and the reasons why I should not be sorry for anything that I’ve endured, for anything that I’ve gone through, and the reason why I don’t owe motherfuckers any apologies," he said. "I’ve come all this way from zero. I ain’t got no reason to say sorry to anybody. It’s probably one of the most creative records I’ve done in a long time."

In the discussion, T.I. said it is "60-70%" likely that Trouble Man will be released before the end of the year.


B.o.B speaks on joint album with T.I., his teenage life, third solo project + more [Video]

Montreality got close up and personal with B.o.B to find out about his favourite food, his life as a teenager, his key to success and more. Read more


Iggy Azalea - 'Burgundy Shit' | New Music

Just in case the recent T.I., B.o.B., Pusha T and Mike Posner-boasting Glory EP didn't quite quench your thirst for Australian (see: faux Southern) hip-hop, Iggy Azalea digs into the crates and liberates this previously-unheard track, "Burgundy Shit". The smooth and sexy piano-driven number is produced by D.R.U.G.S. (who also crafted her 2011 breakout hit, "Pu$$y") and, as Iggy tells us herself, was recorded some time ago.Read more


T.I. - 'Go Get It' | Music Video

After treating fans to a quick teaser, T.I. debuts the music video for "Go Get It", the third single from his forthcoming album, Trouble Man. The Grand Hustle boss is seen living the good life at a pool in Atlanta's Mozley Park, and later at his mansion, in the company of bikini-clad females. Talk about enjoying the fruits of your labour, eh? You can watch the video below, and purchase the T-Minus-produced single over on iTunes.Read more


DJ Khaled f/ Lil' Wayne, T.I. x Future - 'Bitches & Bottles' | New Music

DJ Khaled leaks yet another Kiss The Ring mashup, and this time it's a super-crunk, super-cocky and super-Southern cut called "Bitches & Bottles" featuring Lil' Wayne, T.I. and Future. Read more


T.I. - 'Go Get It' | Music Video Teaser

As he continues to up the anticipation for his eighth studio album Trouble Man, T.I. serves up a 25-second teaser of the video to the T-Minus-produced "Go Get It," the latest set of visuals off the LP. Snapshots from behind the scenes of the self-proclaimed King of the South's latest hustler's anthem have already shown us that, if anything, the Alex Nazari-directed video will definitely not be short of beautiful women.

The full video is set to be released on August 16th, but you can check out the teaser after the jump. Read more


Trae Tha Truth announces 'Tha Blackprint' mixtape | Music News

Having signed to Grand Hustle back in February, long-time Texas rapper Trae Tha Truth is gearing up to release his first project on T.I.'s label. Taking to Twitter on Saturday (August 11th), he announced the DJ Scream-hosted mixtape, Tha Blackprint. While Trae unveiled the cover art for his forthcoming release, fans are yet to learn of the release date or tracklist, which will most likely feature contributions from his Grand Hustle familia, which includes Iggy Azalea, Chip and, of course, Tip.Read more


Trae Tha Truth f/ Z-Ro, Kirko Bangz, Bun B, Slim Thug x Paul Wall - 'I'm From Texas' | New Music

Trae Tha Truth clearly has the pull to gather epic all-star collaborations. Following his "I'm On One" hit, which enlisted the talents of Lupe Fiasco, Big Boi, Wale, Wiz Khalifa and MDMA, and its remix, which rounded up Big K.R.I.T., Jadakiss, J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B., Tyga, Gudda Gudda, Bun B and Mark Morrison, the long-time Texas rapper has called upon the best of the best from his homestate for "I'm From Texas".

Over a predictably smooth and cruising bounce, Trae trades verses with Z-Ro, Kirko Bangz, Bun B, Slim Thug and Paul Wall for a fitting ode to the Lone Star state and its celebrated culture.Read more


B.o.B takes over Switzerland [Video]

Switzerland loooves them some Bobby Ray. But you don't have to take our word for it, as B.o.B has captured some footage of his Swiss travels, edited it very neatly and now presents it as proof. Read more