new music & upcoming NYC shows from DJ Mustard & Travi$ Scott, Brandy, Fetty Wap, Big Daddy Kane, Kid Cudi, more
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Kid Cudi at 2015 Pemberton Fest (more by Chris & Rae Graham)
We're always posting about about a ton of rap, like the brand new Kendrick Lamar song, but still some stuff falls through the cracks. Here's a roundup of some recently-announced NYC rap shows and new songs that we've missed:
Kid Cudi plays Terminal 5 on February 10 (rescheduled from December 6). Tickets are on sale now, and all tickets purchased for 12/6 will be honored.
Tech N9ne is playing Irving Plaza on April 16 with his pals Krizz Kaliko, Rittz, Stevie Stone and Ces Cru. Tickets are on sale now.
Atlanta vets Arrested Development are returning to NYC on February 3 at BB King's. TIckets are on sale.
Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden does a live podcast on February 2 at SOB's. Tickets are available.
Brooklyn's influential Big Daddy Kane plays a MLK celebration on January 18 at BB King's. Tickets are available.
Previously-mentioned shows coming up in NYC include Oddisee, Maxwell & Nas, Future & Ty Dolla $ign, Fetty Wap, Rihanna & Travi$ Scott, Pusha T, A$AP Rocky & Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg & G-Eazy, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Migos, Rick Ross, Waka Flocka, The-Dream, Big Boi (DJ), Talib Kweli, Jimi Tents, Iamsu, Pell, GoldLink, Lil Reese, D.R.A.M., and more.
Now for some new music. DJ Mustard and Travi$ Scott teamed up for "Whole Lotta Lovin," which sounds quite possibly like DJ Mustard's next hit and it's probably my favorite Travi$ Scott song yet. Check it out below. DJ Mustard plays NYC tonight.
Fetty Wap brought his trademark sing-rapping to a remix of Selena Gomez's "Same Old Love," and he's not the first cool rapper she teamed up with on this album cycle. Listen below.
R&B vet Brandy released "Beggin & Pleadin," her first new song in four years, and it's got her howling over a trad-blues backdrop. It works, and it's certainly a change from the glossy synth-R&B of her last album.
Mick Jenkins dropped two new songs, "Grenade Theory" and "$3,000 Advice," both produced by THEMpeople and featuring theMIND. Those follow 2015's Wave[s] EP.
We also got solid new songs from Black Milk, Rockie Fresh, Domo Genesis, Rae Sremmurd, Smoke DZA, Curren$y and Boosie Badazz that you can hear below.
And we don't know if it's true yet, but Kim Kardashian tweeted a hint that Kanye West will be prefacing his new album Swish with a new song every Friday, starting today (1/8), like he did for 2010's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. He last released "Facts" on New Year's Eve. He also co-wrote and co-produced the new Sia song that came out this week.
UPDATE: Kanye did in fact release one and a half new songs, one featuring Kendrick Lamar and produced by Madlib.
Browse our Hip Hop section for even more. What else?
DJ Mustard & Travi$ Scott - "Whole Lotta Lovin"
Fetty Wap - "Same Old Love" (Selena Gomez)
Brandy - "Beggin & Pleadin"
Mick Jenkins - "Grenade Theory"
Mick Jenkins - "$3,000 Advice"
Black Milk - "Like I Need It All"
Rockie Fresh - "Down To Roll"
Domo Genesis - "KWYM (Keep Working Young Man)"
Rae Sremmurd - "By Chance"
Manolo Rose x Smoke DZA ft. Problem - "Brinks Truck"
Curren$y - "From Above"
Boosie Badazz - "Maan"