We caught up with the Creative Collective's fearless leader ahead of CultureCon 2019.

DaBaby — Kirk Shortly after releasing his autobiographical single “Intro,” DaBaby continues a prominent 2019 run with his newest album, Kirk. Beyond the introductory track, the Charlotte rapper rolls out 13 new cuts featuring thumping instrumentals and bouncy flows. Baby Jesus has become one of the year’s biggest featured acts thanks to collaborations with Lizzo, […]

Gang Starr feat. J. Cole — “Family and Loyalty” DJ Premier announced the legendary hip-hop duo Gang Starr’s return this week. The surprise has been followed by a voicemail from Nas and, now, a new collaboration with J. Cole. As expected, the new track was produced by Premier and it features vocals from Cole and […]

Lil Nas X feat. DaBaby — “Panini” Lil Nas X has had a historic year. He shattered Billboard Hot 100’s record with an astounding 19 weeks in the top spot. That came, in large part, due to a series of remixes for the song, including iterations with Billy Ray Cyrus, Young Thug, Mason Ramsey, and […]

EARTHGANG — Mirrorland EARTHGANG lands on a new career milestone. After joining J. Cole’s imprint, the Spillage Village team unleashes its 14-song Dreamville debut, Mirrorland. The rising duo marks this special occasion with some familiar faces, including Young Thug, T-Pain, Kehlani, Arin Ray, and BJ The Chicago Kid. Meanwhile, Bink, J. Cole, DJ Dahi, Childish […]

Common — Let Love Fresh off the release of his Let Love Have the Last Word book, Common unleashes his newest album, Let Love. The 11-track LP comes with a series of collaborations with a mixture of seasoned vets and soaring newcomers. Swizz Beatz, A-Trak, Jill Scott, and Leon Bridges are among the album’s collaborators. […]

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Rapsody — Eve Rapsody’s back. Two years after releasing her Laila’s Wisdom LP, the critically-heralded rapper rolls out her newest album, Eve. As each song title indicates, the conceptual project draws inspiration from iconic Black women throughout history, including Oprah Winfrey, Nina Simone, Serena Williams, Michelle Obama, and Sojourner Truth. Queen Latifah, J. Cole, GZA, […]

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Snoop Dogg — I Wanna Thank Me The legendary Snoop Dogg has permeated several different fields, but Tha Doggfather isn’t leaving the rap game behind. Despite his numerous non-musical endeavors, the Long Beach titan delivers his newest album, I Wanna Thank Me, a 22-song adventure. As one might expect from an A-lister like Snoop, I […]

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