Atlantic Records‘ fresh-faced rapper-singer and songwriter, YBN Cordae, stupefies listeners with his debut solo album The Lost Boy – a bona fide and impassioned project well beyond his years.

YBN Cordae, born Cordae Amari Dunston, first made a name for himself as part of the YBN gang, the young “internet rap clique” that went viral. Now, Cordae rightly sets him self apart as an independent artist with the very aptitude to rewrite the rules of the game.

Cordae is undeniably unique by nature, flipping the switch from witty (“RNP” feat. Anderson .Paak) and somewhat comical, to gritty and gripping (“Broke as F**k“), everywhere from spitting full-hearted bars (“Nightmares Are Real” feat. Pusha T) , to delving into soul with mellow vocals; this is one upcoming artist the industry’s bound to watch.

The Lost Boy also features Chance the Rapper, Ty Dolla $ign, Meek Mill, and Arin Ray.

Listen now below.

A godsend duo unfolds in all-new single ‘Tints‘, which sees funk master Anderson .Paak in another seamless collaboration with rapper Kendrick Lamar.

.Paak, previously nominated for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, proves he’s here to deliver the goods yet again with ‘Tints‘, a funky feel-good ride from start until you hit repeat.

Lamar’s west coast finesse together with .Paak’s vocal vibrations is undoubtedly, an R&B force not to be reckoned with.

It’s a trip aboard the soul train, an upbeat jam boasting a whole lot of g-funk, soul and of course, the essential hint of cosmic jazz.

Tints‘ is the third single from .Paak to tease his highly anticipated album Oxnard, named after the artist’s hometown, and is the second installment to his colossal album Malibu.

Oxnard, a Dr. Dre production, is set for release on November 16 – stay tuned.

In the meantime, get funked below.

J. Cole adds Anderson .Paak and his band, The Free Nationals, to the second leg of the 4 Your Eyez Only tour

Performing night in and night out on a 57-city tour isn’t a very easy task. However, of the few people we can count on accomplishing such a feat, J. Cole is one of them. Still, for the second leg of his 4 Your Eyez Only tour, J. Cole has decided to add another heavy hitter to the roster.

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals will now be sharing stages nationwide alongside J. Cole and Dreamville signees J.I.D, Ari Lennox, and Bas. This will only be for the second portion of the North America tour run which will begin on July 6th in Phoenix, AZ and end on August 20th in Dallas, TX.

The final leg of the tour will run from October 1st to November 9th with shows held exclusively in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Check out the schedule below…

Written by DJ Robinson