C.J. Rucker

C.J. Rucker is a freelance journalist from Los Angeles. You can follow him on twitter @Ruckmatic.

Have You Seen Drake’s OVO Air Jordan All Star Collection?

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Drake and the OVO camp are getting ready to host the NBA All Star festivities this weekend in Toronto, and today [Wednesday, February 10] they decided to give us a closer look at the OVO Air Jordan Apparel Collection. OVO Sound Radio will also air a new episode Saturday night to follow up the release […]

Ab-Soul Voices Frustration With New Music Delay On Twitter

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It’s been a little over a year and a half year since TDE’s Ab-Soul released his third studio album, These Days and it appears he might be getting restless. Today [February 8, 2016] he took to Twitter to voice his frustration with the lack of his new music being released, tweeting “Preciate everybody that’s been […]

Check-In to Jazz Cartier’s Upcoming ‘Hotel Paranoia’

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Last night, Toronto’s Jazz Cartier hit us with the tracklist for his latest project, Hotel Paranoia. He followed up the news with a couple more tweets hinting at a February release but we didn’t think his 16-track offering would arrive on the first of the month. Hotel Paranoia is the follow up to Cartier’s impressive […]

Casey Veggies and Dom Kennedy “Pop Off” On New Track

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2015 was a great year for Los Angeles rep Casey Veggies. His hit song “Backflip” took over the airwaves, he starred in the box office comedy Dope and he released his debut LP, Live & Grow. Today [February 1, 2015] young Veggies recruited frequent collaborator Dom Kennedy for the bouncy, West Coast cut “Pop Off.” […]

Watch Rick Ross’ Video For Black Market Bonus Track, “Carol City”

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Rick Ross’ eighth studio album, Black Market, was one of the top albums of 2015. “Carol City” definitely stood out as one of the harder tracks on the bonus edition of Black Market, and the new music video for the Beat Billionaire-produced cut perfectly captures that vibe. The visuals feature Rozay riding through his hometown […]

TIDAL Accidentally Leaks Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ Tracklist

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Rihanna’s Anti is one of the most anticipated albums of 2016 and it feels like we’re getting closer and closer to a release date. After premiering her latest single, “Work” featuring Drake this morning [Wednesday, January 27], pop’s favorite bad girl found herself at the top of the itunes charts in 70 countries, despite all […]

Cousin Stizz Is Winning On His New Banger, “Super Bowl”

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If you’re from Boston, chances are you know how much the kid Cousin Stizz means to your city. His breakout mixtape Suffolk County was one of the better projects of 2015. It’s only fitting Boston’s hometown hero keeps things going with, an ode to the New England Patriots who share the same city as him. […]

Hit-Boy Recruits Quentin Miller & Price (Audio Push) On “Lord Have Mercy”

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Hit-Boy‘s in rare form to start 2016. When he’s not surprising his mother with a new house, he’s in the lab working on the highly anticipated sequel to his Zoomin mixtape. Today [Wednesday, January 20], the HS87 head honcho linked up with Drake‘s 6 Man, Quentin Miller and Price of Audio Push for another self-produced track, […]

Vince Staples, Miguel, Tyler The Creator & More Set For Bonnaroo 2016

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Last week, a couple Reddit users who might spend a little too much time on the internet noticed the Bonaroo mobile app listed most of the artists set to perform at this year’s festival held in Manchester, TN. Today [Wednesday, January 20] fans were granted the official lineup of artists scheduled to perform June 9-12. […]

Hit-Boy Finds “Divine Guidance” On Latest Track

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Hit-Boy‘s been sharpening his skill as an MC for a minute and it sounds like he’s got something special coming. Today [Monday, January 18 2016] the Grammy-winning producer followed up the release of the Wale-featured banger “Yadda Yadda” with a smooth cut titled “Divine Guidance.” As its name suggests, the track is one of the […]

Stream B.o.B.’s New Mixtape, “F.I.R.E: False Idols Ruined Egos”

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Just a month after his last mixtape Water, B.o.B. is back with a new nine-track offering to celebrate Martin Luther King Day. F.I.R.E: False Idols Ruined Egos falls in line with Bobby Ray’s usage of earth elements and acronyms and leaves no room for features. The message is clear and the Georgia rapper makes sure […]

Take A Trip To “Malibu” With Anderson .Paak’s New LP

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Many people took notice of Anderson .Paak after his MVP performance on Dr. Dre’s Compton album. The West Coast rep formerly known as Breezy Lovejoy might’ve just caught our ears last year, but his new LP Malibu proves he’s no rookie. Malibu is led by lead singles “The Season/Carry Me,” “Am I Wrong” with Schoolboy […]

Chief Keef Is “Untrustworthy” On Latest Song

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Despite being caught in the middle of a controversial battle between his management and label, Chief Keef continues to supply the streets with heat. Sosa has linked up with frequent collaborator and producer YG On Da Beat for another banger, “Untrustworthy.” We don’t really know if this track is from an upcoming project or if […]

Hit-Boy and Wale Team Up For “Yadda Yadda”

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Fresh off his HS87 posse cut “Christmas N Cali”, Hit-Boy returns with the Wale-featured track, “Yadda Yadda.” The smooth cut showcases Hit-Boy’s top notch skills behind the boards and a budding flow, while Wale handles the hook. You won’t find a melodious hook on this one but it works for Wale, as he attacks it […]

Apple Music Hits 10 Million Subscribers

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Since its June 30, 2015 launch, Apple Music has become a go-to platform for artists and fans. According to a report from the Financial Times, Apple Music just hit 10 million subscribers—a feat that took Spotify six years to accomplish. Spotify still holds the top spot with 20 million total users, but many music industry […]

Rockie Fresh is ready to go on new track, “Down to Roll”

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Rockie Fresh can’t miss. The MMG spitter is back with another new track titled “Down to Roll” to follow up his previously released track, “Aurora”. Rockie ended the final quarter of 2015 with an influx of new tracks in support of his forthcoming The Night I Went To… project and it sounds like he’s starting […]

Dreamville’s Cozz Releases ‘Nothin Personal’ mixtape

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Los Angeles rep, Cozz just released his highly anticipated mixtape Nothin Personal. The 13 track tape calls on Meez for production on every track while enlisting Boogie, Freeackrite and his Dreamville teammate, Bas for features. Nothin Personal serves as the follow up to Cozz’s 2014 album, Cozz N Effect. Cozz’s versatility shines all the way […]

Another One: Tory Lanez Releases Second Christmas Mixtape, Chixtape 3

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Canada’s best kept secret just released the third installment of his Chixtape series as his second Christmas day offering. The appropriately-titled mixtape is one for the ladies relying on Fargo’s genre-shifting sound to deliver yet another strong project. Most of the production is handled by Tory’s usual collaborator, Play Picasso while Ed Sheeran, whose been […]

Listen to Tory Lanez’ ‘The New Toronto” Mixtape

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As promised, Tory Lanez treats us to one of his two Christmas mixtapes, The New Toronto. The 11-track project is hosted by DJ Drama and features production from Play Picasso, Sergio R, C-Stick and Lanez himself. There’s a few more bangers on this Gangsta Grillz tape than his other stocking stuffer, Chixtape 3. Fargo has […]