Fabolous Breaks Down His Classic Hit “Breathe” | DECODED

Life + Times links up with New York’s own Fabolous to decode his hit single “Breathe” off his past album Real Talk.  Fab shares some interesting background information on how the track came together with producer Just Blaze and how initially he mistakenly assumed the sample included was stating “breathe” when in fact it wasn’t.  Take a look at the video below to get the details on the lyrics behind one of Fabolous’ greatest hits to date.


Daz & WC – Wa’cha Gon’ Do


West Coast MC’s DAZ and WC deliver their latest track off their upcoming collaborative project West Coast Gangsta Sh*t with “Wha’cha Gon’ Do”.  The two rappers beg the question over a hard hitting track produced by Trippy Keez to remind everyone that they can both still talk that sh*t and deliver bangin’ hits.  Take a listen below via the audio stream below.

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J. Cole Talks “Crooked Smile” Collab w/ TLC

J. Cole recently sat with Fuse to discuss a number of topics including his latest leak “Crooked Smile” off his upcoming album Born Sinner.  What makes this collaboration so special is that the track features TLC members T-Boz and Chilli and touches on personal imperfections which every listener can relate to.  In the clip below, Cole opens up about the concept of “Crooked Smile” and how it came about.  According to Cole, the track is intended to encourage fans to embrace their personal flaws and call attention to unnecessary vain opinions from outsiders.  Born Sinner in stores June 18.

“…They definitely make it a point to remind you of your flaws and I felt like I was in high school again…”


Hustle Gang – Problems | Behind The Scenes

The Hustle Gang recently came together in Atlanta to shoot the official video for “Problems” off the recently released G.D.O.D. mixtape.  Take a look at the video below to see the whole crew in action and get some behind the scenes insight from Trae The Truth, B.O.B. and California rapper Problem who is also featured on the track.  G.D.O.D. is now available and can be downloaded by clicking HERE.


Joey Bada$$ Spits New Verse Off “Swank”

Duck Down recently caught up with Joey Bada$$ at Summer Jam XX to spit an unheard new verse off “Swank” which will be featured on his upcoming Summer Knights EP.  The new web series “Verse Unheard”, is intended to showcase different artists “spitting their favorite verse” off projects which have yet to see the light of day.  Joey Bada$$ gets the honors of kicking things off in the first episode as the young lyrical wordsmith goes to work for the camera.  Look out for Joey’s Summer Knights EP dropping June 12.