tru-rebel-migs-cozz-tight-rope-1519658336

Premiere: TruRebel Migs Taps Cozz On Hard Knock Life Track "Tight Rope"

"It's hard to earn a living through these stifling systems. 

Some MCs rap. Other MCs lay down their life on wax. Rookie rapper TruRebel Migs does the latter. But most importantly, his life story comes off as authentic, which is an imperative ingredient needed to secure a lasting career as a relevant rapper.

The New York City-bred--L.A.--based MC linked with VIBE.com for the premiere of his contemplative record dubbed, "Tight Rope." With Dreamville's Cozz riding shotgun, Migs unleashes a fusillade of rhymes about the everyday struggles of the working-poor and hand-to-hand dope boys.

"Momma need a new house/Baby need new shoes/Live from the gutter like, ''nigga, what would you do'/Walking on that tight rope, doing what we gotta do," Migs raps on the song's hook.

Cozz kicks in the back with his usual reality-raps making for an organic collaboration.

"I linked with Cozz through Meez [producer]," Migs tells VIBE via e-mail. "A couple months back, I went to meet Meez at his house to get some production from him. When I went there,  Cozz was chilling in the crib smoking and playing video games. I used some of Meez’s production and showed him a reference track that me and a couple other producers (J Blanked and Marvs Productions) put together. He said that shit was fire, so I asked him if Cozz wanted to get on in. It was the day before Cozz dropped his album and he was busy so I didn’t get to see him this time, but he wrote and threw that verse on the track with the little time he had."

Migs released his debut mixtape, The Books Of A Gnostic back in 2017. Armed with a seasoned flow, the novice MC shines when he's rhyming about his street exploits. Even more impressive than his honest-to-god tales, Migs doesn't rap from a boastful POV, which is golden in a world where rappers brag and lie about their gangsta.

Stream the Mez, JBlanked & Marc’s -produced track below.

From the Web

More on Vibe

Getty Images

Mariah Carey Releases 'A No No' Remix Featuring Stefflon Don

Mariah Carey's popular track "A No No" off of her 2018 album Caution got the remix treatment. Rising MC Stefflon Don provides her infectious rhymes and flow to the cheeky diss track's updated version, which was released on Friday (Mar. 15).

“The name's Don, And they don't call me that for nothing," Stef spits on the track. "Fear ain't in my blood, I ain't scared of nothing, I take the trash out."

Fans have reportedly been clamoring for a remix to the song with Cardi B and Lil Kim, after Mimi's appearance on Watch What Happens Live last year hinted that she'd love collaborate with the two. However, the British-Jamaican rapper was the perfect addition to the track.

"Sorry no Kim, missy or Cardi im sure they all would have sounded Amazinggg on it! But this time its me aka DON!!!" tweeted Stef in response to fans.

Caution was released to rave reviews in late-2018, and Carey announced a tour to accompany it before the LP's highly-anticipated drop. The video for the song was released last week, and provided the Lambily with looks from their Queen.

Listen to the remix below.

Sorry no Kim, missy or Cardi im sure they all would have sounded Amazinggg on it! But this time its me aka DON!!! ( oh and say that last line in my voice, it sounds better 😘) https://t.co/Va6N49ngCr

— DON x (@stefflondon) March 15, 2019

Continue Reading
Kevin Winter/Getty Images for LiveNation

Anderson .Paak Prepares 'Ventura' Album Release With New Single "King James"

Only four months after his recently released Oxnard album, Anderson .Paak dropped a new single to commemorate his forthcoming project, Ventura. To up the ante, his new song titled "King James" arrived early Friday morning (March 15), bringing a hard-hitting track coated in funky instrumentals and good intentions.

"King James" takes jazz-funk inspirations to a new level with the sounds of a smooth saxophone, which opens the smile-provoking 808 beat that rides under the Grammy-winning musician's voice. Covering a myriad of important topics like the looming border wall construction and black empowerment, the 33-year-old gives a shout out to LeBron James' contributions to the African American community and the NFL-kneeling movement started by Colin Kaepernick.

Though the single seems very serious, .Paak's "King James" inspires a groove with its upbeat production.

The "Tints" emcee also announced the forthcoming tracklist will include star-studded features from Brandy, André 3000, Jazmine Sullivan, Nate Dogg, and Smokey Robinson. Ventura will reach virtual streaming shelves April 12.

3 years between Malibu and Oxnard... you know I couldn’t do that to y’all again 😎 PREORDER AND SINGLE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. #VENTURA + “King James” 4.12 💥 pic.twitter.com/2VRcNdQKE9

— CHEEKY ANDY (@AndersonPaak) March 14, 2019

Continue Reading

Ozuna And Darell Travel Through An Industrial Conquest Denouncing A Bad Love In "Vacia Sin Mi"

Gloomy cloudy skies are looming over an industrial like setting dotted with huge heavy duty trucks, as beautiful young ladies clad in yellow jumpsuits surround Ozuna in the visuals for his new single, “Vacia Sin Mi” featuring Latin trap artist Darell.

The new track is centered around the plight behind a romance gone wrong, and Ozuna is denouncing the love interest that did him wrong.  Through a hypnotic slow beat, he sings on beat about wanting nothing to do with her. He’s moved on and so should she. Darell assists the singer with brash vocals, which sound like the Spanish version of rapper Future’s signature raspy syrupy drawl.

“We want to show people a completely new concept, always looking to surprise the fans that have always supported my artistic career,” Ozuna stated in a press release.  

“Vacia Sin Mi” is the 27 year-old’s latest single off his forthcoming project NIBURU, which will be released under the record label Dimelo Vi. Just recently, the reggaeton artist made history by garnering 23 nominations for the 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

We’re curious to see what new music and sound his forthcoming project will bring. Last year, he told VIBE VIVA about his previous album, Aura and what it represents for him. "Aura" is what one reflects in the heart, what you bring into the world, and what people want to learn from you,” he said. “In this situation particularly, it reflects what I have learned from fame, from all this going around my life. I interpreted all that in this album. I made international collaborations, which is something that didn’t exist in the past.”

Watch the video for “Vacia Sin Mi” above.

 

Continue Reading

Top Stories