Using the first moments of 2015 to release one of his biggest collaborations ever, Kanye West dropped off his Paul McCartney featuring single “Only One” on his own website and on iTunes on New Year’s Day.
Also on this week’s list, right before the New Year, Ice Cube used a live performance in Australia as the stage for the first peek into the upcoming N.W.A biopic. Just below that, a YouTube user’s Eminem and Kendrick Lamar comparison video tracks a handful of distinct flows from each rapper.
N.W.A Biopic Trailer Released
A long-in-the-works Straight Outta Compton biopic finished shooting last fall and is scheduled for release at some point this upcoming August. Right before the New Year, we finally got a first look at the movie courtesy of Ice Cube. The AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted emcee played a trailer for the film at a show in Sydney in December and a fan caught the whole thing on video.
Eminem vs. Kendrick Lamar – “Battle of the Flows”
Late in December, a YouTube user put together a head-to-head comparison of different flows used by Eminem and Kendrick Lamar. The more than 20-minute clip consists of 13 rounds featuring an Eminem and Kendrick Lamar song each. Among the featured tracks, Em’s “Rap God” and “Criminal” get shine while Kendrick’s “Backseat Freestyle” and “Rigamortis” appear themselves.
Check out the whole video below.
Kanye West Releases Paul McCartney Collaboration
More news is trickling out about the actual making of the song and it sounds as though the Kanye West and Paul McCartney single “Only One” may be the first of several collaborations between the two. The track is confirmed to be the first single on ‘Ye’s next album and is noticeably dedicated to his daughter North West.
This Week’s Top 10
1. N.W.A – “Straight Outta Compton” Trailer [Video]
3. Emnem – Trap God [Mixtape]