Here's the new Lil Wayne single from the upcoming Tha Carter IV. (Grab it here quick.) On "How to Love," producer Detail backs Wayne — in full crooning, slow jam R&B mode — with acoustic guitars and breathy synths. A pretty dramatic turn from the bass-destroying, wordplay crazy "6 Foot 7." Detail, who produced the track with Wayne in Miami, told MTV that he was "shocked" how well Wayne responded to the song. Considering how hard Tha Carter IV has been leading itself on to be, well, I'm sure people will be shocked, too, after hearing "How to Love."
Complex this month listed its 50 best New Orleans rap songs — all free for you to stream. (Topping the list: TT Tucker and DJ Jimi with "Where Dey At.") Start from 50 and get a killer N.O. rap history lesson, courtesy of Andrew Noz.
Here's a dollar sign duet with Curren$y and Ka$hflow on Paper Mi$$ion. Grab it here.
Cincinnati's stripped-down psychedelic garage rockers and Third Man recording artists The Greenhornes perform at 10 p.m. at Siberia tonight. The band — featuring members of The Raconteurs — offers up streaming tracks from its albums on its website. Here's "I'll Go Crazy," live at the Troubador:
Download the mixtape from N.O. hip-hop supergroup The Rap Pack, featuring Dappa, K. Gates, The Show and Y. Luck. (Jay-Z, take note: New measure of ballin' goes beyond white tuxes. Add The Roosevelt, streetcars, and "in the new whip, I'm on factory, with Hannah Montana on the TV and my daughter in the backseat.")
Check the video for "Ooh La La La" below the jump.