Friday, July 31, 2009

Video: Hardcore Gentlemen - Hardcore Gentlemen

Ha! Ha! For those not in the know, Hardcore Gentlemen are...ahh, forget it!

Video: Ghostface Talks About The New Generation of Hip Hop

Ghostface speaks on lyricism in Hip Hop. I definitely see his point. 

Video: Locksmith - Rare Form

This dude is angry! Spittin' some razors on this one. He's working with The Bay's E-A-Ski.

Video: Mickey Factz - Alpha (Live @ UCLA)

This is crazy!!!!

Bulletin: QN5 Megashow

This is one not to be missed. Trust! Get your tickets here.

Download: Charlie Smarts (of Kooley High) - F'alex

The new album from Kooley High's Charlie Smarts. It's free!

Audio: Brother Ali - Us

Brother Ali released the first single from his upcoming album Us. This track is great! You can also check some visuals here.

Video: Vimby Interview w/ Donny Goines

The Breakfast Club is out now.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Video: Karmaloop Interview w/ Reflection Eternal

Revolutions Per Minute is coming...not soon enough but I'm patient.

Video: Joell Ortiz - Food For Thought

The concept of Twitter. New vid off the Cookin' Soul x Nah Right mixtape 1:00 A.M. & Rising.

Video: Rock Steady 32nd Anniversary Recap

For those that missed it (like me), here's a recap of the free concert in Lincoln Park out in Jersey. Definitely looked like a good time, even in the rain and hail. Props to Dujeous.

Download: Inside A Change Soundtrack

You've seen plenty of videos from the soundtrack and now it's finally here. The film debuts tonight at the New York Latino Film Festival. I will be there!


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Video: Judd Apatow Interviews Adam Sandler About Funny People

This is cool! Judd Apatow interviews Adam Sandler and we get to see the autobiographical nature of this film for both of them. Funny People comes out on Friday.

Video: Tiffani Thiessen Is Too Busy For Jimmy Fallon

As some of you may know, Jimmy Fallon wants to have a Saved By The Bell reunion on his show and Tiffani Thiessen (Kelly Kapowski) is the only one left to say yes. She explains here she has a ton of sh*t to do. Ha! If Jimmy had better writers his show would be really good. He has the ability to have a normal conversation, even among his awkwardness, and he has one of the best bands in the world, The Roots.

Download: Luckyiam feat. Imani & Pep Love - Sumpthin 2 Say

Three dope emcees from three dope groups + music = dope Hip Hop! The new single from Luckyiam's new mixtape The Present, which drops August 2nd (Lucky's birthday). 

Download: Quest - Broken Headphones

From the man who brought you Distant Travels In Soul Theory, Quest returns with a really incredible record! GET IT!

Video: Mr. Peter Parker Interview w/ Supernatural

One of the best to do it! I remember when Supernat lived on my block, freestyling on the stoop and celebrating the completion of his first album. 

Video: Eternia & Moss - Come See Me (Road To Release Ep. 8)

Catch Eternia rockin' with Tiye Phoenix, Dub Rock All Stars and many more at DROM on Friday, July 31st.

Here is a flashback-goodie courtesy of SAV-One:

Eternia - The Mega (prod. by M-Phazes) DOWNLOAD

Video: Judd Apatow Discusses Eminem's Role In Funny People

Can't wait to see this. I always thought Eminem would be great in comedies. Funny People comes out this Friday.

Video: Brother Ali - Us Preview

This album is going to be insane! Us drops September 22nd.

Video: Rock City - Hip Hop Props

Digging this vid.

Video: Skyzoo - The Beautiful Decay

The Salvation drops September 29th.

Interview: TSS Interview w/ The Kid Daytona

TSS sits down with The Kid Daytona to chop it up about his new album, his career and much more.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Video: NRK Interview w/ Kid Cudi

Getting excited for this album. Man On The Moon: End Of Day drops September 15th.

Video: Wyclef Jean - Mic Check Mondays Freestyle

Audio: Noodle feat. E. Lazel - Celebrate Life

I'm digging this lead single from Noodle. It's A NOO Day coming soon.

Video: HHO Artist Of The Week - B.o.B.

I'm becoming more and more of a fan.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Video: Obama Doing The Moonwalk

Obama channeling the soul of Michael Jackson. Ha!

Video: Mr. Mecca feat. Skyzoo, Sha Stimuli, A. Pinks & Torae - Over Here

The new video from Mr. Mecca's The Cover Run mixtape.

Video: Jay Electronica - Dear Moleskine Trailer

This looks very interesting. Some serious visuals. It was shot in Nepal and the track is produced by Just Blaze.

Video: The Real - I Date You So Much Right Now

Ouch! Just ouch!

Video: The Grouch & Eligh feat. Slug - !Boom!

New video from the Say G&E album, available now.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Video: JR & PH7 feat. Black Milk & Guilty Simpson - Top Rank

Video: The Book Of Eli Trailer

New film from the Hughes Brothers. 

Video: Pac Div + DJ Khalil = DOOM

Pac Div go in over a Khalil beat. Church League Champions is available now. 

Friday, July 24, 2009

Video: Charlie Smarts - Sky Might Fall (Remix)

Charlie Smarts of Kooley High remixes Kid Cudi's song and puts together a cool video. Kooley Is High is available now. Also look out for Charlie's F'alex dropping soon.

Video: Lushlife - Dead Presidents (Acoustic Version)

This is crazy! Backed by just a piano, Lushlife rocks Jay-Z's "Dead Presidents"and he rocked it at a church. Cassette City is available now.

Video: Karmaloop Interview w/ Kid Cudi Pt. 2

Kid Cudi breaks down his debut album Man On The Moon: End Of Day, his process to make the album and much more. His album drops September 15th.

Video: HHO Interview - Donny Goines

The Breakfast Club available now.

Video: Ruby Hornet Interview W/ Talib Kweli

Ruby Hornet sits down with Talib Kweli when he stopped in Chicago. He gets into the flexibility of his career, working with Hi-Tek again, Twitter and much more.

Video: Rhymefest Protests At Chicago City Hall

Rhymesfest took to the streets of Chicago to protest a better quality of life and more jobs for Chicago. Obama, are you listening?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Video: Zion I feat, K. Flay - Coastin

Zion I come back with another dope video. The Takeover is in stores now.

Video: Dead Prez - Summer Time

Video: HHO Interview - DJ Revolution & Kid Capri

Two legends discuss who's a DJ, who's not and the mixtape.

Video: Wu Tang Clan - Da Mystery Of Chessboxin' (Lego Version)

This is crazy! Love this kind of stuff. Spotted at Nah Right.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Video: The Grouch & Eligh - Fight The Good Fight

The Grouch & Eligh did a new joint for the Marvel vs. Capcom 2 soundtrack/mixtape which will feature Planet Asia, Talib Kweli, E-40, Hieroglyphics and much more. The dope album Say G&E is in stores now.

Video: Os Gemeos Mural In New York

I watched the twins from Brazil get busy on this wall on Bowery and Houston (the wall that had Keith Herring's piece) and it's crazy the amount of details they have in this mural. Props to ANIMALNewYork.

Video: Consequence & Statik Selektah - Closer (Behind The Scenes)

Rik catches up with Consequence and Statik Selektah as they work on the song "Closer" off the Inside A Change mixtape, which drops next week. The film debuts at the NYLFF on July 30th.

Video: DJ Khalil & Nas In The Studio

Nasir and Khalil working on "Colors", which was supposed to be on Untitled. I hope they release this joint because this is tough.

Video: U-N-I - Land Of The Kings

Produced by Ro. Blvd.

Video: Nas Talks Birth Of Son & Performs For Queensbridge

Nas celebrates the birth of his son in his hood. Why aren't there more people? Nas tore it down at Rock The Bells. Props to Uncle Ralph.

Video: Mr. J. Medeiros feat. Jack Black - Friends Enemies Apples Apples Promo

Mr. J. Medeiros gets the help of Jack Black (High Fidelity style) to assist in promoting his new album Friends Enemies Apples Apples, which drops September 20th.

Video: Eternia & Moss - Quilombo (Road To Release Ep. 7)

Eternia travels to Mexico City to rock with one of their vets, MC Bocafloja. It's humbling and makes me appreciative to see people get excited over electricity so they can hear some great Hip Hop. At Last coming soon. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Video: NodFactor Interview w/ The Kid Daytona & 6th Sense

The Kid Daytona & 6th Sense break down the making of Come Fly With Me. Props to Nodfactor.

Video: Coldplay - Strawberry Swing

Super dope!!!!

Video: Seventh Letter Crew

My calendar has some pieces by the Seventh Letter Crew. Real dope artists doing some things.

Video: COPE2 x VIMBY Interview

Nice interview with the legend COPE2. 

Video: P.SO The Earth Tone King & Guitar Hero

The artist formerly known as P.CASSO show us how to sample using Guitar Hero.

Video: Terry Urban Interview w/ 6th Sense & Outasight

Video: U-N-I - Land Of The Kings (Behind The Scenes)

U-N-I brought it back, waaay back. VIMBY gives us an inside look at the making of the video. If you don't have A Love Supreme, your loss.

Video: Vimby x X.O. Interview

Monumental is available now.

Video: Mr. Peter Parker Interview w/ Evidence

Evidence gives insight into his deal with Rhymesayers.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Video: Buckshot Says "Fuck Rock The Bells"

As someone who attended the New York leg, I agree. I couldn't see some acts because I had to choose between the Paid Dues stage and the main stage. Hell, it wasn't even very clear where the second stage was. I had a great time but still. What about making it a two day festival with two sick line-ups?

Video: Mystery Team Trailer

This could be incredibly wack or it could be a surprising bowl of laughs. I chuckled here and there. 'Lil bit 'lil bit!

Video: Beastie Boys Cancel Tour Dates & Push Back Album Release

Adam “MCA” Yauch of Beastie Boys was diagnosed last week as having a cancerous tumor in his left parotid (salivary) gland. Luckily it was caught early and is localized in one area, and as such is considered very treatable. It will however require surgery and several weeks of additional treatment. Fortunately the cancer is not in a location that will affect Yauch’s vocal chords.
Beastie Boys have canceled all upcoming concert appearances to allow time for Yauch’s surgery and recovery. The release of the band’s forthcoming album Hot Sauce Committee Part 1 will also be pushed back.
Paraphrasing from a video statement on, Yauch said, “I just need to take a little time to get this in check, and then we’ll release the record and play some shows. It’s a pain in the neck (sorry had to say it) because i was really looking forward to playing these shows, but the doctors have made it clear that this is not the kind of thing that can be put aside to deal with later.”

Let's wish MCA the best and hopefully they'll be back soon to rock for us.

Video: Kid Cudi feat. Kanye West & Common - Make Her Say

Man On The Moon: The End Of Day drops September 15th.

Video: Lilly Allen - 22

It's Not Me, It's You in stores now.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Audio: Beastie Boys feat. Nas - Too Many Rappers

New single from the Beastie Boys upcoming album Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1, which drops September 15th. For all NYC and Jersey heads the Boys are performing at the All Points West Festival in two weeks.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Video: Davey D Interviews Toki Wright About Hip Hop Diploma

Davey D talks to Toki Wright about the first accredited Hip Hop Diploma Program, the importance of knowing the history and how not supporting your community can be a detriment. Stick through the long intro and listen to Toki's "Devil's Advocate" from his album A Different Mirror, out now. He's got my vote!

Video: J Dilla feat. Havoc & Raekwon - 24K Rap Trailer

A sneak pre of the first video off of J Dilla's Jay Stay Paid, which is out now. Support!

Video: Crown Royale (Buff1 & DJ Rhettmatic) - We Gotcha Live

Hip Hop Official released another performance by Crown Royale. Wow, this album is gonna be crazy! 

Video: 101 Barz Interview w/ Eminem

Eminem gets candid about his drug problem, rehab and his Slim Shady character. Relapse is in stores now.

Video: Karmaloop Interview w/ Kid Cudi

Video: 88 Keys feat. Shitake Monkey - The Friend Zone

I saw behind the scenes footage of this awhile ago and we finally have the finished product. The Death Of Adam is in stores now. Great concept record!

Video: JMR @ Mighty Tanaka

Another dope video from Wooster Collective. Watch JMR get busy on a mural.

Video: Kid Cudi - Make Her Say Preview

A little sneak pre at Kid Cudi's new video.

Video: Cee Lo, Patrick Stump, Brendon Urie, Travis McCoy & Janelle Monae - Open Happiness

Cee-Lo, Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy), Brendon Urie (Panic At The Disco), Travis McCoy (Gym Class Heroes) & Janelle Monae join forces to deliver some smiles. Dope video too! 

Video: Shawn Chrystopher - "This Is What I Say" (A Cappella Sessions Ep. 2)

A City With No Seasons coming soon!

Video: Mr. Peter Parker Presents Immortal Technique

Immortal Technique goes into the real meaning of "gangster", his opinion of Obama, the music he likes, the independent game and much more. Pay attention! The Best Of The Worst drops July 27th.

Video: Let The Story Begin - The Making of "D.O.A." w/ No I.D.

Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 drops September 11th.

Video: Pac Div - Church League Champions Trailer & Download

Pac Div are blessing us with some good music. Church League Champions is out today.

Video: 9th Wonder Presents Rapsody, Thee Tom Hardy & D-Mal - As We Shine

9th is definitely rolling out his roster heavy. Dope!

Video: Evidence Signs An Agreement With Rhymesayers

Wow!! Nice look on this one. Evidence's Cats & Dogs will be coming out on Rhymesayers. Can't wait for this album.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Video: Tona & Lyve feat. Saukrates & T.R.A.C.K.S. - Fast Pace

I'm feeling this track. This is off of Tona & Lyve's Direct Deposit LP, which is out now. Props to Ayah for the heads up.

Video: Mentos Gum Beatbox Commercial

This dude is like Popeye.

Video: TheUndergroundComeUp Interview w/ 88 Keys

DJ Sav*One interviews 88 Keys at Fat Beats about the origin of his name, the first track he was paid for, his contribution to Black Star, The Death Of Adam and much more.

Video: EOW Interview w/ Immortal Technique

Immortal Technique talks about his beginnings and using every outlet (including EOW) to develop his skills and stage presence.

Video: PH - That's That Shit

Nice little vid for PH's My Era (No Skinny Jeans Allowed) mixtape, which you can download here. Fire!

Video: Brothers Trailer

Jim Sheridan's new film has a great cast (Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire), but I'm having a hard time seeing Natalie as a mother of two.

Video: Spec Boogie - Akira

Spec Boogie is back at it with another video from his Summer Movie Season mixtape, which drops July 29th.

Substance is the substance I'm hustling.

Video: The Swell Season - When Your Mind's Made Up

I was listening to the Once soundtrack and I stumbled upon this video, which I've never seen before. Timeless movie and music! Also, one of the best concerts I've seen. The Swell Season (Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova) have a new album, Strict Joy, coming out in September.

Video: Raphael Saadiq - Let's Take A Walk

This reminds me of Marvin Gaye (one of my favorite artists of all time) so I decided to post it. Plus the song is good too. The Way I See It is in stores now.

Video: Okayplayer TV - Zap Mama

Zap Mama is definitely ill and she has a point; she wants people to recognize her music through her name, not a specific genre. Her new album, ReCreation, is in stores now. Shouts to Okayplayer.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Interview: Madlib In Wire Magazine

This is Madlib's first interview in three years. Check out a snippet here.

Video: Fader TV - Jonathan Mannion at Milk Gallery

Talented photographer Jonathan Mannion breaks down some of the great photos he took of Jay-Z, Biggie and much, much more.

Video: Daniel Merriweather feat. Wale - Change (Live On Jimmy Fallon)

Daniel Merriweather's Love & War comes out this fall in the US.

Video: Jet Audio feat. The Kid Daytona - Lose Your Mind

Dope producer Jet Audio prepares for his debut with this nice vid. Jet Audio's Stand Alone Complex drops July 21st.

Video: Blazed & Confused (Snoop Dogg x FunnyOrDie)

This is a spoof on the Heineken commercial where the ladies get excited over a closet and the dudes get excited over beer. Except in this one, there is no beer.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Video: Mr. Lif - The Sun

I Heard It Today is out now and it's fire!

Video: 6th Sense Breaks Down "Air Born"

6th Sense gets into the making of Kid Daytona's "Air Born". Definitely a heater. Come Fly With Me available now.

Video: DJ Green Lantern's On Da Spot w/ Fashawn, Torae & Sha Stimuli

Fashawn, Torae and Sha Stimuli drop by to kick some freestyles. These dudes are beasting!

Video: P.O.S. - Purexed

Never Better out now.

Video: Skillz presents Hip Hop Confessions Ep. 2

I didn't listen to Reasonable Doubt fully until 2005. By the way, was DJ B*Ryte hibernating with the bears in 1997?

Video: Shawn Chrystopher - "Untitled" (A Cappella Sessions Ep. 1)

Shawn Chrystopher is stripping down some of his songs on his new album, just to give ya'll a taste. A City With No Seasons drops August 11th.

Video: Freestyle Cypher w/ Mos Def, Big Pun, Mic Geronimo, Canibus, DMX, John Forte

This is some classic ish! Wow! Takes me back!

Video: Outasight Performs "Brand New Day" @ CitySol Fest

This track is such an anthem. From Here To Eternity is coming this fall. 

Video: Grind Time - PH (formerly Pumpkinhead) vs. Dizaster

I have to say PH was way more consistent and had better lines. PH > Dizaster on this one.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Audio: Skyzoo - The Beautiful Decay (prod. by 9th Wonder)

Check out Skyzoo's new single from his album The Salvation, dropping in September via Jamla/Duck Down.

Video: Novel - Fuck Wit My Mind (Behind The Scenes)

Novel explains the concept to this song, which is on the Inside A Change mixtape, dropping July 29th. The film Inside A Change premieres on July 30th at the New York Latino Film Festival.

Video: Dance You Into The Sunlight

Jay Smooth breaks down his thoughts on the passing of Michael Jackson.

Video: Peter Rosenberg Interviews KRS-One & Pete Rock

Rosenberg talks with Pete Rock and KRS-One @ RTB. The audio is a little busted but KRS talks about the original version of "Outta Here", where he went after the Def Jam roster (Primo! You need to release this) plus a little message for Curtis.

Video: Alchemist Making Beats In His NYU Days

Here's a younger Al making some beats. Crazy! And by the way, what happened to Buc 50? He was tough with it. Chemical Warfare in stores now.

Video: Eternia & Moss - Makin' Grown Men Cry (Road To Release Ep. 6)

Watch Eternia build with 88 Keys about being on the original "Stay Up" (on the ad-lib tip), rock with Mauikai (who has a killer voice and style) and watch as they literally make a grown man cry. No, for real! At Last is coming!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Video: Slaughterhouse - The One

Directed by Rik Cordero. The Slaughterhouse LP dropping in August.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Video: Donny Goines feat. Che Grand & Izza Kizza - She Likes

This is one of my favorite joints off of Donny's album. I like the song better than the video though. Donny Goines' The Breakfast Club out now.

Video: Cymarshall Law & Mr. Joeker - King With 4 Wives

Here's the new video from Cymarshall Law and Mr. Joeker's Hip Hop In The Soul. Spotted at 2DB.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Video: Ayah feat. Tona - Pusha Man

I just discovered Ayah and her soulful vibes. Nice video and concept. Check out her site to download her mixtape Problem Woman and buy her album 4:15.

Video: Ironlak US Team @ 33third Los Angeles

Watch these dudes put together a mural from start to finish. Dope!

Video: Print Interview On CDR

Print talks about music attention spans, how "Superfriendz" grew as a posse cut, his latest project Comic Books: Unlimited and much more. For all of you wanting to hear concepts in Hip Hop, you MUST check the album.

Video: Post It Stop Motion

This is crazy! Images made out of post-it notes.

Video: Whitewash Trailer

Black Thought of The Roots and Ben Harper narrate this interesting film about black surfers and their struggle with race in America. There's a free screening on July 16th at Marcus Garvey Park. For more info visit Imagenation Film Festival.

Video: Slaughterhouse - The One Trailer

Now this a party! Slaughterhouse coming in August.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Video: Mass Appeal TV - Sean The Underground Photographer

Sean Vegezzi's photographs are incredible! Mass Appeal TV and Carl Weston do a nice profile piece where Sean talks about his attraction to capturing the underground. 

Video: KRS-One & Buckshot - Robot

Survival Skills drops September 15th.

Video: Emilio Rojas feat. Dwayne Collins & Claude Z - Tell Me

Another concept from Director Court Dunn and the folks at Restless. They simply shot Emilio at Stadiumred doing his thing. Look out for Emilio Rojas' The Natural, coming soon.

Video: Lushlife - Just Another Case (Acoustic Version)

Lushlife puts his own touch on the classic joint from CRU. I loved Da Dirty 30! Lush's Cassette City available now.

Video: B.o.B. - Put Me On

B.o.B puts a spin on A Tribe Called Quest's "Bonita Applebaum" for the Reebok Classic Remix Series. 

Video: El Prez feat. Convinced, Dale Danja, DNEZ, C-San & Chris Focus - Floss Angeles

This is off of El Prez's Animal Style!, coming soon.

Video: Marsha Ambrosius - Say Yes Live

Formerly of Floetry, Marsha Ambrosius puts it down with one of my favorite joints "Say Yes", via Soul Culture.

Video: Culture VI Interview w/ Tanya Morgan

Catch them tonight at Southpaw with Marco Polo & Torae, Che Grand and The Brown Bag All Stars.

Video: Big Fan Trailer

This looks really good!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Video: Blitz The Ambassador - Breathe

This record is an anthem! Great video too. Blitz's Stereotype in stores August 4th.

Video: Grandmaster Flash Stars In DJ Hero

"We can come from our own particular point of view and lay it down. We should not be throwing verbal rocks at each other. We're all responsible for the continuing growth of Hip Hop."

Video: Fashawn's Boy Meets World Listening Party

Nice piece! Fashawn is certainly a fresh talent and he reminds me of Nas in some ways. Boy Meets World comes out in September.

Video: Chali 2na feat. Talib Kweli - Lock Shit Down

I like the effects on this one. Fish Outta Water in stores now. 

Video: KRS-One & Buckshot @ Rock The Bells Chicago

Survival Skills is gonna be monster! Can't wait to check 'em at Rock The Bells.

Interview: Mos Def In Filter Magazine

A well written piece on Mos Def. Check the read here. Props to Nah Right.

"It's one thing to be the greatest; it's another thing to be necessary. The best are the most necessary: those who take less than they give and love more than they hate."

Video: Poison Pen - What's Hood?

Poison Pen speaks on the hood. Pretty dope concept from Director Court Dunn and the folks at Restless Films and Nah Right. The Money Shot coming soon.