Monday, November 30, 2009

Video: The Kid Daytona feat. Kardinal Offishall - Contact!



The Kid Daytona is back with another vid off his fresh album Come Fly With Me. This video is slick!

Video: Beyond Belief - U Don't Know Me


I'm feeling the honesty in this. Looking forward to hearing more.

Video: On The Street Level w/ Dame Dash & Creative Control


Street Level catches up with Dame Dash and Creative Control as they talk about DD172, The Blakroc Project, Creative Control and the ways of "wack world". Dame is really developing a movement. The Blakroc Project is out now.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Video: Media Gasface Interview w/ Thirstin Howl III


Media Gasface catches up with legendary emcee Thirstin Howl III as he works in the studio with Sadat X and talks about the significance of his tattoos.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Video: Dame Dash Presents The Blakroc Project - Raekwon


One of my favorite things is to watch the process of an artist and that's why I love these Blakroc webisodes. The Blakroc Project is out now.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Video: DJ Dbefekt feat. Termanology & Reks - Raised On Classics


This is super dope! Beautiful track! Term and Reks lend some vocals to Czech Republic producer DJ Dbefekt's album R-Evolution.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Video: Red Bull BC One Championships Recap


The BC One Championships went down in New York and Lilou came out victorious but not without a battle from Cloud. Both are sick with it. Check the recap.

Download: Lupe Fiasco - Enemy Of The State: A Love Story



Lupe has dropped off a gift for us so give thanks. A little warm up before We Are Lasers drops. Props to Shake on the artwork.

Video: Black Star - History (Live On Jimmy Fallon)


Black Star re-unite on Jimmy Fallon and rock "History" off Mos Def's The Ecstatic. Dope! Via Yardie.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Video: Slaughterhouse BBQ Etiquette



How did I miss this?? Funny ish!

Classic Video: Living Legends - NowYouNo


A classic was liberated by Culture King off a VHS tape. Nice one! Living Legends are one of the most creative crews in Hip Hop, even back then. They are always ahead. Think about the foundation they've built. Longevity friends. #1 status for me!

Video: Felt - Felt Chewed Up


Here's some more Felt for you. Here's the first video off Felt 3: A Tribute To Rosie Perez.

Video: Have Yourself A Felt Thanksgiving



Slug, Murs and Aesop pay a little visit and bless Bobby, Dick and Susan with Felt 3: A Tribute To Rosie Perez, which is out now. Hilarious!

Download: Greenhouse (Blueprint & Illogic) - Electric Purgatory Pt. 1



Blueprint and Illogic are back with a dope EP. Greenhouse is in full effect! Cop Electric Purgatory Pt. 1 below.

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Download: Mick Boogie & Terry Urban Present Le Da Soul (20 Years Of De La Soul)



Mick Boogie and Terry Urban are back at it again. These dudes just put in work and create some incredible collections. This is no different as they salute one of the greatest groups in Hip Hop history. The tape features Tanya Morgan, Phife, Homeboy Sandman, Talib Kweli and much more. So cop it below.

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Video: Greenberg Trailer



From the director of The Squid And The Whale comes this dramedy starring Ben Stiller. Looks like a good one.

Video: Family Guy Presents Something Something Something Darkside



The folks from Family Guy decided to continue the "Star Wars" saga. You can catch the latest episode on December 22nd on Itunes. For now, check the trailer. Funny ish!

Video: Nola Darling - Step To Me



The darlings of the AOK Collective drop their first video and it's a good one. Be on the look out for their upcoming EP A Rude Gal's Guide To....

Video: David Dallas - Big Time



I'm digging this video and song. I did some googling and found out David Dallas is from New Zealand. It's nice to see some international dopeness every once in awhile. David's album Something Awesome is out now.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Video: The Blakroc Project Trailer



Once again, The Blakroc Project drops on Friday. Check the trailer.

Video: The Wu-Massacre Trailer Pt. 3



Here's the final trailer for the upcoming Method Man x Raekwon x Ghostface Killah album. Directed by Rik Cordero.

Video: MTVu House Band Trailer feat. Blitz The Ambassador



Blitz rolled into Robert Honablue's studios in Brooklyn to record some music with a suped up version of his Embassy Ensemble, including some guests like John Forte. Footage of the recordings will be released over the next few weeks. Oh yea, Blitz's dope album Stereotype is out now.

Video: Ski feat. Mos Def - Taxi Preview



Dame has really created something with his DD172 space. Really dope! Don't forget, The Blakroc Project drops this Friday.

Video: KRS-One & Buckshot - Survival Skills



Here's the new vid from KRS and Buck. The best is when they're doing it up Tron style. Survival Skills is out now.

Video: Kurious - Wake Up



Here's the latest from Kurious. II is out now.

Video: J.J. Brown Connect The Dots Release Party



Here's a recap of the release party for J.J. Brown's Connect The Dots, which is out now.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Video: Amoeba Music x Large Professor - What's In My Bag?



Large Pro breaks down his relationship with Paul C and digging.

Video: Edison - Tonka Truck



This is incredibly dope! Edison's album All The Information At Hand drops in January.

Peep the explanation:
all one shot sounds...
no loops running....
64 buttons
64 noises....
shot on 2 HD cameras, 720p, 1 live take.....
with audio captured right to camera.....

Video: You've Lost That Beefing Feeling



Jay Smooth weighs in on the Beanie Siegel/Jay-Z/50 Cent "beef".

Video: Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind (American Music Awards)



The homie A-rod came out to introduce them.

Video: VIMBY Interview w/ Slaughterhouse

Video: Lilly Allen - Who'd Have Known



Great video! Lilly Allen's It's Not Me It's You is out now.

Video: Wyclef Jean - Born A Shotta



Another visual off Wyclef's From The Hut, To The Projects, To The Mansion.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Video: Lin-Manuel Miranda Performs For President Obama


The In The Heights creator performs "Alexander Hamilton" for the Pres. Really great to see. In The Heights is one of the best broadway musicals ever.

Video: Freeway, Loon & Jakk Frost's Trip To Saudi Arabia Pt. 1


Freeway, Loon and Jakk Frost show us their journey to Umrah in Saudi Arabia. Mad cool!

Video: Slaughterhouse - Microphone


Ask and I shall receive. Here's the visuals for one of my favorite joints off their self-titled album Slaughterhouse.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Video: Drake feat. Nipsey Hussle - Killer (Fan Teaser Trailer)


This is a Teaser for the Drake – “Killer” reference music video. This project was produced on a low-budget, shot over the course of 3 days. Directed and Co-Produced by Tony Billz (Director of Kanye West – Coldest Winter)
Lamar James Ballard as Drake. Raj Frieson as Nipsey Hussle. Barbara Valenquela as The Widow.

Video: Kyle Lucas & Nobody Famous In The Studio


I've never listened to any of Kyle's music before, but this has me intrigued. He's also known for being the front man of the band Vonnegutt. I'm doing some more digging. And one other thing, Nobody Famous did his thing on the beat. Be on the look out for It's Always Sunny In Marietta.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Video: Saigon feat. Lil Fame - Rusty Gunz


Kids, don't play with guns. Warning Shots 2 out now.

Video: Emilio Rojas & Donnell Rawlings - 60 Moments Ep. 3



Donnell Rawlings is bugged out! LOL! The Natural is out now.

Video: Dame Dash Presents The Blakroc Project - Nicole Wray



The Blakroc Project drops November 27th.

Video: KRS-One Talks Jay-Z/50 Cent Beef








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Battle for charity? I can get down with that. Sounds like an idea Mos Def had awhile back. Make it happen, man.

Video: N.A.S.A. feat. Tom Waits & Kool Keith - Spacious Thoughts


Cool ass video! This is off The Spirit Of Apollo, out now.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Video: XXL Interview w/ Pac Div



XXL catches up with one of my favorite groups. They talk about their upcoming album, Grown Kids Syndrome, their style/chemistry and the west coast influence.

Video: Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief Trailer



This could be the new Harry Potter but a lot cooler looking. Especially because my wife is in it. Hehe!

Video: XO - F.R.N.O.



Monumental is out now. Also, don't forget to check out Diamond District's In The Ruff.

Video: Wyclef Jean - Walk Away



I like this joint but I don't get the random people walking around on a construction site shooing the camera. Ah, well.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Video: Snoop Dogg - Protocol


Wow, Snoop is back on that gangsta ish. This is tough! Snoop's Malice In Wonderland is set to see its debut on December 8th.

Video: The Grouch - Three Eyes Off The Time Trailer


Living Legends' The Grouch is dropping a new project produced entirely by DJ Fresh, who produced the dope track "Do It Again" off The Grouch & Eligh's project Say G&E!. Three Eyes Off The Time promises more of the same and you can bear witness on December 8th.

Video: Fresh Air Tour (Brother Ali, Evidence, Toki Wright & BKOne) Blog #3



After watching this, I can't believe I missed them when they were in New York. I'll take the L on that one! The Fresh Air Tour wraps up this week (check dates) but you can pick up Brother Ali's Us, Evidence's The Layover, Toki Wright's A Different Mirror and BKOne's Radio Do Canibal.

Video: DeFamTV Interview w/ Akrobatik


Akrobatik breaks down his view of today's artist and the importance of being himself. We need some new Ak material!

Download: DJ Green Lantern Presents Emilio Rojas - The Natural



Emilio Rojas and DJ Green Lantern have just dropped their anticipated record. Cop below!

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Video: MTV's The 5 w/ U-N-I



U-N-I talk car crashes, Annie, Ramen noodles and a remix of their single "Land Of The Kings". A Love Supreme is out now.

Video: Dame Dash Speaks On Rocafella



Dame speaks on Rocafella, Dip Set and Jim Jones. There's no judgement to be made when you're not on the inside. Everything is hear say to me until Jay or Dame speak on it, which will never happen. Via RR.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Video: Moss Breaks Down Obie Trice's Special Reserve




Obie Trice has a new record coming out with producer Moss. It's interesting to hear how it developed. Some history. Special Reserve drops December 15th.

Video: VIMBY Interview w/ CurT@!n$



VIMBY catches up with CurT@!n$ as he works on his album A Beautiful Mind with producer Reefer.

Download: Strange Fruit Project - M.A.S.K. (Making Art Sound Kool)



Check out the new FreEP from Strange Fruit Project. You can also check out the new video for "Crash" to give you an idea. Look out for their LP next year.

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Video: GregTheDude x Yours Tru.ly x Fashawn



Fashawn speaks on his first serious conversation about being an emcee and spits a dope freestyle. Boy Meets World is out now! Classic material!

Video: A Salute To DJ Premier & Pete Rock



Attention NC! This is going to be dope! Hosted by 9th Wonder with performances by L.E.G.A.C.Y., Skyzoo, Kaze and more.

Video: ScholarMan - Reap, Sow



Look out for ScholarMan's Free Spirit Of A Troubled Soul in January. Directed by Marques Green.

Video: B.o.B. aka Bobby Ray - No Man's Land



This is one of my favorite joints off the B.o.B. vs. Bobby Ray tape. Look out for his debut album The Adventures of Bobby Ray in 2010.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Video: Charles Hamilton x REVOK - Charles Hamilton Is Back



There was a picture floating around of Charles sitting in front of the REVOK mural and here's the actual making of said mural. The soundbed is a new track from homie. I guess this is the start of his return campaign.

Video: Beyonce feat. Lady Gaga - Video Phone (Extended Remix)


Some nice moves on this one. Hehe! I Am...Sasha Fierce (Deluxe Edition) drops November 23rd.

Download: Sapient - Famine Friends



Sandpeople's Sapient dropped this free project and it packs some serious punch. Click on the link below and while you're downloading you can check out two of the videos from the project. Also, be on the lookout for The Prime's (Luckyiam & Sapient) project.

Video: Alicia Keys - Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart


Via OnSmash. The Element of Freedom drops December 15th.

Video: Ras Kass - Amzin


Ras is just warming up. The Quaterly drops November 23rd.

Audio: The Kid Daytona - 1st Class Upgrade (Prod. by 6th Sense)



The Kid Daytona dropped a goodie today. Some serious guitars on this one. Trust me it's tough. Produced by 6th Sense.

Video: Fix Trailer



This movie looks pretty interesting. Olivia Wilde stars in this tale of drugs and what happens when she has to get her brother to rehab by a certain time or he goes to prison for three years.

Video: The Eye Writer



This is pretty amazing! Props to Us Verses Them.

If we can focus nothing is unachievable or unobtainable. In the main landscape of our society it seems we have lost the compassion and sincerity that is found in this video. A shift is in order.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Video: Media Gasface Interview w/ 88-Keys


88 talks about the day he met Q-tip.

Video: k-os feat. Saukrates & Nelly Furtado - On The Run/I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman


This is off k-os' Yes!, which is dropping November 17th.

Video: Raekwon, Xzibit, Murs & Caezar - Legacy


This is a joint off the Ninja Assassin soundtrack.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Video: Pac Div - Whiplash/Young Black Male


Dope visuals from their Church League Champions tape.

Video: Rihanna - Russian Roulette



Here's the second vid from RiRi. Rated R drops November 23rd.

Video: Dame Dash Presents The Blakroc Project - Pharoahe Monch



Pharaohe takes a stroll with the Black Keys and Dame Dash. Blakroc is due November 27th.

Video: No Mas Presents Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No by James Blagden



In celebration of the greatest athletic achievement by a man on a psychedelic journey, No Mas and artist James Blagden proudly present the animated tale of Dock Ellis' legendary LSD no-hitter.

This is crazy! Never knew about this.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Video: Strange Fruit Project feat. Thesis - Crash


Strange Fruit Project is back with another hit. This joint is so dope along with the visuals. Be on the lookout for their upcoming free EP M.A.S.K. (Making Art Sound Kool), dropping November 17th.

Video: Red Bull Big Tune Finals Recap


Once again Red Bull held their producer competition with the finals held in Atlanta. Frank Dukes came out the victor. The prize: record in Red Bull's LA studios with the emcee of his choice.

Video: Snowgoons feat. D-Stroy & Freestyle - Time Is Now



This is off Snowgoons' The Trojan Horse. Man, I would definitely pay to see the Arsonists re-unite. Their shows were the livest!

Video: Eyedea & Abilities - Smile



Off Eyedea & Abilities' By The Throat.

Video: Wyclef Jean - Streets Pronounce Me Dead



Apparently this is off Wyclef's From The Hut, To The Projects, To The Mansion. I didn't even know he had something out. Oh, well.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Video: Drake feat. Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem - Forever (Travis Barker Remix)



Travis has destroyed another one. He's dope on those drums!

Video: Off The Wall Sessions Ep. 4 - Melanie Fiona



Homebase and Hot Mop Films give us another episode. The Bridge is out now.

Video: Ruby Hornet Freestyle In The Park - Emilio Rojas

Video: Kick-Ass Trailer



This looks pretty funny!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Video: Emilio Rojas & Donnell Rawlings - 60 Moments Ep. 2



The Natural drops soon!

Video: K'naan - Tiny Desk Concert @ NPR



This is real dope! K'naan performs "Take A Minute", "Fatima" and "Wavin' Flag".

Video: Eternia & Moss - Meet Moss (Road To Release Ep. 13)



In this episode we finally get to meet the man behind the boards of At Last, Moss. I'm bursting to hear this! I guess 2010 isn't that far off *Kanye shrug*.

Video: Pete Rock & CL Smooth in London



Will this be another "reunion" never to see the light of day? Probably. I know, I'm reaching. Scooped from NR.

Video: 9th Wonder & Murs - The Fornever Movie



This is a new series to push the upcoming 9th and Murs (aka Murf) record, Fornever. This is their fourth record and all of them are dope. Dynamic duo for sure.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Video: Fresh Daily - Superspectacular (Highwater CMJ Showcase)


Milk Products shot this stylized video of Fresh performing one of his joints at CMJ. The Gorgeous Killer In Crimes Of Passion is out now.

Video: Melanie Fiona - Subway Series (London)


Here's the latest and last of the subway series from Melanie Fiona. Her album, The Bridge, drops tomorrow.

Video: D2S Interview w/ Reflection Eternal



Revolutions Per Minute is coming!

Video: REVOK Busted w/ Twitter



Graffiti artist REVOK was busted when he went to Australia, threw up some pieces, then tweeted about heading to the airport. Be careful what you tweet, big brother is watching!

Video: The Baby Whisperer



The folks at Decon and Strange Carnage came up with this funny ass video.

He's trying to talk to you but you're not listening.

Video: Raekwon feat. Lyfe Jennings - Catalina








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New visuals off Rae's OB4CL2.

Video: Blakroc feat. Mos Def & Jim Jones - Ain't Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo)



This is basically the behind the scenes footage of Dame Dash and The Black Keys in the studio pieced together but the song is dope. Looking forward to this project which drops November 27th.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Video: Jay-Z feat. Bridget Kelly - Empire State Of Mind (Yankees Parade @ City Hall))



Jay-Z rocked it out at the Yankees parade. Dope!! New York Yankees!!!!!!!!!!! Via RR.

Video: Dame Dash Presents The Blakroc Project - Billy Danze



Can't front, Dame has his hands in some good music. Who's the blonde? Ha!

Video: Kam Moye - Let's Be Honest



Definitely one of my favorite albums of 09. Kam Moye's Splitting Image is out now.

Video: The Roots - How I Got Over (Behind The Scenes)



You've seen the video, now check out the behind the scenes. The Roots new album How I Got Over can't come soon enough.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Video: Slaughterhouse - Microphone (Behind The Scenes)



I tweeted Three/21 awhile ago to make a video for "Microphone". I guess someone was listening. This video looks pretty dope! Props to Rap Radar.

Video: Good Morning America Interview w/ Rihanna



Rihanna opens up on Good Morning America about her wake-up call and domestic violence.

Video: Current Music Presents Embedded - Common (Full Episode)



This aired last night on Current. I love this series!

Video: The Wu-Massacre Trailer Pt. 2



Talk to us Rik:

Method Man, Raekwon and Ghostface are at it again. For their upcoming December 22 album release, Three/21 presents “The Wu-Massacre” Part II of III Trailers inspired by David Fincher’s ”Se7en”. The brutality continues…

Video: Cause - I Am Us



I'm digging this. This is off his upcoming Illroots x DJBooth.net tape I Am Us.

Video: The Ordinary Person's Guide To Empire State Of Mind



Yes, I am a huge Yankee fan and yes it feels good to see them win. I will never get tired of it. But you can't say buying a third term and winning a championship are the same thing. Yes, you have a better shot at winning on paper but it's not guaranteed (see: Baltimore, Mets, Dodgers).Teams with much smaller payrolls have won championships in the last decade. And we voted for Mike Bloomberg, despite his push for a third term. So, Go Yankees!

Bulletin: 27!



"Now," he said, cradling that trophy as if he might never let it go, "this thing is right where it belongs." - Derek Jeter

Video: Diz Gibran feat. BJ The Chicago Kid - Truly Yours



Off Soon You'll Understand.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Video: Novel - E.O.T.W. aka Donnie Darko

Video: Oh Dang! Interview w/ Fashawn



Oh Dang! caught up with Fashawn on his tour to talk about his album Boy Meets World, touring, his 21st birthday and much more. The album is bananas!

Video: Diamond District - Acapella Freestyle



The re-release of In The Ruff is out now.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Video: 5 Pointz Documentary


I love 5 Pointz but I wish they did a better job on this doc. Anyway, if you want to see some crazy art, head up there, it's worth the trip.

Video: Rihanna - Wait Your Turn



Rated R is coming soon.

Video: DJ Honda feat. Rakaa Iriscience & Money Harm - Let It Out



I remember seeing the behind the scenes of this awwwwhile ago. Here's the final product off DJ Honda's IV.

Video: ThisIs50 Freestyle - Skyzoo

Video: HHO Artist Of The Week - J. Cole

Monday, November 2, 2009

Video: The Swell Season - Low Rising


Here's the new single from Swell Season. I'm not sold on the song but the video is cool. Strict Joy is out now.

Video: Ray Shemersy Tonight - Felt Interview Pt. 3


Here's the third installment. Felt 3: A Tribute To Rosie Perez drops November 17th.

Video: The Real - Jay And The Beans Talk



This is awesome!

Video: Fredro Starr's Tales Of The Industry - Opportunity To Sign To Death Row



Fredro talks about his proposition from Suge Knight.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Video: Redman feat. Ready Roc - Coc Back


Redman is hungry! Reggie Noble 9 1/2 drops December 8th.

Video: SLik d feat. Decypher - Picture Perfect


This makes me want to live in Cali. Props to illRoots.

Video: TSS Interview w/ Rapper Big Pooh


The Smoking Section caught up with Rapper Big Pooh to talk about Delightful Bars, his collaboration project Reservoir Dogs, the status of Little Brother and Jay-Z.