Friday, January 29, 2010

Video: The Making Of Sade's Soldier Of Love

After many years on hiatus the queen is back with a full-length. Soldier Of Love drops February 9th.

Audio: The Kid Daytona - Inspire (prod. by 6th Sense)

Here's another off 6th's It's A 6th Sense Mixtape Yo!! Vol. 2 & 3. The Kid goes in! Dope!

Video: 9th Wonder - A Million Dollar Situation

Hilarious! "I'm in the world, man". Haha!

Video: Illus - Feel Good Music (prod. by JJ Brown)

Check out the new vid from Illus. This is off the Feel Good Music project he worked on with producer/emcee JJ Brown. Good for your body and soul!

Video: Sean Price - Figure Four

Mic Tyson is coming!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Video: Teva Life Agents Interview w/ Jason Goldwatch

Teva Life Agents caught up with Jason Goldwatch as he tells a story about hanging in Nepal with Jay Electronica. Hilarious ending!

Video: Fashawn - Toca Tuesday Freestyle

While visiting the NY, Fashawn stopped by Shade45 to drop some shine. Boy Meets World is out now.

Video: Consequence feat. Asher Roth - Childish Games (Behind The Scenes)

Three/21 Films and Rik Cordero bring you a sneak at the new video from Consequence off his upcoming mixtape Movies On Demand.

Video: Broken Bells (Danger Mouse & James Mercer) - The High Road

DangerMouse and The Shins' James Mercer have teamed up and are releasing a project on March 9th. This video is dope and the song is cool too. This is better than that Sparklehorse project DangerMouse worked on. I think I slept through that one.

Video: ThisIsCurtis Interview w/ Reflection Eternal

Revolutions Per Minute coming soon.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Video: Mos Def - White Drapes

This is off Michael Sterling Eaton's upcoming project Mictape Vol. 1.

Video: LMNO & LD - Push That Work Promo

LMNO is going in for 2010. He's releasing 10 albums this year. Crazy! The first one has him teaming up with producer LD on Push That Work, which drops February 16th.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Video: Good*Fella Radio Interview w/ 6th Sense

The homie 6th Sense sits down with Good*Fella Radio to discuss his three chambers and working with Outasight.

Video: In The Studio w/ Statik Selektah & RADIx

Statik Selektah takes us behind the scenes as he works on the new single from RADIx (Quite Nyce x SEEK). Look out for an album from RADIx this year. In the meantime, Statik's 100 Proof drops February 2nd.

Video: Eternia - 5 Minutes Ago (1/26/10)

You need to listen to this verse! I felt everything in it! Talk about real! Congrats again to Eternia & Moss! Look out for Eternia & Moss' At Last, dropping sometime this year.

Video: Freeway x Jake One's Stimulus Package

So Freeway and Jake One are dropping an album on Rhymesayers called The Stimulus Package on February 16th. This vid shows you the intricate packaging of the album. This is one of the most creative I've seen in awhile. Cop it when it drops!

Video: Emilio Sparks Presents Esso feat Ryah - Hello

Here's the first vid off Emilio Sparks' project Kicks, Chicks and Porno Flicks. Real cool but what happened to all of the cameo spots they shot? *shrug*

UPDATE: Director Mike Shane told me the cameos didn't fit the video so he left the cameos for the trailer. That is all. Shouts to Mike! Nice work!!

Video: Curt@!n$ - Exodus

Here's a new vid from Curt@!n$.

Video: Kid Cudi - cudderisback

Jason Goldwatch was out in Boston and linked up with Cudi for this little vid for his new track off the upcoming album Cudder and The Revolution of Evolution.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Video: Ruby Hornet Presents Closed Session w/ DJ Babu, Adad, Rhymefest & GLC (Trailer)

Here's a teaser from another Closed Session with Ruby Hornet. Yea!

Video: Skillz - 2009 Rap Up

You saw the brief behind the scenes, now check out the full video. Dope concept! Enjoy! Props to Three/21 Films.

Video: Omen - Terminal O

Apparently, this dude runs with J. Cole. I can dig this! Nice vid too.

Audio: Homeboy Sandman - The Abduction (prod. by 6th Sense)

Here's a new track from the homie 6th's It's A 6th Sense Mixtape Yo!! Vol. 2 & 3. The always interesting Homeboy Sandman blesses this one.

<a href="">Homeboy Sandman - The Abduction by 6th Sense</a>

Video: Curren$y - Breakfast

The folks at Creative Control knocked out this day in paradise with Curren$y. Check it!

Video: ArtOfficial - "Voodoo Child" Jam Session

Here's another behind the scenes look at ArtOfficial working on their upcoming record. They re-work Jimi's song in an oh so funky way. The Payback drops March 26th.

Video: Jern Eye - Get Down

This is the latest off Jern's album Vision, out now.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Video: Jay-Z, Bono & Rihanna - Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)

For those that missed the telethon, here's the dope track from Jay-Z, Bono and Rihanna. All in all the performances were great. You can purchase all of the performances as a complete set on Itunes with all proceeds being donated to the efforts in Haiti. Props to RR.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Download: Oddisee - Odd Winter

Super-producer Oddisee is back with another addition to his seasonal series. Unlike Odd Summer and Odd Autumn, this collection has some guest emcees sprinkled here and there. Enjoy!


Bulletin: R.I.P. Apache

The Flavor Unit soldier who blessed us back in the early 90's has passed on. No details were available. Rest In Peace!

UPDATE: More info here.

Video: Cyrus Trailer

This looks hilarious! Great cast too! It's premiering at Sundance.

Video: N.A.S.A. feat. Kool Kojak & DJ Babao - O Pato

There's some real cool animation in this one. The Spirit of Apollo is in stores now.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Video: Dumbfoundead, Esna Yoon & Herbal T - Jam Session 2.0

I found this on Dumbfoundead's (aka "Roadhouse") twitter. This is dope!! Eight people from different parts of the world virtually jam out. Crazy!

Video: Dessa - The Chaconne (Live)

Dessa stops by The Current to promote her new album A Badly Broken Code, which is out now. She's so dope, in every way!

Video: I'm Here Trailer

Spike Jonze is just ill! This just looks insane! This is also premiering at Sundance this coming week. Shout out to my boy JayT who's at Sundance doing his thing.

Video: Exit Through The Gift Shop Trailer

Artist Banksy is premiering his film at Sundance this coming week. It looks hilarious and gives the audience an inside look to how he does things.

Download: Mick Boogie + NVME + Duck Down Present Survival Kit

The good folks at Duck Down teamed up with Mick Boogie and NVME to create a nice collection of remakes dedicated to the legends KRS-One and Buckshot. Here you will find remakes of classic songs by new artists like The Kid Daytona, Tanya Morgan, Melanie Fiona, Kidz In The Hall and much more. Enjoy!


Download: Mr. J. Medeiros - The Art Of Broken Glass

Mr. J. Medeiros dropped this EP last year and now he's re-releasing it for free. Check it out, it's a good one! Entirely produced by Boonie Mayfield.


Download: Wu-Tang Vs. The Beatles - Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers

So some producer by the name of Tom Caruana mashed up these two musical giants with some dope results. Get it while the powers that be sleep because for certain this will be gone!


Video: TONE Artist Profile - Prophit

Here's another dope profile from TONE.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Video: Emilio Rojas - Piano Bounce

Another vid off Emilio's DJ Green Lantern Presents The Natural.

Audio: Jon Hope feat. Mike Maven - Average Joe (prod. by 6th Sense)

The homie 6th just dropped another track off his It's A 6th Sense Mixtape Yo!! Vol. 2 & 3.

Video: Hip Hop Official - Lion's Den Pure II Concert Wrap-Up

HHO did their thing with this piece. Real nice!

Video: Blitz The Ambassador - Remembering The Future (Live)

This is so dope and I'm excited to check out the whole MTVu special. Stereotype was one of the best albums of '09 so cop it already.

Video: Pinboard Interview w/ P.O.S.

P.O.S. breaks down his childhood and why the mainstream hasn't embraced indie rap. Never Better is out now.

Audio: Blitz The Ambassador - Emmett (S)Till

Blitz, after being inspired by "A Song For Assata" by Common, decided to, in similar fashion, create a song about Emmett Till. Study up!

<a href="">Emmett (S)Till by Blitz the Ambassador (Emmett Still)</a>

Bulletin: For The People

This show is going down on Sunday, January 24th at the Highline Ballroom. If you're in the area, come through and support a great cause. Get more info.

Video: MacGruber Trailer

Once again, SNL tries a hand at transforming a skit into a movie. Hopefully, this will be one of the funnier ones.

Video: United Nations Of Sound - Are You Ready?

Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft is back with a new project that consists of a host of new musical collaborators. The tentative title for the new record is Redemption, dropping March 29th. This track was produced by No I.D.

Video: David Banner & 9th Wonder - Death Of A Popstar Teaser

Not sure when it's dropping but look out for it soon.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Video: Big Sean - Million Dollars

This is a really dope video from G.O.O.D Family's Big Sean. Love the concept! Finally Famous drops...

Video: Carvens Lissaint - Haiti

This is intense! Carvens is a Haitian-American poet who was on the 2009 Urban Word NYC slam team. He wrote this poem a year ago and it proves to be prophetic. Chicago, check out Every Drop Counts.

Video: Skillz - 2009 Rap Up (Behind The Scenes)

The "2009 Rap Up" is dope and we will soon see some visuals attached to it brought to you by Derek Pike and the folks at Three/21 Media. *patiently waiting*

Video: Jay Electronica - Exhibit A Trailer

I'm not sure if this is an official trailer but it looks dope. Directed by Jason Goldwatch.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Video: Scheme - Respect The Art

A new vid off Scheme's The Manifesto EP.

Download: DJ Dyllemma & DJ Sav One - Coming Up In '09

DJ Sav One and DJ Dyllemma put together this mixtape with 65 tracks of established or on the come up artists. Hit the link to check out all of the artists featured. Support!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Video: Gil Scott-Heron - Me And The Devil

Wow, didn't see this coming! Gil's first album in fifteen years, I'm New Here, drops February 9th.

Video: Jimmy Kimmel On The Jay Leno Show

Jimmy Kimmel goes in!!! Wow!!! #TeamConan

Video: Brother Ali Performing In Hawaii

The homie Brother Ali is performing out in Hawaii and the promoters put together this little video to support the show. Comedy ensues! Hit up the Pipeline Cafe on January 22nd, if you live on the islands.

Video: LTD Magaziner Interview w/ Just Blaze Pt. 2

Here's part two of Just talking about the history of Baseline and the legacy it leaves behind.

Video: Wyclef Jean In Haiti

Text YELE to 501501 to donate $5 to this state of emergency.

Video: On Haiti

The homie Jay Smooth gives us a perspective on our historical responsibility to Haiti. Please do what you can to support the people.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Video: DudeGotBars Interview w/ Gemstones

I'm really digging this dude's style. Real dope! He talks about why he stepped away for a little bit and his relationship with Lupe Fiasco and FNF.

Video: Copyright Criminals Trailer

This is a re-up. I had the opportunity to check out this film two months ago and it was great. Lots of interesting debates. It features Chuck D, De La Soul, DJ Qbert and many others. Come out to the DVD release party at Brooklyn Bowl on January 19th, brought to you by Indiepix and Definitive Jux. You can cop a DVD, check out the premiere on PBS and get groovy with some musical acts.

Video: Dessa - Dixon's Girl

This is so out there and mad cool! The images are funny and crazy. I dig me some Dessa. Her album A Badly Broken Code is due out January 19th.

Video: RIP Teddy Pendergrass

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Video: Statik Selektah - 100 Proof Promo feat. DJ Premier, Q-Tip & Reflection Eternal

100 Proof drops February 2nd.

Video: Sean Price feat. Skyzoo & Torae - Duck Down

This is so dope! NahRight and Court Dunn bring you another One Shot and this one is a doozie. Very well done!

Video: OKP Presents Spin Doctors - DJ Nu-Mark

This is a dope series brought to you by the folks at Okayplayer in anticipation of the new game Scratch: The Ultimate DJ. Expect to see more of these until the game drops in May.

Video: Outasight - Catch Me If You Can Trailer

This looks like it's going to be cool! This is off Outasight's recently released project Further, which is the cat's pajamas. Stay tuned for the full video. Directed by GregTheDude and produced by 6th Sense.

Video: Wordspit - Poet's Haiku

I love this joint! This is off Wordspit's tape The Coolest Bboi Stance.

Video: ?uestlove On Television - Parks & Recreation vs. Wu Tang Clan

Recently, ?uestlove of The Roots claimed Parks & Recreation is the Wu Tang Clan of comedy. Here he is with proof in this edition of ?uestlove on Television. This is hilarious! And so is Parks & Recreation!

Video: TONE Artist Profile - GDP

Don't know much about this dude but he sounds cool. *off to do some research*

Video: Wyclef Talks Haiti w/ Anderson Cooper

So sad. Much love to Haiti. Please do what you can to help. Text YELE to 501501. It charges your phone $5 for the earthquake relief.

Video: David Banner & 9th Wonder - Death Of A Popstar (Behind The Scenes)

Here's a look at the photoshoot for the David Banner & 9th Wonder project. You can hear snippets of the music throughout and it sounds pretty incredible. No word on a drop date.

Video: Theophilus London - Humdrum Town

This is the new video/Green Label single from Theophilus. This sure can be a humdrum town! Chea!

Video: Game Rebellion - Blind

I remember interviewing these cats a few years back at their crib in Brooklyn. Good times! Here's the new single from their forthcoming EP Sounds Like A Riot, dropping January 18th.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Video: Eclectic Method - Wu Tang Clan Mix

The Eclectic Method are a tag team of remixers, where they use anything and everything to create a new representation of your favorite artists. They are also featured in the upcoming film Copyright Criminals. A film I think every artist should see. Eclectic Method will be performing at the DVD release party for the film on January 19th at Brooklyn Bowl. Check it out!

Bulletin: Conan Might Quit Tonight Show

NBC is totally messing this one up. It's obvious no one is interested in Leno yet they insist on keeping him. He's not funny! I agree with Conan and if this goes through then in the immortal words of Ice Cube: "No Vaseline". Here's the letter Conan wrote to his fans:

Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the Tonight Show to 12:05 to accommodate the Jay Leno Show at 11:35. For 60 years the Tonight Show has aired immediately following the late local news. I sincerely believe that delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. The Tonight Show at 12:05 simply isn’t the Tonight Show. Also, if I accept this move I will be knocking the Late Night show, which I inherited from David Letterman and passed on to Jimmy Fallon, out of its long-held time slot. That would hurt the other NBC franchise that I love, and it would be unfair to Jimmy.

So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is for me to consider losing it. My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of The Tonight Show. But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the Internet a time slot doesn’t matter. But with the Tonight Show, I believe nothing could matter more.

There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have no idea what happens next. My hope is that NBC and I can resolve this quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of, for a company that values our work.

Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair; it’s always been that way.



Video: Snoop Dogg Talks Priority Records

Snoop talks about his new position at Priority Records and what his plans are for re-releasing some classics. Malice In Wonderland is out now.

Video: Dessa - Poor Atlas

This is the new video from Doomtree's Dessa from her upcoming album Badly Broken Code, due out January 19th. Looking forward to this one!

Download: Rapper Big Pooh - The Purple Tape

We showed you the documentary, now here's the product for your listening pleasure. Click the link to hear Pooh rock over Black Milk production.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Video: Ski Beatz feat. The Cool Kids & Stalley - We Can Do It Big

Creative Control brings you the first vid off Ski Beatz upcoming project 24 Hour Karate School.

Video: HHO Artist Of The Week - Skyzoo

Skyzoo's The Salvation is out now. In my opinion, over time this record will be looked back upon as a classic.

Video: Brother Ali & Justin Timberlake Rock Wyoming

Brother Ali and BK-One rocked a snowboarding party out in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and JT bumrushed the stage to display some beatboxing skills. The audio quality is crappy but you get the drift. Such a great moment!

Video: Skillz Presents Hip Hop Confessions - DJ Jazzy Jeff & Kwame (Ep. 4)

Some good history I didn't know about.

Video: MTV Interview w/ Homeboy Sandman

MTV interviews the Sandman about Hip Hop and eating fresh.

Video: Dujeous - Enough (Live @ Mercury Lounge)

The homies Dujeous rocked Mercury Lounge on Friday. Here's some footage. Their mixtape No Clearance is out now.

Video: Mr. SOS - The Art Of Writing

Haha! Listen up as Mr. SOS teaches you a few things about the writing process. How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb is out now.

Video: The Emilio Sparks Experience EPK

This is dope! A nice variation of interview snippets Emilio has done over the years. Also, don't forget to pick up Kicks, Chicks & Porno Flicks.

Download: DJ Booth & Kevin Nottingham Present HiPNOTT Records 2010 Takeover

Kevin Nottingham is starting the new year with a campaign for his label HiPNOTT Records. You'll find folks like Tiye Phoenix, El Prez, Cymarshall Law, Chaundon, Murs, K. Sparks and much more for your listening pleasure.


Video: Yours Truly Interview w/ Exile

Exile doing what he does best. Banging on the MPC.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Video: Talk Stoop Interview w/ Q-Tip

Talk Stoop sits with the Tipster to talk Islam and Hip Hop.

Video: We The People Trailer

General Steele of Smif-n-Wessun is releasing this film along with his upcoming album Amerikkka's Nightmare Pt. 2: Children Of War, which is due out February 23rd.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Video: One Time At Henry's...

DOC tells a funny story about almost catching a beatdown and how a certain delectable treat saved him.

Video: SUSO33 Video Art

This is crazy dope! Spanish artist SUSO33 does some crazy double handed thing and it turns into something. Just watch!

Video: LMNO & Yann Kesz feat. JFK - Fashion Show

LMNO and Yann Kesz dropped a project entitled Devilish Dandruff With Holy Shampoo. Here's the next vid. Check it!

Video: Davey D TV Interview w/ Paul Mooney Pt. 2

Here's another segment of the Paul Mooney interview. He calls Kanye his hero, goes in on Beyonce for fronting on Etta James and doesn't see the excitement of getting one black president in American history.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Video: PackFM - Happy Days

Nice! Just two days after dropping this joint, here's the vid. Nice concept like only QN5 can do. Look out for Pack's follow-up, I F*cking Hate Rappers.

Video: The A-Team Trailer

I don't know who the dude is playing B.A. Baracus but I thought it was supposed to be Ice Cube or Common? Ah, well. These things are tricky. It could be wack or real dope.

Video: Newsense (ArtOfficial) - 47 Bars

Newsense spits some bars while working on ArtOfficial's upcoming project The Payback. Make it rain! Ha!

Video: Mos Def Works On The Ecstatic

Now this is so dope! I love watching the process of an artist. Especially for one of my favorite albums of all time. The Ecstatic is out now. Props to RR.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Download: Emilio Sparks x Cloud Kicker Presents Kicks, Chicks and Porno Flicks

One of the dopest titles and covers I've seen in awhile. Emilio brings you some dope music from 6th Sense, Outasight, Esso, Fresh Daily, APinks, PH and much, much more. It also has snippets of his radio show. Get it!

Video: Strictly Business - Find A Way

I don't know much about Sir Business but I dig this track. Nice party anthem.

Video: RJD2 - Let There Be Horns

Crazy! Just crazy! Oh, and the track is dope too. The Colossus drops Tuesday.

Video: We Stole The Show Interview w/ Homeboy Sandman

Homeboy talks about...well, Sandman.

Video: Sadat X - Wild Cowboys II Trailer

So it looks like Sadat is trying to re-capture the glory of the first one. He has the right team with him. We shall see. Wild Cowboys II drops February 23rd.

Video: She's Out Of My League Trailer

This stars the dude from Knocked Up. There might be some laughter of recognition on this one.

Video: Star & URL Interview w/ Iron Solomon Pt. 1

Iron gets into written or not and his battles with Jin and Math Hoffa.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Video: Scheme feat. Mikkey Halsted - Lose Your Soul (Behind The Scenes)

A behind the scenes look at how the track came together. This will be off Scheme's upcoming project Same Rebel New Cause. Produced by Molemen's Panik.

Video: Canon Freeze Tag Commercial


Video: The Come Up Show Interview w/ Wale

The Come Up Show rolled up on Wale while on tour for a sit down as he speaks on breaking out of a box, the do-it-yourself attitude and consistency. Attention:Deficit is out now.

Video: Doomtree - Game Over

Here's the new vid from the Minnesota crew. This is from their self-titled LP, which is out now and is oh so dope!

Audio: PackFM - Happy Days (Prod. by Tonedeff)

Pack speaks truth on this one. What happened to all of the uproar and resistance? We're too distracted! Produced by Tonedeff.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Video: Rapper Big Pooh - The Purple Tape Documentary

Pooh, with Black Milk's blessing, created The Purple Tape, an EP with Pooh on the raps and Milk on production flipping some Prince samples. I can dig it because I wasn't really digging Pooh's last project. It's supposed to drop next Tuesday.

Video: Davey D TV Interview w/ Paul Mooney

Paul Mooney is just a smart dude. He breaks it down something serious about Obama. And the Richard Pryor black president sketch is so classic. Props to Nah Right.

Video: VH1 Storytellers Q&A w/ Kanye West

This is a part of the planned DVD release. I actually didn't know that College Dropout had autotune on it. Interesting. Props to RR.

Download: Benamin - The Times EP

Producer Benamin has released an EP featuring Brooklynite emcee Fresh Daily. Check for this dude in 2010 and click below to hear some beats and rhymes, son.


Monday, January 4, 2010

Video: Spine TV Interview w/ Graffiti Legend FUTURA

FUTURA talks about graffiti in the 70's and his show in Berlin.

Video: Mos Def feat. Talib Kweli - History

This is so classic! Nuff said! The Ecstatic is out now. RIP Dilla.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Video: Aloe Blacc - A Change Is Gonna Come

Aloe Blacc was out in Sidney and had some down time. He rips this Sam Cooke classic!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Video: Page - No Fear

This is dope! The Toronto artist spits some heartfelt lyrics over DJ Khalil's "Fear" instrumental.

Download: Mickey Factz - The Dark Phoenix: Alpha

Mickey Factz just dropped his new project just a bit ago. I'm really curious to hear it because I don't know what to expect. Enjoy!

Video: Jay-Z feat. Swizz Beatz - On To The Next One

Here's some wild and cool visuals for the new single off Blueprint 3. Is he addressing the masonic rumors? I don't know and don't care.

Download: XO - One One Ten

One third of Diamond District drops his new project in a new year. Enjoy!