Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Video: Damian Marley & Nas Are Distant Relatives


Here's an in-depth trailer showing the process of making their upcoming project Distant Relatives. I saw them last summer and this material is incredible. Can't wait!

Video: Ed Lover Show Interview w/ Redman, Method Man & Busta Rhymes


This is hilarious! Ed asks the question: Did you breed emcees? Press play for the answer.

Video: Joell Ortiz OnDaSpot Freestyle



Yikes!

Video: Janelle Monae feat. Big Boi - Tight Rope



Just dance mofo! This is pretty groovy. Her upcoming project The Archandroid is set to drop on May 18th.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Video: Raekwon - Canal Street



And by the way, that Meth/Ghost/Rae project, Wu-Massacre, dropped today.

Audio: The Kid Daytona - Do You Believe? (Tona's Song)



Here's a new track from the homie Daytona. This may or may not be on his upcoming project with LRG and DJ Green Lantern called The Interlude.

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Video: Joell Ortiz - Project Boy (Prod. By DJ Premier)



Here's the full version. Free Agent drops May 18th, maybe.

Video: A Decon Short - SXSW 2010 Featuring Dilated Peoples, Alchemist & Oh No

Video: The Tenderloin Project



Photographer Sean Desmond takes a look at an ignored district of San Francisco, where he forges friendships and goes beyond the surface, getting to know his subject's lives. The gallery opens on April 9th at the Medicine Agency in SF. Props to IllRoots.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Video: Al Be Back's One Minute Show Featuring Stalley (Episode 2)


This is a funny concept! This episode features Stalley and he gets asked a very important question.

Video: Cypress Hill feat. Tom Morello - Rise Up


This just reminds me of that rock/rap mash-up album they did a few years back. Kinda underwhelming. I hope the rest of the album is dope. Rise Up is set to drop April 20th.

Video: FaderTV Interview w/ Erykah Badu



FaderTV sat down with Erykah to talk about her upcoming project New Amerykah: Part 2 (Return of the Ankh), which drops tomorrow. Also, if you haven't checked out the video for "Window Seat", then you must.

Video: Strong Arm Steady feat. Phonte - Best Of Times



One of my favorite joints off the Strong Arm Steady x Madlib project In Search Of Stoney Jackson gets the video treatment. Cop it!

Video: Doitall - Surrender (Prod. by Pete Rock)



I'm not mad at this! Nice looking vid too. This is off The Advocate's Digital Dynasty 12 mixtape.

Video: Joell Ortiz - Project Boy Trailer



The full video drops tomorrow according to Mr. Ortiz. Produced by DJ Premier. Free Agent drops May 18th.

Video: Bey-Z feat. Baby

Video: Nardwuar Interview w/ Snoop Dogg



The always hilarious Nardwuar!

Audio: Brother Ali, Fashawn & BK-One - The Breakin' Dawn Boys



Just like the Fresh Air Tour, Brother Ali recorded a theme song for his upcoming Breakin' Dawn Tour with Fashawn and BK-One. Super b-boy fresh! You can also check out the tour dates and purchase tickets at Rhymesayers.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Video: Phonte Speaks On Little Brother/9th Wonder Situation



For the first time, we get to hear one side of the Little Brother/9th Wonder situation from years back. It all started when Phonte released a song from the Little Brother days online today called "Star". He'll explain.

Video: Erykah Badu - Window Seat


This is so dope! New Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh) drops on Tuesday.

Video: To Have & To Hold Taster


To Have & To Hold is a new documentary by Jony Lyle about the love for vinyl and its importance in our lives. It features Bobbito Garcia and ?uestlove. No word on when the film will be released so enjoy this teaser.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Video: Sam O'Hare - The Sandpit (Miniature NYC)



This belongs in the how did they do that category.

Video: Duo Live - Fully Aware



Now this is more like it. Wasn't feeling the last few joints they did. I know an artist can't just stay in one lane, that's unrealistic, but Duo is so good at navigating this sort of landscape.

Video: Solillaquists Of Sound - New Sheriff In Town



Now here's a different sound for your brain to ponder. Some dope, fun, funky stuff right here. This is off the latest SOS album No More Heroes.

Video: Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar Trailer



Here's the first single and the theme song for HBO's How To Make It In America from Aloe Blacc's upcoming album Good Things.

Video: Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis Featuring Ben Stiller



This is hilarious!!!!

Video: HipHopDX Interview w/ Eternia



HipHopDX spoke with Eternia while out in Austin. She talks about her new deal with Fat Beats, Canada Hip Hop and her project with Moss entitled At Last, which drops on June 15th. The first single "It's Funny" with Joell Ortiz is fire!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Video: ArtOfficial - Grand Design Jam Session



I really dig these guys. Here they flip a Radiohead song. The Payback drops in April.

Video: Hopie Spithard feat. Donwill - Trunk (The Remixes)


Ok, so the second part of the name is funny but she isn't that bad. She can flow. Donwill of Tanya Morgan killed this joint. By the way, Donwill's album Don Cusack In High Fidelity is out now.

Video: Closed Session w/ U-N-I, Curt@!n$, Hollywood Holt & Million $ Mano



Closed Sessions Vol. 1 is out now.

Video: Kid Cudi - Soundtrack 2 My Life



This is directed by Jason Goldwatch and I presume this is all footage pulled from the documentary he's making with Cudi.

Video: Blue Scholars - Paul Valery



I'm diggin' this. Props to OKP.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Video: DeFam Interview w/ Emilio Rojas



DeFam sits down with Emilio to talk about his home turf, his move to NY and his music. The Natural is out now.

Video: Kidz In The Hall feat. Chip Tha Ripper & Donnis - Fresh Academy



This track bangs! This is both off the Kidz latest Land Of Make Believe and Ruby Hornet's Closed Sessions Vol. 1.

Video: Cookbook & Uno Mas feat. Evidence - When You Rock & Roll



I'm really diggin' this track. Produced by my man JJ Brown. This is off Cookbook & Uno Mas' album C&U Music Factory, out now.

Audio: Eternia & Moss feat. Joell Ortiz - It's Funny



Moss released this through his twitter so I'm assuming this is the first leak off the Moss & Eternia project At Last, which drops June 15th. Sounds funky to me!!

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Video: K'naan - Wavin' Flag



Here's the official video of the album version of this song. As you know, Coca-Cola is using a different version for its 2010 World Cup campaign. Troubadour is out now.

Video: Slick The Misfit - 2nd Floor Pushing Mutha


This is hilarious...and true!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Video: Richy Pitch feat. M.anifest - Blackstar


This will be off a compilation Richy Pitch is putting out with artists from Ghana. He spent the last couple of years there. Dope!

Video: Brother Ali - Tight Rope (Live)



One of my favorites tracks off the classic album Us. Props to YoursTruly.

Video: Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx - Nobody Trailer



This looks to be pretty ridiculous!! The eXXecution is out today!

Video: Al Be Back's One Minute Show (Episode 1)



This is pretty funny!

Video: Outasight - Catch Me If You Can



We saw the trailer awhile ago and now we have the full version. For those living under a rock and haven't heard Further yet, you can cop the EP version on Itunes. Produced by 6th Sense.

Video: Paradime - Lovely Day



Detroit's own comes through with the first vid off his upcoming project The Slow But Inevitable Maturation Of Freddie, due out in May.

Video: Meth/Ghost/Rae - Our Dreams



Here's the first video off the upcoming Meth/Ghost/Rae album Wu-Massacre, dropping March 30th. Directed by Rik Cordero. Definitely anticipated!

Download: Asher Roth - Seared Foie Gras With Quince & Cranberry



In my opinion, Asher is cool, slightly overrated, but I put this up on the strength of the features and production. So enjoy and form your own opinion. I will when I listen to it.

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Video: Sean Price & Agallah The Don Saratoga Ave Freestyle

P!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Video: Absolut Presents NY-Z (A Jay-Z Documentary)


I posted a clip of the documentary awhile back and now here's the full version. Enjoy!

Video: Reflection Eternal feat. Bun B - Strangers



This is the latest off the highly anticipated Revolutions Per Minute.

Download: Trek Life & J.Bizness - Rhymes Within Reason EP



Cali native Trek Life along with producer J.Bizness have released a free project for the masses. This is the first of three for Trek in 2010. Be on the lookout for his projects with Oddisee, Everything Changed Nothing, and DJ Babu, Fire Outside. Enjoy!!

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Video: Murs & 9th Wonder feat. Sick Jacken & Uncle Chucc - The Problem Is



Who's messing with Murs & 9th? Consistency is the name of the game, four albums deep. Fornever drops April 13th.

Video: Deconstructing Ke$ha



"No, I'm no Diddy but I did sleep with 3/5 of Danity Kane."

Haha!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Video: Pac Div feat. The Cool Kids - Shut Up


This is the latest vid off Pac Div's Church League Champions.

Video: Inspectah Deck - The Champion



This is off Deck's new album Manifesto, which drops March 23rd. Produced by Alchemist.

Video: Donwill - P*ssy Rules The World (Preview)



A clear explanation is needed:

Don’t let the name of the track fool you though. “The song is about being more critical of chasing skirts,” says Donwill. “It’s not a song degrading women, but more so questioning motives.”The song also features west coast emcees Mykestro and Bad Lucc who spit well-crafted verses about their own experiences and motives when dealing with the fairer sex. A drum infused beat and grooving bass line collide yet leave enough space on the sonic landscape for the emcees to tell their lyrical tales. Echoing the overall theme of the song, Donwill reminds listeners that life has much more to offer than what many people get caught up with. “If your world is ruled by cash, clothes, cars or girls, you should improve your life. ‘Cus there is A LOT more out there.” Be sure to take note, as a little insight from Donwill goes a long way.

Donwill's Don Cusack In High Fidelity drops March 23rd. It's a doozie!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Video: Hustles With Russells Episode 1


Affion Crockett helps out Rush with his product. Hilarity ensues. Kinda funny.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Video: P.SO - Almost Home



This is the first vid off the fly Moontones project. I wish this video had more direction though because this is one of my favorite joints.

Video: J.Ivy - King James (Tribute To Dilla)



This is dope!! J.Ivy pays tribute to one of the greats. When is Ivy coming with something?

Video: Shawn Chrystopher - The Reason


This is mad heartfelt and real! Off Shawn Chrystopher's new project The Audition, dropping March 23rd.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Video: SoulStice - Strange Kind Of Love


This is mad cool! You don't see this around much so it's good SoulStice decided to speak on, not only interracial relationships, but same sex marriage as well.

Download: Consequence - Movies On Demand



After much talk, it's finally here. Consequence's warm up to his upcoming full length, ConsTV. I still think that's a wack title. Enjoy!

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Video: Skyzoo feat. Carlitta Durand - Easy To Fly



Here's another from Court Dunn. Off Skyzoo's dope album The Salvation.

Video: Restless Films Presents Verses - Donny Goines x Guru



Here's another installment of Restless Films' Verses, where your favorite emcee spits their favorite verse. Get well Guru! Directed by Court Dunn.

Download: 2 Hungry Bros - Back For Seconds



After quite a few groovy leaks, 2 Hungry Bros have released a warm up to their anticipated album with 8thW1, No Room For Dessert. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

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Video: Revery Media x Nola Darling Profile



The darlings of AOK talk about the inspiration behind the many things they do.

Video: Futurestates Presents SEED by Hugo Perez


I'm proud to present a film I worked on and played a small role in. We worked hard for four days straight and I had a fun time. Congratulations to Director Hugo Perez and thanks to the cast and crew for a great experience. After watching the film, check out the making of Seed.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Video: Homeboy Sandman, Steele, Rock & Pharaohe Monch Freestyle On Squeeze Radio


Some legends rock out at the 7th Anniversary of Squeeze Radio on WKCR. Monster!!

Video: Joell Ortiz feat. Jim Jones - Nissan Honda Chevy


Joell's interpretation of Lloyd Banks' song gets a video. Free Agent drops May 18th.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Video: Joell Ortiz Freestyle On A-List Radio


Wow, that 50 part of the rhyme is crazy!! Free Agent drops May 18th.

Video: Kidz In The Hall - Introlude



Here's another slick One Shot from Court Dunn. Land Of Make Believe is in stores right now.

Video: Deranged Fan Trailer



Many of you know Rik Cordero as the director behind a lot of your favorite rapper's videos and the successful film Inside A Change. Now he's behind the lens in a series called Deranged Fan. Looks bizarre...and deranged!

Video: K'naan - Wavin' Flag (Celebration Mix)



This is Coca-Cola's official campaign song for the 2010 World Cup. Nice!

Video: Sadat X feat. Pete Rock - Turn It Up








So apparently Wild Cowboys 2 dropped already as a digital release but I didn't hear a word about it. I just remember the trailer. The official, official release is March 23rd. Confused? So am I! Oh well! This track is dope though.

Video: Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce - Telephone



I'm posting this more so for the visuals than the song. Pretty dope video! It's nine minutes long.

Video: B. Dolan - Earthmovers



This is real dope! The Strange Famous artist drops a video in support of his album Fallen House, Sunken City, which is out now.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Video: Gorillaz feat. Gruff Rhys & De La Soul - Superfast Jellyfish


Here's the second video off the Gorillaz latest album Plastic Beach. Video for "Stylo" >

Video: Ruby Hornet Interview w/ Naledge



RTC sits down with Naledge of Kidz In The Hall to talk about their career and their new album Land Of Make Believe, which is out now.

Video: Diggy - Made You Look Freestyle (Flow Stoopid)



I can't front I slept on Diggy's skills but this is pretty good. He rocks over Nas' instrumental.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Video: U-N-I feat. Miguel - Lately (Remix)



Here's the new video off U-N-I's latest release A Love Supreme 2.0, which is out now. It also comes with a DVD so cop it. Wassup with homegirl's earrings though?

Video: Soulcrate Music - Electric Heavy Glow



I've never heard of these dudes but this is pretty dope. They have an album out now called The Heartland Panic.

Video: Lupe Fiasco feat. Kenna - Resurrection



This is off the compilation Music For Relief put together for Haiti. Support and download!

Video: Bongo Boy Interview w/ Rhymefest



Rhymefest breaks bread with Bongo Boy in Harlem as they talk about his upcoming album El Che, dropping on May 18th. Check out the verse at the end. Dope!

Video: Big Boi feat. Too Short & George Clinton - Fo Yo Sorrows



Here's the first single/video off Big Boi's upcoming solo release Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty. Finally! Then again, we still don't have a release date. Politics as usual!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Video: HHO Artist Of The Week - Self Scientific



Self Scientific (Chace Infinite x DJ Khalil) talk about their upcoming project Designer Music, the trickery of fashion in selling music and their song "For The J's". Better recognize some legends!

Video: B.o.B. feat. Bruno Mars - Nothin' On You



Here's the video for the buzz-worthy single from B.o.B.'s project May 25th. His debut album The Adventures of Bobby Ray drops April 27th.

Video: Tron Legacy Trailer



This is the latest trailer for Tron. Looks pretty wicked!

Video: The New Dork - Entrepreneur State Of Mind



The guys behind Grasshopper.com spoof Jay's hit. Viva la Nerds!

Video: Raaaaaaaandy Declares War On Justin Bieber


Haha!! Aziz is one funny dude!! Look out for the Raaaaaaaandy mixtape.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Video: Kid Cudi feat. MGMT & RATATAT - Pursuit Of Happiness (Alternate)


This is a second video for Cudi's Man On The Moon track. This is bugged out! Great visuals!

Video: Ski Beatz feat. Stalley - S.T.A.L.L.E.Y.


This is so dope! Clever concept. Directed by Creative Control. This is off the much anticipated Ski Beatz project 24 Hour Karate School, dropping March 30th.

Video: Donny Goines - No Apologies



Here's the first vid from Donny Goines and his recently released project 20X.

Video: Kam Moye - Splitting Image



Here's the latest vid off Kam's Splitting Image. Such a dope album. He really grew on this project.

Download: SigNif - The Transition



Milwaukee's own SigNif hit me up with her new project The Transition, which you can download for free. I have to say I was completely surprised and am really digging her whole vibe. She reminds me of Apani B. in some ways. Click the link and enjoy!!

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Video: Reflection Eternal - In This World



One of my favorite lead tracks off Reflection Eternal's upcoming sophmore album Revolutions Per Minute, dropping April 20th.

Video: Elzhi - Deep



I love the different textures in this video. And of course, the track bangs hard. Off Elzhi's The Leftovers Unmixedtape.

Audio: 2 Hungry Bros feat. J. Renee & 8thW1 - Train/Am I Wrong



Here's another couple of leaks from the 2 Hungry Bros upcoming tape Back For Seconds. First up is new artist/singer J. Renee followed by main staple 8thW1. The project drops March 15th.

<a href="http://2hungrybros.bandcamp.com/album/2-hungry-bros-back-for-seconds">Train (let it rock!) by 2 Hungry Bros</a>

Friday, March 5, 2010

Video: D-Wirks - Foot On The Gas



Here's the first visual off D-Wirks' (D. Schwartz & Beewirks) EP Foot On The Gas. Some serious sexy thangs happening here. If you like what you hear, then download the EP below.

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Video: X.O. - Blah Blah


The Diamond District soldier is back with some more visuals off his solo project One.One.Ten.

Video: RJD2 - A Spaceship For Now


Here's the latest video from RJD2's The Colossus.

Video: TONE Artist Profile - U-N-I


Here's yet another profile from TONE. Look out for A Love Supreme 2.0 to drop this month.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Download: Donny Goines - 20X



Donny Goines is back with a 6-track EP, 20X, for your listening pleasure. From the things I've heard about this project, it sounds like he's grown a whole lot. Presented by Rocksmith Tokyo. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Video: Scheme - Same Rebel, New Cause



Here's the first video off Scheme's dope project, Same Rebel, New Cause, which is out now.

Video: Emilio Sparks Interview w/ Ski Beatz



Emilio touches on Ski's history and his current project 24 Hour Karate School, which drops March 30th. Original Flavor!

Video: The Stand Interview w/ Oddisee



The Stand catches up with super producer/emcee Oddisee down in the DMV. Very in depth interview. Smack yourself if you still have yet to get Diamond District's In The Ruff, one of the best albums last year and still in rotation.

Video: Guru's Nephew On Guru's Condition And Solar



I know nothing of the situation and every side has a story. All I can do is pass along information. This sounds crazy though. If this is true, how can a human being possibly keep a family from seeing their sick loved one. Not cool Solar!! Not cool!

Video: Nappy Roots - Back Home



This is a little preview of what's to come from their upcoming full length The Pursuit Of Nappyness.

Video: Absolut Presents NY-Z Trailer



Absolut will be releasing a documentary on Jay-Z and what it's like to play the Garden. The footage comes from the 9/11 concert.

Video: Donny Goines - Ready For The Big Leagues Interview



Planet Ill caught up with Donny Goines at his 20X listening session. Very insightful interview. I heard a piece of that New York record and it knocks. 20X drops tomorrow.

Video: Chace Infinite & Good Wood - Africa Medallion Piece Release Party



Chace has been promoting these pieces hard on Twitter and even making custom ones for a lot of his emcee homies. Drop by the Prohibit store to check it out.

Video: Before And Aftermath: The Journey



JoellOrtiz.com just launched with some archive footage of his signing to Aftermath. Free Agent coming soon.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Video: Lyricism And Capitalism



Jay Smooth reacts to Wacka Wacka Flame's (spelling?) comments about how he's not lyrical because lyrical doesn't make money. Leave it to Jay's research to debunk that theory.

Video: Bambu feat. Prometheus Brown of Blue Scholars - Slow Down



This is the first single/video off Bambu's EP Paper Cuts. This is a heat rock!

Video: B.o.B. - Not Love



A new vid from the talented B.o.B. Look for his full-length debut sometime in April.

Video: Gorillaz feat. Mos Def & Bobby Womack - Stylo



This is the new vid for the upcoming Gorillaz' project Plastic Beach, dropping March 8th. So dope!!

Download: Closed Sessions Vol. 1



After numerous videos and leaks the Ruby Hornet project is finally here. Featuring music by Curren$y, Emilio Rojas, Scheme, Skyzoo, Tanya Morgan and so much more. Enjoy!!

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Video: Closed Session w/ Rhymefest & Skyzoo



Here's a behind the scenes look at Rhymefest and Skyzoo working on "Crack The Code", off Ruby Hornet's Closed Sessions Vol. 1.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Video: When You're Strange Trailer



This should be real interesting. A documentary about The Doors. Narrated by Johnny Depp.

Download: Krondon - Let Em Live



Here's Krondon's official street album in appreciation for the fans positive response to the SAS In Search For Stoney Jackson project with Madlib.

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Video: Elzhi - Deep Trailer



Here's a taste of what's to come for the full video. This is off Elzhi's so dope project The Leftovers Unmixedtape. Produced by Black Milk.

Video: Leaves Of Grass Trailer

Bulletin: Prayers Go Out To Gangstarr's Guru



Guru, formerly of legendary group Gangstarr, went into cardiac arrest and is in a coma. Send your positive energy and thoughts for his full recovery. Read more here.