Monday, May 31, 2010

Video: Shad - Rose Garden


This is dope!! Wasn't sure at the beginning but it all came together. Nice work!! Shad's project TSOL is out now.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Download: Royce Da 5'9" - Bar Exam 3 (The Most Interesting Man)



I guess due to someone's leak, they decided to release it a couple of days early. Enjoy!!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Video: Kil Ripkin - Not You


This is a really dope track with a great message. Do the knowledge! Directed by Science Projects and produced by Eric G. Be on the lookout for The Balancing Act.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Video: The Black Keys - Tighten Up (Live On Letterman)



These dudes kill it. Brothers is out now.

Video: Ras Kass feat. Royce Da 5'9" - Attitudes 2012



This is off Ras' upcoming project A.D.I.D.A.S.

Video: Reflection Eternal - Ballad Of The Black Gold (Live on Jimmy Fallon)



The Roots help out RE to rock one of my favorite tracks off Revolutions Per Minute, otu now.

Video: Big Boi - Shutterbug



This is groovy! Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty is supposed to drop July 6th.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Video: Reflection Eternal - So Good



Here's another One Shot from Court Dunn, Restless Films and Nah Right. The flow's so ill! Revolutions Per Minute is out now.

Video: Classified - Inspiration



This is dope! Self Explanatory is out now.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Video: Outasight - Rollin Wit Me Ep. 14



Take a look as Outasight works with photographer Jonathan Mannion and makes some music with Kwame (yes, that Kwame). Further is out now.

Video: DJ Reflex Interview w/ Reflection Eternal



DJ Reflex caught up with RE as they promote their current album Revolutions Per Minute.

Video: The Lost Art Of Album Packaging w/ Nas



So true. I still stare at album packaging and covers. Endangered for sure! Distant Relatives is out now.

Video: Reflection Eternal - Ballad Of The Black Gold (Live @ Amoeba)



One of my favorites on this album and so appropriate for what's going on down in the Gulf Coast. Revolutions Per Minute is out now.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Audio: Camu Tao - Perfect Plan



El-P just announced the release of Camu Tao's King Of Hearts. Head over to Def Jux to read the touching letter by El and the press release. Enjoy the first track released below. Mark your calendars for August 17th.

Audio: Mass Influence - Morning Breath Chasers



Dope!! Some of ya'll may remember Mass Influence, a group out of ATL that dominated the late 90's in the underground. I still bump The Underground Science, the group's first album. After disappearing, they are now back with new member Rubix (of the original Reflection Eternal). I'm glad they are back!

<a href="http://massinfluence.bandcamp.com/album/morning-breath-chasers">Morning Breath Chasers by Massinfluence</a>

Video: Jermiside & Danny Diggs - Afraid



Diggin' this smooth joint from Jermiside & Danny Diggs album Middle Classic. Directed by Tanya Morgan's Ilyas.

Video: 24KMilkCrate Interview - Killing Time With Sene



24KMilkCrate sits down with Sene to talk success, a childhood story, his music and the song "Time Kills" off his latest dope project Reality Bites.

Video: Rihanna - Rock Star 101

Monday, May 24, 2010

Video: Statik Selektah feat. Consequence - Life Is Short



Here's the new vid from Statik Selektah's latest project 100 Proof. Also be on the look out for Cons' full-length ConsTV.

Video: Jaydiohead - Ignorant Swan Medley



This is dope! Off Max Tannone's Jaydiohead project.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Video: Michael Rapaport Discusses Beats, Rhymes & Life



Michael Rapaport discusses his intentions with his documentary about A Tribe Called Quest entitled Beats, Rhymes & Life. It premieres at Sundance in 2011. Dope!! Very excited for this!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Video: Flip feat. Buff1 & 14KT - Problem



Austria's Flip enlists the help of Michigan's own for this funky track.

Video: Atlas Ducked: Rand Paul & The Crouching Weasel Technique



Jay Smooth speaks on the weasel that is Rand Paul.

Download: Jin - Say Something



Well, this is a surprise. After saying his concentration would be on acting from now on, Jin releases a mixtape. Check it out.

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Video: Dessa - Alibi



Some great visuals. Off the beautiful Dessa's LP A Badly Broken Code, out now.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Video: Eternia & Moss feat. Termanology & Reef The Lost Cauze - At Last



Super dope track! It's going to be a hot summer. At Last drops on June 29th.

Video: Bambu - The Queen Is Dead



This is off Bambu's latest, Paper Cuts, out now.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Video: B.o.B On Last Call With Carson Daly



B.o.B. sat down with Carson Daly to discuss his beginnings, "Nothin' On You", his album The Adventures Of Bobby Ray and his time with Eminem.

Video: Stacey Dash/K&R Photoshoot



Yikes!! One of the nicest ladies I've met and just stunning.

Video: The Black Keys - Tighten Up



Here's the official video, minus the dinosaur. Good ish! Brothers is out now.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Video: RESPECT. Mag - Barron Claiborne



Here's a self-portrait on photographer Barron Claiborne. A talented guy who takes great portraits. One of his most known images is the one of Notorious B.I.G. wearing a king's crown.

Download: Donwill & Von Pea - The Sandwich Shop



Two-thirds of Tanya Morgan created this project off the vibes of The Roots Sandwiches EP. Also don't forget, Donwill's Don Cusack In High Fidelity is out now. Enjoy!

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Download: Peter Rosenberg & Cypress Hill - The Uprising



Peter Rosenberg put together this tribute to Cypress with artists like Homeboy Sandman, Yelawolf, Jim Jones, Asher Roth and much more. Enjoy!

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Video: Jay Electronica Nepal Freestyle



DECON and Jay chill on the road in Nepal, freestyling.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Video: VIMBY Presents Masta Ace



Ace is for the kids!

Video: Curren$y - King Kong



Curren$y's Pilot Talk drops on June 15th.

Video: Young Guru Talks 9th Wonder



Taken from the upcoming 9th Wonder documentary.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Video: Asher Roth - Muddy Swim Trunks



This is well done! Look out for melons in the aisle. Directed by BBGun. Seared Foie Gras With Quince And Cranberry is out now.

Video: Toki Wright - By The Time I Get To Arizona 2010



Toki Wright re-made the classic PE song to fight a different kind of battle in 2010. Racial profiling is not ok. This law needs to go!

Dear Friends, Family, and Allies,

On Friday, April 23rd 2010 at approximately 1:30pm Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona signed into law the most aggressive bill against undocumented residents in the United States. Under Senate Bill 1070 (SB 1070) local police departments have been given the authority to identify, detain, and deport anyone they deem to be illegally in the US based solely on their suspicion. Yet we ask, “what does illegal look like?”

We the people believe that this is not only a decision deeply rooted in racism, but also a political plot to cause disruption between the State and Federal government at the expense of hard working families. The same stigma that has plagued people of color in unfair hiring and housing practices, education, police profiling and more has now been passed into so-called “law.” Law is nothing but an opinion reinforced by intimidation. Also, how can you call someone else illegal when you live on stolen land?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Video: Solillaquists Of Sound - Marvel



No More Heroes is out now.

Video: B.o.B. - Lovelier Than You (Live On Jimmy Kimmel)



The Adventures of Bobby Ray is out now.

Video: MTV Interview w/ Joell Ortiz



Joell speaks on Slaughterhouse being on Shady, recording with Em and the new Slaughterhouse LP.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Video: Fashawn feat. Blu - Samsonite Man



Here's the latest video from Fashawn's classic debut Boy Meets World.

Video: Mickey Factz - Alpha



I remember the live footage of this was insane!

Video: OkayplayerTV Interview w/ Lupe Fiasco Pt. 2



Here's part two of Okayplayer's interview with Lupe. He talks about Houston, MTV's Hottest Emcees List and the All City Chess Club, which consists of him, B.o.B., Blu, Wale, J. Cole, Pharrell, Charles Hamilton and The Cool Kids.

Video: Alicia Keys - Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)



This is a dope video! Nice storytelling! The Element Of Freedom is out now.

Video: Sway & Tech Present When Art Imitates Life - Hieroglyphics Crew



Sway and Tech of the World Famous Wake Up Show have put together an organization called When Art Imitates Life. They're putting together over 200 art pieces immortalizing the classic Hieroglyphics crew. Check out the behind the scenes. All pieces will be available May 31st.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Download: Oddisee - Odd Spring



Here's the latest in Oddisee's season series. The spring has arrived!

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Video: CurT@!n$ - Letter To The People, Pt. 2



Here's the second part of the letter from Dope Boy C.

Video: Outasight - Stranger Than Fiction (Behind The Scenes)



Here's a peek at Outasight's upcoming video off his Further project. Word has it that he shot four more videos in the same week so it's going to be a busy summer for the homie.

Video: Ruslan feat. Blame One & Braille - Domesticated



On some grown man ish! Produced by Exile. This is off Ruslan's EP The Prequel.

Video: HHO Artist Of The Week - Evidence



Evidence talks about his upcoming LP Cats & Dogs. Can't wait for this one!!

Video: Drake - Find Your Love



Thank Me Later drops on June 15th.

Video: OkayplayerTV Interview w/ Lupe Fiasco Pt. 1



Okayplayer sat down with Lupe to talk the new album Lasers, internet leaking and his sneaker game.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Video: Reflection Eternal - This Is Hip Hop



Here's another episode of Court Dunn's This Is Hip Hop series. Some are more interesting than others but it's all Hip Hop.

Video: Epsilon Project - Inspiration



This is the first single off the Audacity EP. Produced by Kev Brown. Loving the vibe on this song.

Video: The Kickdrums - Love Is A Drug

Video: Ice Cube - I Rep That West



I Am The West drops July 13th.

Download: DJ Rhettmatic - Beats By Rhettmatic: The Boom Bap Collection 2.0



Rhettmatic put this tape together to show people he's not just a turntablist but a producer too. This tape features the likes of Sean Price, Aloe Blacc, Buff1, The Visionaries and much more. Enjoy!

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Video: Reflection Eternal feat. Estelle - Midnight Hour



Here's the latest video from Reflection Eternal. Revolutions Per Minute drops on May 18th.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Video: Dres - Doin' It Wrong (Remix)



I'm not mad at this! Dres' Prelude is out now.

Video: TRUTHLiVE - Ready, Set, Go (Live)



This is off TRUTHLiVE's project Patience, which is out now.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Video: Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx - Nobody



Kids, do you like violence? This is hilarious and well done! The Exxecution is out now.

Video: Nappy Roots - P.O.N.



This is off their upcoming album, Pursuit of Nappyness, dropping June 15th. You can also download their mixtape, Nappy University, below.

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Video: Travis McCoy feat. Bruno Mars - Billionaire



Here's the official video for the first single off Travis' Lazarus, dropping June 8th.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Video: VIMBY Presents The Kid Daytona



VIMBY catches up with the homie Daytona at his old stomping grounds in the BX as he explains his various philosophies on life and music. Look out for Daytona's mixtape, in association with LRG, very soon.

Video: The Doctor Who Cried Detox



This is hilarious and oh so true! The Rosenthals go in on Dre and his phantom album.

Video: Beyonce - Why Don't You Love Me



Wowzers! That is all.

Video: Hip Hop Official - Rakaa, Alchemist & Oh No



Rakaa, Alchemist and Oh No talk about their respective projects. I'm really excited about Rakaa's album Crown Of Thorns, which will be dropping on July 20th. Also look out for the Gangrene project with Al and Oh No.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Video: Chiddy Bang - Pass Out



I saw these dudes a few months back and I was feeling the vibe. This is off their latest, Air Swell.

Video: OkayplayerTV Presents Reflection Eternal - Midnight Hour (Behind The Scenes)



Okayplayer goes behind the scenes and gets in-depth with Kweli and Hi-Tek. Revolutions Per Minute drops May 18th.

Video: Donwill & Wallpaper - Love Junkie



Here's a behind the scenes look at the making of the "Love Junkie" remix. Donwill's Don Cusack In High Fidelity is out now.

Download: Mr. Dibbs - Inducing Panic EP



Here's a freebie as a warm-up to Mr. Dibbs full-length Dead World.

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Video: MANIFESTO Profile - 9th Wonder



9th Wonder is highlighted as part of the Manifesto Festival in T.O.

Video: Sade - Babyfather



Wow! Pretty hot! Soldier Of Love is out now.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Audio: 2 Hungry Bros & 8thW1 feat. Homeboy Sandman - No Harm



This is a modified version of the original song which will also feature Von Pea (Tanya Morgan) and Reef The Lost Cauze. 2 Hungry Bros project with 8thW1, No Room For Dessert, has received a July 27th release date.

<a href="http://2hungrybros.bandcamp.com/track/harm-music-modified-party-version-of-no-harm">&quot;Harm Music&quot; Modified Party version of &quot;NO HARM&quot; by 2 Hungry Bros</a>

Video: Wale feat. Marsha Ambrosius - Diary



Directed by Rik Cordero. Attention:Deficit is out now.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Video: Quest - Elevator Status


This is off Quest's latest How Thoughtful.

Video: The Black Keys - Next Girl


The dinosaur makes another appearance in this "unofficial" video off The Black Keys upcoming project Brothers.

Video: Christina Aguilera - Not Myself Tonight


Ummm...damn!! I think she wants her spot back. Her first album in four years, Bionic, is coming soon.

Video: Bruno Mars & Travis McCoy - Billionaire (Live Acoustic)


This dude Bruno Mars has got it! He's dope! His EP, It's Better If You Don't Understand, drops May 11th.
Travis' Lazarus drops June 8th.

Video: Ice Cube - I Rep That West Trailer


This looks like it's going to be dope! I Am The West drops July 13th.