Saturday, December 31, 2011

Video: John Forte - Drift On


The Water Suite EP is out now.

Video: Idle Warship - Laser Beams


Habits Of The Heart is out now.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Video: Lemon Andersen & Rik Cordero - Welcome To The Imperial


Lemon is a grand poet! I had the pleasure of seeing County Of Kings, his one man show about his growing up in New York City, at El Museo Del Barrio. Inspiring! Here, he teams up with talented director Rik Cordero to talk basketball. Go Knicks!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Video: World's Fair - Company Fair


I remember hearing about these guys a minute ago through listening to Children Of The Night, a group from Queens. This has a great feel to it, good energy. Let's see how far they can take it. The Queens collective consists of Cody B. Ware, Prince SAMO, Jeff Donna and COTN.

Video: Hellpit Faeries - It's The Most Fucking Wonderful Time


Jean Grae and Mela Machinko are the Hellpit Faeries. You can grab their EP Jingle Fucking Bells at the link below. You've been warned! Enjoy!! Merry Fucking Christmas!


Behind The Fuckery Pt. 1 (behind the scenes)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Video: Evidence, Zumbi (Zion I), The Grouch & Eligh - Amp Live For President


Damn, this is on some Gangstarr's "Speak Ya Clout" shit! Dope! The Grouch, Ev, Eligh and Zion I deliver something for the fans for supporting the How The Grouch Stole Christmas tour. If you like what you hear, download the track below. All tracks produced by Zion I's Amp Live.

Video: Mac Lethal - Jake & Olive


A true love story about his grandparents. Love is love! Mac Lethal's Irish Goodbye drops New Year's Eve.

Video: David Banner On Sway In The Morning


David Banner delivers a message about uplifting our people. Incredible passion! Please listen!!

Video: Fashawn - Generation F


Fashawn blacked out on this one! A true lyricist shows his range and demonstrates different flows. Can't wait to hear more! Champagne & Styrofoam Cups is coming soon. His follow-up album The Ecology, with producer Exile, is in the works. Stay tuned!

Video: Action Bronson & Statik Selektah - Cirque du Soleil


Here's a Rik Cordero directed video from the dope album Well Done.

Video: Ro Blvd feat. Thurz - Great Going Good


The first single from Ro's upcoming album Heart Pounding Panic.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Video: Action Bronson Talks Fashion


Hilarious!!! Action's project with Statik Selektah, Well Done, is out now.

Download: The Weeknd - Echoes Of Silence



The elusive Toronto singer drops another project. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Download: Planet Asia & Madlib - Cracks In The Vinyl EP



Planet Asia and Madlib? Hells yea!! Enjoy!!

Video: Rapsody - All Black Everything


One of my favorite tracks from Rapsody's For Everything.

Video: PackFM - I Fucking Like Everything


Taken from I Fucking Hate Rappers, which is out now. Look out for Pack's upcoming project in 2012, The Human Highlight Reel.

Video: Asher Roth - Common Knowledge


Pabst & Jazz is out now.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Video: RunDMC - Christmas In Hollis (The Emoticon Version)


Happy Holidays!!!

Video: Quadron - Ex-Factor (Lauryn Hill Cover)


Quadron's Coco O sings a beautiful rendition of Lauryn Hill's "Ex-Factor" from The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill.

Video: Classified - High Maintenance


Hip Hop has a new 420 anthem. Handshakes & Middle Fingers is out now.

Video: Maya Angelou & Common on BET








Maya Angelou calls in to speak about her recent comments on Common's song "The Dreamer", where she is featured, from his new album The Dreamer, The Believer. This woman is amazing! I can hear her speak forever. And how important is it that Dr. Angelou is sharing her thoughts on the often-criticized for their programming BET? I'd say very!

Video: Promise feat. Jhene Aiko - Against The Odds


The Toronto rep aligns himself with Duck Down. I was disappointed that Jhene Aiko wasn't in the video (wink!) but I really dig the track. Awakening is out now.

Video: Focus feat. Sha Stimuli - I Know


Sha snapped on this! Dope track! Focus' Music Of The Misinterpreted is out now.

Video: Elzhi - Memory Lane


This contains some classic Detroit Hip Hop footage! Dope! Elmatic is out now.

Download: Asher Roth - Pabst & Jazz Sessions



Asher brings another level to his music with his latest. Enjoy!

Video: Slaughterhouse Freestyle On Funkmaster Flex

Monday, December 19, 2011

Video: Talib Kweli - Distractions (Prod. by Oh No)



Prisoner Of Conscious is dropping in 2012.

Video: Charlie Smarts (Kooley High) feat. Rapper Big Pooh - Cortisone



LowBottomMe is out now.

Download: The Kid Daytona - The Interlude II



Just in time for the holiday season, Daytona drops his second installment of The Interlude. Enjoy!!

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Video: Michael Kiwanuka - Tell Me A Tale



This is phenomenal! Great sound, great voice! His upcoming album Home Again drops in March 2012.

Video: Common - Celebrate



The Dreamer, The Believer drops tomorrow.

Video: Murs - 67 Cutlass



Great video! Murs' album Love & Rockets Vol. 1 is out now.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Video: 1982 feat. Reks - Play Your Role


Statik, Term and Reks shot and recorded this joint in 45 minutes. Check out that 1982 project, Reks' R.E.K.S. and Statik's Population Control.

Audio: Trek Life feat. J. Bizness, Richard Wright & Belvi - Get In Touch


New Trek and Oddisee for your ears!


Video: Soul Khan - Hold On


Pursuance is out now. Clever video!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Video: The Funk League feat. Sadat X - On & On



Hugo and Soulbrother Suspect make up the Paris production duo The Funk League. They are dropping Funky As Usual on January 24th featuring the likes of A.G., Diamond D, Gift Of Gab and others. Dope video!

Download: Talib Kweli - Distractions (Prod. by Oh No)



Prisoner of Conscious drops in 2012.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Video: Crooked I feat. Horse Shoe Gang - Drum Murder



In None We Trust: The Prelude is out now.

Video: PackFM - Want What's Mine



The Human Highlight Reel is coming soon.

Video: Common Interview On Chelsea Lately



One of my favorite funny girls talks women with Common. The Dreamer, The Believer drops December 20th.

Video: Gods'illa feat. Maimouna Youssef - You Don't Have To Be A Star



The DC-Brooklyn connect release another video from their CPR Blendtape project.

Audio: Homeboy Sandman - New York Nights



Sandman releases a new single from his Stones Throw EP, coming in January.



Video: Koncept feat. Sene - Getting Home



awaken is out now.

Video: Statik Selektah feat. Action Bronson, Termanology & Bun B - Never A Dull Moment



Population Control is out now.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Video: Mayer Hawthorne - Dreaming



How Do You Do is out now.

Video: Pac Div feat. Skeme & Casey Veggies - Top Down



The DiV is out now.

Video: Danny Brown - Monopoly



XXX is out now.

Video: B. Dolan feat. Sage Francis, Toki Wright & Jasiri X - Film The Police



This is a tribute to NWA's classic song and a response to police brutality and the militarization of the police worldwide. Open your eyes...and your cameras!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Video: Will Sessions - Mix Takes (Take One)


The sounds behind Elzhi's Elmatic are back with a mixtape of sorts. This was recorded live and watch how they seamlessly move from one track to another with the likes of Nas, Dilla, Bob James, Main Source and more. The Mixtakes LP is coming soon. Dope!

Video: The Kid Daytona - Coffee At The Cafe



Here's a little promo vignette from Daytona for his upcoming The Interlude II, dropping December 19th. The song you hear is "Camelot", produced by 6th Sense. I heard bits of it from an earlier video and it sounds beastly.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Video: KRS-One - Aztehcnical



KRS drops another track and knowledge from his upcoming 20th album Just Like That.

Video: The Roots feat. Bilal - The Otherside (Live On Jimmy Fallon)



The Legendary rock on their own turf to support the incredible album undun.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Video: Koncept feat. Soul Khan - Aspirations



Koncept's debut album awaken drops December 13th. The elder in this video is hilarious and straight gee!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Video: Iron Solomon - Almost There


So most battle emcees can't make the transition it seems but this song is dope and I hope the album is the same. Monster is coming soon.

Video: Fashawn - Skating Down The Block


Champagne And Styrofoam Cups is coming soon. Don't worry, his follow-up to the classic Boy Meets World, The Ecology, is coming as well.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Audio: yU - Blind



The latest single from Diamond District's yU follow up album The Earn, dropping December 13th.

Video: EVITAN (Dres & Jarobi) - P.T.I. (Pardon The Interruption)



Dres (Black Sheep) and Jarobi (A Tribe Called Quest) have teamed up to form EVITAN (Native aka Native Tongues). This is their first single and they will be releasing a full length next year.

Video: Kendrick Lamar - Keisha's Song (Unofficial)



Definitive Times tackles one of Kendrick's songs off Section80. This is the new "Black Girl Lost".

Video: Legit - A Ni**er In Northface



This is pretty dope! I dig the message. If you're digging it then you can check out Legit's full project Coloring Outside The Lines.

Audio: Common feat. John Legend - The Believer



Super excited for this album! The Dreamer, The Believer drops December 20th.



Video: B.o.B. feat. Lil Wayne - Strange Clouds



Epic is out now. I love the Mos Def/T.I. song.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Video: Fresh Daily - The Quiet Life



Fresh gives us a video for the title track from his latest project. Simple is how I like it. The Quiet Life is out now.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Download: 88-Keys Presents Locksmith Music



So I have no idea who these artists are or what they sound like but on the strength of 88-Keys I will take a listen. 88 has a label now and he put together some past work from the artists on the label. Enjoy!

Video: Scheme & Astonish - The Enemy


Two of Chi's finest pay tribute to the DITC. Look out for Astonish's The AstonishinglyODD Project on December 13th and Scheme's Life That I Chose on December 6th.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Video: Willie Evans Jr. - Introducin


The Florida rep gives us the title track from his album. Dope! Introducin is out now.

Video: FaderTV Presents At Home With Action Bronson


Someone give this man a cooking show! Well Done is out now.

Video: VERSES Presents Common x Nas



The 2DB/Court Dunn series has Common spitting Nas' verse from "Life's A Bitch".

Video: J. Ivy feat. Blitz The Ambassador - War



This is from the wordsmith's latest album Here I Am, out now.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Video: Kooley High feat. DJ Pr!nce - Big Headed


David Thompson drops December 6th.

Video: Thurz - Dope


Great video from Thurz' dope as hell project LA Riot, out now.

Video: ScHoolboy Q - Sacrilegious



Habits & Contradictions coming soon.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Video: DeStorm feat. Talib Kweli - Finally Free


I'm digging this. Not the rant at the end though.

Download: B.o.B. - Epic (Every Play Is Crucial)



B.o.B. lets go of some free shit featuring Mos Def, Bun B, Big K.R.I.T. and T.I., among others. Enjoy!

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Download: Black Star - You Already Knew



More Black Star? Why the hell not. Here's a freebie from their upcoming tribute mixtape to Aretha Franklin called Black Star Aretha. This one is produced by Oh No. Enjoy!

Video: Beyonce - Dance For You



Ummm...yea.

Audio: Black Star - Fix Up



The track they performed on Stephen Colbert is available for purchase on iTunes. Produced by Madlib.

Video: 88 Keys feat. Colin Munroe - Wake Up Call

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Video: Notes To Self feat. Evidence - Nobody


The Toronto crew mash up a lot of videos from the 90's. Good walk down memory lane!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Video: J-Live - The Authentic


J-Live jumps on this Marco Polo beat from his recently released album S.P.T.A.

Video: Summer Leather Vest feat. Joe Budden - Unison


Budden is sangin' now. Ha! Nah, it's really just a spoof type of thing that stemmed from a joke. I'm guessin'.

Audio: King Mez - Reign



One of the few young emcees that I actually care to listen to. Dope! Look out for Mez's debut Mr. Everlasting Zeal.





Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Download: Tanya Morgan - You And What Army EP



The now duo decides to release a little freebie for the fans or you can cop it with some gear. Choice is yours! Enjoy!

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Video: The Roots - Sleep



Another short video from The Legendary before their album undun drops on December 6th.

Video: Doomtree - Bolt Cutter



No Kings is out today. Yes!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Video: Mobb Deep feat. Bounty Killer - Dead Man Shoes



The Black Cocaine EP is out now.

Video: Action Bronson & Statik Selektah - Not Enough Words



Well Done drops tomorrow. Perfect Thanksgiving treat!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Video: Common - Sweet

Friday, November 18, 2011

Video: Amy Winehouse - Our Day Will Come


Lioness: Hidden Treasures drops December 6th.

Video: Kidz In The Hall - Occasion


Here's the title track from their upcoming album. Wylout!

Video: Statik Selektah feat. Big K.R.I.T. & Freddie Gibbs - Play The Game


Population Control is out now.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Video: Emilio Rojas - Middle Finger


Another dope track from Emilio. Look out for his upcoming project Breaking Point.

Video: DJ Premier feat. Nas & The Berklee Symphony Orchestra - Regeneration



This is some cool shit! Dopeness!!

Video: Dice Raw - 100



Preservation is out now.

Video: KRS-One - Just Like That



So KRS is still here. I always enjoy new releases from him but I wonder if his skill is starting to fade to this simplistic form of rhyme, which if you look back at his history, he was one of the masters of bringing in new styles. Anyway, his new album (#20) Just Like That is coming soon.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Download: Rapsody - For Everything



The NC/Jamla/Kooley High representative hits us with her latest. She's putting in some work! Enjoy!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Video: Locksmith & Ski Beatz - Stokely Carmichael


You can now cop the highly anticipated Embedded.

Video: Gods'illa feat. Sean Price - Saviours & Punishers


Gods'illa release another video from their very dope CPR mixtape. Straight raw!

Video: The Roots - Stomp



Another short video from The Roots' upcoming album undun.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Video: Coldplay - Paradies (Live On SNL)


Damn, Coldplay and Emma Stone on SNL? Mylo Xyoto is out now.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Download: Mick Boogie Presents My Adidas



In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Run-DMC's classic "My Adidas", Mick Boogie released this mixtape with folks like Von Pea, 6th Sense, The Kid Daytona, Bun B, Rapper Big Pooh and many more covering some of the classics. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Video: Blu feat. U-God - Doinnothin'


This is the second video from Blu's No York, out now.

Video: Mateo - Say It's So


In my opinion, Frank Ocean and Mateo are the top dudes making some good soulful music. Mateo's EP Love & Stadiums II is coming soon.

Download: Nicolay & The Hot At Nights - Shibuya Session EP



Something new from Nicolay. Always a good thing! Enjoy!

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Video: Locksmith & Ski Beatz - The Bottom



Embedded. November 15th.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Video: Devine Carama - The Populist Pulpit



This hit my inbox today. Never heard of dude but I digs and look forward to more. If you like you can cop his album Blood Of A Slave here.

Video: Outasight - Tonight Is The Night



Here's the latest and definitely a hit in the pop ether for Outasight.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Video: Murs feat. Locksmith - S-K-I-B-E-A-T-Z


Murs' Love & Rockets Vol. 1: The Transformation is out now and it's groovy. Also, lookout for the Ski Beatz/Locksmith album Embedded, dropping next week.

Video: Rapsody - A Crush Groove


For Everything drops November 15th.

Video: The Roots feat. Dice Raw - Tip The Scale


undun drops December 6th.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Video: Classified feat. Brother Ali - Maybe It's Just Me



Handshakes & Middle Fingers is out now.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Video: The Roots feat. Big K.R.I.T. - Make My



This is the first video from The Roots' highly anticipated undun, which drops December 6th. Not sure why this video wasn't the full length of the song but I guess there's a method to the madness.

Video: Statik Selektah feat. Lecrae - Live & Let Live



A dope video from Statik's recent release Population Control.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Video: Pac Div - Posted


Super excited for this project! The DiV drops November 8th.

Video: Saigon - Enemies



The Greatest Story Never Told is out now.

Video: Mayday feat. Garcia - Make Some Noise Freestyle



Liquid courage! Look out for their Strange Music debut, Take Me To Your Leader, next spring.

Video: Immortal Technique Chats With Momma Yancey



Immortal sits down with Momma Yancey to discuss the J Dilla produced track "Toast To The Dead" and her son's legacy. The Martyr is out now.

Video: Eligh & Amp Live - Tattoo Song



Therapy At 3 is out November 15th.

Video: Casual feat. Tajai & Pep Love - Rap God



Casual drops another album. He's stacking 'em. My question is when are we getting some new music from Pep Love? It's been too long! Casual's He Thinks He #RapGod is out now. So is The Hierophant. He Thinks He Still Raw is coming soon.

Video: Black Milk & Danny Brown - Black & Brown



Black & Brown is out now.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Video: The Black Opera - Villains



New single and dope video from the mysterious Black Opera. This is from their upcoming project EnterMission.

Video: Freddie Gibbs & Statik Selektah - Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away



Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away is out now.

Video: Kidz In The Hall feat. Freddie Gibbs - Player Of The Century



Occasion drops November 22nd.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Video: Pac Div - Still Flexin'



The DiV drops November 8th.

Video: Rapper Big Pooh feat. Choklate - They Say



Didn't even know this album was out yet. Dirty Pretty Things is out now.

Video: Hail Mary Mallon - Grubstake



Are You Gonna Eat That? is out now.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Video: Skyzoo - Written In The Drums



The latest from Sky's The Great Debater.

Audio: Gone Too Soon - An Audio Documentary On J Dilla



BBC aired this documentary about one of the greatest producers of all time, J Dilla. It'll only be up for this week so take advantage and listen. Enjoy!

LISTEN

Download: Iron Solomon - Redrum Radio



Here's Iron's mixtape offering before his debut. Enjoy!

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Video: Common - Blue Sky



Here's the official video for Common's second single off The Dreamer, The Believer, dropping in December. Crack!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Video: MED - Blaxican


Doooope!! MED's Classic drops November 1st.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Download: Immortal Technique - The Martyr



Immortal has released a free project. Support by checking him out as he goes on tour. Enjoy!

Video: Radiohead - All I Need


So this is where shoes come from? Great stuff! In Rainbows is out now.

Download: Kyle Lucas - Purple Cloud Thoughts



The Vonnegutt emcee drops a sampler to water your tastebuds. Enjoy!

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Video: Action Bronson On Last Call w/ Carson Daly



Carson Daly step foot in Queens to visit and get to know the chef. Bronson's album with Statik Selektah, Well Done, is coming soon.

Video: Common - Blue Sky Preview



Common gives us a sneak peak of his latest video from The Dreamer, The Believer, dropping in December. I'm anticipating this one, just for the simple fact that he's back working with No I.D., who handled all of the production on the album.

Video: Beyonce feat. J. Cole - Party



Wowzers! 4 is out now.

Video: Well Versed Interview w/ Jean Grae





Jean sat down with Well Versed to discuss her upcoming album Cake Or Death and performing. I'll wait as long as it takes for this record.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Video: The Black Keys - Lonely Boy



Hilarious!! El Camino is set to drop soon.

Audio: The Kid Daytona feat. Goapele - God Is Good



Here's the latest from Daytona. Produced by Statik Selektah. The Interlude 2 is coming.





Video: Thurz - N*^^as



New video from LA Riot, out now.

Video: J. Cole - Lost Ones



This is an unreleased video from a few years back. One of his most powerful records from Cole World: The Sideline Story, out now.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Video: MTV Sucker Free w/ Homeboy Sandman





Sandman gives us the soul clap! Stones Throw is such a good fit for him.

Video: Bars On Deck w/ Oddisee, Das Racist, Final Outlaw, Homeboy Sandman & Blu









Some bars for the dome.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Video: Rakaa feat. Aloe Blacc - Crown Of Thorns


Rakaa links up with Jason Goldwatch for the latest video from Crown Of Thorns.

Video: ArtOfficial - Rooftop



Vitamins & Minerals drops November 5th.

Video: Common - Let's Move



From someone's vaults comes this animated video of a Com song. Look out for The Dreamer, The Believer in December.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Download: Cocaine 80's - Ghost Lady



So Common and No I.D. have this side project with a bunch of other folks from different genres which makes for some Hip Hop/Alternative/Pop kind of feel. You can download their latest below. Enjoy!

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Video: Iron Solomon - 44 Fours


Iron blesses us with a version of Jay-Z's classic track. It will be interesting to see if he makes the transition. His mixtape Redrum Radio is dropping on Halloween.

Video: Outasight - Tonight Is The Night



Going the way of pop (read: WB influence) after finding his audience (read: college and high school kids), Outasight gives us a video for his latest single. Not my thing, but hey, he has to sell some records right? OU has a mixtape out right now entitled Get It Together.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Video: Chris Faust - Genesis


FAUST is out now. Be on the lookout for the follow up in his comic book series, Villains.

Video: Locksmith & Ski Beatz - Devil's Lasso



Embedded drops November 15th.

Video: Statik Selektah feat. Sean Price & Termanology - Population Control



Statik drops a video from his upcoming project of the same name. Population Control drops October 24th.

Video: Asher Roth & Chuck Inglish - In The Kitchen

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Video: Freestyle Fellowship's Aceyalone


Ace gives us a verse from "Dart", one of the tracks from the Fellowship's new album The Promise, out now. Very excited to listen to this album!!

Video: emtheories Interview w/ Blu


emtheories sat down with Blu to get his perspective as an artist. No York was cool and I enjoyed Open but I'm definitely one of the ones waiting for another Blu & Exile record.

Video: Scram Jones - Know What I Know


Great video!! Scram's mixtape The Hat Trick is out now.

Video: The Kid Daytona - Fly Lullaby



Here's another vid from the dope project from Daytona, The Interlude, out now.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Video: Kooley High feat. King Mez - Skyview


This is a dope track! Be on the lookout for Kooley's David Thompson, dropping December 6th.

Audio: The Roots feat. Big K.R.I.T. - Make My



The first single from The Roots' first concept album is here. Check it out! undun drops December 6th.

Here's a piece of the press release:

undun is an existential re-telling of the short life of one Redford Stephens (1974-1999). Through the use of emotives and Redford’s internal dialogues the album seeks to illustrate the intersection of free will and prescribed destiny as it plays out ‘on the corner’. Utilizing a reverse narrative arc, the album begins as the listener finds Redford disoriented–postmortem–and attempting to make sense of his former life. As he moves through its pivotal moments he begins to deconstruct all that has led to his (and our own) coming undun.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Video: Kendrick Lamar - Rigamortis




The Compton emcee delivers another video from Section.80, out now.

Audio: Doomtree - The Grand Experiment



Doomtree releases their first single from their upcoming album, No Kings, dropping November 22nd.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Video: Skillz feat. Travis Barker - Celebrate Life



After being displeased with the cypher performances of some of the rappers on BET (wish he would shed more light on who), Skillz drops a vid from his latest album The World Needs More Skillz.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Video: Dee Vazquez Profile - Jean Grae


In Dee's Profile series, she asks Jean some important questions with some interesting answers. Cake Or Death coming soon.

Video: YC The Cynic feat. Soul Khan, Von Pea & Sene - More & More



Fall FWD is out now.

Video: Shady 2.0 Cypher @ BET Hip Hop Awards









Ridiculous!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Video: Nas - Nasty



Here's the visuals for Nas' latest single from his upcoming album. Directed by Jason Goldwatch.

Video: The Avengers Trailer



Looks entertaining.

Video: The Away Team - The Road To Redemption



Scars & Stripes is out now.

Download: Blu - The Norman Rockwell (Beat Tape)



So Blu has been making his presence known recently. With Nu York dropping and Open recently being re-released, he gives us a beat tape to rock to. Enjoy!

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Video: Murs - 316 Ways



One of my favorite tracks off the Ski Beatz produced Love & Rockets Vol. 1: The Transformation, out now.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Video: Raekwon - Dart School


That's Rae's son in the video. Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang is out now.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Video: Saigon - Oh Yeah (Our Babies)



The Greatest Story Never Told is out now.

Video: Talib Kweli @ Occupy Wall Street



Talib entertained the people down on Wall Street with verses from an unreleased track called "Distractions" and the Black Star classic "Thieves In The Night".

Audio: The Away Team feat. Evidence - What Is This



Scars & Stripes drops October 11th.


Video: Carson Daly Spotlight w/ J. Cole






Cole World: The Sideline Story is out now.

Video: Black Star - Fix Up (Live On Stephen Colbert)

The Colbert Report

This track is ridiculous! Produced by Madlib.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Video: Soul Khan - Alec Baldwin



Acknowledgement is out now.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Video: 9th Wonder - Make It Big



The Wonder Years is out now.

Video: Lemon Trailer



This is the story of extraordinary poet Lemon Andersen. It will be playing in NYC during DOC NYC, November 4th @ NYU and November 9th at the IFC Center. Get tickets here.

Video: Mayer Hawthorne - The Walk



Mayer Hawthorne's How Do You Do drops October 11th.

Video: Common - Blue Sky



As Common's new single makes its rounds, he releases a little lyric video until the official video drops. The Dreamer, The Believer drops November 22nd.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Video: Method Man - World Gone Sour (The Lost Kids)



An ad for Sour Patch Kids. This is hilarious!

Video: Kids These Days - Clear Eyes

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Video: Drake - Headlines


Take Care drops October 24th.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Video: Adele - Someone Like You


21 is out now (and it surpassed the 10 million mark). Wow, who's even doing those numbers anymore?

Audio: Oddisee feat. Diamond District - For Certain



Oddisee enlists his partners in rhyme to bless a track off his dope instrumental project Rock Creek Park, out now.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Video: Mayday! - Sweat Shop


Haven't been checking for these dudes in a minute because, well, I haven't been feeling their latest but this I like. Lords Of The Fly is out now.

Video: Murs & Ski Beatz - Let's Go!



This is off the A3C Festival mixtape.

Video: Random Axe feat. Roc Marciano - Chewbacca



Random Axe is out now.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Video: Evidence - It Wasn't Me



Cats & Dogs is out today and it's dope as fuck!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Video: J. Cole - Daddy's Little Girl


Cole World: The Sideline Story drops tomorrow.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Video: Casual - Fiend Of Hip Hop


Hierophant
is out now.

Video: Chiddy Bang - Mind Your Manners


Breakfast is coming soon.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Video: Its The Real Check-In w/ Sean Price



Hilarious!! "Thenolius!!"

Audio: Freestyle Fellowship - Step 2 The Side



Yes!! This track is produced by Exile. Look out for their upcoming album The Promise, dropping October 18th.

Freestyle Fellowship - Step 2 The Side by DeconRecords

Video: Kidz In The Hall feat. BJ The Chicago Kid - Playground



The opening to this video is one of the biggest WTF moments in a minute. Kidz In The Hall have an album coming in November called Occasion.

Video: Maffew Ragazino - Black Sheep



I haven't been checking for this dude but I like this track. Rhyme Pays coming soon.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Video: Brown Bag All Stars - Got It All



This is off Brown Bag Season Vol. 1, out now.

Audio: DTMD - Makin' Dollas



Check out the new single from the DMV duo's debut, Makin' Dollas.

Video: Grieves - Boogie Man



Together/Apart is out now.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Video: Locksmith - Breaking Point





Looks like Lock's first project, Embedded (entirely produced by Ski Beatz), is hitting November 15th. In the meantime, check out his mixtape I Am Lock.

Video: The Tribe & Big Cats! feat. BJ The Chicago Kid - One Call Away




This is dope! Brothers out of Minnesota. Props to 2DB.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Video: Homeless - Epic Meal Time


From the cold of Minny, comes a new face who's put in quite a bit of work. Dig it!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Video: The Daily Show w/ Common



Common opens up to Stewart about the non-White House controversy and his new book One Day It'll All Make Sense.

Video: Frank Ocean - Thinking About You (Unofficial Video)



The High5Collective are on some ish, huh? After taking a stab at "No Church In The Wild", they take on Frank's song.

Video: Myka 9 - I Must Cross (Immigration Reform)



This is off Myka's upcoming album Mykology, dropping October 3rd. In other great news, Freestyle Fellowship are dropping a brand new album, The Promise, this fall.

Video: David Banner - Swag



It's not what you think. Take a listen! The Make Believe Album is coming soon.

Video: J. Cole feat. Trey Songz - Can't Get Enough



Cole World: The Sideline Story drops September 27th.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Video: Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse - Body & Soul



Amy's final recording off Tony's Duets II. She looked incredibly healthy!

Video: Kooley High feat. Halo - Atmosphere



Eastern Standard Time is out now.

Video: Beats Per Minute w/ Exile



FluD Watches showcases another producer for their BPM watch line. This time it's CA's own Exile. He's so ill on that MPC. Check out 4 TRK Mind, Exile's solo rap album to drop on October 4th.

Video: Asher Roth feat. Akon - Last Man Standing



Here's the first video from Asher's upcoming album Is This Too Orange?.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Video: Murs - Remember 2 Forget



This is the first video from Murs' upcoming project, produced entirely by Ski Beatz, Love & Rockets Vol. 1: The Transformation, dropping October 11th.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Video: Rapper Big Pooh - Medicine Man



Pooh releases the first video from his upcoming follow-up to Sleepers. Dirty Pretty Things drops November 1st.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Download: Locksmith - I Am Lock



Finally something new from the west coast spitta. Enjoy!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Video: ADaD - The Time



This is off ADaD's upcoming project P.S. I'm Next.

Video: Kanye West & Jay-Z feat. Frank Ocean - No Church In The Wild (Unofficial Video)



The High5Collective put together a visual for the Kanye/Jay-Z track. Pretty powerful! I wonder what they think and if they would have the cojones to put this forth as the official video.

Video: Planet Asia - Last Air Benders



Crack Belt Theatre is out now.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Video: On Da Spot Freestyle w/ Fashawn & Evidence


Fash and Ev pay DJ Green Lantern a visit to drop some bars. Lookout for Ev's upcoming project Cats & Dogs, dropping September 27th.

Video: Apathy feat. Celph Titled - Stop What Ya Doin'



Another dope video from Nicolas Heller. Check out Apathy's latest, Honkey Kong.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Audio: Idle Warship - Laser Beams



Kweli and Res release a single from their upcoming project Habits Of The Heart, dropping October 25th.

Video: Tonedeff - What Part Of Forever



Tone remixes the Cee-Lo Green track for kicks. Nice take on it!

Video: Statik Selektah feat. Action Bronson, Chace Infinite, Wais P, Termanology, Scram Jones, PUSH Montana & Freddie Gibbs - Labor Day



Just a small get together.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Video: Evidence - You


Yessir!! Another dope vid from Ev's highly anticipated follow-up, Cats & Dogs, dropping September 27th.

Audio: Oddisee feat. Olivier Daysoul - Mattered Much



Oddisee went ahead and put some vocals on this track from his very dope instrumental album Rock Creek Park, out now.

Download: Peter Rosenberg & Popchips Present What's Poppin'? Vol. 1



You saw the video, now here's the complete project. Featuring the likes of The Kid Daytona, Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Asher Roth and more. Enjoy!

Video: Jay Smooth - On Rick Perry And Superman

Video: Kendrick Lamar at SOB's

I understand the point being made about him being a west coast artist and selling out a show in NYC but I just don't think people who are listening define it in such a way, they just know good music. This kid right here is the voice of a generation. Section.80 is out now.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Video: Soul Khan - Lost Ones Freestyle


A little something from the BBAS comrade over Lauryn Hill's hit.

Video: Obie Trice - New Day


Obie spits a tribute to his late mother over the Kanye + Jay-Z + RZA connect. Bottoms Up will see the light of the day.

Video: Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun feat. Freeway - Roses


Here's another video from Monumental, out now.

Video: The Black Keys Present Blakroc 2


Looks like The Black Keys are working on a new project with Dame, featuring a host of characters. Check the vid!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Video: Emilio Rojas - Breaking Point


Here's the first video from Emilio's upcoming project Breaking Point.

Video: Schoolboy Q - There He Go



A little sample from Schoolboy's upcoming project, dropping toward the end of the year.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Video: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Fences - Otherside (Rmx)


Macklemore & Ryan Lewis release a dope video for one of their most personal songs off the Vs. project. A tale about that lean (you know, the stuff Lil Wayne drinks) and Macklemore's personal addiction. Always thought this was a powerful message. Kudos!

Video: The Black Opera - M.A.S.H.


Not really sure who these dudes are as I remember them releasing a teaser awhile back with no signs of their identity (that first cat sounds like Buff1 to me and possibly Big Tone is in there). Anyway, if you like check out their project Overture, out now.

Download: Exile - Intro To The Outro



LRG teams up with Exile to release this mixtape filled with joints he has produced for the likes of Blu, Co$$, Fashawn, Pharoahe Monch, Strong Arm Steady, Bun B and many more. A catalog of sorts for those that need to catch up on his skills. Be on the lookout for Exile's album 4TRK MIND, coming soon.