Monday, January 31, 2011

Video: J Dilla: Still Shining Trailer

I love shit like this. The late great J Dilla is remembered in this piece by Brian "BKyle" Atkins and the full version will drop on February 7th here ---> Also, don't forget the 5th Edition of Donuts Are Forever is this Saturday at Santos. Dilla4Ever!

Download: Roc C & Guilty Simpson - Ox To The D

Nice surprise here. The Stones Throw comrades link up with producer Soul Professa for this EP. Enjoy!


Video: Novel - Legato's Audiobiography

Here's a new video from Novel off his mixtape Legato Blues Summer.

Video: Bambu feat. Krondon - Menacing Looks

...exact change is out now.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Video: Homebase NYC Presents Live At The Clubhouse feat. Homeboy Sandman

Homebase NYC and The Clubhouse have teamed up to bring you an EP with various singers and emcees. Check this vid out as Sandman flips it. Real dope! Live At The Clubhouse Vol. 1 drops February 9th.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Video: Interview w/ Sene & No Games

Sene and French producer No Games give us some insight into their upcoming collaborative project Metropolispeaker, coming soon.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Video: Eligh - Soul On The Road

Catching a late pass on this one but the latest video from the Living Legend member is real dope! His solo project Grey Crow is out now.

Video: Ghostface Killah - 2getha Baby

This album is killa, straight Wu fire. Apollo Kids is out now.

Video: Reks - 25th Hour

With the kind of production behind him on this album, it's going to be ridiculous. Reks' third album R.E.K.S. (Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme) drops March 8th.

Video: Kyle Lucas - The Funeral

The Purple Ribbon comrade and Vonnegutt member releases a video from his project It's Always Sunny In Marietta. I'm not gonna front, he killed this.

Video: Cymarshall Law & The Beatnikz - Love

Freedom Express Line is out now.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Video: Copywrite - Confessional

Here's the latest visual, one of many, off Copy's sophmore album Life And Times Of Peter Nelson. Dope!

Video: EKLIPS - 4 Minute Hip Hop History

This is pretty sick! Beatboxer EKLIPS gives us a lesson in Hip Hop music.

Video: Da Circle feat. Immortal Technique - Napalm

Some political minded rap. Sure, why not. Backed by Immortal, Da Circle are ready to drop their debut The 360 Deal, coming soon.

Video: Blueprint - Keep Bouncing

Here's the latest video from Blueprint's upcoming album Adventures In Counter-Culture, dropping April 5th.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Video: ScienZe - Drama (Geppetto)

I'm digging this. Off his project Hall Pass, out now.

Video: MTV Interview w/ Michael Rapaport On Tribe Doc

What is going on with this film? What's the beef here? Three of the four members of Tribe Called Quest didn't show up to the premiere at Sundance. Phife was the only one that showed but they released a statement regretting not being there. Seems like there's more to it. I just want to see it.

Video: Out Da Box TV Interview w/ Blitz The Ambassador

Out Da Box speaks with Blitz about his African influences, what drives his music and the richness of Africa. If you haven't seem him live, it's a must. Stereotype is out now.

Video: The Kid Daytona - On The Hill

Here are the first visuals from Daytona's latest project The Interlude, available now. He's up for MTVu Freshman so head on over and vote.

Video: Adele Breaks Down 21

Adele breaks down her new album, 21, track by track. Look out for her album on February 22nd.

Video: Talib Kweli - Cold Rain doesn't make a lot of sense. A dope concept just seemed a little scattered. Gutter Rainbows drops on January 25th. Cop it!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Video: Kardinal Offishall - The Anthem

I like T.O, always have a good time when I'm there. Look out for Kardi's upcoming album Mr. International.

Video: ShowOff Radio w/ Money Making Jam Boys

Statik interviews the crew from Philly (minus Dice Raw, who was in a car accident but is recovering) and they each spit some bars. Thought is just a beast. Look out for the mixtape coming soon.

Audio: Pharoahe Monch feat. Showtyme - Clap (One Day)

This is the latest single from Pharaohe's anticipated album W.A.R. (We Are Renegades), dropping in March on Duck Down. Personally, I can't wait to hear this album!

Video: DJ Revolution's The Cut w/ Masta Ace & Edo. G

Ace and Ed talk to Rev about their collaborative album and how they've managed to extend their budget over a long period of time. Arts & Entertainment is out now.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Video: Sapient - Diamond Snares

The Sandpeople member drops his latest video from his album Barrels For Feathers, out now.

Video: Buckshot Talks Making A Record

Buckshot is releasing a book on the industry entitled The Common Knowledgy Of The Entertainment Industry, where he shares/defines common terms used on the business side of things. Here he is in the studio with up and comer Young Piff. The book drops on January 25th.

Video: Amoeba Music's What's In My Bag? w/ ?uestlove

?uestlove of the Legendary drops by Amoeba to pick up some music. Even his own catalog. The man knows music. How I Got Over is out now.

Video: Homeboy Sandman - 72 Bars For Chosenberg

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Homeboy Sandman and Peter Rosenberg jump in the back of a cab for NBC's The Feast and does what he does best. The Good Sun is out now.

Download: Statik Selektah & Frank The Butcher - Concepts: Selektions

Here's a mixtape taking it back to '95. Enjoy!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Video: Nick Javas - Opportunity Knocks

I don't know who Nick Javas is but this is a good display of his skill. Time will tell. This is off Primo's compilation Year Round Records: Get Used To Us.

Video: Outasight - Losing My Mind

Here's the latest visual from the Yonkers native. I'm still wondering what happened to all of the videos he shot for some tracks off Further. You can also pick up Never Say Never, his latest offering before we see his debut, maybe? Produced by 6th Sense.

Video: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Irish Celebration

Here's the latest from the Vs. EP.

Video: Skyzoo & !llmind - Langston's Pen

Live From The Tape Deck is out now.

Video: Kokayi feat. Rock-afire Explosion - RoxTar

The QN5 comrade releases his latest video off Robots & Dinosaurs, out now.

Video: TDK Life On Record's Series - Nas

Here's the full version of Nas talking about his love for cassettes, recording off the radio and his father's influence.

Video: Talib Kweli - I'm On One

Here's the latest video from Kweli's upcoming project Gutter Rainbows, dropping January 25th.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and
abusive and love without power is sentimental and anemic.
Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and love at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Video: Prince Po - Right 2 Know

This one feels good! Prince Po over some Large Pro is always a great combination. Now let's see some Organized Konfusion, please.

Video: Saigon - The Greatest Story Never Told

This is some dope ish! He's gaining some momentum with the last few tracks I've heard. Now I'm listening. The Greatest Story Never Told drops February 15th.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Download: Actual Proof - The Talented Tenth

Here's the latest from 9th's proteges. Enjoy!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Video: Copywrite feat. Camu Tao, Tage, Jakki & RJD2 (MHz) - Mega Mega

Man, this takes me back to Table Scraps, the MHz album from back in the day. I wonder what the potential for this would've been if they stuck together. RIP Camu Tao. Life And Times Of Peter Nelson is out now.

Video: Out Da Box TV Interview w/ Homeboy Sandman

Sandman breaks down his record, leaving law school, the importance of nutrition and faith. The Good Sun is out now.

Video: Adventures Of Blueprint Ep. 2

Here's the next installment as Blueprint discusses the power of radio and its current irrelevance. Adventures In Counter-Culture drops March 1st.

Video: Joe Budden Talks Shady Deal w/ Real Talk NY

Real Talk NY sat down with Joe Budden to get his view on the Slaughterhouse signing to Shady.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Video: Tab One - Tell Us The Truth

Kooley High's Tab One took to the streets to film this video from his 2009 project The Tabloids.

Audio: Consequence - Tell Ya Boss 2 Holla At Me

Here's the latest from Cons' upcoming Movies On Demand 2.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Video: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - My Oh My

As a Yankee fan I really hated this moment in history. It was the first time since I was following them that they made the playoffs and to lose in this way was heartbreaking. Anyway, Macklemore pays tribute to Dave Nieuhas, the longtime Mariner announcer. Check out their EP VS., out now.

Audio: Talib Kweli - I'm On One (Prod. by Khrysis)

The latest single from Kwe's upcoming solo project Gutter Rainbows, dropping January 25th.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Video: Saigon - It's Cold

The Greatest Story Never Told drops February 15th.

Video: Mike Rosen - Hip Hop Memoirs

My homie waxes poetic about Hip Hop and its impact at the Wesleyan University Grand Slam. Check out his new chapbook Erasure over at The New Confusion.

Download: This, That & The 3rd - Summer In Vienna

This came from Mystic's Twitter feed. Apparently, she teamed up with Dave Ghetto and Hezekiah to create this album. Enjoy!


Video: Kids These Days - Darling

Although young, I give them props for taking a different approach and a little more original and mature point of view, unlike others in their age bracket. Their Hard Times EP is coming soon.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Video: Macklemore - Irish Celebration (Behind The Scenes)

I have a feeling this video is going to be real dope and the song will catch fire in various ways. Kinda like K'naan's "Wavin' Flag". Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Vs. EP is out now.

Video: Uptown XO EPK

The Diamond District brethren gives us some insight into his career as he gears up for Monumental Vol. 2, dropping in March.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Video: Blueprint - The Story Behind Radio-Inactive

Blueprint and his friends break down the motivation behind his new single "Radio-Inactive". Adventures In Counter Culture drops March 1st.

Video: Miguel - Sure Thing

All I Want Is You is out now. People are saying it's a good album.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Video: Skillz & The Origins Of The Rap Up

A cool interview with Skillz about how the Rap Up came to be and the fans push to get a 2010 version. You can cop the track on iTunes. Directed by Samuel Rogers.

Video: Marsha Ambrosius - Far Away

The former member of Floetry hits us with the second single from her upcoming solo debut Late Nights & Early Mornings.

Video: Buff1 feat. David Dallas - Eyes On Success

Video: Mikkey Halsted - Camera's Ready

The Darkroom is out now.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Video: CurT@!n$ - Bodies

This is off the #Killer Tape. "As We Proceed" and "Bro Malcolm" are my joints on there though.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Download: Curren$y - Return To The Winner's Circle

A little New Year's gift. Enjoy!


Video: Copywrite - Serotonin

Life & Times Of Peter Nelson is out now.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Download: Oddisee - A Year In

Here's a treat from one of my favorite producers, a selection of some of the work he's done in 2010. This brother had a big year but I think 2011 is going to get even bigger. Oddisee has been putting in work for a very long time and I'm happy to see that work acknowledged. Enjoy!