Monday, February 28, 2011

Video: Radiohead - Codex

The King Of Limbs is out now.

Video: Illus - The Mask

I'm digging the variety in Hip Hop. Feels like it used to be, except digitally. Anyway, if you dig what you hear and want to support you can cop Illus' new album For Adam right here.

Video: Sha Stimuli - Wake Up & Go

No slowing this dude down. Unsung: Garden Of Eden Vol. 1 is out now and it's fuego!

Video: Nice & Smooth - No Delayin'

Holy shit!! Nice & Smooth shot a video for their 22 year old record. Damn, twenty years??? This is off their self-titled debut album back in '89, which got a lot of burn that summer.

Video: Pharaohe Monch feat. Idris Elba - The Warning

Here's a little teaser for Pharaohe's highly anticipated album W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) which drops March 22nd. You get a taste of the title track featuring Immortal Technique. So amped for this album!

Video: Toca Tuesdays w/ The Money Making Jam Boys

The Prestige is out now.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Video: Q-Unique - Green Grass

This is a real dope video! Between Heaven & Hell is out now.

Video: Adele - Rolling In The Deep (Live On Jimmy Kimmel)

21 is out now.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Video: The Hangover 2 Trailer


Video: The Art Of Rap Trailer

Ice T is producing/directing a documentary about the art and skill of emceeing. Should be interesting but will it reveal anything new that we haven't seen in any other doc.

Video: Dr. Dre feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey - I Need A Doctor

Damn! They blew a whole budget on this one. Dig the track though. Detox supposedly drops April 1st. Get it?

Video: Paul Trailer

With a great cast, hopefully its funny.

Video: Kanye West - Blame Game (Unofficial)

The verdict is still out on this album for me but this video is kinda cool. Another unofficial vid from Yonie from Kanye's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

Video: Sha Stimuli feat. Prince Ea - Effortless

A new vid from Sha's Unsung: The Garden Of Eden Vol. 1, out now.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Audio: Atmosphere - Just For Show

In anticipation of their upcoming album, The Family Sign, Atmosphere releases the first single. You can grab said album when it drops on April 12th.

Atmosphere - Just For Show by rhymesayers

Video: Strong Arm Steady - Klack Or Get Klacked

A new vid from the west coast vets. Been a long time coming. Produced by DJ Khalil. SAS' Arms & Hammers is out now.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Download: Koncept & Tranzformer - More Than Meets The Eye

The Brown Bag All Star, in conjunction with DJ Booth, has released a brand new EP with producer Tranzformer. Enjoy!!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Video: The Foreign Exchange - Authenticity

One of my favorite albums gets another video. Truthfully, love the song and album but the video bored me. A bit cliche. Authenticity is out now.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Video: Ruby Hornet - Rhymesfest For Alderman: Words From Brother Ali

Brother Ali went out to Chicago to support Rhymefest as he runs for political office in the seat for Alderman. Don't forget to vote on February 22nd Chi-town!

Video: Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi - All Of The Lights

Anyone with epilepsy should turn away. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is out now.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Video: Dumbfoundead - Blunts And Sunshine

This is a dope verse! Remember when he kicked that dude in the face in a battle? Ha!

Audio: Sene feat. Blu & Co$$ - Motive Pt. 2

I'll let Sene tell it:

Meet Michael Mekhi Holloway, 6. Currently, this happy kid we call Mekhi is living at Mattel’s Children Hospital at UCLA. He’s been living there for about three months while waiting on transplant lists for multiple organs. While on a visit to LA recently I got to catchup with little guy and his mom. While it is a rough time for everyone nowadays, things are extra rough on this single mother family. Alma, his mother, has not been able to work as a result of her presence daily in the hospital. The story goes on..but rather than taking you through the rest of the gut wrenching story; here is how you can help.

As most of the music this group hits you with is free, this remix will be for sale at Sene’s bandcamp. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Mekhi and his family to aid in this rough time.


Video: Radiohead - Lotus Flower

Here's the first video from Radiohead's forthcoming album, The King Of Limbs, dropping tomorrow.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Video: Phife Dawg Interview & My Thoughts On A Tribe

Well said!! Phife Dawg speaks on his experience of being at Sundance when the Michael Rapaport directed documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest debuted.

This group is in the realm of being icons in my eyes. Remember when you first heard that funky acoustic guitar roll into native drums in the classic "I Left My Wallet In El Segundo"? Remember when you saw the stick figures pushing the Tribe logo to the middle of the screen in the video for said song? The funny, down to earth vibe pulled me in and made me bob my head, getting lost in the story.

From that point on, I was stuck. Stuck on the fact these four young brothers weren't afraid to be themselves. From People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm straight through their final opus The Love Movement, they were always true to who they were in that moment as artists. That's a quality you can only respect and pay homage to an eternal legacy.

Video: Carson Daly Interview w/ Michael Rapaport

Carson sits down with Michael Rapaport about the Tribe doc. I can't wait to see it!

Video: The Legendary: A Film About The Roots

Cam Be and Jeff Baraka put together this short film about the hardest working band in showbiz, The Legendary Roots Crew. Go pick up How I Got Over and their collaborative project with John Legend, Wake Up!. Black Thought >>>>>

Download: Fashawn - Higher Learning Vol. 2

The young west coast spitter drops another project for the masses. Enjoy!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Video: PH vs. Skelly

PH definitely killed Skelly but homie from T.O held his own.

Video: D12 - Kill Zone

Uh oh. I have to say, wasn't Bizarre a lot wittier with his lyrics before? Crazy but wittier. Oh well. Return Of The Dozen Pt. 2 is out April 12th.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Video: J. Fox vs. Soul Khan

Wow!! Soul just murdered this dude! Yikes!

Video: The Black Keys - Howlin' For You

This is great!! One of my favorite bands drops another video off their crazy good album Brothers, out now.

Video: Hip Hop Nation - Talib Kweli's Gutter Rainbows Listening Session Pt. 2

Here's the second part of Kweli's listening session. He talks about how he's perceived, Sean Price talks about his upcoming album Mic Tyson and Kwe performs with Nigel Hall. Gutter Rainbows is out now.

Video: Cee Lo Green - Bodies

The Lady Killer is out now.

Video: J. Cole feat. Drake - In The Morning

True indeed! Nothing like the morning! Friday Night Lights is out now.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Download: Torae - Heart Failure

After much success with Double Barrel, one of the hardest albums out, Torae returns with some treats for your head nodding, loving selves. Enjoy!


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Video: TiRon & Ayomari - Good Food

I'm digging this Cali combo. Some good, fun music.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Video: Raekwon - Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang

Do you think this is what the last Wu-Tang album was supposed to sound like that? I need to go back and listen to 8 Diagrams to see if its as bad as people thought. Anyway, Rae stays relevant. I feel Ghost and Rae are the only ones flying that Wu-Tang flag. Look out for Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang on March 8th.

Video: X-Men: First Class Trailer

This addition takes us back to the beginning.

Video: Curren$y - Soundbombing

Here's a preview of the upcoming film Muscle Car Chronicles by Creative Control and starring Curren$y. There is also an accompanying album of the same name with this being the first single. Props to Co-Flow for the termanology.

Video: Skyzoo & !llmind - #AllAboutThat

"I'm eating donuts every February 10th." Live From The Tape Deck is out now.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Download: J. Period, John Legend & The Roots Present Wake Up! Radio

Wow!! This is pretty epic and it doesn't surprise me coming from J. Period. This dude is just super creative with the mixtapes. Here he remixes the John Legend & The Roots album Wake Up! with a ton of features like Blu, Rakim, Common, dead prez, Marvin Gaye, Roy Ayers and much more. Props to OKP! Enjoy!


Video: Hip Hop Nation - Talib Kweli's Gutter Rainbows Listening Session Pt. 1

Talib rocked some tracks from his new solo project Gutter Rainbows, which is out now.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Video: Erykah Badu - Gone Baby, Don't Be Long

Erykah blesses us with a video from her last dope release New Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh). Some real cool effects here. Directed by Flying Lotus.

Download: Homebase Presents Live At The Clubhouse Vol. 1

After a couple of teasers, Homebase releases the full EP with the likes of Blu, Homeboy Sandman, Recess and more. Enjoy!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Video: Scram Jones - 40 Bar Flashback

Some simple flashback points from producer Scram Jones.

Video: Murs & Terrace Martin - Fresh Kicks

Here's the second video from the Murs and Terrace Martin collabo project Melrose, which is out today.

Download: Maverick - The First Step (Instrumentals)

One of my favorite producers, Oddisee, co-sign's this project so check it out. Enjoy!


Download: Stalley - Lincoln Way Nights (Intelligent Trunk Music)

Here's the Ohio representative's full length for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!


Download: The Audible Doctor - The Spread EP (Instrumentals)

Emcees, listen up!

The Audible Doctor has created 7 instrumentals for release as a free download in the form of an EP. The idea behind this EP is that anyone can download the instrumentals, record to them as they like and then send their songs to THESPREADEP@GMAIL.COM for an opportunity to have their song released by The Audible Doctor as the vocal version of The Spread EP.

All entries must be received by April 8th 2011 to qualify for release on the vocal EP. Please send an MP3 of your song to THESPREADEP@GMAIL.COM with your name and you will be contacted for the audio files if your song is chosen.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Video: The Black Keys - Too Afraid To Love You

The latest visuals from one of my favorite bands from their amazing album Brothers, out now.

Audio: Stray Phases - J Dilla's Donuts

The Smoking Section threw up this dope rendition of Dilla's Donuts by jazz trio Stray Phases. Enjoy!!

J Dilla’s Donuts Performed By Stray Phrases by TheSmokingSection

Video: Sore Losers - The Epic Outro

Kinda digging this. Reminds of me Lupe. Freeloaders: The Soundtrack is out now.

Video: Shad - Keep Shining

To all the women in my life, keep shining! Shad's TSOL is out now.

Video: Nas & Damian Marley - Patience

Distant Relatives is out now.

Video: J Dilla: Still Shining Documentary

Here's the full version of the short documentary put together by B. Kyle. Super dope! Don't forget to check out Black Milk, Danny Brown and DJ Houseshoes at SOBs on Thursday, February 10th as they pay tribute to the genius producer. Happy Bornday Dilla!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Video: Halo - Boom Bap For The Radio

Heat Writer II is out now.

Video: Naughty By Nature On Letterman

This is why they are legendary. You throw on these two songs anywhere and people go bonkers. Their latest album Anthems, Inc. is coming soon.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Download: Money Making Jam Boys - The Prestige: Jam Boy Music

Here it is ladies and gents! The squadron of emcees drop their latest project. Enjoy!


Video: Palladium Presents Detroit Lives (In Four Parts)

Real interesting piece on the city of Detroit. It goes to show people, not politicians, but ordinary citizens can make things happen and make change. Dope! Check out the rest of the parts at Palladium.

Video: Emilio Rojas feat. Mickey Factz - Ex-Girl

Wowzers! This is definitely not for the kiddies. I repeat, not for the kiddies. NSFW. Emilio's Life Without Shame is out now.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Video: Mystik Journeymen feat. The Grouch - The Doorman Song

This is the latest video from the MJ album Return 2 The Love, out now.

Video: TiRon & Ayomari - What You Waiting On

Some Cali goodness. Dope!

Video: Black Thought On The Money Making Jam Boys

Black Thought speaks on his group with Dice Raw, STS, Truck North and Porn. They will be releasing The Prestige: Jam Boy Magic tomorrow. Yes!!

Video: Pigeon Hole feat. D-Sisive - Light Show

I'm always up for something new. From north of the border, Vancouver to be exact (one of my favorite cities), the Sweatshop Union affiliates drop a new video from their album Age Like Astronauts. If you're digging the track you can get it below.


Download: Fortilive - I vs. I

!llmind, Slo-Mo and Mushmouf release their debut album for the masses. Enjoy!


Video: Locksmith - Lock

This is a surprise! And it's about time we hear something new from this dude. Locksmith links up with Ski Beatz on this one, from his upcoming EP Embedded.

Video: Sims - Burn It Down

The Doomtree member releases a new video from his upcoming project Bad Time Zoo, dropping February 15th.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Video: Sha Stimuli - Who I Am

The latest visual from Sha has him tearing the beat up. This is from the recently released and real dope Unsung Vol 1: The Garden Of Eden.

Audio: Lupe Fiasco feat. Skylar Grey - Words I Never Said

I'm digging this track by Lupe. Listen to the lyrics. His much delayed album Lasers is dropping on March 8th.

Video: Kaimbr & Kev Brown - Low Budget 260˚

Some new ish from the DMV. Kev Brown and Kaimbr team up to release The Alexander Green Project in a couple of weeks.

Download: Halo - Heat Writer II

Halo of 9th's IWWMG drops his latest project. Enjoy!


Video: 1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) - The Radio

The latest from Statik and Term's collaborative LP 1982, which is out now.