Thursday, March 31, 2011

Video: Emilio Sparks feat. CurT@!n$ - Change Gon' Come



This is off Emilio's upcoming compilation Scumbino's Way.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Download: Mateo - Love & Stadiums



This kid has been putting out some good music. He's one of the ones to watch for in the R&B world. Here's his new mixtape. Enjoy!!

Video: Self Scientific feat. Freddie Gibbs & Krondon - Peaceful


Yes!! Self Scientific will be releasing a new project entitled Trials Of The Blackhearted very soon.

Video: Atmosphere - Group & Family Therapy w/ Dr. Ralph Borka Pt. 4



The Family Sign drops April 12th.

Video: Jean Grae feat. Styles P & Talib Kweli - R.I.P.



Yup! Cookies Or Coma is dropping soon. Then we'll get Cake Or Death. Right?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Video: Recess (Sene x theClubhouse) - DNA



Here's a new video from the Sene x theClubhouse collaboration. You can grab their self-titled EP, Recess, now.

Download: Big K.R.I.T. - Returnof4eva



I've been digging this cat lately. Late pass I know but better late than never. Enjoy!

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Video: Pac Div - Anti-Freeze



Mania! is out now.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Video: Nardwuar Interview w/ Big K.R.I.T.



People need to learn how to do interviews from this dude, ie. research. Big K.R.I.T.'s Returnof4eva drops March 28th.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Video: The Come Up Show Interview w/ Pharaohe Monch



The Come Up Show interviewed Pharaohe while on tour in Canada. This W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) album is ridiculous!!! In my opinion, his best album yet. Cop it!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Video: Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar (Alternate Version)


Aloe teamed up with LRG to do another video for his hit single off the awesomely dope Good Things. Word is Aloe and Exile, better known as Emanon, have another album in the works as well. Oh, what, you didn't know? Aloe can spit too!

Video: Mateo feat. Goapele & Ab Liva - Don't Shoot Me Down


Mateo drops a video for his second single. I really like this cat. Dig his covers too. Talented dude! Look out for his upcoming project Love & Stadiums, dropping March 30th.

Video: Big K.R.I.T. - Dreamin'



Haven't really checked this dude but I hear a lot of talk about him. Some smooth, dope Hip Hop. I'm digging this! Returnof4eva drops March 28th.

Video: Atmosphere - Group & Family Therapy w/ Dr. Ralph Borka Pt. 3



The Family Sign drops April 12th.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Video: Kooley High feat. Median - Somethin' Outta Nothin'


Nice vid!! Kooley High's Eastern Standard Time is out now.

Video: Saigon - Bring Me Down Pt. 2



The Greatest Story Never Told is out now.

Video: Adventures Of Blueprint Ep. 4 - Alcohol



Blueprint recounts his connection to alcohol and how it affected his experiences. Adventures In Counter-Culture drops April 5th.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Video: Zion I & The Grouch - Rockit Man



The follow-up, Heroes In The Healing Of The Nation, drops tomorrow.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Video: Cunninlynguists feat. Anna Wise of Sonnymoon - Looking Back (Acoustic)


Nice acoustic rendition of a song on their upcoming album Oneirology, dropping March 22nd.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Video: Zo! feat. Phonte - Greater Than The Sun



Yep! Zo!'s SunStorm is out now.

Video: Atmosphere - Group & Family Therapy w/ Dr. Ralph Borka Pt. 2



Hilarious! The Family Sign drops April 12th.

Bulletin: Chuck D Presents By The Time I Get To Arizona Art Collaboration



Each canvas in the series measures 60 by 33 inches, but the statement each makes looms way larger. Arizona’s SB 1070 law, which many feel encourages police to racially profile Latinos, takes America a large step towards fascism. Ultimately, the decision to allow America to turn on the come-one-come-all philosophy that once made it the most progressive country in the world rests with we, the people. And it is the people whose minds Chuck D seeks to move with By The Time I Got To Arizona, his limited edition fine art collaboration with notorious Los Angeles creativity house SceneFour that was released to the public March 4th and has rapidly become their fastest-selling piece in a line of artwork that includes collaborations with RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan and Bootsy Collins. “This statement of artwork is maybe reminding people that they gotta have more of a voice,” says Chuck. “We can’t rely on the people who are scrutinized – quote unquote ‘illegal immigrants’ – to speak up, because they’re terrified by some sort of terror law that has been enacted upon human beings. And the United States has bogarted their territory under the Manifest Destiny principle which basically doesn’t speak to human development as far as sharing the planet. Where do we go with that? Make a statement in art, and hope that they will stick.”

Few figures in music are better suited to tackle this topic than Chuck D. From the moment he stepped on the world stage in the ‘80s with Public Enemy he has crusaded relentlessly in the name of America’s oppressed. Arizona in particular has drawn Chuck’s ire in the past, from Public Enemy’s 1991 song “By The Time I Get To Arizona” which slams the state for not recognizing Martin Luther King Jr Day, to last year’s “Tear Down That Wall”, the musical counterpart to the art piece. Chuck stresses, however, that he doesn’t consider Arizonians bad people. “I think [all this] is a coincidence over the last 25 years. For years [Arizona] was a refuge for a lot of people to take their attitudes, build a space apart from each other, and just go down there in a different type of climate and kinda sit still without having to capitulate to other beliefs, just like a lot of places in the West. So I think a lot of those beliefs happened to travel with people wanting to get out of areas where they didn’t really feel like living with people as much. It was a latter-day coincidence that Arizona turns into the Alabama of now. Arizona is a beautiful state, people know it’s beautiful. I think the people who are actually taking these attitudes in the wrong places, they actually know it’s beautiful too and they want to keep it.”

Each canvas in this limited series of 300 is signed and numbered by Chuck, comes with an authenticity placard, and bears an aerosol stencil of the Public Enemy logo. Hidden within the piece are more than 30 various figures, lyrics, and messages for viewers to find, making it an artifact that reveals itself fully over time. Visit theartofchuckd.com or legacyoften.com for more details.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Video: Eternia & Moss - To The Future



"In ‘To the Future’, Canadian Hip Hop Artist Eternia bravely explores the skeletons in her own closet, detailing a first-hand account of sexual assault, domestic abuse, gun violence and abortion. The bone-chilling song, written as a letter to Eternia’s future husband, is interpreted on film by Canadian video director Erica Shallow (TwoThreeFive Films). Set in a bare-bone, abandoned housing block, the music video portrays a stripped-down, natural and vulnerable artist performing directly to camera the painful reality of her teenage years."

This is in partnership with Kids Help Phone, an organization that offers counseling and a place for compassion.

Vulnerability at its finest. E delivers herself and her experience to contribute to a cause. Eternia & Moss' At Last is out now.

Video: Aloe Blacc - Loving You Is Killing Me



Fresh! Good Things is out now.

Video: MTV Interview w/ Q-Tip & Ali About Doc



Finally some light is shed on this situation with the Tribe documentary. Tip talks about a revealing email he was sent by accident. Some grimey people out there! He did go on to say that Rapaport did a good job and people should see the film. For Hip Hop.

Video: Exile feat. ADaD - Sound Is God (Prod. by Exile)



This is from Exile's Radio AM/FM, a remix project based on his original album Radio.

Video: Oddisee feat. Toine of DTMD - Different Now (Prod. by Oddisee)



Oh so smooth! This is from Mello Music Group's compilation Helpless Dreamer.

Download: Jon Hope - Words From A Fairview EP



Well this is a surprise. The Providence emcee drops off another EP for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Video: MED feat. Talib Kweli - Classic


Nice! MED comes through with a video for the loosie track. Not sure what it's going to be on but...yea, classic!

Video: Donwill feat. Nicky Guiland - Breathe


Here's a new vid from Tanya Morgan's Donwill from his dope album Don Cusack In High Fidelity.

Video: B.o.B. - Dr. Arden



"Illegal business controls America." - KRS-One

This is off B.o.B.'s last project No Genre.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Video: Mos Def - World Premiere (Prod. By Madlib)


Sweet! Mighty Mos jumped on Fuel TV's The Daily Habit and rocked a new joint produced by Madlib. I dig what I'm hearing.

Video: Super 8 Trailer

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Video: Outasight - It's Like That



A new video for the recently released track. And apparently there's an EP, Figure 8, on the way in April.

Video: Eminem - A Letter To Detroit



Some love for his hometown. Eminem's Recovery is out now.

Download: Sene & The Clubhouse are...Recess



Sene and The Clubhouse are Recess. Here's the first project from the collective and I've only been hearing good things. We shall see. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Video: Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy


I can't believe it's been fourteen years since we lost one of Hip Hop's wordsmiths. The impact his music made is still felt to this day and will be for generations to come. Arguably one of the most impactful Hip Hop artists ever. Rest In Power!

Video: Grieves - Lightspeed


The Rhymesayer releases the first single/video from his upcoming album Together/Apart. Really digging this. And dude I think is only a teenager or at least in his early twenties.

Video: Talib Kweli - How You Love Me



The latest from Kweli's Gutter Rainbows.

Video: Fox News Profile of Dessa



Fox 9 News took the time to profile the lady of Doomtree. Real dope and an insight into her music and person. A Badly Broken Code is out now.

Video: Atmosphere - Group & Family Therapy w/ Dr. Ralph Borka Pt. 1



I love Atmosphere's dry humor. They always come with something funny and creative with their promotional materials. The Family Sign drops April 12th.

Video: Defari - Puro (Prod. by Madlib)

Download: Rapper Big Pooh - Fat Boy Fresh Vol.1 Mixtape



I was definitely unaware so I guess I'm not a member. Rapper Big Pooh drops his latest mixtape with an assist from DJ Flash and Statik Selektah. This is a preview for his upcoming EP Fat Boy Fresh Vol. 1: For Members Only, which drops April 5th. Enjoy!

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Video: Nyle feat. Fresh Daily & Mic-L - Dunndiddit



Here's the first video from Nyle's just released project Trailer.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Video: themashup.net Interview w/ Evidence

On the cusp of releasing his second solo full length Cats & Dogs on Rhymesayers, Ev expounds on his career visibility, writing to Prodigy, his relationship with Alchemist and the return of Dilated.

Video: Raekwon - Road To Release Ep. 1


Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang is a dope album! Rae stays consistent throughout and to hear his explanation behind the album makes it a better listen. Cop OB4CL2 while you're at it.

Video: Pharoahe Monch - Clap (One Day)



Only a few weeks until the highly anticipated third album from Monch hits the shelves. Here's the video/short film for the second single. Powerful! W.A.R. ( We Are Renegades) drops March 22nd.

Video: J. Cardim feat. Sheek Louch, Sha Stimuli & Joe Budden - Hood 2

Video: The Kid Daytona feat. Freddie Gibbs & Alex of The Kickdrums - Take Aim...Bang!



This joint is dope! Taken from Daytona's LRG supported project The Interlude, out now.

Video: Reks feat. Lil Fame & Attica Barz - Cigarettes



This is the latest off Reks' dope album R.E.K.S. (Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme), out now.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Video: Naledge - Make It Happen

Video: My Favourite Verse feat. Joell Ortiz "125 Pt. 4"


YAOWA!!!!

Download: Pac Div - Mania!



So here's another free project from Pac Div while we patiently (sarcasm) await their debut. I like Pac but there's something that has waned over time for me and that's why I'm anticipating their debut, because I want to be proven wrong. I have an opinion that most of their music sounds the same, the bouncy, synth west coast sound. I feel they have talent where they can rock over anything and expand their artistry. They remind me of Souls Of Mischief. They will have consistency and longevity if they show their flexibility. With that said, I will still listen and enjoy with the rest of you. Enjoy!

Video: Jay Electronica & The Making of Act II


There's not a lot of information on this but apparently this is part of the making of Jay's album. It features singer LaTonya Givens. It's definitely got me interested.

Video: Kooley High - All Day



Another video from NC's Kooley High from their just re-released project Eastern Standard Time.

Video: Atmosphere - Just For Show



After releasing the single a few weeks back, Atmosphere drops the accompanying video. Cute dog! The Family Sign drops April 12th.

Video: Still Bill Trailer



This looks to be an interesting film on one of the best and classy singers of his generation, Bill Withers.

Video: Super Trailer



Rainn Wilson stars in this action-superhero-comedy. It reminds me of Defendor.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Video: Jon Hope - Slow Motion


Ha, is Jon Hope D'angelo-ing it? The Providence emcee shares some thoughts after a shower. Jon has been consistently on my radar since the Statik Selektah assisted The Audacity. His consistent lyricism makes him one to keep an eye on. Look out for Jon's upcoming project Work In Progress.

Video: Planet Asia - Boiler Makers (Prod. By Madlib)



Crack Belt Theatre is out now.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Download: Mickey Factz - Heaven's Fallout



Mickey decided to re-release this project after its debut four years ago. It's re-mastered with a few bonus tracks. Enjoy!

Audio: Pharaohe Monch feat. Styles P & Phonte - Black Hand Side



Yesss!! Man, I can't wait for this album. W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) drops March 22nd.


Video/Audio: Thurz (U-N-I) - Rodney King



Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the Rodney King beating which was the beginning of the L.A. Riots. Thurz decided to address this through a song which you can check below and download at The Riot Starts Here. The video shows the transformation of Thurz into the famed picture of Rodney after the beating.

Video: Blueprint - So Alive



Here's something a little different from Blueprint. Looks like there's going to be an interesting arrangement of sounds on this album. Adventures In Counter-Culture is coming soon.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Video: Fat Beats Returns To Retail



Fat Beats is launching a pop-up shop in Brooklyn. It will probably be a monthly event. More info. I will certainly be visiting.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Video: Kooley High - Rae Intro



Kooley sees their Eastern Standard Time project get re-released by Fat Beats today.

Video: R.A. The Rugged Man - A Star Is Born



This is hilarious and sadly, very true. R.A. speaks on the industry and he had this to say about the video:

“Every line of dialogue is 100% truthful,” says R.A. “Every word they say has actually been said to me by record execs over the years.”

Download: YC The Cynic - Fall FWD



Although I haven't heard much from this dude, what I have heard is pretty good. Click away and decide for yourself. Enjoy!

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