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!!


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.