Thursday, July 26, 2012

Homeboy Sandman & Jonti - Brown

Sandman rocks over this beautiful soundscape by Jonti. His Stones Throw debut First Of A Living Breed is coming soon. Also, check out Homeboy Sandman on tour with Brother Ali this fall.

The Black Opera - Opera Hands b/w Teleport

The mysterious (although they are coming into light) Black Opera release their first strike since announcing their partnership with Mello Music. I'm sure a full-length isn't far behind.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Casual & J. Rawls feat. Pep Love & Allana Morgan - Reign

The Hieroglyph and Lone Catalyst join forces to serve some raw ish. Respect Game Or Expect Flames releases August 28th.

Slaughterhouse - Weight Scale

Rocking over the "Nasty" instrumental from their upcoming Gangsta Grillz mixtape.

Audio: Rapsody feat. Raheem DeVaughn & Ab-Soul - Non-Fiction

The Idea Of Beautiful drops August 28th.

Audio: Raekwon - Keep It Politics

Another gem from Ruby Hornet's Closed Sessions Vol. 2. Produced by DJ Babu.

Behind The Scenes:

Get More: Sucker Free, MTV2

Video: Trek Life - What Ya'll Know

Trek lets loose a video for the Jansport J produced track.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Audio: Chris Faust - Black Manta

Faust will be dropping the final installment of his VILLAIN series towards the end of the summer. Here's a taste!

Download: Mick Boogie - Represent The Stripes

Mick Boogie creates a mixtape with some new tracks from Action Bronson, Slum Village, Thurz and more for the upcoming Olympics. Enjoy!!

Video: Mr. J. Medeiros - The Rockies

Audio: PackFM feat. Homeboy Sandman & Mr. S.O.S. - O

Pack recently released Featured Material Vol. 4, which you can grab at QN5.

Audio: The Foodchain - Bad Credit

The Denver collective continue their Summer Series.

Video: Nardwuar v. El-P

Cancer For Cure is out now.

Video: Reks feat. J NiCS - Bang Bang

Rebelutionary is out today.

Video: Crate Diggers w/ Peanut Butter Wolf

Fuse takes a look at PB Wolf's incredible collection.

Audio: Has-Lo - Stained Glass

Mello Music and Has-Lo drop this special 45 with production by Apollo Brown and !llmind. Peep the track and cop the limited edition vinyl.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Video: Freestyle - The Dedication: Gangstarr

Freestyle of the legendary Arsonists drops this nice tribute to Gangstarr. RIP Guru.

Video: BET's Backroom w/ Slaughterhouse

welcome to: OUR HOUSE drops August 28th.

Video: Planet Asia feat. Willie The Kid & Fashawn - Fuck Rappers

Black Belt Theatre is out now.

Video: Gangrene feat. Roc Marciano - Drink Up

Vodka & Ayahuasca is out now.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Download: Shad - Melancholy And The Infinite Shadness

Didn't expect this so it's nice when it happens. Shad drops a little gift while working on his upcoming full-length. Enjoy!


Video: TiRon & Ayomari - Thing Go Right

Not sure how they did this but pretty cool. A Sucker For Pumps is out now.

Video: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist Preview

A description of what the last couple of years has been like for them and what's to come. Prepare for The Heist on October 9th.

Audio: 14KT feat. Oddisee & Olivier Daysoul - High Horse

The producer releases a track from his instrumental project A Friendly Game Of KT with a couple of special guests. Apparently there will be an EP with some of the backdrops being rocked over by emcees. Stay tuned!

Video: Jared Evan - Charlie Brown

The 4th Chapter is out now.

Video: Bambu - Sermon

one rifle per family drops September 18th.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Audio: Action Bronson - Blackbird

Get More: Sucker Free, MTV2

Ruby Hornet chops it up with Bronson and release another joint from Closed Sessions Vol. 2.

Audio: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert - Same Love

Mack and Ryan's debut The Heist will hit October 9th.

Video: The Alchemist feat. Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q - Flight Confirmation

Al's mind blowing treat Russian Roulette is out now.

Video: Gift Of Gab - Protocol

The Next Logical Progression is out now.

Audio: Danny Brown - Molly Ringwald

Audio: The Foodchain feat. B.more - Lights Down

Video: The Butcher's Block w/ El-P & Killer Mike

Frank The Butcher sits down with El and Mike. Cancer For Cure and R.A.P. Music is out now.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Video: Jean Grae And Pharoahe Monch In South Africa

Jean Grae and Pharoahe Monch reflect on their trip to South Africa. Dope!

Download: Chin Injeti - Peoples Mixtape

The Grammy-winning producer (Eminem's Recovery) releases a free project with various guests, including Bishop Lamont, Shad, Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica, David Banner and much more. Enjoy!


Video: Tanya Morgan - Whatever That's Mine

You & What Army is out now.

Download: Strong Arm Steady & Statik Selektah - Stereotype (Preview)

In anticipation of SAS and Statik's Stereotype album dropping on August 14th, Stones Throw has released a six track preview for free. Enjoy!


Video: Sweatshop Union - Leisure Gang

Leisure Gang EP is out now.

Video: Locksmith - Sway In The Morning Freestyle


Audio: Reks feat. Termanology - Ignorance Is Bliss

Rebelutionary drops July 24th.

Video: The Black Opera - The Magician

The Black Opera has joined forces with Mello Music Group and will be physically releasing EnterMission on August 28th. Stay tuned for more from Black Opera and Mello Music.

Video: Nas - Daughters (Live On Letterman)

Life Is Good is available today.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Audio: Trek Life - What Ya'll Know

The West coast emcee kills it on this track from something called the #626Tape.

Audio: Parallel Thought feat. Breeze Brewin' - Ice Cold

Wow, haven't heard Breeze in a minute! The producers link up with the Juggaknot for this track off their upcoming album The Art Of Sound, which drops on July 24th.

Download: Domo Genesis feat. Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples & Action Bronson - Elimination Chamber

This is pretty sick! Produced by Alchemist.


Video: Ron Artiste feat. Ed O.G. - Ron's Theme

Chali 2na of Jurassic 5 and Roc C join forces as Ron Artiste. Word!

Video: Rakim - Definition Of A Classic (Short Film)

The God.

Audio: Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Drank)

Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City drops October 2nd.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Video: Public Enemy - I Shall Not Be Moved

They're baaaaaack!!!! Most Of My Heroes Still Don't Appear On No Stamp drops tomorrow on iTunes.

Video: Yuna - Thinkin Bout You (Frank Ocean Cover)

Yuna takes on the great opening song from Frank's incredible album channel ORANGE.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Audio: The Foodchain feat. Von Pea - Prescription Cocktails

Brooklyn meets Denver as Von Pea joins The Foodchain's Summer Series.

Video: Havoc - Same Shit Different Day

There's no way on earth this is not aimed at Prodigy. Unless they are fooling everybody and playing it up. Hav's album 13 is coming soon.

Video: Tona feat. Kardinal Offishall - Timing

Reform School is out now.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Audio: 1982 feat. Big K.R.I.T. - Lights Down

Here's a leftover from Statik and Term's 2012 LP. The original track on the album didn't have K.R.I.T.'s verse.

Video: Tanya Morgan - Borrow That (Boogie's Revenge)

TM releases a short video from their EP You And What Army.

Download: Yusef - The Epic

Let's bless you with another instrumental project. Why not? Some nice quality tracks from Yusef. Enjoy!


Download: Jinesis - The Sun Shines Through EP

Producer Jinesis gives us a lovely instrumental EP for our flavorful summer. Enjoy!


Video: Stu Bangas & Vanderslice feat. Apathy, The Alchemist, Evidence & Roc Marciano - The Gusto

Good shit! From the upcoming Stu Bangas & Vanderslice project Diggaz With Attitude, due August 28th.

Download: Sean Boog - Sean Boogie Nights

The Away Team rep drops his solo project. Enjoy!


Video: Nardwuar & DJ Premier

Video: DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles - More Levels

KoleXXXion is out now.

Video: Frank Ocean - Bad Religion (Live On Jimmy Fallon)

Frank makes his television debut and releases his album channel ORANGE on iTunes.

Audio: Nas - Bye, Baby

Another single from the highly anticipated Life Is Good, coming July 17th.

Download: Curren$y & Harry Fraud - Cigarette Boats

Spitta and Fraud release this freebie for ya'll. Enjoy!


Download: 7evenThirty - Late Night Sessions

The latest member of the Mello Music Group family is the Mississippi resident 7evenThirty. As a catch-up session Mello Music is offering this mixtape of previous recordings for free. 7even is set to drop his concept album Heaven's Computer on September 25th. Enjoy!


Monday, July 9, 2012

Audio: Elzhi - Blue Widow

Elzhi drops a freebie to get your appettite going for his forthcoming LP.

Video: Sean Boog - Sean Boogie Nights

Sean Boogie Nights drops tomorrow.

Audio: Dag Savage feat. J. Mitchell - Dream Sequence

Looks like Exile and Johaz have joined forces. Salvation is set to drop soon.

Video: Snowgoons feat. Planet Asia, Ras Kass, Krondon, Aims & Banish - What That West Like

Snowgoons Dynasty is coming!

Video: The Purist feat. Roc Marciano - Change

Double Feature is out now.

Audio: Union feat. Audible Doctor & Elzhi - Wings (Audible Doctor Remix)

A really dope remix from the Brown Bag All Star.

Video: Brother Ali - Behind Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color

Ali and Jake One talk about the process of Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color, dropping August 21st.

Video: Murs - Animal Style

I'll let Murs tell it:

"Animal Style is a song I did for many reasons," Murs explains. "The first was to be an advocate for people close to me who are out, and those who have yet to come out. It's also a love song, which is nothing new for me. But with this one I wanted to challenge the listener to ask themselves: Is the love shared by two people of the same gender, really that different than the love I have for my partner of the opposite sex? And finally, I just felt it was crucial for some of us in the hip hop community to speak up on the issues of teen suicide, bullying, and the overall anti-homosexual sentiment that exist within hip hop culture. I felt so strongly about these issues and this song that I had to do a video that would command some attention, even if it makes some viewers uncomfortable. Even if it came at the cost of my own comfort."

Love & Rockets Volume 1: The Transformation is out now.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunday Spotlight Download: Sweatshop Union - The Leisure Gang

The Sunday Spotlight belongs to this Vancouver collective, who have brought a political and social point of view to their unique sound. Enjoy!


Friday, July 6, 2012

Audio: Frank Ocean - Sweet Life

Before Frank releases his debut album channel ORANGE on July 17th, he gives us a taste with this Pharrell produced track.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Audio: Sene, Blu & ANTHM feat. Britain Parker - Young Leaders

Pretty dope!

Video: Maffew Ragazino feat. Skyzoo - BK Accent

Didn't get too into this dude but I digs! Black Gold is coming later this year.

Audio: The Foodchain - Young Amsterdam

The Denver collective's Summer Series continues.

Video: Snowgoons feat. Aspects, Ghostface Killah, Swisha T & Killah Priest - The Cypher

Ghost kills this! The production team are releasing Snowgoons Dynasty on July 17th.

Video: Homeboy Sandman - Dag, Philly Too


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Video: Quadir Lateef - The Quickening Arts

Just discovered this emcee and I love what I hear. If you're feeling it you can check out his free release Rebel Forces.

Video: Fuse's Crate Diggers w/ DJ Muggs

Fuse sits down with Muggs to talk records.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Audio: Nas feat. Large Professor - Loco-motive

Life Is Good drops July 17th.

Audio: Sean Boog feat. Rapsody & Khrysis - A Love Never Dies

Boogie Nights drops July 10th.

Video: La Coka Nostra - Mind Your Business

Masters Of The Dark Arts drops July 31st.

Video: The Beat Junkies - For The Record Documentary

The Beat Junkies celebrated their 20th anniversary and LRG documents the crew's history and future. Dope!

Video: Soul Khan - Khangregation

Wellstone is out now.