Jul 31, 2010

Kanye's Promotional Tour

This has been going on for the past week or so, basically Mr. West randomly shows up at the headquarters of major corporations (Twitter, Facebook, Rolling Stones, etc.) and spits acapella's off his new album.

At the Facebook Headquarters

Twitter Headquarters

Rolling Stone Headquarters

Ill be sure to post the video of what ever outlet he attacks next.

Jul 30, 2010

Lyrical Opposition - Lyrical Opposition (mixtape)

1.Transform (Amended Version)
2.Us Against The World
3.The One
4.Til My Demise
5.Spaz Out
6.New School
8.More Tears
9.Listen To Your Heart
11.Follow Me
12.Bring Out The Beast
13.This Ain't A Movie
15.The Masterpiece
16.All I Have
17.Step Ya Game Up
18.The E.N.D (Eternity Never Dies)

I have no clue how Im not hearing about these dudes on other blogs. They are ridiculously nasty and the beats compliment their art perfectly. Let this serve as the introduction to Lyrical Opposition, a California based duo consisting of KritaCal and Cross the MC. Im sure they will become widely known soon.

DOWNLOAD: Lyrical Opposition - Lyrical Opposition (mixtape)

Vado - Usually Do

Unreleased material straight out of Harlem.

DOWNLOAD: Vado - Usually Do

Wyclef Jean To Run For President of Haiti

I thought this was pretty crazy. Former Fugees member and renowned musician, Wyclef Jean, is running for the presidency of Haiti. With recent events in Haiti it seems like any political change would be a feat. If he wins I have faith he can be a good and peaceful leader.

ARTICLE: Wyclef Jean To Run For President of Haiti

Scooter Braun Speaks About Asher Roth (video)

SRC Records CEO, Scooter Braun, speaks about his signee, Asher Roth. At the end he plays a small clip of a new Asher track.

Wale - More About Nothing (trailer)

Here's the 2nd trailer for Wale's upcoming More About Nothing mixtape. The 3rd and 4th trailer are coming the first week of August.

Wiz Signs to Atlantic Officially

After months of rumors and speculation, it is finally official that Wiz signed a joint deal with Atlantic Records (Lupe, B.o.B., T.I., etc.) and longtime label Rostrum. Lets see what a major label will do for him this time.

Curren$y – Commonwealth In-Store (Video)

Spitta chillin in one of DMV's largest streetwear companies. Only reason I posted this because he gives great health tips even though I support what hes dissing, and boycott what hes promoting lol.

Freddie Gibbs – Str8 Killa No Filla (mixtape)

I originally wasnt going to post this cause Im not big on gangsta rap (dont get me wrong I like certain gangsta rappers) but, I gave a few tracks a listen and I dig the Freshmans sound (even though the title of the tape is too similar to Sum 41'S All Killer No Filler). He has a nice Midwest sound to accompany his G-flow. Midwest is my shit even though I rep the South.

DOWNLOAD: Freddie Gibbs – Str8 Killa No Filla (Mixtape)

Jul 29, 2010

XV - HipHopUpdate Interview (video)

Interview with the recently signed X-Man. He talks about the basics (not being a Freshman, origins of his sound, hooking up with Seven, etc.). Man Im glad he is signed, next Lupe Im telling you.

Jul 28, 2010

J. Cole - Go Where Hip Hop Interview (video)

Interview with J. Cole in which he discusses the "Who Dat" video, working with NO I.D., and more.

QuESt – Untitled(LovedU)3

This dudes flows are really starting to catch my attention. He most def will be highly featured on my blog in coming seasons. Heres his remix of Blu’s “Untitled(LovedU)2″, which is a great song by a great artist itself if you havent checked it out.

DOWNLOAD: QuESt – Untitled(LovedU)3

ScienZe - The Phone Tap(e) (mixtape)

1. Intro
2. Fuego Sauce feat. Domo Briggs & Kalil Kash
3. Vaso De Leche
4. Call Drop
5. Dead Presidents
6. From L.A. feat. L.A.
7. The Origin
8. It Ain’t No Secret (The Voicemail)
9. The Quote-A
10. Busy Line
11. Phone Tap feat. D.Julien
12. Conversation Peace (Outro) feat. I.D.R.

Just downloaded this so I cant critique it yet, but Ive heard a few of this dudes tracks before and it seems like the tape could be legit.

DOWNLOAD: ScienZe - The Phone Tap(e) (mixtape)

XV Signs to Warner Bros.

Im sorry America (RIP Bernie Mac), havent gotten the chance to update lately due to lack on internet and vacation but Im back. That was the last vacay of the year. Upon arrival though, I was pleased to learn about my main man Vizzy's signing to Warner Bros. I told you he will be the next BIG thing. Just watch if you dont believe me still.

Jul 22, 2010

Nero – A Momento

Surprised this homies name isn't that big yet. His mixtape Momentum is due out soon.

DOWNLOAD: Nero – A Momento

Laws – 5:01 Overtime (mixtape)

Basically a DJ free version of the 4:57 mixtape with a few new tracks.

DOWNLOAD: Laws – 5:01 Overtime (mixtape)

Royce Da 5′9” – Walking in the Rain

I've been diggin Royce since his last mixtape. Here's a nice new track from him.

DOWNLOAD: Royce Da 5′9” – Walking in the Rain

Ski Beatz – Cream Of The Planet feat. Mos Def (Video)

Snap...my bad on the lack of posts. A dude got his internet disconnected haha. My bad, Im broke. Anyway Ill flood my page with posts today as catch up. Here's some new Ski Beatz visuals of a joint with Mos Def. 24 Hour Karate School is rumored to be due out September 7th.

Jul 14, 2010

XV – Gettin’ BiZZy (prod. Seven)

Here's the first leak of the X-Man's upcoming mixtape Vizzy Zone.

DOWNLOAD: XV – Gettin’ BiZZy (prod. Seven)

KiD CuDi, Rostam Batmanglij & Bethany Cosentino - All Summer (video)

Cudi is accompanied by Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend and Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast for this song done for Converse's "Three Artists. One Song" campaign.

Jul 13, 2010

Vado x XXL (Interview/video)

Brief interview with what I believe to be Harlem's best, Vado.

Seven Makes "The Flying V" for Vizzy Zone

Producer Seven (XV, Tech N9ne, etc) makes the opening track to XV's upcoming mixtape, Vizzy Zone. Cant wait for this mixtape, as I believe XV is the best of any rapper even considered to be a Freshman this year. Supposedly he's releasing a single tomorrow too, check back then to get it.

Big Sean – What U Doin? (Bull$#!@ing) (video)

Video for Sean's single. September 14th, hurry up and get here.

Jul 12, 2010

Asher Roth - G.R.I.N.D. (Get Ready It's a New Day) CDQ

Its been a month since I first heard this but the dirty/CDQ finally got released and here it is. Produced by 1500 Or Nothin', this track gives me hope for his new album, The Spaghetti Tree. Damn you Google images for having no recent long haired pics of Asher.

DOWNLOAD: Asher Roth - G.R.I.N.D. (Get Ready It's a New Day) CDQ

Wale - Women Lie, Men Lie Freestyle (Feat. Black Cobain)

Been in the ATL for a few days partying it up. Today is my catch up day because I didnt see a single computer while I was down there. Here's a previously unreleased freestyle by Wale and Black Cobain. This should add a little hype to his upcoming mixtape Wale - More About Nothing.

DOWNLOAD: Wale - Women Lie, Men Lie Freestyle (Feat. Black Cobain)

Jul 8, 2010

Wale - More About Nothing (announcement)

Not a lot of posts today, been watching the Lebron coverage all day so I haven't got to update. But apparently Wale is coming out with a new mixtape, a follow up to 2008's Mixtape About Nothing. Tomorrow I will update you on everything Lebron distracted me from. On that note...Celtics will still kill the Heat in playoffs. Talk your shit now, we are a playoff team and we will take you down in the playoffs regardless of what we do regular season. (Pat Riley you are still my boy though)

Jul 7, 2010

Vado Angela Yee Interview

Haha this dude is a pretty chill cat. He talks about how he got signed, his special lady, etc. Dude has, flows and from this interview he seems like a dude I could chief a bleez with.

Jul 6, 2010

Asher Roth - Toni Braxton (video)

Some more visuals from Asher's Seared Foie Gras with Quince and Cranberry mixtape. Not diggin the animation though...animated music videos can kick so much more ass. Anyway, Asher's The Spaghetti Tree album should be released before years end. From the G.R.I.N.D. single he released, it sounds like it could outdo his freshman effort.

Phil Ade - The Letterman (mixtape)

As promised here is the DMV rappers sophomore mixtape, presented by Don Cannon. Wale, Raekwon, Tabi Bonney, and a few others have features. Im about to hit play on this and hope he lived up to his hype.

DOWNLOAD: Phil Ade – The Letterman (Mixtape)

Jul 4, 2010

GoodWood NYC Blue Jesus Piece (July 4th Limited Release)

This goes back to the Kanye's Greatest Chains thread I posted the other day. GoodWood NYC is releasing this for 3 days only available at their online shop starting today. So wish I had cash flow to drop on this so I could rock it with some UK gear.

Nemo - Memories (video)

Im a little late on this but Ill put KY on the map anyway I can. This is an alright video, shows a lot of my town. This dude Nemo is a pretty unique artist in the Lexington scene and definitely worth a listen. Peep it...

DOWNLOAD: Nemo - Memories

Jul 3, 2010

5 Charles Hamilton Mixtapes

So apparently dropping Well This Isn’t Awkward: Winner Takes All wasn't enough for my boy Sonic The Hamilton. He just now dropped 5 additional mixtapes he never got around to releasing. The links are below

DOWNLOAD: Autum Harvest

DOWNLOAD: Atlantis And A...

DOWNLOAD: The L Word II (INcomplete)

DOWNLOAD: 10 Things I Hate About Me

(File for the 5th is messed up but Ill post it as soon as its fixed)

Charles Hamilton – Well This Isn’t Awkward: Winner Takes All (mixtape)

Whats that? Charles Hamilton released another mixtape even though he said The Binge Vol. 3 was his last? Who saw that coming? Only a few tracks in so I cant give you any insight but he does rip Jay-Z on track 6...btw thats not cool Charles.

DOWNLOAD: Charles Hamilton – Well This Isn’t Akward: Winner Takes All (Mixtape)

Jul 2, 2010

Kanye West - Power (Artwork)

I originally wasn't going to post this just because I dont like posting artwork for singles, but this was just to epic and I kept looking back at it so here it is. The artwork to Ye's single Power. It reminds me a little bit of Zelda.

Chiddy Bang - "Sooner Or Later" (video)

New video from Philly based group Chiddy Bang. This song will be featured on their debut album, Here We Go, which is slated for an August 24th release.

Ski Beatz - Scaling The Building (Featuring Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y)

This leaked off Ski Beatz upcoming project 24 Hour Karate School. Spitta and my man Wiz bring it together.

DOWNLOAD: Ski Beatz - Scaling The Building (Featuring Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y)

Phil Ade: Chasing the Letter pt.2 (video)

Interview with the Maryland local. His sophomore mixtape The Letterman is dropping July 6th, we will definitely have it on here.

Kanye's Greatest Chains

The Jesus Piece...in my opinion is the greatest chain collection ever. Popularized by Kanye West, the Jesus Piece has taken numerous forms over the years through his innovation. Here is an article by Complex, entitled Chain Reaction: A History of Kanye West's Greatest Chains. The title is self-explanatory. It starts of kind off slow but they save the best for last.