Aug 31, 2010

Nas – Last Real Nigga Alive Pt.2 (Dirty/CDQ)

After the release of multiple tagged and/or clean versions, the dirty/CDQ is finally here. Yes, this is the full and untagged version of Power, Paper, & Pussy. That was apparently the alternative name for it.

DOWNLOAD: Nas – Last Real Nigga Alive Pt.2 (Dirty/CDQ)

XV - We Zonin' (Prod. Seven)

A leak from XV's upcoming mixtape, Vizzy Zone. Been waiting all summer on this tape.

DOWNLOAD: XV - We Zonin' (Prod. Seven)

Cory Gunz – Go Head Baby Feat. Dre (Prod. Cool & Dre)

One of few Young Money artists I like and not to mention Cool & Dre on the beat. Not a bad track.

DOWNLOAD: Cory Gunz – Go Head Baby Feat. Dre (Prod. Cool & Dre)

Big Sean – Finally Famous Vol.3 (mixtape)

01 Final Hour (prod. Don Cannon and Nick Kage)
02 Meant To Be (prod. DJ Spinz)
03 What U Doin? (Bull$#!@ing) (prod. The Olympicks)
04 Money & Sex f. Bun B (prod. No I.D.)
05 Five Bucks (5 On It) f. Chip Tha Rippers & Curren$y
06 High Rise (prod. Don Cannon)
07 Crazy (prod. The Olympicks)
08 Home Town (prod. Eliseo of Treal)
09 Supa Dupa Lemonade
10 My Clost Sayitainttone (prod. Key Wane)
11 Too Fake feat. Chiddy (prod. Xaphoon Jones)
12 Fuck My Opponent f. Tyga (prod. Trillionz)
13 Made f. Drake (prod. WrighTrax)
14 Ambigious f. Mike Posner (prod. Clinton Sparks)
15 Love Song f. Saui (prod. Key Wane)
16 Memories (prod. Key Wane)
17 Bonus Track

After all the leaks and hype, its finally here. Up next, Finally Famous The Album.

DOWNLOAD: Big Sean – Finally Famous Vol.3 (mixtape)

Aug 30, 2010

Big Sean – Meant to Be

Even though the mixtape is dropping sometime this/next week, here is another leak.

DOWNLOAD: Big Sean – Meant to Be

Donnis – Tha Carter Cartel Interview (video)

Brief inteview with the Donnisman about joining the air force, being a freshman, etc., etc.

Circa ‘87 - Dreams and Dream Killers (Album)

Circa '87, consisting of producer Mikey Fresh and emcee Digital Dao. I don't know what it is but I guess tonight these experimental duos are catching my ear.

DOWNLOAD: Circa ‘87 - Dreams and Dream Killers (Album)

Jason James & Rodney Hazard - Marvelous World of Color (Album)

Never heard of either of these dudes but this is a really dope and different LP. Vancouver emcee Jason James (aka WEB) and producer Rodney Hazard (aka I.D.E.A.) brought this project together really well. If your into chill and relaxing music then this is for you.

DOWNLOAD: Jason James & Rodney Hazard - Marvelous World of Color (Album)

Aug 29, 2010

Nas – Power, Paper & Pussy

Produced by Salaam Remi with some cuts and scratches by DJ Green Lantern. Century old question, Jay-Z or Nas?

DOWNLOAD: Nas – Power, Paper & Pussy

Asher Roth: When I Was 17 (video)

We've all seen these on MTV, here's Roth's.

Aug 28, 2010

Kanye West – Monster (Feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver)

The second track off of Ye and Hov's upcoming EP. The first is probably the Power Remix.

DOWNLOAD: Kanye West – Monster (Feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver)

Kanye and Jay-Z making an EP

Nothing to say except that this shit is going to kill.

Aug 27, 2010

Fashawn - Grizzly City 3 (mixtape)

As Santiago promised, Grizzly City 3 is here. Downloading now but there's not a doubt in my mind it won't be dope.

DOWNLOAD: Fashawn - Grizzly City 3 (mixtape)

3OH!3 - Double Vision Remix (Feat. Wiz Khalifa)

Pretty dope track. Sorry for now download link, I try not to post things that interfere with artists revenue. You can get it on iTunes on 8/31 though.

Laws – Nothing Less Than

Laws does a verse on a Reflection Eternal track.

DOWNLOAD: Laws – Nothing Less Than

QuESt – If You Wanna

Here goes his new single from his upcoming project, The Reason: A Defense Mechanism.

DOWNLOAD: QuESt – If You Wanna

Aug 25, 2010

Freddie Gibbs - Something New (Feat. YP)

This is the result of the collab between Freddie Gibbs, LRG, Ruby Hornet, and Closed Sessions. Produced by Million $ Mano.

DOWNLOAD: Freddie Gibbs - Something New (Feat. YP)

Big K.R.I.T. – Somedayz (video)

I swear '93 til Infinity is one of the most remixed songs of all time. Souls of Mischief should still be cashing in on that ish. Here's K.R.I.T.'s version.

DJ Skee Speaks About Fashawn's Grizzly City 3 Delay (video)

You don't really need to watch this if you're reading this. Basically Skee is too busy to drop Grizzly City 3 today, so we have to wait until Friday. Got me all hyped up for nothing.

LRG & Closed Sessions Present: Freddie Gibbs (video)

I try to post almost everything by this guy because in 99% of videos he's in, he calls out some fake ass rapper. Keepin it real.

U-N-I – Black Sky (video)

If only everybody put Playboy models in their videos. It's Felicia Gomez for those of you that want to look up pictures haha.

Versis – The Need (video)

From his debut LP, iLLCANDESCENT, which is available now.

Aug 24, 2010

GemStones – On the Road to Glory: My Story (mixtape)

Remember this dude from The Cool and the FnF crew?

DOWNLOAD: GemStones – On the Road to Glory: My Story (mixtape)

Big Sean – Pure Optics x Eighty81 Interview (video)

Sean talks about the mixtape, etc.

Big K.R.I.T. – My Interpretation

This track can be found on the upcoming PIMB x Prefix compilation Summer Sampler. Who thinks this dude will be a Freshman next year?

DOWNLOAD: Big K.R.I.T. – My Interpretation

Charles Hamilton – XXL Freestyle (video)

If you have a half hour to kill...

Big Sean – Supa Dupa (video)

I know he's had a lot of song leaks that I missed this past week but they will all be on the mixtape which I will have. Again, my net was down and I promise posting will be daily from now on.

Wiz Khalifa – Radio (Unreleased)

This song was recorded back in 2009.

DOWNLOAD: Wiz Khalifa – Radio (Unreleased)

P. Reign – In My Hood (video)

Never heard of this dude but this song is actually pretty aight. There's also a random Drake cameo in the vid. Glad to hear some more good ish coming out of Canada too.

Laws – iLLVibes Interview (video)

Asylum/Warner Bros. artist Laws sat down with iLLVibes to provide a personal account of how he linked with J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, his intention to create a Paul-McCarnety-dedication project, and why he’s into electronic music and other genres. Before diving into an a capella freestyle, Laws recounts who his favorites in the game are and why he had to turn down a more-than-willing girl.

Wale – Eighty81 Interview (video)

Wale swung through Cleveland and chilled with the Eighty81 guys and signed shirts for fans and so forth.

Perajok Presents: G.O.O.D. Ass Mixtape (mixape)

Pretty dope mixtape made by Kanye's Fan Club. By the way, my bad for the week with no posts, I had to cover school bills and lost internet. Posts will be daily again.

DOWNLOAD: Perajok Presents: G.O.O.D. Ass Mixtape (mixape)

Aug 15, 2010

Mac Miller Shade45 Freestyle (video)

Im tellin you, one of these days Street Remedy will get a shout out. Anyways, heres a fresh freestyle from Pittsburgh's own Mac Miller.

H2-O - RESET (mixtape)

Haven't heard much about this dude but after giving this mixtape one spin, I've decided to put as much of his material up as possible. Peep him out.

DOWNLOAD: H2-O - RESET (mixtape)

Aug 14, 2010

Tae - Mr. Motivation (mixtape)

Here is KY's own, Tae, dropping his most recent and best project yet. He repped Lexington pretty well on this tape. Bout time someone in this city got on their grind.

DOWNLOAD: Tae - Mr. Motivation (mixtape)

QuESt – 96 Nissan Altima Music

At least someone keeps it real and raps about cars we all can afford. Can't wait to hear this dudes upcoming project, The Reason: A Defense Mechanism, dropping August 26th.

DOWNLOAD: QuESt – 96 Nissan Altima Music

Pusha T Signs to G.O.O.D. Music

Pusha T, better known as one half of Clipse, recently signed to Kanye's label G.O.O.D. Music. With the acquirement of him and CyHi Da Prynce, it seems like Kanye's trying to make G.O.O.D. a label to be known.

Wiz Khalifa x Honey Magazine Interview & Cover

Wiz covered this months issue of Honey Magazine. Below is a two-part interview in which he discusses weed, females, and the pressures or being "next".

Aug 13, 2010

Mac Miller – K.I.D.S. (mixtape)

01 Kickin’ Incredibly Dope Shit (Intro)
02 Outside
03 Get Em Up
04 Nikes On My Feet
05 Senior Skip Day
06 The Spins
07 Traffic in the Sky
08 Don’t Mind If I Do
09 Paper Route f. Chevy Woods
10 Good Evening
11 Ride ARound
12 Knock Knock
13 Mad Flava, Heavy Flow f. DJ Bonis
14 Kool-Aid & Frozen Pizza
15 All I Want Is You
16 Poppy
17 Face in the Crowd

Rostrum records newest signee and of course Pittsburgh native, Mac Miller drops K.I.D.S. (K.ickin I.ncredibly D.ope S.hit) Kinda wack that Wiz didn't get a feature.

DOWNLOAD: Mac Miller – K.I.D.S. (mixtape)

Fashawn Speaks On Nas' Influence (video)

Fashawn speaks to HipHopOfficial about how Nas influenced his style and why he paid homage on the Ode to Illmatic mixtape. I never really made the comparison but it makes since, I subsequently rediscovered Nas once I started listening to Fashawn.

Charles Hamilton – Tafietu (Album)

This was supposed to be Charles major label debut while he was with Interscope until this executives heard the last 2 tracks. It's downloading now so no reviews but I hope Charles comes back strong.

DOWNLOAD: Charles Hamilton – Tafietu (Album)

Kanye West – Mama’s Boyfriend Live (video)

Kanye performs a new track off his new album, supposedly call Dark Twisted Fantasy (Good Ass Job was such a better title). We heard the a capella version of this when he stormed the Facebook Headquarters.

Aug 12, 2010

Wale – Number Won (video)

Can't wait til the dude drops his sophomore album. He was definitely top 3 of the Freshman Class of '09 and that class was nasty! Not too sure why only half the song is in the video. Maybe they labeled it wrong and its only a teaser but I doubt it.

CyHi Da Prynce Signs to G.O.O.D. Music

This didn't come as much of a shocker. I figured he would sign to them soon. Finally G.O.O.D. Music starts looking for some Southern talent. This roster should make his album notable.

XV - Signing Day (video)

Shot on July 23rd, as Vizzy headed to Warner Bros. to sign his record label. This guy is gonna be so huge. I don't know if the worlds ready for it.

Lupe Fiasco - Stereo Sun Live in Korea (video)

There is really nothing to be said about this man. He is top 3 rappers alive no doubt.

Kanye West – See Me Now f. Beyonce & Charlie Wilson (prod. Kanye West x No I.D. x Lex Luger)

This was recorded 2 nights ago. And premiered on Hot97 hosted by Angie Martinez sometime yesterday. It's mad dope if I do say so myself.

DOWNLOAD: Kanye West – See Me Now f. Beyonce & Charlie Wilson (prod. Kanye West x No I.D. x Lex Luger)

Aug 10, 2010

Big Sean - Finally Famous Vol. 3 (Trailer )

Trailer for B.I.G.'s (not the B.I.G.) upcoming mixtape. Shows off some snippets from the tape which seems like it will be pretty dope.

Vado Spits a Verse From Slime Flu (video)

Harlem's finest spits a verse from his upcoming project, Slime Flu.

Aug 9, 2010

Laws – Hold You Down (remix) f. Emilio Rojas & Big K.R.I.T. (video)

Off Laws 5:01 Overtime mixtape. Diggin this track. Pretty sure both him and Big K.R.I.T. will be a part of the next Freshman class.

Tae - Bad As I Wanna Be live (video)

Tae performing Bad As I Wanna Be in Lextown (KY). Mr. Motivation drops on the 13th. KY stand up.

Freddie Gibbs – Do Wrong pt.2 (video)

Some visuals for Freddie Gibbs Str8 Killa EP.

Nike 1Love: Cory Gunz - Bronx (video)

The latest entry in the Nike 1Love series featuring Young Money signee, Cory Gunz.

U-N-I Performing 2 New Songs (video)

Thurzday and Y-O performing two new tracks off their upcoming project, Thumbs Up!, in Burbank, Cali.

Aug 7, 2010

Freddie Gibbs - 4681 Broadway (video)

More of just him rapping in studio than an actual music video but who gives a damn. Music vids have been slowly dying as is. The Ghetto, The Ghetto, The Ghetto Ghetto.

Eminem - Love The Way You Lie (video)

New visuals of the world famous song. I knew this would be an instant classic the first time I heard it.

Wiz Khalifa - Never Been (video)

Either my favorite or second favorite song off Kush and Orange Juice. Love the Chrono Trigger sample, used to play the shit out of Square Enix RPG's when I was younger.

Charles Hamilton – (mixtape)

1. Flirting With My Old Sound (Settings)
2. Totally Awesome (Autosave)
3. Neverland Ranch (Edit Posts)
4. Kat Stacks for President (Comment Moderation)
5. Blogger Dashboard
6. Previous Posts (RSS Feed)
7. Decency Police (ODn)
8. Jamarris (Tags)
9. 9 to 5 (Layout)
10. From the Desk of Flashbacks pt. 1 (Hoe)
11. My Hi (Online Outlaw)

Yet another mixtape by Charles. I hope the best for him in his stay at the New York Presbyterian Mental Hospital. Dude has potential to be great so I hope he comes back swingin.

DOWNLOAD: Charles Hamilton – (mixtape)

Aug 5, 2010

Throwback: Big L x Jay-Z - 7 Minute Freestyle

After hearing my friend say "The Ghetto, The Ghetto, The Ghetto Ghetto" for the past week or so and the recent spotlight Freddie Gibbs has been receiving, I decided to post this throwback freestyle. The beat is the same one sampled in "The Ghetto" by Gangsta Gibbs in case you thought I was rambling about nothing. This showcases the skills of 2 legends, one living, one dead. R.I.P. Big L, you were/are truly one of the greats (Not to mention we have the same birthdays lol).

DOWNLOAD: Big L x Jay-Z - 7 Minute Freestyle

XV – V Is For Vizzy (mixtape)

1. Top Of The Roof
2. Awesome
3. Gettin’ Bizzy
4. T.A.L.K.
5. Mirror’s Edge
6. Gobstopper f. Wiz Khalifa
7. Never (rmx) f. Chiddy Bang & Killer Mike
8. Come Back Down
9. Everything Is Cool
10. Best Wishes
11. 1997
12. Everybody’s Nobody
13. Fall Out The Sky
14. Final Fantasy XV
15. Lift The Game
16. Me, You (rmx) f. Freddie Gibbs & Shawn Chrystopher
17. Now Jump
18. Undeniable

It's only right my 100th post is about my favorite freshman this year. XV and Evil Empire bring you a "best of" mixtape in celebration of XV's signing to Warner. There's a few exclusives also.

DOWNLOAD: XV – V Is For Vizzy (mixtape)

Trademark Da Skydiver– 10th Wonder (video)

Some visuals from his sophomore mixtape, Issue #2: Super Villain.

Aug 4, 2010

Big Sean - Ashley Outrageous Interview (video)

Sean sits down and discusses a variety of topics but one in specific caught my eye, Pusha T (or Clipse) might sign to G.O.O.D. Music. That could be dope.

Vado - YRB Interview (video)

I'll put a hundred down with whoever that he makes next years freshman list. Any takers?

Jay Rock - Get It Off My Chest

Glad this dropped. Been jammin to him and Gangsta Gibbs all week.

DOWNLOAD: Jay Rock - Get It Off My Chest

Ski Beatz – Nothin’ But Us f. Curren$y & Smoke DZA (video)

Man I just love Ski's production style. I think I might use a lot of his beats on my mixtape. Yes, ya boy is making a mixtape. Its nowhere near completion though, but I'll keep you posted. Meanwhile peep these visuals. O and Ski say 24 Hour Karate School is dropping September 7th now.

Aug 3, 2010

Wale – More About Nothing (mixtape)

Wale drops the follow up to 2008’s Mixtape About Nothing. Im diggin what I've heard on this so far. The Break Up Song is probably one of my favorite Wale tracks of all time. He has a few features but not many. He did get Wiz on a track thankfully.

DOWNLOAD: Wale – More About Nothing (mixtape)

Freddie Gibbs - Angela Yee Interview (video)

"I don't roll the dice with my dick"...Lol. Gangsta Gibbs talks to Angela Yee about various things such as how he and Jay Rock clicked(I knew they would, they both real motha f*ck@s), probation, etc. This dudes the truth.

Fashawn - The Ecology x The Score featuring Planet Asia (video)

Santiago is definitely part of the better half of this years Freshman. Here's 2 vids from his debut album Boy Meets World. You should def cop that if you havent already. Both videos were directed by Punit Dhesi.

Wale - More About Nothing (Lead Single & trailer #5)

DOWNLOAD: Wale - The Black and Gold

Trailer #5 of Wale's More About Nothing Mixtape, which drops today. I love this trailer because the song in it is one of my favorite Wale songs, been playing it on repeat for a grip. Also his new lead single, The Black and's pretty dope if I say so myself.

Aug 2, 2010

Freddie Gibbs - Born 2 Roll Documentary (video)

Pretty cool mini-documentary about Freddie Gibbs and the struggles he faced growing up in Gary, Indiana.

Chip Tha Ripper – Whoa (video)

Some new visuals from Cleveland native Chip Tha Ripper. Directed by Mike Carson and produced Mike Waxx.

Aug 1, 2010

Proof – Time A Tell (mixtape)

01 Time A Tell Intro 1
02 Time A Tell Intro 2 f. Anna Doll
03 Friends Ain’t Really Friends
04 You Heard Of Us f. Killa Kaun & 1st Born
05 Whole New Beginning f. Supa MC
06 Shady
07 Yo Chick f. Big Dogg
08 Priceless
09 I Think Of You
10 Sincerely Proof
11 Block Boyz f. C4
12 Jus Fooling!
13 Iron Fist
14 Pill Pop
15 Time A Tell f. Ty Farris, Yung Famous & The Young Truth
16 Verbal Spar
17 Back Where We Started
18 Herman Keipher
19 Herman Keipher
20 Private Dance
21 Crew Deep
22 Detroit Luv

A little more than 4 years after his death, Doody's last works have been released. R.I.P. DeShaun Dupree Holton

DOWNLOAD: Proof – Time A Tell (mixtape)

J. Cole – The Pulse Interview (video)

Interview with one of the most buzzed about Freshman, J. Cole. He discusses getting signed to the Roc and so forth.

Kanye West - BTS: Robocop (video)

Yea the song is a little old but it was one of my personal faves on that 808's. This video probably got/is shelved and we might not see it for awhile (Like the Spaceship video) but, hopefully we will see it soon. Here's the behind the scenes of the Hype Williams directed Robocop video.