Oct 30, 2010

Oct 29, 2010

KiD CuDi - Erase Me Live on Letterman (video)


Tha Joker - Cash Off Me (video)

Lextown visuals bitch!!! (I know he's from Miss. but it's filmed in Lex) Lexington rapper ReaLifeTae has a cameo as well.

Oct 28, 2010

Big Sean, Cory Gunz & Mickey Factz – XXL Freestyle (video)

The random group of Freshman spit some bars for XXL.

J Cannon & Fatal - ChinaTown (video)

New video off of the duo's mixtape, First Semester: Aviation 101. AV8R Music is the Lextown version of Taylor Gang. Get with it...

Oct 25, 2010

Grynch – Air Max Em (Prod. DJ Nphared)

I normally don't post songs like this, but its a dope beat and I'm Air Maxed out bitches. From DJ Nphared's upcoming EP, Red October.

DOWNLOAD: Grynch – Air Max Em (Prod. DJ Nphared)

Kanye West Runaway (Short Film)

The soundtrack to this is truly spectacular. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy will be a land-breaking album.

Michael "Eyedea" Larsen Tribute

I'm late on posting this but that isn't the point. Saturday, October 16, 2010 Michael "Eyedea" Larsen, was found dead by his mother in his bed. Autopsy results have yet to come back but it is known that he died in his sleep. Eyedea was a true gift to the world, here are some words from family and friends on the loss:
Dear Son, Always remember that where ever you go and what ever you do my love will always be with you. I knew before you were born that you were going to affect the world. I didn’t know how or with what gift, but now I do. You have given me the most joy, trouble, happiness, and pain. Now it’s time for the rest of us to step up and be the humans you know we can be. All my love, Mom


Mike was the closest friend I ever had. He was as caring as he was brilliant and was a true prodigy. I am honored to have been in his life and to have created with him and help spread his messages. He was a great human being and he will be missed. – Gregory Keltgen (Dj Abilities)


I met Mikey when he was 14 and he was so full of energy, but so focused for his age. I have always been amazed at his knowledge and thirst for life being so young. On more than one occasion, I have had to remind myself how young he really was while we were all coming up. He was such a special individual, he mastered everything he touched and wanted to touch everything. He was the most free person I have ever known and he approached life like a scientist, wanting to dissect all of her meanings so he could share them with others. Mikey had an amazing spirit and a truly gifted mind and all of us who were blessed to experience this immediately became better people. This life couldn’t contain my friend and so he’s moved on to his next journey, but I know he’ll forever be in our hearts and minds pushing us to live life to the fullest, be better and be free. – Brent Sayers (aka Siddiq aka Stress)


My friend, my brother. I do not know who I would be without your influence in my life. You challenged me without tearing me down. You pushed and encouraged me to be a better person. You had my back even when I didn’t have my own back. Your words, thoughts, and ideas impacted me in ways that I probably haven’t fully realized yet. You made me laugh and cry. You made me look and question. Thank you for everything. I love you Mikey. – Sean Daley (Slug)


I traveled many places for the first time with Mikey, and always remember how he would wake up in the van and say, “Man, this looks just like St. Paul.” All those first tours, Mikey was under 21, and the only way I knew it was the “X’s” on his hands each night. He was always older than his age to me. When I moved to Minneapolis to work with Rhymesayers 10 years ago, Mikey had a huge impact on my decision to make that leap of faith. He gave me the courage and a purpose. There were many days away from home that we spent together, and those times have helped define who I am today. He always inspired me, challenged me and made me laugh. Anytime, I’m on the road and drive into Columbus, St. Louis or Pittsburgh, I’m going to think, man, this looks just like St. Paul. I will always remember, always love and always miss Mikey. – J-Bird


Eyedea was a precious soul. We’re better artists for working with him and better people for knowing him. He added so generously to our lives and his passing leaves an empty space in our hearts. His spirit will forever be entwined in our life changing moments. Thank you, Mikey for sharing your light with us. We love you so very much and your music, insight and laughter will never leave us. – Brother Ali


Mikey was the 15 year old kid sleeping on my couch at Scribble Jam, slaying mc’s 10 yrs older than him. There was nothing anyone could do. I’ve never met a more supportive mother in my life than Kathy. Kathy is the shit. – Mr. Dibbs


Eyedea was the purest artist I have ever met. An all around amazing human being. Great rapper. And a better friend. – Murs


I will always remember laughing constantly whenever he was around. He had a great energy about him that didn’t allow you to take yourself too seriously, ever. If you were spazzing out about something really minor or trivial, he was the kinda dude that wouldn’t really react to it the same way. He might just start laughing or crack a joke to break the tension and make everybody else laugh. Then you would see that you were over-reacting and calm down–without him ever really telling you to calm down. I always admired that quality about him. He never got caught up in the stream, no matter how powerful it was. He always did his own thing. – Blueprint


Mikey was an artist in constant transition. If you blinked and missed a moment of brilliance he’d be sure to fill you in on what you missed. Now that he can’t be here to do that we will gladly do it for him. With the heaviest of hearts. – Sage Francis


Mikey was a challenge. To everyone. And to himself. His challenges seemed to bring him great joy and give his life meaning. If challenge is what life is all about, he lived several full lifetimes in the short while he was here. Mikey certainly challenged me and I’m eternally grateful to him for that. He was one of my favorite people in the world and I’ll miss him very much. – Rich Terfry (Buck 65)


Eyedea was a brilliant visionary who wore his soul outside of his body and kept his heart on his sleeves at all times. He was on a constant evolutionary quest for truth, justice, love, peace, and the overall existence of life and our roles in it. In the spirit of John Coltrane or Malcolm X he wasn’t afraid to change trajectories mid flight despite what anyone said embracing contradictions and tension like a lost but found soul mate. To him the process and the product was the same, he was creative expression personified. I didn’t always understand him or his vision but I always felt him. He has returned to the essence in a more powerful form helping us think outside of the boxes we place or are placed in front of us. He taught us what freedom really meant and what it looked like in action and for that I am forever grateful. – Chaka M’Kali (I Self Devine)


Mikey, thank you for all the help, honesty and insane laughter. I will read every book you told me to. Thank you for the constant inspiration, whether to be the best, or destroy best as a concept. You never stopped progressing. You lived as art. You were a good friend, I miss you. – Stef Alexander (P.O.S)


Mikey always struck me as a person that said exactly what he felt like saying in a well thought out way. Be it in the battle scene, on his albums, or in regular conversation. He’s one of the few people I saw start a conversation with a stranger on a plane and talk to them comfortably for hours. He will be extremely missed. – Toki Wright


Eyedea was definitely thee MC from the Midwest (other than Juice) who earned our (the West Coast’s) respect for the Midwest indie rap scene thru battling in the underground circuit and shining on countless freestyle sessions heard live on stage, on nationwide radio and in street circles…I witnessed it, having had the pleasure to compete against him in Scribble Jam, watch him slay the HBO Blaze battle, then tour the USA with him on the same bus having freestyle sessions every night with some of the best MCs – his rise was true…his impact on Midwest indie rap was and still is enormous…we all saw him evolve musically from just a dope battle MC to a full fledged heart pouring artist with Abilities at his side; as an artist, i’ll always remember him as having a true passion for exploring the bounds of his creativity; but most of all, as just Mikey – he was a great friend to have, to talk to and chill with, and he always ALWAYS showed mad love, respect & acknowledgment for the Goodlife / Project Blowed family so it’s nothing but eternal love for our friend and brother from another mother…rest well my friend…rest well. – Abstract Rude


Anyone who carries leadership qualities always has my utmost respect. I truly feel he was a leader. So many others were so much closer to him to already know this firsthand, but if I could sense it from a distance, it must’ve been so potent to those up-front. In the few days after his passing I can tell what a dent he has left in people’s hearts by the amazing words written to describe his genius ways on & off the mic. I salute you Eyedea. – Evidence


I first met Eyedea in 1997 when he came through a radio show I was working at. He was just 15 or 16 then, but already seemed more passionate and creatively curious than most. In the years to come, it was my privilege to call him a friend. Mikey had a great sense of humor, an unshakable confidence in his art, and a mind that was always looking to push forward. He worked unbelievably hard, constantly trying to find new ways of expressing himself in the most honest and spontaneous way possible. I’m so proud to have known him, and I’m heartbroken to have to say goodbye so soon. – BK-One


You never expect to hear that a friend has passed. Not someone so young, so talented, an artist at heart. I can still hear the enthusiasm in his voice, the passion for what he was doing. He is a true inspiration to anyone struggling to find their own voice, and then speak. – Skye Rossi


To be idle is a short road to death, and Mikey was never idle, so it is with great distress to me that my friend is gone. To think of him as a new ancestor, an old friend and a brilliant artist is appropriate, and that is what I’ll do. – Psalm One


He was fearless, groundbreaking, hilarious, and a warm…true friend who I had a GREAT respect for. 1 of the people who paved the way so others could do what they do. All love from me to him & K. Can’t say RIP cuz to me he’s still here, just in a higher form. – Onry Ozzborn

A public wake will happen on October 28th, and a “Celebration of the Life of Michael “Eyedea” Larsen event will be held on November 9th. For more information go to Rhymesayers’ official site.

Mac Miller – Senior Skip Day (video)

New visuals from Pittsburgh's own, Mac Miller. can be found on his K.I.D.S. mixtape.

Wiz Khalifa HardKnockTV Interview (video)

Wiz talks to HardKnockTV about being compared to Snoop, upcoming projects, Rick Ross, and more.

T.I. Escapes Charges

As we all know, Tip was caught last month with possession of ecstasy and tested positive for opiates. The King faced a 11 month sentence if found guilty but according to TMZ, he has caught a break. The Los Angeles County District Attorney has rejected the drug case due to lack of probable cause in the search and arrest.
Cops claimed they smelled marijuana but no pot was ever booked into evidence. And, we’re told… T.I. was pulled out of his $250,000 Maybach immediately after he made the illegal U-turn and prior to any registration check.

T.I. will have to face some jail time though since he violated his probation.

Wiz Khalifa – In My Car (Tha Puff Bus) Feat. Juicy J. (Prod. ID Labs)

Some new Wiz. The Juicy J feature is pretty random though. Three 6 dried up after Adventures in Hollyhood lol.

DOWNLOAD: Wiz Khalifa – In My Car (Tha Puff Bus) f. Juicy J. (prod. ID Labs)

Oct 23, 2010

Joe Budden – Mood Muzik 4: A Turn 4 The Worst (mixtape)

After all the hype and anticipation, here it is...
1. Intro (Pray For Me)
2. Aftermath
3. Role Reversal
4. Come Along
5. Mop Salad (Skit)
6. Sober Up (Feat. Crooked I)
7. Dessert 4 Thought (Feat. Styles P & Pusha T)
8. 1000 Faces
9. Inseperable
10. The Shoes (Skit)
11. Remember The Titans (Feat. Fabolous, Lloyd Banks & Royce Da 5′9″)
12. Welcome To Real Life
13. No Idea
14. Black Cloud
15. Follow Your Lead
16. Stuck In The Moment
17. If All Else Fails

DOWNLOAD: Joe Budden – Mood Muzik 4: A Turn 4 The Worst (mixtape)

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Tracklist)

This is the official tracklisting. Album drops November 22nd.
1. Dark Fantasy
2. Gorgeous f. Raekwon & Kid Cudi
4. All Of the Lights
5. Monster f. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver
6. So Appalled f. Jay-Z, Pusha T, CyHi Da Prynce & Swizz Beatz
7. Devil In a New Dress
8. Runaway f. Pusha T
9. Hell Of a Life
10. Blame Game f. John Legend & Pusha T
11. Lost In the World
12. See Me Now [Bonus]

Oct 22, 2010

KiD CuDi – Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager (tracklist)

Amazon posted this and they normally don't fuck around so this should be legit. Lovin the amount of songs on this, hate when dudes have 10 track albums and shit.

1. Scott Mescudi vs. the World f. Cee-Lo
3. Don’t Play This Song f. Mary J Blige
4. We Aite (Wake Your Mind Up)
5. Marijuana
6. Mojo So Dope
7. Ashin’ Kusher
8. Erase Me f. Kanye West
9. Wild’n Cuz I’m Young
10. The Mood
11. MANIAC f. Cage & St. Vincent
12. Mr. Rager
13. These Worries f. Mary J Blige
14. The End feat. GLC, Chip Tha Ripper & Nicole Wray
15. All Along
16. GHOST!
17. Trapped In My Mind

Donnis - Tonight (video)

Video to my favorite track off of Fashionably Late, gotta love the Japanese scenery.

Oct 21, 2010

Co$$ x Numonics – Revelations (mixtape)

Here's a nice new mixtape from California emcee Co$$ and Florida producer Numonics. Very succeful collaboration project in my opinion.

DOWNLOAD: Co$$ x Numonics – Revelations (mixtape)

Oct 12, 2010

Grieves: Shadow of a Giant Interview (video)

I saw this guy open for Atmosphere in Covington last month and instantly downloaded his albums when I got home.

Oct 11, 2010

Chris Harris - Balcony (Runaway Remix)

Never heard of this dude but this is my favorite Runaway remix I have heard thus far, thousands have yet to come though. (If you try looking this guy up, type in CrisCo. He goes by 2 names for some reason.)

Chris Harris - Balcony (Runaway Remix)

Wiz Khalifa - Black & Yellow (video)

Damn, I should start goin to Wiz's crib in the mornings...his momma feeds his ass good, not that you can tell though haha. Just fuckin with ya Wiz, you got the top spot.

Child Rebel Soldier - Don't Stop!

In my opinion, the greatest hip hop supergroup of all time (Kanye, Lupe, and Pharrell for the dumb*sses that don't know). Just hope the album they discussed didn't get canceled.

DOWNLOAD: Child Rebel Soldier - Don't Stop!

Oct 3, 2010

Eminem Feat. Lil Wayne– No Love (video)

Is it just me or do all videos with Lil Wayne in them suck? Not dissing the dudes rap skills, but his vids suck more dick than Lil Kim.

XV Feat. Mike Posner - Mirror's Edge (video)

Mediocre video but non-the-less, the best freshman. Yes I am opinionated, if you don't like it then start you're own blog (but still subscribe to this one haha).

Nas - The305 Interview (video)

The305 caught up with Nasir in South Beach last night and talked to him about such things as his retirement, raps future, his daughter, and some other good stuff.

Kanye West Feat. Pusha T - Runaway & Power Live on SNL (video)

Kanye doing Runaway and Power (with a new verse) live on SNL with Pusha T. I hated the VMA performance of Runaway and gave up on the song but this shit is nice.