Friday, September 30, 2011

Sir Michael Rocks - Premier Politics

                                                            Interesting art to say the least

Download: Premier Politics

The latest mixtape from Mikey Rocks dropped over at illroots, Premier Politics is the follow up to his Rocks Report tape, be sure to look out for his Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe later this year.

DeeDotMillz - What I Learned From Summer Vacation 2

                                                            "All We Hear Are Good Things" 

The sixth tape in almost two years from DeeDotMillz, and as always with him the constancy is there. As with part one you can expect to learn more about Millz not just as an artist but as a person. From the tracks to the lessons everything flows. Check it out and support, be sure to follow his blog over at Signed To You. 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Young Jeezy - F.A.M.E. (Fake Ass Muthafuckers Envy) ft T.I.

Download: F.A.M.E.

T.I. as a free man joins in on the latest from The Snowman. You can guess what this song is about from the title, so no need to explain. Jeezy on the other hand needs to explain about that TM103. No word on where this will land yet, although it would be ironic if this ends up on T.I.'s album.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wale - Lotus Flower Bomb ft Miguel

Download: Lotus Flower Bomb

With Wale's sophomore album Ambition finished, Mr. Florian lets loose the next single from the album Lotus Flower Bomb featuring Miguel. 11.1.11 is the date.

Curren$y - Ways To Kill Em'

Spitta drops a video for the track Ways To Kill Em' from Verde Terracecheck it out.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

tabi Bonney - Parachute

This dope track from tabi gets visuals, the production on this track is so smooth. The Summer Years available now. 

DeeDotMillz - Addict (Prod. Nolan The Ninja)

The latest from DeeDotMillz. What I Learned From Summer Vacation 2, out September 30th.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Pusha T - Don't Fuck With Me

Download: Don't Fuck With Me

Ton over Drake's Dreams Money Can Buy, I haven't heard Pusha go in this hard in a minute. No shots here just a general message. Why couldn't this have come out when Cons was acting up?

The Internet (Syd The Kyd x Matt Martian)

Download: Love Song (Preview)

The Internet is the latest sub group in Odd Future, it is the combination of Syd's vocals and Matt Martian's production. This isn't Syd's first attempt at singing either she has a song called Flashlights, and even though I remember reading that she wasn't gonna do anymore songs I guess she changed her mind. Anyway, here is the first offering from the duo a preview of the track Love Song. It's a pretty chill mellow out sound, with some nice vocals from Syd.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Boldy James - Ground Beneath My Feet

Boldy Blocks! From his Trapper's Alley: Pros & Cons mixtape, be sure to check that out if you haven't yet. Also, look out for his and Sir Michael Rocks' Rocks and Blocks mixtape coming soon.

J.Cole - Rise And Shine

Download: Rise And Shine

My favorite track from Cole World, in my opinion one of the best debut albums in recent memory. Be sure to go get the album September 27th

Charles Hamilton - Cats Said I Could Diss You (9th Is Cool Tho)

I have absolutely no idea what he is trying to accomplish with this one, maybe relevance again? Ehh either way it's sad to see how far he has fallen. 

Friday, September 23, 2011

9th Wonder - Enjoy ft Warren G, Murs and Kendrick Lamar

Download: Enjoy

9th grabs some of the West Coast's finest for this track from his The Wonder Years album, out September 27th.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Phonte - The Life Of Kings ft Evidence & Big K.R.I.T.

Download: The Life Of Kings

Another gem from Phonte and 9th, this time around Evidence and K.R.I.T. join in. Charity Starts At Home, September 27th.

Kidz In The Hall - Pregame: A Prelude To Occasion Vol.1

Download: Pregame: A Prelude To Occasion Vol.1

The latest from the duo, expect more of these in the coming weeks til Occasion releases. Shouts out to OnSmash for the link.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Casey Veggies – Ridin’ Roun Town (Remix) feat. C-San, Dom Kennedy & Kendrick Lamar

Download: Ridin' Roun Town (remix)

From Young Veggies' Sleeping In Class Deluxe Edition, every does well but Kendrick words...just listen.

Sir Michael Rocks - I Can't Go

Download: I Can't Go

The second leak from Premier Politics is here, thanks to illroots. Premier Politics to be released next Friday.

J.Cole - Nobody's Perfect ft Missy Elliot

Download: Nobody's Perfect

Another anticipated track from J.Cole's Cole World: The Sideline Story due out September 27th. A nice track, and it's nice to hear Missy after all these years.

Domo Genesis - Under The Influence

Download: Under The Influence

Dropped at 4:20 by Domo Genesis (I wonder why? hmmm), I personally have been waiting for a new project from him and here it is. I have been impressed with his progression in skill lately, and hopefully this won't disappoint. Domo has stated that no OF production will be featured on this tape, which will be interesting to hear how he sounds over non-OF production. Besides sides that light up or don't, either way just enjoy.

UPDATE: This is a very solid project from Domo but other than that it is pretty generic, Domo's never really stood out but what made him different from other weed/normal rappers was the production from Odd Future. With this mixtape I understand what he was trying to do, but to me he lost the sound he created with Rolling Papers. Hopefully in the future his projects feature more OF production.

Standout Tracks: Boss' Life, More Clouds & Shine. Smokemon (lol)

Sidenote: Top 5 worst interlude of all-time not clever nor funny at all, that was painful to listen to.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Childish Gambino - Bonfire

Download: Bonfire

The lead single from Gambino's Camp album, to be released on November 15th.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Kurtis Blow Jr. - Champagne Dreams & Purple Clouds

Download: Champagne Dreams & Purple Clouds
Mario Kart

I came across this mixtape randomly just searching for new music to listen to, and while I have heard a track from Kurtis Blow Jr. before (and was impressed) this is my first introduction to his "sound". With that being said I was really impressed by the production, it evokes a spacey-tripped out feeling even if you don't smoke. Now despite the name and cover it is not just an weed rapper rapping weed raps. While the majority of the tracks do give the typical weed song vibe, the production sets it apart. Funny thing is I enjoyed this mixtape but I actually liked  the tracks that were not weed-related, because Kurtis really shines lyrically to me when given free-reign of his lyrical skills. Mario Kart is a good example of this and is my favorite track, though I think Kurtis will probably be know for his spacey sound which isn't bad because wither it be a weed song or just him spitting lyrics he impresses, and is definitely worth a listen.

Phonte - The Good Fight

                                                    New Tigallo, New Tigallo, New Tigallo
Download: The Good Fight (prod. 9th Wonder)

I have yet to hear a Phonte and 9th collab that I didn't like, and this one is no different. Words can't express how excited I am for Phontigallo's solo debut Charity Starts At Home due out September 27th.

N.O.R.E. - Finito ft Lil Wayne & Pharrell

N.O.R.E. grabs Wayne and SuperThug collaborator Pharrell for his latest single.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Frank Ocean - Swim Good

My favorite song from Nostalgia, Ultra gets a video, which in Frank Ocean tradition is weird but has a underlining meaning to it all. I love this song, and it gets better with the video.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Con Science - November Has Come (Freestyle)

Download: November Has Come

Dope sound coming from Con Science over the Gorillaz' November Has Come. If you like what your hear check out his Sick Of Waiting EP. Hit him up on Tumblr also at Add-Em.

Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor 5th Anniversary (A Letter To Lupe)

      This album without a doubt is the major reason why I love Hip-Hop and Rap as much as I do. Until this album came out I thought rap could only be about money, cars and bitches. When I first heard Kick, Push it changed my life because I realized that rap and hip-hop could be totally something else. There was no explicit lyrics, no cars, no hoes, and no money. It was a simple story about a young man and his skateboard. The whole album itself is a story and an amazing one at that.

     Lupe taught me that story telling and lyrics were just as important as a good beat or a catchy hook. From Day Dream to Real to Hurt Me Soul and Sunshine there are tons of hidden messages, metaphors and similes to find. One thing that I love about a Lupe track is that no matter how many times you listen to it you always hear something new, a new line or a metaphor that you previously didn't understand. It's beautiful, to simply put it. To wrap this up, Food & Liquor is an classic album just as The Cool is, and while Lasers may not be his best it is still better than most albums out now. Lupe Fiasco once again is the reason for my love of Hip-Hop/Rap music, because if I didn't discover his music I probably wouldn't even be typing this sentence right now, let alone running a music blog. Congrats and thanks, Lupe.


Curren$y - N.O. Shit

Download: N.O. Shit

Apparently this album is still on it's way, here's the latest leak from MCC.

J. Cole - Can't Get Enough ft Trey Songz

J. Cole's second attempt at a radio friendly single, this time he grabs Trey Songz to help him out. Hey if it can work for Lupe, why not Cole? Cole World, September 27th.

Frank Ocean - Thinking About You

Frank releases this video for Thinking About You, which was posted to his Tumblr but was removed for some reason. I know this was suppose to be a reference track for Bridget Kelly, maybe that's why. None the less here is the video, which follows in Novacane's footsteps as a tripped out eerie video.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

XV - Wichita

Latepass. Spotted on S.T.Y, 15 drops a video for Witcha from his mixtape Zero Heroes which is out now.

J.Cole - Mr. Nice Watch ft Jay-Z

Download: Mr. Nice Watch

J.Cole drops what is probably the most anticipated track from his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story, which will be released September 27th. It's not what I expected but I do like it, and besides it's J.Cole and Hova.

Sidenote: Clean version for now will update with the uncut when it's released.

Asher Roth - Last Man Standing ft Akon

Ash releases the visuals for his latest single from his sophomore album Is This Too Orange? due out sometime this year.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Shwayze & Cisco - Over and Over ft Kendrick Lamar & Sophie Stern

                                                           The cover art is dope as fuck.

Download: Over and Over

Man I can't tell you how long it has been since I heard some new Shwayze and Cisco Adler. I used to listen to Buzzin'(album) alot, I even used to watch their TV show they had for a bit. It's good to hear them again and what better way to comeback then by doing a song with Kendrick Lamar. Dope shit. Download their new album Island In The Sun here on iTunes.

Das Racist - Michael Jackson

The duo dropped this uncut video for their lead single from their album Relax in stores now. Directed by Weird Days. This video is definitely weird alright, they get kidnapped by guys in creepy MJ mask and well the rest you'll have to watch...

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Drake - Free Spirit ft Rick Ross

Download: Free Spirit

My favorite of the songs Drake released at OVO recently, with this one Drizzy and Rozay want girls to tattoo their name so they know it's real. The production is simplistic but it works well with Drake and Ross' lyrics, who themselves don't disappoint.

Drake - Club Paradise

Download: Club Paradise

Drizzy released this song over at OVO, and while it is a typical Drake song with typical Drake "problems" it stands out enough due to the melodic production from 40.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Tyler, The Creator & Domo Genesis - Odd & Twisted

Download: Odd & Twisted

The duo from Odd Future goes in over the IMO classic beat of Got It Twisted (genius sample) by Mobb Deep. Both Tyler and Domo impress but the highlight here is Domo's R.Kelly line. Trust me.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Kanye West & Jay-Z - Niggas In Paris (Cover Art)

Similar to the cover of Otis, the artwork for the latest single from Watch The Throne follows the red, white and blue strip pattern. I normally wouldn't just post a cover art, without the actually song available for download but...I'm told a video will be released soon so no need. Plus I'm sure everyone already has heard the song.

Pusha T - Fear Of God 2: Let Us Pray (Cover Art & Tracklist

01. Changing Of The Guards (feat. Diddy)
02. Amen (feat. Kanye West & Young Jeezy)
03. Trouble On My Mind (feat. Tyler, The Creator)
04. What Dreams Are Made Of
05. O There It Is
06. Feeling Myself (feat. Kevin Cossom)
07. Raid (feat. 50 Cent & Pharrell)
08. My God
09. I Still Wanna (feat. Rick Ross & Ab Liva)

Yeah even though most of these tracks have already been released, the cover art was released today. Nine songs and only five of them are new? C'mon Pusha. Either way if you want to pick this up September 27th is the date.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Peter Rosenberg & Pop Chips - What's Poppin' Vol.1

Download: What's Poppin Vol.1

I normally don't like tapes like these but this one here is pretty good, it's a collection of unreleased tracks by a variety of artists.  This is the tape with the Kendrick Lamar song I posted yesterday. Besides all the tape features Tyler, The Creator and Domo Genesis, Kendrick Lamar, Skyzoo, Asher Roth and a shit load of other artists. Check it out.

Big Sean - Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay ft Kanye West & Roscoe Dash

Sean's hit single finally gets visuals, check it out. Girls, girls, girls.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Kendrick Lamar - My Mind Drifts

Download: My Mind Drifts

Produced by Quartermaine, from Peter Rosenburg's Whats Poppin' Vol.1. Some mellow Kendrick, I'm really liking this track. I don't think any other artist as entered my top 5 favorite rappers as quickly as K-Dot.

Lil Wayne - We Back Soon

Download: We Back Soon

Monday, September 5, 2011

Ace Hood - Go N Get It

Latepass. I just saw this on TV and I was impressed to see it was an Ace Hood song, I really like this "realness" his music has been giving off lately. His album Blood, Sweat, and Tears in stores now.

J.Cole - Any Given Sunday #5

Download: Neverland 

"Some shit we did out in LA! Not on the album, but something you should have. Ride to it. Shout to my nigga Chase!"
Download: Heavy

"Did a lot of records in LA some months back. This is another one. Not album material, but its HEAVY."

Any Given Sunday fifth installment comes in as two songs, both recorded in LA. Neverland is produced by Chase N Cashe and Cole himself. Heavy is also produced by Cole. Both records are definitely good but still not album material, which has me excited for Cole World. September 27th could not come sooner.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Blu - A N N I E H A L L ft Chop, Cherry Pop & Tiombe Lockhart

Download: A N N I E H A L L

Another one of my favorites from NoYork!, Blu sticks to the chorus and lets the girls handle the verses and it works so well. Blu's production only album Open to be released September 27th.

Friday, September 2, 2011

J.Cole - Can't Get Enough ft Trey Songz

Download (via iTunes): Can't Get Enough

The second single from Cole, a video has been shot for this I hear so be on the look out for that. Cole World due out September 27th.

9th Wonder - Band Practice Pt.2 ft Phonte & Median

Download: Band Practice Pt.2

Phonte and 9th Wonder is a dope track guaranteed, Median also joins in. September 27th is the date.

ScHoolBoy Q - There He Go

There He Go- ScHoolBoy Q ft. Kendrick Lamar from SocialStudiesDC on Vimeo.

The latest from Q, Kendrick Lamar makes an apperance as well.

The Cool Kids - Summer Jam ft Maxine Ashley

I've stated before that this is my favorite joint from When Fish Ride Bicycles, I also said that this is Summer in audio, and well now video. Directed by BBGUN, be sure to get their album for more tracks like these.