Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A$AP Rocky - Demons (Video)

Visuals from Rocky's Live.Love.A$AP. one of my favorite releases this, cool video but I'm waiting for a Brand New Guy or Get Lit video.

Frank Ocean GQ 'Rookie Of The Year' Interview

GQ interviews Frankie about advice he has received from Kanye West & Jay-Z, what his favorite color is, what he does in his free time and Adele's 21 album, plus more.

ScHoolBoyQ - Sacrilegious (Video)

Q drops a video from his HABITS & Contradictions mixtape, due out December.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Danny Brown - Blunt After Blunt (Video)

Danny drops a video for Blunt After Blunt from his mixtape XXX, interestingly A$AP Rocky along with ICU directed the video. Peepth.

Steezy Grizzlies - G.H.T.O. ft SiR E.U

Download: G.H.T.O.
  G.H.T.O Ft. King Hippo (Prod Plue Starfox) by Steezy Grizzlies

G.H.T.O. is the first single from DMV native Steezy Grizzlies, featuring the homie E.U be sure to peep the former's upcoming project Punchout due out January 2nd.

Hit em up on Twitter @iHateSteezy, if you wanna check out more of his music SoundCloud is the place and for more info on Steezy hit his website.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

A$AP Rocky Talks About What His Name Means and more...

Rocky talks with ThisIs50 about the meaning of A$AP, how it is to be on tour with Drake, and Live.Love.A$AP. 

Louseph - Bragging Rights (Video)

Louseph dropped this video for his first single Bragging Rights, from his upcoming self-produced EP. He spits some dope shit, although his voice does remind me of another DMV artist I know. If you like what you hear peep the rest of his music over at his SoundCloud.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Mike G - Award Tour EP

Download: Award Tour EP

Odd Future member Mike G finally drops the follow up to his debut project ALI in the form of the Award Tour EP. Features include Vince Staples, with production from Syd and Left Brain. Now when can we get GOLD?

The Weeknd - The Knowing

From The Weeknd's  House Of Ballons, both HoB and Thursday available now.

BlackStar - Fix Up

Download: Fix Up

The first track in years from the duo known as BlackStar, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and Talib Kweli, will also serve as their first single from their upcoming album.

Nomad - Think Again (Mixtape)

Download: Think Again

I was gonna do a review of Nomad's solo debut project Think Again, but I thought about it and figured that telling you Think Again is in my Top 10 projects of the year and to simply listen would be better.

Standout Tracks: Blackhole, NoReprise, Run-On Thoughts, Epiphany

Lupe Fiasco - Friend Of The People (Mixtape)

Download: Friend Of The People

Lupe flows over some Dubstep for his latest mixtape featuring, 10 new unheard tracks (SLR & LightWork previously released). I would say this is definetly more of a Lasers sound with the whole alternative production and political views from Lupe through out the tape. Multiple listens will be required to catch lines, guarantee it.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Curren$y, Young Roddy, & Trademark Da Skydiver - Excellent

Download: Excellent

The latest from the J.L.R. crew and as always it doesn't disappointment.

Mobb Deep - Get It Forever ft Nas

Download: Get It Forever

The Mobb and Nas link up for this cut off of the former's latest project Black Cocaine.

Amy Winehouse - Our Day Will Come

From the late songtress upcoming posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasure due out December 6th.

Asher Roth signed to Def Jam

I had no idea Asher wasn't on a major label, but the former SRC records inked a deal with Def Jam recently. His first two projects to be released under the label will be his upcoming mixtape Pabst & Jazz  due out November 21st, and his sophomore album Is This Too Orange? coming early 2012.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Chick Gaynor - Whatever (Mixtape)

Download: Whatever

 The first thing I noticed last night when I added Whatever to my iTunes, was that the genre said 'Art'. I thought it was odd at first, but once I got done listening to the tape I can tell you that it describes Whatever perfectly. Like art it is a combination of many different styles all meshed together to make one cohesive product. From the lyricism of Lord Slug and Fading Legend to the spoken word-esque vibe you get from Our Heartbeat's Heartbeat. Laid back joints such as The Goop or tracks that deal with relationships such as Peace Of Mind. Every track complements each other to create a unique sound through out the whole tape. To close this out, for Whatever to be Chick Gaynor's first tape it definitely doesn't show lyrically and production wise. A overall great tape, and I can't wait to see what his next projects will be like based on the sound of Whatever.

Standout Tracks: Fading Legend, Peace Of Mind, & The Goop

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Babylon Cartel x Drake - Take Care: The Samples

Download: Take Care: The Samples

The guys over at Babylon Cartel found almost every sample used on Drake's sophomore release Take Care, which is in available now.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

CRASHprez - #CivilUnrest

Words from the man himself "A song about political shit, and other random shit", check it out. The Logicism EP coming soon.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Chick Gaynor - Young Slug God Came Equipped With Dem Snippets

Download: Young Slug God Came Equipped With Dem Snippets

The homie Chick gives a preview of his upcoming project Whatever which drops this Friday.

Drake explains 'The Ride' and 'Take Care'

Drake explains what Take Care means and what the track The Ride is about. 

Ludacris - 1.21 Gigawatts (Back To The First Time)

                            He has to win worst cover art of the year right? I mean it's not like he can't afford to make it look good.

Download: 1.21 Gigawatts (Back To The First Time)

Luda's first attempt to win back some credibility and disprove those who have said he has fell off or gone to main stream. Features include Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Waka Flocka, Wiz Khalifa and more.

Common - The Dreamer / The Believer (Cover Art & Tracklist)

Common's ninth album is scheduled for a December 20th release date. Feeling the cover art, besides all that tracklist below featuring Nas, John Legend and most interestingly Maya Angelou.

1. The Dreamer ft. Maya Angelou
2. Ghetto Dreams ft Nas
3. Blue Sky
4. So Sweet
5. Gold
6. Lovin' Lost
7. Raw (How You Like It)
10. Windows
11. The Believer ft John Legend
12. Pops Belief

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Blu - DOINNOTHIN' ft U-God

This video is definitely out of the normal, but so is Blu, dope shit. Do yourself a favor and bless your ears by listening to NoYork! 

XV - Awesome

Latest video from XV from his Zero Heroes tape, congrats to being the best song on the 2k soundtrack btw. South Park....nice....

Friday, November 11, 2011

Yelawolf - Throw It Up ft Gangsta Boo & Eminem

Download: Throw It Up

The third track from Yelawolf's debut album Radioactive is here and it does not disappoint, be sure to support on November 21st.

Chick Gaynor - Slat Foda

Download: Slat Foda

The latest from the Klansman Chick Gaynor over some classic DOOM, Whatever drops November 18th.

Asher Roth - Common Knowledge

New joint from Asher off of his upcoming project Pabst & Jazz, really feeling the production of this track.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A$AP Rocky - Brand New Guy ft ScHool Boy Q

Download: Brand New Guy

A$AP Rocky and ScHool Boy Q link up for what could be the best street track of this year.

SiR E.U - HippoGod Leaks

Download: HippoGod Leaks

SiR E.U gives a Fergalicious freestyle, previews of some tracks from H I P P O P O T A M U S,  and some info on future projects. What more could you want?

Drake - Underground Kings

Download: Underground Kings

One of the more rap-ish songs on Take Care and one of my favorite from the album itself, be sure to cop Take Care when it drops on November 15th.