Thursday, March 29, 2012

Chick Gaynor - Hieroglyphics

Download: Hieroglyphics

On the latest single from Chick Gaynor, we find him speaking on a "special" girl and even trying some (decent) singing. With the released singles so far I can already til that O R I G A M I is going to be a diverse project, subject matter wise. Chick also recently announced that O R I G A M I would be his last project for a while, he'll still be doing guest features and collab projects so don't worry.

CRASHprez & *hitmayng - Darth Maul For President

Download: Darth Maul For President

The first single from CRASHprez' upcoming project Enjoy Your Miserable Life. Great track from El Presidente, who provides some memorable quotes i.e "Bitch you wasn't with me fighting off the Force!". *hitmayng handles the production and does an awesome job. EYML dropping April 21st be sure to cop.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

FADER Interview With Danny Brown (Video)

FADER caught up with Danny Brown during his show at the FADER Fort, and discussed his stay at Austin for SXSW. Danny speaks on a chicken joint called Electric Cock (?), Chief Keef, being 31 and more.

Sidenote: How dope is his Jeremy Scott x Addias fit?

ScHoolBoy Q - No Holding Back (Documentary)

A mini documentary of ScHoolBoy Q's trip to New York, the video includes a interview with Q and some performance footage.

A-Trak - Piss Test ft Juicy J & Danny Brown

Download: Piss Test

Fool's Gold own A-Trak tabs label mate Danny Brown and Juicy J a.k.a. Uncle Juice for this anti drug free anthem.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Louseph Bruise - F I N A L E

Download: F I N A L E
Featuring vocals From Steve Dreez

The homie Louseph dropped some heat! The production on this track is insane, love the old school video game  effects. It's been a while since we have heard from him if you remember his last appearance, but Louseph has stayed busy by producing some tracks for the Klan and The SNB. Also, he has been putting in work on his own project which will be dropping soon.

Smoke DZA - Kenny Powers (prod.Harry Fraud)

Download: Kenny Powers

Smoke DZA premiered this Harry Fraud produced banger Kenny Powers while on Shade 45 so unfortunately  it's a radio rip with tags for now. Harry Fraud has been on a tear lately still have yet to hear a bad beat from him, plus dude has been putting in work. Fraud and DZA's boss Curren$y have a five track EP called Cigarette Boats coming soon.

Nardwuar vs. Danny Brown

Another awesome Nardwuar interview, this is my favorite one since he interviewed Odd Future. I think Danny is the only other person as weird as Nardwuar so it works. Although I knew a lot of this info on Danny it's cool to see his reaction to it. Faygo for the win.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hot 97 Interview With Earl Sweatshirt & Tyler, The Creator (Video)

Peter Rosenberg of New York's Hot 97 speaks with Earl and Tyler about what has been going on with them, Odd Future and the return of Earl. Also, Earl clarifies why he was sent away and his experience during that time.

Pitchfork Weekly With ScHoolBoy Q (Video)

Pitchfork sits down with Q and speaks on his early beginnings in the music business, Kendrick Lamar, finding a passion for music and family life.

Odd Future - Oldie (Video)

For those looking for proof of Earl's return look no further. The Odd Future crew spit their respective bars while at a Terry Richardson photoshoot. This record feels like an OF cypher to me and I definitely think this is the best way to go far as video wise.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A$AP Rocky & A$AP Mob Brawl at SXSW (Video)

A$AP Rocky and the Mob (literally) get into with some idiots in the crowd during his final show at SXSW. Rocky tried to diffuse the situation and warn them that shit was about to get real. After some words exchanged and more thrown beer Rocky and the Mob jumped in the crowd to handle the "situation". S/O to Miles for the link.

Kendrick Lamar - HiiiPower (Fader Fort Performance)

Great footage of K-Dot's recent performance this weekend at the Fader Fort. The beginning of this track is so epic, "Everybody put three fingers in the air" I don't know what's up the Boo-Ya shit lol but it's still dope. Word to my brother for the find.

Frank Ocean - Whip Appeal

Download: Whip Appeal

A new track from Frankie via his Tumblr, something different than his usual slow somber sound. Love how upbeat the production is, definitely a track you could cruise around the city to this Summer.

A$AP Rocky - Purple Swag (mtvU Woodie Awards Performance)

Rocky peforms his hit Purple Swag live at the mtvU Woodie Awards, would've been better if the crowd wasn't so dead. Gotta hate it when mostly the media is in the crowd, no true fans. Either way, swag.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wiz Khalifa - Taylor Allderdice (Mixtape+Review)

Download: Taylor Allderdice

Let me be clear, Taylor Allderdice is not Kush & Orange Juice. While it is defintely not on K&OJ's level it is however an improvement over his major label debut Rolling Papers. If you were like me and felt a little sour (no pun) when you heard Wiz's commericalized raps, and wished he go back to the early days then you'll enjoy this mixtape.

One thing this does have in common with K&OJ is the production. You can even argue that Taylor Allderdice is better in that aspect. This to me is the main highlight of the tape, from smoked out beats, to the bangers, Chrono Trigger samples and even some jazz elements it all is here and works. Big Jerm, SpaceGhostPurrp, and Cardo bring out a side of Wiz we haven't heard in years. I can say at least Wiz's beat selection has stayed consistent.

While on some tracks Wiz's lyrics leave a bit to be desired, he does well enough. The usual subject matter is to be expected weed, girls, money, Taylor Gang, weed etc. Although Wiz may never reach that level he was on when K&OJ was released, if he keeps this up I'd be happy.

The bad is that once again it isn't K&OJ, yet Taylor Allerdice sounds as if Wiz was trying to capture that sound again but fell a bit short. Amber Rose's inclusion on Never Been Pt.II was not needed. Also after every track Wiz and Rob Markman talk in a interview format and it just kills the mood after the track is done. That being said Taylor Allderdice was a tape for the fans that have been supporting Wiz since day one and it accomplishes just that.

Lyrics: 7/10
Production: 9.5/10
Overall: 8.5/10
Standout Tracks: Never Been Pt.II, T.A.P., Grinder

Apparently there is a beat jacking issue peep Back2Pluto for more info.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Action Bronson & Party Supplies – Blue Chips (Mixtape)

Download: Blue Chips

The long-awaited collaboration between Action Bronson and Party Supplies is here, featuring Roc Marciano, Meyhem Lauren and Das Racist's own Kool AD. Bronsolinni!

01. Pouches of Tuna (feat. Roc Marciano)
02. Steve Wynn
03. Tan Leather
04. Double Breasted
05. Thug Love Story 2012
06. Hookers at the Point
07. Dreamer
08. Ron Simmons
09. Expensive Pens (feat. Meyhem Lauren)
10. 9-24-11
11. Arts & Leisure (feat. Kool AD)
12. Intercontinental Champion
13. 5 Minute Beats 1 Take Raps
14. Blue Chips
15. 103 & Roosy
16. 16 Tapas

Danny Brown - Radio Song (Video)

The latest visuals from Danny Brown, the deluxe edition of XXX is now available on iTunes. 

Sidenote: In the slight chance Danny sees this could you please do a video for Die Like A Rockstar next?

Friday, March 9, 2012

rMell - Kangaroo Island ft Kendall Elijah

Download: Kangaroo Island

We first heard a snippet of this track a while ago on rMell's Hipsters & Hypebeast EP, well finally we get the complete version. Featuring a Youth Lagoon sample, and Kendall Elijah on the hook.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

XXL Editors Explain Freshmen 12' Cover Choices (Video)

Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten, Jayson Rodriguez and Carl Cherry of XXL Magazine, chat with Hot 97 about the criteria to make the list, A$AP Rocky, and clear up the rumor of Chip Tha Ripper supposed decline of the cover. Although they say they get hate the first week every year, I really can't remember when a list was hated on this much.

Odd Future - Ned Flander (Video)

The supposed prequel to Rella, this is better in my opinion visually and song wise. The pianos on here are sick, and the video fits with the eerie vibe that they give off. This kinda reminds me of VCR in a way, far as the whole creepy vibe throughout the video and the abrupt cliff hanger ending. OF Tape Vol.2 is due out March 20th.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Big K.R.I.T. - 4EvaNaDay (Mixtape)

Download: 4Eva N A Day

The long awaited 4EvaNaDay from the King himself is finally here, enjoy.

Sidenote: Might do a review for this, so look out for that.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Ab-Soul - Showin' Love

Download: Showin' Love

The latest from Soul is a banger, produced by Willie B who has been behind some of TDE's best. Don't see anyone messing with TDE right now on a lyrical and production level.

Behind The Beat: Chuck Inglish 'Party Heart' (Video)

Chuck breaks down and explains what went into the production of 'Party Heart', also how he got the opportunity to work with Rick Ross. Spotted at OnSmash.