Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Rich Hil - Betcha Hate It Remix ft Danny Brown

Rich Hil (son of Tommy Hilfiger) grabs Danny Brown for the "Betcha Hate It" remix and Danny spazzes as usual.

Kilo Kish - Watergun

Kilo Kish releases a chill Summertime tune entitled "Watergun" produced by Odd Future's The Internet. Spotted at B2P.

Monday, July 30, 2012

[Video] Danny Brown x ScHoolBoy Q Interview With 16 Bars.TV

Danny Brown chats it up for most of the interview, mainly about drugs, his next album and why he choose Fools Gold and more. Q speaks on the potential Slaughterhouse collab and reveals that he'll release a mixtape this year before his next album.

[Video] eLZhi - Blue Widow

Official video for the first single "Blue Widow" from Detroit's own eLZhi upcoming Weather Man album. 

Lupe Fiasco Talks Food & Liquor II, Pete Rock & His Current Favorite Artists With Raheem DeVaughn

[Video] Tito Lopez - The Blues

A soulful joint from Tito Lopez, I just caught this on TV and to my surprise it just recently dropped. I honestly never heard of dude besides his The Hunger Game mixtape, which I have yet to listen to but this is a pretty smooth track. Consider me impressed.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

[Video] Rick Ross - Hold Me Back

Rick Ross drops visuals for his street single "Hold Me Back" from his upcoming album God Forgives, I Don't. Filmed in the Calliope projects in New Orleans, cameos from Gunplay and MMG members Wale and Stalley. GFID due out this Tuesday.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Jay Electronica - Act II: The Patents Of Nobility (Tracklist)

Jay Electronica took to his Twitter earlier today to announce that his long awaited album Act II: The Patents Of Nobility was done. He went on to thank Jay-Z and his fans for being patient and even tweeted out a tracklist. No official date has been set but at least we know that the album is done.

A$AP Mob x Flatbush Zombies - Bath Salt (C&S)

The latest single from the Mob got the C&S treatment from one of the best Slim K, known for his chopped and screwing of Rocky's Live.Love.A$AP. project. Look for the A$AP Mob tape to drop later this month.

Friday, July 27, 2012

[Video] ScHoolBoy Q - THere He Go

TDE's residential gangster ScHoolBoy Q is back with a brand new video for "THere He Go" off his latest album Habits & Contradictions. The video is basically what you'd expect it to be, cameos from fellow Black Hippy members and while it's not Q's best it is definitely a major improvement over the original video. Which was just terrible. Terrible. 

A$AP Mob - Bath Salt ft Flatbush Zombies

First official single from the A$AP Mob tape. This is definitely some dark druggy shit, more so SGP God of Black than A$AP. Guess that's the Flatbush Zombies influence. Not a bad track at all. That laugh though...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

[Album Review] Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE

Disclaimer: The following review is for Frank Ocean’s channel ORANGE not his private life. At the same time it wouldn’t be right nor fair to just completely ignore his recent revelation. I will just say this. I don’t personally have an opinion, rather I don’t care. Music is music. Wither the person is gay, straight, white or black. As long as the music is good, I’m good. Now on to the review itself.

[Video] Lupe Fiasco On The Breakfast Club Morning Show

Continuing with his radio tour as promo for Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt.1, Lupe Fiasco stops by The Breakfast Club and chats it up about the album, "Bitch Bad", the state of Hip-Hop and other various topics.

[Video] The People Vs Danny Brown

Last month Danny Brown and good friend A$AP Rocky sat down for a back 'n' forth interview for Noisey. Once again Danny meets up with Noisey to read some of the more "interesting" comments left on interview video and to give his thoughts, as only Danny could.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lupe Fiasco Freestyles On Hot 97

Lupe Fiasco stopped by Hot 97 yesterday and sat down for an interview with Funk Flex, and afterwards spit a few bars for in traditional fashion over Artifacts' "Wrong Side Of The Tracks". Interesting how Lupe asked Flex if he wanted him to "Want me to freestyle or kick something?" More interesting is what Flex said about most rappers.

Nomad - Try-Angles (Prod. rMell)

After dropping the For.Not. EP last week, Nomad is back with the first official single from his upcoming project titled Nocebo. "Try-Angles" is a story of a love triangle and the awkwardness that comes with it. rMell on the beat and chorus.

Rapsody - Non Fiction ft Raheem DeVaughn & Ab-Soul

North Carolina's premier femcee Rapsody dropped her first single "Non Ficton" with Raheem DeVaughn on the hook and with an excellent guest verse from TDE's Ab-Soul, from her upcoming debut album The Idea Of Beautiful. Although I've heard of Rapsody before, I've never actually took time to listen to one of her tracks, however I must admit this pretty impressive. Rapsody's The Idea Of Beautiful set for August 28th.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hippodramidan (Avionadramida x SIR E.U) - FUCK TUESDAYS ft Cal Rips

Fuck Tuesdays from SIR E.U's WOMBO is the latest video from the KoolKluxKlan and duo known as Hippodramidan. Directed by Aliyah Sahar of KreativeKhaos this is the best video I've seen from the Klan personally. Love having E.U's lyrics on the screen so you can follow along. Kinda bittersweet to see the late great Avion in the video. AV10324VR.

Louseph Bruise Em' - Olé (Trés Mediocre)

New track from Louseph Bruise Em' called "Olé (Trés Mediocre)" from his upcoming project A W H O L E. This is definitely the best I've heard from the homie yet, lyrically and flow-wise. I'd even say this is the best joint I've ever got from him. A W H O L E  due out sometime in the Fall.

Surp - Prawllum

Some raw shit from Surp called "Prawllum" featuring his trademark flow over an minimalistic beat from Ahwlee. Surp is definitely one of the illest lyricst out right now in my opinion.

CRASHprez - Omnivore

First official single from CRASHprez's upcoming MF DOOM inspired project CRASHvilliainy which drops August 7th. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

[Video] Phonte - Eternally ft Median

New Tigallo! New Tigallo! New Tigallo! Phonte and Median come together for "Eternally" one of my favorites off the former's album Charity Starts At Home, as with all Phonte videos released lately a little humor is featured. This time around Tigallo and Median go around the neighborhood trying to selling Phonte's album. Once again if you haven't heard Charity Starts At Home, I highly recommend you do so as it was the best album of 2011 behind Section. 80.

Flying Lotus - Between Friends ft Earl Sweatshirt & Captain Murphy

The latest drop in the Adult Swim singles series features a collaboration between friends Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt and Captain Murphy. The weird mixing of the vocals aside, this isn't that bad of a track especially for a Adult Swim drop.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Action Bronson - Blackbird

New shit from Bronsolini! I actually meant to post this when it dropped a few days ago it must've slipped my mind. Anyway, Action coming fresh off his massacre of Elimination Chamber, destroys this track over some classic NY sound from Thelonious Martin. I definitely wouldn't mine seeing a project between the two in the future. Blackbird only proves why Action Bronson is easily one of the illest lyricst in the game right now. 

Strong Arm Steady - Fair Fight ft Ab-Soul, ScHoolBoy Q & Jay Rock

Strong Arm Steady grabs 3/4's of the Black Hippy crew sans Kendrick Lamar for their latest leak Fair Fight from their upcoming project Stereo Type. The track which is produced by Statik Selektah, definitely has that street feel to it. Be sure to cop Stereo Type when it drops August 14th.

Friday, July 20, 2012

[Review] Nomad - For.Not. EP

As DMV artist Nomad prepares his next project Nocebo, he decided to drop this gem late last night. For.Not. is a rather short listen, being only comprised of two tracks, all intended by it's creator. The first track ULIGO produced by DaVe is a rather somber tune about the struggle of trying to pursue a relationship with a friend and ultimately being placed in the 'Friend Zone'. The second ABON is self-produced and more of the "typical" Nomad sound, just straight bars and chillin' on the track.

Even with it's short duration For.Not is still one of the best projects I've heard this year and should serve as a taste of what Nocebo will be when it drops later this year. Although according to Nomad these tracks have nothing on what he has on Nocebo. Nice.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

CRASHprez - Prote$tWave

The homie CRASHprez goes in over dat PMF's Pretty Flacko and definitely ripped shit. Props to CRASH for not making the last two minutes of the track drawn out and extremely repetitive like the original. Fuck rap. Prote$tWave. S/O Miles. #TeamWeAintShitButWeHumbleHoe

Talib Kweli - Push Thru ft Curren$y & Kendrick Lamar

Talib Kweli gets Curren$y and Kendrick Lamar for the first official single from his Attack The Block! mixtape. It's good to see Talib branch out and work with other dope artist. All in all a great track, not a fan of the chorus though.

Chick Gaynor - ALOE KING

Download: ALOE KING

New shit from Chick Gaynor. Just straight spitting on this, no hooks. AV4VR. Be sure to grab Chick's last project Origami.

[Album Stream] Nas - Life Is Good


Monday, July 16, 2012

Domo Genesis - Elimination Chamber ft Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples & Action Bronson

Download: Elimination Chamber

First official single from Domo Genesis & The Alchemist upcoming No Idols project.

Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Drank)

Latepass, I've been (really) busy lately. Swimming Pools (Drank) is the latest single from Kendrick Lamar. Backed by a beat from T-Minus, this is definitely the most mainstream sound I've heard from Kendrick. Odd timing on the release of this record, plus with The Recipe gaining buzz on the radio you'd think Kendrick would hurry up and release the video. Either way good kid, m.A.A.d city drops October 2nd.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Grammy Family - Long Hair, Don't Care

Yet another Grammy Family track, this time rMell and Miles Meraki team up for this chill cut. Once again rMell shines on the production, and he and Miles flow well over a sample of Dom Kennedy's PG ClickSome of the best I've heard from the two, it's definitely my favorite Grammy Family release so far. 

Danny Brown - Hybrid Talk Series (Video)

Presented by adidas and VICE this three part series about Detroit artist Danny Brown shows his homelife in Detroit, his musical background, concert footage and his thoughts about Hip-Hop. Additional commentary from fellow rappers Killer Mike, El-P, Childish Gambino and founder of Fools Gold Records Nick Catchdubs.

50 Cent - Can I Speak To You? ft ScHoolBoy Q

Download: Can I Speak To You?

50 Cent grabbed ScHoolBoy Q for the last track Can I Speak To You? off his mixtape Murder By Numbers. Kinda wish the two would've made more of a street record but I'm sure this is not the last collaboration we'll hear from them.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Grammy Family - Beam Up

Some of the Grammy Family (rMell, Matt McGhee, and Miles Meraki) got together for this dope track. The three of them sound right at home, over one of rMell's best production-wise. Look for their respective projects to drop later this year NEOGEO, AWARD and Perfect. The real question though is can we get an Grammy Family tape?

Album Review: Mike of Doom - Of Doom...

Download: Of Doom...

So I said I would review this about two days ago, as did the homie Dave. However, today I decided to overcome my loafage and get to work on this review. Now on to the project itself. Of Doom... is a collection of work by DMV producer/rapper Mike of Doom and showcases his talents as an artist. Mike handles all the production on the tape, and even spits on some of the tracks. The project is 24 tracks deep and I normally don't like when artist have more than 15 tracks on their projects, but the variety of the tape prevents you from losing interest.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Surp - The Lucid Dream of an Insomniac (Mixtape)

Surp dropped an extremely short tape a couple days ago, but it's rather dope so it makes up for it. Two things. First this is probably the best 10 minutes or less of audio that you'll ever hear. Secondly, best intro ever...

Nomad - Sxt Msg

Download: Sxt Msg

The homie Nomad is back to putting out music after a brief hiatus, spitting over a C&S version of Flashing Lights. Nomad tells a story about him and a young women who didn't quite work out. Expect more from him in the coming weeks, truly one of the more talented up and coming artist in the game right now.

Childish Gambino - Royalty (Mixtape)

Download: Royalty

Chilidish Gambino's long awaited mixtape Royalty finally drops. S/O to the homie Yoh and the good folks over at TapeDeck for the link. Enjoy.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Curren$y - Jet Life (Remix) ft Young Jeezy & Lil Wayne

Download: Jet Life (Remix)

Curren$y grabs Young Jeezy and his former CEO Lil Wayne for the remix of Jet Life. All parties minus Wayne do well, the latter's verse just sounded lazy. Curren$y's The Stoned Immaculate in stores now.

2 Chainz - Based On A T.R.U. Story (Cover Art)

2 Chainz keeps it simple with his Based On A T.R.U. Story album cover. August 14th is the date.

Nas - Loco-Motive ft Large Professor

Download: Loco-Motive

Nas' latest single from his Life Is Good album Loco-Motive finds Nas revisiting that old New York sound that made him. Produced by No I.D. this is definitely that classic Nas sound that people have been looking for, he even jokingly acknowledges it "this for my trapped in the 90s niggas". Life Is Good official drops July 17th.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Kanye West x Pusha T - New God Flow

Download: New God Flow

After spitting an a cappella version at last nights BET Awards, Ye and Pusha dropped the official version today. With a vocal sample of Ghostface Killah's "Might Healthy" Kanye and Pusha trade bars for the duration of the track. Honestly while the lyrics are there (the Yeezys line being the highlight), the beat and the Ghostdini sample don't work in my opinion. Nonetheless it's a Kanye track so people will gravitate to it regardless of a wack beat or not. G.O.O.D. Music's Cruel Summer due out August 7th.

Kendrick Lamar - Cartoon & Cereal (Live in London)


Kendrick Lamar shutdown the Electric Ballroom in Camden, London while performing his banger Cartoon & Cereal. This is definitely the livest I've ever seen a crowd be at a Kendrick show seems like he gets more love overseas than here. Kendrick's good kid, m.A.A.d. city due out October 2nd.