Saturday, March 30, 2013

Charles Bradley - Victim of Love (Album)

Bradley keeps the soul moving with this short and sweet LP that ticks in at just eleven tracks. Filled with songs of love and heartbreak, this project is supported by top-notch production that brings us back to the days when blues and soul were in the mainstream. "Victim Of Love" drops April 2 via Daptone Records.

Western Tink & Beautiful Lou - Mobbin' No Sobbin' (Mixtape)

Mobbin No Sobbin as a motto, a philosophy, sounds like something you'd see scrawled in basic graffiti on an underpass. Possibly next to a tag that reads "Fuck you". It's a mantra you think about for awhile, but never able to discern the meaning, you could forget it quickly. This would be a mistake.
Mobbin No Sobbin, the album, is Beautiful Lou and Western Tink emerging from an oppressively dark place, destroying struggle. Beautiful Lou's production creates a smog of an atmosphere. Dark and depressive; beats that mine the gloom of John Carpenter soundtracks, screw tapes, and old horror movies. Shit is gloomy, but you could still ride to it, if you wanted to make your car an ice cream truck for doom and bass. The party song on the album "This Is How I'm Livin" sounds like music The Terminator bumps, as he busts a Dougie post termination.
Tink's lyrics work in opposition to the darkness of the beats. Dude has a flow that reminds of Houston legends and west coast masters. While Lou creates beats that alternately sound like trap funeral dirges and slap for goblins, Tink refuses to succumb to depressiveness. Dude is serious about triumph in the most real way. Chillin on a weekend without shit going wrong, finding a a bad broad he can actually trust, accomplishing shit. Not committing suicide. Real shit.
Mobbin No Sobbin works because of the schism, because you can hear Lou and Tink giving the middle finger to the idea of succumbing to circumstance. There's no wallowing in depression here. The album is dark as fuck, but there's a light at the center of it. Together dudes are shitting on anything in life standing in their way. This is where Mobbin No Sobbin makes sense as a philosophy, the power of your crew to get you through the shitty times. Tink and Lou, luminary lean philosophers.

Keyboard Kid - Based In The Rain 3 (Album)

Producer Keyboard Kid recently released the third entry in his acclaimed Based In The Rain series. There are some choice instrumentals stemming from his recent work with Kool A.D. and Deniro Farrar along with plenty of other beats you haven’t heard before.

Joey Purp-Dont Stop

Joey Purp spits bars on bars on BARS across his latest track, the highly impressive “Don’t Stop”. It’s off the Chicago-based SAVEMONEY crew forthcoming mixtape, "iiiDrops", which will  drop soon.

Ben Jamin" -R a d i o W a v e s EP

Here's the latest project from the New Zealand producer Ben Jamin full of hypnotic and jazzy instrumentals. It’s not a completely sans-vocal affair here, as Ben Jamin enlisted @Peace to rhyme on standout track “New Day”. He also reached out to like-minded producers Abnormal and Noah.B to collaborate on a pair of cuts.  

Intuition & Equalibrum - Finish With A Kill

Intuition traveled to Silverthorne, Colo. to film the video for his new single with Equalibrum, “Finish With a Kill”. 

Tricky - Does It f. Francesca Belmonte

Watch the grim visuals for “Does It” below. The single drops April 15, while "False Idols" will see a release on May 28 via !K7.

Tyler The Creator - IFHY f. Pharrell x Wolf (Album)

Tyler, the Creator is streaming "Wolf" in its entirety prior to its April 2 release date and gave us the visual for his latest single along Pharrell, "IFHY"

Trebles And Blues - The Triumph

“The Triumph” is the powerful, stunning lead single from Los Angles producer Trebles And Blues‘ new sophomore album, "From My Father". It centers on a sample of a Korean folk song from the ’70s or ’80s

G&D (Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins) - PopStopper

The duo of Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins will release a new opus, The Lighthouse, on May 21 through their own SomeOthaShip Connect imprint. “Popstopper” is the fresh lead single.

ANTHM – Double Excel

With his Blu-produced "Handful of Dust EP" still getting major spins around the globe, ANTHM spits some verses over Eminem’s "Role Model" for his latest loosie.

Rapsody – Everlasting (Prod. Khrysis)

Rapsody releases her first single "Everlasting" produced by Khrysis. This is off her upcoming "She Got Game EP" hosted by DJ Drama.

The Niceguys - Right Hook

Check out the latest episode of their “Nice Shorts” series. Do your ears a favour and cop their album "James Kelley" which is out now.

Nickelus F – Shittal B. Swell

Sweet Petey drops a new  slow burner for our pleasure.

Chiddy Bang & The Hood Internet - Friday (On Our Way)

Both duos connect in this new single. Video is on their way.

Praverb -The Social Network f. Dj Grazzhoppa (Prod. SoulChef)

"The Social Network" is a creative track that was inspired by the creative genius of GZA.
GZA cleverness definitely inspires me. "Fame", "Animals", "Labels", and "Publicity" are creative concepts that expanded my mind beyond rhyming about my emcee skills, being saved, etc.
I decided to attack the concept of building a song that includes various Social Networks. I did some research and compiled a list of Social Network sites and went to the work.
I sat on the beat for awhile before coming up with the concept and I am thankful for having the opportunity to finally complete a track with @SoulChefMusic. The homie @Dj-Grazzhoppa blew me away with the scratches that he provided for the track.
If you like this song please share it with your family, friends, foes, etc. 
Thank You, Patrick

Uptown XO (Diamond District) – Spread Love

The Diamond District member drops a new set of visuals off his "Colour De Grey" project. Directed by Jay Gregory of Cool Kids Forever Films

Meyhem Lauren – Kelly Kapowski (rmx) f. Troy Ave

Meyhem’s "Mandatory Brunch Meetings" single gets a Harry Powder upgrade. She was hella fine!

Dizzy Wright – Still Movin’

The latests 2013 XXL Freshman gives us a Havoc TV-directed visual with his homies for “Still Movin’.”

TreaZon – Exotic

TreaZon will drop his new project, "Reality Escape", on April 9th. Directed by Rowe Shot Me

Friday, March 29, 2013

THROWBACKS: Heltah Skeltah - Operation Lockdown

A motherfucking classic straight outta 96. Off Heltah Skeltah's album "Nocturnal"

Jasiri X – Pillars f. Brother Ali

Jasiri X just released his "Ascension LP" on iTunes and he hits us today with the Brother Ali-assisted clip for “Pillars.”

Ryan McDermott – Why f. Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind & Fire)

G.O.O.D. Music newcomer Ryan McDermott teams up with legendary vocalist Philip Bailey from Earth, Wind & Fire on the 1500 Or Nothin-produced “Why.”

C Plus – Run It (Prod. Hippie Sabotage)

C Plus just dropped his latest visual from his "Still Out Here" mixtape for the track “Run It”, directed by C Plus and Dreddy Anthem for Team Backpack. 

Jared Evan – Pro Create f. Action Bronson

Jared Evan drops off the Rik Cordero-directed clip for “Pro Create” featuring Action Bronson off "Boom Bap & Blues" out on iTunes now.

Neako – West 1777th

Neako releases a new freestyle over Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s East “1999″.

Rich Kidd – Can I Get A (Bom Bom)

After dropping off the visual to his lead joint from his upcoming In My Opinion project, Rich Kidd returns with his second single “Can I Get A (Bom Bom).”

Stevie Crooks – Le Champagne (Prod. Zeniro)

“Le Champagne” is a vivid narration through the eyes of a very conscience Stevie Crooks, being observant to what occurs inside the scene with gold diggers and the men who feed their thirst every night. The first verse explains what the girl sees as an opening or chance to feed her appetite for vanity. Feeling as though he’s out of place, he wants to leave but as the song continues and the beat rises, Crooks feels compelled to join the crowd and dance along. As the second verse starts, you realize Crooks is sitting down observing beautiful women lower their values for a shot to be chosen in the litter of busy bodies for VIP and a shopping spree the next morning. Aware of this he sits solo as others around him take advantage but instead of pouring his bottle on a girl he drinks the bottle alone.

Sadistik – Kill The King f. Deacon the Villain (Prod. Kno)

The three guys get together for this track off of Sadistik’s "Flowers For My Father", which is out now. Directed by Deacon The Villain and Kno

Maffew Ragazino – Bruce Leroy Glow (Prod. BudaDaFuture & GrandzMuzik)

Inspired by the Berry Gordy x Taimak classic kung-fu flick, Maffew kicks some bars to commemorate his free agency.

Roc $tedy – 9 To 5 (Prod. Aktive)

The Long Beach spitter connects with the Treacherous C.O.B. producer on his latest single.

ItsTheReal – Girls With The Dirty Souths f. Bun B

The Rosenthals connect with the underground king for this latest leak off of their debut tape "Urbane Outfitters", dropping April 1st.

Slaine (La Coka Nostra) – The Fuckery Hotel f. Kali & Reks

Here we have the Lu Balz-produced cut from Slaine’s upcoming album, "The Boston Project", dropping April 16th (pre-orders available now).

Kidz In The Hall – Tonight f. Yonas Michael

The Chicago duo presents us with a 2nd record featuring Yonas Michael off their upcoming "Wishful Drinking EP".

K. Roosevelt – Do Me Now f. Hit-Boy

After dropping his "RoseGold EP" and contributing to the Hit-Boy presented HS87 project, "All I’ve Ever Dreamed Of", K. Roosevelt officially releases the Hit-Boy assisted "Do Me Now" as a single.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

SMKA Presents: The Hang Out Vol.1 (Mixtape)

"The Hang Out" took place in Atlanta earlier this year when SMKA blocked out 882 Studios for four days and invited as many ATLiens as they could to come hang out, eat drink and make music. With 50 artists coming through, the production crew compiled 20 tracks for our listening pleasure. Volume two dropping April 30th. Enjoy.

Spit Gemz – Louder (Prod. Stu Bangas)

Another bager off Stu Banga's "Straight Death 2".

True Sun Ali - Brooklyn (Prod M-Phazes)

Tomorrow True Sun Ali will release his newest album, "Therapy".Directed by Olise Forel for Moving Silence.

Freeway – Hot New Hip Hop (Prod. Alex Lustig)

New music from Freeway produced by Alex Lustig featured off HNHH's new series called "In The Booth" which will feature all original beats and verses.

Chi-Ali – A Million

Chi Ali puts out another video this month with a visual for his freestyle over Jay-Z’s “A-Million”.

Erk Tha Jerk – Never Change

The Bay Area native bring us the latest visual from his "Free Erk" project.

King Chip – Heinous f. Tezo

King Chip links up with fellow Cleveland native Tezo for a track that was originally found on DJ EV’s "Bitch I’m From Cleveland 3" mixtape.

Kain – Martial Law f. Vic Spencer

Vic Spencer links up with fellow Chicago representative Kain for some socially conscious good’ness.
Martial law is usually imposed on a temporary basis when the civilian government or civilian authorities fail to function effectively (e.g., maintain order and security, or provide essential services), when there are extensive riots and protests, or when the disobedience of the law becomes widespread.

Q Unique – Faces Of Death (Prod. Stu Bangas)

Off producer Stu Bangas’ upcoming "Straight Death 2" album; which will consist of previously unreleased instrumentals (he produced for Vinnie Paz, Mobb Deep, Sean Price, Chino XL, Blaq Poet, Heltah Skeltah, Cappadonna, etc) and music he’s done over the years.

House Shoes Presents DREAMS: B.I.G. Re:Imagined (Mixtape)

With a bunch of Biggie acapellas in his possession, the Detroit DJ/producer reached out to a couple of his friends (Nottz, Waajeed, 14KT, Quelle Chris, Khrysis, Nameless, etc) and had them do what they do best.

KechPhrase - All Natural f. Afrikan Boy & Rilgood

The beatsmith kechPhrase dropped the other day his latest release featuring his Nigerian brothers Rilgood and Afrikan Boy.

Azizi Gibson-Ghost in the Shell (Prod. Jonathan Lowell)

Brainfeeder rapper Azizi Gibson revealed the last night the appropriately blunted visuals for new single "Ghost In The Shell", produced by Jonathan Lowell.

Teddy Roxpin & Ricky Bakken - The Groove Theory Tape (Mixtape)

Boston producer Teddy Roxpin and Los Angeles bassist Ricky Bakken joined forces to put together some damn-good tunes in their new mixtape "The Groove Theory Tape", which is primarily steeped in jazz and funk.

SPEAK! - Bulletproof Denali

Speak! adds to this already vibrant track some additional charisma by way of psychedelic green screen footage and ’70s attire in his new video. And, just like the song itself, the video is pretty hysterical. 

Notes To Self - Used To Be Dark f. Lee Gaul

Check the video for “Used To Be Dark” shot by JR and check out the full record if you haven’t heard it yet.

Damn Right! - Summer In The 80s

Philadelphia’s Damn Right! are now officially a trio with the addition of FLOTE, an artist who adds keys and live production to the uber-chill group. They’re sharing the appropriately retro visuals for “Summer in the ’80s”.

THROWBACKS: Big Mike - Havin' Thangs f. Pimp C

From 1994 album "Somethin' Serious". Also Appears on "Dangerous Minds" Soundtrack. Straight outta the 90s

Cappadonna – Creature Feature

The God unveils moving images for Creature Feature which appeared on "Eyrth, Wynd & Fyre / Love, Anger & Emotion". Cappadonna's sequel to his ’98 release "The Pillage" due out soon.

IsaiahThe3rd – Lonely People (Prod. Chris Calor)

Isaiah drops off a loosie with a flipped Beatles sample. Public Enemy #3 dropping soon.

Harry Fraud & DJ Wonder – Base

Harry Fraud drops this abstract, out-the-box instrumental with DJ Wonder for his upcoming instrumental project.

MeLo-X – GOD: LoFi (FreEP)

MeLo-X is back at our house as he unveils his latest piece of work, with the following message:
 It’s The God, God.

Marco Polo – Back to Work f. Artifacts

After leaking a few cuts with Rakim & BDK, Marco Polo hits us with a new joint featuring Tame One & El Da Sensei (Artifacts). "Newport Authority 2" is dropping soon.

When Saints Go Machine – Love & Respect f. Killer Mike

When Saints Go Machine is a Danish band who nabbed Mike Bigga for their single off their upcoming LP "Infinity Pool", which drops in May. Directed by Frederik Hviid and Sebastian Birk

Kid Tsunami – Art of War f. Kool G Rap

Another leak off Kid Tsunami’s upcoming LP, "The Chase" featuring G Rap. Features expected on the album include Kool Keith, O.C., Bahamadia, Prince Po, J-Live, Percee P and more. You can hear a sampler of the full album here.

India.Arie – Cocoa Butter

India will drop her first project in four years, "SongVersation", on June 25th via Soulbird/Motown Records.

Cardo – Ballin’ f. Gerald Walker

Gerald Walker joins Cardo on the latest latest self-produced leak from his upcoming project, "Moon, Stars & Convertibles", dropping this May.

Mathematics – Prelude to The Answer (Mixtape)

Allah Mathematics is gearing up to release "The Answer" on April 16th, but before we get that, he whets our appetite with this 11 track mixtape.

DeLorean – Breathe (Prod. Mr. Rogers)

Here we hace DeLorean, a Houston-reared emcee working with the folks of GFCNY. His new project "GRACE" is coming soon.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

FatKidsBrotha (Two-9) – ReturnIIParadi$e

The Two-9 duo drop a new track off their upcoming "Eastside Paradise 2" project.

Raekwon – To The Top f. Maino

Here is the latest visual from The Chef’s "Lost Jewlry EP". Press play, sit back and enjoy. Directed by Mazi O

The Kid Daytona & DJ Ozone – Sam Bowie

The Kid Daytona drops off a new record produced by DJ Ozone off their upcoming album "Runnin With The Bulls".

Brother Ali – Work Everyday (Prod. Jake One)

The Jake One produced working anthem from Brother Ali’s "Mourning In America And Dreaming In Color" gets the visual treatment. 

THROWBACKS: Above The Law - Call It What You Want f. 2Pac & Money B

From 1992 album "Black Mafia Life". Westcoastin'

Ruste Juxx – Brooklyns Finest f. Skyzoo (Prod. VStheBest)

This cut "Brooklyn's Finest" is a leak from the Ruste Juxx and VStheBest project coming July 12 entitled "Ready To Juxx". Stay tuned for more updates

Propaganda - Redefined Cutter

Off Propaganda's album "Excellent". Directed, Filmed & Edited by Dust.

True Masterz - Blasphemy

From the 40 track album "Plus Degreez Volume 1". Directed by Master Prophet

JMega The God (True Masterz) - How I'm Livin' (In The Lab) (Prod. Wheely)

"Niggaz Iz Kingz Forever" is going to turn your brain inside out coming soon.

MC Melodee & Cookin Soul - Exhale

"My Tape Deck" is MC Melodee & Cookin Soul's first official album together. This 90's inspired hiphop album will be released April 1st on Jakarta Records. Video recorded, directed & edited by Dear Prod & Film Collins

Durag Dynasty – 360 Waves (Album Stream)

Durag Dynasty (Planet Asia, Killer Ben, Tristate) release their debut project, 360 Waves, entirely produced by The Alchemist. The 15-track project sees guest spots from Evidence, Prodigy, Big Twinz, Phil Da Agony, Chace Infinite, and Imam Thug. Stream the entire mixtape for free and grab it on iTunes if you like what you hear.

Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines f. T.I. & Pharrell

Robin Thicke gives us an unrated version of his latest visual for his T.I. and Pharrell-assisted "Blurred Lines". Can you say "no" to free boobs?

360 & Denzil Porter – Subway Series

360 and Denzil Porter use Citi Field and Yankee Stadium as the backdrops to their latest visual collaboration.

Bizzle – Dear Hip Hop (Prod. Boi-1da)

Off Bizzle’s upcoming album, The Good Fight, which will be produced entirely by Boi-1da. Grab the single on iTunes now.

7 G.E.M.S. (Tragic Allies & Tragedy Khadafi) - Without You (Prod. Purpose)

First single taken off the album "Golden Era Music Sciences" dropping the 7th May on Ill Adrenaline Records. Pre-ordes available now.

2 Player Co-Op (Trackademicks & 1-O.A.K.) – How Soon Is Now

Official Music Video for 2 Player Co-Op "How Soon Is Now" off of the "Lovelorn EP". Directed by Trackademicks & BTST Productions.

Von Pea & Aeon - Things Have Changed

"Things Have Changed" off Von Pea & Aeon's  "Duly Noted" EP, available now on digital. Directed by Von Pea.

momomuziq - WeekCremas 2013 #12

Week 12, mix 12... enjoy the hottest new music. Mixed by momomuziq and artwork by Edemm Montoya.

Saigon – Best Thing That I Found f. Lecrae & Corbett

Saigon shoots his latest video in the church with Lecrae & Corbett. "The Greatest Story Never Told 2: Bread and Circuses" available on iTunes now.

Emilio Rojas – HiiiPower Freestyle f. Grafh

The two linked up a month ago to present us the track, now they drop a video.

R.A. The Rugged Man – Learn Truth f. Talib Kweli (Prod. Mr. Green)

R.A. The Rugged Man links up with his former Rawkus labelmate Talib Kweli and talks politics and corruption on his new track “Learn Truth” produced by Mr. Green. "Legends Never Die" hits stores April 30th.

Cappadonna – Slang Editorial 2 (Prod. Intrigue)

Cappadonna leaks his first single from "The Pillage 2".

Zilla Rocca & The Shadowboxers – Young Blood f. Roc Marciano

Zilla and the Shadowboxers’ "No Vacation For Murder" drops soon, but in the meanwhile we can enjoy their new single along Rocky Marciano.

Freeway – Jungle (Director’s Cut Video)

Here is the original version of Free’s "Diamond In The Ruff" single directed by Set Free & Jimmy Giambrone. The album is out now.

AZ – Thank You

AZ rhymes over various beats from by DJ Doo Wop and provides different scenes for each one in “Thank You“. Doe or Die II coming soon.

AyeLogics – Layover f. Yo! X

Logic’s "Odd Man Out" is out now. Directed by @LordBurgundy.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Theorist – Tides (Video)

The Theorist returns with this visual for "Tides" directed by Johnny Theophilus.

Durag Dynasty – Fish Meat f. Prodigy (Prod. The Alchemist)

The Durag Dynasty’s debut album "360 Waves" is out now (head over to iTunes,Amazon or Nature Sounds to cop), and they let loose one more track for the masses to whet appetites.

The Uncluded (Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson) – Delicate Cycle

Aesop and Kimya spend some time with internet superstar Lil Bub and company on the latest visual from their upcoming album, "Hokey Fright", dropping May 7th. Pre-orders are available now (which will get you an immediate download of this song in particular). Directs Pete Lee and Ben Fee.

Nike Nando – SPRDLV (Mixtape)

Nike Nando enlists Scolla, Drique London, The Kid Daytona, tabi Bonney and more for his latest mixtape offering.

Termanology – We Stay High f. Ras Kass & Wais P (Prod. Statik Selektah)

The pimp, the player and the mack get together on this track off Termanology’s "Hood Politics 7", dropping April 5th.

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