Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sdot Pdot- I Wish (Prod. G. Cal)

New music from Sdot Pdot titled "I Wish", produced by G. Cal.

No Ranking - Taurus Trip

Official music video of No Ranking performing "Taurus Trip". Track taken from their mixtape titled "La Vida En El Mic". Video by MA. Produciones.

Fly.Union - Nightrider

It's Fly Dot U's Iye's turn to go solo in this latest offering from the Ohio-reared crew's Loose Releases series. "Small Victories" is coming soon.

Smoke DZA - Just My Thoughts (prod. Flying Lotus)

From Steve-Ography's upcoming We Are Alive podcast, Smoke - who is a huge fan of FlyLo - takes some time out to drops a few lyrics over his production.
The first song off the podcast I'd like to share is Smoke DZA's "Just A Thought," produced by Flying Lotus. Smoke is a huge fan of Flying Lotus; He makes sure he spits 16 bars over Flying Lotus any chance he gets. Check out the collaboration off Steve-Ography's We Are Alive (Podcast 7) dropping next week.

Audio Push - Turn Down

Price and Oktane let loose a new set of visuals from their "Come As You Are" project.

A$ton Matthews – TLC f. Action Bronson & Flatbush ZOMBiES (Prod. VDon)

Bronsolino and the ZOMBiES join A$ton Matthew on the VDon-produced "TLC" off "A$ton 3:16" which will be arriving very soon.

IAMNOBODI - Schillerpromenade

With a steady stream of tunes coming out of the Soulection camp, it is no surprise that IAMNOBODI has plans of releasing a new set of material in the coming months. After being inspired by the city of Berlin, the producer decided to create 10 tracks, serving as a project titled "Snapshots of Berlin". Along with this release, IAMNOBODI notes that this will mark the start of a series of odes to cities. So stay tuned for more eargasms!

Samuel Truth - What You Want

After stunning us with “Rua” a few weeks back, New Zealand’s Samuel Truth comes correct with another superb cut titled “What You Want”. Great combination with the simple set of promotional visuals.

Wally Left - World Series (Prod. Chuck Inglish)

North Carolina’s Wally Left has established a simply enjoyable sound with Chuck Inglish on the boards and image with “World Series”. Check out the Acid Proof directed “World Series” visuals above.

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Robes f. Earl Sweatshirt & Domo Genesis

Following up on the success of previous collaborations, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib are back together and proud to announce that their highly anticipated full-length album "Piñata" will be released on March 18th via Madlib Invazion. Over the past few months, the duo has given us "Shame", "Thuggin'", and "Deeper" and now they have offered up a fourth single from Piñata entitled "Robes" featuring dd Future’s Earl Sweatshirt and Domo Genesis. The album sees Raekwon, Scarface, Mac Miller, Ab-Soul, Danny Brown, BJ The Chicago Kid and others joining Freddie atop Madlib's unpredictable, tempo-shifting, smooth soulful production.

Nocando - Little Green Monsters f. Liphemra

Music video by Nocando performing "Little Green Monsters" featuring Liphemra and Elusive on the boards. This song is Nocando realizing that the world can change us. Make us cold or bitter, secretive and deceitful. You've got to notice it though or you will just become an asshole if you already aren't. The video is an homage to both South Central Los Angeles (not south LA, wherever the fuck that is) and Natural Born Killers. This is the 1st single from nocando's upcoming full length release 'Jimmy The Burnout'

The Narcicyst - Average Type f. Meryem Saci

"Average Type" is the newest single from Iraqi-Canadian emcee The Narcicyst off of his "We Are The Medium" project. They are stunning visually, check it above.

Big Sean - 1st Quarter Freestyle (Prod. Key Wane)

Big Sean returns at the top of 2014 with a new joint appropriately titled "1st Quarter." The Detroit rapper reached out to Key Wane who produced the song, with additional production provided by Travi$ Scott. Download it for free below.


Yasiin Gaye (Yasiin Bey & Marvin Gaye) - Inner City Travellin' Man'

From the makers of the excellent Pharcyde x A Tribe Called Quest mashup "A Quest To The Pharcyde", producer Amerigo Gazaway is now combining the talents two of the greatest artists of the past and present for Yasiin Gaye. Get ready for the project when it drops February 25th.

DJ Jazzy Jeff: Vinyl Destination S2 ep.2

In the second episode of Vinyl Destination, Season 2, DJ Jazzy Jeff and his crew make rounds on the West Coast. Their first stop is San Francisco, and the name of the game is gadgets. Jeff pays a visit to DJ Tech Tools where he puts on his designer hat to create something really cool. Then Jeff heads to entertainment technology giant Gracenote where he participates in an intimate interview with his good friend and president of the company, Stephen White. And if you thought it couldn't get better, Jeff and the guys meet up with the legendary Qbert at the Thud Rumble office to talk music and gadgets before a night of a lifetime at The Mighty with DJ ShortKut.

In Vegas, the guys discover that Way Too Many, literally means Way Too Many at a 90’s themed party at Ghostbar in The Palms Hotel and Casino. Or was it a furry party? Either way there's plenty of music, dancing and drinking to go around.

Jeff closes out his trip in the Big Apple to pay a visit to some other longtime friends.

Dreamville Records Presents: Revenge Of The Dreamers (Mixtape)


Turning 29 yesterday, J. Cole celebrated his birthday with a major announcement. The Roc Nation MC—who played in Madison Square Garden's The Theater last night for his  "What Dreams May Come True" Tour—announced his Dreamville Records imprint had officially signed a partnership with Interscope Records.

Along with announcing the new deal, J. Cole and Dreamville have released the 11-track "Revenge of the Dreamers" mixtape featuring a handful of cuts from Cole, as well as new music from Dreamville Records' Bas and Omen. Stream/download below.

Jake Lambo - Shot You Down (Remix)

Jake Lambo returns with a remix of Isaiah Rashad's "Shot You Down." Take a listen up top and make sure to keep tabs on the 16-year-old Atlanta talent.

Naledge - Brain Power 2 (Mixtape)

After some leaks, including "Amnesia" with Willie the Kid, Naledge comes through with the second installment of his "Brain Power" mixtape series. 16 tracks, with a bonus track, including guest appearances from Bun B, Vic Spencer, BJ the Chicago Kid, Sulaiman and more. Stream/download below.

Topaz Jones - The Honeymoon Suite

Coming in at 16 tracks, "The Honeymoon Suite" provides a steady balance of Mr. Jones' impeccable storytelling abilities, confident flow, strong hooks and polished production. Do yourself a favor and press play below.

Nuez - Pathways (Beat Tape)

Florida producer Nuez has released a new beat tape titled "Pathways", a short but tasty six track project. Stream below.


Smif-N-Wessun - Kamikaze f. Jahdan

The Cocoa Brovaz' "Born and Raised" - produced in its entirety by Beatnick & K-Salaam - is out now. Check out the project's title track here.

Alexander Spit - Pool Shark f. DaVinci

Cali rapper-producer Alexander Spit joins forces with fellow Cali spitter DaVinci on "Pool Shark." Spit's latest mixtape, "Dillinger", is out now.

Pharoahe Monch - Bad MF'er

Monch will drop a new project, "P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)", and here is hte latest single from it.
With his highly-anticipated fourth solo-LP, “PTSD.” (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Pharoahe Monch re-emerges with a new concept project which finds the ground-breaking emcee tackling PTSD; a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. Throughout the duration of the LP, Monch narrates as an independent artist weary from the war against the industry machine and through the struggle of the black male experience in America. 
Pharoahe Monch's "PTSD" (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) will feature guest appearnces from Black Thought, Talib Kweli, Denaun Porter, The Stepkids, Vernon Reid and production from Lee Stone, Marco Polo, Jesse West, The Lion Share & Quelle Chris.

Jhene Aiko - The Worst (Skeme Remix)

Skeme is showing no signs of slowing down. After dropping bars Rick Ross & JAY Z's "Devil Is A Lie," Drake's "We Made It," Young Thug's "Stoner" and countless others, The Duke adds his perspective to Jhene Aiko's "The Worst" from her "Sail Out EP". "Ingleworld" is available now on iTunes.

J-Live - Money Matters

Produced by Oddisee, J-Live delivers the self-directed music video for "Money Matters" from his forthcoming album, "Around the Sun". Check it out above and pick up the single on iTunes. 

Mark Battles - Love & Hip Hop f. Dizzy Wright & Joe Budden

Joe Budden and Dizzy Wright join Mark Battles on "Love & Hip Hop" off his forthcoming "Black Einstein" mixtape, dropping February 20th.

Bizzle - Same Love (A Response)

After Macklemore's talked about performance at the GRAMMYs this past Sunday, Bizzle responses to the controversial song with a freestyle over the hit single. Listen up.

Larry Fisherman - Tequila

With four albums prepped for 2014, Mac Miller takes on the life of his producing alter-ego Larry Fisherman and delivers a new instrumental. Check out "Tequila" from the former Rostrum Records artist.

Banks - Brain (prod. Shlohmo‎)

After breaking into the industry last year with her "Fall Over" single and "London EP", BANKS returns with her first musical release of 2014. Teaming up with producer Shlohmo‎, who is prepping an EP with Jeremih for a February release, the Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter delivers "Brain" for our listening pleasure. Download available via iTunes.

Step Brothers (Alchemist & Evidence): Why We Do This

Here is a brief look into why Al and Ev have continue d to do what they've done for years, in this visual thank you to their fans. "Lord Steppington" is out now. directed by Van Styles.

Naturally Born Strangers (Rich Kidd, Tona & Adam Bomb) - Go

Seriously, you should have copped the latest album from the NBSYou may want to do your ears a favor.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

CJ Fly (Pro Era) - Q&A

The best kept secret from the Pro Era clique drops another visual clip from his "Thee Way Eye See It" mixtape.

Jamla- Jamla Is The Squad (Compilation)

Hosted by Statik Selektah, 9th's newest compilation features a bunch of artists including Styles P, Rapsody, eLZhi, GQ, Joey Fatts, Add-2, Tlaib Kweli, Khrysis, and many more. Check out the 25 certified-bangers project below, and show support to this masterpiece!

Kelis - Jerk Ribs

After announcing the release date to her forthcoming project, "FOOD", Kelis makes her official return with the album's lead single, "Jerk Ribs." Pre-order "FOOD" out April 22 on iTunes now.

ScHoolboy Q - Gangsta [Snippet]

Hear a snippet of ScHoolboy Q's "Gangsta" off his much anticipated debut album, "Oxymoron", out February 25

Willie The Kid & Bronze Nazareth – The Guilt

Willie and Wu-affiliate/producer Bronze Nazareth will finally (after two years) release their collaborative effort, "The Living Daylights", on February 11th. Directed by Tekh Togo

The Foreign Exchange - Better f. Eric Roberson & Shana Tucker

Fresh from making an appearance in one of the best videos of this short year, New Tigallo and his F.E. brethren unleash a new clip from their "Love In Flying Colors" project.

Duddi Wallace - Magnum (Prod. Fosi Blanco)

"Magnum" is the first video leak from Duddi Wallace's forthcoming project titled "Roleplay". Fosi Blanco is on the boards, video directed by P. Villanueva.

Joshua - Babylon (Prod. Gurps)

Official video for Joshua's "Babylon", produced by Gurps. Cuts by DJ Defunkt. Filmed & Edited by GlobalFaction

Emblema & M.Padrón - RIP

Undercream presents the second volume of their UnderXclusive Joints compilation series. This is Emblema and M. Padrón's contribution.

Linn Mori - Sail To The Moon (Album)

LINN MORI is a part of a talented new beat generation born in the 90's with a natural consciousness of what true hiphop is! He's a beatmaker based in Tokyo, who uses exotic funk with long solo sax to create a generous new form of beat that pushes towards ecstasy. Welcome to 2 0 1 4 -LET'S GO!!!!

Creative Gold - El Dorado ('96 Hov) x El Dorado 2 (Pete Rock)

Creative Gold is releasing two cuts from "El Dorado" record from the series to a classic Pete Rock track this time around. The last "El Dorado" was to Jay Z's "Politics As Usual" off of his classic LP "Reasonable Doubt". Creative is set to release an EP sometime next month along with a fresh visual, so be on the lookout for that. Thank you for your continued support, stay blessed and most importantly Stay Gold!


Da Youngfellaz - Shut The Fuck Up f. Phil Da Agony (Prod. Ralph Myerz)

Second leak Da YoungFellaz 'Shut The Fuck Up' produced by Ralph Myerz from #MusicMonday series. Da YoungFellaz team up with West Coast MC Phil Da Agony from Strong Arm Steady crew and shows off some lyrical raw skills on this joint.
   

J57 – Wax Aesthetic EP

Brooklyn (by way of Long Island) Emcee/Producer; J57 (of the Brown Bag AllStars and Koncept & J57), releases his first project where he’s rapping: Wax Aesthetic. Premiered by URB Magazine.

Robert Glasper – Calls (Denaun Porter Remix) f. Jill Scott & Pharoahe Monch

Denaun Porter of D12 remixes Robert Glasper’s “Calls” featuring Jill Scott and Pharoahe Monch.

ABGOHARD - Yung God (prod. Yuri Beats)

God. Known to be all knowing and all powerful, he manifests his powers throughout our lives and creates everyday miracles. But what if this god was so raw that he could spit a hot 16? The enigmatic ABGOHARD certainly has many things going for him; being Aaron Cohen’s right hand man in the ‘Inner City Kids’ crew and his uncanny mannerisms akin to the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard are just a piece of the New Yorker’s psyche. Though these titles have brought him to some widespread success, AB’s status as a “Yung God” is what separates him from mere mortals. Over a spacey, atmospheric instrumental supplied by Yuri Beats, the Zubat rapper is on a completely different mental plane than the other artists in the game. “Yung God” is featured as the bonus track on Ab’s forthcoming free release YUNG PURPLE DICK which is set to drop, Wednesday, February 12th!

Jett I. Masstyr – D A G O B A H (Instrumental Album)

The story behind D A G O B A H… 
In May of 2011, I was offered a studio room at Campus Recordings fka ‘Fyre Factory’ by Frank Liu (guitarist) which famously housed producer Cy Fyre. Dustin Prestige had a room,Hollywood Floss, and John Dew also had rooms there. It was an interesting time for myself and the “crew”. I was a few months removed from releasing ‘Relationsh*t’ and months away from releasing ‘Break Something’ in the same year. Upon getting keys to my studio room I went to Best Buy & Guitar Center to upgrade my production/recording setup. There’s nothing like buying a fresh new laptop and knowing you production process is going to run smoother, better, faster. The beats I made that month poured out at an alarming rate. Some were intended for artists’ projects (Doughbeezy, Delo, Tim Ned, Jack Freeman, Killa Kyleon, Thurogood Wordsmith & more), while others just came from me being creative. Frank’s initial vision was to get as many creative types under the same roof, partner with songwriters, artists, videographers and build something… that idea involving “us” (Me/John/Floss) dissolved for differences in philosophies. 
2011 was my breaking point musically, I had been living in Pearland, driving to Galveston everyday for work, and then most nights driving into Houston for music events, studio time, etc. Not to mention I was let go from my job that summer, One night in early August I went to “FACES” where my good friend DJ DON bka Donnie Houston was resident DJ. I was there for maybe 20 minutes, just wanted to pop in to holler at him and then get back to the studio. Within that time someone had broke into my car and took my backpack which contained my laptop, midi controller, my ipod, my iPhone, basically everything. I nearly lost my mind, actually I’m quite sure that I did. Ask anyone that was there, I was seeing red. No one could calm me down. All I was thinking is “oh s&#%!, I’ve lost all my production, everything, every session, every idea”…Fortunately for me all my work prior to May of 2011 was backed up on an external and since my new setup was so “new” I hadn’t had a chance to back up the beats I made that May or the rest of the Summer for that matter. I only had mp3 one tracked un-mixed versions of the beats I was making. I made almost 30 beats during May of 2011. Most of those beats stayed on a playlist in my iTunes under “Lost Beats”. I couldn’t sell these, or let an artist use them for projects without the actual sessions. They were just there…until now. 
Almost 3 years later, I present to you my latest instrumental album D A G O B A H.

JFK & Wais P – Ride Like This (Prod. Statik Selektah)

New music from JFK & Wais P “Ride Like This” produced by Statik Selektah. "#AGE: The Rebuild" coming soon…

Dre Love - Truly Beautiful

New single taken from Dre Love's "Situation Sticky", out soon on FRESH YO! LABEL.

SCBonkers Presents: Soundcloud-Week #31

The thirtieth first Soundcloud recap of singles that have been in our blog this week with the likes of Run The Jewels x BSBD, Nemo Achida, Jett I. Masstyr, Da Youngfellaz, Chris Faust, Jamla Squad & more!

Mello Music Group - Mandala Vol. 1, Polysonic Flows x Mandala Vol. 2, Today's Mathematics

Today, Mello Music Group will be releasing two new label compilations,Mandala Vol. 1: Polysonic Flows and Vol. 2: Today's Mathematics. Included on both projects are new tracks from Murs, Apollo Brown, Quelle Chris, Mr. Lif, Rapper Big Pooh, Jamall Bufford, Audible Doctor, Gensu Dead and many more.

Stream both MMG projects below and be sure to pick them up on iTunes or Bandcamp.


Jeff Spec – Time’s Up

"Time’s Up" is the fourth track, off Jeff Spec’s 52 Pick Up series presented by TMB.

MeLo-X – Drunk In Lust

MeLo-X explores the depths of his YONCÉ-X Beyoncé remix EP live in the basement of the Sean Kelly Gallery in NYC. Projection also created by MeLo-X. Directed, shot and edited by Jason Banker

Akrobatik - Stop And Stare (Prod. Hezekiah)

Produced by Hezekiah, Akro delivers the latest leak from his forthcoming "Built to Last LP".

Anti-Lilly - Blue Dream (Remix) f. Devin Miles (prod. Phoniks)

Houston emcee Anti-Lilly and Portland producer Phoniks are joining forces for "Stories From The Brass Section". On the latest leak, the duo is joined by Devin Miles for the official remix of "Blue Dream." A cut that was originally found on Anti's previous effort, "Memoirs & the '90s". Take a listen below and be on the lookout for the full project dropping sometime in mid-February.

Euro League - Magazine vs. Magazine

Euro League is back with his latest solo track.
Getting clever with the lyrics this track goes about highlighting the juxtaposition between street life and internet fame - how important it is for people trying to get out.

June - Big Pimpin' f. Big K.R.I.T.

North Memphis' own June and Krizzle join forces on the Teddy Walton-produced "Big Pimpin'." Hear it below.

Raz Simone - Don't Shine

Meet Raz Simone, 300's first signee. A buzzing Seattle emcee/singer who happens to be the first artist signed Lyor Cohen, Todd Moscowitz, and Kevin Liles's new content company, 300.
In 2012 Raz partnered with fellow Seattle rapper Sam Lachow to create a five track EP called 5 Good Reasons. The positive reception of the project landed both artists on tour at the start of 2013. Raz then followed up in March, with his debut solo EP, Solomon Samuel Simone. The momentum gained from those 2 projects was abruptly halted when Raz caught a gun charge while performing in New York City for possession of a firearm that he legally owned. After dealing with the effects of the situation through out all of 2013, all charges were recently dropped and Raz has prepared his return to music.
Now, with his legal issues behind him and the three-headed dragon at his side, the raspy-voiced rapper looks to keep building his fanbase with the release of his forthcoming project, "Cognitive Dissonance: Part One". The project's first single, "Don't Shine" received the visual treatment and can be viewed above.

Wes James - Caught Up

For his first release of the year, Wes James delivers "Caught Up," The first single off his forthcoming 2Trip In Fall" project, dropping February 6th.

Devine Carama - Underground Rap Road (Prod. J57)

Back with the third installment of his Music Monday series, Devine Carama links up with Brown Bag AllStar J57 on "Underground Rap Road." The song, available for stream below, will also live on DC's forthcoming EP, "The Dream Walker", due out next month.
This track fits better in the theme of the EP than just a one off.. My thought process was comparing the "underground railroad" to the underground rap scene. Basically saying that music integrity, usually found on the underground scene, can lead artists to artistic freedom..

Wiz Khalifa & Berner - Chapo

Taylor Gang is looking to release a new compilation this year. Wiz Khalifa and Berner released one of the first previews in "Chapo" a couple weeks ago, and now we've got a look at the official music video. Press play above. Directed by David Camarena.

David Straange – Straange Thoughts (Album)

Richmond VA producer David Straange begins 2014 off on the good foot with a new release under the Cali label/blog The Soul Dojo, Straange Thoughts. This makes for the second project David’s he has put out under his new persona, which he seems to be adapting to quite well based on the astral vibrations that are resonating from his new set of 13 beats. 
You can stream and purchase at your own price the latest “smudges” made by the Smudge Specialist himself right below.

Smoke DZA - Legends In The Making (Ashtray Pt.2) f. Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa

Calling on fellow Smokers Club members, DZA enlists Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y to spit raps on his Harry-Fraud produced “Legends In The Making”. This particular track and video will land on DZA’s forthcoming self-released album "Dream.ZONE.Achieved." And from the looks of it, the album will feature contributions from Pete Rock, Cam’Ron, Ski Beatz and more. Watch the video for “Legends In The Making” above.

Broken Bells - Leave It Alone

With just a week left before they release their highly-anticipated album, "After the Disco", Danger Mouse and James Mercer hit us with one last single. Take a listen to "Leave It Alone" below and pre-order the LP on iTunes. Doing so will get you an instant download of this, and the title-track.

Isaiah Rashad’s - Cilvia Demo EP x Menthol f. J x SOLILOQUY

TDE's first project of 2014 has arrived. Before we get ScHoolboy Q's long-awaited "Oxymoron" debut, the label's latest signee Isaiah Rashad steps up and delivers his new EP, "Cilvia Demo".

Coming in at 14-tracks, the project consists of previous leaks "R.I.P. Kevin Miller," the SZA-assisted "Ronnie Drake," "Brad Jordan", the brand new released "Menthol" featuring Jean Deaux and the "Shot You Down (Remix)" with ScHoolboy Q and Jay Rock. Video releases thus far include the original "Shot You Down" and "Soliloquy" which dropped earlier yesterday. Wanna hear more? Proceed to iTunes to purchase your copy.

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Mikky Ekko - Stay

Louisiana-born songwriter Mikky Ekko shares the original demo to Rihanna's piano-driven ballad "Stay" off her 2012 album, "Unapologetic". Hear Mikky's version of the love ballad above, along with an accompanied Dylan Knight-directed visual.

G-DO & Xception - A Way Out (Live Acoustic) f. Shishani, Bernt, Guido & Donnie

WHILE ON A RECENT TOUR OF NAMIBIA G-DO & XCEPTION STOPPED OFF IN THE DESERT TO GET BUSY WITH SOME OF THE GOAL MUSIC GROUP CREW TO BRING A ROADSIDE LIVE RENDITION OF A WAY OUT (GALE SAYERS).

e.d.g.e. - EDGELIB 081 EP

Vancouver MC e.d.g.e. connects with the9elements.com to bring you “EDGELIB 081″, a mini-EP over Madlib instrumentals from the “Deeper” EP collaboration with Freddie Gibbs. “EDGELIB 081″ is the first release of 2014 from the prolific lyricist, and the first of many he plans to release this year. Business x Penwork.

Chill Moody, Beano & Hank McCoy – LastNightInTown

Today on Hot 97′s Battle of The Beats, Chill Moody & Beano new single “LastNightInTown” debuted. This record is off the “Who Do You Love…More” album which hits iTunes Feb. 4th. This album is a project w/ Chill Moody, r&b singer Beano and produced entirely by Hank McCoy.

Noa James – The Orca (Prod. Nabeyin)

New video from Noa James “The Orca” produced by Nabeyin.
I wrote this on Christmas Eve which is my grandpa’s birthday R.I.P, I was kind of drunk and just wanted to write. It’s also my current state of mind and how I feel about the Inland Empire music scene.

ScienZe – DOPELEAGUE (Prod. JazzyMattNasty)

New music from ScienZe “Dopeleague” produced by JazzyMattNasty.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Pugs Atomz & Dj Vadim - Tear Drop

Pugs Atomz and DJ Vadim take us on a wild trip...watch it in 720 The latest song Pugs recorded in London with the legendary DJ Vadim (Ninjatune/BBE) Edited by Pugs Atomz Shot by Pugs & Vadim.. Enjoy!!! and don't forget to check out their current projects available now on ITunes, Beatport etc...

J.Lately & Nima Fadavi - Fly With Us

J. Lately serves us the title track to his upcoming EP ("Fly With Us") which is produced entirely by Nima Fadavi and drops Jan. 31st via DJ Booth.

Imagine Dragons - Radioactive (Kendrick Lamar Remix)

Taking to the Grammys last night, Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar performed their newly recorded remix to “Radioactive”. Yes, the song I am sure many of you are sick of hearing by now. Fortunately for us, though, there is an addition of one of 2013′s finest MCs. And if you saw the performance last night, you’re well aware that the two parties did an absolutely stellar job with their mashup. Listen to the remix below and purchase it on iTunes.


The AbSoulJah - Ninety Something f. DJ Safe

This is some newness given the video treatment from The AbSoulJah’s latest album, "Dim The Light". The track is smooth with some expert chopping by DJ Safe. The AbSoulJah continues to maintain a high level of musical excellence not only with this song, but also the entire album. 

SoulCall Radio Show #214

SoulCall radio-show brings you the best in new releases of independent soul, R&B and hip-hop joints...all in one non-stop mix with Jonay Chavez and Julio Perez. 

U Call That Love – It’s All About the Samples Volume 1 [Mix]

“It’s All About the Samples Volume 1″ is the first our mix since “Elevate” by Moods, which was released almost a year ago. Today we bring to you a very special project dedicated to crate diggers and open-minded listeners. The idea of this mix is simple – we put two different tracks apiece and an original record, which was sampled by these artists. For example, The Foreign Exchange and Blue Scholars released different tracks (“All That You Are” and “Loyalty”) and they both used sample of The Sylvers’ “That’s What Love Is Made Of”. Other records come from L. Da Headtoucha, People Under The Stairs, Crown City Rockers, Money Boss Players, Rappin’ 4-Tay and Nine; other original samples come from Don Blackman, The 5th Dimension and The Spinners’ sounds.

Fusicology & Polar Ent. LLC Present: J Rawls – Hotel Beats Vol. 2

Jet setter/producer extraordinaire J rawls is preparing us for his upcoming Summer, solo release The Legacy by dropping his second set of beat treats Hotel Beats Vol. 2. “The story of J Rawls unfolds instrumentally during late night sessions of watching television in his hotel room. With a collage of colorful TV interludes, J Rawls paints the story of mankind’s struggles and triumphs touching on every human emotion and experience. From war, hope, happiness, freedom, the tragedy of death and the triumph of faith; Hotel Beats expresses the story through INSTRUMENTAL music and interludes.” 

Prie - Flash & Flaunt f. Black Bear (Prod. Freddie Joachim)

It's been a few since we heard anything from Hawaii's Prie , so it's always nice to come across a new joint from the young upstart. Here's a brand new, laid-back joint from the young HI upstart. Enjoy!

Wale - Black Grammys f. J. Cole, Meek Mill & Rockie Fresh

MMG releases the latest visual from their "Self Made 3 compilation". In an obvious, yet smart, attempt to utilize the popularity of the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards, Wale's "Black Grammys" featuring Meek Mill, Rockie Fresh and J. Cole (who is absent in the video) gets the nod. Press play.

D/WILL- Kill Me

D/WILL leaks the lead single “Kill Me,” from his upcoming "The Reset" album dropping in March 2014.

Benefit - Executioner of Time (Album Stream)

After a number of leaks, Benefit comes through with a final, polished product titled "Executioner of Time" which features a line-up of guests that include Mobb Deep, Sheek Louch, Fred the Godson, ILLmind, Freeway, Red Cafe and much more. Stream it below and cop via iTunes.

JUST4FELLAZ: Lass and Natalie Are Party Animals

Treat your eyes to something sexy with this brand new video of Lass and Natalie from Front Army's Alt Girl party
You know when you go to a house party and there’s that one girl you fancy? She’s a friend of a friend and she’s blowing your fragile little mind as you drink the Lambrini you found hidden in a bush. Now imagine if there were two girls that you’d rip your own kneecaps out just to talk to! Wouldn’t that be the best? WELL HERE’S TWO OF THE SEXIEST GIRLS IN THE WORLD AT FRONT’S VERY OWN ALT GIRL PARTY! Check out the video above of Lass and Natalie then throw your own party and invite more than just your Care Bear collection this time, yeah? 
Check out the full photoshoot from the Alt Girl party in FRONT 190 HERE (or download it HERE).

BJ The Chicago Kid & Add-2 - 15 Minutes Of Fame (prod. 9th Wonder)

9th's Jamla Is The Squad compilation drops tomorrow. And once again, this project is gearing up to be a fucking problem!

Atmosphere – Say Shh

Here’s the lyric video for Atmosphere’s “Say Shh,” off the "Seven’s Travels (10 Year Anniversary Edition)". Motion Graphics/Art direction: Adam J. Dunn

The Duck Down Man: It’s Getting Weird

Episode 3 finds the Duck Down Man breaking public bathroom etiquette, stealing (again), and getting loose on a Friday. Stay up-to-date with The Man by following Duck Down Music: http://instagram.com/duckdownmusic.

Mulatto Patriot & Simeon Viltz (Primeridian) – Ray Elementary (Album)

Bonafyde Media & All Natural INC. Presents “Ray Elementary” an album by Mulatto Patriot & Simeon Viltz

kwes. – rollerblades

Directed by Ian Pons Jewell, a new video for ‘rollerblades’ from Kwes’ debut album "ilp." premiered a few days ago.

Factor – War With Yourself f. Myka 9

Factor Friday’s “Single Series” is a new project from Factor, releasing a new single on the last Friday of each month for all of 2014. The January single “War With Yourself” features legendary Freestyle Fellowship Member Myka 9.

milo, Open Mike Eagle, Nocando & Busdriver – Honest (Prod. Riley Lake)

New music from the Hellfyre Club’s milo, Open Mike Eagle, Nocando & Busdriver “Honest” produced by Riley Lake.

Dyme-A-Duzin – White Girl

New music from Dyme-A-Duzin “White Girl.” Produced by #BNFB, PreedomWorld & Dyme-A-Duzin. "Hip Hope" coming soon…

Mr. J. Medeiros - Forenoon (prod. Beatsofreen)

Procussions M.C., Mr. J. Medeiros, takes a lyrical trip to the Netherlands to work with Dutch producer Beatsofreen for their new tune, “Forenoon”. An exclusive, free-download, created simply because they love music.
Beatsofreen paints the perfect backdrop for J’s introspective narrative; blending a darker yet jazzy tone with a touch of modern boom-bap. You may find the musical style a little reminiscent of Mr. J.’s “Of gods and girls” days but with the poetic depth and lyrical growth we’ve come to expect in his later works
You be the judge!

Naturally Born Strangers (Rich Kidd, Tona & Adam Bomb) - Drugs

The Toronto-based super-crew drop a bonus track from their debut mixtape, which is out now.

Alexander Spit – Millions f. Jay Ughh

Alexander Spit dropped his latest video to come off the "Dillinger" album on Illroots days ago.

Grap Luva – Neva Done (Full Tape Rip)

With or without purchase of the actual cassette, we invite you to stream / download a full rip of this tape for free (courtesy of Grap Luva & Redefinition Records), ripped via a classic SONY Stereo Cassette Deck, 1986 Model TC-FX420R
The legendary Grap Luva’s Highly sought after and critically acclaimed “Neva Done” is available on cassette for the first time ever!
All songs produced by Grap Luva (Pete Rock’s bro and cousin of the late, great Heavy D).

Verbal Kent - Sammy Sosa (Prod. Khrysis)

Verbal Kent and director Chip Beasley traveled the world to make sure they brought you the heart, soul, and very essence of Hip Hop. Then they came back and decided just put some green paper up on a wall in their apartment and rap the song. With that said, we anticipate this being perceived in the future as perhaps the greatest rap video of all time. 
Verbal Kent on “Sammy Sosa” from the album “Sound of the Weapon” produced entirely by Khrysis, due out Feb 18th via Mello Music Group.

DJ Jazzy Jeff: Vinyl Destination S2 ep.1

Earlier this year, DJ Jazzy Jeff started Season 2 of his Vinyl Destination series. In episode one, we catch up with Jeff, Skillz and the crew in Charlotte, NC as they rock two parties during the CIAA basketball tournament. Next stop? Chicago.

ELMNT - Malibu (Prod. LaVi$h)

After taking some time off for personal reasons, ELMNT is back with some new visuals. Going with the LaVi$h-produced "Malibu" from his forthcoming "Stara Nova" project. Directed by Matthew Genovese.

Git Beats x Hubbs - Piece of Mind (Album Sampler)

BE/Yoruba Records producer Git (Git Beats) linked up with Pittsburgh's Hubbs to craft "Piece Of Mind", complete with a heap of smooth jazz samples. Stream it below via an album sampler, and if you're digging the sounds, head over to iTunes and cop it.

Sikai - Still On D.R.U.G.S. (Prod. Bobby Music)

For the latest visual release from his "Painkilling: Summertime Sick" project, Sikai goes with the more personal cut "Still On D.R.U.G.S." Directed by Scott Foley, the video provides a full visual representation of the different emotions and psychological states one faces when dealing with drug use.

Ramaj Eroc - Sing About Me

Ramaj Eroc continues to drop good music by releasing a verse over Kendrick Lamar’s “Sing About Me". Real talk!

Silent Knight & The Band Called FUSE - Soul Rock Anthem

Silent Knight and The Band Called Fuse come through with a set of visuals for "Soul Rock Anthem." Backed with distorted guitars and thick drums, SK spits gems on some Rage Against the Machine-ish, if Rage were hardcore Hip-Hop heads. 

Russ - Pink Elephant (FreEP)

The latest full-length release from the DIEMON crew comes from emcee/producer Russ. Eight new tracks, including the stand-out "Goodbye," available for stream/download below.

Troy Ave - Cuffin' Season (Remix) x Your Style f. Lloyd Banks (prod. Chase N. Cashe) [Final/Mastered Version]

With both "New York City: The Album" and his "White Christmas 2" mixtape receiving heavy spins, Troy Ave liberates his KEYMiX of Fabolous' "S.O.U.L. Tape 3" stand-out and the final version of "Your Style" featuring Lloyd Banks.



Marion Write - Come With Us

One of Marion Write's resolutions for the new year is to remain consistent and deliver as much quality content as possible. Now the Las Vegas emcee has returned with a new original song. Produced by his cousin Chris Punsalan, "Come With Us" is a soulful street anthem for those representing the struggle, the come up.

Marion Write is currently working on his next project, "Black Gold", which is looking at a late Spring release. "Come With Us" will not be included.

Curren$y - Godfather 4 f. Action Bronson (Prod. Nesby Phips)

Curren$y and Bam Bam link up on the highly anticipated collaboration off Spitta's upcoming project, "The Drive In Theatre".

Disclosure - F For You f. Mary J. Blige

Earlier this past week, Mary J. Blige and Disclosure teased the official video for their rework of the Lawrence brothers’ “F For You,” a surprising and brilliant team-up debuted in NYC over the weekend. The clip is now live and you can watch above.

Hollywood FLOSS – Spirit of Competition EP

Houston buzzmaker Hollywood FLOSS enlists Sweet Valley High, Jett I Masstyr & Chris Rockaway Production to craft his latest EP “Spirit Of Competition”. The ep features Like of Pac Div, Termanology, Ro Ransom & Mickey Factz. FLOSS states, Spirit Of Competition is about crafting great and fun songs with peers while trying to bring the best out of your competition. Spirit Of Competition is available now via Bandcamp or AudioMack

Juan Deuce – Hi, Anxiety EP

My homie Falside, hailing from Rhode Island, lands a few production credits on his PNC Juan Deuce's new FreEP, "Hi, Anxiety". All cuts by DJ Emoh Betta.


N.B.S. - Water Payton

N.B.S. is “Smashin’ records like Walter Payton” and back with the fourth visual treatment from their critically acclaimed album “The Smokefest”. 
N.B.S. teams up with long-time friend DJ J-Scrilla (responsible for developing the soundscape around Cassidy, Tragedi Khadfi and Smif-N-Wessun) for this gritty offering.

ATM - Sleep Walkin f. Tabi Bonney

ATM and Tabi Bonney team up and merge two worlds subconsciously.

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