Sunday, July 31, 2011

J. Cole - Any Given Sunday #1 (EP)

While Jermaine gets ready to drop his debut album on September 27th, he's decided to start a little EP series entitled, Any Given Sunday. This is the first installment. Featuring a couple new songs, and a few old ones, this is a little free treat for the fans, old and new. The tracklist, and a short break down of each track is below...

DOWNLOAD: J. Cole - Any Given Sunday #1

1. Like A Star:
Was saving this for the 2nd album. Due to some other shit beyond my control, I’ma let this out now.
2. Knock On Wood:
One of my favorite freestyles. OG Dreamvillains gotta be reminded, new fans gotta get put on.
3. Pity:
Brand new J. Cole, Omen, Voli. Produced by Voli.
4. How High:
At one point this was guaranteed to go on The Sideline Story.
5. Unabomber:
Just heard this today for the first time in a longgg time. Love these raps.

The Weeknd - Live at the Mod Club

Pretty sure you've all heard of The Weeknd by now. If not somethings wrong with you. Anyways, he recently preformed his first live set. Here goes the audio of that Feat.

Download:The Weeknd - Live at the Mod Club (Toronto)

Drake - Headlines

First official single from Drake's upcoming album, Take Care, dropping October 24th. I dig it. Produced by Boi-1da.

DOWNLOAD: Drake - Headlines.mp3

Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Foreign Exchange - Daykeeper (Live)

So after thoroughly enjoying this Live album from Foreign Exchange, I decided that it was imperative that I share with you this incredible rendition of the group's Grammy nominated single, "Daykeeper." The switch up towards the end is one of the most amazing things Ive ever heard done live before, and they even pay tribute to Roy Hargrove. If I had more thumbs, I would give this joint 17 thumbs up. You can purchase the new CD/DVD Live set from The Foreign Exchange here, or download the music and full video from iTunes.

DOWNLOAD: The Foreign Exchange - Daykeeper (Live).mp3

Royce Da 5'9" ft. Nottz & Adonis - On The Boulevard

Success Is Certain drops August 9th. Shady Records 2.0 has been good to Royce. Thats two albums in a 2 months. And there is a Slaughterhouse album on deck...

DOWNLOAD: Royce Da 59 ft. Nottz & Adonis - On The Boulevard.mp3

Trek Life - So L.A. (J Bizness Remix)

Trek Life lets one more go off his remix album, Wouldn't Change Nothing, which you can cop now over at iTunes.

DOWNLOAD: Trek Life - So LA (J Bizness Remix).mp3

Chuuwee - Be Cool (Mixtape)

Dead Poet's favorite new rapper drops his long awaited new tape, Be Cool, produced entirely by Jonathan Lowell.

DOWNLOAD: Chuuwee - Be Cool

01. Be Cool (Intro)
02. Check It Out
03. All's Fair
04. Past... Tense
05. Whats The Word
06. Chez Plays It Cool (Interlude)
07. French Inhale
08. Relaxed, Excited & High (ft. Haz Solo)
09. Chez Chit
10. Stoner's Ode (ft. Redd)
11. My Place (ft. J. Good)
12. Diner Dash
13. Coolin' Out (ft. Jowin)
14. Politics As Always
15. Bein' Cool (Outro)

Big Sean & The Roots - I Do It / Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay (Live)

On Jimmy Fallon... Black Thought looks thoroughly bored.

Wale ft. TCB - Bait

Rumored to be the 2nd single from Wale's upcoming Maybach Music debut, Ambition, which is due out November 1st. This joint is produced by Tone P.

DOWNLOAD: Wale ft. TCB - Bait.mp3

Blu ft. Planet Asia - D o o w h o p

New joint from Blu. Or is it just B now? Or just for this album? Who knows. Anywho, this one features Planet Asia, and is produced by Alchemist. You can grab the re-released version of Blu's album J E S U S now via iTunes.

DOWNLOAD: Blu ft. Planet Asia - D o o w h o p.mp3

Fiend - Cool Is In Session

Fiend drops his 4th mixtape this year...

DOWNLOAD: Fiend - Cool Is In Session

01. The Amazing Race (feat. LaTangela Fay)
02. Take A Pull (feat. Smoke DZA)
03. Masterpiece
04. CoOL Is In Session (U.K. Check In)
05. Ghost Town
06. All Summer Long
07. We Get High (feat. Cornerboy P)
08. Free Your Mind
09. Honduran Sand
10. Great Morning 2 Ya (feat. Sxxy Latina)
11. Wish I Could Fly
12. Under The Cajun Moon

Emilio Rojas - I'm On One (Freestyle)

I thought I was done posting I'm On One freestyles, but this one is super dope. Or maybe I'm just partial to Emilio Rojas. Either way, add this one to your collection...

Original | Crooked I, Jim Jones, French Montana | Wale, Pill, Trae | Chamillionaire, CiHy The Prynce

DOWNLOAD: Emilio Rojas - I'm On One Freestyle.mp3

Travis Barker ft. Busta Rhymes, Twista, Yelawolf & Lil Jon - Lets Go

New visuals from Travis Barker's Give The Drummer Some, featuring the speed rap mafia...

Frank Ocean - Thinking About You

Frank Ocean took to his Tumblr earlier this week to release this new joint. No word on where it's going, if anywhere. But enjoy it now...

Head over to his tumblr to download, since the DMCA doesnt like for us to help artists spread the music that they post themselves...

Peedi Crakk ft. Poerilla, Cuban Link & Lil Eto - Damn It Feel Good To Be A Gangsta (Video)

Just for the record... Peedi Crakk is one of the most underrated.

Freeway ft. Sean Rose & Gilbere Forte - Want It All

Dope new joint from Freeway. Who stays dropping dope music lately...

DOWNLOAD: Freeway ft. Sean Rose & Gilbere Forte - We Want It All.mp3

Jhene Aiko ft. Jesse Boykins III - Stranger (Remix)

Jesse Boykins jumps on the remix of one of my favorite joints off Jhene Aiko's latest tape, Sailing Souls.

DOWNLOAD: Jhene Aiko ft. Jesse Boykins III - Stranger Remix.mp3

Wale - No One Be Like You

Wale jumps on this track originally released by some guy named P Square? I dont know, its got 7 million+ views on youtube, but I've never heard the song...

DOWNLOAD: Wale - No One Be Like You.mp3

Willie The Kid ft. Guilty Simpson - Yes! Michigan Pt. 4

New joint from Willie and Guilty. The Crates drops August 2nd...

DOWNLOAD: Willie The Kid ft. Guilty Simpson - Yes! Michigan Pt. 4.mp3

Kyle Lucas & Captain Midnite - The Sky Is Falling And I'm Fine (EP) brings us the latest EP from Purple Ribbon's Kyle Lucas, and Captain Midnite.

DOWNLOAD: Kyle Lucas & Captain Midnite - The Sky Is Falling And I'm Fine

01. Your Tragedy
02. I Don’t Know (ft. The Let Go)
03. I’m Only a Little Crazy Baby (Haunting Me)
04. Forgive Me (ft. Grynch & Murder Dice)
05. Bye Bye Beautiful, Don’t Bother to Write
06. Let Me In (ft. Sol)
07. Take it Apart (ft. Murder Dice)

Curren$y ft. Fiend - Televised (Video)

Boring ass video from Spitta and International Jones. The song is dope though...

Raphael Saadiq – Movin’ Down The Line (Don’t You Go Away) (Video)

New video from Rapheal Saadiq's album Stone Rollin'. I'm surprised Poet hasn't posted this yet. Since he's obsessed with Raph. OBSESSED. It's unhealthy.

Miguel Jontel - Quickie

New video from Miguel. I hate that he dropped the Jontel. Miguel just seems to common for him to just be "MIGUEL." You know? Or maybe I'm crazy... Anyways....

Black Hippy - Toca Tuesdays Freestyle (Video)

We brought you the audio rip last week, and now you can watch them spit the verses with your eyes.

Stalley - Pound (Video)

If you ask me who XXL slept on this year with their Freshman list, I'd tell you Stalley. And Emilio Rojas. And Dom Kennedy. Well, okay, so they sucked this year save Kendrick, KRIT and CyHi. But anyways, Stalley is awesome. Maybach Music is getting him more exposure, and I'm thrilled about that. Peep the video....

Childish Gambino's "Camp" Album Cover

I dig Donald Glover's musical persona, Childish Gambino. Even if Monk doesnt. But still, this is the cover for his upcoming album, Camp. I'm not sure how I feel about all these TREES and LEAVES on his covers lately. But thats probably just the hipster in him... Anyways, Camp coming soon...

Untitled from Donald Glover on Vimeo.

Diggy - Copy, Paste (Video)

First single from Diggy's upcoming debut album. Cool song. This kid might be able to stick around for a bit...

Friday, July 29, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Future Joyner - I Ain't Even Mad

Future Joyner hits us with this song over the "He can only Hold Her" joint, By Amy Winehouse. Joyner's Far From Home should be out Fall 2011.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Actual Proof - Still Hotter than July (Mixtape)

The North Carolina duo drop off their latest offering. It's pretty fantastic. Grab it.

Download: Still Hotter than July

Aloe Blacc - Billie Jean (Live Preformance)


I've had the first version Aloe put out of this, on my Ipod for about a year now....that shit works with the ladies yo. Love this shit. Good to see another live version of it come out. I've always been a fan of covering a song, while making it something unlike the original.

Slaine - Trail of Blood (video)

World with no Skies 2.0 will be out Aug 16th.

Teta Chico - Pimps ft. Bun B & Big K.R.I.T.

So Tity Boi finally got the memo that he should probably change his name? Well thats good....wait, changing it to the same name but in spanish doesn't really help the cause....but whatever. K.R.I.T.'s slowly getting enough tracks together with Bun B to form a duo.......mmmhmm.

Joell Ortiz - Night Train Rmx (ft Novel, Bun B, Tech N9ne)

Joell let go of a Remix of one of my favorite songs from this past year. It features Bun B and Tech N9ne. The Killa Clown murdered this shit.

Aceyalone - Pray for Rain

The day's of, me getting to post dope music from the artist I came up on seem to be WAY too few and far in between. Aceyalone was a huge influence on me musically. And like all good things, well you know the saying. He started putting out hot garbage as of late, some weird ass lounge music meets doo-wop meets reggae covers. While this song isn't exactly new (it was on his myspace page like 2-3 years ago) it's still good to hear. Acey dropped this for free download on his soundcloud...and i'm just glad to hear some dope "new" shit from him that doesn't sound like shit.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Jay Burna - Ventin' (video)

Jay Burna lets loose his lead single off of Burna's World, which should be available come late August.

Chuuwee - Whats the Word?

Chuuwee lets another one go off of Be Cool, which is due out July 30th.

Download: Chuuwee - Whats the Word?

Puma & DJ Booth Presents: Uncontested EP (Mixtape)

DJ Booth and Puma linked up to put out a pretty ill compilation with a lot of heavy hitters. and footwear giant PUMA have joined forces to bring listeners Uncontested, a compilation EP featuring original cuts from some of the hottest underground and up-and-coming artists in the game.

The project features 10 fresh records by a variety of DJBooth favorites. Included are reader-acclaimed leaks “Winner” (Gilbere Forte’), “Home” (Emilio Rojas) and “Incredible” (Laws).

In addition to those named above, the project features contributions from Rittz, Sir Michael Rocks, Marky, Shane Eli, Skewby, Spree Wilson and Thee Tom Hardy. Beats come courtesy of Reef, J. Glaze, DJ Burn One, Shoeden!1 and many more.

Smoke Dza - On the Corner (ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Bun B)

Smoke Dza drops his latest leak off of his upcoming album Rolling Stoned, which is due out Aug 30th. This leak comes with some assistance from Big K.R.I.T. & Bun B. Heat.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Skillz - Yeah... So What

Skillz rocks over the new Kanye & Jay beat, "Otis." And I kinda think it fits better with Skillz. I mean, the beat is cool, but when I first heard the Jay & Yeezy song, I just didnt think they really fit on it well. Skillz works better in my opinion...

DOWNLOAD: Skillz - Yeah... So What.mp3

Bow Wow - You Drinking Too Much (Video)

Umm... this is kinda dope... With this and the other video of Bow Wow in the studio with Kweli, I'm officially intrigued...

Charles Bradley & Menahan Street Band – Stay Away (Nirvana Cover)

SPIN is putting out a compilation Tribute album to Nirvana, which is to feature various musicians covering the hits. After reading over the artist that will handle this (and googling 3/4 of the groups i've never heard of) I was most ecstatic about the Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street Band's cover of "Stay Away". Surprisingly Bradley and Co. didn't just opt for a straight forward Soul Cover. They really went for the psych/garage sound that Bo Diddley was known for. The outcome is pretty damn AWESOME.

Soul Khan - Soulstice III

Soul Khan drops off a new joint. Take it and run, cause you gotta pay for the next one!

DOWNLOAD: Soul Khan - Soulstice III.mp3

Wax & EOM - Coins (Video)

Rumor has it Wax has signed with Def Jam? We'll see how that pans out. But the kid has BARS.

Pill - The Diagnosis (Mixtape)

Maybach Music. As Wale preps an album, Pill is still trying to prove that he deserves one...

DOWNLOAD: Pill - The Diagnosis

01. Intro
02. Stayin Down
03. Scottie Pippen, Tim Duncan
04. Cashin’
05. Gotta Have It (Feat. Gucci Mane, Gorilla Zoe & Starlito)
06. Pill Explains The Diagnosis
07. I’m On One Freestyle
08. Pacman (Remix) (Feat. Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Gunplay & 2 Chainz)
09. New Clothes And New Shoes
10. Thousand Poundz (Feat. CyHi The Prynce & Pusha T)
11. She Like To Party
12. Pretty Girl Rock Freestyle
13. Get Ya Right Interlude
14. Get Ya Right
15. One Of These Days
16. Ya Killin’ Me (Feat. Tech 9)
17. Send One Down (Feat. Trae Tha Truth)
18. Spendin’ The Night
19. Tear It Down
20. Get Ya Roll On
21. Motivation Freestyle
22. How You Want It
23. Outro

R.I.P. Amy Winehouse 1983 - 2011

If there is one thing that I hate about the internet, it's the fact that so many people can spread so much hate so quickly. It's no doubt that Amy Winehouse had some demons, and we watched her struggle a lot over the years. But the fact that the internet has become a medium for people to try to crack jokes about someones passing makes me sad for what we as consumers, fans and human beings are becoming. No matter the circumstances that surround her untimely passing, Amy Winehouse blessed us all with 2 albums of incredible music. We should remember her for the feelings those songs brought us, and the people we enjoyed them with. Amy Winehouse will definitely be missed... Rest In Peace...

Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne Documentary

August 2nd. You already know.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Mac Miller - Best Day Ever (Video)

Mac Milled looked just as weird as a kid haha. Anyways, the title track from Mac's last mixtape gets the visual treatment. And does anyone else catch the similarities to the Kool Aid And Frozen Pizza video? I thought so...

Killer Mike - Invasion Radio Interview (video)

Killer Mike interview on Invasion Radio from 3 Little Digs on Vimeo.

Nothing needs to really be said. It's Bigga talking...listen.

Madvillian's Accordian by The Roots & Weird Al Yankovic

OH FUCK YEA! Tonight Show's Roots Band Linked up with Weird Al Yankovic to cover Doom and Madlib's Accordian.

Download: Madvillian's Accordian by The Roots & Weird Al Yankovic

Taylor McFerrin - ReWorks Jay Z's "Cant Knock the Hustle (video)

Son of Bobby McFerrin, Taylor McFerrin (Jazz Musician/ Beatboxer) drops a cool video of a live reworking of Hova's Can't Knock the Hustle.

A.Dd+ ft. Tunk - Jumper Cables

The Rapper & The Poet, Slim & Paris, ADd, really are on some Outkast steez. And with this new track, they pick up where they last left off with When Pigs Fly.

Outasight - Setting Sun

Outasight lets this one go in celebration of 10,000 facebook likes and 7,000 twitter followers.

Classy Hoes......Eldorado Red - Jeffe Music

Our Classy Hoe's music introduction technique has been few and far between.....Fret not, I got you. Blast of Steady Bloggin' has the blog game on lock when it comes to introducing me to new music. This was one of those times...

Fancy yourself some Mafioso, Soulful, Gangster Music? Me to. This time around we bring you Eldorado Red's Jeffe Music: The G5 Edition. I listened to this entire project while toiling away at work. Must say it's fucking awesome. As far as the genre of the mobbed out gangster music...there's not many out there (Roc Marciano?) touching this album. Do yourself a favor and scoop it up.


Download: Back in da Dayz

Download: Want Something

Download: Hey Love

Download: Jeffe Music

Jay Rock ft. Black Hippy - Say Wassup

The illest new group in the music biz drops off a new video, from Jay Rock's upcoming album, Follow Me Home. Coming July 26th.

Kyle Lucas & Captain Midnight - Your Tragedy

Kyle Lucas was right... I dig the shit out of this joint...

Kyle Lucas & Captain Midnite "Your Tragedy" by favoritegentlemen

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Anthony Hamilton - You x Why O Why

Two new joints surface from one of the most soulful voices in music. Anthony Hamilton. Both joints are cool, but "You" (produced by Jack Splash) is awesome. So sit back, enjoy the soul. And hopefully this is just the beginning of more music to come...

DOWNLOAD: Anthony Hamilton - You.mp3

DOWNLOAD: Anthony Hamilton - Why O Why.mp3

Young Jeezy - Shake Life

Jeezy (who may or may not be "Young" anymore) lets go of the first single from his upcoming, highly anticipated, Thug Motivation 103. And I have to admit... I'm really diggin it. So put down your backpacks and join me...

DOWNLOAD: Young Jeezy - Shake Life.mp3

K. Sparks ft. Jayvine - Purple Clouds

Smooth new joint from K. Sparks. I feel like K. Sparks is kinda slept on, but he pretty consistently drops dope music. And this one is no exception. He's got a new project coming out in September. And thats all I know about it...

DOWNLOAD: K. Sparks ft. Jayvine - Purple Clouds.mp3

Grynch - Mister Rogers

I loooooove this cover hahaha. Anyways, dope new chill joint from Grynch, over the wonderful soundscapes of Jake One.

DOWNLOAD: Grynch - Mister Rogers.mp3

Kyle Lucas & Captain Midnite ft. Murder Dice - Take It Apart

I am so hit and miss with Kyle Lucas. His solo work tends to be pretty consistently dope. And his work with Vonnegutt seems to be consistently not. And his work with Captain Midnite seems to be 50/50. So there I am right in the middle. Anyways, this is the first joint from Kyle and Midnite's upcoming EP, The Sky Is Falling And I'm Fine. I'm assuming it is going to probably be done in the same vein as their last EP, and be heavily ridden with Autotune. But if used correctly (impossible?) it can work... Anyways, check for yourselves...

DOWNLOAD: Kyle Lucas & Captain Midnite ft. Murder Dice - Take It Apart.mp3

Wale ft. 2 Chainz - Globetrotter

New joint from Wale's upcoming album, Ambition. This one features 2 Chainz... Me neither, but you may recognize him from his former name... TITY BOI of Playaz Circle. Yeah, the guy who was down with Ludacris and DTP... Word, anyways, this one's ok. I'm hoping that Wale's non-singles will be more of the "Mixtape About Nothing" Wale. But in reality, which version of Wale is making more money? Exactly... We'll see when Ambition arrives November 1st...

DOWNLOAD: Wale ft. 2 Chainz - Globetrotter.mp3

KnockSteady Presents - Speak! - Run Lola Run (video)

So I clicked this on the strength that Knocksteady usually doesn't disappoint. Right decision! I don't know much about this dude, I seen him at a GT event or two before. He's an LA spitter, and seems to have a lot of energy and a fly wardrobe. Check it out for yourselves.

MF Doom - My Favorite Ladys (Equalibrum Rmx)

The homie EQ (Intuitions Producer) drops a remix of MF Doom's My Favorite Ladies. Fucking Beautiful. If your sleeping on EQ, wake the fuck up.




Voli – Darkside

I dig most of what i've heard from this dude Voli. Seems like everything he releases is some sobering emotional shit though. But can't front, he does that shit well. This one is no exception.

Kyle Rapps – Universe Traveler (ft. Talib Kweli)

First single for Kyle's On Air Mixtape, features Talib Kweli.

Download: Unviverse Traveler

Pusha T ft. Tyler The Creator - Trouble On My Mind (Video)

Off Pusha's upcoming, Fear Of God 2: Let Us Pray, which drops August 23rd. I'm surprised at how well these two styles work together...

DOWNLOAD: Pusha T ft. Tyler The Creator - Trouble On My Mind