Sunday, July 31, 2011
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.
Brand new J. Cole, Omen, Voli. Produced by Voli.
4. How High:
At one point this was guaranteed to go on The Sideline Story.
Just heard this today for the first time in a longgg time. Love these raps.
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)
Saturday, July 30, 2011
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
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
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)
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 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)
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
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
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...
Dope new joint from Freeway. Who stays dropping dope music lately...
DOWNLOAD: Freeway ft. Sean Rose & Gilbere Forte - We Want It All.mp3
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
New joint from Willie and Guilty. The Crates drops August 2nd...
DOWNLOAD: Willie The Kid ft. Guilty Simpson - Yes! Michigan Pt. 4.mp3
DJBooth.net 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)
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.
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....
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...
Friday, July 29, 2011
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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.
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 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.
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
DJ Booth and Puma linked up to put out a pretty ill compilation with a lot of heavy hitters.
DJBooth.net 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 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 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
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.
Maybach Music. As Wale preps an album, Pill is still trying to prove that he deserves one...
DOWNLOAD: Pill - The Diagnosis
02. Stayin Down
03. Scottie Pippen, Tim Duncan
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
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...
Saturday, July 23, 2011
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...
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
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.
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
Thursday, July 21, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Black Hippy stops by Tony Toca's radio show to lay down some bars. Kids are all crazy talented.
DOWNLOAD: Black Hippy – Toca Tuesdays Freestyle.mp3