Thursday, June 30, 2011
Oh it's almost here. Will be delivered Saturday Morning, just in time for your bbq and summer boozing needs. For now, here's another track that will not be on the tape...but once again...it gives a feel to it.
Best song off of Lee Bannon's and Chuuwee's heater...Hot n' Ready, gets some visuals to run with it. I guess this is in honor of Chuuwee and Ooloo (Canadian clothing company) linking up for a Tee. Check it out Here.
Playdough is a member of a super dope crew called Deepspace5. This is just an awesome track, that has me anticipating his latest work. Also this brings up the question....WHERE THE HELL IS MARS ILL!?!?!!? But anyway...enjoy the song.
I never know, really, what to say about Lil B. Sometimes his music is super on point. And then other times he just says "SWAG LIKE WONTON SOUP" for 4 minutes straight and I dont understand why anyone would ever listen to his songs more than once. But this new joint is pretty on point, even if I'm about 85% sure that its all freestyled. Lil B just dropped his new album, I'm Gay, on iTunes last night. So cop it if you wanna support the man. Here's a sample...
DOWNLOAD: Lil B - Trapped In Prison.mp3
Jeff and Eric Rosenthal, of ItsTheReal.com and the Hype Men Podcasts, take over the Red Carpet at this years BET Awards... With MTV mics? Go figure. I remember when BET bleeped out Jay-Z saying "MTV..Jam Of The Week.." on the Big Pimpin video. I guess its nice to see they've settled the beef.
EPISODE 46: The Sound of Young America's Jesse Thorn joins the Hype Men to discuss Bay-area rap + hip-hop as a spectacle + throwback jerseys + Kanye's two sides + why Asher Roth is miscast + who Kreayshawn owes thanks + whether rock music is dead + if Jay-Z can one day play the Super Bowl + so much more!
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Young Money's newest affiliate drops off a new joint. I feel like Ive heard this before though. Probably from his MTV show. Which I only saw like 2-3 episodes of. And didn't help this kid's street cred at all. He's a big softie. But anyways, the song's kinda cool. So enjoy it...
DOWNLOAD: Cory Gunz - Outta My Mind.mp3
New mixtape from The ILLZ. Includes the "greatest hits" of his past work, with 5 brand new remixes on top of that. Dude is crazy dope to me, and I've been pushing his music on here hard. So you'd better just download it now, cause I'm not gonna stop.
DOWNLOAD: The ILLZ - ILLZSENTIAL
01. To Know Your Place in the Universe
02. Amnesia, Forget it All
03. Heaven (Higher) (Hidden) 04:50
04. The Sun Doesn’t Know It’s a Star
05. ILLYTAL (Portishead Remix)
06. Faded/Los Angeles (existen)
07. Cover Me (I’m Going In)
08. In Between Us
09. Come IN
10. Energy in Motion
11. M.P.A. (My Public Apology)
13. Dark Side of the Room
14. Dreams of Life & Beth
15. November Sky
16. The Appreciation II*
17. Heaven (Higher) (ILL Tal Remix)*
18. Melfi (Beauty’s Confusion Remix)*
19. In Between Us (Remix)*
20. The Pursuit (ILL Tal Remix)*
Hailing from the Adams-Morgan neighborhood, in 1973 Nick Smith, Billy Sumler, and Ted “Skeet” Carpenter created a lost document of gritty soul, concerned with its own time and place, stripped of the L.A. gloss that permeated the the group’s own 1979 “debut” for Mercury. Unreleased until now, this true freshman offering is an amalgam of sunny vocal group harmonies, fuzz-guitar solos, shimmering keys, bubbling percussion, spiritual prophecy, and dub experiments. Who’s Gonna Save The World gets the full Numero treatment, with extensive notes and scores of unpublished photos. Deluxe LP edition includes the bonus 45, “Linda Movement” b/w “Intellect” (the latter side not on the the CD).
What can I say? I'm a stickler for these type of soul albums. Whether it be the new age soul releases like Saadiq's "The Way I See it", Lee Fields' - "My World, or unreleased and remastered workings like Jean Plums Self titled unreleased debut. This time around is Father's Children 'Who's Gonna Save The World. I'm blown away by this. Not too sure what it is about these type of projects...maybe it's the nostalgia, maybe it's the fact that I'm an actual crate digger that is too young to discover unheard workings....whatever it is...I'm always like a kid in a candy store when "new" shit like this comes out. Anyways...I won't leak the project...but I will say it is well worth the $18.00 (CD) / $20.00 (LP) / $10.00 (MP3).
Download: Fathers Children - Linda
Be sure to pick it up. Numerogroup
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
EL.EM.AY.OH. This is amazing. Lloyd grabs a guest verse from 3-Stacks, and has Lil Wayne narrate the track? If thats not amazing enough, the song's subtitle is, "Miss That Pussy." King Of Hearts, July 5th.
DOWNLOAD: Lloyd ft. Andre 3000 & Lil Wayne - Dedication To My Ex (Miss That Pussy).mp3
I want to do terrible things to this woman... Anyways. I only just head about Jesse Boykins III late last year, when he dropped this amazing song called, "B4 The Night Is Thru." And now as he gears up to drop his new EP entitled, Way Of A Wayfarer, June 30th, he gives us a quick sample in the way of a new joint called, "Back Home." So peep game. Kid is super dope.
DOWNLOAD: Jesse Boykins III - Back Home.mp3
Visuals from the new Drizzy joint that seems to have the internets going nuts. I feel like the two joints that I keep seeing people remake right now are, "Im On One," and, "Marvin's Room." Both of which Drake had a hand in. I'm just saying.... Take Care coming October 24th, which is apparently also Drake's birthday. So that at least explains why it's coming out on a monday...
Omen's upcoming album, Pre Trial: Opening Statements EP, is dropping "soon." But for now, enjoy the first single, featuring verses from rappers. Cop it on itunes, or through soundcloud. But if you dont wanna cop, this one's just for streaming right now...
Applause by producedbyomen
Kan Diggs may get upset with me for posting this...as he was the one that put me on to QuEST & he also has his "How to BODY a Beat" wirte ups going....but I dug this enough to post it now. There has been a few tracks that i've really liked from this kid, but usually I find myself cringing at his voice. But I can't front on this joint. He paid the awesome J Cole beat proper homage.
July 2nd is almost here. With Kendrick letting go of the art work and track listing that should be more evident.
Monday, June 27, 2011
I gotta be honest, it's been a minute since Ive heard the name C-Rayz Walz. But if not for the music, I'ma post this because C-Rayz is one of the coolest dudes Ive ever met personally. I ran into him at Fat Beats in NY a few years ago, and we chopped it up for a good 45 minutes about the industry, his kids, and music production. So aside from that, he's also responsible for some awesome music. This mixtape is a prelude to his upcoming full length LP, All Blvck Everything, and features production by Bronze Nazareth, 9th Wonder, Marley Marl and many more... So check it out!
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Today, Dom Kennedy releases his new album From The Westside With Love II. He's released countless free projects in the past, and after years of putting in work, he's finally released his album completely independently, through his own label, OPM. Monk and I even deemed it appropriate to have Dom set off our latest installment of Chillin Like A Villain mixtapes. Dude is crazy dope, and if you've ever grabbed a free mixtape of his, and enjoyed it, then head on over to iTunes and support Dom Kennedy for only $6.99... I just hit that purchase button myself. And shout out to Kasey for putting me onto Dom all those months ago haha.
PURCHASE via iTunes
1. Dom’s Prayer (prod. K Roosevelt)
2. Grind’n (prod. Cardo)
3. When I Come Around (prod. Unknown)
4. Come Over (prod. The Futuristiks)
5. She Ain’t In Love (prod. The Futuristiks)
6. Money Don’t Stop (prod. Chromatix)
7. O.P.M. (prod. Drewbyrd & Polyester)
8. Platinum Chanel (prod. Nick Cage)
9. I Love Dom (prod. Cardo)
10. The Ways (prod. THC)
11. Mr Champagne Intermission f. Polyester (prod. Swiff D)
12. Ice Cream Truck (prod. K Roosevelt)
13. New Jeeps f. Asher Roth & Mikey Rocks (prod. Chuck Inglish)
14. 2MPH f. Big K.R.I.T (prod. The Futuristiks)
15. Beats, Hoes & Rhymes f. Casey Veggies & ScHoolboy Q (prod. Champagne Click)
16. Dream To Me (prod. Scoop Deville)
17. Graduate (prod. HellagooD)
Also Released Today (or Tomorrow, depending on your time zone):
Big Sean - Finally Famous: The Album | Curren$y - Weekend At Burnies
The producer behind Crown City Rockers, and The Mighty Underdogs is getting ready to drop his debut album, Red Line Radio, July 26th. This joint feature vocals from Def Jux's Mr. Lif, The Mighty Underdogs alum and Blackalicious front man, Gift Of Gab, and Bay Area representative, The Grouch. Sounds good to me! I've always dug Headnotic. Now you can too...
DOWNLOAD: Headnotic ft. Mr. Lif, Gift Of Gab & The Grouch - Turn Your Radio Up.mp3
The trio known as Idle Warship (Talib Kweli, Res & Graph Nobel) drop off a new joint featuring Jean Grae and Jay Knocka. This one's ok. Idle Warship's debut album is coming "soon." Oh, also dont be expecting a Kweli verse on this, cause Kweli takes a break from the mic on this one...
DOWNLOAD: Idle Warship ft. Jean Grae & Jay Knocka - System Addict.mp3
After a million and a half versions of this song hit the internet, the original gets a video. Khaled's new album, that probably involves the words We Da Best! in the title somewhere, will probably be out sometime before the year is over...
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Open Mike dropped by Knocksteady and dropped and in house performance of The Processional, off of his Rappers Will Die of Natural Causes album...which is awesome. Be sure to pick it up.
Physical Copy | Digital: Itunes | BoomKat
Hi-Tek let loose this previously unreleased joint featuring 'Te & Pooh via youtube. And it's awesome. So I had to share it with you kids. Enjoy.
DOWNLOAD: Little Brother - I Got Work For Ya.mp3
Travie lets loose of a new solo joint, featuring Tame One... Production is by Stress. And rumor has it that Stress and Travie may be dropping a mixtape called Death Comedy Jam. Who knows. I'm still waiting on Forgetting Katy Perry, which was supposed to come out before Lazarus.
DOWNLOAD: Travie McCoy ft. Tame One - Jus Say It (Get High).mp3
Saturday, June 25, 2011
The visuals for Jay Rock's awesome new joint featuring Kendrick Lamar. Follow Me Home coming July 26th. Also, I dont think I mentioned last time that this is produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.
DOWNLOAD: Jay Rock ft. Kendrick Lamar - Hood Gone Love It
Here's my formal announcement that I have another Drum Machines Have No Soul mix coming out. This one will be ready for your BBQ and Boozing 4th of July Weekend. Because if your like me, the weekend will be full of Asada, booze, and womanizing. The previous three, were more on the soul/funk tip...this one will be catering to the Summer Cookout type vibe.
Previous Drum Machines Have No Soul: Vol 1 & 2 | 3
I've declared my out right bias towards The Ox representatives many times on here. This is another one of those times. Kankick is a producer hailing from my neck of the woods, Oxnard, CA. He's put together quite the catalog, and was one of the few Ox city dudes that didn't go the Stones Throw way. This album was his first offering and was, I believe, his only compilation with featured artist taking the forefront. This is an incredible album. Unfortunately it is out of print. Fret not....Check out a couple of my favorite joints off of it, then grab it.
Purchase: Digital Copy Itunes
Download: From Artz Unknown
SMKA stays busy. This time with a free EP featuring YP, Voli, Jon Connor, K. Sparks, ESO, Maffew Ragazino, & Jabee. Be sure to check out SMKA's last offering....808 Expirement Vol 3.
Download: DJ Booth
Thursday, June 23, 2011
First time I've seen this next level promotion embedd. Shit is dope. As for the song...props on the Black Keys sample and also the nod to the cover art. I'm a fan of STS...you guys should get familiar. The Money Making Jam boys album Illustrious will be dropping next month and will be featuring a lot of heavy hitters. Stay tuned.
One more post before I head out of town for the next two days... Now, I know most of you are probably like, "Whats a K7?" But just listen to the song... You'll remember it. Also, listening to it now, as an adult, I'm surprised my parents ever let me listen to this as a kid. It all seemed so playful then...
DONWLOAD: K7 - Come Baby Come
Jean Greezy drops off the new mixtape, Cookies Or Comas. I've got about an hour and a half drive ahead of me today, so I'm loading this up onto the ipod as we speak. I <3 you Jean.
DOWNLOAD via DJBooth: Jean Grae - Cookies Or Comas
02. R.I.P. (ft. Styles P & Talib Kweli)
04. I Rock On
05. Uh Oh (from Talib Kweli’s Gutter Rainbows)
06. Live Up (ft. Talib Kweli)
07. Assassins (from Pharoahe Monch’s W.A.R., ft. Royce Da 5’9”)
08. Jeannie Rules
09. Blame Game
10. Killing ‘Em (ft. Pharoahe Monch)
11. You Don’t Like It (ft. DJ Boogie Blind)
I posted the song up a month or two ago, and those bastards at the DMCA took it down. I dig it though, so I figure why not give it another spot to shine. If you wanna download it, I dont know where you would be able to do that. Cause the DMCA wont let me tell you...
FADER TV grabs Drake for a quick interview outside of SouthPaw in Brooklyn, after seeing a J*DaVeY and Elevator Fight (band fronted by Zoe Kravitz) show. He reveals that the official single for Take Care will be dropping in the next few weeks, and also lets us know that he's got The Weeknd all over the new album. I'm excited. But then again, I like Drake a lot. But I feel like he and The Weeknd will be a good combo... Take Care is currently slated for October 24th (which is a monday? who knows).
2/4ths of Black Hippy link up for a new joint off of Jay Rock's upcoming album, Follow Me Home. I say 2/4ths, because 1/2 sounds like its only one person. Dont question me. Just roll with it. Anyways, I waited to post this one, to keep it at the top of the page. As I have been bumping it all day. Kendrick is still my favorite Black Hippy, and Ab-Soul is still my least favorite, but Jay Rock is putting in some work to squeeze ahead of Schoolboy Q for that #2 spot... Download this now, cause its awesome
DOWNLOAD: Jay Rock ft. Kendrick Lamar - Hood Gone Love It.mp3
Just like the last Sample Wars, I came across a new joint featuring CyHi (who I kinda dig the shit out of right now. Royal Flush 2 is awesome), And I immediately said to myself, "HEY SELF, Jerreau sampled this same Lykke Li song on one of those Value Pack JAWNTS." And here we are with another Sample War... Dont forget to hit that comments section to let us know which song you like more...
EDIT: Oh snap. Just that quickly, Shaun Booth releases the video for the song streaming below. If you'd rather check that out, just click over to it HERE.
In this corner: Some guy named Shaun Boothe and CyHi The Prynce...
DOWNLOAD: Shaun Boothe ft. CyHi The Prynce - Let Me Go Remix.mp3
Aaaaaaaaand in this corner: Fly.Union representative, Jerreau...
DOWNLOAD: Jerreau - Tonight.mp3
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
*Hands in late pass* Former QN5 emcee and Extended F@mm member, Session, dropped off this joint on twitter a little over a month ago. It's not a NEW song, but its newly released. He hasnt recorded any new music a hot minute, as he has started working as a "model scout" for worldstarhiphop (as you can see above, it appears to be a decent job). But I always dug Session, so I thought i'd throw this up here.
DOWNLOAD: Session ft. Darien - Hope.mp3
Mac Miller just hit 500,000 followers on twitter, and in celebration, he drops off a new song with Kweli. I didnt see this match up coming, but it works. Go figure. Produced by Like of PacDiv.
DOWNLOAD: Mac Miller ft. Talib Kweli - Family First.mp3
June 30th, these two emcees collectively release their new EP, Summertime, Sunshine, Nightfall. I dont know Sean Rose, but I've been watching Gilbere for a while. This joint is smooth. I'm looking forward to the EP...
DOWNLOAD: Sean Rose & Gilbere Forte - Here We Go Again.mp3
Even if this song was awful, I would post it to use the picture above. But this joint is dope. Nottz Raw lays down the soundbed for the new Asher Roth joint featuring someone named Quan. I can only hope that this is going on Asher's currently unnamed sophomore album, because its one of the better songs Ive heard from him in a while. This one and "More Cowbell" give me hope...
DOWNLOAD: Asher Roth ft. Quan - Summertime
No I.D. laces a new track for Common (Sense) from the upcoming EP, The Pursuit, by the Cocaine 80s. I know what youre thinking, "Who let that guy into the white house!? He's in a crew with cocaine in the name!" Oh, that wasnt it? Oh right. The Cocaine 80s. Its a super group consisting of No I.D., Common, Steve Wyreman, Rob Kinelski, Kevin Randolph, James Fauntleroy, Makeba and many more. And if any of those names after common ring a bell, you get a cookie.
DOWNLOAD: Common - Summer Madness
Apathy lets go of a new song from his upcoming album, Honkey Kong. When does that album come out, you ask? MUAHAHAHAHA Get it? Cause its all over everything. Cool song though, so Im not tripping... Production by Evidence on this one.
DOWNLOAD: Apathy - Check To Check
Well.. Drake's own explanation of this one is as follows:
Did my own little thing using some other thing I did. You know.Which is pretty accurate, I guess. Definitely not my favorite track from Drake. And I'm not expecting this to end up on anything. But its still kinda cool to see what Drake would have done with that hook on his own. If the internet is good for anything, its creative control. You wanna make your own version of a song, the way you want it to be? Share it with us all here!
DOWNLOAD: Drake - Trust Issues
Dope new joint from Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks. I have to admit, it took me a while to really hop on board with Cool Kids, but I've been a fan ever since the Gone Fishing mixtape. Their upcoming album, When Fish Ride Bicycles, will be in stores July 12th.
DOWNLOAD: The Cool Kids ft. Mayer Hawthorne - Swimsuits.mp3
There are a very select few Grindtime battle heads that I like musically. We won't get into that though....but just know Lock is one of them. As he prepares to drop two separate projects....one with Ski Beatz (Embedded)& one with E-A Ski (Labyrinth), Lock stays grinding and building anticipation.
I'm pretty new to Jermiside and The Lessondary. But this is a pretty dope cut. Decent Marvin Gaye flippage as well. Jerm's got Live and Let Live dropping June 28th over at KevinNottingham's spot. Stay Tuned.
Kannon Edit: Jerm is super dope, and if you dont have his last mixtape, Die Jerm Die, you can stream/download it via bandcamp.
DOWNLOAD: Jermiside - I'm A Man
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Freddie Gibbs & Statik are in the midst of recording an album in 24 hours...yes this is starting to happen quite often with Statik. The album will be released next Friday and is set to be titled, Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away. We'll keep you updated. Hopefully there will be a version released without Terminology on it. I'd pay for that.
The homie Open Mike stays on his grind with another awesome video drop. This time with the single Bright Green Lights(which happens to be my favorite non blogged song) off of his stellar Rappers Will Die of Natural Causes album. Which you can now pre order a Physical Copy. If you've made the transition to digital you can still do so.....
Itunes | BoomKat
But for now check out the video.
I'm still kinda on the fence about this chick. That joint that she dropped with Mac Miller was kinda dope. But I dont know. I'm skeptical. If you wanna grab the album, go for it. 9th Wonder signed her, and he's got a good chunk of the production on here. She's also got features from Laws, Big K.R.I.T., Phonte, Jean Grae, Mac Miller, Murs, Raekwon and many more... So who knows. That sounds like a good list of co-signs to me... Hit the download link, and you can stream the album first. See if you like it...
DOWNLOAD: Rapsody - Thank H.E.R. Now
01. Thank You Pioneers
02. Thank H.E.R. Now [prod. 9th Wonder]
03. Lemme Think [prod. 9th Wonder]
04. Black Girl Jedi (Mara Jade) (ft. Heather Victoria) [prod. 9th Wonder]
05. Top Five (ft. King Mez & Laws) [prod. 9th Wonder]
06. Sweetest Hangover [prod. E. Jones]
07. Out Tha Trunk [prod. Amp]
08. Lampin’ [prod. Eric G.]
09. One Time (ft. Tab-One, Charlie Smarts & Phonte) [prod. 9th Wonder]
10. Extra Extra (ft. Mac Miller & Halo) [prod. Khrysis]
11. Fly Girl Power! (ft. Estelle) [prod. 9th Wonder]
12. Blankin’ Out the Remix (ft. Jean Grae - prod. by Khrysis
13. Sky Fallin’ (My Mind) [prod. 9th Wonder]
14. Love, Peace, & Soul (ft. Tyler Woods) [prod. Ka$h]
15. Baby Yeah! (ft. Marsha Ambrosius) [prod. 9th Wonder]
16. So Be It (ft. Big K.R.I.T.) [prod. 9th Wonder]
17. Black Diamonds (ft. Raekwon) [prod. 9th Wonder]
18. H.E.R. Throne [prod. Nottz]
19. Star Warz (ft. Murs & Sundown) [prod. Vitamin D]
20. The State of the Union [prod. Eric G.]
EPISODE 45: Eric, Jeff and Jensen go sans-guest this week and take listener questions… again! Next week, back to the guests.
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