Saturday, March 31, 2012
KD stays dropping more singles off of last years G Fluid , which some of you may remember me declaring it one of the best albums out last year. Now here goes another quick video for another track of said album. Also his next project Crown Me now as a date, May 1st.
Why hello there. It's been a while since Ive posted here, but I had a smidgen of a computer blowing up problem. Everything is gravy train now, and im back to catch you up on some of the highlights from the past two and a half weeks.. Starting with this brand new tape from Maybach Music's Stalley.
DOWNLOAD: Stalley - Savage Journey To The American Dream
01. Savage Journey
02. Petrin Hill Peonies
03. Route 21
04. Hammers & Vogues (ft. Curren$y)
05. Lover's Lane (ft. Anthony Flammia)
06. Home To You (ft. Wale & Anthony Flammia)
07. Island Hopping (ft. Avriel Epps)
09. Everything New
10. Seen It All
11. Hell's Angels (American Heathens) (ft. Rick Ross)
12. Live At Blossom
13. BCGMMG Remix (ft. Rick Ross & Meek Mill)
14. Party Heart (ft. Rick Ross & 2Chainz)
Monday, March 26, 2012
The first track we get since eXquire signed to Universal Records shows us that he ain't changing for shit.
Chuuwee drops some aggressive heat that is just a glimpse into what Crown me King (April 24th) is sure to bring.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Wax Poetics is celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary and in doing so FA decided to put out this pretty awesome mix.
Prince and the Revolution “Erotic City (Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive)” (Warner Bros.)
The Time “777-9311 (propsEdit)”
Blood Orange “Champagne Coast (Krystal Klear Remix)” (Domino)
Jesse Johnson “Be Your Man (Specially Remixed Version)” (A&M)
Andre Cymone “Kelly’s Eyes” (CBS)
Larry Graham “There’s Something About You” (Warner Bros.)
94 East “If You Feel Like Dancin’” (Hot Pink)
Toro y Moi “Saturday Love” (Carpark)
Madhouse “Fifteen” (Warner Bros.)
The Family “Screams of Passion (Extended Version)” (Warner Bros.)
DJ Quik “Do Today (featuring Jon B. and BlaKKazz K.K.)” (Mad Science)
?uestlove, The Foreign Exchange, Zo!, and Carlitta Durand “Purple Flip”
Prince “Wouldn’t You Love to Love Me”
Frank Ocean “Songs for Women”
Prince and the Revolution “I Would Die 4 U/Baby I’m A Star (Live, Landover, MD, 1984)”
Frank Ocean “Voodoo”
Motown based emcee Young Scolla links up with Atlanta based production team, SMKA to drop Seconds Away, an album that was funded by donations from the fans. SMKA continues impress with fluid grooves. The surprise here (at least to me) is the continuity that Scolla brings the project. These dudes just work well together.
Purchase: Itunes| Bandcamp
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
It seems like whenever Lee Fields and co. decide to cover a track it is pretty damn awesome. This is no exception. If you haven't had time to check out Faithful Man you should do so.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Since he's been back, spotting Earl has become a where's waldo type of gig. Last week the Odd Future crew put out their Second tape. On it was this track called Oldie, which was hands down the best song on the album. It's a ten and a half minute posse cut, with a beat that is straight HEAT. At about the seven minute mark SHIT GETS REAL.
What an unfortunate name for a up and coming NY emcee...Any ways J'Lynn links up with Left Coast spitter Kendrick Lamar. Dashius Clay on the beat. Pretty solid.
David Banner is gearing up to release Sex, Drugs & Video Games on May 22nd. Anticipation is quickly increasing, especially when he's putting out single like this one, which features fellow Mississippi spitter K.R.I.T.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
I'm new to this Motown Crew, what made me originally check this out was seeing my homie from the Ox, Kankick doing a handful of production on this. Turned out to be a pretty good project.
The boy KD is back! Well he never really went anywhere. But He's been kind of quite lately. But this is pretty fucking smooth. KD and B Flat Trax live in the studio creating from scratch.
This song originally was semi released last year. It was our first taste of what was to come from the pairing of El Producto and Killer Mike. Back then it only came out with the first verse (which I feel is one of the best from all of 2011), but now it's been put out in full form. That makes two full songs that have seen the light of day from this R.A.P. project, and both have been fucking epic. May 15h needs to hurry up and get here.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Last year the Slummerican spitter, Rittz dropped White Jesus, an awesome album, that somehow went completely under the radar. They've decided to give it a second go, re releasing it with 8 songs from the original and 9 new ones. Lets hope this time folks don't sleep on it.
Download: White Jesus: Revival
Oh look, Cage Kennylz has returned. No, not cage, cage kennylz! The movies for blind cage. The Weather Man spitter. Yea that one. This isn't necessarily that awesome of a track, but it's still great to hear that cage can still do this.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The homie Open Mike Eagle drops a remix to last years, awesome single, Nightmares with an assist from Illogic & MarQ Spekt.
If you frequent this blog, you've probably heard my tired rant ,trying to get anyone that is willing to hear me out, about how fucking awesome DJ Burn One is. Also, I'm sure you've seen me talking about the mystique that lies within the walls of the 5 Points Music Group studio. iNDEED is Burn One's band and from what little we've had the opportunity to hear, the potential sounds OFF THE CHARTS. Now they've decided to let loose an EP showing that praise we've all piled on, is completely just.
Enter the headquarters of 5 Points Music Group, a cozy house tucked away in the middle of Atlanta, and you’re greeted with sounds of all kinds bouncing through the place. In one room, you hear jazz keys playing over a mellow drum loop. In the next room, psych-rock guitars and… gospel vocals? The atmosphere is laid back, hazy, and pleasantly disorienting. The occupants are the members of iNDEED: Frontment Walt Live and Ricky Fontaine, as well as the Professor and DJ Burn One. All of these guys are specialists in one area or another, but freely flow from instrument to instrument as the vibe demands.
For those who have never set foot inside 5PMG HQ, rest assured that this crazy atmosphere in injected directly into iNDEED’s music. There are plenty of good adjectives for it (funky, dirty, groovy, etc) but justice can only be done by listening. So without further ado, BLVD St and 5 Points Music Group are proud to present iNDEED’s self-titled debut.
The Dallas Duo, drop a new single that is featured on the Austin producer/dj Nick Nacks upcoming project, State Machine. This shit goes hard.
“What’s interesting about this song,” notes Slim Gravy, “was that I had written my verse and the hook without even telling Paris the concept, and his verse ended up matching perfectly.” And that concept, according to Paris, is, “the weight of petty issues and people, and how they can shape your perspective on life in a given moment.” The gist of the song, a melancholy track built around Nick Nack’s slowed, guitar-laden beat, is summed up in one succinct bar from Paris’ verse, when he raps, “The success turned me to anti-social socialite.”
I'm about a week late on this. My apologies, I was out of town all of last week. Anyways, I Self, continues to put out quality AND quantity. He's now three tapes deep in his one tape every first Thursday of the month series. He's got one more left, then he'll hit us with the album. I've been declaring this an incredible task and feat in on the last two tapes...I won't stop singing the praises here. Each tape has been over all original production and has gotten better and better each time. What I Self Divine is doing is nothing short of absolutely amazing. I really hope you all are following along with each release, because if you are not, you are really missing out on something stellar.
Way back in 2011, Qwazaar & Batsauce released "Bat Meets Blain" on Galapagos4. It was a stellar effort, one that I put on my top albums list of the year. Now the very talented folks over at Galapagos4 have put together a FREE album of remixes. All production is handled by the very able hands of producers you may have heard of; Maker, Willie Evans Jr, Silence, Jackson Jones, Wes Restless, & More.
Download: Bat Meets Blaine (remix album)
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
I may be a couple weeks late on this, but late is better than nothing. The Chicharones are back! CamoBear Records brings you the latest in free music from Josh Martinez and Sleep. This tape was created while on tour, listening to nothing but "stolen mixtapes and workout jams." It's a collection of industry beats with some classic's sprinkled in. This is also being released in preparation for their upcoming album, Swine Flew.
DOWNLOAD: Chicharones - Por Que? (Pork Eh?)
If you didnt know, M-Phazes is one of the illest, and most slept on, producers in the game. And if you frequent this blog, you know that I champion the shit outta Emilio Rojas. This is just another one in the two's long list of collaborations. This one is featured as a bonus joint off of M-Phazes latest release, Phazed Out.
I'd never heard of this dude before, but after listening to the song in the above video, I couldnt not share this. And to my surprise, I come to find out that this dude already dropped a tape last December... So here is it.
DOWNLOAD: Legit - Coloring Outside The Lines
01. Intro (ft. Tink)
04. Seeing Is Believing (ft. Connoisseur)
05. A Nigger In Northface (ft. Arielle Kresich)
06. Fly Me To The Moon
07. Danny Ocean
08. The Diagnosis
09. No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service
10. Let It Out (ft. Tink)
11. Action Figures
12. Black Tie Affair
13. The Memoirs Of Dante Sarth
14. Sky Is Close
Cormega drops the new joint from this maybe/maybe not "super group" dubbed, M.A.R.S. ('Mega, Action, Roc, Saigon). There is rumors of a full project, but I'm not holding my breath. In the meantime, here's their debut track. It's being credited as a Cormega song, featuring the other dudes. So who knows what (if anything) this will lead to...
Monday, March 5, 2012
One of Hip Hop's most promising up and comers, Big K.R.I.T., drops off his brand new mixtape, 4Eva Na Day. Fully produced and arranged by K.R.I.T. himself, and not a single feature. This is easily one of my most anticipated albums of the last 5-6 months, especially after his amazing sophomore effort, Return Of 4eva, last year. If you dont know, get up on Big K.R.I.T. immediately. Honestly, I completely forgot this was dropping today haha. I got home from work, made dinner, threw on The Wire, and was just kicking back.. This has just changed my whole evening.
DOWNLOAD: Big K.R.I.T. - 4Eva Na Day
01. 8:04 AM
02. Wake Up
04. Boobie Miles
05. 4Eva Na Day (Theme)
06. Me And My Old School
08. Country Rap Tunes
09. Sky Club
10. Red Eye
11. Down And Out
12. Package Store
14. Hand Writing
16. 5:04 AM
17. The Alarm
Krit just let loose of the Clean Version for any DJ's or youngins that may intend to play him on the radio, in a club for little kids, or in front of their parents...
DOWNLOAD: Big K.R.I.T. - 4Eva Na Day (Clean)
Saturday, March 3, 2012
The only man to come forward about turning down XXL's Freshmen List from this year drops off a new heater. Chip tends to be a little hit/miss with me, but this joint is fire... Production by Big Duke.
DOWNLOAD: Chip Tha Ripper - Hy As Fck.mp3 - 9.4 MB
Mayday grabs some guest spots from Pharoahe Monch and Stat Quo for the Remix to their song Death March. Mayday's Strange Music debut, Take Me To Your Leader, drops on March 26th.
DOWNLOAD: Mayday ft. Pharoahe Monch & Stat Quo - Death March Remix.mp3 - 12.1 MB
Back in 2008, when Wale was still gaining his momentum, gearing up for his Mixtape About Nothing release, he dropped this gem with Skyzoo. Now, I know 2008 doesnt really qualify as a Throwback, but for some reason I was itching to listen to this song for the last few days, and I figured I'd share it with you while I was at it...They call it the Hacksaw Jim Duggan because of the 4x4 flow. Meaning Skyzoo and Wale go 4 bars back and forth during the whole song. This was just the start of the many Wale/Skyzoo collaborations.
DOWNLOAD: Wale ft. Skyzoo - Hacksaw Jim Duggan.mp3 - 6.2 MB
But Hacksaw Jim Duggan had a 2x4...
Friday, March 2, 2012
The Trill OG of the South links up with two more dope spitters to bring us the latest offering from his upcoming, Trill Recognize Trill LP.
DOWNLOAD: Bun B ft. Royce Da 5'9'' & Redman - Stop Playin.mp3 - 8.5 MB
So, right after Stalley drops off what was supposed to be the last song in his Songs By Me, Stalley series, he hits us with another throw away joint from the "Songs By Me, Stalley sessions." Which means he just had one more song to give away... So If you have the EP that I uploaded, I just labeled this song as track 11, cause I'm just throwing it in that folder... Also, Stalley finally reached over 50K followers on twitter, and he's revealed that his upcoming album Savage Journey To The American Dream will finally drop on March 30th.
DOWNLOAD: 11 Trap Money.mp3 - 2.0 MB
Smooth new joint from some dude named AD. I'm not gonna front, I peeped it cause it had K.R.I.T's name attached to it. And apparently its like 2 weeks old... But eff it, this shit is stupid dope.
DOWNLOAD: AD ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Che Blaq - Patience.mp3 - 8.2 MB
Obie lets off a smooth new joint from the upcoming album Bottoms Up, which may actually see the light of day on April 3rd. It's been a long time coming for that album, but Obie has always been dope, so I'm still looking forward to it...
DOWNLOAD: Obie Trice ft. Drey Skonie - Spend The Day.mp3 - 3.6 MB
Admittedly, I took a pass on this tape when it first came out, but I have heard nothing but good stuff about Jucy's work as of late. Even if it has been dubbed "Ignorant Brilliance." I'ma stop sleeping and check it out. Won't you join me?
EDIT: So, originally, the link that I'd been given was a hodge-podge of mp3 files and m4a files combined, none of which were numbered properly or tagged correctly. Please enjoy this improved version of the tape including all 24 songs in mp3 format, tagged and numbered properly. Because here at The Milk Crate, we aim to please. (Actually, I'm just a little OCD about my music labeling...)
DOWNLOAD: Juicy J - Blue Dream & Lean
The legendary 8Ball (of 8Ball & MJG fame) drops off his brand new mixtape for the masses. I forgot that this was even coming out soon, so my day has officially been made right now. Hit that download, and enjoy some classic dirty south hip hop...
DOWNLOAD: 8Ball - Premro
02. Allergic (ft. Bun B & Killer Mike)
03. Showed Up (ft. MJG)
04. Em Down (ft. 2Chainz & Yung Joc)
05. Immaculate Perception (ft. Waka Flocka Flame & Yelawolf)
06. Put That On Everythang (ft. Styles P, Trae Tha Truth & Ebony Love)
07. Jumpin Up (ft. B-Hav & 2Deep)
08. Bytch Like U
09. Washing Machine (ft. Slim)
10. What's The Rush
11. You & Me & Her (ft. Ebony Love)
12. Bread & Butter (ft. Cheeto Gambine, Kinfolk Thugs, GK, TMack & Gangsta Boo)
13. No Pain (ft. Don Trip)
14. The Man Under The Bridge (ft. Elliot Ives)
15. Soap Box (ft. Demun Jones & Matt Mages)
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Apparently Cee-Lo had originally wrote this song in 2007 for Whitney Houston, during her very public break up with Bobby Brown. The song was never released, and Whitney never had a chance to sing it. But in light of her untimely passing, they felt it right to release this song in her memory. R.I.P. Whitney Houston.
One of my favorite tracks from The King Fantastic's album Finger Snaps And Gun Claps, which dropped about a year and a half ago. And I dont even smoke. Anyways, cool new video up top. FREE KILLER REESE ONE!
Dope new single from Illmac. Skrill Talk will finally be coming April 17th...
New video from one of my favorite groups in hip hop. If you havent heard their latest album, The Promise, it's ok... And dont watch this video if you dont want seizures. And until they can figure out a way to make the video not play automatically, hit the jump to watch it...
This song came out, probably a year and a half ago... But it's finally getting the visual treatment. No complaints here. I freaking love this song... The album, Love Apparatus, is coming soon.