El Producto drops the first set of visuals from his latest Cancer for Cure album, which you can get NOW.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Very pleasant surprise coming home from work to find some new Big Boi waiting. This is some smooth shit just in time for the warmer weather.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Another album stream for yall. This time around the dudes over at Spin are giving you a sneak peak (june 5th) at Oddisee's People Hear What They See album. I just got done giving it one full spin all the way through and was easily able to come to the conclusion that this album is stellar. From top to bottom its a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Do yourself a favor and be sure to check it out.
Monday, May 28, 2012
The good folks at NPR were kind enough to put together a pretty awesome review and stream of K.R.I.T.'s debut album, Live from the Underground. I've sworn off listening to this until the physical copy is in my hand...but I'm sure some of you would love to check it out.
Stream Album: Live from the Underground
Seattle spitter Nacho Picasso links back up with the production duo of Blue Sky Black Death to release their third project, Exalted. These dudes are batting two for two right now, so be sure to check it out and cop it.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
I was out of town on buisness all of last week so, I'm once again gonna be playing catch up through out the week...but first thing first.... SL Jones and DJ Burn One put out an awesome joint project that you all need to hear. Be sure to grab this shit...it's free.
Earlier this year, SL Jones and DJ Burn One made plans to put out a six-song EP. A few months, and countless late-night sessions at DJ Burn One's Five Points studio, later, the Little Rock rapper and Atlanta producer emerged with a 12-track, full-length effort that both agree is their strongest, most cohesive work-to-date. "Before we started recording," recalls SL, "we sat down and talked about the direction of the music - we really established a vibe. We didn't want Paraphernalia to sound like a bunch of thrown together songs; we wanted to give listeners an experience."
And so, in many ways, Paraphernalia is about bucking industry trends, about two artists getting together to make a raw, unapologetic collection of music that reflects the music that they enjoy. Part of that process, they say, was working to make sure that, from start to finish, Paraphernalia was a collaborative effort. "This is the first time I've really been produced as an artist," says SL, noting that he's largely pulled from a variety of producers with previous mixtapes. "Instead of email and beat CD's, we got in there - Burn, me, and his band, iNDEED - and created everything from scratch."
And while that collaborative process has paid dividends, Jones also cites a level of personal and artistic progression that has allowed this new tape to really become something special. "For me, lyrically, I've always been able to maneuver on different styles of production, but my presence on the track is really improving," says SL. "Rather than just trying to kill every beat, I'm matching my presence to the feel of the record - it's allowed me to get my point across, which is important now more than ever."
Download: Bandcamp | Sharebeast
Friday, May 18, 2012
Second set of visuals off of the Paraphernalia project which drops next week (May 23rd). The project is a collaborated effort with SL and Burn One and judging by whats been put out thus far from the project, we are in for a heater.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Mellow Music Group (the other MMG) head honcho Oddisee is gearing up to release People Hear What They See (june 5th digitally, june 12th everywhere else). In anticipation of that, he has decided to put out a Free EP. The man has built a career off being consistent and that feat has not wavered yet.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
The other day K.R.I.T. was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon & with a little help from the Roots Band he rocked the place with the lead single off his upcoming (June 5th)Live from the Underground debut album. Also here goes the cover art for the album along with a track listing. Go ahead let that anticipation set in.
1. LFU300MA (Intro)
2. Live From The Underground
3. Cool 2 Be Southern
4. I Got This
5. Money On The Floor feat. 8Ball & MJG and 2 Chainz
6. What U Mean feat. Ludacris
7. My Sub (Pt. 2: The Jackin’)
8. Don’t Let Me Down
9. Porchlight feat. Anthony Hamilton
10. Pull Up feat. Big Sant & Bun B
11. Yeah Dats Me
12. Hydroplaning feat. Devin The Dude
13. If I Fall feat. Melanie Fiona
14. Rich Dad, Poor Dad
15. Praying Man feat. B.B. King
16. Live From The Underground (Reprise) feat. Ms. Linnie
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Trackstar the DJ put together a pretty enjoyable mix of some of the highlights of the Dungeon Family's career. I'm sure we could all bitch and moan about what was left out, which is pretty easy to do when we're dealing with a "best of" from such a stellar group of artist. But nevertheless this is a heavily enjoyable mix that everyone good get down with.
Download: Out of the Darkness
The homie Driz from Steady Bloggin' went ahead and put together a pretty awesome mix of some new aged soul/funk/jazz heat. Be sure to check it out.
My concept for this compilation was very loose – modern music bearing influences of classic soul, funk or jazz; combined with tangible or intangible touches space-age futurism. The only significant restrictive caveats were ‘no rap’ and ‘nothing made more than 10 years ago’. Which gave me a wide range to play with, and so I ended up with a rather varied assortment spread from psychedelic soul to minimalist dub experiments to jazz space operas to bouncy midtempo synth-funk. I did my best to mold it all into some sort of cohesion, and it worked. Kinda.
Some of these songs have been posted here before. Most are fairly obscure, which was a purposeful choice; a few more known exceptions were too good to pass up. I annotated the track list with some notes in case anyone is interested, you can find that below the jump. The whole thing can be streamed via the Bandcamp widget. Enjoy.
1. Wilder Zoby – Contagious
2. Levek – Look On The Bright Side
3. Fiber – Dust
4. BADBADNOTGOOD – Flashing Lights
5. Ari Roze – Rolling With The Dub
6. Mara TK – Run (away from the valley of fear)
7. Sonny Coates x Shafiq Husayn – mjrhe∆vy !!!!!!!!!!!!_! (*)
8. Thundercat – For Love I Come
9. Nite Funk (Dam-Funk & Nite Jewel) – Am I Gonna Make It
Alt Link: Sharebeast
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
On May 25th a limited edition 10" is going to drop with 2 new dilla produced singles. One will Big Tone, Guilty Simpson, and FINALE. The other is this one with Danny Brown. Rebirth of Detroit IN DEED. What up Center Line.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Killer Mike & El - P are gearing up (May 15th) to release on of the most anticipated albums in a LONG TIME. But before it's made available for purchase, SPIN, Mike, & El Producto have decided to let you jump right in and hear it in its entirety. Off first play this is an absolute end to end burner (pun very much intended) in that early 90's fashion. The old heads remember those days. Before the CD was the go to product. Back when we all had that good old tape deck ,so artist had to create an album with the intentions of every song tying into each other. We were more inclined to listen to a new album from front to back, that rewind/fast forward button would kill the vibe and your battery pretty damn fast. This shit goes hard from the beginning and doesn't let up until that final synth note.
Along with being able to stream the project Bigga also drops breakdowns of each song.
Be sure to preoder this HERE
Stream R.A.P. Music at SPIN
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Seems like these dudes have already put out enough loosies to make up an entire LP, yet we've yet to hear anything about a full length from the duo. But judging by the body of evidence they've been putting out we can probably come to the conclusion that it would be pretty fucking awesome.
So as it turns out when K.R.I.T.Re-Releases (May 15th?) K.R.I.T. Wuz Here & Return of 4Eva there will be a few bonus cuts that were left on the cutting room floor the first time around. Here goes a few from back when KRIT Wuz Here was released.
I'm still playing catch up over here due to busy week. But here goes a Collaboration between two Left Coast spitters; Schoolboy Q & TiRon over the simple/thump heavy sound-scape from Chuck Inglish. Pretty fucking fresh. A joint project of this trio would be pretty fucking dope, if you ask me.
I'm personally not posting all of these G.O.O.D. Friday releases because honestly, only a third of them are worth posting. The appeal of Big Sean is wild to me. He's at best hit or miss. But this is getting posted because MMG's Meek Mill's absolutely bodies this.
SL Jones and DJ Burn One are gearing up to release a joint album together entitled Paraphernalia. In anticipation of that they've put out this behind the scenes look at them and the rest of the Five Points Music Group working on the project.
I thought this was interesting, so it is getting posted.
Earl invited Leila Steinberg and a group of Artists to come pick him up in Samoa from the Coral Reef Academy. This short video was first released at EarlxSweat.com the original TerttleFer follow @TerttleFer RT let us know what you think of Earl's experience in Samoa - beat by Brah1m.com with guest percussion by Skim & Sulu ~
Thursday, May 3, 2012
That dude Devin drops a new single that will be featured on his May 22nd EP Still Trippin'. Great to hear some new Devin, seems like it's been a cool minute and this doesn't disappoint.
Ali releases an absolute MONSTER of a track produced by Jake One. An aggressive Ali in double time format is pretty fucking awesome if you ask me.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
New tape from 1/3 of Das Racist. Kool A.D. was out in Oakland, and decided to record this tape using almost all California producers. I'm on board. The tape features production from Trackademicks, Young L, Main Attraktionz, and of course Himanshu. Grab it below, and check out the video for "La Pinata" even further below...
DOWNLOAD: Kool A.D. - 51
The wait is OVER! This has been one of the album's I've personally been anticipating for the longest time. Having already had the opportunity to give it a few spins through, I must say it hasn't disappointed at all. Everything you'd expect from a KD record....and for those that are unfamiliar with the Bamma Native. That includes some laid back soulful southern bangers to outline his just as soulful yet aggressive delivery.
Download: Crown Me