Friday, June 29, 2012

Kids These Days - Flashing Lights

The young Chicago Jazz/Hip Hop ensemble rearranges elements of the Kanye West hit with the same name for this new joint. And it's kind of amazing.

DOWNLOAD: Kids These Days - Flashing Lights

Tyler The Creator & Domo Genesis - Sam Is Dead (Video)

New set of (dope) visuals from that OF Tape Vol. 2. Tyler is seriously creative beyond his years when it comes to this music video making shit.

"Shit ain't been the same since I found out Hodgy Beats ghost wrote for Bow Wow..."

Casey Veggies - Swag Worth A Mill (Video)

One of my favorite songs off Customized Greatly Vol. 3

OverDoz - Lauren London (Video)

New video from the LA crew.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fly.Union - Zenith EP

Fly Dot U is back at it with their brand new EP, Zenith. These kids are too dope to sleep on. So don't...

DOWNLOAD: Fly.Union - Zenith EP

1.The Hard Way (THW) [prod. by @JaySwifa]
2.Gone [prod. by @JaySwifa]
3.Nothing New [prod. by @ThatBoyCurtis]
4.Cashing In [prod. by @JaySwifa]
5.Seen This Before ft. GLC [prod. by @Iyeball]
6.Home Wth Me [prod. by @Iyeball]
7.What You Feel [prod. by @Iyeball and @JaySwifa]
8.Conflicted [prod. by @Iyeball]
9.Dreams BankReau Can Buy (DBCB) [prod. by @JaySwifa]
10.Because Its Real ft. Iyeball [prod. by @Iyeball]
11.Dreams BankReau Can Buy (DBCB)

KD – Reason Why Ft. Don Prez & H.A.M. (Video)

The second best album on the year, KD's Crown Me drops another video, this time featuring SLummerican's Rittz and Ebony Love. Be sure to check out this album for some smooth country rap tunes....

SL Jones & DJ Burn One - MDMA Ft. Rittz & Ebony Love (Video)

New visuals off of the Best album out right now...if you haven't checked yourself a favor and DO IT.

Young Zee & Mr. Green - Those Dayz

Maaaaaaaan Young Zee's Mr. Green Produced album has been on its way since we were a republic nation....If you ask me (who gives a fuck if you did or not) that dude Zee is one of the most followed artist from the kid Peezyyyy. So excited to hear that this album is finally coming out July 3rd. Fuck your life....kbye.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

PackFM - Featured Material Vol. 4 (Mixtape)

New material from QN5's PackFM. Before he drops his new album, Human Highlight Reel, he lets go of a quick new mixtape full of remixes, b-sides, features, and a handful of new joints. Cop it below for $5 digitally. $10 physically. Or stream it for free. YODEL!

PURCHASE: PackFM - Featured Material Vol. 4

Tonedeff & PackFM - Tacos And Chocolate Milk Podcast

Back in 2005, Tonedeff, PackFM, and the QN5 extended family (no big puns intended), dropped one of the first record label podcasts ever, entitled, "WQN5." They were stupid funny. Even if it only lasted two episodes. WELL, Tone and Pack are back at it with a brand new podcast. The title, "Tacos And Chocolate Milk" stems from a line used in Tone and Pack's song "Good Combinations" from way way back in the day. There is no format here. Just two dudes who love hip hop, shooting the shit for an hour at a time. They are already 7 episodes in (hands in late pass), so go grab all 7 below!

DOWNLOAD: Tacos And Chocolate Milk Podcast
SUBSCRIBE: via iTunes
LIKE: The Facebook Page

Peter Anthony Red (aka Tonedeff) - The Projectionist EP

Well... I was going to start a quick barrage of QN5 material here real quick, and it looks like Poet has already got me started with the Kno post below... Anyways, QN5's frontman Tonedeff said many moons ago that he was planning to drop a project entirely singing. After a million years (as per the usual QN5 standards), Tone has finally let loose the 5 track EP under the name Peter Anthony Red. And the twist? It's Free! That's right folks, you can download it, or stream it below 100% for free. So stop hesitating...GO!

DOWNLOAD: Peter Anthony Red - The Projectionist EP

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Kno fires shots at Spotify (free Cunninlynguists albums)

The always outspoken producer/emcee (the token white boy) of Cunninlynguist recently unleashed some barbs aimed at the Spotify CEO Daniel Ek. I'm a huge supporter of Cunninlynguist and own every record they've put out except the first one...but I'm on record as saying Kno often comes off like a......bitch (for lack of a better word). Mainly when he went on his little holier than thou rant on kids calling out his sample works. Here's his spat.

"It was recently revealed that the CEO of Spotify is worth $307 million dollars -- more money than every artist they feature except 1. In honor of the .005 cents per play we get from Spotify as they trick you out of your weed money under the guise of "supporting artists", it's "Fuck Spotify" week at! Take this week off from streaming CL on Spotify and download any album from at whatever price you choose -- even free! - Kno"

Of course the CEO of Spotify is a Multimillionaire he created a product that legions use. The dude created his first company at the age of 14. I get what Kno's saying here, I really do...but to be pissy about it is retarded....but the good news is for a very limited time you can get the entire back catalog of Cunninlynguist and co records for any price you included.

Download: Cunninlynguist Discography

Saturday, June 23, 2012

KD ft Scotty - Like I Should (prod by DJ Burn One)

Summertime is in full effect. KD, Scotty, & Burn One all link up to commence the season. Woooord.

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Ft. BJ the Chicago Kid – Shame

Gary, Indiana spitter and Oxnard, CA loop digga, Gibbs & Madlib once again link up with another mini EP. Here goes their title track from said EP "Shame" which features BJ the Chicago Kid.

Purchase: Shame EP

The Late Pass: The Maxilla Blue Edition

Been meaning to do this post for a cool minute now, but that ADD be killing the kid. Anyways, I've always been a pretty big Galapagos4 follower (will have a 2 disc mix coming out this summer), just as of late I feel like I've fallen out of touch. This record came out back in February and I really lagged it on checking it out. I had it sitting in the corner of my living room for awhile. One day a homie of mine came over to hook it up with a tattoo and we ended up throwing the record on.....really haven't stopped listening to it since then. It's the perfect blend of dusty blues instrumentals that showcase emcee Aeon Grey's laid back harmonic vocals. I encourage you all to check it out if you haven't.

Purchase: Maxilla Blue - Volume3

Friday, June 22, 2012

Fly.Union - Cashing In (Preview)

Preview joint from Fly Dot U's upcoming EP, Zenith, which drops next Tuesday, the 26th. I am stupid hype right now.

Intuition - First Day of Summer (Video)

The homie's Intuition & Equalibrum are at it again. This time with a new single/video from Intuitions up coming project.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

XV - Popular Culture (Mixtape)

This dropped a couple days ago. I'm listening to it now (while I download the Dom tape), and it's pretty dope so far. So I thought I'd share it with you all. He's finally got something for sale coming some time in the near future, called the AWESOME ep. Word. I'll keep you updated.

DOWNLOAD: XV - Popular Culture

2.Andy Warhol ft. Slim The Mobster (prod. by The Awesome Sound)
3.Breaking Bad ft. Raja (prod. by The Awesome Sound)
4.Be There, Be Square (prod. by Xaphoon Jones)
5.Her Favorite Song ft. Raja (prod. by The Awesome Sound)
6.The Kick (prod. by DJ Tech-Neek)
8.Go On Without Me (prod. by D. Good & The Awesome Sound)
9.Wonkavator ft. Emilio Rojas (prod. by The Awesome Sound)
10.Mary Kate & Ashley ft. Freddy High & Sez Batters (prod. by TNGHT)
12.Jedi Night (prod. by The Awesome Sound)
13.Aaahh! Real Monsters ft. ScHoolboy Q & B.O.B. (prod. by The Awesome Sound)
14.Hi, Life (prod. by The Awesome Sound)
15.Zombieland Rule 32 ft. Irv Da Phenom (prod. by The Awesome Sound)
16.Ending Credits
17.One Of One (prod. by Odd Couple)

Dom Kennedy - Yellow Album (Mixtape)

 I told you this shit was coming soon. New Dom Kennedy tape. I'm sure it will be just as dope as he always is... Pretty excited for the features on here too...

DOWNLOAD: Dom Kennedy - Yellow Album 

01. So Elastic
02. Been Thuggin'
03. We Ball (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
04. My Type Of Party
05. Girls On Stage
06. Don't Call Me (ft. Too $hort)
07. 5.0 / Conversations
08. Gold Alpinas (ft. Rick Ross)
09. PG Click (ft. Niko G4)
10. Lately
11. Hangin' (ft. Freddie Gibbs)
12. 1:25
13. P&H

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

2 Chainz ft. Drake - No Lie (Video)

New visuals for the first single from Tity Boi's debut solo album. Featuring Drake. I dont know how I feel about 2 Chainz on this beat? His voice just doesnt seem to fit it. But the song is cool still. So grab it, and get your trap on.

Blu ft. Mela Machinko - Kiss The Sky

I'm pretty sure this is the best song Blu has put out in the last 2 years. God I miss the Blu from Below The Heavens...

DOWNLOAD: Blu ft. Mela Machinko - Kiss The Sky.mp3

Chief Keef ft. Pusha T, Kanye West, Big Sean & Jadakiss - I Don't Like (Extended Remix)

I'm pretty sure this hasn't been posted on here yet. I'm also pretty sure that the only way you haven't already heard this is if our blog is the only one you visit. This is the extended remix, which gives Pusha like 6 extra bars or something.

DOWNLOAD: Chief Keef ft. Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean, & Jadakiss - I Don't Like (Remix) Extended.mp3

Childish Gambino - Untitled (We Ain't Them)

My favorite leak from the rumored upcoming Gambino mixtape. I say rumored, because there is literally no information about it released yet. But this joint is cool. It's technically titled "Untitled," but people seem to have titled it, "We Ain't Them." Who knows what its actually called.

DOWNLOAD: Childish Gambino - Untitled.mp3

DJ Drama ft. Drake & Future - We In This Bitch 1.5

Drama. Drizzy. Future. Song.

DOWNLOAD: DJ Drama ft. Drake & Future - We In This Bitch.mp3

Dom Kennedy - My Type Of Party

New joint from Dom Kennedy, who was a new full length shit coming out soon. I dont know if it's a mixtape or an album, but it's coming soon. Like, late this month or early next month or something. I cant be bothered to check.

DOWNLOAD: Dom Kennedy - My Type Of Party.mp3

Goodie Mob - Is That You God?

New Goodie Mob joint from some soundtrack or something. I dont remember. It's not from their album though. But I will say that this song is LEAPS and BOUNDS better than that "Fight To Win" shitfest. So this one gets posted, and the other song doesnt. YAY!

DOWNLOAD: Goodie Mob - Is That You God.mp3

Jhene Aiko - 2 Seconds

This shit came out like a month ago, and it said "UNFINISHED" when it hit the webs and whatnot, but even as it is, IT IS SO GOOD. So chill. Her Def Jam debut can't come soon enough. I <3 Jhene Aiko.

DOWNLOAD: Jhene Aiko - 2 Seconds (Rough).mp3

Kendrick Lamar - War Is My Love

New joint from everybody's favorite new emcee, K.Dot. This one is from some Ghost Recon video game bullshit. I dont know. But the song is cool. Kendrick spits from the perspective of a soldier and shit. Word.

DOWNLOAD: Kendrick Lamar - War Is My Love.mp3

Mayday ft. SpaceGhostPurrp & CyHi Da Prynce - Roaches (Remix)

Mayday dropped an album like a month or two ago. I still havent listened to it. Because I heard it was just ok. But They've put out like 6 remixes in preparation for the album, and they've all been dope. This one was definitely one of my favorites. Go to itunes and just search "mayday" to download their latest album. I'm not gonna link you to it, because that's too much work for me right now.

DOWNLOAD: Mayday ft. Spaceghost Purrp & Cyhi Da Prynce - Roaches (Remix).mp3

Pusha T ft. The Dream - Exodus 23:1

Pusha drops off the controversial new joint. From his new tape or album, or that cruel summer. I dont know where this is from. but it's cool. And that's The Dream singing on the hook... Who knew? Anyways, if you dont know for some reason, Wayne thought Pusha was going at Drake in this song, so Wayne dissed him on twitter and on wax. Pusha never responded. Wayne deaded the beef recently saying that it was a misunderstanding, but he doesnt apologizing for reacting how he did. I actually kinda respect him for that stance. Anyways, here is the song that started it all...

DOWNLOAD: Pusha T ft. The Dream - Exodus 23-1.mp3

Swizz Beatz ft. ASAP Rocky - Street Knock

HEY KIDS. Kan Diggy here. I know I've been slacking a TON lately. So I'm gonna play catch up on all the shit that I liked from the past like, 2 months, that I havent posted yet... So brace yourself... I also don't plan to talk about them much, since I'm so late right now. So just enjoy the shit out of the music...

New shit from Mr. Alicia Keys, featuring the ASAP Mob frontman. Good shit here.

DOWNLOAD: Swizz Beatz ft. ASAP Rocky - Street Knock.mp3

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Joey Bada$$ - 1999 (Mixtape)

Dope new tape from 17 year old Joey Bada$$. Kid is coming out of Brooklyn New York, and is the front man of the Progressive Era Crew, a collective of 18 emcees, producers, graphic designers, engineers, etc. His joint "Waves" was featured on Monk and My CLAV9 mixtape, and this whole project doesn't disappoint. Im about to go hit the road and just cruise to this shit for a while... Hollar at me..

DOWNLOAD: Joey Bada$$ - 1999

01. Summer Knights
02. Waves
03. From Da Tomb$ (ft. Chuck Strangers)
04. Survival Tactics (ft. Capital STEEZ)
05. Killuminati (ft. Capital STEEZ)
06. Hard Knock (ft. CJ Fly)
07. World Domination
08. Penny Royal
09. Funky Ho'$
10. Daily Routine
11. Snakes (ft. T'nah Apex)
12. Don't Front (ft. CJ Fly)
13. Righteous Minds
14. Where It'$ At (ft. Kirk Knight)
15. Suspect (ft. Pro Era Crew [Capital STEEZ, CJ Fly, Chuck Strangers, Dyemond Lewis, NYCk Caution, Kirk Knight, Rokamouth, T'nah Apex & Dessy Hinds])

Thursday, June 14, 2012

SL Jones & DJ Burn One - S.L.A.B. (Video)

Little Rock, Arkansas spitter SL Jones and DJ Burn One continue the momentum with a set of new visuals off their collaborative joint, Paraphernalia. Be sure to check out the album, definitely one of my favorite of the year.

Big K.R.I.T. - The Making of Live from the Underground (Documentary) + New Single

Riding the wave of success that K.R.I.T.'s debut, Live from the Underground, they've decided to put together a quick documentary that give a glimpse behind the scenes on how the album came about.

Be sure to go out and get the album if you haven't had a chance to do so. It's easily his best work yet.

Purchase: Here

Also in celebration of the album K.R.I.T. decided to drop a new track thanking everyone thats been down.

Boldy James - Miss Jones (Video)

Boldy James recently put out Consignment: Favor For A Favor (get Here). Here goes the first official video off that project. Word to the Tom Brock Sample .

Monday, June 11, 2012

Kannon And Monk Present Chillin Like A Villain Vol. 9


The Milk Crate's own Kannon and Monk are back with the latest installment of the Chillin Like A Villain mixtape series. Featuring 28 tracks of chill, laid back hip hop, seamlessly blended into a continuous mix. If you didn't have a summer soundtrack yet, we're here for you. You can stream or download Volume 9 (as well as 1-8) on our bandcamp page, or if you'd prefer not to use bandcamp, we've set up a sharebeast link as well... Enjoy the wonderful music, and dont forget to head over to the official CLAV Facebook page for the latest updates, and awesome new music.

DOWNLOAD: Kannon And Monk Present... Chillin Like A Villain Vol. 9 | Sharebeast


01. Intro Vol. 9 (ft. Barbi Brown) (Prod. by Ackryte)
02. Ski Beatz ft. C Plus - Heaven Is
03. Freddie Gibbs - Heaven Can Wait
04. Oddisee - Hustle Off
05. 8Ball & MJG ft. Big K.R.I.T. - We Buy Gold
06. Young Scolla ft. Phil Adé & Gerald Walker - The Jones
07. Schoolboy Q - There He Go
08. ASAP Rocky - Wassup
09. Casey Veggies - Roses
10. Forte Bowie - Impala
11. Kendrick Lamar ft. Dr. Dre - The Recipe
12. The Robert Glasper Experiment ft. Musiq Soulchild & Chrisette Michele - Ah Yeah
13. Fly.Union - Nothing New
14. Logic - Addicted
15. Chris Faust - My Dreams Are Your Nightmares
16. Curren$y ft. Wale - What It Look Like
17. Action Bronson - The Rainmaker
18. ScienZe & King I Divine ft. Sene, Blu & Britain Parker - Happiness Is
19. Chuuwee - What's The Word?
20. Joey Bada$$ - Waves
21. Black Milk & Danny Brown - Black & Brown
22. Ab-Soul - Bohemian Grove
23. Dom Kennedy - When I Come Around
24. Hodgy Beats - If Heaven Is A Ghetto
25. Sene ft. Blu - Blackboards
26. Big K.R.I.T. - Boobie Miles
27. BJ The Chicago Kid - Good Luv'n
28. TiRon & Ayomari - Fin.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Freeway - Real Shit ft Young Chris (Video)

Philly natives, once again, link up to drop Real Shit, which is the second single from Free's Freedom of Speech. Dope.

Killer Mike & EL P - Big Beast (ft Bun B, TI, Trouble) NSFW VIDEO

HOLY FUCK! Looks like El Producto went and hooked up Mike Biga with his indie film homies. Not much else needs to be said, just watch.

Bonus Interview/Free on SwayintheMornin

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wajeed Beat Tape (2008)

Just released (from my understanding) for those that don't have the beat tape yet definitely cop the free download! -Monk

Scotty ATL - No Sticks, No Seeds (Video)

ATL rep Scotty drops the first video from his up comming (July 2nd) Jiffy Cornbread Experience. Heat.

Download: No Sticks, No Seeds

Danny Brown - Grown Up (Video)

Detroit spitter, Danny Brown drops a set of pretty fucking awesome visuals for his new single Grown Up.

Download: Grown Up

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tall Black Guy

Poet finally awoke the sleeping 3rd wheel to the funky beach and i appreciate it. Tall Black guy killing the beat game for a while now but couldn't resist putting up some current stuff by him can also hear him flip some Al Jarreu which doesn't disappoint. -MONK

Equalibrum - Parallell (Instrumental Album)

The homie EQ and Potholes have joined forces to put out Parallel, A free Instrumental project that the Cali transplant has crafted. Emcees fall back, this isn't a beat tape type deal. This is a project crafted with a wide vision for the entire project in mind. From beginning to the last high hat this project is smoothly moved along by the effortless layers upon layers of blended chops and live drum programming. You really ought to check this project out and I highly recommend playing it from beginning to ending all the way through.

Download: Bandcamp| Mediafire