Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Over the last two months Stalley has been dropping a song a week in his series entitled, Songs By Me, Stalley. Today he dropped off the last song in that series, and instead of posting up one song, I figured I'd just give you all the whole shebang. All 8 songs (plus 2 bonus joints) zipped up into one folder, Brought to you exclusively by The Milk Crate. Savage Journey To The American Dream will hopefully be coming soon, but we wont know until Stalley reaches 50,000 followers on twitter. BCGMMGTMC! Hahaha
DOWNLOAD: Stalley - Songs By Me, Stalley
01. City Of 30,000 Wolves (ft. DJ Khaled) (prod. by DJ Toomp)
02. Blue Sky (Freestyle) (prod. by No I.D.)
03. God's Child (prod. by Block Beattaz)
04. BCGMMG (prod. by Block Beattaz)
05. '87 Regal (prod. by Block Beattaz)
06. Mind Made Up (prod. by Chad Hugo)
07. Midnight Satori (prod. by Block Beattaz)
08. Volley Express (ft. Scar) (prod. by Block Beattaz)
09. Harsh Ave. (Bonus) (prod. by Ski Beatz)
10. Cash And My Cutty (Bonus) (prod. by Ski Beatz)
DMV's own Markdef links up with Diamond District's XO for a new joint off his upcoming project. And in the process, they bring us this video. Divine Intervention drops March 14th...
DOWNLOAD: Marky ft. Uptown XO - Riding Low
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
New joint from the Slaughterhouse Machine. And if nothing else, this song is leaps and bounds doper than "One." So they're already a step ahead of their last album. This one is produced by AraabMuzik, and Slaughterhouse's debut Shady record, Welcome To Our World, drops May 15th (at the moment.) And good lookin out to Joell Ortiz for shouting us out around the :46 second mark. YAOWA!
DOWNLOAD: Slaughterhouse - Hammerdance.mp3
After his new song "Adorn" had the interwebs going crazy (or at least as crazy as people really go for R&B these days), Miguel drops off his free EP, Art Dealer Chic Vol. 1. Admittedly, I wish it was longer, but it's free, so I cant really complain. I'm just saying, Miguel and BJ The Chicago Kid are the illest vocalist in the game right now...
DOWNLOAD: Miguel - Art Dealer Chic Vol. 1
02. That I Do (FTRMX)
Originally they linked up to do one track, and what ended up coming from that was five. Rather then dropping them one at a time, Spitta and the Ghost decided to give DatPiff a little EP exclusive. So now, from their studio session to your ear holes is, The 1st 28...
DOWNLOAD: Curren$y & Styles P - The 1st 28
01. Rule Book
02. Jekell And Hyde
03. Lean (ft. Fiend)
04. Go (ft. Daz)
05. Billions (ft. Deelow)
Don Trip, Machine Gun Kelly, Hopsin, Iggy Azalea and Rascoe Dash
And they manage to disappoint all over again. Just keep in mind that while they were putting Iggy Azalea on the cover, they left off Action Bronson, ASAP Rocky, Casey Veggies, Dom Kennedy, Emilio Rojas, Laws, Schoolboy Q, Stalley, STS and many more. Im happy for Danny Brown and Macklemore. And this years "Who is Fred The Godson?" Award goes to Don Trip.
Monday, February 27, 2012
My guilty pleasure song of the moment not only gets the visual treatment, but it also gets the remix treatment. Careless World is available now, and it's surprisingly better than I thought it would be.
DOWNLOAD: Tyga ft. Wale, Fabolous, Meek Mill, Young Jeezy & T.I. - Rack City (Remix).mp3
Fly Dot U brings us their official first single from the upcoming album, TGTC2 (The Greater Than Club 2). After their last album, and the strength of this joint, and "Nothing New," I'm excited. And I'm sure you kids are too, as that Fly.Union Value Pack post is still one of our most frequented/downloaded. Word...
DOWNLOAD: Fly.Union - The Hard Way (THW).mp3
I'm not familiar with Fatal Lucciauno, but I downloaded this on the strength of Jake One alone. And it's a pretty cool little EP. I kinda feel like his style may not be for everyone, so give it a listen below through the bandcamp link, see what you think, and go from there. It's cool to me.
DOWNLOAD: Fatal Lucciauno - The Message EP
The Robert Glasper Experiment is set to release their crazy dope album Black Radio tomorrow. So to celebrate that release, producer Ahmed Sirour decided to turn one of their soulful jazz tunes (featuring vocals from R&B trio KING) into a beautiful bossa nova joint. Enjoy these mellow soundscapes, and dont forget to pick up the new album tomorrow. If you like Jazzy soul and hip hop, you will not be disappointed...
DOWNLOAD: Robert Glasper ft. King - Move Love (Ahmed Sirour's Bossa Soula Remix).mp3
Fresh off the release of his Twilight LP (which is freaking amazing), Ski lets go of a free 5 track EP featuring the likes of Cam'ron, Vado and BluRoc's own McKenzie Eddy. So grab this joint for free, and then go cough up $10 for the illest hip hop album I've heard this year so far...
DOWNLOAD: Ski Beatz - Blu Tops EP
02. I'm Counting Planets
03. In This Thing
04. Pass The Test
05. Why, Oh Why?
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Hodgy drops off the brand new ep that he announced via twitter yesterday. Dope cover art. And he's easily my favorite emcee in the Odd Future clan, so I can only imagine the music will be dope too. It'll also be nice to hear him over some beats other than Left Brain's. Take that how you will...
DOWNLOAD: Hodgy Beats - Untitled EP
1. Bullshittin' (Produced by Juicy J)
2. Cookie Coma (Produced by The Alchemist)
3. Lately (Produced by Flying Lotus)
4. Samurai (Produced by Jonti Danimals)
5. In A Dream (Produced by The Alchemist)
6. Ave. (Produced by Thelonious Martin)
7. Lamented (Produced by Flying Lotus)
8. If Heaven Is A Ghetto (Produced by Thelonious Martin)
9. Higashi Loves You
Friday, February 24, 2012
If you dont like this song, you dont like music. BJ just dropped his latest album, Pineapple Now-N-Laters, this past tuesday, and this is easily one of my favorite songs on the album. If you do not have it, pick it up immediately.
DOWNLOAD: BJ The Chicago Kid - Good Luv'n.mp3
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I'm assuming this is the first single from the upcoming Odd Future Tape 2, but who knows. Either way, cool video from those LA kids that dgaf. Oh, and I know it doesnt say MellowHype on the video, and thats because its technically just Hodgy, Tyler and Domo. But theyre rapping over a Left Brain beat, so now I dgaf either.
UPDATE: So, Odd Future has confirmed that this is indeed from their upcoming OF Tape by releasing the full tracklist (which has a strange lack of Mike G features). It will be out March 20th, and you can find the tracklist right here...
02. Bitches (Domo Genesis & Hodgy Beats)
03. NY (Ned Flander) (Hodgy Beats & Tyler the Creator)
04. Ya Know (The Internet)
05. Forest Green (Mike G)
06. Lean (Hodgy Beats & Domo Genesis)
07. Analog 2 (Tyler, the Creator, Frank Ocean & Syd tha Kyd)
08. 50 (MellowHype)
09. Snow White (Hodgy Beats & Frank Ocean)
10. Rella (Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis & Tyler the Creator)
11. Real Bitch (MellowHype & Taco)
12. P (Hodgy Beats & Tyler the Creator)
13. White (Frank Ocean)
14. Hcapd (Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats & Tyler the Creator)
15. Sam (Is Dead) (Domo Genesis & Tyler the Creator)
16. Doms (Domo Genesis)
17. We Got Bitches (Tyler the Creator, Taco & Jasper Dolphin)
18. Oldie (Odd Future)
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Some new soulful southern music for yall. Them dudes at Steady Bloggin' put me on to this. What caught my attention at first was the KD and Burn One assist...but was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the bulk of the record.
A little late on this, But none the less, Just a little something to ride too. I can pretty much guarantee you that this will be the best thing you listen to this weekend.
With 2011 being Parallel Thought's 10 year anniversary, they decided to create a project that would represent the hard work they had put in over the past decade. Being a classic hip hop production group, their appreciation for samples and the artists of an older era seemed natural to evolve the project into a instrumental mix of beats, breaks and edits of songs that moved the soul. By choosing one labels library (the mighty Numero Group) to use as the source for their musical collage, they found creative freedom to use parts of samples that would normally be avoided in conventional hip-hop because of clearance issues. In the sprit of the culture, the idea and project itself was very spontaneous and began without permission from anyone. This turned into a challenge for the group who knew that the only right way for the project to come out would be to impress the label who’s records they sampled enough to agree to its release. With the blessing from Numero, this project truly does showcase how music from the past can still lay the foundation for music of the present. For a 10-year anniversary release, we at Parallel Thought, could not be prouder, heres our gift to you!
Since we we're on the subject of Equalibrum & Intuition already, I figured I'd make this entry and show some old fashioned awesome sampling tactics. Here on this working, EQ decided to not be hindered or held down by the boundaries of working with one sample and its limitations. Instead he layered in a completely different song and built from there. Pretty awesome outcome.
A few days late with this one, but whatever. Equalibrum is probably more known for his work with Intuition on both of his first two albums. Widely still an unknown producer, I've been hoping for years now that, that view would change. The kid's layering and ability to create beautiful soundscapes is second to none. Point blank he's one of the best producers doing it right now. & on Valentines Day he decided to let go a freebie. Normally that tag would mean it would be a dusty old, somewhat unfinished beat that the producer didn't deem quality enough to push in the right manner....not here. Check this heat out.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Every now and then Wiz drops a song that I like. It used to be pretty often. Then he signed to Atlantic. But this joint is pretty dope. So here it is.
DOWNLOAD: Wiz Khalifa ft. Juicy J - My Favorite Song
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
So yesterday Ski Beatz dropped off the latest disc in his 24 Hour Karate School series, entitled Twilight. And I can say easily that I have a new #1 album for 2012 so far. This shit is so smooth. Featuring verses from Stalley, Curren$y, Mikey Rocks, Murs, Mac Miller, Smoke DZA and many more, there is not a bad song on the album. So with all that said, if you dont have the album yet, go pick it up immediately. And if you need a little taste, here is my personal favorite song on the album featuring Sacramento spitter C Plus.
DOWNLOAD: Ski Beatz - Heaven Is (ft. C Plus).mp3
You may remember the name Chet Faker from when he covered Blackstreet's popular "No Diggity" last year. It was a dope cover too. But he kinda fell off my radar after that one joint. But today I came across his name again, and decided to hit play on his new song "Terms And Conditions." And hot damn I'm glad I did. Now, of course, I'm a hip hop head at heart, but I kinda love this song... His EP Thinking In Textures will be out soon...
Back in EARLY 2010 K.R.I.T. put out THIS, which I have been known to say is, lyrically, K.R.I.T.s best work. He's now decided to put out a squeal of sorts out. No hooks here either.
Big K.R.I.T. - KING Pt. 2 by BIGKRIT
for those that don't have the original King ...grab that here
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Bit of a throwback. I originally put out this mix on Valentines Day in 2010, and I didnt feel like making a new one yet. Maybe next year. But for now, the music is still just as sexy, so download this mix for you and your lady, man, sex buddy, drunken hook up, life partner, book club, garage sale, church group, trust circle, scout troop, co-workers, etc...
DOWNLOAD: Kannon Presents Slow Jammin Vol. 3.rar
Long time collaborators, Budden & Emanny seem to be working together a lot more than usual. One might assume that they might be working on something official together? We can only hope.
Not only the best song from Cold Day in Hell, but one of the best songs released last year. Gibbs and 2chainz put out the visuals for Neighborhood Hoes.
Kendrick Lamar drops a new single. He's got another full length, some where on the horizon of 2012. No clue if this will end up on that project...but I'm sure the bulk of us will agree this is some fucking heat. Sounding like something right out the dungeon of the ATLien catalog.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Ali drops a new EP, for the price of nada. This time around the bulk of the production is handled by Jake One, with ANT handling two of the beats (tracks 3 & 4).
Brother Ali - The Bite Marked Heart by rhymesayers
I've been waiting for this project to see the light of day since it was announced. Looks like the time is drawing closer and closer, as the first single just leaked. El - Producto is calling this a nod to that old Bomb Squad/PE sound.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Couple days ago The Weeknd asked Shlohmo for an official release of his remix to Drakes Crew Love. This is a fresh dark and emotion driven twist to the original. I digs it.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
?uestlove stopped by Mister Cee's show on Hot 97 to show some love on the 6th anniversary of Dilla's untimely passing. He spun over an hour of Dilla including work with The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def, Ghostface Killah and many more.
DOWNLOAD:Questlove - J Dilla Tribute Mix.mp3
Big Sean also decided to drop a quick verse over his favorite Dilla instrumental from Donuts, to show some comradery for his Detroit brother...
DOWNLOAD: Big Sean - Two Can Win.mp3
Domo Genesis is quickly taking the #3 emcee spot (or 4 now that Earl is back) in Odd Future. Either way, it's nice to see these kids working with some dudes outside of their camp. I think a lot of people were worried how they would mesh into the industry if they couldnt play nice with other artists. Anyways, this is a cool smooth joint.
DOWNLOAD: Domo Genesis ft. Wiz Khalifa - Ground Up.mp3
I know a lot of people love this song, so I felt it necessary to post up the remix. Rumor has it, this was actually the original, but Drake's verse got cut for the album. Either way you slice it, I really dont like this song. So this post is for you all... Speaking of Jeezy though, did "Shake Life" make the album? I dug the shit out of that song...
DOWNLOAD: Young Jeezy ft. Jay-Z, Drake & Andre 3000 - I Do Remix.mp3
EDIT: So, as it was brought to my attention, the original version of this song only featured verses by Deacon and PackFM. So this is a new Sheisty Khrist verse. So hi5's all around! I'm gonna listen to the NWL album again now...
DOWNLOAD: Marq Spekt ft. Sheisty Khrist - Luther Remix.mp3
Sean Rose is back with another new project for your listening pleasure. Do not sleep on homie. He's one of the dopest new(ish) dudes in the game right now...
DOWNLOAD: Sean Rose - Overdrive
Brand new video from Troy Barnes. Camp gets better every time I listen to it. Which isnt to say its the greatest album ever or anything, because I thought it was like a solid 6 the first time I listened...
Friday, February 10, 2012
Ryshon has been on his grind for the last few months. This is his third project in the past like, 6 months. And theyve all been pretty cool so far. If the quality isnt lost, then keep grinding my friend. Because we enjoy it...
DOWNLOAD: Ryshon Jones - Happily Unhappy
02. Love = Revenge/Unspoken
03. Dry (Skit)
05. Three 10 AM
06. Sike_Co (Skit)
07. The Longest Goodbye
09. Late Night With My Best Friend (Part 2)
11. The Outro After The Outro
12. Letter To Jhene Aiko (Bonus)
Destination Loveland is the name of Raheem DeVaghn's new project...and it will be available on Valentine's Day. Here goes his newest single off of said project. Also below is the sample for those that didn't catch the god Lamont Dozier tune.
Brother Ali surprises us all with not only a new single/video, But the announcement of a new free project. The Bite Marked Heart will hit the internet Monday, February 13th .
Download: Shine On
As Le$ gets ready to drop his project Menace, he lets go of a new joint featuring the likes of Mac Miller, Dom Kennedy and Slim THUGGAAAAAA. And in case you were wondering, it's produced by DJ Mr. Rogers of Da Shit Factory. I know, right? Best name ever...
DOWNLOAD: Le$ ft. Mac Miller, Slim Thug & Dom Kennedy - Doing My Thang.mp3
Stalley continues with his single-dropping rampage all leading up to the new album, Savage Journey To The American Dream. This time he lets the world know that he's repping the shit out of Blue Collar Gang and Maybach Music Group. If you want more info on his upcoming album, he said he'll give out the release date once he hits 50k followers on twitter.
DOWNLOAD: Stalley - BCGMMG.mp3
Even if you hate this song, posting this picture made it all worth it. Bronson links up with Chicago spitter Rocky Fresh and female vocalist Macie Stewart from the Chicago based band, Kids These Days, for a track from Ruby Hornet's Closed Sessions. Shit's smooth, so kick off your shoes and let this one into your ears.
DOWNLOAD: Action Bronson ft. Rockie Fresh & Macie Stewart - Dear Heather.mp3
Dont sleep on Grynch. This is the first joint from Grynch's upcoming album Perspective, which is slated for March 2nd. This joint is produced by Jake One. Enjoy...
DOWNLOAD: Grynch ft. Brother Ali & Shaprece - So Far.mp3
I dont know who this Mr. Sipp guy is, and honestly, I dont really care. But somehow he got KRIT on a song, and that alone is worth posting. Big KRIT's new tape, 4evaNaDay just got pushed back an extra week, but it's dropping March 5th now, and I'm still anticipating the shit out of it. No big deal, but I told you guys 2 years ago that KRIT was gonna be a problem...
DOWNLOAD: Mr Sipp ft. Big KRIT - Keep It Trill.mp3
Meek Mill drops off his latest joint from the upcoming Dream Chasers 2 tape. So turn your speakers up to 11, and someone shout out "Tupac Back!" or something...
DOWNLOAD: Meek Mill ft. Rick Ross - Errrday.mp3
I gotta admit, I dig the shit outta how they turned the studio version of this into a pseudo live version for the video. And I mean the audio and visuals. For real, this is probably the illest "performance music video" I've seen... That said, If you wanna cop that overrated meh-fest of an album, do it here.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The moment that everyone was waiting for has finally arrived. Earl is back from Samoa. And behind all of the speculation as to how Earl would sound when he returned, Earl decided to just let us see right away. And he sounds like the same Earl that we knew from a year ago. Earl is Home.
DOWNLOAD: Earl Sweatshirt - Home.mp3
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Last year Rittz put out one of the better projects, White Jesus, and some how, it got slept on BADLY. In march it'll be re-released with 8 new songs. With that information out now, Rittz and DJ Burn One have decided to release a single & It's what you'd expect from the duo, HEAT.
Mello Music Group has come out the gate (2012) guns blazing. This time around it's Sean Born's Behind the Scale album. It has been released in digital format over at Itunes. The album is stellar, and in celebration of it's digital release, they've put out a free single. Check it, and be sure to pick up the album.
Since these kids came out, I've always been on the fence about them. But Earl was always the one I saw the most talent right off the bat. Glad he's back home. Here's to hoping we can get some new material soon.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Mello Music is still at it. This time with the debut mixtape from Sean Born. At least I think it's his debut. I've been following him since his days with Halftooth, and this is the first full project I've seen from him... Anyways, I'm still waiting on that Isaac Jones album... Just saying.
DOWNLOAD: Sean Born - 909 Jack: BTS Pausemix
Sunday, February 5, 2012
New video from one of the illest emcees ever.
Remember a week or so ago when I posted that ill smooth joint called The Jones? Of course you do, because youve been listening to it just as much as I have been. Well, Scolla is back with another crazy ill joint. I am officially a fan. As a part of his #ScollasWebTour series, this is the latest joint from Scolla, Pooh and Sant... Do not sleep.
DOWNLOAD: Scolla ft. Rapper Big Pooh & Big Sant - Take What's Mine.mp3
If you dont know who Torch is, you're not alone. If I mention the group Triple C's and you didnt know who I was talking about, you also wouldnt be alone. However, if I told you to think hard and remember that a few years ago Rick Ross released a group album, you might be like, "Oh word. I remember that." Torch is from that group. And now that gets you features from the rest of MMG (even if they are all leaps and bounds better than you).
DOWNLOAD: Torch ft. Meek Mill, Wale, Stalley & Triple Cs - Slow Down.mp3