Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tonedeff - Glutton EP



Tonedeff is reinventing the album release. As we have evolved into an ADD nation, Tone has evolved with us. With his latest release, he brings us the Glutton EP. The first of 4 stylistically different EPs that together become his sophomore album, Polymer. Each EP consists of 5 songs, and will be available on bandcamp at the low low price of "name your own price." So you can grab it for free, you can contribute whatever you feel, or (and this is where it gets fun), you can pre-order the full Polymer CD/DVD now, giving you access to the first 3 digital EPs as they are released, and the exclusive 4th EP only available in the physical format to those who pre-order. And Tone will only be pressing as many copies as are pre-ordered, so if you want a piece of QN5 history, get your pre-order in now!

STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Tonedeff - Glutton
PRE-ORDER STANDARD or DELUXE EDITION: Tonedeff - Polymer Pre Order

Kannon Presents the Best Songs of Feb. 2013



The end of another month is upon us, so Kannon is here to bring you his 20 favorite songs from the past month.

DOWNLOAD/STREAM: Best of February 2013

01. Katori Walker - Heartless Man
02. Frankie Vado ft. Freeway - F&F
03. Curren$y ft. Wiz Khalifa & Rick Ross - Choosin'
04. Bryant Dope - QB
05. Sid Sriram - Anymore
06. Chance The Rapper - Acid Rain
07. Jerreau - Just Like You
08. Drake - Started From The Bottom
09. The Neighbourhood - Let It Go (Ghost Loft Remix)
10. Deniro Farrar - Just In Case The World Ends...
11. Freddie Gibbs - Sing For Me
12. Gerald Walker - Tell The Wolves I'm Home
13. Phil Beaudreau ft. Dawaun Parker - This Is Why
14. 50 Cent ft. Kendrick Lamar & Kidd Kidd - We Up
15. Co$$ - Love Again
16. J. Cole ft. Miguel - Power Trip
17. Emilio Rojas ft. XV & Chris Webby - Nobody Fucking With Me
18. DeeJay Elelment ft. Sene, ScienZe & Audible Doctor - Complex Individuals
19. TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine & Tank) - Sex Never Felt Better
20. Forte Bowie - Gucci Mane

PREVIOUS: January 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Jared Evan & Statik Selektah - Boop Bap & Blues (Mixtape)



I dont get it. I mean, this shit is up on like 837 blogs, but none of them have download links? So I was like, "Ah, maybe it's only for purchase." But I couldn't even find anywhere to buy it. I had to take to google to hunt down a download link. Shit's weird. Anyways, this is music. Grab it if you want it. Statik on the beats. Jared on the singings. Smooth, jazzy, pop kinda vibe to it. Word.

DOWNLOAD: Jared Evan & Statik Selektah - Boom Bap & Blues

01. Blue
02. Uma Thurman (ft. Lil Fame)
03. The Devil Wears Prada
04. Black & White (ft. Joey Badass)
05. Pro Create (ft. Action Bronson)
06. Television (ft. Wais P)
07. Toast (ft. Hoodie Allen)
08. Night Light (ft. Termanology)
09. Are We Almost There Yet?
10. Sunday

Amp Live - Kaleidoscope Theory (EP)



New EP from the production half of Zion I. I heard one of these songs a couple days ago (D.H.E.A.) and it was dope as shit. So don't sleep on this one..

DOWNLOAD: Amp Live - Kaleidoscope Theory

01. Color Me (Intro)
02. Mister Sarode
03. D.H.E.A.
04. The Righteous
05. Purple
06. Fast Break
07. Remi Remi
08. Fade Me (Outro)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Kaytranada – All We Do (Ft. JMSN) Album Out Now


HW&W Producer Kaytranada has linked up with JMSN for this smooth ass R&B track. It is to be released on Kay's Kaytra Todo EP which is due out Feb 25th. I don't know much about this Montreal producer, but if the EP sounds anything like this...then I'M SOLD!




***UPDATE: album is out now. Stream/purchase below.



Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sid Sriram - Daydream (EP)



This dude is good at singing. And making music stuffs. Just download it. Its 22 mbs.

DOWNLOAD: Sid Sriram - Daydream

01. Sleep (Intro)
02. Insanity
03. Disappear
04. Chaotic
05. Wake Up
06. Daydream (Outro)
07. Elevate (fr. Aziz Francois)

And as a Bonus, here is his brand new song, "Anymore." This is actually the one I just recently heard that got me into his music. So give it a listen..
DOWNLOAD: Sid Sriram - Anymore

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Chance The Rapper - Acid Rain (prod by Jake One)


I've been on the fence with Chance the Rapper, but his last two singles (juice) and now this have pretty much sold me. This time around he's working with the Seattle heavy hitter Jake One.

Joey Purp - I Do(nt) Care (prod by Thelonious Martin)


Chicago's Joey Purp wrecks havoc on this Thelonious Martin beat. For the better part of a minute he tears into this in a sort of Madlib and Doom fashion.


Intuition & Equalibrum - Ain't the Blues (Video)


Intuition & Equalibrum continue to unleash some incredible music. This one is no exception. Smooth shit here.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lianne La Havas - Elusive (Video) / Gone (Video)



Just shut up and hit play. This shit is amazing.

EDIT: Oh shit there's more...

Monday, February 18, 2013

Co$$ - She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not (EP)


Few day's late on this...but the heavily underrated Co$$ dropped this tape a couple days ago. It's a smooth love themed tape that deserves some attention. Check it out.



Woody's Produce - Outkast Remixed (Mixtape)



Woody hit us with a brand new remix project just in time for President's Day. And it's Outkast. I'm off work today, and I'll be vibing to this one all damn day.

DOWNLOAD: Woody's Produce - Outkast Remixed

Forte Bowie - Vice Haus (EP)


Forte Bowie is back with a brand new set of music for your earholes. You may recognize the name from our last installment of Chillin Like A Villain. But if you aren't up on him yet, get up on him now. He'll be hitting the road with Trinidad James later in the year, so make sure you listen to this now so all of your friends will think you were cool first, after Forte Bowie blows up. Word.

DOWNLOAD: Forte Bowie - Vice Haus

Thursday, February 14, 2013

2.7.5. Chris Travis - Side Effects EP (BRK)



The Black Raider Klan movement continues to grow. It's a trip watching these youngin's develop their sound and get better with each new release. This time around it's Memphis' own Chris Travis turn. This is a pretty damn awesome release. If you're looking for a jump off point to delve into the BRK movement, this would be a great project to start with.



Ghostface Killa & Adrian Younge - The Rise of the Ghostface Killah (single)



I've been telling everyone that was willing to listen about the potential of this album & it looks like that hype train just may be just. Adrian Younge is point blank, a musical enigma. If you haven't had the time to delve into the mans work do yourself a favor and go get your hands on Venice Dawn and Something About April. Anyways it was announced a few months back that Younge had linked up with Ghostface Killah and would release 12 Reasons to Die. Here goes the first single, which just so happens to be incredible. This project will be momentous.






Tuesday, February 12, 2013

J. Cole - Truly Yours (EP)



So apparently Cole took to twitter int he wee hours of the early morning last night to let loose of a 5-track free ep for the masses. He said that in making this new album, Born Sinner, he's recorded at least 4 albums worth of material, and these are a few of his favorite joints that ended up on the cutting room floor. So enjoy these, and the official first single for J. Cole's sophomore album will be out "this week."

DOWNLOAD: J. Cole - Truly Yours

01. Can I Holla At Ya
02. Crunch Time
03. Rise Above
04. Tears For ODB
05. Stay (2009)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

First Class - Who We Be


Because there is nothing better than shameless self promotion! Kannon and J.S. Free are First Class. LP coming soon...

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Lee Bannon - Caligula Theme Music 2.7.5. (Instrumental EP)


If you've been following my post over the years, you may know that I'm a huge Lee Bannon supporter. Over those years he's went from the soulful sample based production from Me & Marvin to chop heavy instrumentalist on Box of Toys 1&2, to this gritty & dark stylings on this nod to the BRK movement.


Download: Lee Bannon - Caligula Theme Music 2.7.5

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Curren$y - New Jet City (Mixtape)



I just dont know when this guy sleeps. New Spitta.

DOWNLOAD: Curren$y - New Jet City

01. New Jet City
02. Clear feat Jadakiss
03. Choosin feat Wiz Khalifa and Rick Ross
04. Sixten Switches Part 2
05. Three 60 feat Juicy J
06. Living for the City
07. Drive feat Young Roddy and Styles P
08. Bitch Get Up feat Juvenile
09. Coolie in the Cut feat Trademark
10. Mary
11. Purple Haze feat Lloyd and Trinidad James
12. These Bitches feat French Montana
13. Moe Chettah
14. New Program feat Young Roddy

Wrekonize - The Rooftops (Mixtape)



As Wrekonize readies his Strange Music solo debut, he gives us a collection of some new and old joints to hold us over.

DOWNLOAD: Wrekonize - The Rooftops

01. Intro
02. Vantage Point
03. Higher [Freestyle]
04. Tom Hanks (ft. Bernz)
05. Green Funyuns
06. Mighty Healthy [Freestyle]
07. Silent Partner (ft. J. NICS and Ryan Evans) [prod. Matt Harris]
08. Look At Me Now [Freestyle]
09. Deep Fried [prod. Achilles and Outer Space Eddie]
10. Goldie [Freestyle]
11. If You Wake Up (Interlude)
12. Pain (ft. Blueprint)
13. Mayday & Chardonnay
14. Leo Getz (ft. Rittz)
15. Start It Up [Freestyle]
16. One Too Many
17. Grand Master Larceny Signs Off [Skit]
18. Ohh (ft. Joell Ortiz and Rudi Goblen)
19. Of The Devil
20. Good Good Night [Freestyle]
21. Don't Stop The Music
22. Dear Suicide (The Finale) [prod. DJ Burn One]

Tinashe - Reverie (Mixtape)

So, again, I'm a little late on this one. This was released last September, but I had never heard of Tinashe (pronounced Tee-NUH-Shay) until her "Ecstasy" remix came out this past week. At which point I said to myself, "who is this incredibly attractive woman that Ive never heard of before?" And quickly found her latest project with a quick google search. That said, if you like laid back, 90's style R&B, this shit is the jam.

DOWNLOAD: Tinashe - Reverie

1.Fear Not
2.Stargazing
3.Yours
4.Slow
5.Another Me
6.Come When I Call
7.Illusions
8.Reverie
9.I'm Selfish
10.Ecstasy
11.Who Am I Working For
12.Let You Love Me (Xxyyxx Remix)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

$amhill - The Preface (EP)



Some may remember $amhill from his affiliation with The P Brothers, I know that's where I first heard him. Was glad to see he has put out a 7 track EP to hold everyone over till he puts out his full length. But what's even more awesome is how dope this EP really is. Do yourselves a favor and check it out.


Download: The Preface EP

Friday, February 1, 2013

Drake - Started from the Bottom (Single)


The Kitten Whisperer Aubs drops Started from the Bottom, which will be his first single off his Junior album which will be out later this year. This one is produced by Mike Zombie. This beat is dope.


DOWNLOAD: Drake - Started From The Bottom

Fiend - Know What Is Like (Prod by Cookin' Soul)


Mr. Woomp Woomp links back up with the Spaniards of Cookin' Soul. These guys make really good music together.


Pistol McFly & VerBS – Nuff Said (EP)


The West Coast homies VerBS & Pistol McFly, & Producer L!sted have linked up to release a 7 track EP simply entitled Nuff Said. This shit right here bangs. Be sure to grab it.


This is a rare collection of joints we have collected over the years and decided to release. Everything on here was recorded from January 2010 to February of 2011. ....drink water...these are some awesome raps.


Download: Nuff Said




Charles Bradley - Strickly Reserved For You (single)


With labels like Daptone, Numero, and Now Again, the Soul/Funk revivalist movement continues to move along. In 2011, with the release of No Time for Dreaming, Daptone introduced us to Charles Bradley, a former James Brown impersonator. His aged gritty vocals filled with raw passion and pain that came from a life of fighting for success in the music business quickly won over fans new and old. April 2nd Daptone and Bradley return for the follow up with Victim of Love. Here goes Strictly Reserved For You, the first single from the album.