Sunday, June 30, 2013

Kannon Presents - Best Of June 2013

Well folks, another month has passed, and half the year is officially over. Summer is upon us, and it's hot as shit. So it's time to break out those blenders, and make some margaritas, lay out by the pool, and throw on the Best of June 2013 mix, brought to you by Kan Diggy. This month was a fantastic month for hip hop. Not only that, but a great month for albums/mitapes. Usually I find a handful of dope singles, but struggle to find any quality albums. This month there was no short in great projects. El-P and Killer Mike released their Run The Jewels project for free, which is easily top 5 of the year so far. Freddie Gibbs released a new album now that he's free from the CTE chains. Drake announced a release date for his upcoming Nothing Was The Same album, and dropped 4 new songs in the process. Dead Poet got me obsessed with a youtube video. Asher Roth rapped on a bunch of people's beats better than they did. We got new singles from Gunplay, Jadakiss, Danny Brown and Vic Mensa. Chase N. Cache and Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire both finally impressed me. I discovered Russ, Vince Staples and Marion Write. We saw new projects from C Plus, Weerd Science, Action Bronson & DJ Mustard. And let's not forget about the June 25th Release Date Trifecta, which may have seen sales going Kanye West, J. Cole, Mac Miller, but dare I say quality went the exact opposite. Anyways, Enjoy another month of free music. If you like the songs, pick up the full projects. Until next time...

DOWNLOAD/STREAM: Kannon Presents The Best Of June 2013

01. Vic Mensa - Orange Soda
02. J. Cole ft. Kendrick Lamar - Forbidden Fruit
03. Chase N. Cache ft. Casey Veggies - Me & Mine
04. DJ Mustard ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Joe Moses - Paranoid
05. Gunplay - Bible On The Dash
06. Action Bronson ft. Wiz Khalifa - The Rockers
07. Mac Miller ft. Earl Sweatshirt - I'm Not Real
08. C Plus - West Coast OG
09. Danny Brown ft. A$AP Rocky & Zelooperz - Kush Coma
10. Jadakiss ft. The-Dream - Big Boy Dialogue
11. Freddie Gibbs - Freddie Soprano
12. Weerd Science - Red Light Juliet
13. Run The Jewels ft. Until The Ribon Breaks - Job Well Done
14. Drake ft. J. Cole - Jodeci Freestyle
15. Marion Write - Forever
16. Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire - I Was Drunk When I Wrote This
17. Asher Roth ft. King Mez & Remy Banks - Eggs Florentine
18. Vince Staples - Stuck In My Ways
19. Russ - Answer Man
20. Lapalux ft. Kerry Leatham - Without You


Thursday, June 27, 2013

C Plus - L.O.C.A.L. (Mixtape)

This last week has been a god damn good one for music. Everything that Ive checked out over the last week or so (except Yeezus) has been dope. Sacramento spitter C Plus is back with some new dope shit. Lot of production from up and coming duo Hippie Sabotage, also Ski Beatz, Chase Moore, Sledgren and more. Loyalty Over Cash And Luxury.


Vince Staples - Stolen Youth (Mixtape / Prod. by Larry Fisherman)

Ive been seeing the name Vince Staples around a little bit lately, and seeing that Q, Soul and Mac Miller fux with him, I decided to give his free 10 track mixtape a quick listen. That was 2 listens ago. Surprisingly dope tape from the kid. Mac Miller as Larry Fisherman on production. And I really dont think there is a bad track in the 10. Even the intro and outro are dope. Give this one a spin.

DOWNLOAD: Vince Staples - Stolen Youth

01. Intro
02. Fantoms (ft. Joey Fatts)
03. Heaven (ft. Hardo & Mac Miller)
04. Guns & Roses
05. Back Sellin' Crack (ft. ScHoolboy Q)
06. Stuck In My Ways
07. Killin' Y'all (ft. Ab-Soul)
08. Thought About You
09. Sleep (ft. Dash, Ab-Soul & Mac Miller)
10. Outro

Nico Segal - Donnie Trumpet (Mixtape)

Nico Segal, formerly of the Chicago crew Kids These Days, drops off his debut jazz ep under the pseudonym Donnie Trumpet. Vic Mensa is all over this shit too, so it's tough to really call it "Jazz," but you know. Besides, there are few things doper than when Jazz and Hip Hop collide.

DOWNLOAD: Nico Segal - Donnie Trumpet

Tito Lopez - Y.O.U. (Mixtape)

New shit from Tito Lopez. Dude has crazy potential, so I'm excited to check this new one out. "Diamonds & Whips" goes hard.

DOWNLOAD: Tito Lopez - Y.O.U

01. Black Dude Spanish Name
02. What About Me
03. Bobbejonsun
04. Tryna Get On
05. Steve (Interlude)
07. Back and Forth
08. Y.O.U.
09. Grandmama (Interlude)
10. Diamonds & Whips
11. Niggas Bleed
12. Take A Trip
13. The Horns
14. The Beginning (Kheperah)
15. Re-Lax

Asher Roth - Greehouse Effect Vol. 2 (Mixtape)

New Asher shit. Along the lines of his first Greenhouse Effect tape, meaning he's rocking over a lot of other people's beats. And the songs are usually like 2 minutes long. But word. Kid has flows and schemes for days, so this is still a dope little jammy jam. Check it.

DOWNLOAD: Asher Roth - Greenhouse Effect Vol. 2

1.Maybe I Dont Wanna (ft. Tom Petty, SWV & The Beach Boys)
4.Party Girl (ft. Lil Wayne)
5.Pass That Dutch
6.Females Welcome
8.Treat Me Like Fire
9.Apples & Bananas
12.Eggs Florentine (ft. King Mez & Remy Banks)
13.Pop Radio
14.Pearly Gates
15.Monday Free
18.Blurred Lines
19.Girlscout Cookies
21.Fuck Up Da Fun
22.Actin Up (ft. Rye Rye, Justin Bieber & Chris Brown)
23.Lil Butt

El-P & Killer Mike - Run The Jewels (Free Album)

Killer Mike. El Producto. Easily one of the illest pieces of music Ive heard this year. And it's free. So you have no excuse.

DOWNLOAD: El-P & Killer Mike - Run The Jewels

01. Run The Jewels
02. Banana Clipper (ft. Big Boi)
03. 36″ Chain
04. DDFH
05. Sea Legs
06. Job Well Done (ft. Until The Ribbon Breaks)
07. No Come Down
08. Get It
09. Twin Hype Back (ft. Prince Paul as Chest Rockwell)
10. A Christmas Fucking Miracle

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Dom Kennedy - Never (Single)

I slept on Dom for a long time. His Yellow album was one of my favorites of last year....and the wave continues with this jam. Slab music!

iNDEED - Purp US (Single)

Since we're on the Country Rap Tunes tip, here goes a new vibed out cut from 5Points iNDEED. As per usual this shit is some summertime smooth shit.

DeLorean - Grace (mixtape)

Every now and again my anticipation for an album will get so big that I just refuse to listen to any singles from it. This happened to be one of those times. Houston spitter DeLorean put out a sneak peak of the title track a few months back....and it was such a dope track I immediately went into fasting mode and refused to play any other single he put out. Today is a good day though folks...his Grace tape has finally dropped. It comes equipped with bangers from producers like DJ Burn One, Big K.R.I.T., Ty Real, among a handful of others. Be sure to check this shit out.


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Nico Segal (aka Donnie Trumpet) ft. Chance The Rapper & Vic Mensa - Zion (Video)

Nico Segal, formerly of Chicago jazz/hip hop/rock/everything group Kids These Days, drops off a new teaser video for a joint called "Zion" from his upcoming solo album Donnie Trumpet, out June 25th.

Russ - The Edge (Mixtape)

Producer/Emcee Russ from the DIEMON collective drops off his new project. I'm listening to is as I type this. And it's ridiculously good. So stop sleeping and grab this immediately.

DOWNLOAD: Russ - The Edge

Emilio Rojas - No Shame...No Regrets (Mixtape)

New tape from Emilio. Grab the free version below, or head to iTunes to cop the deluxe edition with 2 extra bonus joints.

DOWNLOAD: Emilio Rojas - No Shame...No Regrets

Monday, June 3, 2013

Vic Mensa - Orange Soda (Video)

Former front man of Chicago Jazz/Hip Hop crew "Kids These Days," and Chance the Rapper's BFF, Vic Mensa drops a new video for a track from his upcoming mixtape, Innanetape. Stay Tuned for a release date. Also, this kid looks too young to know about Keenan And Kel. Am I crazy? That shit was poppin when I was a kid, and this dude is like 8 years younger than me...

Yellaman - Black & Milds (prod by Heartbeatz)

One of the fastest rising artiest on the kid peezy's radar....yella stays putting in work. Maaaaan this is the joint right now. Smoke & Ride will be out soon enough. I'd also like to add them over seas kids is really putting in work on these country shit lately. Props.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Kannon Presents... The Best Of May 2013

Another month, Another collection of music. This was actually a good month for music. Lots of dope shit. Also, a ton of music came out this month that I still haven't gotten around to listening to yet, so I imagine next month will be dope as well haha. This month we heard the first single from Slaughterhouse's upcoming album. AZ returned to music. I turned in my late pass for that DJ Nu-Mark album, and some british dude named Bonobo. Raashan Ahmad proved he can still make dope music without Crown City Rockers. theWHOevers continue to make ridiculously good soul-infused hip hop. We got the first official single from the El-P/Killer Mike collective know as Run The Jewels. Black Hippy made the most listenable version of UOENO. I discovered M.I, Murph Watkins, and New Zealand DJ/producer P-Money. Oh, and Thaione Davis is still alive. Enjoy the free shit, I'll see yall again next month.


01. Black Hippy - UOENO Remix
02. Chance The Rapper ft. Nosaj Thing - Paranoia
03. Tito Lopez ft. Trae Tha Truth & Jaamel - Diamonds & Whips
04. Slaughterhouse - Housegang
05. Nipsey Hussle - Smokin With My Stylist
06. Bonobo ft. Erykah Badu - Heaven For The Sinner
07. AZ - We Movin
08. M.I ft. OnCue - Write It Down
09. Murph Watkins ft. Nick Astro - Glory Box
10. Gilbere Forte ft. Active Child - Nolita
11. P-Money ft. MOP - The Hardest
12. theWHOevers - Roll Of The Dice
13. Thaione Davis - Hold Me Down
14. Run The Jewels - Get It
15. Raashan Ahmad ft. Homeboy Sandman - No No No
16. Dom O Briggs - Ol' Cuffin Ass
17. Scotty ft. Trinidad James - Conversations On That Brown
18. DJ Nu-Mark ft. J-Live, Erica Dee & M3 - Tonight
19. Wale ft. Sam Dew - Love/Hate Thing
20. Kidz In The Hall - Ridin' Clean