Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Kanye West: Devil In A New Dress (Unofficial Video)



I hate to use the word "dope" so much... but damn this video was dope! Directed by a young filmmaker by the name of Yonie. Chick has some cool tats too.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Murs & 9th Wonder: I Used to Love Her (Again)



Directed by Jon Maztck. From the Murs & 9th Wonder album Fornever.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: My Oh My
























"Dave Niehaus was not only the voice of the Seattle Mariners, he was the voice of my childhood. Some of my most prized memories, growing up as a kid, are accompanied with his voice narrating the moment. He was more than just another radio announcer. His on-air personality was so genuine, that you had a sense who the man was and what he stood for, by simply listening to him call a game.

I understand that people might not know Niehaus. A large portion of my fan base either lives outside of the Northwest, are too young to have listened to him, or just not a fan of baseball. I get it. But I believe that as musicians, it’s our responsibility to pay homage to the people that made us who we are. For me, Niehaus was an imperative part of not only my upbringing, but of Seattle’s unique history and culture. From his signature “My oh my” catch phrase, to the heart and passion that exuded from the radio, his presence will be greatly missed by the community. And for those of you outside of the area, hopefully you’ll listen and get a glimpse of not only a Town legend, but one of the greatest announcers to ever have ever called a game."

Mistah F.A.B. - Boom Bap
























Off Fab’s upcoming project, I Found My Backpack, dropping January 14th.

Murs x Black Hippy



Setbacks drops 1/11/11.

Curren$y: Hold On ft. Young Roddy & Trademark Da Skydiver



Off Pilot Talk 2. Jammin' out!

Laws: Run Away



No this is not another take on Ye's song (it just has the same name). Official Music Video for "Run Away" from the 4:57 & 5:01 Mixtapes. I'm diggin' the beat and I like the concept of rapping from a rappers point of view! Who woulda thought?

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Red Cafe: Certified



First set of visuals off Red Cafe's EP "Above The Cloudz", due to drop January 1st. I just posted this because of the Simple Minds sample.

Curren$y: Daze of Thunder



Directed By Jonah Schwartz, here’s the latest visuals from Spitta. "No square shall enter the circle of winners". Return to the Winner’s Circle coming soon!

Show Tufli: Party After 2 Remix
























Tufli jams over Sheek Louch’s Def Jam single for the latest installment of Tufli Tuesdays.

Kendrick Lamar x CurT@!n$ x ScHoolboy Q: Live Again



Off Schoolboy Q’s upcoming mixtape, Setbacks.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Florence + The Machine: You've Got The Love



One of my current favorites. Such an amazing song. I had no idea this was a cover (originally by The Source ft. Candi Station). A year and a day ago they posted this video so i figured I'd re-post it on here.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fashawn: In The Rain

















Week #5 of Fashawn's Sunday School series for Higher Learning 2 featuring his Grizzly City counterparts Bravo and Grafik. Produced by Hecktik.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Beirut: Nantes (A Take Away Show )



Un de plus. ""And I'll gamble away my fright. And I'll gamble away my time. And in a year, a year or so, this will slip into the sea".

Architecture in Helsinki: Heart It Races (A Take Away Show)



Another video from La Blogotheque that I enjoy. I'm so stoked on these videos right now! I love the drums on this joint! 1:13-1:22 is inspiring me to move to Paris haha.

Aloe Blacc: You Make Me Smile x Use Me (A Tack Away Show)



These Take Away Shows that La Blogotheque do are so dope! Aloe Blacc has an amazing voice! The old school camera lens used while shooting this (at least that's what it looks like they used) goes perfectly with his sound and voice. I love the concept of bringing music like this to a public place. This whole video makes me smile. The Bill Withers cover at the end is the cherry on top.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Asher Roth: Break Bread (prod. Nottz)














Asher Roth and Nottz’ collaborative EP is going to be a free offering that drops sometime after X-Mas. Sick ass beat.

Kendrick Lamar: Look Out For Detox



Visuals.

Who'd They Sample? Saturdays: Show Tufli- Jap Scene



Produced by Sha-Liek. Sample from Nujabes ft. Minmi "Song of Four Seasons" (ending theme for samurai champloo).

Dee Goodz: Lisa Lopes



The Nashville heavy hitter drops this fire off his upcoming Floetic Justice 2 project, set to drop next month. Impressed.

Stalley: Hercules



First set of visuals from Stalley’s upcoming Lincoln Way Nights project.

Show Tufli: V.I.P.
























Such an ill beat.

Kendrick Lamar & Schoolboy Q: 6'7" Freestyle



Better than the original. Hands down.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Doppelgangaz: Demons Instrumental



Grimmy beat! Dope Filbert sample to haha! Tell me what other hip-hop blogs pay that close attention too tracks?!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Big K.R.I.T.- Can't Be All



Big K.R.I.T. talks about life's experiences over this timeless outkast jawnt off Jonnyshipes GoodTalk Vol.9 Hosted by Big K.R.I.T.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Chuuwee: Post Mortem



This kid from Sac is no joke! Fire! "I kick a style like Jackie, Jet and Chuck Norris, the coldest, still i'm hot as Pensacola when my pencil get to rollin'." His delivery... so ill. And the beat... so laid back.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Blu & Exile: Seasons



Poetry. "Can we transfer, revelations born from the madness, ashes to ashes, no more classics." The Tom Waits sample is dope! Check below for sample.

Movin' On Up


















Just got done moving. Internet finally came through... I'll start updating the site with new material tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Kno: La Petite Mort (Come Die With Me)



Visuals.

Kendrick Lamar: Michael Jordan ft. School Boy Q



New Kendrick Lamar visuals off his O(verly) D(edicated) tape.

Monday, November 29, 2010

TiRon Eats An 8 x 8 From In & Out



TiRon decided to order an 8 x 8 from In & Out Burger. 8 Patties, 8 Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato & Special Sauce. Haha no point to this one but I love me some In-N-Out!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Kno: Graveyard ft. Sheisty Khrist



From Kno of CunninLynguists' solo debut album "Death Is Silent". I'm not really sold on this one... too much punchline rappin' in my opinion.

Nipsey Hu$$le: Keys to the City

















Second single off Hu$$le's debut album, South Central State of Mind, due out December 21st.

Curren$y: Talking Fly ep.3



Curren$y talks about work in the "sandbox". "I can think now".

Friday, November 26, 2010

Wiz Khalifa: Real Estate

















Another new track from the Taylor Gang rapper. Hopefully he sticks to tracks like this and not attempting to freestyle on radio shows... even though I give him credit for spitting off top and not coming with premeditated material.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

QuEST: Samba Thelonious Theory



"The Greedy Anorexics art collective take a moment to showcase the slick rhyming style of American rapper QuEST and his track "Samba Thelonious Theory" from the up and Coming Project THE REASON: A DEFENSE MECHANISM.
We chose this song because we relate to creative wordplay melodic sounding and wanted to share what good music can help a team create.
We cranked up the volume, kicked back and fell in love with the song instantly; the beat took us back so the video features vintage visuals almost like a video from the late 80's early 90's and some psychedelic graffiti painted by The Greedy Anorexics very own Sir Mone, Dfine, Kojey Radical, Kelz, Chris, Astro, Scooch one, Shucks One "The Idiot" and Tizer."

Jay Rock: Diary Of A Broke N*gga ft. Kendrick Lamar & Giddy



Guess when Jay Rock’s mixtape titled Black Friday drops?

Flying Lotus: GNG BNG (rmx) ft. Blu



Directed by Ruff Mercy and produced by Flying Lotus. I heard it through the grapevine that this joint is gonna be apart of Blu's No York album. We'll see.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fashawn: Pass the Cohiba



Video of "Pass The Cohiba" from Fashawn's "Grizzly City 3" mixtape that dropped August 2010. Produced by Hecktik. Directed by Jon Rezonable.

Curren$y: Talking Fly ep.2



Curren$y talks about his Michael Knight action figure being recalled when he was a child haha.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fashawn: Dark Fantasy Freestyle

















Normally it gets annoying when rappers all rap on the same beat but I like this choice by Fashawn. It shows how versatile he can be. Higher Learning 2 coming soon.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Jay-Z on The Howard Stern Show


Jay-Z on Howard Stern 11-15-2010 - Part 1

Hov has had some real good interviews as of late (to plug his new book Decoded). Real entertaining stuff here. Hit the jump for the rest of the interview.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Who'd They Sample? Saturdays: Dom Kennedy- Locals Only



How dope is it that Dom sampled a Super Nintendo RPG game from the mid-90's?! Around the 1:43 mark is where the sample kicks in. How do these dudes find these beats to sample? Genius.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Kendrick Lamar: Look Out For Detox



K-Dot decides to spazz out following Dr. Dre's co-sign! "Tell the Government come shoot me ni***, cuz I'm goin' out with a fist raised and a fist full of money give it to the 5th grade, drink a 5th of Hennessy and then take another fade with a democratic politician from C-A, they don't wanna see a b-l-a-c-k make us some scratch like a Hall of Fame DJ, give us some free J’s, put us in the pj’s, now we in the county jail callin' for a 3 way." Got damn his flow is ill! Taking a sip of his drink mid way through the song haha.

Curren$y: Talking Fly ep.1



Curren$y talks about working with Ski Beatz. I like what he was saying about most producers and how Ski is different.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Get Fitted At The Krate

















If you ever find your self strolling through the vibrant and unique downtown Santa Cruz and are in dire need of putting together a nice fit then The Krate is definitely your spot. In my case I go shoveling through all the old school caps that they get in every week. My inner child is released every time I try on one of their old school NBA snapbacks. The Krate can be described as a classy and well collected spot to get your streetwear on. Back a couple months ago when I was feening for a Stussy shirt I knew The Krate would be able to feed my addiction for classic brands. Other brands that they carry consist of (but not limited to) HUF, 10 Deep, Rebel 8, Manifest, Upper Playground, Crooks & Castles and Staple Design. They also got a nice selection of vintage Starter jackets that I'm totally diggin'. Another great perk of the store is that both the owners are laid back and always willing to strike up a convo. They also have art exhibits held in the store from time to time which I look forward to checking out. From the old school tracks that play throughout the store while you shop, to the copious amount of boomboxes, used as decor, laden in every which way, you're bound to enjoy your experience. Be sure to check out their website thekrate.com
and make sure to hit the jump for more photos.


Way Back Wednesdays: Goodie Mob- Beautiful Skin



This soulful joint by Goodie Mob (in case you were wondering their name acts as a double backronym, GOOD DIE Mostly Over Bullshit) comes off of their 1998 album titled Still Standing. When I first heard this I couldn't help but compare it to "Mind Sex" by Dead Prez and "Brown Skin" by Black Star (both amazing songs in their own respect). Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Naledge: Player of the Century ft. Freddie Gibbs



Visuals.

A Celebration of Micheal Larsen



"Last Tuesday, November 9, 2010, a capacity-filled crowd gathered at First Avenue to celebrate the life of Mikey "eyedea" Larsen. The evening spanned five hours to which many people donated their time, energy and talent. It was a dedication in its truest form and a tribute that will not be forgotten. The Fans, friends, peers and family joined together in the First Avenue main room to show their support, love and dedication to a person we all miss dearly."

Deejay Punctual: Railroad Mix
























Local spin master Deejay Punctual graces us with an exclusive mix of old school, underground and instrumental tracks. Hiero, Nas, Nujabes, Slug and Mad Skillz are some of the word sayers you can expect to hear. Enjoy!



Railroad Mix by Deejay Punctual

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Kanye West On the Today Show


What a tool Matt Lauer is. "I want you to just look at his face." What a weird way to talk to someone. And what's the big deal about GWB's face? Like he's expressing a whole bunch of emotion with that look. Frankly I didn't see any emotion from him or his facial expressions. I totally agree with what Kanye said about not needing to be prompted by the clip. "Pre looking at his face". Haha! As far as the rest of the video you can be the judge.

Kanye West: Chain Heavy ft.Talib Kweli & Consequence
























I think I've been spoiled by previous G.O.O.D. Friday joints. Just not feelin' this one. But who knows maybe you'll dig it? The cover art is dope though!

Who'd They Sample? Saturdays: Big K.R.I.T.- I Ain't Shit



I never imagined when I started doing an underground hip-hop website a few years back that I'd be posting a Lil Kim song but sure enough... This beat is smooth! This track is off Kim's 1996 album titled "Hard Core". Kim actually sampled Soul Mann & The Brothers song "Bumpy's Lament" (who Dre used for his song Xxplosive). And despite the fact that some of you may hate on Kim, she's on of the best female MC's of all-time (sorry to my 5th grade teacher who told me to never start a sentence with "and"). Never a flaw!

Friday, November 12, 2010

J. Cole: Friday Night Lights Mixtape















































The highly anticipated and slighty delayed (for those who were expecting it to drop at midnight last night) J. Cole mixtape is here! I heard there were websites that literally got shut down temporarily due to the mass amounts of people flooding in for this. I'm bumping it right now. So far SO good! Download and stream the tape down below.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Zion-I: Birds Eye View



One of my favorite songs by my man Zumbi. Shouts to One Night Music.

J. Cole: In The Morning ft. Drake

























Rolling Stone just released this one to the masses. Mellow & smooth! I thought Drake was doing that raspy voice because he wanted to sound like he just woke up (in the morning) but I guess it's rumored that he had a soar throat when this was recorded.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Kid Cudi: Journey of Mr. Rager



This is the documentary that is included with the deluxe edition of Man On The Moon 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager. I'm about to give the cd it's first spin...

Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y: Huey Newton



As I mentioned on last weeks RRHH Radio show, these two work so well together. I guess Wiz's recent arrest isn't gonna slow him down!

Dom Kennedy: Locals Only



Second official video off "From The Westside, With Love" shot by Brandon Dimmit and directed by Bryant Robinson, for The Topshelf Company. Damn! "They use to say nah Dom he is not no keeper, yeah them songs cool but nah he ain't got no heaters, then I went home, we ain't got one neither."

J. Cole: Friday Night Lights Trailer



Dropping Friday! For those of you who don't embrace contractions, I can not wait for this one!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Kendrick Lamar on MTV Sucker Free Sunday



My man Kendrick gettin' some shine!

Fashawn: Bart Simpson



This is the official "Bart Simpson" music video from Fashawn. The video features cameos from pro skateboarders Pierre-Luc Gagnon (PLG) as well as Danny Mayer, who produced the track. The Grizzly City 3 Mixtape is out now.

J.Cole: Purple Rain



In anticipation for Friday Night Lights dropping this Friday, J. Cole let loose of this record that will not be featured on the project.

Big K.R.I.T. - I Ain't Shit



GoodTalk vol.9: Curve Your Enthusiasm, dropping December 1st! Can't wait! Sounds like Krizzle sampled Dre's Xxplosive track for this joint.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunspot Jonz: Black Fantasia



"New video from Sunspot Jonz off of the Factor "13 Stories album. In this video he plays "The Beyonder" a character made famous in Marvel Comic Book's "The Secret Wars". The name "Black Fantasia" is also the name of part 2 in the "Galaxy of Dreams" album series due out soon."

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Kanye West: Looking For Trouble ft. Pusha T, Big Sean, CyHi Da Prynce & J. Cole

























Another 'Ye joint? Why not!?! J. Cole gets his wish to work with Kanye. Not really feelin' Big Sean on track with 'Ye. Also it's not the soulful type of beat that I've been diggin' from Kanye on his G.O.O.D. Fridays but it's free music so you can't really complain!

Who'd They Sample? Saturdays: Kanye West- Devil in a New Dress



Kanye sampled Smokey Robinson & The Miracles song "Will You Still Love Me" for his soulful joint. The sample appears @ the 2:07 mark. Still playing that Kanye cut on a regular basis.

Rail Road Hip Hop Radio



















RRHH Radio is back and better than ever! Got some G.R.E.A.T. music for you guys so hopefully you enjoy.
EDIT: I noticed a small glitch in-between the first two songs but I spent way too much time on this already. Fixing it at this point is not an option. F#$* computer programs!

Rail Road Hip Hop Radio 11/6/10 by railroadhiphop

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Atmosphere: The Best Day



"Our friend, artist & sexy merch guy Isaac took photos on tour of our friends. We took those photos and made this video for "Best Day" off the new double ep To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy. If you haven't picked up a copy yet make sure you grab it from Fifth Element, your local indy music store, iTunes or Amazon."

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Actual Proof: Super Genius ft. Cutlass Reid, Skewby, Naledge, Add-2, Kendrick Lamar, Brittany Street, The Kid Daytona & Laws (prod. 9th Wonder)



This track is from Act Proof's upcoming freEP Genius: The Talented 10th, dropping soon. Super dope line-up!

Brother Ali: Breakin' Dawn



Brother Ali & Rhymesayers bring you "Breakin' Dawn" the second official video off of Ali's latest album Us.

Kanye West: The Joy ft. Pete Rock, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield & Kid Cudi
























Late on posting this cuz my computer got a virus! Ironically the virus cam from a Pam Grier picture. Anyways got damn! This song is so ill! "Gave her a handshake only for my man's sake, she in her birthday suit cause of the damn cake, now there's crumbs all over the damn place, said she want me to cum all over her damn face."Haha damn 'Ye's been on lyrically. "So next time you see me on your fallopian, though the jewelry's Egytian, know the hunger's Ethiopian."


Friday, October 29, 2010

L.E.$. – Grippin’ Grain ft. Big K.R.I.T.



Visuals from the Southern emcee’s "The Beautiful Struggle tape", which is currently out. Props for using this Willie Hutch sample (off his song Mack's Stroll). Usher sampled it for his song "Superstar" and Nipsey Hussle also used this beat for his song "The Best". Such a good beat! "Candy coated like Mike & Ike, flippin' screens like Vanna White." KRIT was smooth on this!

Phil Ade: Toast 2 Life x Borderline



Off that Letterman tape.

KiD CuDi: Marijuana



Produced by Dot Da Genuis off of Man On The Moon II: Legend Of Mr. Rager.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Way Back Wednesdays: Mobb Deep- Shook Ones Part II



Shook Ones Part II is the lead single off Mobb Deep's 1995 album "The Infamous". The song is told from the perspective of youths in the inner-city fighting for territory and in turn financial gains. Why can't rap be like this anymore?!

Wiz Khalifa On Prop 19



Mmmm not real sure about this one.... what's your guys' opinions on Prop 19?

Curren$y: Pilot Talk 2 (Preview)



Spitta's back at it! Dropping November 23rd. J.E.T.S.

Souls of Mischief: Won One



New visuals off of the album "Montezumas Revenge".

Kanye West: Blame Game ft. John Legend & Pusha T (Snippet)



When I saw this flick in it's entirety this scene and song stuck out for me. Love it. The sample is Aphex Twin "Avril 14th."

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Skeme: Pistols and Palm Trees Mixtape










































Inglewoods Skeme drops his 2nd Official Mixtape "Pistols & Palm Trees" featuring Tyga, Dom Kennedy, Kendrick Lamar, Ty$ and production from the likes of Boi-1da, Hit-Boy, Roosevelt & More.


The Incomparable Shakespeare: Wonderwall



I posted this joint a while back and now there's visuals to go with the words. Directed by Matt Charof, cinematography by Matt Charof & Ryan John Lee and edited by Caitlin Diaz. FREE DOWNLOAD of the British Invasion: http://www.djbooth.net/index/mixtapes...

Soulkast: Première salve (Produced by DJ Premier)



This is pretty dope! I was just bumpin' me some Akhenaton earlier today, wondering when I was gonna come across some more legit French hip-hop. This beat is premo!

Kendrick Lamar: Right On Time Conscience ft. Bj The Chicago Kid



Visuals.

Eyedea Live in San Diego (Unreleased)



"This is never before seen footage of eyedea (circa 2000-2001) in san diego @ the scene(shout-out 2 chongo). i've been holding onto to this footage for almost 10 years and not shown anyone.

my intentions at the time (mid-late 90's) was to document new artist/eyedea at the start of their career, and then again years later to make a documentary on them.

i will post more performance/behind the scenes/interviews/breakdancing footage of eyedea in the near future." R.I.P.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lamont Carey: She Says She Loves Me



During the interview I did with Kendrick Lamar I asked him about this piece that's at the end of his song "Opposites Attract". He couldn't remember the name or title of the piece... I punched in a couple of the lines into google and blam! Enjoy!

Kanye West: Runaway (Short Film)



I thought this 'Ye flick was dope. I'm glad the narrating by Nicki Minaj was short-lived. I know a lot of people are gonna try and knock this and say that "this isn't music", but I feel like that was the exact point of this film. To not be afraid of something different. I really like what Kanye said about the news. Good stuff. Oh and Selita Ebanks? Wow. With that being said I say step outside the box and enjoy!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Nike Nando: The CarryOut 2




I'm late on this one! Been sitting in my inbox for too long. Procrastination... "On December 27, 2007, the DMV & the country were introduced to “Nike” Nando Garcia and his mixtape entitled “TheCarryOut”. Since then Nando has released numerous classic projects due to his consistancy and dedication. Nando has gotten to travel to places he never dreamed because of his talent and potential, and he plans on doing more and leaving a lasting impact and impression with the release of his 6th solo mixtape “TheCarryOut2″. Joining forces with TheHipHopUpdate.com, illvibes-dmv.com and DJ Soundwave this mixtape will be nothing short of greatness showing the constant evolution of a person striving to be the best he can be in a cold and harsh business without losing their way. In due time you will know that Nando is not your fly by night rapper…He lives his music and in the proccess has poured his blood,sweat,and tears in wanting to become more than just a “local rapper”. His performances…amazing…if you have never been to a show you are missing out on some of the greatest emcee skills for a up-and-coming artist in his begining stages. With that being said, you should really take notice at what is about to take place because everyone wants to be apart of something before it becomes larger than life. So take a seat grab your popcorn and enjoy the movie!"

Who'd They Sample? Saturdays: Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y- Checkpoint



Always liked this joint by Wiz and Spitta. Barry White was the producer/ writer for the sample they used.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

FETV: Grieves Interview Part One Of Two



"Grieves & Budo are hard at work on the upcoming Rhymesayers album, Together Apart. Yet, they are still not slowing their pace and made time to tour with Atmosphere, as well as their own headline dates. With that momentum in full swing, it seemed like a perfect time to talk to Grieves about his history and where he is going next."

EDIT: Part Deux below


Blu: Life of a Lover (Unreleased Verse)



Self explanatory. Just listen.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Kendrick Lamar Interview

A couple weeks ago I sat down with Kendrick Lamar right before he opened up for Tech N9ne . This is a three part interview that in total is around 30 minutes long. Not too many dudes in the rap game are willing to sit down and have a lengthy conversation about hip-hop and such. K-Dot's a different breed. Make sure to check Kendrick out on his Facebook and his Twitter.

In part one Kendrick Lamar discusses his Monster Freestyle, touches on the legend that is Dash Snow, and he also speaks on the songs "R.O.T.C" and "Average Joe".



In part 2 Kendrick speaks on smoking weed, talks about how it was working with Murs and Dom Kennedy, crying in the booth for his new song "Make My City Proud", he mentions he'd like to work with Bilal, Andre 3000, Floetry, Erykah Badu and what to expect next from Black Hippy.



In part 3 K-Dot speaks on the "justice" system, the music industry and how he feels about it, the West Coast hip-hop scene and his new album.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Macklemore: Otherside Remix ft. Fences



"With sparse piano, a backing choir and strings, Macklemore and Mansfield’s stories are exposed. Two young artists who have struggled with addiction and are producing their best work sober, have crossed genres to create one of the most innovative collaborations of the year. The song that served as rehabilitation for not only Macklemore but fans alike, is heightened by Mansfield’s crisp confessional improving upon what was already a heart-aching anthem." Dope! Great emotion! Great colab! Definitely diggin' it.

Lee Bannon x Chuuwee: Like This ft. Zumbi of Zion I



Music from Lee Bannon & Chuuwee featuring Zumbi of Zion I from their upcoming project, HNR (Hot N Ready).

Sunday, October 17, 2010

DJ Grandmama: Brown Skin



Ladies who inspire get mixtapes. I happened to get inspired a few months back and this is the result.

R.I.P. Eyedea

One of the Twin Cities most talented artists has passed away. Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen, of Rhymesayers, died early this morning, just a month away from his 29th birthday.

It is said that his mother, Kathy Averill, found him this morning. Here are her words via facebook.

"It is with great pain and sadness that I tell you my son Mikey (Eyedea) has passed away," she wrote on his personal Facebook page. "At this time we kindly request your respect and our privacy as we process this devastating loss. On behalf of Mikey's family, close friends and fans, thank you."



"You say life sucks so you refuse to touch tomorrow, read my bumper sticker it says death is better cuz it sucks and swallows." Here's to Eyedea touching tomorrow and beyond.

Curren$y x Fiend: Flying Iron



The official video for Curren$y & Fiend's collab track "Flying Iron" which leaked earlier this year. Pilot Talk 2 is on the way! The sample is The Menahan Street Band "Tired of Fighting" (CuDi sampled them earlier this year for his song "Solo Dolo").

Ski Beatz: Blue & Green ft. Nesby Phips



From the up-coming Ski Beatz collection of Miles Davis remixes. Directed by Dennis Feitos.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Big L & Jay-Z Freestyle On Stretch & Bobbito Show Extended Unreleased 10min Version



What was once seven minutes and cut off is ten minutes and in full! Classic freestyle! I know a lot of people like L's bars but this line from Hov stands out the most for me, "Your screaming, "Jesus Christ," he's back, And God knows he can rap, Me and L put rhythm on the map, So give him his dap, And me, I just take mine, Gimme those, gimme this, gimme that, fuck that." He's delivery was ill on that last little barrage of lines!

Genesis: I Just want to be a Writer (A Note to Pharrell)



"Russell McGee aka Genesis is a songwriter/ghost writer that grew up in the 7 city area in Virginia. He has worked with an aray of talented artist and has written many underground hits. He released a mixtape to show his clients his hip-hop side and planned on keeping it underground. Pressure from fans/clients of the music pushed him to re-release the mixtape to the public and write several more. "Grey Skies" (re-leased july 12th 2010), "Grey Skies 2" (dropping October 2010), R&B mixtape (not yet titled), and a Rock mixtape (not yet titled). One of the tracks (titled: "note to pharrell" off of the "Grey Skies 2" mixtape) somehow unintentionally made it to Virginia Beachs local radio station 103 Jamzs Battle on da Block hosted by DJ Bee. Additionally, the track won the battle daily by popular votes for nearly a month. This popular track gave him a little accidental fame in the 757 area. He created this track to hopefully reach out to one of the most successful producers from VA Beach, Pharrell. Brenner after hearing the song was inspired to shoot a video for the writer. There are many moves being made behind the scenes, but are left out of this BIO per request by Genesis." Smooth!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A-TRAK: Ray Ban Vision ft. CyHI da Prynce



The beat's pretty sick and Kanye endorsed it... fuck it.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Schoolboy Q: Kamikaze



Another banger from a Black Hippy member! Be on the lookout for an interview in the next few days that I did with Kendrick Lamar.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

KiD CuDi: Erase Me Ft. Kanye



CuDi as Hendrix? McLovin? Bubble gum rap? Yes. Ummm.... next!

Eligh: Miss Busdriver (Rachel)



This is the first single from Eligh's GreyCrow album (dropping November 9th). Everybody's always hypin' The Grouch but I think Eligh is and always has been better. He's a real soulful cat.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Curren$y: Audio Dope 2



Track trafficking. The concept behind this video is nice! The chicks packin' up the tapes is a dope idea. I think that's dude from The Heirs that makes a cameo. Directed by Jonah Schwartz . Pilot Talk in stores now. Pilot Talk 2 in stores Nov. 16

Grieves: Shadow of a Giant



"Shadow of a Giant" is a short film by Clement & Co. featuring Grieves, an artist recently signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment. Filmed entirely during the Las Vegas stop in his recent tour with Atmosphere, "Shadow of a Giant" documents Grieves as he comments on the tour, how his signing with Rhymesayers has affected him and his expectations for his future releases. This four-minute film encapsulates the artist as he comes to grips with the shift from being a respected tour musician with a cult following to a representative of what URB Magazine calls the "best label of the decade". Produced by Clement & Co. and directed by John Bollozos."

TiRon: Down



Directed by Calmatic off that MSTRD tape. In this simplistic video TiRon kicks those rhymes while waiting for his bus. I dig it.

Murs - 3:16 (Live at Lincoln Hall)



Murs performing "3:16" live in Chicago at Lincoln Hall on May 12th 2010.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Doppelgangaz: Doppelgang Affiliation





















Another fresh joint from The Doppelgangaz. They just have this early 90's feel to them thats dope!
"Gregg Popovich pothole face." Nice!

<a href="http://thedoppelgangaz.bandcamp.com/track/doppelgang-affiliation">Doppelgang Affiliation by The Doppelgangaz</a>

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Who'd They Sample? Saturdays: Diz Gibran- Impossible



Beautiful piece of music. "A map is more unreal than where you've been, or how you feel, and it's impossible to tell, how important someone was, and what he might have missed out on, and how he might have changed it all, and how you might have changed it all for him." She killed it on this live version!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mar: Single



The Netherlands covers Lil Wayne’s Single as part of his monthly Mar Variations series. Nice.

eLZhi: Art of Patterns/ Motown 25



"eL breaks down a "one syllable, eight pattern, with a rhyme inside a rhyme". The example used is the opening line in his "Motown 25 record."

Ask A Rapper ft. Freddie Gibbs



Freddie Gibbs sits down with XXL and answers some questions from randoms off the street Paul Mooney style. "Nobody want nobody fu**in' there daughter, whether you a fu**in' rapper, the butcher, the baker or the candle stick maker. I don't give a fu**. I Don't want nobody fu**in' my daughter Joe." Haha!

Pt. Deux



"You don't want that when you tryin' to go get your little, you know, white girl mocha latte shit ya'll be gettin'."

J. Cole: Relaxation ft, Omen & Fashawn



Beat is so smooth! J.Cole has been coming out with fire lately! "Damn thought weed supposed to calm you down, but I'm so high I could palm two clouds."

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Kanye West Power/Runaway SNL



There was a time when Kanye lost me for a minute. But the music he's been coming up with lately has been blowing me away! He's so constant with his work and yet so creative. Each one of Kanye's pieces brings a uniqueness unparalleled to anything else these days. And what about Pusha T? He's been rushing back onto the scene lately.

Gilbere Forte: Dog Days Are Over (Yeasayer Remix)



For some reason I'm in a indie/ambient/alternative mood. Anyways Illadelphia representer Gilbere Forte' goes over the Yeasayer synth-rock remix of Florence and the Machine's "Dog Days Are Over."

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Very Best: Julia



The video for “Julia” (vocals by Esau Mwamwaya, emceeing by Mo Ladi and production from Radioclit), is from their debut album The Warm Heart of Africa. Radioclit? What a sick name for a producer! This beat bangs!

Gucci Mane: That’s All (Brenton Duvall Remix)



Not a Gucci Mane fan but the up and coming producer Brenton Duvall did his thing on this one.

Drumming Washing Machine



This is awesome! After having watched that video I feel like I just left a pep rally. I feel like this washing machine could easily co-star along side of Drumline's "lead actor" Nick Cannon. I wonder if the machine has a hip-hop setting?

Darren Hanible Freestyle



I first heard DH on his track titled "Fly Away". This time around he comes with somethin' off top.

Skeme: Runaway



Skeme jumps on 'Ye's track. Pistols & Palm Trees coming soon.

Kendrick Lamar: Heaven & Hell, The Get Away ft. Alori Joh



Kendrick Lamar IS Overly Dedicated!