Saturday, July 31, 2010

J. Cole: Problems

We all got em. Although HOV and CuDi are exact opposite on theirs.

No One (Noni Spitz & Dae One): Unfaithful

"This is not your ordinary love song but a story that depicts the consequences of infidelity & temptations that come with every love relationship." Dude kinda sounds like a clean cut Bizarre.

KiD CuDi: Mojo So Dope

Off Man On the Moon 2 I'm guessing. I like this one more then other recent CuDi tracks but I'm still disappointed with the direction he's heading in.

Vado: Usually Do

Sliiiime! New track from dude.

Kendrick Lamar: For the Homies

Kendrick switches up the voice a little for this one. Old school vibe to it.

Black Milk "Album Of The Year" Official Trailer

After more than 12 months of recording and preparation, Black Milk's new release is almost here. Album Of The Year: September 14, 2010 via Fat Beats / Decon. Hopefully this beat is signs of things to come.

Friday, July 30, 2010

This Is NOT Hip Hop

Haha this is hilarious! "This is me, this is how I am, this is a lifestyle, this is it."

Hannibal King: Kill Superman Ep.1

Music from Hannibal King's Villains Gone Bad II .. Coming Soon. Lux Aeterna or Requiem for a Dream or whatever you wanna call it by Clint Mansell always gets me pumped! I wasn't big into the last drop by Hannibal but we shall see what this one has to offer.

The Doppelgangaz: The Groggy Pack

These dudes stage name is kinda weak but I must say it's what grabbed my attention to listen to the song so I guess I'll shut up now. One of the best beats I've heard this year! So laid back, so smooth and so hip-hop!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The ILLZ: Dreams of Life & Beth

This dude is legit in my book. I bookmarked this one a couple weeks back and meant to post it but spaced out. SMOOTH! Sample: Beth Gibbons- Show

"When The ILLZ approached me about the “In Between Video series”, I was struck by the simple brilliance of it all. Releasing video and song simultaneously, as one piece of content, was a bold and strong move. I signed on immediately, and within a few days, we began shooting the first few videos. Simple, often low concept, but brimming with ILLZ insistence on cinematic imagery. With “Dreams of Life & Beth”, I decided to go with a very cold, morbid look. The song is introspective and haunting, and I wanted to convey that through a simplistic set of visuals. Shooting on the Manhattan bridge at 5:30 am, we got that clean ambient light, and complete desertion. Everything was shot on long lenses, creating a sense of deep space and complete loneliness. The video is a mood piece, low on concept but high on artistry and emotion. It is but the first chapter in a varied, complex and beautiful set of upcoming videos, one unlike that of any artist I’ve worked with thus far. “Dreams of Life & Beth” was produced by Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man. Download the “In Between Video Series” along with the videos and the songs on August 17th." – Kristopher Rey-Talley

The ILLZ: M.P.A. (My Public Apology)

Wow, wow, wow. Lovin this one! The video, the piano, the sample... all great! Worth a watch and a listen. Sample: Telepopmusik- Breath

"Synopsis by Filmmaker, Kristopher Rey-Talley: Round 3: don’t have a ton to say this time. Beauty of this video is what it become in contrast to what we set out to do. What was supposed to be a simple picnic vid became a sensual and romantic ode to French New Wave Films. I wanted it pretty, so I shot long lensed, and to give it that easy, nice flow, would give them topics to talk about and just let them interact as I shot. It was almost like I was staging a documentary and then capturing it. Of all our collabs, this may be the one I’m most proud of. I figured out how to rig a new lens system (my own secret) to give it a very cinematic feel. There’s something effortless and earnest about the video and that’s what I love. Even the performance shot was nailed in one take and I have no qualms about it, as it looks damn great."

Nardwuar vs. Drake

This was actually a pretty dope interview! Definitely laughed a few times. This is the first time I've seen a Nardwuar interview but dudes got great knowledge and studies his shit! It's annoying when Drake starts talking about his "breast rack" but other than that Drake was somewhat humble. 40 is so high! "And now we have Cherokee."

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Casey Veggies: The Panties

So smooth. Somebody say dudes only 17? Wow.

Ca$he: Street Affair

Feauting Iffy on the hook; off DJ Quiz’s We Got Next pt.1 mixtape. I'm iffy about the hook for sure. Harlem though has some good lines. "The good die young, the great die younger, which means I've been dead, it's just my soul that's amongst ya." R.I.P. Pac

Paper Tiger: 2nd Day Back

From the album "Made Like Us" available on Doomtree Records. This right here makes me wanna make a skate video...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Rey Resurreccion: Spaceships

"Rey Resurreccion, emcee/producer from San Jose, California. Growing up, Rey has been influenced by hip hop legends such as The Pharcyde, Heiroglyphics, and Outkast into a well balanced, classic sound. On the track, Rey comes with a smooth laid back style over a combination of hard drums, original compositions, and nostalgic samples."

Mos Def: Traveling Man

Been on repeat the last couple days so I had to put it up. "I'm leavin' on the next plane, don't know when I'll be back again." Totally feel that right about now.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Brain (of Dyme Def): Thank You

Nice on it. Off his upcoming project, The Celestine Prophecy, dropping August 14th. "So if you like my music and you let my words reach you, I promise to deliver every time and never cheat you."

Murs On Life, 9th Wonder, Paid Dues, etc

Murs! All I should have to say.

Atmosphere Announce To All My Friends Tour

Slug, Blueprint, Grieves, Budo and DJ Rare Groove (!) hit the stage for a 23 city tour!

09.08 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
09.09 – Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Riverside Theater
09.10 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
09.11 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater
09.12 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
09.15 – Bozeman, MT @ Gallatin Co. Fairgrounds
09.16 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
09.17 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
09.18 – Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory
09.20 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
09.21 – Bend, OR @ Midtown
09.22 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater
09.24 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
09.25 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
09.27 – Arcata, CA @ Arcata Community Center
09.28 – Sacramento, CA @ Sacramento State University Union
09.29 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
10.01 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10.02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
10.04 – Rapid City, SD @ Dublin Square
10.05 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Empire Fair Expo Hall
10.06 – Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court
10.07 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater

Friday, July 23, 2010

Rakaa: Delilah

Decent song in my opinion. But the video is shit! I hate this style... it's been done so much before and people still try it. I guess you internet people would say smh (shaking my head... yeah lame shit haha). Anyways this be the official video for "Delilah" from Rakaa's upcoming solo debut album, "Crown Of Thorns" available everywhere on 7/20 via Decon. "Delilah" was produced by Evidence, video directed by Yoram Benz.

Ski Beatz: Cream Of The Planet Ft. Mos Def

24 Hour Karate School is to drop September 7th. We shall see. Beat so smooth.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Curren$y talks Young Money, Lil Wayne, State of Hip

Attention young rappers in the game, this is 101 for how you should do an interview! Be yourself and say shit that means somethin! So many good quotes from Curren$y, had me crackin' up the whole time! “Aww im sorry Q-tip, im sorry you legendary rappers, but we just won’t be able to get this to clear channel.” Haha! Spitta shouts out to Souls too. JETS!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ca$he: Dope Girl

Harlem shown me love in the past so make sure to check out this track off his Quiz Knows Mixtape.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Twin Peaks (Ghettosocks & Muneshine) : Just Say No

Twin Peaks is a duo consisting of the Halifax native Ghettosocks and Saskatchewan-born/ Toronto-raised Muneshine. Off that Kissing Hands & Shaking Babies. Dope title!

Chiddy Bang: Dream Chasin'

I dunno... new music for you, whatever.

Laws: Overtime

"I had that co-worker I was trying to make my chick, a year from now I will be telling her to get off my dick". Haha. Now throw your hands in the air! Pumped for this to come out later today!

Bambu: Old Man Raps

I'm really enjoying this dudes music. Check it for yourself. Bambu's EP Paper Cuts is available now.

The Audible Doctor: Free

The Audible Doctor drops his first single off his upcoming project, Some Stuff. A freEP to help promote his full length, Trust Me, I’m a Doctor.

Fashawn: Santiago's Revenge

Love this style beat! I can't think of the perfect word to use for the beat and sampled vocals but I'll go with Exotic. "I be movin' zips like Sendspace, And I ain't talkin' bout no motherfuckin' mixtapes."

Co$$: It's All Happening

Co$$ and Numonics team up on track. This is the 2nd leak from their collaborative project, Revelations. Nice on it!

K-os: Zambony

Canada is coming up! It's time for me to move to Vancouver already.

Gotham Green & Quickie Mart: Tell Me Something Ft. Freddie Gibbs & Jes Hudak

Off that Haze Diaries V.3. The video on this is really well done. Overall real good art here.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Royce Da 5'9": Walking In the Rain

This shit is nice! I like Royce on this over The Game any day. Beat is dope and heads up to Mel Gibson haha! Damn!

KQuote Author: Sneeze

Shouts to Meaghan for sending this joint over. KQuote hits us with a song about "the stark realities of childhood and the sudden loss of a close family member". You can hit him up on Twitter @KQuoteAuthor and you can reach Meaghan on Twitter @meagmoney.

Elzhi: Transitional Joint

Lovin' this jam right now. Totally relate. "and never thought that you would ever trust again, thinking they're good just for lust and sin and not for busting in."

Laws: Last Day Pharcyde Freestyle

I've heard a lot of freestyles over this beat but this one's actually pretty legit. 5:01 Overtime hits shelves tomorrow.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Kid Cudi: Erase Me Ft. Kanye

Quicker and quicker Cudi headin' towards that bubble gum rap. He on some Avril Lavigne shit here... thumbs down.

J.Cole: Premeditated Murder

This shit is fire! My new favorite track right now! So many good lines and a hot, hot beat. "I'm ballin' with Nuggets like fuck it I'm Carmelo, now the crib got much rooms, Portobello, she drop it low and then she bust moves for the fellow, I sit your ass down like you was playin' the Chello".

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tim Westwood x Drake Freestyle Mock

Haha pretty funny. I like Drake but he does do some stupid shit. The "I say" and the hand haha! So good.

Language Arts Crew: The Past Time

Just found this... thought it was pretty dope. Biggie themes and references and beats and everything been creepin' in my ear lately. Sample is Smokey Robinson and the Miracles "The Tracks of My Tears".

The Kid Daytona: On The Hill

All I hear is Biggie "Ugh"! I like the David Lee reference though! Warrior faithful stand up! P.S. Knick fans be very happy, Randolph is a beast!

Blame One: Glass House

Comin' out of sunny San Diego, Blame One hits us with his latest. Produced by Exile so you know the beat's nice. Diggin' the piano!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Super Interview With Nike Nando

For those out there that don't know of Nike Nando, how would you describe yourself and your music?

As original as you can get. My music comes from a really honest place that alot of paople can relate to. Situations such as; not being the flyest, guy who wants the girl, and being cool. lol. No matter what it's experiences based on my life as well as other peoples lives.

How'd you get the name Super Nike Nando?

I got the name my 1st show in New York City. I was with a few friends of mine and I was like, "Nike Nando" and it stuck. I have a slight sneaker fettish so, The SUPER came from just my love for Super Nintendo. I still have mine. I only have 'Super Mario World' tho. lol.

Why do you think it is that the DMV (DC, Maryland & Virginia) doesn't get recognized as much as other parts of the country?

The DMV does not and will not get recognized until these fake clicks who shut people out stop doing what they're doing. I never understood that. Why are you shutting out other dope artist? Your scared that they would burn your artists ass up lyricially? That would make them look bad and take away they're cretibillity. lol. I kinda see why now..

Who inspired you growing up and who inspires you now?

Growing up I was inspired by Prince & Micheal Jackson. I used to want to do that type of music but I can't sing or dance. lol. As far as now, Kanye West really is my insparation. Drake is cool but I'm really feeling Kanye, it has nothing to do with the fashion and the other crap. His way of thinking is Genius.

Musically, who you feelin' right now?

Big Sean, Drake, Cudi & Wale. I'm sure there are some others I like but those are the ones I really can think off off top.

What are your thoughts on Drake and his new album?
Great. VERY well put together. Although, he has alot of melo relationship records on it. I say next time the songs shouldn't be so long he should just make the records shorter and do more songs.

Who's on your top 10 MC list of all-time?

Kanye, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Common, Dr. Dre, Snoop, Beanie Segal, Styles P, Jadakiss, & this is gonna make people say 'what?!" but Cam'Ron.

If you could only perform one song to a random person to try and make them into a fan, what song would you play?

"Super Nike Nando" lol. It's so random & catchy.

Who would your dream colab be with?
Ye' (Kanye)

Can you explain the song Talk To Me?

"Talk To Me" was a fictional/non-fictional record. I usually like to do something people think I can't do so when they hear it they'd be even more impressed with what I present. It's just about life. How you don't have alot of time on this earth so you need to choose your time wisley and tell the people around you that you love them.

What are your goals and ambitions in life?

To get Will Smith money & success. To make out this crab berral and learn more as I grow as a artist.

I Hate(d) my job too. What would you be doing if you weren't rapping?

I'd most definatley would be working for Nike. lol. Designing shoes because LORD KNOWS they need help. They've been really slacking.

You can follow Nando on any of the links below. Support dude and help DMV get recognized!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Phil Ade: The Letterman Mixtape

Been anticipating this ever since I posted his song "The Letter". Should be pretty dope. Presented and mixed by Don Cannon. DL link below. Enjoy.

DOWNLOAD: Phil Ade – The Letterman

Drake: Paris Morton Music

God damn I wish Drake would stop trying to sing on tracks! If Drake was an underground cat he'd go in on all his tracks and he'd be so much better! But instead he tries to make music for both sexes if you know what I mean. So with that being said skip to around 1:05 in the song. The rest is pretty dope. Overall the song is a cross between "Fireworks" and "Fear" in my opinion.

Anthony J Shears: Tears In Your Eyes

Randomly found this song... pretty dope though! Worth a listen. Off of the album The Growth: My ENDtroduction.

Cobe Obeah: Great Bars of Fire

The latest leak off Cobe Obeah’s 2DopeBoyz-presented mixtape, Song Of the Starz, finds the Los Angeles emcee rocking over some vintage Nas.

DOWNLOAD: Cobe Obeah – Great Bars of Fire | Mediafire

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Reflection Eternal: Ballad of the Black Gold

Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek release a brand new music video for "Ballad of the Black Gold", an ode to the oil crisis. That shit's a damn shame.

The Last Emperor: Fine Art

Even though the dude flaked on an interview, (after I had written all the questions) music is music and I love hip-hop! I'm not stoked on this joint however.

Curren$y: Pilot Talk Trailer

This is pretty funny.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Laws: Hold You Down (Remix) Ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Emilio Rojas

I'm back and forth on this one. You be the judge.

Incise: Rising (Redux) Ft. Tunji

I'm totally into this one right now. Definitely on repeat right now. Rumor has it that Incise's album titled "Nobody's Story" is all-time. I'll have to check that out for sure. I suggest you do to if you're into this song!

Dom Kennedy: 1997

Track #3 on From The Westside, With Love. Directed by Matty Barnes. Peep it. "You say I'm 'bout to really be-elle-o-double u shit (blow)!

Lite (Coolroy): Golden

Diggin' this one. The raw emotion in this song is really cool to hear and I give Lite heavy-ups for sharing with us.

"I am excited to bring you the last visual from my project Out To Lunch. So much time, effort and emotion went into creating a video that would be able to bring these two very true stories to life. Directed by myself and Tha Vision, this “Golden” video is probably one of my most coveted projects. I can only hope you enjoy watching it, as much as we enjoyed creating it."

Paul Wall: Live It Ft. Yelawolf, Raekwon & Jay Electronica

New track of Paul Wall's upcoming album "Heart of a champion". Produced by Travis Barker. This is the first time I've posted some Paul Wall shit but this is pretty solid man. Wasn't expecting this at all. Wall gives a shout out to Nickatina! I still bump Dre Dog even though he's a dick in person.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Blackstar: Brown Skin Lady

Thought I'd put this one up on the page before you "pump out". "You got me, willin to try, looked me in the eye, my head is still in the sky, since you walked on by".

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Skeme: Don't Lose Focus

So good! The beat, the lyrics... this is hip hop. Got me steady noddin'. "Can't forget that good weed, now my eyes red, word to my high heads, I talked to 'em but can't tell you what god said, never you mind, just listen to this and nod head". Nice.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Ski Beatz: Scaling the Building Ft.Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa

Wiz and Spitta have great chemistry when they're together on track. Dopeness.