Monday, January 31, 2011

Brotha Lynch: 24 Deep Instrumental

For all of you who wanted to know what beat Black Hippy used on their freestyle a while back.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Black Hippy: Rolling Stone

Schoolboy Q's 'Setbacks' is the #9 Hip-Hop/Rap Album on the Itunes charts! Kendrick Lamar has recently been workin' with Snoop and Dre in the studio. J.Cole picked Kendrick Lamars OD album as the best of the year. TDE is en fuego. They're hands down the best thing going on in the rap game right now. If I turned on the TV and saw Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar and Ab-Soul sitting front row at the Lakers game I wouldn't be surprised. Talent.

XV: SmallVille (Prod. J.Cole)

Nice beat. Sounds like Cole sampled Smashing Pumpkins... I'll have to look into it.

Vado: Wake Up/Beat Knocking

Sliiiime! New visuals from that dude. That first beat is nice.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Who'd They Sample? Saturdays: Big Pooh- Zone Out

Pooh samples Free Designs song "Never Tell the World" for his mixtape "Fat Boy Fresh". But that's just between us.

Versis: The Journey (4U)

Off his debut LP, iLLCANDESCENT. Smooth.

Big UU: Fiber

From "The Lone Star State of Mind" album. Album features C. Stone, Chalie Boy, Curren$y and the Trillmatic Ent family. Available on iTunes now. Beat knockin!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Tabi Bonney: Love Leaves

Say wha??

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Spree Wilson: Don't Pass Me By ft. Esthero

This is my lullaby for the night. Off to cuddle with my body pillow. Night world.

Lykke Li: I Follow Rivers

Umm Lykke Li can follow me anytime she wants. Wounded Rhymes comes out February 28th.

Smoke DZA: Uptown81 ft. Kendrick Lamar & Mara Hruby (Prod. by Hit Boy)

While the days are trickling down to the release of T.H.C. (The Hustlers Catalog) DZA gives you a preview on what to expect on his upcoming project. This time with the west coast heavy spitter Kendrick Lamar, Surf Club’s Hit-Boy, and the beautiful voice of Mara Hruby. Titled “uptown81″ T.H.C. coming in march.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

DJ Reese Just Listen Vol.1

DJ Reese drops a smooth mixtape titled "Just Listen", a compliation mixtape of tracks from artists such as Outasight, Kendrick Lamar, Curren$y, Consequence, Schoolboy Q, Diggy, Mac Miller and more. It's a great listen, especially for those who appreciate good and underground Hip Hop as well! Enjoy and check out DJ Reese's blog and you can find him on twitter as well @iamdjreese. Just Listen Vol.1 download link below:

New Flyers & A Lyricist For Hire

And you thought I just wrote for this site? Wrong! If anyone out there needs a verse or a chorus let me know! I write Hip-Hop, Indie, Alternative Rock... I write anything really. Inquires hit me up at

Miike Snow: Animal

Yeah I'm a little late on this one. Still dope none the less.

Stalley: SLAPP ft. Rashad

XXL hits us with the first visuals from Stalley’s upcoming Lincoln Way Nights(Intelligent Trunk Music) drops February 9th.

Reks: 25th Hour (Prod. By DJ Premier)

Rex Arrow Films, ShowOff Records & Brick Records Present Reks "25th Hour". Produced by DJ Premier. Shot & Edited by Ian Wolfson. Video Produced by Statik Selektah.

Blood Type: I Have Dreams ft. Big K.R.I.T.

I'm guessing by their hats these cats are from Florida (ok my lazy ass decided to do some research and my assumptions were right, the duo is in fact from Miami). You already know Krizzle!

Kendrick Lamar Previews Records w/ Gucci Mane & J. Cole

R Hustle Films dropped in on Kendrick Lamar's in-store signing in Carson, CA this past weekend. Gucci Mane does not deserve to be on a Kendrick track. I wonder if Mr.Brrrr had that face tat at the time of the recording? Presents: BIG K.R.I.T. & Grillade "Hometown Hero"

Clean! Just like that Diamond Supply tee K.R.I.T. is sporting.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

An Interview w/ The Doppelgangaz

In case you're unfamiliar, The Ghastly Duo consists of Matter ov Fact and EP. Here lies the answers to my questions. Get familiar!

First off, why did you guys choose the name The Doppelgangaz?

EP: It wasn’t so much us choosing as it was the Rap Lords bestowing the name upon us. The definition of a “doppelganger” is someone’s ghostly twin and though we look nothing alike, we’re parallels in regards to our thought process and approach towards our craft.

How would you describe your guys style of music and how do you manage to consistently sound old school?

Matter ov Fact: We just let our personalities run amok on tracks. We don’t work on material with the intent of sounding a specific way.

What other artists influence you?

EP: Every artist plays a role in the influence of fellow artists. Anyone with the courage to pursue this art form and provide creative bodies of work, inspires us.

How and when did you realize music was something you wanted to do?

Matter ov Fact: The rap lords let us know why we were put on earth at an early age. We’ve been making music since around the time puberty starts in most boys. Since then we’ve matured musically although I’m still waiting to mature physically.

How do you guys go about sampling, such as the dope Filbert sample from Rocco's Modern Life on the track "Demons"?

EP: Everything happens for a reason. That sample grew two legs and walked its way into the Protools. We have no control when it comes to the production and arrangement process. That’s all the Rap Lords doing. They make sure the pieces to the puzzle fit. And you know you can never argue with the Rap Lords. All praises due.

Do the tracks "Groggy Pack" and "Smoke Mics" sample anything? If not, describe how those beats came about.

EP: The production process includes a lot of designer drugs and unclean women who are only at the session because they’re accepting a fee. We’re not ashamed to admit we pay to play.

Is the track "Sign It" about not wanting to sign with a major record company?

EP: It all boils down to Matter Ov Fact and I not wanting a lot of outside influence. We’re all about being self contained. That’s why we started our own label, Groggy Pack Entertainment. Our art can’t be tampered with.

Describe your writing process.

Matter ov Fact: Its very troll-like. Usually we chill under bridges and reflect on life. Ideas pop up randomly no matter where we are but a peaceful spot is definitely needed to gather thoughts.

Who would you guys like to collaborate with?

Matter ov Fact: I honestly don’t know if anybody would want to collaborate with us. We wear cloaks all day and visit brothels. Peoples PR teams would most likely advise them to steer clear of us.

Who are you currently listening to?

EP: Anything innovative and creative, point blank. A lot of Jazz.

With lines such as "Gregg Popovich pothole face.", I take it you guys are NBA fans? Who's your favorite old school NBA player? Frank Brickowski, Fat Lever, Oliver Miller and Tyrone Hill are all great options just in case you needed some!

EP: I was always a big fan of Matt Fish and Sergei Bazarevich.

Matter ov Fact: Greg Kite

Beats or broads?

EP: SInce we don’t have to pay for beats, I’d go with beats. Every time we venture out to a brothel, we have to skip a weeks worth of rations because it deflates our pockets.

Matter ov Fact: Word I’d go with beats as well. While beats can be infectious, at least they can’t give you infections like the type of broads we associate with.

Whats next for the Groggy Pack?

Matter ov Fact: Our instrumental body of work entitled Beats for Brothels Vol. 1 is now available for purchase on and iTunes. Before you know it the body of work we are currently working on entitled, Lone Sharks will be complete. We’re excited to give the people some cloaked out confidence in 2011 and beyond.

Co$$: Through the Flames ft. Blu

Such a nice beat and nice mic work by both MC's. Blu makes me feel happy.

Skeme: Palm Trees

Skeme's latest set of visuals for his song Palm Trees. Produced by Chris King, off his latest project "Pistols and Palm Trees".

Monday, January 24, 2011

Foster The People: Pumped Up Kicks

I'm into it. Foster The People are releasing their "Pumped Up Kicks" EP January 25 through itunes.

Fly Union x Kendrick Lamar x ScHoolboy Q Studio Session

Fly.Union in the studio with Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Zoo Kid: Out Getting Ribs

This kid is 16?! Wow! "I wish I was doing this instead of smoking shitty weed when I was 16." Youtube comments make me smile.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Wings

New Mack for your ears.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Curren$y Spittin'

This is old but I thought it was dope. You should too.

Starfucker: Bury Us Alive

"Portland’s Starfucker (STRFKR) have announced an extensive US tour in support of their forthcoming album Reptilians, the band’s sophomore album, & their first with Polyvinyl. The 4-piece will kick things off in San Francisco the day their album is released, hit SXSW along the way, & end with a bang, performing three release shows in their hometown of Portland. They’ll be touring with label mates Casiokids, as well as Unknown Mortal, Brahms & We All Have Hooks For Hands, among others.

Reptilians focuses primarily on the epic subjects of death & the end of the world, 2 intertwined subjects at the forefront of songwriter Josh Hodges’ mind following the passing of his grandmother. However, the tone of the record stays out of the doldrums, taking a page from British philosopher Alan Watts (whose lectures are excerpted at various intervals), who proposed death is essential as it lends meaning to life."

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Spoek Mathambo: Don't mean to be rude ft. Zaki Ibrahim

"Don't Mean To Be Rude is the third single from South African artist, Spoek Mathambo's debut album ‘Mshini Wam’. The video features the booty-crazed rapper locked in a weird basement with the devil and his dominatrix sidekicks (played by Johannesburg’s grimiest erotic dancers) ; a rigged dice match and some obscure feeder games.

It's common knowlege that whenever someone starts a sentence with the phrase, ‘I don’t mean to be rude’, you should brace yourself for some low down and dirty rudeness or run for the hills.

Here, Spoek Mathambo brings the rudeness via an accelerated skank courtesy of London bass rangers LV (most widely known for their genre defying releases on Hyperdub). Canadian avant soul singer Zaki Ibrahim. plays the co-conspirator on the bassy nugget adding something sweet to Spoek’s gutter mouth party song."

Freddie Gibbs: Trying To Make A Million Dollars, F**k A Million Downloads

"Freddie Gibbs closed out his headlining set at the Chicago edition of the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival by treating all in attendance to this new acapella freestyle." Gangsta Gibbs comin' strong as usual!

Coachella 2011 Lineup

Let's see... I'd wanna see Kings of Leon, Lauryn Hill and Nosaj Thing Day 1, Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, and Erykah Badu Day 2 and 'Ye, and Plan B on Day 3. I have no idea what day I'd pick if I had to pick one. How about you?

Blu To Release Amnesia On Valentine’s Day

Los Angeles MC/producer Blu has earned widespread acclaim for his collaborations with Exile, Ta’Raach, and Mainframe, and is currently at work on his major label debut for Warner Brothers. While fans wait, New World Color is happy to announce a digital EP (also available on limited edition 10″ vinyl) featuring music from Blu’s love-themed concept album Her Favorite Colo(u)r, as well as previously unheared material.

The 7-track Amnesia EP is sure to please Blu’s burgeoning fanbase. On tracks like the HFC standout “Amnesia” and the never-before-released “Amnesia(Rewind)”, the SoCal native explores the complexities of love and relationships while his own understated production sets the mood. The collection also features previously-unavailable instrumentals, showcasing Blu’s skills behind the boards. Amnesia goes digital on February 15th, just in time for Valentine’s day, and the collectible vinyl 10″ version hits stores shortly after, on March 1st. A full release of HFC is set for this spring.

Side A1. Amnesia(Original)#2. Amnesia(Instrumental)*3. Amnesia(Remind)*4. Amnesia(RewindInstrumental)*
Side B1. Since(Original)#2. Since(Instrumental)*3. GoodMorning#

Gaels Gone Wild ft. Sally S Baby, Keyz & Shugz

I can't tell if this is awesome or horrible?! #21 SMC playin' good ball!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

UZi: OHIO (wonderwall)

I'm diggin' how simple they kept this video. The second verse though? Without that it was pretty good.

Josh Xantus: I Don't Care Remix ft. Nipsey Hu$$le

I'm feelin' this one.

Outasight: Losing My Mind

Produced by 6th Sense.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pale Kid Raps Fast

Hahaha this is actually pretty dope!

Proh Mic: life ft. Mc ADAD

All natural inc presents: LIFE Proh mic ft. Mc ADAD. From the free lp "Catch a Pisces. Directed and filmed by Mc ADAD. Mellow.

Erk Tha Jerk: Reach the top ft. J. Myers

Late on this one. From Erk's album titled "Nerds Eye View".

Distant Relatives present: HOPE ROAD Pt.1

Nas and Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley (Distant Relatives) visit the Bob Marley Museum on Hope Road. Part 1 of a 3 part series directed and produced by B+ (Mochilla). Some dope visuals on this one.

Murs, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Skeme, Problem & Casey Veggies: Pass the Mic (Prod. Terrace Martin)


Monday, January 17, 2011


25th anniversary of MLK Day being a national holiday. Props to Broccoli City.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Aaliyah

One of my favorites by her. Aaliyah Dana Haughton, January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Who'd They Sample? Saturdays: Laws- Run Away

I posted this Laws joint a while back and I forgot all about posting the sample! Well, here it is. The sample and the second verse make this song. If it hasn't been done yet someone needs to sample "Gold Lion" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Amy Winehouse: Valerie (Slow)

This joint is beyond dopeness! Maybe it's because I'm not too into Miss Amy Winehouse but this is the speed her voice should be recorded at for every song! So dope! Has a total old school vibe to it.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Schoolboy Q: Druggys Wit Hoes

Drug related posts. Here's the promo video for "Druggy Wit Hoes" off of Schoolboy Q's album "Setbacks" available now on iTunes from Top Dawg Entertainment. Directed by Renold Rose. Willy Beamin? Luc Longley? I like.

Chuuwee: French Inhale

First single from Chuuwee’s latest project, Be Cool.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: My Oh My

In memory of Dave Niehaus (1935-2010). Video by Jason Koenig ( Produced by Ryan Lewis, all proceeds benefit the Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dave Raps: In The Morning

It's the first time I really listened to dude but he's pretty dope. Dave Raps takes his turn at J. Cole's song In The Morning.

Curren$y x HotCarsTV: HotCars Conversations Pt.1

Curren$y talks shop with HotCarsTV.

Who'd They Sample? Saturdays: Kendrick Lamar- I Hate You

I love this song. Such a dope concept and a great sample! Plain and simple, hip-hop at it's purest form. The sample is Sigur Ros (a dope ambient style band from Iceland) "Ny Batteri".

Friday, January 7, 2011

J.Cole's Favorite Album of 2010

None other than Kendrick Lamar’s O(verly) D(edicated). Props to J.Cole for continuing to spread the word on K-Dot.

Big Boi vs. The Black Keys: The Brothers Of Chico Dusty (Mixtape)

DJ WICK-IT takes some songs from The Black Keys’ Brothers and Big Boi’s Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty and mashes 'em up.

Kanye West: Eyes Closed

Word is this track was going to be on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy but in the end it didn't make the cut.

Schoolboy Q: Birds & The Beez ft. Kendrick Lamar

God damn TDE is a powerhouse! They deserve all the attention they get and more! Reminds me of the joint below:

Miguel: Sure Thing

Official music video. "Even when the sky comes fallin', even when the sun don't shine, I got faith in you and I, so put your pretty little hand in mine."

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Kanye West: Monster Muppet Remix

I don't even know how to set this one up. Just watch.

Pac Div: Let Loose

Pac Div let's loose another song. Smoke some, play it to your jawn and move on.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Schoolboy Q: Bet I Got Some Weed

TDE, Black Hippy, Setbacks, 1/11/11.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Fashawn: Strange Fruit Remix

The first installment of Sunday School in the mighty, mighty, 2011 (that number doesn't even look right!). Fashawn adds a verse to Common and John Legend’s original. Higher Learning 2 drops February 15th.

Jansport J: Forever

West Coast producer Jansport J is days away from dropping his latest instrumental album, Save My Soul (presented by Cov Original Music, Kevin Nottingham and The Soul Dojo), on January 11th. Actual copies are currently available over at Jansport’s BandCamp page. The sample's dope... just wish it wasn't looped. Also the visuals could have been better.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Good Talk Vol.9: Curve Your Enthusiasm (Hosted By Big K.R.I.T.)

Some of my favorite things in life! Music from K.R.I.T. & Curren$y and Curb! "I Heard Jewww" makes me laugh every time! "What? What? Ok." Haha Leon is one of the best characters in TV history!

01. Big K.R.I.T. & Jonny Shipes – Good Talk 9 (Intro) (0:30)
02. Big K.R.I.T. – Purple Sour (3:39)
03. Big K.R.I.T. – Tell Me Different (3:17)
04. Big K.R.I.T. Feat. Killa Kyleon & Curren$y – Moon And Stars (3:54)
05. Big K.R.I.T. – My Interpretation Reprint (3:30)
06. Big K.R.I.T. – If I Should Die (3:23)
07. Smoke DZA – From The Bottom 2 The Top (3:15)
08. Big K.R.I.T. – Some Days (Freestyle) (2:27)
09. Den10 – His Story (1:56)
10. Curren$y Feat. Smoke Dza – Nothing But Us O.G (3:10)
11. Big K.R.I.T. – Can’t Be All (Freestyle) (2:49)
12. Den10 – I Heard Jewww (3:40)
13. Big Sant – Kind Of Like A Big Deal (Freestyle) (2:06)
14. Big K.R.I.T. – Send Me An Angel (2:36)
15. Big K.R.I.T. – DJ Booth (Freestyle) (4:14)
16. Curren$y – Skybourne O.G (3:54)
17. Big K.R.I.T. – I Ain’t Shit (2:18)
18. Trademark Da Skydiver Feat. Smoke Dza – Super Sticky (3:36)
19. Big K.R.I.T. – My Last Time (3:06)
20. Rugz D. Beuller Feat. Smoke Dza – All This Love (4:04)
21. The Pricks Feat. B-Real & Smoke Dza – Ghetto Blaster (5:00)
22. Larry David – Good Talk 9 (Outro) (1:16)
23. 6th Letter – Al Sparkton (Freestlyle) (2:37)
24. Rome – Time Is All I Need (3:25)


Le Fever: This Is The Last Time

"Le Fever‘s “This Is The Last Time” starts off good. Then it gets better. And better. And better. And that’s how you let the beat build, bitch.

We are Le Fever.

And today we are very proud to give you the continuation of our story, chapter two. It started last year with our debut album, was substantiated late nights on stage and surpassed with fine words before we said goodbye in August after the festival high and deported ourselves into the darkness of the Psychiatric Bunker, one of Stockholms most infamous and respected studios to record what you will hear today."

Props to P&P

XV: 2015

New track from the Kansas native. Released via XV's twitter.

Curren$y: Return to the Winner's Circle Mixtape