An unearthing exposé on American Standard English to Ebonics. Earl Sweatshirt’s December 24 is a selection from his EP, Some Rap Songs. The opening sample comes from The… Read more “Earl Sweatshirt, raps without pause, Refuses to Code switch on “December 24””
Music: Grip – Bernie Mac
Atlanta rapper @Grip_ss drops Bernie Mac a year after the LP, Porch. He enters the track and confidently says: Uh, one of the best in my city my… Read more “Music: Grip – Bernie Mac”
Dave East x Styles P – Beloved (Album)
Easy. Never knew we needed this until now. Dave East and 1/3 of the LOX lyrically exercise over 13 tracks. Lyrics below off the third track, “For… Read more “Dave East x Styles P – Beloved (Album)”
Reason – F*ck Wit Me
TDE artist Reason dropped his latest album, There You Have It. He chose to lead with a relationship-based track “Situations,” but it may be a smoke screen.… Read more “Reason – F*ck Wit Me”
Video: Etta Bond – Let Me Hit It
Directed by Curtis Jehsta. The British songstress delivers a sensual visual for the bedroom banger, “Let Me Hit It.” The video opens with Etta Bond parading around… Read more “Video: Etta Bond – Let Me Hit It”
Anderson.Paak (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – Tints
Anderson.Park is one of those generational artists that does things in one take. All you need to see is his performance for NPR Tiny Desk series. Here… Read more “Anderson.Paak (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – Tints”
L’Orange (feat. Blu) – Alone
Producer L’Orange is a native of North Carolina who is influenced by the classic sounds of the 1920s-1950s. Alone is the first single off of the upcoming… Read more “L’Orange (feat. Blu) – Alone”
Pac Div (feat. Blu & Kendrick Lamar) – Cross-Trainers
@ItsPacDiv collide with left coast heavy hitters @KendrickLamar and @HerFavColor for the Swiff D produced single off GMB entitled, Cross-Trainers.
Earl Sweatshirt – Chum
The most low key member of OFWGKTA appears with a new track: Chum; which, examines his relationship with his father, mother and “big brother,” Tyler, The Creator.
Big Sean – Guap
Here’s the first official single off Big Sean‘s sophomore album Hall Of Fame: Memoirs Of A Detroit Player.
The Black Opera – Balcony
“Black hoodie on no matter the forecast,” The Black Opera brings the drama in the leak . The emcees drop so much truth on the record that… Read more “The Black Opera – Balcony”
Black Cobain – Neat
Produced by Ceezy. First time hearing the DMV rapper Black Cobain. Nonetheless, an infectious flow and notable lines are encapsulated in what appears to be just a… Read more “Black Cobain – Neat”
Chevy Woods (feat. Stalley) – Tye Dye
Smoke inhalation. Words spoken. Beat drops. Taylor Gang’s Chevy Woods and MMG camp’s Stalley take an excursion across electric guitar sounds with braggadocious rhymes.
Ghetto (feat. Fat Trel) – Tax Free
Off Ghetto‘s upcoming free tape dropping this December. The District’s, Ghetto and Fat Trel, exploit illegal behavior with verbal contain.
The Kid Daytona (feat. Smoke DZA) – Iceman
“Ice be cool,” a salute to former NBA player George “Iceman” Gervin. Produced by Matt MLB. The Kid Daytona links with another smooth, slurred-speech spitter Smoke DZA.… Read more “The Kid Daytona (feat. Smoke DZA) – Iceman”
Cris Cab (feat. Kid Ink) – What Can’t We Do
Produced by Pharrell. Cris cab enlists Kid Ink producing another spin on the radio ready single What Can’t We Do.
Gilbere Forte – Pray
Produced by Raak. Off the forthcoming free album. Philly emcee Forte flows with precision against a beat, one part vocal chant and one part bass.
Fashawn (feat. Chevy Woods) – Back In The Game
North Cal emcee Fashawn made a brief disappearance after Champagne and Styrofoam Cups. Now, linked with Chevy Woods delivers the track Back In The Game. CSC, with… Read more “Fashawn (feat. Chevy Woods) – Back In The Game”
Ohbliv – blkcodes.prt 2 (Instrumental Album)
@Ohbliv concocts an instrumental EP of six tracks with titles that suggests a look at the diaspora of black culture. Either way, it jams. Stream and support… Read more “Ohbliv – blkcodes.prt 2 (Instrumental Album)”
Thurz, Skyzoo & Los – The Sparks
Live instrumentation always makes the difference. Stankonia Sessions: A3C Edition 2012 will feature King Chip, Phil Ade, CunninLynguists, Two-9, Chuuwee, Emilio Rojas, Boldy James, Rapper Big Pooh,… Read more “Thurz, Skyzoo & Los – The Sparks”
Sean Price – Swine On Pineapples
M.I.C. Tyson lands October 30th.
Omen (feat. Shalonda) – Statues
DreamVillian’s Omen recovers the vaulted single, Statues. A Glorious Cool, aligned entirely in J. Dilla ‘s production, will land November 3rd . Cool enough. Check it out.
Submission: Intalek – WRKD (Free Album)
Virginia born emcee @Intalek drops the EP, WRKD, harboring instrumentals from Chuck Inglish‘s WRKOUT and WRKING. Intalek provides poise, witty rhymes and charismatic flows for seven tracks… Read more “Submission: Intalek – WRKD (Free Album)”
Pac Div – Truth + Black Acura (feat. Raven Sorvino & Mac Miller)
Two-for. Pac Div, fellow left coaster Raven Sorvino and a PA representative Mac Miller offer doubly musical enjoyment. The first track Truth is a smooth record from… Read more “Pac Div – Truth + Black Acura (feat. Raven Sorvino & Mac Miller)”
CyHi The Prynce – James Harden Freestyle
I forgot how nice CyHi is… CyHi parallels his grind to the young bearded 6th man, James Harden. “I’m on the team, but I’m not startin’. Shout… Read more “CyHi The Prynce – James Harden Freestyle”
Sean Price – Bar-Barian
Produced by Alchemist. We might actually get Mic Tyson October 30th..
Madlib – Medicine Radio Show, part deux
Los Angeles based DJ, multi-instrumentalist, rapper, and music producer Madlib let his mind free wheeling and prepared a Carhartt Radio show that accompanies the Medicine Show Europe… Read more “Madlib – Medicine Radio Show, part deux”
Submission: Dave Raps – Light One (Video)
@DaveRapsILL drops off the visual for Light One. Dave Raps is a young emcee hailing from Yonkers New York by way of Florida. aka Dave Ruffin serves… Read more “Submission: Dave Raps – Light One (Video)”
Meek Mill (feat. John Legend, Nas & Rick Ross) – Maybach Curtains
Dreams and Nightmares due out October 30th.
Flatbush Zombies – The Hangover
This is how hippies dreams taste, no chaser. I’ve heard people talking about Flatbush Zombies and I can see why.. I can appreciate a fresh take on… Read more “Flatbush Zombies – The Hangover”
Maffew Ragazino (feat. 20 Grand Pikaso & SpazzOne) – Slumlord Redux
The Rent Is Too Damm High! Unfortunately, equity is not equal… Maffew Ragazino leaks a track inspired by Brooklyn political activist Jimmy McMillan when he had the… Read more “Maffew Ragazino (feat. 20 Grand Pikaso & SpazzOne) – Slumlord Redux”
Handbook – Can I?
@HandbookYork is the concept of sound. I learned of the UK producer from his instrumental album, Celebriteeth. A thirteen tracked LP channeling the likes of Rita Hayworth,… Read more “Handbook – Can I?”
Kanye West – White Dress
Kanye is rapping again.. Produced by The RZA and Kanye West. White Dress appears on The Man With The Iron Fists : Deluxe Ultra Pak.
Young Jeezy – Get Right
Produced by Black Metaphor. This is the best thing I’ve heard all day. Jeezy is back.
Submission: Intalek (@Intalek) – The 80s Chant
Intalek drops off his latest, in audio form. Considering his last visual, it’s no surprise it would get love on #TheMC With his Chuck Inglish-inspired WRKD mixtape… Read more “Submission: Intalek (@Intalek) – The 80s Chant”
Wale – Arrival
If culture is a fresh pair of Nike airs poked with virgin, white strings? Wale is the epitome of culture. The upnorth emcee comfortably glides across the… Read more “Wale – Arrival”
Pusha T (feat. Future) – Pain
Produced by Kan. It feels good to hear Pusha provide our minds with a four minute deep tissue massage. Bars upon bars. I never thought Future would… Read more “Pusha T (feat. Future) – Pain”
Jaden – The Coolest (Video)
High-top fade, q-tip-esque tone, Jaden Smith is ready…
“Wu-Tang In The Cut,” Mixed by DJ AllyAl
“Wu-Tang in the cut, for real n—-s what…” UK’s DJ AllyAL, compiles a two-hour 18 track mix of straight Shaolin flavor as a part of the Adventures… Read more ““Wu-Tang In The Cut,” Mixed by DJ AllyAl”
B. Lewis – A Lion’s Aperture (Instrumental Album)
B. Lewis arranges sonically-driven beats of work. A Lion’s Aperture is decorated with twelve tracks coated in prime with proper drying time. Smooth finish, patient transitions. Stream/purchase… Read more “B. Lewis – A Lion’s Aperture (Instrumental Album)”
Knxwledge – knt.remembr (Instrumental Album)
Knx latest bundle of Hip-Hop instrumentals; in which, he left a personal note: knt.remembr when time allowd ths,but here. knx. Stream/purchase below the track list.
OZ – “You Ain’t Hip” feat. Phife Dawg
I’m definitely new to this effortless rap collision, OZ. The duo, Alexander and Sonya, are very reminiscent to the 90’s golden era. “You Ain’t Hip” is the… Read more “OZ – “You Ain’t Hip” feat. Phife Dawg”
Reggie Phipps (@BangBangRM) – Aaliyah (Instrumental)
I’ve been meaning to post this, forgive me. Reggie Phipps busts in a climactic rhythm guided by the sultry voice of Aaliyah from “At Your Best (You… Read more “Reggie Phipps (@BangBangRM) – Aaliyah (Instrumental)”
Terem – “No doubt Instrumental”
French Hip Hop producer Terem pumps out a congo drum, bass guitar, horn filled fantasy ride. So many facets and transitions you may have to playback to… Read more “Terem – “No doubt Instrumental””
Music: Big Sean – “Hundred Dollar Bill Skyscraper” feat. Mac Miller
Produced by Drumma Boy. So appreciative of simple artwork. Big Sean premieres record via IllRoots.
Music: Slaughterhouse – “Throw It Away” feat. Swizz Beatz
I wonder if the title is literal…Welcome To: Our House lands August 28th.
Music: Juicy J – “Knock U Out” feat. Big K.R.I.T. | Prod. by Big K.R.I.T.
Juicy J with a Krizzle produced, Memphis Tenn record. Seems like it could use another verse, but its sure to be an anthem.
Music: Gerald Walker – “Can’t Have It All At Once”
New one from Gerald Walker.
Music: Chevy Woods – Gang Land [Free Album]
After releasing an album trailer, Taylor Gang affiliate Chevy Woods delivers the Gang Land mixtape. Features include Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Trae The Truth and production by Lex Luger, Harry Fraud, Cardo and others. Click the image to download.
Music: Fly.Union – Zenith [FreEP] ::Stream/Download::
Fly Union is a modern-day Slum Village. Organic, collective electronic soul.
Fly Union latest EP, “Zenith,” showcases the groups production and diversity with songs from Fly Union (Iyeball, Jerreau and JaySwifa) as a collective, MnKeyWrench (Iyeball and JaySwifa) and solo songs from Jerreau. (more…)
Music: Jared Evans – The Fourth Chapter [FreEP]
Music: Lupe Fiasco – “Bitch Bad”
Lupe leaks another record off Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 slated to drop September 25th.
Music: sene – “backboards” feat. blu
Off Sene’s LP Brooklynknight.
Music: Fly Union – “Seen This Before” feat. GLC
Off Zenith landing tomorrow. The Ohio artists/producers always seem to keep things fresh. Check it out.
Music: Terrace Martin – “How I Live” feat. DOM Kennedy x Punch
3ChordFold lands August 21st.
Music: M.I.A – “Bad Girls (Remix)” feat. Missy Elliot x Azealia Banks
M.I.A replaces Rye Rye with Azealia Banks for another go at “Bad Girls.” Hot. Check it out.
Music: Skewby – “It Is What It Is”
Skewby breathes over the Mobb Deep sample, “Hell On Earth.” A record just because, but it’s good to hear from an emcee true to boom bap rap.… Read more “Music: Skewby – “It Is What It Is””
Music: Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE (Artwork & Track list)
Frank Ocean’s debut studio album, channel ORANGE, drops July . 17th. Features from Andre 3000, Earl Sweatshirt and Jack White.
Music: Naledge – #GoNaledgeGo [Free Album]
Naledge drops a primer for Chicago Picasso 2. The latest installment occupies 14-tracks featuring Rapper Big Pooh, Chip Tha Ripper, Vic Spencer and others. Grab below the… Read more “Music: Naledge – #GoNaledgeGo [Free Album]”
Music: Nas – “Accident Murderers” feat. Rick Ross (Dirty)
Nas links with Rozay in Accident Murderers. Life Is Good lands July 17th.
Music: Lola Monroe – “Gettin’ to it” feat. Wiz Khalifa
Produced by Mike Cash. I have no idea what she’s talking about. Taylor Gang’s first lady, Lola Monroe, leaks a track for #MonroeMondays featuring Wiz on the… Read more “Music: Lola Monroe – “Gettin’ to it” feat. Wiz Khalifa”
Music: Mitchelle’l – “Irene” feat. Wale
Grand Hustle artist Mitchelle’l and Maybach Music Group rapper Wale deliver a smooth record. Check it out.
Submission: Yo-Dot (@YODOT) – “One Shot” ::Stream/Download::
A soul drenched beat by Dylan Thomas has provided the palette for Yo-Dot‘s verbs. “One Shot” is off Yo-Dot‘s upcoming album, Red Mist. Check it out.
Music: R∆§H∆Ð – “Machine Gun”
Possibly my favorite off R∆§H∆Ð’s Museum. Singer, rapper, songwriter and producer unloads full clips in this night-rider, The Dream-esque track. Check it out.
Music: Big K.R.I.T. – “Temptation (Remix)” feat. Juicy J & Waka Flocka Flame
Original version appeared on 4evaNaDay. Now, Krizzle enlists Juicy J and Waka Flocka Flame for the “Temptation” remix. Live From The Underground June 5th.
Music: 1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) – 2012 [Album] ::Stream/Download::
1982, consisting of Statik Selektah & Termanology, delivers another installment entitled 2012 with features from Mac Miller, Bun B, Roc Marciano and Shawn Stockman of Boyz II… Read more “Music: 1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) – 2012 [Album] ::Stream/Download::”
Music: Blu – “Kiss The Sky” feat. Mela Machinko
Produced by M-Phases. A vibrant voice, Mela Machinko, appears on the hook of “Kiss The Sky,” which appears on Blu‘s N O Y O R K.
Music: R∆§H∆Ð – Museum [Mixtape]
R∆§H∆Ð, early beginnings appeared on Stalley‘s Lincoln Way Nights, brings Museum containing the perfect composition of singing and rapping. Entirely produced/composed by R∆§H∆Ð, Museum evenly distributes 19… Read more “Music: R∆§H∆Ð – Museum [Mixtape]”
Music: Cocaine 80s – “Chain Glow” feat. Nas
Cocaine 80s is back, but this time with Nas. The Pursuit EP was more than a breath of fresh air with limited rap features, namely Common, which… Read more “Music: Cocaine 80s – “Chain Glow” feat. Nas”
Music: Skewby – “One Of My Homies” (Remix)
Skewby adds a verse to Shawn Chrystoper‘s “One Of My Homies.” Nice screwed sample providing the characteristics of Memphis Ten. Check it out. So I’m chillin’.. just… Read more “Music: Skewby – “One Of My Homies” (Remix)”
Music: tabi Bonney – The Endless Love (Mixtape)
DC maven, tabi Bonney, drops The Endless Love fully produced by Ski Beatz. Features from Mos Def (Yasiin Bey), Curren$y, Dee-1, Murs as well as Nicole Wray.… Read more “Music: tabi Bonney – The Endless Love (Mixtape)”
Music: Homeboy Sandman – “Look Out”
Produced by Paul White. Off Chimera EP.
Music: Goodie Mob – “Is That You God”
New sounds from the Good Die M.ostly O.ver B.ullshit (or Goodie Mob). Great southern tune to be released off . So good I almost overlooked Prefix Mag’s… Read more “Music: Goodie Mob – “Is That You God””
Music: Noah Caine – “Last of a Dying Breed”
Big ups to Hip Hop Fiend for putting me on to Queens emcee Noah Caine. Here’s his latest.
Music: Le$ – Le$ Is More (Screwed & Chopped) [FreEP]
Slim K screws and chops Le$ former EP, Le$ Is More. The Struggle Continues lands July 13. >>>Download here
Music: Reason – Some Sh*t I Did (FreEP) ::Stream/Download::
West coast maven Reason provides an extended play complete with 8 tracks all produced by THX. I can appreciate a project with a homogenous sound; working with… Read more “Music: Reason – Some Sh*t I Did (FreEP) ::Stream/Download::”
Music: Ab-Soul – “ILLuminate” feat. Kendrick Lamar
Produced by Skhye Hutch. Another one off Control System set to drop Friday.
Music: Hidden Jazz Quartett – “High Heels” feat. Omar
Quick break for our souls sake. German-based group Hidden Jazz Quartett with UK bloke Omar in “High Heels.”
Music: Skewby – Humble Pie (FreEP) ::Stream/Download::
Memphis emcee Skewby bundles a few previously released tracks: “Almost There,” “Ups and Downs” along with some new songs and calls it Humble Pie. Check it out.
Music: Gensu Dean – “Ramesses” feat. 7evenThirty & Homeboy Sandman
Gensu Dean is known to leave your neck sore from involuntary head nod. This I expected. The niceness that is Homeboy Sandman…we all became aquainted with in… Read more “Music: Gensu Dean – “Ramesses” feat. 7evenThirty & Homeboy Sandman”
Music: Cam’ron – “In The Jungle” feat. Vado & T.I.
Off the Fuck You mixtape by The Syndicate’s. Rightfully so, this jammy features a Lion King sample.
Music: Obie Trice – “Get Rich, Die Trying” feat. Bilal
Following the studio album Bottoms Up, Obie Trice gives the first single off the mixtape The Hangover.
Music: 9th Wonder – Tutankhamen (Instrumental Album) ::Stream/Purchase::
9th Wonder releases the preeminent instrumental/deluxe/extended/re-extended album. I’ve never seen a 40-track anything; certainly, not full instrumentals.
Music: Casual – “Rock My Sh*t”
Casual (of Hieroglyphics) drops a single off the upcoming DJ Fresh & The Whole Shabang produced album, He Still Think He Raw, due out in stores May… Read more “Music: Casual – “Rock My Sh*t””
Music: Danny! – “Goodbye Love”
Danny! wrestles up another self-produced track and throws a few jabs at rappers, big ups some too. Check it out. Download here
Music: DIBIA$E – Looney Goons (Instrumental Album) ::Stream/Download::
Aussie Hip Hop producer gives another tour sampler, Looney Goons. DIABA$E will be hitting San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Fresno, Sacramento, Stockton, Austin, New Orleans, Atlanta,… Read more “Music: DIBIA$E – Looney Goons (Instrumental Album) ::Stream/Download::”
Music: Proph (@prophpeezy) – Wool Over My Eyes [Free Album] ::Stream/Download::
Milwaukee emcee Proph drops Wool Over My Eyes sponsored by Ruby Hornet and Donuts and Milk. The album complete with ten tracks, no duplicate producers and in-house… Read more “Music: Proph (@prophpeezy) – Wool Over My Eyes [Free Album] ::Stream/Download::”
Music: Aye Cue – “S&P (Smoke&Passion)” feat. A1
Houston native Aye Cue seems to be gunning for a summer run with the first single off S&P (Smoke&Passion). Download here
Music: Slaughterhouse – “My Life” feat. Cee-Lo Green
Radio ready… Welcome To: OUR HOUSE June 12th on Shady/Interscope.
Music: 50 Cent – “Remain Calm” feat. Snoop Dogg & Precious Paris
Nothing like a 50 Cent hook. The day DJ Drama doesn’t have a great year the end is near. The Lost Tapes hosted by Gangsta Grillz chief… Read more “Music: 50 Cent – “Remain Calm” feat. Snoop Dogg & Precious Paris”
Music: Lute – West1996 [Album] ::Stream/Download::
Charlotte, NC – Lute, 1/4 of Forever FC, a 22-year old emcee channels the 90s stylings of Andre 3000, Pharcyde, Bone Thugs and Common. West1996 ambitiously masks… Read more “Music: Lute – West1996 [Album] ::Stream/Download::”
Music: Knxwledge – karma.loops.prt2 (Instrumental Album)
Not the website.
Music: Chuck L.I. – “Impala” | prod. by Ziptopher
Chuck L.I. preps for Charles: The Memoirs Of Durrty Carlos. “Impala” is an unreleased gem; definitely, sounds like a keepsake. Check it out.
Music: Masta Ace – “Slow Down” | prod. by MF DOOM
Moral of the tale. Don’t trust a cute face and a thin waste ’cause they all go to jail. Masta Ace leaks “Slow Down” off his long… Read more “Music: Masta Ace – “Slow Down” | prod. by MF DOOM”
Music: Levi Watson (@levithejedi) – Neptune [Mixtape] ::Stream/Download::
First heard Levi on a “Flying Nimbus” with Curbside Jones and you couldn’t ignore his presence on the record. Lyrical and infectious flow. Raw talent. Check it… Read more “Music: Levi Watson (@levithejedi) – Neptune [Mixtape] ::Stream/Download::”
Music: Add-2 – “Ain’t Sh*t Change”
The Chi wind blows in a new track from an emcee full of gusto. If you haven’t checked Add-2 peep our ‘track-by-track review of Save.Our.Souls here. “Ain’t… Read more “Music: Add-2 – “Ain’t Sh*t Change””
Music: Naledge – “Cufflinks & Dress Shoes” feat. Rapper Big Pooh & Badd Lucc
Unreleased. Produced by Chase N Dough. Download here [ViolatorDJs]
Music: Proph (@prophpeezy) – “In My 96” feat. Klassik
Proph offers the first leak off Wool Over My Eyes presented by Ruby Hornet and Donuts and Milk lands May 1st. “In My 96” is sounding like… Read more “Music: Proph (@prophpeezy) – “In My 96” feat. Klassik”
Music: Kilo Kish – Homeschool [FreEP]
Organic. Kilo Kish (a member of the trio Kool Kats Klub) releases a solo dish with production looks from The Internet‘s Syd The Kid and Matt Martian.… Read more “Music: Kilo Kish – Homeschool [FreEP]”
Music: Erk Tha Jerk – Third’s Eye View [Mixtape]
From the Bay area. Producer and rapper delivers Third’s Eye View. The first I’ve heard of Erk Tha Jerk and I am kinda mad, lol. Sounds smooth.… Read more “Music: Erk Tha Jerk – Third’s Eye View [Mixtape]”
Music: Chuck Inglish – WRKOUT (Free Album)
Chuck is dope gets physical in his latest album/mixtape WRKOUT. Presumably a follow-up to WRKING, which he released last year. The Chicago producer/emcee has had some huge… Read more “Music: Chuck Inglish – WRKOUT (Free Album)”
Music: Beastie Boys – Grand Royal (Mixtape by Mick Boogie)
Perfect for a chill Sunday… Mick Boogie hosts and notes: In honor of the Beastie Boys being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last… Read more “Music: Beastie Boys – Grand Royal (Mixtape by Mick Boogie)”
Music: Homeboy Sandman – Chimera EP
Music: Sir Michael Rocks – Premier Politics 1.5 (Mixtape)
One half of the Cool Kids, Sir Michael Rocks, drops Premier Politics 1.5 a most likely bottled up tracks that didn’t make Premier Politics initial release last… Read more “Music: Sir Michael Rocks – Premier Politics 1.5 (Mixtape)”
Music: T.Shirt – “The Coolest Winter”
New sounds from the Queens emcee. Expect a new album early next month. [IllRapper]
Music: Ab-Soul – “Terrorist Threats” feat. Jhené Aiko & Danny Brown
Babylon, Babylon….on the news all I see on the news is Babylon. And all these n*ggas do is babble on… –Ab-Soul Ab-Soul falls through with a high-energy… Read more “Music: Ab-Soul – “Terrorist Threats” feat. Jhené Aiko & Danny Brown”
Music: Torae – “The Children” (Freestyle)
Torae lends his raps over the Pete Rock beat for “Children,” originally blazed by Pharoahe Monch and Styles P. For The Record is out now. [OkayPlayer]
Music: Smoke DZA – Cuz I Felt Like It [FreEP]
Smoke DZA falls through with bars on bars over pre-cuts by ScHoolBoy Q, A$AP and others. Just glanced at the cover…I wonder what inspired this tape? >>>Download… Read more “Music: Smoke DZA – Cuz I Felt Like It [FreEP]”
Music: True 2 Life – Every Dream Has A Price [Mixtape]
True 2 Life (K. Words, Slangston Hughes and Concise) drop their latest mixtape Every Dream Has a Price. The project includes the track that created a viral… Read more “Music: True 2 Life – Every Dream Has A Price [Mixtape]”
Music: Jakk Frost – “Beards N Cartoons”
This is so disrespectful. Off Jakk‘s forthcoming release The Beards In The Building. [NahRight]
Music: Paypa – “Turned Up” feat. Chip Tha Ripper
Off Henny On The Rocks 2. Paypa grabs Chip Tha Ripper to complete the Midwest sound. [FakeShoreDrive]
Music: Rock Mecca – “Alone Out There”
New York emcee Rock Mecca drops the third single off the LP Pirate Radio Star. Check it out.
Music: Curren$y – “What It Look Like” feat. Wale
New Spitta off his forthcoming iTunes release The Stoned Immaculate digitally available June 5th. Check it out.
Music: Audra The Rapper – “Fresh Prince” feat. Rocki Evans
Definitely excited to post new Audra as well as learn the VA rapper will be dropping newness labeled PORN sometime this second quarter. I’ve been following her… Read more “Music: Audra The Rapper – “Fresh Prince” feat. Rocki Evans”
Music: Pheo – They Soulection EP [Stream/Download]
“From the ear to the soul is They Soulection. Who are they? They are WE, and WE are US. That’s really all WE have left.. hopefully WE… Read more “Music: Pheo – They Soulection EP [Stream/Download]”
Gtunes Shuffle: Planet Asia – “F*ck Rappers” feat. Willie The Kid & Fashawn
Off Planet Asia‘s Black Belt Theatre.
Music: Locksmith – Labyrinth [Free LP]
Let me just say I had no clue how dope Locksmith really was. I skimmed through his record with Ski Beatz and checked his visual for “Illuminati,”… Read more “Music: Locksmith – Labyrinth [Free LP]”
Music: Thurz – “BIGTINGSAGWAAN” (Snippet)
Produced by Ro Blvd. Thurz recently tweeted the new record title which in patois means big things are happening, are they? Check it out. [LAL]
Music: Stalley – Savage Journey To The American Dream [Mixtape]
After three well received singles and now a visual for Party Heart, first heard on Rozay‘s Rich Forever, MMG rapper finally drops Savage Journey To The American… Read more “Music: Stalley – Savage Journey To The American Dream [Mixtape]”
Music: Maffew Ragazino – “Amaretto Sour”
“Eyes lower than a underscore…” Produced by Sha Banga. Over a Premo-esque beat, Maffew belches conceited raps and hiccups a confident hook; which is gently wrapped in… Read more “Music: Maffew Ragazino – “Amaretto Sour””
Music: De La Soul’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 – “We Made It”
Produced by Chokolate and Khalid. Off De La Soul‘s Plug 1 & Plug 2 First Serve album landing Tuesday. [HipHopUpdate]
Music: QuESt – “Gambler”
Florida native QuESt unleashes a Dub-Hop track with the help of New Zealand producer group Mt.Eden. “Gambler” is billed on the upcoming Fear Not Failure April 3rd.… Read more “Music: QuESt – “Gambler””
Music: ¡MAYDAY! – “TNT” (Remix) feat. Black Thought, Jay Rock, Jon Connor, Stevie Stone & DJ Khaled
This record surprised me. ¡MAYDAY! with the “voice of Miami,” DJ Khaled, in an inspiring sounding record? Two words, radio ready. Check it out.
Gtunes Shuffle: Slum Village – “They Say” (Remix) feat. Rapper Big Pooh & Phife
Sigh… So much heat on The Dirty Slums tape it was hard to choose one, but currently “They Say” leads in plays. The record enlists Phife and… Read more “Gtunes Shuffle: Slum Village – “They Say” (Remix) feat. Rapper Big Pooh & Phife”
Music: Stalley – “Home To You” feat. Wale x Anthony Flammia
The third leak off Savage Journey To The American Dream which drops tomorrow via Live Mixtapes. No leak has disappointed thus far. Check it out. [PrefixMag]
Stalley Reveals, Savage Journey To The American Dream, Track List
Ohio rapper, Stalley, is set to drop his first label product March 30 via Live Mixtapes. With the pressure of numbers and making a huge digital impact… Read more “Stalley Reveals, Savage Journey To The American Dream, Track List”
Music: Slum Village – Dirty Slums | Hosted by Mick Boogie
Slum Village deliver a jammed packed album/mixtape with features from De La Soul, Big Sean, Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh (of Little Brother) and Focus… I can’t… Read more “Music: Slum Village – Dirty Slums | Hosted by Mick Boogie”
Music: DIABA$E – The Dust Down Under
A nice thirteen minute experimental mix from DIABA$E. The Dust Down Under is an exclusive mix created by DIBIA$E to promote his upcoming Australia // New Zealand… Read more “Music: DIABA$E – The Dust Down Under”
Editorial: The Lower Class Raises Texas, New Music “The Sound In Soul” @welowerclass
I’ve never been to San Marcos, TX but I wouldn’t expect any city in Texas to sound like this. I’m definitely going to keep an ear out… Read more “Editorial: The Lower Class Raises Texas, New Music “The Sound In Soul” @welowerclass”
Music: Juan Deuce – “People” feat. Romen Rok | prod. by Falside
Rappity raps. Here is the second leak from Juan Deuce‘s upcoming Ricky Shabazz and the Boom Bap Boys presented mixtape No Sweat. This time around Juan enlists… Read more “Music: Juan Deuce – “People” feat. Romen Rok | prod. by Falside”
Music: Bumpy Knuckles – “Turn Up The Mic” feat. Nas (DJ Premier Mix)
The official Turn Up The Mic remix off DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles’ upcoming project KoleXXXion lands Monday. [DJPremierBlog]
Music: Add-2 – “All The Kings/FTP” | prod. by Prophecy/The Antydote
Maybe not an official song for the Trayvon Martin case, referred to as a tragedy by Pres. Obama here. But it definitely flirts with the idea. “Middle… Read more “Music: Add-2 – “All The Kings/FTP” | prod. by Prophecy/The Antydote”
Music: Bassnectar “Vava Voom” feat. Lupe Fiasco
“[Lupe] was doing this crazy double-meaning story over the track, talking about hypnosis while waving his arms in the air as if casting a spell,” Bassnectar explains.… Read more “Music: Bassnectar “Vava Voom” feat. Lupe Fiasco”
Music: Add-2 – Save.Our.Souls [Mixtape]
Add-2 and LRG release Save.Our.Souls, complete with 19 tracks plus a bonus track, “Modern Day Coons,” which stirred dialogue and controversy with lines like, “BET yeah they… Read more “Music: Add-2 – Save.Our.Souls [Mixtape]”
Music: N.O.R.E – “Google That” feat. Raekwon & Styles P
Fresh off the radio waves. Hot 97 and DJ Kay Slay have the pleasure of “hittin” first, lol. Check it out. [XclusivesZone]
Video: Terrace Martin -“Tune Out” feat. iLL Camille
Directed by Terrace Martin and Furis. Jazz. A smooth vibe to get you on your way this morning. Definitely needed to hear this today. Love. Check it… Read more “Video: Terrace Martin -“Tune Out” feat. iLL Camille”
Music: Danny! – “Silly Me (Myintrotoletuknow)”
Its never what you expect. Danny! provides a new self-produced track “Silly Me” off his upcoming album Payback. DJ Kay Slay gives a mega shout out the… Read more “Music: Danny! – “Silly Me (Myintrotoletuknow)””
Music: Terem – “Walkin’ (Instrumental)”
What is this futuristic p-funk invading my eardrums? You should not be able to discern where a producer is from by listening to their music. With that… Read more “Music: Terem – “Walkin’ (Instrumental)””
Music: Actual Proof – “All The Way” feat. Raheem DeVaughn
The first leak off Black Boy Radio due out March 27th. Definitely looking forward to reviewing the album in its entirety, so I will save my thoughts.… Read more “Music: Actual Proof – “All The Way” feat. Raheem DeVaughn”
Music: Slum Village x De La Soul – “Turning Me Off”
An alternate ending to “Bonita Applebum?” Maybe not officially but its most definitely hitting from a crisp filtered sample and a snare kick that quite frankly makes… Read more “Music: Slum Village x De La Soul – “Turning Me Off””
Music: Homeboy Sandman – “Cops Get Scared Of Me” | Prod. by Exile
Wait…what? The first I’ve heard of Homeboy Sandman and my God. No choice but to nod your head. After listening twice, I have decided I will download… Read more “Music: Homeboy Sandman – “Cops Get Scared Of Me” | Prod. by Exile”