Friday, September 28, 2012
I was all ready to mail it in today and call it a personal day until I saw that J. Cole dropped a new free track over Major Lazer's "Get Free". Had to put it up, any new Cole is a reason to celebrate. Lyrically it's another dope track from J. Cole, I'm guessing there's big things to come in the near future from him. He's been dropping random singles for the last few weeks and they've all been ridiculous. Give this new track a listen and download it below.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012
Weezy's been on his way back recently with some solid releases including this freestyle over the beat to Future's hit track "Same Damn Time". In case you didn't know Weezy is a full blown skater now, complete with his own skate apparel company Trukfit. Check out the video above and go and grab Tunechi's latest mixtape Dedication 4. Enjoy.
Yep...you read that right. The person we all have a perfect reason to judge the shit out of, Chris Brown, has a song called "Don't Judge Me" off of his album Fortune and just released the video for it. The video puts Chris in the position of someone whose chosen to serve their country in war over love. Regardless of whether Chris can relate to that in the slightest (he can't), his voice is awesome and this is a music site after all. Check out the video above and Fortune is in stores now.
Another leak off of DJ Drama's upcoming album Quality Street Music appeared on the internet yesterday and he continues to recruit big names for features. I don't know what I really think about guys like Drama and Khaled releasing albums when they don't actually rap or produce on any of the tracks, but if we keep getting big name collabs like this I think I'm cool with it. To be honest I'm in class and havent even gotten the chance to listen to this one but with those names on it, it's going to be legit. The beat is produced by Hit-Boy...if you don't want to press play at this point, there's something wrong with you. Download it below.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
So Xaphoon Jones, the producer half of Chiddy Bang, is releasing a new mixtape tomorrow...which is awesome. His first two mixtapes were unreal, he is hands down one of the top hip-hop producers out right now. As a little teaser for the tape he released one track off of it, a remix to easily the best song off of Meek's Dreamchasers 2 mixtape, "Amen" featuring Drake. He gives it a little more of an electronic/trap feel. Every clap and snare on this beat is perfect, stream the track below and be on the lookout for the mixtape dropping tomorrow.
UPDATE: Xaph just dropped another remix off the project to St. Lucia's "Closer Than This". Definitely a little more minimalistic than the first one but the same electro/trap feel. Check it below and you can download this one now.
I wanted to beat everyone to the jump on this album but I've been in class all day so I'm just getting to it now. G-Eazy's highly anticipated album Must Be Nice dropped today finally and has been killing the iTunes album charts. It's currently sitting at number 4 on the hip-hop charts and 22 on the overall album sales charts. It just shows what a dedicated fan base G-Eazy has stirred up for himself that his fans have forgone downloading the album for free and supported him on iTunes. He's a really unique artist, especially in today's snapback and tank top "college" music scene that so many artists get caught up in. He seamlessly blends influences from the 50's and 60's with hip-hop and trap beats and has a really unique, laid-back flow and delivery that I can't get enough of. Check out this album you will not regret it, you can download it for free below or support G-Eazy by purchasing it on iTunes. Enjoy.
Cris Cab's newest single just released in anticipation of his forthcoming EP Rise which will be dropping October 9th. Cris gave the fans a preview of this track on his mixtape Echo Boom, it's an upbeat, more pop influenced track and as always Cris' vocals sound great. Click the link below to give the song a listen below and be on the lookout for Rise.
Aer hasn't done much that I haven't liked in the past year or so and this is just icing on the cake. They're starting a series of covers that they'll release over the next few months and this is Volume 1, a cover of Dispatch's classic "Two Coins". Check it out and if you haven't downloaded Aer's latest album The Bright Side on iTunes yet I suggest you do that immediately, it was easily one of my favorite albums of the summer. Enjoy.
Aer: Facebook // Twitter
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Ever since I started to keep up with CHANGE's music he's been consistently impressing me with every track. The Dada Life bootleg was dope and now this bootleg of FUN's track "Some Nights" is just as epic. He injects the indie track with a dance friendly house feel and it's a hit. Definitely one you'll want to check out, grab the download below.
A new Kendrick leak appeared on the internet today, a slower socially conscious track "The Art Of Peer Pressure". No word whether this track will show up on his forthcoming album good kid m.A.A.d city or not but as I always say any Kendrick leak is a good thing. His lyrics are better than anyone's in the game right now, this album will be a thing of legends. Check out the stream of the track below and be on the lookout for Kendrick's album dropping October 22nd.
We posted a few tracks from Boston's Bigg Dee about a year ago and I haven't heard much from him since then. He showed a lot of potential and recently hit us up with his latest video that impressed me a lot. His flow has gotten really strong, this track is off of his latest mixtape #TOTB which you can download in full on Datpiff. Check out the latest video above and click the link below to download the tape. Enjoy.
DJ Drama is another guy like DJ Khaled, no one's quite sure what they really do but they release sick records with big names on it like this one. Drama's album Quality Street Music is out October 2nd and this is his latest single. Pusha, Rozay, and Curren$y add verses on the V12 production and Miguel handles the hook. Give it a listen below and enjoy.
A little while ago we introduced you guys to a brand new trap production duo known as LOUDPVCK and brought you guys their LOUDPVCK EP. Well ever since the release of that EP Kenny Beats and Ryan Marks, who make up LOUDPVCK have been buzzing in the music industry. Kenny recently produced ScHoolboy Q's single "Party" and they had two new tracks included on Livemixtapes and Trap-A-Halics mixtape Certified Trap Reloaded. The two beats they have on there are both dope. Kenny and Ryan have been focusing on delving into the EDM Trap scene, and have been getting a lot of publicity with guys like Skrillex playing their songs and they were included in mixes done by UZ and Baauer as well. Check out the two new tracks below and learn more about LOUDPVCK by checking out the interview they did recently with Salacious Sound.
LOUDPVCK: Facebook // Twitter
Monday, September 24, 2012
Philly duo Moosh & Twist dropped their newest song and video today, a track titled "Casino Girl" produced by Visionary Music Group producer 6ix. These two just know how to put together a dope full song, their verses are always on point and they put out catchy hooks for days. This is a taste of what you can expect off their forthcoming album Back To The Basement which is coming soon. Check it out above.
OCD: Moosh & Twist: Facebook // Website
This gives me so much hope for Wiz's sophomore album O.N.I.F.C. its ridiculous. The first track he released off the album "Work Hard Play Hard" was a harder track with a more pop influenced hook, but with the second release off the album he slows it down and recruits The Weeknd for an unreal first verse and hook. The track is so smooth and Wiz's verses are really straightforward and he kills it to be honest. Definitely a little more of a mature sound from Wiz, anticipation is high for O.N.I.F.C. which drops December 4th. Check out the new single above and enjoy, I'm sure it'll be available on iTunes soon.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
G-Eazy is blowing up as of late, if you doubt that look no further than the fact that Billboard had the premiere on this video for one of his latest tracks "Plastic Dreams". The director of the visuals, Tyler Yee definitely did his thing, the vibe and subject matter of the track match up perfectly with the video. G-Eazy's forthcoming album Must Be Nice drops on 9/26....Enjoy.
G-Eazy: Facebook // Twitter
Raekwon - Scroll from LRG on Vimeo.
The visuals for Raekwon's "Scroll" have been unearthed by LRG today. This video was shot on location in The Netherlands over a year ago. It's a dark set of visuals that has Raekwon working as an undercover hitman in Europe who only does his work at night. Keep an eye out for many more unreleased gems from LRG dropping in the future. Enjoy.
The Kings Dead continues to impress the hell out of me. They've completely transformed their approach to their music ever since they made the name change from The Dean's List. Everything has much more of a mature, artistic sound to it and these visuals are pretty captivating. The interpretation of the video is meant to be up to the viewer and it's one you might have to watch several times to develop your own opinion on what is actually going down. If you haven't checked out Sonny and The Kings Dead's newest album Jerusalem do so immediately, it's available for free download now. Enjoy.
The release date for Lupe's forthcoming (possibly last) album Food & Liquor 2 is slowly approaching and today he let loose another track off the project, "How Dare You" with smooth accompanying vocals from Bilal. I'm really looking forward to this project, Lupe's last few leaks so far have all been really different. There was the dubstep influenced "American Terrorist Pt 2" and the socially concious "Bitch Bad" and now this track with a more R&B feel and an airy instrumental. Lupe can do it all so this next album should be unbelievable. Food & Liquor 2 drops on the 25th.
MGK just released the video for his newest track "Stereo" with some help from Fitts of The Kickdrums. Not sure whether this will end up on MGK's forthcoming album Lace Up but I'm assuming it will. I really like when MGK experiments with mixing his classic hard sound and flow with a more laid back, indie influenced instrumental. His tracks where he goes super hard are good but when he takes a more melodic approach he kills it. Check out the newest track and video above.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Labels: Laid Back
New song from Cris Cab, it acts as the first taste we've gotten off of his forthcoming EP Rise which will be available on October 9th. Cris just keeps getting better, this is less of a reggae vibe than we've heard from him recently but it sounds unreal. Stream it below.
I missed out on the drop of this track the other day, but Kyle Lucas released a track off of his upcoming mixtape Always Sunny In Marietta 2 the other day and it's another quality track from Kyle. The Good Husbands went in over this same beat for their track "Coffee Cool" not too long ago and Kyle kills it as well. I'm really looking forward to this next mixtape from Kyle, his mixtapes have always been dope and it's been a little while since we've heard any solo material from him. Give "Coffee Break" a listen and download it below.
Theophilus London adds a few bars onto the track "Live Your Life" off of Yuna's self-titled debut album here in the states. Yuna is a Malaysian singer with a voice that seemingly comes out of nowhere, the first time I saw her sing on video I couldn't believe that voice came out of this little Malaysian girl but it's real and it's pretty amazing. This track was produced by Pharrell and you can download it for free below. Yuna's album is available on iTunes now. Enjoy.
This is a pretty cool way to release an album. Brother Ali's album Mourning In America and Dreaming In Colour, produced entirely by Jake One, is available for purchase today but he also made it available for stream via a youtube video below. The video shows some footage from around classic American cities and suburbia, and the music is excellent. I expect nothing less from Brother Ali and Jake One, this is definitely an album you'll want to check out. Stream it below and download it on iTunes now.
StagsFlow has been a huge supporter of Collin McLoughlin's music since the very beginning, if you remember he was one of the performers in the StagsFlow sponsored Stag Stock 2011 concert. Ever since me and Sean heard some of his first original songs and covers we knew this kid was the real deal. Clearly some of the biggest names in music agree with us. Collin's blind audition on NBC's 'The Voice' aired last night and he's made it through this stage with flying colors. He did his own acoustic rendition of Cat Stevens' "Wild World" and got all but one of the judges to turn around and ended up choosing Adam Levine to be his coach and mentor throughout the show.
I want to give a HUGE congratulations to Collin, I don't know if many of you know but Collin recently dropped out of Grad school one year away from graduation to pursue his dream of making it in music so it's pretty unreal to see it all work out for him. The Voice airs mondays and tuesdays on NBC, tune in to watch Collin kill it in person. Check out his blind audition in the video above if you missed it last night. Enjoy.
Collin McLoughlin: Facebook // Twitter
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Gotta admit it felt good to write Timeflies Tuesday in the title bar again. Cal and Rez have taken a few months off of their Timeflies Tuesday series while they were on tour, and working on their Under The Influence mixtape. Today the series makes its triumphant return and in classic TFT style Cal picks topics out of a hat to freestyle to over a beat by Rez with a dope Eminem sample. Cal's freestyles are literally unmatched. These two continue to get bigger and bigger and it's been unreal to watch their meteoric rise over the past year and a half or so. Check out the new Timeflies Tuesday above and enjoy.
Timeflies: Facebook // Twitter // Tour Dates
It's been a little while since I've posted anything from resident remix master Big Z but he just released a remix to the track everyone's loving these days off of Cruel Summer (which officially drops tomorrow) "Clique". He turns it in to a certified trap banger with heavy bass and snares for days. Turn up the bass on your speakers and enjoy. Download is below.
The standout track off of Spitta's recent album The Stoned Immaculate finally gets a set of visuals. Krit doesn't appear in the video but look on as Spitta and Wiz cruise around in an old school ferrari around Southern California...Tough life. Check it out above.
Tiesto's remix to Calvin Harris and Florence Welch's collaborative track "Sweet Nothings" was premiered on BBC Radio 1 recently and it's just as epic as you'd expect it to be. There's not much else to say, this one just has to be heard. Check it out and download the Radio Rip of it below.
This one comes courtesy of our friends over at Fist In The Air. I just caught this bootleg of Dada Life's massive track "Feed The Dada" by CHANGE and was blown away. He kept it pretty similar to the original but definitely put his own touches on it and it's a great little rework of the existing song. I haven't really heard much from CHANGE so far but hit up his Facebook and Soundcloud below to learn more about him and check out his ealier tracks. Enjoy.
CHANGE: Facebook // Soundcloud
Madeon is an absolute prodigy at this point. The young French electro producer has been killing it lately, and his latest track "The City" is arguably the best electro or house song I've heard in the last few months. He just released the official video for the cut which has a weird paint war/ hunger games thing going on but it's a cool set of visuals. Check it out above and the full song is available on iTunes now.
Outasight released the video for his track of the summer "Now Or Never" which is exactly what we've come to expect from him. It's got his classic smooth, catchy vocals with an uptempo electro-pop beat and a super catchy hook. Definitely a song you're going to want to check out if you haven't yet, you can buy it on iTunes now. Enjoy.
Outasight: Facebook // Twitter
I'm hoping you're all aware of the official release of GOOD Music's album Cruel Summer which is coming you're way tomorrow. In order to promote the project a few of the GOOD Music reps stopped by Funk Flex's show on Hot 97 yesterday and dropped a few freestyles. CyHi, Big Sean, Common, Pusha T and Teyana Taylor were all there and they absolutely go in. If you didn't get your hands on a leaked copy of Cruel Summer grab it tomorrow, it's an incredible project. Check out the frees below and enjoy.
I hadn't heard much from G-Scott prior to me posting his track with The Pro-Letarians the other day, but I will definitely be keeping a closer eye on him from now on. His newest track "Light Show" is a bass heavy banger and G-Scott goes in. He kind of reminds me a little bit of another up-and-comer who we've been posting a lot recently Travi$ Scott who's been blowing up as of late with GOOD music features and all. Never a bad comparison to recieve, check out G-Scott's latest track and download it below courtesy of HNHH.
Party supplies is a really well known hip-hop producer but that's just one of the genres hes got up his sleeve. The producer behind Action Bronson's Blue Chips project recently released his newest track, a trippy track with a summery, indie-electro vibe. Not sure who the vocals are from but I'm loving the sound of this cut. Press play and hold onto summer for a little longer, download is below.
By now if you read the site you should be well aware of who Eddie B and Tim Gunter are. The production/rapper duo out of NC have been killing it for a while and have been posted here a ton. Tim has recently made a move to develop a solo career for himself as well, he's one of the best up and coming producers out right now whether he's producing hip-hop beats for Eddie or going in on house beats like this one. This is one of the first remixes I've heard from him and it all comes together at the end in a huge drop, I'm pretty sure you're dead if this track doesn't get you moving. Check it out and click the link below to download it for free. Enjoy.
Monday, September 17, 2012
I posted the original mix of this track a little while ago, it's a huge, uplifting progressive house anthem from Project 46 & Dubvision that was recently released on Spinnin Records. Well today these two released the vocal mix of the track with beautiful accompanying vocals by Donna Lewis. They also released an official video for this one, which could become one of the biggest house tracks of the fall. The piano chords on the buildups are excellent and the chorus is completely infectious. Definitely one of my favorite house tracks I've heard in a while. The full version is now available for purchase on beatport and you can check out the video above. Enjoy.
The homie Beau Young Prince just hit us up with his newest track, a remix to Purity Ring's trippy sounding track "Obedear". Beau's flow has only been improving over the last few months, he's had some really solid releases. I think "King Midas" might have been my favorite track I've ever heard from him so I'm definitely looking forward to getting a new full project out of him. He seem's really focused and seems as if he has really found his sound so it is only up from here. Check out the new remix above and enjoy.
Beau Young Prince: Facebook // Twitter
Formerly known as The Dean's List, The Kings Dead released their newest project, a full album titled Jerusalem. If you were a Dean's List fan you're going to want to check out this album. It's definitely a different, more mature sound than what you were used to hearing from Sonny and the boys when they went by their first name. They get into heavier subject manner on their tracks and the verses and production are much more polished. You're not going to hear anything like "Dear Professor" on here but there are some unreal cuts on this album. Sonny Shottz is clearly at the top of his game and I can't say enough about his flow and lyricism, it's refreshing to see an artist dive into a new concept as much as these three have. Check out their new album and download it for free below. Enjoy.
And on the heels of the Diggy Simmons diss track comes a new J.Cole track, a self produced cut titled "I'm A Fool". No shots thrown at anyone on this track, I honestly think all this beef between Diggy and Cole is stupid. It's pretty obvious Diggy is taking it waaaaaay more seriously than J.Cole who just kind of threw out subliminal little shots in a joking manner. We'll just have to sit and wait to see where that one goes. This track is classic J.Cole though, the beat is dope and has an old-school sounding sample thats tight. Check it out and download it free below.
And the Diggy Simmons - J Cole feud continues. I don't know if many of you remember but J. Cole threw a little diss Diggy's way in his track "Purple Rain" that he released a little while ago, and then another underhanded line or two in a track released this year called "Grew Up Fast". Diggy clearly didn't take kindly to those lines, he released a Cole diss track earlier this year and here we have another one. He takes aim directly at Cole on this new song that was premiered on Power 105 the other day. There's no full version of the song available yet but you can check out the lines in question above. Give it a listen and be on the lookout for the full track. Enjoy.
UPDATE: Full version of the track now available via illRoots.
Friday, September 14, 2012
One more post before I check out for the weekend. PNW rap group, The Good Husbands, just hit me up with the video for their remix to Kanye, Big Sean and Jay's track "Clique". I'm guessing we'll see tons of people jump on this beat in the future, it's just too good to pass up. The homies from Good Hus kill this one, I'm not used to hearing them over heavy hip-hop beats like this but they all spit super hard so it works really well. Definitely impressing me more and more with every track. Their new mixtape So Far So Good is on the way...Enjoy.
Haven't posted anything today but I took a break from the beach to post this ridiculous new video from Swedish House Mafia for their final single "Don't You Worry Child" with vocals from their discovery John Martin. John Martin's career has to take off after SHM splits, his voice needs to be heard more. It just sounds perfect over dance/house beats. They took a page out of Jay and Kanye's book for the video with the mirror image effect. They did something similar for their "Ni**as in Paris" video and the visuals for this are dope. Check it out above, buy the single is available on iTunes now and enjoy the weekend.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
So I hope most of you know that G.O.O.D. Music's Cruel Summer compilation album leaked online last night. Hopefully some of you got your hands on that I know I've been listening to it on repeat since I downloaded it. The anticipation for the official release is still high however, and Kanye and the rest of the G.O.O.D. crew released this teaser for the album today set to their hit track "Mercy". The homies over at Fist In The Air have a full stream of the album up if you want to head over there to check it out, otherwise try to get your hands on a download link or wait for the official release which is set for September 18th. Enjoy.
The knock on a lot of up and coming rappers is often that they have no subject matter, or that eventually the whole "party" vibe of a lot of the "college hip-hop" scene (if you wanna call it that) gets stale. That question couldn't be farther from my mind when tuning into a new Dean's List song, or The King's Dead as they now go by. Sonny Shottz is one of the premier up and comers in hip-hop right now and his flow is almost unmatched. This track "Sour Apple Rich Girls" is the second single off of their forthcoming album Jerusalem. The production on this track is impeccable and Sonny kills it, even rapping some of his verse in French. Check out the video above and be on the lookout for Jerusalem, which drops on the 17th. Enjoy.
The King's Dead: Facebook // Twitter
Here's the video for Cris' revamped version of his track "Good Girls" which serves as the first single off of his upcoming major label debut album with Mercury Records. It's only a matter of time before this kid becomes a household name, he's been releasing some unbelievable music for the past year and a half or so and it's about time everyone recognizes it. The new verison of this track that was released a little while ago features a verse from GOOD music representative Big Sean and a little more of an uptempo instrumental. Check out the video above and enjoy.
It's been a little while since we've heard some fresh material from G-Eazy but he just released his newest track alongside our homie Hoodie Allen and it's another dope cut from G. The track "Lady Killers" is described by G himself has being "possibly one of the swaggiest tracks off Must Be Nice" which is G-Eazy's forthcoming album, set to drop on the 26th. His tour buddy Hoodie hops on the G-Eazy produced beat and kills it as well. It's dope how G-Eazy can continually blend influences from trap and hip-hop with that classic 1950's style flare he brings to everything, yet still keep everything fresh. This is one you're definitely going to want to check out, free download is below.
G-Eazy: Facebook // Twitter
Hoodie Allen: Facebook // Twitter
I saw this track floating around yesterday but never got a chance to listen to it unfortunately. It's a track that is going to be included in the film The Man With The Iron Fists which is being completely scored by RZA of Wu Tang. Film scoring is a really interesting aspect of the music industry, a lot of your favorite artists and producers get paid serious bills to score films. Most recently Skrillex has been in the news because he signed on to do the score for the new James Franco flick Spring Breakers. Back to the topic though, this track is unreal and pretty much shows why Pusha T is one of the top MC's in the game right now. He hasn't had a single feature or track in the last few months that wasn't top notch, and he murders this one. The beat was produced by Frank Dukes and S-1 and has an eery feel to it that works with Pusha's flow perfectly. Check it out in the video above and enjoy.
Here's the newest set of visuals from underground hip-hop all star Brother Ali off of his forthcoming album Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color which will be dropping September 18th. MTVU had the premiere on the video and the track is the classic, socially conscious hip-hop you would expect from Brother Ali. The heavy visuals match up with the lyrics and subject of the track perfectly. Check out the video below and be on the lookout for Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color dropping on the 18th.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
So I haven't been keeping up with the Clockumentary episodes that the homies from Timeflies have been doing as much as I should, but I just caught the fifth episode and figured I'd throw up a post. This one gives you a little insight into how the Timeflies Tuesday concept came to be and why they made one of their biggest hits yet, "Under The Sea". These two have been working extremely hard to get to where they are today and success could not come to two people more deserving than Cal and Rez. Check out the fifth episode above and head over to their youtube channel to watch all the Clockumentary episodes if you missed any. Enjoy.
Timeflies: Facebook // Twitter // Youtube
Up-and-coming producer Mikal Minhas teams up with UK vocalist Brenton Matheus for his latest free offering titled "Alive Today". It's been a little while since we've heard any new material from both of these two but this was well worth the wait. Most of Mikal's tracks have been harder electro beats but on this one he takes a step back and delivers more of a trance feel and Brenton's vocals work perfectly over the isntrumental. Definitely a song to check out, download is below.
It's been a little while since Futuristic's names has been on the site but he's been doing his thing as of late, releasing a lot of dope freestyles. In this one he shows off his crazy abilities to spit off the top of his head over the beat to Big Sean, Kanye and Jay's newest track "Clique". This whole thing was shot in one take and our boy Futuristic goes in. Check it out and download the freestyle below. Enjoy.
I'm a few days late on this one but I couldn't not post Uno's newest track with Smoke DZA titled "The Kickback". As you can probably tell from the album artwork and the name of the track it's a slower, laid back tune. Uno takes the second verse on this one and Smoke DZA handles the first. Not the best beat I've ever heard for Smoke DZA's flow but Uno vibes with it perfectly. Check out the track below and download it for free. Also check out Uno Hype's latest project Fxck The Hype if you haven't already.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Viceroy is one of the producers whose impressed me most over this summer, every one of his remixes and original tracks puts a perfect summery, island feel on the original track. This time around he remixed Visitor's track "Coming Home" and adds some tempo to it and gives it his classic Viceroy touch. Give it a listen and download it below.
Viceroy: Facebook // Twitter
Here's the latest free offering from Indie group Mansions On The Moon, a smooth song called "Radio". This song calls into the question the state of popular music today, and comes as one of the first releases after the groups sick, genre-bending project Lightyears. Check out the new song and download it for free below. Enjoy.
Here's the first single off of The Pro Letarians upcoming project titled Not All Of Me Shall Die, with a feature from G-Scott. Haven't heard much from The Pro Letarians before this track but I'll be keeping my eye on them from here on out, this one bumps. Check it out in the video above, no download available yet. The video was directed by Jace.
The Pro Letarians: Facebook // Twitter
G-Scott: Facebook // Twitter
Star Slinger just released this dope new free jam titled "Take This Up" as a teaser for his two shows he has coming up on the West Coast. I'll never complain about a new Star Slinger track and the sample and drums on this one are on point. Download is below.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Red Rocks has to be one of the coolest concert venues in the States. Recently Mumford & Sons performed there and played their newest track "I Will Wait", the debut single off of their forthcoming album Babel. They released a video of the performance today for the fans in anticipation of the album release date which is September 24th. Check out the video above and preorder Babel on iTunes now.
The latest track from Pharrell's young Compton discovery, Buddy, is easily his best one since his debut track "Awesome Awesome" took the blogs by storm. It's pretty unreal that that a year ago Buddy was an unknown 17 year old out of Compton and now he's got tracks with Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell. The production on this track fits right in with the beats you've been hearing from Pharrell these days. Definitely a trap influence in there, almost similar to his work he's doing with Mac Miller on their Pink Slime project but a little simpler. Definitely a dope sound, check it out for yourself and download it below. Pigeons and Planes had the premiere on this one.
Here's the newest video from young Philly duo OCD: Moosh & Twist for their new, DK produced track "Victory". It's been a little since I've heard any new material from Moosh & Twist but they just announced their forthcoming album titled A3C Volume 2 will be dropping October 16th as well. These two are some of the strongest up-and-coming rappers out, their verses are always top notch and this track is no different. Check out the official video, which was directed by GRVTY, above and be on the lookout for more from these two coming soon.
OCD: Moosh & Twist: Facebook // Twitter
Labels: Music Video
Jay-Z took the stage with Coldplay this past weekend at the closing ceremonies for the 2012 Paralympics in London to debut a new verse over Coldplay's hit "Paradise". The verse has a classic Jay flow and is inspired by different elements of the olympics and paralympics. Here's what Jay himself had to say about it: "The thought behind the verse is, anyone with a disability, just wants a sense of normality -- thats why they're competing in these games. That was the idea to make the verse as inclusive for as many people, and to make it as normal as possible. It's influenced by so many different things."
Definitely an interesting combo and a solid verse from Jay, wouldn't mind seeing a recorded version of this song see the light of day but I'm guessing that won't happen. Check out the performance for yourself above and enjoy.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Mac let his newest track go on his soundcloud today and it's a cover of Elliot Smith's "Angeles". Mac's not really a guy who has done a ton of covers in the past and this is definitely not what anyones expecting from him but it actually really works. Just a really smooth track to relax to. You can stream it below.
YP released the video for his track "Want Money" off of his latest No Doz mixtape. Never personally heard this track before, I havent been the biggest YP fan in the past but this one is just doing it for me, the Rihanna sample on the beat is too ill. Check out the video above and click the link below listen to the whole mixtape. Enjoy.
The Brooklyn kid who took the hip-hop world by storm with the release of his debut mixtape, 1999, is back with a little treat for his fans to show how far he's come in a short time. Joey Bada$$ is already being hailed as one of the top up-and-coming MC's in the business and people are saying he and his Pro Era crew could bring New York City hip-hop back to its hey day. This mixtape, however, is not going to blow people's minds like 1999 did simply because of the concept.
This is a collection of tracks that didn't make it onto the big debut, some of which were recorded when Joey was only 15 years old. He wanted to show people how his flow and lyricism have matured with him and how, if they keep doing what they're doing, Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era will be household names for years to come. Check out the Rejex mixtape in full below and click the link to grab the download. Enjoy.
Lupe has had tough go of it as of late. The Chicago rapper who is known for being a bit sensitive got in a little beef of his own with Chicago's rising star Chief Keef. Not too long ago Lupe remarked that Chief Keef and the culture he represents in Chicago (Gang violence) scare him, and mentioned how Chicago's murder rate was at an all time high. Well that sparked some comments from Chief Keef saying exactly what you'd expect a dumb 17 year old rapper like Chief Keef to say...and now we've got Lupe once again threatening to retire after this next album. I hope to God that's not true, Lupe's always been one of my favorite rappers of all time and this new track just emphasizes why he's so good. Food & Liquor II will be a work of art. This track will not appear on the album but will definitely give you a taste of what to expect. Check it out below and here's to hoping Lupe will not retire any time soon. Lord knows hip-hop desperately needs less Chief Keef's and more of this. Stream the track below and be on the lookout for F&L II dopping 9/25.
Just 7 days out from the release of his huge track with Jason Itam, Markus Cole releases his latest new track which he describes as being his idea of what happens when rock meets the world of electronic music. Definitely another solid effort from the young, up-and-coming producer out of Toronto. Give it a listen below and enjoy.
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Haven't really had much electro or house stuff on the site recently but this collab track between two of the biggest up-and-comers in the edm scene just hit the inbox and it's nothing short of incredible. It touches on the piano driven festival style chords but brings something new to the table at the same time. Check it out and download it for free below.
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Big Sean's latest free offering dropped last night and it's another dope mixtape from the GOOD Music representative. Detroit is a 17 track tape with features from everyone from Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa to Hit Boy and Kendrick Lamar. It also features production from Big Sean's long time collaborator keY Wane, and Don Cannon to name a few. Definitely a project worth checking out for any hip-hop fan, stream it and download it in full below. Enjoy.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Endlessly catchy synth-pop duo Matt and Kim just released their newest song off of their upcoming album Lightning and it's up for a free download as well. It's pretty hard not to like their music, with those vocals and catchy production like this you can't go wrong. Check out "Now" in the video above and click the link below to grab the free download. Lightning drops October 2nd.
The video for A$AP Ant, A$AP Rocky and the Flatbush Zombies' track "Bath Salt" was released sometime in the last few days and it's a hell of set of visuals. You know the video is going to be interesting with these four on the record and it does not dissappoint. Definitely not a track that's going to be for everyone but hip-hop heads will dig it. Check out the video above and check out the A$AP Mob mixtape Lords Never Worry here.
This is one of the best ideas I've heard of in a long time. Never one to do anything small (see: here), Macklemore just announced that he and Ryan Lewis' debut album The Heist will be available for purchase in dope hard copy form like I've never seen before. Not only is the box made of Gator skin but there's too many dope additions inside as well. Check out the video announcing the pre-order above and be on the lookout for The Heist LP dropping 10/19. Pre-order the album here.
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Mike Stud has come a hell of a long way in the past year or so, and to celebrate the video for his track "In This Life" hitting 1 million views he decided to do an acoustic rendition of the track with Ryan Knott and Sarah Lendy of Acoustic Truth. "In This Life" is definitely one of Mike's best songs to date and the acoustic version works really well. Mike's been showing a lot of growth over this #SundayStudDay series and to thank his fans for all of the support he released a free mixtape of all the tracks from the series. Check out the video above and download the mixtape below.
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Any day with a new A$AP Rocky verse is a great day, not sure when this actually released but A$AP and Rihanna teamed up for the remix of her track "Cockiness" and it's dope. Probably one of the better A$AP verses I've heard. Enjoy.
I've been off the grid for the past few days out here on Fairfield Beach Rd. without cable and internet but that glorious tatted up, bald cable man just showed up, and it's just in time because Big Sean is dropping his Detroit mixtape today. He released a few other teasers of tracks in the past few days and here he is with his newest track "RWT". It's a classic Big Sean boastful track, and the video has him cruising around the mountains. Can't say I've seen many Jeeps and wilderness scenes in rap videos but I can dig it. Check out the video above and be on the lookout for Detroit dropping today.