Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Jadakiss Talks To The Check-In During All Star Weekend [VIDEO]

The Rosenthals provide more Hip Hop comedy gold as they interview the veteran Jadakiss during All-Star Weekend. Watch below as they try to figure out their mutual friends, discuss Canada's scarcity of underwear, and talk about the next Lox album.


Props to Nah Right

Previously: Diggy ft. Jadakiss - 88 [Music Video]

MTV RapFix Starring Tyga, Trae Tha Truth, DJ Whoo Kid & Precious Paris Is Live Now!

Trae Tha Truth apparently has a huge announcement to make. Tune in to find out first!

Los Freestyles In Toronto [VIDEO]

There's no question by now that Los is an amazing freestyler. He traveled to Toronto, spent a few dollars, and then gathered up the city for a 10+ minute cypher. Watch below as he rhymes over classic Hip Hop tracks, and go download up The Crown Ain't Safe if you haven't already!

Props to UHTN

Previously: Los & Meek Mill Freestyle In The Studio [VIDEO]

M.U.G. - Long Wayz [Music Video]

Boss Hogg Outlaw M.U.G. turns the intro track to his latest mixtape Money And Pain into a music video as he kicks in his hometown of Houston, TX. If you're like me and you've been sleeping on the homie, watch the visuals to "Long Wayz" below, and catch a #LatePass download of Money and Pain after the jump!

Directed by David Stunts

Precious Paris - From Paris With Love [New Mixtape]

G-Unit's newest rapper, Precious Paris, is coming out of the gates strong with her debut mixtape From Paris With Love. The project showcases the Queens emcee rhyming over production from Havoc, Rockwilder, M Phazes and T-Minus. She keeps the features in the family as 50 Cent appears on five of the tape's eleven tracks.

Props to HHNM

Maino Talks The Day After Tomorrow & NY Hip Hop With The Breakfast Club [VIDEO]

Maino's album The Day After Tomorrow hit stores today and he hit up The Breakfast Club this morning to celebrate the release.  Of course he couldn't leave the station without facing the hot seat, and Charlemagne, Angela and DJ Envy asked him about a lot of touchy topics, including his relationship with Lil' Kim and his issues with NY Hip Hop.

Part 2 after the jump.

Jon Connor - Broken Mirrors [Music Video]

Jon Connor may have dropped a lot of material since his album Salvation came out last summer, he's still giving the standout "Broken Mirrors" the attention it deserves.  Watch the Joe Puma directed visuals below, which shows the Flintstone narrates the pain of others while battling his demons as well.

Props to XZ

Previously: Jon Connor Performs at NYC's Gramercy Theatre [VIDEO]

Gunplay - Tats On My Arms [Music Video]

Gunplay turned fellow MMG rappers Wale and Rick Ross's "Tats On My Arms" into something way deeper in his music video to the freestyle.  From the looks of it, he's at the brink of insanity as his girl tries to calm him down. NSFW.

Props to DLTDJ

Previously: Kendrick Lamar ft. Gunplay - Cartoon & Cereal

Rugz D. Bewler - Cuz I'm Black [Music Video]

Rugz D. Bewler chose the perfect time, the last day of Black History Month, to drop the visuals to the By Any Means Necessary standout "Cuz I'm Black." Saying that Rugz is dropping knowledge on this track is a complete understatement!

Props to OS

Previously: Rugz D. Bewler - By Any Means Necessary [Music Video]

Rain - Get It Off [Prod. by Nottz]

Rain's highly anticipated project Magic Hour 3, is set to drop this Monday, March 5th and he dropped off another track to give us a preview of the tape. On "Get It Off" he shows off his ability switch up the flow as Nottz handles the beat.

Rain - Get It Off [Prod. by Nottz]

Download: Rain - Get It Off [Prod. by Nottz]

Props to OS

Previously: Rain - Its Got To Be Love [Prod. by Bink!]

PROFILE: Wiz Khalifa [VIDEO]

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Wiz Khalifa is the latest artist to step up to answer Dee Vasquez's nonstop questions as part of her PROFILE: series. She asks him some pretty simple questions and throws out the occasional deep inquiry, which Wiz handles with ease and humor. Take a look below!

Props to XZ

Previously: Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Allderdice NYC Listening Session [VIDEO]

Action Bronson & Party Supplies - Blue Chips Classic Session [VIDEO]

It'll be a Queens connection on Action Bronson and singer and producer Party Supplies's upcoming collaborative effort Blue Chips. The album was created entirely on the spot and allowed both of them to just let their creativity take over.  Check out a preview of what to expect below, and make sure you get ready for March 12th!

Props to AO!

Previously: Action Bronson - Nothng To Worry About (Remix)

Da Internz Weigh In On The "Birthday Cake" Remix [VIDEO]

Production duo Da Internz have been behind some of today's biggest hits, including Rihanna's "Birthday Cake." Of course, she shocked the world when Chris Brown appeared on the remix, and Da Internz weigh in with their reaction in the latest interview with Rap-Up TV.

Props to Rap-Up

Previously: Da Internz Talk New Tracks With Nas On ThisIs50 [VIDEO]

ScHoolboy Q Talks TDE & Tyga With Karen Civil [VIDEO]

Here's something I didn't know about ScHoolboy Q. Back in the day, he used to rock with Tyga and his GDE crew before he linked up with TDE.  Watch below as he describes how he solidified his link with TDE in the latest installment of Karen Civil's Civilized Talk series.

Props to 2dopeboyz

Previously: ScHoolboy Q ft. Ab-Soul - Druggys WitH Hoes Again [Music Video]

Young Jeezy Performs "Leave You Alone" Live With Ne-Yo [VIDEO]

Young Jeezy and Ne-Yo hit up Conan last night and performed the Snowman's TM: 103 Hustlerz Ambition track "Leave You Alone." TM 103 is in stores now!

Props to Nah Right


Chiddy Bang Breaks Down Breakfast With Muve Music [VIDEO]

Much like J. Cole did with Cole World: Sideline Story, Chiddy Bang chatted it up with Muve Music and decodes their brand new album. Chiddy and Xaphoon's new album Breakfast is in stores now!

Props to AO!

Previously: Chiddy Bang - Zeros

Stalley - Volley Express ft. Scar

"Volley Express," is Stalley's conclusion to his Songs By Me, Stalley collection and it's definitely one of my favorites.  The track features former Purple Ribbon All Star, Scar, and his vocals flow perfectly with the Block Beattaz production.

Stalley - Volley Express ft. Scar

Download: Stalley - Volley Express ft. Scar

Help Stalley get to 50,000 followers so he'll reveal the release date to Savage Journey To The American Dream!

Props to XZ

Previously: Stalley - Midnight Satori

BanksOnTheBeat ft. J.A.E - For The Thrill

BanksOnTheBeat turns his new single "For The Thrill" into YachTs affair as he calls up the homie J.A.E to add some more heat to his production. BanksOnTheBeat has been doing his thing with the mic and behind the boards, so his new mixtape, No Boundaries, should be a nice addition to the music collection. No Boundaries drops next week on March 5th!

Download: BanksOnTheBeat ft. J.A.E - For The Thrill

Mmmmm, Cookout.


STS - GOLDRush [New Mixtape]

Sugar Tongue Slim is back for another edition of #GOLDRush Wednesday, but this time he's got a supersized treat. After teasing us each week with visual flips, the entire project is available for download, which features flips of music from every genre imaginable.  Check out GOLDRush below, and make sure you support and download the mixtape. Hot S**t right here!!

Download: STS - GOLDRush [New Mixtape]

Previously: STS - Kids They Dance [Music Video]

Rita Ora - R.I.P. ft. Tinie Tempah

Rita Ora just released her new single "Party & Bullsh*t" last week, and she's wasted no time in sharing another single she's been working on.  "R.I.P." isn't something I'll be rocking to, but maybe you'll dig it. Check out the Tinie Tempah featured track below, and hit up the comments with your thoughts!

Props to XZ


Killa Kyleon - Time Machine [Music Video]

As Killa Kyleon prepares to release his new project T.R.I.L.L., he let loose of the visuals to his freestyle over Big K.R.I.T.'s "Time Machine." Watch below as he styles in Back To The Future type ride, and hit the comments with your thoughts on Killa Kyleon's freestyle!

Props to XXL

Previously: Killa Kyleon - H.A.T.E.R. [Music Video]

Mr. Write (Of PenStation) - Thank You (Freestyle)

Everyone's had that moment when they've thought about making an acceptance speech. At least I have. What would you say if given the opportunity?

Mr. Write, 1/2 of Penstation, gives his acceptance speech on his freestyle to Estelle's "Thank You," where he acknowledges the good and the bad that has helped mold the person he is today.

PenStation's Mike Tape, Vol. 2 is out now! Check it out!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

C-Weav - Keys 2 The City [New Mixtape]

I first introduced you C-Weav on GUE Radio, Vol. 6 last summer, but now I'm proud share his brand new mixtape, Keys 2 The City, to all my gangstas out here. The Oakland born, NC bred rapper has been working diligently to turn his new home of Charlotte into his stomping grounds while still making his hometown of New Bern proud, and now he's ready for the entire country to get #Key and hear what he has to say.

I was one of the lucky few invited to listen to Keys 2 The City a few weeks ago, and I'm not exaggerating at all when I say that C-Weav's new project is one of the best projects of the year thus far.  Songs like "Apollo 13," "Running The South" and "Follow My Lead" affirm the hunger that C has to make it to the top while "Tonight" and "Chillin Wit Da Girls" are original yet commercially appealing tracks that are perfect for radio and club play. On other tracks, C-Weav gets personal as well,  not shying away from his past and publicly revealing the vulnerability and insecurities that he faces on an occasional basis.

Without further ado, check out C-Weav's Keys 2 The City below, which features production from the homie BanksOnTheBeat, another G.U.E. hometown hero.

Download: C-Weav - Keys 2 The City [New Mixtape]

Chip Tha Ripper - Jam ft. Casey Veggies

Chip Tha Ripper may have been upset about being snubbed from XXL's 2012 Freshman Class, but it didn't stop him from keeping the music coming.  Check out his new track "Jam," which features fellow XXL runner up Casey Veggies below, and hit up the comments with your thoughts!

Chip Tha Ripper  - Jam ft. Casey Veggies

Props to Complex


Action Bronson - Nothing To Worry About (Remix)

Action Bronson - Nothing To Worry About (Remix)

Download: Action Bronson - Nothing To Worry About (Remix)

Read More At The Well Versed!

Previously: Troy Ave - Home Team ft. Action Bronson, Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire, Maffew Ragazino, & Avon Blocksdale

Nina Sky - Day Dreaming [Music Video]

I was pleasantly surprised when Nina Sky debuted their new single "Day Dreaming," and I'm glad they're taking the artistic reigns to make the music they really want to create.  In the music video to "Day Dreaming," the twins find themselves in contrasting situations with their significant others. Theiir sophomore LP Nicole and Natalie is due out this summer.

Props to UHTN

Previously: Nina Sky - Day Dreaming

Sango - Never:Ending

Seattle producer Sango, known best for his remixes, is set to release the Trust Me EP tomorrow. For now, check out his first single "Never:Ending."

Read More At The Well Versed!!

Previously: The Weeknd - The Fall (Sango Remix)

1-O.A.K. - Special Request [Free Album]

Check out Cali singer 1-O.A.K.'s all new, entirely self-produced album Special Request. If he looks or sounds familiar to you, you may know him from his work with Teedra Moses and Too $hort, his remixes, or his music as a member of The Honor Roll with Trackademicks.

Direct Download: 1-O.A.K. - Special Request [Free Album]

Props to The Well Versed

ScHoolboy Q - Druggys WitH Hoes Again ft. Ab-Soul [Music Video]

ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul are at it again today, as the visuals to Q's "Druggys WitH Hoes Again" hit the net.  Check out the Top Dawgs below, and make sure you pick up Habits & Contradictions if you haven't already!

Previously: ScHoolboy Q & Ab-Soul - 5 Fingers Of Death Freestyle [VIDEO]

Curren$y & Styles P - The1st28 [FreEP]

Curren$y and Styles P finished their five track EP #The1st28 in just a matter of days, creating a match made in heaven for Hip Hop lovers and stoners everywhere.

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XXL Magazine Reveals Its 2012 Freshman Class

I had a very long debate with Mr. Write of PenStation about who I feel should make it in XXL's 2012 Freshman Class and who I think they'll select.  I was pretty dead on with who I thought would make the list except for a few artists. However, I am surprised that ScHoolboy Q, Stalley, or A$AP Rocky (he declined) didn't make the cut. Artists like Roscoe Dash should have made this list years ago, and I don't know enough about Macklemore and Hopsin to discount them.

To see the full list, visit XXL Mag HERE.

L.E.P. Bogus Boys - Webisode 3 With Machine Gun Kelly [VIDEO]

L.E.P. Bogus Boys caught up with "Wild Boy" Machine Gun Kelly when he performed at Chicago's House of Blues. Watch below as Count and Moonie spaz out with MGK on stage, and make sure you cop Now Or Neva if you haven't already!


Joe Budden Performs Mood Muzik Live At Irving Plaza [VIDEO]

Photography by Stark
Say what you want about Joe Budden, but the man is a lyrical beast who has garnered a massive following with little label support and financial backing. Yesterday and Sunday, Budden packed out Irving Plaza to perform Mood Muzik live and in its entirety for the fans.  Watch below to see highlights from Sunday's show, in which he performed Mood Muzik 1 and 2, and hit the jump to see highlights from yesterday's performance of Mood Musik 3 and 4!

Kendrick Lamar Talks "Cartoon & Cereal" Video With 3 Little Digs [VIDEO]

3 Little Digs continues their Studio Life series as they chat it up with Kendrick Lamar about his experience as part of the Club Paradise Tour and his smash "Cartoon & Cereal."

Props to HNHH

Previously: Drake & Kendrick Lamar Bring The Club Paradise Tour To New Orleans [VIDEO]

Slaughterhouse - Hammerdance [Prod. by AraabMuzik]

Slaughterhouse dropped off their new single "Hammerdance" last night on Funkmaster Flex, and here's the tagless version of the welcome to: OUR House track!

Slaughterhouse - Hammerdance [Prod. by AraabMuzik] (CDQ, No Tags)

Download: Slaughterhouse - Hammerdance [Prod. by AraabMuzik]

Props to UHTN

Previously: Slaughterhouse - She Will

Melanie Fiona Performs "4 AM" On Jimmy Kimmel Live [VIDEO]

The gorgeous Melanie Fiona visited Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to perform her dark hit "4 AM."  The MF Life hits stores on March 20th!

Props to OS

Previously: Melanie Fiona ft. B.o.B - Change The Record

ScHoolboy Q & Ab-Soul - 5 Fingers Of Death Freestyle [VIDEO]

ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul hit up Sway In The Morning on Shade 45 and became the latest to conquer DJ Wonder's 5 Fingers Of Death Freestyle challenge. Now 3/4 of TDE have spazzed on it, it's safe to say that they're the reigning champs.

Hit the jump to hear Sway chop it up with Ab-Soul about how he became a Black Lip Bastard and about his next project.

WZRD (KiD CuDi + Dot Da Genius) - WZRD [Tracklist]

Kid Cudi and Dot Da Genius's album WZRD is finally out on iTunes!

Previously: KiD CuDi - Dose Of Dopeness [Prod. by Dot Da Genius]

Miguel - Art Dealer Chic, Vol. 1 [FreEP]

R&B sensation Miguel is back with another project, and you have NO idea how happy this makes me.  After hearing his first mixtape, All I Want Is You, and this EP's lead single "Adorn," there's no doubt in my mind that Art Dealer Chic, Vol. 1 is going to be hot.  Download the FreEP below, and hit up the comments with your thoughts!

Previously: Miguel - Adorn [Music Video]

Monday, February 27, 2012

A$AP Rocky & Bun B Perform Live In Houston [VIDEO]

A$AP Rocky traveled to Houston on brief hiatus from the Club Paradise Tour and rocked a sold out crowd at Warehouse Live with Bun B.  From the sounds of his music, the Harlem emcee sounds like he's straight out of the H Town, so he was right in his element.  Watch below as Rocky performs "Purple Swag" and Bun B performs "Get Throwed!"

Thanks to BlowHipHopTV for the footage!

Props to StupidDope


DJ Drama ft. T.I., Young Jeezy, Ludacris & Future - We In This Bitch

DJ Drama linked in with four of the hottest in the A on his new single "We In This Bitch." With assistance from T.I.Young JeezyLudacris, and Future, this is sure to be a hit.  Download below and be sure to hit up the comments with your thoughts on !

DJ Drama ft. T.I., Young Jeezy, Ludacris & Future - We In This Bitch [Prod. by Kane Beatz]

Download: DJ Drama ft. T.I., Young Jeezy, Ludacris & Future - We In This Bitch

Props to DLTDJ


Common Explains How His Beef With Drake Was Resolved [VIDEO]

After the picture above surfaced last night at the NBA All Star Game, it was clear that Common and Drake are cool.  In a recent interview with Cabbie Richards, Common assures him that Serena Williams was not the origin of their brief feud. Watch below as he also admits that they did indeed have a heart to heart before The Grammys.

Shrug. Back to the music!

Props to HHMN

Previously: Common, Big Sean, CyHi The Prynce, Teyana Taylor, Omarion & Hit-Boy Working On The G.O.O.D. Music Album [Pictures]

Big Sean Talks Sophomore Albums With Bootleg Kev [VIDEO]

Big Sean stopped by Bootleg Kev's radio show on 97.5 while he was in Vegas and talked a lot about his upcoming sophomore album. Watch below as he lists some producers on his next project and reveals that Wiz Khalifa will appear on it as well.

Props to Bootleg Kev

Previously: Big Sean & Trey Songz Perform Live In Detroit [VIDEO]

Fam-Lay - Clap Clap [Music Video]

Fam-Lay gets his message from "Clap Clap" across in this new music video styled as a first-person shooter video game.  Watch below as he takes you through the streets of VA, and download the  T.Y.B.O. (Turn Your Brain Off) after the jump!

T.I., Iggy Azalea, Trae Tha Truth & D.O.P.E. With 3 Little Digs [VIDEO]

Earlier this month, Iggy Azalea announced that T.I. will be executive producing her debut album, and it looks like the two are already in the lab working on it. 3 Little Digs met up with them, along with Trae Tha Truth and D.O.P.E. and kept things silly to add to their Studio Life series.

Props to The Source


Brianna - Reality Show [Music Video]

Miami rapper Brianna has definitely grown up since debuting on Trina's Diamond Princess track "Kandi." She has been making a lot of waves with her latest mixtape Face Off and she's capitalizing on her momentum by dropping the visuals to "Reality Show." Check out the music video below, and hit the jump for a #LatePass download of Face Off!

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