Friday, March 30, 2012

Lo Keys - Hell Yeah! [Prod. by Trent Timeless]

Lo Keys is busy doing what he does best-- "Killin mics and rippin' shows."-- so there's no time for the NC emcee to focus on anything but his steady rise to the top. Listen to "Hell Yeah," the latest single from Lamborghini's American Greed: Scams Schemes And Broken Dreams below!

Lo Keys - Hell Yeah

Download: Lo Keys- Hell Yeah (Sharebeast) | Mediafire | Hulkshare

Previously: Lo Keys & Young Gliss Perform "GoodWood Beats" At SXSW [VIDEO]

Stalley ft. Rick Ross - Party Heart [Music Video]

In MMG fashion, Stalley dominates the blogosphere on the release of his new album quality mixtape. He takes the lead in the visuals to Rick Ross's Rich Forever standout "Party Heart," which also features my soulmate (leave me alone, it's Friday) 2 Chainz and Roscoe Dash who don't appear in the video.

Props to XXL


Stalley - Savage Journey To The American Dream [New Mixtape]

After seeing all of the hard work he's put into this, it blows my mind that Stalley is releasing Savage Journey To The American Dream. The Young Guru mixed project is a crucial effort from the Ohio rapper, whose MMG affiliation has opened him up to an even more expansive fan base. With help from Curren$y, Wale, Rick Ross, Chad Hugo, Block Beattaz and more, this will probably easily land on this year's top 10.

Lloyd Banks - Open Arms [Prod. by Doe Pecsi]

Lloyd Banks gives us another peek into his upcoming V6 mixtape on "Open Arms." The Doe Pesci production provides the perfect backdrop for the NY rapper to talk about the gravity that he still feels from the hood he came from.

Lloyd Banks - Open Arms [Prod. by Doe Pecsi]

Download: Lloyd Banks - Open Arms

Props to Nah Right

Previously: Lloyd Banks - Wake Up

MeLo-X - Inside The Mind Of MeLo 2 [New Mixtape]

I've said before that whatever MeLo-X touches turns to gold, and he proves his versatility as an artist, producer, DJ with each track that he creates, covers, or remixes. To showcase some of his latest work and to premiere new exclusives, he and Steve-ography present, Inside The Mind Of MeLo 2.

Read more at The Well Versed!

Previously: Frank Ocean - White ft. MeLo-X (Gentrification Mix)

Dom Kennedy Performs "Grindin'" Live [VIDEO]

Dom Kennedy kicked off his This Is Dom Kennedy Tour live in Atlanta a few days ago, and he's got a huge following there.  I saw him live in ATL with Kendrick Lamar and I was in awe of how much support he has in the south. Watch below as he performs "Grindin'," one of the crowd favorites.

Props to 2DB

Previously: YG ft. Dom Kennedy & Riko - Cali Living

ScHoolboy Q - Brainstorm (L.A. Leakers Freestyle)

ScHoolboy Q dropped an exclusive freestyle for the LA Leakers where lets his thoughts free over a smooth, West Coast track. Listen closely on this one.

Props to UHTN

Previously: Black Hippy Talk TDE & Competition With FADER [VIDEO]

Jon Connor - The Way I Am

Jon Connor drops another track off his Best In The World series album, The People's Rapper LP. The project will feature the Flint emcee rhyming over Eminem tracks and he definitely does Shady justice on "The Way I Am." The People's Rapper is coming April 13th, Jon Connor's birthday.

Jon Connor - The Way I Am

Download: Jon Connor - The Way I Am

Props to HHNM

Previously: ¡MAYDAY! ft. Black Thought, DJ Khaled, Jay Rock, Jon Connor, Stevie Stone – TNT (Remix)

Ace Hood - Starvation [New Mixtape]

Ace Hood has proven that he's not your average trap rapper. Although he may make generic sounding tracks from time to time, his lyrics have always seemed to stand out because of how real he gets on his music. Starvation is a continuation of the Miami rapper's growth and shows off his darker side. Featured among the mixtape are Game, Kevin Cossom and more.

Previously: Ace Hood ft. Game - Different People

LE$ - Smoke & Ride [Music Video]

Le$ must shoot music videos in his sleep because he's back with a new video for the Menace track "Smoke & Ride." Loving his hustle and I'm glad to see it's paying off for the Boss Hog Outlaw.

Props to 2DB

Previously: Le$ - No Love [Music Video]

Bei Maejor - Upscale [FreEP]

Creatively, Bei Maejor seems to be in the best space he's ever been and he's sharing his recent work on his new EP Upscale. He started his Upscale movement months ago with the complicated track "The Truth", but he's showed off his ability to make club records on "Lights Down Low."

Props to HHNM

Previously: Bei Maejor - Lights Down Low ft. Waka Flocka Flame

Miguel - Arch & Point [Music Video]

In just two days, I've played Miguel's new EP Art Dealer Chic, Vol. 2 at least ten times through. My favorite, the sensual "Arch & Point," was given the visual treatment, which only adds to his abstract and artistic image.

Props to The Overfeed

Previously: Miguel - Art Dealer Chic, Vol. 2 [FreEP]

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Theophilus London ft. Blood Orange - Take It Off (Dim The Lights) [Pharrell Cover]

"Take It Off (Dim The Lights)" is one of my favorite Pharrell tracks of all time and I'm glad someone else appreciates it. Check out Theophilus London and Devonte Hynes (A.K.A. Blood Orange) as they cover the SERTAfied track and put their own spin on it.

Theophilus London ft. Blood Orange - Take It Off (Dim The Lights)

Download: Theophilus London ft. Blood Orange - Take It Off (Dim The Lights) | Alternate

Props to 2DB

Previously: Theophilus London & Solange Perform "Flying Overseas" Live At SXSW [VIDEO]

David Banner ft. Tank - Let Me In

David Banner taps into the "sex" category of his upcoming mixtape Sex, Drugs, & Video Games as he and Tank are hoping to have a lucky night. Check out David Banner's appeal for his 2M1 Movement:
"And what is “The Movement” you may ask? This movement is to start controlling our own music, movies and content…PERIOD! As David Banner states “We are not simply characters in a video game being controlled by the invisible hand. Once this donation goal is met, I’m going to shoot a movie that will drop 5-22-2013 and a portion of the donations are also going to charity. Big shout out to Louie C.K. for the motivation. Download this LP for FREE and make sure to support the movement."

David Banner ft. Tank - Let Me In

Download: David Banner ft. Tank - Let Me In

Props to XZ


T.I. ft. Young Dro & Travis Porter - Hot Wheels [Music Video]

What else can you expect to see in a video to a song called "Hot Wheels" than a bunch of dope cars? Watch below as T.I.Travis Porter and Young Dro get their two step on in the visuals to the Fuck The City Up standout. I'm busting out this dance next chance I get.

Props to The Overfeed


Rick Ross - Birthday Cake (Remix)

Rick Ross adds on to Rihanna and Chris Brown's "Birthday Cake" and provides a verse that has nothing to do with the rest of the track. Shrug. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Rick Ross - Birthday Cake (Remix)

Download: Rick Ross - Birthday Cake (Remix)

Props to 2DB

Previously: DJ Khaled ft. Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne - Take It To The Head

Chris Brown - How I Feel [Music Video]

Chris Brown visualizes the personal track "How I Feel" to continue promo for Fortune, due out May 8th. Is this the first video filmed while in the air?

Props to The Overfeed

Previously: Chris Brown ft. Tank - F*ck The City Up (Remix)

Drake Interview With Tim Westwood Pt. 1 [VIDEO]

During his stop in London, Drake sat down with Tim Westwood to talk "YOLO," his first headlining arena tour in the UK, and Rihanna. Let's see what Part 2 brings!

Props to Karen Civil

Previously: Nicki Minaj ft. Drake, Young Jeezy & Nas - Champion

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Buddy ft. Kendrick Lamar - Staircases [Prod. by Pharrell]

Buddy and Kendrick Lamar premiered "Staircases" during SXSW, and now the full audio of the track is available for your listening pleasures. Listen to the Pharrell produced track below, and get ready for Buddy's upcoming Star Trak debut, Idle Time.

Buddy ft. Kendrick Lamar - Staircases [Prod. by Pharrell]

Download: Buddy ft. Kendrick Lamar - Staircases [Prod. by Pharrell]
Buddy ft. Kendrick Lamar - Staircases Lyrics

Props to HHNM

Previously: Buddy & Kendrick Lamar Premiere The Neptunes Produced Track "Staircases" At SXSW [VIDEO]

Nicki Minaj ft. Drake, Young Jeezy & Nas - Champion

I was a little worried Nicki Minaj had completely disappeared into the world of bubblegum pop, but her new track "Champion" provides a glimmer of hope that she's still Hip Hop at heart. With NasDrake and Young Jeezy all contributing verses, I guarantee this one will be getting constant rotation on your iTunes.

Nicki Minaj ft. Nas, Drake, & Young Jeezy - Champion
Download: Nicki Minaj ft. Nas, Drake, & Young Jeezy - Champion

Props to Nappy Afro


The-Dream ft. Casha - Kill The Lights [Music Video]

The-Dream continues to guide us down the road to The Love IV with the music video to his latest single, "Kill The Lights." Watch below as he and his artist Casha shatter some bulbs with their steamy lyrics and airy falsettos, and make sure you catch The-Dream on his Kill The Lights Tour, which stops in New Orleans tonight!

Props to HypeTrak

Previously: The-Dream Performs At The SXSW FADER Fort [Full Concert]

Jay Rock - Checkmate (Prod. By The Futuristiks)

Jay Rock puts you on game on his new single "Checkmate." The Black Hippy provides advice worth writing down on this new track produced by The Futuristiks including "If you got some loose ends in your circle then cut 'em off." Claps to that.

Jay Rock - Checkmate (Prod. By The Futuristiks)

Download: Jay Rock - Checkmate (Prod. By The Futuristiks)


Previously: ¡MAYDAY! ft. Black Thought, DJ Khaled, Jay Rock, Jon Connor, Stevie Stone – TNT (Remix)

¡MAYDAY! ft. Black Thought, DJ Khaled, Jay Rock, Jon Connor, Stevie Stone – TNT (Remix)

¡MAYDAY! has been killing the remix game lately, and "TNT" is no exception. To celebrate yesterday's release of Take Me To Your Leader, check out the remix which features  an intro by DJ Khaled and verses from Black ThoughtJay RockJon Connor and Stevie Stone. Go pick up the album NOW!

¡MAYDAY! ft. Black Thought, DJ Khaled, Jay Rock, Jon Connor, Stevie Stone – TNT (Remix)

Download: ¡MAYDAY! ft. Black Thought, DJ Khaled, Jay Rock, Jon Connor, Stevie Stone – TNT (Remix) [Dirty]
Download ¡MAYDAY! ft. Black Thought, DJ Khaled, Jay Rock, Jon Connor, Stevie Stone – TNT (Remix) [Clean]

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1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) - 2012 [Album Art & Track List]

The countdown to Statik Selektah and Termanology's sophomore collaboration album 2012 has officially begun as the project's May 22nd release date has been confirmed. Check out the track list below, and let me know if you plan on shelving out the cash for it!
1. 2012
2. Lights Down
3. Up Every Night
4. Shining
5. Happy Days ft. Mac Miller, Bun B, & Shawn Stockman of Boyz 2 Men
6. Too Long
7. Time Travellin
8. 82 Was The Year (Interlude)
9. Thug Poets ft. Roc Marciano & Havoc of Mobb Deep
10. Right Now
11. Everything
12. Hard To Forget
13. Make It Out Alive ft. Freddie Gibbs & Crooked I
14. Live It Up ft. Lil Fame of M.O.P.
15. Time Ticking
Props to Rap Radar

Previously: 1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) - Rap & Bi**hes

N.O.R.E. ft. Styles P & Raekwon - Google That

N.O.R.E.Styles P and Raekwon were already putting in work before Google existed, and they're boasting their veteran status on the DJ Friktion produced "Google That." The track premiered last week on DJ Kay Slay and now the CDQ version has surfaced for the Crack On Steroids single.

N.O.R.E. ft. Styles P & Raekwon - Google That

Download: N.O.R.E. ft. Styles P & Raekwon - Google That (Dirty)
Download: N.O.R.E. ft. Styles P & Raekwon - Google That (Clean)

Props to Miss Info


Maffew Ragazino Sr. - Amaretto Sour

Maffew Ragazino puts in his contribution to clothing brand Lafayette's City Survival Mix, Vol. 2 on "Amaretto Sour." Check out the smooth, Sha Banga produced track below, and hit the jump to stream the entire mix, created by DJ Kenta & Teddy King!

Maffew Ragazino - Amaretto Sour

Download: Maffew Ragazino - Amaretto Sour

Kendrick Lamar On Last Call With Carson Daly [VIDEO]

Kendrick Lamar was featured in a segment on Last Call With Carson Daly yesterday night, and met up with the TV host during his SXSW stay in Austin Texas. Watch below as he discusses why his music is so different from other Compton rappers and shares a memorable moment of his childhood when he got to see part of a Dr. Dre and Tupac video shoot.

Props to 2DB

Previously: Nardwuar Vs. Kendrick Lamar [VIDEO]

Fabolous - She Did That [Music Video]

Fabolous and director Aristotle recently gave us a behind the scenes look at the video shoot for There Is No Competition III: Death Comes In 3s standout "She Did It." Watch below as Fab plays Charlie and sends his three "angels" on a mission. NSFW.

Props to The Overfeed

Previously: Fabolous - She Did It (Behind The Scenes) [VIDEO]

DJ Paul - Cocky (Remix) ft. 2 Chainz

Juicy J isn't the only one to go solo from Three 6 Mafia as DJ Paul preps the release of his April 19th mixtape For I Have Sinned.  The "Cocky" remix features the always hilarious 2 Chainz who gives me more life wisdom via a hot sixteen.

DJ Paul - Cocky (Remix) ft. 2 Chainz

Download: DJ Paul - Cocky (Remix) ft. 2 Chainz

Props to HHNM

A-Trak ft. Juicy J & Danny Brown - Piss Test

A-Trak serves up his contribution to Fools Gold Record's Loosies compilation on "Piss Test," a hilarious and catchy track featuring lean sipper Juicy J and Molly serenader Danny Brown. Drugs are bad, mmkay?

Purchase: A-Trak ft. Juicy J & Danny Brown - Piss Test (iTunes)

Props to HypeBeast


Yelawolf - Thank You (Freestyle)

Yelawolf had to cancel a lot of tour dates due to illness, and he reveals exactly what happened to him on his "Thank You" freestyle made especially for the fans:

"I ruptured my spleen. Doctors said I lost 1/3 of my blood inside of my body. You know I signed papers for my death. I was in ICU for a couple days."

Yelawolf - Thank You (Freestyle)

Download: Yelawolf - Thank You (Freestyle)

Props to Nah Right

Previously: Yelawolf - Can It Be (Bootleg Kev Freestyle)

Mick Boogie & Slum Village - Dirty Slum [New Mixtape]

Group drama and tragedy aside, Slum Village's music is legendary. DJ Mick Boogie, always one to preserve the legacy of Hip Hop gems, put together the compilation tape Dirty Slums along with T3, Young RJ and Illa J the group's current lineup.
1. Mick Boogie & nVMe Intro *
2. Slum Village: God Sent (f/ Rapper Big Pooh & Vice)
3. Slum Village: Just The Past (f/ Big Sean & Black Milk) *
4. Slum Village: Music (f/ Focus…)
5. Slum Talks About The Evolution
6. Slum Village: Hunger (f/ Vice & Focus…)
7. Slum Village: Church (f/ Focus…)
8. Slum Village: Fresh (f/ Rapper Big Pooh & Vice)
9. Slum Village: Turnin’ Me Off (f/ De La Soul)
10. Slum Talks About Native Tongues
11. Slum Village: Beats and Breaks
12. Slum Village: Special (f/ Phonte)
13. Slum Village: They Say Remix (f/ Rapper Big Pooh & Phife) #
14. Slum Village: The Hard Way (f/ Focus… & Joe Scudda) #
15. Slum Talks About The Legacy
16. Slum Village: They Don’t Know (f/ Vice & J Ivy)
17. Slum Village: Mortal Kombat (f/ Vice & DJ Bonics)
18. Slum Talks About The Future
19. Slum Village: Da Essence (f/ Vice)
20. Slum Village: Reppin’
All Songs Produced by Young RJ
Except # Produced by Focus… and * Produced by nVMe

Download: Mick Boogie & Slum Village - The Dirty Slum [Mixtape]

Props to Rap Radar

Previously: Slum Village ft. De La Soul - Turning Me Off [Prod. by Young RJ]

Watch The Throne Tour Behind The Scenes: The Band [VIDEO]

Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch The Throne tour may have come to a close, but their VOYR channel is still up and running. The latest behind the scenes episode of the series pays respect to the unsung heroes of the tour, the band.

Props to The Overfeed


Ameriie - Everytime

Ameriie may have added an extra "i" to her name, but she hasn't changed her sound. "Everytime," the lead single from her upcoming project The Prelude" is a solid track with clear hip hop influences. Are you glad she's back? Hit up the comments and let me know!

Props to Kid Fury

Tank - Underrated [Music Video]

Fresh off of the release of his remix of "F*ck The City Up" with Chris Brown, Tank drops the visuals to the Diary Of A Mad Man standout "Underrated." The singer and songwriter is definitely speaking truth on this track because he definitely isn't recognized for all he's done in R&B. Watch below as he finds himself staring at his past accomplishments while simultaneously trying to outdo them.

Props to The Overfeed

Previously: Chris Brown ft. Tank - F*ck The City Up (Remix)

Chase N. Ca$he - What's Your Name? [Prod. by Jaisu]

Chase N. Ca$he charms up the ladies on his new Jaisu produced track "What's Your Name." To all my fellow beautiful women out here, would these lines work on you? Hit up the comments and let me know!

Chase N. Ca$he - What's Your Name? [Prod. by Jaisu]

Download: Chase N. Ca$he - What's Your Name?

Props to UHTN

Previously: Chase N. Ca$he ft. Skeme - Black Paisley

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Meek Mill - I'm Rollin' (CDQ)

Meek Mill has yet another club and radio smash on his hands thanks in party to DJ Mustard's West Coast sound and the infectious hook. The Philly emcee premiered the track for the LA Leakers yesterday, and now the track is available without tags for your uncut enjoyment. Pause?

Meek Mill - I'm Rollin' (CDQ)

Download: Meek Mill - I'm Rollin' (CDQ)

Props to HHNM

Previously: Meek Mill - Lean Wit It [Music Video]

Miguel - Art Dealer Chic, Vol. 2 [FreEP]

Thanks to the visual preview of the sexy song "Arch & Point," Miguel has his fans prepared for the next installment of Art Dealer Chic, which consists of three new full tracks. Loving it already.

Download: Miguel - Art Dealer Chic
Alternate Download (Sharebeast)

Previously: Miguel - Arch & Point [Teaser Videos]

Jaguar Kash - Gotti Back [Music Video]

Jaguar Kash isn't playing around in this new video to "Gotti Back," the latest single from his upcoming April 3rd release, Spanish Mafia, Vol. 1.  The former 7-time 106 & Park champion proves why his lyrics hit so hard in the visuals below. Not even emoticons will save this man.

Previously: Jaguar Kash ft. Yung Sosa & Mo Pain - Ricki Lake [Music Video]

Machine Gun Kelly - Half Naked & Almost Famous [Music Video]

Machine Gun Kelly toasts to his accomplishments on the music video to the title track of his latest EP, Half Naked & Almost Famous.
"I wrote this song after this crazy night on tour in Tempe, Arizona where we almost got arrested and ate by coyotes while we were drinking on a mountain we weren't supposed to be on, raged at a bunch of college parties we weren't invited to, and ran around in our boxers off this big rock into a hotel pool at 5 a.m.," says Kelly. "We shot the video at 2011's SXSW and decided to release it after we won MTV's Breaking Woodie Award for 2012 because it kind of captures the whole 'chasing our dreams' experience from beginning to end."  
Source: Rolling Stone

Purchase HNAF on iTunes now!

Previously: Nardwuar Vs. Machine Gun Kelly [VIDEO]

Ryshon Jones - Reality Alarm + Black

In typical Ryshon Jones I never sleep fashion, the Philly emcee dropped off two tracks in two days to remind everyone that he's still that honest voice in Hip Hop that we truly need. Listen below as Ryshon rhymes over Big K.R.I.T.'s "Wake Up" on "Reality Alarm," and hit the jump to check out his Talen Ted produced single "Black!"

Download: Ryshon Jones - Reality Alarm

Lyriciss Talks Inspiration, The Balance With [VIDEO]

Maryland emcee Lyriciss found time to link up with Christina Martin of to discuss his  many accomplishments this past year, his Balance series, his inspiration, and his Twitter addictions. Don't miss the a capella at the end!

The Balance EP: Respect is out now!

Previously: Lyriciss - Get It & Go [Music Video]

BJ The Chicago - VIBE House SXSW Performance [Video Recap]

BJ The Chicago Kid with the fam over at Rap Genius
BJ The Chicago Kid is no secret to Gangstas Use Emoticons, but he's definitely been slept on for some unknown reason. My second home, The Well Versed, pointed out BJ's VIBE House performance, which featured Joi Starr, as one of their The 10 Best Kept Secrets At SXSW. Catch highlights of his set below, and make sure you go get Pineapple Now-Laters now!

Props to TWV

Previously: BJ The Chicago Kid Talks Pineapple Now-Laters With Ashley Outrageous [VIDEO]

YG & DJ Mustard - 4 Hunnid Degreez [New Mixtape]

YG teams up with DJ Mustard, best known for his "Rack City" beat, on his new mixtape 4 Hunnid Degreez. The album quality mixtape features 22 tracks of the Cali rapper commanding them solo and with a little help as Dom Kennedy, Meek Mill, Casey Veggies, Mac Miller, 2 Chainz, and more lend some bars.

Download: YG & DJ Mustard - 4 Hunnid Degreez [New Mixtape]

Previously: YG ft. Meek Mill - Im A Thug [Music Video]

Fabolous - She Did It (Behind The Scenes) [VIDEO]

Fabolous invites us behind the scenes of the Aristotle directed video shoot for "She Did It," a club banger from There Is No Competition III: Death Comes In 3s. Fab's been feeling the Glass ski mask look lately, and he may pull it off thanks to cameos from French Montana, Juelz Santana, and more.

NSFW warning!!!

Props to SC

Previously: Teyana Taylor - D.U.I. ft. Fabolous & Jadakiss [Prod. by Hit Boy]

E-40 - Fast Lane [Music Video]

E-40 visualizes the intro track from The Block Brochure right in time for the release of the album. Welcome to the Soil 1,2, and 3 is in stores now, and you can buy the whole package on iTunes HERE.

Props to Baller Status

Previously: E-40 ft. Kendrick Lamar & Droop E - Catch A Fade
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