Monday, April 30, 2012

Big K.R.I.T. - 4 Eva Na Day (Theme) [Music Video]

Big K.R.I.T.'s 4Eva Na Day artwork comes to life in the music video for the dope mixtape's title track. Leave it to KRIT to keep things fresh. Live From The Underground is coming June 5th!

Directed by Decatur Dan

Props to XZ

Previously: Big K.R.I.T. - Live From The Underground [Album Artwork] + The Road Less Traveled (Episode 1) [VIDEO]

Waka Flocka Flame - Foreign Sh*t [Music Video]

I'm going to resist the urge to make a N**gas In Paris joke. So hard!

Waka Flocka hits up Paris to present "Foreign Shit," the latest visuals from Triple F Life. NSFW!

Triple F Life is set to drop June 12th.

Props to UHTN

Previously: Waka Flocka Flame Takes Shots At Wiz Khalifa [VIDEO]

Twista Performs "Po Pimp" & "Gucci Louis Prada" On Sway In The Morning [VIDEO]

Twista's Dark Horse vlog episode 4 takes us to Sway In The Morning's Shade 45 studios as he gives an in studio performance of his classic Do Or Die feature on "Po Pimp." Watch below as he also closes out with an acapella of "Gucci Louis Prada."

Props to XZ

Previously: Busta Rhymes & Twista - Can You Keep Up [Prod. by Just Blaze]

Lil Scrappy - Love Me ft. Tocarra

Lil Scrappy has been in hiding for a while, but he's back ready to promote his new project The Grustle with his lead single "No Love" featuring Tocarra. Nope. Not Top Model Tocarra. :-(

"No Love" is set to impact radio starting May 14th.

Props to HHNM

Freeway & Young Chris - Lean Wit It (Freestyle) [Music Video]

Freeway and Young Chris keep it in the city as they borrow fellow Philadelphian Meek Mill's "Lean Wit It" to talk a little smack while the cameras are around. Let's hope we get a joint project from the State Prop emcees!

Props to Dajaz-1


Usher ft. Rick Ross - Lemme See

I was expecting for "Lemme See" to drop last week, but it's better late than never, right? Stream Usher's new Rick Ross featured single below, and get ready for Looking For Myself to hit stores June 12th.

DJ Hourglass Update: I vote for a new guest verse. That Trayvon Martin reference was not in good taste. At all.

Props to Splash


Rihanna - Where Have You Been [Music Video]

Rihanna finally dropped off the video to her latest Talk That Talk single "Where Have You Been," and I think it was well worth the wait. Do you? Hit up the comments and let me know what you think!

Props to Hypetrak

Previously: Coldplay ft. Rihanna - Princess Of China [Music Video]

Idle Warship (Talib Kweli + Res) - Driving Me Insane [Music Video]

Talib Kweli and Res continue to promote their album Habits Of The Heart with the off the rocker music video for "Driving Me Insane."

Read more at The Well Versed!


Gangrene - Odditorium [FreEP]

Alchemist & Oh No provide a followup to their album Vodka & Ayahuasca after just three months with Odditorium, a free four track EP. Download the project after the jump, but first take a look at the visuals to "Walk Hard."

Killer Mike - "Jojo's Chillin" + "Southern Fried"

Killer Mike gave Adult Swim the green light to premiere not one, but two tracks from his upcoming May 15th album, R.A.P. (Rebellious African People's) Music. Stream "Jojo's Chillin" and "Southern Fried" below, which only support the fact that Killer Mike and El-P should never stop working together.

Killer Mike - Jojo's Chillin

Killer Mike - Southern Fried

Preorder: Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music

Props to Hypetrak

Previously: Killer Mike - Don't Die

Kirko Bangz ft. 2 Chainz & Juelz Santana - Drink In My Cup (Remix) [Music Video]

This weekend, MTV2 premiered Kirko Bangz's new music video with 2 Chainz and Juelz Santana for the "Drank In My Cup" remix. Watch below as the three spit Grade A game musical style and make the ladies swoon during a packed house party.


Thurz - F**k The Police [Music Video]

Yesterday, April 29th, marked the 20th anniversary of the L.A. riots, and it was the perfect time for Thurz to put out a music video from his concept album LA Riot. Watch the quick visuals to "Fuck The Police" below, which captures the feeling of this moment twenty years ago.

Props to TSS

Previously: Thurz & Miguel - Still California Love (Pt. 3) [VIDEO]

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Wiz Khalifa Talks New Action Bronson Collab [VIDEO]

Wiz Khalifa and Action Bronson seem like a pretty unlikely pairing, but MTV2 Sucker Free got the confirmation straight from Wiz himself as he expanded on his enthusiasm to work with Flesha, Queens's hottest emcee.

Props to TWV

Previously: Wiz Khalifa Talks Amber Rose, Taylor Gang Roster & More With The Breakfast Club [VIDEO]

9th Wonder - The Next Chapter [VIDEO]

My boss man, Andreas Hale of TheWellVersed, and 2Dopeboyz continue to reveal their interview with Jamla head honcho 9th Wonder. Watch below as he explains how he came across Rapsody, his status as an OG, and how he ended up teaching at Duke.

Read The Well Versed's full feature HERE!

Previously: 9th Wonder On Reuniting With Phonte [VIDEO]

PRO'VERB - Gravity [Music Video]

DMV rhymesayer PRO'VERB borrows Kendrick Lamar's "She Needs Me" on "Gravity," a romantic standout from his street album While You're Waiting. The visuals for "Gravity" co-star jewelry designer and natural hair enthusiast Alexandra Smith of ShopALS, who stands by him as he works hard to achieve success in the indusry.

Download While You're Waiting after the jump!

Directed by Jay Dexter

Add-2 - Ain't Shit Change

Are three of your favorite rappers wearing leopard print leggings? If so, listen to Add-2's "Ain't Shit Change" and reevauluate.

Read more at The Well Versed!

Previously: Add-2 - Save. Our. Souls. [New Mixtape]

Miguel - Art Dealer Chic Vol. 3 [FreEP]

Miguel keeps his Art Dealer Chic movement going with Vol. 3, which consists of "Party Life," "Ooh Ahh!," and "Candles In The Sun, Blowin In The Wind." I remember "Ooh Ahh!" from his Mischief mixtape, but I'm not mad at him for putting it out again. Stream the EP below, and hit the jump to download!

Thurz & Miguel - Still California Love (Pt. 3) [VIDEO]

The Well Versed and 2DopeBoyz wrap up their interview with Miguel and Thurz as they talk staying grounded despite their rising fame, their goals for the rest of 2012, Thurz's next album Blood On The Canvas, and L.A. unity.

Previously: Thurz & Miguel - Still California Love (Pt. 2) [VIDEO]

50 Cent ft. Snoop Dogg & Precious Paris - Remain Calm (Al Qaeda Bomb) + Interview With DJ Drama

50 Cent to step in the right direction with his mixtape The Big 10, and he hopes to regain his 2001 momentum with his May 15th Gangsta Grillz mixtape, The Lost Tape. Check out the first offering, "Remain Calm," which features Snoop Dogg and his artist Precious Paris,

Hit the jump to listen to DJ Drama's 50 Cent interview from last night!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Le$ - Le$ Is More [New Mixtape]

If you're a rapper and you're trying to match Le$'s work ethic, think again. He's been grinding putting out mixtape after mixtape and video after video, and it's clearly working out for him.  Check out Le$ Is More, the latest effort from the Houston bred Boss Hogg Outlaw, and be on the lookout for his upcoming music video with Bun B!

Nas - The Don [Music Video]

Finally, something big drops on this slow Friday. Nas is rap royalty, and he shows off his status as Queens pays him the type of respect fit for a king. Check out the music video for "The Don," and start counting down to July 17th!

Directed by Aristotle

Props to TWV

Previously: Nas - Daughters + Lyrics

Micahfonecheck ft. Kendrick Lamar - Girls In America

I'm going to be the first to admit that the main reason I was drown to give this track a listen was because I saw Kendrick Lamar's named associated with it. I'm glad I did because Micahfonecheck's "Girls In America" is a great track even without the guest verses. The Cali singer's new EP August Rush is coming soon, so I'll keep my eye out!

Props to HNHH

Previously: Kendrick Lamar Talks With Miss Info At Coachella [VIDEO]

Rita Ora Performs First US Show At SOBs [VIDEO]

With fellow Roc Nation affiliates Wale and Melanie Fiona in the house, Rita Ora took to New York City's SOBs for her first solo US show. Watch below as she performs her hits "Hot Right Now" and "R.I.P." with a live band backing her up. Hit the jump for more clips of the show!

Lil Wayne ft. Kanye West - Lollipop (Woody Remix)

Woody is back with another leak from his Woody x Kanye West: Remixed project, set to drop in a week on 5.4.12. This time he transforms Lil Wayne's "Lollipop," giving the Carter III hit new life.

Lil Wayne ft. Kanye West - Lollipop (Woody Remix)

Download: Lil Wayne ft. Kanye West - Lollipop (Woody Remix)

Previously: Kanye West ft. T-Pain - The Good Life (Woody Remix)

Chase N. Ca$he - Daily Routine [Music Video]

Chase N. Ca$he reps Surf Club in the music video to the Hit-Boy produced "Daily Routine." The Heir Up There is out now, so I suggest you download that!

Props to DLTDJ

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

Truth Hurts ft. Beanie Sigel - The Truth (Set Free) [Prod. by Dr. Dre]

There are a few names in R&B that I never guessed I would hear again, and Truth Hurts is definitely one of them. Remember the R. Kelly & Dr. Dre protege who had the hit single "Contagious?" Yep, that's her.

She's not back with music, but she has "set free" her previously unreleased track with Beanie Sigel, "The Truth." Check out the 20002, Dr. Dre produced cut below, and hit the comments with your thoughts!

Props to HHNM

Alicia Keys Debuts New Single "Not Even The King" [VIDEO]

Alicia Keys hit the stage during MTV's yearly Upfront event, at LA's Beacon Theatre and premiered her new single "Not Even The King." It sounds like a pretty, alternative love ballad, but there's no word whether it will land on her forthcoming album.

Props to XZ

Coldplay ft. Rihanna - Princess Of China [Music Video]

Coldplay takes a backseat and lets Rihanna star solo in the music video to their Mylo Zyloto single "Princess Of China."The visuals to "Where Have You Been" are coming soon!

Props to The Overfeed


Kid Cudi - Dennis, Hook Me Up With Some More Of That Whiskey!

What a title. KiD CuDi premiered this new track on Hot 97 earlier with flex bombs all over it, but now check out the CDQ version of the G.O.O.D Music singer/hummer/rapper's "Dennis, Hook Me Up With Some More Of That Whiskey!"

Kid Cudi - Dennis, Hook Me Up With Some More Of That Whiskey!

Download: Kid Cudi - Dennis, Hook Me Up With Some More Of That Whiskey!

Props to HHNM

Previously: WZRD Performs "Teleport 2 Me, Jamie" Live On Conan [VIDEO]

Wale ft. French Montana, Diddy & Mase - Slight Work (Remix)

I saw tweets from MMG this morning that we would never be able to guess who was featured on Wale 's "Slight Work" remix, and they were definitely right. Diddy's former dancing partner in rhyme, Ma$e came out of retirement (IRS is on him!) came out and gave us a soft spoken verse after French Montana and Diddy dropped theirs. What's the future hold for Mase? Hmmmmm...

Update: Splash let loose the CDQ version of the track.

Wale ft. French Montana, Diddy & Mase  - Slight Work (Remix) [CDQ, No Tags]

Download: Wale ft. French Montana, Diddy & Mase  - Slight Work (Remix) [CDQ, No Tags]

Clearly Wale wrote Diddy's verse; he could barely get the words out.

Props to Flex


Mack Maine ft. Talib Kweli & Lil Wayne – Celebrate

Mack Maine is usually behind a desk taking care of YMCMB business, but he takes a break from signing everyone under the sun on "Celebrate." Opening up the track is... Talib Kweli. Yup. His brother Lil Wayne also adds his sing songy flow to the mix.

Mack Maine ft. Talib Kweli & Lil Wayne – Celebrate

Download: Mack Maine ft. Talib Kweli & Lil Wayne – Celebrate
Mack Maine ft. Talib Kweli & Lil Wayne – Celebrate Lyrics

Props to UHTN


Bow Wow ft. T-Pain - Better

I don't know about you, but I'd kind of forgot Bow Wow had an album coming out anymore. As a reminder that Underrated is still a go, he dropped "Better," his new single with T-Pain. His YMCMB debut is now set for release on June 12th, but we'll see.

Bow Wow ft. T-Pain - Better

Download: Bow Wow ft. T-Pain - Better

Props to HHNM


Rihanna - Where Have You Been (Behind The Scenes) [VIDEO]

It seems like Rihanna has had us waiting forever for the "Where Have You Been" video, but I think the date's getting closer as behind the scenes footage of the shoot has leaked. Check out all the action below, and make sure you get Talk That Talk if you haven't already!

Props to Rihanna Daily

Previously: Rihanna - Where Have You Been (Single Artwork)

TiRon & Ayomari - They Go (Prod. by Oddisee)

TiRon & Ayomari seem to excrete good music and I'm still banging A Sucker For Pumps on a regular basis. Now they're making moves for their new project and decided to share the Oddisee produced "They Go," which has some familiar ATCQ lines.

The t-shirts above are now available for purchase on Big Cartel. They come with a physical copy of ASFP!

Props to TWV

Previously: TiRon & Ayomari ft. BJ The Chicago Kid - Her Theme Song [Music Video]

Jadakiss - Consignment [New Mixtape]

My mind's still blown about Jadakiss being able to grow hair on his head, but his mixtape Consignment is the real story here. Think of everybody in rap right now that's hot in Hip Hop and there's a good chance they're on this tape. Jadakiss alone should be enough for you to check this one out.

Nicki Minaj - Starships [Music Video]

POP STAR Nicki Minaj is sent down to a Hawaiian beach as a green wigged alien on the video for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded single "Starships."

Props to UHTN

Previously: Nicki Minaj Talks Possible Retirement & Twitter Deletion With Tim Westwood [VIDEO]

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Consequence - Killer Instinct (It Ain't Hard To Tell Freestyle)

Nas's "It Ain't Hard To Tell" will forever be a classic, and Consequence puts his lyrics over the fellow Queens emcee's Illmatic track on his "Killer Instinct" freestyle.

Props to Nah Right

Previously: Consequence - On Da Spot Freestyle [VIDEO]

Nas - Daughters (Prod. by No I.D.)

I liked "The Don" and "Nasty," but after only a few seconds in, "Daughters" is already my favorite from Nas's upcoming album Life Is Good. Check out the No I.D. produced single below!

Nas - Daughters (Prod. by No I.D.)

 Download: Nas - Daughters (Prod. by No I.D.)

Props to TWV

Previously: Gary Clark Jr. ft. Nas - Bright Lights

Fly Union - The Hard Way [Music Video]

Fly.Union took to Los Angeles to shoo the music video for "The Hard Way," the lead single from their upcoming project TGTC2 . Watch the Ohio trio be one with nature below, and check out the original The Greater Than Club while you're at it!

Directed by Fly.Union

Props to The Source

Previously: Fly.Union - The Hard Way + KarmaLoop TV Interview [VIDEO]

Brandy - Put It Down ft. Chris Brown

Brandy recruits Chris Brown to add a few bars to her new single "Put It Down," a fun track made for radio.  Great timing for the single, given Brandy's publicity with her Behind The Music episode as well as her hit with Monica. Stream "Put It Down" below, and be sure to post a comment and let me know what you think!

Props to GWHH


2 Chainz - Supafly

Tapemaster Inc. revealed "Supafly" a previously unreleased track from 2 Chainz, which will reside on their upcoming mixtape Supreme Clientele.

2 Chainz - Supafly (Tags)

Download: 2 Chainz - Supafly (Tags)

Props to XZ

Previously: Fat Joe ft. 2 Chainz & French Montana – No Country

B.o.B - No Where Near Close (Album Promo) [VIDEO]

May 1st is slowly creeping up and B.o.B's highly anticipated sophomore album Strange Clouds is less than a week away. Check out a sample of Bobby Ray's "No Where Near Close" below, which is accompanied by promo footage for the album.

Preorder Strange Clouds here or here.

Props to HHNM

Previously: B.o.B - Ray Bands

Mase Calls In Hot 97 To Discuss Return To Rap

Shortly after Funkmaster Flex premiered Wale's "Slight Work" remix, which featured the return of Mase, the former Bad Boy dialed in to Hot 97 for an exclusive interview about the seriousness of his reappearance. Stream the full call below, and hit the jump with your thoughts on the remix and the fact that Mase seems to be back for good.

Props to Miss Info

Previously: Wale ft. French Montana, Diddy & Mase  - Slight Work (Remix)

N.O.R.E. ft. Styles P & Raekwon - Google That [Music Video]

N.O.R.E. has the hook up for $2 Wi-Fi on his new video for Crack On Steroids standout "Google That". Watch below as Styles P and Raekwon join him in the DPTV Films directed visuals, and get ready for S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G. to hit stores soon!

Props to SC


Fat Joe ft. 2 Chainz & French Montana – No Country

Fat Joe recruits two of the hottest in the streets for his new single "No Country," which has a 2010 Lex Luger feel to it. Check out the 2 Chainz and French Montana featured track below, and hit the jump with your thoughts on the track!

Fat Joe ft. 2 Chainz & French Montana – No Country

Download: Fat Joe ft. 2 Chainz & French Montana – No Country

Props to Nah Right


Big K.R.I.T. - Live From The Underground [Album Artwork] + The Road Less Traveled (Episode 1) [VIDEO]

After months and months of pushbacks, Big K.R.I.T.'s Def Jam debut album Live From The Underground is almost upon us. The official cover art for the June 5th release has been revealed, which carry the same color scheme as 4evaNaDay. Post comments with your thoughts on the artwork, and hit the jump to watch Episode 1 of his vlog series The Road Less Traveled!

Raekwon ft. L.E.P. Bogus Boys - This Shit Hard [Music Video]

Raekwon helps L.E.P. Bogus Boys approach a Guiness record for music videos in a year as they perform the Unexpected Victory banger "This Shit Hard" while simultaneously whipping up work and toasting their success.

Directed by Gregory Buissereth


Red Cafe - Game Over (Prod. by DJ Mustard)

DJ Mustard has been the go to guy for club beats since delivering "Rack City," one of the biggest hits of the year. Next to enlist in his production services is Bad Boy Red Cafe, who adds to his club banger collection with the explicit "Game Over."

Props to 2DB

Previously: Red Cafe - Let It Go (Remix) ft. French Montana, Diddy & 2 Chainz [Music Video]

The Weeknd Kicks Off U.S. Tour In Brooklyn [VIDEO]

Jdotshots & Brilliantly Blunt joined forces to capture the best moments for The Weeknd's first show in New York City. The Canadian crooner performed the standouts from House Of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes Of Silence as a packed mixed crowd sang right along with him.

Props to OS

Previously: The Weeknd - Full Coachella 2012 Set [VIDEO]

D. Woods - 2 The Bottom

Dawn isn't the only Danity Kane diva in the studio! D. Woods has been cooking up some new music for her forthcoming mixtape My Favorite Color. Check out "2 The Bottom," her DJ produced reintroduction, which definitely has club banger potential.
“The phrase ’2 the Bottom’ sums up the night of your life, saving nothing for the morning after,” explained the singer. “But the summer will be long and HOT so pace yourself, as this record will be the soundtrack to some crazy summer nights!” - D. Woods

Alt. Download

Props to Rap-Up
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