Thursday, May 31, 2012

Curren$y Live From NYC's Webster Hall [Live Stream]

In just a few minutes, Curren$y will hit the stage at Webster Hall. Fortunately for us who aren't able to there physically, The Warner Sound's made the entire show available for live stream. Enjoy!

Props to TWV

Kendrick Lamar Talks Working With J. Cole, Meek Mill & More On Wild 94.9 [VIDEO]

While Kendrick Lamar was in The Bay, he stopped by Wild 94.9 to talk to Ness Nitty about what's going on. Watch below as he talks about traveling to NC to work with J. Cole, explains Dr. Dre's hunger, lists who he wants to work with soon, and answers fan questions.

Props to VIBE

Previously: Kendrick Lamar ft. Dr Dre - The Recipe (Behind The Scenes Pics)

2 Chainz Talks Club Paradise Tour, Kanye West & More With Karen Civil [VIDEO]

2 Chainz recently sat down with Karen Civil to discuss everything going on in his "Truuuuu" world, including the Club Paradise Tour, his exponentially increasing popularity, the amount of features he cranks out, and his relationship with Kanye West. Check out the interview courtesy of KarmaLoop TV below!

Previously: 2 Chainz Decodes "No Lie" With Life+Times [VIDEO]

Rick Ross & Diddy In Cannes [VIDEO]

The Bugatti Boys took over Cannes, France and of course Rick Ross's go to videographer DreFilms was there to capture all of the lavish moments of their Cannes Film Festival excursion. Watch below as Diddy declares war against Belvedere Vodka, and be prepared for even more laughs.

Props to XZ


Robin Thicke - Exhale (Shoop Shoop) [Music Video]

Robin Thicke continues to honor Whitney Houston with his cover of "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" as he presents the music video to the emotional song. As a bonus, check out a funny clip of his most recent interview with Angie Martinez on Hot 97 after the jump!

Kevin McCall Talks Debut Album, "Naked" Video & More With ThisIs50 [VIDEO]

During his radio promo tour in NYC, Kevin McCall made time to stop and talk with ThisIs50's Jack Thriller about his career. Watch below as K-Mac talks about life growing up in Watts, how he could've gone to the NFL Draft, and fills us in on the details of his debut album.

Previously: Kevin McCall ft. Big Sean - Naked [Music Video]

Lotta - Cross My Heart [Music Video]

As promised, Lotta delivers the visuals to "Cross My Heart," the latest leak from his forthcoming project Final Fantasy. No glitz and glamor here. Just a raw, gritty warning that I'd adhere to if I were you.

Directed by Red Audio

Props to Mindbonics

Previously: Lotta - Cross My Heart

Celeb Forever - Make Believers [New Mixtape]

The features alone on this project are reason enough to make room for Make Believers on your hard drive. Ohio rapper Celeb Forever delivers nineteen solid tracks on the mixtape, which features Bun B, Smoke DZA, Donnis, Gilbere Forte, Trey Songz, CyHi The Prynce and more. Before you download the tape, stream the Drake featured "The Notice" to get a feel for Make Believers.

Kendrick Lamar ft. Dr Dre - The Recipe (Behind The Scenes Pics)

Looks like Kendrick Lamar finally got Dr. Dre out of the studio and onto his video shoot for "The Recipe." The women are clearly there, the weather looks beautiful, and Schoolboy Q and Soul are there to provide the 3rd W. Check out a few behind the scenes pics from the shoot below!

Props to 2DB

Previously: J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar In The Studio [Pics]

Oddisee - People Hear What They See [Free Album Stream]

Thanks to, you can hear Oddisee's new album People Hear What They See in full before it hits iTunes on Tuesday, June 5th. Dope production is already a given for the DMV emcee and I can give you a G.U.E. guarantee that the lyrics are up to par as well.

Stream: Oddisee - People Hear What They SeePreorder

Curren$y ft. Pharrell - Chasin' Papers

The one thing that's new for Curren$y on his upcoming album The Stoned Immaculate is that he had the opportunity to work with a lot of different producers, the most notable being Pharrell. With less than a week left until his Warner Bros. debut drops, Spitta lets loose of their collaboration, "Chasin' Papers."

Find out how the track came together after the jump!

The Kickdrums ft. Casey Veggies - Thieves In The Choir [Music Video]

The Kickdrums recruit High Rez Films to perform the visual treatment to one of my favorite tracks off of their Follow The Leaders mixtape, "Thieves In The Choir" featuring Casey Veggies.

Read more at The Well Versed!


Ellie Goulding - High For This (The Weeknd Cover)

While I'm a little more of an indie/alternative mood, I wanted to share this cover of The Weeknd that I just stumbled upon. UK singer Ellie Goulding teamed up with Chiddy Bang's Xaphoon Jones to cover House Of Balloons favorite "High For This," and managed to make it her own.

Ellie Goulding - High For This (Prod. by Xaphoon Jones)

Download: Ellie Goulding - High For This (Prod. by Xaphoon Jones)

Read more at The Well Versed!

Previously: Xaphoon Jones - Stay Schemin' (Remix)

Azealia Banks x DJ Cosmo - Mermaid Ball [New Mixtape]

In celebration of her 21st birthday and in promotion of her Mermaid Ball, which is set to take place on Sunday at NYC's Bower Ballroom, Azealia Banks and her DJ Cosmo dropped off the official Mermaid Ball mixtape. With a variety of music ranging from Azealia herself to KP & Envyi, it'll definitely give you a feel of what to expect if you go.

Even if you can't make The Mermaid Ball this year, it'll be live streamed. Follow Azealia for updates.

Props to SC

Previously: Azealia Banks - 1991 [Free EP Stream]

John West - Nobody [Music Video]

A new track or music video from Louisiana bred singer John West, although rare, is always a pleasant surprise. Look for "Nobody" to appear on his forthcoming Def Jam debut album.

Props to Singers Room

Previously: John West ft. Big Sean - Already There [Music Video]

Chris Brown - Countdown

Moments after giving us the cameo filled video to "Till I Die," Chris Brown delivered another freebie in the form of the #SERTAfied "Countdown."

Props to Miss Info

Previously: Chris Brown ft. Big Sean & Wiz Khalifa - Till I Die [Music Video]

Juvenile ft. Rick Ross - Power [Music Video]

Juvenile's gave us a first listen to the Rick Ross featured "Power" back in November, and now we finally get the visual offering of his Rejuvenation single. The album's set to drop June 19th!

Props to Rap-Up


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Chris Brown ft. Big Sean & Wiz Khalifa - Till I Die [Music Video]

Chris Brown taps Jamie Kennedy, Snoop Dogg, Red & Meth to join him, Big Sean and Wiz Khalifa in the visuals to "Till I Die." Did I have too many Absolut-orange pineapples while watching the game, or does this video make little sense? Shrug. Still love the track.

Props to GWHH


Big Remo - Sleepwalkers [New Album]

Big Remo continues to extend the Jamla domination this year with his new album Sleepwalkers available for purchase and free stream on DJ Booth. With production from 9th Wonder, Khrysis and the rest of The Soul Council AND features from Rapsody, Bun B, and Sadat X, how could you not check this one out?

Stream/Download: Big Remo - Sleepwalkers (Courtesy of

XV - Stone Cold (The Recipe Freestyle)

XV takes on Kendrick's hot single "The Recipe" and reps Witchita on a freestyle he likes to call "Stone Cold." Ahh, I see what you did there Vizzy (316 -->Witchita area code--> Stone Cold).

Props to 2DB

Previously: XV - Now Let's Go In ft. Freddy High [Prod. by The Awesome Sound]

Childish Gambino ft. Beck - Silk Pillow

I was just giving Childish Gambino props for the features he's grabbed for his upcoming release, but this one definitely steals the show. He joins forces with accomplished musician Beck (who raps on this one) on "Silk Pillow," which turns up the anticipation even more for his currently untitled project.

Alt. Download

Props to Stereogum via the homie Ka'Boo

Previously: Childish Gambino ft. Nipsey Hussle - Black Faces (Prod. by Boi-1da)

Wiz Khalifa - The Grinder [Music Video]

Wiz Khalifa may be focused on his sophomore album and new single, but took some time to apply the visual treatment to Taylor Allderdice track "The Grinder" while it's still getting heavy rotation on your iTunes.

Directed by Bill Paladino

Props to HHNM

Previously: Curren$y ft. Wiz Khalifa & Big K.R.I.T. - Jet Life

Smoke DZA ft. Domo Genesis & ScHoolboy Q - Ashtray (Prod. by Harry Fraud)

Smoke DZADomo Genesis and ScHoolboy Q form a smoker's coalition on "Ashtray," the latest leak from Rugby Thompson, DZA's joint album with producer Harry Fraud. 2 Chaaaaaaainz!

Read more at The Well Versed!


Dom Kennedy - DJ Skee Freestyle

Dom Kennedy stopped by the Skee Lodge to promote his new single "My Type Of Party," and he made sure to leave a few bars behind before exiting the premises. Smooth stuff right here.

The Yellow Album hits us on June 21st.

Props to Karen Civil

Previously: Dom Kennedy - My Type Of Party (Prod. by DJ DAHI)

Bobby V ft. Lil Wayne - Mirror

Bobby V and Lil Wayne have worked together for years and 2012 is no different as the singer recruits Weezy on "Mirror," the lead single from his album Dusk Till Dawn.

Dusk Till Dawn is set to drop  October 2nd.

Props to Nah Right


2 Chainz Decodes "No Lie" With Life+Times [VIDEO]

2 Chainz's "No Lie" is a pretty straightforward song lyrically, but for those a little unfamiliar with his slang, check out his "Decoded" interview with Life+Times.

Previously: 2 Chainz Performs "Got One, Mercy & No Lie" In Miami [VIDEO]

Ryshon Jones - Everybody's Ho (Oral)

What does it feel like to live Life In Reverse? Backwards is a start, but what's more is the constant beating the world continues to hand you as you struggle to make it through your day. Every now and then you have to give back what your get and then some, though. With that said, Ryshon Jones runs a brutal gang-bang on this thing called life on his new track Everybody's Ho (Oral), produced by long time collaborator Talen Ted. His forthcoming mixtape Life In Reverse is set for release on June 13th exclusively on Live Mixtapes.

Previously: Ryshon Jones - Orange [Prod. by Thelonius Martin]

Nardwuar Vs. Curren$y Pt. 3 [VIDEO]

Curren$y met Nardwuar once again for an interview showdown when he performed at Fortune Sound Club in Vancover, BC. As always, Nard has some great gifts thanks to his research into Curren$y's life and interests.

Props to HHDX


X/Coke (MeLo X + Cheri Coke) - The Garden Of Eden

MeLo-X and Cheri Coke, former Bad Boy songwriter Cheri Dennis, have been working on a joint EP aptly titled X/COKE. Their recording process has been entirely organic, and it shows on their new track "The Garden Of Eden." Hit the jump to find out how the two linked up, and click HERE for a behind the scenes look at their recording session for "Garden Of Eden."

Terrence & Rocsi Announce Departure From 106 & Park [VIDEO]

Rumors have been spreading around that Terrence & Rocsi were leaving 106 & Park, but yesterday on the show they made an official announcement. Like Free said on her today's The E With Free, big ups to BET for actually allowing them to say goodbye publically on the show. :-/

Props to Necole Bitchie

Sean Rose - Feast Your Eyes

Sean Rose presents "Feast Your Eyes," the first single from his upcoming June 21st release Desert Of Dreams.

Sean Rose - Feast Your Eyes

Download: Sean Rose - Feast Your Eyes

Read more at The Well Versed!

Previously: Sean Rose - Finesse [Music Video]

Jadakiss ft. Styles P - Dope Boy [Music Video]

D-Block brothers Jadakiss and Styles P team up in the music video to "Dope Boy," one of the standouts from Consignment. Drugs are bad, mmkay?

Props to The Overfeed


Tank ft. T.I. & Kris Stephens - Compliments [Music Video]

Tank sure knows how to charm us, doesn't he ladies? Check out the visuals to "Compliments" below, which features T.I. and the beautiful Kris Stephens. This Is How I Feel is in stores now!

Props to The Overfeed


Cocaine 80s ft. Common - Motivation + Express OG [FreEP]

Finally, after teasing us with five tracks, Cocaine 80s releases their latest EP Express OG. They saved the most anticipated feature for last with the Common assisted "Motivation." Stream that track below, and hit the jump to download the EP in full!

Cocaine 80s ft. Common - Motivation

Big Boi & Theophilus London - She Said OK ft. Tre Luce

Big Boi and Theophilus London team up on "She Said OK," a track whose lyrics will probably throw you off guard at first. Nothing safe for work about this song, but I can't act like it's not a smooth track. "She Said OK" is set to appear on both Big Boi's sophomore solo album Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors and Theo's Lover's Holiday II: Rose Island.


Jay-Z & Kanye West ft. Frank Ocean - No Church In The Wild [Music Video]

When Jay-Z & Kanye West release a video, especially after all this time, you know it's going to be a work of art. With the help of director Romain Gavras, they depict a full out riot in Prague to the tune of "No Church In The Wild." Neither they nor Frank Ocean appear in the visuals, but it's captivating nonetheless. Watch The Throne in stores now.

Props to Rap Radar


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Travis Porter ft. Jeremih - Ride Like That [Music Video]

Travis Porter's debut album From Day 1 drops tomorrow, and to remind you they premiered the visuals to their new single "Ride Like That" featuring Jeremih. You copping their debut?

Props to DJ Scream

Previously: Travis Porter ft. Jeremih - Ride Like That (Behind The Scenes) [VIDEO]

ANTHM - God Of Joy [Music Video]

After giving us an extremely conceptual video with "Manhattan," ANTHM lightens up the mood and just has a drunken good time in the visuals to God Of Joy. On June 12th, Joy & Pain hits us! Be ready!

Premiered on The Well Versed

Previously: ANTHM - Manhattan [Music Video]

A PMG Conversation: Ski Beatz [VIDEO]

We linked up with the legendary producer Ski Beatz who's most notably known for his production on Jay-Z's first album Reasonable Doubt and his recent work with Currensy. He speaks on Rocafella, Dame Dash, His return to the game, His work with Currensy and more. Make sure yall get his latest project Twilight which is on iTunes now.  -PMG

Shot and edited by @NoMercyHarlem

Previously: Ski Beatz ft. Rugz D. Bewler - Thank God [Music Video]

Sonnymoon - Universal Appeal (In-Studio Performance) [VIDEO]

Sonnymoon is easily one of my favorite indie bands, and the one thing I admire about the Boston bred duo is their musical and creative freedom. Yours Truly captured their ability on camera as they performed "Universal Appeal" in San Francisco's Fur Studios. Check out their in studio performance below and click HERE to explore more of their music on The Well Versed.

Props to Pitchfork

Murs - Epic Salutations [Music Video]

Murs takes us outer space to his world for the visuals to "Epic Salutations" off of his latest album Love & Rockets Vol. 1: The Transformation.

Read more at The Well Versed!

Previously: Fresh Daily ft. Murs - Believe The Hype

Swizz Beatz Talks Reebok, "Street Knock," Alicia Keys & More With Bootleg Kev [VIDEO]

Swizz Beatz was in Vegas recently and he had to make sure he kicked it with Bootleg Kev while he was in town. They talked about EVERYTHING--from his involvement with Reebok and his new single "Street Knock," to Detox  and working with his wife Alicia Keys.

Lil Wayne - S.A.S.A.R.A.F. (CDQ, No Tags)

Lil Wayne lets you know what his life consists of on the Play-N-Skillz produced "S.A.S.A.R.A.F.," a track from DJ Stevie J's The Appreciation Vol. 4 mixtape.

Updated: CDQ courtesy of HHNM

Lil Wayne - S.A.S.A.R.A.F. (CDQ, No Tags)

Download: Lil Wayne - S.A.S.A.R.A.F. (CDQ, No Tags)

Lil Wayne - Sasaraf Lyrics

Props to Nah Right

Previously: French Montana ft. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne - Pop Dat (Behind The Scenes)

Scram Jones ft. Swigga - Voices In The Attic [Music Video]

Scram Jones visualizes "Voices In The Attic," a bonus cut from The Hat Trick where he and Swigga recognize the fallen stars of our community. R.I.P. to everyone mentioned.

Props to XZ

Previously: Scram Jones - Dead Wrong [Music Video]

J.A.E - 2000 ft. The Kid Daytona (Prod. by Big Jerm)

J.A.E isn't playing with y'all! He's pulling out all the stops for his next project Fruition, and his new track "2000" featuring The Kid Daytona just may be my favorite track from him so far. Big Jerm on the beat.

June 19th. Mark your calendars!


Sean Falyon ft. Shawn Chrystopher - WE ON (Prod. by Javis Faux)

Sean Falyon has a banger on his hands with "WE ON." The Philly emcee joins forces with Timbaland's latest signee Shawn Chrystopher and producer Javis Faux for a track that you'll need in your iTunes for the weekend.

Alt. Download (Audio Mack)

Sean Falyon's SFBE III: Do Me No Favors is coming soon!


Outside The Lines With Rap Genius: Episode 1 Starring Jean Grae [New Podcast]

My family over at Rap Genius is extremely proud to present their new podcast Outside The Lines With Rap Genius. Hosted by Shawn Setaro, episode 1 features an exclusive interview with Cake Or Death emcee Jean Grae, which dives deep into the content and wordplay used in her music.

To download the podcast on iTunes and to subscribe to Outside The Lines With Rap Genius, click HERE!

Previously: Jean Grae - Cake Or Death [Album Trailer]

Rita Ora Announces Title Of Debut Album [VIDEO]

While behind the scenes of Britain's X-Factor, Rita Ora answered a few twitter questions and finally revealed the title of her debut album. Drumrollllllllll...

Reks - Autographs [Music Video]

Reks drops off "Autographs," the latest visuals to come from his Statik Selektah produced album Straight No Chaser. Make sure you pick it up on iTunes today!

Directed by Felipe Jorge

Props to Nah Right

Previously: Reks ft. Action Bronson - Riggs & Murtaugh (Prod. by Statik Selektah)

Chris Brown - Fortune [Official Tracklist]

It had been rumored that Chris Brown took Meek Mill off of "Don't Judge Me" because of a feud over Rihanna, and it's been partially confirmed seeing that Meek's no longer on Fortune. Check out the full tracklist for Chris Brown's July 3rd release below, and click here to read more about the potential Chris Brown-Meek Mill beef.

1. Turn Up The Music
2. Bassline
3. Till I Die (feat. Big Sean & Wiz Khalifa)
4. Mirage (feat. Nas)
5. Don’t Judge Me
6. 2012
7. Biggest Fan
8. Sweet Love
9. Strip (feat. Kevin McCall)
10. Stuck On Stupid
11. 4 Years Old
12. Cadillac (feat. Sevyn)
13. Don’t Wake Me Up
14. Trumpet Lights (feat. Sabrina Antionette)

Deluxe Edition
15. Tell Somebody
16. Free Run
17. Remember My Name (feat. Sevyn)
18. Wait For You
19. Touch Me (feat. Sevyn)

Props to UHTN

Previously: Chris Brown - One More Time
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