Friday, August 31, 2012

2 Chainz ft. Kanye West - Birthday Song [Music Video]

2 Chainz may not have been too original with the song's concept, but this "Birthday Song" video definitely takes the cake...literally. Watch below as Tity Boi and Kanye West celebrate the plethora of backsides, and make sure you cop Based On A T.R.U. Story while you're at it.


Nas - Bye Baby [Music Video]

With directorial guidance from Aristotle and backing from 90's R&B star Aaron Hall, Nas relives his split with Kelis on "Bye Baby." Life Is Good, right?

Previously: DJ Khaled ft. Nas, Scarface & DJ Premier - Hip Hop

The Cafeteria Line Presents... HNGRY [Compilation]

Nope, this isn't just a TiRon & Ayomari project. And nope, this isn't a mixtape. Phew, now that we've got that out the way...


The Cafeteria Line, a crew bound to make waves as a collective just as large as they have individually, consists of TiRon, Ayomari, Breezy Lovejoy, T!FF, SiR, DJ DAHI, D.K., and TJ Atrillion. Stream their new project HNGRY below, and be sure to purchase the compilation if you're vibing to this as hard as I am. All proceeds go to Midnight Mission.


Bridget Kelly - Special Delivery

Bridget Kelly may have a hit on her hands ladies and gentleman. The Roc Nation beauty proved that she has incredible vocal ability and ferocity to match on her Every Girl EP, and now she's making an even bigger step with her latest official single "Special Delivery." Nothing nice about this package...(TWSS)

Download: Bridget Kelly - Special Delivery


Previously: Bridget Kelly Explains Frank Ocean "Thinking About You" Origins [VIDEO]

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Laelo - I Got This (Freestyle)

"It's been a minute since I've released a track of myself just going in without a real structure or concept so it felt like the right time to do it and I definitely had some fun with it."  -Laelo
Check out Mr. High Definition's freestyle over Big K.R.I.T.'s Live From The Underground single below, and get with the #HDLife

Previously: Laelo - The Thirst (Prod. by Sergio Cortez)

Dom O Briggs - Gr8 Summer [New Mixtape]

Dom O Briggs' latest leaks "Out Chea" and "TurnUp" were pretty well received on G.U.E., and with staples like Ryshon Jones, J.A.E, and BanksOnTheBeat involved on Dom's new project Gr8 Summer, this is something you don't want to sleep on.

Presented by Adult Swim and DealWithNoDeal, stream and download Gr8 Summer below and relive your best moments of the season.

Download: Dom O Briggs - Gr8 Summer

Method Man ft. Freddie Gibbs & Streetlife - Built For This

November 2nd, I'm definitely going to see RZA & Quentin Tarantino's Man With The Iron Fists, and this soundtrack sounds like it'll be worth the coins also after hearing "Built For This." Stream the Method Man commanded single featuring Freddie Gibbs and Streetlife below.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Janelle Monae Performs Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" At The 2012 Afropunk Festival [VIDEO]

Credit: Greg Cristman
Word in the tweets is that Janelle Monae bodied her set at last weekend's Afro Punk festival, and thanks to DealWithNoDeal we can witness a portion of her performance below as she covers Jackson 5's "I Want You Back."

I've got to get to a show again!


Previously: Wiz Khalifa & Janelle Monae Perform At The MTV Movie Awards [VIDEO]

A$AP Mob - Lord$ Never Worry [New Mixtape]

Led by the crew's undisputed star A$AP Rocky, the entire A$AP Mob comes together to present the highly anticipated free album Lords Never Worry. Stream/download the project below which showcases   Rocky, Nast, Ferg, Yams, Twelvyy, Ty Beats, and Ant over eighteen tracks.

Download: A$AP Mob - Lords Never Worry

ANTHM - Life Imitates Art [Music Video]

Premiered at my headquarters The Well VersedANTHM delivers another memorable video for your viewing pleasures with "Life Imitates Art." Never lacking creativity, ANTHM has the tables turned when he finds himself trapped in a straitjacket at the mercy of hallucinations and some aesthetically pleasing nurses.

Directed by Will Millions

Previously: ANTHM - Siren's Song [Music Video]

Rapsody - The Idea Of Beautiful [Free Album Stream]

Honestly, I don't need to stream Rapsody's new album The Idea Of Beautiful to know that it's worth the coins to own. After hearing a few leaks from Beautiful and her last few Jamla projects, I'm proud to wave my NC flag and encourage all my gangstas to check this out. With production from 9th Wonder, Khrysis and more, along with features from Ab-Soul, BJ The Chicago Kid, Raheem Devaughn and Mac Miller, go ahead and "wake yo' ass up."

1. Motivation f. Big Rube
2. How Does It Feel f. Rocki Evans
3. Precious Wings
4. Believe Me
5. Non Fiction f. Raheem Devaughn & Ab-Soul
6. In The Drums f. Heather Victoria
7. Kind Of Love f. Nomsa Mazwai
8. Celebrate
9. Destiny
10. Good Good Love f. BJ The Chicago Kid
11. In The Town f. Nomsa Mazwai
12. Round Table Discussion f. Mac Miller & The Cool Kids
13. The Cards f. Big Remo
14. Come Home f. Rocki Evans
15. When I Have You f. Nomsa Mazwai
16. Believe Me (9th Wonder’s HaHaHa Remix)
17. Beautiful Music f. Childish Gambino & GQ [Bonus]
18. Thunder [Bonus]

Stream/Purchase: Rapsody - The Idea Of Beautiful (Courtesy of

Previously: Rapsody - Believe Me [Music Video]

Dom O Briggs ft. Teon Pierce & Ryshon Jones - Outchea (Remix)

Dom O Briggs's Gr8 Summer mixtape is set to drop any moment now, and if you needed any more convincing before you hit download, check out the final leak, "Out Chea," featuring Teon Price and Ryshon Jones.


J.A.E - Been Trill (No Lie Freestyle) [Music Video]

J.A.E comes through with another loosie to remind you that Fruition is out now.

Previously: J.A.E - Prelude a 60 Round (Freestyle)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Nicki Minaj ft. Rick Ross & Cam'ron - I Am Your Leader [Music Video]

Nicki Minaj gave us a few pop singles, but she gets back down to business in the music video to the Rick Ross and Cam'ron assisted "I Am Your Leader." Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is in stores now.


Fat Joe ft. Kanye West, Miguel & Roscoe Dash - Pride And Joy [Music Video]

Kanye WestMiguel, and Roscoe Dash are the main features on Fat Joe's "Pride N Joy," but there are a gang of other artists who lent their voices to the new single. Watch below as a handful of Joey's friends (Ashanti, Busta, DJ Khaled and Jadakiss) pop up in this Hype Williams directed video.


Rita Ora ft. J. Cole - Love & War

Rita Ora's debut album ORA hits the UK in just a matter of days, and she spreads love the Roc Nation way by releasing the J. Cole featured "Love & War." I'm not sure if I'm a fan of this track, but I'm interested to know what you think. Hit the comments and let me know!



B.o.B ft. Nicki Minaj - Out Of My Mind [Music Video]

B.o.B and Big Sean have won in their music videos? Why? Just hit play and watch Nicki Minaj. The two come together to wave their crazy flags high in the visuals to Strange Clouds standout "Out Of My Mind."


Usher - Dive [Music Video]

Usher fans will probably love this. He gets naughtycal (heard it here first, G's) with a new love in the visuals to "Dive," one of Looking 4 Myself's sexiest tracks.

Previously: Usher Performs "Climax" At The BET Awards [VIDEO]

Friday, August 24, 2012

Brandy - Wildest Dreams

Brandy diversifies her single choices for her upcoming October 2nd release 2 Eleven as she follows up "Put It Down" with the innocent "Wildest Dreams." Awwww. Someone's in love!


Previously: Brandy ft. Chris Brown - Put It Down [Music Video]

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Brandy ft. Chris Brown - Put It Down [Music Video]

Brandy has the release date for her comeback album Two Eleven set for October 2nd, and she pulled out all of the stops in the visuals to her Chris Brown featured lead single "Put It Down." Watch below as she pulls out a few moves and a few Hourglass approved leading men while share the spotlight with CB.


Jhené Aiko Talks Brother's Passing, "Souled Out," Tupac & More With Rap-Up TV [VIDEO]

The good folks over at Rap-Up TV caught up with Jhené Aiko to document a quick run through of the Sailing Soul her story from the beginning of her career to now. Watch below as she describes the emotional moment of letting her brother Miyagi hear "For My Brother" on the day he died, her plans for her Def Jam debut Souled Out, her love for Kid Cudi, and more.

Previously: Jhené Aiko - 3:16AM [Music Video]

Busta Rhymes - Year Of The Dragon [Free Album]

A new Busta Rhymes album for free? I'll take it.

The head of The Conglomerate teamed up with Google Play and his new label YMCMB to release Year Of The Dragon, which features some costly musicians including Trey Songz, Rick Ross, Robin Thicke, Anthony Hamilton, Gucci Mane and of course, Lil Wayne.

Previously: Wiz Khalifa ft. Busta Rhymes - Different Cloth

Nas - Bye Baby (Video Trailer)

Nas has delivered one of the best albums of the year with Life Is Good, thanks primarily by his openness on records like "Bye Baby." From the looks of this trailer, he's not holding anything back, even carrying Kelis' green wedding dress (which also served as a key prop on the album cover).

Previously: DJ Khaled ft. Nas, Scarface & DJ Premier - Hip Hop

Tyga - Well Done 3 [New Mixtape]

Last summer Tyga brought us Well Done 2, which boasted the club bangers "Rack City" and "Bring It Back," and now the Young Money rapper plans to do it again on the third installment. Stream/download the project below, which features his artist Honey Cocaine along with guest verses from 2 Chainz and Kirko Bangz.

Previously: Tyga ft. 2 Chainz - Do My Dance

Consequence ft. John Legend - Why Do I Even Go Home (Prod. by The Audible Doctor)

Consequence's Movies On Demand 4 is officially a go, and he taps producer The Audible Doctor and former G.O.O.D. Music compadre John Legend to assist him on the project's latest leak, "Why Do I Even Go Home."


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Beyoncé - I Was Here [Music Video]

Filmed at the General Assembly at the United Nations, Beyoncé used her amazing vocals for an honorable cause as she performed 4 anthem "I Was Here" to commemorate World Humanitarian Day. Clearly, August 19th has passed, but that doesn't mean you can't use each day to do something good for others. Get inspired HERE!

Previously: Beyoncé - The Making of Revel (Pt. 1 & 2) [VIDEO]

Trey Songz ft. Young Jeezy & Lil Wayne - Hail Mary [Music Video] (Co-Starring Kevin Hart, Stevie J & Joseline)

The moral of this video is this: Love & Hip Hop ATL Cigarillos is winning. You don't have to watch the show to know that Stevie J's facial expressions and Joseline's inaudible commentary make the show, and it seems Trey Songz took notice. To celebrate yesterday's release of his new album Chapter V, he, Kevin Hart, Young JeezyLil Wayne and some beautiful footballers deliver the hilarious visuals to "Hail Mary."

[The YBF]


Mariah Carey ft. Rick Ross & Meek Mill - Triumphant (Get 'Em) [Music Video]

Mariah Carey wasted little time to deliver the visuals to her new Rick Ross and Meek Mill featured single "Triumphant." In this Nick Cannon directed video, Mariah cheers on Milly from Philly as he delivers a 12th round knockout while DJ Khaled and Rozay watch from the crowd. Simple, yet effective.


Lupe Fiasco - Bitch Bad [Music Video]

The song alone is enough to bring powerful imagery to your mind but Lupe Fiasco proves that his job is to empower and challenge hip hop as he narrates the story of "Bitch Bad." I wrote a paper on his track "American Terrorist" back in college, but this record deserves a book.

Food & Liquor 2 is set to hit stores September 25th.

Previously: Lupe Fiasco - Lamborghini Angels

Killer Mike ft. Scar - Untitled [Music Video]

I wasn't sure anything could top the visuals to "Big Beast," but it looks like Killer Mike has done it again. He gives you a history lesson in a matter of minutes with a little help from Scar, El-P and his lovely other half in the music video to the R.A.P. standout "Untitled."

Directed by Benjamin Dickinson

By the way, if you haven't copped R.A.P. Music, what the hell are you waiting for???

Previously: Nardwuar & Killer Mike vs. El-P [VIDEO]

Trey Songz Talks Chapter V, Ne-Yo, R. Kelly & More With The Breakfast Club [VIDEO]

Trey Songz is on a huge promo tour in support of his new album Chapter V, so of course he had to sit down with The Breakfast Club sooner or later. Never any to hold back questions, the conversation took a turn from his music, to his reaction of Ne-Yo's criticism, to his love life. Sit back and enjoy the many TMI moments of this one.

Previously: Trey Songz ft. Young Jeezy & Lil Wayne - Hail Mary [Music Video] (Co-Starring Kevin Hart, Stevie J & Joseline)

Azealia Banks - Van Vouge [Music Video]

I've been so annoyed with the Twitter beef magnet Azealia Banks lately that I almost missed her new video for my favorite 1991 track, "Van Vogue." If you care, get the tea on her latest scuffle with the "original Vamp" Jim Jones HERE.


Previously: Azealia Banks - Fantasea [New Mixtape]

Freddie Gibbs - Terrorist (Nubbz Remix)

GUE's favorite producer Nubbz received an overwhelmingly positive response when he released his remix of Childish Gambino's "Firefly," and I think he's done it again with this one. This time, Nubbz transforms Freddie Gibbs and MadLib's "Terrorist" and puts a new spin on the Shame EP standout.


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Rickie Jacobs - GROW

Rickie Jacobs may have taken a few months off, but he hasn't lost any of the fire that he showcased on Live Epic. Check out "Grow" below and hear for yourself.

Download: Rickie Jacobs - GROW

Previously: Rickie Jacobs - Live Epic [New Mixtape]

Sunday, August 19, 2012

J. Cole Premieres "I'm A Fool" At Rock The Bells 2012 [VIDEO]

My The Well Versed family has been grinding hard at Rock The Bells this weekend, and Christian FGY was right there to capture J. Cole as he debuted a new record. Watch below as he premieres "I'm A Fool," a track sampling Cee-Lo and Melanie Fiona's single of the same name. No idea where this will land but who cares? It's new Cole!


Previously: DJ Khaled ft. J. Cole, Big K.R.I.T. & Kendrick Lamar -  They Ready

Kendrick Lamar ft. Young Jeezy - Westside, Right On Time

Clearly TDE saved the best for last for the label's appreciation week as Kendrick Lamar releases "Westside, Right On Time," a loosie featuring Young Jeezy. Definitely an unexpected collab, but I'm loving the result.


Slaughterhouse - On The House [New Mixtape]

Slaughterhouse stopped the internet when they released their "Truth Or Truth" freestyle, and the four quarters of the Slaughter have more quotables on their highly anticipated Gangsta Grillz tape On The House. Their album welcome to: OUR HOUSE is set to hit stores next week on August 28th.

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Previously: Slaughterhouse - Truth Or Truth  or (14 Min. Freestyle)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

T.I. - Go Get It [Music Video]

Talk surrounding Trouble Man has died down significantly but it seems T.I. has quite the hit with "Go Get It." If you're in need of some motivation, watch Tip relive his rags to riches story in the Alex Nazari directed visuals to the future hit single.


Previously: Yo Gotti ft. Young Jeezy & T.I. - I Got That Sack (Remix)

Slaughterhouse - Truth Or Truth or (15 Min. Freestyle)

After hearing the snippets from welcome to: OUR HOUSE, I'm skeptical about how much I'd enjoy it when it comes out on August 28th. The mixtape On The House, however... I think I'm gonna like this.

Slaughterhouse vents for nearly 15 minutes over Rick Ross' "Tears of Joy" as Royce, Joe Budden, Crooked I, and Joell get REAL personal on a freestyle they call "Truth Or Truth."

Who do you think killed it? My choice is either Crooked I or Joell.


Previously: Slaughterhouse - Weight Scale

Rick Ross, Wale, Omarion, T-Pain, Lil Wayne, Yo Gotti, French Montana & Black Cobain - Bag Of Money (Remix)

Rick Ross and Wale remix their hit "Bag Of Money" into "Bag Of Hundreds" as they recruit a long list of MMG and extended MMG family as OmarionYo GottiLil WayneFrench Montana and BOA's Black Cobain put their spin on the single. Self Made 2 is in stores now.

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Rick Ross ft. Teedra Moses - Amsterdam [Music Video]

Another week, another video from Rick Ross. This time he and DRE Films apply the visual treatment to my favorite God Forgives, I Don't record, "Amsterdam," which features the vocals of the lioness Teedra Moses.

Who's the eye candy on this one? Antonique Smith



Planet VI ft. Jarren Benton - Trouble

Planet VI (formerly known as Rock City) keeps it in the SMKA family as they link up with Kevin Bacon's Freebasing buddy Jarren Benton on "Trouble." At first listen, this may sound like a nice party cut, but the content is definitely something I need all my emoticon using G's to pay attention to. Expect more thought provoking tracks on their upcoming mixtape The American Nightmare, set to hit the net on August 28th.

[DJ Booth]


Nitty Scott, MC - Hot (Prod. by !llmind)

Nitty Scott, MC proves she has what it takes to craft a lyrically ferocious record perfect for the parties as she spits over the !llmind produced, Missy sampled "Hot." Check out the track below, which is set to appear on her August 28th release The Boombox Diaries, Vol. 1, and hit the jump to view the project's full track list.

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Deon Young - Forever Young [New Mixtape]

Deon Young's Kirko Bangz cover was so popular on the site, I had to post his mixtape once I got word that it hit the net. Forever Young showcases the future R&B star's new material as well as his ability to turn popular hits into seemingly original records. Check out the tape opener "Party Life" featuring French Montana below, and hit the jump to stream/download Forever Young.

ScHoolboy Q - Party

#TDEAppreciationWeek brings us Day 4, a new track from Puff Daddy ScHoolboy Q. Check out the Kenny Beats produced "Party" below, and let me know which track has been your favorite so far: this one, "Niburu" or "YOLA."

Previously: Black Hippy - Black Lip Bastard (Remix) [Music Video]

J.A.E - Prelude a 60 Round (Freestyle)

J.A.E  drops off a loosie just because. Fruition is out now!

Previously: BanksOnTheBeat ft. J.A.E - Round 1 [Music Video]

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ab-Soul - Niburu (Prod. by JMSN)

Another addition to TDE Appreciation Week, Ab-Soul continues where Control System left off as he spreads his socially charged thoughts on "Niburu."


Previously: Black Hippy - Black Lip Bastard (Remix) [Music Video]
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