Thursday, November 29, 2012

Lotta ft. Kris Kasanova - "Gymnastics (Remix)"

"And if I'm still local, then global's the main focus..."

With the help of Brooklyn emcee Kris Kasanova, Fayetteville, NC's finest Lotta remixes Final Fantasy's opening track "Gymnastics."

If you don't have the mixtape yet, I'll forgive you...eventually. I'm still playing "Dream" on repeat.


STACE - It's Getting Harder To Cheat [Music Video]

It's only lunchtime, but I'm sure you've seen at least 53 "He ain't s**t"-eque tweets pass through your timeline. Now, it's time to hear from another perspective: the cheater the female connoisseur. Watch below as New York bred, ATL residing emcee STACE admits his weakness on "It's Getting Harder To Cheat."

Directed by Chasing Squirrelz Inc.

Previously: STACE - I'm Chillin'

Lo Keys - No Love [Music Video]

He doesn't call himself Lamborghini Lo Keys for play.

I got a chance to meet Lo Keys this year at the A3C Festival and dude is WORKING. Be sure to cop his mixtape American Greed: Scams, Schemes & Broken Dreams if you haven't already.

Directed by Barry Williams

Previously: Lo Keys - American Greed [Music Video]

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pac Div ft. Mac Miller - "Black Acura" [Music Video]

Pac Div's sophomore album GMB hit iTunes yesterday, and these guys deserve as much shine as any other group out. Watch below as Mibbs, BeYounG, and Like team up with Mac Miller and director Austin Winchell to present the visuals to "Black Acura."

Be sure to support good music by copping GMB HERE.

[Rolling Stone]

Previously: Pac Div - Automatic (Prod. by Swiff D)

Stankonia Sessions: 2012 A3C Edition [New Mixtape]

Produced by SMKA and The Flush, Stankonia Sessions is back with another A3C Edition. They took full advantage of the talent present at the festival, organically compiling thirteen new tracks for our listening pleasure.
The collaborative project was recorded in 3-days during A3C Festival (Oct 11-13th) and includes more than 25 artists on 13 records. SMKA & The flush recorded dozens of artists from noon to early in the morning with little to no sleep, while the recording process was captured by TrillHD. 
Artists featured on Stankonia Sessions were hand selected from the 2012 A3C line-up and include: King Chip, Los, Phil Ade, CunninLyguists, Jarren Benton, Skyzoo, Slum Village, Two9, Chuuwee, Emilio Rojas, Neako, Boldy James, Thurz, Bizarre, Aleon Craft, Go Dreamer, Rapper Big Pooh, Torae, Kris Kasanova, Young Swift, Dee Goodz, Los Rakas, Gerald Walker, G-Scott, Shawn Chrystopher, Scolla, Ro Spit, J.Nics, Toki Wright, Planet Vl, J. Pinder, Willy J Peso, Eric Biddines, Peechie Green, Marv Won & Big T.

Previously: Stankonia Sessions: A3C Edition [New Mixtape]

Yasiin Bey - "I Don't Like"

While I would've added "Love Sosa" line to this myself, Yasiin dives a little deeper to his "These Are A Few Of My [Least] Favorite Things" list as he takes on Chief Keef's banger "I Don't Like" produced by Young Chop.

Expect Bey, formerly known as Mos Def to continue taking on the hits as he presents his Top 40 Underdog Series.


Previously: Yasiin Bey, Dead Prez & Mikeflo - Made You Die (Trayvon Martin Tribute) [Music Video]

Ryshon Jones - "White Lines" [Music Video]

My favorite Philly emcee Ryshon Jones is taking his time preparing his new mixtape In Theory, but he's let another visual out of the Basqui vault while we wait patiently.
We shot this video back in May off of the Basqui tape,figure we show the people already. Directed by Last Rights x Elephants Purple the video is a metaphor of me killing a memory,but still trying to recapture the feeling of a love lost. The new project In Theory is on the way the new date will be announced soon after we release the next song from the project as well as the In Theory documentary. Thanks for the support - Ryshon

Previously: Ryshon Jones - "R_Tistic Visions" [Music Video]

T.I. ft. André 3000 & Stacy Barthe - "Sorry"

With Trouble Man only a few weeks away, it's safe to say that T.I.P. finally has momentum shifted in his favor, with "Ball" doing numbers on the radio as well as the motivational "Go Get It."

Yesterday, he revealed the track the hip hop heads have been waiting for: "Sorry" featuring Andre 3000. T.I. drops some nice sixteens over the Jazze Pha production laced with Stacy Barthe's vocals, but it's no surprise who took the spotlight on this one. Hear 3 Stacks' apology to Big Boi below, and be sure to cop Trouble Man when it drops December 16th.

T.I. - Sorry ft. Andre 3000 Lyrics



Quent Young - "Laid Back EP"

Since G.U.E. is officially back and ready to takeover the world once again, what better way to start off than with a site favorite?

In conjunction with The Port and Sophisticated Genius, NC's own Quent Young presents his latest EP titled Laid Back.
I believe that with this mixtape I stayed true to my "Laid Back" demeanor, with a soulful mix of samples and introspective lyrics I combine real life situations both good and bad with stories that everyone can relate too. I feel that with the EP I made music that is very cohesive yet not repetitive, as each track has its own feel and emotions to it. The EP is set up so that it starts with more of a light hearted feel but the further you get into the tape the more personal the music becomes and eventually brightens back up towards the end. This is done intentionally so that the listener can feel as though their growing with me thoughout the EP.

Hourglass Faves: "In Love With You," "Intro," "Done Changed," "City Lights," "She Say I"

Download: Quent Young - Laid Back EP (Mediafire)

Hit the jump for a look at the creative process behind Laid Back!
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