Showing posts with label NC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NC. Show all posts

Monday, November 11, 2013

[Music Video] Quent Young - "Hippy Chick (S&GH)" + 'The Dream State' [New Mixtape]

The Port representative and Gs staple Quent Young is easily one of the freshest emcees representing my hometown of Charlotte, NC. After building his repertoire with Conscious Thoughts, The Basquiat & Laid Back, it's clear Quent has found the best Southern-laced sound for his distinctly deep delivery on The Dream State.

Stream + download The Dream State after the jump, and check out the visuals for the catchy yet mellow standout, "Hippy Chick" featuring Nandi JOAL.

Directed by Lone Ranger Productions

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

[FreEP] J.A.E - 'Verses For !llmind'

Artwork By: Ladale Ally
While !llmind's musical greatness should never go unrecognized, J.A.E provides the ultimate salute by recording an entire mixtape over the producer's most recent project, !.B.F.K.W. (!llmind Beats For Kanye West). Stream + download Verses For !llmind below, and check out J.A.E's personal !llmind story below:
!llmind is one of my favorite producers of all time. When I met him awhile back at the Skyzoo "Frisbees" video shoot, I remember inquiring about some production and him stating something about a budget. However, at the time I hadn't even put out my first mixtape yet and was clueless to what a budget was. When a friend of mine played the production on #BFKW I was blown away and felt the need to pay homage to one of the greatest to ever do it. Thank you !llmind
Hourglass Picks: "Rolling Stones," "Fast Forward," "Accept Us," "Mr. Blog[*ahem* wom]an"

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

[Music Video] The Koolest - "1995" ft. Napoleon Da Legend

I just left Brooklyn last week, but I'm already looking to cop a plane ticket back thanks to this new video from The Koolest. The Durham, NC duo take us back to the golden era of Hip Hop with "1995," a cut that is set to appear on their forthcoming LP Nerds At The Kool Table. 

Watch below as GUE favorite Napoleon Da Legend keeps it fresh with Dan The Don and Dinero P, and be sure to hit the comments with your thoughts on "1995!"  

Previously: Napoleon Da Legend - Junk Yard Dog [Music Video]

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Rapsody - "Generation" ft. Mac Miller & Jared Evan

Rapsody already has quite the catalog as the head soldier in 9th Wonder's Jamla Army, but the North Carolina emcee's forthcoming Gangsta Grillz mixtape She Got Game with DJ Drama has great expectations. Mac Miller and Jared Evan assist Rapsody on the project's second reveal, "Generation," which features production from the general himself.

Stream the track below, and hit the jump to hear the mixtape's first offering, "Dark Knights" with Wale. She Got Game, August 20th.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Shome - "Get It All"

Shome quickly became a G.U.E. favorite with his tracks "Bourbon & Canal" and "Enter Loot," and I'm sure you're pleased to know that he's prepping the full length project The Balancing Act. 

The New Orleans bred emcee now residing in my hometown of Charlotte, NC keeps it authentic with "Get It All," a raw introduction to what else The Balancing Act has to offer.

Previously: Shome - "Enter Loot" (Interlude) [Prod. by Nesby Phips]

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Shome - "Enter Loot" (Interlude) [Prod. by Nesby Phips]

I was really feeling Shome earlier this year when he dropped "Bourbon & Canal," and to hold us over until his College Years compilation tape hits the net on May 29th, enjoy "Enter Loot."
In the intermission of his College Years compilation tape, Shome describes the title of "Enter Loot" as a double meaning. Loot is described as goods, however, it is also the action of stealing or taking away. The pros and cons of this title helps illustrate this certain track, allowing the listener to "decipher the cypher."

Previously: Shome - "Bourbon & Canal" (Prod. Wister Dice)

[Music Video] Evo ft. NiGEHOOD - "Chasin"

Next to drop from the NC collective The PoRt is Durham's own Evo, who plans to release his new mixtape Restless Drive some time this Summer. Get accustomed to seeing Evo's name more and more on G's Use Emoticons, and watch the visuals to the Nugget produced single "Chasing" below, which features G's favorite NiGE HOOD.

Directed by Keith Eason of Lone Ranger Productions

Previously: QuenT x NiGE HOOD - The Basquiat (Sampler) [FreEP]

Thursday, February 14, 2013

J. Cole ft. Miguel - "Power Trip"

"Miss America" was a nice introduction to Born Sinner, but J. Cole's finally put out the single that he'll hopefully be riding comfortably with through radio waves for quite some time.

Check out his new single "Power Trip" featuring Miguel, which serves as retribution for Cole's assistance on Miguel's debut "All I Want Is You."


Thursday, February 7, 2013

C-Weav - " Exxxercise" (Prod. DeTrakz)

Need a theme song for you Instagram fitness regimen? C-Weav's your guy.

The emcee with the Keys to the Queen City has been hard at work on a new project this year and he's taking care of his ladies first with his new single "Exxercise." Be sure to cop Keys To The City, and if you need some more workout instructions, click HERE.

"Tweet about it so they know!"

Previously: C-Weav - Keys 2 The City [New Mixtape]

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Big K.R.I.T. ft. Rapsody & Heather Victoria - "Gettin Mine" (Prod. by 9th Wonder)

9th Wonder has definitely been an influence for Big K.R.I.T. as a producer, and it's great to see that the two have been cooking up more music in the studio.

Fortunately "Life Of Kings" isn't the last time we'll hear K.R.I.T. over a 9th track, since he traveled to NC to record "Gettin' Mine" with Jamla soldiers Rapsody and Heather Victoria. Stream the record below, and be sure to hit me on Twitter or Facebook with your the thoughts!


Friday, January 18, 2013

Shome - "Bourbon & Canal" (Prod. Wister Dice)

When I graduated college, I celebrated by hanging out with my family and then dipping off to get chocolate vanilla just plain wasted with my girls.

Honorably, New Orleans bred Shome hit the booth and kept his eyes on the prize while he celebrated his graduation from University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Check out "Bourbon & Canal" below, and be on the lookout for his EP The Balancing Act to hit the net next month.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

BanksOnTheBeat - "Chapter MMXIII" (Prod. DJ Dahi)

BanksOnTheBeat, one of my hometown heroes, has switched it into high gear as he preps to release both a beat tape and his next project as an artist, College Dropout Too, at the top of this year. On "Chapter MMMXIII," Banks lets DJ DAHI handle the production as he shows how much he's becoming a problem lyrically.

Check out the single from the Charlotte emcee below, and be sure to keep an eye out for some big moves from the YachTs crew in 2013.

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

Thursday, August 16, 2012

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]

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Lo Keys - American Greed [Music Video]

Lo Keys represents the 1% in the visuals to American Greed's title track as he shows us exactly why he's called Lamborghini Lo Keys. If you haven't checked out his Big Mike & DJ Woogie hosted tape yet, get your life together and witness these Scams, Schemes & Broken Dreams.

Directed by Igloo Media Base

Previously: Lo Keys ft. Los, Envy, & Young Gliss - My Money Right

Friday, August 3, 2012

Lotta - Final Fantasy [New Mixtape]

Not sure how I let this get past me this week, but I know I can't let the weekend go by before dropping off Lotta's new mixtape Final Fantasy. If "This Is Love" and "Cross My Heart" weren't an indication of how serious is this project is, just hit play.

Stream Final Fantasy below, which features fellow GUE staples C-Weav and SL Jones, as well as SchylerChaise, and Caligula.

NC stand up!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

King Mez - My Everlasting Zeal [Free Album]

If what King Mez has dropped so far from My Everlasting Zeal is any indication, you better not sleep on his new mixtape.

That's definitely not to much to ask for, especially when beats by Mez himself, J. Cole, and Commissioner Gordon command the project.

Proud to be from NC tears. :')

Previously: King Mez - Monte Carlo

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Lotta - Cross My Heart

Lotta delivers "Cross My Heart," the second single from his upcoming mixtape Final Fantasy and he's not making any false promises on this one. Making NC proud one track at a time...

Shouts to Mindbonics

Previously: Lotta - This Is Love [Music Video]

Thursday, May 17, 2012

King Mez - Monte Carlo

King Mez goes into straight beast mode on "Monte Carlo," the latest leak from his upcoming project My Everlasting Zeal. The entire album is produced by Commissioner Gordon, and from the sounds of this track, other producers are simply not necessary. NC stand up!

Props to Refined Hype

Previously: King Mez ft. Drey Skonie - The Allure [Prod. by J. Cole]

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

J.A.E - Throwed [Music Video]

J.A.E kits his trippy RMB Justize-produced lyrical recipe with equally trippy visuals as the Yachts leader gets us "Throwed" in preparation for his upcoming project Fruition.

Previously: J.A.E - Throwed (Prod. by RMB Justize)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

J.A.E - Throwed (Prod. by RMB Justize)

J.A.E first introduced us to Fruition with his visuals to "Gone," and now he's screwing it up on "Throwed." Listen to the bass heavy, recipe spitting track below, and hit the comments with your thoughts!

Previously: J.A.E - Gone [Music Video]
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