Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Leron Young debuted his new single "Perfect Girl" on April 10th at the New York BET Music Matters showcase, and now the studio version of the R&B track is available for free download. Young, formerly known as Lee Carr, is back in the game with a fresh look and a renewed outlook on the industry as he does things his own way on American Heartbreak.
Stream and download "Perfect Girl" below, and hit the jump to learn more about Leron's evolution as a performer!
Download: Leron Young - Perfect Girl
Friday, February 24, 2012
I'm not the type of girl who likes to admit that I let a dope emcee slip my radar, but I had to swallow my pride when I saw Skewby's video to "Eleven 58" on MTV RapFix Live. As part of the show's "Get In The Game" segment, The-Dream gave him nothing but props for his confidence and lyrical ability and didn't really have any suggestions but for him to keep at it.
The Memphis rapper has already gained the support of city, but he's been causing some major waves recently with his latest mixtape More Or Less. Watch Skewby's self-directed visuals to his newest single "Ups & Downs" below, and hit the jump to view his MTV appearance and to stream/download More Or Less!
Download: Skewby - Ups & Downs
Friday, January 6, 2012
If it weren't for MTV Rap Fix, who knows how long it would've been before I caught wind of Honors English? His video for "Cymbals On The Sidewalk" had veteran rapper Skillz at a lack of words when asked to give the Florida based emcee some constructive criticism.
Honors English isn't just a reflection of the care he puts into his craft; he's actually a college history professor! With the unconstrained ability to paint a three-dimensional picture with his wordplay and backing from Grammy winning producer Needlz, it's certain that the sky's the limit for Honors English.
Check out the Josh Milowe directed visuals to "Cymbals On The Sidewalk," the lead single from Honors English's upcoming album State Of The Art, below, and hit the jump to get more familiar!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Good morning, gangstas! I've heard about the Los Angeles duo J*Davey for a while now, but I finally took the time to explore and stop sleeping on them. After one listen to their new single "Queen of Wonderland," I was thankful that I did! Check it out below, and make sure you cop it on iTunes to support the "funk/soul/electronic/pop" twosome.
"Queen of Wonderland" is one of the many tracks that will be released on their debut full-length album New Designer Drug, set to hit iTunes on November 22nd for only $2.99. Included will be an extensive set of liner notes, which will include lyrics, exclusive photos, and a detailed story behind Jack Davey & Brook D'Leau's creation of NDD. If you're not completely sold yet, hit the jump for the visuals to "Whatchalookin@" and "Kill 4 Fun!"
Monday, October 17, 2011
Nitty Scott has been grinding for a while now, but she's finally getting some serious attention after her DOPE freestyle on the BET Hip Hop Awards. She's getting ready to drop her next project, Doobies x Popsicle Sticks, and she recently put out the music video for the standout track "Auntie Maria's Crib." Check it out, and get familiar!
Hit the jump for a #LatePass stream/download of The Cassette Chronicles!
Monday, September 12, 2011
Tiara Thomas is an incredibly talented singer/rapper/songwriter who is widely known for her collaborations with Wale and other members under The Board Administration roster. Although she's still working hard as a college student, she still manages to balance her career that seems to be growing exponentially. Watch the video for "Gang Signs" below and get ready for her EP which will be dropping soon.
Hit the jump to stream/download her track "All Around The World" f/ Wale.
I was first introduced to Childish Gambino when one of my Twitter followers said that my blog's name reminded her of him. What I didn't know, until then, was that Childish Gambino and actor Donald Glover, star of the hit NBC show, Community, were the same person.
Before you automatically associate him with Nick Cannon, Drake and other actors turned rappers, let his music influence you first. His lyricism is top notch, and the man's got BARS. Watch below as he performs a brand new track that will be on his upcoming album Camp.
Late Pass: Download The Childish Gambino EP, his latest studio album which he dropped for free back in March.
Previously: New Music: J. Cole - Who Dat (Pt. 2) f/ Childish Gambino & SD
Props to my homie Chizom of RNR who put me on!
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Before today, I had never heard of Sabi. Thanks to scouring the VMA webpage, I stumbled upon this pre-show performer.
Sabi is a singer from Inglewood, California whose love for music and dance has led her to her blossoming career. Most recently, she was featured on the track "(Drop Dead) Beautiful" from this year's Britney Spears' Femme Fatale album and on the Cobra Starship track "You Make Me Feel."
I usually have to be in a very interesting mood to listen to music with a pop/electronic vibe, but Sabi's voice is so strong and powerful, that I've been listening to her music on repeat. Check out her song "Wild Heart" below.
Hit the jump to watch Sabi's interview with MTV News and make sure you check her out today at the MTV Video Music Award's preshow at 8/7 Central!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Bring your love, baby, I could bring my shame
Bring the drugs, baby, I could bring my pain
I got my heart right here
I got my scars right here
Bring the cups baby, I could bring the drank
Bring your body baby, I could bring you fame
That's my muthafucking words to you
Just let me muthafucking love you
The Weeknd is a Toronto based singer whose dark lyrics and unique sound mixed with smooth R&B has captivated the ears of the underground and college students everywhere. If you haven't heard of him before, chances are you will when Drake's album "Take Care" is released.
Listen/DL to the track The Party & The After Party below.
If you're feeling that, download the entire mixtape "House of Balloons" here.
Hit the jump to reveal the artwork for The Weeknd's next mixtape, "Thursday"
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I'm pretty much addicted to Complex's lists. I learn about new artists, I get more info about my favorite artists, and I don't feel like throwing my MacBook out the window like I do when I read XXL's list of Freshmen.
Today, they released their list of 15 New Rappers to Watch Out For. Overall, I think the list is great. There are some names I'm not too familiar with like Action Bronson, ASAP Rocky, V-Nasty and Hopsin (doing research now), but there are some rappers that I'm really feeling like Casey Veggies, Ab Soul, Bad Boy's newest artist Machine Gun Kelly (praying for you), and MMG's Stalley.
Click here to read the full Complex Mag Feature.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
"...The new Commandment: "Thou shalt not hate, kid"/ My movement is like the civil rights, I'm Ralph David/Abernathy, so call my lady Rosa Parks/ I am nothing like them niggas, baby, those are marks// I met this girl on Valentine's Day, fucked her in May/ She found out about April, so she chose to march// Huh, damn another broken heart/ I keep bitches by the twos, nigga, Noah's ark...G-A-T in the Pathfinder/ Cause you haters got PhDs/ Y'all just some major haters and some math minors// Tiger Woods, don't make me grab iron"
(CyHi on Kanye West's "So Appalled")
When I heard this verse, I was pulling up my car at home. It was so dope, I parked and sat in the car while I played the verse back. I knew who CyHi The Prynce was from his BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher from last year and was pretty impressed, but I had no idea he would murder a song like that.
From then on, I kept an eye out for him looking for any songs or videos he made. I spent many tweets trying to let all my followers know how much of a problem he is and will be for the game. It even sparked a few debates.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Sorry for the delay in posts. Had to do it big for my Birthday! Great weekend!
If you love Music Soulchild, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, or Mario, chances are you will love BJ the Chicago Kid. Not because he sounds like them, but because he has been the pen behind the hits and the voice behind the hooks of some of my favorite songs. While his songwriting abilities are amazing, his vocal talent is arguably the most impressive. Check out his single "Fly Girl Get 'Em" and see what I mean.
Click here to download his mixtapes.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
I'm hoping you've already heard of Kendrick Lamar and his music. If not, prepare to be amazed. Hailing from Compton, CA, he's mastered his craft by incorporating his first and second hand experiences of the streets. I've been bumping all three of his albums since J. Cole mentioned him on UStream in the fall and after one listen, I wished I'd heard of him before.
Signed to Top Dawg Entertainment, Lamar is also 1/4 of Black Hippy along with Jay Rock, Ab Soul, and Schoolboy Q who are all going to do some serious damage to the game.
Buy Kendrick's #Section.80 on iTunes today. Jay Rock's Follow Me Home will be available on July 26th.
The video above shows Kendrick rapping his #Section.80 song "Hol' Up" to Jay-Z "What We Talkin' Bout." Shouts to Hip Hop Music Now for the video. Hit the jump for some more music and downloads.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
As a self-proclaimed DJ (Big Boi, I don't wanna hear it) I feel it's my duty to help promote the artists and songs I keep on rotation. Mr. Finley is a Vegas native signed to Def Jam and part of Yelawolf's Ghet-o-Vision label. His latest single "Oh Yeah" f/ Yelawolf has been getting all kinds of iTunes play counts and off-beat scratches on my Virtual DJ, and if it gets to the clubs it'll make all my emoticon typing gangstas want to smack the snapbacks off somebody. You definitely won't be disappointed.
Hit the jump to download his newest mixtape...