Thursday, December 31, 2009

Serius Jones - New Years Resolution {prod. Dub Sonata}


This Just Feels Right on New Years Eve. Serius makes a song laughing at New Years Resolution.
Serius Jones - New Years Resolution {prod. Dub Sonata}
http://usershare.net/3q16lyty6cw1

Reflection Eternal: "The Re:Union" Mixtape


Remember that crazy song Just Begun by Reflection Eternal featuring Mos Def, J Electronica, and J. Cole? Yeah well that was the fanfare heralding this new mixtape:
Reflection Eternal: "The Re:Union"
. Mixed by Statik Selektah, the tape has somethings old, somethings new, and somethings unreleased for u to ride to in the new year.

Reflection Eternal: The Re:Union
http://www.zshare.net/download/705953098a2e74b8/

THE COOL KIDS- Tires feat. BOLDY JAMES

Forever Films has been at it, pulling videos out of the sky. Honestly, I'm really digging them. I'm not sure who the director is, but these concepts are so different than the videos BET airs.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Flavor Flav- I'll Never Let You Go



Who doesn't need a lovestoned flavor flav singing in autotune.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Skillz - Rap-2009



Couldn't end the year (or the decade) without VA favorite Skillz droppin the Rap Up. Here it is with all the DJ B radio drops intact. Love VA.

Skillz - Rap-Up 2009
http://usershare.net/2DopeBoyz/hugm4tecyc1x

Lloyd Banks - V.5 Mixtape



Speakin of rappers layin low, we now bring u Lloyd Banks latest mixtape. Damn Homie... In Highschool you was the man homie... WTF happened to you? Neways I'll be checkin this out to see if the man still has that ability to punch through walls that earned him so much respect in the first place. Here's the link below:

Lloyd Banks - V.5 Mixtape
http://www.zshare.net/download/705045856cd27ceb/

Charles Hamilton - Normalcy EP



If anyone was wondering where Charles "Sonic" Hamilton was at, he's been underground layin low, tryna preserve what little credibility and relevance he has. In his downtime he created theNormalcy EP. U can download it below.

Charles Hamilton - Normalcy EP
http://rapidshare.com/files/327169963/Charles_Hamilton-_Normalcy.rar

Lil King - Wiggy Wiggy (Music Video)



"Girls say hi/when i walk by//wanna know why?/cuz I'm so fly..."
Pretty good for an 8 year old lmao. This is Lil king with his own song and dance at 8 yrs old. My friend Sarina put me on lol. Check him out with Wiggy Wiggy.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas =D

Check out the most famous reindeer of all....

Blitzen aka Lupe Fiasco.



Merry Christmas!

Introducing Lola Maxwell


MC. Refreshing. Talented. Woman. Bold. Witty. I could go on and on describing up and coming artist Lola Maxwell. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Lola Maxwell is finally making a name for herself. I listened to her music a little apprehensively, but I was surprised at how good she is. With two mixtapes under her belt (From the Planet of the Greats and Check the Rhyme), I'm excited to see what Lola does next.
Give her a chance. Take a listen. I promise you won't be disappointed.



Download Lola Maxwell's Check the Rhyme Mixtape Here!
Check Her Myspace Page!

P.S It's nice to finally hear a female MC out there representing! (who can can actually rap too) *cough* NIcki Minaj doesn't count *cough*

Reflection Eternal ft. Mos Def, Jay Electronica, and J. Cole - Untitled



Talib and Hi-Tek collab wit Jay Elec Hannukah, Simba, and Flaco on an amazing track. 2010 keeps lookin better.

Reflection Eternal ft. Mos Def, Jay Electronica, and J. Cole - Untitled
http://usershare.net/pgtd06al53nc

Drake - Its Been A Pleasure



Drizzy's workin on Thank Me Later. This is a random track but hopefully we get quality on the CD. Check below

Drake - Its been a Pleasure
http://usershare.net/9iog6aydlh6l

Lupe Fiasco - I’m Beaming


Lupe in the Studio with the Neptunes workin on Lasers and with every song the antcipation builds. Hope you got your shades on cuz Lupe's beaming.

Lupe Fiasco - I’m Beaming
TAKEN DOWN - Lupe's Heated about the leak.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

JAY-Z - Forever Young feat. MR. HUDSON

Beautiful artistic video.



I'm going to assume everyone's already listened to the Blueprint II but cop Mr. Hudson's Straight No Chaser if you haven't already.

Monday, December 21, 2009

eMC - Another Day In My Life




Some Recession music for you to ride to. eMC = Masta Ace, Punchline, Wordsworth and Stricklin.
http://usershare.net/v972xee0iani

Candy Slice - Money To Blow

These girls did a cover of Birdman's Money to Blow for some MTV show. Absolutely friggin hilarious.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lil Wayne feat Eminem - Drop The World


The collabo Weezy's been beggin for has finally taken place and it's extremely dope. Peep before they take it down:
http://usershare.net/69619b4w2d1w

Monday, December 14, 2009

TABI BONNEY- Duhh!



The Cool Kids Forever Films presents "Duhh" by Tabi Booney whose album drops January 20th. I'm still checking this dude out so give me some time before I make up my mind. This track's ok but the video graphics and creativity is DOPE.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Lupe Fiasco - Solar Midnight (Video)



As much as I despise the inspiration for this song and video, I love Lupe and what he did with the song. Dopeness and if u haven't heard Enemy of the State hit the mixtapes tag and download it. Required listening. Yes I just gave you homework.

Mos Def - Supermagic (Video)



Mos keeps it simple and natural with the visual for the intro to his album The Ecstatic, as he does with the music throughout the album. Give it a spin, because when I say simple I don't mean cheap or underwhelming in the slightest. It's well worth an Itunes purchase for its standout tracks including this one.

50 Cent feat. Governor - Do You Think About Me



50 Cent is in a constant struggle for relevancy because of his tendency to champion sensationalism over quality music, but that doesn't mean he's completely lost his step. Songs like "Do You Think About Me", with well executed, non cliche concepts and assured delivery save 50 Cent's last cd from being a weed plate. If 50 works to grow as an audience he might survive the dying Music industry's weeding out process. Plus the video, featuring Curtis' ex Vivica Fox, Tamala Jones, and Tahiry is dope conceptually, showing Fif's growing propensity to engage in the cinematic.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The D.E.A. decides to use Lil Wayne as a weapon against Mexican Drug Cartels



Woooooooooooooooooooooow.

Trey Songz Ft. Usher x Keri Hilson “Invented Sex (Remix)”



Keri and Usher hop on Trey's banger. Sexiness ensues.

http://usershare.net/q0l1jewm7w1o

Young Money - Bedrock (Video)


Aint no party like a Young Money Party...

KiD CuDi feat. MGMT & RATATAT - Pursuit of Happiness (Video)



Lol @ Drake and Cudi. This video is dope. I wonder when they'll make a song together.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Happy HOV day.

Happy birthday to Sean Carter. Hip hop might (read: would) suck without you.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Chris Brown - Graffiti (Promo Trailer)



Breezy's still gotta lotta work to do if he's gonna winback his old fanbase. The trailer below for his album got me thinkin a reality show like T.I.'s road to Redemption might be a good look, tho Chris is nowhere near as articulate as Tip, and people probably already feel some type of way about the fact that this kid even has an album coming out. All he can do is try tho and the music so far has been dope. Guess we'll see...


T=Pain - Take Your Shirt Off (Video)



Is Teddy Pain still relevant after D.O.A.? I think that remains to be seen, but this ish right here is dope.

Random Musings:

1) George Clinton is in this video. Yes, the George Clinton
2) So is Petey Pablo (the not so quiet inspiration for this song) I think he woulda ripped a verse up here. REEEEEEEMIXXXXXXXX???

And finally 3) "Ask Yourself: Is Autotune Really Dead?"

DJ Khaled featuring Usher, Rick Ross, Drake, and Jeezy - Fed Up (Video)



Khaled makes us nostalgic for the 90sPuffDaddyMonsterEpicBlockbusterExpensiveass Music Video with this visual for a song that doesn't really do it for me.

Diggy Simmons - First Flight (Mixtape)



Apparently Diggy Simmons (son of Rev Run and nephew of Russell) can rap. And he's not bad. At all. Kid has flow and potential (much more than his older bro). Anyway don't take my word for it, peep the mixtape, First Flight, below.

Diggy Simmons - First Flight (Mixtape)
http://limelinx.com/files/1c3e807ed85e9b2c088878fce1d834b8

Steve Harvey with Some Real Talk



Steve Harvey talks about the way men and women relate to each other. He hits on Hip Hop without be patronizing and gives some opinions I can respect, and he TAKES RESPONSIBILITY for his generations shortcomings in raising the hip hop generation. Though he doesn't get into much depth, I feel like he respects the positive aspects the culture has to offer without excusing the negative.

Birdman ft. Lil Wayne & Drake - 4 My Town (Play Ball) Video



They gon be alright if they put Drake on every hook...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Snoop Dogg - I Wanna Rock (Video + Song)



Video and Song are the dopeness. Snoop is surprising me with the quality of output for this album.

I Wanna Rock - Snoop Dogg
http://usershare.net/yryx0fn1n8t6

Chip Tha Ripper - The Cleveland Show


Here's Chip Tha Ripper's new mixtape, The Cleveland Show. @Chip216 is Kid Cudi's partner in rhyme, and the strength of "Hyyer" and his own track "Movie" has me excited for this tape's potential. Peep:


Chip Tha Ripper - The Cleveland Show

http://www.mediafire.com/?mjemltwtu5m

Friday, November 27, 2009

LUPE FIASCO- Enemy of the State

Hope you guys had an a grateful and blessed Thanksgiving! Definitely have to be thankful for Lupe Fiasco's latest mixtape, Enemy of the State. It dropped yesterday, so if you've yet to get it, here it is. Enjoy!



Enemy of the State: A Love Story

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Mick Boogie & Terry Urban Presents Le Da Soul (20 Years of De La Soul)


Whenever Mick Boogie and Terry Urban get together the product is phenomenal. This time they've collabed to produce a tribute to one of the most influential Hip Hop groups. period.

Mick Boogie & Terry Urban Presents Le Da Soul (20 Years of De La Soul)
http://usershare.net/d67qmp0izewc

Monday, November 23, 2009

Dirty Money Ft. Lupe Fiasco - Angels Remix


Lupe Spits two hot verses over Diddy's Angels as prep for the mixtape "Enemy of the State: A Love Story" that he's droppin on Thursday. Needless to say, he goes all the way in [!!]

Dirty Money Ft. Lupe Fiasco - Angels Remix
http://usershare.net/oa0wszoy6itx

Auction Block To Hip Hop


Our 300th Post is dedicated to the production Auction Block To Hip Hop, which HHAL is bringin to campus on December 5th @ 10pm in McCosh 10.

The creators of Platanos and Collard Greens present their new production, Auction Block to Hip Hop. Auction Block to Hip Hop is a love story that explores the gender and racial issues that permeate the hip hop culture. Starting from the beginning days of slavery, going into the recent days of President Obama’s election, the play offers lessons of encouragement to heal the wounded relationships between African-American men and women that have occurred for the last few centuries. A multi-platinum selling, hip-hop mogul, named Set Fo’ Life! is visited by three ghosts who take him through different periods of African American history, where he falls in love with a women named Rose. We see throughout the play, that Set is given all the lessons and skills necessary to fight against the exploitive misogyny in the music industry, as well as the “rewards” if he chooses to submit to the same temptations of the industry. Set must choose between these temptations and the love of his life.

Co-Sponsors include Accion Latina, BMAG, PABW, Equal Writes, PCC, Alcohol Initiative, USG Projects Board, American Studies Department, and Lewis Center for the Arts.

Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind Pt 2









This shit gave me chills. Beautifully done.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Jay-Z gets at 50 Cent

Subliminally of course



If you haven't been payin attention, Jay-Z has been on the recieving end of barbs from a salty Beanie Siegel and a struggling 50 Cent. Till now he's been mum on the subject, but with 50's recent record flop, Jay took the the AMAs as an opportunity to gloat a lil bit. Men Lie...Women Lie...Numbers Don't...hahaha

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Travis Barker "Forever" Remix

This man slays the track--at times it's hard to believe he's actually playing...but he is. Props to B. Winters for putting me on game.

The Carter - Lil Wayne Documentary (First 10 Minutes)



This Documentary is going to be amazing. Just a peak into Wayne's interesting life.

Bobby Ray - No Man's Land



Simply Amazing. I'm rooting for Bobby Ray. His music proves once again that Hip Hop is fully capable of expanding past all boundaries and reaching new heights when its held in the hearts of passionate and talented people. The song tackles a variety of genres, fearless in its lack of hesitation to touch rock, hip hop, and blues. The music video really captures the mood of the song. I dig completely.

Monday, November 16, 2009

CLIPSE- Popular Demand (Popeyes) feat. Cam'ron

Enjoying Clipse's tracks, and their videos especially. Real street and laid-back.

SLUM VILLAGE- Dope Man



New Slum Village track which will be featured on their upcoming EP, Villa Manifesto dropping December 8th.

R.I.P J. DILLA & BAATIN

Slum Village- Dope Man

Shoutout to OKAYPLAYER

PAC DIV- Whiplash

Off their mixtape, "Church League Champs"

Friday, November 13, 2009

THE COOL KIDS- Knocked Down

The Cool Kids new video with a cameo from Pac Div. Flyness in one.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wale ft. The Roots - Pretty Girl (Live on Jimmy Fallon)



Soooooooooooo much better without Gucci(Hold your head in jail BURR!). Black Thought Kills the second verse...

BlakRoc ft. Raekwon - Stay Off the Fuckin Flowers


Raekwon's on fire, still in that OB4CL2 mindstates on this track from Dame Dash's new Blakroc project. Its dope.

Stay Off the Fuckin Flowers - BlakRoc ft. Raekwon
http://www.zshare.net/download/67885026db992a1a/

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Doorman - The Clipse



I got a good feeling about this album... VA represent

Doorman - The Clipse
http://usershare.net/6m94vbwcket3

OMARION- I GET IT IN feat. Gucci Mane

Omarion replaced Lil Wayne with Gucci Mane on the track. Honestly, J.I. and I agreed that Weezy was more exciting on the track, and personally I feel as if Gucci's "Burr!"s are a little distracting on this track. Either way, it's a fly video with amazing choreo that we've been missing out on for a while.

Monday, November 9, 2009

CLIPSE- I'm Good (Remix) feat. Rick Ross

I love the live, shaking feel the shooting of this video takes. Enjoy.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Ludacris- How Low Can You Go feat. Shawnna

New joint from Luda and Shawnna from their upcoming album, Battle of the Sexes. Always digging Luda's crazy flow and Shawnna's gutta mentality.



How Low Can You Go- Luda & Shawnna

Also check their street promo =)

Luda and Shawnna Talk Battle of the Sexes from DTP TV on Vimeo.

Baby By Me (feat. Ne-Yo) - 50 Cent Official Video

This video is actually really cute. Kelly Rowland looks amazing.
And the song is extra catchy (not the most brilliant lyrical content but definitely a club jam).



"Have a baby by me baby and be a millionaire, be a millionaire, be a be a millionaire.." LOL i know you're singing along already!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Lil Wayne- No Ceilings (OFFICIAL MIXTAPE)


The official mixtape's arrived. Weezy uploaded this himself (and he was blazed so the tracks are out of order) and the new songs are just as hot as everything else. Happy Fall Break!

Lil Wayne - No Ceilings (OFFICIAL MIXTAPE)
https://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=batch_download&send_id=767536306&email=73742ab4491df2708c38cbd7b1606bab

Friday, October 30, 2009

JAY-Z- Empire State of Mind feat. Alicia Keys

Video finally dropped. Definitely Hype Williams' style. I'm digging the black and white. It gives the video a simplistic beauty :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mixtape: Clinton Sparks & DJ Benzi Present- Mike Posner: One Foot Out The Door


Fresh new mixtape thanks to fellow Bostonian Clinton Sparks (and others, but I had to get that Boston ShoutOut in there). Solid tracks, I was especially hyped about the "Don't Trust Me" remix featuring Cudi doing his thing.

Mike Posner: One Foot Out The Door

Jay Electronica - Exhibit C (Radio Rip)



This record made my jaw drop when it came out last night. Perfect combination of beat and rhyme. Jay kills this shit. I'll update with the CDQ when it drop.

Jay Electronica - Exhibit C (Radio Rip)
http://www.limelinx.com/files/db0401d0fae70f388aec8460aa3e7d67

Lil Wayne - No Ceilings (Mixtape)


This was supposed to drop on Halloween but it leaked. Here's the full version in tagged mp3s. Happy Studying!

http://www.divshare.com/download/9063870-f47

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

MISSY ELLIOTT- Put It On Ya

Fire track produced by Pharrell featuring the lovely Teyana Taylor. If this doesn't hit the clubs soon, I'm going to have to re-evaluate the world's taste in music.



Missy Elliott- Put It On Ya feat. Teyana Taylor

BET Hip Hop Awards Da Cypher: Eminem, Mos Def, Black Thought

SICK!!! (omg, I can't take it! but actually. so tough) That's for all the Eminem haters out there... what do you have to say now???!!!! This dude deserves to be considered one of the greatest rappers alive, no question.



shoutout to Nahright.com for the vid.

Chris Brown Ft. Lil Wayne and Swizz Beats - I Can Transform Ya



Is it safe to say Breezy's back? I've seen mixed reviews from the Pton twitter community but I'm glad to see a male pop star killin the dance moves again. Chris is up for a real test tonight as he headlines his first concert since the incident. Hopefully he can pul it together and do big things. Be a shame for all the talent to go to waste.

Idle Warship Mixtape- Party Robot

Here's a little midterm gift. Kweli tweeted this a few minutes ago and y'all deserve a little reward for all the all-nighters, papers, tests, and RiseAndGrinds you've been putting in since September.
This is Idle Warship's first mixtape. It's pretty techno-y, but "real" hip-hoppers can still vibe with it. Right now it's playing in the background as I get ready for this Japanese midterm--mellow enough to not distract me, but has enough of an edge to keep me awake.
Ok, so without further ado (really--it goes straight to the download page) here is Party Robot



Good luck with midterms...I gotta get back to studying!

Monday, October 26, 2009

DRAKE- Beautiful Music

Here's a Drake Throwback, before anyone even recognized his flow.
Homework for the Week: do your Drake research....that's before So Far Gone if you didn't know he existed before then.



Drake- Beautiful Music

*shout out to D. Scott for putting me on

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lil Wayne - Run This Town



When he's on (like he is here) he's untouchable... Too bad he's bout to be locked up. Maybe he'll pull a TI and start writing again.

Lil Wayne - Run This Town Freestyle
http://usershare.net/h8a0hnxj6l01

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Trey Songz ft. Juelz Santana and Fabolous - Say Aah Remix


This one is a heater. Pause on the title tho. I'm glad Fab switched the flow up for this one as well

Say Aah Remix - Trey Songz ft. Juelz Santana and Fabolous
http://usershare.net/fdxt1it64lbw

BONUS: The original version
http://www.slingfile.com/audio/7kh5H4yhul

The Game - Heaven


Game on a laid back west Coast beat. Good to hear him namedropping again even if the chorus is silly lol.

http://www.zshare.net/audio/67286374a5fff3fd/

50 Cent - Crime Wave



Here's a new record from Fif's oft pushed back Before I Self Destruct. Not gonna lie, it goes kinda hard, even tho I feel like 50 isn't really showing growth musically. For a rapper on his 4th album, there's gotta be more to talk about than that Gangsta BS. He says the album is supposed to be a prequel to Get Rich or Die Tryin...All Aggressive Content (minus that jawn with Ne-Yo). I guess I'll reserve judgment till the album drops...

50 Cent - Crime Wave
http://usershare.net/gqh21tlnbmud

Props to Nahright.com

R.I.P KANYE WEST: We Were Once a Fairytale



Kanye West will be releasing a short film directed by Spike Jonze called, "We Were Once a Fairytale." Not sure if it was supposed to be released yet; he posted an apology on his blog saying, "Sorry I had to take it down."



The film shows Kanye, playing himself, depicting what fame will do to a man. This is one of the many reasons why I love Kanye West, check it out.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

MARIO- Thinkin About You



Did not know Mario was coming out with a new track. I'm feeling this one a lot more than "Break Up."

*Kanye shrug*

Also, I heard DNA is a hot album, I'm about to go cop that soon.

QUEEN LATIFAH- Fast Car



The Queen is back.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Yo Gotti - 5 STAR CHICK (REMIX) feat. Gucci Mane, Trina, and Nicki Minaj

I enjoy this remix video so much better than the original version simply because of Trina and Nicki Minaj. 5 Star Chicks at their finest representing in the game. Plus the theatrics of Nicki Minaj are funny in a fly way, it's got to be the highlight of the video. Check it out.

Friday, October 9, 2009

T.I. BEHIND THE MUSIC

VH1 premiered T.I.'s Behind the Music last night. Here he talks about the death of his friend two years ago, his arrest, and his road to resurrection.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Lupe Fiasco - Fire


Lupe on a hendrix sample ftw!
Lupe Fiasco - Fire
http://usershare.net/wk9boqepx5zp

Snoop Dogg ft. The Dream - Gansta Luv



This is a great collab. First good song I've heard from the Malice in Wonderland era of Snoop's career.

Snoop Dogg ft. The Dream - Gansta Luv
http://www.zshare.net/audio/66625448f54c0065/

New VA Music

I'ma put ya'll on to some VA Club music real quick...


DJ Jack of Spade ft. Ronnie Blaze and Dout Gotcha - Bend it Ova
http://usershare.net/dsima9jgada5

Dout Gotcha ft. DJ Jack of Spade - I Got Em Goin In
http://usershare.net/deg9sz9htnf6

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Children are the Future (of Hip-Hop)

who said the art of scratching was dead?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Young Jeezy - I Got This


New Snowman off that TM:103. Can't Wait. Jeezy always brings the heat.

I Got This - Young Jeezy
http://limelinx.com/files/aaf3284ea90339c0c970cb91ef4a922f

Q-Tip ft. Norah Jones - Life is Better (VIDEO)








Q-Tip and Norah Jones made this banger from 08's The Renaissance. One of my favorite songs on the album. The video is artsy and dope, it kinda reminds me of Gnarls Barkley's treatment for "Crazy".

Nas speaks on Derrion Albert



NAs was on CNN this morning to speak about the tragedy that happened in Chicago a few days ago where an innocent 16 year old honor student, Derrion Albert, was beaten to death an instance of Gang Violence. Nas speaks intelligently hear about the influence that music and other media has on our youth, and talks about the open letter he penned to "young warriors" following the incident, which is below:

Dear Young Warriors fighting the wrong wars! Killing each other is definitely played out. Being hurt from the lost of a love one was never cool.

Dear Young Warriors fighting the wrong war! I know that feeling, that frustration with life and needing to take it out on someone, any one. But....

We chose the dumbest things to go the hardest for. I remember seeing deaths over 8 ball jackets, Fila sneakers, and name plate chains. Deaths over "he say, she say"!!!!! "I'm from this block or I'm from that block", or "my moms n pops is f*cked up now the whole world gotta pay"!!!

I remember feeling like I was the hardest "n*gga" breathing. And I couldn't wait to prove it. But let's think. What are we really proving?? And proving what to who?? Everybody knows Chicago breeds the strongest of the strong but I just feel, me, being ya brother from another state feels your pain as if I grew up with you in ya very own household.

You have the ability and mindpower to change they way we are looked at. Look who's watching us young warriors, look who's throwing us in jail constantly, look at the ignorance in the world. Look at the racist dogs who love to see us down. Loving to bury us in the ground or in jail where we continue this worthless war on one another.

Young warriors.... We are WASTING more and more time. We gotta get on our jobs and take over the world. Cuz this movie left the theaters years ago, Juice, Menace, Boys n the Hood , Blood n Blood Out, Belly!

When we see each other why do we see hatred? Why were we born in a storm, born soldiers, WARRIORS....and instead of building each other up we are at war with each other.. May the soul of this young person find peace with the almighty. I'm with you young warriors. You're me and I'm you. But trust me! you are fighting the wrong war.

This sh*t sucks !!

-Nas

*UPDATE*

Your fight should to be about becoming bigger and better. To have your own businesses. Real businesses Not Hustles. To have careers not jobs. Not selling mixtapes. You have the resources to do anything you want. There's no excuses. We have no one to blame but ourselves.. We have so much great work to do!!!

-from GlobalGrind.com

TI - Hell of A Life (VIDEO))



I love this song and the sample. Apparently Tip filmed this before he went in.
TI - Hell of A Life
http://usershare.net/gqys1vxsl6fq

Gucci Mane ft. Plies - Wasted Video



Rockstar Lifestyle might don't make it...
Prolly my favorite Gucci Mane song. They rockin in the video.
Gucci Mane ft. Plies - Wasted
http://www.zshare.net/audio/590828060402dd44/

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Rick Ross = #FAIL

Made me smile this morning:

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Game Dre and Snoop?!?!?

Saw this picture on Just Blaze's twitter:


Just said this:
"This photo was taken in 2009. ...Guess who did the beat.. Guess I'm un-retired for the week. Thanks dp."

If this is real then i'm assuming its for Detox. Its bananas that Game and Dre are back cool again with Snoop in tow no less. Can't wait for the track.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Roots - How I Got Over (VIDEO)



I love this song. Peep the visual.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ghostface Interview

Ghostface recently did an interview with 247HH and it is very enlightening. He's such a real persona and his album Wizard of Poetry is in stores Today. I'm gonna go cop it tomorrow. Peep the interview. Wu is still relevant in 09.

Ghostface Killah "It's Poetry" from MCM on Vimeo.

Consequence ft. Kanye and John Legend - Whatever You Want (VIDEO)



Directed by Hype Williams. Consequence Kanye and John in what appears to be Miami. I dig it. Working with the same cliches as the Money to Blow video, somehow Hype makes this one way more interesting. Drake needs a good visual, ASAP.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Common and Nas - NY State of Mind and The World is Yours



You need some of this in your life. Common and Nas do NY State of Mind and The World is Yours out in LA on one of Common's concerts.



Sunday, September 27, 2009

Money to Blow- Birdman feat. Drake & Wayne


This song has been my jam since it came out on the Heartbreak Drake mixtape. I'm kind of disappointed that it came out as Birdman's joint.... but nevertheless, this song is FLY.

the video? ehhhh, but the song is so dope that it doesn't even matter.

Enjoy.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Artist Spotlight: Mama's Mustache

I am currently digging Mama's Mustache, an Atlanta-based duo consisting of producer, Mr. DJ, also the cousin of super-producer Rico Wade, and Jeff B.



Mama's Mustache, meaning every lady's man, officially formed in 2008. Mr. DJ who has produced a significant amount of hits for Outkast, met Jeff B in 2003 at a friend's get-together. The two grew up in the same area of College Park district of Atlanta. The two, continued to stay involved in the music industry, separately working with artists such as T.I. and Destiny's Child. Later, the two became artistic partners after working on Common's Universal Mind Control in 2008.

Their song Job Hunting speaks truth to the current economic and social situation that Americans are dealing with. Check them out at WWW.MAMASMUSTACHE.COM

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Jay-Z on Oprah



From Marcy to Madison Square to The White House to Oprah. Look at how Hip Hop has grown. Keep pushin the culture Jay.







Big Boi - For Your Sorrows



Some dope new Big Boi. I love his solo sound. I wish the album would drop already. How in the world did Raekwon's album come out before Big Boi's anyway? I wonder if Andre would have this much trouble gettin an album out.
http://usershare.net/6wvf7l9r3xco

BONUS: Anyone remember this record?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Jazzy Jeffy Cuts up LL Cool J's Rock The Bells



Respect this Man! OMG he's too ill!

Giant DJ



Saw this on facebook and thought it was ill. Enjoy!

FOREVER- Drake feat. Kanye West, Lil Wayne, & Eminem

The video for "Forever" dropped earlier tonight. Hype Williams' dark contrast with bright colors and overlapping images doesn't surprise me, nonetheless it was a good choice. Check it out.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lupe Fiasco - Streets on Fire

LUPE FIASCO PERFORMS "STREETS ON FIRE" AT GOVERNORS ISLAND, NYC [9.19.09]. from Ernest Estimé on Vimeo.



Does Anyone else miss this dude? [!!]

Lloyd ft. Lil Wayne - Pusha


http://www.mediafire.com/?tmhzzodwmzf
This is a good song, primarily because of the Runner's production. Makes me wish I had an Ipod. Dawup lol.

R.I.P. DJ Roc Raida


As a few of you may be aware, DJ Roc Raida of the X-Ecutioners passed away last weekend. Complex to the time to memorialize him with a post dedicated to his work as a DJ. If you don't know the man, spend some time getting to see why people loved him and his work over at their site. Here's the Link, and May Roc Raida rest in peace.

http://www.complex.com/blogs/2009/09/21/rip-remembering-roc-raidas-greatest-moments/

U-N-I - Land of The Kings



I respect this group and their music and they keep showing the video on MTVU so I thought I would share.

Here's the Track:

http://usershare.net/41mwwjjxwvch.htm

Monday, September 21, 2009

Lil Wayne ft. Drake, Nicki Minaj, Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz, Tyga & Omarion - Girl You Know


This beat is fly.

http://www.zshare.net/audio/659375561022dedf/

Aight so here's the deal. The original version of this song is the above link, it features Omarion. Below is the new version, called "Bed Rock" ft. Lloyd. To be honest I prefer the first version better but check em both out.

http://usershare.net/9bj0pdlpbbm8

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Jadakiss (Feat. Swizz Beatz, Drag-On, Styles P, Sheek Louch, Eve & DMX) - Who's Real Remix [Ruff Ryders Edition]

The video for this joint finally dropped. good to see the crew back together again but this vid shoulda been out.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Who Is Esther Dean?



For the last few months, the internet has been buzzing about Esther Dean and she finally premeired her video tonight on YouTube. She has the support of artists such as Keri Hilson, Nelly, Brandy, and Chris Brown who is featured on her debut track "Drop It Low." She's a songwriter hailing from the A-Town, penning hits for artists such as Akon, Teyana Taylor, Pussycat Dolls, Keyshia Cole, and Ciara. Check out her video.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Pac Div - Pac Div

I'm really diggin this group outta Cali. Here's a self titled song by them and below there videos for "Mayor" and "Paper"



Mayor


Paper

Sunday, September 13, 2009

RIP Tupac Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996)



You were one of the most passionate MC's to touch a Mic. Your legacy lives on and Hip Hop misses you dearly. Rest in Peace.

Here's a lost interview conducted by Vibe Magazine with Pac.



2pac playlist