Sunday, February 28, 2010

Big Sean ft. Mr. Hudson - Way Out

Big Sean is here with a joint supposedly on his album Finally Famous. Way Out features Mr. Hudson and a glossy Kanye production, sparse on beats but heavy on instrumentation. It's pretty dope and has me excited for the direction he's takin the album.
Big Sean ft. Mr. Hudson - Way Out

Saturday, February 27, 2010

J. Cole on the Come Up

Firstly, I apologize for taking forever to put up this post, but it's also a post close to my heart. This year, I attended the Yale Black Solidarity Conference for a second time, and it was just as amazing as last year. (I strongly encourage every college student to go, it's great for networking). Anyway, J. Cole performed and it was ultimately amazing. Now maybe it's because I'm in love with hip hop or maybe it's the fact that I'm in love with J. Cole, but either way there was something about that concert that made me feel like my purpose in life was beyond just wanting to be involved in music; it's about inspiring others.

Anyway, I was able to meet J. Cole after the performance, and granted he hasn't dropped an album yet, but he's definitely one of the most humble cats out. Dude's mixtape is raw, (both of them, if you don't have The Come Up or The Warm Up I suggest you cop them now) and his flow is ridiculous if you didn't already know. He understands that there's still so much for him to accomplish, regardless of the fact that 90% of his audience can recite his verses back to him. Not to diss other cats that are out there right now with their Sprite commercials, I respect their hustle, but there's something bout J. Cole that has you begging for more. He comes with a different story every time. He's lyrically strong, diverse, and clever. And he doesn't come in a box. You can't market J. Cole in one aspect of hip hop. He's not trying to be the backpacker, the gangsta, the poet, the hustler, he's just him, J. Cole. I respect this dude's grind. If his mixtape didn't already confirm it, his performance, and my meeting him definitely did. J. Cole's on the come up, and though it may be a slow rise, he's gonna be on top for a LONG time.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Murs & 9th Wonder - 3:16 Pt. 2

This is like hot cocoa on a cold day. Right in to the Smooth Hip Hop playlist. 9th always delivers the dope beats and Murs has been nice on everything i heard him on. Fornever is officially on my radar.

Murs & 9th Wonder - 3:16 Pt. 2

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Coldest Winter - Kanye West (Video)

Lol @ Yeezy still droppin vids from 808's and Heartbreaks. Me and my man L shot a video to this track last winter (its still stuck in editing lol). The visual is directed by Nabil Elderkin and looks like the trailer for a new Lord of the Rings... Or Harry Potter... or Whatever in 3d. Its dope tho.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Emilio Rojas ft. Asher Roth and Styles P

This song wakes me up in the morning. Yeah, I know I'm the shit.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Jay-Z On To The Next One Performance

On the Telly across the pond, Jay-z does an uncensored On To The Next One with Guru Djing and his band. Dope, personified.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Marsha Ambrosious - Let Me Go + Put it On Repeat

I'm not really big on Valentine's day, but dealing with the commercialism of this day is a small price to pay for some new R&B. To that end, check out these two dope joints from Floetry's Marsha Ambrosious (WE NEED A REUNION!)

Put it on Repeat

Let Me Go

Friday, February 12, 2010

WALE- Pretty Girls

Another good look for Wale this week.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


This is definitely not a great example of hip hop at its peak, nor am I a huge fan of Rihanna, but this video graphics are dope. You gotta admit that. $5 prize to anyone who can tell me the director of this video.

Monday, February 8, 2010

SHAWTY LO- A TOWN feat. Ludacris, The Dream, & Gucci Mane

Since I'm on my reppin streak, might as well stand up for the new A Town anthem =)

WALE- My Sweetie

Cool Kids Forever Films and video director Tabi Bonney are at it again, banging out videos by the week. Wale's "My Sweetie" is their newest project and brings me some Naija nostalgia =)

Wale - My Sweetie (directed by tabi Bonney) from tabi Bonney on Vimeo.


Curren$y & Don Cannon – Smokee Robison (Mixtape)

Spitta got the internet goin nuts with this mixtape.
Curren$y & Don Cannon – Smokee Robison (Mixtape)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Jay-Z - "Run This Town" Superbowl Opener

Wu Tang vs. The Beatles - “Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers…”

In what's being hailed as the greatest Beatles mashup since Danger Mouse's Grey Album, Tom Caruana puts Wu Verses, picked with great attention to detail, and places them over equally well-thought out Beatles samples, leaving us with “Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers…”. If the first few tracks don't hook you instantly.... I don't really know what to say to you lol.
Wu Tang vs. The Beatles - “Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers…”

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Erykah Badu - "Window Seat" + "Jump Up In The Air" ft. Bilal and Lil Wayne

Erykah Badu is one of my favorite artists. Her personality drives each of her projects and its completely enthralling. The Neo Soul Hip Hop songstress is dropping one of the most anticipated records of 2010 with New Amerykah Part II: Return of the Ankh and if the two songs below are any indication, the album is going to bump at least as hard as Part 1 in the series. Expect a personal and sociopolitical Soul Hop, and don't expect anything: Miss Badu will surprise as well. Listen to "Window Seat" as the singer undulates between antisocial sentiment and a need to be loved. Listen to "Jump in the Air" as the trio of Badu, Bilal, and Wayne bring the funk. Get familiar and Get Excited:

Jump Up In The Air ft. Bilal and Lil Wayne

Window Seat

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Punchline - Use Your Head (prod. 6th Sense)

Producer/Rapper 6th Sense has been dropping a new banger every couple days since October of last year. All of the songs have been chronicled over at Nahright, and when compiled they make the mixtape It’s a 6th Sense Mixtape Yo!! Volume 2 & 3. Beats like this one, given to rapper Punchline for destruction, make me wanna get back to the production side of things. Check it out below, and go to
to check out other heat from the mixtape or download the whole thing.

Punchline - Use Your Head (prod. 6th Sense)

Gil Scott-Heron - "I'm New Here" Album Stream

Everyone in the know knows that Gil Scott-Heron is a Hip Hop pioneer. His spoken word rhymes paved the way for a lot of the rap you here today. His first album in 15 years is called "I'm New Here" and he's making it available for you to stream. Check the above player and below his absolutely dope video for "Me and The Devil".

Ludacris ft. Ciara and Pitbull - How Low Remix

Luda's Club banger gets a facelift from CiCi and Mr. 305. Shit is Fire.

Courtesy of NahRight

Drake, Eminem, and Lil Wayne Performance @ The Grammys

If you watched the Grammy's on Sunday and hung around till the end of the night you got to see Taylor Swift win Album of the year in a category where no hip hop album was nominated annnnnnnnnnnnd CBS censor half of Drake's 1st Grammy performance. Luckily other countries got to see it uncensored, which is what you see above. Wayne and Em spit "Drop The World" before Drake comes out to join them for "Forever". (Note Taylor Swift bobbing her head to Forever. Where is 'Ye when you need him?)

Monday, February 1, 2010

New B.O.B Mixtape!!

B.O.B releases the "May 25th" mixtape as a prelude to his album Adventures of Bobby Ray which drops May 25th, 2010. I had the opportunity to catch B.O.B in concert during the Kid Cudi/Asher Roth tour and man is he talented. I'm really excited about the mixtape so check it out! Features on the mixtape include J. Cole (yesssss), Charles Hamilton and Asher Roth.

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