Off Good Morning, Penny Shaw (I feel like calling him Penny X now), captures a Malcolm X agenda in his own interpretation of sex, power, politics and… Read more “Video: Penny Shaw – “7 AM” | dir. by Nimi Hendrix”
Latest leak off Live From the Underground which lands June 5th.
The second visual single off Ab-Soul‘s Control System featuring Def Jam singer Jhene Aiko and XXL Freshmen Danny Brown. Check it out.
In association with All Money In & Skee Music, KR3W presents Nipsey Hussle: Up Close. Director Matt Alonzo provides an in-depth look of the rapper’s experiences while… Read more “Video: Nipsey Hussle – Up Close Documentary”
DC maven, tabi Bonney, drops The Endless Love fully produced by Ski Beatz. Features from Mos Def (Yasiin Bey), Curren$y, Dee-1, Murs as well as Nicole Wray.… Read more “Music: tabi Bonney – The Endless Love (Mixtape)”
Produced by Paul White. Off Chimera EP.
Here is the second release off T.Shirt‘s upcoming album. Warm images and subtle mirages helps Ronin visually capture the emotion of “Sound Off.”
New sounds from the Good Die M.ostly O.ver B.ullshit (or Goodie Mob). Great southern tune to be released off . So good I almost overlooked Prefix Mag’s… Read more “Music: Goodie Mob – “Is That You God””
Dr. Cornel West celebrated his 40 year retirement from Princeton University. Special music guests ranged from P-Funk major, George Clinton to Hip Hop rhymesayer Lupe Fiasco.
Looks like boxing and Hip Hop may official collide? Undefeated Floyd Mayweather reveals working with 50 Cent and future entrepreneurial moves with Ice Cube. Check it out.
J. Cole talks mixtapes and the current state of the rap game. “I’m not gonna fight for attention,” Cole criticizes rappers for dropping a song every week… Read more “Video: J. Cole On Twitter “I’m not gonna fight for attention;” Confirms EP w/ Kendrick Lamar”
M-I-Crooked letter-Crooked letter-I rapper rocks “I Got This” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon along with house band, The Roots. Live From the Underground lands June 5th.
Street Kings! Shameless plug. Precious Paris gets help from G-Unit boss 50 Cent “Do Your Thing.” Off From Paris With Love.
“Where I come from niggas don’t even get old” Taylor Gang/Rostrum Records rapper Chevy Woods provides access to the block in which he grew up. Gangland; although,… Read more “Video: Chevy Woods – Gangland (Mixtape) [Trailer] | dir. by Dan Folger”
Directed by SpaceGhostPurrp. [R&H]
Off The Stoned Immaculate.
Directed by Puma. Off Season 2 mixtape.
[kyte.tv appKey=MarbachViewerEmbedded&uri=channels/449330/1656675&tbid=247672&p=5296&height=360&width=480] Shawnna sits down with the Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club and talks relationship with Ludacris, life and returning to the game. Check it out.
M.E.D. released “Outta Control” off his album Classic, which features Odd Future/Mellow Hype rapper Hodgy Beats and producer Madlib. The rap style (dog barks) and exaggerated cartoon… Read more “Video: M.E.D. – “Outta Control” feat. Hodgy Beats | prod. by Madlib”
MMG Rapper Meek Mill signed to Roc Nation management. Not surpising considering his producer/friend Jahil Beats and Wale also found a home with Jay-Z’s spearheaded team. Meek… Read more “Mic Checks: Meek Mill Signs To Roc Nation Management”
Directed by David M. Helman. QuESt drops the first visual single from Fear Not Failure.
Big ups to Hip Hop Fiend for putting me on to Queens emcee Noah Caine. Here’s his latest.
RIP Dilla. Danny Brown pays homage to revered Hip Hop producer J. Dilla. Rebirth of Detroit due out next month.
Slim K screws and chops Le$ former EP, Le$ Is More. The Struggle Continues lands July 13. >>>Download here
Directed By Chris Krook & Large Professor.
RIP Dilla. Off The Dirty Slums, watch a snippet of “God Sent” then combat with “Hunger” a radio ready track featuring Focus… and Vice.
Hot 97 chops it up with Big Sean discussing Nicki Minaj “Ass” video, Chief Keef “I Don’t Like” G.O.O.D Music remix, G.O.O.D Music Compilation and more. Check… Read more “Video: Big Sean Talks G.O.O.D Music Album, “It’s gonna be the best Hip Hop compilation””
Produced by Araab Muzik. Super-Producer Swizz Beatz enlists young artist A$AP Rocky giving it an official street touch. With an appearance from Allen Iverson this is most… Read more “Video: Swizz Beatz – “Street Knock” feat. A$AP Rocky”
West coast maven Reason provides an extended play complete with 8 tracks all produced by THX. I can appreciate a project with a homogenous sound; working with… Read more “Music: Reason – Some Sh*t I Did (FreEP) ::Stream/Download::”
Produced by Big K.R.I.T. J. Stalin snags a hook and beat from Krizzle and a verse from Bay area maven Too Short. >>>Download here
Produced by Skhye Hutch. Another one off Control System set to drop Friday.
Quick break for our souls sake. German-based group Hidden Jazz Quartett with UK bloke Omar in “High Heels.”
Finally found the footage. Last week, Jay-Z, creator of the YouTube channel “Life and Times,” made a surprise appearance for the first annual YouTube Upfront Presentation in… Read more “Video: Jay-Z Surprise Performance, YouTube Upfront”
“They say success is the best revenge. To me success is gettin’ rich with your best friends.” Off The Fuck mixtape/album that I highly suggest you go… Read more “Video: T.Shirt – “Success To Me””
Memphis emcee Skewby bundles a few previously released tracks: “Almost There,” “Ups and Downs” along with some new songs and calls it Humble Pie. Check it out.
Gensu Dean is known to leave your neck sore from involuntary head nod. This I expected. The niceness that is Homeboy Sandman…we all became aquainted with in… Read more “Music: Gensu Dean – “Ramesses” feat. 7evenThirty & Homeboy Sandman”
I remember the announcement of this monstrous duo, 1982, via Showoff radio. It just makes sense. Producer Statik Selektah (who very well could be the “producer child”… Read more “Video: 1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) – “Up Every Night””
Newly signed MMG artist Omarion sits down with Cipha Sounds on the Rosenberg Show. Kay Foxx inquires about Maybach-O. The Rosenberg Show is too real, lol. Check… Read more “Video: Omarion Explains Maybach-O…”
Off the Fuck You mixtape by The Syndicate’s. Rightfully so, this jammy features a Lion King sample.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xqn3e7_i-got-this-bmf_music Directed by Todd Angkusawan. Live From the Underground lands June 5th.
While promoting his first MMG release, Savage Journey to the American Dream, Stalley takes time out to talk the reception of the tape, Self Made 2 and… Read more “Video: Stalley Talks MMG Debut, Savage Journey (Tour Footage)”
Following the studio album Bottoms Up, Obie Trice gives the first single off the mixtape The Hangover.
9th Wonder releases the preeminent instrumental/deluxe/extended/re-extended album. I’ve never seen a 40-track anything; certainly, not full instrumentals.
Casual (of Hieroglyphics) drops a single off the upcoming DJ Fresh & The Whole Shabang produced album, He Still Think He Raw, due out in stores May… Read more “Music: Casual – “Rock My Sh*t””
Danny! wrestles up another self-produced track and throws a few jabs at rappers, big ups some too. Check it out. Download here
Aussie Hip Hop producer gives another tour sampler, Looney Goons. DIABA$E will be hitting San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Fresno, Sacramento, Stockton, Austin, New Orleans, Atlanta,… Read more “Music: DIBIA$E – Looney Goons (Instrumental Album) ::Stream/Download::”
MeLo X and Cheri Coke collide for X/COKE. Presumably MeLo will bring his understated rocker/hip hop style and Coke will contribute her subtle neo-soul brand. The record… Read more “Video: X/COKE – “The Garden of Eden””
Rozay press conference to air in moments. What will the announcements be? We shall see.
A$AP Rocky shares the making of his vision complete with flaunting Vera Wang, gold rings and fur coats. Hit-Boy production? Looking forward to this one. Check it… Read more “Video: A$AP Rocky – “Goldie” (Behind The Scenes)”
BJ brings out Kendrick to kick his verse and complete the vibe. Check it out.
Directed by Dave Wilson. Produced by Jake One. Off Mourning In America and Dreaming in Color. Got dam.
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Raekwon gives the visual for “Pinebox Story.”
Milwaukee emcee Proph drops Wool Over My Eyes sponsored by Ruby Hornet and Donuts and Milk. The album complete with ten tracks, no duplicate producers and in-house… Read more “Music: Proph (@prophpeezy) – Wool Over My Eyes [Free Album] ::Stream/Download::”
Directed by Jerome D. After dropping “Pineal Gland,” ab-soul releases “empathy” featuring jaVonte’ and the late alori joh. Control System lands May 11th.
Wiz Khalifa and Nicki Minaj are selling out alright. The top rappers landed a few spots on the iTunes Charts. Flo Rida also claimed a spot. Like… Read more “Mic Checks: Wiz Khalifa & Nicki Minaj Chart iTunes Top Ten Selling Songs”
Nice play on words for the newly acquired Brooklyn Nets alluding to minority owner Jay-Z’s entitled record, “Hello Brooklyn.”
Directed by Decatur Dan. Krizzle drops the visual off the proverbial record, 4evaNaDay.
Ice Cube performs “It Was A Good Day” and Pharcyde rocks “Passin’ Me By” for 2012 Krush Groove below.
If I approach you like a person/ don’t judge me with your mind/ because what I got ain’t always on my person all the time. Fly U… Read more “Video: Fly Union – “The Hard Way””
Houston native Aye Cue seems to be gunning for a summer run with the first single off S&P (Smoke&Passion). Download here
Radio ready… Welcome To: OUR HOUSE June 12th on Shady/Interscope.
Nothing like a 50 Cent hook. The day DJ Drama doesn’t have a great year the end is near. The Lost Tapes hosted by Gangsta Grillz chief… Read more “Music: 50 Cent – “Remain Calm” feat. Snoop Dogg & Precious Paris”
Charlotte, NC – Lute, 1/4 of Forever FC, a 22-year old emcee channels the 90s stylings of Andre 3000, Pharcyde, Bone Thugs and Common. West1996 ambitiously masks… Read more “Music: Lute – West1996 [Album] ::Stream/Download::”
Not the website.
Chuck L.I. preps for Charles: The Memoirs Of Durrty Carlos. “Impala” is an unreleased gem; definitely, sounds like a keepsake. Check it out.
Bill Gates headaches, Scarface flashbacks. Gangsta Grillz herald DJ Drama hosts Jada Muah’s Consignment weighed in features from Fabolous, Styles P, Lloyd Banks, Ace Hood, Meek Mill… Read more “Video: Jadakiss “Nightmares & Migranes” (In Studio Performance) + Consignment [Mixtape]”
Moral of the tale. Don’t trust a cute face and a thin waste ’cause they all go to jail. Masta Ace leaks “Slow Down” off his long… Read more “Music: Masta Ace – “Slow Down” | prod. by MF DOOM”
#Newmanati The Combat Jack Show greets their newest members Just Blaze and the Megatron Don. Houston native DJ Premier makes a guest appearance with the wild, rambunctious… Read more “Audio: The Combat Jack Show (Just Blaze & DJ Premier)”
First heard Levi on a “Flying Nimbus” with Curbside Jones and you couldn’t ignore his presence on the record. Lyrical and infectious flow. Raw talent. Check it… Read more “Music: Levi Watson (@levithejedi) – Neptune [Mixtape] ::Stream/Download::”
The Chi wind blows in a new track from an emcee full of gusto. If you haven’t checked Add-2 peep our ‘track-by-track review of Save.Our.Souls here. “Ain’t… Read more “Music: Add-2 – “Ain’t Sh*t Change””
With the recent airing of VH1’s Behind the Music Nas unleashes the visual to “The Don” produced by Salaam Remi, The Internz and Heavy D.
Unreleased. Produced by Chase N Dough. Download here [ViolatorDJs]
Proph offers the first leak off Wool Over My Eyes presented by Ruby Hornet and Donuts and Milk lands May 1st. “In My 96” is sounding like… Read more “Music: Proph (@prophpeezy) – “In My 96” feat. Klassik”
Organic. Kilo Kish (a member of the trio Kool Kats Klub) releases a solo dish with production looks from The Internet‘s Syd The Kid and Matt Martian.… Read more “Music: Kilo Kish – Homeschool [FreEP]”
Directed by Nem Perez. Off Driving 88 Rockie Fresh brings out the DeLorean in a classic black and white visual. Check it out.
From the Bay area. Producer and rapper delivers Third’s Eye View. The first I’ve heard of Erk Tha Jerk and I am kinda mad, lol. Sounds smooth.… Read more “Music: Erk Tha Jerk – Third’s Eye View [Mixtape]”
Somewhere in Jamaica. Damian Marley says “set up shop” or hustle in your profession. Still haven’t seen Marley the documentary which premiered yesterday. But this made me… Read more “Video: Damian Marley – “Set Up Shop””
The Hip Hop abattoir (or Slaughterhouse) premieres “Hammer Dance” on MTV. The crew recently visited with Angie Martinez on Hot 97, but not even the G.O.A.T radio… Read more “Video: Slaughterhouse – “Hammer Dance””
Chuck is dope gets physical in his latest album/mixtape WRKOUT. Presumably a follow-up to WRKING, which he released last year. The Chicago producer/emcee has had some huge… Read more “Music: Chuck Inglish – WRKOUT (Free Album)”
Perfect for a chill Sunday… Mick Boogie hosts and notes: In honor of the Beastie Boys being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last… Read more “Music: Beastie Boys – Grand Royal (Mixtape by Mick Boogie)”
And just like that we have a visual. Nawlins and DC maven provide a top flight picture complete with strings, chords and a leather interior whip. The… Read more “Video: Curren$y – “What It Look Like” feat. Wale”
Directed by Topshelf Junior. Customized Greatlt Vol. 3 drops Monday.
One half of the Cool Kids, Sir Michael Rocks, drops Premier Politics 1.5 a most likely bottled up tracks that didn’t make Premier Politics initial release last… Read more “Music: Sir Michael Rocks – Premier Politics 1.5 (Mixtape)”
Directed by Jam Sutton. Dub-step revisited with Kid Cudi and Travis Barker. Cool visual too. Watch in HD. Check it out.
New sounds from the Queens emcee. Expect a new album early next month. [IllRapper]
Saturday, April 14th the Beastie Boys will join the illustrious list in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Following Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five… Read more “Video: Beastie Boys to be Inducted into the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”
The craved rapper performed new sounds with her good friend Timbaland. Watch as the VA rapper rocks “Triple Threat,” which also pays homage to the late Pimp… Read more “Video: Missy & Timbaland Perform New Song”
Babylon, Babylon….on the news all I see on the news is Babylon. And all these n*ggas do is babble on… –Ab-Soul Ab-Soul falls through with a high-energy… Read more “Music: Ab-Soul – “Terrorist Threats” feat. Jhené Aiko & Danny Brown”
Torae lends his raps over the Pete Rock beat for “Children,” originally blazed by Pharoahe Monch and Styles P. For The Record is out now. [OkayPlayer]
Smoke DZA falls through with bars on bars over pre-cuts by ScHoolBoy Q, A$AP and others. Just glanced at the cover…I wonder what inspired this tape? >>>Download… Read more “Music: Smoke DZA – Cuz I Felt Like It [FreEP]”
True 2 Life (K. Words, Slangston Hughes and Concise) drop their latest mixtape Every Dream Has a Price. The project includes the track that created a viral… Read more “Music: True 2 Life – Every Dream Has A Price [Mixtape]”
Directed by Anthony Sylvester. Here’s another one off The Great Debater.
Directed by Be EL Be. Killa Kyleon goes over the classic EPMD “Paid In Full.” Killa‘s album T.R.I.L.L lands soon.
This is so disrespectful. Off Jakk‘s forthcoming release The Beards In The Building. [NahRight]
Curren$y breaks down “Audio Dope III,” a track off The Stoned Immaculate with Warner Music Group landing June 5th. [LifeandTimes]
Off Henny On The Rocks 2. Paypa grabs Chip Tha Ripper to complete the Midwest sound. [FakeShoreDrive]
Beans and Scarface announce the title of their upcoming collaboration album, Mac N Brad. Scarface informally announced the project via twitter last week, but the final confirmation… Read more “Video: Beanie Sigel & Scarface Announce ‘Mac N Brad’ Album”
Directed by Patrick Lawler A rapper who shocked a lot of people with his absence in the XXL Freshmen ’12 class. Customized Greatly Vol. 3 lands Monday.… Read more “Video: Casey Veggies – Customized Greatly Vol. 3 [Trailer]”
New York emcee Rock Mecca drops the third single off the LP Pirate Radio Star. Check it out.
Directed By Steven Lefkovitz & Paul Symons The second visual off his Black Belt Theatre. The video “Furniture” is mix of reality framed with silhouettes, traditional to… Read more “Video: Planet Asia – “Furniture””
Continuing to keep continuity the same Le$ pairs with director David Stunts to expand on “Smoke & Drive off the Menace tape. Check it out. [TSS]
Off Sandman’s Subject Matter EP. I am feeling this emcee. While we wait for his forthcoming release Chimera. Check it out. [2DBZ]
The second single off the duo Almost Always‘ debut EP Failed Utopia. Definitely a complex record with a soft electronic hip hop feel provided by the production… Read more “Music Submission: @Almost_Always – “She” feat. @LloyderAdams”
New Spitta off his forthcoming iTunes release The Stoned Immaculate digitally available June 5th. Check it out.
Directed by Rik Cordero. Here is the first visual off Savage Journey To The American Dream.
Off Labyrinth, GLC reports with the North Cal emcee Locksmith on “My Character.” Check it out.
Definitely excited to post new Audra as well as learn the VA rapper will be dropping newness labeled PORN sometime this second quarter. I’ve been following her… Read more “Music: Audra The Rapper – “Fresh Prince” feat. Rocki Evans”
The Kid Daytona gives a video performance of “Never Be The Same (Grey Goose)” produced by the illustrius Sixth Sense creating their stapled sound. Vintage look. Check… Read more “Video: Grey Goose, “Rising Icons” – The Kid Daytona”
A$AP sits down with Punchbowl and reveals album production, working with Alexander Wang for his next video, Iggy and Azealia Banks. I’m glad he speaks on Odd… Read more “Video: A$AP Rocky Talks New Album, Fashion, Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks”
Reebok Classics is inspired by a film-based program in the UK, which combined music and art to create a visual and sound experience. BrandUn DeShay is featured… Read more “Video: Reebok Classic Sessions 2, BrandUn DeShay”
“From the ear to the soul is They Soulection. Who are they? They are WE, and WE are US. That’s really all WE have left.. hopefully WE… Read more “Music: Pheo – They Soulection EP [Stream/Download]”
Off Planet Asia‘s Black Belt Theatre.
Let me just say I had no clue how dope Locksmith really was. I skimmed through his record with Ski Beatz and checked his visual for “Illuminati,”… Read more “Music: Locksmith – Labyrinth [Free LP]”
Produced by Ro Blvd. Thurz recently tweeted the new record title which in patois means big things are happening, are they? Check it out. [LAL]
Fresh off the release of his latest album, Add-2 sits down with Esteban on The Mixdown to discuss the meaning, the hype, the controversy and much more… Read more “Video: FUSE, Add-2 (@Add2TheMC) On The Hip Hop Shop”
After three well received singles and now a visual for Party Heart, first heard on Rozay‘s Rich Forever, MMG rapper finally drops Savage Journey To The American… Read more “Music: Stalley – Savage Journey To The American Dream [Mixtape]”
“Eyes lower than a underscore…” Produced by Sha Banga. Over a Premo-esque beat, Maffew belches conceited raps and hiccups a confident hook; which is gently wrapped in… Read more “Music: Maffew Ragazino – “Amaretto Sour””
Yelawolf reveals the title for his sophomore album, inspiration and his latest ink. Apparently much has occurred in the Bama rapper’s solitude. Watch as he bares matters… Read more “Video: Yelawolf Talks Sophomore Album, “I just want to make a classic””
Johnny Polygon hits Knock Steady TV and performs “LIMOSEXSUPERSTAR,” an unreleased record. The LA by way of Tulsa rapper is known for controversial records with repugnant names … Read more “Video: Johnny Polygon – “LIMOSEXSUPERSTAR””
Produced by Chokolate and Khalid. Off De La Soul‘s Plug 1 & Plug 2 First Serve album landing Tuesday. [HipHopUpdate]
Florida native QuESt unleashes a Dub-Hop track with the help of New Zealand producer group Mt.Eden. “Gambler” is billed on the upcoming Fear Not Failure April 3rd.… Read more “Music: QuESt – “Gambler””
This record surprised me. ¡MAYDAY! with the “voice of Miami,” DJ Khaled, in an inspiring sounding record? Two words, radio ready. Check it out.