Thursday, September 30, 2010

G-Eazy – Waspy ft. Tennis

The homie G-Eazy is at it again. I have a feeling this is the tip of the iceberg. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ill Poetic - The World Is Ours (Artwork)

"1 month ago I asked if anyone would be interested in getting a "World is Ours" Painting alongside the Re-Release of the Album. I completed my first one and can do a few more in the month of October. If you'd be interested in a hand-painted album cover of this album, Inbox me and we can discuss Special Deals, etc." - Ill Poetic

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010


Check out the latest from KWES... "Against the dying of the light". Hip Hop all day! Hard-hitting and to-the-point, Against the Dying of the Light will leave you gasping for breath after its seven song beat down. From the opening lines of Self Worth pt.3 through to the devastating ending of the title track, KWES proves himself a man unwilling to compromise or bite his tongue.  You can download and listen to his work HERE.

Hawdwerk & Jansport J - High Power Moves

Hawdwerk & Jansport J's project "High Power Moves". You can check out the Hip Hop duo HERE. They give you that hard Southern Cali sound that makes you bounce. Mos Def Hight energy! Good good music.

The Bulliez ft. Ezekiel38 - Real Good Feel


Soul Khan - Suck My Dick (video)

The video for the recently leaked song by Soul Khan titled "Suck My Dick" has surfaced. Soul Khan has really took it to a new level with this one. Big ups to the homie for breaking through in this crazy Hip Hop world.

Rich Hil - Love my Love

Saturday, September 25, 2010

album name The J & D Experience - Mr. Miranda & Jimmy Nelson

One of AZ's finest out right now - Jimmy and Mr. Miranda return to give you what they know best: Good music! This EP titled "The J & D Experience" is exactly what it states: An EXPERIENCE!!

To show your support - Dip Your Donut Here

ET The Hip Hop Preacher - Secret to Success

My boy Ill Poetic put me on to this man and after watching it - I thought a lot of people can benefit from what he's saying. Not just in Hip Hop - but in all aspects of life. Make it happen.

Not sure I could ever give up Monday Night Football though. . .that's just me. Maybe I need to though. . .

If you're interested in booking ET for an event - you can email him at You can also find him on facebook by searching

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Charles Hamilton – ReIntervention

It's been a while, but Charles is back. This is the latest mixtape titled "ReIntervention". Download it HERE.

Random - Heroes

I gotta be honest when I say this is by FAR one of my favorite up and coming rappers out there. This man deserves all the good things that will be coming his way. If you haven't had a chance to check him out - here it is. Teacher, Rapper, Hero - Random is all that and then some. Now get you some donuts. . .

For your free Download - Dip Your Donuts Here!!

Grind Time Now Presents: New Era vs J Frost

I'm honored to say I just got off the phone with a cat from AZ that is most likely under your radar. . .not for long. Make sure you peep this battle and be on the lookout for anything he's bringing out of AZ. Lesson learned: Let's all continue to build with one another cause we're all reaching for the same things. Big ups to J Frost!!! Let's keep it moving and keep eatin' these donuts. . .

The Dime - Blue Galaxy

Guns & Crayons X D.O.C X Secret House

BIG UPS to our homies Guns & Crayons, D.O.C, and Secret House on the grand opening of their pop up shop on the corner of 5th and Mill Ave. in Tempe AZ. They open doors October 1st. If you ever make to A.S.U Country you Mos Def need to hit them up!

Nintendo meets Hip Hop

Nintendo - Hip-Hop Medley by donutsandmilk

Here My Dear

Producer Terrace Martin’s short film for his upcoming project “Hear My Dear”. Hear My Dear is set to release on September 28th and feature Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Dom Kennedy, Charlie Wilson, Murs plus more.

Salem - Asia

Salem‘s music plays out like a twisted, lo-fi horror movie. Even though... it still makes you want to listen. Their unique sound is mos def haunting. Salem’s debut album King Night is out September 28th. Check out the vid.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hoodie Allen - Pep Rally

YES! Always good when Hoodie Allen comes out with new ish. This is the latest mixtape from Hoodie. I have to say it is pretty DOPE! Check it out and download HERE.

A Prelude to the future

"We Plug GOOD Music" presents "A Prelude to the future" mixtape. This is a refreshing new sound from across the pond. Take a listen and download HERE.


The latest project from Nemo Achida titled The North Star EP. You can download it free HERE.

Rhymefest - Mermaid

Mac Miller - Nikes On My Feet

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Carlos St John - Perfect

This is the newest release from Carlos St. John titled "Perfect". Check it out and download it HERE.

Monday, September 20, 2010

e.d.g.e - The Ghost Of E.D. Genius


Make sure you read this interview - and more importantly - check out for more DONUTS of his own!!! Ill is a good friend of mine and in 2010. . .he's only getting STRONGER!!! Trust me. . .


"A couple weeks ago, I was offered the opportunity to interview Slug of Atmosphere for Citybeat.
So I did. And it was pretty cool. I've also had the pleasure of having Slug hop on a song, a remix to Illogic's "Diabolical Fun" which I produced, and which also features Aesop Rock and Zerostar.
If you've never heard it, here' a link to listen and download free (Diabolical Fun).Thanks for reading and listening. Right now is a central hub for free music, videos, tour dates and information on upcoming releases. We're continuing to develop it and expand it's scope. Be on the look-out for Message Boards, Contests, as well as more interactivity with our friends who visit."


The last time Slug felt as sick and contradictive as this was the last time he played a show in Cinci. He and the other half of Atmosphere, DJ/producer Ant, haven’t played one since, save a Scribble Jam or two. But the last headlining show that Atmosphere played in Cincinnati was nearly seven years ago. If you’re an Atmosphere fan, then you’ve heard the various references to Top Cat’s and that show. As someone who was there, I remember it being just about as tragically awesome as Slug does, just from a different perspective.

From labelmate Blueprint standing on stage, ready to square up with the soundman to Mr. Dibbs’ (Cinci DJ legend and Atmosphere’s touring DJ at the time) crew of knuckleheads getting in huge brawls to folks vomiting liquor all over “God’s Bathroom Floor.” It takes great artists to make a complete meltdown seem just as awesome as any other show.

The lineup for the show at Madison Theater this Saturday is eerily similar to that infamous Top Cat’s one, with the only difference being newly signed Rhymesayers act Grieves & Budo. Blueprint (a former Cincinnati resident, alongside Cinci staple DJ Rare Groove) will be making his return from extended leave as well, touring in support of the upcoming (and longtime-coming) Rhymesayers release Adventures in Counter-Culture. I’ve heard the album at various stages over the years, so I’m honestly more genuinely excited to hear Print’s set more than anyone else’s.

But Atmosphere is the headliner. And, with over one million albums sold independently, it’s deserved. These people and this label are the reasons I write my monthly Hip Hop column for CityBeat. The folks on this bill have been doing it right for years. I can’t imagine how much fun they’re having.

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Slug about returning to Greater Cincinnati, Rick Rubin’s offer to executive produce an Atmosphere record, lame dinosaur artists who still complain about downloading and having more kids to balance out the population of stupid people.

The following is an interview with a smart one.

Ill Poetic: You’re returning to Cincinnati to play a non-Scribble Jam-related show for the first time in nearly seven years. Why now?

Slug: Dibbs. That motherfucker’s been in my ear for five years now. Every time we came back to Cincinnati we connected it to Scribble Jam. But Cincinnati? These fools like to beat the shit out each other. But it doesn’t fit the vibe I’m trying to bring. But Scribble? Scribble is the safe place to do a show at. If a fight breaks out, a security guard will rip your arm off. Dibbs tells me it’s not really like that anymore. But that’s the funny answer. That’s 40 percent of the answer. The real answer is, really, it was just time to come back. Without Scribble, we would’ve come back more often, but why not do Scribble, save money and time, while hitting four different cities in the Midwest with one show.

IP: You started touring in small markets and college towns, though now you have huge pull in more major markets. What do you find are the differences between the atmospheres of more major cities vs. the small-market cities?

Slug: Smaller markets are more pure. Bigger towns — when you play, there is a margin of people who really don’t care about music, but are there to be seen. It’s still fun, but the smaller markets, it’s not like that. I can go out to the front of the venue, talk to people, walk around, just be a regular dude. Bigger markets, you’re supposed to be some mysterious artist.

IP: As an entirely new generation continues to find your music, you have a wider age spectrum of fans. Do you find the newer fans eager to reach back into your earlier catalogue?

Slug: It seems like a lot of them try to. It’s crazy, because a lot of them do and they get to put the story together themselves. For me, I did this with Sparklehorse — I went back and got the old Sparklehorse shit because of the shit he did with Danger Mouse. Then I can see that it all makes sense. I see the growth. And nowadays you can just download all the old shit. And I’m one of those artists that don’t care about downloads. It’s crazy for me to hear artists who complain about downloads. I own a record label and a retail store and I’m not complaining. How the fuck are you complaining? You’re losing a dime off a dollar and I’m losing 90 cents off the dollar. I read interviews with these dinosaur artists all the time online about how they’re losing money. If I don’t care, why do you?

IP: Especially when that very interview is generating online interest in them.

Slug: Exactly

IP: Does the age-widening of your base affect how you piece together your tour sets?

Slug: I think so. I think that older people are with me. We see eye to eye. It’s either you like it or you don’t. But the kids: I have a 16-year-old son, and it makes me want to be more direct. Back then, I didn’t’ care if you came up with your own interpretation of a song. I didn’t care, I just cared that you were there. Now I’m very cautious about what I send out. I’ve had situations in the past where I’ve had kids misinterpret a song of mine into something cynical, and it ruins the song for me. As I get older, it’s become less about that. Now I feel like this whole game is about communication, and what are you giving to people. I don’t want to wave the conscious flag, but I’m always gonna be on the conscious tip to an extent. I’m very conscious of the youth when I’m performing or writing. I don’t want you to think that this song is telling you something irresponsible.

I think that’s the problem with a lot of Hip Hop I listen to. I’ve always listened to more street shit, harder than the music I make, because that’s what I grew up on. I’m still waiting for Mobb Deep to make that perfect record. But then street shit started to act like shit’s all good. It started to become a movie with no real consequences. Now I pay attention to how that relates to my own music. I want to make sure there’s a level of truth in my shit. An explanation of the consequences. (Cont'd below)

IP: What would Slug of 2010 tell Slug of 1998, ranging from life, relationships, women, etc. to music and the industry in general?

Slug: I’d say, “Quit trying to look 50 yards ahead of you and look at what’s right in front of your face.” I thought I knew that. I was talking to Rhymefest last night and he was talking about localizing. Getting involved in the educational system of the community, as well as community service. You can work strictly off local community activity and still pay your mortgage. Community service is quite a hustle right now. That’s the kind of shit I’ve been on for so long. I’ve always thought about it, but was never able to articulate it. But when he said it, it clicked. You’ve got to bring it back home. I always had my eyes on bigger things, something like trying to play a show in Japan. And, yeah, it’s good to do that, but at the end of the day, I gotta come back. Minneapolis is where I live. We all wanna save the world, but first you’ve got to save yourself. Then you can save your block. Then save your city.

The other thing I would’ve told myself is to have more kids. I have a 16-year-old, and I just had another son four months ago. I gave myself all kinds of excuses on why I shouldn’t have more kids. The main reason I didn’t have more kids until recently is because I thought it wasn’t the right thing to do. But then I figured if you want the world to become a better place, you have to create more people that think like you. Balance it out. The dumb motherfuckers keep making babies, but the smart ones stop after one to “reduce their carbon footprint.” But if they stop, all the smart people will become extinct. If I’d known better, I’d have had like eight kids by now.

IP: Are there any plans for an upcoming Atmosphere EP or LP in the near future?

Slug: Yes, we are currently working on an album that we hope to release in the spring. I do not have a title for it yet, so if any of your readers wanna MySpace me suggestions, that would be appreciated.

IP: When did you first realize that the art you base off your life could in turn affect your life for better or worse?

Slug: Somewhere around our godlovesugly record I started to forget to draw a separation between the piece of shit on the record and the piece of shit in my mirror.

IP: Being that you’ve ping-ponged your art and life back and forth for so long now, do you ever see one not affecting the other in the future?

Slug: I think they will always walk hand in hand. Wearing matching t-shirts. Cute couple.

IP: How awesome does it feel to see a blueprint that your label constructed and followed faithfully (i.e. independent, D.I.Y. approach, steady touring) turn into the model that young artists and even certain major labels have studied and adapted?

Slug: I wish everyone the best. I hope they may all avoid the pitfalls that we had to step in to learn. I hope they all learn faster and smarter than the people before them.

IP: Are there any new avenues of release or inventive ideas we can expect to see from Rhymesayers as a company?

Slug: There are things that we are doing that we are not ready to speak on publicly. So the answer is yes. So the answer is no.

IP: Do you solemnly swear to have DJ Rare Groove close each night of the tour out with a dance party?

Slug: That is my evil plot, yes.

IP: OK, those are standard interview questions. I figured I’d throw some extras in here that no other interviewer would bother asking, due to their stupidity. So — Hunter S. Thompson Road Trip Mixtape. What Atmosphere song is on there?

Slug: It’s a song on “Leak at Will.” It’s about drugs, basically saying, “Do whatever drug you want, but these are the consequences of these drugs.” It’s called “The Feel Good Hit Of The Summer Pt. 2.” What a stupid title. Why did I name it that?

IP: What Atmosphere song title would most likely be used as a name for a perverse sexual act? I vote for “Woman with the Tattooed Hands.”

Slug: “Pour Me Another.”

IP: Rick Rubin wants to Executive Produce the next Atmosphere LP with you and Ant on the condition that it’s a Country album. Do you do it because it’s Rick Rubin?

Slug: He actually showed interest in executive producing the album with the mohawk … it didn’t come together due to time constraints, etc. He’s a good dude, but I have every intention of making a Country album eventually, anyways.

IP: You’ve dedicated a Felt album to Lisa Bonet, but you’ve ignored Phylicia Rashad. When does Claire Huxtable get her proper worship?

Slug: Felt 9.

Jeff Spec - My Story

Check out the visuals off Jeff Spec's latest video "My Story" from his current album "Sneakerboxxx". The video was done in a one-afternoon guerilla-style shoot by Jenkin Au from

Mac Miller - Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza

If you don't know Mac Miller by now you must be sleepy. This KID is redic. Check out his video Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza.

Hugh Augustine the MC - Standin' On LaBrea (Freestyle)

Check out the latest from the homie Hugh Augustine the MC. It's called "Standin' On LaBrea. You can listen and download HERE.

Mickey Factz - Honey Magazine interview

The Cool Kids and Travis Barker - Jump Down

Download HERE.
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Eternia Returns to Toronto from on Vimeo.

Cool Nutz - Baseball Numbers

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dat Boy Hot - Up & Down

V.A.S. – “BEAT UP”


Curren$y – J.E.T.S. Ft Trademark The Skydiver

Curren$y ft. Trademark The Skydiver - J.E.T.S. from Creative Control on Vimeo.

The Proposal - D'Aaron Anthony

Well it's been a little while since I made my last post. . .feels good to be back!!! I need to thank D'Aaron Anthony for inspiring me to get back on the grind. This song is perfect. AZ stand up!!

Chiddy Bang - The Good Life

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Zoo Krew - Breakin Barriers

Wordsmith - As The Art Fades Away

Check out the latest video from Wordsmith... As the art fades away.

Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun - Prevail feat. Raekwon

Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun featuring Raekwon - Prevail by Hypetrak

Dana Coppafeel - Ooo Baby feat. Ryebread and Ayvee

GLC – Respect My Come Up Vol. 2

Continuing with the sounds from Chicago, here’s GLC’s latest contribution to the game, Respect My Come Up Vol. 2: The Ism. This mix serves as a prelude to GL’s long-awaited release, Love, Life & Loyalty, which should see daylight in October.
Download HERE.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tyler The Creator - Bastard

The twisted world of Tyler The Creator drops a new project called "Bastard". This mixtape is iLL... literally. Check it our HERE.

G-Eazy - SB Dunks clip (live)

This is a clip of G-Eazy performing SB Dunks along side Lu from Team Robot in a recent show in New Orleans. Dude always does it BIG.

Wale - The Work

Bizniz Kid - I'm Different feat. XV

I'm Different (Ft. XV) by The Coolest Out

N.B.S. - The Prelude (mixtape)

Veteran Hip-Hop duo N.B.S. (Natural Born Spitters) proudly present their strongest effort to date, "The Prelude" Hosted by Mr. Peter Parker. Download it HERE.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Team Robot - The Hangover (mixtape)

The Hangover Mixtape from Team Robot is finally here! Download for free HERE.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Alexander Spit - Until Next Summer

Alexander Spit @ Manor West from The Sosiety on Vimeo.

Alexander Spit is a young cat out of San Fran with a pretty cool, fun, dope sound. Check more from him here.

Wiz Khalifa - Damn it feels good to be a taylor

Wiz going in over the Geto Boys classic. Cameo appearance from Mac Miller.

Not your typical MC...

Here's another "if you don't know... now you know" artist

Dre and Snoop remember Tupac

2Pac - Until The End Of Time

R.I.P Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996). Never forgotten - one of the greatest.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Diggy Simmons - Airborne (Mixtape)

It's finally here!! DOWNLOAD HERE.

Infinite P - Turn Me On

Just got done choppin it up with IP and he put me on to his new joint "Turn Me on". This is the JAM... The beat really gets you and IP just grooves out on it. Check it out HERE.

e-dubble - No Doubt feat. Carlos Ferragamo

The Zoo Krew - Puff The Magic Dragon

The Zoo Krew - Puff The Magic Dragon by donutsandmilk

Naledge - Twenty Something

A lot of you may know this cat from from the group Kids in the Hall. The artist known as Naledge has recently released his solo project titled Twenty Something. I've always been a huge fan of this Chicago based rapper. His solo project has been in my scope for a while now. You all can download it HERE. I hope you enjoy it!

2Pac featuring Fatal & Kurupt – Ride For Me

Very rare to see new a new unreleased 2pac song these days, however this one has surfaced. Ride for me... check it out.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Team Robot - GO!

Team Robot - GO! ( Jager Shots ) by donutsandmilk
Got a chance to listen to Team Robot's up and coming mixtape titled "The Hangover". I have to say it is very impressive. This is a leak off the project called "GO!". This joint is straight FIRE! Thanks to Team Robot for the sneak peak and for giving us the go ahead on leaking this out.

Fresco Clean -So Clean (Mixtape)

Fresco Clean - So Clean Mixtape by donutsandmilk

Rich Hil - Ricky goes to rehab (mixtape)

Rich Hil's Ricky goes to rehab mixtape. Download here.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

XV - Vizzy Zone

Check out the latest from XV titled Vizzy Zone. Download free here.

Remynd - Saviour feat. Kool G Rap

AHHH!! The homie Remynd is at it again with the official release of his track "Saviour". In the this cut he has the MOST LEGENDARY KOOL G RAP featured. I have to say Remynd did it up HUGE this time. The music video was shot in New York City by Jeremy E. Jackson. You can pre-order Remynd's up and coming album 'Sex & Computers' on iTunes here. Big ups to Remynd... He has been D&M Family since day 1.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Carlos St. John - We Don't Die

Just got a leak from the Carlos St. John camp titled We Don't Die. Check it out and download HERE.

Hugh Augustine the MC - Honey

Hugh Augustine the MC - Honey download here.

Sincere Max - John Lennon

Sincere Max - John Lennon by donutsandmilk

Tanya Morgan – So Damn Down

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Chase N. Cashe - Vintage

Download Chase N. Cashe - Vintage HERE.

Eli Porter - U don't like me

Eli Porter - U Don't Like Me [E-Dolla Remix] (Ft. Lil' Jon) by donutsandmilk
Eli Porter is back!