Aesop Rock gives his latest track Zero Dark Thirsty the visual treatment.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Logic just released his highly-anticipated album Undeniable onto the internet and fans are going crazy right now. If you want a little more background on the madness, you can check out this interview done by Decriminals & The Fresh Heir and download the 'tape here.
There is no doubt about it... Logic is on fire these days. He has made a huge name for himself in a very short amount of time. Today he drops his highly anticipated third full length project Undeniable. It looks like all the hard work is paying off. Hit the jump to stream the full project.
Eddy B & Tim Gunter are back on the scene with visuals to their latest track Tomorrow. This had me at the "I ain't a killa but don't push me..." Hit the link below for the DL.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Remember when you heard Radiohead for the first time and it blew your mind? This project kind of has that same affect. K.Rudd has teamed up the the SomeWhere else crew and created a super innovative project that is on some next level shit. I've have had this playing for about a week straight with no interruptions. I highly recommend this project. These are a couple of my favorite tracks. Hit the jump for visuals from the project.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Who can deny a good comeback story? Remember when Steve Jobs got fired from Apple in 1985? His comeback was one of the most inspirational and financially astounding stories of all time (I guarantee at least 50% of those who read this do so on a Macbook, iPad, or iPhone). Remember when Curren$y was on Young Money and no one knew who he was? Now who is everybody’s favorite drawled-out stoner? Remember when everyone in the mainstream had virtually forgotten about Raekwon, until he dropped Cuban Linx II? Now he’s on tracks with Bieber and Kanye. Remember just a few days ago when the Sox were crushing the Yankees 9-0, and the Yanks came back to win 15-9? (Sorry, had to throw it in there). These incidences happen, and the longer the wait, the sweeter the result.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Producer J-Rell has released today his latest instrumental LP, which includes 20 new beats for your enjoyment.
Los Angeles California's Warm Brew is bringing that West Coast vibe with a new school twist on their new project Kottabos. These cats are the business. Hit the jump to catch visuals to WB and the tracklist.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Kosher Kris teams up with Just Jae to bring you a dope compilation entitled Raw No 4 Play. This is a base heavy project with multiple injections of mysterious sounds that push the envelope. I'm a fan...
Presented by DJ Booth, Noelz drops his mixtape The Popular Kid. Find 13 fresh new cuts with appearances by BabiDoll, BJ the Chicago Kid, Rockie Fresh, Vic Mensa, Kid Ink, A-Cross and Tory Lanez.
DOWNLOAD: Noelz - The Popular Kid
It's 12:14a.m. on a random Wednesday morning and I can't sleep, so I'm going to do what any normal insomnia prone person would do... ponder the end of the world. We all know that our time is limited on this planet. If my calculations are correct, we have a little over seven months left before the planet earth implodes into a black hole and we all disintegrate into the universe. That's why I've been running all my credit cards up and not paying any bills for the last three months. Yep... I have it all figured out. Pimp the system in 2012... (laughs) ... and that's what you call internet sarcasm. Really though, have you ever wondered what type of soundtrack might play in your mind if the world was going to truly end on December 21st 2012? Would it be a dark depressing list or an upbeat list? These are the first tracks I thought of as my mind ran crazy on this. Hit the jump for the full list.
5. Biggie - Suicidal Thoughts
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Hip-Hop has evolved in so many ways over the years. I mean let's face it, we have come a long way from Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. It has grown from it's disco roots to the rock infused 80's to the boom bap of the 90's to the flashy 2000's to now. Of course you had everything in between too. The point is, the world has seen a ton of growth and creativity come through the avenue that we call Hip-Hop. With all this growth we have somewhere lost the meaning of hip hop and what it's all about. To me, Hip Hop is a culture, a way of living, a feeling of unity, and expression. It's not a sing a long song that you can snap your fingers to while sporting the latest fashion trend that cuts off all circulation from your waist down. Im not judging anyone for wearing skinny jeans and a smedium size t-shirt. It's just not my vision of Hip-Hop. With that said, it has been a long time since I have come across a young emcee that truly understands the importance of keeping the Hip-Hop culture alive. Enter Realistic of Divine Essence. A while back B.O.B.O. and I were at a random show out here in Phoenix. As we were leaving a young aspiring hip hop head named Realistic walked over to B.O.B.O and gave him a CD with something written on it in sharpie. B.O.B.O. got into his typical "I'm a record executive" swagitude and told this kid "I'll check it out when I have time" as we walk out of the club. Now in the real world B.O.B.O is not a record executive at all, but don't tell him that. (laughs) That's why it's so funny to see him get all "Dr. Dre" on these artists. (laughs again) Anyways, I didn't think anything of it as I jumped in my car to head home. The next thing I know B.O.B.O is calling me. He tells me that this kid is super dope and then tells me to meet him at Starbucks in the morning to listen to this CD. No... big shot B.O.B.O does not have a studio to meet at when it comes to previewing up coming artist like a real record executive would. His studio is in the parking lot of Starbucks... in his car. So, I met him and listened to the CD all the way through as I drank my iced vente americano with a splash of white moca. The morning drink of champions... We were both in shock that we had never even heard of this underground artist named Realistic who resides in the same city we do. I mean really though... His delivery is vicious and his style is straight raw. Kind of crazy to think a little over a year ago he moved to the 602 from thriving metropolis of Silver City NM... google it. That brought us to working with him on the premiere of his project Greatest Hits. This is a compilation of tracks that Realistic has been sitting on for a while now. In all honesty there's really no gimmicks to him or his music. He literally just lays it down and it turns out ridiculously dope. He starts the project with a straight forward introduction that leads into a very fitting first track entitled Knock, Knock Let Me In. This joint let's you know exactly what he is all about and where he is going indeed. A couple of my favorite tracks on the tape are Culinary Arts and Prettier. The witty word play of Culinary Arts will set your mind in eternal fuckery just like the first time you heard Canibus - Channel Zero. He slows it down a little bit with Prettier and flows over a J-Dilla "esc" beat. I'm hooked on anything that has the slight hint of Jay-D. When you listen to this project from beginning to end you will get that boom bap vibe that has the tendency to snap necks. Overall, this is a phenomenal project from an artist that has Hip-Hop's culture running through his veins. Realistic has been making a lot of noise on the streets of Phoenix bringing true Hip-Hop culture back with a 2012 edge. Hit the jump to stream the full project. S/O to themadbloggers.com and djcosthekid.com
So this is pretty dope. Chi town beat making duo Nez and Rio produced the latest Topdawg release. This slow and choppy cut is a perfect back drop for a few militant bars.
New joint from Reks and Action Bronson off the Straight, No Chaser album.
Monday, April 23, 2012
A-10 came through with his latest EP entitled B8KD UP. The project was released on the almighty 4-20. Hall pass for my delay on the post please... This is a dope EP with a chill vibe. The track By Any Means is one of my favorite joints on the project. Hit play and enjoy!
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Way too cold...
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Phoenix underground emcee Realistic has linked up with themadbloggers.com, djcosthekid.com, and D&M to bring you the lead single off his upcoming mixtape entitled Greatest Hits. I really hope the world is ready for this kid because he is a run away lyricist that has no thoughts of pumping the breaks. Look out for his full project to drop this Tuesday 4-24-12 via TMB, DJCTK, and D&M.
Friday, April 20, 2012
We all know that the SMKA affiliate Jarren Benton is a little of his rocker but he's fucking crazy for this one. Jokes on jokes on jokes.
" ...I'm ill enough to fuck a fat bitch with full blown AIDS / when I meet you I'ma greet you and put my dick in yo face / I get head then ask her how the syphilis tastes."
Obii Say has been laying low lately, but behind the scenes it's a different story. His camp just sent over this track to hold the fans over. Expect a couple new projects to surface from Obii this year.
AudioPilot, SPEAK Easy, and Panic, collectiely known as Monster House, just unleashed their latest project via Unifi Records and themadbloggers.com. Hit the link below to get your copy and let us know what you think. S/O to the good folks over at TMB for sending this our way
Thursday, April 19, 2012
e.d.g.e drops a free verse over the super classic The Bridge Is Over beat. I have KRS-1's verse "Manhattan keeps on makin it, Brooklyn keeps on takin it, Bronx keeps creatin it, and Queens keeps on fakin it" stuck in my head now.
Milwaukee representative Proph links up with his Royal Fam counterparts Ka$h and Yo-Dot to bring you visuals to the lead single off his up coming project Wool Over My Eyes. You can expect the full project to drop via Ruby Hornet and D&M on May 1st.
New joint from Riz featuring a brand new verse from Drake. 40 worked his magic on the production side. Apparently there is some controversy surrounding the release of this track. Riz is doing it without Drakes permission. We will have to see how this pans out. S/O to GMAD
UPDATE: Nah Right clarifies the story behind the track HERE
S-Mak gives you a glimpse into his first single "Rebellious Mind" off the new Mad Mak project coming Spring 2012 hosted by DJ Skee. The new mixtape will include all original music with the first single being produced by THX (@THXbeats). For more information, please check out