Thursday, May 31, 2012

Cocain 80's - Erxpress OG (ep)

This cover art can only mean one thing. Bump this ep while playing Fruit Ninja...stat

MURS - Epic Salutions (video)

          L.A.'s legendary Murs drops a new video with Ski Beatz off Murs latest album Love&Rockets. Might still be old, but keeps on giving soul.

Anthm - God of Joy (video)

This is the second release from Anthm's upcoming project Joy & Pain.

Numbers - Nerds Gettin' Paper: The Establishment

The Phoenix collective Numbers just dropped off the second installment of Nerds Gettin' Paper. 

Fuze the MC ft. Ayanna - Angel In a Blue Dress (Video)

So rarely do I blog...I mean RARELY.  But every now and again something comes across my "radar" and I muster up enough energy to make a post.  With that said - today must be special. Why?? Technologically nestled between an email from Allstate (notifying me of my insurance cancellation) and an email from Papa Johns (some special for 5 bucks) - the universe decides to send me this video from Fuze the MC.  Now I won't go into the details of the email, but let me say this..."Fuze, I was on to you over a year ago!!"  Don't believe me?? Click HERE.  To the rest of the people reading this post...THIS is why I love Hip Hop.

Masta Ace - MA_Doom Web Series #1 (video)

The Masked villain meets the Brooklyn hero with MA_Doom. Together they spawn The Son Of Yvonne. This project is about to be straight Fuego. I plan on banging this so hard my eardrums bleed. In fact, I'm so hyped right now I'm pre petitioning this for album of the year so far... this year. Who wants to Co-sign?

The Doppelgangaz - What Am I (video)

This is one of those undeniably dope tracks that seems to satisfy Hip Hop purists as well as the weed hop newbies. It's off the newest Doppgang take Beats For Brothels.

XV - Stone Cold (Recipe Freestyle)

Kansas hasn't historically been known for it's repping as much as it's know for uhhh.. Native American tribes and uhh.. Bo Jackson? More recently though XV has been putting it on for the 316. Here he drops a free verse over Doctor Dre's Recipe beat, originally made for Kendrick Lamar.

Curren$y ft. Pharrell Williams – Chasin’ Papers

Curren$y links up with Skate Board P on this super dope joint from his up coming project The Stoned Immaculate.

Lyriciss - The Agenda (video)

After a brief hiatus due my boys birth and the seemingly never-ending onslaught of feedings, screamings and putting of heads to bed. I'm just happy to have my headphones back on. I'm even happier to have Lyriciss as the inaugural blog back. It's just good to be here in the sphere. Cop the mixtape over at DJ Booth.

A$AP Rocky - Get Lit (Durkin Rework)

Durkin put his touch on A$AP's Get Lit.

The Accomplices ft. Guilty Simpson, Damien Randle, D. Rose, TWICE & MaG - The Burner

The Accomplices (BroadNMarket and The Jake) initiate the build up to their latest project, the 10-90 EP, with "The Burner."  Featuring Guilty Simpson, Damien Randle, D. Rose, TWICE, and MaG, the Northeast beat crew show their mettle with hard-driving knock underlining a mind-altering vocal sample.  The 10-90 EP, presented by DJ Booth and the Wanderer Clothing, arrives next Wednesday, June 6.

Grumpy Old Men - #FreeLunch (video)

Grumpy Old Men on the track, Slot-A on the beat. This ridiculously fresh track is off of Grumpy Old Men's latest album entitled #FreeLunch. I'm still trying to figure out what cartoon is on the TV that's randomly playing in the background when they are driving. I think it's Aladdin, but not positive.

QuESt - Gambler (video)

Hall Pass Post: I know I'm a little late on this one, but it's too dope to pass up. Miami FL's QuESt dropped this video to his track Gambler a few weeks back. The Mt. Eden produced track is a beast. You can cop it from his latest album release entitled Fear Not Failure.

Sigidy - Focused (video)

Michigan's Sigidy lets loose the first visuals from his latest Sole Music LP. The simple intricacies of this video go a long way. Dope track for sure... Hit the jump to cop the full LP.

El-P - The Full Retard (video)

Super dope new visual from El-P's new album Cancer For Cure

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

iLLmont - Champagne Chevy (video)

You can catch this track on iLLmont's upcoming project entitled 20 East Vol. One

Childish Gambino ft. Beck – Silk Pillow

Childish Gambino links up with the highly prolific Beck on his latest offering. Beck falls back into a subtle emcee status on this one. Very interesting... ((spoken with an inquisitive glare))

Big Meridox - Pen of a Titan (video)

Tucson AZ's Big Meridox is giving you that raw hip hop on this joint. Pen of a Titan is the first look at what he has in store for his upcoming project Knuckle Rap.

Tarik - Might As Well Confess

Just got this loosie from the Tarik camp. The word on the street is that they have a big summer planned.

Catch up with Tarik on facebook and twitter

Pete Rock's Vinyl Collection - Crate Diggers (video)

No talking... legends in the building.

Cello Kid - H.e.r & Other Drugs

In such a saturated world of music, it's really hard to find new music that is unique and truly inspiring. The ultimate goal is to have that "ah ha" moment once you hit play. I randomly started listening to this project on track 4 "The Cha$e". AH HA! Unique, inspiring, different, fresh, new... all words that came to mind as the album played. Such a great project. Cello Kid is the truth. Listen to this from top to bottom. You're welcome...

Stevie Crooks - GRG (prod. by Tut-Piece)

game recognize game and real recognize real... We get a first look at Stevie Crooks up coming project Cashmere Killer. Look for the full project to drop next month via

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

BasiC - 2

15 year old producer BasiC just released his latest creation simply titled 2. This is an instrumental project with a few features from the ASF crew. Try to listen to this and not think about the fact that BasiC isn't even old enough to have a drivers license yet. I bet you can't do it. (laughs) Pretty crazy...

Young Natho ft. Felix Von Soco - Work (video)

Young Natho and Felix Von Soco gave their track Work the visual treatment. You can cop this from Young Natho's latest project the Better Off D.E.A.D EP.

Cocaine 80s & Common - Motivation

...and another one. Pure dope.

Big Boi & Theophilus London ft. Tre Luce - She Said Ok

New weekend theme song?

One Dae - Time Lapse EP

Brooklyn rapper One Dae debuts Time Lapse, the inaugural release off his recently formed DAELIGHT imprint.  The extended play release captures Dae's progressive flow over the thick, sample-heavy sounds of the German-based production team, The Mindfeederz.  The title is in reference to Dae's return from his four year hiatus of releasing full length projects.  Rest assured, your man Dae won't be taking another sabbatical anytime soon as Time Lapse serves as a spring board to prepare us for the launch of his debut album Daes & Times, which at long last is nearing fruition and will be released before year's end.  Daes & Times includes guests features from the likes of Sean Price, Evidence and C-Rayz Walz and boasts production from M-Phazes, Domingo, Marco Polo and Ayatollah, among others. Check out the full project below.

Span Phly ft. Judgement - The World is Not Enough

Just got a new joint from the Span Phly camp. This joint is the first single off the Spy vs. Spy 4 EP which is due out next month. Span gets some help from Judgement of The Society of Invisibles (TSOI) and the track is produced by Lost Perception. 

Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest live in Phoenix

The legendary Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest is going to make a stop in the valley of the sun. You won't want to miss this one. Make sure you get your tickets ahead of time HERE.

Jay-Z & Kanye West ft. Frank Ocean - No Church In The Wild (video)

Highly anticipated new visuals from The Throne and Frank.

Bobby Womack - Deep River (video)

“Deep River is a song that was sung back in the plantation days, where blacks sung to deliver messages. It was like their newspaper, they would talk to each other in the fields – that’s what my father used to tell me. He would say, ‘They would sing a song and if it was bad news they would sing it in a torturing way. If it was good news they would make it happy’. Talking about, ‘I want to cross over into campground’. Campground was free country. Everybody wanna be free.” - Bobby Womack

The Bravest Man In The Universe... June 11th.

Sound FX - Medusa (Mixtape)

"Medusa is about life situations that leave us immobilized; and women who make it difficult to love. While working on our debut album "The Sunset LP" we often times get side tracked and distracted, as is the nature of creative arts, Medusa is the outcome those random thoughts and unforgettable life experiences." - Sound FX

Catch up with Sound FX on twitter and facebook.

Illogic & Blockhead - Caffeine Budget (video)

Caffeine Budget is off Illogic and Blockhead's upcoming project the Preparing for Capture EP. You can Pre-order your copy now at HERE.

Steph Castro - Cream Team (video)

Steph Castro just dropped off a brand new visual from his upcoming project Live and Let Die. Expect the full project to drop in June.

"Death of Streetwear" Mural by Sever

Atlanta based artist Sever presents the Death of Streetwear mural, taking a shot at some of the most prominent names in the market. Featured in the mural are logos by The Hundreds, Mishka, Stussy, XLarge and Bape.

Pusha T - Exodus 23:1 (video)

So Gully...

Monday, May 28, 2012

GLC - Cathedral (mixtape)

The Ism links up with Blended Babies for his latest creation Cathedral. Hit the jump to stream the full project

Dom McLennon - Vanessa

Gotye's Somebody That I Used To Know has been a sampling favorite for a lot of indie hip hoppers as of late. With that said Dom McLennon took his turn at it. In all honesty I thought I had heard every possible way this sample could be flipped. So how could this be any different than the rest right? I was wrong. It turned out dope. It's not easy to use Goyte's sample and make it sound fresh and new, but Dom did it. Go ahead and check it out while I try to figure out how to cure the worlds worst hang over. 

Bobby Womack ft. Lana Del Rey - Dayglo Reflection

Singing legend Bobby Womack teams up with Lana Del Rey for his latest single entitled Dayglo Reflection. This track is set to be release on his up coming album The Bravest Man In The Universe. If you missed our recent write up on Bobby and his up coming album you can check it out HERE.

ShowYouSuck - All Rad Everything (prod. Cardo)

ShowYouSuck spits over a smooth Cardo beat for you to enjoy while you kick-back, drink a slurpee and celebrate Memorial Day. #AllRadEverything.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Shawn Sky - Shot Caller RMX

Shawn Sky just dropped off some new music. So hit play, flip those burgers, and get back to the BBQ. Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Mega Ran In Language Arts - The Official Video Game Soundtrack

For the past 2 months, indie developers Lunar Giant Studios have been working on a video game that would effectively encompass Random, aka Mega Ran's main loves: education, hip-hop, and Mega Man. So here it is, version 1 of Mega Ran in Language Arts. 

Mega Ran in Language Arts version 1 (video game) >> HERE

Beating this difficult game will get a new song unlocked that will serve as the piece between Random's Language Arts Volume 1 and 2 projects, with Vol 2 releasing in August. 

When the game released, so did it's soundtrack, executive produced by Ran's DJ, Mel "DN3" Raymond, who put together chip-tune 8-bit hip-hop joints, some with lyrics, some without, and featuring folks like Random, Roqy Tyraid, and more.

Nas - Daughters (video)

Nas gives his latest joint, Daughters, the visual treatment.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Captain - Bank Roll (video)

Captain is giving you all something new from the North West.

Sene - Footprints (video)

The latest visuals off Sene's Brooklyknight project. 

Tech N9ne ft. Mayday - The Noose (video)

Check out Tech N9ne and Mayday as they honor our troops this Memorial Day with the video to "The Noose", from the album Tech N9ne Collabos -- Welcome To Strangeland.

Griffen - Jeffs

On his latest, Griffen, known for colorful slang, shines a spotlight on the latest Chicago synonym for Air Jordan basketball shoes with, "Jeffs".

SBTRKT - Gamelena

A somewhat new sound from SBTRKT on his latest joint Gamelena.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Childish Gambino ft. Nipsey Hussle - Black Faces

More new music from the Gambino camp.

Kuntry Noiz - Cultural Exchange Vol. 1

Here's some brand new Kentucky flavor for all you donut dippers. S/O to Kuntry Noiz on a dope project.

Jodeci – Freek N You (TOKiMONSTA Frickinyoo Remix)

The best R&B group of all time gets the remix treatment.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Justin Bieber ft. 2 Chainz, Mac Miller & Asher Roth - Boyfriend (Remix)

You can judge me all you want for posting this, but it's not gonna change a thing. (laughs) S/O to illroots.


Freeway - Let You Know (video)

Karmaloop Music & Rocksmith partner with legendary Philadelphia rapper Freeway on the release of the Freedom of Speech project. Freedom features all new original songs exclusive to this project. The second video of the release is the soulful "Let you know," produced by Thelonious Martin 

Dom Kennedy - My Type Of Party

Dom drops a new joint in prep for his highly anticipated The Yellow Album.

Lupe Fiasco Is Pissed at Pete Rock?

Lupe spoke with Sway about his recent misunderstanding with legendary Pete Rock. I'll let the interview speak for itself.

Proph - 100 Karats (video)

New visuals from Proph's Wool Over My Eyes project. You can't beat dope hip hop infused with classic Saturday morning cartoons. Now all I need is a bowl of Apple Jacks and my day is complete.

A-Class - Sniper (video)

Brand new visual off A-Class' most recent project the Deathsuit EP

J57 ft. Brown Bag AllStars & Andrew Thomas - Days Still Turn to Night (video)

In celebration of dropping 2 EP's [2057 EP & The Ports EP], only available at, here's a video from The Ports EP featuring Brown Bag AllStars & Andrew Thomas from (Recess/TheClubhouse).

MiLKMEN - One Time (Prod. By Robi)

The latest from the MiLKMEN.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Childish Gambino ft. Heems - Tell Me

It's a radio rip, but you get the idea.

Sound FX – Still Tip

"In the spirit of fun here is our take on A$AP Rocky's "Purple Swag". The beat is produced by Jim-E Stack (@Jimestack1). We blended Mike Jones "Still Tipping" together with the track in order to enhance the feel of the song and capture the chopped and screwed vibe.  We will be releasing a lot of new music this coming week. Look out for the The Sunset LP, coming soon..."  - Sound FX

Fat Joe ft. Kanye West, Miguel, Jadakiss, Mos Def, DJ Khaled, Roscoe Dash & Busta Rhymes – Pride N Joy

...and then you have beastly tracks like this.

1982 ft. Ea$y Money - Too Long (video)

The 1982 collective, Statik Selek and Termanology, are back with visuals from their latest project 2012.

ANTHM - Manhattan (video)

Man Men all day... S/O to ANTHM.

Dyme Def - Let It Be (video)

After five years and breaking one million YouTube hits, FearceVill of Seattle's Dyme Def unearths the standout single "Let It Be," off their debut release Space Music.  Produced by crew member BeanOne, which barrows from the classic Beatles record of the same title, the video details Fearce's struggle with his abusive childhood, estranged father, love, infidelity, success and health as it concludes with the realization that he's become his own enemy. Stay tuned for FearceVill and BeanOne's forthcoming free release, There Goes The Neighborhood 

Oddisee - The Gold Is Mine (video)

Oddisee recently took to his blog to post this fan made visual to The Gold Is Mine. It turned out pretty ill.

D. Fields, Mr. Man, Futuristic, K.i.D, SK4MC, D-WHY - No Budget (video)

This is a hip hop buffet of musical goodness. Just hit play and you'll understand.

Lili K - Come In (Prod. Thelonious Martin)

Jazz/ Neo-soul vocalist Lili K has teamed up with bubbling producer  Thelonious Martin on her latest track 'Come In'. Fresh off of the release of his latest beat tape 'Colors', Martin's collaboration with Lili only seems right. The pairing of these two soulful individuals has produced this intimate and sultry track that will be placed in heavy rotation amongst soul lovers. Reminiscent of early Jill Scott, Lili's story telling ability placed over the stirring guitar sample is something that you'll want to put on repeat. 

Naledge ft. Chip Tha Ripper & BSmooth Boys – Stop Trickin’

Naledge lets loose this new joint in preparation for his upcoming project Chicago Picasso 2.

Lushlife ft. Syles P - Still I Hear the Word Progress (Video)

You should probably watch this video.

Jubei ft. Flowdan - Say Nothin' (Video)


Puck - Welcome to the World

Is it me, or am I addicted to Ohio made music??  Check out the latest from Puck...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Action Bronson, Riff Raff & Dana Coppa - Hot Shots Part Deux (video)

Action Bronson, Riff Raff, and Dana Coppa link up for a dope new visual to their track Hot Shots Part Deux

J-Live - The Authentic (video)

So dope...

Tanya Morgan - Whatever That's Mine (live)

I got a chance to chop it up with Von Pea and Donwill of Tanya Morgan this weekend on their Tempe AZ stop of the Dirty Angels tour. We had a convo about hip hop, being on tour, and chicken & waffles... (laughs) No joke... Von Pea was about to hit the Waffle House after the show. I told him to skip that and hit up LoLo's chicken & waffles. It's a sin to be in Phoenix and not stop by LoLo's. So they did... (more laughs). Tanya Morgan are good people for real. They rocked the hell out of the Tempe show to say the least. This joint is off their latest You & What Army project. Hit the jump to check it out.

Ab-Soul ft. Danny Brown & Jhene Aiko - Terrorist Threats (video)

This is ill in so many ways...

Philly Moves - Do Wrong (video)

The Philly Moves crew just slid their new video our way. This joint is off their latest project entitled How To Drink Yourself Famous.

Cocaine 80s & Nas – Chain Glow

More new music from Cocaine 80s. This time they team up with the one and only Nas. S/O to hypetrak

Monday, May 21, 2012

Lupe Fiasco - Around My Way [Freedom Ain't Free]

Lupe's back...

Pigeon John - Hello Everybody (live)

Pigeon John made a stop in Tempe AZ last night and did what Pigeon John does. S/O to inDJnous on the wheels of steel. Great show...

Beau Young Prince - King Midas

Young Prince steady on his grind turning shit to gold.... He just dropped this off. Let us know what you think.

Black EL x Durkin - Thelonious

Boston Hip-Hop duo Black EL & Durkin release a new single titled "Thelonious". Could we be getting a new project soon? Let's hope so.

Curtiss King - Ratchets Still Jockin (video)

Curtiss King gives Ratchets Still Jockin the visual treatment. 

Playdough - No Angel (video)

Got a chance to see Playdough perform last night on his Tempe stop of the Dirty Angels tour. Super dope performer that can spit off the top with the best of em. This is his latest visual to his track No Angel.

Kendrick Lamar – War Is My Love

Kendrick Lamar's track for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Cocaine 80s - This Can't Be A Crime

Cocaine 80s continues to flood the web with good music.

Mic Kurb - Scratching The Surface

ASF's Mic Kurb just dropped his latest project entitled Scratching The Surface. Let us know what you think...

M.I - NoThing (video)

M.I just released visuals off of his absolutely dope The Coldplay Sessions project. Check it out...

Saturday, May 19, 2012

N.VS - First Song (video)

I hate to admit it, but if a song/video doesn't spark my interest within the first 10 to 15 seconds then I'm on to the next one. It's a bad habit, I know, but it's honestly not easy to get through all the content that comes through in a day. So why waste any time right? As I came across this video, I'm not gonna lie, I was skeptical. I had never heard of N.VS before today and my expectations had been thrown out the door with the last three unknowns I checked out. I hit play ready to give it the typical 10 second scan and move on. Surprisingly, the next thing I know I'm hooked. The whole thing is dope. I can never pass up a crafty beat partnered by witty word play. On top of that the video production is top notch. A+ all around in my book. If you want to check out more from N.VS you can catch him on his latest collab effort on the Fangtshida album.

Rare Footage of Notorious B.I.G. & Jay-Z Performing Together

Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z teamed up for a rendition of Biggie's hit "Get Money" at the 1996 birthday party for Video Music Box creator Ralph McDaniels.

The Day Laborers - On The Side (prod. by Rain)

The Day Laborers take the game to the left with their new track “On The Side,” the first single off their upcoming LP Deep Space Soul, produced entirely by Rain. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Black Opera - Black Superstar (prod. by yU)

yU teamed up with The Black Opera on this joint that is actually a cut off his humbly titled A Garbage Beat Tape. One MC’s “garbage” can be another one’s banger. enjoy...

Dopethought and Worth - We Our Environment

Straight out of Salt Lake City Utah... Dopethought and Worth just dropped off their latest entitled We Our Environment. This project has a really dope vibe to it. Indie hip hop at it's best... check it out.

Molina & Diles - Mile High Times (Album)

So here I am again…fresh off my 9th cigarette of the day and surrounded by the sweet sounds of Sherryl Crow…Oh what to do at 10:35 in the morning??...I KNOW…post some Hip Hop on my Hip Hop blog for all the Hip Hop heads. Nah…that’s boring. Fuck them and fuck me. Might as well search for some non-existent enlightenment on FB…Spam…spam…whack ass show…hating facebook…spam. Check email instead…spam…spam…hate spam…post to facebook about hating spam…lady I work with won’t shut the fuck up!!!...”Sheesh”…life is hard…read email that reads: “Hey man, bad link, thanks for the post…(16 seconds passes by)… Fuck…I forgot that my homie Diles has this mixtape he’s probably working his ass off putting together. We chatted on IM about pushing this for him and now the ball is in my court…Well homie…GAME ON!!!! Peep the album, surf the links, and kiss my Cons Lebron James…

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1982 featuring Mac Miller, Bun B & Shawn Stockman – Happy Days

The 1982 crew called on some all-stars for this collab from their up coming 2012 EP. The project is set to release on 5-22-12 and you can pre order it HERE.

Cocaine 80′s – Queen To Be

Coming To America sample!!! no. Still dope though...

Danny Brown - Die Like A Rockstar (Brodinski Remix)

Ain't no party like a Fool's Gold party cuz a Fool's Gold party don't stop...

J57 ft. Rasheed Chappell - Elite Status

In preparation for J57's up coming 2057 EP release. The Brown Bag Allstar camp decided to give you a little taste of what's about to happen. Expect the 2057 EP on 5-22-12.