Sourface and Elzhi get DEEP.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Proph and Joe Cool link up to go over the Jordan take over of young lives in America. Don't get me wrong... I've always been a fan of the OG 3's, UNDFTD 4's, space jams, and a hand full of others, but how many times can your really buy the same damn shoe? Retro is not the answer. Really tho...
Thursday, November 29, 2012
I bet you weren’t expecting to run into an article on Jimmy Fallon on this website. I have good reason though.
Fallon knows his audience, and makes sure to keep his target demographic interested. Not only is he the youngest current late night talk show host, his show is catered toward the youngest audience. While not all fans may not like his spoof of the Jersey Shore, or the beer pong game, or something like “Spanx But No Spanx,” the point is that we get it. I’d love to see Letterman try to toss a pong ball into a cup of beer with Ben Kingsley, but I’m not holding my breath. Fallon is able to do all sorts of gag sketches and goofy bullshit, but his presentation and attitude are all so fun that no one minds. No matter what he does he’ll never take anything too seriously.
Fallon has a few famous and influential pals from his SNL days, including (still-relevant) comedy icons like Will Ferrell, Amy Phoeler, Tina Fey, Bill Hader and more. It’s always a delight to see these former SNL cast members get interviewed, but does anyone else feel like it doesn’t make a difference? These are some of his best friends yet he has the same enthusiasm for when he interviews a Nickelodeon star. Fallon seems to respect and admire EVERYONE. He is grateful for his show and he always respects the career of the given guest. Youtube sensation, animal expert, athlete, young artist, movie star, it doesn’t matter to Fallon. It’s like he has been waiting his whole life to ask Dog the Bounty Hunter where he likes to eat breakfast, or how long Helen Mirren has been knitting for. When it comes to the musical guests, he loves being ahead of the times. He proudly holds up the vinyl for the artist, shouts excitedly when it’s a TV debut, and lets the music speak for itself, without taking too much credit.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Big SHOUT OUT to our sisters and brothers from another mother over at Word Is Bond. They just turned three so they put together this hand picked compilation to celebrate. They definitely brought some heat to the party on this one.
One of the hardest working artists in the game, Curtiss King, just dropped his debut album Atychiphobia. This is one indie artist that deserves to be heard. Hit the jump for the tracklist and a sampler of the album.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
If one was to relate projects today to a drink I think most would be a quick shot of tequila or maybe a vodka redbull. You know... something to give you that quick jolt for the moment. Mr. Jones' Dao Era project on the other had would probably relate to something more like a well aged cabernet. Both will get you where you need to be. They just do it in different ways. With that said this is the latest leak of Dao Jones up coming project Dao Era. Enjoy...
Monday, November 26, 2012
Scheme continues releasing remakes while working on his upcoming LP Pesos Turns to Dollars. This time around he creates The Change (Glory), which embodies everything the artist has experienced within the last 4 months, and also serves as a proclamation of what's to come, both personally and musically.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
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Thursday, November 22, 2012
New Jeru rap veteran Rah Digga joins forces with Australia's M-Phazes for "Never Back Down." Consisting of two versions, the original mix featuring Fresno's Fashawn and Beantown's REKS, in addition to the previously leaked remix featuring the Michigan born, Florida raised and now NYC transplant Nitty Scott, MC.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Just got some new heat from our MKE fam. This track will be featured on an up coming unifi records project due out early 2013.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
So Cody looks like he's been spending the last few years on the streets of Seattle. Apparently he stumbled into this studio and found a steal string guitar. Luckily he had a few tracks up his sleeve. At first I really thought he was alone but you'll find out there actually is an audience. I've seen this man live and it's just as powerful than any one man and his instrument have ever been.
NYC hip hopper Kemo links up with drum and bass duo Calyx & TeeBee for this extravaganza of sonic goodness. They did a great job of merging an old school sound with a new school vibe. I'm really diggin the Strictly sample. Check it out...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Moe Pope and Rain on some next level zombie type shit in their newest visual to Annie Mulz. It's a dope sound and dope production for sure. Look for the release of their up coming album Let The Right Ones In to hit the scene in late January 2013.
The ubiquitous Kosha Dillz details his own dreams and nightmares on "It Was All a Dream," produced by Tunisia's Balti (Baltiroshima). Both Inspired by and borrowing the classic quotable from the Notorious B.I.G.'s "Juicy" (for both the hook and the title), the song also concludes with similarly themed audio footage taken from an interview with the late Biggie. You can catch Kosha performing this Friday (11/16) at Brooklyn's Littlefield NYC, at The Rich + The Ratchet artist showcase featuring Kool AD, The Under Achievers, Aaron Cohen and more.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Future Freshman camp just hit us with this new joint called We Grind. These folks are reppin Chicago to the fullest with out a doubt. The Kembe X assist is a nice touch too. Check it out...
At some point you would think they would run out of things to say, but no. Bay area legends E-40 and Too Short are back with a double disc entitled History: Function of Mob Music. Here are some new visuals from the project.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Just got some new music from the Logic camp. This time around the DMV rhymesayer decided to tackle the one and only New York State of Mind pt. 2 instrumental by Nas. A tall feat for any man, but I think Logic did it justice. Check it out...
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Azelia takes us on a quick journey through her underwater world of psychedelia where you can ride a dolphin past the Greek column threshold into the outer atmosphere of Jupiter. The upbeat house soundbed is produced by Owwwwls, and the video was produced by Fafi.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
This is the first I'm hearing from this Canadian production duo and its a breath of cool fresh air. The Kosmichemusik EP takes soulful samplings arranged over crispy drums and creates a vibe that classes up your ear space in general. Fellow northerners Moka Only and Claire Mortifree make appearances along with the cheif curator of J Dilla's music catalog, Frank Nitt, who completes the cycle.