Archive for June 2011
Teyana Taylor steps up to the plate with her rendition of Drizzy's "Marvin's Room". Not to get off topic of the song, but Teyana is look pretty hot in this video. Not too sure what kind of problems she's having with her man but Ill go back to her room faster than the Road Runner on crack. "Beep Beep!"
I like Kellee Maize. I really do. But sometimes I still find myself trying to "get" Kellee Maize. Take this latest video for example. She's rapping over Nicki Minaj's "Romans Revenge" and it sounds dope. Then I cock my head sideways trying to take in the content which is about, as she describes, "the divine feminine that is currently experiencing a revival around the world." Then I rub my chin at the fact her and her back up dancers are dressed in 90's body suits in the video. And the whole thing is staged at a tattoo parlor? Not sure where to go with this one folks. Ahh well, the track is sick and thats all Im 100% on.
Stalley comes thru representing MMG with some new 'ish for the Summertime months complete with the "MamamaMaybach Music" tag.
Download: Stalley - "Summer In America" / Alt Link
Whether you have plans or not, the 4th of July weekend starts tomorrow. Lets set it off right with some dope iLLA music produced by Clinton Sparks x DJ Snake. Time to put the kids to sleep and make sure you have the babysitter booked for Friday and Saturday. That is, of course, you have kids. If not, do whatever you like!
Download: iLLA - "Yow Yow" / Alt Link
Lupe has been catching a lot of hate for the content of his recent album. But at the end of the day, the sh*t is selling more than his last two (singles combined) and hes getting more radio play than in the past. A.K.A., hes making paper. So stop hating and enjoy the latest visuals from Lupe featuring Mr. Steal Your Girl. BTW, have you ever had that one chick that you cant get out of your head no matter what? Yeeeaah, we all have.
I'm not 100% sure if this is a fan made or an official video, but its pretty damn...um, interesting, either way. Check it out.
Drizzy Drake just released the visuals for his latest track, "Marvin's Room". Its amazing how many remixes have surfaced since he dropped this joint (including Chris Brown, LOS, JoJo and Teyana Taylor just to name a few). Well I'm sure this video will remind you all who came with the original. I think this is one of Drake's best video's to date. Take Care drops October 24th...oh and uh, btw, make sure you download my JoJo x Drake remix a few posts back. Shameless plug. haha
Its pretty late, I'm a little tired and tomorrow marks my first day in my new job. With that said here's the first and last post of the day. This joint fits right in with the fact the BET Awards are tonight. Is it just me or is the shirt Rozay is rocking in the video the same shirt he was wearing during he and Waynes performance earlier in the award show? I know its hard to tell because the shirt is unbuttoned and dangerous levels of fat are hanging out, but I think dude is recycling wardrobes.
Dope new music from Shwayze off his debut solo EP which is set to drop in July.
Download: Shwayze feat. The Cataracs & Dev - "Love Letter" / Alt Link
What do you get when you mix Lil Jon, Three 6 Mafia and Skrillex into one track? Well if you asked me that question last week I would have slapped you in the face and told you to quit playing with me. Today that slap would have been unwarranted because the good folks that make up The White Panda have the answer. These guys always know how to take a menu of artists you could never hear together and blend them into tracks that sound like they were meant to be together all along. In fact if you like this joint make sure you download their latest mixtape "Panadamonium" featuring mash-ups by 50 Cent, Wale, Dizzie Rascal, Black Eyed Peas, Daft Punk, Lupe Fiasco and more! I'll just go ahead and attach that link as well. You can thank me later.
Download: The White Panda - "Foolish Monsters" (Lil Jon x Three 6 Mafia x Skrillex) / Alt Link
Bonus: The White Panda - "Pandamonium" Mixtape
Am I a little late in posting this one? Maybe. But theres no way I can not post a new lookbook featuring one of my favorite brands, shot in Miami complete with attractive girls in bikinis. All the ingredients that make me want to buy stuff. The new Summer 2011 collection is available now via Karmaloop.
The Weeknd takes Drake's latest release and completely tops the original. I mean, is it ok for a remix to be THIS much better than its predecessor? Im sure Drizzy would be flattered. The more music I hear from The Weeknd, the more and more I realize this dude is bound for stardom. Look out The Weeknd's upcoming project Thursday to hit a internet near you.
Download: The Weeknd - "Trust Issues" Remix / Alt Link
My brother Black Diamond, who produced three joints off my latest project Grove Street, sent me this jam months ago. This was actually before The Weeknd hit the scene. I didn’t even know who he was at the time. If you’re familiar with The Weeknd, you’ll definitely vibe out. Black Diamond flipped the sample damn well. Spread love, show love, know love.The crew over at PFOP have been pushing their artist MoShadee pretty damn hard. I actually happened to stumble across this track earlier today but wasn't able to take a listen until now. You must be thinking if I'm posting it then it must be legit. If so then you're thinking all the right things. Mo' is sure to have you rocking this joint on repeat on you iPod from now until he drops something harder. And that's the last post of the night for me folks. The clubs aren't going to party with themselves. I'm out!
Download: MoShadee - "What You Need" / Alt Link
Annnd the Big Sean material just keeps rolling in. Finally Famous: The Album drops June 28th.
Its not the remix version we were all hoping for, but Drake or no Drake the latest video offering from SBTRKT and Yukimi Nagano (of Little Dragon) is finally here. A little creepy I must add but it works....I think? Maybe I'm too engulfed in the song to actually realize that sucking up all the liquid in a room by a ceiling fan has little to do with the song. Thoughts?
Ross and Weezy return with a new video for "9 Piece." These 2 seem to enjoy working together. And I dont know about anyone else but I can think of 100 different things to do with my iPhone than sell dope. I mean c'mon Ross...is there an app for that?
Estelle and Rozay link up to deliver a set of new visuals for the latest release off Estelle's album All of Me which is set to drop later this year. Is it just me or does Ross look like a black Stay Puffed Marshmallow Man in that all white linen. haha
I honestly have no excuse as to why this is the first post on SXO from Kid Ink. After taking a good listen to his debut album, "Daydreamer", I quickly realized this is material that should have graced these pages a long time ago. Oh well, some dope artists even get past me. With that said, he's here now and after you take listen to this album you'll see why I said he should have been on here before. "Daydreamer" includes production from The Runners, Lex Luger, Tha Bizness, Jahlil Beats, Cardiak & KE on the Track with features from Cory Gunz, Ray J, Gudda Gudda, Meek Mill, Bei Maejor, Dorrough, Sean Kingston and more. This sh*t is solid folks. Now do your best friend Marc a favor by pressing the download link and proceeding to thank me.
Download: Kid Ink - "Daydreamer" Album
One of Spitta's latest releases off "Weekend At Burnie's" gets the visual treatment. Album drops June 28th.
Download: Curren$y - "She Don't Want A Man"
One of the most anticipated rap albums of year finally gets a release date and (confirmed) tracklist. Word Kanye and Jay-Z's Watch The Throne will drop on July 4th, and although the record is only 10 tracks strong (tracklist below) it seems to be missing the "debut single" H.A.M. Not sure when we'll hear an actual song from the actual tracklist but Im sure that will
Kanye West x Jay-Z - "Watch The Throne" Tracklist:
1. Lift Off (Feat. Beyonce & Bruno Mars)
2. Murder To Excellence
3. Illest Mother Alive
4. Why I Love You So (Guilt Trip)
5. That Shit Crazy
6. Living So Italian
7. Who Gonna Stop Me
8. Whole Lifetime
9. We Are Young
Posting more for the visuals than the song itself. Dont get me wrong, the song is cool but those pole tricks deserve a spot on America's Got Talent. I mean c'mon, you have to hit play just for that still shot alone.
I guess Royce was right about Eminem resurecting his cash flow. The latest offering from Em and Royce (Bad Meets Evil) has taken the #1 spot on the Billboard 200. While this is Eminem's bajillionth #1 album, Royce is tasting the top spot for the first time in his career. I havent had a chance to listen to the album yet but from the offerings I have heard it sounds pretty solid. Hell: The Sequel is in stores now.
New visuals from Shawn Chrys. Not too sure what went down, but it looks like he messed up and killed that "Five Letter Word." Off the You, and Only You album which is available for free download now.
The Cool Kids' long awaited debut album is right around the corner. To kick off both their album and the Summertime months they hit us with a hot (no pun intended) new joint featuring Mayer Hawthorne. I can already see the video for this track. Picture it: palm trees, half naked women, white beaches, half naked women, crystal clear water, half naked women, maybe this song playing somewhere in the background, half naked women... Haha. "Swimsuits" is available for purchase via iTunes so you guys get the stream only special on this one. Hey, not everything is free in life.
Purchase: The Cool Kids feat. Mayer Hawthorne - "Swimsuits"
Drake continues on his R&B 'ish with his latest joint. Im not feeling this one as much as his last release but I guess it'll do. And the recycle of the "Im On One" hook? Yeah, not too sure about that either. Take Care coming soon.
Download: Drake - "Trust Issues" / Alt Link
I cant say it enough how much Im a Theophilus London fan. Dude just comes correct every time he releases a track. And Im 100% sure his new album Timez Are Weird These Days will not disappoint. So while we're all waiting for July 19th to roll around, lets enjoy the latest visuals from Mr. London. Direction courtesy of Nathan Brown.
Download: Theophilus London - "Last Name London"
Thats right boys and girls, after several leaks in the last few days, J. Cole took to Twitter to announce the name of his debut album and its release date. Hopefully the release date will stick and we all get to mark our calendars for 9/27 and the drop of Cole World: The Sideline Story.
Pharrell may be absent in the video but that doesnt take away the fact that this track is still a dope summer record. Still not sure why Tyga still hasnt moved to the forefront on the major radio spin scene. Chris Breezy seemed to overshadow him on the "Deuces" joint that was off of their joint mixtape. Maybe this record will push things in the right direction and he can join the likes of Wiz Khalifa and Big Sean that made it to your local radio stations. Download link below.
Download: Tyga feat. Pharrell - "First Time"
Lupe Fiasco appeared on The O'Reilly Factor the other day and had an "interesting" discussion with good 'ol Bill O'Reilly. Im not even going to share my thoughts on this just yet. Click play and let me know what you think about the interview in c-section.
Happy Fathers day to all the cool dads out there (like myself)!
Things are working out pretty good for me today. I woke up to a home cooked breakfast this morning and then I spotted this crazy ass mash-up mixtape. So far Im 2 for 2. I have to say this is one of the more "unique" mash-ups Ive heard in a long time. Just imagine taking most of your favorite Drake songs, hopping in a car with James Blake, add some nightmarish scenes in the background while you drive and giving that moment a sound track. Sounds crazy right! But Bombé & Mr. Caribbean make it work. Ive give you a taste of what I mean below and Im sure you'll be anxious to download the full project. (Spotted @ P&P)
Download: James Drake - "Wilhelm’s Fucking Best"
Download: "James Drake" Mixtape
Daddy's Day is tomorrow and I just came home from a steak dinner treated by the wife and son. Yeah, right about now I think I'm Ballin' too.
New visuals from Meek Mill and Rozay. I was a little worried about Ross moving around so much in video. Dude looked like he could have been screaming "Heart Attack" at any moment.
Now THIS is the Wale I remember before MMG. Straight DC fire! I mean, I like the "600 Benz" Wale, but I love the DC infused Wale! This jawnt is ready for any and every summer time cook out you have planned. Did I already say the production is on point? If not, let me just say that the production is on POINT!
Download: Wale - "Lacefrontin" / Alt Link
June 28th is right around the corner and Sean obviously realized that he cant leak every track off his new album if he wants to sell a decent amount of copies. Instead he takes a pretty smart approach and let loose a stream only version on Soundcloud. I think Im even more excited to cop the album now then I was when I first saw the tracklist. Dude put some serious work into this one! Check it out.
Finally, Roc Nations Rookie in Charge drops the first single off Cole World. Now all we need is a release date for the album. Sheesh.
Download: J. Cole - "Work Out" / Alt Link
New mixtape from NYC's own Sha Stimuli. Featuring appearances from Nephu, LelaBizz, N.I.K., Apryl Williams and Danny Sky High with production from Mannequin, Clams Casino, J. Cardim, Nubbz, Radio Maschine, The Letter C Productions, Louis Price, Charli Brown, Arsenix and Dre Knight.
Download: Sha Stimuli - "The Break Up Part 2: The Proposal" Mixtape
New music from Weezy. Can we look forward to a Eminem remix? I sure hope so.
Download: Lil Wayne - "Dear Anne (Stan Pt. 2)" (Produced by Swizz Beatz) / Alt Link
Before I continue with anymore posts, let me take a moment to wish a happy birthday to one of the most influential icons in hip hop history.
We all know Pac was taken from us way to early and if he were here today music would look and sound a lot different. Pac was an artist, a poet, an author and above all an inspiration to entire genre of musicians. Happy Birthday my dude. You'll always be missed and never be forgotten.
June 1-6 7-1/ The day mama pushed me out her womb, told me "nigga get paid."
Been waiting on this one for a while? Well the wait is over. Frank Ocean finally delivers the visuals to his hit track "Novacane" off the Nostalgia, Ultra Mixtape. And leave it up to a member of the Odd Future crew to come up with an ending like this has. "What did the five fingers say to the face!"
You guys remember lil JoJo? Well, as you can see from the pic above, JoJo ain't so little anymore. All grown up JoJo got a hold of the instrumental to Drake's latest release, "Marvin's Room", and swagged it out for the ladies. While the version she laid down was dope, I decided to tweak the track a bit and add some Drizzy adlibs and his rap verse. I'm sure she'll thank me. Check it out. Dayuumm JoJo! Sorry, I just had to get that out of my system.
Well lookie here. And just like that, we have another Big Sean track to add to the page. Cant go wrong with a Rozay and Pusha feature. Now Im off to take care of some bizznass. Be back in a few with more goodies.
Download: Big Sean feat. Rick Ross & Pusha T - "100 Keys" / Alt Link
With June 28th right around the corner, Big Sean and been taking over the net the last few days. Without skipping a beat, here's a new video from Sean. Props to Mike Carson from illroots on directing a dope video for an equally dope track. Download link below for those that
Download: Big Sean - "I Do It"
I have to day off today (thank GOD) so expect a lot of posts to come your way. Starting with a new joint from RKSS. Im diggin the mellow vibe this joint carries. After all the recent releases from RKSS I wonder if we'll see a full length mixtape anytime soon.
Download: Rich Kid Sound System - "Sonnet 27" / Alt Link
Eternia delivers a fresh remix to Elzhi's "One Love" Nas tribute track.
Download: Eternia - "One Love" Remix / Alt Link
Has anyone else been waiting on the visuals for this track to drop as much as I have? This
Finally Famous: The Album is right around the corner and the leaks keep coming.
Download: Big Sean feat. Kanye West & Roscoe Dash - "Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay" / Alt Link
Since Im on the topic of Kanye, let me throw this up as good faith. A chopped up version of this video leaked way back when but now we have an official final version. This isnt too far off from the leaked version but its a lot more clear and obviously well edited.
Apparently a whole bunch of sh*t decided to drop yesterday and I didnt post any of it. Figures. So let me get thru as much as I can to update you boys and girls. Here we have the full version of the freestyle Mr. West preformed at Facebook HQ months ago. Its that Yeezy music so you know what to expect. "Alllright you niggas!"
Update: Whoops! According to Billboard, this track is a no no and not an official Yeezy release. With that said, I hope you all scouped it up before I took down the link because Mr. West's camp is said to take legal action on this one. Read the statement below:
"The version of the Kanye West recording "Mama's Boy" that arrived on blog sites earlier this week is entirely bogus and unsanctioned, and violates the artist's creative intentions. As is often the unfortunate case, an unknown party or parties got a hold of Kanye West's vocal track and added their own soundbed to it, effectively and falsely releasing it as a Kanye West track from the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy sessions. The result in no way resembles the final song Kanye West intended his fans to hear, and he is deeply disappointed that one of the most personal, meaningful and special songs he has ever written would reach people in this way. Needless to say, measures are being taken to identify and prosecute the persons responsible for leaking this material."
A couple of fresh new tracks off Curren$y's upcoming Weekend At Burnie's project. Haha. I still get a kick out of that title.
Download: Curren$y - "She Don't Want A Man" / Alt Link
Download: Curren$y - "You See It" / Alt Link
Wish...I...was...at...this...video...shoot! Dont click play if you're at work reading this. haha. Im not trying to get anyone fired.
There are way too many good albums dropping in the next few weeks for the little bit of money in my wallet to handle. Heres another one to add to the "wish list." Theophilus London's Timez Are Weird These Days hits shelves July 19th. Click HERE to pre-order now on iTunes.
Badio drops off his latest video for the track "Take A Picture" off the #WhatsBadio mixtape. Im feeling the photo booth effect dude has going on in the video. Pretty dope. Check it out.
Dope new visuals for the MMJB track "Tear It Down" off their latest 10.Deep sponsored project, The Prestige: Jam Boy Magic.
Kenton was originally introduced to me by a co-worker at the same company he used to work for before embarking full time on his music career. Ill admit, the first batch of material I listened to just gave me a "ehhh" feeling. Don't get me wrong, I reached out to dude and let him know to keep me posted on any upcoming releases but I wasn't too impressed by what I first heard. Then I got this track delivered to my inbox.
Because dude is a local artist and came highly recommended in the beginning I had to check out his latest track. After clicking play and listening to the first few seconds of the joint I was impressed. This was not the Kenton material I was originally exposed to. From the sound of the instrumentals to the lyrics and the feature artist on the chorus, this track is on point!
Kenton, from me to you, whatever you did to evoke the sound and feeling of this track I encourage you to keep it up and you have a bright future ahead of you.
Download: Kenton Dunson feat. Garrett Anderson - "Rolling Stone" / Alt Link