Archive for March 2012

LEGO X THE AVENGERS - OFFICIAL MOVIE POSTER


Haha, this is pretty dope. These little fellas are from the LEGO x MARVEL SUPER HEROS collection and perfectly arranged to resemble the actual "The Avengers" movie poster. As an added treat, check out both official movie trailers below. The Avengers hits a box office near you on May 4th.



SHA STIMULI - "THE MARCH" MIXTAPE


Sha drops mixtape #3 in his 12 mixtape series, The Rent Tape Series. Available now via his Bandcamp page.

What would make you march? Sha Stimuli asks that very question on the third installment of #TheRentTapeSeries entitled The March.

Similar to his 2008 release March on Washington which tackled social issues like racism, gang violence, and the new president, this EP contains social content that deals with today's ongoings.

The eight-track release features songs like "Praying For Aliens," which delivers an interesting twist on discrimination across the globe, "Kill the Babies," an ironic message to military leaders, and "Satan's Song" which touches on everything from child molestation to rape by suggesting the devil's involvement.

The title track embodies the entire EP as Sha lists issues that affect the world and questions the listeners about which one would make them stand up and make a change.

The March is an abstract approach to topics that surround us all. At the time of the Trayvon Martin shooting, the music is the soundtrack of the moment. Support the movement.




Download: Sha Stimuli - "The March" Mixtape

CASSIE - "KING OF HEARTS" (KANYE WEST REMIX)


Im not entirely sure why Im posting this except for the fact Kanye remixed it (sorta) and Cassie is pretty hot. Other than that, I got nothing.



Download: Cassie - "King of Hearts" (Kanye West Remix)

JAI PAUL - "JASMINE"


Talk about a surprise. The man with one famous track to his name is back with new music. I actually think I like this better than "BTSTU".

STALLEY - "SAVAGE JOURNEY TO THE AMERICAN DREAM" MIXTAPE


The wait is over folks. Stalley finally drops his MMG debut project, and I must say its a winner. Featuring appearances by Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill, Curren$y and 2 Chainz. As an added bonus, peep the visuals for "Part Heat" feat. Rick Ross after the jump.



Download: Stalley - "Savage Journey To The American Dream" Mixtape

TYLER THOMAS - "95' TIL" MIXTAPE


So have you ever been browsing your Twitter and see someone you know posts a link to something they really want you to check out? Of course you have, I'm not the only one this happens to. Well, I was scrolling thru Twit comments today and spotted something from long time SXO artist, Badio, to check out a track by some dude named Tyler Thomas. Badio is a pretty trustworthy source when it comes to good music so I gave Tyler's SoundCloud page a visit. Lets just say that's one more home run recommendation for Badio.

Tyler is new on my radar but his music is sick! From the quality in sound, the selection in beats, the precision of his rhymes, all around dope. With that said, take a minute and check out his mixtape 95'Til. I guarantee it wont be a waste of time....then again, when has anything I recommended been a waste of time.



Download: Tyler Thomas - "95' Til" Mixtape

10 DEEP SPRING 2012 LOOKBOOK PREVIEW (VIDEO)


Here's a sneak peek ant the upcoming Spring 2012 collection from 10 Deep. Looks like they're focusing on a lot of camo and military inspired themes this go-round.

SUPREME X NIKE SB DUNK LOW 2012


Well lookie here. It appears that Supreme and Nike are about to create pandemonium with a new collaboration SB Dunk Low. No word on a release date but I'm sure this show is already seen as a collectors item. You may now proceed to wipe the drool from your mouth.

NICKI MINAJ FEAT. DRAKE, YOUNG JEEZY & NAS - "CHAMPION"


Im still not a huge Nicki fan but this track is pretty ill. Besides, how can you go wrong with this type of feature line-up. Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded hits shelves April 3rd.

MIGUEL - "ARCH N POINT" (VIDEO)



Miguel lets loose a video for the track "Arch N Point" off his recently release Art Dealer Chic Vol. 2 EP. I'm feeling the direction Miguel is heading with this new music. Its always good to hear an artist hit the scene with a similar yet refreshing sound.

RIHANNA FEAT. CHRIS BROWN & RICK ROSS - "BIRTHDAY CAKE" REMIX


Rozay joints Ri-Ri and Breezy for the "Birthday Cake" remix (see what I just did there? Used nicknames for their stage names. I know, too much time on my hands). Anyone else surprised how graphic the unedited version is? Wow! Definitely not for grandma's ears. Listen below and Ill post up a download link as soon as I get the o.k.

MICKEY FACTZ - "MICKEY MAUSE" MIXTAPE


Im not sure how this one slipped past me. Its been a while since Mickey has laid some new material on us, and in true Mickey fashion we now have a sick new project. Heres how he describes the new project:

Mickey Mause is a pseudo character created by RCA artist Mickey Factz who is thrown into the 1980s as a graffiti writer who was among the stars of that decade: Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, Fab Five Freddy, then mentor Andy Warhol, etc. He flourished as a writer but was later kicked out by his parents for being a troubled youth. Mause then took to the streets of NYC, specifically Union Square and the Lower East Side. He would sleep on benches and sell his work to make a living.

After a chance encounter, Mause interned and later worked at the Factory, now debunked, but still full of inspiration. His work quickly began getting noticed and his art afforded him the opportunity to work and travel overseas. Mause did fairly well upon his return to the States. He was able to get a home, a girlfriend, and maintain a normal career. Fame got to Mause however. He began experimenting with more art, different drugs and different women.

As the story progresses, we come to realize Mause gets swallowed up by the fame and fortune and forgets that he too is still human, and contracts the virus we now know as HIV.

Interesting, right? Aside from all of the things that will go over most of our heads, the mixtape is pretty dope. Featuring 17 tracks all produced by Mickey, containing sampling from Dangermouse and Deadmau5. Cant wait to hear more from Mr. Factz, and hopefully it'll be less than a year from now.

Download: Mickey Factz - "Mickey MauSe" Mixtape

BUDDY FEAT. KENDRICK LAMAR – “STAIRCASE" (PRODUCED BY PHARRELL)


Now this is what Im talking about. Great track to get me in the mood for a chill weekend. Off of Buddy's upcoming Idle Time project.

(Props to P&P on the linkage)



Download: Buddy feat. Kendrick Lamar - "Staircase" (Produced by Pharrell)

DJ IMPULSE - "SUN IN MY EYES" MIX



Warm(er) weather is right around the corner and B-more hometown DJ Impulse put together a perfect mix of music to bump with the top down. This mix is a perfect blend of old and new/ original and remixes that'll get just about anyone in the summertime mood. Pop this in the iPod deck at any cookout and just watch a volleyball match break out.



Download: DJ Impulse - "Sun In My Eyes" Mix

Tracklist:

1- Mayer Hawthorne- Your easy lovin’ ain’t pleasin’ nothin’
2-Fort Knox Five- Uptown tricks(Rodney Hunter remake)
3-De La Soul- Breakadawn(Jon Kwest remix)
4-Al B Sure- Night & Day(AC’s Moombahsoul mixdown)
5-De La Soul- Saturday(Pickster & Melo remix)
6-J Cole- Work out(eSenTRIK x Impulse slo mo flow edit)
7-Mary J Blige- Real Love(Digital Dave moombahton remix)
8-Central Line- Walking on sunshine
9-Roy Ayers- Runnin Away(12″ mix)
10-Shalamar- Make that move
11-Induce- Get down Saturday night
12-Alfa Paare- We want 2 play
13-Yuna- Live your life
14-Marvin Gaye- Got to give it up
15-Classixx ft Jeppe- I’ll get you(Original mix)
16-Breakbot- Fantasy(Jacques Renault remix)
17-Chilly Gonzales- You can dance(Sat One edit)
18-Myomi- Sun in my eyes(Keith & Supabeatz remix)
19-Treasure Fingers- What am I suposed to do
20-Todd Terry All Stars- Get down(Kenny Dope original mix)
21-Alfa Paare- Lotta love
22-Fifteenth- My fantasy(Part deux)
23-Second City Rhythm- Da musik
24-Oliver Twizt- Love trip
25-Solidisco- Savin my lovin(Original mix)
26-Treasure Fingers- Rooftop revival
27-Alfa Paare- You bring me up
28-Armand Van Helden ft Duane Harden- U don’t know me
29-Treasure Fingers- Lift me(Original mix)
30-Rihanna ft Calvin Harris- We found love(Solidisco bootleg)
31-Jack Back ft David Guetta, Nicky Romero & Sia- Wild one two
32-Azealia Banks- 212
33-Alfa Paare- Asap Rocky joint
34-Young Jeezy- I do(Sammy Bananas bootleg)(Impulse transition)
35-Young Jeezy ft Jay Z & Andre 3000- I do(Excel sample edit)

MIGUEL - "ART DEALER CHIC VOL. 2" EP



Miguel delivers some new tunes as we paitentely await Miguel's sophmore project, which is set to drop sometime this year. This is the second release in his "Art Dealer Chic" series (click HERE for Vol. 1) and features 3 new tracks that show off a different side of the R&B croner. Look out for Vol. 3 to be released sometime in April.

Download: Miguel - "Art Dealer Chic Vol. 2" EP


THEOPHILUS LONDON FEAT. BLOOD ORANGE - "TAKE IT OFF (DIM THE LIGHTS)"



Theophilus London and Blood Orange take on this Pharrell track from the In My Mind album.



Download: Theophilus London feat. Blood Orange - "Take It Off (Dim The Lights)"

DAVE RAPS - "HIGH LIFE"



On April 9th , Dave Raps drops his 5th mixtape entitled AKA Dave Ruffin. To get a good feel for what Dave is offering the masses this time around, heres a new track from the 21 year old MC. I encourance everyone to download this, drop the top, wind down your windows, and turn the volume up high. Just make sure you adjust the volume if the cops roll up. haha



Download: Dave Raps - "High Life"

MARION WRITE FEAT. S.B. - "FOUR SEASONS II"



Marion drops off the 2nd rendition of "Four Seasons", a track that appeard on his Illustrated Example mixtape.



Download: Marion Write feat. S.B. - "Four Seasons II"

STATIK SELEKTAH & TERMANOLOGY ARE 1982 - "2012" ARTWORK X TRACKLIST



Album drops 5/22/2012. Mark your calendars.

Tracklist:

1. 2012
2. Lights Down
3. Up Every Night
4. Shining
5. Happy Days ft. Mac Miller, Bun B, & Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men
6. Too Long
7. Time Travellin
8. 82 Was The Year (Interlude)
9. Thug Poets ft. Roc Marciano & Havoc of Mobb Deep
10. Right Now
11. Everything
12. Hard To Forget
13. Make It Out Alive ft. Freddie Gibbs & Crooked I
14. Live It Up ft. Lil Fame of M.O.P.
15. Time Ticking

JARELL PERRY - "LADY GAGA"



As you all know, every now and then I get a surprise in my inbox featuring an artist Ive never heard of with a really really good song. Whats even more rare is when that artist and song are R&B. Enter Jarell Perry. I'm usually a little hesitant to open e-mails with short posts, but I was in a good mood one day and decided to give Jarell a listen. Glad I did! This kid is good. Like, REALLY good. He's also no stranger to the industry as having co-wrote the hook for Fat Joe’s “Another Round” featuring Chris Brown.

This track, entitled "Lady Gaga" which was inspired by Lady Gaga’s trance record ‘Bloody Mary’ – from her 2011 album Born This Way, is ready to take over the radio air waves. Take a listen and trust me when I say that I see big things in the future for Jarell.



Download: Jarell Perry - "Lady Gaga"

STALLEY - "SAVAGE JOURNEY TO THE AMERICAN DREAM" ARTWORK X TRACKLIST



I previously gave you a look at the cover art for Stalley's MMG debut project, Savage Journey to the American Dream, and now we have a complete tracklist of whats in store. The mixtape drops this Friday, 3/30, via stalley330.com and Livemixtapes.

Tracklist:

1. Savage Journey (Prod by The Block Beattaz)
2. Petrin Hill Peonies (Prod by The Block Beattaz)
3. Route 21 (Prod by The Block Beattaz)
4. Hammers and Vogues Feat. Curren$y (Prod by The Block Beattaz)
5. Lover’s Lane Feat. Anthony Flammia (Prod by The Block Beattaz)
6. Home To You Feat. Wale & Anthony Flammia (Prod by The Block Beattaz)
7. Island Hopping Feat. Avriel Epps (Prod by The Block Beattaz)
8. Cold (Prod by The Block Beattaz)
9. Everything New (Prod by Chad Hugo)
10. Seen It All (Prod by Soundtrakk)
11. Hell's Angels (American Heathens) Feat. Rick Ross (Prod by The Block Beattaz)
12. Live At Blossom (Prod By Soundtrakk)
13. BCGMMG Remix feat. Rick Ross & Meek Mill (Prod by The Block Beattaz)
Bonus: Party Heart feat. Rick Ross & 2Chainz (Prod. by Chuck Inglish)

iLLA - "I'M BLOWN" REMIX


iLLA comes thru with a Hungry Sam remix of his latest track "I'm Blown." I have to say, Im feeling this joint. Talk about ready for the clubs. Strippers, get your poles greased up because this one is screaming to be danced to.

MICK BOOGIE X SLUM VILLAGE - "THE DIRTY SLUMS" MIXTAPE


Brand new offering from Mick Boogie and Slum village featuring appreances from De La Soul, Rapper Big Pooh, Phonte, Black Milk, and....Big Sean? I'll have to listen to this project in full later this evening.

Download: Mick Boogie x Slum Village - "The Dirty Slums" Mixtape

Tracklist:

1. Mick Boogie & nVMe Intro *
2. Slum Village: God Sent (f/ Rapper Big Pooh & Vice)
3. Slum Village: Just The Past (f/ Big Sean & Black Milk) *
4. Slum Village: Music (f/ Focus…)
5. Slum Talks About The Evolution
6. Slum Village: Hunger (f/ Vice & Focus…)
7. Slum Village: Church (f/ Focus…)
8. Slum Village: Fresh (f/ Rapper Big Pooh & Vice)
9. Slum Village: Turnin’ Me Off (f/ De La Soul)
10. Slum Talks About Native Tongues
11. Slum Village: Beats and Breaks
12. Slum Village: Special (f/ Phonte)
13. Slum Village: They Say Remix (f/ Rapper Big Pooh &
Phife) #
14. Slum Village: The Hard Way (f/ Focus… & Joe
Scudda) #
15. Slum Talks About The Legacy
16. Slum Village: They Don’t Know (f/ Vice & J Ivy)
17. Slum Village: Mortal Kombat (f/ Vice & DJ Bonics)
18. Slum Talks About The Future
19. Slum Village: Da Essence (f/ Vice)
20. Slum Village: Reppin’

IGGY AZALEA FEAT. T.I. - "MURDA BIZNESS"



This...is actually better than I expected it to be. First official single from Iggy featuring the rubberband man.



Download: Iggy Azalea feat. T.I. - "Murda Bizness"

AZ – "MY NI**AS" (PRODUCED BY BUCKWILD)



Its always refreshing when the emcees I grew up listening to drop new material and its clear they still have what it takes. This track comes from AZ off the upcoming Doe or Die II.

MAC MILLER - "MACADELIC" MIXTAPE


I think I'll end this rainy weekend with a dope new mixtape from Mac Miller. Featuring appearances from Sir Michael Rocks, Casey Veggies, Cam’ron, Joey Bada$$, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne and more. Yeah, this one is a keeper.

Download: Mac Miller - "Macadelic" Mixtape

NIKE AIR YEEZY 2 - WOLF GREY/PURE PLATINUM


If you havent caught wind of these just yet, well heres you chance to get a detailed look at the 2nd generation Nike Air Yeezy. Seen here in a Wolf Grey/ Pure Platinum colorway with reptile skin features on the upper and contrasting neon green sole. These kicks are yet to be released and I already smell a collections item. The Air Yeezy 2's were original set to be released on 4/13 but word is that release date has been postponed and we'll be waiting a little longer to get our hands on the new shoes.

What is your take on the new Yeezy's? Like em? Love em? Hate em? Would rather rock some Heelys?

(Spotted @ Streething)











STALLEY FEAT. CURREN$Y - "HAMMERS & VOGUES"


Don't you hate it when you try to fix something only to make other things quit working? I was working on the site this morning and removing some unnecessary features and, ironically, my "Featured Posts" section stopped working. SMH. Oh well, the show must go on.

Stalley continues to prep us for the 3/30 release of his new Savage Journey to the American Dream project with this latest release. Stalley is going to be in my hometown, Baltimore, next month for a sneaker show and I cant wait to see dude perform. Hopefully he works in some of those Chad Hugo produced tracks into his set.



Download: Stalley feat. Curren$y - "Hammers & Vogues"

SOUND FX - "21 IN VEGAS"


Dope new track from Sound FX. This duo right here continues to stay on my "who's next" radar.



Download: Sound FX - "21 In Vegas"

GAME FEAT. KENDRICK LAMAR - "THE CITY" (VIDEO)


Now this is more like it. New visuals from one of my favorite tracks off The R.E.D. Album featuring Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick simply killed his verse! And if you're wondering; yes, Game did name drop Biggie and Pac in a verse for the 987,645th time.

ASTR - "GOODNIGHT"


Every now and then something lands in my inbox that leaves me pleasently surprised after clicking the play button versus leaving me with the desire to shove cherry bombs in my ear holes. This track, from NY singer ASTR, falls into the first category. Prior to making her solo debut, ASTR sang with Alex Reid (yeah, Ive never heard of him either) and her track "Goodnight" is described as "a sexy, electronic, yet eerie song that proves to be memorable with adhesive lyrics and flawless vocal performance". I can't say that I disagree with that description. I can almost hear a remix w/ Lupe Fiasco. Check it out, keep an open mind and leave your thoughts in the comments.



Download: ASTR - "Goodnight"

LEAH LABELLE - "SEXIFY" (PRODUCED BY PHARRELL)


You guys remember Leah from season 3 or American Idol? Well even if you dont, two of the industry's heavyweight's surely have not forgotten about the young songstress. Currently being mentored by Jermaine Dupri and Pharrell Williams (can't go wrong with that combination), Leah is ready for a huge break onto the scene with her new, Pharrell produced, track "Sexify." This is a great song to kick off the weekend. Also keep an eye out for her debut album which is being evenly distrubuted via JD and Pharrell's I AM OTHER/ So So Def/ Epic label imprint.



Download: Leah Labelle - "Sexify" (Produced by Pharrell)

SHA STIMULI - "THE CHILLS" EP



Sha Stimuli is back with the 2nd of 12 releases in "The Rent Tape" series (12 mixtapes in 2012). Now THIS is the type of hip hop I've grown to know and love.



Download: Sha Stimuli - "The Chills" EP

FRANK OCEAN - "WHITE"


Ok folks, its getting late and I have a long day of 9 to 5 work ahead of me tomorrow so Ill leave it off with some new Frank Ocean. This track is off the upcoming Odd Future Tape Vol. 2 which drops 3/20 and is the only Frank Ocean solo track on the entire project. Its a short song but Mr. Ocean delivers a killer soulful vibe that will have you hitting repeat at least 6 times (yeah I know, random number but you get the point). Listen to track below and good night.

NAS - "THE DON" (PRODUCED BY SALAAM REMI, DA INTERNZ & HEAVY D)


This new Nas track goes HARD! Like extra HARD! This is off his upcoming Life is Good album and if theres a place I can place my wish list vote, I would like to wish a remix featuring Jay-Z. One word...Epic.



Download: Nas - "The Don" (produced by Salaam Remi, Da Internz & Heavy D)

JR MINT - "THE VACATION" MIXTAPE


And the mixtapes just keep rolling in! This one comes from JR Mint, who prior to today I had no clue who he was. Well now I do and Im glad I came across this project. Mint is out of Toronto and this mixtape features some pretty dope music. If you're lame like me and this is your first time hearing Mint, this is a great introduction. If you're much cooler than me and already up on his music, enjoy some of his new tunes.




Download: JR Mint - "The Vacation" Mixtape

CAROLINA WEST - "BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE" MIXTAPE



Just came across this new mixtape from Carolina West. I had a chance to skim thru most of the project and from what I've heard its pretty solid. If you're new to Carolina, this is a good introduction to his music. Check it out.



Download: Carolina West - "Blame It On The Boogie" Mixtape

NOVEL - "RED WINE & AMBIEN" MIXTAPE



Brand new mixtape project from Novel featuring 19 tracks of pure R&B gold. Production courtesy of Novel (himself), Dallas Austin, Muzi, T. Reyes, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and Statik Selektah w/ appearances from Teedra Moses, Ced Hughes and Eric Serman.

Download: Novel - "Red Wine & Ambien" Mixtape

Tracklist:

Red Wine
01. Orlando Smoove
02. Nightcall To My Ex [Watch Video]
03. Shotgun (Prod. by Novel & T. Reyes)
04. Sexy Muthafucka (feat. Eric Serman) (Prod. by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. Leage)
05. Walk On By (feat. Charlie Clips) (Prod. by nVme)
06. Walking Away (feat. KaliRaps) (Prod. by Statik Selektah)
07. Red Wine & Ambien (feat. Mugsy Malone) (Prod. by EXIT)
08. Forever Yours (feat. Teedra Moses) (Prod. by REO)
09. Fuck With My Mind (Prod. by Dallas Austin)

Ambien
10. Intermission
11. On The Weekend
12. M.Y.H. (New Ambien)
13. Video Games
14. Heat The Night (feat. Muzi)
15. I Can’t Wait (feat. Ced Hughes) (Prod. by Ced Hughes)
16. Mind Sex (Prod. by Dallas Austin)
17. Vanilla Sky (Remix) (feat. Cry$tal Nicole)
18. Easy To Love You (feat. Stacie Orrico)
19. Black Girl Lost 2.0

MARKY - "DIVINE INTERVENTION" MIXTAPE


Marky drops his latest full length project for the masses to enjoy.

Download: Marky - "Divine Intervention" Mixtape

MASHUP-GERMANY - “EVERY TEARDROP HAS A SUPER BASS" (COLDPLAY VS. NICKI MINAJ VS. CHILDISH GAMBINO)


A lot of people hear the words "original mash-up" and quickly run for the door screaming like there's been a fire or zombie invasion. Me on the other had, I enjoy hearing how creative (or sometimes horribly insulting) people can get mixing different tracks into one. This mash-up falls on the creative side of the fence. This is actually a really really good track in itself, and when you read the combination of artists below you'll be even more impressed with the outcome.



Download: Mashup-Germany - "Every Teardrop Has A Super Bass"

Mixing:
Sean Paul – She Doesn’t Mind
Coldplay – Every tTeardrop Is A Waterfall
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass
Childish Gambino – Heartbeat
Macaulay Culkin – Voice sample from Michael Jacksons “Black or White”

J. COLE FEAT. MISSY ELLIOTT - "NOBODY'S PERFECT" (VIDEO)



One of my favorite tracks off Cole's debut album gets a visual. Is it just me, or are there a lot of videos dropping this month?

KID CUDI - "THE RULER & THE KILLER" (OFF THE HUNGER GAMES SOUNDTRACK)




Cudder is back with more soundtrack music, and this time its for one of the most anticipated movies of 2012. "The Ruler & The Killer" is off The Hunger Games soundtrack which drops next Tuesday, 3/20. Its Cudi and its fresh, so do what you do.

(Props to 2BZ on the download linkage)



Download: Kid Cudi - "The Ruler & The Killer"

2 CHAINZ FEAT. THE WEEKND - "LIKE ME"



Yep, you read the title of this post correctly. 2 Chainz samples The Weeknd's "The Birds Pt. 2" for his latest track. Im not the biggest 2 Chainz fan but after the initial state of confusion wore off, I have admit that this mash-up works. Production courtesy of DJ Mano.



Download: 2 Chainz feat. The Weeknd - "Like Me"

WIZ KHALIFA - "TAYLOR ALLDERDICE" MIXTAPE



And just like that, the latest mixtape offering from Mr. Amber Rose since Cabin Fever and Kush & OJ is about to drop. The full mixtape will be release via Dat Piff at exactly 8:30 pm EST but I figured I'd get a head start and give you guys and gals the link now. There's a countdown timer on the site at the moment but get that download finger ready (eww, that sounds nasty) because the response to this project has already been very very positive.

Update: Looks like the servers over at Dat Piff arent what they used to be. Mixtape has been pushed back to 9:00 pm and traffic to the download site is a bit more than they can handle.

Update 2: Its here!





Download: Wiz Khalifa - "Taylor Allerdice" Mixtape